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  • Life Of Hart Crane
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    Hart Crane was a poetic genius who was driven, and hampered, by his self-destructive personality. His alcoholism, sexual excesses and volatile behavior gave him the illusion of personal stability and lead to his greatest poems, but also brought his tragic doom. Crane's poems, though not always autobiographical, can be understood by looking at the occurrences in his turbulent life. Crane acted as his own worst enemy. The feeling, mood, style and form of Crane's poems mirrored his many mood swings...
  • Gabriela Mistral
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    Gabriela Mistral was an extraordinary woman. Her life was filled with tragedy but she turned her experiences into beautiful poetry. Her poetry reflected many things about who Gabriela Mistral was and what had happened to her throughout her life. Gabriela Mistral was born on April 7, 1889 in Vicu~na, Chile. When she was only three years old, her father abandoned her family. She attended a rural primary school and the Vicu~na state secondary school. By the age of sixteen, she started to support he...
  • Exchange Between Poem And Land
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    Nick Selby For the American poet Gary Snyder the poem is a work-place. The idea of work, I shall argue throughout this paper, is central to Snyder's ecological poetics because it allows him to throw explicit attention on to the act of 'writing the land'. This is clear from his well- known environmental concerns, and his work with various ecological projects in America since the sixties. Critics have thus tended to see his poetics as an assertion of the interconnectedness of all things that is bo...
  • James Wright
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    The James Wright Festival Part One After reading the poem entitled "Youth", I felt that James Wright was not only describing the life of his father but also the lives of the many other factory workers in the Ohio Valley. Many of these workers had either dropped out of school or went straight to the factories after high school, never really getting a chance to enjoy their lives as young adults. I think that has something to do with the title of this poem. It's clear that Wright knew his father an...
  • Kipling Poetry
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    Rudyard Kipling, born in Bombay, India, on December 30, 1865, made a significant contribution to English Literature in various genres including poetry, short story and novel. His birth took place in an affluent family with his father holding the post of Professor of Architectural Sculpture at the Bombay School of Art and his mother coming from a family of accomplished women. He spent his early childhood in India where an 'aya' took care of him and where under her influence he came in direct cont...
  • Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam
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    PROLOGUE Omar Kahyyam was primarily a mathematician and an astronomer. He was an extremely intelligent individual who wrote many theories in physics and metaphysics. He is also attributed with the reformation of the Persian calender with seven other great intellects to create a calender more accurate than the Gregorian calender. Ironically he is known to the world today for his translated collection of lyrical quatrains called the Rubaiyat. His life and works are somewhat of a mystery because he...
  • Ozymandias Works Ye Mighty And Despair Meaning
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    Percy Bys she Shelley wrote this poem " Ozymandias' to express to us that possessions do not mean immortality. He used very strong imagery and irony to get his point across throughout the poem. In drawing these vivid and ironic pictures in our minds, Shelley was trying to explain that no one lives forever, and nor do their possessions. Shelley expresses this poem's moral through a vivid and ironic picture. A shattered stone statue with only the legs and head remaining, standing in the desert, th...
  • Otto Orban
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    Otto Orban Otto Orban, who has died aged 66, was the leading Hungarian poet of his generation, but his influence extended well beyond the confines of literary and academic institutions. His passionate, funny and virtuosic poems combined the fully personal with the overtly political, and his barbed verses on Hungarian government pretensions were a source of irritation to those in power. They were, in effect, a kind of brilliant, vicious, Swift ian graffiti. Born in Budapest, Orban's earliest expe...
  • Duncan In His Poetics
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    Let's begin with the thought that Duncan, in his poetics, embodies a series of paradoxes that at once reflect and reflect upon the antecedent poetics of what he called his "modernist masters". Such paradoxes were what struck me when I first encountered Duncan at the Vancouver Poetry Conference, staged at the University of British Columbia in 1963. I had come to know Duncan's work initially through Donald Allen's pathbreaking anthology, The New American Poetry, then through The Opening of the Fie...
  • Overhead In County Sligo And Woman Work
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    In this essay where I am going to discuss the similarity's and differences between two poems. 'Woman Work' written by Maya Angelou, which is about a woman who works all the time and just wants to rest. The second poem is called 'overheard in County Sigo' written by Gillian Clarke which is about a married woman having a conversation with her friend about her life and looking back at what her ambitions were. ' Woman Work' is a regular 5 stanza, rhyming poem, It is set in southern USA. We know this...
  • Poetry From McGrath's Later Work
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    Fredrick C. Stern A Biographical Sketch of Thomas McGrath THOMAS McGRATH WAS born in 1916, the oldest son of James and Catherine (Shea) McGrath. There were four younger brothers, Jim (killed in World War II), Joe, Martin, and the youngest, Jack. His sister Kathleen was born between Joe and Martin. His parents were farmers, the second generation of them, working the land in Ransom County, North Dakota, near the town of Sheldon, about forty miles west of the Minnesota border, between the Maple and...
  • Surrealism In L S Poetry
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    Jay Paring Levine was born in Detroit, Michigan, and educated in local schools and at Wayne State University. He is now Professor of English at California State University in Fresno. Levine has periodically lived in Spain, a country whose people, landscape, and history remain a strong presence in his poems. A prolific poet, Levine has published collections at regular intervals since On the Edge appeared in 1963. His earliest poems were relatively formal in character, but Not This Pig (1968), his...
  • Cummings's Work
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    Cummings was born on October 14, 1894. Cummings grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where his father was a sociology professor at Harvard. Cummings's imaginative and controversial works place him among the most popular and widely recognized poets of the twentieth century. He wrote poems with themes that more closely resemble the works of English Romantics. Cummings works represent outside the box thinking as well as his simple-minded rhymes. The individual, not the crowd, inspired Cummings's wo...
  • Trifles And Flower Feet
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    Feminist Criticism Thesis Statement: A Work of Artifice, Trifles, and Flower Feet are excellent examples of the outdated and distorted ways in which women were seen in the past and are viewed presently. I. What is Feminist Criticism? A. Feminist Criticism is an approach especially concerned with analyzing the depiction of women in literature, such as the images of female characters male authors present and the reappraisal of work by female authors. B. Feminist criticism grew out of the women's m...

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