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  • Theme For English B And Let America
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    In today's modern view, poetry has become more than just paragraphs that rhyme at the end of each sentence. If the reader has an open mind and the ability to read in between the lines, they discover more than they have bargained for. Some poems might have stories of suffering or abuse, while others contain happy times and great joy. Regardless of what the poems contains, all poems display an expression. That very moment when the writer begins his mental journey with that pen and paper is where a...
  • Ten Of The Thirty Seven Poems
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    Categorized Poems from Subjects for other Conversations In John Stigall's book, Subjects for Other Conversations, all of the thirty-seven poems can be placed into one of five different categories. These categories include sadness, racism, happiness, sex, and religion. Sadness, the first category, includes ten of the thirty seven poems. These poems express hate, anger, and depression about many things in life, from growing old to losing a child. These poems are "Poem on Turning Forty,"Poem on Tur...
  • Poem By Dudley Randall
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    Explication: "Ballad of Birmingham" In the poem "Ballad of Birmingham", by Dudley Randall, many different things can be analyzed. The difference in the two translations; one being a literal translation, telling the true meaning of the poem, and the other being a thematic translation, which tells the author's theme and symbolism used in his / her work. Another thing that all poets have in common is the usage of poetic devices; such as similes, metaphors, and personification. Before translations a...
  • Number Of Crosby's Poems
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    [Cary Nelson's footnote for Crosby in Repression and Recovery suggested that his writing may have been more various than had been heretofore recognized. As he states: "Although Crosby is now almost exclusively identified with an apolitical experimental modernism, his identity was more contested during his life. His radical rejection of conventional American values, for example, gave his work definite appeal on the left. See those of his poems anthologized in Ralph Cheney and Jack Conroy, eds. Un...
  • Maxine Kumin
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    Maxine Kumin Maxine Kumin, who experienced many different views of the world through travel, feels the most comfortable in New Hampshire, her rural home. In any area that she travels, she always makes a similarity to her home, as expressed in her poems. In her poem, "The Long Approach", she is driving in her Saab hatchback from Scranton to her farm in New Hampshire. She also discusses her plane ride back from Orlando to New Hampshire the week before. Throughout the poem she makes references back...
  • Prison Of A Castle
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    Lady Of Shallot The Lady of Shallot is an interesting poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. In this poem he tells a story of sadness and disappointment. This story is showing how a person crushed his life somehow. My guess would be he had his heart broken and felt trapped in depression. In the beginning he talks about the scenery and how beautiful it is but he can't get out to go where everything is ok in Camelot. He sees people enjoying their lives and longs to join them outside in the freedom of the w...
  • Powerful Fantasies
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    I chose "Birches" from Mountain Interval which was written by Robert Frost during the early 1900's. "Birches" is a complex poem, yet it isn't to some. When we first read the poem, all I could think of was how the poem just wasted 10 minutes of my life. Yet after some research I found out that Robert Frost is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize 4 times. So there had to be more to this poem than just a farm boy talking about swinging on...
  • James Dickey
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    James Dickey James Dickey launched his career as a poet surprisingly late in life. His first collection, Into the Stone and Other Poems, was published when he was thirty-seven years old. Dickeys experience in the military, academic, and advertising worlds before his emergence as a writer provided subjects and training for his art. Born on February 2, 1923 in Buckhead, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, to lawyer Eugene Dickey and his wife Mai belle Swift Dickey, James graduated from North Fulton High S...
  • End Of The Poem
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    In Ellen Kay's poem "Path edy of Manners", there is the element of surprise and also of sympathy. Feelings toward the subject are changed by the end of the poem. The young lady being described in this poem is very smart and popular. She is a young, respected sorority girl at the age of twenty. As a reader, I feel a bit jealous of all of the attention she gets. She seems to get what she wants. She moves on from school, travels, and then she gets married. Her husband is the perfect match for her b...
  • Deborah Landau The Poems Of My Alexandria
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    Deborah Landau The poems of My Alexandria transform homophobic narratives about the disease, offer comfort to those living with HIV, and encourage empathy from those whose lives have not yet been affected by the virus... Although Doty's poems are not polemical, they counter reductive representations of people with AIDS, are accessible to a wider audience, and have the potential to improve public response to the epidemic... His poems expose the codes that map meaning onto the HIV-positive body, d...
  • First Prize In Witter Bynner Poetry Contest
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    1903 Countee Cullen born in Louisville, Kentucky, according to Mrs. Ida Mae Cullen, his widow. (Cullen sometimes claimed New York as his birthplace; still other testimony had it as Baltimore.) 1918 Adopted by the Reverend and Mrs. Frederick A. Cullen of the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church in Harlem, New York City. Enters DeWitt Clinton High School, New York City. 1922 Enters New York University uptown. 1923 Wins second prize in national Witter Bynner Poetry Contest for undergraduates for "The B...
  • Two Poems
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    Judith Wright's second anthology Woman to Man (1949) is better known for the freshness of her approach in examining until-then taboo subjects of sexual desire and especially women's sexuality. Such economical though passionate poems as Woman to Child and Woman to Man, apart from confounding thousands of adolescents in their final school-year examination papers, provided a new language for exploring the sacredness of sexual union, pregnancy and birth. Even these poems, considered by many among th...
  • Issues Of Movement And Stillness
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    The poems mentioned in what follows are "Kubla Khan", "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", "Christ abel", "Frost at Midnight", "Dejection: An Ode" and "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison". Although we often treat movement and stillness as polar opposites, we are always at least dimly aware that the relationship between these two qualities is not quite so simplistic. For example, when forces that could cause the movement of a distinct thing - perhaps a leaf, perhaps an idea - act in opposing directions...
  • Poem
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    MARKS My husband gives me an A for last nights supper, an incomplete for my ironing, a B plus in bed. My son says I am average, an average mother, but if I put my mind to it I could improve. My daughter believes in Pass / Fail and tells me I pass. Wait til they learn Im dropping out. -By Linda Pastan. Marks by Linda Pastan develops an idea of being in school. It also deals with the frustrations of life. The woman is telling the story from her point of view, how she sees what is going on. After r...
  • Rochester's Use Of Licentiousness In The Poems
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    "Rage at last confirms me impotent" (Rochester). How far is obscenity in Rochester's work motivated by disquiet with the world at large, and how successful is Rochester's ribaldry in fulfilling its satiric purpose Rochester's poetry has been denounced by many as obscene and immoral. Samuel Johnson condemned his work and said that he lived and wrote "with an avowed contempt of decency and order, a total disregard to every moral, and a resolute denial of every religious observation". However, he i...
  • Come To The Edge
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    Excerpt from "Claire de lune" Moon dribbling honey on the lips of lunatics Orchards and country town tonight grow greedy Stars resemble bees of a luminous liquid that drips from trellises each honey beam oozes from heaven taking it's own sweet time The Edge Come to the edge, He said. "We will fall". They said "Come to the edge", He said. They came. He pushed them... and they flew. I enjoyed Claire de Lune because it is a classic example of how this poet can take an ordinary thing and morph e it ...
  • Poem Of Cowboys And Indians
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    Gregory Sullivan 9/20/2003 English 1301, Section 63 Erd rich, Louise. "Dear John Wayne". Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing. Ed. Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, and Bonnie Lisle. Boston: Bedford / St. Martin's, 2001.705-07. "Dear John Wayne" seems to be a poem of cowboys and Indians coexisting together peacefully. The setting is at a drive-in during the harsh heat of August, and instead of smoke being used as a distress signal it is being used to ward off mosquit...
  • Present In The Three Poems Enter
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    Bruce Dawe was born in 1930, in Victoria. He grew up to be Australia's best selling and most popular poet. His successful poetry book 'Sometimes gladness's old over 100,000 copies since its initial publication. Quite a lot of Dawe's poems express and analyze consumerism. Consumerism is present in the three poems 'Enter without so much as knocking', 'Televistas' and 'Breakthrough' In the poem 'Enter without so much as knocking' consumerism is a major issue throughout the text. The poem introduces...
  • Thanatopsis By William Cullen Bryant
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    During the time period of 1709 through l 837, the United States experienced the Industrial Revolution, territorial expansion, and a development of a national literary culture. William Cullen Bryant, at the age of sixteen, soon took an interest in developing a national literature. In the poem "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant, he expresses his history background, Romanticism, and how romantic elements is portrayed through his poem. William Cullen Bryant's life was filled with hope and advent...
  • Combination Of Domestic And Military Objects
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    Alice Walker Question The selection from Alice Walker deals with the coming of civil rights and the different attitudes of the old and coming generations. Walker portrays the mother figure as supportive and tough; she fills both the masculine and feminine rolls, "With fists as well as / Hands. ' Images to emphasize the descriptions take up their own lines within the poem "Step,' "Hands,' "Doors,' "Shirts,' "Armies,' "Fields,' "Ditches,' "Desks,' and ending with "Themselves. ' This combination of...

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