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  • Eros By Anne Stevenson
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    In the Poem, EPfCf~A, by Robert Bridges, Eros is referred to as an! SS! K idol of the human race! K!" with a perfect form and looks, however, he bears no expression on his face. On the other hand, in the poem, EROS, by Anne Stevenson, Eros is portrayed as a! SS thug!" with a bruised and! SS patchy!" appearance. I believe that although both authors are trying to convey the same message, they choose different ways to go about it. In the poem by Anne Stevenson, I believe that she is trying to show ...
  • Last Two Lines Of The Poem
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    Sassoon's bitterness against the war is made clear through his poetry, which is filled with his resentment against war, the futility of it and the high price that had to be paid. In the poem 'A working party's assoon's feelings towards the futility of war and the waste of life that war brings about is made clear through his use of his language and the way he makes the reader feel as if they know the man in the poem. In this and many other poems, Sassoon uses irony and heavy sarcasm to make his t...
  • Truthful Charter Of The Mirror
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    In the first stanza, the 'I am not cruel, only truthful' phrase reveals the mirror's personality and charter. Unlike humans a mirror cannot judge her with opinions. Sylvia Plath uses onomatopoeia to give the mirror human characteristics. On line five she writes 'The eye of a little god, four-cornered' which shows that the mirror is given God-like powers over the women. It becomes almost an obsessive relationship between the mirror and the women because she looks to the mirror for comfort only to...
  • Edgar Allan Poe Poem The Speaker
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    Edgar Allan Poe and Hilda Doolittle use diction, imagery and tone to offer two distinctly different views of Helen of Troy. Poe gushes over her beauty and Doolittle demonizes her for "past ills". In the Edgar Allan Poe poem the speaker is an admirer of Helen who is professing his love. His tone is one of wonder at her perfection and beauty. With Poe's diction you can imagine Helen's majestic beauty. He describes very aptly the "face that launched a thousand ships". The author uses imagery effect...
  • Poem By Edwin Muir
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    'The Horses' is a poem by Edwin Muir. It tells the story of a world ravaged by nuclear war, where the few survivors live hopelessly in a desolate reality. Their outlook is changed by the arrival of the horses, a relic of the past which lets them rediscover humanity's bond with nature. ' The Horses', as well as being a very beautiful and moving poem, has an important message to convey. The poet uses various methods to illustrate this. Throughout the poem, there are many biblical references. The n...
  • Owen's Poem Disabled
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    Wilfred Owen was strongly against war. He could not see what it achieved, only the suffering it caused. After becoming shell-shocked in 1917 he took a hatred to war and began to write poetry to express his sentiments on the subject. As he had been through it, his poetry was very impressive and showed a lot of feeling. He also spent some time at a hospital in Edinburgh which was part of his inspiration for some of his poems. In Wilfred Owen's poem The Send-off he talks about soldiers leaving for ...
  • Part Of The Poem
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    The Tyger In the poem the tyger William Blake shows a lot of symbolism, imagery, and irony. He likes to explain to his audience how he writes with all the knowledge he knows. Reading this poem makes me think of how a person feels when he is taken advantage of at work. Like when ones work is difficult to cope with, suffering, and pain is all that is left. It seems to that in the end all the pain endured happens to what is left for this person and suffering is what hurts the most. William Blake sh...
  • Vampire Loose From The Batter
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    The Abominable Baseball Basin the poem "The Abominable Baseball Bat", by X.J. Kennedy, a batter swings and misses the ball and strike three is called. The bat is changed into a vampire showing that the anger the batter is feeling towards striking out is caused by the vampire sucking the life out of the batter. Now every time the batter goes up to bat he can still feel the vampire's bite and so he looks to walk instead of swing at the ball. The batter in this poem seems to be in a hitting slump a...
  • Last Four Lines Show
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    The theme of oppression is very evident in many African-American literary works. This topic is found so often in African-American literature because it is a subject that almost all African-Americans live with everyday for their entire lives. In the following works the theme that is focused on is, oppression only makes a person stronger, this theme seems too obvious in both cases. In Claude McKay's poem, America, he seems to focus on this issue of being oppressed by his country, but still has a l...
  • Cummings Ideogram Poems
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    Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 14, 1894. He earned a BA from Harvard and volunteered to go to France during World War I with the Ambulance Corps. After the war, he stayed in Paris, writing and painting, and later returned to the US. He died in Conway, New Hampshire, in 1962. Cummings is one of the most innovative contemporary poets, he used unconventional punctuation and capitalization, and unusual line, word, and even letter placements - namely, ideograms...
  • Picketing Supermarkets Tom Wayman
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    In the poem Picketing Supermarkets, the author, Tom Wayman, attempts on showing his readers the extent at which nature has been taken granted for. He does this by using supermarkets to point out that the peoples' attitude is postulated towards the goods found in the stores. The author uses the following elements: (from the English Elements of Cognitive Design) rhetoric, connotation, and perspective to emphasize his ideas. The first example of rhetoric can be noted within the title itself, which ...
  • Upon Westminster Bridge And God's Grandeur
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    Compare and Contrast Wordsworth's poem 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' with 'God's Grandeur' by Hopkins 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' and 'God's Grandeur' are both traditional poems written in the romantic era which looks upon changes that need to happen and looks away from those to the places which haven't been affected by the misery of the world. 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' is a typical romantic sonnet expressing Wordsworth's love for the beauty and amazement of London. This is ...
  • World Full Of Anger And Fear
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    William Blake wrote very interesting poetry like "The Tiger" and "The Poison Tree". Blake shows the different points of view in his book called songs of experience. An experienced person sees the world full of anger and fear. An experienced person sees the world filled with anger. William Blake writes in "A Poison Tree"I was angry with my friend I told my wrath, my wrath did end". This shows that the speaker is angry and does not want to be because he's angry but with his friend. This also shows...
  • Excellent Word Choice
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    essay on charlotte o'neils song and blessing The first poem was entitled "Blessing" by Imtiaz Darker. In this poem, the poet talks about suffering and thirst and hunger. The second poem was entitled "Charlotte O'Neil's Song" by Fiona Farrell. In this poem the poet talks about slavery and anger. Both poets show different types of suffering. I wish to consider how both poets show this suffering. thirst and hunger. I wish to consider how both poets show Suffering. The poet uses strong, emotive word...
  • Dawe's Ideas Of Consumerism
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    Dawe's ideas of consumerism may not be unique because there are many evidences from other sources that have shown similar ideas to his. For example there is a cartoon strip by Leunig called "The sunrise" which has the same idea / theme as "The Not-so-good Earth", another cartoon strip called "Entertainment Tonight" with the same ideas as "Enter without so much as knocking" and another one of Leuing's cartoon strips called "The Holy Grail" which has similar ideas as another one of Dawe's poems ca...
  • Dawe's Criticism Of Consumerism
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    How does Dawe's poetry challenge us to be critical of consumerism? Consumerism is the process of selling, advertising and promoting goods and services. Society tends to become acquisitive, that is, it becomes a desire to acquire and possess goods and services. Consumerism is suggested to be an obsessive consumption of goods because of the 'ism' associated. Bruce Dawe describes the negative aspects of consumerism in the poems: Enter Without So Much As Knocking; Televistas and Americanized. Dawe e...
  • Poem Digging By Seamus Heaney
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    In this poem 'Digging' by Seamus Heaney, there is an element of ambiguity. The author writes this poem about a Father 'digging potatoes' - this however, is only on the surface. Underlying the true intention or meaning of the poem reveals the great admiration and respect for how hardworking his Father and Grandfather was. All though this may just be a poem about 'digging potatoes'. The poet reveals the tremendous skill in digging and conveys certain artistry in this physical act. The poet also us...
  • Beginning Of The Heaney Poem
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    How do the poets Heaney and Frost explore the elements of choice? The two poems 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost and 'An Advancement of Learning' by Seamus Heaney both look at choice and show the differences between them. Both poets are trying to convey that in life, there are lots of decisions to make and our choices may influence a whole other sequence of events in out lives. At the beginning of both of the poems, the men are faced with dilemmas about which way to walk. At the beginning of...
  • Morgan's Description Of The Youth's Faces
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    In the poem 'Glasgow 5 March 1971' by Edwin Morgan, the poet uses his language skills to cleverly portray a message about the violence, about Glasgow life and about how people often choose to ignore scenes such as what this poem describes. The poem begins with an innocent young couple being falling through a shop window on Sauchiehall Street. The poem goes into great detail, describing how they were falling, the damage the glass had done and the expressions on their faces. Morgan then goes on to...
  • Snapping Beans By Lisa Parker
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    Snapping Beans: by Lisa Parker "Snapping Beans? by Lisa Parker is a great example of how literary devices can be used in a poem to make that poem stronger. For instance the diction in the "Snapping Beans, ? poem is outstanding. Most if not all of "Snapping Beans, ? is very easy to visualize in your head and gets you thinking about things that go on in life. When the poem is read aloud you can visualize that conversation with the Grandma. "Snapping Beans, ? is a poem that almost everyone can rela...

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