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  • Speaker In Crane's Poem
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    US Clergyman Henry Emerson once said, "The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst. ' And I agree with him. What is it about the human race and war anyway? Well, Carl von Clausewitz also said that, 'To secure peace is to prepare for war. ' I also agree with that. War is an ironic subject at times. And war can also be a way of life for some people. Walt Whitman and Stephen Crane's poems have no similarities and they both have different ways in writing about war. In Whitman's p...
  • Stevens Use Of Statements
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    Analysis of The Man on the Dump Through several writing techniques, Wallace Stevens paints a somber portrait in his poem The Man on the Dump. Stevens use of statements, lists, and punctuation gave me an overall sense of lazy joy suddenly changing to dark sadness. While reading Stevens poem, I was reminded of the scene of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In the scene of Kennedy's death, everyone is at first extremely happy, but when Kennedy is shot, the onlooker's joy instantaneously reverts...
  • Speaker Escape From Reality
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    Robert Frost's love of nature is expressed in the setting of his poem 'Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening. ' His elaborate description of the woody setting brings vivid images to the reader's mind. Frost explains the setting so descriptively that the reader feels he is in the woods also The setting is a very important tool Frost uses in writing this poem. The setting is obviously in the woods, but these are not just any old woods. Something caught the speaker's eyes in these woods making t...
  • Olds Poems
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    French 1 In this paper I will discuss two poems by Sharon Olds. They are both taken from her collection "The Dead and the Living" and are entitled "The Eye" and "Poem to My Husband from my Fathers Daughter". Olds is a contemporary writer who expertly maneuvers her work through modern life. In this particular collection, written in 1983, she takes us on an explorative journey through both the past and present of family life. I will explore the role of the family in both these poems and how, throu...
  • Love Between The Speaker
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    In "Sonnet 73, the speaker uses a series of metaphors to characterize what he perceives to be the nature of his old age. This poem is not simply a procession of interchangeable metaphors; it is the story of the speaker slowly coming to grips with the finality of his age and his impermanence in time. In the first quatrain, the speaker contrasts his age is like a "time of year", : late autumn, when the "yellow leaves" have almost completely fallen from the trees and the boughs "shake against the c...
  • Poem By Edgar Allan Poe
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    Once something is gone, it is extremely hard to recover. Poe proves this true in his poems, many of which are about the loss of ideal beauty. Poe often writes about this, even so much as defining poetry as "The rhythmical creation of beauty", as stated in his writing, "The Poetic Principle". Three poems that are specifically about the loss of ideal beauty are: "The Raven", "Lenore" and "Annabel Lee". In "The Raven", the speaker is trying to accept the death of his beloved, Lenore. He decides tha...
  • Lowell's Poem A Decade
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    Analysis of Amy Lowell's Poem 'A Decade'; In 'A Decade,' ; a poem by Amy Lowell, the reader is shown how a lover's attitude can go from infatuation at first to just predictability and love. In this poem Lowell uses imagery and similes to elaborate on the feelings of the speaker towards his / her lover. In the beginning of the relationship the speaker is infatuated with the lover, and Lowell expresses this infatuation through the use of a simile in line one when comparing the lover to 'red wine a...
  • 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...
  • Tone Of The Speaker Throughout The Poem
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    reflects positivism and acceptance to whatever happens over the course of life. This willingness to accept change can be especially noticed in the last stanza: "Through them the belled herds travel at will, long-legged and thirsty, covered with foreign dust". Several images can be found in this stanza. For instance, the word "them" stands for the changes one faces throughout one's life. In addition, the "bell herds", which taken literally means cattle, may be a metaphor to represent those who ar...
  • Speaker Wishes For The Wind
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    In "Ode to the West Wind", a poem by Percy Bys she Shelley, the speaker expresses his fascination with power and with those forces- both destroyers and preservers- that inspire the same powers within the speaker. The author uses imagery, metaphors, and rhyme scheme to add to the poems meaning. Through word choice, sentence structure, and alliteration Shelley shows that wind brings both good and evil. The speaker uses his vivid imagery in the poem to paint a picture in ones mind. He uses this ima...
  • Strength Of The Speaker's Feelings
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    The speaker in Andrew Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress'; is a man who is addressing a silent listener, who happens to be his mistress. In this dramatic monologue the speaker tries to explain his feelings to his mistress. The speaker uses many allusions to empires and other objects, events and ideas that are not directly related to his feelings, in order to explain how he feels. He uses these allusions to exaggerate his feelings in order to clearly show them. After reading over the poem once, you g...
  • Speaker And The Lifeless Porphyria
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    However, the speaker is aware of her passionate attempt to conceal her pride and vanity. Her beauty, pride, and conceit prevent Porphyria from completely loving the speaker. The unnamed speaker realizes that Porphyria cannot make a true commitment to a serious relationship of love. He is overcome by his passion and desire to be her only lover. As the couple embraces one another, the speaker is unable to restrain overwhelming desire to make Porphyria his only lover. He has terrible thoughts about...
  • Metaphysical Poem To His Coy Mistress
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    The seventeenth century lyric poems, such as Robert Herricks Cavalier poem Counsel to Girls, and Andrew Marvells metaphysical poem To His Coy Mistress are similar in many ways; yet also contrast in some aspects. These poems of love and life can be summarized in the quote, Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still afyling from Counsel to Girls. This quote embodies the theme of Carpe Diem shared in these poems. Robert Herricks Counsel to Girls is a Cavalier poem written in the seventeenth...
  • Speaker In Carver's Poem
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    Many times, the sensuality of life is lost because of technology. It seems that as a result of technology, life is seen differently through human eyes. Many times visions of life and its beauties are altered by technology and a shadow is placed upon all things through this vision. Often times, the only way to escape these views is to be without technology and its influences. The speaker in Raymond Carver's poem, "The Window", becomes aware of this fact when he is without electricity and realizes...
  • Happiness To Sadness With The Speaker's Girlfriend
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    The Poem "My Girl" is a story, or lyrical poem, told from the point of view of an outside speaker. The poem talks about the love a guy has for his girl. We assume the speaker is a boy and the girl he is referring to is his girlfriend. In the first stanza, the speaker uses two metaphors. "I got sunshine on a cloudy day". and "when it's cold outside, I got the month of May". In these metaphors, "sunshine" and "may" symbolize being happy an / or happiness, together with "cold" and "cloudy" represen...
  • Speaker Of The Poem
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    The three poems "The Passionate Shepard to His Love", "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time", and "To His Coy Mistress" contain similarities and differences. The synonymity and variations between these poems are found within the subjects, themes, and tones. The subject matter of these poems varies among each other. "The Passionate Shepard to His Love" is about a man, the speaker, attempting to convince his love to surrender to him and return his love. He attempts this by listing all the beautifu...
  • Jarman's Poem The Speaker
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    In the "Unholy Sonnet; after the Praying" by Mark Jarman and "Batter my Heart, Three-persone d God, for You" by John Donne, there lies very common subject matters. Both poems are expressing a feeling that the author has about his religion and it's purpose in his life. Yet, although the subjects both poems are addressing are the same, the messages being delivered are slightly different. The likenesses within both of the poems are very great. They are similar in that the both are talking about the...
  • Poem The Speaker
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    In the poem, The Tyger, the speaker makes effective use of the literary terms rhyme, rhythm and meter. Rhyme is the repetition of the same stressed vowel sounds and any succeeding sounds in two or more words. The type of rhyme used is end rhyme because it occurs at the ends of lines. Rhythm in poetry means the flow of sound produced by language. Throughout this poem, one can sense something repeating in the rhythm. This pattern of rhythm in a poem is called meter. Meter is a regular pattern of s...
  • Speaker Of The Poem
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    "The False Friends" by Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker wrote "The False Friends" in 1926. This poem is split into four different stanzas with four lines each. It is written with alternating 8 syllable and 6 syllable lines. This poem is about friends that aren't really your friends and the rhyme scheme of the poem is a bab, c dcd, efe f, g hgh. The theme of this poem is a friend that you think is your friend, but in reality, this friend isn't always there for you when you need someone. Then the spe...
  • Wind To The Speaker's Grief
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    Bereft Robert Frost's poem "Bereft's suggests that sometimes a man's normal feelings of loss can become so intense that he must struggle to gain control over his emotions or they will destroy him. By using figurative language, Frost establishes the speaker's state of mind, the circumstances surrounding it, and the consequences of it in only 16 lines. By using metaphors, personification and careful word choice, the author reveals the speaker's state of mind, his emotional conflict and the reason ...

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