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  • Speaker Appeals To His Mistress Reason
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    In 'To His Coy Mistress,' Andrew Marvell presents a speaker who appeals to his love through persuasion. The speaker uses an appeal to reason as his main tool, but he also appeals to his mistress through emotion and character to garner a response. Each stanza utilizes a different method of appeal that relies on diction and punctuation. In the first stanza, the speaker appeals to character, in the second emotion, and in the third reason. By using different methods of appeal, the speaker hopes to w...
  • Fourth And Final Stanza The Speaker
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    The Darkness of being "Acquainted with the Night" When reading poetry such as Robert Frost's "Acquainted with the night", one must give special attention to the aspects associated within it, in order to gain a better understanding of the poem's content. More specifically the aspects of tone, voice, language, setting and form, which shape the readers perception and feelings toward the poem. In these aspects Frost adds an unusual dimension to his lyric poem "Acquainted with the night", aspects tha...
  • 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...
  • Whitman's Piece Calvary Crossing A Ford
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    A Yankee Journey from the South In merely one sitting, a reader of Walt Whitman's piece Calvary Crossing a Ford might have the inclination to interpret the work as a simple depiction of some unknown band of horseman and the aesthetic scenery they encounter on their travels. With an eye that is more attentive to detail, literary elements such as the speaker's tone and Whitman's presentation of detail bring to light a deeper revelation; the Yankees are coming home. The speaker's diction is not onl...
  • Speaker Addresses Sleep For The Last Time
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    Throughout this soliloquy in Henry IV, Part II, the speaker's tone changes many times from appeasement to frustration and, ultimately, to concession because of his failed struggle against insomnia. Throughout the first eleven lines of the soliloquy, the speaker attempts to persuade sleep to overcome him. The speaker initially addresses sleep, personified as "nature's gentle nurse" (l. 3). This description emphasizes how sleep calms the body and mind, hinting at some issue troubling the speaker. ...
  • First Line Of Stanza Four
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    In Emily Dickinson?'s? Because I could not stop for Death? (448), the speaker of the poem is a woman who relates about a situation after her death. The speaker personifies death as a polite and considerate gentleman who takes her in a carriage for a romantic journey; however, at the end of this poem, she finishes her expedition realizing that she has died many years ago. The poem contains six quatrains, and does not follow any consistent rhyme scheme. Every line starts with a strong beat and end...

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