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  • Remote Control To The Woman's Life
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    Two of the main elements in any poem are theme and symbolism. This holds true in Alicia Zakon's poem titled "Remote Control". It essentially tells about the relationship between a man and a woman, and how the man has the remote control to the woman's life. The symbols used are very meaningful to the overall theme. The theme of 'Remote Control' is also very important, and not just a topic for a good poem but a real problem in society too. The writing would be much less effective if not for the sy...
  • Relevant Theme To The Poem Annabell Lee
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    In the poem Annabell Lee the poet Edgar Allen Poe brings out the theme that true love will never die. This is a poem that is timely in its relevance. There are few people who ever find true love. But for the people who do find perfect love, the love for their mate, the love for their companion does not die with that person. To Poe this poem had a great deal of relevance because Poe wrote this poem about how he felt after the loss of his dear wife. In this poem, the fact that true love never dies...
  • Outsider Theme Of The Negro In America
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    +McKay's "Outsider" Theme Claude McKay was an important figure during the 1920's in the Harlem Rennaisance. Primarily a poet, McKay used the point of view of the outsider as a prevalent theme in his works. This is best observed in such poems as "Outcast,"America", and "The White House". In these poems, McKay portrays the African-American as the outsider of western society and its politics and laws and at times, the very land that he is native to. McKays's poem, "Outcast", is the most obvious exa...
  • Most Influential Poets Of The Romantic Period
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    My artwork represents two time periods: the romantic period and metaphysical period. One of the most influential poets of the romantic period was William Wordsworth and an example of one his poems is "I wandered lonely as a cloud". I chose to represent the themes and techniques of the romantic period in a number of ways. The first theme was poetic spontaneity and freedom from rules of composition. Wordsworth's poem reflected this by the colloquial language used and the unusual subject. My artwor...
  • Poem About The Poet
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    Poetry is the most compressed form of literature, which should be read slowly and savored attentively. Poets employ different poetic techniques to convey their ideas, opinions, and express their feelings. Some poems can be understood easily while others seam vague. But whatever they are, they all contain some common elements of poetry such as theme, figurative language, and tone, etc.! SSConstantly risking absurdity and death!" and! SSbetting on the muse!" are two poems which are written by two ...
  • Divers Descent Into A River
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    "The Diver" Robert Currie's "The Diver", on the surface, recounts a diver's descent and ascent into a river as onlookers eagerly anticipate his fate. Beneath the surface, this poem is actually very spiritual. The diver's descent into the water, and his arising from the water, can be compared to the crucifixion of Jesus. Through the masterful use of imagery and Biblical comparisons, Currie depicts the message that rebirth and hope can captivate and revitalize our spirits. An essential key to the ...
  • Primarily Traditional Themes Hunter
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    Robert Hunter had his poetic beginnings in the Palo Alto, CA coffeehouse scene in the mid-sixties. It was there that he began writing poetry and found his future song writing partner Jerry Garcia. Although Hunter had been writing poetry for several years, his career did not begin in earnest until 1967, when he mailed the lyrics to 'St. Stephen', 'Alligator', and 'China Cat Sunflower' to his friend Garcia and the Grateful Dead. He was almost immediately taken on as the primary lyricist for the ba...
  • Cummings Poem
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    Anyone lived in a pretty how town anyone lived in a pretty how town (with up so floating many bells down) spring summer autumn winter he sang his didn't he danced his did. Women and men (both little and small) cared for anyone not at all they sowed their isn't they reaped their same sun moon stars rain children guessed (but only a few and down they forgot as up they grew autumn winter spring summer) that noone loved him more by more when by now and tree by leaf she laughed his joy she cried his ...
  • Pratt's Poems
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    E.J. Pratt: Themes and Settings in "NewFoundland" and "Ice Floes"E.J. Pratt is a poet who is especially well known for his narrative poems, which are in the nature of epic tales that are told about man's battle with nature, and his experiences at sea and other Canadian stories [Froese, n. d. ]. His poems may be divided into two categories, the longer epic narrative poems which have drawn more public attention and the shorter variety. The poem "Ice floes" is an example of the former, while the po...
  • Poems Deal With Family And The Roots
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    K. Thompson Chicano Literature 7 April 2000 The Beauty of Poetry I chose to analyze two poems in this essay. These are the "Ending Poem" and "this is not the place where I was born". Both were chosen from the book Currents from the Dancing River Book. I found these two books to contain similar themes and both seem to be of a modern genre. These poems deal with family and the roots that connect them to the past. Both recognize that they themselves are disassociated with their past although they s...
  • Central Theme And Meaning Of The Poem
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    There is said to be a thin line between the planning and the execution a sinister action, as the idea is what first drives the motion. This is the central theme of T.S. Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men", in which the men depicted find themselves on the brink of hell, suffering not from their actions, but from their conspiracy to act. Throughout the poem, it appears that the men feel that they have done nothing wrong. The title itself, "The Hollow Men", indicates that perhaps there is nothing to thes...
  • Feeling And Theme Of Emptiness
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    The Theme of Emptiness in "The Hollow Men " The Hollow Men", a poem written by T.S. Eliot shows the narrators disgust and his faithless attitude toward all mankind. He refers to the human race as being "hollow", (1) and having a "headpiece filled with straw", (4) which creates the feeling and theme of emptiness. Eliot also uses allusions, symbols, and repetition as powerful, and depressing poetic devices to make mankind seem hollow. The theme of emptiness is clearly visible throughout the poem, ...
  • Comparison The Wanderer And The Seafarer
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    Throughout the history of British Literature, there have always been the themes of loneliness, torment or exile. Many times authors speak from their experiences and at times those experiences have to do with misery and discomfort with their lifestyles. In the Renaissance age, times were not always happy and people chose to pass on stories generation to generation to reveal their feelings and experiences. Poems made a great impact in easing the pain. In the poems, 'The Seafarer' and 'The Wanderer...
  • 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...
  • Symbolic Use Of The Hedgehog
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    Hedgehog - Critical Essay The task asks you to compare and contrast the two poems - obviously with a view to discussing themes and how the hedgehog is viewed by both Muldoon and Thwaite - but it also asks you to show how the two poets have used language. This last instruction is of great importance because when you are not only be expected to talk about the similarities and differences with regard to such things as themes but you must, within such discussions, show how the poets have used langua...
  • Ballad Of Calvary Street Baxter
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    Choose TWO or more poems by one poet you admire, and with close reference to the poems write an essay to justify your choice. One poet I admire is James K. Baxter, because this New Zealand poet deals with the issues of the society he lived in, using various techniques to reiterate these themes. Baxter published more than 30 books of poetry before his death in 1972, and he opposed Western materialism, and advocated social change and the spiritual values Catholic faith and Maori culture. These vie...
  • Lines Thirty Three To Thirty Eight
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    The renowned African American poet Langston Hughes has and still does amaze the world with his powerfully written works of literature. In his work "Theme for English B" he holds three important literary keys, theme, narrative, and imagery. With these three keys his work is beautifully put together. Hughes theme for "Theme for English B" is that through the interaction of people they are learning but also teaching, giving but also receiving. Hughes best states this in line thirty-seven to thirty-...
  • Poem Mahon
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    History is a subject which preoccupies Mahon in many of his most important poems. I would choose particular poems because of his view towards our history and the past. His poetry presents history in a very negative light. Mahon sees the past as 'deep-delving, dark, deliberate you would say'. In the poem Rathlin Mahon recalls historical violence on an island that is now a 'sanctuary' of peace and 'through with history'. However this island in the past has witnessed 'unspeakable violence' with the...
  • Narrative Poem
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    Each poems subject is based around a person's ethnicticity. The common theme is racism, prejudice, and stereotyping of individuals who are non-white. These poems were all wrote at a time were segregation and equal rights were becoming a major issue. Even though laws for equality were being established, sadly, discrimination was still being used against those of color. "Recipe" by Janice Mirikitani, is a narrative poem regarding a persons facial features. Miriketani gives directions on how to tem...
  • Hughes Themes Of Racism In His Poems
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    James Mercer Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent writers that emerged during the Harlem Renaissance period. Hughes wrote in many genres, but he receives most recognition for his poetry. Hughes's poems are expressions of hope, aspirations, and pride. But most all combine the need for more equal treatment between the white and black races. Many aspects of including racism, the civil rights movement, and pride in black culture affected the work of Hughes. Racism influenced the themes of H...

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