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  • Characteristics Of The Beowulf Poem
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    Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem There are many characteristics of the Beowulf poem that make it a significant part of the history of literature. It is a perfect representation of how the people in eighth century England communicated, what their feelings were, and their culture. 'It gives us vital information about Old English social life and about Old English politics and about many things that scholars would like to have much more information on. ' (Raffel ix) Another characteristic is that...
  • Symbolism In Lawrence's Poem
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    Similarities and Variations in the Writings of Dickinson and Lawrence Although Emily Elizabeth Dickinson and David Herbert Lawrence lived and wrote during two different times, and in different parts of the world, their poetry contains many similarities. At the time Dickinson was being laid to restin Massachusetts, Lawrence was born in Nottingham, England. Also, along with the likenesses, they both have many differences. These affinities and dissimilarities can be seen in poems written by these a...
  • Use Of Curse Words In The Poem
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    This Be the Verse by Philip Larkin They censored you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were censored ed up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half the time were sloppy-stern And half at one another's throats. Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, And don't have any kids yourself. Lately, I have read a good deal of poems ...
  • Daddy In The Poem
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    Daddy In the poem "Daddy", Sylvia Plath says that there are women who, due to early conditioning, find themselves without the tools to deal with oppressive and controlling men. They are left feeling helpless and hopeless. For some women, the struggle is never resolved, others take most of a lifetime. For a lucky few, they are granted a reprieve. The character in this poem is Sylvia Plath. The poem describes her feelings of oppression and her battle to come to grips with the issues of this power ...
  • Instant's Act By Emily Dickinson Crumbling
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    Analysis of 'Crumbling is not an instant's Act " by Emily Dickinson 'Crumbling is not an instant's Act' is a lyric by Emily Dickinson. It tells how crumbling does not happen instantaneously; it is a gradual process occurring slowly and cumulatively over time. The structure of this poem is complex and it tied directly into the figurative meaning. This poem consists of three quatrains written in i amic meter but with no set number of feet per line. Also, the second and fourth lines of each quatrai...
  • My Poems
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    I've only recently discovered how relaxing and soothing the art of poetry can be. Before, I looked at the flowing words and expressive lines of poetry with scorn. How could people become so utterly in love with such an odd type of writing? What was the point of learning about the different structures of haik us and sonnets? All I knew was how difficult the poetry section of my English class was going to be. However, after writing these twenty poems, my outlook as changed completely. When I sat i...
  • Rhyming Words
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    Literary Terms for Poetry 1. Alliteration: The repetition of initial consonant sounds 2. Assonance: The repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables 3. Blank Verse: Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter lines 4. Concrete Poem: A poem with a shape that suggests it's subject 5. Consonance: the repetition in two or more words of final consonants in stressed syllables 6. Couplet: A pair of rhyming lines usually of the same length and meter 7. D...
  • Line Four Of The Poem Cummings
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    Is the of style e. e. cummings' poetry its true genius, or the very reason the works should be called drivel Alfred Kazin says that the poet's style is "arrogant" and "slap stick" and that cummings is "the duality of the traditionalist and the clown" (155). Others, such as Richard P. Blackmur, say his technique is an insult to the writing profession. He says that cummings' poetry would only appeal to those with a "childish spirit" (140). It was Mark Van Doren, though, who probably said the truth...
  • La Belle Dames Sans Merci
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    GCSE English coursework: comparison of poems. There are many similarities and differences between the two poems: "When We Two Parted", written by Lord Bryon, and "La Belle Dames Sans Merci", written by John Keats. I shall be exploring these poems and seeing connections and differences between them, so that I am able to compare them. The storyline of both poems is based around love, and so they are similar in that respect, however I think the poems bring out different types of emotions. When We T...
  • Poem For The Words
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    Dear Editor My name is John Foulcher, renowned Australian poet. I have recently been surfing the World Wide Web and by accident I come up with your site, "Online Anthology of Australian Poets". The subject matter of poetry attracted me to wonder around your website. I believe my poetry should be included in your collection for I have lived and breathed Australian culture for just over 50 years now, I have recorded my way of life in my poems, and in particular I have a specific poem to refer to y...
  • Castillo's Poetry
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    A quick read of Ana Castillo's poetry will provide a reader with much knowledge of the style she uses. The style used in "Seduced by Natassja Kinski" and "El Chicle" is conveyed vividly. A key ingredient to Castillo's style is imagery. Castillo uses imagery to portray the environment, object movements, emotions, and everything else that is of utmost importance. Also important to Castillo's style is her choice of words. Castillo refers to all words in poems as gold. Every word must be picked and ...
  • Sylvia's Poem
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    Sylvia Plath was an American poet from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Her very short thirty-year life was riddled with stress and depression. Even though she was a very smart and talented young woman, at the age of twenty she tried to commit suicide. Unsuccessful at this task she continued to write, though her work suffered, and became darker and more depressing. A few years later she married and had two children and one miscarriage. Still bothered by this miscarriage and her recent divorce in Fe...
  • Last Line Of The Poem
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    In "A Divine Image", Blake uses several techniques and literary devices, to transmit his thoughts about social injustice, cruelty and human nature, Rhyme and rhythm are two of the main features in this poem this poem is the rhythm affect the whole mood, tone and meaning of the poem. The poet has chosen different methods to give the poem specific sounds that affect the pace and structure of the rhythm. The structure of the first stanza helps us understand the relationships between the four aspect...
  • Word Choice And Metaphorical Language
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    Homecoming Narrative voice plays an important role in conveying the idea of journey in Homecoming by poet Bruce Dawe. In this free-verse war poem, the idea of journey extends itself to cover both the physical and emotional aspects of the subject matter of the poem. Repetition and word choice are of key importance in developing the idea of the physical journey, while techniques such as metaphorical language, historical references and the use of imagery reinforce the idea of the emotional baggage ...
  • E Cummingss Poem In Just
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    Upon looking at e. e. cummingss poem, in Just-, perhaps, two features immediately become apparent: the use of white space between some words and lines, and the multiple use of a single word supporting an entire line. To a lesser degree, the poems visual also features the boys and girls names joined together as though they were each one, and the capitalization of the m in balloonMan towards the poems end. All these features contribute to how the poem will be read, and when the poem is read, the s...
  • Example The Poem Youre
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    I have chosen to discuss about Mushrooms and Youre. Intro: The titles of the poems can tell you a lot about them before you have even began to read to read them. For example the poem Youre. Well first of all its title tells us that the speaker is going to be talking about or describing someone or something. The poem Mushrooms does not necessarily have to be about Mushrooms because of what the title says. Because when analysing a poem you must find out what it means and what the words are describ...
  • Poem Disillusionment Of Ten O'clock
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    Poem Analysis of "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock" The poem Disillusionment of Ten O'clock is a carefully constructed, tightly orchestrated poem written by Wallace Stevens. The author's tone is the theme of the poem - the lack of Romance in our lives. But this isn't completely unexpected; rather, it's in keeping with Stevens' theory that the poet should transcribe "not ideas about the thing but the thing itself". Thus the words, though poignant in their implications, are not in themselves sad, no...
  • 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...
  • Cummings's Work
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    Cummings was born on October 14, 1894. Cummings grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where his father was a sociology professor at Harvard. Cummings's imaginative and controversial works place him among the most popular and widely recognized poets of the twentieth century. He wrote poems with themes that more closely resemble the works of English Romantics. Cummings works represent outside the box thinking as well as his simple-minded rhymes. The individual, not the crowd, inspired Cummings's wo...
  • Capitalization Of The Word
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    E. e. cummings uses formal techniques to portray his feelings in his 1931 poem, "i sing to Olaf glad and big". The meter follows iambic tetrameter throughout the poem, as cummings follows Olaf through his journey. There is end rhyme in the poem, but it follows an unusual pattern. The pattern follows an initial pattern of a abb then follows a pattern where the end rhyme will repeat every four lines, but is not consistent. In the third stanza, the end rhyme scheme repeats itself every three lines....

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