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  • Inkling Of Sandburg's Timeless Chicago Poems
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    Carl Sandburg, one of America's most beloved poets, was born in 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois. Born poor to Swedish immigrants, Sandburg grew up to live the American dream. In 1951, Sandburg won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Complete Poems, which is a collection of six volumes of poetry including a New Section of seventy-four poems not previously included. He moved to Chicago in 1913 and began to write a series of poems about the Chicago life style. His first poem to gain recognition was "Chicag...
  • Its A Poem About World War
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    Carl Sandburg was unique compare to many other poets. All of the poems that he wrote were short and straight to the point. You would not find any poems that he had written that are over a page, yet still; his poems are very easy to understand. Sandburg lived through a lot of historic events, so all of his poems were about those historic events. As you know, history isnt always exciting or easy to learn. Yet, Sandburg was able to write about those times in a way that an average high school studen...
  • Metaphor And Simile In Her Poem
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    "Tulips" The poem "Tulips" written by Sylvia Plath is a poem that uses extremely vivid language and detail. The poem is called "Tulips", although tulips play a minor role in the poem. This poem is more about the observation of tulips then it is about actual tulips. At one point it almost feels as if she is jealous of the "Tulips". She writes in the first person and has a very original structure. The poem is a easy read but intriguing at the same time. This poem is about a person whom might have ...
  • Traveler's Choice Between Two Roads
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    Explication: The Road Not Taken "The Road Not Taken" is a poem written by Robert Frost. In his poem Frost describes a traveler's choice between two roads and how this choice effects his life later. In the first stanza the poet gives the reader the image of 2 paths in the woods. This represents a choice. The poet has a tone of sorrow when he writes. ".. and sorry I could not travel both... ". the poet describes the character in the poem as one traveler, suggesting that he is alone. The poet descr...
  • Poem To Your Experience
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    Final Paper Assignment For the last paper, you should focus on a poem or poems. You have several options: Write about one (or two) or the poems we " ve discussed in class, with the aim of bringing some new perception to it. For example, we " ve discussed some poems in pairs because one refers to the other and helps us to understand it-we " ve discussed this in class, but you could take it further and deeper. Write about a theme that you find in more than one poem, particularly in which the posit...
  • 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...
  • Few Similarities Between The Two Poems
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    Emily Dickinson wrote many poems in her lifetime. She writes two of my favorite poems. They are: "I heard a Fly buzz when I died" and "Because I could not stop for Death". They both have similarities and differences from each other. There are similarities in these two poems such as the theme and the observentness of the narrator. Both of the poems themes involve death. In "I heard a Fly buzz when I died", the poet writes", And then the Windows failed - and then I could not see to see- ", which m...
  • Writings Of Claude McKay
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    The life and Writings of Claude McKay Introduction Every literary period can be defined by a group of writers. For the Harlem Renaissance, which was an extraordinary eruption of creativity among Black Americans in all fields of art, Claude McKay was the leader. Claude McKay was a major asset to the Harlem Renaissance with his contributions of such great pieces of writings such as "If We Must Die" and "The Lynching". McKay wrote in many different styles. His work which vary from "dialect verse ce...
  • Own Life Through Writing
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    Among the five authors that I have chosen they all relate themselves to the material that they write. The authors that I have chosen are, the poets, Robert Frost and Robinson Jeffers, the prose writers, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Willa Cather, and the dramatist, Eugene O'Neil. In all of their writings they have an autobiographical nature that tells the reader about the authors own life. Without the aspects of these authors' lives their writing could differ. This aspect of revealing ones own lif...
  • Thought Process Of Frost During His Writings
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    Robert Frost Robert Frost, an Americian poet of the late 19th century, used nature in many of his writings. This paper will discuss the thought process of Frost during his writings, the many tools which he used, and provide two examples of his works. Robert Frost was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874, but later moved to Lawrence, Massachuschusetts (after his father died) where he did most of his writing. He was a simple man who taught, worked in a mill, was a reporter, was a New England fa...
  • Love Poem
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    The stereotype of poetry is that poems are written to exemplify a relationship between two people who are so infatuated with each other it is said that they are 'in love' and this can give meaning to what is commonly referred to as a love poem. Poets John Donne and Andrew Marvell write such poetry however, their poems 'A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning', and 'To His Coy Mistress', consider two different concepts. Although they are addressing love, they are dealing with different aspects of it. ...
  • Ars Poetica By Archibald Macleish A Poem
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    Still he stands Watching the vortex widen and involve in swirling dissolution the whole earth and circle through the skies till swaying time collapses, crumpling into dark the skies-from the poem 'Einstein'; INTRODUCTION Archibald MacLeish was always a loner. Although he married he was always wondering about man's relationship to the world. He wondered why people could not see that they were wasting the little time we have on this earth. He tried to show in his poems 'the reality of the emotions...
  • Poem Macleish
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    Archibald MacLeish never truly set out to be a poet. At Yale, MacLeish was a very scholar ed student as well as an athlete. In his junior year, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society where he began writing poetry and short stories. This is when MacLeish knew he had the abilities for poetry. He published his works in the Yale Literary Magazine, and he won the Yale University Prize for Poetry in 1915 (MacLeish 2). After graduation, MacLeish enrolled at Harvard Law School. According to MacLei...
  • Black Experiences In Her Writings
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    Phillis Wheatly was one of the most known poets of her day. She was kidnapped when she was seven years old, and brought to America, where she started her writings. The first time she got her writings published, she got 31 of her poems on various moral and religious ideas out to the readers. She is known as ignoring the black experiences in her writings showing nothing to tell about her experiences and the unfairness growing up as a slave. Most writers could not get over their experiences when ch...
  • Negative View Of London
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    In this essay I will be look at two different poems and what image they make of London, and their views. Wordsworth has written his poem 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' in a sonnet form, which is usually only used for poems about love, this implies that Wordsworth's poem will be about how much he likes London. Blake has written his poem in quatrain verse, which at the time was the most common type of style for writing poems. Blake describes London as being controlled and restricted, we know t...
  • Poem In Class
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    When I found out we would be studying poetry in English class, I was excited because poetry is something that I don't know much about but I would like to learn more. My favorite thing about poetry is that a poem can convey a very complex thought with very little words. Though I enjoy reading poetry, I have never been very good at analyzing it, so this year I hope I can improve upon that. Also, I hope I can improve my poetry writing skills. My favorite poem that was read in class this week was Ba...
  • Tone Of The Poem
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    Poetry is defined as the art of writing or speaking, in a rhythmical verse in order to express beautiful, imaginative thoughts. It aims to seek understanding, as it is the mark of human nature. Poems are expressed in a clear manner that directly indicates to the responder its main concerns in relation to the period of the poem. The following poems are selected as part of an analysis for this essay, "Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth" is written by Shakespeare (1564-1616) in the Elizabetha...
  • Wordsworth
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    William Wordsworth can truly be marked as the essence of Romantic poetry. His poems lie in the boundaries of several themes. Wordsworth was able to pour his love for nature into his writings. His poems were filled with explicate detail and his obvious passion. He was able to take what was nature and transform it to a state of supernatural, and what was supernatural and make it natural. However, on the other side of the spectrum he also did the same for ideas not so pleasant. He would write of pa...
  • Later In The Same Poem Lorde
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    Heather Fuller Aud re Lorde's Our Dead Behind Us tests the parameters of "poetry of witness", a genre that is relatively new in name though not in practice. The collection's lyrically-tight, sensuous, and confrontational poems are difficult to categorize in terms of witnessing, yet it is not difficult to ascertain each poem's credibility and durability. The poems bear witness to atrocities in South Africa and racial disparity in New York City. The speaker does not apprehend the experiences first...
  • Poem Rich
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    Adrienne Rich's Revision Revision Adrienne Rich's Revision Essay, Research Paper Revision In Adrienne Rich's essay "When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-vision', the author writes about her personal experience as a woman writer in a male dominated society. Her essay consists of poems, which she had written throughout different times in her life, to demonstrate the transformation in her writing. As a woman writer in a male dominated society, Rich begins writing in the traditional style, "the man's ...

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