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    In the poem, "Elegy for Jane", by Theodore Roethke, the speaker articulates his attitude and feelings towards his former student in a well-written, well-articulated elegy. The speaker clearly states these emotions through the use of personification, similes, as well as other literary techniques. With these techniques, the speaker articulates his attitude towads Jane that I interpreted as both intimate and lyrical. After spending much time with this poem, I found that the first nines lines

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    February 20, 2015 Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane: My Student, Thrown by a Horse Theodore Roethke was born in Saginaw in 1908 and grew up in the house now preserved as The Theodore Roethke Home Museum. He worked in his grandfather’s floral company, which his experience there inspired many of his poems. After graduating college, he taught at several colleges. He would later receive a Pulitzer Prize for “The Waking”, which included the short poem “Elegy for Jane”, along with two National Book Awards

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    Ariel Haskins Elegy for Jane Two of the most beautiful combinations, to me, are the use of imagery and metaphors. With the use of these two figures of speech the reader is able to paint a complete, detail picture in their from the piece they are reading. In “Elegy for Jane”, the speaker is standing over the grave of a student, Jane, of his who fell of a horse to her death. Roethke uses imagery and diction, among other figures of speech, to help the reader picture the young Jane that he loved and

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    hope, freedom, and spiritual purity. Its importance becomes even more significant when the reader understands that even though Jane may have passed away, her inspiring virtues of freedom and morality live on through the birds. Jane is thus not only portrayed by the fanciful wren, but as a “sparrow”, and a “skittery pigeon,” (line 14, 19). Therefore, the virtues representing Jane are also representing nature through these small, delicate creatures. Roethke, of course, is deeply saddened by the sudden

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    generation. In his poem, “Elegy for Jane”, Roethke uses a variety of poetic devices to express the different themes of love, happiness, and grief. His use of imagery, symbolism, persona, tone and word choice, contribute to the deeper meaning of the poem, assisting in the expression of the speaker’s feelings for Jane and of how, Jane, herself felt. Before the poem begins, the title and epigraph divulge to the reader that the poem is a reminiscence of the speaker’s student, Jane, who died after falling

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    Critics’ Perspective of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane More than forty years after her untimely death, Jane Bannick breathes again--or so it seems while reading about her. Jane's unfortunate death in an equestrian accident prompted one of her professors, the poet Theodore Roethke, to write a moving poem, "Elegy for Jane," recalling his young student and his feelings of grief at her loss. Opinions appeared almost as soon as Roethke's tribute to Jane, and passages about the poem continue to

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    Self-Expression in Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane Theodore Roethke demonstrates an abiding honesty toward the facts of his experience. Roethke, who was one of America's teaching poets before his death, was self-absorbed, and his poetry derives much of its imaginative strength from his quest for that communion joining self and creation (Mills 527-28). In "Elegy for Jane," one of his most successful poems, he blends his grief for his student Jane Bannick with his childhood memories, his students'

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    some of these poems showing the references to nature and repeated themes. Roethke tends to relate life and death to nature using imagery and detailed descriptions to captivate the readers. Elegy for Jane which is one of Roethke’s most famous poems was published in The Waking: Poems 1933-1953 (DiYanni). An elegy is defined as a poem written in memory of a deceased acquaintance (Dictionary.com). Throughout the whole poem there is a mournful and dreary mood being conveyed. Roethke describes the girl

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    Theodore Roethke's Poetry

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    Childhood is a time in which one’s personality begins to be revealed and shaped. Though everyday events in one’s childhood may seem insignificant, these mundane moments will be remembered long into adulthood. These ordinary moments can be seen in a glimpse of Theodore Roethke’s poems. Throughout Roethke’s childhood and adult life, he was exposed to difficult situations. These events significantly impacted his poetry later in his life, and he uses rhythm to express his poem’s themes of grief, nature

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    importance in this essay is his poems, and they expressed a lot of different ideas in them. Samuel Clemens, also known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was born on November thirtieth, 1835, in the small town of Florida, Missouri. His two parents were John and Jane Clemens. In 1839, the Clemens family moved to the town of Hannibal, Missouri. This was a port city with many boats. Mark lived in a two-story frame house. He was kept inside the house until he was nine for medical reasons. After nine, he recovered

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