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  • Lycidas Poem Analysis

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    experiences and other poetic voices - those of Phoebus and St. Peter, for instance - interrupt. The ninth verse paragraph of “Lycidas” marks the poem’s return to its elegiac intent as the speaker experiences another crisis in which he laments Lycidas’ absent body, a recurring element which, when addressed by the speaker directly, allows the speaker to properly mourn and accept Lycidas’ death. The ninth verse paragraph begins with a plea, “Return, Alpheus” (132), Alpheus being a river in Arcadia whose waters

  • In What Ways do the Poets Studied Write about Childhood Experiences?

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    love of nature but, after one incident, he lost that love forever. The structure of the poem shows his change of opinion: the first verse uses adjectives and nice images that infer that the subject he is talking about is one that he likes; but the style of language changes in the second verse where the vocabulary used shows the reader that the poet now does not like his poem subject at all. Words like “rank”, “coarse” and “obscene” are used as negative adjectives in the second verse, so enforcing

  • Summary Of Song Of A Citizen

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    many of the speaker’s views reflected in the poem’s numerous verses. For example, in verse 9, he says that “ it is better to be a live dog than a dead lion”, which shows how he has felt and acted in this perilous situation. This could even be taken so far as to say that, because of the horrors he faced during the war, the speaker feels that it is better to be living than even to die a courageous death. Additionally, another revealing verse was from 20-25, which symbolized his continuing relationship

  • Emerson Defines Beauty in The Poet Essay

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    based solely on the belief that only a poet has the tools and intelligence to do this. However, I believe that Emerson was wrong to say that only poets had the vision and ability to write because we all have our own unique thoughts or perspectives on nature or life. It is almost as if Emerson believed that he and other poets had some kind of God given talent and were the chosen ones to perform these kinds of tasks. He even argues that he is right by saying, "For the world is not painted, or adorned,

  • W.B. Yeats and History Essay

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    Yeats in Time: The Poet's Place in History All things can tempt me from this craft of verse: One time it was a woman's face, or worse-- The seeming needs of my fool-driven land; Now nothing but comes readier to the hand Than this accustomed toil. In these lines from "All Things can Tempt Me" (40, 1-5), Yeats defines the limitations of the poet concerning his role in present time. These "temptations" (his love for the woman, Maude Gonne, and his desire to advance the Irish Cultural

  • Figurative Language And Appreciation Of The Jade Flower Palace

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    Ashley Wisniewski Mrs. Synder English III 17 November 2017 “Flower Jade Palace” Famous Chinese Poet, Tu Fu advocates appreciating the loveliness one could be surrounded by while it exists because he believes beauty may not earn its deserved value. The poet was born into a life of wealth and familial connections until his life was changed by a rebellion in 755. When the T’ang dynasty’s days of glory came to an end, the artist spent his days on the road. Towards the end of his life, Tu Fu was in

  • Analysis of a Horses by Edwin Muir Essay

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    World War or perhaps a civil war and maybe future wars as well. The manner in which the poet expresses great anguish at the fact that this anger and blind hatred has left nothing in its wake, throws light on where the world is headed. The third verse also suggests subjugation of the powerful and privileged over the Underprivileged. The “conquering hooves” show the might of the powerful class who dominate the suppressed and force them into subservience. Muir is depicting the power struggle and

  • Marie Howe : What The Living Do

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    Marie Howe: What the Living Do In What the Living Do, Marie Howe finds trauma and suffering rooted from an abusive childhood and the loss of her many loved ones. We follow young Marie Howe from 1950’s New York to womanhood and her journey with identity, sexuality, family dynamic, and the death of her beloved brother John in this elegiac collection. The first section explores an adolescent Marie Howe and her role as the oldest girl of a large Irish Catholic family. As the assistant mother, she

  • Writing Through Different Explorations And How Subverting The Traditional Conventions Of Poetry Essay

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    Poetry, what first comes to mind? If your anything like me, poetry can seem somewhat monotonous, rather like a locked door exclusive, complicated, and hard to understand. I think poetry tends to be a big game of “Guess what I’m thinking!” and I hate that game. I’m not a mind-reader. I think a lot of people who get excited about poetry are really pretentious. This possibly comes from believing that they actually can guess what other people are thinking. When we think poetry, we tend to know poetry

  • The Song Essay

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    sexual referenced poems. This poem is written for his wife and is essentially saying goodbye as he is leaving her 'physically' but arguing that she mustn't be sad of his departure and instead arguing that they are not really parting and each verse is a different 'image' or argument for this. I feel that this poem

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