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    Life is a Poem “Life is like the stanzas of a poem.” Anne Sexton is unlike any other poets, her life, not only influences her poems, but her poems are part of her life. Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty), Baby picture, and Music Swims Back To Me are three examples in which sexton describes her life as poems. The troubled childhood and the depressed adulthood of Anne Sexton lead to the depressed and dark nature of her writing. Trauma from the abused childhood brought about the depressed nature of her poems

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    A stanza from “The Statue of Liberty,” represents a meaning that many people overlook. In the last stanza, the poem says, “She was built on Liberty Island, and she stands there still to this day. She represents friendship, freedom, and the American way”(Perro 8). This stanza from the poem is basically stating the whole meaning of the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty was called "Liberty Enlightening the World" and was designed to be an international symbol of liberty, justice, and democracy

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    Literary Term Assignment 4 1. Stanza/ Sestet Definition: stanza is a group of lines that are set off to form a division in a poem, that are sometimes linked with other stanza by a rhyme scheme. In some cases, blank verse poetry are rare stanza because there is no rhyme scheme in the poem (Woods 1021). Sometimes unrhymed poems are divided into stanzaic units and some rhymed poems are composed of stanzas that vary in their components lines. Stanza are used to where they have been given

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    ‘Mayday On Holderness’ Stanza Two By Ted Hughes In the poem, “Mayday on Holderness”, Ted Hughes analyses the relationship between man and nature. The theme of the second stanza is strongly focused on death, playing a part of the poem’s overall theme - the cycle of life. Another focus point of the stanza is the eternal being of nature and man’s need for it. Hughes picks up on the inferiority of mankind in comparison to “unkillable” nature. Hughes conveys the idea that nature is immortal and

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    The turning point happens in the fourth stanza and the tone of the speaker changes. In first three stanzas, the feeling of the speaker is comfortable and calm while staying with death; but in the fourth stanza, she seems to become a little bit nervous. The closer she gets to the destination, the more nervous she seems to be. “The Dews drew quivering and chill-/For only Gossamer, my Gown-/My Tippet-only Tulle-” (lines 14-16 Dickinson) After passing the speaker’s different stages of life, death and

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    Wordsworth's Ode to Duty and Elegiac Stanzas A past attitude is reverted to and revised in Wordsworth's "Ode to Duty" and "Elegiac Stanzas." Employing geographic metaphors, both celestial and earth-bound, the poems climb over rocky Wordsworthian terrain that details his reconciliation between past and present and implications of the future. Though vastly different stylistically‹"Ode to Duty" utilizes an antiquated verse form and language, while "Elegiac Stanzas" is written in Wordsworth's beloved

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    In stanza 74, fit III, the lady of the castle offers a magical, green girdle to Sir Gawain and explains to him that the wearer of this corset "cannot be killed by any cunning on earth." Sir Gawain, amidst an ethical dilemma, accepts the gift and chooses to conceal it from Lord Bertilak. This passage contains three of the main themes of the story – the inner and outer conflicts between Sir Gawain's ethics and desire to live, and the test of religion. When Sir Gawain is offered the girdle

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    An Analysis of the First Two Stanzas of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven Picture yourself alone one night. You are sitting up in bed, your legs buried underneath your comforter while you read for what seems like the hundredth time that same paragraph from Franklin for your American Literature class, and trying to ignore the storm that is only getting stronger outside. Suddenly, the power goes out, and you only have candlelight to read by. The silence becomes deafening, and you watch

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    grave which helps create a poem that covers all aspects of a person. The first stanza is addressed to ‘old men’ and how they should not simply slip away and die quietly, they should fight death until the end. Poetic techniques

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    Here, it is acknowledged that death is inevitable and introduces people as a whole dealing with death, an idea repeated in the following three stanzas before acknowledging the true audience of the poem. “Words” is defined as speech, but in this case seems to be metonymic for actions taken throughout life because there is more to life than speaking and writing. As a whole, a person’s actions speak

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