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    his mistress need to have sex immediately, it also contrasts with the Petrarchan standard of the idealized woman. Within the first 24 lines of the poem, Marvell uses diction, literary devices such as the erotic blazon and enjambment, and iambic tetrameter rhythm to prove that people cannot control time, time goes on and will eventually end, and women should refrain from reluctance and have sex with men

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    Outlook On Death

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    Outlook on Death in Dickinson’s “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” Death is considered by many to be the heartbreaking end of life; the moment when one is bound to hopelessness, to accept loss, and to accept the inevitable. As discouraging as this outlook on death may appear, it is captivating why Emily Dickinson preferred to make death one among the major themes of her poems. Because numerous poets of the 19th century wrote about death, Dickinson was not exceptional in picking this idea. However

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    because “fade” and “shade” rhymes, as does “up” and “cup.” In “To an Athlete Dying Young,” Housman uses iambic tetrameter, which refers to a line that is four iambic feet long, to create a lyric poem that can otherwise be known as an elegy since it praises an athlete that died young. Iambic tetrameter affects the beat of the words and how they flow together gracefully. Iambic tetrameter consists of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable. Most lines in these poems tend to have eight

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    While the start of the poem seems like it should be in trochaic tetrameter, the speaker leaves off the last stressed syllable. “There is a pain—so utter—” (1) contains the first seven syllables of the trochaic tetrameter, but the second syllable of ‘utter’ is unstressed. Ending the first line on an unstressed syllable, especially when describing an immense pain, could describe the speaker giving

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    Poetry, almost as a rule, is difficult to interpret. The poet pours as much emotion, intrigue, and depth into as few lines as possible; this creates wonderfully crafted passages of verse that stand the tests of time, but it does present its own difficulties. Because the poet has so few words to utilize, they often give multiple meanings to one word, in order to increase the depth of their work. They also play with elements of poetry such as meter, rhyme, rhythm, and so on, to make their work unique

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    To The Virgins

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    For my poetry project, I have chosen “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick, located on page 1,762 of the Norton Anthology English Literature 9th Edition. The speaker seems to be speaking from experience, so he presumably failed to gather his rosebuds and take advantage of the opportunities that crossed him. Because he seems to be speaking from experience, he is most likely an older man. The speaker is addressing a group of virgins or young unmarried women, and advising them to

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    “Where the Sidewalk ends” was written in 1974 by the American poet Shel Silverstein. He was born in 1930 and later died in 1999 (“Shel Silverstein”). Under his lifetime, he worked with numerous creative jobs such as songwriter, performer and as a playwright. However, what he became most famous for was as a poet and a cartoonist (“Shel Silverstein”). “Many of his poems are adapted from his song lyrics, and the influence of his song-writing background is apparent in the poems' meters and rhythms” (“Shel

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    Essay on The Tyger

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    “The Tyger” Ana Melching Does god create both gentle and fearful creatures? If he does what right does he have? Both of these rhetorical questions are asked by William Blake in his poem “The Tyger.” The poem takes the reader on a journey of faith, questioning god and his nature. The poem completes a cycle of questioning the creator of the tyger, discussing how it could have been created, and then returns to questioning the creator again. Both questions about the tyger’s

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    After lines 13 and 14, the lines again follow iambic tetrameter, providing a calm tone, which seems appropriate for remembering deceased. The poem progresses from mourning of the deceased to praising of his achievements and fate to die before his glory withered. Therefore, the tone shifts from somber and

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    Tennyson’s part as his sudden departure from such regularity not only challenges the audience’s expectations, but physically shapes the way in which the audience reads the words on the page. The first seven lines of the stanza are written in iambic tetrameter, this number of lines enough to create a foundation for expectation from the audience; however, the steadiness of this regularity is disrupted by Tennyson’s sudden shift to pentameter in the eighth line. The disturbance of form only progresses as

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