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Blakes's "London": Your Beauty, My Despair
Words: 677 / Pages: 3

.... poverty, of child abuse, of ignorance, and of uneducated children and call it beautiful? Those that are chosen, no forced to lead our society in the past of our grandparents, are not getting the proper training to do so because of teen pregnancy and drop out rates. I am reminded of a dear friend of mine who birthed two children at the age of twelve and thirteen, how she struggled to regain her childhood but failed miserably. Now she just lives day by day thinking that there is no hope for her or her children. Blake saw the pain of this and yet he did not rejoice in its reality, but wept. “And the hapless soldiers sigh Runs in blood down the .....

Alexander Pope's "The Rape Of The Lock"
Words: 558 / Pages: 3

.... Pope invokes the muse John Caryll who is a friend of his. This is very typical in epic poetry. Another aspect Pope uses is that his main character Belinda gains wisdom from a dream. Ariel is a Sylph that guides Belinda. When Belinda was asleep Ariel came into her dream to tell her to “Beware of all, but most beware of Man!” He was telling her to watch out for man because he will try to take her chastity. When Belinda awoke she thought deeply about what was said to her in her dream but then she forgot all about the lesson when she started to think about Baron. This is the gaining of wisdom aspect of the epic poem. The greatest aspect o .....

Imagery In Mathers' "Black Marigolds"
Words: 366 / Pages: 2

.... makes him feel alive, and whole. She was torn from his life, but he feels blessed for even experiencing that love. The poet refers to her as "The whitest pouring of eternal light." She was like a small shaft of light pouring into the dark room of his life. A reoccurring image is found quite often throughout the poem which adds a crisp flavor to the piece. The word "gold" is used frequently. This image refers to the princess. It reflects and portrays everything about her. She is gold; a rich, precious gem, unavailable to the poet. The continued reference to this image symbolizes everything he lacks, but yearns for. The poet elevates th .....

"I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud"
Words: 516 / Pages: 2

.... this world and not have to be in the violence and unhappiness of it. The speaker came upon a cure for his loneliness, solitude, and isolation when a host of golden daffodils came into sight. They were a strong contrast to the speaker. These golden flowers, with golden meaning valuable and precious, brought care and concern into the poem. The bright daffodils were crowded, cheerful, and energetic. When the speaker mentioned the daffodils dancing in the breeze, the poem became more lively and active. Throughout the poem, the daffodils were in such harmony with nature, being accompanied by the breeze, the stars, and the waves. The golden daffod .....

Poetry Analysis: Holmes' Old Ironsides
Words: 311 / Pages: 2

.... all of the other things that are happening around the poem. He talks about the winds and the water when setting the mood. This poem was written in order to save the mighty ship in writing this poem he accomplished two things. That was he saved the ship from its end and it made his poem an masterpiece. As you can see Oliver Wendell Holmes Old Ironsides was not only a success for him but also a success for the battleship. This poem was written in such a way that people like me 100 years later can still see the point that he is trying to show us. This was one of the things that the Fireside poets were known for, writing in such a manner that the co .....

Compare And Contrast: "Strange Fruit" And "Telephone Conservation": Theme Of Racial Prejudice
Words: 699 / Pages: 3

.... broadcasts. He does this by comparing it to the natural land and emphasising how bad it is "Scent of magnolia sweet and fresh, And the sudden smell of burning flesh" The poem itself has rhyming couplets in every two sentences just like a simple poem. The title suggests that the fruit is the unnatural black body hanging from the tree which hangs like a fruit. This image makes it a metaphor to give the whole poem an effect. The authors intention is to make people understand exactly what is going on. He also tries to make us feel guilty as we are the murderers because we are white. The poem 'Telephone conversation' is st .....

Romanticism, Poe, And "The Raven"
Words: 490 / Pages: 2

.... is noted as one of the few American “Romantic” poets. Poe's poem “The Raven” portrays Romanticism as characterized by emotion, exotica, and imagination. A friend of Edgar Allen Poe, R. H. Horne, wrote of “The Raven”, “the poet intends to represent a very painful condition of the mind, as of an imagination that was liable to topple over into some delirium or an abyss of melancholy, from the continuity of one unvaried emotion.” Edgar Allen Poe, author of “The Raven,” played on the reader's emotions. The man in “ The Raven” was attempting to find comfort from the remembrance of his lost love. By turning his mind to Len .....

Physical Artifacts In Adrienne Rich's "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" And Seamus Heaney's "The Harvest Bow"
Words: 1639 / Pages: 6

.... is left to incorporate personal meanings in order to make sense of the obscurity found in most poems. By describing the creation of a picture or ornamental love-knot, the poet is able to limit the multitudinous meanings found by the reader, allowing the poet to further implicate his or her beliefs and situations. Thus, the use of physical artifacts provides a freedom to express that which the characters in each poem lacks in their lives. Though unable to grasp the images that they create, each character in the poems gains a sense of self awareness. These utopian moments expressed by the creations are frozen, images that surpass the lives o .....

Housman's "To An Athlete Dying Young"
Words: 1631 / Pages: 6

.... point, the athlete is "carried of the shoulders of his friends after a winning race" (54). In Housman's words: The time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market place; Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. (Housman 967). Stanza two describes a much more somber procession. The athlete is being carried to his grave. In Leggett's opinion, "The parallels between this procession and the former triumph are carefully drawn" (54). The reader should see that Housman makes another reference to "shoulders" as an allusion to connect the first two stanzas: .....

Creating The Melancholic Tone In “The Raven”
Words: 1136 / Pages: 5

.... of language through the use of the raven’s refrain, the reader becomes aware of Poe’s prominent tone of melancholy. A strong device for the melancholic tone in "The Raven" is Poe’s use of the first person. Poe used the first person by virtue of the situations in "The Raven" taking direct influence from Poe's life experiences. Among many other misfortunes, including living a life of poverty and being orphaned at a young age, Poe’s beloved wife Virginnia, died after a long illness. The narrator’s sorrow for the lost Lenore is paralleled with Poe’s own grief regarding the death of his wife. Confined in the chamber are memories of her .....

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