Censored Ing Second Stanza
1,280 wordsThis Be the Verse by Philip Larkin They censored you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were censored ed up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half the time were sloppy-stern And half at one another's throats. It deepens like a coastal shelf. And don't have any kids yourself. Lately, I have read a good deal of poems by Philip Larkin, and one unifying factor that I have not...
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Meaning Of The Poem Lewis Carroll
670 wordsIn Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky the use of imagination is a must. Carroll makes up words with rhyming sounds. This confuses the reader a little, but strangely enough you get some kind of an idea of what he is writing about. This is where the imagination comes in. When I heard these bizarre rhyming words for the first time my initial thought was that this poem doesn't make any sense. As I read on and certain words would go through my head, bells started going off, filling my head with ideas about ...
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Songs Of Experience Good And Evil
1,811 wordsIn choosing a poem from the English Romanticism era, I found one that particularly stands among others. A poem that had some depth, in that I couldnt understand and feel what the poem was expressing at first glance. It is a poem that had a sense of mystery around it. These characteristics are exceptionally evident in William Blakes poem "A Poison tree. " William Blake was a British poet and painter born in 1757 to a father who was hosier. "Anger, "wrath, " and "fear" are very prominent in the sh...
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Rhyme Scheme Romantic Poetry
624 wordsJohn Keats once said about Lord Byron He describes what he sees - I describe what I imagine, mine is the hardest task To Autumn is evidence of his way of thinking, as the poem is a vivid, lyrical portrayal of the English autumn, as he imagined it. The poem celebrates autumn as a season of abundance, a season of reflection, a season of preparation for the winter, and a season worthy of admiration with comparison to what romantic poetry often focuses upon - the spring. The poem is rather literal i...
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The Metaphysical Poets Marvell Donne And Herbert
1,522 words... ower of the sun, once more insulting the sun by telling the it that he could destroy the sun merely by closing his eyes, so there's no need for the sun to feel at all 'reverend and strong. ' However, he refuses to do this, as by closing his eyes will block out the sight of his lover. From Line 15 onwards, Donne uses metaphysical conceit - something extremely typical of him, where he draws upon a vast range of knowledge to express his thought. Donne describes their relationship as 'both th' I...
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Life After Death Stop For Death
1,049 wordsBecause I could not stop for Death Because I could not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson is a work of art which speaks of death through a woman's voice. Death itself is personified as a kind carriage driver, and shown as if forthcoming and appears to be in the figurative wisdom of a gentle, sympathetic man, who is arriving to take the speaker on her special expedition. This special journey takes her through various stages of life all the way to her eternal death. Dickinson's representation of De...
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Sexual Intercourse Third Stanza
1,343 wordsJohn Donne's poems are similar in their content love, sex, and religion and dissimilar in the feelings they express. These subjects reflect the different stages of his life: the lust of his youth, the love of his married middle age, and the piety of the latter part of his life. The Flea presents the youthful restless feeling of lust with a true respect for women through the metaphysical conceit of the flea as a church in the rhythm of the sexual act. The speaker in The Flea is a restless, would-...
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Death And Rebirth Bible Dictionary
1,193 wordsIn the book of Ephesians in the Bible, Paul describes the rebirth of the world upon Christs death, emphasizing the Ephesians new life (2: 4 - 5). This theme of death and rebirth is present in the poem Journey of the Magi, which, I will argue, is structurally and internally divided into three stages; corresponding to the sacrament of penance: contrition (guilt), confession and satisfaction. To understand this poem, one has to understand the impact that Christ had on the world. At the time of his ...
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William Blake Prentice Hall
1,172 words... the 'dappled' and 'branded' things. Hopkins' portrayal of the breath taking beauty of the world maintains his theme that a wondrous creator exists. Characterization maintains the theme in Blake's 'The Lamb. ' The speaker remains unnamed. He is addressing the Lamb and is happy. He blesses the Lamb after asking him, 'Dost thou know who made thee' (Blake 2). He tells the Lamb that he has 'a tender voice' and 'clothing of delight' which suggest that the speaker is in awe. Blake's characterizatio...
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17 Th Century 21 St Century
1,092 words... ans on this earth for reproduction, or that He will take care of them. All of these excuses bring religion into the matter, which could be an effective tool in reasoning with women to consent to sexual intercourse. Donne's second poem, "The Flea, " brings many strategies of seduction to light. The poem begins with the image of a flea that represents sexual. For the remainder of the poem, Donne uses the "flea" as a metaphor implying that intercourse is as small and insignificant as a flea. Do...
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1,180 words'The Indifferent' by John Donne is a relatively simple love poem in comparison to his other, more complicated works. In this poem, 'he presents a lover who regards constancy as a 'vice' and promiscuity as the path of virtue and good sense' (Hunt 3). Because of Donne's Christian background, this poem was obviously meant to be a comical look at values that were opposite the ones held by Christians. According to Clay Hunt, '['The Indifferent'] is probably quite an early poem because of the simplici...
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Fall Of Man Second Stanza
1,741 wordsThe poem 'Easter Wings' by George Herbert is a poem full of deep imagery not only in its words but also in the visual structure of the stanzas. In Herbert's poem why does he use a shape poem? Because he wanted this poem to have many different levels and meanings. Herbert also used huge amounts of mental imagery so that the reader can find new truths and meanings each time he or she reads it. The poem tells of the poets desire to fly with Christ as a result of Jesus's artifice, death and resurrec...
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Analyzing Emily Dickinson Poems
1,668 wordsAnalyzing Emily Dickinson's Poems During her lifetime, Emily Dickinson was unknown to the general audience as a poet, and only after her death the works she has created became popular. Nowadays Emily Dickinson is recognized as one of the greatest American poets, and she is especially famous as a lyric poet. Many of Emily's biographers call her eccentric and psychologically unbalanced; she did not have that many friends as a child and preferred to spend her time alone. As a recluse Emily Dickinso...
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Dulce Et Decorum Est Froth Corrupted
1,653 wordsDulce et Decorum Est is one of the most powerful poems ever expressed. The tone of voice and imagery created in your mind, the tension you feel when you read through it, they all make you feel as if you are actually in the poem. The tone of the poem seems to be very antagonistic and bitter. Knock kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge. Is an example of aggressive tone and bitterness. It gives you an idea about the soldiers going barmy on the mud they have to trudge through. Irritate...
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Fly Buzz When I Died Stop For Death
2,531 wordsDeath in Emily Dickinson s Poetry While Emily Dickinson s life is well documented, it is important that readers understand how significant events in her life impacted her views on death, sanity, and nature. Born in Amherst, MA in 1830, she was encouraged at a young age to pursue academics, which she excelled in. She attended Mount Holyoke in Massachusetts for one year, however, she withdrew shortly after for unknown reasons. The most significant years of her life are those from 1850 - 1862, whic...
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Ode On A Grecian Urn Beauty Is Truth
1,535 wordsOde on a Grecian Urn Summary In the first stanza, the speaker, standing before an ancient Grecian urn, addresses the urn, preoccupied with its depiction of pictures frozen in time. It is the still unrevised bride of quietness, the foster-child of silence and slow time. He also describes the urn as a historian, which can tell a story. He wonders about the figures on the side of the urn, and asks what legend they depict, and where they are from. He looks at a picture that seems to depict a group o...
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Three Works Second Half
1,594 wordsPoetry Analysis: Original Prankster, Evening Schoolboys Poetry Analysis: Original Prankster, Evening Schoolboys And Up The Wall Poetry is a way that stories are told much like the lyrics of contemporary song. Poetry has been written since ancient times as a way of story telling. Students have had a constant battle analysing traditional poetry because they havent realise that every song they listen to is in fact embedded with poetry. If students can be encouraged to see a contemporary song as a f...
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Quot And Quot Ten Thousand
728 wordsRed Rose is a poem written by Robert Burns, during 1796, the year of his death. The poem consists of four stanzas; each one four lines long. The first stanza has an exact rhyme at the end of the second and fourth lines June and tune. The repetition of " O, my love" in the first stanza conjures up the idea that his love is different from other men. His woman is so special to him that she reminds him of a red, red rose, not just a " plain" red rose. He uses two different simile...
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Death And Rebirth Oxford Dictionary
1,284 wordsT. S. Eliot s Journey of the Magi This Christmas poem is about the Epiphany and was created the very year of Eliot s conversion to Christianity (Fleisner, 66). Therefore the theme of religion is an important one if we are to analyse the poem correctly. In the book of Ephesians in the Bible, Paul describes the rebirth of the world upon Christ s death, emphasising the Ephesians new life (2: 4 - 5). This theme of death and rebirth is present in the poem Journey of the Magi, which, I will argue, is ...
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Vietnam War Close Relationship
2,524 wordsThroughout the 20 th century, Robert Bly has provided a wealth of poetry on a wide variety of topics. Alongside his themes, Robert Bly has also developed different stylistic methods to convey those thoughts. Such themes vary to this day, dealing with issues that have personally affected him, and also those of society in general. His poetry is a time-line pondering solitude, the Vietnam War, nature, frustration and relationships among all sorts, conveyed not only in conventional stanzas, but in a...
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