She Walks in Beauty

She Walks in Beauty

The melodious flow of this poem is achieved through humerious uses of alliteration. “Alliteration is the repetition of initial identical consonants” (Clugston, 2010). Examples of this would be “She Walks in Beauty”, include cloudless climes”, “starry skies”, day denies and … Continued
Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind

Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind

The shots he describes are the medium shot (waist up, gestures), close-ups (chest up, facial expressions), and long shots (figures against landscapes from a distance) (Semansky 258). Semansky believes that Crane alluded to Mars, the Roman God of War. “Great … Continued
Poetry Comparison

Poetry Comparison

Though he was considered mentally unstable or “mad” by some contemporaries of his time, he was later held in high regard for his expressiveness and creativity. In both of these short poems, Blake poses rhetorical questions to make the reader … Continued
Australian Poetry

Australian Poetry

Literature Assessment 3: Australian Poetry 1. The use of personae can give voice to those who are silenced and thus shape our understandings of their experiences. The indigenous people of Australia were a cultural group that’s experiences and problems were … Continued
Tim Winton – Belonging Speech

Tim Winton – Belonging Speech

The cause of his alienation appears to be physical and psychological abuse from his father, lack of caring from his school and his run down neglected neighbourhood with its “deadbeat no hoper… downtrodden house in Longlands Rd, Nowheresville”. | The … Continued
Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

Jarrell Poet, critic, and teacher of literature, Randall Jarrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee on May 6, 1914. Jarrell had a “difficult childhood marked by the separation of his parents and by being moved around from place to place; the … Continued
Philomela by Matthew Arnold

Philomela by Matthew Arnold

This poem is a mythological history of love and treason, a history that show the poet’s dramatic loneliness and alienation from the real world. The poetic voice speaks to an external self, comparing his passion and his pain with the … Continued
Ask Me

Ask Me

An Explication of William Stafford’s “Ask Me” The poem “Ask Me” is not as it may seem the first time you read it, you have to read through it a second maybe even a third time in order to take … Continued
Astrophil and Stella

Astrophil and Stella

For the sake of the cause he also borrows ideas from other poets, but finally he realizes that the only way to tell his feelings is to write his own words from his own heart. The poet relies on the … Continued
Literary Analysis of American Literature

Literary Analysis of American Literature

As Elinor Ostrom explains, “To a great degree, his stories speak for those who are disenfranchised, cheated, abused, or ignored because of race or class. ” Hughes’s stories speak of the downtrodden African-Americans neglected and overlooked by a prejudiced society. … Continued
Illusion and Identity in Atwood’s

Illusion and Identity in Atwood’s

Identity in Atwood’s “This is a Photograph of Me” In her poem “This is a Photograph of Me,” author Margaret Atwood uses imagery and contrast to explore issues of illusion versus reality as well as identity. The poem is split … Continued
Refugee Blues

Refugee Blues

The speaker is talking to someone “My dear” (perhaps his wife), the language and tone is very conversational. Each stanza intensifies the situation in the poem. The first stanza brings out that the refugees are homeless. Though there are millions … Continued
Poet Biography

Poet Biography

Yusef rose from being the son of a carpenter to becoming one of the most extraordinary poets writing today. In 1947, the eldest of five children James William Brown was born in a small town of Bogalusa, Louisiana. He would … Continued
A Road Not Taken

A Road Not Taken

There are many decisions that need to be made in a persons life. Like choosing to spend time hanging out with friends, or to spend time studying for exams. The decisions that a person makes are based on their priorities. … Continued
Ode on Melancholy

Ode on Melancholy

In “Ode on Melancholy” John Keats expresses to readers the truth he sees, that joy and pain are inseparable and to experience joy fully we must experience sadness fully. Keats valued intensity of emotion, thought, and experience (“Classification Of Poem”). … Continued
Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni has evolved as writer; naturalist and a modernist later. Naturalism was a literary movement that was taking place from the 1880s to 1940s that used detailed realism to suggest that social conditions, heredity, and environment had inescapable force … Continued
Mid Term Break Essay

Mid Term Break Essay

Heaney emphasises the sadness of the occasion by describing the coffin surrounded with snowdrops and candles , which he says “soothe the bedside”. The fact that he hasn’t seen his brother for six weeks makes it seem somehow worse. The … Continued
The Affirmation of Death in Emily Dickinson’s Work

The Affirmation of Death in Emily Dickinson’s Work

Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Because I could not stop for Death-“, is a playful allegory in which death is personified as a gentleman. In the first line she writes, “Because I could not stop for death-/ He kindly stopped for me-,” … Continued
To Homer by John Keats

To Homer by John Keats

Within the Mythological Criticism approach, Keats illustrates the use of different archetypes, including the archetype character; example of this is illustrated in the verse “So thou wast blind! – but then the veil was rent,” we can infer that the … Continued
Tyger Anthology Poem

Tyger Anthology Poem

The poem begins with the speaker asking a fearsome tiger what kind of divine being could have created it: “What immortal hand or eye/ Could frame they fearful symmetry? ” Each subsequent stanza contains further questions, all of which refine … Continued
Sonnet 29

Sonnet 29

In the poem, sonnet 29, William Shakespeare uses three different tones to describe the speaker’s mood and attitude toward his state. The speaker resembles Shakespeare’s life in 1592, a time when London’s theatres were closed down because of the plague. … Continued
The Road Not Taken Analysis

The Road Not Taken Analysis

Taken Analysis ”The Road Not Taken” is a poem written by Robert Frost. This poem is a great candidate to be one of the world’s best and this analysis will unveil why it is so. The poetic devices used in … Continued
The Canonization

The Canonization

What is the paradox inherent in the title of the poem “The Canonization” by John Donne? Let us remember that the speaker of this poem appears to be addressing a cynic of love, who is arguing that the speaker’s love … Continued
Compare Contrast Elizabeth Bishop

Compare Contrast Elizabeth Bishop

Letting Go While “The Fish” by Elizabeth Bishop is literally about fishing, one can dive beneath to the deeper meaning of the strength it takes to “let go. ” Similarly, “In Honor of David Anderson Brooks, My Father” by Gwendolyn … Continued
To an Unborn Pauper Chile

To an Unborn Pauper Chile

Hardy considers the probable fate of a child soon to be born into poverty. This is a poem which grew from an incident that he probably witnessed in the Dorchester Magistrate’s Court but Hardy’s sincerity and compassion for the plight … Continued
Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

According to psychoanalytic literary criticism, an individual’s personal life, general view of the world, and personal experience, such as past life tragedies and traumas, largely affect the product of his or her self-expression in terms of literature, poetry, and other … Continued
A Dream Within a Dream Analysis

A Dream Within a Dream Analysis

In the second stanza, he is saying that whatever he wants to keep a hold of is torn from his hands by another force, such as the wave which he is speaking of in line 11. Then he asks God … Continued
Evaluating Poetry Emily Dickinson

Evaluating Poetry Emily Dickinson

Although she spent much of her adult life as a recluse, she had many companions that she corresponded with through letters. Dickinson also spent a great deal of time reading, and drew inspiration from other poets, such as Robert and … Continued
Aquainted with the Night

Aquainted with the Night

Frost was exposed to literature from an early age both of his parents were teachers. He started writing at the age of fifteen; he admired writers such as William Shakespeare, Robert Buras, and William Wordsworth. Spencer and Chris) I believe … Continued
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

Wilbur is a poem about our reason for living. The reason we get up every morning and go about our day according to Wilbur is love. The title of this poem clearly is making that statement. The title however is … Continued