Poetry

Petrarch and Wyatt Compared

In the world of poetry, imitation occurs at every turn. Many poets will take an original form of poetry and copy the style. This can be said about Sir Thomas Wyatt who attempts to mimic Petrarch’s form; when the symbols, tone, images, rhyme, and setting in Wyatt’s poem “Whoso list to hunt” are compared to …

Comparison Between Always and Tonight I Can Write

The poems by Pablo Neruda that I chose to analyze are complete opposites. In “Always” he describes his feelings for a woman and how they are forever. In “Tonight I Can Write”, Neruda writes about the end of a relationship, the end of love. His descriptions are very vivid in both poems, vivid enough that …

Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave

“Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave? ” was first published in the Saturday Review on September 27, 1913, then in Thomas Hardy’s 1914 collection, satires of Circumstance: Lyrics and Reveries with Miscellaneous Pieces. The poem reflects Hardy’s interest in death and events beyond everyday reality, but these subjects are presented humorously, with a strong …

Poem Introductions- Stories of Ourselves Cie

Because I Could Not Stop for Death In “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” the author is taken on a metaphorical “ride” past her entire life and to her end by a personified death. Symbolism, personification and alliteration are used to highlight the fact that she has come to accept fate as natural and …

Eavan Boland Poems

The poem “This Moment” sees Boland take her inspiration for ordinary everyday domestic and common place scenes. It is a poem of intense tenderness that takes an ordinary event of a child running into its mother’s arms and deems it worthy of artistic expression. Boland uses very short sentences to that culminate to the climax …

Criticism on the Poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

The first poem that Dylan Thomas ever published, when he was only eighteen, was an early version of “And Death Shall Have No Dominion. ” The cycle of life and death formed a constant underlying theme throughout his poetry since that earliest effort. In “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night,” a moving plea …

The Curse of the Sacred Fruit

In the beginning of time a serpent slithered through a garden as he notices a soft nude woman walking alone. The serpent comes up behind her and tells the beautiful woman of the apple from a sacred tree that will make her as all knowing and powerful as god. Although god had told this woman …

William Butler Yeats

To Yeats, his ideas of the Irish politics of his time were never far from his modernist poems. He makes the political world seem a place of passion and contradictions, like art, requiring of us not to understand history in moral terms, such as “good and bad” but, rather, in seemingly emotionally artistic terms, like …

The Rhymes in Christina Rossetti’s Echo

In the three-stanza lyric poem “Echo,” Christina Rossetti uses rhyme as a way of saying that one might regain in dreams a love that is lost in realit. As the dream of love is to the real love, so is an echo to an original sound. From the comparison comes the title of the poem …

Rita Dove

The poet that I have chosen to do is Rita Dove. In her newest collection of poems, Sonata Mulattica, there were many to choose from. However the two that I wanted to look deeper into were Exit and Golden Oldie. In both poems she is able to convey strong emotions in the characters she described. …

Common Theme in Cinderella and Barbie Doll

In the two poems, “Cinderella and Barbie Doll,” both authors use different literary devices to prove a common theme. The common theme throughout both poems is that people will mutilate themselves to obtain what they perceive as happiness. Also, the poems show how societies create a standard of living, which classifies how certain genders should …

Mpare and Contrast the Way in Which Heaney and Clarke Portray Childhood Experiences

Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney and Stealing Peas by Gillian Clarke both approach passion and disappointment in life by describing childhood experience. They explore love and regret through the description of childhood and nature; Blackberry Picking through the explicit meaning of picking blackberries but them decomposing, and Stealing Peas through the explicit meaning of children …

Uphill

“Uphill” by Christina Rossetti is about the journey of life, or death, to heaven. The poem is an exchange of a series of brief and succinct questions and answers between two speakers: an inquiring traveler who asks many questions about the journey of life or death in which she is heading to (heaven), and an …

From Anxiety to Power: Grammar and Crisis in Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

In the article “From Anxiety to Power: Grammar and Crisis in Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”, by Roger Gilbert, he talks about Walt Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”. Gilbert feels that this poem is odd for Whitman because he “never speaks directly of death” (339). He says that “Whitman’s tone remains resolutely ebullient” (341), even though death …

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Judith Beveridge Speech

Judith Beveridge is a poet of great detail. Her poems are written with strong use of language. Strong imagery of her observations and contrasts of her views help create her poems meaning and effect on the reader. Beveridge’s texts are valuable to the understanding of human and nature’s precious life, and her appreciation for life …

London

Many people see London in different perspectives, both positive and negative in both poetry and prose. William Wordsworth and William Blake are two poets which expressed their views and opinions in many contrasting ways about London through poems and prose. The two poets discovered London and valued it in assorted ways. William Wordsworth was a …

Comparing Catrin, the Affiction of Margaret, Digging, and on My First Sonne

In both “Catrin” and “The affliction of Margaret”, both poets talk about their child who is either changing or has left them. The main difference however is that “The affection of Maraget” is a narrative while “Catrin” is written as a first person perceptive. Both poems use the metaphors of chains or ropes to symbolise …

Two Poems of Emily Dickinson and Mary Oliver

Comparison and Contrast Essay between two Poems of Emily Dickinson and Mary Oliver Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, or called Emily Dickinson for short (1830 – 1886) and Mary Oliver (1935), are the two poets who contributed great works of art to American society during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In spite of several characteristics …

Analysis of First Love by John Clare

First love is a poem, which encapsulates the experience the poet has falling in love for the first time. It is rejoicing the love he attained for a woman named Mary Joyce however there is sadness and a feeling of dissatisfaction hovering in the background. This feeling exists, as the love was unrequited. The poem …

Is Poetry Still Relevant in Today's Society

Poetry has been used throughout the centuries, but is it still relevant in today’s society? some major aspects of poems are relevant today such as; subject matters, structure, rhythm, rhyme and the desire for expression of one’s own self in a written form. There are also aspects which may not be of relevance in modern …

Choose Any Two Love or War Poems Studied and Compare and Contrast the Pair

The first poem I am going to write about is the Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred lord Tennyson. Alfred was born on the 6th of August 1809 in Lincolnshire England. Alfred died on the 6th of October 1892. The poem is talking about war that he read in the newspaper and he wrote …

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