The poem “Fern Hill”, by Dylan Thomas, is being told by a speaker who is recalling his youthful past. Many images, symbols, and metaphors increase the depth of the speaker’s message to the reader.
An image that is spoke about alot in the poem is the color of gold. Gold is usually used with youthful objects. Gold represents vibrance. Vib
“On the Pulse of Morning,” is a poem written by Maya Angelou. In this poem, Angelou depicts personification. Personification is an element of
literature in which an object or an animal is given human characteristics.
Angelou uses personification to give the rock, the river, and the tree the
ability to speak to the reader.
The poem, “Suicide Note,” by Janice Mirikitani, depicts an Asian-American female college student who committed suicide by jumping out of her dormitory window. Her last words, thoughts, and feelings were left behind in a suicide note, describing why this had to happen.
This was a tragic accident that should not have happened, in fact, it s
During the 17th century, certain poets wrote poems with the specific purpose of persuading a woman to have sexual intercourse with them. Three of these seduction poems utilize several strategies to do this: Andrew Marvells To His Coy Mistress, and Donnes A Valediction: Forbidden Mourning and The Flea. Some of the reasoning used by both poe
There are so many variables it is hard to pinpoint exactly what motivated Frost to recall this harvest of apples. Is it day time or is it night? It could be night since Frost says, Im drowsing off. The poem tries to give you the impression of early morning hours but that is deceiving. Since Frost speaks in the past tense when talking about t
The poem Not Waving But Drowning struck an emotional chord inside of me upon reading it. Stevie Smiths simple but poignant poem is an incredible description of my first detox from alcohol. Each line in each paragraph took me right back to that sense of impending doom I felt five years ago in my parents basement
The Convergence of the Twain by Thomas Hardy describes the sinking of the Titanic to comment on the superiority of nature over the fleeting reality of vanity. The narrator uses the inevitable meeting of the iceberg and the ship to demonstrate natures power. The voyage seemed extremely safe and confident to the general public, and no mortal eye
In the poem, Babi Yar, Yevgeny Yevtushenko does a wonderful job of
paying tribute to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. He does this by
portraying the history of the Jewish people. Yevtushenko also uses
various literary devices to heighten the sentiment of the poem.
The opening lines of Anne Stevenson’s poem The Victory set a tone
of conflict. This poem, at its surface, expresses a mother’s thoughts
on giving birth to a son. Stevenson describes the mixed feelings many
mothers have upon the delivery of their first born. The final release
from pregnancy and birthing pains, coupled
Yevtushenko speaks in first person throughout the poem. This
creates the tone of him being in the shoes of the Jews. As he says in
lines 63-64, “No Jewish blood is mixed in mine, but let me be a Jew .
. . ” He writes the poem to evoke compassion for the Jews and make
others aware of their hardships and injustices. “O
The epic poem Beowulf describes the most heroic man of the
Anglo-Saxon times. The hero, Beowulf, is a seemingly invincible person
with all the extraordinary traits required of a hero. He is able to
use his super-human physical strength and courage to put his people
before himself. He encounters hideous monsters and t
Why has the poem Beowulf appealed to sophisticated audiences for more than twelve hundred years? Before and after the Bible ethnic groups told traditional stories of there own views on heroes and villains. Since Beowulf also has characters like the hero and the villain, type of scenery. The reason people love to watch and read stories about good v
The poem Beowulf is an excellent example of an epic; it is a long verse narrative on a serious subject, told in a formal and elevated style, and centred on a heroic or quasi-divine figure on whose actions depends the fate of a tribe, a nation, or the human race (Abrams 76). When Beowulf is introduced in the story, he is not yet king as are Hrothg
In his poetry which he wrote during his time in jail, Breyten Breytenbach shows that his wife and his love for her had a tremendous influence on his survival under the physically and emotionally harsh conditions of prison.
The thought of his wife allowed Breyten Breytenbach to escape from the horrors of his surroundings in prison and gave
When we were boys, we had a choice: stay in the car or else follow him into Wine Mart, that cavernous retail barn, down aisle after aisle, California reds to Australian blends
to French dessert wines, past bins loaded like bat racks with bottles, each with its own heraldic tag, its licked coat of arms, trailing after our father pushing the e
Do you live for today, or worry about tomorrow? If you live for today you follow the ideals of Carpe Diem, which is defined as seize the day. Many people and lifestyles follow these ideals and, they do not worry about tomorrow.
In The Passionate Shepherd, Marlowe shows seizing the day by thinking of everything beautifully. To him not
Ceremonies are prevalent throughout T.S. Eliots poem “The
Waste Land”. Eliot relies on literary contrasts to illustrate the
specific values of meaningful, effectual rituals of primitive society
in contrast to the meaningless, broken, sham rituals of the modern
day. These contrasts serve to show how ceremonies can b
According to Andrew the Chaplain, the founder of the formal doctrine of courtly love, Love is an inborn suffering proceeding from the sight and immoderate thought upon the beauty of the other sex, for which cause above all other things one wishes to embrace the other and, by common assent, in this embrace to fulfill the commandments of love.1