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Response to Derek Walcott’s ‘Love After Love’

The main idea of the poem is about looking back on your life and feasting upon what you have achieved, “Feast on your life.” I further believe that the poem is about finding your inner self and getting to know the inside of you that you have once known but lost. A key theme of…

In What ways are Edna St Vincent Millay and Elizabeth Barrett Browning similar in their attitudes to Love and men

A sonnet is a poem that always has fourteen lines. There are two types of sonnet; the Pertrachan and the Shakespearean. “What lips my lips have kissed”, is a Petrarchan by Edna St Vincent Millay. This means that it is made up of either a sestet and an octet or an octet and a sestet….

Compare how the theme of love is presented in Shakespeare’s sonnets and any other poem of your choice from those studied

Love poetry has been written for many centuries. The ideas expressed by Shakespeare and Browning are still relevant today. Love is not a tangible thing; it is an emotion so it can be perceived in many different ways. Shakespeare has infamously used sonnets to express his ideas on love. ‘Shall I compare thee…? ‘ is…

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The Portrayal of Love in A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

There are many types of love in the world, each special, delicate, and held in their own unique way. In John Donne’s “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”, the love that the two people experience is transcendent, knowing no confines of time and space as most ordinary love does. This love is everlasting; nothing can break it,…

Silver Wedding By Vernon Scannell

A poem that I feel relates to the topic of “Marriage and Birth and Death” is Silver Wedding by Vernon Scannell. This poem deals simultaneously with the themes of marriage and death. The poem is about Vernon’s feelings in the aftermath his Silver Wedding anniversary. He starts with a very dramatic, depressing introduction. “The party…

The ways in which poets make use of form and language to present their views on love and marriage

The two poems studied from the nineteenth century on love and loss give a very different view on love and marriage. A woman to her lover, by Christina Walsh gives a view of a woman wanting co-equal love, whereas in My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, there is a view of patriarchal love and dominance…

La Belle Dame Sans Merci Analysis

La Belle Dame Sans Merci is an allegorical poem that uses folklore and tradition to represent ideas about life and impending death. These two contrasting themes are represented with the use of nature as a moderator for the author’s imagery and diction throughout the twelve stanzas of the poem. We can relate the emotions conveyed…

‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day’, ‘The Flea’ and ‘To a Stranger’

Love is a theme which seems to be unescapable. It is in everyday life and it affects everyone. Love has been a topic of much of the great literature which we keep in high esteem. Thus it is an ideal theme to do as the three poems being analysed are pieces of great literature, mainly…

The Griesly Wife, Frankie and Johnny and The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond

The Griesly Wife is a great poem which reveals a significant moral in life. This ballad says that forcing a woman into something which you desire and she does not is a wrong thing; there are different consequences and results of your off-balance actions. The poem has us paying attention to a serious scenario which…

Poetry Terms (Consonance and Assonance)

metaphor comparing two things that are unlike simile comparing two unlike things using “like” or “as” hyperbole figurative language that uses an extreme exaggeration personification figurative language in which a non-living entity is given human characteristics alliteration when a series of words have the repeated first sound of a word rhyme when two words sound…

Romantic & Metaphysical Poetry

The writing of metaphysical poetry began during the – 1600s Of or relating to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible/ abstract and theoretical reasoning Metaphysical To explore abstract concepts, the metaphysical poets use (2 things) Intellect and logic The central figure of the metaphysical movement John Donne Samuel Johnson criticized the…

The First Snowfall

Who is the speaker? the father, James Russell Lowell What is the setting? inside the house looking out of the window What is the subject? a father grieving over the death of his child’s death Who is the addressee? general audience What is the occasion? remembering the day his child was buried What kinds of…

American Poetry: Imagism, Ezra Pound & Amy Lowell

Pound: Born-Died 1885-1972 Born, Hailey, Idaho Died in Venice, Italy, with wife Olga Rudge Pound’s Poetry style – Modern verse–of ellipses to indicate panicky tone – “Make it new” – Magic moments, experimental; free verse; instant of time – “Poetry must be as well written as prose” – No fluff: minimalistic approach – Inspiration from…

English 1102 – Poetry

Speaker Not to be confused with the author. The persona, can either be participant (first person) or an observer (third person). Audience The reader or listener of poetry. Narrative poetry Poetry whose main function is to tell a story. Epic poetry A long narrative poem about the exploits of a hero. Folk epics Work originally…

Poetry Reading Test #4

The First section of the poem (lines 1-12), the speaker seeks to convey a feeling of contentment In context, “saddening” line 7 suggests that the clouds have become darker The speaker gives symbolic significance to which of the following? 1,2,3 only Lines 11 and 12 (the.. silence) are best understood to mean which of the…

Harlem Renaissance Unit Test Poetry Themes

“Dream Variation” Aspirations “Elevator Boy” Lack of economic opportunities “For a Lady I Know” Racism reflected in religion “Golgotha is a Mountain” Racial / religious persecution “Harlem Wine” Life neglected due to racism “Hatred” Rejection of/ by race, religion, or rejected lover “I, Too” Pride in self “Incident” Traumatic experience “Long Gone” Freedom/ lack of…

American Lit:Confessional Poetry

Confessional Poetry The poetry of the personal or “I.” This style of writing emerged in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Erases distance between speaker and poet. Autobiographical, Narrative and highly emotive. more relaxed. Confessional poetry began from ___ to ___ 1950s – 1960s The subject of confessional poetry is often _____ that one experiences…

Poetry Game: Daffodils by William Wordsworth

“wandered” This means to go from place to place without a special reason, purpose, or direction. “oft” This means “Often”. “host” This means a large number of people or things. “but they out-did the sparkling waves in glee” This means that the daffodils danced more and seemed even happier than the waves in the water….

Time and Place Poetry Quotes

‘Where we…the sea’ Where the Picnic was Fire is a universal imagery of life briar is wild plant – similar to his wild and free emotions at the time establishes a pastoral image (One Quote) ‘Last relic of the band/Who came that day!’ Where the Picnic was merriment lost in time relics are religious/precious exclamation…

Crime Poetry — Violence

‘Peter Grimes’ Victims suffer blows and bruises which eventually end in their brutal death. ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ The criminal explains calmly that ‘he found a thing to do’, and swiftly murders victim. ‘My Last Duchess’ The criminal cannot stand the victim’s perceived promiscuity, so commissions their death. ‘The Laboratory’ The violence is vividly imagined in this…

Oedipus the King/Tragedy/Amadeus

Tragedy Literal Meaning Tragedy literally means “Goat Song” Dithyrambic Poetry Tragedy had its beginnings in an improvisational type of poetry called dithyrambic poetry Who was dithyrambic poetry sung by? Dithyrambic poetry was sung by a group of dancers The chorus dressed up as satyrs and performed during festivals celebrating the god of Dionysus What was…

***poetry/emily dickinson

birth date of emily dickinson: december 10, 1830 date of death of emily dickinson: may 15, 1886 how did emily die? from bright’s disease – kidney failure where did she live her whole life? amherst, massachusetts emily’s relationships with family? dad – admired his “pure and terrible” heart, he encouraged her education (but not “crazy”…

Poetry: The Sorrow of True Love

Poet Edward Thomas Speaker Someone broken hearted Summary The speaker is talking of how love is positive until it ends and that is the true sorrow. Theme A broken heart Form 12 line sonnet Structure – enjambment – rhyming couplets Removed eternally from the sun’s law. last line Of drops that from remorse and pity…

Poetic Devices of Post-Colonial Poetry

Accent A certain word that stands out in the beat of the line. Allegory Interpreted to hide a hidden meaning Alliteration Occurrence of the same letter or sound Allusion An indirect reference that draws a certain thought to mind Anagogy A mystical or spiritual interpretation of a word or section Analogy Comparison between 2 things…

To My Mother

“To my mother” a poem written by George Barker is about a boy encouraging his mother to come out of her sorrows. The persona of this poem is encouraging his mother to fight her sorrows and overcome them because he has a lot of “faith” in her and also “loves” her. The message George Barker…

Poem Voacb

Poetry Metaphors-Speak of one thing in terms of another All the world’s a stage Personification-to give human traits Imagery-Descriptive language that creates vivid impressions Sensory language- Provides details related to site sound taste touch smell in movement Sound devices-I would use a number of sound devices to achieve the musical quality Rhythm-Is the repetition of…

Poetry Midterm

Verse 1) Any single line of poetry 2) any composition written in separate lines of more or less regular rhythm, in contrast to prose Paraphrase Restatement in one’s own words of what one understands a poem to say or suggest. Similar to a summary, not as brief or simple. Subject The main topic of a…

Henry Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Born in Portland, Maine Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Watched ships while thinking Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Published first poem at 13 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Went to Bowdoin College Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Knew foreign languages very well Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Married Mary Potter Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Became a professor at Bowdoin College Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…

MODERN: WAR POETRY

OWEN: Jeremy Paxman on contradiction The fascination of his life is his embodiment of contradictions. OWEN: Owen on being a soldier “It is a great life, you could not be visited by a band of friends half so fine as surround me here. OWEN: Guy Cuthbertson on tone This wobbling of tone between starkness and…

Poetry of William Blake (all questions!)

Where in the poem does the speaker wonder if the tiger may have been created by God? What imagery tells us that the tiger could also be a demonic creation? Right at the middle the speaker wonders if the tiger was created by God. There is a lot of imagery that tells us the tiger…

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