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Poetry Essay Examples

The imagery that Soyinka

Using the poems ‘Telephone Conversation’ By Wole Soyinka and ‘Nothing Said’ by Brenda Agard explain how the poets convey and challenge the message in their poems. Also compare the similarities and differences. Both ‘Telephone Conversation’ and ‘Nothing Said’ can be recognised from the outset as poems reflecting the injustice bestowed upon black British citizens in…

‘Anthem for doomed youth’ by Wilfred Owen

The poem ‘Anthem for doomed youth’ by Wilfred Owen is based on the massacre during World War 1. It is a Petrarchan sonnet that deals with the horror faced by adolescent soldiers and questions the real motif behind the wars. By questioning the funeral procedures of dead soldiers and contrasting it with the funerals of…

'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' by Keats and 'When We Two Parted' by Byron

I intend to compare, ‘When We Two Parted’, a romantic poem by Lord Byron and ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’, also a romantic theme but a ballad by John Keats. In ‘When We Two Parted’ the poem tells of a loving relationship which has ended, when one of the partner’s feelings for the other waned….

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Compare and Contrast the poems "The Seduction" by Eileen McAuley and "Cousin Kate" by Christina Rossetti

In my essay I will be comparing two narrative poems: “The Seduction” by Eileen McAuley and “Cousin Kate” by Christina Rossetti. The poems are two contrasting views of love, although they share similar themes and both present a women’s perspective of love from a personal viewpoint. I will also be analysing their differences and similarities…

'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…

Crabbed Age and Youth, Poem Summary

Crabbed Age and Youth Summary Crabbed Age and Youth’ is quite a self-explanatory poem. You wouldn’t really have to delve into the poem too much to discover that it’s about a person who despises the effects of aging, and as a consequence praises the youths. I would like to mention that no-one really knows who…

A personal response Thomas Kinsella

Thomas Kinsella is a poet that is very aware of transience. He also shows me through his poetry that the things we remember as children take on a different meaning when we are older and also that when someone passes away, we also look at the memories of that person in a different way. His…

Gwen Harwood Critical Study

An Australian poet who, seems to develop an imaginative, rich form of poetry through the use of recurring themes. Complex language techniques and even further through the use of sophisticated structures only seen in the most prestigious of poems in the modern era. Gwen Hardwood has a tendency to write poetry that is significant in…

Daffodils by William Wordsworth

I’d like to analyze a poem that was written by a famous English poet William Wordsworth “Daffodils”. William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) was a Romantic poet and a major influence in bringing about the 18th centuries’ Romantic Age of Literature. An original poet for many different artistic qualities, his personality and emotional intelligence had made…

AP Lit Vocab

Accentual Verse Verse whose meter is determined by the number of stressed (accented) syllables—regardless of the total number of syllables—in each line. Many Old English poems, including Beowulf, are accentual; see Ezra Pound’s modern translation of “The Seafarer.” More recently, Richard Wilbur employed this same Anglo-Saxon meter in his poem “Junk.” Traditional nursery rhymes, such…

Sonnet 130

William Shakespeare’s Sonnets is a collection of 154 sonnets published in the early 17th century towards the end of the Renaissance period. It was addressed to two distinct audiences in mind. The first 126 sonnets are written to a young man while Sonnets 127 to 154 are addressed to a “dark lady”. Emotional conflicts are…

Note for American Literature

“The Philosophy of Composition” is an 1846 essay written by American writer Edgar Allan Poe that elucidates a theory about how good writers write when they write well. He concludes that length, “unity of effect” and a logical method are important considerations for good writing. He also makes the assertion that “the death… of a…

cummulitive exam, Skills Lesson : Planning for Research

Read the poem below and answer the question that follows. “Love Compared” by Nizar Qabbani Which statement describes this poem best? The poem uses imagery to show the speaker’s love. What is iambic pentameter? lines of poetry with a pattern of 10 unaccented and accented syllables What is “parody”? a work intended to imitate and…

Elizabethan Poetry

Elizabethan Poetry I Drama dominates our syllabus but the Renaissance was a Golden Age not just for English drama, but also for English poetry. But what was English poetry? George Puttenham’s The Arte of English Poesie (1589) and Sir Philip Sidney’s The Defense of Poesie (1595): early attempts to think about English poetry as a…

The Highwayman Literary Devices

metaphor The wind was a torrent of darkness…. simile Dumb as a dog he listened…. alliteration His face burned like a brand as the black cascade of perfume…… onomatopoeia Tlot-tlot! Tlot-tlot! Had they heard it? personification There was Death at every window….. repetition Then look for me by moonlight, Watch for me by moonlight, I’ll…

John Donne Critical Quotes

Achsah Guibbory on inevitability of contradiction – “For Donne, “For Donne, the process of examining emotional expereince inevitably produces poetry of contradicitons” Achsah Guibbory on influences on love poetry – “he turns “he turns to the Roman Ovid, rather than imitating the Petrarchan love poetry” Achsah Guibbory on Narrative Voice – “Unlike his “Unlike his…

English Literature Anglo-Saxon Review

The Exeter Book Included Anglo-Saxon poetry “The Seafarer” and “The Wanderer” and “The Wife’s Lament”, survived because it was in Exeter Cathedral – one of the benefits of Christianity is that with it the people got churches, libraries, and schools, bound together during King Alfred’s reign Scops Shop; storyteller like a minstrel, indication of the…

Edward Taylor's "Huswifery"

Who was Edward Taylor? A Puritan, who fled to the American colonies because of religious persecution (1642-1729). What poem did he write? Huswifery. What does huswifery mean? Care and management of a household. What is this poem about? The poem is about trying to be closer with God, and being used by God. How does…

EDGAR ALLAN POE 5 POEM ANALYSIS

The rhyme scheme of each of the five stanzas of ‘Spirits of the Dead’ is different. The first stanza follows the pattern AABB. The second stanza is written in ABABCC. The format of the third stanza is AABBCCDD. The fourth stanza goes AABB. Lastly, the fifth stanza follows the pattern AABBCC. Sova, Dawn B. “‘Spirits…

Prentice Hall Literature Poetry Collection 7 and Dust of Snow Poem

Dust of Snow- Poem Type Lyric No Thank You- Poem Type Lyric Parade- Poem Type Lyric Wind and Water and Stone- Poem Type Lyric Lyric poem a highly musical verse that expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker Dust of Snow- Basic Idea to describe winter snow falling on a person’s head and…

The Raven

lattice a structure of crisscrossed strips commonly wood or metal that forms a pattern of openings beguile to influence by deceit; to trick placid calm; peaceful; undisturbed respite a period of rest or relief, as from work or sorrow balm something that heals or soothes, as an ointment he is trying to distract himself from…

Romantic Poetry Multiple Choice

the speaker’s questions in lines 1-2 and 9-10 suggest that the subject of “the lamb” is the creator of the lamb reread lines 5-8 of the chimney sweeper from songs of innocence. the author symbolizes the loss of innocence in these lines with the shaving of tom’s head why are the boys in Tom’s dream…

Poetry and themes

Theme: This poem explores how a person could analyze a poem “The Secret” Levertov Theme: The speaker is literally saying what the title implies “This is Just to Say” Williams Theme: The form and diction of this poem relay its meaning “The Red Wheelbarrow” Williams Theme: A father recollects his daughter’s growth in writing. “The…

Poetry: Forms and Types

Acrostic A poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, name, or phrase when read vertically. See Lewis Carroll’s “A Boat beneath a Sunny Sky.” Alexandrine In English, a 12-syllable iambic line adapted from French heroic verse. The last line of each stanza in Thomas Hardy’s “The Convergence of the…

AP Lit Poetry Questions: Curiosity

How would you describe the tone of the first stanza? Flippant, unattended to, indifferent with a role of the eyes What is the structural purpose of lines 6 and 7? They’re a qualifier What is the value/ purpose of the third stanza? It’s an imperative. It has a commanding tone. In line 16, what does…

Narrative poems

A narrative poem always has a. characters, plot, setting b. humor c. strong images d. personification Its a……. If there was a warning message set to ”Jimmy Jet and his TV ” what would it be. Not to watch or you”ll turn into a TV. What are the geese seen doing in the poem, ”the…

" The Zulu Girl" by Roy Campbell

c) Enjambement _____________ is when one line of poetry flows into the next. a) Metaphor b) Simile c) Enjambement d) Personification a) ababcdcd What is the rhyming scheme for the first stanza of this poem? a) ababcdcd b) aabbccdd c) abbacddc d) abcdabcd b) Metaphor ” Like a broad river” from line 12 is an…

11th Grade Unit 4: "Self-Reliance," "Concord Hymn," and "The Snowstorm" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Self-Reliance” In this essay, Emerson exhorts readers to avoid blindly conforming to the ideas and and behavior dictated by society or peers. Instead, he urges people to think independently. “Concord Hymn” In this poem, Emerson praises the bravery of the minutemen who fought at Lexington and Concord. The poem conveys the message that people who…

A2 English Literature: Critics of Metaphysical Poetry

John Donne: Feminist Criticisms David Buck Beliles: “The simple fact that for the most part Donne denies voice to the woman would seem to leave ample and fertile ground for feminist critics to raise charges of sexism” Elizabeth D. Harvey: Harvey finds “the speaker’s praise for his mistress specious at best”. Helen Carr talks of…

Modern Indo-English Poetry

Modern English poetry in India is one of the many new literatures which began to emerge at the end of the Second World War, after the end of colonialism. Unlike the Africa and Caribbean creative writings, modern Indian poetry in English did not have an obvious direct relationship with the cultural movements that had led…

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