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Poetry Essay Examples

Brevity of human life

‘Many of the writers in this anthology use poetry to examine the idea of the brevity of human life, but they treat this idea in very different ways. ‘ The brevity of life is a theme often explored, not only through poetry, but in day to day life. For many years people have been engaging…

William Wordsworth’s “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey” Essay

“Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey” is a coming-full-circle of kinds for the poet William Wordsworth. By composing the verse form. he had taken stock of all the experiences he experienced over the old ages. every bit good as all the alterations he had gone through. In this twenty-four hours and age. it…

George Herbert

Herbert’s is visibly devout and requires very little in-depth reading to realise this. He’s so focused on the deliverance of a religious message that he even structures the poem’s shape according to the context to the poem, which is obviously indicative of his piousness, but what appears in his poetry is also that despite this…

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The Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy is a poet who characterizes her written poetry through carefully channelled dramatic monologues. Through her work, many themes and issues are explored, including that of loss, love, adolescence, change and being misplaced. Her propositions in this poetry are not to create a mystique or confusion, but to communicate through the usage of…

The poem "half-caste"

In the poem “half-caste” John Agard uses a variety of metaphors. He refers to things that are multicoloured to get his point across “yu mean when Picasso mix red an green is a half-caste canvas” John Agard is trying to tell his audience that Picasso doesn’t just use one colour in his paintings, he uses…

The poem the City Planners

In the poem the ‘City Planners’ and ‘Where I come from’ by Margaret Atwood and Elizabeth Brewster respectively, the poets use metaphors, imagery and use of negative as well as positive diction to describe the influence of the People over nature and animal kingdom. Atwood uses furious and resented tone and diction to describe the…

The poem How Do I Love Thee?

In what ways, and how, does Elizabeth Barrett Browning convey deep and eternal love in the poem “How Do I Love Thee? ” from the Sonnets from the Portuguese XLIII? The poem “How Do I Love Thee? ” from the Sonnets from the Portuguese XLIII is a Petrarchan sonnet of fourteen lines, consisting of an…

Langston Hughes Poetry Essay

The illustration of social class between White and Black Society, portrayed through Langston Hughes’ poems Theme for English B, Democracy and I Too Sing America African American poet, Langston Hughes, exposes the history of the segregation of white and black society in America through his various collections of poetry. More specifically, he portrays the illustration…

Thomas Hardy - analysis of three poems

An epitaph is an inscription upon a tomb, in few verses for the casual observer to read carefully. It is usually carved in stone and is very synthetic. The Elegy is much more lengthy than an epitaph. The two genres differ not only in lengths, but also in subject matter, since the epitaph is a…

Night of the Scorpio

The author in “Sacrifice” tries to put the reader in the perspective of the goat to make it feel more intense which takes place in the first and third stanza. In the fourth stanza, the children, blank templates, are looking on over this “tableau”, being programmed as though this is a normal occurrence. The “Night of…

Hitler's first photograph

In the second poem “Hitler’s first photograph”, Szymborska is mulling over the infinite opportunities with which a child is presented. She, and we, know the outcome for this particular child, but the persona in the poem is unaware; this is why we call this type of poem a dramatic irony: “Will he grow up to…

Warning & Jenny Joseph

However in the third stanza she reverts to the present and begins with “but” which acts as a drive word in that it changes the mood of the poem even though the pace remains the same. The list like form to the poem now reverts to a complaint opposed to a positive proposal for the…

Critical Lens Essay on Rime of the Ancient Mariner Essay

The Romantic period. which lasted from 1780 to 1837. was a clip of invention and imaginativeness. particularly in the field of literature ( hearts-ease. org ) . Not merely was literature changing. but so was the whole universe. There was a strong sense of patriotism. self-expression. inquiries were asked. and people were more concerned with…

The poem 'Half-past Two'

The poem ‘Half-past Two’ is written from a child’s point of view, and serves to identify the problems that could occur when a child is faced with an authoritative adult. The impact of the teacher’s behaviour on the child is frequently emphasized, either by the use of italics or capitals. In the second line of…

Refugee Mother and Child

The poem “Refugee Mother and Child” is the representation of the universal theme, of mother and child and an example of the true and advanced works of Chinua Achebe. Chinua Achebe was born in the 1930’s, an African novelist and poet, who wrote the poem ” Refugee Mother and Child” after visiting people in countries…

Night of the Scorpion and Vultures Poem Comparison

The two poems ‘Night of the Scorpion’ and ‘Vultures’ are both similar in several ways but the most obvious similarity is that both poems involve animals. Both poems also involve evil and love, ‘Night of the Scorpion’ talking about the evil of a scorpion’s sting and a mother’s love and ‘Vultures’ talking about how evil…

Sonnet and No Second Troy

In this essay I’m going to be comparing two love poems. The two poems I will be comparing are “Sonnet” be Edna St Vincent Millay and “No Second Troy” composed by Irelands most famous writer, William Butler Yeats. I hope to look in detail at both poems and to be able to compare and contrast…

Cynddylan and Lore

In Cynddylan, Thomas contrasts a farmer’s personality to farming after he has started using a tractor on everyday work on his land with before when all his farming was done by hand and tool. Cynddylans’ attitude towards nature has now been changed by this machine that helps him but masks the beauty of his surroundings….

Comparison of snake poems

It is a common belief that snakes are venomous and deceitful creatures, but in my opinion, snakes are pleasant animals. I will now examine two poems about snakes to see whether the poets agree with my views. In Emily Dickinson’s poem, she expresses her feelings towards a snake and briefly describes an encounter with one….

Out, out

Robert Frost effectively reveals the fragility of life in his poem “Out, out-“. Through a cold detached tone he explores the consequences of a young boy’s misfortune, as he has a horrific accident with a buzz saw. Strong, vivid imagery is used to picture the scene and conjure images of the horrific accident. He teaches…

One Art

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster, Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn’t hard to master. Then practice losing farther, losing faster: places,…

I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou and Ego Tripping by Nikki Giovanni

I am going to compare two poems called ” I know why the caged bird sings” By Maya Angelou and ” Ego Tripping” By Nikki Giovanni. Both of these poems are about wanting to be free and what they went through their life, however each of the poems has its own perspective, “I know why…

Jessie Pope Poetry

Studying war poetry from around the 1914 period has given me an insight into the variety of feeling and emotion going on during the war, from writing strictly in propaganda to obscenely crude it seems incredible what the soldiers were tricked into, and went through. Both poems, ‘Who’s for the game? ‘ and ‘Dulce et…

Example of a Ballad Poem

Ballads are old poems or songs, which narrate stories. It is a rhythmic tale of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or ironic, almost inevitably catastrophic. We do not know where the word ‘Ballad’ originated from, however it is thought to come from the French ‘Ballade’; which means song with a dance. Ballads…

When we two parted by Lord Byron and First Love by John Clare

Explore the themes of “love and Loss’ and how they are expressed in the poems “When we two parted” by Lord Byron and “first Love” by John Clare. Answer “When we two parked” by Lord Byron and “First Love” by John Clare both deal with love that was once dear and is lost. While “When…

Analysis of War Photographer

The author of this poem ‘Carol Ann Duffy’ is a well known English poet. She wrote a lot of poems about varied subjects. She was born in 1955 in Scotland. Duffy’s experience in life may have affected her writings in many ways. Her writings mostly have simple casual language and are marked by their philosophical…

Stealing, Education for Leisure and Originally

This essay analyses and evaluates the underlying theme of alienation in these three poems. It compares and contrasts the ways in which the different poems present alienation to the reader and how effectively this has been portrayed. Alienation is when a person is socially withdrawn or isolated from others, causing aggression or loss of friendliness….

Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock explores the emotional and conflicting thoughts of a middle-aged man who is indecisive of attending a party to meet a woman. His indecisiveness is caused by his hypocrisy towards the higher classes of society along with his self-consciousness and concern for superficial matters. He concludes that he has…

Other cultures poetry

“Ain’t I a woman? ” which was written by Sojourner Truth in 1854 and Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I rise” which was written in the 20th century both deal with the themes of racism and inequality between white and black people and especially white and black women. The first poem is Sojourner Truth’s, which asks…

The windeby girls

Seamus Heaney was a great poet who was influenced by his surroundings and the mystic secrets of the landscape. He was taken in by the idea of the beautiful peatlands that could preserve almost any object or person it swallowed. Over the years the peatlands has been used for a variety of things. In this…

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