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Love and Sex in First Love by John Clare and Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds

Sex Without Love” by Sharon Olds and “First Love by John Clare” are two poems that present extreme situations in men-woman relationships: pure love is emphasized in the former, and sex is emphasized in the latter. In “Sex Without Love” by Sharon Olds the speaker does not present images of love but images of casual…

Rites of Passage by Sharon Olds

It would be impossible to go through life without attending at least a single children’s party. In these special occasions one scarcely remembers the details, just the assessment at the end of the day whether the food was good or if it was fun. But for poet and writer extraordinaire, Sharon Olds, she did not…

The Mouth

The poem “The Mouth” written by bpNichol is littered with ambiguity. You could pick any line in any stanza and find something with a double meaning. In the second stanza, Nichol writes: “You were never supposed to talk when it was full. It was better to keep it shut if you had nothing to say….

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Language in Seamus Heaney’s North

Roman Jakobson, one of the chief representatives of the Russian School of Formalism, described the language of poetry as “organized violence committed on ordinary speech. ” Thus, according to Jakobson, the aesthetic quality of a poem could be explained by means of linguistic analysis. As literature is an art that employs words to convey its…

William Butler Yeats Nationalism and Myths

The poetry and plays of W. B. Yeats often take subject matter from traditional Celtic folklore and myth. By incorporating into his work the stories and characters of Celtic origin, Yeats endeavored to encapsulate something of the national character of his beloved Ireland. The reasons and motivations for Yeats’ use of Celtic themes can be…

No Longer Mourn for Me When I am Dead by William Shakespeare

The poem I choose that make me familiar about love in this world is “No Longer Mourn for Me When I am Dead” by William Shakespeare. I choose this poem because it uses great rhyme scheme, imagery, and tone. This poem provides people and opportunity to know the world better and how you know someone…

The Wave – Individuals and Their World

“Be around the people you want to be like, because you will be like the people you are around”. People can’t deny the truth that they are easily influenced by the area, people around them and experiences they have as well. The environment, relationships and experiences do play an important role on shaping the individual…

The Story of Tom Brennan

Does it matter? Losing your leg? Does it matter? Losing your sight? Do they matter? Those dreams from the pit? Poetry of Siegfried Sassoon reveals the true horrors of world war one. Good morning year 11 and sir. Siegfried Sassoon was a soldier in world war one which was fought between 1914 to 1918. This…

Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen’s poetry effectively conveys his perspectives on human conflict through his experiences during The Great War. Poems such as ‘Futility’ and ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ portray these perceptions through the use of poetic techniques, emphasising such conflicts involving himself, other people and nature. These themes are examined in extreme detail, attempting to shape meaning…

Poem Analysis: The Little Boy Lost vs. The Little Girl Lost

A belief of envisioning a future to seek your creator is a task many people, young or old, continue to accomplish today. William Blake’s two poems from Songs of Experience: “The Little Boy  Lost” and “The Little Girl Lost” recognizes two children of different genders living through a time of need. The narrator in these…

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