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Ambiguous: capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways Is our destiny set forth in front of us without the possibility of our own intervention? Should we follow traditions rather than making a new path for ourselves? These are but a couple of questions that Robert Frost sets forth for us to answer. Robert Frost's use of ambiguity in the poems "The Road Not Taken," "Design," "Mending Wall," "Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening, " and a few others, gives his poetry a d

Bliss Carman Biography Bliss Carman was a poet who used details of nature impressionistically and symbolically, but not precisely and realistically. Carman helped start a revolt against popular pale and bookish poetry. Much of his own verse- 'Songs from Vagabondia' (1894) and 'Low Tide on Grande Pre' (1893) - glows with vigor of the outdoors. Carman was born April 15, 1861 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He was a younger first cousin of Charles G.D. Roberts and distantly re

Ignorant about Innocence: Hardy's Characters' Revelation Through Experience In "The Last Chrysanthemum," Thomas Hardy asks, "Why should this flower delay so long / To show its tremulous plumes?" He might have well have been posing this question to himself. The British poet wrote most of his greatest verse after the age of sixty. Hardy proves, that through life's journey, a metamorphosis can take place in one's perspective. Through time and experience, innocence is lost, only realized

Through childhood, there were always forces that were beyond our control: gravity hurling us down a slide, the recess bell, or an older brother. In this period of time, we were innocent, unable to know what the effects of these factors were; they caused scars, single file lines, and temper tantrums in the back seat. We were too young to understand what we had gotten ourselves into. Therefore, not having enough experience to know how to make our own choices, we were forced to be swept away

In September of 1958, Anne Sexton enrolled in a graduate level poetry class at Boston University and began her career as a poet. Her professor was the highly-esteemed Robert Lowell, famous among the Boston Brahmin for his literary and intellectual family as well as his own work. In that September, Lowell had yet to publish Life Studies or For the Union Dead, the two publications that would bring him the most notoriety, and Sexton had not even begun to think of her first book, To Bedlam and Par

Subject: English - Dickinson, "Pain has an element of blank..." Although cryptic in language and structure, Dickinson gives her work an instinctually vivid sense of emotion. Her examination of the feeling of pain focuses in on only a few of the subtler nuances of pain that are integral parts of the experience. She draws in on an "Element of Blank" that she introduces in her opening line. In exploring pain, she proposes that this "blankness" is a self-propagating force that is subject to

Analysis of "Sea Fever" by John Masefield John Masefield's poem "Sea Fever" is a work of art that brings beauty to the English language through its use of rhythm, imagery and many complex figures of speech. The meter in "Sea Fever" follows the movement of the tall ship in rough water through its use of iambs and hard hitting spondees. Although written primarily in iambic meter, the meter in "Sea Fever" varies throughout the poem. The imagery in "Sea Fever" suggests an adventur

The way Technology has changed Man: Compare and Contrast of Hopkins and Wordsworth "Where do you want to go today?". We all know this slogan of the most advanced software company in the world, Microsoft. The question we will soon have to answer is were we can't go today. William Wordsworth, a quaint man from the late 18th century and early 19th century, understood the need for change in this world and expressed a pre-mature concern for the future that still applies to this very

Although cryptic in language and structure, Dickinson gives her work an instinctually vivid sense of emotion. Her examination of the feeling of pain focuses in on only a few of the subtler nuances of pain that are integral parts of the experience. She draws in on an "Element of Blank" that she introduces in her opening line. In exploring pain, she proposes that this "blankness" is a self-propagating force that is subject to the dynamic forces of time, history and perception, but only to an

Title: The Road Not Taken - an analysis "Do not follow where the path may lead... Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Robert Frost Everyone is a traveler, choosing the roads to follow on the map of their continuous journey, life. There is never a straight path that leaves one with but a sole direction in which to head. Regardless of the original message that Robert Frost had intended to convey, his poem, "The Road Not Taken", has left its readers with many