Poetry

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A Childhood Revisited In May Swenson's poem "The Centaur," various elements of imagery, language, point of view, and structure convey great meaning in the poem. Imagery and language depict the playful, imaginative nature of a child. Similarly, point of view and structure illustrate the joyous, carefree thoughts and feelings associated with childhood. Various examples of imagery demonstrate Swenson's recollection of a memorable, aesthetic childhood experience. The poet remembers a time wh

Robert Browning, an English poet, was born May 7, 1812, to Robert browning Sr., Sarah Anna Wiedmann Browning. Sarah Browning, from German-Scottish descent, was a musician, a lover of nature, and a devout evangelical Christian. She was the stronger of the two parents, and also guided Robert through his developmental stages. Mrs. Browning was a woman of common sense and stability. Browning's sister Sarianna, who was born in 1814, inherited his mothers' qualities. Browning's father was

My name is Lennie Small. My name is one of the few things I know. The name I should be given is "stupid" or "ignorant" because that is what I am. I admit it, I am not very bright. That is why I have my friend George. He guides me and allows me to utilize my strength. If I were by myself I would cause much trouble for I do not understand many things. I think I'm like the ox. They are big, strong, and stupid. They have small brains and big muscles. That is a lot like me.

"Out, Out--" by Robert Frost is a poem about a young boy who dies as a result of cutting his hand using a saw. To describe this event Frost uses different stylistic including imagery, personification, repetition, iambic pentameter, blank verse and variation in sentence length. He also makes a reference to Macbeth's speech in the Shakespearean play Macbeth. Frost begins the poem by describing a young boy cutting some wood using a buzz-saw. The setting is Vermont and the time is late afternoon.

Fire and Ice (From Harper's Magazine, December 1920.) 1 Some say the world will end in fire, 2 Some say in ice. 3 From what I've tasted of desire 4 I hold with those who favor fire. 5 But if it had to perish twice, 6 I think I know enough of hate 7 To know that for destruction ice 8 Is also great 9 And would suffice. When I first read this poem, the first thing that I notice is general idea that whoever is speaking (in first person) is describi

"Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" Crossing Brooklyn Ferry is a sensitive, detailed record of Whitman's thoughts and observations about the continuity of nature and brotherhood while aboard a ferry between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Through the use of exclamation , repetition, and apostrophe, Whitman conveys his joyful belief in world solidarity and mans acceptance of god through truth, nature and beauty. Whitman begins the poem by describing his love and curiosity for the people that board the hundr

Five Poem Analyses Robert Frost is a simple, yet unconventional poet. Frost did things his own way and as a result took quite a bit of heat from the critics of his time. The main reason why I chose Robert Frost is because his poems are relatively simple and fairly easy to understand. "Ghost House" is an extremely descriptive poem descriptive poem illustrating an old haunted house. The imagery in this poem is marvelous. This poem allows the reader to see the house as if they were s

The Description Of Pain In Emily Dickinson's Poetry In her description of pain, Emily Dickinson treats its effects on both the body and the soul. In poem 244, she presents a comparison between physical and psychological pain. According to poem 806, pain is a state through which the soul gets liberated from the body. The poet also describes the way Doctors struggle with pain and find themselves helpless in front of some kinds of it as in poems 177 and 396. Another phenomenon that is associated

511 If you were coming in the Fall, I'd brush the Summer by With half a smile, and half a spurn, As Housewives do, a Fly. If I could see you in a year, I'd wind the months in balls- And put them each in separate Drawers, For fear the numbers fuse- If only Centuries, delayed, I'd count them on my Hand, Subtracting, till my fingers dropped Into Van Deimen's Land. If certain, when this life was out- That yours and mine, should be I'd toss it yonder, like a Rind, And tak

Apology for Impatience for Gloria. On first reading, this poem seems quite incomprehensible. Out of context, the poem appears to be about love and relationships. "Apology for Impatience" was written in 1963 (wife dead?) and it was written for Gloria, his wife. Dawe rarely uses a first person persona and it is through his use of the first person persona and the fact that it was written for his wife, that leads me to believe that Dawe was not just making a comment on love, but on his lo