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|Poetry||'my papa's waltz' by theodor roethke||Mid-Term Paper: Intro. to Poetry. "My Papa's waltz" by Theodor Roethke. Written by: Lior Ashkenazy. To:Dr. Ruth Kolani. In Theodor Roethke's "My Papa's waltz" the reader finds a horrid experiance, the beating of a child by his father, which is told in a way of a romantic and beutifull dance - the waltz. The feeling one get from reading this poem is that the narrator, at leas...|
|Poetry||"a mongoliod child handling shells on the beach" robert snyder||Diction, Theme and Imagery in Richard Snyders Intro To Poetry "A Mongoloid Child Handling Shells on the Beach" When you first read Richard Snyders narrative poem, "A Mongoloid Child Handling Shells on the Beach", it m...|
|Poetry||A poetry explication of option, by robert morgan||Poetry Explication Option by Robert Morgan Written in free verse, this poem dramatizes the chance confrontation of a groundhog and terrier. As the speaker relates the setting, the poet uses the design of the groundhog den to provide an alternati...|
|Poetry||A study of wordsworth's poetry||A Study of Wordsworth's Poetry Wordsworth poetry derives its strength from the passion with which he views nature. Wordsworth has grown tired of the world mankind has created, and turns to nature for contentment. In his poems, Wordsworth associates freedom of emotions with natural things. Each aspect of nature holds a different meaning for Wordsworth. 'The beauty of morning; silent, ...|
|Poetry||A study on romanticism (englit12) - wordsworth||Wordsworth poetry derives its strength from the passion with which he views nature. Wordsworth has grown tired of the world mankind has created, and turns to nature for contentment. In his poems, Wordsworth associates freedom of emotions with natural things. Each aspect of nature holds a different meaning for Wordsworth. 'The beauty of morning; silent, bare' (5:WB*) A main source of inter...|
|Poetry||Allen ginsberg||Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in America In Allen Ginsberg"s Poetry By Matt Feeko Mrs. Juenger English 1 18 April 1999 Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in Americ...|
|Poetry||American poetry||In the chosen poems, Thomas Hardy, Walt Whitman, and Sigfried Sassoon each have a common viewpoint: war brings out the worst in man, a feeling buried deep inside the heart. Even with this clotting of the mind due to the twisting ways of war, a flicker of remorse, a dream of someplace, something else still exists within the rational thought. These poems express hope, the ...|
|Poetry||Anne bradstreet- the heretical poet||Greg Saxon Mr. James D'Olivo English II-A 14 April 1995 Anne Bradstreet: The Heretical Poet The purpose of this research is to discuss heretical elements in the poetry of Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672). This is not to imply that Bradstreet was a heretic in the sense that American religious reformer Anne Hutchinson was. Hutchinson (1591-1643) emigrated to Boston in 1634 and preached a doct...|
|Poetry||Anne bradstreet: the heretical poet||Anne Bradstreet: The Heretical Poet Greg Saxon The purpose of this research is to discuss heretical elements in the poetry of Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672). This is not to imply that Bradstreet was a heretic in the sense that American religious reformer Anne Hutchinson was. Hutchinson (1591-1643) emigrated to Boston in 1634 and preached a doctrine of salvation through intuitive appr...|
|Poetry||Carl sandburg 2||The beloved poet, Carl Sandburg, changed the course of American poetry. He was a poet, novelist, journalist, and songwriter, yet the influence of his works have not always been acknowledged. Carl Sandburg's evocations of American urban and rural life, compassion for people, and his love of nature, through his works have made an enormous contribution to the American literary scene. Carl Sand...|
|Poetry||Color purple poetry compare||Poetry Comparison No matter what, during some point of a person"s life, he / she is going to face a hardship, and they will have to overcome it. We have to stand up for ourselves to become strong. Life is full of abuse, both physical and mental. "You keep pushing me nowhere" from the song I Don"t Wanna refers to Celie"s domestic abuse with her father. When Celie was young, she was rappe...|
|Poetry||Composed upon westminister bridge||Composed Upon Westminister Bridge is a poetry composed by William Wordsworth, a main character whom the story of the poetry is narrated. In this narratie-styled poetry, Wordsworth is standing on the Westminister Bridge early in the morning and is describing the beauty of London, through his emotions regarding nature. Wordsworth is admiring the calmness and peacefulness of the morning. In, Com...|
|Poetry||Death- a common element in poetry||Death is a common theme in many poems. It is viewed so differently to everyone. In the poems, "Because I could not stop for Death," "First Death in Nova Scotia," and "War is kind" death is presented by each narrator as something different. To one it is a kind gentle stranger while to another it is a cold cruel being. A kind gentleman stranger personifies death in, "Because I could not ...|
|Poetry||Elizibeth bishop||Elizabeth Bishop's skill as a poet can be clearly seen in the thought-provoking poem entitled Filling Station. She paints the different language levels of poetry with the skill of an artist-- she seems to have an eye for detail as she contrasts the dark and dim reference of a filling station to a more homey, pleasant atmosphere. Bishop aptly arranges her words and expressions through the ...|
|Poetry||God speaks through the mouths of poets||Every poem has an element of God in it's words. Just as God spoke through the writings of Peter or Matthew, elements of His word are in the beautiful themes in poetry. In this essay, I will compare the poems of William Blake and William Wordsworth with the written Word of God, in five poems: The Lamb, The Chimney Sweeper, The Tyger, My Heart Leaps Up, and London 1802. My aim is to show that ...|
|Poetry||Herrick vs marvell||Corretta Sanders Poetry Essay Englis 1302 Instructor Mize Herrick vs. Marvell "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Rober Herrick and Andrew Marvell"s "To His Coy Mistress" have many similarities and differences. The tone of the speakers, the audience each poem is directed to, and the theme make up some of the literary elements that help fit this description. The tone of "...|
|Poetry||How the blues have affected modern poetry||Never Get Outta These Blues Alive How the Blues Have Affected Modern Poetry a term paper by: Bernard Dolan 1. Blues Performers & What are the Blues? Of all the varied a...|
|Poetry||I started early-took my dog||Poetry April 25, 1999 To Die or Not To Die Suicide was not a widely discussed topic in the 1800's although, it commonly appeared as a theme in many literary works of that time. The action of killing one's self is not a classified psychological disorder, but there are many disorders where suicide is the end result. This is why suicide is a commonplace subject within t...|
|Poetry||Lesbian poetry||Lesbian Poetry Since the beginning of time writers have expressed their deepest thoughts and desires through poetry. In poetry, writers have found that they can express a thought, a memory, a person, a landscape, etc. More often authors write about love, both physical and mental. Found in this genre of love is intimate imagery, suggestive language, and exotic fanticies. Most published lo...|
|Poetry||Lewis carroll||Lewis Carroll is one of the most well known Nonsense Writers. Though using nonsense in poetry has been dismissed as simply "for entertainment purposes", most nonsensical poetry acts as an allegory, has deep symbolism and leaves the door wide open for varying interpretations. Lewis Carroll has utilized this sense with nonsense through his poems and prose found in his novels Alice in Won...|
|Poetry||No more laughing for paddy||Yer Name Here Poetry/Fiction Paddy Clarke No More Laughing for Paddy Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke HA HA HA was a beautifully written book. It perfectly captures the mind of a ten year old boy in Ireland during the mid-1960's. Paddy Clarke, the young boy who Doyle uses to enter the mind of a ten year old, is a boy who most can relate to. The book ...|
|Poetry||Poetry of nature||Many poets are inspired by the impressive persona that exists in nature to influence their style of poetry. The awesome power of nature can bring about thought and provoke certain feelings the poet has towards the natural surroundings. If you bear in mind the disposition of some of the things in life that move us like human beauty, love or the beauty of nature you will understand that they ha...|
|Poetry||Poetry review||Although the poems "Recalling War" by Robert Graves and "Mental Cases" by Wilfred Owen are both concerned with the damage that war does to the soldiers involved, they are different in almost every other respect. Owen's poem examines the physical and mental effects of war in a very personal and direct way - his voice is very much in evidence in this poem - he has clearly seen pe...|
|Poetry||Poetry: always and forever||Poetry: Always and Forever When nothing makes sense and every thought is blurred, Love finds it's way and somehow I understand. I know why it is and what must be, No matter what arises or what happens, Love will always find its way, And lead us to our place, Our fairytale. When you look into my eyes you view my soul,...|
|Poetry||Poetry: rhonda goes fishing||Poetry: Rhonda Goes Fishing Uncle Marcus comes rapping on your bedroom door one Saturday morning. Says he got a can full of worms and your cane pole, just like old times. Unc, what you better have is some coffee! He flashes a bright red thermos from behind his back. Gotcha, girl! You're surprised unt Ruby's in the car. Sick or not, woman love to ...|
|Poetry||Poetry: the law makes me go||Poetry: The Law Makes Me Go I drag out of bed just to come here, And you expect me to get up and Cheer? I walk through the doors to join the mass, Then It's off to my most boring class? Band is it and we play our song, Why does this class last so long? In Spanish I'm lost, and with help from my pal, All I haved learned...|
|Poetry||Poetry: the sky is filled with laughter||Poetry: The Sky is Filled With Laughter The sky is filled with laughter Like a little kid at a fair With streaks of blue and white It paints a canvas of happiness The day it all turned gray And the rain came ou...|
|Poetry||Roddy doyle's paddy clark: no more laughing for paddy||Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clark: No More Laughing for Paddy Yer Name Here Poetry/Fiction Paddy Clarke Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke HA HA HA was a beautifully written book. It perfectly captures the mind of a ten year old boy in Ireland during the mid- 1960's. Paddy Clarke, the young boy who Doyle uses to enter the mind of a ten year old, is a boy who most can relate to. The book explores mo...|
|Poetry||Sound in poetry||Shana Williamson April 7, 2000 English 110B-Frank Essay #2 Sound in Poetry Poems usually begin with words or phrase which appeal more because of their sound than their meaning, and the movement and phrasing of a poem. Every poem has a texture of sound, which is at least as important as the meaning behind the poem. Rhythm, being the regular recurrence of sound, is at the...|
|Poetry||The ages of poetry||The English Romantic poets of the 19th Century had a conception about nature that, over a century later, appears in the poetry of today. These poets have had a significant influence on the attitude and vocabulary a contemporary poet uses. Among the contemporary poets, Dana Gioia, in his two poems, "Becoming a Redwood," and "Rough Country," has drawn on the idea of the in...|
|Poetry||The garden of love||Julia McDonald ENGL 102H/Ellzey Poetry Interpretation "The Garden of Love" "The Garden of Love" is, quite obviously, a poem about life and the pursuit of happiness. It is also about the effects that negativity can have on love. Blake uses religion to convey the idea that negativity "â¦pervades and corrupts all life"(51 n.9), further supporting it ...|
|Poetry||The gruesomeness of world war i||The Gruesomeness of World War I poetry explication(rewrite) 1222 words "Greater Love" is a poem about the painful memories experienced by Wilfred Owen in World War I. These memories seem to overshadow the memories he has for his love. All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel whcich is also about World War I. The description of the war is similar in both works. Experiencing the terrors ...|
|Poetry||The love of lesbos||The Love of Lesbos Poetry is a form feelings, thoughts, and opinions. However, many times in writing a poem, the poet reveals much more than just his or her emotions. Society's beliefs and personalities are often portrayed. The poem "He Is More Than A Hero" by Sappho shows that Ancient Greek culture valued of love. The Greek society regarded love as an important, vivarent emotion. "H...|
|Poetry||The nyphs reply poetry interpretation||Cameron Munson English 5 Mr. D Poetry Analyzation Essay 1-31-00 What Is Love Worth? A typical situation, in these modern times is the picture of a man and woman living together without marriage. Even more common than this is a man claiming his love and life for a woman then moving on after he becomes bored with her. This idea between man and woman hasn"t changed over th...|
|Poetry||The odes- in search of the ideal (three of keats' odes compar||The casual reader of John KeatsÃ poetry would most certainly be impressed by the exquisite and abundant detail of itÃs verse, the perpetual freshness of itÃs phrase and the extraordinarily rich sensory images scattered throughout itÃs lines. But, without a deeper, more intense reading of his poems as mere parts of a larger whole, the reader may miss specific themes...|
|Poetry||The poet of nature||William Wordsworth is widely considered one of the most influential English romantic poets. In the preface of his book, Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798, Wordsworth declared that poetry should contain language really used by men. This idea, and many of his others, challenged the old eighteenth-cuntury idea of formal poetry and, therefore, he changed the course of modern poetry (Wordsworth, ...|
|Poetry||The poetry of a. e. housman||Housman was born in Burton-On-Trent, England, in 1865, just as the US Civil War was ending. As a young child, he was disturbed by the news of slaughter from the former British colonies, and was affected deeply. This turned him into a brooding, introverted teenager and a misanthropic, pessimistic adult. This outlook on life shows clearly in his poetry. Housman believed that peo...|
|Poetry||The poetry of e. e. cummings||The Poetry of E. E. Cummings E. E. Cummings, who was born in 1894 and died in 1962, wrote many poems with unconventional punctuation and capitalization, and unusual line, word, and even letter placements - namely, ideograms. Cummings' most difficult form of prose is probably the ideogram; it is extremely terse and it combines both visual and auditory elements. There may be ...|
|Poetry||The simularitesof two worlds||Stewart 1 The Similarities of Two Worlds Do we have such poetry in our age, as John Donne and the Seventeenth-Century Metaphysical Poets? Yes, but we tend to limit ourselves to the very best works of a very few figures. When poetry is much more than what chosen artists portray. It is a challenge to look squarely and see beyond the obvious features o...|
|Poetry||The works of poet carl sandburg and his effect on american poetry||The Works of Poet Carl Sandburg and His Effect on American Poetry The beloved poet, Carl Sandburg, changed the course of American poetry. He was a poet, novelist, journalist, and songwriter, yet the influence of his works have not always been acknowledged. Carl Sandburg's evocations of American urban and rural life, compassion for people, and his love of nature, through his w...|
|Poetry||Walt whitman||Walt Whiteman though himself out to be the poet of American democracy. His poetry described an america where the future had already begun. Whitman believed every individual had as much dignity, and inmportance as anyone else. No job was considered to small or insubordinate. He believed that in order to reach their full potential, people had to break down the barriers that seperated them from o...|
|Poetry||War||War When reading poetry on the subject of war, one"s own feelings regarding the subject are evoked. This makes it easier to feel the words and what they say to you. Crane"s selection, "War is Kind" presents a dilemma from the outset as it uses two words "war" and "kind" that are dissimilar. Crane then highlights acts of destruction and despair with the "kindness" of war. He notes th...|
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- Paper 1 "Sheppard" Characterization
This paper has it all: outstanding thought and content, excellent organization, superior sentence structure and diction. This student's command of the language is superb. A few minor problems could have been edited out. The paper received the grade of 96/A.
- Paper 1 "Girl" Characterization
- This paper is an excellent example of superior analysis coupled with stylistic economy and succinctness that avoid anything superfluous. The introduction and organization deserve high praise. The paper received the grade of 96/A.
- Paper 2 Explication of "Sonnet 46"
- This explication of a Shakespeare sonnet is superbly done. The student outstandingly fused the analysis of the poem with an excellent and virtually error-free style. The paper received the grade of 98/A+.
- Paper 2 Explication of "Sonnet 42"
- This is a very good example of a Shakespeare sonnet explication. The student clearly understands the nuances of the sonnet, with great sections on metrical discussion. The paper received 94/A.
Here are the high-scoring essays for our assignment two. Per announcement in class, these uploads are not following the format as faithfully. I just wanted to get you the info without having to worry about getting everything lined up to MLA standards. Note also that I am providing these examples for the sophistication of the explication, the students' knowledge of technical aspects and detail of analysis; the essays, however, may still contain other weaknesses.
- Paper 3 Explication of "The Victim at Aulis"
- The student provides a superbly analyzed and written thematic poetry explication. Notice that the paper is organized around the student's thesis, ie., the major players in the myth and the poem, and not just the chronology of the paper. The paper received the grade of 98/A+.
- Paper 3 Explication of "Cassandra"
- This paper is an excellent example of a thematic poetry explication, demonstrating superb intertextual understanding and control of the primary texts. Note the student's concise and honed style. The paper received the grade of 96/A.
- Paper 4 Synthesis of Millay Poems
- This paper offers a beautiful synthesis not only of three poems but also two critical approaches: Feminist and Freudian. It is almost flawlessly written and received the grade of 98/A+.
- Paper 4 Synthesis of Mythology Poems
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- Paper 5 Shrew Research Paper
- This is an exquisite research paper utilizing a postmodern approach to Taming of the Shrew. Notice that the critical approach is incorporated into the paper; therefore, there is no extra Barry page. The paper received 98/A+. Sorry, no comment boxes yet.
- Paper 5 Yankee Research Paper
- This is another outstanding research paper. It shows the incorporation of the research especially well. Notice that the Barry page is appended after the works cited page.The paper received 98/A+. Sorry, no comment boxes yet.
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