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Shapiro's "Auto Wreck": Interpretation

... out red light like an artery." This statement contrasts the red light emitted from an ambulance to the blood of an artery. The idea that a light is spurted out like blood is abstract and bizarre. In addition to that metaphor, Shapiro writes: "One hangs lanterns on the wrecks that cling Emptying husks of locusts, to iron poles." This rhythmical sentence paints a picture of locusts, grassÄ hopper like creatures, clinging to a luscious green jungle of grass. Yet symbolically this jungle is the twisted, black, and crisp auto ...

Number of words: 529 | Number of pages: 2

Poetry: The Sky Is Filled With Laughter

... And the rain came out to play The sun was hidden for many days But once again the sky turned blue And all the little children came out To play, with the sky so blue With its pretty picture of laughter Haiku I went on a walk And saw all that I can see From flowe ...

Number of words: 118 | Number of pages: 1

The Poetical Work And Polynesian Cultural Inheritances

... was born in Western Samoa. The reflections of his Polynesian cultural inheritances is evident in the way he uses their mythologies in his poetry. In his poem ‘No Return’ there is an obvious use of culture’s mythology: “her journey to Pulotu has no dawn.” (p109) Pulotu is the spirit world in Polynesian mythology. In ‘The Mountains of Ta’u’ he draws on the famous legend of Maui: “like spinning tops or Maui’s endlessly / inventing mind.” (p110) Maui is an important part of Polynesian mythology; Maui is a demigod who is u ...

Number of words: 1886 | Number of pages: 7

Analysis Of “The Road Not Taken” By Robert Frost

... interpret it, but no matter what you get from reading this poem, the main concept that this poem demonstrates is that it is the road that one chooses that makes them who they are. Throughout “The Road Not Taken”, Robert Frost brings together many different literary techniques to express the theme or themes of his poem. The two themes that I got from the poem were, 1) the dilemma of making a choice, and the danger of not knowing where that decision will take you, and 2) a tale telling the reader to be different, and to take the road ...

Number of words: 1295 | Number of pages: 5

Sharpio's "Auto Wreck": The Theme Of Death

... in getting the theme of death across to the reader. By bringing the scene of the accident to life and relaying the emotions of the spectators with language and several metaphors, the poem gains a realistic and sometimes transcendent effect. In some places in the poem, the words can easily be taken literally to convey scenery or an emotion, but they can also be taken so as to make the reader think about possible higher meanings. The thoughtsexpressed in the poem help to suggest these other meanings by clearly stating what is being felt by th ...

Number of words: 1076 | Number of pages: 4

Poems Of William Wordsworth And Samuel Coleridge

... Preface to Lyrical Ballads and Rime of The Ancient Mariner, Wordsworth and Coleridge chose to focus on the "common man" instead of the self. They do not only concentrate on personal response and rejection of the outside world. Therefore, Wordsworth and Coleridge can not be accused on the charge of solipsism. William Wordsworth was very concerned with others in the subject of his poems as well as in his real life. In "Preface to Lyrical Ballads," he would not have written, "I have pleased a greater number than I ventured to hope I should plea ...

Number of words: 715 | Number of pages: 3

How Does Coleridge In 'The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner' And 'Kubla Khan' Show The Interrelatedness Between Mankind, Nature And The Poetic Experience?

... with his bizarre and even eccentric poetic expression provides a basis for both 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan'. Mankind, firstly, is explored in both poems by placing the human nature in situations where perhaps instinct acts before reason. In RAM, the ancient mariner kills the albatross not for need or in distress, or for any reason that mariner can deduce the result. He has unknowingly taken on a huge burden, and the quest begins to extract all the rash impulsiveness of mankind. The mariner now must search for moral, ...

Number of words: 809 | Number of pages: 3

Birches: Poetry Review

... or not nature bends the birches or a young boy. He speaks to himself “I like to think some boy’s been swinging them” (03). The narrator is having a childhood fantasy. Soon the man’s inner dialogue snaps him back to reality, “But I was going to say when truth broke in” (21). The response “I should prefer to have some boy bend them” (23) tells the reader he is fantasizing again. The man begins to remember “some boy too far from town to play baseball, /Whose only play was what he found himself” (25-26). The man is ...

Number of words: 417 | Number of pages: 2

Millay Vs Cummings

... with death an ho we must act in order to accept it. In "since Feeling Is First, Cumming's theme is just the opposite. Cummings is saying we should enjoy life by acting like a fool and not talin things seriously. Millay stresses the unimportance of feelin. "life must go on,/ And the dead by forgotten" (15-16). Cummmings attitude is totally different. He believes that feelings are very important. Cummings streeses that being foolish is better than being smart and serious: "and kisses are better fate/ than wisdom."(8-9) Millay uses sim ...

Number of words: 221 | Number of pages: 1

Shakespeare's Sonnet Number 126: Critique

... first quatrain bewails his own lot; in the second contrasts that lot with other men's; in the third, thinking of his beloved friend, he rises like the lark that “sings hymns at heaven's gate”; and in the couplet his happiness is generalized in a final contrast. To elaborate on what I have just said seems unnecessary but one must assume that one's audience is completely stupid, thus the elaboration. In the first line the poet speaks of himself as being out of luck, and/or money and not well received by his fellow man. He has take ...

Number of words: 598 | Number of pages: 3

A Critical Analysis Of Tension's In Memorial A. H. H.

... the Earth was far older than the biblical accounts would have it (Ford & Christ 897). Astronomers were extending humanity's knowledge of stellar distances, and Natural Historians such as Charles Darwin were swiftly building theories of evolution that defied the Old Testament version of creation (Ford & Christ 897). God seemed to be dissolving before a panicked England's very eyes, replaced by the vision of a cold, mechanistic universe that cared little for our existence. Alfred, Lord Tennyson was painfully aware of the implications of such ...

Number of words: 1631 | Number of pages: 6

A Prose Analysis On Milton's "Sonnet XIX"

... asked. Then, the second phase offers a resolution to Milton's dilemma. Moreover, the sonnet acts as a self-poem to Milton, himself. In the beginning of the sonnet, Milton suggests that his primacy of experience have been deferred when he became blind. The words, "dark", "death", and "useless" (lines 2-4) describe the emotional state of Milton. His blindness created a shrouded clarity within his mind. Line three, "And that one talent which is death to hide" is an allusion to the biblical context of the bible. Line three refers to the st ...

Number of words: 1109 | Number of pages: 5

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