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Ode To The West Wind Essay

... gives the illusion that it is from the celestial realm. He then goes on to describe the power of the wind through a simile, where he says the leaves "Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing." Again the speaker puts the wind into the non-physical world by describing the wind using words such as "breath", "unseen presence", and "enchanter". At the end of the first stanza, the speaker again talks about the wind, as a celestial being when he describes the wind as a "Wild Spirit" and says this spirit is everywhere. He then comments ...

Number of words: 1691 | Number of pages: 7

Shelley's "Ode To The West Wind": Analysis

... his sublime by having the wind carry his "dead thoughts" (63) which through an apocalyptic destruction, will lead to a rejuvenation of the imagination, the individual and the natural world. Shelley begins his poem by addressing the "Wild West Wind" (1). He quickly introduces the theme of death and compares the dead leaves to "ghosts" (3). The imagery of "Pestilence-stricken multitudes" makes the reader aware that Shelley is addressing more than a pile of leaves. His claustrophobic mood becomes evident when he talks of the "wintry bed" (6) ...

Number of words: 1450 | Number of pages: 6

The Effect Of Poetry

... as well as those left behind. Sometimes we have to tell those that are dying that it is okay to leave and that we can survive without them here. Celine Dion understood this when she sang "Fly", a song that portrays the fear of those who are dying. They are often afraid of the unknown and of leaving others behind to live without them. "Fly" eases those fears and reassures everyone that everything will only be better. Celine Dion sang this song in remembrance of her infant niece. She had no children of her own at the time and was very c ...

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The Lost Trees

... saying that nature has a huge stake in the outcome of man's tendency towards self- destruction. "[I]f our resolves and prayers are weak and fail / there will be nothing left of their slow and innocent wisdom" (ll 49-50), demonstrates the trees' awareness of how lengthy their recovery time can take. They listen incredulously to mans' promises that he will not make this deadly mistake again, but worry he is too weak to honor their promises. Levertov is implying there should be harmony between man and nature and the nature of how mankind condu ...

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T.S. Eliot's "The Wasted Land"

... This book is about French symbolist writers of the 19th century. From this book, the author who had the greatest influence on Eliot is by far Jules Laforgue. Laforgue's influence is evident in many of Eliot's poems, sometimes to the point of plagiarism. Like Laforgue, Eliot uses dialogue between men and women that doesn't seem to communicate a thing. Other author's had an influence on Eliot as well, like Henry James and Joseph Conrad. All of these poet's had the common themes of estrangement from people and the world, isolationis ...

Number of words: 1478 | Number of pages: 6

You Should Really Read This Poem

... in their world that will keep you entertained. The time that it takes place in is a very long time ago (it is thought to be around the year 521). As you are not familiar with the way things are then, you would enjoy reading about it. This is because you do not know about it yet and you are probably curious about it. An example of the difference in time is that they had celebrations, feasts, and entertainment by way of scops in meadhalls. The meadhall of the story is Heorot and they describe it saying, "The great hall rose / high and ho ...

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Compare And Contrast: "Dead Man's Dump" By Rosenberg And "dulce Et Decorum Est" By Owen

... bones already perished. "The wheels lurched over the sprawling dead," they are driving over a battle field to pick up the survivors. The drivers of the truck are playing the role of God, by coming and saving the soldier's from death. Another reference to God in the same poem is when Rosenberg refers to the "limbers," wheels of a cannon being pulled, carrying the dead as "Stuck out like many crowns of thorns," symbolizing Jesus's crown of thorns that he wore at his crucifixion. Finally they hear a sound, one of the soldier is still alive. ...

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Criticism Of Keats' Melancholy

... L. Gaillard and Mourning Becomes Melancholia-A Muse Deconstructed: Keats’s Ode on Melancholy by Anselm Haverkamp. Each articles’ emphasis was about a different aspect of Keats’s “Melancholy.” The first article by Gaillard focused mainly on the structure of the poem and the deleted first stanza, whereas, the article by Anselm Haverkamp mainly discussed the meaning of the poem and the feeling of melancholy. Both articles helped me to understand “Melancholy” better. They also convinced me that Robert Burton had an influence on K ...

Number of words: 1902 | Number of pages: 7

Sonnet 18

... his sonnet by implanting an image in our head of a summer day. A summer day triggers a scene that flashes in our head of children playing and the sun shining, basically a carefree day where everything is beautiful. He contemplates whether or not to compare his love to this ideal day, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"(ll.1); but decides against it in his second line because he feels his love is "more lovely and more temperate"(ll. 2) during that day. He then proceeds to bombard us with images of natural nuisances such as windy days t ...

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The Waste Land: Tiresias As Christ

... is of a blind man who is old and wrinkled, but able to see things. Tiresias sees many things throughout the poem. According to J.G. Keogh in, O City, O City: Oedipus in The Waste Land, "Tiresias can imagine how things look from what he hears: the clatter of breakfast things, the thudding of tins, the sounds of the typist's young admirer as he gropes his way downstairs in the dark (pg.194)." Tiresias is able to use his other senses to see what is going on around him. He becomes an observer of everything around him. Tiresias is used ...

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Whitman's Live Oak, With Moss

... begins to describe the many sensations associated with his love. Using the wind, the water, fire and nature as his tools, Whitman encompasses the reader with a sense of warmth and love. Before venturing on to specifics, Whitman reveals the meaning of Live Oak, With Moss . Symbolic of himself, he describes the Live Oak, With Moss as a rude, unbending, and lusty creature, alone in a field, with only soft moss for comfort. The significance of the description is overwhelming. Whitman see's himself as a rude, closed-minded, and lusty person, who s ...

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Analysis Of The Poem "The Soldier" By Rupert Brooke

... things that evoke feeling in people. It helps to create an image in the poem of a man who is very brave and would do anything for his country. The character in the poem reinforces the meaning because he truly believes in his country. He describes England in his ninth line by saying, "And think, this heart, all evil shed away." These are the words of a man who truly believes that his land is the greatest of good. Images in "The Soldier" are extremely strong and persuading. One image is the line "Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways t ...

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