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How Do Textual Features Combine To Convey A Theme Of The Poem?

... his intent and prosody are adopted to convey his questions and heart felt acceptance of his blindness. Milton uses figurative language to express his grievances and discontent. He reflects upon his life and “how my light is spent,” or the time he had his sight. Milton then expresses the feeling of the “dark world and wide” of the blind as his introduction to his questions. He begins to question his writing that only death can take away (“ talent which is death to hide..”), “ lodged... useless” within him b ...

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Analysis Of "The Age Of Anxiety" By W.H. Auden

... III. "The Age of Anxiety" character analysis A. Quant B. Malin C. Rosetta D. Emble IV. Part I A. Commonly called "Prologue" B. Introduces scene and characters C. Characters think aloud to reveal their nature 1. Quant views himself with false admiration 2. Malin examines the theoretical nature of man 3. Rosetta endeavors to create an imaginary and happy past 4. Emble passes his youthful judgment on the others' follies V. First act of Part II, "The Seven Ages" A. Malin's domination of ...

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A Valediction Of Forbidding Mourning: The Truth About Mourning

... through something spoken or written. The other is called the vehicle. This word means conveying something through which something is expressed or implied. An example of this is found in the title of this poem in which Don uses the word "Mourning." You could interpret this as that he is about to leave and doesn't want his lover to be sad, but it also conveys the message that when the morning comes it will be a time for them to part. Therefore, I ask, "aren't we all guilty at one point or another while in a love relationship of trying to convey ...

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The Tyger By William Blake

... this to show a contrast in the ways which words can be interpreted. As the above quote suggests, a simple mind can perceive something in a different way than a seasoned one. When comparing his picture with his words in “Tyger,” one comes to different conclusions regarding the actual meaning. In contrast to the images of the innocence of the Lamb (from The Lamb of Songs of Innocence), Blake’s Tyger seems to be quite “devilish.” The beast is a representation of the angry God, as it is a combination of mystery, terror, and of wrat ...

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Physical Artifacts In Adrienne Rich's "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" And Seamus Heaney's "The Harvest Bow"

... confine themselves within the communative limitations of words, instead a higher level of communication is demonstrated where the reader is provided with an image as well as language. Poetry expresses thoughts and opinions to the degree where the reader is left to incorporate personal meanings in order to make sense of the obscurity found in most poems. By describing the creation of a picture or ornamental love-knot, the poet is able to limit the multitudinous meanings found by the reader, allowing the poet to further implicate his or her ...

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The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock: The Pitiful Prufrock

... of the "etherised" evening indicates an altering of perception, and an altering of time, which creates a dreamlike quality throughout the poem. This dreamlike quality is supported throughout the poem with the "yellow fog" that contributes to the slowed-down-etherised feeling of the poem. Time and perception are effectively "etherised" in this poem. It is almost as if the poem is a suspended moment of realization of one man's life, "spread out against the sky". The imagery of the patient represents Prufrock's self-examination ...

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Critical Analysis Of "The Eagle" By Lord Tennyson

... average of 9 feet a line. The rhyme scheme is every last word in each stanza rhyme's. Some of the imagery is with sight and sound. For sight they are “ Close to the sun”, “Azure world”, azure mean the blue color in a clear daytime sky. “Wrinkled sea beneath”, and “mountain walls”. The only one that was imagery of sight & sound was “like a thunderbolt he falls”. The figures of speech are “wrinkled sea”, which means the waves in the ocean. And one simile is “like a thunderbolt he falls”, it is saying how fas ...

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Contrasting Poets Lawrence And Shapiro In Their Views Of Nature

... satires of government, not giving much thought to nature. Even though both poets share and differ in views, both are twentieth century poets. The twentieth century lasted from 1900-1939. It began at the dawn of the new century and in England, is set by the death of Queen Victoria. Reading attracted a large audience because of the tremendous growth in education opportunities (Granner, 616). One major downfall and factor of the twentieth century was World War I. This was had pulled up new roots that were "buried in the past," causing multiple ...

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Subject Of War In The Poems Of Whitman, Crane, Longfellow, And Sandburg

... if a child could think that someone who killed his father was kind. Or he contrasts "virtue" with "slaughter" ("Point for them the virtue of slaughter") and "excellence" with "killing." ("Make plain to them the excellence of killing"). War may be honorable, purposeful, or necessary, but it is not kind, there is no virtue in slaughter, and there is no excellence in killing. Whitman notes in "Beat! Drums! Beat!" that when war comes, everything stops, including the sense and reason of the moment. No matter what is happening, there is no ...

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Lord Byron's Euthanasia

... to live with his tenant, Lord Grey. It was here that he started to court his distatnt cousin, Mary Chaworth, and "as she became sick of that 'lame boy', he began to see her as a symbol of the perfect, yet unattainable love, and turned his sadness into poetry." (Wolf, 19) Byron traveled and wrote a lot for the next few years and his mother died on August first, 1811. On January second, 1815, Byron married Anne Isabella Milbanke. They had one daughter, Augusta Ada, on December 10, 1811. Byron and Anne Milbanke divorced one year later and Byron ...

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Rich's "Living In Sin": An Analysis

... of both situations. The woman's and her lover's responses to living in a run-down home contrast sharply. The "dust[y]" atmosphere creates an aura of decay. The reality of the woman's broken dreams is inescapable. The home, in disrepair, has roaches coming out of their colonies in the moldings and grimy window panes. Society dictates that she must take on the domestic drudgeries of life. In the male dominant society, she alone must fulfill the role of housekeeper. With the absence of her lover, the woman takes sole responsibility for m ...

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... to those who read it. The tone of "" is one of lamentation, a sorrow that a statue proclaiming as the greatest king the world has ever known is now reduced to rubble; and not just the physical aspect but the glory of the king is also long forgotten. In Shelley's "",there are two speakers; the first speaker introduced the poem for the first line and then the second speaker carries the poem to realization. It is ironic that the words inscribed on the pedestal "Look on my works. . . and despair!" reflect the evidence of the next line, "Nothin ...

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