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Haughton: Am I A Gryphon Or A Queen?

... reading real slow, reading a page then reading it over again. Then there are the kinds of people who just go for the gold. You know the types of people who have taken those expensive speed-reading courses. Who even knows what kind of satisfaction they get out of reading a book. I would think not much. Then as Mr. Haughton says there are of course those types of people, who wish to enjoy the story for what it is, not trying to put too much interpretation into it. To them, I guess the interpretation of the story ruins the effect thus du ...

Number of words: 700 | Number of pages: 3

E.E. Cummings

... messages visually as well as verbally. Although one may think of l(a as a poem of sadness and loneliness, Cummings probably did not intend that. “This poem is about individuality ; oneness” (Kid 200-1). The theme of oneness can be derived from the numerous instances and forms of the number '1' throughout the poem. First, 'l(a' contains both the number 1 and the singular indefinite article, 'a'; the second line contains the French singular definite article, 'le'; 'll' on the fifth line represents two ones; 'one' on the 7th line spells th ...

Number of words: 1403 | Number of pages: 6

'Sea Fever' - Analysis

... the most complex part of this poem is the use of personification and metaphor. These figures of speech go beyond the meter and imagery to compare life to a sea voyage and portray a strong longing for the sea. The two main themes of "Sea Fever" bring the reader closer to the sea and help the reader understand why the speaker must return to the sea. "Sea Fever" not only depicts a strong longing for the sea through its theme, but also through use of complex figures of speech, imagery, and meter. "Sea Fever" is an excellent example of varied m ...

Number of words: 1161 | Number of pages: 5

Stoutenburg's Reel One: An Analysis

... second is a part of him; he can not seem to distinguish between real life and the movies. It seems as though he would rather be in this dream world of action and adventure, than that of his own that may be dull and boring. He describes the movies as, "It was like life, but better" (line 8). In the second body paragraph, he describes the dullness that he returns to when the movie is over. "but there wasn't much blue in the drifts or corners: just white and more white…" (lines 13-15). It feels that once the movie is gone so is all ...

Number of words: 553 | Number of pages: 3

I Knew A Woman: An Analysis

... first letter of a word. When a string of "s" sounds are strung together, there is a sinuousness formed in the reader's mind. Here, it represents the woman's body and her movements: a smooth, flowing order of movements that catch Roethke's eyes, with a softness as her essence. There are about 40 strong "s" sounds in this 28 line poem, with the word "she" being mentioned almost a dozen times (and "her" mentioned as many, stressing the importance of the person). The placement of these words is strategic, emphasizing the natural sound and feel t ...

Number of words: 967 | Number of pages: 4

Analysis Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Poetry

... the individual reader, but the true meaning only lies inside his head. The failure to appreciate how extremely great the fulfillment exists, the causes of this injustice to Coleridge the Poet are the splendor of the three poems of his which everybody knows and admires, and also the habit of regarding him as a mere satellite of Wordsworth, or at least as Wordsworth's weaker brother. These are his Poems of Friendship. They cannot be even vaguely understood unless the reader knows what persons Coleridge has in mind. They are, for the most p ...

Number of words: 1846 | Number of pages: 7

The Lives And Works Of Elizabeth Barrett And Robert Browning

... love to become the most loved in all of literature. Robert Browning is known to many as one of the greatest Victorian poets of all time. Born in London on May 7th, 1812 he derived from his parents a deep, religious sense and a love of books, music and painting. He was an extremely bright child and a fierce reader. He learned Latin, Greek, French, and Italian by the time he was fourteen. He attended the University of London in 1928, but left discontent to pursue an education at his own pace. The young Browning had before him the influenc ...

Number of words: 1375 | Number of pages: 5

The Second Coming: Analysis

... of God and has lost the values and morals once held in place by the strong obedience to God. In another interpretation, Yeats may be saying that the falcon represents a war and the falconer represents the military power that has unleashed it to the point where all control is lost and faith in God has been abandoned. The next line of the poem explains this process; “things fall apart” indicates that the runaway war has sparked disorder in the public. “The centre cannot hold,” signifies that the obedience to God has lost its value. ...

Number of words: 495 | Number of pages: 2

A Review Of Dudley Randall’s “Ballad Of Birmingham”

... culture. In the African American culture it is not unusual for a mother to call her children, no matter what age, “baby” or “child.” Another clue that she is young is the description of her “small black hands.” The setting of the poem is Birmingham, Alabama, and it is 1963. It is important for the readers of this poem to consider the time period during which this poem was composed. In the South, especially in the 1960’ s, relations were not good between African Americans and whites. African Americans were often the target o ...

Number of words: 754 | Number of pages: 3

Emily Dickinson: Her View Of God

... These people were hesitant to ask questions, afraid of God, and scared of Dickinson because she started to inquire about things that only God was capable of answering. In Dickinson's poem, "I Shall Know Why-When Time Is Over", she is describing her feelings toward God. It appears as though she is angry with Him because she cannot get any answers to her questions. Emily Dickinson feels, that the answers to these questions will only come with death. " I shall know why-when time is over- And I have ceased to wonder why- Christ ...

Number of words: 919 | Number of pages: 4

Analysis Of John Donne's Sonnet 10 And Meditation 17

... than we do now. Death can't kill you because you are still alive in spirit. The forth stanza says that even the best of men will be taken by death. Their bones are left to the earth and their souls are taken elsewhere. We are slaves to death because everyone will die. The fifth stanza says that there are things that cause death that no human can control or stop. War, sickness, and poison are just a few. In the sixth stanza he says why should people gloat about death if know man has control over death? Why should you have pride about d ...

Number of words: 434 | Number of pages: 2

Tumbleweed: Central Theme

... suggests that the wind is carrying the tumbleweed along its course. It shows how the tumbleweed and the poet are victims of the environment around them. The circumstances around them have relegated them to being tossed about from one place to another. “ To catch at the barbed wire and hang there, shaking, like a riddled prisoner.” The poet tells us using strong images of pain and injury that the tumbleweed was thrown against a fence, a kind of prison from which it is difficult to escape. So the tumbleweed and the poet are both thrust a ...

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