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  • Analysis of the Poem
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    Analysis of the Poem "Bogland" by Seamus Heaney

    17 hours ago

    Heaney's Bogland focuses on Irish identity, history and the metaphorical - the peat bog as depository and preserver of the past, including the Giant Irish Elk and butter. With layered tension and textured language, Heaney takes the reader in and down into the quiet, dangerous heart of his country.

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    Analysis of the Poem "I Heard a Fly Buzz" by Emily Dickinson

    2 days ago

    One of Emily Dickinson's many poems about death that takes the reader into the mind of someone dying or already dead yet able to communicate, somehow. Unusual syntax, short breathless phrasing, dashes galore and that suspension of reality Dickinson is so good at evoking. Ambiguous, rhyming, lyrical.

  • Analysis of Poem Meeting at Night by Robert Browning
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    Analysis of Poem Meeting at Night by Robert Browning

    5 days ago

    Browning's Meeting At Night is a short, compact mysterious love poem, a sensual mini-drama full of rhyme and rhythm reflecting the waves of the sea and the relationship between lovers. Contrasts are strong, imagery highly visual, the movement within sensual - autobiographical or dream fiction?

  • Analysis of Poem Death Be Not Proud (Holy Sonnet 10) by John Donne
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    Analysis of Poem Death Be Not Proud (Holy Sonnet 10) by John Donne

    11 days ago

    Donne's Death Be Not Proud is a Holy Sonnet written to denounce the power of Death. When we die we live eternally so defeating the idea of Death which is according to the speaker powerless, subject to fate, chance and kings. Death's put-down sonnet.

  • Analysis of Poem Camouflaging the Chimera by Yousef Komunyakaa
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    Analysis of Poem Camouflaging the Chimera by Yousef Komunyakaa

    7 weeks ago

    Yousef Komunyakaa's Camouflaging The Chimera focuses on the Vietnam War, the poet drawing on his own experiences as a reporter. With powerful imagery, short stanzas and gripping language this poem is about how soldiers blend in with nature as they get set to spring an ambush on the Viet Cong.

  • Analysis of the Poem Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 31 by Sir Philip Sidney
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    Analysis of the Poem Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 31 by Sir Philip Sidney

    8 weeks ago

    Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 31 employs pathetic fallacy, personification, the moon likened to a sick lover, with sad steps and pale face. Using figurative language and rhetorical questioning Sidney reveals the frustrated inner world of Astrophil, yearning for Stella's love.

  • Analysis of Poem Unknown Girl by Moniza Alvi
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    Analysis of Poem Unknown Girl by Moniza Alvi

    2 months ago

    Moniza Alvi's An Unknown Girl focuses on identity. A girl in an Indian bazaar draws a henna peacock on the hand of the speaker. For a few rupees the speaker can gain new brown veins, as if she had a fresh identity, a new way of being. But soon the design fades and with it her identity. Who is she?

  • Analysis of Poem Once Upon A Time by Gabriel Okara
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    Analysis of Poem Once Upon A Time by Gabriel Okara

    2 weeks ago

    Gabriel Okara's Once Upon A Time focuses on culture clash, namely how Western culture changed the old African culture, for the worse. A father tells his son how people once were genuine and honest and how he wants to relearn how to laugh, like his son, still innocent. Nostalgic, heartfelt.

  • Analysis of Poem My Skeleton by Jane Hirshfield
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    Analysis of Poem My Skeleton by Jane Hirshfield

    2 months ago

    Jane Hirshfield's My Skeleton is an ode to the skeleton, that bony structure us humans cannot do with out. A short poem, with metaphor and metaphysics wrapped up in simple language. The speaker addresses her bones and likens them to a mother holding a baby.

  • Analysis of Poem Home Burial by Robert Frost
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    Analysis of Poem Home Burial by Robert Frost

    2 months ago

    Robert Frost's Home Burial is a dramatic poem focusing on the reaction of a mother and father to the death of their young son. The subsequent burial carried out by the father causes friction between the parents and they cannot come to terms with the grief. Based on Frost's real life loss of a son.

  • Analysis of Poem Mowing by Robert Frost
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    Analysis of Poem Mowing by Robert Frost

    2 months ago

    Robert Frost's Mowing, a sonnet, focuses on the simple act of mowing grass with a scythe and how working the land naturally is reward enough. Imagery, metaphor and full rhyme combine to produce a classic Frost poem, full of plain language yet with hidden meaning and his own brand of folk wisdom.

  • Analysis of Poem Morning Song by Sylvia Plath
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    Analysis of Poem Morning Song by Sylvia Plath

    13 days ago

    Sylvia Plath's Morning Song is from her book Ariel and focuses on female reaction to motherhood. Using simile, metaphor and vivid imagery Plath takes the reader through the highs and lows of what it means to have responsibility for a baby. Unsettling, powerful, complex -the reluctant mother Plath.

  • Analysis Of Poem Time's Fool by Ruth Pitter
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    Analysis Of Poem Time's Fool by Ruth Pitter

    2 months ago

    Ruth Pitter's Time's Fool is an eloquent rhyming poem that focuses on time, making the most and sense of place. The speaker compares the natural world with the domestic, the material with the spiritual, concluding that happiness is not reliant on excess but shared sense of home and reasonable need.

  • Analysis of the Poem Sonnet 154 by William Shakespeare
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    Analysis of the Poem Sonnet 154 by William Shakespeare

    3 months ago

    Shakespeare's sonnet 154, the final sonnet in the sequence, repeats the theme of sonnet 153 and explores the erotic intensity set up between the Dark Lady, the fair youth and the poet. An expanded epigram, 154 uses latinised mythological Cupid and Diana in a classical scene. Love, lust and disease.

  • Analysis of Poem Farmhand by James K. Baxter
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    Analysis of Poem Farmhand by James K. Baxter

    4 months ago

    James K. Baxter's Farmhand is a portrayal of an awkward young farm worker, who lacks social skills yet cannot suppress his instincts. He's only at home when working on the farm, with familiar landscape and machinery. Is he emotionally damaged? Baxter explores individuality, what it is to be human.

  • Analysis of Poem Waking in the Blue by Robert Lowell
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    Analysis of Poem Waking in the Blue by Robert Lowell

    4 months ago

    Robert Lowell's confessional poem about his time spent in McLean Hospital being treated for manic attacks. Dark humor, observational detail and cultural commentary in a conversational style. The tone is edgy and tense as Lowell's speaker searches for meaning in the house for the mentally ill.

  • Analysis of Poem Pike by Ted Hughes
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    Analysis of Poem Pike by Ted Hughes

    4 months ago

    Pike is one of Ted Hughes's best known animal poems. Brilliant imagery and keen insightful language make this a powerful tribute to what is according to some, the freshwater shark. Fishing was crucial for Hughes, he re-connected deep to nature when out with rod and line. Summary and full analysis.

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    Analysis of the Poem "Hunting Snake" by Judith Wright

    4 months ago

    Judith Wright's "Hunting Snake" is a poem that focuses on a snake pursuing its prey and the reaction of the witnesses, two people out walking. With poetic devices, sibilance and enjambment among them, this poem celebrates nature and innocence lost.

  • Analysis of the Poem
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    Analysis of the Poem "The Waste Land" by T.S.Eliot

    2 weeks ago

    A summary and full analysis line by line of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, one of the most influential modern poems. Inspired by the Grail legend it is full of religion, occult symbolism and mythology. Multiple voices, shifts in time and space, street dialogue and foreign languages combine in new form

  • Analysis of the Poem
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    Analysis of the Poem "Of Politics, & Art" by Norman Dubie

    5 months ago

    Norman Dubie's Of Politics And Art focuses on a childhood schoolroom scene from the past, a dying teacher and Herman Melville's book Moby Dick. Dubie creates a dynamic atmosphere with a tragic story, vivid imagery giving the reader much food for thought. Politics, art, shifts in time, perspective.

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    Analysis of the Poem "How We Made a New Art on Old Ground" by Eavan Boland

    5 months ago

    Eavan Boland's How We Made A New Art On Old Ground explores the idea that new expressive language (a nature poem) can restore peace to the environment where a historic, violent battle took place. It's a meditation on two histories: human and natural. Art and language can heal and renew.

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    Analysis of the Poem "The Man With Night Sweats" by Thom Gunn

    5 months ago

    Thom Gunn's The Man With Night Sweats is a powerful poem about a gay man dying of AIDS, which hit the gay community in a big way in the 1980s. Thom Gunn lost many friends. One of 17 elegies this poem is a sensitive and carefully handled exploration of what it is to face pain and inevitable demise.

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    Analysis of the Poem "A Farewell" by William Wordsworth

    5 months ago

    A Farewell is Wordsworth's romantic poem about the garden at Dove Cottage, in the English Lake District, the home he shared with his sister Dorothy. He left it in 1802 to pick up his future wife-to-be. Both returned to the same garden. Nature's beauty and inspiration is the main theme.

  • Analysis of Poem Sonnet 141 by William Shakespeare
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    Analysis of Poem Sonnet 141 by William Shakespeare

    2 days ago

    William Shakespeare's Sonnet 141 focuses on the struggle between head and heart; being a slave to a lover even if they're not that attractive in your eyes. Eight lines describing the mistress's imperfections, six lines explaining why she is the cause of his sin, his agony, his wretched being.

  • Analysis of Poem War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy
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    Analysis of Poem War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy

    2 weeks ago

    Carol Ann Duffy's War Photographer is a poem that takes you into the mind of a person paid to take images of human suffering, the result of violence. It provokes and in the end questions what it is to witness war and to feel helpless in the process. Yet where would we be without images of war?

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    Analysis of Poem "The Arrival of the Bee Box" by Sylvia Plath

    6 months ago

    Sylvia Plath's poem The Arrival of the Bee Box is one of five bee poems she wrote focusing on identity, creativity and control. Plath searches for her true poetic self and her womanhood using metaphor and powerful imagery. Reality fuses with dream-like narrative.

  • Analysis of Poem Legal Alien by Pat Mora
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    Analysis of Poem Legal Alien by Pat Mora

    6 months ago

    Pat Mora's Legal Alien explores the tensions that exist for many Mexican Americans legally living in the USA but not American citizens. They are caught between the two cultures but are also judged bilaterally. Speaking and writing both English and Spanish their true identity is in question.

  • Analysis of Poem Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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    Analysis of Poem Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    2 weeks ago

    Ulysses, a blank verse dramatic monologue, is Tennyson's poem of hope, positivity and inspiration. After losing his best friend Arthur Hallam, who died suddenly whilst travelling, Tennyson wrote Ulysses in an attempt to regain his own life. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

  • Analysis of Poem I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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    Analysis of Poem I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    7 months ago

    I Am Waiting is Ferlinghetti's poem of a hopeful 'rebirth of wonder' for the USA and the world. The speaker, repeatedly in limbo, waits for a different kind of outcome with respect to war, peace, religion, God and a Grecian Urn. A jazzy, comical list, a cry for help, a call to those in power.

  • Analysis of Poem Nothing's Changed by Tatamkhulu Afrika
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    Analysis of Poem Nothing's Changed by Tatamkhulu Afrika

    7 months ago

    Nothing's Changed is a poem that burns with frustration and anger. A man goes back to District 6 in Cape Town, South Africa, and concludes that the blacks are still oppressed and poor, despite the end of apartheid, a brutal system segregating white and black.

  • Analysis of Poem Childhood by Frances Cornford
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    Analysis of Poem Childhood by Frances Cornford

    7 months ago

    Frances Cornford's short poem Childhood focuses on the thoughts of an adult looking back to an event which changed things for them as a child. With full rhyme and mostly iambic pentameter, it neatly sums up what it is to learn a life lesson about the old and being young.

  • Analysis of Poem Climbing My Grandfather by Andrew Waterhouse
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    Analysis of Poem Climbing My Grandfather by Andrew Waterhouse

    7 months ago

    Climbing My Grandfather is an extended metaphor focusing on a young boy who 'climbs' his grandfather, a mountain of a man. Autobiographical, full of detail and climbing language, this poem, a single stanza, reflects the awe and wonder and risk a boy takes getting to know his grandfather.

  • Analysis of Poem Ruins of a Great House by Derek Walcott
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    Analysis of Poem Ruins of a Great House by Derek Walcott

    7 months ago

    Ruins of a Great House is Walcott's poem on colonialism, power and decay. History, Slavery and the English language combine to reveal a complex, ambivalent relationship between the speaker and the system that brought both cruelty and culture into the lives of once free people of the Caribbean.

  • Analysis of Poem Spring and All by William Carlos Williams
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    Analysis of Poem Spring and All by William Carlos Williams

    7 months ago

    Spring And All is a poem William Carlos Williams wrote to back up his radical theory of poetics - basically the poem as a field of action - in which the here and now of things is portrayed through the imagination, written in the American grain. Life experience refreshed, impressions being the form.

  • Analysis of Poem Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney
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    Analysis of Poem Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney

    2 weeks ago

    Death of a Naturalist is a blank verse poem that looks back on childhood, contrasting a boy's innocence with that of disillusionment in the perception of nature. The death is metaphorical: the boy loses his love of nature when fear invades his mind because of the menacing frogs 'cocked on sods'.

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    Analysis of the Poem "Sailing to Byzantium" by W.B.Yeats

    2 weeks ago

    Sailing To Byzantium, in ottava rima form, is a symbolic spiritual search for Yeats, who was obsessed with Byzantium art and culture in later age. A mix of the personal and the mythical, this poem with its famous opening line, That is no country for old men...ends with the song of a golden bird.

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    Analysis of the Poem "Praise Song for My Mother" by Grace Nichols

    8 months ago

    Grace Nichol's Praise Song For My Mother is a traditional African poem, usually spoken, to celebrate the lives of family members and elders. Full of symbolism and vivid imagery, it is a fitting tribute to an impressive mother.

  • Analysis of Poem Tissue by Imtiaz Dharker
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    Analysis of Poem Tissue by Imtiaz Dharker

    8 months ago

    Imtiaz Dharker's Tissue poem focuses on the fragile life we humans lead, how our lives are stories written down on paper, lived within buildings made of paper - ultimately we live in our skin which is nothing but tissue. With religious allusion, metaphor and ambiguity Tissue alters things?

  • Analysis of Poem Fra Lippo Lippi by Robert Browning
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    Analysis of Poem Fra Lippo Lippi by Robert Browning

    2 months ago

    Robert Browning's Fra Lippo Lippi is a dramatic monologue in blank verse that focuses on the question of art - should it be realistic or ideal? Of the flesh or of the soul? A dilemma for Florentine painter and monk 'poor brother Lippo' whose down to earth voice brings 15th century Florence to life.

  • Analysis of Poem Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens
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    Analysis of Poem Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens

    9 months ago

    Sunday Morning, a poem in blank verse, focuses on the idea that traditional religious faith in the old gods has gone and needs to be replaced by a fresh new natural paganism. Stevens explores human belief in his own inimitable way. Vivid imagery, exotic language. Where do truth and beauty reside?

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    Analysis of Poem "The Soul Selects Her Own Society" by Emily Dickinson

    2 weeks ago

    Emily Dickinson's The Soul selects Her Own Society is a short poem that focuses on selective inner needs and spiritual isolation. One of several poems featuring the soul - the poet's search for understanding and identity. With short lines, dashes, slant rhyme and mixed metaphor.

  • Analysis of Sonnet 27 by William Shakespeare
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    Analysis of Sonnet 27 by William Shakespeare

    9 months ago

    Shakespeare's Sonnet 27 focuses on the mental anguish of the speaker who wants to sleep but cannot stop thinking of his lover. This sonnet concentrates on restlessness and obsession, the passions that emerge despite physical fatigue. The speaker's eyes are closed yet the mental journey continues.

  • Analysis of Poem Among School Children by W.B.Yeats
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    Analysis of Poem Among School Children by W.B.Yeats

    9 months ago

    Yeats as a 60 year old official Irish senator in a schoolroom full of children has to redefine his outlook on love, labour and life. How to reconcile past and present, love and pain, body and soul. Greek myth, Platonic theory help Yeats in his quest for spiritual unity. Ottava rima form.

  • Analysis of Poem
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    Analysis of Poem "The Shoelace" by Charles Bukowski

    9 months ago

    the shoelace is Bukowski's real life take on what can drive a man into the madhouse. Forget God, death, suicide and love, a mere shoelace snapping can do it. Tongue-in-cheek, packed with trivia, sharp, comic and crude observation, this poem is a rant, a riot, weird homage to small tragedies.

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    Analysis of the Poem "The Writer" by Richard Wilbur

    10 days ago

    Wilbur's poem The Writer is an extended metaphor neatly combining a trapped bird and a boat to figuratively create the writer's journey. The writer happens to be his daughter who is busily tapping away on a typewriter as he listens knowingly. The struggle to create can be a life or death situation.

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    Analysis of the Poem "Punishment" by Seamus Heaney

    10 days ago

    Heaney's Punishment poem explores the violent nature of human tribal revenge, comparing a young, Iron Age body found in peat bog with that of the 'betraying sisters' of the modern era in Northern Ireland. Heaney uses history and the methods of punishment; his rich language is sharp and personal

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    Analysis of the Poem "The Good-Morrow" by John Donne

    2 weeks ago

    Donne's love poem, an aubade, contains a metaphysical conceit, an argument, a figure of speech involving imaginative use of unusual metaphor. The Good-Morrow is about the unity of love, two hemispheres forming one globe, the speaker waking up wondering what the lovers did 'till we loved?'

  • Analysis of Poem Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath
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    Analysis of Poem Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath

    13 days ago

    Lady Lazarus, Plath's regeneration poem, is an intense dramatic monologue that creates a myth out of suicide, the need to die in order to be reborn. Beyond confessional, it is self-parody, art exhibition, a naked tease. Here is art posing as a revengeful woman. Provocative and painful.

  • Analysis of Poem Exposure by Wilfred Owen
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    Analysis of Poem Exposure by Wilfred Owen

    2 weeks ago

    Wilfred Owen's poem Exposure explores the trauma and suffering soldiers experience on a WW1 battlefield within 24 hours. Using personification, metaphor and pararhyme within a cyclic, repetitive structure, Owen creates a powerful atmosphere that challenges war propaganda and civilian ignorance.

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    Analysis of the Poem "To a Skylark" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

    2 weeks ago

    To A Skylark is a poem praising the song and spirit of the lark as it rises from the ground and soars heavenward. The poet aspires to sing like the bird, and be taught by it, a symbol of the Ideal, full of joy and flood of rapture. Fine romantic lyrics explore the gap between human and nature.

  • Analysis of Poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy
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    Analysis of Poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

    2 weeks ago

    Valentine is an alternative love poem that explores the idea of love through metaphor and structure. No sugar coated valentine's gift from this speaker; an onion is preferred. An onion repels but is like the moon and has many layers. It also makes you cry. A poem of truth and pain.

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    Analysis of the Poem "Thistles" by Ted Hughes

    11 months ago

    A short sharp poem that likens thistles to warriors rooted in the soil where old Vikings lie. In free verse, Hughes' poem uses personification, simile and figurative language to portray thistles as weapons fighting on the battleground that is nature. Blood, violence, regeneration—typical Hughes.

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    Analysis of the Poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats

    2 weeks ago

    One of Keats' five odes, Ode On A Grecian Urn explores the idea of beauty as truth through Keats' own 'negative capability' and the strength of the imagination. Pictures on an ancient urn inspire the speaker to question the transient nature of human happiness and love. Art endures but also teases.

  • Analysis of Poem Variations on the Word Love by Margaret Atwood
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    Analysis of Poem Variations on the Word Love by Margaret Atwood

    12 months ago

    Variations On The Word Love is Margaret Atwood's two stanza poem contrasting impersonal and personal expressions of love. Love has been exploited for commercial gain by the media and business; it has become a mere commodity. Love is wonder and pain. And falling in love still happens. Or does it?

  • Analysis of Poem Mexicans Begin Jogging by Gary Soto
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    Analysis of Poem Mexicans Begin Jogging by Gary Soto

    12 months ago

    Gary Soto's Mexicans Begin Jogging is an ironic poem that highlights the plight of Mexicans trying to make a living in the United States of America. When the border police raid a factory the Hispanics have to run to save their skins. With metaphor, simile and image. This poem is full of action too.

  • Analysis of Poem Storm Fear by Robert Frost
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    Analysis of Poem Storm Fear by Robert Frost

    13 months ago

    Storm Fear is a short poem using metaphor and strong imagery to explore mental isolation and the energy of a natural storm. But Frost's ambiguity means that the storm could represent something else: divine power? The human struggle against depression, fate, inner turmoil. Who is in control?

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    Analysis of the Poem "Storm on the Island" by Seamus Heaney

    2 weeks ago

    Seamus Heaney's Storm On The Island is a monologue poem in blank verse. The speaker describes how life is shaped by the storm, how the architecture withstands such forces. With powerful language and imagery.Some think the poem a metaphor for the historical troubles on the island of Ireland.

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    Analysis of Poem "Out, Out -" by Robert Frost

    2 weeks ago

    With a title taken from Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Frost's poem Out, Out is about life and death on a rural farm. In an idyllic setting a young boy is working a buzz saw but a fateful accident brings about his sad demise. Is his death insignificant? Who is responsible? Blank verse, deep imagery.

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    Analysis of the Poem "The Snow Man" by Wallace Stevens

    2 weeks ago

    Wallace Stevens's The Snow Man is a short poem that delights and puzzles, and 'resists the intelligence'. The setting is a bleak landscape of snow and evergreens; it's January, the speaker is thinking about the way ice and snow form on trees. He himself is nothing, that is, he's the mind of winter

  • Analysis of Poem Sonnet 20 by William Shakespeare
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    Analysis of Poem Sonnet 20 by William Shakespeare

    4 months ago

    Shakespeare's radical sonnet 20 explores the sexuality of the fair youth, real or imagined, who has strong feminine characteristics but was made for women's pleasure. A unique sonnet, 14 lines of feminine endings. Here is the master mistress, a woman in a man's body, a transgender?

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    Analysis of the Poem "The Emigree" by Carol Rumens

    2 weeks ago

    Carol Rumens' "The Emigree" is a thoughtful poem about displacement and being forced to leave the country that is home for foreign shores because of conflict. The first-person speaker looks back with fond memories of her country despite the reality of tyrants and war.

  • Analysis of Poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg
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    Analysis of Poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg

    2 weeks ago

    Allen Ginsberg's Howl is an evocative poem in three parts. A counter-cultural work full of emotional, sexual, religious and social themes. Explicit language and image create a raw, surreal world, drug fueled, full of pain and glory. Howl inspired Dylan, broke the rules, began the 'Beat' revolution.

  • Analysis of the Poem Blessing by Imtiaz Dharker
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    Analysis of the Poem Blessing by Imtiaz Dharker

    2 weeks ago

    Blessing is Imtiaz Dharker's short poem on the theme of water and poverty. It is a snapshot of life in the city slum, where children gather round a burst pipe as if it's a god. Simile, metaphor, personification and vivid imagery combine to produce a sensual poem highlighting how crucial water is.

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    Analysis of the Poem "Journey of the Magi" by T.S. Eliot

    2 weeks ago

    Eliot's Journey of the Magi is a reflective, dramatic monologue, that utilizes allusions, symbols and metaphors to produce a poem about birth, death, spiritual and cultural renewal.

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    Analysis of the Poem "The Death of Allegory" by Billy Collins

    15 months ago

    The Death of Allegory is a thoughtful free verse poem in which the speaker wonders about Renaissance allegory in the arts. Where has Truth, Chastity, Death gone? Allegory is symbolism sustained in a text or image. Billy Collins uses irony and modern objects and ideas to relate past and present.

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    Analysis of Poem "I,Too" by Langston Hughes

    2 weeks ago

    Langston Hughes's short poem I, Too gives a voice to the African American people, for so long treated as second class citizens in their own country. Using metaphor within free verse, Hughes focuses on the individual rights of a first person speaker, denied a seat at the table. From book Weary Blues

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    Analysis of the Poem "As Imperceptibly As Grief" by Emily Dickinson

    10 months ago

    Emily Dickinson's As Imperceptibly As Grief is a subtle and melancholic study of summer passing, as metaphor for life fading away. With varied meter, personification, full rhyme and slant rhyme the language reflects the day ending. Seasons pass, life transitions. Sad but beautiful.

  • Analysis of Poem Dust of Snow by Robert Frost
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    Analysis of Poem Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

    2 weeks ago

    Robert Frost's Dust of Snow focuses on the most trivial event - a crow in a tree sending snow particles down onto an unhappy speaker. What is special is the way the bird does it, completely changing the mood. Frost uses ambiguous stressed keywords, rhyme, enjambment and symbolism. Nature helping man

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    Analysis of the Poem "Byzantium" by W.B.Yeats

    2 weeks ago

    Full analysis of Byzantium, Yeats's great mystical poem. This poem's theme is that of the creative human soul and the spiritual struggle for purification. Eternity lies in perfecting Art. Based in Yeats's dream city Byzantium, where divine art, golden imagery and symbols create a unity of being.

  • Analysis of Robert Pinsky's
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    Analysis of Robert Pinsky's "Poem About People"

    16 months ago

    Robert Pinsky's "Poem About People" uses allusion and cultural shifts to focus on the self and what it means to be human. It begins simply with people watching, then moves on to societal issues and the idea of love and hate. All of this filtered through the speaker's roaming mind.

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    Analysis of the Poem "Testimonial" by Rita Dove

    16 months ago

    Rita Dove's "Testimonial" is a free verse poem about learning, innocence, discovery and responsibility. "The world called, and I answered" is a famous line that suggests there is a need for a positive response by all of us. By becoming conscious of the world around, the speaker becomes self-aware.

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    Analysis of the Poem "So This Is Nebraska" by Ted Kooser

    16 months ago

    "So This Is Nebraska" is a finely tuned drive through a familiar home state on a warm summer's day. With keen description, personification and metaphor, the poem takes the reader into desolate farmland where a pickup truck reads clouds, mice and chickens rule, and time stands still.

  • An Analysis of Poem
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    An Analysis of Poem "The Flea" by John Donne

    2 weeks ago

    John Donne's "The Flea" is an erotic metaphysical poem employing a conceit, or extended argument. The male speaker wants to make love to a woman, who resists. The lead role is the humble flea, which sucks the speaker first then the woman. Their blood is mingled in the flea, a symbol of sexual union.

  • An Analysis of William Carlos Williams' Poem
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    An Analysis of William Carlos Williams' Poem "Pastoral"

    16 months ago

    The little sparrows is a short poem set on a local American street. Sparrows, an old man, dog dirt, a minister and a pulpit are all compared. It's a thought provoking study that deals with the tensions between real life and ideal thoughts. Short lines rule.

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    An Analysis of the Poem "Immigrant" by Fleur Adcock

    16 months ago

    Fleur Adcock's Immigrant poem is a short, subtle exploration of how it feels to have a double identity. With measured lines of free verse she uses birds and place as symbols to allow the reader access into her adopted world. The speaker is learning to live like a native, to be accepted.

  • Analysis of Poem Considering the Snail by Thom Gunn
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    Analysis of Poem Considering the Snail by Thom Gunn

    4 months ago

    Thom Gunn's Considering the Snail is a close-up study of a determined snail as it moves through wet grass. The form of the poem mirrors the movement of the snail; enjambment and fluid rhythms take the reader along at a slow, sensual pace. A short exploration of willpower and progress.

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    Analysis of Poem "Love's Philosophy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

    10 months ago

    Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem is a simple yet profound plea to a young female for a kiss, for physical union. To persuade her the speaker turns to Nature, where things mix and mingle naturally. Using personification, metaphor and pulsing rhythm, Shelley puts forward his dubious argument

  • Analysis of Poem Patroling Barnegat by Walt Whitman
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    Analysis of Poem Patroling Barnegat by Walt Whitman

    17 months ago

    Walt Whitman's Patrolling Barnegat uses long, driven lines to conjure up the spirit of a storm on the beach at Barnegat. A poem full of repeated, disturbing energy, the dynamic language takes the reader along headfirst into the elements. Someone else is out there; a patrol? Whitman's complex past?

  • Analysis of Poem What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
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    Analysis of Poem What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov

    17 months ago

    Denise Levertov's protest poem is in two parts. The first stanza asks six questions, the second stanza answers them. The theme is war and the loss of a people and culture. When the USA became involved in the Vietnam war many challenged the tactics and the loss of life. A poem to prick the conscience

  • Analysis of Poem My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
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    Analysis of Poem My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

    2 weeks ago

    Robert Browning's dramatic monologue is all about power and the psychology of possession. The curiously disturbing Duke of Ferrara, who is telling lies, or truths, to an emissary of the next family he will marry into, comments on his last duchess, now a painting on the wall. A satire on the elite?

  • Analysis of Poem Island Man by Grace Nichols
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    Analysis of Poem Island Man by Grace Nichols

    12 months ago

    Island Man is a poem about cultural identity and explores the mind of a Caribbean man waking up in London but still dreaming of his life on the island of his birth. Grace Nichols uses metaphor, enjambment and other poetic devices to juxtapose dull city life with ideal island life.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry

    10 months ago

    Wendell Berry's short poem "The Peace of Wild Things" sums up the human need for time spent in nature, away from stress, headline news and anxieties about the future. The main theme, that of human nature versus nature, is explored through allusion and simple language relating to stillness and calm.

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    Analysis of Poem "Gathering Leaves" by Robert Frost

    10 months ago

    Robert Frost's Gathering Leaves is more than just an innocent poem about fallen autumn leaves. It questions the cycle of life and our role within it. Short quatrains with rhyme add up to an intriguing poem.

  • Analysis of Poem Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney
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    Analysis of Poem Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney

    2 weeks ago

    Seamus Heaney's Blackberry-Picking is all about childhood ideals versus adult realities and the passage of time. The first stanza outlines the joy of picking, that lust for the juicy fruit, whilst the second stanza contrasts the fate of the berries, their inevitable decay and loss of goodness.

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    Analysis of Poem The Nails by W.S.Merwin

    18 months ago

    W.S. Merwin's break up poem combines vivid imagery, metaphor and unusual simile. The speaker seems caught between confusion and mental anguish and is attempting to work out just what went wrong. The repeated line It isn't as simple as that reflects the complex workings of the heart.

  • Analysis of Poem She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon, Lord Byron
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    Analysis of Poem She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon, Lord Byron

    2 weeks ago

    She Walks In Beauty is a lyric poem by the archetypal romantic, Lord Byron. With full rhyme, alliteration and simile, written in iambic tetrameter, it explores the feelings of a speaker inspired by female beauty. Is beauty based on inner purity and goodness alone, or a mix of light and dark?

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    Analysis of Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare

    2 weeks ago

    Sonnet 130 is an anomaly. Shakespeare breaks with convention and creates a parody of tired Petrarchan ideals. His lover has wires for hairs, her lips are not red as coral, her breasts are dingy brown not white and her breath reeks. Praise beauty? Not in sonnet 130. Yet his love for her runs deeper?

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    Analysis of Poem Presents From "My Aunts in Pakistan" by Moniza Alvi

    12 days ago

    A poem about cultural identity and the confused feelings of a teenage girl who receives presents from her relatives in Pakistan. Moniza Alvi's poem is full of colour and detail and is a personal exploration of her feelings at that time. Metaphor, simile and contrasting language enliven this poem.

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    Review of Book - The Infidel Next Door by Rajat Mitra - The Religious Struggle Between Hinduism and Islam in Kashmir

    19 months ago

    The Infidel Next Door focuses on the lives of two main protagonists - Aditya, a young Hindu priest and Anwar, son of a Muslim imam. Both hold strong beliefs, both are embroiled in family affairs. There is violence and corruption, love and hope. A sensitively written, insightful book.

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    Lineation: A Guide to the Line Break in Poetry

    2 weeks ago

    Line breaks are a fundamental aspect of poetry and can play a part in meaning, sound, rhythm and syntax. Knowing where and why a line has to be short or long can help both reader and poet. This guide to lineation gives many examples and explains the basics of enjambment, caesura and end stops.

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    Analysis of Sonnet "When I Have Fears" by John Keats

    10 months ago

    When I have fears that I may cease to be is a sonnet by romantic John Keats. The speaker is fearful of the nothingness that awaits him before he's had time to fulfil his potential as a poet and lover and gain fame. Iambic pentameter dominates. Full end rhyme, metaphor and other literary devices.

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    Analysis of Poem "Saint Animal" by Chase Twichell

    19 months ago

    Saint Animal is a poem inspired by Chase Twichell's study of Zen Buddhism. Through her poetry she seeks to understand the inner workings of the natural world and her own place within the greater scheme of things. The poem is a shared experience, a stripped down honest meditation in the moment.

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    Analysis of Poem "Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller

    4 months ago

    A poem about Monet the French impressionist painter who refused to have surgery on his cataracts when he was older. He argued for imaginative perception as opposed to scientific correction. Lisel Mueller captures the essence of the artist's vision in a free verse single stanza. Powerful imagery.

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    Analysis of Poem "Cozy Apologia" by Rita Dove

    19 months ago

    Cozy Apologia is Rita Dove's ironic take on a romantic relationship with husband Fred. The speaker waits for a hurricane to hit and starts to daydream about her love and past acquaintances. Lyrical, fun and touching, this poem is a monologue on intimacy and time well spent.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica" by Judith Ortiz Cofer

    19 months ago

    The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica focuses on latino/latina American immigrants and the issue of homesickness. Using metaphor and other literary devices Judith Ortiz Cofer explores the nature of cultural assimilation through the eyes of a shopkeeper. The emphasis is on food and poetical lists of items.

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    Analysis of Poem "Stings" by Sylvia Plath

    11 months ago

    Sylvia Plath's free verse poem Stings is one of five in her Bee Sequence, written during her break up with fellow poet Ted Hughes. Using powerful imagery focused on the hive, a metaphor for society, the poet explores her own identity in relation to the fated Queen Bee.

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    Analysis of Poem "Filling Station" by Elizabeth Bishop

    10 months ago

    Elizabeth Bishop's poem begins with a critical outburst of disgust at the dirty little filling station but ends in relief and love, a sort of redemption being reached. With day to day language, keen observation and an eye for detail the speaker absorbs the working scene, declares a sense of wonder

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    Analysis of Poem "At The Bomb Testing Site" by William Stafford

    20 months ago

    At The Bomb Testing Site is an anti-war poem that has no mention of war or politics. Instead it focuses on a lizard and builds a quiet suspense as this cold blooded creature prepares for what could be an atomic blast. Stafford's poem, a symbolic waiting game, leaves the reader wondering what's next

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    Analysis of Sonnet 15 by William Shakespeare

    10 months ago

    Sonnet 15 is one of the procreation sonnets written for the fair youth. Shakespeare uses metaphor alongside personification to create the theme of time versus decay, declaring that time will take youthful looks away but the sonnet will renew it. Mostly iambic pentameter but with trochee and spondee

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    Analysis of Poem "Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    10 months ago

    Ferlinghetti's Two Scavengers in a Truck is an immediate snapshot of a scene in San Francisco, where garbage men look down on a wealthy couple in their Mercedes at a red stoplight. Free verse rules, irony underpins and the speaker questions the democratic system and the social divide.

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    Analysis of Poem "maggie and milly and molly and may" by e.e.cummings

    10 months ago

    maggie and milly and molly and may is a short poem from e.e.cummings that is greater than the sum of its parts. Full of varied rhythm and rhyme, it tells the story of four girls who go down to the beach, each one relating to an object or creature they discover. Experimental and entertaining.

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    Analysis of Poem "Wild Peaches" by Elinor Wylie

    11 months ago

    Elinor Wylie's Wild Peaches is a series of four traditional rhyming sonnets that convey the dreamy mind of the speaker as she contemplates escaping an upside down world with her male companion. But is she convinced that a good life can be had out in the wilds? Musical lines carry subtle imagery.

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    Analysis of Poem "Plenty" by Isobel Dixon

    10 months ago

    Isobel Dixon's Plenty is a poem that contrasts childhood past and adult present; relative poverty with that of comfort and plenty. Central to the theme is the mother, struggling to cope. Simile, hyperbole, assonance and other devices all help make this a moving poem about family memories and love.

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    Analysis of Poem Pretty by Stevie Smith

    20 months ago

    Pretty is Stevie Smith's ironic poem on the use of the word pretty. Nature may be pretty to some but what does this really mean? Is nature always pretty? Pretty much. Using strong imagery, unusual syntax and repeated language the poem questions what it means for humans who think nature pretty.

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    Analysis of Poem "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost

    2 weeks ago

    Frost's Fire and Ice could have been inspired by Dante's Inferno, Canto 32, where in a fiery hell sinners are up to their necks in a lake of ice. Conversely, a chat with astronomer Harlow Shapley about the end of the world may have spurred Frost to write this compact rhyming classic. Desire or hate?

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    Analysis of Poem "The Trees" by Adrienne Rich

    2 weeks ago

    The Trees by Adrienne Rich has a basic theme of freedom - for the trees as they leave their indoor life and move out into the forest, and for the speaker who is witness to this exodus. Using metaphor, simile, personification and imagery, Rich creates double worlds, exploring the nature of change.

  • Analysis of Poem The Song of the Old Mother by W.B.Yeats
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    Analysis of Poem The Song of the Old Mother by W.B.Yeats

    21 months ago

    The Song of the Old Mother is a short, lyrical poem by Yeats, written during his Celtic Twilight years and is based on his love for Irish culture. With full rhyme and steady beat it is also full of symbolism, the old mother a metaphor for Ireland. Musical and romantic.

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    Analysis of Poem "Mossbawn: Sunlight" by Seamus Heaney

    10 months ago

    Seamus Heaney's Mossbawn: Sunlight is a dedicatory poem to his aunt Mary who lived with the family on their farm. It evokes Heaney's childhood past and the idyllic relationship he forged with Mary but also highlights the present. Using metaphor, assonance and rich language the poem oozes love.

  • Analysis of Poem This Room by Imtiaz Dharker
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    Analysis of Poem This Room by Imtiaz Dharker

    21 months ago

    This Room is an extended metaphor in free verse and also contains personification, onomatopeia and alliteration. The basic theme is of personal growth within change, reaching for the light and the positives when life may be dark and unpredictable.

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    Analysis of Poem "Forgetfulness" by Billy Collins

    10 months ago

    Forgetfulness, from Billy Collins, focuses on the gradual loss of memory all humans experience from time to time but especially in old age. Using personification and metaphor amongst other figurative devices, this poem builds up examples of forgetfulness with wit and charm and a comic element.

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    Analysis of the Poem "Hawk Roosting" by Ted Hughes

    2 weeks ago

    Hawk Roosting is a powerful poem that focuses on a hawk as it sits overlooking its domain. Ted Hughes gives the hawk a human mind, personifies it, and explores the raptor's reason for existence. Contains raw and savage language. Some think the theme is political dominance, the hawk being a fascist.

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    Analysis of Poem "Love After Love" by Derek Walcott

    2 weeks ago

    Derek Walcott's Love After Love focuses on loving the inner self, healing oneself following relationship breakdown. With metaphor, strong imagery and religious allusion the poem's speaker instructs the reader in the art of self-love. What change there can be when we accept the stranger needs love.

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    Analysis of Poem "Indian Boarding School: The Runaways" by Louise Erdrich

    4 months ago

    Louise Erdrich's poem is based on the experiences of many Indian children who were taken from their tribal homes and 'educated' in boarding schools. They were not allowed to speak their native language, grow long hair or make contact with family. A poem about identity, roots and state oppression.

  • Analysis of Poem Wild Nights by Emily Dickinson
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    Analysis of Poem Wild Nights by Emily Dickinson

    2 weeks ago

    Erotic fantasy or religious experience? Emily Dickinson was known as the virgin recluse but Wild Nights suggests that her passions ran deep and her yearnings for release were genuine enough. A poem about a liaison with God or a relationship with someone she knew? Ambiguous and metaphorical.

  • Analysis of Poem Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNiece
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    Analysis of Poem Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNiece

    2 weeks ago

    Prayer Before Birth is a poem Louis MacNeice wrote during World War Two. He was living in London and German rocket bombs were landing. The speaker in the poem is an unborn child, destined to be born into a violent, disturbed world. A powerful monologue addressed to God and humanity.

  • Analysis of Poem The Blue Bowl by Jane Kenyon
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    Analysis of Poem The Blue Bowl by Jane Kenyon

    22 months ago

    A short, poignant poem from Jane Kenyon, The Blue Bowl is about the burial of a cat and the emotional reaction to the world following the loss of a beloved pet. A poem to meditate on in the quiet, away from the bustling restlessness of modern life.

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    Analysis of the Poem "Litany" by Billy Collins

    8 weeks ago

    A poem written to flatter a loved one, a list of 'you are' lines that stretches to metaphorical overload. Litany is tongue in cheek work from Billy Collins, an exercise in and parody of, anaphora.

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    Analysis of the Poem "The Applicant" by Sylvia Plath

    13 days ago

    Sylvia Plath's satirical and sharp take on the social conventions that condition people to the 'market' that is marriage. Women are viewed as a product, objectified by men in stiff black suits.

  • Analysis of Poem Siren Song by Margaret Atwood
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    Analysis of Poem Siren Song by Margaret Atwood

    2 weeks ago

    Margaret Atwood's ironic take on the classic Greek myth of the sirens and their irresistible song. A feminist poem with a subtle twist, Siren Song lures the reader into a false sense of understanding.

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    Analysis of Poem "Follower" by Seamus Heaney

    2 weeks ago

    Seamus Heaney's Follower is a poem about his father, a man who worked the land. With full and slant rhyme, assonance and alliteration, it works its magic on the reader as the horses plough the furrow.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Felling of the Banyan Tree" by Dilip Chitre

    13 days ago

    The felling of the banyan tree is both autobiographical and symbolic. Dilip Chitre's poem is all about roots and the struggle between masculine and feminine forces in life. Sacred tree? Mere object?

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    Analysis of Poem "Wind" by Ted Hughes

    10 months ago

    A poem full of drama, powerful language and poetic device, Wind is typical Ted Hughes in that here is described a struggle with nature, a battle with the elements. Six stanzas of tense physicality.

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    Analysis of Poem "Visions and Interpretations" by Li-Young Lee

    23 months ago

    Li-Young Lee's poem takes the reader into the process of grief as seen through the eyes of a son on his way to the grave with flowers. Visions and Interpretations is dreamlike, a transition of a soul.

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    Analysis of Poem "Ringing The Bells" by Anne Sexton

    23 months ago

    Anne Sexton's poem Ringing of Bells is based on her personal experience of being a mental institution patient. It's a kind of monologue in which the poet tries to make sense of a useless therapy?

  • Analysis of Poem The Day Lady Died by Frank O'Hara
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    Analysis of Poem The Day Lady Died by Frank O'Hara

    23 months ago

    An elegy to the jazz singer Billie Holiday, The Day Lady Died is full of New York buzz, time schedules and cultural associations. Life in the here and now, until a headline sparks a memory.

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    Analysis of Sonnet 2 by William Shakespeare

    4 months ago

    William Shakespeare's Sonnet #2 has a procreation theme, the speaker urging the mysterious 'fair youth' to have children, thus sustaining his beauty, before he gets too old and tattered.

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    Analysis of Poem "Mindful" by Mary Oliver

    23 months ago

    Mary Oliver's poem Mindful has inspired many readers to pay more attention to the everyday delights of nature. The natural world is her life classroom where profound lessons can be learned.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Broken Tower" by Hart Crane

    4 months ago

    Hart Crane's last poem, The Broken Tower, written in Mexico, is full of symbolism, metaphor and vivid imagery in a musical lyric. The poet imagines the struggle between inner turmoil and creativity.

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    Analysis of Poem "Spring Storm" by Jim Wayne Miller

    23 months ago

    Spring Storm is full of figurative language which is why it is popular as a common core study poem. In it, an angry young man bursts out of the house; there's a storm brewing but who knows why?

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    Analysis of Poem "The Lovers Of The Poor" by Gwendolyn Brooks

    10 months ago

    In the poem The Lovers of the Poor, well meaning ladies from the Betterment League can't stand the poor people they give money to. Hypocrites? Brooks uses sarcasm and caricature to show them up.

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    Analysis of Poem "A Mental Hospital Sitting Room" by Elizabeth Jennings

    23 months ago

    When Elizabeth Jennings suffered from mental illness she still managed to write poems about her experiences. This poem takes the reader into the mind of a speaker, fraught with tensions and doubts.

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    Analysis of Poem "Facing It" by Yusef Komunyakaa

    11 months ago

    A Vietnam veteran, Yusef Komunyakaa faces his past whilst visiting the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC. With strong images and figurative language this poem explores reality versus memory.

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    Analysis of Poem "Binsey Poplars" by Gerard Manley Hopkins

    24 months ago

    Binsey Poplars is a protest poem Hopkins wrote when he discovered a row of aspen trees had been felled. Full of sprung rhythm which Hopkins considered closer to common speech patterns, and inscape.

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    Analysis of Poem "A Blessing" by James Wright

    10 months ago

    James Wright's popular poem is both real experience and found love. Two men stop to visit two ponies just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota. For the speaker this simple meeting is transcendent.

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    Analysis of Poem "To A Poor Old Woman" by William Carlos Williams

    24 months ago

    William Carlos Williams worked out of the American idiom, choosing local subjects, looking for new and fresh ways to use language. To A Poor Old Woman is about solace and a bag of tasty plums.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Rider" by Naomi Shihab Nye

    2 years ago

    This short poem from Naomi Shihab Nye relies on personification to carry the main message. Written in free verse, it is a clever take on loneliness and how different people relate to being alone.

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    Analysis of Poem "Life Doesn't Frighten Me" by Maya Angelou

    13 days ago

    Maya Angelou's poem is full of imagery and figurative language, aimed at children and adults alike. Life Doesn't Frighten Me is about bravado and having a strategy to overcome fear.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden

    2 weeks ago

    W.H. Auden's The Unknown Citizen is an ironic take on the Unknown Soldier, whose monument represents all those anonymous victims of war. It praises and mocks a model citizen. Who is free and happy?

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    Analysis of Poem "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802" by William Wordsworth

    2 weeks ago

    Composed upon Westminster Bridge is Wordsworth's Petrarchan sonnet to the pre-industrial city of smokeless London, seen at dawn. Romantic and painterly, Wordsworth captures the mood and his feelings.

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    Analysis of Poem "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats

    2 weeks ago

    John Keats, romantic poet, wrote this ballad in 1819. It is mysterious, with hints of personal anxieties and sexual desperation hidden within the experience of a man, now alone, having loved a beauty.

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    Analysis of Poem "A Spiral Notebook" by Ted Kooser

    2 years ago

    Ted Kooser has the knack of making the commonplace seem anything but ordinary, an everyday object something to wonder at. A Spiral Notebook is a short poem full of strong imagery and fresh insights.

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    Analysis of Poem "Yet Do I Marvel" by Countee Cullen

    10 months ago

    Countee Cullen's poem deals with God and the awesome power he wields, over humans and the mole. Still, a black poet can sing. It is a traditional 14 line sonnet in iambic pentameter with full rhyme.

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    Analysis of Poem "A Far Cry From Africa" by Derek Walcott

    2 weeks ago

    Derek Walcott's A Far Cry from Africa explores the bloody history of colonial Africa, in Kenya, where Mau Mau fighters fought the British in the 1950s. Walcott's mixed race roots divide his loyalties.

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    Analysis of Poem "Breaking Out" by Marge Piercy

    2 years ago

    Breaking Out is a free verse poem about a girl who longs to escape the abuse from her parents. Serious issues are brought to light in Marge Piercy's poem, freedom and human rights being just two.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Partial Explanation" by Charles Simic

    2 years ago

    A curious, short poem from Charles Simic, "The Partial Explanation" has a simple narrative yet is cleverly structured to capture the inner emptiness of the speaker, waiting for food as day darkens.

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    Analysis of Poem "After great pain, a formal feeling comes" by Emily Dickinson

    12 months ago

    One of Emily Dickinson's poems on the subject of human pain, exploring the physical, mental and emotional anguish we experience when grief hits. Full of metaphor and cold imagery.

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    Analysis of Poem "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

    7 months ago

    Shelley, the English Romantic, wrote "Hymn To Intellectual Beauty" in 1816, inspired by his visit to Lake Geneva. It's an attempt to capture the elusive Spirit of Beauty, the unseen mysterious Power.

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    Analysis of Poem "What The Living Do" by Marie Howe

    7 weeks ago

    When Marie Howe's young brother died of AIDS complications, she wrote What the Living Do as a life-affirming poem. Despite the trivial day-to-day things we do, wanting more life, remembrance is vital.

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    Analysis of Poem "Alone" by Maya Angelou

    10 months ago

    In "Alone", the speaker repeats the message that as humans we need each other if we're to make it through life. Nobody can make it alone. The soul needs to share with and care for others.

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    Analysis of "Operating Room" by John Reed

    2 years ago

    John Reed's "Operating Room" is based on his real-life experiences. A poem with atmosphere and strong imagery, it was written in 1917 but still has a modern edge. Contains similes and metaphors.

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    Analysis of Poem "Where I'm From" by George Ellen Lyon

    2 weeks ago

    Where I'm From is a poem all about identity and the places and things of memory that make us what we are. From clothespins to those special moments that create our uniqueness and George Lyon's.

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    Analysis of Poem "A Voice" by Pat Mora

    10 months ago

    Pat Mora is a leader in the field of Hispanic poetry. Her poem A Voice tells of a mother who was not allowed to speak English at home yet who overcame her fears to find a voice and new freedom.

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    Analysis of Sonnet 144 by William Shakespeare

    12 days ago

    William Shakespeare's sonnet 144 brings together two loves: a man right fair and a woman coloured ill, making this a sonnet of the triangular love affair. Agony in ecstasy, heaven in hell, doubt.

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    Analysis of Poem "What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio

    11 months ago

    Kim Addonizio's poem is sharp and provocative and concentrates on a red dress, a metaphor for independence and feminine expression. In simple, direct language What Do Women Want? conveys a hard truth.

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    Analysis of Poem Digging by Seamus Heaney

    5 days ago

    Seamus Heaney wrote this poem whilst watching his father digging in the garden. It is his most popular poem, using the metaphors of pen and spade to explore time and family commitments.

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    Analysis of "Fog" by Carl Sandburg

    2 weeks ago

    Carl Sandburg, inspired by a book of Japanese haiku, wrote this little poem whilst passing near Chicago harbor. Fog is one of his best-known short poems. It captures the silent mystery of the cat.

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    Analysis of "A Display of Mackerel" by Mark Doty

    2 years ago

    Mark Doty was out shopping when he came across a fresh fish display and was struck by the elegance of the mackerel. His poem explores individuality, grief and the mystery of the common good.

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    Analysis of Poem "Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes

    2 weeks ago

    Let America Be America Again is a plea for freedom and equality for all those who are oppressed. Langston Hughes was poor and on a train ride through Depression hit USA - far from the American Dream.

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    Analysis of the Poem "You're" by Sylvia Plath

    11 months ago

    Sylvia Plath's pregnancy poem "You're" is full of powerful imagery and metaphors. Her sensitive, creative nature comes out in this two stanza poem.

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    Analysis of "How to Eat a Poem" by Eve Merriam

    10 months ago

    Eve Merriam's neat little poem "How to Eat a Poem" is aimed at children but is wholesome enough for adults too. She encourages the reader to open up and taste the poetic experience.

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    Analysis of Poem "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe

    2 weeks ago

    Annabel Lee is one of Poe's best known poems. The theme is loss of love based on the death of a beautiful maiden, narrated in first person by the speaker. Haunting, dark and gothic.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Trees" by Philip Larkin

    11 months ago

    The Trees is a poem that reflects Larkin's love of spring and his fascination with natural cycles of renewal. Subtle rhythm and rhyme capture the mysterious growth of leaves, mortality, a tree's age.

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    Analysis of Poem "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell

    2 weeks ago

    Andrew Marvell is best known for this seduction poem, or carpe diem poem, To His Coy Mistress. With wit, intellect and conceit the speaker tries to persuade a virgin lady to have sex with him.

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    Analysis of Poem "Deer Hit" by Jon Loomis

    10 months ago

    A deer is hit by a car driven by a teenage drunk who reacts by taking the severely injured animal back home. Big mistake? An angry father puts an end to the agony of the deer but what about the teen?

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    Analysis of Poem "Young" by Anne Sexton

    10 months ago

    Young is Anne Sexton's early look back to her own adolescence, a time when her relationship with parents and the wider world was changing. Between childhood and adulthood; figuratively imagined.

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    Analysis of Poem "Night of the Scorpion" by Nissim Ezekiel

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    The scorpion sting the mother received on a dark, rainy night attracts many people, all out to heal her pain. Will the superstitious triumph over the rational? A child watches as the story unfolds.

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    Analysis of Poem "I died for beauty but was scarce" by Emily Dickinson

    10 months ago

    An allegorical poem, "I died for beauty but was scarce" focuses on two people in the afterlife, one who died for beauty and one for truth. Emily Dickinson's fascination with life after death explored.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Lost Woman" by Patricia Beer

    2 years ago

    The Lost Woman is an elegy and focuses on grief, family love and a daughter's loss. But there is also mystery and tension. The death of a mother is never easy to handle. Subtle and powerful poem.

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    Analysis of Poem "Grammar" by Tony Hoagland

    2 years ago

    Grammar is a clever poem that uses metaphor and simile to explore the notion of attraction and sexuality. It is about the natural mystery of intimacy and how people react to beauty.

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    Analysis of Poem "To Look At Any Thing" by John Moffitt

    2 years ago

    A philosophical poem inspired by the teachings of Buddhism and Hinduism. To Look At Any Thing promotes the idea of meditation as a way of learning how things are in the natural world. Eyes plus soul.

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    Analysis of Poem "a total stranger one black day" by E. E. Cummings

    2 years ago

    A short, powerful poem, "a total stranger one black day," is all about trauma, shock and the human condition. We humans may be violent, we may be complex but we can learn to live in harmony and peace.

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    Analysis of Poem " To Autumn " by John Keats

    2 weeks ago

    Romantic poet John Keats wrote this sensuous, pastoral ode knowing he was closer to death than at any time in his young life. To Autumn is bursting with rich natural imagery - full analysis.

  • Analysis of Poem 'Father Returning Home' by Dilip Chitre
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    Analysis of Poem 'Father Returning Home' by Dilip Chitre

    10 months ago

    Dilip Chitre's most popular poem depicts an uprooted father returning home from work to a family that doesn't understand him. A poem about alienation, lost love and the struggle to find meaning.

  • Analysis of Poem After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost
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    Analysis of Poem After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost

    2 weeks ago

    The apple harvest is complete, the apple picker exhausted. Will he sleep a natural sleep or remain troubled as he dreams? Frost's metaphorical, strange poem has a complex rhyme scheme, a core mystery.

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    Analysis of Poem "Snow" by David Berman

    10 months ago

    Two brothers are walking through a field of snow. An innocent walk turns into a serious question and answer session when they notice snow angels. Have the angels been shot? Were they trespassing?

  • Analysis of Poem Refugee Ship by Lorna Dee Cervantes
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    Analysis of Poem Refugee Ship by Lorna Dee Cervantes

    4 months ago

    The metaphorical refugee ship carries the chicana across the sea of language but she is estranged from her native tongue; mother never taught her Spanish. She needs English to make up for the loss.

  • Analysis of Poem Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou
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    Analysis of Poem Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

    2 weeks ago

    Maya Angelou's poem is a clear, strong message to all who think a woman has to be a fashion model to be phenomenal. You don't have to fit other people's ideas of beauty, you just have to be yourself.

  • Analysis of Poem Birches by Robert Frost
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    Analysis of Poem Birches by Robert Frost

    2 weeks ago

    Frost's blank verse poem explores the nature of reality and idealism using the symbolism of birch trees, a boy and an ice-storm. Acute observation, memory and imaginative thinking under tight control.

  • Critical Analysis of Poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W.B.Yeats
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    Critical Analysis of Poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W.B.Yeats

    13 days ago

    Escape the urban hell of the city and make for the island of your dreams, where peace comes dripping slow. A timeless classic from Yeats, with music and rhythm all his own. Full analysis of The Lake Isle of Innisfree.

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    Analysis of Poem "Anecdote of the Jar" by Wallace Stevens

    10 months ago

    An unusual little poem in which a jar on a hill in Tennessee turns the wilderness round and round. The theme is power and order out of chaos.But where does the anecdote take the reader? Full analysis.

  • Summary and Full Analysis of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
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    Summary and Full Analysis of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare

    2 weeks ago

    One of Shakespeare's most popular love sonnets, sonnet 18 is a tribute to the 'fair youth' with the poet comparing his lover to a summer's day and finding the lover more lovely. Full analysis includes critical look at rhythm, rhyme and syntax.

  • Analysis of Sonnet 60 by William Shakespeare
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    Analysis of Sonnet 60 by William Shakespeare

    10 months ago

    Shakespeare's sonnet 60 is all about cruel Time and its effect on beauty. Full text with summary and in depth analysis - rhyme, meter (metre), metaphor, symbol, biblical and mythological allusions.

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    Analysis of Poem "Strange Meeting" by Wilfred Owen

    2 weeks ago

    Wilfred Owen's WW1 poem is about reconciliation. Two soldiers meet in Hell, one having killed the other in battle, and their dialogue is a powerful and moving creation full of truth about humanity.

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    Analysis of Poem "Hope" Is The Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson

    2 weeks ago

    Emily Dickinson's classic short poem with full text and analysis. An extended metaphor, it brings the concept of hope that much closer to human understanding.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Last Ride Together" by Robert Browning

    2 weeks ago

    Full text. A love poem, The Last Ride Together is a dramatic monologue of a rejected lover. The structure is formal but the content is a fine exploration of the passions between a male and a female.

  • Analysis of Sonnet 55 by William Shakespeare
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    Analysis of Sonnet 55 by William Shakespeare

    2 weeks ago

    Sonnet 55 focuses on time, immortality and the power of poetry. The essence of his lover will be preserved forever, in the poem. It will outlast fine monuments, wars, death and unclean time.

  • Analysis of Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare
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    Analysis of Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare

    10 months ago

    Shakespeare's Sonnet 1. The first sonnet concentrates on beauty and the need to keep procreating by those who are blessed with good looks. Aimed at the Fair Youth, it entreats him to marry and have children before he dies.

  • Analysis of Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare
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    Analysis of Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare

    2 weeks ago

    Sonnet 29 focuses on the depressed state of the speaker who is full of envy, self-pity and hopelessness. He despises those better looking and more talented. He's down, until he thinks about his lover.

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    Analysis of Poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

    2 weeks ago

    This poem, from Songs Of Experience, is about the suppression of anger in our relationships. Is it wise to bottle it up until it bursts out uncontrollably? Or is it better to let it out?

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    Analysis of Poem "Junkyards" by Julian Rayford

    11 months ago

    Junkyards is a short poem that focuses on things we humans throw away, perfectly good things that end up in rust and decay because we think they're of no further use. It's kind of sad and so wasteful?

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    Analysis of Poem "An Arundel Tomb" by Philip Larkin

    10 months ago

    Larkin explores the nature of love and human relationships whilst visiting a 14th century cathedral tomb. What will survive of us is love the final line says, but does cynical Larkin believe that?

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    Analysis of Poem "Deserted Farm" by Mark Vinz

    2 years ago

    Deserted Farm is a short poem full of imagery and atmosphere. The speaker is looking at the remains of the farm and contrasting the demise of the farmer's family with the hope growing lilacs hold.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Oven Bird" by Robert Frost

    10 months ago

    The Oven Bird, an unusual sonnet, is more than a mere song from a bird - it is a poem about the world of words the poet himself creates, despite the diminished state of language,time and life itself.

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    Analysis of Poem "Design" by Robert Frost

    2 weeks ago

    Design is a traditional sonnet, with a twist, that explores the nature of intelligent design and questions whether or not that design is malevolent. A spider, a moth's wings and a flower are involved

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    Analysis of Poem "Safe In Their Alabaster Chambers" by Emily Dickinson

    12 months ago

    Full of imagery - from religious to sexual - and unusual syntax, Emily Dickinson's intriguing poem was inspired by visits to church and graveyard. Ironic in tone, it is about death and resurrection.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Journey" by Mary Oliver

    2 weeks ago

    The Journey is a metaphorical poem about the need to challenge and move on and upwards. How to ignore those negative voices, leave the dark house behind and progress into the light.

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    Analysis of Poem "The Beautiful Changes" by Richard Wilbur

    7 months ago

    Richard Wilbur's poem concentrates on the nature of change and the changes in nature. But is it the beauty that is transformed or the changes themselves that are beautiful? Read on for full analysis.

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    Analysis of Poem "Man Listening To Disc" by Billy Collins

    2 years ago

    A poem that unites music and brain, jazz and soul, bringing a feel-good cosmic factor to the simple act of walking downtown listening to a CD. Join Billy Collins as he steps out to the beat.

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    Analysis of Poem "Fundamentalism" by Naomi Shihab Nye

    2 years ago

    A short poem that asks questions about fundamentalism and explores the underlying reasons why someone should become a radical extremist, a religious extremist, an Islamic fundamentalist.

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    Analysis of Poem "Invictus" by W.E.Henley

    2 weeks ago

    A short Victorian poem which Henley wrote whilst in hospital. Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill have all used the poem for inspiration and guidance. Invictus means unconquerable.

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