World War and so he had firsthand experience of the gas attacks by both sides. ‘dulce’ means: it is sweet and meet to die for one’s country and this poem was originally dedicated to Jessie Pope. He is basically refuting(反駁) Jessie Pope’s opinion that it is considered a glorious act to enlist(招募) and fight...
The Great Big Book of Poems
Table Of Contents
I Love You………………………………...
Love and Time
The song Live Forever by Sequoyah Prep School and the poem To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell both talk about love. More specifically, they deal with love and its relationship to time. They show how important it is to let love grow over time, instead of rushing it for sex. It is almost...
poetry, and this can be seen in the two poems, "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time," by Robert Herrick and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell.
Robert Herrick's, "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" is a popular poem in British literature, that professes a common universal moral...
English Literature poem comparisons
How do the writers express/convey their emotions by focusing on the themes of control and freedom?
1) Prayer Before Birth (Louis Macneice)
2) Tyger (WIlliam Blake)
3) Sonnet 116 (William Shakespeare)
4) War photographer (Carol Ann Duffy)
5) Do not go gentle...
Assignment #12- Satirical Poem Expository Essay
What did you think of the poems that you just read? Which one are you going to choose?
For this final assignment for the Poetry module, I want you to choose either the poem ‘Green Memory’ by Langston Hughes OR ‘St. George’ by Nancy Senior. Once you have...
Renaissance time period for the accomplishments of their well-recognized poems. Many of the authors during the Renaissance time period addressed love as their major theme. Other authors of that same time period addressed carpe diem as their major themes. Symbolism is a big part of every author's poem that would...
In the poem, “The Secretary Chant” by Margie Piercy, a women working as a secretary is depicted as undervalued and unappreciated by her employer. Whereas, in Linda Pastan’s poem “Marks, a women as a housewife and a mother that family expresses their frustrations towards her. In “The Secretary Chant”...
FIVE WAYS TO KILL A MAN
This poem is quite clever in the way it presents itself. The name of the poem does not accurately indicate what the poem is actually about. In the modern world it has become way to easy for people to meet their end and way too easy for people to die prematurely,...
compare and contrast the two poems.
The two poems Package for the Distant Future and The Song of the Whale differs mainly in their subject matter and the way they evoke different feelings and images and also the style and presentation of the poem. Coincidently both poems contain the themes of death and...
"Prufrock", is a poem by American-British poet T. S. Eliot (1888–1965). Eliot began writing "Prufrock" in February 1910 and it was first published in the June 1915 issue of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse at the instigation of Ezra Pound (1885–1972). It was later printed as part of a twelve-poem pamphlet (or...
ESSAY ON THE POEMS
“DULCE ET DECORUM EST”
“The Drum” was written by John Scott in 1793. “Dulce et decorum est.” was written by Wilfred Owen in 1947’s. “THE DRUM” is about the recruiting soldiers and appealing to the peoples to join and help other soldiers in the Army. However on the...
Sassoon’s war poems 23rd September 09
Siegfried Sassoon was an anti war poet from the first world war, he wrote many poems expressing the way he felt about the war and the effects it had on him and other members of his platoon. The poems that I have read by...
Dare to take a look at this peaceful spring day…
© Heidi Campbell
Upon a nice mid-spring day,
Let's take a look at Nature's way,
Breathe the scent of nice fresh air,
Feel the breeze within your hair.
The grass will poke between your toes,
Smell the flowers...
relationships between parents and children and portrayed in many different lights in the poems I have studied; they are represented both positively and negatively.
The poem ‘Long Distance’ and ‘My Grandmother’ are poems that explore the feelings and emotions of the main characters as a consequence of someone...
goes into the house to find his father reading aloud in his study. Norman and Reverend John Maclean recite various excerpts strung together from the poem "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" by William Wordsworth:
(Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting
The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star...
“Chicago”, written by Carl Sandburg is a strong meaningful poem illustrating the pride and confidence that pours out of the city of Chicago. Throughout the poem he points out the shortcomings of the city, but at the same time challenges the reader to find another city as majestic despite its flaws. He...
Compare And Contrast Different Types Of Relationship Presented In A Selection Of The Poems You Have Studied
There are many different types of relationships: loving ones, caring ones, physical ones, aggressive ones, obsessive ones and even jealous ones. These are naturally good topics and subjects...
Linking the Three Poems, To His Coy Mistress, Porphyria's Lover and The Flea.
The Flea, To His Coy Mistress and Porphyria's Lover are all about power, love and murder. Discuss!
The Flea, To His Coy Mistress and Porphyria's Lover are three magnificent poems written by three of the greatest poets...
Homework to complete before class analysis of poem.
Directions: select either question one or two to complete for homework.
1. Rhythm: read the poem aloud at least 3 times. As you read it the 3rd time, jot down the rhyme scheme. As you read it a forth time, record your voice. Listen to your recorded...
Sam Rodgers A Wish – How does form in this poem help to create meaning
In this poem, Rodgers uses the narrator to depict what he describes as an ideal lifestyle. Considering the era that this poem was written in, it is clear to see that Rodgers has taken a dislike towards the newly developed industrialised...
to explore ideas about time in ‘hour’ and on other poem from relationship?
Poets often use their work to express their thoughts, this is what the writers of ‘hour’ and ‘to his coy mistress’ have done to express their thoughts on time and love. In hour the poem is about time and how it is short lived...
The two poems describing Helen of Troy and her physical features as well as her personality, have two contrasting moods and opinions on whether or not she was the woman everyone looked up to her to be. These two poets (Edgar Allan Poe and H.D) both show the speakers in the poems and their opinion on...
poet that was able to shine brighter than any other, to me, was Sylvia Plath.
Plath seems to write her poems based off of her own life experiences. This allows her to become one with her poems. To me, this is important because it allows Plath to really seem as though she is intimately connected with...
Poems Themes: Love
The poems “A Red, Red Rose,” “The Passionate Shepherd to his Love,” and “Come, My Celia” are all romance and love themes. The authors in these three poems symbolize compassion and honesty and portray powerful feelings for the reader to reading all their poems. Many people are able...
These poems take a reader on an exploration of the past, present and future with the writer’s true love. The lovers are not together at first and although he desires to be with her, the distance keeps pulling them apart. Then, this true love comes back into his life swiftly and time was an important...
Alexie Poem Analysis
“The Facebook Sonnet” and “Grief Calls Us to the Things of This World” are two poems written by Sherman Alexie that share some of the same techniques. However, the two poems are not so alike in many ways. The content of this essay will converse about the themes of the two poems and...
Lucy poems are the 5 different poems written by WW between 1798 and 1801.
They belong to the second edition of ‘’Lyrical Ballads’’, which is a collection of both Wordsworth’s and Coleridge’s poems.
Lucy poems are lyrical ballads, they are written in verse and they all tell a story as...
main two components that make a good mother. In the poems “Daystar by Rita Dove and “To a Daughter Leaving Home” by Linda Pastan both of the mothers are going through different stages of motherhood. In both poems we see the similarities that both poems have and we also see the differences. Dove and Pastan...
How to analyze a poem for A-level papers
Analyzing poetry is like removing a tumor. You need to pay close attention to all aspects of the tumor- size, how far it has spread, how quickly it is spreading etc- before you begin to remove it. One small inaccuracy can make the situation shoddier than...