Treatment of time: juxtaposition in The Waste Land.
The Waste Land is a modernist poem by T.S. Elliot, published in 1922, which introduces us into a world of different voices, situations, places, times and states of mind; creating a great contrast and the feeling of being wrapped in a confusing jigsaw...
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...
day.” Many poems contain ideas that are similar to that of carpe diem. They discuss how one must cherish every moment of his or her life because life is limited and will eventually come to an end. Andrew Marvell’s poem, “To His Coy Mistress,” is an example of a carpe diem themed poem. Through the...
Linguistic Perspectives and Existential Anxiety in Arun Kolatkar’s Poems
This paper focuses on the linguistic perspective and existential anxiety in Arun Kolatkar’s poems. Arun Kolatkar is not a familiar name for many of us, in fact until he was included in the undergraduate syllabus of English Honours...
immortality throughout the course of time long after the writers have passed on. Shakespeare plants his beauty within the lines of the poem after his lover’s physical beauty deteriorates with time. Spencer, however, keeps the memory and love for a woman. Although both poems are about two different subjects...
Compare how time is presented in 'Hour' and one other Poem
Both poems 'Hour' and 'To His Coy Mistress' present the power time has between two people. 'Hour' is a poem about two lovers who have one hour together and explores the ideas of material possesions and a modern reinterpretation of love. Where...
The poem mid-term break dramatizes the distress that a family goes through in a time of mourning. The second stanza starts with “In the porch I met my father crying—He had always taken funerals in his stride.” His father is normally a calm and collected man, but this tragedy has shaken him up dramatically...
the passing of time are expressed in two of Frost’s poems?
The passing of time is a theme that pervades the poetry of famous American Robert Frost, who explores many aspects of the human experience in his poetry. Two poems which are vehicles for his attitude towards the passing of time are “A Leaf-Treader”...
Substantiate your answer with reference to the poem.
In “I Like to See It Lap the Miles” Emily Dickinson gives a vivid account of the train under the guise of a profusely powerful horse, and also presents certain beautiful characteristics of the train. In the poem the poet, adopting a childlike wonder and...
Robert Lee Frost's poems are often about nature and convey deep, hidden meanings in these poems with his usage of simple and comprehensible words and phrases. Out of all the poems written by Frost, I chose ten poems that interests me the most and I feel that way because these poems all convey deep meanings...
October 20th 2014
The Chimney Sweeper Essay
In William Blake’s two poems, titled “The Chimney Sweeper” one was published in 1789 and the second followed five years later in 1794. Both of these poems are written about child chimney sweepers from two different perspectives. Blake uses...
THE speaker in this poem reminisces about a time when people were sincere and caring in their dealings with one another; he speaks regretfully about the present time, when people are not like before. He seems to feel that people have lost the innocence and openness which he now sees in his young son;...
Throughout our readings I have found several elements that speak to me. These elements are varied and different for each of the poems and stories we have read, however, the theme which seems to be most common is the theme of conflict. That conflict can be the conflict between characters, the conflict...
Examine how Donne uses conceit to convey meaning in his poems.
What exactly do a flea and the intense emotion of love have in common? Does the sun ever intrude upon you and your lover while in bed? To most people these questions would draw nothing but quizzical or blank stares. However, if one asked...
The author of the poem was born in the era of 50’s where there is an influential movement occurred at that time which involves massive change on literature works by many artist. This movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising...
This poem by Walter de la Mare describes a Lonely Traveller who had riding on his horse,in midst of a dark forest,reaches a house where he has come to fulfil an unnamed promise.He pounds the door once but gets no response.Only the sound of his horse munching on the grass is to be heard.A bird flies...
Poem for my sister
Liz Lochhead expresses her feelings about her ‘little sister’ in the poem “Poem for my sister” which was written for her as a birthday present, when her sister was turning 12. In the poem, Lochhead uses shoes and feet metaphorically to describe her life and experiences...
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...
The Three poems that I’m going to write about connote certain type’s ofrelationshipss or feelings. In ‘to His Coy Mistress’ the speaker, a man is trying to persuade a very reluctant female to have a sexual Relationship. He is hoping that eventually she will agree because the man dominates the speaking...
this essay, I shall compare how Niyi Osundare and Gabriel Okara produce impressions of Nigeria, in their poetry. Niyi Osundare wrote the poem ‘Not my Business’. This poem shows separate attacks on different people, ‘Not my Business’ was written during the 1990’s when Nigeria was ruled by a dictator named...
War Poem Collection
Throughout the history of war, different factions have clashed for an uncountable amount of different reasons. As with any controversial issue like war, everyone has their own opinion and reasoning. Through poetry, poets can express their feelings about war in a very strong and...
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...
feelings in this poem?
‘The Voice’ was written by Thomas Hardy in 1912 after his wife’s death from a severe case of rabies. The poem reveals Hardy’s guilt about how he mishandled her life treated her during her time of illness. His personal memories are nostalgic and important in this poem.
the poem is to put across the devastating nature of the human species, and how it is hurting our planet. The emotion in the poem anger at the way we behave, and when the reader reads it they feel sad, because of what people are doing, and then the reader feels angry at the same thing. This poem represents...
20 November 2008
My intension or purpose was to write a poem as Amir would about the events that the Kite Runner is based off of.
“Amir and Hassan, the sultans of Kabul” (27).
- I used this quote to introduce the two characters of the book...
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”...
The poem 'Then and Now' compares the different generations of the old and the new. The old refers to the period of time where Aborigines could roam their country without any troubles, their lifestyles were able to be expressed as there was no control in authority in that period of time. The new...
This unique love poem by George Herbert seems both simple and complex at the same time. There are many levels which display the depth of Herbert’s writing. He gives a three stanza poem, six lines each with the rhyme scheme of: A, B, A, B, C, C, and the lines alternating ten and six syllables. This simple...
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...
WAIVING BUT DROWNING 2
Not Waiving But Drowning
In the poem, “Not Waiving But Drowning” Stevie Smith, the author, writes about a man who has drowned. He drowned while swimming, but his friends did not realize...
types of relationship portrayed in the poems through language, structure and form?
The theme of relationships has always played a major role in our lives. The idea of relationships is a straightforward and effective device used to appeal every audience. The poems, ‘Havisham’, ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘La...
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...
Time and change will always be inevitable. Although some people would like to change that, it just can not be done. There is no going back to the past; there is only remembering it. So, no matter how much we would like the idea of time machines in movies such as Back to the Future, we, ourselves, must...
1. This poem is a confessional one, involving the recollection of past times of happiness and present times of memory and sadness. The concluding image, of the wood waiting somewhere to be burnt, is especially strong and jarring, for it shows a note of bitterness amidst the speaker’s sadness. The visual...
In the poems “ A Time Past” by Denise Levertov and “When You Are Old” by William Butler Yeats both emphasize the memory of formal lovers. Levertov chooses to reminisce about the beautiful moments of the ended relationship and Yeats creates an anonymous speaker that requests of a former lover to remember...
to Change the World” By Howard Nemerov
The poem is about daylight saving time. Daylight Saving Time (DST) is an age-old practice where people would advance time by one hour to extend daylight time into the night. In effect, they would sacrifice sunrise time, also by one hour. People in the regions affected...
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...
he cares for. He tells this person that this is the dark time, which is, in essence, a time of sadness. It is implied, by certain key terms; such as 'dark metal', that it is a time of war. The persona warns his 'love' that it is a dark, sad time.
and meaning. Describe your response to the poems and explain how the writers create it.
Both John Keats and Samuel Taylor Coleridge create strong imaginative effects, which in turn overshadows the specific themes and meanings of the actual words of the poem.
“Kubla Khan” starts outs with bringing...
write some simple poetry. This brand of poetry is called acrostic poetry. This
style of poetry begins with a stem, an up and down line. In an acrostic poem, the title !or subject" is
written down the page. One letter goes on each line; they should all be capital letters. It looks like
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...
The Details behind Sylvia’s Plath Daddy Poem
As one reads Sylvia Plath’s poem he or she will learn that Plath has a dysfunctional relationship with her father and husband, as time passes she cannot seem to get over her father’s death, Plath’s grief starts to affect her emotions and she starts...
how people became more far apart from the real world as time passed, and forgot the valuable asspects of life? Yet wouldn’t it be better if people were not being pushed and directed by the society and media and stop making poor desiciosns? The poem “Wasted on the Old” written by Mary di Michele is trying...
March 19, 2009
I have chosen to compare two short stories and one poem for my final essay.
The three pieces I have chosen are a poem by Anne Bradstreet “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” the story “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner, and the story...
The poem “God’s Grandeur” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, written in 1866, takes some deep thinking skills to decode piece by piece. Hopkins follows the basic form of an Italian sonnet. An Italian sonnet has fourteen lines, eight in the first section and 6 in the last section. The poem also follows...
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...
look at it from a more optimistic angle. You’re given eight poets to study in detail, take approximately six poems from each poet, learn a few quotes and have at least some clue what the poems are actually about. I mean you’re actually being given a massive hint about what is coming up on your Leaving...
The Schoolboy by William Blake
I love to rise in a summer morn,
When the birds sing on every tree;
The distant huntsman winds his horn,
And the skylark sings with me:
O what sweet company!
But to go to school in a summer morn, -
O it drives all joy away!
Under a cruel eye...
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...
Do you think Two in the Campagna is a romantic poem or a critique of love?
Two in the Campagna does not take the usual form of a love poem, as the speaker fails to persistently declare devotion for the woman he speaks of. By opting to describe his passion instead of his love, you question whether the...
Throughout most of Japan’s history poetry played a large part in the process of death. A jisei is a death poem, a poem that any person on their deathbed was encouraged to write. While if you were a samurai, according to the bushido code of honor, if you wanted to...
In ‘Mean Time’ by Carol Ann Duffy an important idea is time having power over love we do not have the power to change or go back in time therefore we have to value both the good and bad times. Carol Ann Duffy shows this through the narrative perspective of first person allowing readers to sympathize...
Half Past Two
I will use the method of explaining every stanza to write about this poem in detail.
'Half Past Two' is a poem in which Fanthorpe describes how a young child is given a detention for an unspecified misdemeanour and is forgotten by his teacher. Fanthorpe draws on her experience as a teacher...
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...
TIME AND ETERNITY IN EMILY DICKINSON'S POEMS 906 and 624.
Once we endeavor to examine the concept of time we have to do it close enough to the concept of eternity. When speaking of eternity Dickinson often uses the circumference the circle image.
Time flees so vast that...
“Once upon a time” is a poem written by Gabriel Okara, a Nigerian poet. The Title is an interesting choice because, before a line of the poem is read, it links the poem to childish stories, fairy tales, that finish in a “happily ever after”, but there is always an obstacle, or you may call it a “bad...
Anne Bradstreet’s poem Before the Birth of One of Her Children interested me in several ways. The poem addresses her husband while she is pregnant, and discusses what she wants him to do if she dies in childbirth. I liked how she seemed very accepting of the fact that during her time childbirth was extremely...
William Blake channels his general dissatisfaction of the organization of society during the late eighteenth century in his lyrical poem called “London”. Blake uses very expressive language through the spoken observations of a made up character he created to tell people about social and political problems...
about the natural world.
Imagined comments about him at this death - Hardy saying that he saw mysteries in nature - think about what mysteries his poems have explored.
When the present has latched its postern behind my
And the May month flaps...
Many of Duffy's poems evoke a sense of loss and for nostalgia. Discuss!
In most poems by Carol Ann Duffy the reader gets a sense of sadness and attachment to the past. Duffy uses the past as a connecting point to make the poem more effective in its message such as anecdotes to make the described...