Free Essays on Time Poem

  1. Living Life to Its Fullest--Andrew Marvell’s Poem, “to His Coy Mistress”

    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...

  2. Linguistic Perspectives and Existential Anxiety in Arun Kolatkar’s Poems

    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...

  3. Two Attitudes to the Passing of Time in Frost's Poetry

    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”...

  4. A Comparison of the Poems, "Postcard from Kashmir" by Agha Shanhid Ali and "Elena" by Pat Mora

    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...

  5. Many of Duffy's Poems Evoke a Sense of Loss and for Nostalgia. Discuss!

    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...

  6. The Bane of Life and Beauty: Time

    The Bane of Life and Beauty: Time "For every man, Time is an emptying reservoir; to fret over how much you have left only wastes it." - Lee Connolly. In every person's mind, a clock is running. A pendulum is constantly swinging and ticking into the future, into the unknown. Every person must, at...

  7. Comparison of War Poems

    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...

  8. Mid-Term Break Poem Explication

     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...

  9. How Is Romantic Love Represented in Three of Your Chosen Poems

    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...

  10. Time

    Assessment Task: Time and Change: State Explain Example - Nathan Adams Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back. Time is something that humanity tries so very hard to understand, accept...

  11. Show How “Kubla Khan” and “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” Create Imaginative Effects, Rather Than Specific Themes and Meaning. Describe Your Response to the Poems and Explain How the Writers Create It.

    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...

  12. Compare and Contrast Different Types of Relationship Presented in a Selection of the Poems You Have Studied

    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...

  13. The Details behind Sylvia’s Plath Daddy Poem

     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...

  14. Poem Analysis Example

    “The Road not Taken” is an analogy discussing about a person who made an important, but irreversible decision of life in the past. The poem symbolizes how that person (the speaker) chose the risky decision that has a large impact in that person’s life. In fact, later the person feel uncertain if the...

  15. Treatment of Time in the Waste Land

    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...

  16. Comparing Two Short Stories and One Poem

    125 Julie Alfaro March 19, 2009 Comparing Literature 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...

  17. Poem Analysis on This Is Just To Say

    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...

  18. Robert Frost's Poems

    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...

  19. Intense Personal Memories and Reflections Have Always Been an Inspiration to Poets. Explore This Concept with Regards to the Poems That You Have Studied Referring to Three Poems in Detail and at Least Three Poems from Your Wider Reading.

    memories and reflections have always been an inspiration to poets. Explore this concept with regards to the poems that you have studied referring to three poems in detail and at least three poems from your wider reading. The theme of reflections is something frequently explored in literature. It is...

  20. Examine How Donne Uses Conceit to Convey Meaning in His Poems.

    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...

  21. Satirical Poem Expository Essay

    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...

  22. Linking the Three Poems

    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...

  23. A Hope Poem

    ESSAY ON THE POEMS “THE DRUM” & “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...

  24. Time

    Analysis 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...

  25. Hardy's Selected Poem

    Park Villas, 1866 * digging up docks (weeds) with a narrow spade called a spud Hardy wrote this poem in 1866, very early in his writing career. It shows that, even as a young man, he was ahead of his time in his views on women, as he was later to prove himself in his views on war. Whereas Victorian society...

  26. The phrase "Carpe Diem" in the two poems "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time," by Robert Herrick, and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell.

    seventeenth century 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...

  27. Response to Anne Bradstreet Poem

    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...

  28. Poems

    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...

  29. Poems - 1

    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...

  30. How to Analyze a Poem for a-Level Papers

    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...

  31. "London" Poem Essay

    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...

  32. Kite Runner Poem with Explaination

    Dennis Land Mr. Knecht English IV 20 November 2008 Poem Explanation 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...

  33. The Voice - Personal Feelings in the Poem

    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. Hardy conveys...

  34. Do You Think Two in the Campagna Is a Romantic Poem or a Critique of Love?

    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...

  35. Poems Piano and Once Upon a Time

    How do the poets feel about the past? I am writing an essay comparing how the poets who wrote: piano, once upon a time and poem thirty-nine feel about the past. In Piano the poet listens to a woman play a piano which reminds him of his past, the lines ’ Taking me back down the vista of years, ...

  36. Sylvia Plath Poems

    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...

  37. Once Upon a Time

    “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...

  38. Sassoon's War Poems

    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...

  39. Compare How Time Is Presented in 'Hour' and One Other Poem

    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...

  40. How does Dickinson, in “I Like to See It Lap the Miles,” give living qualities to a mechanical thing? Substantiate your answer with reference to the poem.

    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...

  41. Themes of Conflict in Poems and Stories

    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...

  42. "The Improvers" Poem Analysis

    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...

  43. The Poem "Wasted on the Old"

    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...

  44. Helen Poem

    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...

  45. Nigerian Poem Essay

    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...

  46. William Wordsworth

    the 7th of April 1770, Wordsworth was a man with a profound love and admiration for nature that developed through the course of his life. From the 6 poems I have studied as part of my course, each and every one of them features the bond that Wordsworth has with nature. Through the course of Wordsworth’s...

  47. Comparison of William Blake's Chimney Sweeper Poems

    6th Period 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...

  48. The Schoolboy By William Blake Poem COmmentary

    Poem Commentary 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...

  49. Richard Bone Poem Analysis

    tone and body language is the key to succeed in your presentation. By doing this, you are certainly going to keep your audience entertained at all times during your performance, consequently, grabbing their attention to all details you mention. Another key factor is to tell your audience about details...

  50. Gabriel Okara: Analysing "Once upon a time".

    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;...

  51. A Comparison of Two Poems by Emily Dickinson

    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...

  52. Not Waving but Drowning - Poem

    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...

  53. Time Is of the Essence

    Time is of the Essence: Milton and His Convictions on Time Milton often used the concept of time when speaking about his life through poetry. Two works where this is particularly evident is in “Sonnet 7” and “Lycidas.” In both of these poems, John Milton displays the idea that an individual’s lives...

  54. Write an Article for a School Magazine Introducing the Poetry of W.B. Yeats to Leaving Certificate Students. Tell Them What He Wrote About and Explain What You Liked About His Writing, Suggesting Some Poems That You Think They Would Enjoy Reading

    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...

  55. Poem

    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...

  56. poem for my sister

    Poem for my sister Liz Lochhead expresses her feelings about her ‘little sister’ in the poemPoem 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...

  57. Hardy Poem Afterwards

    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. Afterwards When the present has latched its postern behind my tremulous stay And the May month flaps...

  58. Time in Shakespeare's Sonnets.

    metaphor which illustrates the theme of the poem, and the couplet offers either a summary of the poem or a solution to the problem presented in the poem. Shakespeare creates in his sonnets a rich sequence that subverts the traditional roles of love poetry. All the poems that praise love and beauty are written...

  59. Poem

    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”...

  60. Different Levels of Meaning in George Herbert’s Poem, Love

    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...