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The Saginaw Song
... here deserves to be pondered and tasted to the full, for its emotional richness. The overall tone and feeling contains love and pain and humor and nostalgia all blended. This is a poem worth memorizing.
The structure of the poem rhymes at the end of each line, while the sentences end at each quatrain. The rhyme scheme is consistent throughout the piece and each line rhymes with every other line. For example, in the first line ‘whiskey on your breath’ rhymes with ‘but I hung on like death’ on the third line. The words breath and death are dominant words that reveal a somber tone, which runs throughout the piece. In ...
Whitman's Live Oak, With Moss
... nature as his tools, Whitman
encompasses the reader with a sense of warmth and love. Before venturing on
to specifics, Whitman reveals the meaning of Live Oak, With Moss . Symbolic
of himself, he describes the Live Oak, With Moss as a rude, unbending, and
lusty creature, alone in a field, with only soft moss for comfort. The
significance of the description is overwhelming. Whitman see's himself as a
rude, closed-minded, and lusty person, who spends a considerable amount of
time alone. However, Whitman views himself as a different person when he is
in the company of his companion. With the live Oak representing Whit ...
Emily Dickenson And The Theme Of Death
... through an omniscient narration. In contrast, most of
Dickenson's other death related poems show the reader the perspective of the
dead. The vivid imagery in this poem functions to enhance the reader's
perception of the poem. The following passage conveys a resplendent physical
sense of coldness as someone is frozen to death:
"This is the Hour of Lead--
Remembered, if outlived,
As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow--
First--Chill--then Stupor--then the letting go--"
The innovative diction in this passage creates an eerie atmosphere all by itself.
The effect of this passage is reminiscent of the fam ...
Song Of Myself: Divinity, Sexuality And The Self
... ability of the sexual self to define itself. This self-definition is derived from the strongly independent autonomy with which his sexuality speaks in the poem. Much of the "Song of Myself" consists of a cacophony of Whitman's different selves vying for attention. It follows that Whitman's sexual self would likewise find itself a voice. A number of passages strongly resonate with Whitman's sexuality in their strongly pleasurable sensualities. The thoroughly intimate encounter with another individual in section five particularly expresses Whitman as a being of desire and libido.
Whitman begins his synthesis of the ...
Analysis Of "The Age Of Anxiety"
... anatomizing society" and interpret social and spiritual acts as failures of communication (Magill 74). They also put forth a diagnosis of the industrial English society among economic and moral decay in the 1930's (Magill 72). Conflicts common in his works are those between war and peace, corruption of modern society, and the "dichotomy between the rich and the poor" (Barrows 317).
"The Age of Anxiety" is, in general, a quest poem. Unlike the ideal quest, however, this quest accomplishes nothing. The characters search for the meaning of self and, in essence, the meaning of life, but because their search is t ...
Analysis Of “The Road Not Taken” By Robert Frost
... is that it is the road that one chooses that makes them who they are.
Throughout “The Road Not Taken”, Robert Frost brings together many different literary techniques to express the theme or themes of his poem. The two themes that I got from the poem were, 1) the dilemma of making a choice, and the danger of not knowing where that decision will take you, and 2) a tale telling the reader to be different, and to take the road “less traveled”.
“And sorry I could not travel both…” It is always hard to make important decisions because you are always going to wonder what might have happened if you had chosen the othe ...
By Means Of Power
... a metaphor for putting the needs of what is truly important before the needs of oneself. It is not only stated simply and bluntly, but the way the lines are broken up accent the idea. "Ready to kill"(3) is on its own line, while "yourself"(4) is on the next. This is the theme that is running throughout the entire poem.
In the next section of Lordes poem she describes a dreamlike situation. This is where her son has been shot, probably in the face. Although "blood from his punctured cheeks and shoulders/is the only liquid for miles"(9-10), "my mouth splits into dry lips"(12). With the death of her boy she is ...
Analysis Of The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam
... manner in the vein of CARPE DIEM. In the third
stanza, the author writes, "'Open then the Door!/ You know how little while
we have to stay,/ And, once departed, may return no more." There's several
refrains to this throughout the poem, first in the seventh stanza: "Come,
fill the cup. . ./ The Bird of Time has but a little way/ To flutter-and
the bird is on the Wing." The entire ninth stanza describes the summer
month "that brings the Rose" taking "Jamshyd and Kaikobad away", and so
forth and so on ad nauseum. Again, in the fifty-third stanza: "You gaze
To-Day, while You are You-how then/ Tomorrow, You when ...
Poems Of William Wordsworth And Samuel Coleridge
... on the "common man" instead of the self. They do not only concentrate on personal response and rejection of the outside world. Therefore, Wordsworth and Coleridge can not be accused on the charge of solipsism.
William Wordsworth was very concerned with others in the subject of his poems as well as in his real life. In "Preface to Lyrical Ballads," he would not have written, "I have pleased a greater number than I ventured to hope I should please" (141) if he was only concentrating on the self. Wordsworth was concerned for all responses from all mankind and not only his personal response. He emphasized and focused o ...
Sharpio's "Auto Wreck": The Theme Of Death
relaying the emotions of the spectators with language and several metaphors,
the poem gains a realistic and sometimes transcendent effect. In some
places in the poem, the words can easily be taken literally to convey
scenery or an emotion, but they can also be taken so as to make the reader
think about possible higher meanings. The thoughtsexpressed in the poem
help to suggest these other meanings by clearly stating what is being felt
by the speaker and the crowd around the accident. By stating clearly and
vividly the emotions of the scene, it is easy for the reader to identify
the theme itself, and also to i ...