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'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost

certain meanings through word choices. For example, Frost uses the imagery of the forest to illustrate the "snags" we al...

'The Bait' by John Donne

lover on the edge of being lost. Donne promises that lover that if she abides with the callers wished she will be rewarded with g...

Emily Dickinson's 'The Soul Selects Hew Own Society' and Imagery

keeping out all of the world that she does not desire to experience or see or meet. This is further emphasized by the third and fo...

Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Religious Literary Devices

in a manner that was often regarded as blasphemous by her Puritan and Calvinist neighbors. Emily Dickinsons approach to poetry wa...

Analysis of 'Desert Places' by Robert Frost

contemporaries, Frost sees no meaning in nature. It is simply emptiness. There is no God there, no Creator, just emptiness. In the...

Irony in 'The Chimney Sweeper' by William Blake

Encyclopedia, 5th edition, and notes that irony is: ". . . figure of speech in which what is stated is not what is meant. The user...

Comparative Analysis of the Poetry of William Wordsworth and Walt Whitman

For example, in verse six, Whitman is ". . . Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms/strong and content I tra...

Gender and Death in 4 Poems by Anne Sexton

In other words, to be a woman outside the accepted societal role for women is not to be a woman. As this indicates, any woman wh...

'She Had Some Horses' by Joy Harjo

a "drum" that becomes like the pounding of the womans bloodstream, a life force that remains rhythmic no matter what happens. In...

Carpe Diem Poems by Herrick and Donne

sooner will his race be run, / And nearer hes to setting" (lines 7-8). In this manner, Herrick sets up an ever-increasing sense of...

'Eyes That Last I Saw in Tears' by T.S. Eliot

is seeing the eyes in the present, which is "Here in deaths dream kingdom." Again, alliteration, this time with /d/, makes the lin...

Temporality and Lord Byron

and writers in his extensive travels (Lutz 23). Linking him to traditions that span back to Odysseus, Harold is essentially in sea...

Blake and Wordsworth

narrative voice relates how his mother died when he was quite young and his father sold him before he could cry "weep." In the Nor...

Angelou: “Phenomenal Woman”

When she heard about the murder, she "fell silent and did not speak for five years" (Bloom). She began to speak once more when she...

Analysis of Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks

In five pages this paper analyzes Gwendolyn Brooks' poems including 'We Real Cool' and 'Kitchenette Building' in a consideration o...

'God's Grandeur' by Gerard Manley Hopkins

In 5 pages this poem featuring nature is analyzed in terms of how it represents the poet's Catholicism. There are 5 sources cited...

Pedro Pietri's Poetry

that this crisis of space and language has been most deeply problematized, and yet where a possible alternative lies for these wri...

Nikki Giovanni's 'Dreams'

In five pages this poem is analyzed in terms of intent, tone, wording, and the poet's use of images. There are no other sources l...

A Poetic Explication of 'The Paper' by Merwin

In one page the images and themes presented in this poem are discussed with the conclusion drawn that this excellent prose belies ...

'Drowned Man of Esthwaite' by William Wordsworth

This Wordsworth poem is considered in six pages, considering the poet's childhood experiences in the prose about a drowned man and...

Analysis of 'She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways' by William Wordsworth

This paper presents an analysis of the poet's feelings for a young woman as expressed in William Wordsworth's 'She Dwelt Among the...

Emily Dickinson's Poetry and Themes of Nature and Death

In a paper consisting of 5 pages the ways in which the poet's views of nature and death are represented in such poems as 'Twas jus...

Andrew Marvell's Poem 'To His Coy Mistress'

The thesis argued in this five page poetic analysis is that the message that the lady should put her concerns about extramarital s...

Transitional Figure Petrarch

In nine pages this paper discusses how Petrarch provides the Medieval to Renaissance transition and examines the poet's letters an...

'Sonnet XIX' by John Milton

In six pages this paper discusses how Milton reveals his value to his Creator through verse in a consideration of such techniques ...

Influence of Death in the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

In six pages the ways in which Poe's poems 'Lenore,' 'The Raven,' 'Annabel Lee,' and 'To Helen' are influenced by the deaths of th...

'The Soul Selects Her Own Society' by Emily Dickinson

just a few words (McConnell). The first stanza shows the thesis. The soul or the individual person is sovereign in deciding who ...

Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, and Crisis in Poetry

In six pages this paper examines how poetry can be used to express a poet's crisis in 'Lady Lazarus' by Sylvia Plath and 'My Life ...

Irony in Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson

In five pages Robinson's poem is analyzed in terms of the poet's use of irony as a way of revealing how a wealthy man's life can b...

Poetry of John Keats and Lawlessness

In eight pages this paper examines how lawlessness is thematically expressed by John Keats in his 'Robin Hood' poem and how this ...