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Two Poems, Childhood Memories of Father

This essay discusses Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz," and Robert Hayden's poem "Those Winter Sundays." Both poems pertain to...

Childhood Memories as Expressed in the Poems The Meal and My Father in the Navy

In this five pages the writer analyzes the poems by John Berger and Judith Ortiz Cofer. Childhood memories are etched in memorabl...

Fathers and Sons in Poems by Robert Hayden and Theodore Roethke

the dance, of course, is that Theodore loves it, despite the fact it is somewhat rough-and-tumble; Roethke observes that "at every...

Latino Author's St. Mary's Church Memories

both Rosa and Marianna attended. Father Ramirez and Sister Stevens spent long hours in that basement classroom teaching us abou...

Gary Soto/”Oranges”

trees carry with them the promise of spring and new growth, new beginnings, which is evocative of the fact that the two children s...

A River Runs Through It/A Lament

framework of an idealized childhood. His father, as a "Scot and a Presbyterian," believed that "man by nature was a mess and had f...

William Wordsworth's Poetry and the Themes of Grieving and Death

the first place, and what do his "fond regrets" concern? He does not tell us, but merely goes on describing his walk with...

Describing Human Memory

In seventeen pages various descriptions of human memory are examined in a consideration of childhood memories recollection, B.F. S...

Memory and Humans

In six pages human memory is examined in terms of the recollective or episodic memory in a consideration of a childhood amnesia ar...

Yusef Komunyakaa's Poetry

loss and redemption. If one were to move deeper into the meanings of both poems, or on an emotional, cognitive tour of the poem, ...

'A Memory' by Eudora Welty

Indeed, growing up in happy, solid family atmosphere provided the author with significant insight to the concepts about which she ...

Slavery and Women

This paper examines such slave narratives as Annie L. Burton's The Narrative of Bethany Veney: A Slave Woman and Memories of Child...

Early Childhood Trauma and Recovered Memories

Psychologists are challenged when trying to separate fact from fiction as it respects the extent to which childhood abuse occurred...

Early Life of Choreographer Martha Graham

In five pages this paper examines how Martha Graham's artistic inclinations and motivation were influenced by her early childhood ...

Personal Essay: A Significant Life Event

he was so sick. The first I knew about it was a call from my Mom. She didnt give me any details over the phone, just said Dad was ...

Omar Salinas, Raymond Carver, and Issues of Fathers and Sons

unique voice for their character, who is at once symbolic of the old Latin America and also indicative of what the new emerging co...

Memory Development

of studies demonstrate the need for instruction in learning basic concepts during the early years. The investigations related to ...

Destructive Relationship Between Willy and Biff in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

In a paper consisting of 6 pages the destructive relationship between father and son is examined in terms of the father's warped s...

Barreca/Nighttime Fires

the children, "It was festival, carnival" (line 15). These contradictory images to how house fires are generally perceived are mad...

Martin Espada: Heart of Hunger and Imagine the Angels of Bread

could be brought to an end. Espada is really calling for a revolution: He says that "This is the year that squatters evict landlo...

The Importance of Memory in Beloved by Toni Morrison

While they were feeling the freedom of loving themselves, they were growing in their own appreciation of each other and placing a ...

Two Interviews

at which time she retired and moved into an assisted living facility because of declining physical health related to a heart condi...

My Father's Wedding by Robert Bly

This research paper/essay offers a detailed explication of a poem written by Robert Bly in 1981 entitled My Father's Wedding. The ...

'Forgiving My Father' by Lucille Clifton

poets position in this family situation -- my mothers hand opens in early grave and i hold it out like a good daughter." This imag...

Two Questions on Childhood Development

of children, adolescents and adults at the same time. In setting up the research, the researcher would need to pinpoint subjects i...

Georges Perec's W or the Memory of Childhood and Memory

his perception of the events, thus helping keep him psychologically safe in an potentially destructive time. The mind, as most of ...

Ambiguous Meanings Long-Term Memory

This essay discusses several issues that have to do with cognition and memory. Attention and Memory are two of the issues, texting...

Symbolism in 'The Second Coming' by William Butler Yeats

of Spiritus Mundi" (Yeats, 1920). "Spiritus Mundi" can be translated as the "Spirit of the Universe" which Yeats saw as holding i...

Symmetry of 'The Tyger' and 'The Lamb' by William Blake

The symmetry or balance represented by these two poems by William Blake is analyzed in a paper consisting of four pages....

Theme for English By Langston Hughes

This essay analyzes the meaning of Langston Hughes' poem "Theme for English B." Three pages n length, two sources are cited. ...