The title of the poem is descriptive enough to send a message of sadness expressed in the entire poem. The poem is a representation of the depression that was experienced in the 1930s.
In the first song, Ludmila, the daughter of Prince Vladimir is getting married to Ruslan, and there is a big feast, and Ruslan's foes have attended too.
In addition, the use of the word 'can' illustrates the young man's feeling of the impossibility of getting a woman and hence the reason for despair and the tone of the poem.
Considering the time of the composition of the poem America, that is in the 1950s when militarism and McCarthyism dominated the political scene in the United States, poetry was an important tool to enlighten the [...]
In the poem "telephone conversation", the writer uses humour to deflate as well as to intensify the pain he endures as a result of racial prejudices.
Through the Inferno poem, Dante Alighieri describes an allegorical journey to demonstrate the fates of various people in the underworld. The betrayers are immersed in ice.
The Divine Comedy presents three aspects of objective reality such as personal drama of the poet, the story of humanity and the structure of the universe.
All in all, through the Song of Myself poem, Whitman presents a description of himself that demonstrates that the poet is intimately related to the concepts of life, death, and The Universe.
The two poems "Child of the Americas" and "To live in the Borderlands means to you" are conservative in the way they express the cultural background of the persona.
The imagery in the beginning of the red brick building with many windows is not used for anything else, except as a name and a closure at the end.
Throughout the story, Dante presents himself as a good student through the way he posits questions to Virgil, listens to him as he narrates the sinner's stories and the way he feels under him although [...]
And it is the emotion of a man that we read. And that is where the circle of life spins in a deadlock.
Still it seems that the power of the sound as the one that gives birth to the word is the one of the utmost importance.
The analysis of this essay will identify three points; the first describes how Imagery makes the poem more interesting and real; the second point will help describe the characteristics of the poem with a simile; [...]
The persona in the poem is a woman and she is already dead! In the first stanza, the use of the fly which is capitalized, allows the reader to focus on the occasion when flies [...]
Art is a not only a tool used to reflect the happenings in a society, but it also reflects the feelings of the artist towards the society and towards themselves. Through the paintings of an [...]
Harlem Renaissance also referred to as the New Negro Movement led to the evolvement of a new identity of the black culture between the the1920s and the early years of the 1930s.
Hamlet is pretending to be mad and this pretense is the one that shapes the scene and the rest of the play.
The power of this image lies in the dual nature of the image: a long and painful process of drying and an eventual concentration of the sweetness.
In "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" Hughes emphasized the dignity and sensitivity of the Negro, a theme he was to use throughout his career.
It appears that Blake had a different perspective on the notion of divine law and order, as compared to that of Milton's.
We can being by comparing the use of irony in each poem."The Fish" is comprised mostly of descriptions of the fish that the speaker of the poem caught.
In this respect he declared the status of the American poetry as a means for cultivating the whole idea of living in the US."Song of Myself" characterizes Walt Whitman in his capability of using poetic [...]
The poem is written in response to Homer's poem the Iliad, to show the heroic past as opposed to the unenthusiastic situation of the current society.
Though the main theme of the poem is derived from the Greek mythology and the plot is clear enough, critics have always been searching for a symbolic and psychological explanation of the poem's images.
Thus, the author always sought to forewarn the youngsters of the negative results of their thoughtless actions and tried to motivate them to gain education and become successful in life.
The current age has seen an acute upsurge in the value placed on the beauty of women; where the stigmatization, low esteem, and shame associated with being bad looking among women is leading to high [...]
This mindset is what assisted as the cornerstone for young men to reprimand dolls in the earlier periods. Why Boys Do not Play with Dolls is concentrated on the stereotypes of males and females.
Although Muir shows his pessimistic view, in the beginning, he changes it in the second part of the poem, giving the reader a sense of relief.
Given the fact that Keats belongs to the Romanticist era that ushered in the enlightenment period, it is not surprising that most of his poetry tends to cross the borders of physical reality.
In the poem, The Larynx Alice Jones tried to use a serious and at the same time informal tone in order to show all the significance and the necessity of the larynx.
Additionally, the object that is for is not being found and therefore the search continues repeatedly. The use of "that drawer" suggests the use of choice and effort in evaluating and deciding which drawer to [...]
It is similar to the "ubuntu" concept, kept by the African nationalities, and implies focus on "what you have" instead of "what you want".
Dickinson experienced a great amount of attachment towards the Civil War and her expression for the cause had been expressed through the expression of death in its spiritual and eternal nature.
The soldier is torn out of his "mother's sleep" that is the state of peace and he faces the reality of war in the belly of his fighter jet aircraft.
The poem The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop reminded me that other animate creatures are able of feelings and have the right to live their lives on this planet.
This is the individual we can identify as the poetic persona or the person who is doing the speaking in the poem.
But obviously, for Aunt Jane, in her old age, even the joy of interacting with children to pass her time was not an option.
Sometimes the image is used so clearly and appropriately that the reader experiences the same feelings as the author; this means that the purpose of the poem is reached.
But if they over dry, they will become hard to chew and lose all the nutrition, This warns us of the consequences that may befall us if we sit there and wait for conditions to [...]
Alfred Prufrock is picaresque due to the way it sounds and provides lines of changes appeared to the main character in the poem.
The poems inspire the readers, through the images of life, whether in old age or young, to not accept death as it is, but rather to challenge even in the last time minute.
The opening of the third stanza suggests that the mother is already aware that the daughter is weary of her state.
A narrative poem is supposed to be a narration of a definite story in the form of a poem; it is a piece of literature where a plot of the story is more important than [...]
The present paper is the combination of the summary of six books from Metamorphoses by Roman Poet Ovid, the set of questions to the text, and the expression of personal opinion on reading the books.
The internal structure and the external form of this very poem are connected with the help of the context; at the same time, the external form facilitates the understanding of the contrast between two worlds.
However, as a reaction against the extreme subjectivity of the Romantics and the social emphasis of the Victorian Age, literary criticism under the label of 'New Criticism' or the Formalists took the shape of a [...]
Donne's poems, especially religious ones, reveal the struggle in the mind of English people during the 16th and 17th centuries, before taking orders in the Anglican Church.
Then, the poet expresses the friendly stature of the ponies towards the poet and his companion. In spite of the above-mentioned similarities, both "A Blessing" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" share differences [...]
Many poems describing the Vietnam war have been credited in his account of poetry.'Uncle Herb' and 'Unfriendlies' are two poems from his poetry.'Uncle Herb' is a poem that gave an identification of the situation that [...]
The aim of the theme of loneliness and isolation in "24" is to develop on the events from night, midnight and the early morning that relate to the soul troubles in the main character.
In The Nymphs' Reply to the Shepherd, Sir Walter Raleigh gives a response to the proposal. On the other hands, in The Nymphs' Reply to the Shepherd, Walter gives reasons as to why the promised [...]
Both poems are written about the relationships between children and parents; however, Mother to Son poem is written from mother's perspective while Cross is written in form of a monologue of a son. The first [...]
The language in which the poem has been written is quite commendable and I really have a passion for the words that have been used in the poem.
Capaneus reminisced the battle of Phlegra in Thessaly, wherein the Titans tried to storm Olympus, and Jupiter drove them away with the help of the thunderbolts which Vulcan forged for him in Mongibello, Mt.Etna.
The poem depicts the influence of the Civil Rights Movement on the social life of the population; the author tries to disclose the hopes of ordinary people leading to the great tragedy and mass death [...]
Using strong and highly sensual imagery, Rich is able to pull her reader into the story of the poem, catching their attention with the details and then teasing them with a sense of the poem's [...]
The respiration and heartbeat of the baby that has been metaphorically compared to a timepiece, begins with a slap on the foot soles by the midwife.
It is often proclaimed that America celebrates biculturalism and ethnic diversity, but very often, immigrants prefer to disguise their cultural heritage, in order to become full-members of the contemporary American society.
Therefore, the poet's intention is to foreground the element of time in love relationship and show the ambiguity inherent in it. The greatness of the poem is in its literariness.
The past of Aeneas comes before his eyes in the forest as contrasted to the present of the Tyrians building the shrine for their Goddess and living their lives, and to the future of Aeneas' [...]
This line also exposes her fear of social ridicule which is preventing her from doing all the things she would really like to do.
Poem: The Neighboring Procedure - A Priori Passage: If ha'apalah was catastrophic breakthrough now illegal immigration If the bodies of the exploding martyrs smell of musk If every breath of fresh air is a boarder [...]
It stands to reason that to a certain degree, the works of this famous historian and poet take their origins in Homers Iliad and Odyssey, but the two authors do not share the same opinion [...]
It is a fruit of the tree that is the poet's mind. There is always a great satisfaction in finding out the meaning of those poems, it's like you have climbed a tall tree and [...]
This work also reflects the experience of the speaker and the stage he/she has to overcome thus showing the inevitability of the given situation, which is illustrated by the last line of the poem: "First [...]
The same symbols of drums, which are present in the poem, show the reader that the war spirit is discussed, which wants to fight, but some doubts limit it.
The poet confirms that death is "Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so". Donne refers to a world of privacy and solitude when it comes to the existence of the death.
Some poets use different stylistic devices to make their works more expressive and keep to a definite type of writing to stand out, whereas the others neglect all the rules of writing verses and rely [...]
However, the poem deals only with one speaker, there are actually two voices: the voice of the woman and the voice of the society.
The title "The Second Coming" is taken from the Christianity prophesy from the book of revelation that the world will end through a series of events and eventually Christ will come back to rule over [...]
Hence, the poem provides a list of 'if' statement pertaining to the merits and the shortcoming of modern life. The poem present the concepts in the form of dependent propositions thus showing that everything in [...]
In the title, the fear for everything unknown and unexpected is put into the sounds of somebody, knocking at the door.
The speaker says, "This flea is you and I, and this Our marriage bed, and marriage temple is" However, at the same time the image of the flea is intended to show that sex is [...]
The poet's main aim, which is achieved due to the horrific imagery of the work, is to show the real nature of war, terrible horrors, and absurdity of pain that the soldiers suffered during a [...]
The poem 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' written by Robert Frost, is considered to be one of the most prominent works of world literature; the poem is dedicated to the disclosure of nature [...]
Additionally, a certain pattern can be seen in alternating the rhyme of the last word in a line, where in the first two stanzas, the first and the third lines where unrhymed, while the second [...]
The voice of a girl in Plath's poem and the voice of a man in Browning's one dramatize the plots and the setting of both.
It should be stressed that the author strived to disclose the atmosphere of fear and silence not through the characters, but through the title; the subway is not described in the poem, but all its [...]
Again the faery is inviting the child to the world of faeries which is full of wild and water with no grievances like the current world of the child.
In the first place, it is necessary to define the term "discourse" because of the multiplicity of existing definitions of the notion.
Rampersad, the biographer of Langston Hughes, says that Fine Clothes to the Jew is not a successful volume, though it is Hughes's greatest collection, which was published when the poet was at the height of [...]
In this respect, literature can be proud of the Romanticism and Victorian literature, because of their gradual framework and applicable emergence due to the significant events, such as the French Revolution, American Revolution, the defeat [...]
Anderson makes a conclusion that the poem is built on the ironic contrast between the unheroic Miniver as it is and his dreams of adventure, romance, and art associated with heroic figures of the Trojan [...]
In this poem, the situation is the negotiation between the Duke of Ferrara and the Count's envoy on the marriage between the Duke and the Count's daughter.
As the military conflict drains the country economically and males are not able to support their families as the main breadwinners, the woman faces the challenge of providing for herself, her children and often her [...]
The author manages to accomplish his task of reaching the reader's soul due to resorting to one of the central themes of his poetic works: the theme of nature and the relationship of a man [...]
The theme of death is present throughout this poem with the first three stanzas repeating the words "when death comes" as many as four times. And in her opinion, the best way to avoid fearing [...]
Nature is therefore described as the origin of language and the end of the same, where language is said to be born out of nature and to terminate in the same form, making nature a [...]
Dante shows the growing toward Christianity of the world population by means of Statius; he stressed that religion was perceived without any political power in the center of it, describing "the corruption of church and [...]
According to Hughes, his voice cannot be white because he is black, but his relationship with the instructor does not allow his voice to remain black either.
Through this poem, the author shows the readers, how some of the magazines which purport to be the heavenly figures of literature are actually exploiting the aspiring writers by their unethical practices.
He tries to explain through the symbolic representation of the glowering sun in the month of May, that love is a feeling which is sure to get affected by the sun's rays through skin burn [...]
Much in the same way that the human experience is characterized by mood shifts of good and bad days, Emily Dickinson's poetry captures the feelings of every day life, both mundane and fantastic; her poetry, [...]
In the second and the third verse: "That from the nunnery2 Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind3" The author uses figurative language to describe his mistress, where by using such words as nunnery, chaste, [...]
Our task is to compare and contrast the poetry of Robert Frost with that of Dylan Thomas in terms of their themes, style, and use of imagistic elements.
Thus, like most of his other works, the poem Ku Klux also is a staunch protest against the White supremacy, racial discrimination, and violence that prevailed in American society.
Although, many poets are concerned with transformation, in the case of Adrienne Rich, one of the brightest and influential poetesses of the second half of the twentieth century, this transformation included many elements in her [...]
In the evening I went walking all alone Light was fading, dusk was falling all around Pipers pounded tiny legs in the foam Waves edge seeking ghost shrimp deep in the ground Lightning flashed a [...]
Therefore, during the course of working on this paper, we will refer to Rumi's Poem 14, and to his poetry in general, as to what it really is a poetic sublimation of Oriental soul's longing [...]
The attentive reader will understand the purpose of such repetition: the author wanted to create a sense of the endlessness of the line and the thought.
The encounter of the author Dante with Virgil in hell is inextricably linked to a diachronic mode that is defined not by the influence of literary history but by the actual situation of reading.
If one analyzes the various stages of English language and literature, it is clear that many English poets have influenced the growth of language.
The comparison made by the author highlight the unusual vision of the woman as the main purpose of it is to consecrate her and to elevate her beauty.
This paper will provide an explication of the poem, as well as a personal analysis regarding how it makes the writer feel, as well as his personal opinions of how the subject matter of the [...]
At the same time, the reader can develop a finer appreciation of how these elements are constructed to contribute to the final impact of the poem.
Poems about love are the most influential, reading them you feel as if also in love and your heart may be filled with warm feelings."The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" is the poem by Christopher [...]
One of the best examples of his poetic genius lies in his poem, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love", written in rural background, best suits the poetic type of the period.
The title of the poem strikes people's attention and gives the understanding what is the main idea of the poem. The peculiarity of this phrase in this very poem is that the author wrote about [...]
Though he could not succeed in getting all the tales, whatever has come from the pilgrims is sufficient enough to reflect the social life of the people of the fourteenth century, particularly their beliefs and [...]
What he remembers is the slaying of mankind to which he acknowledges that he has attained and reached that extent of fear, after which fear itself has remained trivial to him.
Robert Herrick's poem carries the same urgent and passionate tone, he also reminds the listener of the fast passing time and the need to act now 'Old time is still a-flying: And this same flower [...]
Paul Lawrence Dunbar's poem "Ante-bellum Sermon" attempts to provide them with hope logically giving a Biblical example of historic events as a means of calling for a leader, physically by giving the words an easy [...]
A great variety of cognitive metaphors highlighted in the poem outline a great desire of a woman to be loved and gain respect on the part of a man.
It is a tribute to the honesty and faithfulness of the peasant to master and to God. It shows the value that Burns placed on family, and most of the poem is spent telling us [...]
He was quite critical of many of the social conventions and this story is a criticism of the requirements of class and social position.
This is like the letter Burns sent to his father before being a poet and there he stood and proved to all that He is a great writer who strikes in every thing he writes. [...]
Sonnet 141 is also dedicated to the topic of love to a woman that does not notice the love of a man.
It would have required many years of study for her to become a poet in Hong Kong as she would have had little access to the English publishing world and none to the Chinese unless [...]
Paulette Hansel got used to read her poems in public in order to transfer her emotions and the mood of her poems to the people for them to understand the real sense of her art.