The force of Dylan Thomas's feeling is as apparent in the short poem "The Force that through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower" as in the significantly longer "Fern Hill".
The epic poem serves to provide the transition between both worlds by linking the ideals of the Old Code to the ideals of the Christian belief system.
As in the second stanza, she writes, "I could easily tell the white folks" meaning she's addressing white people and without any fear whatever lies she had to tell.
The Harlem Renaissance, a period spanning roughly the decades of the 1920s and 1930s, is frequently referred to as a literary movement, but the movement also encompassed a great explosion of African-American expression in many [...]
The poem "Howl for Carl Solomon" by Allen Ginsberg is the brightest example of the artistic protest against the humiliating and unfair standards and norms according to which human society lives.
To the poet, nature is the best company and he loves to sit lonely in the lap of nature. Here, the poet used to enjoy the beauty of nature and contemplate the future of humanity.
However, the topic of the poem remains almost the same as in the sonnet the cruelty of this world and necessity to gather all one's powers to resists it.
The poems "Lenox Avenue: Midnight' and "The Weary Blues" by Langston Hughes and "Acquainted with the Night" by Robert Frost have a similar symbol of "night" and darkness.
The beginning of the poem reveals the narrator's feelings toward Annabel Lee, determining the theme and the mood of the verse: "a maiden there lived whom you may know by the name of Annabel Lee; [...]
Secondly, this poem is relevant more to the youth as most of the characters are young, like Aeneas, who is being told about the history of the city by his mother, Venus.
The walnut tree, which is the center of discussion, symbolizes the merry fruitfulness of a time when the family was affluent. The poem symbolizes the walnut tree as a remembrance of the father.
He is reminding himself to be patient with this man who has always had patience and time for a young boy who was at least as much of a nuisance.
In other words, Dickinson was not confident in her own beliefs and she questioned the importance of faith as opposed to science.
The format of the poem also serves to create a sense of isolation and disconnection. The swerving described throughout the first stanza is adopted by the mind of the reader and is never fully brought [...]
If we match this to the last line of the poem, we see that he is "clinging" to his father's shirt as his father waltzes him off to bed.
As she describes it, the reader gets the impression that this fish is quite ugly and undesirable. In the first line, the poet calls this fish "tremendous", and according to the experience of the reader, [...]
The character Prufrock in the poem "love song" represents the same emotions of Eliot. The emotionality and psychological masterwork of language is like magic in the poem.
by Joyce Kilmer I think that I will never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth's flowing breast; A tree that looks at God [...]
All these kind of punishments provokes the image in the readers' mind that God has done what he warned to Adam and Eve.
Again, the original rhyme is lost, though much of the original character of the words are intact, due to the close resemblance of Latin and English in much of the inherited vocabulary from French, a [...]
The narrator of Those winter Sundays is a son who recollects his memories about the father and a generation gap that existed between the father and son.
On the contrary, in terms of the poem, she is a "gun" and rage is part of her being, in so far as it permits her to explode.
The first two lines of the poem reveal the picture of an actual corpse being burned in the process and providing the readers with ideas regarding the subject of the poem; namely, Harrison's father the [...]
The first syntactical violation we can point out is Cummings' failure to capitalize the first word of the first line which is also the beginning of the first sentence, this is due to his "ineluctable [...]
In looking at the tone of the two poems, the humor in Roethke's poem sharply contrasts with the seriousness, almost desperate tone of Thomas's poem.
But in Whitman's poem, the completion of the physical journey to India is only a prelude to the spiritual pathway to India, the East, and, ultimately, to God.
Who are you?" Emily Dickinson dons the mantle of the speaker in the poem and explores the various nuances involved in being the antithesis of a 'somebody', namely, a 'nobody'.
This poem, like most of the Cummings' other poems, exists, quite meaningfully exists, in both form and content. Indeed, the form both encapsulates and expounds the meaning of the poem.
The Divine Comedy, written by Italian writer Dante Alighieri between approximately 1308 and his death in 1321, is commonly regarded as the most well-known epic poem of Italian literature and is seen as one of [...]
In this example, death is in the middle of the circle, and is, hence in the power of the person because death settles on to impede, whether the person is pleased with it or not.
In 1923, he graduated from the New York University and published his first book of poetry, "Color". His works are in the tradition of Keats and Shelley, resistant to the techniques of modernism.
The theme of the poem is about the manifestation and display of his grief and his obsession with the loss of his partner.
In High School, my only claim to "literary acclaim" was a short poem that got published in the school paper, probably due to a lack of contributions from other students.
Finally, her description of the man she married as the model of her father indicates his deep cruelty because he has a "love of the rack and the screw".
The "we" in the poem is the black folk collective, the speaker a Dunbar persona, or perhaps the real Dunbar lifting the mask to speak plainly and unequivocally about the double nature of the black [...]
The thesis of this review of the poem Aunt Jennifer is that a strong theme for Rich is the belief in the socio-political and economic equality of women and men.
Before the first stanza, a flea has bitten the young man and then has jumped to the young woman and begun to bite her.
Ceramic production and the carving of the hardstones known collectively as jade are part of the earliest horizons of Chinese cultures in the Neolithic period, and the products of these activities have been made continuously [...]
The poem is a monologue, probably interior, and the "you" is the reader, the audience, the world. The next image is the fulfillment of part of this wish, if only for the time of the [...]
The main similarity of pre-WWII period and the Innti generation is close attention to Irish language and folklore. During the pre-WWII period of time, anxiety and desperation dominated in Irish poetry.
'Leaves of Grass' is a collection of Walt Whitman's poems to which he wrote a preface titled "Inscription: To the Reader at the Entrance of Leaves of Grass".
The Puritan dogma of retrospection forced Bradstreet to explore her religious beliefs and reveal them in the poem Upon the Burning of Our House on July 10th, 1666.
Thesis A central strand in this poem is the stress on the expressive and emotional side achieved through stylistic devices and vivid images of 'hips.' The main theme of the poem is freedom as a [...]
Okigbo spoke the language of his people in Nigeria, and Eliot spoke American English. Okigbo learned English in school and university as the language of the colonial government of Nigeria at that time.
This poem is written from the perspective of a man lying next to a woman in bed. Tonight, the song is a request: Write me a poem, please".
The functions of dreams in both works are studied by the researcher, their significance is underlined, differences and parallels between the usage of dreams in both works are established, the enduring values that the works [...]
Auden's poem uses conventional structure in the form of a sonnet although the the rhymes are not as smooth and lyrical, but the substance of the poetry remains in the era of the 1930s.
Finding a paradox in nearly all that he finds, it is as if Keats examines both sides of every coin using the urn as a base of perfection and the mortal desires of man and [...]
The tone of the poem is calm and meditative and Wordsworth describes the "landscape" and compares it to the "quiet" of the sky: "The landscape with the quiet of the sky"..
In using this flower as her first symbol of the daughter's pain, the poet is again beginning to suggest that while this experience is painful and pervasive, it is also the necessary step before moving [...]
The poem under study entitled My Last Duchess has been written in the form of single stanza, where satire and irony determine the theme and mood of the poem.
Li Po's poems are simple and unpretentious."High in the Mountains, I Fail to Find the Wise Man," is a distinctive poem of Li Po. Li Po spoke with the sensitivity and sensibility of a mature [...]
In the poem "A Song in the Front Yard" we get a picture of a child who needs and wants to explore the world beyond her front yard.
In the literal sense, the poet's master is having control over him, and in the figurative sense, the Lord is both male and female.
Thus, Lord Byron was involved in political struggle and considered one of the revolutionists of his time. Byron died of malaria in Greece while preparing to assist in the Greek war of independence against the [...]
In 1920, he had written literary journal "Selva Austral" under the pen name of Pablo Neruda, which he took on in memory of the Czechoslovak poet Jan Neruda.
The excellence of the sonnets is the excellence of parts. Although the sonnets proclaim his affection for the young man and his indulgence of him, they also disclose the attitudes which Shakespeare takes to both [...]
We believe that the one to who the poem is addressed is a representative of the Western world, the author calls him/her like "you"; this person, going by the author, calls eating primitive.
Having already presented the boys as a group of older men in characteristic business behavior, this comparison serves to bring into focus the concept that while the speaker's son is ostensibly the 'king' of the [...]
The tonal quality of the woman's voice sends the speaker of the poem into a child-time memory that is not actually a single event, but a compilation of impressions throughout the Sundays of his childhood.
Robert Hayden is probably one of the best known for his verses that discover and articulate the African-American practice, from the epoch of slavery, and the times of Civil War, up to the time he [...]
The meanings in the glossary differed from those in the Through The Looking Glass, therefore, the translation read: "It was evening, and the smooth active badgers were scratching and boring holes in the hill-side, all [...]
Judging by the sentiments involved in the poem, the lover could be someone as remote from him as a woman he rode in a carriage once, or even a spectator who came to see one [...]
Mansfield, who experienced the shift from the Victorian era to the Modern in the latter portion of the 19th century and early 20th century, used her writing as an outlet for thoughts and feelings that [...]
The poem and painting chosen for the analysis in this paper belong to the works of the second group, that is the picture came to existence much earlier than the poem which, in its turn, [...]
Most noteworthy in this poem is the importance of the gunner to the mission and the cleaning of the turret after the gunner has died.
According to the author the in the short poem the Dream of the Rood, the narrations of the poem is done in a manner to represent the horror fear as well as awe in witnessing [...]
The persona of the poem is the wife or the lover of John Anderson. On the surface, the poem expresses the thoughts of a wife as she and her spouse near the end of their [...]
The title shows the intolerance of the passionate young man to the lady who is hesitant. The literal meaning of the poem is that the passionate man is intolerant of the coyness of the lady.
However, there is a hint, both here and toward the end of the poem, that, like the moon, the lover's body may not always be as open, available, and illuminating to him, thus the need [...]
In Dylan's song, the masters of war hide at the time "young people's blood / Flows out of their bodies / And is buried in the mud".
The essence of the poem revolves around the idea that life was not a crystal staircase for the main heroine, who is the speaker, and she warns her child about it.
The title captures the attention of the reader by arousing curiosity to find out about this road that is not taken, and ultimately, the poem addresses this issue by talking about the road and its [...]
In " The Aeneid," Virgil tells of the adventures of the hero of the Trojan war, Aeneas, who was destined by the gods to stay alive after the destruction of Troy to come to Italy [...]
The Vietnam War found a profound reflection in the literature and poetry of the country's citizens, affected by the continuous loss of lives and the division of the country into North and South Vietnam.
The imagery effects of the poem offer deep grounds for the analysis of the house's inside, the woman's feelings, and the passerby's attitude toward her.
I would like to finalize with Kaur's depiction of an immigrant, who is "a bridge between the last generation and the next one".
Sonnet 130 is one of the most widely recognized sonnets in various parts of the world. However, even despite all of these unfavorable comparisons, the main idea is hidden in the couplet in the last [...]
The main theme in this poem is grief and the pain that the bereaved experience after losing a loved one. In this case, the poet talks of the death of one's mother and the ensuing [...]
The choice of words in the second stanza, the second last line, which reads "glowing at dusk, a shrouded welcome" is a further confirmation of the sorrow in the mind of the narrator.
The speaker starts the poem by stating a connection to the ancient rivers of the world, possibly meaning the time before Africans were brought to America as slaves and were living peacefully.
An important area of work is also the study in conversation with the grieving of the styles of coping behavior that can impede grief and those that can increase the effectiveness of adaptation to the [...]
In his sonnet, Shakespeare reflects the theme of time by mentioning various seasons of the year and comparing them to a girl's age and appearance.
In summation, it is safe to assume that Marvell uses hyperbole to show the almost endearing foolishness and irrationality of love.
It is because in the past when Wordsworth was a boy, he was able to see the nature around him through the prism of innocence, but upon revisiting the Abbey, he grew older and became [...]
The first part of the paper exemplifies to the reader how Wordsworth incorporates similes, while the second part illustrates the narrator's use of personification to underline the poem's central theme.
As a result, the reader perceives the woman's love as pure and platonic, focused more on the spiritual side of the matter.
Henry Longfellow composed poems, the themes of which echoed with the principles and cornerstones of that time. These ideas are depicted in the works of Longfellow of the 1830s throughout the interaction of man and [...]
The adherers of the idea say that the fundamental system of values that were the basis for the development of the young state became irrelevant today.
Furthermore, in "Negro," the poet also tells his readers about the identity of a "negro," a Black person, showing that this identity is strongly tied to a number of highly adverse situations and conditions which [...]
Contrasting to other writers of the Romanticism period, she used the rat, the mushroom, the bat, the fly, the frog, the snake, and the stones as symbolic representations of nature.
The poem describes the shore of the English port of Dover, which the poet visited during his honeymoon in 1851. The image of water shows the analogy to the life in England that could be [...]
That seems to be the main purpose of the poem, to highlight the aspects of patriotism. It is speculated that the author chose to include this element as a way of distancing his persona from [...]
The structure of the poem is meant to be disjointed as symbolism for the broken psychological state of the soldiers, which "began to trudge" and "limped on".
The literary styles influence the interpretation of the poem by the target audience. In the poem "My Papa Waltz," the author has employed, vivid descriptions, figurative language, and unique poetic tones to communicate the meaning [...]
They call me the cancer stick; I am a gigantic straw, Crack of dawn in just a flick, pleasuring is what I draw, In an attempt so quick, I rip them out of the low, [...]
In this project, I will tell the tragedy of Othello through a collection of pictures. The project is based on "Othello: The Moor of Venice".
The turquoise pool rose up to meet us, its slide a silver afterthought down which we plunged, screaming, into a mirage of bubbles.
"I am a riddle in nine syllables" this means that there are nine parts of the secret that the reader is supposed to discover; "An elephant, a ponderous house" here, the author is referring [...]
In the poem "Up the Wall," Bruce Dawe narrates about the depressing existence of a housewife who is talking to his husband.
The song manages to tell the whole story of the life and love of the lyrical hero. The future is unpredictable but we see glimpses of it in the past and present.
The major theme of the poem is how the life of a person can be destroyed by the accidental loss of self-confidence.
The main theme of the poem is the relief that death can bring to a man who is finally freed from all the hardships of life.
He will have you lie on a grand couch, and will have you lie in the seat of ease, the seat at his left, so that the princes of the world kiss your feet.
The similarity between them can be explained by the fact that each of the poems belongs to the hand of the same author; indeed, the choice of stylistic devices and formal elements of The First [...]
The language used in many of her poems lacks a clear rhyme and at times is borderline prose, and yet still it manages to pluck at the strings located in a reader's heart, painting vivid [...]
The basic idea of a new approach to the structure and function of the language was that language is a system of signs which can be distinguished and studied separately, "Language is a system of [...]
It is needless to mention, of course, that being essentially Nietzschean, the poet's stance, in this respect, did not correlate with the Christian paradigm of love and marriage.
In the research article "Sweet silent thought: alliteration and resonance in poetry comprehension," the researchers were mainly interested in scrutinizing alliteration and how it generally functions as a memory cue during the process of poetry [...]
The poet uses the first line of the poem and orders mourners to stop all the clocks and to cut off all telephone lines.
Athena finds Telemachus to inform him that his father is back, and she directs him to Eumaeus' house, where he finds the vagabond.
The main purpose of the poem is to deepen the meaning of words when combined in a context and represented in a rhythmic pattern.
The descriptions of the scene demonstrate the extent of Negroes' poverty and level of unemployment as they play the pianos on the streets to attract sympathy from the passers-by.
Perhaps, it is the rhythm of the author's voice that helps to reveal the new ideas. That is the magic of poetry.
What is of great interest to the author is the fact that she went above the expectation of many, even to the point of attaining classical education at Harvard. The author remains skeptical, and he [...]
In addition, use of Symbolism imagery and symbolism creates a better picture in audience mind, concerning the themes that the play covers; such as where dark is used to represent evil.
The author in the poem underlines the catastrophic state in which the poorest layer of society was. The author underlines the racist character of Kiplings poem, protesting against the division between black and white people.
The citizens of the USA became familiar with the poet in the early sixties. I suppose that famous Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko is one of the most influential literary figures in the world.
Critics attribute the change in style to the politically charged times that We Real Cool was written in, and the poem also includes a more generous sprinkling of the vernacular that made her work more [...]
In the first stanza, the mask that Dunbar talks about is the mask that hides the real feelings and thoughts of the African Americans.