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.
The speaker is optimistic to go and face the rivals and although the chances of surviving the fight look minimal, he wants the group to die a noble death, a death that will be of [...]
The tension comes from the fact that he knows that is his dog, but he really does not want to see it too close, and the dog has been missing for five days, so now [...]
Speaking about the main metaphor in the poem, it is the old age and the death of the main character. Looking at nature, it really seems to express the life cycle of a person when [...]
In "Love Among the Ruins", Browning compares the past with the present giving love more weight than material things through the persona that he creates.
In this line, Browning uses personification to portray the general mood of the poem. Porphyria's Lover: The Oxford Book of English Verse.
The secondary argument supporting the claim of the psychological temperament in Plath's works is based on the interpretation of her state of mind when she forcefully vilified her father as a Nazi sympathizer.
Nevertheless, Rama is regarded as a re-embodiment of divinity and a person of solemn responsibility; his wife is the representation of chastity and submission.
Dante Alighieri, the author of the poem, lived in medieval Italy when the imaginative view on the world and afterlife as promoted by the Western Church had integrated into society.
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock does not contain the glorification of the beloved, the rapture of the power of feeling expected from a love song.
Despite the fact that the usual approach to analyzing poems and sonnets is to divide literary devices and assess their value, it is proposed to use the structuralist approach and analyze Sonnet 130 as a [...]
In "Two Scavengers in a truck..".the story is being told in the third person, and two different kinds of work are described.
The structure and vocabulary of the poem, as well as its effective use of stylistic devices, help the author to convey the deep meaning behind the work.
The Song of my poem by Whitman is a centerpiece of the "Leaves of Grass" collection which became a kind of poetic manifesto of the author.
This paper argues that the views of the dreamer and the maiden differ, due to the dissimilar nature of his materialistic perspective and her immaterial life.
The poem is delivered in the form of a narration where the author provides a detailed description of the girl who is getting ready in the morning. In summary, the poem by Song is very [...]
In the first section, the narrator depicts the serenity of a frosty night and lets the audience realize that the narrator is the author himself.
An in-depth study of The Song of Roland reveals that the epic poem portrayed feudalism in three ways: as a form of government and a social structure that brings people together to accomplish shared goals [...]
The poem explores the philosophical world of the human life, focusing on the concepts of life, death, and understanding of self.
Sound [s] is used at the beginning of the words "stoop" and "scoop". The third sound effect is the rhythmic pattern used in the poem.
The central idea the author want to deliver to the reader is the connection between people and nature and his struggle to understand humanity's failure to recognize the value of the nature.
On the one hand, environmentalists may be concerned with the way nature is treated by humans, while on the other, there is a spiritual perspective that nature is the embodiment of God, with which the [...]
For instance, Retief and Cilliers argue that Book XI of The Odyssey largely shaped the perception of Hades, or the Greek land of the dead, as well as of the Ancient views on death and [...]
The main theme of the poem is the variety of the world's elements, all of which have their meaning. The first stanza of the poem implies that the author is in the sixth grade.
One of the most famous arming scenes in the Iliad is the description of Achilles' arming, in particular, shield. It could be supposed that Homer tried to highlight the horror of the war and focused [...]
Though the poems are apparently dissimilar, the tone of the narrators, their description of the object of their obsession, and the treatment of the female body suggest a connection that previously was unobserved.
Additionally, the poet's description of beauty, satirical approach to love, and the construction of gender roles reveal his interest in the issue of sexuality.
Andrea Gibson's poem "A Letter to White Queers, A Letter to Myself" is a fabulous example of passionate expression of the author's hatred towards those inglorious individuals who think that they are better than others [...]
The 11th book of the Odyssey tells about the trip of Odysseus to the Underworld. He expresses pity that Odysseus is also in the land of the dead and tells about his journey in Hades [...]
Apparently, the wide variety of themes that he chose for his writings also contribute to their popularity: the complexity of human soul, its ability to rise and fall, wisdom and vanity, purity and vice, the [...]
At the moment of loneliness, With the torment of sadness, Memories boil in brain neigh madness, Patient like a princess with calmness, I await the hour home is near, Am caught contemplating curiously of time [...]
This is likely intentional as the tower, and the neighboring lake is a very famous location in China and holds great significance outside the context of the poem.
It is imperative to mention that the analysis of ancient works is incredibly important because it enhances the understanding of the traditions and values of the people."The Epic of Gilgamesh" is regarded as one of [...]
The most obvious way of assessing the extent to which Langston Hughes responded to the historical context of his race in his work is to assess his thematic concerns. Again, just like in "Cross," Hughes [...]
The masterpiece describes the life of Odysseus and his journey especially after the infamous fall of Troy. One outstanding fact about Odysseus is that he is the main hero of the epic.
Thus, through this poem, Mao Tse-tung describes the establishment of the Red Army in China; this poem can be considered as a 'hymn' of the revolution.
What is first traced in the short story is the description of the gap in the working conditions of black and white people.
With Eliot's description of Prufrock's thoughts and consciousness, the reader observes that Prufrock's personality and character are a representation of what most people experience as they advance towards old age.
At the beginning of the poem, the first two lines introduce the bird, and the narrator describes it as the creature that continues singing "without the words".
In the initial edition, Whitman changed the first line to "the poem of the body", making it known that the intention was to appreciate the nature of the human body.
Even though the poem seems to puzzle the readers and looks like a mixture of incomprehensible thoughts, Eliot showed in it how a person perceives the world, referring to the stream of consciousness and focusing [...]
Rita uses the poems to outline her main challenges, which are reminiscent of the challenges, which faced aboriginals of her time. Rita uses the book to show her patience in an abusive marriage which she [...]
The poem is about the bond between father and son. The poem expressed a son's desire to connect with his father.
In particular, Walt Whitman focuses on the experiences of a free individual who cannot be restricted by the conventions established the society. In turn, it is important to show how this person differs from the [...]
The poems "Acquainted with the Night" by Robert Frost and "We Grow Accustomed to the Dark" by Emily Dickinson depict the images of the night and darkness in different ways.
Therefore, the author's works created a powerful impact on the establishment of a connection between content and literary form. Thus, Poe's writings possess the power to show the links between a concept and a form [...]
He speaks mostly from his point of view, but it can be argued that it is not the same person in all the parts of this poem. He kept losing the people that were close [...]
The first part of the sonnet consists of the unrealistic flattering comparisons that are characteristic of a woman's beauty imagery as a part of Petrarchanism.
The main purpose of prayer is to get some kind of protection from unknown powers, and, according to the character, his love in the form of the poem can protect his lover.
The central figure of any heroic epics is the character who represents the interests of his people and serves as the embodiment of the human qualities which are considered to be the best in their [...]
For these reasons, the majority of the works devoted to the given issue tend to demonstrate the horrors of war and factors that impacted people.
On the example of the selected poem, the author's style will be discussed through the lens of her perception of the world. Further, the scheme of the poem will be considered.
Wisdom in Beowulf's life is evident in his journey to Denmark and his reign over the Geats. At this time, all he had in his mind were the battles he was going to engage in [...]
We may assume that Dickinson uses the unconscious sublimation to reflect her ideas of sexual desires and pleasures in her literary work.
A critical analysis of Cummings' works reveals that the techniques of modernism found in his poems are illustrations of the constant change in poetry.
The proponent of the study will attempt to compare and contrast Maya Angelou's The Lesson and Elizabeth Dandy's The Parable of Talents.
In spite of the fact that there are debates on the etymological character of Achilles' name, the role of the hero's name is significant to predict his fate and behavior because the hero's grief associated [...]
The validity of this suggestion can be well illustrated, in regards to the Sonnet 116, in which the poet exposes readers to his highly idealistic view on the significance of love.
Thus, this reflective treatise analyses the poem composed by Sappho on the significance of the era of composition and the bigger picture intended by the poet.
The use of free verse demonstrates the reckless life the mafias live after being disappointed in the US: there is not proper organization of lines and sounds in the entire poem.
As the paper reveals, The Aeneid is a political epic that was written with a political agenda to justify the founding of the nation of Rome.
The characters of Enkidu and Gilgamesh, and in fact, all the characters of this poem, are not notable for logical or reasonable behavior that makes sense to modern readers.
Through the description of the repetitiveness and monotonousness of the game, Ginsberg establishes the moral baseness and spiritual emptiness of Solomon while in the asylum.
Thereby, irony can be traced in a poem even if contemporary scholars try to prove that there is no ironic meaning at all by using biographic approach to analyse the poem, motivation of the author, [...]
The present paper will focus on one of his poems, "The Rio Grande," where the author concentrates on an internal question of the balance between life and death, happiness and sorrow.
The use of metaphors to emphasize particular points in relation to nature and an individual's surroundings is a hallmark of the work of Frost and, as such, it is not surprising that he utilizes the [...]
As death and mortality along with love make the key themes of the poem, it will be reasonable to suggest that the mood of the latter is quite dark, despite the lyrical tone and the [...]
This way the languages of the poem creates an effect of a one-on-one conversation between the reader and the author and increases the feeling of the poet's personal presence during his monologue, which is extremely [...]
Thesis: whilst the poem may be apprehended in many ways, essentially the framework of a speaker questioning the beast symbolically reflects the beginning of the appreciation of the strength of own soul.
Moreover, the reader can understand the attitude with references to the changes in the poem's tone which is melancholic in the first lines and rather optimistic in the ending lines in order to represent my [...]
In the first stanza, the poem gives a detailed description of the monotonous nature of the job that the main character does and how it has changed some of her physical aspects.
Through the use of imagery, the poet conveys the futility of his protagonist's wishes, and makes one relate to the hopelessness of his father's situation.
It is possible to consider three sins and the way the sinners are punished to see Dante's idea of justice and the way it is similar to the contemporary concept of justice.
The "I" is introduced in the first line of the poem as the overall voice of the poem while the "you" follows in the second line.