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.
The interpreter needs to examine important clues to understand the intended message of the author. Historians unearthed evidence that showed the problems of the U.S.economy in the decade of the 1950s.
The theme of the poem is drinking alcohol and its justification. Clearly, there is a hint at the theme of the piece as the Greek writer focused on love and alcohol.
It this work, he describes a great mission of white men which have to colonize and rule the rest of the world, bringing civilization and culture to backward peoples.
The difference between these two works is that "Funeral Blues" sticks to the same tone through all the four stanzas, while "Richard Cory" has a rapid shift in the last quatrain, from utter admiration it [...]
The process of recovery from pain and grief is a common experience for every human being and as a result, it is easy for readers to relate to the poem's context.
The poem is written in the form of appeal to Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, beauty, and sexuality. The poem can be considered exploring homoerotic friendship, as the object of the speaker's love [...]
Olds uses enjambment to quicken the pace of the poem, and employs repetition both these stylistic devices are used to denote the rhythm of sex: "How do they come to the / come to the [...]
The primary goal of this essay is to understand a new definition of the word 'touch', as it is apparent that the definition has a dissimilar meaning to the original one.
The main character of the poem is the prototype of Alfonso II, who has been the duke of Ferrara from 1559 to 1597. The main symbol, on which the contexture of the poem is based, [...]
When one reads the poem for the first time, it is not easy to comprehend the meaning, but the beauty of the words used is sufficient.
The reader can interpret starting lines as the response to the question of the priest in the wedding ceremony about the reasons preventing the couple from getting married The structure of the phrase "Let me [...]
The multiple negative characters described by Neruda emerge as a result of feeling afraid of being ostracized, and admitting one's faults to oneself is the first step towards becoming stronger.
From the poem it is clear that everyone hopes for a better life and this can only be achieved through collective effort.
The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Tempest are two masterpieces, which reflect the life of people who lived in the times when the works were created.
Gibran's mother settled in Boston together with a young Gibran, his two younger sisters, and his half brother. Holland was a member of the European avant-garde-movement and he acted as a tutor and mentor to [...]
In this paper, I will show that in light of the deliberate choice of diction, the metaphorical significance of the funeral, the interaction of the content with structure and form, the utilization of personal voice [...]
The existence of a gift denotes the action of a provider and thus the question that remains is about the giver of the gift of writing poems.
Some other interpretations of the poem have concerned itself with the apologetic or forgiveness seeking language of the poem and interpret the moral and linguistic pattern of the act presented in the poem.
To start with, the representation of the treasured and valuable objects in Beowulf is rather obvious from the very start of the poem; it is obvious that the characters focus on the secular values.
According to Glazer and Williams, authors argue that their compositions are built of strong materials, and the likes and silikes of children cannot be used as a basis for determingn the quality of the literatur. [...]
According to Glazer and Williams, authors argue that their compositions are built of strong materials, and the likes and dislikes of children cannot be used as a basis for determining the quality of the literature.
It seems that this poem reflects some of the issues that could be relevant to the life and work of Emily Dickenson.
Here, Owen uses the adjective, monstrous, to refer to the nature of the war that caused the death of thousands of soldiers.
In this form of analysis, the teacher also seeks to understand the unfolding events in the poem for the benefit of the students.