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  • Funeral Blues Poem Analysis

    The poems, “Funeral Blues”, by W.H. Auden and “From Long Distance”, by Tony Harrison are about the feelings of sadness and mourning over the loss of a loved one. Both poems reflect how much death affects people, as well as how people are unable to let go of a loved one. The poet of the first poem is frustrated and expresses feelings of love as well as anger towards the death of his loved one. The second poem is about how the poet’s father cannot forget about his wife and therefore conveys the feelings of love and sadness. This essay will focus on how the feelings of loss were conveyed in the two poems. The poet has been deeply affected by the death of his loved one that he wants to be isolated from the world. He doesn’t want to continue living a life without his wife. The poet begins his poem and states, “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone”, which is an immediate sign that he is frustrated. He orders the clocks to stop and the telephones to be cut off which points out that he wants to be alone and separated from the rest of the world. The poet is overemphasizing how sad and hopeless he is without his loved one. The poet wants everything to stop so that they too can mourn his wife’s death. The poet’s strong feelings caused him to command for silence from everything so that the funeral ceremony can proceed. He says, “silence the pianos and with muffled drum”. The poet uses imagery to connote sadness. He doesn’t want anything, such as pianos, to make any noise because…

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  • The Secretary Chant: Poem Analysis

    In other words, he is trying to explain the word loneliness with figures and letters, which is tough and unique. "Introduction to Poetry" was one of the easy and straightforward poems. In this poem, Billy Collins explains that how the readers want to get a brief meaning of what the poem says without paying attention to spending time on it and think about it to fully understand it. He believes that today 's readers don 't appreciate literature and the art of playing with the words and sentences.…

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  • Irrationality In Shakespeare's As You Like It

    eyes, and hearts To have the touches dearest prized. Heaven would that she these gifts should have, And I to live and die her slave. (3.2 137-142) Orlando’s poems in the forest are a symbol of his love for Rosalind. Indeed, Orlando is emphasizing his love for Rosalind by being her slave. Orlando starts out as being realistic until he goes into mythology. As Rosalind goes through the poem, he envisions Rosalind as an object of pure and good. It seems as though Orlando is just pleasing and…

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  • Hamlet Monolog Analysis

    Hamlet’s monolog is one governed by rationality. It is a meditation on life and death, being alive and not being, over the disadvantages of existence and the act of suicide. Hamlet compares life with death. He sees life as missing the power, humans as being exposed to the blows of life and outrageous fortune. The only way to dodge the blows will be to stop existing. The death is thus a desirable state. Nevertheless, it is also seen as a journey to the unknown, to a place for which there is no…

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  • How Does James Joyce Use Flashbacks In Eveline

    “Eveline” is the story of a girl who is unable to move forward in life. No matter what she does, she finds herself paralyzed and stuck living the unfortunate life she believes she is destined. The short story, written in 1914, is the fourth short story in a collection written by James Joyce called “Dubliners.” Each story in the collection portrays a part of the life of a middle-class family living in Dublin, Ireland in the 1900s. “Eveline” depicts the story of a young girl, Eveline, who is…

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  • Sylvia Plath How Do I Love Thee Analysis

    Kylin Munger Intro to Literature Poetry Analysis Due: 2-23-18 Poetry Analysis: “Daddy” and “How Do I Love Thee” Sylvia Plath was an author in the Modern Era in which she wrote her poem entitled “Daddy” (Plath). In her poem, Plath reflects the Modern Era in which her attitude and words convey the relationship she had with her father. The second author, Elizabeth Barrett Browning with her poem, “How Do I Love Thee” (Barrett Browning) was a poet in the Victorian Era. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s…

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  • Ruth Fordman Monologue

    We sat around the cabin in as close to a circle as we could. It smelled musky with a hint of dust—Ancient and thoroughly cleaned. The room was freezing and I grasped my sweater closer to my body. I looked around, checking the scene. Around me were many pale faces with baggy eyes and droopy lids. Ruth Fordman and I were the only people of color in the room. “Oh lord, here we go” I thought to myself. I could feel the heavy weight of my heart beating faster against my chest as I was filled with the…

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  • Larry Levis

    instead creates beautiful images of the memories of his father. The poem begins with the typical storytelling style that characterizes the poetry of Larry Levis. The following verse begins with a memory that remains vivid in the poet's…

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  • Comparing Rushdie's Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

    Are stories even more than what we know; just a fairytale that has no meaning? In the beginning of Salman Rushdie’s novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, a question arises from the character of Mr. Sengupta, “What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true?” (Rushdie 20). Throughout the story, there are many thoughts in which we can find the answer to this question. Many people may say that there is no use for stories that aren’t real in reason of they do not help us in our daily lives. What…

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  • How Did Walt Whitman Influence Poetry

    This was something far from Walt Whitman’s time gaining him lots of attention. Free verse is defined as poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter and so that is what he did. It was “new, unusual kind of poetry-stripped of rhyme and meter flowing in a free verse.” (Padgett 139) This poetry he invented himself, “he is acknowledged as the innovator.” (Martin 39). As one critic writes describing his poetry, “a short line, or series of short lines. With no suspicions of meter, is suddenly…

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