Confessional poetry

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  • An Analysis Of Stealing And The Planned Child By Sharon Olds

    “Stealing” by Carol Ann Duffy and “The Planned Child” by Sharon Olds both explore themes of issues in our modern world using similar poetic devices, as well as contrasting devices. “Stealing” describes a thief explaining how he stole a snowman, and what has led him to commit crimes. “The Planned Child” is about a child who hated the fact that she was planned, but realises that her mother loves her anyway. The tone and mood of the two poems are unlike and each conveys the poem’s themes uniquely.…

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  • Literary Analysis: If We Must Die By Claude Mckay

    In a fight losing or winning, all you have is your name that we were born to carried as our very exist before death comes. Our honor outweighs our senses of pride to the point we would take our last breath defending for our right. The author uses a variety of poetic devices to bring the theme that shows the qualities that make a man that defending his right to be treat as noble as a hero then an animal. An event that common among the community of peoples in the world to fight until they given…

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  • Analysis Of Daystar By Rita Dove

    Daystar by Rita Dove includes the use of strong diction and a woman’s point of view to describe the monotonous and tiring life of being both a mother and a wife. The diction is strong without the poem and helps to express both emotional feelings and physical sensations, and the woman’s point of view helps the reader to gain an emotional view and their own stand on what society thinks of women. The use of solid diction in Daystar is imperative to portray the emotional feelings and physical…

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  • Theme Of Conflict In Mametz Wood And Poppies

    Compare how the consequences of a conflict are shown in Mametz Wood and one other poem from ‘Conflict’. In both Mametz Wood and Poppies, the poets manage to show the consequences of conflict in both similar, and different, ways. Owen Sheers reaches back into history in order to retell the events of World War I, whereas Jane Weir’s Poppies is a much more emotional take on the outcomes of conflict. Sheers’ use of imagery allows the reader to look back on the past in a reflective manner. For…

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  • Theme Of Loss In Merchant Of Venice

    In Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice loss is portrayed in various different ways. The character Shylock, who does not have much to begin with, suffers numerous losses as the play progresses. Some of the losses he experiences are also experienced by the characters in the poems. The character Shylock is constantly dehumanised by the other characters as he was a Jew in a predominantly Christian society, this also happens in the poem ‘Refugee Blues’ by W.H. Auden, which is a poem written in the voice…

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  • I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died, By Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson wrote over 1774 poems in her lifetime and is regarded as one of the most influential American poets of all time. Her unusual writing style and unconventional use of punctuation and rhythm in her poems was unique and unparalleled during her time. One of her most famous short poems about the concept of death was I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -. Various elements throughout this poem are carefully integrated together in an effort to build its theme: Death is an ordinary and…

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  • Richard Cory Poem Explication

    Poetry Explication of “Richard Cory” The poem titled “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson is about a wealthy man who was happy about money, but he was actually depressed and wants to take his own life. The author. The poem is written in quatrain stanza form which means four stanzas, and has a rhyme scheme of a, b, a, b, at the end of each stanza. The speaker’s use of hyperboles, repetition , and regal comparisons when describing Richard Cory help elevate him above the townspeople,…

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  • Poem Analysis: Never Again Would Birds Song Be The Same

    “Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be the Same” by Robert Frost is a sonnet that describes and compares the voice of someone he admires to the sounds of the birds and the way their sound travels. An initial inference before reading this sonnet reveals itself in the title. Frost reveals that there will be a change in the birds’ song –it will never be the same. In order to understand the change that will occur in this sonnet, it is important to understand the entirety of the sonnet—the theme, sound…

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  • The Use Of Sadness In The Raven By Edgar Allen Poe

    Mental illness is a problem that has plagued society for centuries. Sadness is an emotion that all people have experienced in their lives, particularly after the loss of a loved one. When sadness turns in to depression, and obsessive rumination defies reason, mental illness takes over and spirals out of control. In the Raven, Poe uses to uses diction, tone, imagery, symbolism, and rhythm show that depression and mental illness are relentless. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe is a narrative poem…

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  • Emily Dickinson A Solemn Thing Analysis

    “A Solemn Thing—it was—I said” When one hears the name, “Emily Dickinson,” the image of a famous woman poet holed up in her room writing about death while secluding herself from the rest of the world instantly comes to mind. Contrary to popular belief, Dickinson was actually in-tune with society; she knew of all the politics and social issues that existed in her time period, especially those dealing with women. Her poems are written by the influences in her life, and one could say that “A…

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