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  • Comparing M. H. Ann Jennings Poetry And Confessionalism

    The major point of difference that makes Jennings diverse from the Movement is that she is a sole female poet and also has a streak of confessionalism in her poetry. This chapter looks into Jennings poetry from confessional and autobiographical point of view. In Collected Poems (1986), Jennings preserves a number of poems dealing with the relationship between the composition of art and the experience of human suffering but she deletes most of the poems dealing specifically with psychic…

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  • Charlotte Mew's Poetic Voice

    Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) is the first selected woman poet in this study. Writing in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth, Mew’s poetry straddles the fin de siècle and early modernist periods. Thus Victorian and feminist approaches are used in examining her poetry. Mew's poetic voice is an integral link in women's writing from the end of the nineteenth century into the first two decades of the twentieth century in that it enables contemporary…

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  • Figurative Language In Because I Could Not Stop For Death

    “Because I could not stop for death” by Emily Dickinson, displays poetic excellence because, it is not didactic, it contains no sentiment, and uses figurative language excellently. The theme of the poem is, when people die, they go into a new life of eternity and have a new beginning. The poem is about a woman who nears death and sees death as something pleasant because her life has become sorrow, which is symbolized with the broken down house. Death is personified as a gentleman caller to show…

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  • Suicide In Sylvia Plath's Mirror

    “After Plath’s 1963 suicide many critics examined the writer’s different facets, contrasting her put-together, polite, and dexterous self with her raging, explosively-creative inner self” (“Sylvia”, Poems). Plath’s career in writing is explained in all of her poems from her life experiences. She was a very successful writer and attended great colleges. The collection of poems and novel she had written throughout her life were very personal. She wrote one of her most interesting poems, “Mirror”,…

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  • Beauty And Truth In Emily Dickinson's 'Death For Beauty, But Was Scarce'

    mysterious, and often ambiguous nature of both beauty and truth has long enticed those who are attracted by beauty’s allure and truths intrigue. Over the course of time, it can be concluded that there is an utter significance in the perception of death. Emily Dickinson’s “I died for Beauty—but was scarce” carries both a philosophical and allegorical facet, in the fact that society’s standards do not always carry the best motive. Dickinson’s excessive use of the dash causes sudden pauses in order…

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  • An Analysis Of Worthless, By Sasha Maharaj

    Sasha Maharaj has used a personal tone to convey emotions underlying her feelings about relationships in the poem, “Worthless’’. In this essay, I disclose how poetic devices, diction, syntax and other language functions have been utilized to reveal feelings/emotions of the writer in regard to relationships. Taking into account the title of the poem, one cannot put a figure on what or who is worthless. Nevertheless, it is known that worthless is an adjective; meaning something that has no use or…

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  • Analysis Of Mezzo Cammin By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The poem “Mezzo Cammin” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is an Petrarchan sonnet that has an octave followed by a sestet. It explains the type of feeling the speaker is having with a main theme of death. The poem contains Longfellow’s self-reflective thoughts. He thinks about the passed time, past mistakes, his lost aspirations, his current situation and the hopes that he has for the future. He starts feeling as though he has not accomplished what he had hoped to by this point in his life, and he…

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  • Analysis Of After Apple-Picking By Robert Frost

    In the poem “After Apple-Picking” by Robert Frost there is a complex message as most poem or works of literature do. In this specific poem there is a message of death or the thought of death and how the narrator feels about how his life was lived and when his own personal end will come. As he thinks his life was to repetitive and not as he wanted it since he is just a simple apple picker. In the pome Robert Frost mentioned “Long ...Or just human sleep” (Apple-picking 42) as the “Apple Picker”…

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  • Jane Austen And John Keats: Negative Capability, Romance And Reality?

    In her essay Jane Austen and John Keats: Negative capability, Romance and Reality, Beth Lau connects the two writers previously not commonly associated. Most comparisons of Austen and Romantic poets are with Wordsworth and Byron, as it is known she read their works. Alas, even without her reading works of John Keats, parallels between ideas in their works can be made (Lau, 2006). The fact remains that concepts of Romantic period, canon and ideology are based on the assumption of shared…

    Words: 1921 - Pages: 8
  • Symbolism In Walt Whitman's Song Of Myself

    Song of Myself “Song of Myself”, which is famous for “representing the core of Whitmans poetic vision” (Greenspan) was written in 1881 by Walt Whitman. This poem is baffling to many people because of both the symbolism and wordplay. Walt Whitman begins by introducing the subject in the poem, which is himself and he goes on by celebrating this theme. Whitman utilizes words such “I”, “myself” and his inner soul to generate a feel of being and depiction in specific sects of the poem. Whilst it…

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