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  • 19th Century Woman

    lonely life. She wrote about religion, science, nature, contemporary events, etc. Although now she is a very well-known author, most of her poetry was not acknowledge until after she died. Dickinson wrote a poem named “Title divine, is mine”, it was female perspective of getting married. Similar to Fanny Fern, Dickinson expresses a sadness when writing about becoming a wife. In the tenth line she writes “Birthed- Bridalled- Shrouded-” (page 1666). She is explaining her life as a women after…

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  • Death As Inevitability In Sylvia Plath's Poem

    Death As Inevitability In ‘Totem’ Plath once described this poem as “a pile of interconnected images like a totem pole” (Padel, 2013). Even the title resounds a spiritual significance. A totem is kinship related, and the interconnected images that compose the poetic totem explore an almost ritual, visceral blood relationship to death in which all life forms are implicated. Life, thus, is adopted as an emblem for death. Plath’s Totem is in fact a culmination of her fatalistic attitude, the…

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  • The Possibility Of Dasein's Life

    Being and Time (1927) (Dasein’s Possibility of Being-a-Whole, and Being-towards-Death) Martin Heidegger A. Dasein • When it reaches its wholeness in death, it simultaneously loses the Being of its “there” • By its transition to no-longer Dasein, it gets lifted right out of the possibility of experiencing this transition and of understanding it as something experienced • Dasein can thus gain an experience of death, all the more so because Dasein is essentially Being with Others. In that case,…

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  • Emily Dickinson Just Because I A Woman Analysis

    Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. Her family was made up of her father Edward Dickinson, her mother Emily Norcross Dickinson, her brother William Austin Dickinson, and her sister Lavinia Norcross Dickinson. Emily Dickinson was seventeen when she studied for seven years at Amherst Academy. She was very close to her brother Austin. Austin married Susan which ruined Emily’s relationship with Austin. Susan which was Emily's sister in law caused her…

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  • Poem Analysis Of 'My Last Duchess' By Robert Browning

    ‘’My last duchess’’ by Robert Browning is a poem that explores many themes, themes that were regarded as rather unusual in a time like the Victorian age . Many critics spoke highly of Browning’s techniques; he used diction, rhythm and symbol. Those were really evident in most of his dramatic monologues. According to the Victorian web, ‘’the last duchess’’ delves into the theme of marriage and relationships, since the dramatic monologue revolves around a painting of his previous wife and is…

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  • Feminism In Richard Loy's Love Song

    I became attracted to Loy’s poem after reading her biography because the poetry she wrote broke away from the traditional male dominate poetry. She was controversial and represented modern feminism during her time. Loy’s voice added diversity to the modernism by the structure and bewildering word choices presented in her poem Love Song. Love Song can be easily seen to be inspired by her real life casthopic experience with love through her failing marriage and two affairs during the time it was…

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  • For Heidi With Blue Hair Poem Analysis

    Life and death are concepts that are interconnected. We cannot live a life void of death, nor can we die without living, without existing beforehand. The poems I chose deals with these two notions and the link between them, and will be analysed in this essay based on language, imagery, meaning and effect. “A Consumer’s Report” by Peter Porter revolves around life, while “For Heidi With Blue Hair” by Fleur Adcock is about the method of grieving a loved one’s death that a girl employs. Both…

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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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