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    Protest In Poetry

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    Compare the ways in which the poets you studied this year use poetry as a form of protest. Different poets utilise various poetic techniques to express their opposition against war, death and society. Wilfred Owen in ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and Siegfried Sassoon in ‘Suicide in the Trenches’ condemn the glorification of war based on their experiences in World War One. ‘Funeral Blues’ by WH Auden and ‘Do no go gentle into that good night’ by Dylan Thomas convey the poets’ common objection against the inevitability of death. In ‘In the Park’, Gwen Harwood disapproves of the negative effect of domesticity on women’s individuality in the 1950s whilst Thomas Hardy in ‘The Ruined Maid’ opposes the injustices of Victorian moral and economic constraints…

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    Stop All The Clocks

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    How do I Love to Stop All the Clocks “Stop all the Clocks, Cut off the Telephone” by W.H. Auden and “How do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning are both poems that are expressing the author’s love for someone. However, with the aforementioned poems, the poets are in a different point in their experience of love. While Browning is writing for someone in that moment, Auden is writing in mourning for someone. Together, these poems show the power of love through life and after death. In…

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    From childbirth to adulthood one seeks happiness. This happiness can take form as toys, love, and companionship. However, one's desire for happiness is not without pain and suffering. For instance, Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress," depicts an unnamed speaker yearning to obtain a Mistress's love, but is overcome with anxiety due to his idea that life is short. Furthermore, in "When I have Fears," John Keats displays his desires to achieve fame and love, but becomes defeated upon realization…

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    William Wordsworth “The Daffodils” “The Daffodils” by William Wordsworth, this poem is a typical romantic poem that reflects the essence of romanticism, Now after this being said, I will discuss how the poem embodies the features of romanticism and how it illuminates the personal life of the poet whilst transcending the private into a human public experience, also the importance of the context in inspiring this poem and the secret collaboration of writing between Wordsworth and his…

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    Robert Herrick and Andrew Marvell are two famous poets who have several things in common regarding their way of writing; Andrew Marvell is an English poet, a clergyman and a parliamentarian, he was concerned with politics for a very long time, also, Marvell was called a nature poet and he was one of the best metaphysical poets. Even though Marvell wrote less than some other famous poets like Donne and Jonson, his range was greater, “as he claimed, both the private worlds of love and religion and…

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    CONCLUSSION The development of a love poet, can be traced easily by subtle analysis of various strains that define different moods and shades of love. The great metaphysical poet, John Donne provides a great instance of this kind of analysis of the poem. The first phase of Donne's love poems are conspicuous for exasparation and eccentricity that owes its genesis to peculiar notion that woman is essentially unfaithful and the object of sexual pleasure only. The second phase begins with the…

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    Wordsworth invented a new style of poetry, in which nature and the diction of men expressed throughout the poems In 1798, Wordsworth had a poetry collection called, Lyrical Ballads, which helped the romantic era of English literature grow. Writers in this era were inspired by the structure and diction used to describe nature and the everyday life of a man. In the poem “Daffodils” the structure of the poem is very traditional using most of the structure elements of most poems, like the stanza,…

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    specifically to be churchly. She maintains that Donne was “richly endowed with intellectual gifts, yet failed to reach the highest rank as a poet” (Spurgeon 73). These critics argue that in spite of Donne’s position in the church and habits of thought, Donne was “alien to mysticism” (Thomson 193). Thomson evidences Donne’s fascination for the mystics’ way of thinking, especially in the sermons. However, he says that in the love poems, Donne celebrates love as a passion that will “raise man above…

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    Allusions In John Donne

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    that Donne’s success was merely lucky and he held education to little importance, following blindly after the church. Some critics are convinced that John Donne consciously added literary allusions to his work. Caroline Spurgeon states that Donne’s treatment of love is similar to that of the Greek philosophers “he holds the Platonic conception, that love concerns the soul only, and is independent of the body or bodily presence; and he is the poet, who, at his best, expresses this idea in a…

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    Illinois Poet Laureate writes about Gwendolyn’s style, “nearly all the popular forms of English poetry appear in her work, as do the competing energies of lyric, narrative, and dramatic modes. Her syntax is muscular, vibrant, and surprising.” (Illinois Poet Laureate 1). This is consistent with how “The Mother” was constructed and written. Sharon Olds writes “The Planned Child” with the same sense of detail as Gwendolyn Brooks. Sharon Olds is famous for her uncensored ability to paint whatever…

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