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  • The Dawn Rhyme Scheme

    This poem of twenty four lines is divided into four stanzas of sestets. The poem follows the rhyme scheme ABCABC. In the last stanza, many of the rhymes are feminine—daughter, mother, water, other. The erratic rhythm of the poem is sprung rhythm, designed to imitate the rhythm of natural speech. It is comprises of feet in which the first syllable is stressed and may be followed by a varying number of syllables which are unstressed. Rhymes and near rhymes in this poem maintain a pattern, which creates a sense of unpredictability and uncontrollability, the very nature of grief itself. The poet is the main character in the poem, with many first-person references. The use of poetic devices such as alliteration – “mankind making” and “flower…

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  • My Papa's Waltz Rhyme Scheme

    When the reader first analyzes the poem, it naturally comes of as harsh or scary. The first thought that comes to mind is that the drunken father is abusing the child. Although after further analysis of the poem it seems as though that is not the case. The poem doesn’t sound as though it was the happiest memory of the child’s life, but it wasn’t a memory he feared either. In the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” written by Theodore Roethke, the speaker’s experience seems to be a positive one based on the…

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  • Rhyme Scheme Of The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

    “Life is a choice, and determining what to choose shows self-reliance, the dignity of the doer as well as the essence of human right in running life”, this is according to R.B Edi Pramono. The Road Not Taken was a poem written by Robert Frost (1875-1963). The poem uses the two roads as metaphor, for it symbolizes the choices we do in our lives, like when we arrive in the point that we have to choose between two things. The poem uses a rhyme scheme, written in the first person, and is composed of…

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  • The Rhyme Pattern In Preludes By T. S. Eliot

    The rhyme pattern in T.S. Eliot’s poem, “Preludes,” is a sophisticated and modern variation on an old form. The poem, “Preludes,” has an uneven rhyme scheme and concentrates on the dim experience of life in the city. The poem is separated into four parts related to the phases of the day and night, starting with the evening in part I, the morning in part II, the middle of the night and into the morning in part III, and back to evening in part IV. The first stanza is composed of thirteen,…

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  • How Do I Love Thee Rhyme Scheme Analysis

    “How Do I Love Thee” , by Elizabeth Barrett Browning , is an English sonnet , written in 1845. It has fourteen lines in total. It has ten syllables per line. The type of poem supports the theme of the poem. Sonnets are considered the poetic language of love. The type of poem helps support the passion in the poem and magnifies it even more. The love in this poem , would not be properly displayed if it was written in any other form of poetry. The rhyme scheme for “How Do I Love Thee” is not the…

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  • Nursery Rhymes Essay

    Nursery rhymes are meant for children to enjoy, to listen to and to learn. Some even are used in games children play. So it was not surprise that I was shocked to find some disturbing things behind nursery rhymes. There was a girl named Mary who had a garden. In it the nursery rhyme said she grew “silver bells and cockleshells and pretty maids all in a row”. No problem with that, right? I does not even really have to make much sense and children still love to recite it. Well guess what?…

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  • Rhyme Scheme For Stripe Poem Analysis

    C. D. Wright’s damning thoughts on Louisiana, the prisons held within the state, and the “prison industrial complex” present in the Louisiana are showcased in her poetry collection, entitled One Big Self. Wright’s preface to her poems, “Stripe for Stripe,” is where she tells the reader she passes four prisons on the way to one of her designations (p. xiv). A purpose in her writing is to find out the reason why there are so many prisons. The humid mess that is Louisiana’s countryside is described…

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  • Symbolism In Annabel Lee

    compelling is Edgar’s marvelous use of imagery and symbolism, rhythm, repetition, and rhyme. Annabel Lee features incredibly rich imagery and symbolism throughout the poem. The imagery, with the assistance of the rhythm, causes the poem to come alive. While the words Poe…

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  • Analysis Of The Soul Selects Her Own Society By Emily Dickinson

    most common poetic structure, but Dickinson is willing to vary from this tradition meter. Some lines contain more or fewer feet. Additionally, her excessive use of dashes creates for a different sound when read. In the first stanza, Dickinson writes, “Then—shuts the Door—” (2). This appears to be iambic dimeter, but the dash creates a pause that disrupts the line’s rhythm. The lack of a consistent meter allows Dickinson to operate with a certain level of freedom. She can vary syllables and…

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  • Dream Variation Langston Hughes Analysis

    The rhyme of the poem consists predominantly of end-rhymes, with the last word of every-other line rhyming with one another, “To fling my arms wide / in some place of the sun, / to whirl and to dance / Till the white day is done” (1-4). The last word of the second line - “sun” - rhymes perfectly with the last word of the fourth line - “done.” The speaker’s focus on perfect, masculine rhymes presents a feeling of constant motion and action. The fast-paced motion that the perfect rhymes create can…

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