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  • April Midnight Poem Analysis

    illustrates what the men and the women does for their living, “After the heat and the fumes and the footlights, / Where you dance and I watch your dancing” (11-12). The girl is some sort of dancer, and the men watches her perform. The first line of this stanza is set up for the end because it shows how the wind of the night and the love from a lover can cleanse a person of their rough day and how it can erase all the…

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  • Havisham Poem

    that the people had during this time, it is very irregular and awkward. It is written in one stanza in the order of Present, Past and Future. The use of ellipsis separates these phases and relates to how much time the child has left to live. It also…

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  • Essay On Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    repeated a total of four times each throughout the poem’s six stanza villanelle. It is through his strong reliance on repetition that we come to comprehend Thomas’s desperation within his words. It isn’t until the sixth and final stanza that we discover his desperation to be more than just pleading with his audience to fight for survival but his own father who can be found “on the sad height” of life’s end and death’s…

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  • Milton's On The Death Of A Fair Infant Dying Of A Cough

    "On the Death of a Fair Infant Dying of a Cough" certainly is replete with textual density as its every stanza is rich with elements that helps elicit feeling. It may be important to note that the poem was created for his immediate family after the death of his…

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  • Analysis Of Because I Could Not Stop For Death By Edwin Muir

    a man. For example, “He kindly stopped for me.” This scene shows death stopping for the author and taking her on his carriage. By using the word “kindly,” it suggests that the author and death are two lovers, or they are strangers. The first stanza also personifies immortality as he was with them on the carriage. Emily says “The carriage held but just ourselves- And immortality.”…

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  • Wallace Stevens Sunday Morning

    that is one of the subjects of intense scrutiny of Wallace Stevens’s poem, “Sunday Morning.” “Sunday Morning” brushes on a number of interesting topics (such as male-female relationships, sex, and use of imagery). Unfortunately, throwing out three stanzas of the poem was vital to its initial publication. Stevens chose to ultimately re-arrange the poem to focus on a broader picture…

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  • Theme Of Because I Could Not Stop For Death

    gentle, with the author telling us of “his civility.” The stracture of the poem and the personification of Death alludes to Dickinson’s comfort with the subject; she seems to regard death as a change in mind, rather than a total departure. The last stanza shows that Dickinson regards death as eternity, rather than a final end. In short, Death in this poem is not something to be feared, but should be taken as something…

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  • Stephen Crane's War Is Kind

    rhyme or rhythm. The second and fourth stanzas characterize a change in the location. While the first, third, and fifth stanzas focus more on the loved ones of dead soldiers, the second and third and stanzas depict scenes of the battlefield in intense detail. The phrase “Do not weep and War is kind.” Appears in every other stanza this repetition of two lines helps to connect the emotional…

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  • Emily Dickinson I Have Dropped My Brain Summary

    about how Dickinson is stuck, unable to keep going as she is now. Looking at how she repeats herself in a way by using “palsied” and then “paralysis” on the same line. It reinforces the theory that she is stuck as she is. By just focusing on the first stanza a great deal of information can be gathered about what Dickinson is saying about herself. When Dickinson says she has “dropped my Brain” it could be said that she has lost her sense of self. That she is not sure of who she is anymore.…

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  • Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Summary

    poem. It is the first line of the poem as well as the ending of two stanzas (stanzas 2 and 4) and the second to last line of the entire poem. The line “Rage, rage against the dying of the light” also repeats four times and is the final line of the poem. The two lines evoke a sense of urgency for the reader, almost to invoke the idea that death is coming soon and his words should be heeded. The narrator seems to be…

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