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Analysis of Sharon Olds' poem. The poet's ironic tone. Her attitude towards loveless sex, and disdain for casual sex. View of people having sex without love as loving the priest instead of God. Questions how two people not in love can perform such a spiritual act. Imagery of the poem. Use of similes.
Sex without love has become the norm for too many teenagers in this century. Sharon Olds illustrates this fact in a very... more
4 pages | 1 sources | 7 citations | MLA citation style

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Discusses the poet's involvement in the literary world. Themes of his poems, prose and stories centered in his background. Overview of his early life as a child in a poor working class Chicano family. His academic career. Examples several of his poems in detail, cotent & form. His "narrative recollection" prose of the 1980s.
Gary Soto, currently one of the most recognized Chicano poets in the American literary mainstream (Olivares, 1990), said once that,... more
8 pages | 9 sources | 28 citations |

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Analysis of poet Emily Dickinson's view of nature & Ralph Waldo Emerson's ideas on nature. Emerson's transcendental notion of the unity of nature, humanity and God. Dickinson's image of nature as antagonistic and mysterious. Discusses several poems by Dickinson. Emerson's conception of nature & the poet's role in understanding nature.
The relationship between Emily Dickinson's poetry and Ralph Waldo Emerson's ideas on nature and the poet's function is very complex. Despite... more
19 pages | 10 sources | 42 citations | MLA citation style

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Examines four poems. John Keats' ode TO AUTUMN in which he personifies the season. Wallace Stevens' THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKBIRD which cites multiple reactions to nature. John Hollander's ADAM'S TASK that addresses limits of humans to master nature. Herman Melville's THE MALDIVE SHARK as a meditation on the relationship between humanity and death.
A poet's selection of a particular aspect of the relationship between humanity and nature often directs her/his choice of a mode of address. Various... more
7 pages | 1 sources | MLA citation style

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Discusses sexuality and homosexuality in "LEAVES OF GRASS." Initial reviews of Whitman's free verse poem. Biography of Whitman. Examples of sexuality and sensuality in the poem. Whitman's conception of sexuality as a physical declaration of life and joy. Epiphany of the body and the soul. Homosexual references.
Walt Whitman:
Sexuality and Homosexuality in Leaves of Grass
In 1855, when Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass was first... more
10 pages | 13 sources | 50 citations | APA citation style

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Life and career of the African American poet (1873-1906). His parents, education, early publication of his poems. His success as a writer at a time of high racism. Subject matter and style of his poems. Use of black dialect. Recurring themes of love, death, heroes, human frailty, music. Muted social commentary. Chronology.
Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in 1873 and died in 1906. Dunbar was the first major African American Poet in American literature and also the first... more
7 pages | 9 sources | 11 citations | MLA citation style

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Two poems with a common theme. Both poems are reflections of grown children recalling childhood memories. Robert P. Tristram Coffin's "The Secret Heart" and Evelyn Tooley Hunt's "My Mother Taught Me Purple." Use of symbolism in Hunt's poem. Its bittersweet tone. Expression of perfect love between a father and son in Coffin's poem.
The two poems under consideration both deal with a common theme: family relationships and the human condition. Both poems are the reflections of grown... more
3 pages | 12 citations | OTHER citation style

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Analysis of the short poem. Examines the frantic state of mind of a woman. Influence of Freudian theory. Point of view of male speaker of the poem; how hysteria seduces him. His descriptions and reactions to the woman and her powerful laughter. Issue of power.
T.S. Eliot, in the short poem "Hysteria," explores and indirectly comments on a frantic state of mind, which in the poem is associated with the female... more
3 pages | 1 sources | MLA citation style

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Analysis of Robert Frost's lyrical poem. The poem's universal theme. Frost's use of the simple allegory of a fork in the road. Figurative and symbolic use of the "fork." Reflection on choices made in life. Frost's evocation of the setting. His economy of language. Rhyming structure of the poem. Use of alliteration.
This paper is an analysis and evaluation of Robert Frost=s lyrical poem, AThe Road Not Taken.@ This poem takes a very simple moment and turns it into... more
4 pages | 1 sources | 14 citations | MLA citation style

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Uses and functions of metaphors. How they work in three poems. "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson, "Spring" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, and "Thirteen Ways of Looking At A Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens. Isolated and extended metaphors to achieve poetic effect.
This research examines the use and function of metaphors in poetry, with special reference to "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson,... more
6 pages | 5 sources | 3 citations | APA citation style

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