Poem Analysis I felt a relation to “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas because like him I experienced my Mom’s slow and painful passing. She suffered from cervical cancer for five long dreadful years. I laid beside her many nights in the hospital wishing her recovery would be quick. When the author says, “rage, rage”, it reminds of the times I was upset at the fact of losing my mother at ten years of age. I wondered what I would do in my teenage years without her. How would I be able to raise children if I didn’t experience a mother’s love first hand? A lot of questions ran through my mind that caused years of frustration. Although, I suffered from depression at a young age, I know understand she is no longer hurting and resting in heaven peacefully. I thank family members around me throughout the years to guide me to the right path in life. They taught me to be strong during the sadness and not to worry about the doubts I had in myself. I’m not sure how old the author’s father was when he was ill, but my mother was only thirty-three years old. She was very young and had a lot of life to live. She was a very fun loving person, kind to many, and opened her home to other family members in need. It saddens my heart to know that just a great person is no longer walking this earth. Even though I was five years old when she was diagnosed, I have a lot of great memories together with her. I also have numerous amount of pictures from vacations we took…
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In life, people make numerous choices throughout their time on Earth. Even the simplest choice can make a big impact later on. Robert Frost tells about two paths he comes upon to in his poem “The Road Not Taken”. Frost looks back on his life and explains how the road he was going down forked and he chose “the road less traveled by” (19) which “has made all the difference” (20) in his life. He also mentions that he never looked back and regretted…
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Tonight we will be examining the heartfelt poem ‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe. You may already be familiar with his famous poem ‘The Raven’, or one of his creepy tales, such as ‘The Tell-tale Heart’. While some of his work was not accepted in his era as it was considered daunting and a new concept, today his work is very popular and he is considered as one of America’s best writers.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet and author and was…
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6 October 2014
Dickinson and Frost Poem Analysis Essay
"Let life be as beautiful as summer flowers, And death as beautiful as autumn leaves.", as
Rabindranath Tagore says. Tagore uses symbolism and similes to convey that life should be
beautiful and lived to the fullest, while death should still be beautiful yet, not as bright and joyful
as life. To be, or not to be accepted…
Hawaiian/Pacific Inspiration Poem Analysis
Directions: Today and Thursday/Friday you are going to find a poem(s) that inspires you. Take your time and spend Wednesday browsing through different books in the Hawaiian Pacific collection until you find something that really inspires you as a writer. A good place to start is with the books on the cart that Kumu Kawika has pulled for you. Once you have selected your poem:
Step 1: Xerox your poem (or take a picture of it on your camera…
Therefore this steadily led society to adopt a little bit of an anti-war standpoint and started to become people who preferred settlement without war compared to the people of the post world war one, Victorian era in which it is reflected by the poems that patriotism was greatly associated by fighting for the country and that veterans were considered heroes and their presence was similar to that of celebrities.
Beginning with flanders fields we can feel the presence of the pre world war psychology…
“Setting the Boundaries”
Frank O’Hara’s poem, “Ave Maria” is everything but hard to understand. The poem is pretty straightforward, especially with the meaning it tries to convey. The poem’s purpose is to show how the “Mothers of America” (Line 1, pg. 272) are sheltering their kids too much from the outside world. Because of this, their children can’t fully experience life and be humans. Through O’Hara’s use of punctuation, language, and…
E.E. Cummings poem analysis
Since E. E. Cummings rarely used titles, all those poems without titles will be identified by reference to the Index of First Lines in Complete Poems, 1913-1962. An analysis of Cummings’s poetry turns, for the most part, on judgments about his innovative, highly personal versification. Some of Cummings’s critics have thought his techniques to be not only cheap and shallow tricks but also ultimately non poetic. There was, from the early stages of his career, general agreement…
February 28, 2013
We Wear the Mask
The lyric poem “We wear the mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar is a poem about the African American race, and how they had to conceal their unhappiness and anger from whites. This poem was written in 1895, which is around the era when slavery was abolished. Dunbar, living in this time period, was able to experience the gruesome effects of racism, hatred and prejudice against blacks at its worst. Using literary techniques…
time he was ordained as a priest. The poem deals with his feelings about God's presence and power in the world. He could not understand how the people inhabiting the earth could refuse or be distracted from God. This confusion was due to the greatness of God's power and overall existence that, to Hopkins, seemed impossible and sinful to ignore. However, as the poem progresses Hopkins expresses hope in the world and God's everlasting presence in it. This poem has much meaning to it and expresses the…
“Dover Beach” is a dramatic monologue of thirty-seven lines, divided into four unequal sections or “paragraphs” of fourteen, six, eight, and nine lines. In the title, “Beach” is more significant than “Dover,” for it points at the controlling image of the poem.
On a pleasant evening, the poet and his love are apparently in a room with a window affording a view of the straits of Dover on the southeast coast of England, perhaps in an inn. The poet looks out toward the French coast, some…