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Poem: My Heart Aches
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... into the forest dim: Fade away, dissolve, and quite forget What thou among the leaves hast never known, The wearinessm the feverm and the fret Here, where men sit and hear each other groan; Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last gray hairs, Where youth grows pale and spacter--thin, and dies; Where but to think is to be full of sorrow And leaden-eyed despairs, Where Beauty cannot keep her lustrous eyes Or new Love pine at them beyond tomorrow. Away! Away! for I will fly to thee, Not charioted by Becchus and his pards, But on the viewless wings of poesy, Though the dull brain perplexes and retards: Already with thee! tender is the night, And haply the Queen-Moon is ...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Politics
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... collection of poems written by Allen Ginsberg. Lawrence Ferlinghetti has chosen to express his political views through his poetry. Additionally, Ferlinghetti became more vocal with the use of protests and further publication of controversial and/or anti-government materials through his publishing house, New Directions. By using poetry, Ferlinghetti was able to reach a vast audience including those whom he was criticizing. Through his poetry, Lawrence Ferlinghetti blatantly and subtly criticized the American democratic system and politicians. In 1957, Ferlinghetti received his first national attention. Ferlinghetti was arrested and brought to trial as the publish ...

The Works Of Edwin Robinson And Paul Simon
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... quotes from the two poems. Robinson stated this idea by writing lines 9, 10, 25, and 26. These lines read as follows: "...Miniver sighed for what was not and dreamed, and rested from his labors...Miniver scorned the gold he sought but sore annoyed was he without it..." Simon expresses the same idea in lines 4, 8, and 9, "He had everything a man could want: power, grace, and style...And I wish I could be Richard Cory..." Robinson and Simon dealt with subjects that were close to their hearts. What they wrote about were their uncontrollable feelings. For Robinson the feeling was described, in lines 5, 6, 7, and 8, as ,"Minniver loved the days of old when sw ...

The Tyger By William Blake
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... his words in “Tyger,” one comes to different conclusions regarding the actual meaning. In contrast to the images of the innocence of the Lamb (from The Lamb of Songs of Innocence), Blake’s Tyger seems to be quite “devilish.” The beast is a representation of the angry God, as it is a combination of mystery, terror, and of wrath. The contrast of the Lamb and the Tyger also resembles the idea of when a beautiful thing like love can turn into an ugly thing like hate. The Tyger is obviously a representation of evil and of darkness. In Blake’s words, it is also apparent that the Tyger is somewhat of a puzzle, or an enigma, if you will. It is a mysterious beast wi ...

Robert Frost's "Two Tramps In Mud Time"
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... my aim". This statement, along with many others, seems to focus on "me" or "my", indicating the apparrent selfishness and arrogance of the narrator: "The blows that a life of self-control/Spares to strike for the common good/That day, giving a loose to my soul,/I spent on the unimportant wood." The narrator refers to releasing his suppressed anger not upon evils that threaten "the common good", but upon the "unimportant wood". The appparent arrogance of the narrator is revealed as well by his reference to himself as a Herculean figure standing not alongside nature, but over it: "The grip on earth of outspread feet,/The life of muscles rocking soft/And smooth and m ...

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... but the glory of the king is also long forgotten. In Shelley's "",there are two speakers; the first speaker introduced the poem for the first line and then the second speaker carries the poem to realization. It is ironic that the words inscribed on the pedestal "Look on my works. . . and despair!" reflect the evidence of the next line, "Nothing beside remains," that is, there is nothing left of the reign of the greatest king on earth.One immediate image is found in the second line, "trunkless legs.". One good comparison may be when the author equates the passions of the statue's frown, sneer, and wrinkled lip to the "lifeless things" remaining in the "desart." A ...

Analysis Of Bryant's "Thanatopsis"
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... he uses the word “slumber.” These connections continue in a number of places. Other examples include lines 57 and 66. In line 57 he writes, “In their last sleep the dead reign there alone,” and in line 66, referring to death and burial, Bryant writes, “And make their bed with thee.” This connection between death and sleep creates an intriguing metaphor which adds depth and meaning to the poem. By using this strange metaphor I believe Bryant wishes to suggest his faith in an afterlife. While examining the differences and similarities of death and sleep the reader is left with some very thought provoking questions. The answers to these questions reassure some re ...

Characteristics Of The Beowulf Poem
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... the English long poems and may have been composed more than twelve hundred years ago."(Beowulf 19) It deals with events of the early 6th century and is believed to have been composed between 700 and 750. "No one knows who composed Beowulf , or why. A single manuscript (Cotton Vitellius A XV) managed to survive Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries, and the destruction of their great libraries; since his name is written on one of the folios, Lawrence Nowell, the sixteenth-century scholar, may have been responsible for Beowulf's preservation."(Raffel ix) An interesting fact that is unique about the poem is that "it is the sole survivor of what may h ...

Critical Analysis Of Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
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... appreciation for the little things in life. The speaker of the poem has a lot of work to do and he is stopping in the woods to watch the snow. It would be very convenient for him to watch the snow as he continues traveling, however he finds it necessary to stop his wagon. This shows that the speaker is willing to pause his life in order to entirely absorb the tranquillity of the snow falling in the woods. The appreciative tone appropriately expresses his purpose for stopping. He wants to truly appreciate this moment. “The darkest evening of the year” (8) “The only other sound’s the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake” (11) “The woods are lovely, dark and deep” ...

Critical Analysis Of "The Indifferent" By John Donne
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... anti-morality which argues that constancy is a 'heresy' and that 'Love's sweetest part' is 'variety'" (Cruttwell 153). The first two stanzas of the poem seem to be the speaker talking to an audience of people, w hile the last one looks back and refers to the first two stanzas as a "song." The audience to which this poem was intended is very important because it can drastically change the meaning of the poem, and has therefore been debated among the critics. While most critics believe that the audience changes from men, to women, then to a single woman, or something along those lines, Gregory Machacek believes that the audience remains throughout the poem as "tw ...

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