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Poetry Analysis: “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death”
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... had there own tartan, or color for their kilts that they wore. The different tartan colors represented different groups of people. The “Kiltartan poor,” exemplifies the Kiltartan people, who are unfairly ruled citizens of Ireland, who are poor because the do not have their own country. He then tells how no outcome of the war would do any harm to Britain, The Irish were the only ones with something to lose. And, that nothing would make the Irish forget the war. They would never be as happy as they were before they fought. Yeats’ then writes “Nor law, nor duty bade me fight, Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,” which was portraying that the Irish were not fo ...

Coleridge's "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
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... to willingly decide to temporarily believe the almost unbelievable story. The reason a person is to make sure that he or she believes it temporarily to be true is because the Mariner in the story is trying to get the point of forgiveness from God across to the reader and if the reader chooses not to believe the story behind the poem then they will not understand the effect of the point of the tale. Coleridge's main point in writing the story was to get people to understand forgiveness by understanding the poem. The Mariner in the poem is telling his tale to a "Wedding Guest" who has no choice but to listen and to believe. The "Wedding Guest" in the poem ...

“Fanthorpe’s Poetry Stimulates The Reader To See People And Things In A New Light”
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... her family, the nurses are lazy, the psychiatrist has a lust for young girls and the director is becoming worried about his age. The poet regards herself as one of the undiagnosed “There is no cure for us” she wants someone to show understanding. It is very disquieting to see hospital staff presented in this light, as no doubt it is quite true that people who work in hospitals have the same traits that the rest of us have. But we prefer to see people who are in charge of our health, our recovery or our lives even, as better and stronger than that. The title “Patients” has two sets of values. It is referring to the general patients of the hospital and also it is ...

Shelley's "Ode To The West Wind": Analysis
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... begins his poem by addressing the "Wild West Wind" (1). He quickly introduces the theme of death and compares the dead leaves to "ghosts" (3). The imagery of "Pestilence-stricken multitudes" makes the reader aware that Shelley is addressing more than a pile of leaves. His claustrophobic mood becomes evident when he talks of the "wintry bed" (6) and "The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low/ Each like a corpse within its grave, until/ Thine azure sister of the Spring shall blow" (7- 9). In the first line, Shelley use the phrase "winged seeds" which presents images of flying and freedom. The only problem is that they lay "cold and low" or unnourished or not ...

John Keats
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... him off and fractured his skull. Unfortunately, when a neighbor found him he was already dead. John was only at the age of eight when his father died. John’s mother, Frances Jennings, did not take long to recover from her husband’s death because she later married only two months after. Frances and her new wed husband, William Rawlings, had a terrible marriage from the start. As a result, the children were sent to their grandmother’s and will later be joined by Frances when she left William with the family business. Frances died from tuberculosis when John was fourteen years of age. Frances’s death furthered financial problems for the family, which started whe ...

Beowulf: Character Analysis
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... it also made him cocky. While his cockiness allowed Beowulf to be sure of himself in battle, some of his peers found it to be a character flaw. Ecglaf, in particular, saw Beowulf as cocky and vain, questioning, "Are you the Beowulf who competed with Breca...swollen with vanity..." So, while his cockiness was a flaw in the eyes of others, Beowulf saw it as self assurance and used it to his advantage. Beowulf also had a strong spirit of adventure. His spirit of adventure was part of the reason that Beowulf went to fight Grendel. Beowulf's strength and spirit of adventure had also led him to glory in many battles, including that with Grendel. Beowulf used his ...

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening: An Analysis
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... attention even though he had a prior obligation to meet. In the poem, the speaker expressed his thoughts through his horse. An example of this was demonstrated in stanza 5. He was self-conscience about being lost; so his concern may have been why his thoughts were voiced through his horse. Yet, he made no attempt to leave the woods immediately. We learn that the speaker's character is similar to the tone of the poem. For instance, the topic of the poem is about a snowy evening in the woods, which could be viewed as pleasant and easy going as oppose to a hot summer evening in the city which is most often busy and frantic with lots of things to do. In addit ...

"Not Waving But Drowning" And "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"
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... struggle for help in his everyday existence. People perceive him, as being one who has everything desired in life; financial stability, strength, control, happiness, and independence. While in actuality, this man is emotionally bankrupt. But the front he has put on for so long prevents people from seeing the weakness and struggle he is enduring. In a sense, he is secretly drowning. The line, "It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way," refers to the loneliness in this man's life. Perhaps he pushed people away from him and lived his life in isolation. Maybe he never opened himself up enough to engage in personal relationships and to love and ...

Poem: I Guess It Was Not In Jane's Mind
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... “Oh, you sweet thing!” All that for just one crummy line!! I guess it was not in Jane's mind, That her figure was so well defined. So she went to health clubs, For health food and back rubs, Now look; if you do, you'll go blind!! I guess it was not in Jane's mind, That her teeth were poorly aligned. The boys did not go near, For, her chops they did fear, Till she had her mouth re-designed. I guess it was not in Jane's mind, That a job she needed to find. When they cut her welfare, She just didn't care. Till her waist was thin as a dime. ...

A Critical Analysis Of The Poem Entitled "Tract" By William Carlos Williams
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... glass- and no upholstery, phew! and no little brass rollers and small easy wheels on the bottom- my townspeople what are you thinking of? A rough plain hearse then with gilt wheels and no top at all. On this the coffin lies by its own weight. No wreaths please- especially no hot house flowers. Some common memento is better, something he prized and is known by: his old clothes-a few books perhaps- God knows what! You realize how we are about these things my townspeople- something will be found-anything even flowers if he had come to that. So much for the hearse. For heaven's sake though see to the driver! Take off the silk hat! In fact that's no place at all for ...

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