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Comparision/ Anthem for Doomed Youth and Dulce Et Decorum Est

All three poems are about the First World War but Peace has a highly patriotic view and displays a positive feeling about war whereas Anthem and Dulce concentrate more on the fact that people were killed for no particular reason and they also look at the true horrors of war. I will mainly be looking…

Poetry Ducle Et Decorum Est

Wilfred Owen was a poet born in 1893, and the poem Dulce et Decorum Est was probably his most famous one. Owen wrote this poem in hospital after suffering from both physical and mental injuries of the First World War. Having experienced war himself, he had a realistic view of the war and tried to…

“To an Athlete Dying Young”, “Death Be Not Proud”

This essay is based on two poems, “To an Athlete Dying Young” by A.E Housman and “Death Be Not Proud” by John Donne. In both poems the authors convey messages about death. In “Death Be Not Proud” John Donne is conveying a message to death of fearlessness, he is letting death know that he is…

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Capitalization of Gender in Edna Millay’s

The sonnet has experienced many modifications and innovations throughout the ages. Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed” and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Sonnet 43”, both Petrarchan sonnets, have diversified and helped pave the way for future female poets. In order to address and capitalize on ideas of gender connected to sonnet…

Langston Hughes

The Harlem Renaissance took place in 1920s to the mid 1930s, it happened in New York City and it was a cultural bloom. The literary and artistic movement spurred a new black cultural identity. The reason why it occurred was because after the civil war the former slaves all went and lived in the same…

Wordsworth’s Theory of Poetic Diction

It has been generally supposed that Wordsworth’s theory of poetic language is merely a reaction against, and a criticism of, ‘the Pseudo Classical’ theory of poetic diction. Such a view is partially true. His first impulse was less a revolt against Pseudo-classical diction, “than a desire to find a suitable language for the new territory…

Poetry Humanities

Compare the ways that Checking out Me History explores the importance of identity and culture with one other poem of your choice. Agard in Checking Out Me History show is strong belief in the importance of our identity. Whereas Nagra in Singh Song doesn’t see the importance of his identity. In both poems, the use…

Comparison of The Arrival of the Beebox and The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock

In Sylvia Plath’s “The Arrival of the Bee Box” and T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” both speakers are burdened by great mental anguish caused by their feeling of insignificance and powerlessness in the world. They both fear and accept the prospect of death, while acknowledging life as its opposite. These…

Poetry and Ozymandias Heart

How life goes on: the analyzing of diction and imagery in “ Ozymandias” The poem “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley is about a traveler telling the speaker about a statue in the desert. This statue is half sunk in the sand and the traveler explains that the “sneer of cold command” on the statue’s face…

Mezzo Cammin Analysis

“Mezzo Cammin” is an insightful poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was a poem that was written halfway through Longfellow’s life and titled as such. It follows the life of a middle aged man who is basically whining about all the things he missed out on in the past. This title comes from the first…

An analysis of Who’s for the Game? By Jessie Pope

War is a highly debatable topic that has influenced many poets. An issue that is important in Jessie Pope’s 1914 poem Who’s for the game? This essay will explore a range of literary devices used within the poem to help analyse the explicit and implicit meanings. Furthermore, it will use appropriate literacy terminology to back…

I Sit and Look Out

Walt Whitman, a prominent American anti war poet, who lived during the times of civil war witnessed the condition around him with his own eyes and transformed it into literature which still stands relevant to our lives today. The advent of capitalism during this time and its rapid proliferation brought with itself several ramifications. Human…

A Look At Greek Lyric Poetry And John Cage

Music goes beyond language barriers; it speaks no language but that of the heart. However, like all art forms it has tenets and principles as to what is good music and what is simply noise. How about when artists claim that their works are music when it seems that these are perceived to be avant…

On A Portrait Of A Deaf Man

Lines one and three also have more beats in them than lines two and four. (If you want to get a bit more technical, one and three are tetrameters, two and four trimeters! Tetrameters have four stresses, trimeters have three stresses). Sound As a reminder of ballad metre, think of the Christmas carol O Little…

Sonnet 18 and Crikey

Poets express ideas and feelings about love in different and powerful ways. Love is expressed in the poems Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare and Crikey by Cilla McQueen through ideas of eternal beauty and being overwhelmed by love; and the feelings of excitement and longing for the preservation of the love conveyed. To determine the accuracy…

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