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Wilfred Owen: How does Owen Vividly portray the aftermath

Owen wrote this poem to express the damage done through war towards the humanity of the soldiers and men involved; he evokes empathy in the readers using techniques such as war imagery and personification. In the first stanza, he makes us, as readers, feel distant from the ‘mental cases’, ‘these’, ‘they’ and ‘their’ all create…

A Different History by Sujata Bhatt Notes

The poet explores the relationship between cultural identity and language. When you speak a language you also learn its culture. Lines 19 and 20 sum up the theme. Which language has not been the oppressor’s tongue? When another country is the conquerer, that country brings its language and culture to those who are conquered. SUMMARY…

Banjo Paterson’s Clancy of the Overflow and Henry Lawson’s Up the Country

Australian Bush Ballads have captured the essence of early Australian life. Bush Ballads do more than this they often deal with the hardships encountered living on the land as well as the people of the bush. The poetry of “Henry Lawson” and “Banjo Paterson” deal with these concepts. While Banjo Paterson defends and romanticises the…

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“I am not that woman” by Kishwar Naheed

Kishwar Naheed, a contemporary Urdu Pakistani poet was born in 1940 in a Syed family of Uttar Pradesh, India. She moved to Pakistan during the partition of sub-continent in 1947. Settling down in the conservative environment of Pakistan, she had to struggle in order to get education. She studied at home and received a high…

The Canonization by John Donne

The Canonization by John Donne Love is true and pure, a divine experience, a way to live more and to surpass even death. It is a sublime fantasy that is real and better than the material world. Love is life’s paradox. This is the idea that John Donne is expressing in the poem The Canonization….

Jack Davis

Jack Davis’s poems present a passionate voice for the indigenous people; it explores such issues as the identity problems, the wider sense of loss in Aboriginal cultures and the clash of Aboriginal and White law. This can be seen in the poems “Desolation” and “The First Born”. Both of the poems clearly emphasises the plight…

English Holiday Homework Sample

1. Read the supplementary reader ‘Robinson Crusoe’. Make a Reading Passport (atleast 6 pages) Find out more about the author and his works and write about it. Character sketch of Robinson Crusoe My favourite character(from the book) Summary of the book . 2. Project Work (P.P.T) ROLL NO. 1 TO 25 (Power Point Presentation) Topic…

Poem Explication I carry your heart I carry it my

Explication of EE Cummings “[i carry your heart with me (i carry it in]” To better understand this very romantic poem, “[i carry your heart with me (i carry it in], we must first understand that Edward Estlin Cummings was an avant-garde, which can be defined as an intelligentsia that develops new or experimental concepts…

“i wandered lonely as a cloud” analysis

William Wordsworth was one of the major poets of his time honored as England’s Poet Laureate. William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 at Cockermouth in Cumbria. Wordsworth’s childhood was a happy one in many ways. He was born and raised in a beautiful part of England – the Lake District – and enjoyed…

Dead Poets Society: Film Techniques

Keating believed in educating the boys to be “free thinkers”. How did this teaching of his philosophy have a positive and/or negative impact on the boys? How has Peter Weir used film techniques to reflect this positive and/or negative impact? Throughout the duration of the film, Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir, a number…

Convergence of the Twain Analysis

The Convergence of the Twain Rewrite Intimated in Hardy’s pindaric ode entitled “The Convergence of the Twain” is an attitude of melancholy. While this poem is sad, it appears that Hardy also employs his work to revisit a common theme in his works and a strong belief in his life: marriage. The poem seems to…

Tragic flaw in Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark”

In literature a tragic flaw refers in plain words when the main character ends up dead or defeated a characteristic feature of the heroes of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short stories, “Young Goodman Brown,” “The Minister’s Black Veil”, and “The Birthmark”. However this concept is even more extensive and best explained in terms of “Hamartia”. According to…

4 steps to writing about a poem

1.About the poet, his concerns 2.The story of the poem 3.Theme: idealises bush life 4.Techiques (how) Paterson constrasts this beauty of the bush with the harsh, dirty life in the city and the effect this has on people. •List a series of visual images, using adjectives and adverbs with negative connotations: ‘my dingy little office’…

Jessie Pope

Jessie Pope was a journalist who wrote recruitment poems for the Daily Mail during the First World War. The poems she did write were positive propaganda poems for the war; her objective was to stimulate patriotism in the readers so that the men would join the forces. Pope wrote a persuasive poem where she compared…

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Countee Cullen’s Poem Incident

Probably the most underrated African American poet of his time, Countee Cullen is a very rebellious protester themed writer who is all about securing the rights and dignity of black people and uses that very passion to fuel his poetry. In the poem “Incident”, Cullen uses a mixture of rhetorical devices which he incorporates into…

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