Randel Jarrell's Poetry

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1. How would you describe the protagonist in the work of your first author? Name three of the protagonist’s most important characteristics and supply examples from the poems or story that support your idea. Do you find the protagonist (s) sympathetic? Is he/she a victim? a. I choose Randel Jarrell’s poetry. b. I would describe the protagonist dead. This is somewhat creepy, but it is true. At the end of the poem, he says, “when I died” (Jarrell, 1945/2013, p. 2380). Anyhow, in this poem, the protagonist tries to start with some innocence, but he matures and later goes to war. c. Three characteristics are that he is dead, he is with a leather with fleece jacket, and he seemed to have been dreaming. As mentioned above he clearly states that…show more content…
Moore’s conflict does not seem to be resolved because of what is understood in her writing. When one reads “To a Snail”, one can easily realize that she still continues to hesitate about poetry. For instance, Moore writers, “in the absence of feet, ‘a method of conclusions’; ‘a knowledge of principles,’ in the curious phenomenon of your occipital horn” (Moore, 1924/2013, p.1999). As she writes this, there is a quick glance of how poetry should be like. Here she argues of how a poem should be appropriately ending. In addition, there is always a different purpose for each poem, and they are all different and unusual, just like how a snail takes his or her head out of a shell. References Fitzgerald, F. (2013). Babylon revisited. In N. Baym, W. Franklin, P.F. Gura, J. Klinkowitz, A. Krupat, R.S. Levine ... P.B. Wallace (Eds.), The Norton anthology of American literature (Shorter 8th ed.) (pp. 2164-2178). New York, NY: Norton. (Original work published 1931). Jarrell, R. (2013). The death of the ball turret gunner. In N. Baym, W. Franklin, P.F. Gura, J. Klinkowitz, A. Krupat, R.S. Levine ... P.B. Wallace (Eds.), The Norton anthology of American literature (Shorter 8th ed.) (p. 2380). New York, NY: Norton. (Original work published
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