Couplet Essays

  • Life In John Donne's Divine Meditation X

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    The concepts of Death and Life in John Donne’s Divine Meditation X John Donne “is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. […] Donne's style is characterized by abrupt openings and various paradoxes, ironies and dislocations” (poemhunter). In his “Divine Meditation X” (also known as “Holy Sonnet X”), Donne addresses Death and presents an argument against its power. According to the speaker, such power is nothing but an illusion; so the end Death brings to men is just a

  • William Shakespeare Sonnet 110 Analysis

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    as alliteration, rhythm and rhyme, to illustrate how the speaker pleads for his beloved to welcome him back. The sonnet starts off with a tone nostalgic and mournful tone, which emphasizes how remorseful and apologetic the speaker is. In the last couplet, the speaker concludes, “thy pure and most most loving breast.” Throughout the sonnet, the speaker refers to his beloved as “thy” and “thee”. Additionally, the double superlative “most most” makes the speaker’s plea sound more heartfelt and sincere

  • Symbolism In Emily Dickinson's Because I Could Not Stop For Death

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    In “Because I Could Not Stop For Death”, Emily Dickinson uses imagery and symbols to establish the cycle of life and uses examples to establish the inevitability of death. This poem describes the speaker’s journey to the afterlife with death. Dickinson uses distinct images, such as a sunset, the horses’ heads, and the carriage ride to establish the cycle of life after death. Dickinson artfully uses symbols such as a child, a field of grain, and a sunset to establish the cycle of life and its different

  • Masculinity In E. E Cummings Porphyria's Lover

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    Love. The sole word generates depictions of passionate acts, entwined lovers, romantic glimpses, murmured expressions of compliment, and an all-embracing sentiment that exceeds the corporeal. In Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover’ and E.E Cummings “somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond” love is theorized as a play of power where lovers assume active and passive roles based on their dominance within the relationship. By juxtaposing Browning’s passive male speaker who cannot accept the

  • Carpe Diem In Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress

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    Andrew Marvell uses hyperboles, rhyme schemes, and synecdoche to develop a theme of carpe diem in a coquettish manner in "To His Coy Mistress". The speaker uses unequivocal diction to persuade his mistress to lose her virginity to him. Throughout the poem he attempts to impress upon her that she should stray away from her coy mentality with him because life is too short. The narrator shares the consequences of not acting on the lust for her that he expresses. Hyperboles are used throughout this

  • Feministic Theory In Hamlet

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    Abstract In this research project the researcher will deals with the feministic approaches of Hamlet, characters of Ophelia and Gertrude and specifications of Shakespeare for female characters in his dramas. Researcher will mainly concern with the two characters of Ophelia and Gertrude. Shakespeare unjustified with these characters and researcher tries to highlight these in justifications at indigenous level. Several researches already conducted by many researchers at international level but locally

  • Ted Hughes 'Bayonet Charge' And Wilfred Owen's Exposure

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    Both Ted Hughes and Wilfred Owen present war in their poems “Bayonet Charge” and “Exposure”, respectively, as terrifying experiences, repeatedly mentioning the honest pointlessness of the entire ordeal to enhance the futility of the soldiers' deaths. Hughes’ “Bayonet Charge” focuses on one person's emotional struggle with their actions, displaying the disorientating and dehumanising qualities of war. Owen’s “Exposure”, on the other hand, depicts the impacts of war on the protagonists' nation, displaying

  • The Raven And Annabel Lee Analysis

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    Edgar Allan Poe, the poet of Annabel Lee and The Raven, is an American writer who is known for his mysterious and gothic themed poems and short stories. Themes of love and death appear quite often in his poetry, commonly beginning with love and generally ending with death. In both The Raven and Annabel Lee, the speakers narrate about how much they loved a young woman and how happy they were, however, near the end of the poems they narrate about how the women dies, and how their life becomes without

  • La Belle Dame Sans Merci Poem

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    La Belle Dame sans Merci is a ballad written by John Keats in 1819. The title translates from French to ‘The beautiful lady without mercy’. The fact that the title is written in French shows the love as French is considered to be the language of love. The poem expresses about a Knight who was abandoned by a ‘beautiful’ woman that he met and he tells us what happened and how he ended up alone. The structure of the poem is written in the form of a ballad. A ballad is a narrative poem which is very

  • Analysis Of John Donne's A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

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    If one truly loves another, separation from that person should be a completely irrelevant occurrence. This seemingly insensible concept is the central idea of John Donne’s “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning,” as the persona addresses what seems to be his lover prior to his departure. As the persona comforts his lover, Donne’s message emerges as he argues that separation between lovers should not be any cause for anguish, for any truly substantial bond cannot be shattered nor weakened by any physical

  • Sonnet 18 Symbolism

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    William Shakespeare's sonnet, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day" is describing to the reader a perfect young man. Some people believe that Sonnet 18 is one of the greatest love poems of all time, it is certainly one of the most famous of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Shakespeare wrote this sonnet, like the others, in iambic pentameter. The poem begins by slowly building the image of a young man, who eventually ends up being described as a human being who is above every other person he has laid eyes

  • Felix De Rooy Analysis

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    Caribbean Dutch Auteur: Felix De Rooy Amelia c. Ramjarrie 812000864 Who is an auteur ?According to the Auteur Theory put forward by French film directors in the 1950’s, “A true film auteur is someone who brings something genuinely personal to his subject, instead of producing a tasteful, accurate but lifeless rendering of the original material ”(Auteur Theory- further elaborate on the subject matter addressing of authorship, a film maker is regarded as an auteur when he or

  • Isolation In Funeral Blues And Mid-Term Break

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    Explore how the poets present the theme of isolation in Funeral Blues and Mid-Term Break. Isolation is the state of being in a place or situation that is separate from others. The theme of isolation, escapism, disconnection and connotation of death are extensively explored in the poem Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney and Funeral Blues by WH Auden. Mid-Term Break is written in a narrative style as Heaney writes about the death of his younger brother and captures the emotions of the event including

  • Perfect Masculine Rhyming Couplets In Macbeth

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    masculine characters such as Macbeth and Macduff. One type of writing Shakespeare utilizes is perfect masculine rhyming couplets. Perfect masculine rhyming couplets are short verses, said by a masculine character, that rhymes. Rhyming couplets occur at important plot points and perfect masculine rhyming couplets depict a heroic masculine archetype. Perfect masculine rhyming couplet is used before a major plot point, to show that a character has entered adulthood , and is significant in its ability

  • A Fit Of Thyme Against Rhyme Poem Analysis

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    The poem “A Fit of Rhyme against Rhyme” is a response to Samuel Daniel’s prose essay A Defence of Rhyme, in which Daniel describes rhyme as an “antidote to endless motion, to confusion, to mere sensation, to the sway of the passions” (Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of Emotion, 146); while Jonson’s response describes rhyme as a “rack of finest wits, that expresseth but by fits true conceit” (1072, 1-3). Jonson’s poem ironically uses rhyme to ridicule rhyme in a

  • Transcendentalism In Emerson's Nature By Henry David Thoreau

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    Emerson, while endorsing a similar type of philosophy of nature, seems more stringent in his ideas of nature and less stringent in his actual communion with nature. Of course, this could be false. It might be his writing style and authoritative tone that seem to preach more than practice. Emerson gives few personal examples, so readers really don't know if he lives in the way that he suggests readers or listeners live. Emerson seems to focus a great deal on the ties between nature and the spirit

  • Mower Against Gardens Poem Analysis

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    abuse to nature with the use of sexual imagery. The poem resonates with the audience because it flows smoothly and is easy to read. The use of repetition is pronounced in the poem and the integrated tail rhymes enhance and join together associated couplets. The rhythmical nature of the poem alongside the "Da-Duh" poetic meters are key to Marvell 's writing. The poetic meters and repetition are just as important as the words written by Marvell, without the use of those poetic devices, the poems meaning

  • Analysis Of The Forsaken Wife By Elizabeth Thomas

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    Perhaps the most important comparison between the poems, beside the theme, is the rhyme scheme or structure of the poems in couplets. Including couplets in each separate poem enforce the irony of the lines being in couples while the subjects of the poems are also in unhappy couples. The poems differ by the actions their speakers take when approaching betrayal. In “The Forsaken Wife,” the

  • Emily Chubbuck Judson's Sonnet To Winter

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    The poem “Sonnet to Winter” by Emily Chubbuck Judson, is a classic poem that moves this message. There are many techniques that add to the poem to find theme,which are the descriptive of words,and the use of literary devices. What helped in moving the poem was the usage of description in the piece. The detailed imagery through the author’s words illustrated the hidden theme in the passage. As Judson uses a variety of the senses into her poem, the peace of winter comes alive. One way in which the

  • The Wreck Poem

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    written. ‘The Wreck’ is an open couplet poem. In open couplets the sense is free to run on through to the next line and the sentence might end mid-line (Wainwright 2011, p220). The open couplet poem is a bit disconcerting as the meaning of a sentence is not revealed until you find the full stop. This style of writing poetry comes from the Renaissance period, and a well-known example of this writing style can be found in Chaucer‘s (1342-1399) ‘Canterbury tales’. The couplets do not always rhyme which is