Stanza Essays

  • Anne Sexton Her Kind Analysis

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    Anne Sexton, “Her Kind” (1960) I have gone out, a possessed witch, haunting the black air, braver at night; dreaming evil, I have done my hitch over the plain houses, light by light: lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind. A woman like that is not a woman, quite. I have been her kind. I have found the warm caves in the woods, filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves, closets, silks, innumerable goods; fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves: whining, rearranging the disaligned. A

  • Pablo Neruda Sea Diction Essay

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    Furthermore, the poem consists of three stanzas and are fairly balanced, therefore, the poem is able to flow left to right identical to a sea’s waves. Furthermore, Neruda compiles the first two stanzas to have two periods while the third stanza only has one. The syntax of the poem symbolizes speaker’s realization towards what the sea is teaching him. The two periods during each stanza symbolizes the relationship of both the

  • Figurative Language In The Poem Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll

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    not the speaker, she puts a mood of fear into the poem, and she uses figurative language to hide feelings and emotions in the poem. This is a poem that many people should understand even though there is some confusing words in a few lines in the stanzas. If you look below all of the figurative language and look harder there is a different meaning to this poem. Lewis Carroll is not the speaker of this poem but a father is. She presents this easily by the lines five and twenty-two by saying, “‘Beware

  • William Dickey's The Lumbar Executive

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    the company, he has now turned to the arguably the most severe forms of destruction. The next line of the stanza recognizes the result of the fire but in an non empathetic way, “Fire’s afterbirth, the long dangle of waste, pitted” (155). The last line of the stanza, and poem, repeats the same structure of the previous stanzas’ last lines, it is shorter the other lines of the lines in the stanza and it finishes the sentence started in the second line. The last line of the poem brings in another element

  • The Power Of Words In Emily Dickinson's Poems

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    The last line on the first stanza is the first - “slowest night”. The next assonance device is used in the third line on the second stanza - “would find” and “it out”. And the last assonance is on the last line - “cedar floor”. The sentence structure on this poem is short, concise and bold. Most of the lines consist of 4 to 6 words

  • The Sloth Poem Analysis

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    Personification is used in some of the stanzas in the poem. The author personifies sloths as human beings because things are going slow for him in his life and he wants everything to be faster, because of this he personifies humans as sloths for being very slow. The rhyme scheme is used in every end of word in each stanza for example: " in stanza one pear, ear, year, stanza two, word, bird, hear, stanza three, lug, smug, hug, in stanza four, goes, toes, knows. Every word in each stanza has the same letter in each

  • Emily Dickinson's 479 And Because I Could Not Stop For Death

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    or “Because I could not stop for Death”, is no exception. The speaker within this poem is communicating with us from beyond the grave. They begin to describe their journey with death, who is personified or given human characteristics, in the first stanza by saying “Because I could not stop for Death-/He kindly stopped for me.” Dickinson starts this poem with the word “because”. This immediately assumes that the speaker is giving an explanation to an argument on death and why she could not stop. The

  • Analysis Of Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

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    is a poem written by Dylan Thomas at the time when his father was at the brink of death. The piece is actually a villanelle where it consist of six stanzas, each with three lines except for the sixth stanza which has four lines. The rhymes on the first until fifth stanzas are aba, aba, aba, aba, aba. While, abaa is the rhyme for the last quatrain stanza. Thomas died a few months after his father, it is believed that this poem was written by him especially for his father. It’s said that Thomas was an

  • Analysis Of The Sloth By Theodore Roethke

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    devices, figurative language, the theme of the poem, and the imagery. Then I will link this poem to the learner profiles and to the global context. This poem has four stanzas of three lines each stanza. Nearly every line in each stanza has the same length. The rhyme scheme in this poem is a,a,a b,b,b c,c,c d,d,d in each line in the stanza The last three words rhyme with each other. The sloth is so lazy and he sets on the tree, when you ask him a question he acts as if he doesn’t know, but he thinks

  • Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Analysis

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    “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas is a villanelle poem that consists of five stanzas with three lines and the last stanza with four lines. The first and third lines are alternating repeated in other stanza of this poem. In this poem, the poet uses the descriptive language to show certain emotions and how it builds up the poet’s state of mind. This poem portrays the idea of fighting against odds and resisting the death which gives an insight into the mind of a person who is courageous

  • An Analysis Of Walt Whitman's A Noiseless Patient Spider

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    a promontory leaving a mark on its vast surrounding by weaving its web. The main idea of this poem is to draw the comparison between the spider and the speaker’s soul. This poem consists of two stanzas of five line each and both stanzas mirror each other in size and structure. The separation of the stanzas represents a shift from literal to figurative desires.

  • Emily Dickinson Because He Knew No Haste Analysis

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    accompanied by Death on her journey to her grave. Dickinson’s description of Death was a gentleman because the speaker was too busy so Death “kindly stopped for me” (2). In the second stanza, Dickinson recognized Death as considerate and patient when she stated, “He knew no haste” (5). Continuing on, the third stanza was a moment of reminiscing for the speaker, starting with her childhood

  • Alice Walker The Piano Poem

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    life. The first stanza is about how he sits listening to music being played and drifts back into a memory of childhood. The first line in this stanza “softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me” softly sets a gentle atmosphere, it is calming. In the opening of the poem, Lawrence doesn 't name his mother he just writes “woman” which is telling us that the memory is distant and unclear. The third line of this stanza is referring to a child “A child sitting under the

  • Rhetorical Devices In Dover Beach

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    there is bad and good times in life because in the first stanza the tone happy, the second stanza it is melancholy, the third stanza the tone remorse and the last stanza is sorrow. The first stanza’s tone is calm and happy. This stanza uses imagery to make you imagine looking out the window and feeling the breeze of wind. I believe the author wanted the reader to have imagine of someone or themselves in the window. For example,

  • Metempsychosis And Psalm To Snake Analysis

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    meaning of snake is used to further introduce the concept of the grandmother’s original dreams and ambitions. It seems to be question “Who did you want to be originally? What were your dreams and ambitions?”. Furthermore, this phrase stands alone as a stanza, creating an emphasis on the introduction of the

  • Life Exposed In Robert Hayden's Those Winter Sundays

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    Robert Hayden, an African American author and educator, grew up in the poor streets of Detroit, Michigan. Hayden was a foster child as a result of his dysfunctional biological family. However, being in a foster home was not much of an escape for him. He endured verbal and physical abuse from his foster parents. Because of experiencing such dysfunctionalities, Robert Hayden became socially isolated. There may seem like there is no good to his life’s story, but he then applied the negative energy he

  • The Waking Poem Analysis

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    are two key repeating rhymes written on the first and last lines of the first stanza, which is

  • Hello Day Worldwide Poem Analysis

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    materialistic world. In the first stanza the poet begins by talking about aspects “in their town”. Here, Acquah has already created a distant relationship with the people and their society as he refers to it as “their”. The theme of a materialistic world is further

  • Meaning Of Auden's Villanelle

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    There are hints to the poem’s meaning, which is a Villanelle. There are 19 lines, divided into five stanzas of three lines and one of four. The first and third lines of the first stanza are repeated at the end of the other stanzas. The second line of every stanza rhymes with the others, and the poem ends with a rhyming couplet – another repetition of lines one and three. This strict form can represent Auden’s desire to have the same level of control over his life, which is far less organized. The

  • Analysis Of My Papa's Waltz Poem By Theodore Roethke

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    Roethke uses many words such as “Romped” and “Battered” which leads a sentence to have multiple meanings. To start off, in stanza one the author states that his “Papa” had “Whiskey” On “[his] breath” followed by the author hanging on “Like death.” when first reading the poem, most will probably think these statements mean that the father came home drunk. In addition, in stanza 2 it