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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,

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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

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    When You Are Old Tone

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    make the attitude apparent. The poem is set up in three stanzas. The first stanza is the speaker telling the woman that when she "[is] old and grey and full of sleep,"(1) just read "this book" of her past. The second stanza moves on to talk about her past relationships. Halfway through the stanza, though, he indicates "one man" who loved her better than the rest. This is an indication of his loving

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    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

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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

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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

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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

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    Claude Mckay Poem

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    Similarity between Claude Mckay and Countee Cullen. After reading and listening to “If We Must Die” by Claude Mckay and “Heritage” by Countee Cullen, I noticed that both poets write in rhyme. Considering the first four verses of the poem, “If We Must Die” by Claude Mckay, it clearly shows that poet wrote them in rhyme. He expressed himself on how to die as a brave man and not has a coward, in his expression, he urged the reader not to die like “hogs” that is hunted and penned in an inglorious spot

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    connected, the vivid memories left of the girl still echo in his mind. Similarly, in the fifth stanza, he jumps from the first time he saw the girl to the first moment she smiled at him--a whole two years later. By composing the poem in this way, the author emphasizes the lack of time in the speaker's memory. The speaker thinks of her in one fluid thought as if it had all happened at once. In the first stanza, forms of the word "meaningless" repeat twice. Although referring to the ravings of his heart

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    poem beautifully encompasses many literary devices such as assonance, hyperbole, allusions, alliteration, etc. It follows a rigid iambic tetrameter rhythm with rhythmic couplets. The poet presents and defends his three arguments in three different stanzas. He creates a utopia at the beginning which develops into the darker sides of mortality as the poem proceeds. Many images are bizarre and make the reader ponder upon the true essence of the poem. The similes and metaphors are often eccentric, incorporating

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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

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    Friendship By henry david thoreau Friendship by henry david thoreau is a lyrical poem that was written in 1895 that is said to portray the essential role of love in every relationship and friendship alike. throughout this poem thoreau uses various poetic devices to emphasize the significance of love in friendships and relationships alike. Henry david thoreau was born july 12 of 1817 to john thoreau and cynthia dunbar. Thoreau studied Greek, Latin and German at Harvard college form 1833

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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

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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.

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    riches in nature are echoed in Dickinson’s poem, and exaggerated through the above-mentioned accumulation of blood metaphors. This way, the poem aggressively reintroduces death into its autumnal landscape (Kohler 2013, 46). 3.2 Content In the first stanza, “it” is identified as Autumn in the first line, and its colour is defined as blood-red in the second one. In the next two lines, body parts transporting blood (“An Artery”, l. 3; “A Vein”, l. 4) are integrated, more than juxtaposed, into the parts

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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

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