Essays Tagged: "Quatrain"

Analysis of "Because I Could Not Stop for Death"

inson uses throughout 'Because' helps convey her message to the reader. The poem is written in five quatrains. The way in which each stanza is written in a quatrain gives the poem unity and makes it e ... uld Not Stop for Death' gives the reader a feeling of forward movement through the second and third quatrain. For example, in line 5, Dickinson begins death's journey with a slow, forward movement, wh ...

(8 pages) 471 0 4.4 May/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Romeo and Juliet - Study Notes

ythm and a set rhyme scheme.RhymeThe rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean sonnet divides the poem into 3 quatrains and a rhyming couplet. The thought of the poem follows this division.Quatrain 1dignity - A ... t. The thought of the poem follows this division.Quatrain 1dignity - Ascene - Bmutiny - Aunclean - AQuatrain 2foes - Clife - Dover throw - Cstrife - DQuatrain 3love - Erage - Fremove - Estage - FRhymi ...

(6 pages) 86 0 2.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare’s Sonnet Number 126

d to as Shakespearean or English form. As in most of Shakespeare's sonnets the argument proceeds by quatrains. Each quatrain presents an idea in itself. The poet in the first quatrain bewails his own ... ear and no response is forthcoming. Again he becomes introspective and curses his fate. This first quatrain has given us an image of a grown man "down and out" if you will, who is accepting no respon ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.3 Sep/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Sonnet and Form

earean sonnet, the form conforms to the original format. Both the original and this poem have three quatrains and a concluding couplet and have a clear thought division about half way through the sonn ... lines 7-9)This type of poetry suites the subject Shakespeare has chosen to write about because each quatrain has a different means to compare the subject to a summer's day and about half way through, ...

(3 pages) 91 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"My papa's waltz" by Theodor Roethke

able of any other 'reality', fearing it can and will be worse.The poem is built of four stanzas( quatrain ), each consisting of four lines. The rhyme scheme is, in the first stanza - abab, in the s ...

(4 pages) 189 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

William Shakespeare's fine sonnet, number 73 "That time of year thou mayst in me behold" - Explicated

ng people. The sonnet has a universal message in it that is still quite relevant today.In the first quatrain, Shakespeare is portraying himself as an older person, with the analogy of being in the lat ... cold or the advanced age we find him in?The passing of a day into night is the theme of the second quatrain; here Shakespeare again refers to his age as "the twilight of such a day" (5) when the sun ...

(3 pages) 291 3 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Sonnet 73 gives an insight into a particularly emotional time in William Shakespeare's life.

rhymes with the third, whilst the second line rhymes with the fourthSonnet 73 is divided into three quatrains, summarising the poem with a couplet at the end. There is a progression of time decline th ... with a couplet at the end. There is a progression of time decline throughout the sonnet. The first quatrain is a season, the second a day and the third the few hours it takes for a fire to burn out. ...

(2 pages) 70 0 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Shakespeare's sonnets 4 and 64.

teractions.The worldly message contained in Sonnet 4 and Sonnet 64 is clearly evident. In the first quatrain of Sonnet 4, the poet is critically speaking to a beautiful woman. The poet asks the woman ... hy she is wasting her legacy by keeping to herself. This is evidenced in the first two lines of the quatrain, which read "Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spend Upon thyself thy beauty's legacy?" T ...

(4 pages) 32 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Nostradamus, who he was

written in 942 (nine hundred forty-two!) poems called "The Centuries". A single verse is called a "quatrain" and 100 quatrains are called a Centurie. It had been passed for almost five hundred years ... Nostradamus' WorkNostradamus book was written in French, with some Latin, Greek, and Italian. Every quatrain in the book tells about a specific event. It is very difficult to understand, since it is f ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

John Donne's Holy Sonnet "Batter my heart".

Sonnet has been constructed to conform to the Italian or Petrarchan structure of a sonnet, with two quatrains and a sestet with an ABBA-ABBA-CDCDDD rhyme scheme. The basic rhythm is iambic pentameter, ... in three 'partitions' that are created as a result of the sonnets tightly structured form.The first quatrain represents the speaker as an individual pleading for God to "batter" his "heart" (Line 1) a ...

(3 pages) 107 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"Sir Gawain and the green knight"

ach group of long alliterative lines concludes with a word or phrase containing two syllables and a quatrain. Together, they are identified as the "bob and wheel". They provide commentaries on what ha ...

(3 pages) 114 0 3.4 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Meter and rhythm described in my papa's waltz.

capable of any other 'reality', fearing it can and will be worse.The poem is built of four stanzas( quatrain ), each consisting offour lines. The rhyme scheme is, in the first stanza - abab, in the se ...

(4 pages) 62 1 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Time in Shakespeare's Sonnets.

to be commonly called the Shakespearean sonnet. An Elizabethan sonnet contains for sections: three quatrains and a couplet. The quatrains have a rhyme scheme of ABAB, and the couple rhymes CC. Each q ... ugh "the riper should by time decrease / his tender heir might bear his memory" (3-4). In the first quatrain of this sonnet Shakespeare is imploring the young man to increase so as to preserve "beauty ...

(8 pages) 78 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Explication on Sonnet 87

ker in the poem, whereas the young man is to whom Shakespeare is conveying his message.In the first quatrain, the poet unmistakably bids farewell to the young man. "Farewell, thou are too dear for my ... all "bonds", or contracts, whether they be legal, financial, or emotional, are terminated.The first quatrain also presents several symbolic images. Line 1 almost seems paradoxical, something Shakespea ...

(4 pages) 79 2 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Lies Upon Lies: A thematic explication of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138

, the connotations of the word "truth" manipulate the perceptions of the relationship. In the first quatrain, the narrator's love "swears that she is made of truth"(1). Immediately, the audience specu ... mes more than honesty; it becomes the fulfilled obligations of the relationship. Through the second quatrain, the narrator embellishes upon "truth" (fidelity) in the relationship through two other con ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be Analysis

g the unimportance of love and fame in the concluding two and a half lines of this sonnet.The first quatrain (four lines) emphasizes both how fertile his imagination is and how much he has to express; ... agination is like the grain to be harvested) and he is the harvester (writer of poetry).In the next quatrain (lines 5-8), he sees the world as full of material he could transform into poetry (his is " ...

(2 pages) 3587 0 2.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"

ts standard nineteen lines. The first five stanzas are tercets while the sixth and last stanza is a quatrain. The first and last lines of the opening stanza are repeated throughout the poem. The openi ...

(4 pages) 4927 86 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Critical analysis of william shakespeares sonnet 116

rigan ,1986,1995:11) to speak of his perception and judgement of love. The sonnets structure, three quatrains and a couplet echoes the poets' content further emphasizing his notion that true love is c ... s and poetic features convey his realistic declaration that true love weathers all storms.The first quatrain introduces the subject of the poem 'True Love'. The speaker informs the audience, true love ...

(6 pages) 113 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Sonnet 73 , William Shakespeare - analysis

g to the second line that the reader will find out which time of year the poet refers to. The first quatrain introduces a metaphor of the year to stand for his life. The images presented are those of ... ' may refer both to the congregation, and to the birds that have migrated for the winter.The second quatrain compresses the time metaphor further from a year to a day. The end seems nearer than in the ...

(2 pages) 160 5 3.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"One Art" Analysis

in by speaking of small objects (keys) then grow to large items (continents). The final stanza is a quatrain (four lined stanza) that contains the occasion and attitude shift of the poem. The poem's f ... pare to the feelings the speaker acquires from the loss of love in stanza six.The final stanza, the quatrain, contains an attitude shift from that of invincibility to somberness. By implementing "you, ...

(3 pages) 15302 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers