Essays Tagged: "quatrains"

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 ...

(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 ...

(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 ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.3 Sep/1993

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

Essay is a critical analysis of John Keat's poem "To Sleep," using college-level literary terms.

this strict sonnet form merely serve to enhance the meaning of the poem._ _ _ _Within the first two quatrains of the poem "sleep" is personified to be an "embalmer of the still midnight," closing our ... "thine hymn," and offering himself to "sleep" when it should choose. The rhyme scheme of these two quatrains follows the Shakespearian sonnet form, and does not deviate from the iambic pentameter. Th ...

(4 pages) 145 0 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

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 ... a specific situation. This helps to show how strongly the author feels about the subject. The four quatrains of the Shakespearean sonnet show different ways of comparing the subject to another. The t ...

(3 pages) 91 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

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 ...

(2 pages) 70 0 4.0 Dec/2002

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

Commentary on "On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again" by John Keats

ear Once Again" is an Elizabethan sonnet composed of fourteen lines which are divided up into three quatrains, that is four-line stanzas, and a final couplet -or two lines of verse. The rhyming patter ...

(8 pages) 39 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Nostradamus, who he was

ine 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 and amaze lots of ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

John Donne's "The Good Morrow".

form of a love sonnet, however does not stick to strict sonnet form, but rather is written in three quatrains. It is a brief but complex poem, developing out of a sense of discovery, and focussing on ... s. This is presented through Donne's use of shifting tones and moods, his simple structure of three quatrains, each representing a different period in their lives, as well as his imagery and strong se ...

(5 pages) 193 2 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Henry Purcell" by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

'Henry Purcell' by Gerard Manley Hopkins is a sonnet. This is so, as it begins with two quatrains, which describe the musician from whom the poem takes its name, followed by a sestet that ... ' in this sentence creates a quiet, reflective and ponderous atmosphere that continues over the two quatrains, and into the two three-line stanzas. There is also a great deal of repetition in this fir ...

(5 pages) 41 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

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, ...

(3 pages) 107 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Earle Birney's poem "David"

cation, and emotion.Birney has created a poem that consists of eleven sections that break down into quatrains. There is not a set pattern that is constant throughout this poem. Some verses are differe ...

(3 pages) 12288 1 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

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 ...

(8 pages) 78 1 5.0 Dec/2003

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

Not Your Typical Love Sonnet

tic diction, arranged in a single stanza, and composed of fourteen lines patterned in three English quatrains with a heroic couplet at the end. The lines are all ten syllables, end-stopped, in an abab ...

(3 pages) 62 1 5.0 Mar/2004

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

"Outsiders are victims of themselves and society" What is your view? use the texts you have studied ("The Floating World" by John Romeril and "Death Be Not Proud" by John Donne)and one other text.

icalpoem "Death Be Not Proud" by rebelling against the traditional forms of a sonnet andusing three quatrains and a couplet. Donne also uses a loose rhythm to portray death asbeing outside the societa ... lack of predictability as the undertone. Donne attacks death from every possible angle, using three quatrains and a couplet to hold eachargument, rather than the conventional use of an octet and a ses ...

(5 pages) 122 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Sonnets of Shakespeare in the Tradition of Petrarch.

format, occasionally exchanging the traditional Petrarchan form for a sonnet format featuring three quatrains and a closing couplet, with a different, but still specifically controlled rhyme scheme. T ... onto the formal pattern of a Shakespearean sonnet, in that there are still fourteen lines in three quatrains and a couplet, with the first two quatrains asking a question, which the third quatrain an ...

(11 pages) 82 0 4.3 Mar/2004

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

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 ...

(6 pages) 113 0 4.5 Apr/2004

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

William Shakespeare's Sonnet

"The Shakespearean sonnet form" . Shakespearean sonnet has "fourteen lines, broken down into three quatrains and ending with a rhyming couplet" . Shakespeare mostly wrote his sonnets about love. It w ...

(4 pages) 73 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Barbara Allan a Typical Ballad I had to explain why the poem "Bonny Barbara Allan" is a typical Ballad.

o no tend to focus on characterization, they have a rapid dialogue, they are usually in the form of quatrains, and rhyming in abcb.The poem "Bonny Barbara Allan" is a typical ballad since it follows t ... an" is a typical ballad since it follows the norm by applying four major elements; it is written in quatrains, has an abcb rhyming scheme pattern, rapid dialogues, and a lack of characterization.Throu ...

(1 pages) 57 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Bonny Barbara Allan" a Typical Ballad (The first essay on Barbara Allan that I posted was my first draft and this one is my final one.)

o not tend to focus on characterization, they have a rapid dialogue, and are usually in the form of quatrains, and rhyming in abcb. As a traditional ballad "Bonny Barbara Allan" employs these traditio ... ballad "Bonny Barbara Allan" employs these traditional qualities and conventions: it is written in quatrains with an abcb rhyming scheme pattern, employs rapid dialogues, displays a lack of character ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers