Essays Tagged: "Sharon Olds"

Critical analysis of "Leningrad Cemetery" written by Sharon Olds. Essay uses college-level literary terms.

r into the "Leningrad Cemetery" to see the "icy winter" with its "dead" that "could not be buried." Sharon Olds paints dramatic pictures, using powerful imagery that forces the reader to see the despa ...

(3 pages) 107 0 3.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

This essay is about the metaphorical use of mathmatics in "The One Girl at The Boys Party" by Sharon Olds

The Emergence of Femininity in "The One Girl at The Boys Party" by Sharon Olds."The One Girl at The Boys Party" by Sharon Olds is about the personal journey ofthe disc ... ality through the personal journey of the girl isexemplified in "The One Girl at The Boys Party" by Sharon Olds. Throughout this poemmathematics are used as a metaphor to describe the girl's sexuality ... he girls discovery of her new femininity, complete withsexual feelings and desires.Works CitedOlds, Sharon. "The One Girl at The Boys Party" Literature An Introduction to Fiction,Poetry and Drama. Sec ...

(2 pages) 149 0 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison Essay written to compare the two poems "Persimmons" and "I Go Back to 1937".

reader gets when encountering the poems "Persimmons" by Li-Young Lee and "I Go Back to May 1937" by Sharon Olds. "Persimmons" is a story of two cultures coming together in the life of one person. Lee ... versities and colleges since he came to the United States (Li-Young Lee?Academy of American Poets). Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco and now resides in New York City (Sharon Olds?Academy of Ameri ...

(3 pages) 64 0 3.3 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Use of Metaphor, Diction, and Symbol in Sharon Olds' The One Girl at the Boys Party

In a poem of reminiscent adolescence, Sharon Olds defines a young girl who has the capacity to judge adolescent emotion with the benefit o ... th the opposite sex, those mysterious thoughts that cannot be penetrated by the mind of a young boy.Sharon Olds creates a poem that marks a realistic situation of maturity, and a universal example of ...

(2 pages) 121 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Rites of Passage" by Sharon Olds.

Rites of PassageA poem by Sharon OldsMinor Generals - By Henning ThielSharon Olds' "Rites of Passage" is about the hidden adul ... paradox, just like the adult underlying tone of the subject matter. One might get the feeling that Sharon Olds is sad about the loss off innocence and that she feels that the future of the little men ... ulthood provide some food for thought, instead of just a rhyme about a pretty flower [for example]. Sharon Olds discovers something about children, captures this in her poetic words and shares it with ...

(2 pages) 26182 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

An explication of "Late Poem to My Father."

"Late Poem to My Father"Sharon Olds.Suddenly I thought of youas a child in that house, the unlit roomsand the hot fireplace ... to that boy in the fiery room,as if it could reach him in time."Late Poem to My Father", a poem by Sharon Olds, carries us on a insightful journey through forgiveness and acceptance. The author's ult ...

(4 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Sharon Olds and Confessional Poetry

d introduced the pronoun "I" to poetry.One of the most prominent examples of a confessional poet is Sharon Olds, however more modern her work may be. Much like predecessor Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds' p ... ' poetry is fueled by a love-hate struggle towards her father and her other familial relationships. Sharon Olds writes confessional poetry using intimate details of human existence, often seemingly au ...

(7 pages) 31 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Opposition To War In Leningrad Cemetary And Dulce Et Decorum Est

In her poem "Leningrad Cemetery, Winter of 1941", Sharon Olds very frankly and very succinctly states her opinions on war, fighting, and the so-called ...

(6 pages) 813 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparative Analysis Paper: "The Ferryer" by Sharon Olds, "A Supermarket in California" by Allen Ginsberg and "The Junior High School Band Concert" by David Wagoner

IntroductionThis paper will analyze three poems. The poems chosen for this paper are "The Ferryer", Sharon Olds, "A Supermarket in California", by Allen Ginsberg, and "The Junior High School Band Conc ... discuss my personal response to each poem.First Poem, "The Ferryer"The first poem "The Ferryer", by Sharon Olds (1992), discusses how her dead father goes back to work after twenty five years of unemp ...

(4 pages) 45 1 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

On The Subway

On The Subway The poem that I have chosen to write and analyze is "On The Subway" by Sharon Olds. It was written in 1987 and is in one of Olds three books that she has had published cal ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry