Essays Tagged: "Poetry"

Gerard Manely Hopkins

of his poems published during his lifetime. Gerard was torn between his love of God and his love of poetry.Gerard Manley Hopkins, born on July 28 1844, was the eldest of eight children of a London mar ... uster. Besides writing books about marine insurance Gerard's father, Manley, also wrote a volume of poetry. His mother on the other hand was a very pious person. She was actively involved in the churc ...

(3 pages) 73 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies


The story Macbeth is like no other in plot and poetry. It sets itself apart from the rest by having a protagonist becoming evil. What makes Macbeth ...

(5 pages) 49 0 4.6 Jan/1996

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

Khalil Gibran's "The Prophet"

er, his fame and influence was not limited to the Near East only, but far beyond these borders. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exh ... he last twenty years of his life., he began to write in English. The Prophet and his other books of poetry, illustrated with his mystical drawings are known and loved by innumerable Americans who find ...

(4 pages) 46 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Robert Frost's Use of Nature In Poetry

y well written, put together good, and flows smoothly! Good Job!Robert Frost's Use of Nature In His PoetryIn most poetry and literature people can pick out certain characteristics that tend to appear ... d in many of his creations of literature. Nature is one theme that seems to play amajor role in the poetry he writes. He tends to use nature to symbolize something that has to dowith human life or sit ...

(2 pages) 302 0 4.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

symbolism in plays and poems

h we all know represent something poisonous. Symbolism is often used in all forms of literature and poetry. Many use it because it helps the writer to get their expressions out more clearly (Prentice ... terature. His knowledge and imagination is said to have come from reading about ancient authors and poetry. Shakespeare received a license to marry Anne Hathaway in November 1582.Shakespeare was marri ...

(7 pages) 231 2 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

The Sonnet and Form

. But thy eternal summer shall not fade' (lines 7-9)This type of poetry suites the subject Shakespeare has chosen to write about because each quatrain has a differen ...

(3 pages) 91 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Alfred Tennyson

n of George and Elizabeth Tennyson. Tennyson, said to be the best poet of the Victorian era and his poetry will be discussed in this essay.Tennyson had a lifelong fear of mental illness, because sever ... ambridge, where his teacher was William Whewell. Because each of them had won university prizes for poetry the Tennyson brothers became well known at Cambridge. In 1829 The Apostles, an undergraduate ...

(4 pages) 113 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Baal", by Bertolt Brecht incisive analysis of the play

lay, Baal is in good spirits and loved by all. He has doors open to him; he is asked to publish his poetry and sing his songs at a bar. Through the play, his life gradually becomes worse because he dr ...

(3 pages) 47 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

'The Pasture' by Robert Frost

is work as a farmer as he is at ease with nature. This side of Frost comes across frequently in his poetry as he explores the intricate details of his surroundings, and relays them to his reader. Fros ... o share Frost's life; both his experiences in the countryside and how he lives at home, through his poetry. The phrase could also be interpreted as Frost not wanting to be alone, he enjoys other's com ...

(3 pages) 96 0 4.4 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

A poetic Analysis of Archibald Lampman

is time, Lampman led a lifeof misery. He was supported only by a few close friends and his immortal poetry.This essay is founded around one particular of his works but I feel itnecessary to discuss th ... ike most great poets, Lampmans moods and feelings had a direct effect on thenature and topic of his poetry. Lampman chief poetry was done after a greatjoy in his life, or a great sadness. Sadly, Archi ...

(6 pages) 40 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Influence of Personal Experience in Emily Dickinson's poetry- literary criticism. Includes excerpts of some of her poems

ver, taking a close look at her verses, one can learn a great deal about this remarkable woman. The poetry of Emily Dickinson delves deep into her mind, exposing her personal experiences and their inf ... luence on her thoughts about religion, love, and death. By examining her life some, and reading her poetry in a certain light, one can see an obvious autobiographical connection.All the beliefs and em ...

(9 pages) 246 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman

1. Short Essay (If you were coming in the Fall)Emily Dickinson has a very distinct style of poetry. She uses slantline (incomplete thoughts) which she delveloped in this poem, If you were comi ... nge rind. This is a daring simile, however powerful. Emily Dickinson stuck to her standard style of poetry, theme and mood all traditional to her. It is another one of her 1776 great poems.2. Long Ess ...

(5 pages) 203 0 4.4 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Ralph Waldo Emerson. This essay deals with Emerson's distinctive writing style, and what sets it apart from that of other authors and poets.

RALPH WALDO EMERSONRalph Waldo Emerson was a sensational poet. Throughout his life, he wrote poetry that bewilders a normal person. Emerson was a very optimistic and self-confident person. This ... y distinctive style of writing.It has been said by many critics that many of Emerson's lines in his poetry seem flat and discontinuous. This is true, yet, this should be considered a bad. As most poet ...

(2 pages) 131 0 3.9 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Ee Cummings Essay that analyzes five Ee Cummings poems and connects them together in style, etc.

Cummings, an author known for his various poems and other forms of artwork, wrote numerous works of poetry over a vast amount of subjects. While the subject matter of the poems differ, a few elements ... some of which is important and some of which is not. The fact that Cummings uses enjambment in his poetry is a stylistic trademark that however annoying its use may be is consistent. Other stylistic ...

(6 pages) 157 0 5.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Description of several major characters in Norse (Scandanavian) Mythology, including Woden and Thor, and a brief look at the Ragnarok (end of the world).

orse mythology. His two ravens, Huginn and Muninn report to him all they see. He is also the god of poetry, of the dead, specifically the hanged, and the patron and protector of heroes. His weapon of ... ged, and the patron and protector of heroes. His weapon of choice is the spear and he spoke only in poetry. Odinn is also the creator god. He created the sky and earth, gave man his spirit as well as ...

(5 pages) 53 0 2.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

While some people find reading poetry challenging, others find it inspiring and enjoyable. What to you is the 'appeal' of poetry?

Poetry is the imaginative literature art form involving language heightened by verse, imagery, rheto ... ed by verse, imagery, rhetoric and figurative devices, to affect the mind, imagination and emotion. Poetry, or verse, is usually rhythmic and metrical. As one of the most ancient and widespread art fo ... widespread art forms it remains so versatile it is difficult to define precisely. Throughout time, poetry has evolved and developed into endless forms and genres. Originally fused with music in song, ...

(5 pages) 168 0 3.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Explain how Andrew Marvell uses allegory and/or classical allusion to direct the reader's response to history in one or more of his civil war poems'.

written in the tradition of Ovid's pastoral allegory. Bruce King in his book Marvell's Allegorical Poetry comments:Even if we were not aware of allegorisations of Ovid and the tradition of pastoral a ... to have been worn by Christ prior to his Crucifixion.J.B.Leishman in his book The Art of Marvell's Poetry has a different view point on this poem. He appears to see it as a pastoral work but consider ...

(5 pages) 72 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Politics

letting a stocking drop to the floor ("Literary Kicks").For casual reading, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poetry is cheerful and humorous. At best it is a welcome break for the mainstream of the "beat gener ... and humorous. At best it is a welcome break for the mainstream of the "beat generation." Inside his poetry, deep rooted criticisms of the United States exist. Ferlinghetti has had an anti-government a ...

(7 pages) 50 0 4.7 Jun/1995

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

This essay is titled, "Evil, or Boring", and is mainly about good and evil.

Evil, or BoringAll novels, all poetry, are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil. Everyday we see people ...

(3 pages) 57 1 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Views of death in John Donne's poetry

VIEWS of DEATH in DONNE'S POETRYJohn Donne's complex personality plays an important role in his poetry. His intellect, and as ... flict or agree with each other. These opposing views represent one of the facinating aspects of his poetry. Seldom is this divergence presented as clearly and frequently as in the theme of death , as ... g reunited with the creator.The final part of the 4th line presents a familiar trait of the Donne's poetry: its theme shifts from death to Donne to himself. Although it is not an extreme example, for ...

(5 pages) 190 1 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature