Essays Tagged: "Stanza"

Analysis of "Because I Could Not Stop for Death"

elps 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 easy to read. 'I Could Not Stop fo ... hus giving the reader a sense of life going by. Another instance of repetition occurs in the fourth stanza. Dickinson repeats the word 'ground' in lines 18 and 20 to help remind the reader that she is ...

(8 pages) 471 0 4.4 May/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The poen "Ballad of Birmingham" by Dudley Randall

events of the mothers decisions, and as well as her concernfor her child's well being.In the first stanza irony is used in order to make reading thepoem more interesting. The situation in this first ... wearing them to her funeral instead (Hunter 26). There is also ashift in dialogue here in the fifth stanza(Hunter 27). Here the narrator starts to takeover. The narrator's tone shows the reader the pr ...

(4 pages) 106 0 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Hope is pathetic. Analysis of poem "Dover Beach" Matthew Arnold

it become more pronounced as the poem develops. He also uses the change in attitude from the first stanza to the last to emphasize his message.The poem starts with the normal image one would expect o ... ul moonlit night, but quickly moves to an entirely different point of view. By the end of the first stanza the sea is no longer peaceful and calm, but crashing with a "grating roar". The poet has take ...

(2 pages) 175 1 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Byron's poem, "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"

resemblance the Byronic hero has to many of todays popular characters, such as Batman.In the third stanza of the poem we learn that Childe Harold is the product of a long line of nobility. "Childe Ha ... a new identity that differs in every way from the preset mold into which he was born.In the fourth stanza Harold tells us that Childe Harold is unhappy and upset with the society around him. "Then lo ...

(4 pages) 76 0 4.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analysis of "Thirteen Ways to look at a Blackbird"

bout a poet's observation and contemplation's when viewing a blackbird. He does this by making each stanza an explanation of a new way he has perceived this blackbird. First, he writes about his physi ... nection has been made and he now knows the blackbird has becomes a part of him. In the first stanza, he focuses on the eye of the blackbird as an outside observer. This symbolizes the thoughts ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

A review of "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant

y through the poem they discover that Bryant uses these words almost interchangeably. In the second stanza he writes, "All that tread the globe are but a handful to the tribes that slumber in its boso ...

(2 pages) 6559 0 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Diction in "THE ROAD NOT TAKEN" by Robert Frost

talks about the everyday choices that one makes while traveling down the road of life. In the first stanza the speaker introduces the poem by saying "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood"This is intere ... own one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth". These last three lines in the first stanza are almost comical, because they paint such a clear picture of human nature. You as a reader ...

(2 pages) 189 2 4.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Time" by Robert W. Vissage

n the poem by Robert W. Vissage is imagery. Mr. Vissage almost exclusively uses imagery in the last stanza of his poem. 'Enough will turn hard rock to dust'(line 7). In this line the image of the disi ... that Mr. Vissage is using the word 'it' to approximately every second for the duration of the first stanza. The word 'it' almost seems to be making a ticking sound like that of a clock when the poem i ...

(3 pages) 46 0 3.8 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"London" by Blake

turmoil.Weakness is one of the dilemmas, in which the poor find difficult to overcome. In the first stanza Blake says:' I wander through each chartered street.Near where the chartered Thames does flow ... ay truly be said to be free.Weakness is also illustrated in the repetitions in the first and second stanza:' I wander through each chartered street,Near where the chartered Thames does flow,And mark i ...

(2 pages) 83 0 3.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Innocence lost in William Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper"

ch is presented in the text.Blake's poem was initially very striking to me. While reading the first stanza, I was shocked and horrified by the imagery presented by the young narrator. I felt compelled ... y, and then became angry at his father for placing him in such a situation. In the second and third stanzas, I empathized with 'little Tom Darce' and pictured how frightened he must have been because ...

(3 pages) 169 0 4.6 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Daddy"

lee from the memory of her brutal father, who died when she was ten years of age. She employs short stanzas that contain powerful imagery to convey to the reader the oppression she received from her f ... izes strong imagery to create a brutal image of her father. She introduces the imagery in the first stanza of the poem when mentioning the "black shoe in which I have lived in like a foot for thirty y ...

(3 pages) 147 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Daddy"

lee from the memory of her brutal father, who died when she was ten years of age. She employs short stanzas that contain powerful imagery to convey to the reader the oppression she received from her f ... izes strong imagery to create a brutal image of her father. She introduces the imagery in the first stanza of the poem when mentioning the "black shoe in which I have lived in like a foot for thirty y ...

(3 pages) 135 0 3.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"My papa's waltz" by Theodor Roethke

els incapable 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, ... not, and never was lost. And twice during the poem - he talks about ' But I hung on ' in the first stanza, and ' Still clinging to your shirt.' in the fourth stanza, which gives the feeling that he l ...

(4 pages) 189 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analytical paper on "The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam"

poem can present itself in a fairly straightforward manner in the vein of CARPE DIEM. In the third stanza, the author writes, ''Open then the Door!/ You know how little while we have to stay,/ And, o ... ed, may return no more.' There's several refrains to this throughout the poem, first in the seventh stanza: 'Come, fill the cup. . ./ The Bird of Time has but a little way/ To flutter-and the bird is ...

(6 pages) 48 0 3.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

William Blake. Discusses his poems from Songs of Innocence: 'The Little Girl Lost,' 'The Little Girl Found' and 'The Chimney Sweeper.' The other poems, from The Songs of Experience: 'The Chimney Sw

en-year old child who becomes separated from her parents and is lost in a wild kingdom.In the first stanza the author prophasizes the future, foretelling of a serious situation. William Blake then goe ... rl must be very scared alone in the wood with out her mother and father. William Blake also in this stanza tells how Lyca became lost in this wilderness. Lyca, being a young and playful girl had saw b ...

(8 pages) 205 0 2.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A. E. Housman's 'To an Athlete Dying Young'

preserved onlyin death.A line-by-line analysis helps to determine the purpose of thepoem. The first stanza of the poem tells of the athlete's triumphand his glory filled parade through the town in whi ... the market place;Man and boy stood cheering by,And home we brought you shoulder-high. (Housman 967).Stanza two describes a much more somber procession. The athlete isbeing carried to his grave. In Leg ...

(7 pages) 205 0 4.7 Nov/1994

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A stylistic analysis of A Lyke-Wake Dirge

is.The structure of the dirge is very repetitive, the second and fourth lines are the same in every stanza, and the 1st and 9th stanzas are the same. Also, the entire dirge follows an a,b,a,b rhyme fo ... ge follows an a,b,a,b rhyme format, meaning the first and third and second and fourth line in every stanza rhymes. For example the first line of the first stanza ends with nighte, the second line with ...

(1 pages) 26 0 3.0 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay shows every single thing you will need for one of Alexander Pope's poems, namely it is "A Dying Christian in his soul". i take honors english, hopes this helps :)

s. In order to fully analyze one of Pope's poems, one must look through and describe each and every stanza with every little detail possible in order to fully understand his poems. Pope's "The Dying C ... g,O the pain, the bliss of dying!Cease, fond Nature, cease they life. (Alexander Pope)In this first stanza of the poem, the theme is pointed out by the use of the word "dying". Obviously this means th ...

(9 pages) 70 0 5.0 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Brahma Poem Analysis. This is an analysis of the famous poem "Brahma," by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It explores the deep symbolism and explains the Hindu vocabulary used. Includes direct quotations.

theme is the divine relationship and continuity of life and the unity of the universe.In the first stanza, Emerson expresses the continuity of life. He says that if a killer thinks he has killed anot ... expressed through Brahma's eyes.The ultimate unity if the universe is expressed through the second stanza. Emerson uses such opposites such as shadow and sunlight, good and evil, in order to prove th ...

(2 pages) 25624 1 4.0 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Dover Beach

h slight hysteria. We are given as sense of loss by this hysteria which becomes clearer in the last stanza.The title of this poem , 'Dover Beach' , really sets the scene to the reader almost instantly ... sense of dominance and magnificence. The poet may have done this as to set the mood for the opening stanza .For others it may provoke a thought or memory of the past . Perhaps on childhood holidays wi ...

(3 pages) 138 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry