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Poe's Literary Vengence
Number of words: 1277 - Number of pages: 5

.... forced Poe to make decisions about his life that he would not have had to consider at such and early age. Fortunato was a wealthy man who was admired in his community. I feel that is how Poe relates Forutnato to his step- father. Martha Womack quotes from Kenneth Silverman's book Edgar A. Poe: A Never-Ending Remembrance. "Allan much resembled Fortunato being a rich man, respected, admired, beloved, interested in the wines, and a member of the Masons." Womack goes on to quote from Silverman's book "Even the Allan name can be seen as an anagram in Amo .....

"A Small Elegy"
Number of words: 713 - Number of pages: 3

.... moves him back toward his childhood home where his mother seems still to preside--diminished now over an outmoded world. She is smaller, more vulnerable, someone to be protected. "Matku," he says tenderly in Czech, "Mon maminku," my little mommy, which the translator has rendered as "my diminutive mom." He imagines that after all these years she's still sitting back there, quietly uncomplaining, thinking about his father who died so long ago. It is the next moment in the poem, when the tense radically changes, that I find especially compelling. "And then she is .....

Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven: An Analysis
Number of words: 880 - Number of pages: 4

.... is intrigued with the bird even if it is evil. The third instance “nevermore is used the student speaks of the bird flying away just as his hopes have. The raven represents death so in saying “nevermore” he means that no matter what disappointments have befallen you, one can always rely on death. It is the one thing that will always be there. In the fourth instance “nevermore” is used the student wants to believe that the raven escaped from a crazy, old sick man that used to repeat the word “nevermore”. This is showing how the student is trying to esc .....

Wasted Dreams
Number of words: 35 - Number of pages: 1

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Wild Ride
Number of words: 118 - Number of pages: 1

.... was but a child with nothing to hide But now that I look he's nowhere to be found Now I wonder what's to become of me The future is uncertain and clouded People tell me that I soon will see That my eyes will no longer be shrouded In my youth I was my own guide But now i'm an adult along for the ride .....

Blake's "London": An Analysis
Number of words: 648 - Number of pages: 3

.... part of the individual. The body may be constrained by the environment, by other bodies, by health, or any number of other restraints. The heart, which is to say the emotions , are pulled this way and that by the influence of others. Even the soul, according to predestinists, is limited by the supply or lack of divine grace. Not so the mind; it is the only part of the individual which may 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, Ne .....

Poems Of William Wordsworth And Samuel Coleridge
Number of words: 715 - Number of pages: 3

.... in his real life. In "Preface to Lyrical Ballads," he would not have written, "I have pleased a greater number than I ventured to hope I should please" (141) if he was only concentrating on the self. Wordsworth was concerned for all responses from all mankind and not only his personal response. He emphasized and focused on the common man in the Preface to Lyrical Ballads by writing in a common language that the ordinary man can easily understand and appreciate. There are no phrases or figures of speech in his poems that would not be found in conversation betwee .....

Thanatopsis: An Analysis
Number of words: 318 - Number of pages: 2

.... poem, Bryant writes that you will die along with kings and others. The reader should get the most out of living he/she can possibly get because it is good, and do not be afraid to die but go pleasantly. This is described in lines thirty-one through eighty. The best example of this is when Bryants writes: ..."approach thy grave like one who wraps the drapery of his coach about him and lies down to pleasant dreams"(79-80) This poem has taught the reader that death is not a bad thing. It is just a ticket to a pleasant life after death. So have fun in your li .....

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