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Analysis Of Heaney's Punishment
Number of words: 1087 - Number of pages: 4

.... of unemotive words. This simplicity is seen throughout the poem, where the reader initially could perceive the poem to solely be about the life, and appearance of a 'bog woman'. However at a deeper level, Heaney looks at the very human society functions, both in ancient and present times. This us summed up at the end of the poem; "who would connive in civilized outrage yet understand the exact and tribal, intimate revenge" (Stanza 11) Heaney here, writes that he does not only feel empathy and sympathy towards the "little Adulteress", but is also able to .....

The Use Of The Color White In Frost's Poem "Design"
Number of words: 917 - Number of pages: 4

.... begin to think that maybe the spider is not so bad after all. In the second part of the first stanza Frost describes a witches brew with all the ingredients being white. Witches have traditionally been ugly people wearing all black, the color that represents darkness and death. By saying that the white spider and the dead moth are like ingredients of a witches brew is actually putting those two objects on a lower level of existence. Ingredients in witch brew are usually despicable items that are not worthy of any human being. Frost talks about the spider on a .....

Poet's Use Of Mockery As Diction In Poem
Number of words: 382 - Number of pages: 2

.... heavily in this last scrap.' " of casual language attempts to make the war seem carefree and nonchalant. The word "chap" conveys an casual attitude towards the heroes as people. It seems to elevate the status of the majors to a false superior position. "Scrap" makes it seems as if the soldier's death occurred on a playground, not a battlefield. It seems to trivialize war in general. "And when the war is done and the youth stone dead, I'd toddle safely home and die - in bed." The poet's last lines give the reader an insight into the true wis .....

Comparison Of "Speaking Of Poetry" And "966"
Number of words: 414 - Number of pages: 2

.... of Poetry” states that it would not be enough to out wit the father for she still would end up smothered. Bishop says Othello is a barbarian and that he would have killed her any way, “For though Othello has his blood from Kings his ancestry was barbarous, his ways African his speech uncouth.” Dickinson implies how impossible their relationship was in the simple phrase, “Overlooked I all-”, this I interpret as how she ignored her senses. She knew it wouldn’t work yet chose to ignore her better judgement. Another thing that stands out is the styles that th .....

Christian Morals In Beowulf
Number of words: 625 - Number of pages: 3

.... of the seed of Cain/ Whereby God punished the grievous guilt of Abel's murder." Cain was the son of Adam and Eve and was the one who murdered Abel, his brother, out of a jealous rage for God's favor to Abel. This shows us that Grendel had more than just a dislike for the men, the song was showing Grendel that his ancestor was looked upon as the bad person and was therefore the underlying concept for Grendel's rage. This was the constant reminder to Grendel of his evil past and thus his reasoning for his actions. We learn to see Grendel as a less than human being .....

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
Number of words: 747 - Number of pages: 3

.... love is not evil at all ~ The third stanza is interesting, but contains a deep meaning. The earthquake causes damage and people regard it serious. The movement of the heavenly spheres is far greater, fiercer, 'cause it is harmless, people consider it innocent. I think (I do not know if I was right?) the author intended to indicate that death is just like the earthquake-brings harms and sorrow. Earthquake is not so common, when it happens, people are scared of it. On the other hand, when facing the death, human always feel nervous and sad, all they think is .....

The Poetry Of William Cullen Bryant And Emily Dickinson: The Theme Of Death
Number of words: 454 - Number of pages: 2

.... be cutting the poem short.By both authors using the same romantic element is just another example of how they are similar. Thanatopsis and Because i could not stop for Death,are somewhat dissimilar , for instance when in Dickinsons poem when she says "We slowly drove he knew no haste," she is referring about death taking her away and she sees everything on this journey.william Cullen Bryant however sees Death a little different ,like in his poem when he says " There comes a still voice yet a few days . and thee you will see no more,"He is saying that it .....

Emily Dickenson And The Theme Of Death
Number of words: 621 - Number of pages: 3

.... as someone is frozen to death: "This is the Hour of Lead-- Remembered, if outlived, As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow-- First--Chill--then Stupor--then the letting go--" The innovative diction in this passage creates an eerie atmosphere all by itself. The effect of this passage is reminiscent of the famous macabre monologue at the end of Michael Jackson's Thriller. Dickenson also excellently portrays the restlessness of the mourners in this following passage: "The Feet, mechanical, go round-- Of Ground, or Air, or Ought--" Describing the .....

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