Term Papers on Poetry and Poets
Philip Larkin's "Sad Steps" And Sir Philip Sidney Of Sonnet 31 From Astrophel And Stella: The Moon
Number of words: 543 - Number of pages: 2
.... whom that love doth possess?” (line 13-14). Sir
Philip Sideney believes that the answers to these questions can be found
out from the moon, for the moon is omniscient. He further believes that
the moon “can judge of love”, and can solve his love troubles, as a “
lozenge of love” (Sad Steps, line 11) would. Sir Philip Sidney's attitude
toward the moon is quite serious, which is also the tone of the essay. He
takes the moon very seriously, as if it were divine. He adds character to
the moon, as if it were a person. He describes the moon's “love acquainted
Phillis Wheatley: Black Or White Poet?
Number of words: 1239 - Number of pages: 5
.... Earl of Dartmouth.” In this paper, I will compare these views and express my own interpretation.
In the poem “On Being Brought from Africa to America,” Wheatley writes of being brought from her homeland to America. She lived as a domestic slave to a wealthy family in Boston where she was educated and made into a better person. In the poem, her use of such words like “scornful eye” and “refined” suggests acknowledgement on the part of the poet in regards to racial injustice. “Scornful eye” as Wheatley uses the phrase refers to the racial discrimination that exi .....
"He Is More Than A Hero": The Love Of Lesbos
Number of words: 382 - Number of pages: 2
.... tongue is broken." She wishes that she had the same relationship with
her love that he has.
The Greeks believed that love was so strong of an emotional
feeling that it could have physical effects. In the poem, the speaker
becomes ill from loving so much. She is hurt inside because she is not with
her love, and the emotional pain transforms to physical effects. "I drip
with sweat; trembling shakes my body and I turn paler than dry grass. At
such times death isn't far from me." The speaker goes so far as to consider
dying because of the emotional pain s .....
The Point Of View In "Porphyria's Lover"
Number of words: 1386 - Number of pages: 6
.... yet to come. These turbulent words help
give the poem a gloomy feeling.
When Porphyria arrives at the speaker's cottage, she is dripping wet.
The speaker makes it an important point to describe her after her arrival. The
description of the articles of clothing that Porphyria is wearing helps the
reader know that Porphyria is from an upper-class family. She was wearing a
cloak and shawl, a hat, and gloves. It is apparent that the speaker works for
Porphyria's family. He lives in a cottage, somewhat distant from the main house.
The cottage is cold until Porp .....
Stoutenburg's Reel One: An Analysis
Number of words: 553 - Number of pages: 3
.... "but there wasn't much blue in the
drifts or corners: just white and more white…" (lines 13-15). It feels
that once the movie is gone so is all the excitement in his life, that
through the movies he can explore something that he cannot in real life.
Stoutenburg or the person he is writing about does not seem to want to live
outside of this fantastic dreamscape.
Although Stoutenburg is with his girl friend throughout the whole
poem, he does not make mention of her until the second body paragraph, "I
held my girl's hand," (line 9). He is so caught up in .....
Marking Time Versus Enduring In Gwendolyn Brook's "The Bean Eater's"
Number of words: 517 - Number of pages: 2
.... values as well as their lack of saintliness. They are unexceptionl, whatever message they have for readers.
The isolated routine of the couple's life is something Brooks draws attention to with a separate stanza:
Two who are Mostly Good.
Two who have lived their day,
But keep on putting on their clothes
And putting things away. (5-8)
Brooks emphasizes how isolated the couple is by repeating "Two who." Then she emphasizes how routine their life is by reating"putting."
A pessimistic reading of this poem seems justified. The critic Harry B. Sh .....
Poetry: The Sky Is Filled With Laughter
Number of words: 118 - Number of pages: 1
.... The sun was hidden for many days
But once again the sky turned blue
And all the little children came out
To play, with the sky so blue
With its pretty picture of laughter
I went on a walk
And saw all that I can see
From flowers to trees
The grass was bright green
And the flowers w .....
Criticism Of "The Sick Rose"
Number of words: 894 - Number of pages: 4
.... relationships between words as
opposed to their "corresponding realities" (40). For example, he states that the
"flower or the fruit is a variant of the worm's dwelling constructed through
destruction. Thus, as a word, worm is meaningful only in the context of flower,
and flower only in the context of worm" (41). After Riffaterre's reading and in
terpretation of the poem, he concludes that "The Sick Rose" is composed of
"polarized polarities" (44) which convey the central object of the poem, the
actual phrase, "the sick rose" (44). He asserts that "because the .....