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Blakes's "London": Your Beauty, My Despair
Number of words: 677 - Number of pages: 3

.... grandparents, are not getting the proper training to do so because of teen pregnancy and drop out rates. I am reminded of a dear friend of mine who birthed two children at the age of twelve and thirteen, how she struggled to regain her childhood but failed miserably. Now she just lives day by day thinking that there is no hope for her or her children. Blake saw the pain of this and yet he did not rejoice in its reality, but wept. “And the hapless soldiers sigh Runs in blood down the Palace walls” (lines 11-12). Yes. Explain how the truth of families unnecessar .....

Songs Of Innocence And Experience: An Analysis
Number of words: 536 - Number of pages: 2

.... the goal of self-awareness... the poems are presented from the views of the world as filtered through the eyes and mind of a child. It can also be inferred that evil can bring forth the loss of innocence. Therefore, one existing similarity is that they both concern the loss of innocence. Of his most well known poems are “The Lamb” from Songs of Innocence, and “The Tyger”, from Songs of Experience. Both poems contain many similarities according to their themes. "The Lamb" is an emblem of innocence, corresponding to "The Tyger" as the emblem of experienc .....

The Second Coming: Analysis
Number of words: 495 - Number of pages: 2

.... war has sparked disorder in the public. “The centre cannot hold,” signifies that the obedience to God has lost its value. Even though there may be more than one interpretation, the metaphor points up one socio-religious theme that society has lost order and in turn lost faith in God. The second metaphor conveys Yeats’ idea that anarchy has taken over. The metaphor begins with “The blood-dimmed tide is loosed," suggesting that the purity of the soul has been corrupted by the destruction that accompanies chaos. Yeats uses the second line of the metaphor, .....

Masochism In Edgar Allen Poe
Number of words: 1146 - Number of pages: 5

.... the nature or the intensity of the gratification thus derivable. There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had a frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man ( The Black Cat 80) This citation I just went over shows how he loves his animals, but it also shows how he is foreshadowing. How he love the animals as pals, but how he also loves to abuse the animals. He loves to inflict pain on the animals because that is the way he shows his love. .....

Analysis Of The Poem "The Soldier" By Rupert Brooke
Number of words: 487 - Number of pages: 2

.... greatest of good. Images in "The Soldier" are extremely strong and persuading. One image is the line "Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam." This line evokes images of a beautiful woman cherishing and caressing the man who stands at her side. Another line is "Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home." This line creates a feeling of tranquillity and a unity with nature. Another line that evokes a feeling of peace and happiness is, "Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day." Without such strong images, the poem would probably not have .....

"Babi Yar" By Yevgeny Yevtushenko: An Analysis
Number of words: 985 - Number of pages: 4

.... and fear of the Jews who stood there in this place of horror. Yevtushenko makes himself an Israelite slave of Egypt and a martyr who died for the sake of his religion. In lines 7-8, he claims that he still bars the marks of the persecution of the past. There is still terrible persecution of the Jews in present times because of their religion. These lines serve as the transition from the Biblical and ancient examples he gives to the allusions of more recent acts of hatred. The lines also allude to the fact that these Russian Jews who were murdered at Babi Yar were .....

Analysis Of "Because I Could Not Stop For Death"
Number of words: 1954 - Number of pages: 8

.... Stop for Death" gives the reader a feeling of forward movement through the second and third quatrain. For example, in line 5, Dickinson begins death's journey with a slow, forward movement, which can be seen as she writes, "We slowly drove-He knew no haste." The third quatrain seems to speed up as the trinity of death, immortality, and the speaker pass the children playing, the fields of grain, and the setting sun one after another. The poem seems to get faster and faster as life goes through its course. In lines 17 and 18, however, the poem seems to slow do .....

Dickinson's Poem #465: Buzzing Bye
Number of words: 629 - Number of pages: 3

.... and is ready to pass on, when the presence of a pesky fly seems to catch her attention. The introduction of this fly - a part of the world she has closed out - signals that her life is not quite complete. Perhaps she has not succeeded in gaining final closure. There comes a time in life when it is necessary to conclude that the focus of existence is complete and decide what to do with the times that follow. The speaker considers the time following this conclusion a period for closure while waiting for her death to arrive. In lines 2-4: “The Stillness in t .....

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