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Essays for English: Poetry &Amp; Poets

  1. At Cooloola
    At Cooloola is a lyrical poem written by a well recognized Australian poet, Judith Wright. This poem creatively describes a beautiful scene of nature. The poet uses highly descriptive language and a diverse range of poetic devices to engage the...
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  2. Because I Could Not Stop for Death
    Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death” is a remarkable masterpiece that exercises thought between the known and the unknown. Critics call Emily Dickinson’s poem a masterpiece with strange “haunting power...
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  3. Before I Die
    There are many poets who have made a great impact on society and influenced the young and older generations. Normally it is quite difficult for an individual to try to influence or make a difference in the general public. Vergil (Publius Vergilius...
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  4. Beowolf - the Ideal Epic Hero
    The epic poem Beowulf describes the most heroic man of the <br /> Anglo-Saxon times. The hero, Beowulf, is a seemingly invincible person <br /> with all the extraordinary traits required of a hero. He is able to use his <br /> super-human...
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  5. Beowulf
    Beowulf is described as a perfect hero who fought for his people and vanquished evil with his extraordinary abilities to bring peace and justice. He was wise, noble, and brave and was a true hero among the people of Scandinavia. He was known...
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  6. Beowulf
    This essay will show how the epic Anglo-Saxon/Scandinavian poem Beowulf is part of the heroic culture seen all over Europe at that time. <br /> <br /> While the poem has been escribed to about the year 800, recent research has indicated beyond...
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  7. Beowulf
    King Hrothgar of Denmark, a descendent of the great king Shield Sheafson, enjoys a prosperous and successful reign. He builds a great mead- hall, called Heorot, where his warriors can gather to drink, receive gifts from their lord, and listen to...
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  8. Beowulf Young and Old
    Despite Beowulf’s almost supernatural strength, stamina and stature, he ages just the same as any other human being. In the human life cycle, one generally begins naive and inexperienced and ages into an adult of more wisdom and knowledge. Akin to...
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  9. British Poetry
    Knowledge of contemporary British poetry is of great importance when it comes to understanding the reigning trends of England. The 1970s saw a fair amount of polemic concerning the discontinuities of the national \"traditions,\" most of it concerned...
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  10. Death Be Not Proud
    John Donne, in the “Death, be not proud” challenges death and reasons it not to be proud. As clearly seen from its title, the poet gives strong and powerful reasons for death not to be proud. Death basically is a phenomenon feared by many and...
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  11. Desert Places - a Journey of a Human Mind
    One of the most monumental poetic works of T.S Eliot is ‘The Waste Land’. The poem emerges as a gigantic metaphor for melancholy, loneliness, solitude- the unavoidable companions of human existence. Similar kinds of feelings are evoked by Robert...
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  12. Difficulties of Identifying Sexual Status in Donne's 'the Flea'
    A Reading of Donne\'s \'The Flea\'<br /> <br /> Jimmy Breck-Mc Kye<br /> Girton College<br /> Cambridge University<br /> United Kingdom<br /> <br /> It is common to ascribe to Donne the status of archetypal logical poet- a man whose works are...
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  13. Donne
    Donne is more concerned with wit and conceit than with meaning and sincerity <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> That Donne is concerned with wit is scarcely deniable. The imagery used in The Legacie is incredibly complicated, and he seems to be...
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  14. Dulce Et Deorum Est
    Wilfred Owen wrote Dulce et Decorum Est about the first World War, in which he had personally fought. It was addressed to Jessie Pope, a writer of other poems concerning the War. Specifically he wrote the poem to counteract her poem “Who’s For...
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  15. Edgar Allan Poe
    When picking a topic for my research paper. I thought of many different ideas. I started to think about my interests is reading literature, and I decided to write about my favorite author Edgar Allan Poe. This paper is going to look at Poe from a...
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  16. Friendship in Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey
    Of all the topics Wordsworth covered in his poetic lifetime, friendship stands out as a key occupation. His own personal friendship with Coleridge led to the co-writing of Lyrical Ballads in 1789. The poem “On Friendship,” written to Keats after...
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  17. Ginsberg's Howl: a Counterculture Manifesto
    Allen Ginsberg dives into the wreck of himself and of the world around him to salvage himself and something worth saving of the world. In this process, he composes Howl to create a new way of observation for life through the expression of...
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  18. Heroism in Beowulf
    A hero is one who is not only strong, but one who uses his strength to uphold others. A hero is humble, philanthropic, magnanimous and selfless, a humanitarian at best. In the unprecedented epic Beowulf, the tale’s namesake exemplifies every...
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  19. If
    My essay is on the poem \"If\" written by Rudyard Kipling. Each poem is different; it can range to from being humourous to sad. But each one is beautiful in its own way. <br /> <br /> The title \"If\" absolutely suits this poem, in my opinion...
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  20. Inferno
    Dante's "Inferno" was a great epic poem of the early Renaissance. It was known for its astute commentary on political and religious levels, both deeply woven into the work through allegory. <br /> <br /> "Inferno," written in 1314 by Dante...
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  21. Jim Morisson
    Metamorphose. An object is cut off from its name, habits, associations. Detached, it becomes only the thing, in and of itself. When this disintegration into pure existence is at last achieved, the object is free to become endlessly anything." <br...
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  22. My Life Is Like a Red Rose
    This is the loveliest lyrical song of all time for Robert\'s wife - Jean Armour. It is widely known for not only its emotional significance bur its perfect form as well.<br /> Robert Burns opens this poem with a traditional comparison:<br...
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  23. My Papa Waltz
    After reading ‘’My Papa’s Waltz,’’ by Theodore Roethke, I have come to the conclusion that the adult narrator is writing about his fond memories of his father whom he calls “Papa” in his earlier years. The narrator is comparing his...
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  24. My Papa's Waltz
    The first paragraph of this poem leads us into a not so dulcet world of a young boy who is being abused by his drunken father. With a wretched smell of alcohol that reeks throughout the closed, and an intense atmosphere which surrounds the boy and...
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  25. Odyssey 14
    In the epic poem Odyssey, Homer delineates the homecoming of a great warrior and the hero of the epic Odysseus from the Trojan War. Though seemingly, it might sound like a male-dominated ancient myth, women pull the strings in the Odyssey, whether...
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