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What Is Poetry ? : 4 page paper that describes the essence and development of poetry. This paper presents considerations in regards to poetic themes, styles, and similar development that is present in this vastly diverse literary format. The writer stresses the concise nature of poetic structures and presents two poets, Emily Dickinson and Ogden Nash, as examples of individuals who both successfully display ‘poetic brevity.’ Bibliography lists several sources. Poetry.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "Annabel Lee" : A 5 page paper that provides an explication of Poe's poem, while also demonstrating the way he utilizes form to support the themes of love and loss. No additional sources cited. Poeann.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven" : A 7 page explication of Edgar Allan Poe’s immortal poem. The paper shows how all the poem’ elements -- rhyme, meter, word choice, imagery, and metaphor -- all work together to create an atmosphere of doom. Four sources including poem. Raven.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Haunted Palace" : In 6 pages, the writer analyzes, "The Haunted Palace" by Edgar Allan Poe as a poetic tragedy of grotesque implications. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Poeshau.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s Poetry / Death and Sexuality : A 10 page paper discussing the idea that the source of Poe’s morbid imagination may have been the deaths of so many of his female relatives and loved ones, and his inability to separate the concept of "mothers" from "brides." Bibliography lists 6 sources. Poelong.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s Poetry / Influenced By The Death Around Him : This 6 page essay discusses how the deaths of Poe's mother, stepmother, and wife affected him and were all reflected in his poetry. Specific examples from "To Helen," "Annabel Lee," "The Raven," and "Lenore" are provided to illustrate this thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Poemothe.wps

Edgar Allan Poe / How His Life Is Reflected In His Works : A 7 page paper on the personality of Edgar Allan Poe, and how his life experiences fit into his work -- particularly his poems. The writers argues that Poe’s obsession with death was simply endemic in the young man’s disturbed personality, and his writings are simply a reflection of an emotional problem he’d always had. Bibliography lists five sources. Puzzlep.wps

Edgar Allan Poe’s Mysterious Death : 10 pages in length. For nearly a century and a half, speculation has surrounded the untimely death of Edgar allan poe. But now there is new evidence suggesting he did not die drunk, but rather from another malady entirely. The writer shows us how Poe's life, full of sorrow and disappointment, may have ultimately lead to his early demise. Poedie.wps

Edgar Allan Poe / Melancholy In His Poetry : A 5 page paper discussing the evolution of melancholy in two of Poe’s poems, The Raven, and Annabel Lee. Discusses Poe’s life, as background to understanding his works. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Melpoe.wps

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Emily Dickinson / Life & Works : A 10 page paper discussing the life and works of this poet. Dickinson's favorite themes and reclusive lifestyle are analyzed with relevance to one another. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Emily.wps

Emily Dickinson As A Transcendentalist : A 6 page paper analyzing whether the famous nineteenth-century poet can actually be considered a transcendentalist. Looking at evidence presented in several of her poems, the writer argues that Dickinson would like to have been such, but many of her fears and obsessions rose from her Calvinist background. The paper uses five of her poems -- "These are the days when birds come back", "I heard a fly buzz when I died", "Because I could not stop for death," "Further in summer than the birds", and "Tell all the truth but tell it slant" to support its thesis. No critical sources are cited. Transdic.wps

Emily Dickinson & The Utter Pain Of Blank In Her Poetry : A 5 page paper comparing two poems by Emily Dickinson -- "Pain has an Element of Blank", and "There is a pain so utter." The writer concludes that one poem attempts to describe pain in terms of metaphors, while the other attempts to replicate the "blankness" of true pain. No additional sources cited. Dicpain.wps

Emily Dickinson’s "As Imperceptibly As Grief" : A 3 page paper examining Emily Dickinson’s poem. This paper looks at how Dickinson is able to use the cycles of the seasons to indicate the likelihood of the ongoing nature of man’s consciousness as well. It examines in particular her word choices and development of theme. No additional sources cited. Emilyd.wps

Emily Dickinson’s "As Imperceptibly As Grief" # 2 : A 3 page explication of Dickinson’s poem. This paper notes that Dickinson’s style strongly reflects the rhythms of the Protestant hymns she heard each Sunday in church. It also shows how she uses her unique ability to look closely at nature and the natural world to illustrate her reflections on the invisible and ineffable -- in short, how she uses nature to prove her articles of faith. No additional sources cited. Emilyd2.wps

Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop For Death.." : An insightful 3 page analysis of Dickinson's poem in which the writer describes theme, message, personification and so forth. No Bibliography. Dickpoem.wps

Emily Dickinson’s "I Send Two Sunsets": A 4 page explication and analysis of Emily Dickinson’s poem "I Send Two Sunsets." The paper demonstrates how through a comparison of the creation of a poem to the creation of a sunset, Dickinson creates a radical analogy of a human being’s creative process with God’s. Bibliography lists four sources. Diffsun.wps

Emily Dickinson's "I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed..." : 4 page explication and analysis of Emily Dickinson's "I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed," in which the writer attempts to explain Dickinson's purpose, meaning, use of metaphors, and so forth. This detailed analysis literally "gets to the heart" of the poem. No Bibliography. Liquor.wps

Emily Dickinson's "The Soul Selects Her Own Society" : A 5 page explication of this poem by Emily Dickinson. The writer details the metaphors of the poem, its form and rhyme scheme, and critical views of its relationship to Dickinson’s own life. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Soulsct.wps

Emily Dickinson’s "A Bird Came Down the Walk": This 5 page paper discusses the Dickinson poem "A Bird Came Down The Walk" and the poet’s use of tone, imagery, and figurative language. No additional sources cited. Emilybir.wps

Emily Dickinson's "Apparently With No Surprise" : A 1 page essay on theme, imagery, and symbolic expression in this work by Dickinson. The writer also evaluates her technique and use of allusion. No Bibliography. Dickin.wps *TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS ESSAY ONLY $ 9.95 !

Dickinson, Wheatley & Bradstreet / Impacts of Feminist Perspectives in Poetry :
A 3 page paper that provides a brief overview of the elements of the poetry of these three women poets and their impact in terms of feminism. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Fempoet.wps

Success in Two Poems of Robinson and Dickinson : A 6 page essay analyzing a poem by Emily Dickinson, namely "Success is Counted Sweetest," and a poem by Edwin Robinson, named "Richard Cory." It gives an overview of what constitutes success and what each writer constitutes as success. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Robdick.wps, cory.wps

Edwin Arlington Robinson’s "Richard Cory"/ Appearance : A 6 page paper discussing the common dichotomy of the illusion appearance can cause compared to the deeply felt pain of some of those whose appearance would indicate that they could have no care in the world. Richard Cory exuded the successful appearance that today cloaks so many people who tirelessly pursue the trappings of the "successful" life in which score is kept by watching the neighbors or even the demographic division to which either an individual belongs or would like to belong. Richard Cory would appear to be not that one who lived by appearances, but rather one who was born into the wealth that naturally gravitated to the lifestyle befitting true wealth and old, established wealth without giving so much as a hint of the pain within him. Bibliography lists 4 sources. RichCory.wps

Edwin Arlington Robinson’s "Richard Cory"/ Irony : A 5 page paper on Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem. The paper shows how the poem uses irony to convey to the reader the poverty of a rich man’s life. Bibliography lists 1 source. Cory2.wps

Robert Frost’s Own Life Reflected In His Works : This 5 page paper explores the life and work of poet Robert Frost, and how one influenced the other. Also provided is a critical analysis the setting, form and structure of his most memorable poems. Frost.wps

Robert Frost’s Divided Self / A Discussion of Six Poems : A 9 page paper on the poetry of Robert Frost. The paper argues that the pervasive sense of divisiveness in Frost’s poems reflects the poet’s lack of "fit" in his own world. Bibliography lists four sources. Frospoem.wps

Themes of Robert Frost : A 5 page research paper discussing how Frost perennially uses the themes of nature and farming as the basis for the majority of his poetry. A number of poems are included to illustrate points and to validate the writers thesis. Bibliography lists five critical sources. Frostnat.wps

Colloquialism in Robert Frost’s Poetry : A 6 page paper discussing how Frost’s poetry makes use of colloquial speech patterns and images to reflect his New England heritage. The paper includes short examples from three poems. Bibliography lists four sources, two of which are books of poetry. Frost.wps

Mortality In Two Poems by Robert Frost : A 4 page analysis of "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening," and "After Apple Picking," in terms of their evocation of Frost’s attitude towards death. Frost shows in these two poems an awareness that all life dies, and a recognition that he will too – but a desire to fill his days with as much productive living as possible before that time comes. Bibliography lists one source. Frost4.wps

Self-Discovery in Robert Frost’s Poetry : A 6 page paper dealing with two poems, "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Desert Places." The writer discusses the tremendous differences in mood and theme between these two poems despite their common setting, and concludes that they are less about the poet’s relationship to nature than they are about the poet’s relationship to himself. No additional sources cited. Fro.wps

Robert Frost's "After Apple Picking" : A 7 page explication Robert Frost’s "After Apple Picking." Fully-cited/footnotes; Bibliography lists three relevant critical sources (all books). Frostapp.wps

Robert Frost’s "After Apple Picking" # 2 : A 5 page analysis on this poem written by late author Robert Frost. An in-depth look is taken using two interpretations of this popular piece of work. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Frostap2.wps

Robert Frost's "Acquainted with the Night" : (Approximate length) 4 page comprehensive discussion of tone, idea, metaphors, rhyme scheme etc; in Robert Frost's poem "Acquainted with the Night." No Bibliography. Frostni2.wps

Robert Frost's "Acquainted with the Night" # 2 : Another version of 'Frostni2.wps' with some disparate interpretation. No Bibliography. Frosnig.wps

Robert Frost's "Birches" : A 5 page analytical essay in which the writer shows how Robert Frost's poem entitled "Birches" takes us away from the woods of New Hampshire (which are typical of Frost's poems) or the despair of humanity and places us partly back in the woods, but also partly in a certain metaphor of sexuality not found in any of Robert Frost's other poems. Bibliography lists 5 supporting sources. Frostbir.wps

Robert Frost’s "Birches" / Symbolism : A 2 page paper that provides an analytical overview of the symbolism and imagery in Robert Frost’s poem, Birches, and determines the implications of the use of symbolism for Frost’s message. No additional sources cited. Birch2.wps

Robert Frost's "Design" : Approximately 8 pages in length; Essay reviews Robert Frost life and explicates his poem "Design" with relevance to other works and to the era as well. Includes bibliography. Frostpem.wps

Robert Frost’s "Home Burial" / Depths Of Hurt : A 3 page paper on Robert Frost’s long narrative poem. The paper analyzes the metrical structure, meaning, theme, and symbolism in the poem (particularly the motif of planting a tree and of burial itself). Burial.wps

Robert Frost's "Mending Wall" : A 5 page critical analysis of Frost's poem. This paper presents the major themes in the "Mending Wall," which include man's separation from man as well as man's relationship with nature. This poem, which Frost himself called his "second favorite" supports the major themes developed throughout Frost's body of poetic works. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Mendingwa.wps

Robert Frost's "Out, Out" / Brief Discussion : 1 page on theme, imagery, and poetic verse in Robert Frost's "Out, Out." The writer finds this particular work to be unusually literal in light of Frost's other works. No Bibliography. Frostout.wps *TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS ESSAY ONLY $ 9.95 !

Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" : 3 pages on Frost's "The Road Not Taken" in which the writer makes the point that the last stanza actually depicts someone who was not unhappy with the choice they made. A complete explication of each stanza is included as is a discussion of the poem's meaning & general theme. No Bibliography. Frostroa.wps

Robert Frost’s "The Road Not Taken" # 2 : A 5 page paper discussing Robert Frost’s famous poem, written in 1915, "The Road Not Taken." For the past eighty years, this poem has served as the mantra of people seeking to deviate from their "expected" roles and their pre-ordained choices. Bibliography lists six sources. Frstroad.wps

Views Of Death in the Works of Poe, Dickinson, and Frost : A 6 page paper discussing man’s relationship to death in three poems: "The Raven," "Because I Could Not Stop For Death," and "Death of The Hired Man." It concludes that the three poets’ views are very different: Poe’s view is most like that of the recently bereaved, Dickinson’s view is more typical of one who is contemplating death from some distance in time, and Frost seems to be the most concerned with forging some meaning out of each individual life. No additional sources cited. Raven.wps

Richard Lovelace's "To Lucasta" : A 2 page essay on this affectionate poem discussing its emotional qualities, the author's use of descriptive language, etc; No Bibliography. Poemlove.wps

Robert Browning and the Victorian Tradition : A 20 page paper showing how Robert Browning’s work fits into the Victorian tradition. The paper focuses on three poems, "My Last Duchess", "Fra Lippo Lippi", and "Andrea del Sarto." More than 8 sources are cited. Browning.wps

Robert Browning's "The Bishop Orders His Tomb At St. Praxed's Church" :
A 5 page explication of Browning's poem in which the writer discusses the poem's theme, tone, style, Browning's use of allegory, etc.; Some discussion is also included of how this particular poem was representative of its era (Victorian). Bibliography lists 3 sources. Stpraxed.wps

Robert Browning’s "My Last Duchess" : A 5 page analytical essay on Robert Browning’s famous poem, discussing voice, tone, dramatic situation, and structure. The paper concludes that Browning’s masterful use of the iambic pentameter couplet, together with the way he breaks the pattern in a very intentional way, enhances our understanding of the people he portrays. Bibliography lists 1 source. Brownduc.wps

Robert Browning’s "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover" : A 7 page paper that considers the use of the dramatic monologue as well as the use of language, figures of speech and common symbolism to support the dramatic themes in these poems. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Brownin2.wps

Robert Browning’s "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover" # 2 : A 5 page paper that demonstrates Browning's use of the dramatic monologue in these two poems. This paper suggests that his use of this format provides a means for developing themes of love, murder, and social morality. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Dramono.wps

Robert Browning’s "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover" / Possessive Love :
A 6 page paper that considers the theme of possessive love in "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover." This paper demonstrates that Browning's use of the monologue, his reflections on expectation and surprise, and his use of language all support the theme of possessive love in these works. Bibliography with 7 sources. Browning2.wps

Imagery in Browning, Donne, & Keats : A 3 page essay on the imagery of death created by these three authors in Porphyria’s Lover, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, and La Belle Dame sans Merci. The author proves the argument in terms of techniques such as diction, shaping, figurative language. Bibliography lists 4 sources. 3poems.wps

The Theme of Lawlessness in the Works of Keats : 8 pages analyzing the theme of lawlessness in the poems of Keats; and particularly in his work entitled "Robin Hood." The writer discusses how events in Keats' own personal life influenced his writing on this particular theme. Bibliography cites 5 supporting critical sources. Keats.wps

John Keats and The Theory of Negative Capability : A 5 page research paper on Keats and his theory. The writer points to numerous examples of negative capability as it exists in Keats' poems and also discussed his vivid use of imagery as well. Additional focus is upon Keats' fascination with man and his relationship with nature. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Keats2.wps

John Keats’ "Negative Capability" in Poetry Analyzed : This 2 page research paper examines British romantic poet John Keats’ concept of negative capability and the ways it is reflected in major poetic works. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Negcap.wps

John Keats’ "Ode to a Nightingale" & Percy Bysshe Shelley’s "To a Skylark" / Imagery : This 5 page research paper analyzes and draws comparisons and contrasts between John Keats’ 1818 poem "Ode to a Nightingale" and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1820(?) poem, "To a Skylark." Also examined are the similarities and differences between other Keats/Shelley romantic poetry. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Keatshel.wps

Keats’ "Ode To A Nightingale," & The Validity Of Dream State : A 5 page essay that posits that contrary to Keats’ critics at the time, Keats was not lost in the romantic dream state, but was fully aware of the aesthetic artifice of his poetry. The writer explores both sides of the argument through myriad examples from within the poem itself. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Keatnigt.wps

"A Thing of Beauty" / A Comparison Of Four Keats’ Poems : A 6 page paper discussing four of John Keats’best known poems -- The Eve of St Agnes, Endymion, Ode to a Grecian Urn, and Ode to a Nightingale. Bibliography lists several critical sources other than the poems themselves. Keats4.wps

Vampirism in Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" : A 5 page paper in which the writer argues that Keats' poem reflects the vampire themes proposed by Nina Auerbach--forbidden love, taking, desired guilt and attraction. The paper discusses lines and descriptors from the poem in support of the argument. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Keatvamp.wps

A Comparison Between Keats and Browning : A 7 page paper that compares Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn" with Browning's "Fra Lippo Lippi" in terms of their representation of Romantic and Victorian poetics. It is the premise of this paper that while Keats and Browning appear to be representative poets of their cultural eras, that these two poems demonstrate the utilizaton of characteristics from both eras. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Keatsbr.wps

The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley : A 6 page paper discussing an overview of Shelley's work and how his work reflected his personal beliefs and the conditions of society. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Shellp.wps

Percy Bysshe Shelley / Critical Assessments : A 6 page paper examining the change in critics’ views of Shelley’s work from his own day to ours. It looks particularly at the style and subject matter of five poems, in an effort to discover what critics of the first few decades of this century found so objectionable about Shelley in particular and the Romantics in general. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Shelleyp.wps

Poetry Comparison / Coleridge, Keats & Shelley : A 5 page research paper on the poems: "Ode To A Nightingale," "To A Skylark," and "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner." The writer describes the symbolism of the birds in each poem and the reasons for their use. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Keacol.wps

Birds & Symbolism in Coleridge, Keats, and Shelley : An 8 page discussion of similarities in three poems : "The Rime of The Ancient Mariner" (Samuel Coleridge), "Ode To A Nightingale" (John Keats), and "To The Skylark," (Percy Shelley) in which the writer discusses how each of these poets attempts to come to terms with the pains, uncertainties, and the joys of life by using birds as symbols of these things. The thesis is clearly stated and very well-argued. Bibliography lists 4 supporting critical sources. Keacol.wps

The Symbolism of Birds in Keats and Coleridge : A 6 page paper discussing the symbolism of birds in John Keats’ "Ode to a Nightingale," and Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s, in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." The paper concludes that both Coleridge’s and Keats’ birds represent an opportunity for inner transformation. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Birds.wps

Samuel Coleridge’s "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" / A Critical Analysis : An 8 page paper discussing an analysis of the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner along with its symbolism and influences. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Rime.rtf

Samuel Coleridge's "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" # 2 : A 5 page paper on the literary structure of this classic work, the importance & symbolism of the mariner, etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources. Rimeofth.wps

Bronte’s "Wuthering Heights" vs. Coleridge’s "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" :
A 5 page paper comparing these works by Emily Bronte and Samuel Coleridge. The writer explains the relevance of each work to the era it was written, and points out various similarities between the two works. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Brntcolr.wps

Coleridge vs. Wordsworth / Philosophy vs. Imagination : An 8 page paper comparing and contrasting the styles and philosophies of these two early nineteenth-century poets. The paper uses as examples Wordsworth’s "Ode on the Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" and Coleridge’s "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" , and concludes that whereas Wordsworth’s poetry is philosophy in verse, Coleridge gives us images we can see and feel. Bibliography lists six sources. Cwpoems.wps

Ralph Waldo Emerson / Romanticism : An 8 page paper analyzing the influences on the poet who has been called "the first of American Romantics." It concludes that Emerson was less an original thinker than at a crossroads where a large number of disparate philosophies came together and found common ground. Bibliography lists six sources. Emerwald.wps

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s "Self-Reliance" : A 5 page paper on this famous essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The paper provides a careful and thorough explication of the main points of the essay, concluding that like plants and animals, man carries within him the seeds of his own essence and his own divinity, and this essence must be expressed. Bibliography lists one source. Selfreli.wps

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s "Self Reliance" & "The American Scholar" : A 5 page overview of the beliefs of Ralph Waldo Emerson in regard to the authorities of the past. The writer uses "American Scholar" and "Self Reliance" for examples of Emerson’ belief that individuals should throw off the burdens of the past in favor of focusing on the future. No additional sources cited. Emerson5.wps

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s "On Walden Pond" : This 5 page explication of Ralph Waldo Emerson's On Walden Pond, gives a thorough analysis, pointing out the many similes and metaphors. The use of symbolism is discussed as well as the meaning of the work. No sources, other than the poem itself, are used. Walden.wps

Ralph Waldo Emerson / "Inventors Read Well" : A 4 page essay on the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: "One must be an inventor to read well." The paper discusses Emerson's philosophies around this quote, a call to read beyond words to find their intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical meaning. The writer argues that the purpose of all words to an inventor is that they foment in the mind until an idea is created, and once created, the idea is put into action. Emerson.wps

Anti-Semitism In The Poetry Of T.S. Eliot : This 8 page paper examines the premise that renowned U.S. expatriate writer T.S. Eliot was notoriously anti-Semitic. To develop this thesis, several samples of Eliot's poetry are quoted and analyzed. Bibliography lists 8+ sources. Tseliot2.wps

T.S. Eliot’s "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" / Two Views : A 5 page paper discussing two views of the poem by T.S. Eliot, those of Elisabeth Schneider and Michael L. Baumann. Schneider’s position is that Eliot himself is Prufrock; Baumann’s is also, but with the focus of there being nothing of purpose in the life of a male aside from sex and death. If copulation has occurred even once, then there is nothing left but death. The paper supports Scneider’s position and opposes Baumann’s. No additional sources cited. Prufrock2.wps

T.S. Eliot’s "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"/ Indecision’s Answer : A 4 page paper arguing that Eliot’s poem speaks of metaphysical glimpses into an afterlife. It is spoken in the construct of a night when "J. Alfred Prufrock" is traveling, though not reveling, on the mundane earth with a companion. During the ramble, Eliot takes an ironic look at what is known and what is before him. Within the poem, he orders his words in a purposeful rambling between providing an answer to the "overwhelming question," and seeing grace in the present. He also uses subjugated literary techniques, color elements and time to further stipulate indecision and fear. No additional sources cited. Tseliot.wps

T.S. Eliot’s "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"/ Theme of Alienation : A 4 page paper discussing T.S. Eliot’s 1919 poem, and its treatment of emotional alienation in the character of Prufrock himself. The imagery is discussed in great depth. No sources except poem. Prufrock.wps

T.S. Eliot’s "The Waste Land" / The Importance Of Time : A 7 page paper discussing the motif of time in T.S. Eliot’s most famous and perplexing poem. The paper argues that the poem creates a sense of timelessness, not by ignoring chronology, but by telescoping it all together, thus underscoring humanity’s ongoing part in the grand cycle of death and rebirth. Bibliography lists five sources. Wastel.wps

T.S. Eliot’s "The Waste Land" / Symbolism Of Water : A 5 page paper analyzing the symbolism of water in Eliot’s landmark poem. It concludes that water, in the world of the Waste Land, stands for sustenance, healing, and faith, and for the orderly and proper progress of the universe; it is only through the restoration of balance that the Waste Land can be healed. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Wastelan.wps

T.S. Eliot’s "The Waste Land" / Changing Interpretations : A 5 page paper analyzing various critiques of T.S. Eliot’s poem. The paper looks at critiques written close to the time of publication and compares them to more recent ones, showing how the way the poem is interpreted has changed in the seventy-six years since it first appeared. Bibliography lists eight sources. Ciwl.wps

T.S. Eliot’s "The Waste Land" / Influence Of Virgil’s "Aeneid" : A 12 page paper comparing T.S. Eliot’s watershed work to Virgil’s epic poem. The paper looks at the many correspondences between Eliot’s narrative and Virgil’s, and concludes that they are approaching the same goal on two different paths. Bibliography lists twelve sources. Anwas.wps

T.S. Eliot’s "The Waste Land" vs. H.D.’s "The Walls Do Not Fall" / Comparison of Spiritual Quest : A 9 page comparison of the spiritual quest in H.D.’s The Walls Do Not Fall and T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. The writer argues that H.D. succeeds in re-visioning an internal spirituality in terms of a personal quest, while Eliot does not succeed in this effort because of his reliance on dogma and externalities. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Hdts.wps

The Poetry of Donna Masini : A 5 page paper that compares three poems of Donna Masini, with consideration for her themes of family, interpersonal relationships and sexuality. Masini uses free verse as her vehicle for presenting her very current themes. Two sources cited. Masini.wps

Maxine Kumin’s "Woodchucks" : A 3 page explication of the poem "Woodchucks" by Maxine Kumin, focusing on the transformation of the main character from farmer to murderer. During the first two paragraphs, the character is clearly presented as a farmer concerned that the woodchucks are constantly eating his produce. In the third stanza, the focus shifts to and the main character begins a process of murder. No additional sources cited. Woodchuc.wps

Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night": A 4 page paper analyzing, in detail, Dylan Thomas’ great work, which has been called "the finest villanelle ever written." No additional works cited. Dylan.wps

Dylan Thomas’ "Do Not Go Gently Into.... " / Rage Against the Loss of Light :
A 4 page paper arguing that Dylan Thomas’ "Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night" has various meanings about grieving and the fight for life, which are brought to light by Thomas through the use of adjectives, specific verbs, phraseology, and counter-terminology. "Light" is not only a reference to the burning intelligence and gift of wise men, but also in reference to the body that houses that light. Thomas rages against the loss of light, of life--for his father and all good men. No additional sources cited. Dontgo.wps

Dylan Thomas’ "Under Milk Wood"/ Analysis : A 3 page account of the death of innocence, inevitability of death and cycle of life, and love of women in Under Milk Wood as it relates to Dylan's personal outlook on life. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Dylan2.wps

Comparison of Sophocles’ "Antigone" and Dylan Thomas "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" : The author contrasts the characters in these works in terms of how they welcome death. 6 pages in length. While both authors see death as inevitable, the paper concludes that Antigone welcomes death because she has nothing left to live for; Thomas, on the other hand, argues that every scrap of life you can wring out is another moment to be lived. No additional sources listed. Antig.wps

Death In The Family / An Analysis Of Blake, Frost, & Thomas : A 6 page analysis of three poems which deal with the subject of death -"The Chimney Sweeper" by William Blake; "Home Burial" by Robert Frost; and "Do not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas. The writer demonstrates how each poet has a different message regarding death and the relationships between parents and children. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Famdeath.wps

The Sacred & The Profane In Wallace Stevens’ "Sunday Morning" : A 3 page explication of Wallace Stevens’ famous long poem. It presents the difficulties inherent in a deistic view of the sacred, but stops short of advocating a truly Christian vision; in fact, it ends by advocating no vision at all. No additional sources cited. Stevens.wps

Thomas, Roethke, & Rich / Theme Of Struggle In Poetry : A 6 page paper arguing that struggle and its resulting helplessness has value for both the observer and the participant as seen from the viewpoint of Dylan Thomas in "Do not go..," Roethke in "My Papa’s Waltz," and Rich in "...Woman Mourned...." The paper discusses death, the dance of struggle, will(power), and helplessness as they relate to these three poems. No additional sources cited. Thoroead.wps

Two Poems, Two Fathers, Two Sons : A 5 page paper on Theodore Roethke’s poem "My Papa’s Waltz" and Robert Hayden’s "Those Winter Sundays." The paper shows that while both poems are about a man’s memories of his boyhood relationship with his father, the experiences related are very different because of the fathers’ ability or inability to communicate with their sons. Bibliography lists two sources (the poems themselves). 2d2sons.wps

Carl Sandburg / Life, Works, & The Poem "Chicago" : A 5 page paper on the poet Carl Sandburg. The writer describes the life of Carl Sandburg and focuses on his poetic style and his importance in poetry, via the discussion of one of his most famous poems, "Chicago." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Carlsa.wps

William Blake : Philosopher, Creator, or Mystic ? : An in-depth, 7 page discussion of Blake's life and works, citing various writings and their interpretations. Bibliography cites 4 supporting sources. Blake.wps

Innocence & Experience In The Poems William Blake : A 6 page paper on the meaning of these two terms in Blake’s poetry. It especially discusses whether Blake feels innocence is desirable in an adult, or experience in a child. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Bla.wps

William Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper" and the Theme of Child Neglect : A 6 page paper discussing this theme in William Blake's infamous Romantic-era poem. The writer details various references made by Blake to child neglect and also describes some of the attitudes that were prevalent at that time. Thesis is well-argued and well-supported. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Blakechi.wps

William Blake's "Tiger, Tiger" : A 1 page essay on theme, literary element, and symbolism in this work by Blake. The writer is primarily concerned with the meaning of the tiger and what it represents. No Bibliography. Poemtige.wps *TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS ESSAY ONLY
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William Blake's "Tiger, Tiger" -- Explained And Extended : Sold as 3 pages. This file contains a creative attempt at poetic writing in which the writer adds approximately two verses to William Blake's "Tiger, Tiger"-- keeping in sync with the original author's intent, meaning, and style. A short explication of the original poem & its meaning is also provided. No outside sources cited. Tigerbla.wps

William Blake’s "The Lamb" vs. "The Tyger" : A 4 page paper that posits that William Blake’s "The Lamb" and "The Tyger" are songs that speak of choice. The choice is both for quality of life and choice for after-life, because if the choice is not made in the instant, it is too late. Making specific comparisons in the visual aesthetics created by the two poems, the writer makes the argument that the choice, according to Blake, is the choice between freedom in "The Lamb" and enslavement by "the Devil." No additional sources cited. Tigerlam.wps

William Blake’s "The Lamb" vs. "The Tyger" / Symmetry : A 4 page paper that posits that Blake knew what he was writing about in "The Lamb" and "The Tyger." Although the Lamb is perceived as strictly the "good path," it is not the poem which speaks of symmetry. That information is provided in "The Tyger." This paper argues that while the message in "The Lamb" may lead to God, so does the message in "The Tyger." Being creations of God, both the tiger and the lamb are necessary to individual progress. The true answer lies in balance, or symmetry. Lambtigr.wps

William Blake’s "The Lamb" / Analysis : This 4 page paper argues that William Blake is writing one day and has doubts about who he is and why he is here (the meaning of life). At first, he subscribes to the idea that he is great because he was made in God’s image, and he is God’s son, just like "The Lamb," Jesus. Feeling guilt for his egotistical thoughts, Blake tries to undo what might be seen as disapproval from on high, so he sets out to humble himself and explain himself in terms of "meek" and "mild," praising the Son, and otherwise asking for forgiveness. Once he has seen the simplicity and value in the lines scribbled, he then decides the poem is worthy of sharing, which all ties back into God’s plan for him (the meaning of his life). No additional sources cited. Blakelam.wps

William Blake’s "The Lamb" / Educating The Lost : This 4 page paper postulates that "The Lamb" by William Blake is an epistle for change, in which Blake makes a point of explaining the use of God-given gifts inherent in humans. These gifts are in the form of thought/intellect and the inner quiet voice that, when understanding is achieved, can then be translated to verbalization. Blake’s plea is to directed at those who speak before thinking, especially in relationship to an understanding of the God-designed flow of life. Thelamb.wps

William Blake's "Songs of Innocence" : A 5 page piece on this collection of songs in which Blake provides a backdrop on which to compare children with parents to those without parents, and by way of writing these songs over a period of years, he accomplishes this task. His audience is not solely songs for children, but also for their parents and the adults in British society. No additional sources. Blakinno.wps

William Blake's "Songs of Experience" : A 5 page paper that takes the view that Blake believes the enjoyment of life is tainted by circumstances and religion. As an advocate against poverty, Blake’s view of Eve’s fall from grace takes on the dimensions of the wandering and abused Lycra. Blake’s collection identifies those things that brought him joy and those things that were anathema to a true enjoyment of life. By the end of his life, his emotions are shielded in defense. No additional sources cited. Blakexpe.wps

The Tyger, The Lamb, & The Mill In William Blake : A 5 page paper discussing how the use of image or metaphor in three of William Blake’s poems can both illuminate and cloud his meaning. The paper shows that if the concepts being alluded to are well-known and well-understood, reference to them enhances the intelligibility of the poem, but if the sources are themselves obscure, reference to them only makes the poem more difficult to understand. No additional sources cited. Blakepo.wps

Isaac Newton vs. William Blake : An 11 page discussion of the move from the Romantic into the Modern World (transitions from Romanticism to Realism) with a comparison & contrast of Sir Isaac Newton and William Blake complemented by a discussion their differences and similarities. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Blakenew.wps

Man vs. Nature In The Poetry of the Romantic Era : An insightful, 6 page essay on how the poems of Blake, Wordsworth & Keats represented a renewed hope for civilization. The writer argues that each of these poets spoke of how the world could be cured of its problems if man would only work in harmony with nature. Wordsworth's "The World is Too Much With Us" and Blake's "London" are among the poems used in this analysis. No Bibliography. Poemhero.wps

The Theme of Nature in Romantic-Era Poetry : A 4 page paper discussing poetry of the Romantic period. The writer focuses upon the importance of nature in the poetry of this time, particularly the works of Shelley, Keats, and Blake. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Romantic.wps

Thomas Moore and His Influence on Romantic Era Poets : An 11 page research paper that looks at two representative works of this lyric poet, Lalla Rookh and Irish Melodies, as evidence of how this contemporary of the greats of the Romantic Era- Byron, Keats, Shelley, etc.-while being a minor lyric poet, influenced particularly the technical aspects of their poetry. A world famous lyricist during his lifetime, Moore is best remembered for some of his songs, such as the ones in Irish Melodies, which are still sung today. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Tomoore.wps

William Wordsworth vs. Elizabeth Browning / Two Romantic Era Poets Analyzed :
This 5 page research paper examines two poems, "Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known" by William Wordsworth and "Sonnets From the Portuguese" (XXI, XXII, XXXII) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Specifically analyzed are the poets' attitudes about love -- Wordsworth's romantic notions despite acceptance of realism and Browning's more dream-like prose. Wordbar.wps

William Wordsworth / The Epitome of the Romantic Era Poet : This 10 page paper looks at one specific aspect of Wordsworth poetry (nature) and how it is representative of the entire literary period known as the "Romantic Era." Bibliography lists six sources. Willword.wps

William Wordsworth & The Theme Of Nature In His Poems : A 9 page research paper arguing that Wordsworth's poems frequently centered around the theme of nature. Examples are provided from "Tintern Abbey," "To The Same Flower," "Michael," and other works to support the writer's thesis. It is concluded that Wordsworth was particularly interested in the "non-human" aspect of life and illustrated such throughout his works. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Wordswor.wps

William Wordsworth’s "The World Is Too Much With Us" : A 7 page essay on this sonnet from Wordsworth’s Lyrical Ballads. The writer reviews what Wordsworth himself said about his poetry and his intentions in the "Preface to the Lyrical Ballads" which was published with the poems. Wordsworth was attempting to depart from the overly decorative speech used in the poetry of the late 18th-century. The writer pays particular emphasis on how Wordsworth’s poetry related to his beliefs about nature. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Withus.wps

William Wordsworth’s "Drowned Man of Esthwaite" : A 6 page paper on one episode described in William Wordsworth’s long poem The Prelude. The paper notes how the episode of the drowned man, which the poet actually experienced as a boy, helped him come to terms with death and loss. Bibliography lists one additional source. Prelude.wps

Goethe & Wordsworth / Two Views of the Poet : An 8 page paper comparing the way artistic souls are portrayed in Wordsworth’s long poem The Prelude and Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther. The paper shows that during the Romantic era, two very different views of the poet developed: the poet as prophet and interpreter of society, and the poet as tortured soul, and the different types are perfectly epitomized in these poems. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Poetwo.wps

Alexander Pope & His Essay On Man : A 15 page paper showing how this long narrative poem illustrates the eighteenth century’s dominant conception of man. The paper looks at each of the poem’s four sections individually, and analyzes Pope’s contribution to both poetry and philosophy. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Popeman.wps

Alexander Pope's "Rape of the Lock" / Use of Satire : A 4 page paper that discusses how Pope used satire to mock the aristocracy, the Greek epic, and the feuding families over the loss of a lock of hair. The paper also discusses how the satire used parallels the Greek epic and its consequences. One additional source cited. Rapelock.wps

Alexander Pope : A 2 page discussion of Alexander Pope's poem about the insignificance of man in the realm of nature and the world scheme. In this analysis, the writer concentrates on the false view that the end of mankind will be the end of the world-- when we are just one minor aspect of all that has transpired and that will continue to transpire after we are gone. No Bibliography. Litessay.wps

The Poetry Of Charles Baudelaire : An 8 page paper discussing this nineteenth-century French poet and his tremendous influence on the modernist tradition in the twentieth century. It discusses five poems of Baudelaire’s poems in some depth, and offers an opinion on why he was so influential. Bibliography lists 3 sources. ChBaud.wps

Charles Baudelaire’s "Paris Spleen" / Focus On Women : A 5 page paper discussing the works of Charles Baudelaire within the collection of "Paris Spleen." His prose has many subtle hints as well as obvious remarks about women. Some of it is vague at times and often secondary but the essence is there. Works such as those are the ones illustrated within the content of this paper. Bibliography lists several secondary sources. Spleen2.wps

Charles Baudelaire’s "Paris Spleen" / The Grotesque : A 5 page paper on Baudelaire’s "Paris Spleen," or as it was originally known, "Petits Poemes en Prose," (short prose poems). The poems described from this compilation are used as examples of Baudelaire’s use of the grotesque. The grotesque and morbid may be subtle but they are definite components of the works cited. Bibliography lists several secondary sources. Spleen.wps

Muir's "The Good Man in Hell" : 4 pages in length. A thorough explication of Edward Muir's poem entitled "The Good Man in Hell" in which the writer finds it asserted that the existence of one good man in Hell could potentially "close it gates", and assumably destroy the very fabric of evil itself. No Bibliography. Muirpoem.wps

John Milton and the Vision of Orpheus : In this well-written 9 page essay, the writer's thesis sets out to examine Milton's frequent use of the Orpheus myth throughout his poetry. Specific parallels are drawn between L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, and others as they relate to the myth of Orpheus. Works Cited page lists 4 sources. Milton~1.wps

Petrarch / The Frontiers of Two Peoples : A 9 page paper positioning Petrarch as a transition figure between medieval and Renaissance, but ultimately one whose conclusions about existence are firmly grounded in medieval thought. The paper focuses on Petrarch’s literary criticism and letters, particularly the "Letter to Posterity" and "The Ascent of Mt. Ventoux", and is both historical and literary in orientation. Bibliography lists five sources. Petrarch.wps

The Works Of Cesar Vallejo : A 10 page research paper on the works of Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo (1892-1938). It has been said that his poetry is the most powerful and commanding of any written in the Spanish language. The writer uses specific poems as examples and supports arguments with critical sources. Bibliography lists 5+ references. Cesar.wps

Marge Piercy’s "Barbie Doll" : A 3 page essay defending the title of Piercy’s poem as an appropriate description of the manufacturing process of women she describes within the poem. Bibliography lists 1 source. Barbdoll.wps

Marge Piercy's "Rape" : A 4 page paper on Piercy's poem entitled "Rape." The writer discusses the poem's meaning, relevance to Piercy's other works, and its psycho-emotional impact. Poetic technique, rhythm, symbolism, and intent are among the many other elements elaborated upon as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Piercy.wps

The Poetry Of Thomas Hardy / Art Imitates Life : This 6 page paper examines how the life of author Thomas Hardy influenced his poetry. Illustrative examples from several of Hardy’s poems are provided to support the writer’s thesis. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Thartdy2.rtf

Thomas Hardy’s "Convergence of the Twain" : A comprehensive, thorough 4 page explication of Thomas Hardy's infamous poem : "Convergence of the Twain." Theme deals with the sinking of the Titanic. No bibliography. Converge.wps

Thomas Hardy’s "The Darkling Thrush" : A 6 page explication of Thomas Hardy’s unusually uplifting poem. The paper analyzes the significance of the date when the poem was written -- December 31, at the precise turn of the century -- and shows how the poet’s invocation of nature challenges both the mechanization and the aestheticism of the late Victorian age. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Darkthru.wps

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McMahon's "Devolution of the Nude" : A complete, 5 page explication of Lynne McMahon's poem entitled "Devolution of the Nude"- a 20th century work that questions value systems. No bibliography. Devonude.wps

Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 : An 8 page research paper on Shakespeare's Sonnet 73. The writer describes and analyzes the meaning of the sonnet, details the poetic elements in the sonnet, and discusses the general effect of the sonnet to the reader. Sonnet73.wps

Shakespeare’s Sonnet # 116 : A 3 page essay exploring the meaning of Shakespeare's Sonnet #116. Through the use of metaphors, Shakespeare shares his conviction that love weathers all storms. 116.wps

Shakespeare's Sonnet #138 : A 4 page explication on this infamous author's work. Clearly suggesting an aging love relationship between a man and a woman, this sonnet is replete with symbolism. Sonne138.wps

"My Mistress' Eyes" & "Let Me Not To the Marriage of True Minds..." : 3 pages worth of notes and discussion on two of Shakespeare's sonnets bearing these titles. The writer focuses upon theme, symbolism, verse, tone, and more. No Bibliography. Poeshak2.wps

"Shall I Compare Thee to A Summer's Day? : A 2 paragraph essay explaining meaning and allusions in this well-known Shakespearean sonnet. No Bibliography. Poemshak.wps *TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS ESSAY ONLY $ 9.95 !

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Jean Toomer’s "Bona and Paul" : A 5 page paper that describes the significance of color in Jean Toomer's story. This paper demonstrates that Toomer uses different colors, especially reds and purples, to delineate between racial considerations, while at the same time basing many of the concepts of ethnicity and interracial relationships on the color determinations in the work. No additional sources are cited. Bonapaul.wps

Jean Toomer’s "Reapers" : A 5 page analysis of Jean Toomer’s imagery-laden, eight-line poem. The paper centers on the author’s use of the color black for relating the color of death, of fear, and of life for the people of his race during the time in which he wrote. The reapers work in silence, methodically and mindlessly cutting down one at a time, as black people were so often treated in the hundred years between the end of the Civil War and the Civil Rights activities of the 1960s. No additional sources cited. Reapers.wps

Walt Whitman / Comparative Analysis Of Two Poems : In this 6 page essay, the writer uses two of Whitman's poems "Out Of The Cradle Endlessly Rocking," and "Song Of The Open Road, to show how the poets works were usually similar in theme yet dissimilar in purpose. The first of these is a poem filled with rich images, sounds, and symbolic meanings. The second is a collection of meaningful yet ambiguously patterned sentences decorated with inquiries into life-- yet each remain focused upon the underlying theme of humanity, nature, etc.; Bibliography lists 2 sources. Whitmanp.wps

Walt Whitman’s War Poetry : A 6 page essay which examines how "Drum-Taps," a slim volume of poetry concerning the American Civil War by Whitman, reflected the historical situation of that time. The writer argues that Whitman’s poetry reflects an evolution of consciousness that reveals that emotions experienced by the American public as it goes from a patriotic war fever to a realization of the horror and reality of war. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Whitwar.wps

Walt Whitman’s "Song of Myself" and "Sleepers" : A 6 page paper contrasting Walt Whitman’s outlook on life and the universe in these two poems. It concludes that In "Song of Myself," Whitman seems to assume that the other living creatures he observes and celebrates are as awake and exultant as he is; by the time he writes "Sleepers," he has observed that they are not. No additional sources cited. Sleepers.wps

Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" And "The Sleepers" # 2 : A 6 page paper that examines the significance of the major images Whitman provokes in relationship to: what he is trying to say and how he says it through the images. The paper posits that the images are the same, in that they reflect the triology of individual body, individual soul, and national soul, but that they are from contrary viewpoints: Sleepers--from the soul's view, Song--from the individual's view. No additional sources cited. Songslep.wps

Walt Whitman’s "Song of Myself" : A 6 page paper that provides an overview of the narration in Whitman’s poem, considers the nature of the speaking eye, and discusses the narrator in terms of the effect on the poem. No additional sources cited. Songmy.wps

Whitman’s "Song of Myself" vs. Tennyson’s "The Lady of Shallot" : A 6 page essay that compares and contrasts the works of Walter Whitman and Alfred Tennyson focusing particularly on "Songs of Myself" and "The Lady of Shallot." Also discussed are the reviews at the time, i.e., 1855, in contrast to the modern reviews of these two great poets' works. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Whitenny.wps

Whitman vs. Ginsberg / Two Separate Visions : An 8 page paper comparing the poetic vision of Allen Ginsberg to that of Walt Whitman. The paper concludes that while Whitman sees hope and promise in his vision of America, Ginsberg sees nothing but despair. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Whitgins.wps

Whitman's "Song of Myself"vs. Ginsberg’s "Howl" : A 5 page paper that addresses the individual expectations of each of the authors with regard to these works, their personal experience, and how each saw his solution to the complexity and ambiguity in his personal existence in a nation in which it has become increasingly difficult to find a coherent ideology or ethnic identity. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Whitman.wps

Whitman's "Song of Myself" vs. Ginsberg’s "Howl" # 2 : A 5 page paper comparing Whitman's "Song of Myself" with Ginsberg's "Howl." The writer supports the contention that Ginsberg wrote his work in response to Whitman's "Song" and opposed the perspective created by Whitman. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Whitgins.wps

Walt Whitman’s "Song of Myself" vs. "The Federalist"/ Promises & Perils : A 5 page essay responding to Walt Whitman’s "Song of Myself" [and "The Federalist"] -- discussing how it illustrates that American writers usde a theme of uncertain or shared identity to comment on the promises and perils of American society. Only "Song of Myself" is used as a source. Waltw.wps

Transcendentalist Roots In Whitman & Dickinson : A 5 page paper comparing and contrasting the ways in which Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson exhibited the influence of Emerson and Thoreau’s Transcendentalism. The ideas expressed are supported by quotes from the literary works mentioned and several critical sources. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Tranroot.wps

Whitman, Hardy, & Moss / Personification Of Objects : A 5 page analysis of three poems that personify objects or objectify humans. The writer examines Walt Whitman’s "To A Locomotive In Winter," Thomas Hardy’s "The Work Box," & Howard Moss’ "Pruned Tree." No additional sources cited. Poems3.rtf

William Butler Yeats' "Second Coming" : 2 pages discussing Yeats' poem in the context of The Second Coming not really being a second coming of Christ himself, but of a new figure; One who is cruel, bestial, pitiless, etc; No Bibliography. Poemyea.wps

William Butler Yeats' "Second Coming" # 2 : A 4 page paper on Yeats' "Second Coming" in which the writer attempts to explain the poem's meaning from beginning to end-- focusing on some of the more difficult phrases. It is concluded that the poem was meant to be largely ambiguous and that to fully understand it, certain sections cannot be taken literally. Bibliography lists 4 supporting sources. Secondco.wps

W.B. Yeats / Irish Nationalism As Reflected In "Easter 1916": A 3 page essay that analyzes the poem in terms of the political climate of the time as well as the literary trends of the day. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Yeats.wps

William Butler Yeats’ "Leda and the Swan" : This 5 page essay discusses one of Yeats’ best known and most fascinating poems "Leda and the Swan." The essay covers the tone, character, situation, and use of allusion, while describing the ways in which Yeats’ short poem tells of the fate that is to befall a great civilization. No additional sources cited. Swan3.doc

William Butler Yeats & Flannery O’Connor / Literary Criticism : A 5 page paper critiquing a literary criticism article by Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet, in which Blythe and Sweet compare O’Connor’s story "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" with William Butler Yeats’ "The Second Coming." The paper concludes that there is really very little valid basis for comparison, due to the differing literary outlooks of the writers themselves. No sources except critical article and O'Connor's book. Flannery.wps

Wilfred Owen’s "Dulce Et Decorum Est"/ Not Sweet & Not Fitting : A 6 page explication of this anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen. The writer concludes that to Owen, it is not sweet and fitting to die for one’s country; it is vile and inhuman to inspire young people to do it. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Dulce.wps

Wilfred Owen’s "Dulce Et Decorum est" vs. Yusef Komunyakaa’s "Facing It" :
This 5 page essay compares and contrasts two poems written more than seventy years apart and that both speak to the futility and waste of war. The essay briefly addresses the tone, point of view, and subject matter, as well as proving the point that. No additional sources cited. Facedu.wps

Tennyson’s "The Lotos-Eaters" : A 10 page analysis of the poem in relationship to the Romantic period and Tennyson's personal relationship to his art. Although Tennyson dealt with romantic views of war and heroes, in contrast to other writers of his day, he felt that poetry should reflect a certain formality borrowed from Greek tragedy literature. In "The Lotos-Eaters," Tennyson was true to his heart. As such, the poem reflects the ideals of the imperialism and his own personal goals--war begets heroes, and heroes in death go to a glorious afterlife. However, although he borrowed from biblical and Greek-tragedy sources, his characters and nature are also contemporary, and transcend all the realms together. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Lotoseat.wps

Sir Phillip Sidney’s "Astrophel and Stella" / Structure & Innovation : An 8 page paper on this sonnet sequence by sixteenth-century poet Sir Philip Sidney. It discusses the poetic techniques used in the sonnets --particularly in terms of structure -- and points out that while many of these techniques were innovations in English poetry, not all were totally successful. Bibliography lists seven sources. Astrstel.wps

Structure In Sidney’s Sonnet 72 : A 5 page paper on Sonnet 72 from Sir Philip Sidney’s long work Astrophel and Stella. The paper explicates the poem in great detail, suggesting that although its poetic expression is lovely, it doesn’t really work as a sonnet because its rhyme scheme and structure don’t fit together. Bibliography lists five sources. Sid72.wps

Unearthing Matthew Arnold’s "The Buried Life" : A 6 page paper on this seldom-studied poem by Matthew Arnold. It analyzes the unusual meter and structure of the poem, and concludes that Arnold has used a very overwhelming and confusing stanzaic and metrical structure to graphically illustrate what it feels like to be overwhelmed and confused. Arnold.wps

Auden's Life & Works : 10 pages in length. A paper discussing the life and works of twentieth century British poet, W.H. Auden. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Auden.wps

James Dickey’s "Cherrylog Road" : A 5 page explication of James Dickey poem. A young man travels through a strange world of iron and the past where the ghosts of the junkyard wait with him for his girl. No additional sources cited. Cherryl.wps

Philip Freneau / Patriot Poet : A 6 page paper discussing the life and works of the Revolutionary War poet who during his lifetime was considered the Father of American Poetry, but is now scarcely remembered at all. The paper analyzes why this is so, and concludes that Freneau’s influence on other writers and political thinkers was greater than the originality of his work. Bibliography lists three sources. Freneau.wps

The Life & Downfall of Robert Lowell : A 5 page biography of the poet Robert Lowell-- emphasizing his troubled adulthood, tragic downfall, and last days alive. Several of Lowell's poems are mentioned but the emphasis here is on his life itself. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Lowell.wps

The Life & Works Of Thomas Gray : A 7 page paper defining the character of this eighteenth-century poet who was so influential in his own day. It notes that despite the fact that he was extremely out of favor in the Romantic era which followed his, there is much we can learn from him today. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Gray.wps

Robert Burns’ "Tam o’Shanter" : A 5 page analysis of the poem which Burns wrote in his Scottish dialect. It tells the story of the night that a drunken Tam o’Shanter came face to face with the devil and a party of witches. The writer demonstrates how Burns’ rollicking poem is reminiscent of Chaucer and also has elements of satire. No additional sources cited. Tamo.wps

Poetic Devices In the Poetry of Robert Burns : A 5 page paper looking at five of Burns’ poems: Of A’ the Airts, John Anderson, My Jo, A Man’s A Man for A’ That, Flow Gently, Sweet Afton, and Robert Bruce’s March to Bannockburn. The paper looks at the literary devices used, particularly those of metrical structure. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Burnsp.wps

Seventeenth Century Poetry / Pleasure, Conflict & Time : A 5 page paper examining three poems by John Donne, Robert Herrick, and Andrew Marvell, in terms of the presence or absence of overlapping themes. The paper concludes that while evidence exists that all three writers incorporated into their poems thoughts on pleasure and conflict, the most obvious similarity was an obsession with the passage of time. Bibliography lists 4 sources. 17thpoet.wps

Andrew Marvell’s "To His Coy Mistress" / The Time is Now : A 5 page essay exploring the issues of time and the role it plays in seduction in the Marvell poem. The writer ultimately concludes that the poem reminds us to seize our time on Earth for it will come to us only once. No additional sources cited. Coymist.wps

A.E. Houseman & His Poetry : A 3 page essay comparing the lyrical beauty of I Hoed and Trenched and Weeded with the emotional assault and incoherence of Terrence, This is Stupid Stuff. The writer focuses on poetic technique. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Houseman.wps

Epigrams in Hellenistic Poetry : The first Hellenistic poets began to rediscover an earlier tradition and adopted the same themes and style of older Greek lyric masters. This 6 page essay examines the use of wit, sarcasm, and so forth in classic Hellenistic poems. The writer discusses the use of epigrams in terms of the various socio-political structures which probably led to their popularity at the time. It should be noted that the emphasis here is more upon the reasons for epigrams than on the poems or poetry itself. Mentioned are : Callimachus, Herodus, Theocritus, and Apollonius of Rhodes. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Hellenis.wps

Anne Bradstreet’s Poetry / Neoclassical Or Metaphysical? : A 3 page paper examining the work of this early American poet. The paper looks at both the Neoclassical school of poetry and the Metaphysical movement in order to determine in which camp Bradstreet fits, and concludes that abundant evidence proves her to be Metaphysical. Bibliography lists two sources. Bradst.wps

The Works of Adrienne Rich : An 8 page paper describing Rich's influence on contemporary culture and poetry. The writer details Rich's views on patriarchy and how it reflects upon her lesbianism. Bibliography cites 10 sources. Adrich.wps

Ezra Pound -- Philosophy & Works : 9 pages in length. Ezra Pound was an American avant-garde poet, critic, and translator, who exerted an enormous influence over the development of English and American poetry and criticism during the early 20th century. Interestingly, Pound actually led the Modernist interest in Chinese poetry. Report is largely a comprehensive, sociopolitical examination of Ezra Pound's influence, philosophy, and style. Bibliography lists 5 critical sources. Ezrapoun.wps

Chinese Poetry : A very basic, 4 page overview of Yu Hsuan-Chi's "On a Visit to Ch'ung Chen Taoist Temple (9th century A.D. -China) with comparative reference to Washington Allston's poem "Rosalie." (17th century). No bibliography. Chinapoe.wps

African-American Poets of the Civil Rights Era : 7 pages covering the voice of struggle expressed in Black poetry of the civil rights era. Analytical focus is specifically upon the works of such greats as Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovani, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Bibliography lists 7 sources, Report also includes samples of two relevant poems (no charge). Blackpoe.wps

Black Poetry & Literature -- A Reflection Through the Ages : A 5 page paper comparing today's black literature and poetry to poems of the days of slavery. The writer discusses contemporary authors and ways in which their works still reflect the themes and issues of the old poems & chants of slavery. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Blackpo2.wps

The Persona Of Paul Laurence Dunbar : An 8 page research paper on this black poet of the late nineteenth century. The writer analyzes his reasons for writing dialect verse; the subliminal messages expressed by that type of verse; and how he became trapped in a persona he could not escape. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Dunbar.wps

Comparison Of The Works Of Phillis Wheatley & Paul Laurence Dunbar : A 10 page paper comparing the work and the outlook of the two authors. Phillis Wheatley traditionally is considered to be the first black American poet. Though Paul Laurence Dunbar was born nearly a century after Wheatley’s death, the two share common traits other than their skin color. Dunbar was the first black American poet that was widely read and sold. That they were involved in the evolution of American literature at all is in itself amazing, even without the firsts in their lives and in their work. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Dunwheat.doc

The Poetry of Langston Hughes : A 6 page paper on the poet Langston Hughes. The writer details his contributions to Afro-American literature and points out his common theme of speaking from a personal black perspective through examples from many key poems including "Harlem / What happens to a Dream Deferred," etc; Bibliography lists 11 sources. Hughes.wps

Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks / Poetic Visions of Reality : A 7 page piece that seeks to prove that Gwendolyn Brooks' "We Real Cool, The Pool Players. Seven at the Golden Shovel," and Langston Hughes' "A Dream Deferred" are not mere observations about life on the streets, they are poems that speak of dashed dreams. They were not penned merely to express internal or external suffering observed, but for the love of community. They were written not merely to point out desolation in the community, but to point out the necessity for self-empowerment. The poems spoke of the present, how it relates to the past and its relationship to the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Langwen.wps (*MORE Gwendolyn Brooks papers BELOW)

Langston Hughes' "Dream Deferred" : A 1 page analysis of Hughes' infamous poem entitled "What Happens to a Dream Deferred ?" (a.k.a. Harlem). The writer discusses the meaning behind this poem and its unavoidable sociopolitical context. Specifically examined is what the poet meant by the dream itself. No Bibliography. Poemdre.wps *TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS ESSAY ONLY $ 9.95 !

Modernism In African-American Poetry : A 5 page analysis and research paper which examines three representative poems from leaders of the Harlem Renaissance to illustrate the principle of modernism in black poetry. These poems are: "Mulatto" by Langston Hughes; "Incident" by Countee Cullen; and "He was a man" by Sterling Brown. The writer first discusses what experts have said regarding the definition of modernism and then examines how these statements can be applied to each poem. Bibliography lists 6 sources. 3bpoets.wps

The Poetry Of Gwendolyn Brooks / Growing Up, Reaching Out : A 6 page paper on three poems by this well-known Black American. The poems explicated are "Hunchback Girl: She Thinks of Heaven;" "We Real Cool;" and "The Ballad of Chocolate Mabbie," and the paper looks at them in terms of their evocation of the experience of growing up. Bibliography lists four sources. Gbroo.wps

Gwendolyn Brooks / Poems : A 5 page analysis of 3 of Gwendolyn Brooks’ poems. The writer looks at "A Sunset of the City," "When you have forgotten Sunday: The Love Story," and "Corners on the Curving Sky" as being representative of Brooks’ style and also of how Brooks consistently expresses emotions which are universal to human experience. No additional sources cited. Gwenbrok.wps

Gwendolyn Brooks’ "Kitchenette Building" / Meter : A 5 page paper on Gwendolyn Brooks’ short poem, looking at the tone, dramatic situation, and particularly the meter. The paper asserts that Brooks uses meter to emphasize the poem’s point: that traditional poetic techniques, as both styles and as viewpoints, are an inappropriate mode of expression to those who are cut off from the romantic world. Bibliography lists 1 source. Brookit.wps

Bob Kaufman and Beat Generation Poetry : This 8 page paper discusses the African- American, Jewish, "Beat Generation" poet Bob Kaufman. Critics and many of his fellow poets thought he was the most talented of the "Beat" poets but certainly one of the least recognized and least well-known. Many critics have thought it was Kaufman that Ginsberg wrote about in "Howl" as one of the "best minds of my generation." Bibliography lists 9 sources. Bobgeat.wps

Federico Garcia Lorca / His Poetry and Life : A 7 page paper discussing the works of this twentieth century Spanish poet. The paper gives a short description of his life, then discusses two of his poems in depth, showing how they expressed his feelings in a unique and impressionistic way. Poems are included at end of paper. Bibliography included. Lorca.wps

Federico Garcia Lorca / His Poetry & Homosexual Themes : A 7 page paper discussing the works of this twentieth century Spanish poet. The writer gives a short description of his life, then discusses two of his poems in depth, showing how they expressed his homosexuality in new and startling ways. Poems are included at end of paper. Bibliography included. Lorca2.wps

The Industrial Revolution Through the Eyes of Dario & Lorca : An 8 page paper discussing specific literary works: "New York Oficina Y denuncia (New York Office and declaration)," by Frederico Garcia Lorca, and the first two chapters of "El Oro del Malorca (The Gold of Malorca)," by Ruben Dario. The industrial revolution was a time of great change that eventually has led the world to the technological state it resides in today. People’s lives changed in many ways due to this revolution. Some of them were perhaps good changes and some were bad. These two literary men saw the effects of the revolution and wrote about their impressions. While both saw similar things they differed in their approach and their passion. Lorcaind.wps

John Dryden’s "Mac Flecknoe" -- How It Relates To Thomas Shadwell : A 5 page paper that compares Dryden’s development of the character of Mac Flecnoe which is a devastating attack on Thomas Shadwell, one of Dryden’s contemporaries. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Macfleck.wps

Lucille Clifton’s "Homage To My Hips" : This 4 page essay deals with Lucille Clifton and her changing body--her hips in particular and what that really means. No additional sources cited. Hips.wps

Iranian Poet / Forugh Farrokhzad (1935-1967) : An 8 page paper on this Iranian woman who is considered the most popular -- and probably the best -- poet in Iranian history. This paper examines one of her poems, "Border Walls," in light of the environment of social restraint and taboo against which Farrokhzad wrote, and analyzes her influence in the world today. Biblioraphy lists 4 additional sources. A copy of the poem is included. Forugh.wps

Poet -- Kahlil Gibran / Responsibility Of The Individual : A 12 page paper discussing the life and some of the recurrent themes of "The Prophet." Kahlil Gibran admonishes us to always perform at the best levels we are capable of attaining, and everything we do, to do in love. He tells us that each of us is responsible not only for ourselves, but for each other as well, owing love not only to others, but also to our work. According to Gibran, material things are no good measure of anything but themselves, and certainly are no measure of the worth of an individual. What does provide measure is the degree of love in which we can live, and in the number of avenues that we can find and use that love. He provides us with arenas we may never have considered, such as work and teaching, but arenas that are no less important simply because of our inability to see them without Gibran’s help. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Gibran.doc

Daniel Halpern’s "Summer in the Middle Class"/ What Happens In Unison :
A 7 page paper analyzing Daniel Halpern’s painful look at his own generation. The paper asserts that although the poem seems happy on the surface, it is actually full of unresolved tensions, and its theme -- isolationism -- cuts to the very root of the American way of life. Halpern.wps

The Poetry Of Galway Kinnell : A 3 page research paper on Kinnell and his poetry. The writer details a brief synopsis of his biography, his literary place, and an exposition of a poem, "When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone." Bibliography lists 3 sources. Kinnell.wps

The Last Leaf / The Artistic Mind : A 10 page explication of O. Henry’s [William Sydney Porter] "The Last Leaf." The writer discusses Henry’s depiction of the artist. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Lastleaf.rtf

Poetry Explication / "The Eternal Dice" : This 4 page explication reveals the author's anger toward God as well as his vision for the future of the world. Eterndic.wps

Poetry Of John Donne & The Psychology Of Death : A 5 page paper discussing the seventeenth-century poet and his views on the subject of death. The writer examines two of his "Holy Sonnets", and concludes that Donne’s beliefs about death were deeply colored by the anxiety of his depressive state. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Donne.wps

Feminism In The Poetry of John Donne : An 8 page paper providing a feminist reading of three of John Donne’s poems -- "The Undertaking," "The Good Morrow," and "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning." The paper connects Donne’s highly-tuned ability to think in metaphor -- in other words, to see with a kind of double vision -- to his acceptance of the personhood of the females in his life in an era when women’s minds were not highly valued. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Johndonn.wps

John Donne’s "Batter My Heart" : A 5 page paper discussing how John Donne’s poem, "Batter My Heart" reinforces or qualifies the view of love put forth by Donne in his poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning. Bibliography lists no sources. Battermy.wps

Works of Derek Walcott / Investigating the Trope of Song : In 5 pages, the author investigates the trope of song in the works of Derek Walcott. Several passages are taken from Walcott's writing. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Walcottd.wps

Derek Walcott’s "Omeros" vs. Homer’s "Iliad" / Brothers In Verse : A 5 page paper comparing Derek Walcott’s poem "Omeros" to Homer’s works, particularly the Iliad, and comparing Homer himself to Walcott’s personification of him, the blind fisherman Seven Seas. The paper concludes that both personas exhibit an extraordinary greatness of spirit, and show that even ordinary men can be heroes. Bibliography lists three sources. Omeros.wps

Edna St. Vincent Millay / Dualism In Her Sonnet "For The Harp - Weaver" : A 5 page paper that posits that in the duality of her terminology and placement of lines in prose, Edna St. Vincent Millay underscores the workings of a "heart’s" reaction to an impending separation from a lover. She at once makes it clear that she is sorrowful and prideful, weak and strong, hurtful and commanding. In juxtaposing her anger, frustration and sorrow with contemplation, she reaches levels of emotion in her prose that is pertinent to the circumstance. By doing so, she creates a scene of realistic internal and external interaction. One source cited. Millay2.wps

Velimir Khlebnikov – An "Ultimate Poet" : A 6 page paper discussing the Russian futurist and poet, Velimir Khlebnikov and his magical use of words and vision which led to him being known as an "Ultimate Poet." Bibliography lists five sources. Velimir.doc

An Explication of Merwin’s "The Paper" : A 1 page discussion of the themes and images in Merwin’s poem. It concludes that although the poet seems to conclude that poetry isn’t worth either reading or writing because it doesn’t contain the original experience, the fact that the poet wrote this excellent poem at all belies this. No sources except poem. Merwin.wps *TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS PAPER ONLY $ 9.95 !

Sappho – My Tongue Is Broken : A 5 page paper comparing and contrasting Sappho’s "My Tongue is Broken" with the artistic interpretation of the poem written by M. Barnard. No additional sources cited. Sappho.wps

Native Indian Poetry "Vision" / Importance Of The Rainbow : A one page expletive essay on the poem The Vision. The author writes about their feelings of what the poem means and is trying to explain. Vision.wps

Aristotle, Sidney, Shelley, Aquinas & Boccaccio / Use Of The Poetic Metaphor :
A 12 page paper that considers the topic of the poetic metaphor as considered in the writings of these five great minds. This paper suggests that within each of these authors' writings, there is evidence to support the value of the poetic metaphor. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Arisid.wps

"The Meal" & "My Father in the Navy"/ Childhood Memories : A 5 page paper discussing and comparing the two poems "The Meal" by John Berger and "My Father in the Navy; A Childhood Memory" by Judith Ortiz Cofer. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Mealnavy.wps

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