- The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the author uses the story of a sailor and his adventures to reveal aspects of life. This tale follows the Mariner and his crew as they travel between the equator and the south pole, and then back to England. The author's use of symbolism lends the work to adults as a complex web of representation, rather than a children's book about a sailor.
First, in the poem, the ship symbolize...
- Superbowl Story
HERE BEGINS THE BOOK OF THE TALES OF THE SUPER BOWL: When the frigid air of January has blanketed every treetop and house alike with its gentle frost; when birds, squirrels, and the like are nowhere to be found close to home- then folks long to go on trips to temperate sites; and especially from every corner of the States they travel to Pasadena every few years, to watch The Super Bowl there; the finals for the great football season which has entertained them the past...
- My Dog
Over the past several months, my family and I noticed that Molly, our 12-year-old dog, had progressively become more torpid about the house and outside. At first, we thought something was wrong. We believed that she had come down with some sort of sickness. After a while, we came to our senses and deduced that it was probably just old age. Then, she stopped eating. Again, our natural intuition told us wrong, as we figured that it was just a stomach bug, nothing deleterious...
It must have been around eleven o'clock in the morning when I awoke from a stuffy and uncomfortable sleep, in the back of a moving mini-van. My mouth was dry, my nose was sore, and my eyes itched from sleep crust. A huge yawn escaped from my mouth as I tried to stretch my aching limbs. As I was stretching out, I accidentally kicked my little brother Sam in the head. So much for peaceful sleep, he woke up in a foul mood. He must have thought that I kicked him on purpose...
Jason awoke in a sweat again. The red digital display of the clock radio told him it was 3:15AM, and although he wanted to go back to sleep, he knew he wouldn't be able to - he hadn't had a good night's sleep since his last job with Mat Johnson. It was the First National Bank on High Street. As soon as they started grabbing cash the cops were there. Jason had noticed and had ran out the back door, but Mat was too slow - he got shot in the head. It had been the end of Jason Lenno...
- Dear Golden One (love Letter Based On Anthem)
Dear Golden One (love letter based on Anthem)
Dear Golden One,
IT IS NOT A SIN TO WRITE THIS! I'm very tired of having to hide my feelings for you. My heart is about to explode of the passion that is burning its inside when I can't have you. What is wrong with loving each other? Why can't I just hold you and show you how much I care about you? My dear love, you have always being my inspiration at everything I do. When I close my eyes I can see no one but you. My five sense...
- Poem #640: Interpretation
Poem #640: interpretation
I cannot live with You...
- Pain Has An Element Of Blank
Pain has an element of blank
Although cryptic in language and structure, Dickinson gives her work an instinctually vivid sense of emotion. Her examination of the feeling of pain focuses in on only a few of the subtler nuances of pain that are integral parts of the experience. She draws in on an "Element of Blank" that she introduces in her opening line. In exploring pain, she proposes that this "blankness" is a self-propagating force that is subject to the dynamic forces of time, histo...
Bridges are crossed daily,
Some more often then other,
Live consist of bridges,
Some more stable than other,
And if you fall off,
You might find it hard,
To stand back up,
And regain your posture,
Some have fallen,
And been swallowed,
Bye the current, dragged,
Further and further along,
Lost forever to social chaos,
Unknowingly I have fallen,
And risen again,
Death cannot stop me,
I have risen above him,
Perhaps even taken his place,
- Alfred Sasoons Poetry
Alfred Sasoon's poetry
ethan & tim
Sassoon's bitterness against the war is made clear through his poetry, which is filled with his resentment against war, the futility of it and the high price that had to be paid.
In the poem 'A working party' Sassoon's feelings towards the futility of war and the waste of life that war brings about is made clear through his use of his language and the way he makes the reader feel as if they know the man in the poem. In this and many other poems, Sassoon uses...
- Among School Children
Among School Children
"Among School Children" is a poem used by Yeats to determine an upcoming generation with the underlying concept that no possible life can be fulfilled. The philosophy controlling this work suggests that perhaps life 'prepares us for what never happens'. Consistent with Yeatsean philosophy, it follows the dogma which states that wistlessness brings about innocence, whereas knowledge brings us ballyhoo. Within the realms of acquired wisdom, consciousness produces an...
- Sea Fever - Analysis
'Sea Fever' - Analysis
John Masefield's poem "Sea Fever" is a work of art that brings beauty to the English language through its use of rhythm, imagery and many complex figures of speech. The meter in "Sea Fever" follows the movement of the tall ship in rough water through its use of iambs and hard hitting spondees. Although written primarily in iambic meter, the meter in "Sea Fever" varies throughout the poem. The imagery in "Sea Fever" suggests an adventurous ocean that appeals to al...
- Personal Essay
It was a Sunday evening around 6 o'clock or so, one of the many Sunday evenings where I would cruise around with my father in the car. Though this wasn't just any ordinary Sunday sightseeing excursion with dad.
We stopped at a red light, and without much enthusiasm observed the pedestrians. A woman, as she walked, fixed the white lacey gossamer slip of her dress. It dragged out of her skirt, obviously making her feel self-conscious. A short, stubby man with an ove...
- My Last Duchess
My Last Duchess
A dramatic monologue is a poem in which a single speaker who is not the poet recites the entire poem at a critical moment. The speaker has a listener within the poem, but the reader of the poem is also one of the speakers listeners. In a dramatic monologue, the reader learns about the speaker's character from what the speaker says. Robert Browning is said to have perfected this form of writing. One of his most famous dramatic monologues is "My Last Duchess."
- After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes--
After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes--
Elements of despair evident from the inner workings of Emily Dickinson are present in her poem, ...