The Interpretation of Frost's Poem

“The Road Not Taken” is a poem by Robert Frost, published in 1916 in the collection Mountain Interval. It is the first poem in the volume and is printed in italics. The title is often mistakenly given as “The Road Less Traveled”, from the penultimate line: “I took the one less traveled by”. “The Road Not Taken” is […]

Yeats' Use of Symbolism in 'Leda and the Swan' and 'the Second Coming'

Yeats, a somewhat eclectic poet, explores, throughout his work, a wide range of themes and ideas. He reflects on his nation’s politics, Irish mysticism, the afterlife, love, and his own past. While each set of his poems share many recurring images, however, it is Yeats’ examination and opinions of the gyres of time and history that crop up […]

"Mother to Son" Analysis

“Mother to Son” The speaker of the poem “Mother to Son,” by Langston Hughes is a mother who is giving advice to her son. Her life has been difficult and hard at times. As readers, we know this because the speaker talks about how life is a staircase and her staircase has had “tacks and splinters in it” […]

Poetry and Love Poems

Miguel Lopez Professor Warren English 102 13 October 2012 Analysis of some Poems of “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair” Neftali Ricardo Reyes Eliecer Basoalto, better known as Pablo Neruda was a Chilean poet, considered one of the best and most influential artists of the century, “the greatest poet of the twentieth century in any language” […]

Tim's Coffee Shop Business Analyst

Final Project Business Analyst of Tim’s Coffee Shoppe 06/17/2012 Executive Summary After carefully analyzing your Coffee Shoppe, I have found several aspects that are considered strengths and weaknesses. Tim’s Coffee Shoppe has already established its presence in the busy downtown area of Sunnydale, Illinois. Your shop is located by a large college and Horvath and Arbanes Station, which […]

The of his first wife, Emma Gifford. For

The exploration of atonement and forgiveness is key to both texts. In Hardy’s poetry, this takes the form of nostalgia and memories of his first wife, Emma Gifford. For the later part of their marriage, the couple had been alienated from one another as she retreated to sleep alone in the attic, where she wrote letters to friends […]

The Heart and Mind: the Message in R.S. Thomas' "Remembering"

Kyla Matthews Sobey English 1302-002 09 November 2012 The Heart and Mind: The Message in R. S. Thomas’ “Remembering” “R. S. Thomas writes about the people of his country in a style that some critics have compared to the harsh and rugged terrain” (R. S. Thomas). Thomas grew up with a father who was a sailor and lived […]

Sylvia Plath "Daddy"

“Daddy” – Sylvia Plath (Poetry Analysis 1) Plath, best known for her confessional poetry is credited to have written the poem “Daddy” in the year, 1962. However, it was posthumously published in 1965. The use of explicit imagery throughout the poem reflects her style. Using the Holocaust as a metaphor, Plath gives the poem its much-intended nightmarish quality […]

Edgar Allen Poe

Tina Giarla Professor Allison 21 Oct. 2012 Edgar Allan Poe’s Theory & Poetry “The Philosophy of Composition” is an essay written by Edgar Allan Poe that explains his theory on good writers and their writing methods. Essentially, Poe believed every poem should have a strong effect on the reader and that poems should be short and to the […]

Role of Religion in Early American Literature

Role of Religion in Early American Literature American Literature, especially of the early settler and colonial period is marked by a deep sense of religion and a stress upon writing about matters related to religion. The development of early American literature thus can be seen to be a reflection of the religious ideals followed by the early settlers […]


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