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poetry
Would you agree "Still I Rise" also has autobiographical undertones such as Angelou's rape? Could "Does my sassiness upset you?: (5) and "Does my sexiness upset you?" (25) express her finally finding confidence in her sexuality/ sensuality (because...
Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8:58pm

poetry
Yes! :-) I think it also refers to the attitudes of some slaves even before they were emancipated. Angelou says that in a way slaves (or at least some slaves) were thumbing their noses at their masters behind their backs. She says that no one could keep their spirits down.
Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8:50pm

poetry
" I am the dream and the hope of the slave." Refers to the woman the speaker has become (powerful and confident) which African American slaves aimed to obtain after all the inequalities and discrimination they experienced. So theme = In a society that limits one'...
Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8:40pm

poetry
Both the tone and the theme are summed up in her last lines: "I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise. " http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/still-i-r​ise/ What do you think? I'll be glad to discuss it with you if I know your thoughts first.
Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7:28pm

poetry
Theme. Strength of black women, or belief in oneself. Tone. Hope? Pride? What do you think?
Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7:26pm

poetry
What is the tone and theme of Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise"?
Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7:22pm

Langston Hughes
Why does Langston Hughes repeat the line, "I've known rivers," in the Poetry "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." The rivers are the Euphrates, Congo, Nile, and Mississippi river.
Monday, March 1, 2010 at 7:45pm

Langston Hughes
Why does Langston Hughes repeat the line, "I've known rivers," in the Poetry "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
Monday, March 1, 2010 at 6:17pm

English
1) Summarise briefly (or briefly summarise) the history of England from the prehistory (or from its prehistoric inhabitants) to the Anglo-Saxon invasion (or to the Anglo-Saxon invaders) Summarise = summarize. You could say it either way. I prefer the Briefly summarize....: ...
Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 7:07pm

English
Thank you very much! I would like you to check these few more statements, too. 1) Summarise briefly (or briefly summarise) the history of England from the prehistory (or from its prehistoric inhabitants) to the Anglo-Saxon invasion (or to the Anglo-Saxon invaders) 2)His cousin...
Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 5:37pm

English
Thank you very much for your last suggestions! Can you check these last statements of the day, please? Thank you 1) The mirror is a recurrent theme in the poetry of the American poetess Sylvia Plath. Describe its characteristics, qualities and symbolic meaning with reference ...
Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 4:06pm

poetry for english
How exactly may we halp you? We can not write the poems for you, obviously but we could help by explaining those literary terms. Would that help you? Try some of the sites within this GOOGLE Search: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&clien​t=firefox-a&hs=3Lu&rls=org....
Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 11:16am

poetry for english
i need to write three more poems for english about child abuse using onomatopoeia, personification, voice, and alliteration
Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 6:12pm

science
i need to write a poem about nitrogen. please help. i'm not good at poetry.
Friday, February 19, 2010 at 7:41pm

British Literature
AABB amd try here: http://www.google.com/search?q=in+poetry​+how+to+mark+syllables+with+feet&ie=utf-​8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:of​ficial&client=firefox-a Sra
Friday, February 19, 2010 at 2:07am

high school
I would have added trigonometry, and poetry interpretation.
Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:59pm

poetry, part 1
Look up the words, as Writeacher suggested. Much better yet, have your son look them up, and explain them to you. Then decide which fits best. We will be happy to critique thinking. This is your son's test?
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 10:56am

poetry, part 1
still having trouble over my head trying to help my son please help
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 10:46am

literature/poetry1
has anyone taken the test poetry part 1 if so please help
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 10:44am

poetry, part 1
You cannot look at this the way you've typed it. You need to look at it in the original poem: SONNET 116 Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ...
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 9:34am

poetry, part 1
If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved. These lines are an example of an a.quatrian b octet c couplet d sestet please help lost on this test
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 9:04am

Poetry, Part 2
Dang ms. sue, you ruin everything.... you need to shut the beep up! seriously..
Friday, February 12, 2010 at 5:44pm

English Lit
If you're unclear about how to write poetry explications, please read and follow the directions in the following links: http://www.uncp.edu/home/canada/work/mar​kport/best/study/poetry.htm http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/​poetry-explication.html
Monday, February 8, 2010 at 8:40pm

English Lit
Write a poetry explication that describes aspects that typify the work of a poet in Twentieth-century to contemporary poetry
Monday, February 8, 2010 at 8:36pm

Yr 10 English - Poetry
It doesn't look like he had any interest in traditional hobbies like golf or stamp collecting. Read this, especially the last paragraph, to see how he spent his "spare" time. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/liter​ature/laureates/1995/heaney-bio.html
Monday, February 8, 2010 at 1:47pm

Yr 10 English - Poetry
What were the hobbies (if any) of Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney? I searched everywhere and couldn't find anything. . .
Monday, February 8, 2010 at 1:22pm

POETRY
What lines?
Monday, February 8, 2010 at 12:11pm

POETRY
19. Which one of the following lines best illustrates personification?
Monday, February 8, 2010 at 12:08pm

Lesson 4 Poetry, Part 1
. Which poet “sees, hears, and is silent
Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 2:12pm

Lesson 4 Poetry, Part 1
one of the following poems follows a patterned rhyme
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 1:55pm

English III
I am having trouble doing my Poetry Explication Essay.I have my introduction, I just need help doing my body paragraph on my poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost.
Monday, February 1, 2010 at 6:01pm

English I
This might be interesting, too: http://poetry.suite101.com/article.cfm/r​obert_frost_s_tricky_poem
Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 7:06pm

english1
This poem to me,<~~delete "to me" and the comma. doesn’t really define the term surrealistic. Surrealistic is defined by Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary as marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream; also: unbelievable, fantastic. The ...
Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 4:28pm

English
http://www.rhymezone.com http://www.rhymer.com http://rhyme.poetry.com
Friday, January 29, 2010 at 7:20pm

poetry
Please see your later post, which I saw first. Sra
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 2:18am

poetry
in part two of the "highwayman" , why is the fact that the highwayman didnt come stressed three times? From whose point of view are we seeing it? Why is the word "marching" repeated?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 11:09pm

Poetry/English
I agree with your take on line 12. I think there is no personification in line 1, but there is definitely imagery in there. Imagery is the poet's choice of language in order to create clear and vivid images in the reader's/listener's mind. There is irony in this ...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 9:43pm

Poetry/English
I am STILL trying to find 3 poetic devices in the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost: Please advise if I am on the "right road" or could you put me on "the right path if I am wrong... line 12 "In leaves no step had trodden black"--is ...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 8:39pm

5th grade
Harold and DrWLS are right. If you need further help understanding how to determine the syllables in a word and then in a line of poetry, here are some good webpages that will help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meter_%28po​etry%29 Click on 1.1 Feet -- the chart there is ...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 7:11am

5th grade English poetry
I suggest you read the poem and count them. http://www.wsu.edu:8001/~wldciv/world_ci​v_reader/world_civ_reader_2/frost_road.h​tml Different lines have different numbers of syllables, but there is not a large difference between them. <<Two roads di-verged in a...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 5:21am

high school, english,
Answer the following questions, using never, once, twice, or often. Example. 1. Have you read Rizal's Noli and Fili? Yes, I have read it twice[or insert other ones.] No, I have never read it. 2. Have you visited the Rizal Shrine at Fort Santiago? Yes,______________________...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 5:17am

poetry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhyme_schem​e Let us know what you think.
Monday, January 25, 2010 at 10:33am

poetry
what is the rhyming pattern in the poem The road not taken, written by Robert Frost TWO ROADS DIVERGED IN AYELLOW WOOD, And soory I could not travel both, And be one traveller ,iong I stood and looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Monday, January 25, 2010 at 9:48am

Literary Analysis and Composition
Sorry, Apparently the last post i did didnt show my selections. Please check these answers for me. Thanks 1. Works such as "To Build a Fire" gave Naturalist writers such as Jack London a platform to argue that (Points: 5) human wisdom ingenuity can solve all problems...
Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 3:55pm

Literary Analysis and Composition
Could you check my work for me? and please hurry, i have 40 minutes left to complete. Thanks so much! 1. Works such as "To Build a Fire" gave Naturalist writers such as Jack London a platform to argue that (Points: 5) human wisdom ingenuity can solve all problems. ...
Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 3:44pm

British Literature
Please check my answers #11: Coffeehouses were centers for (A) literary activity (B) political debates © entertainment (D) all of the above. #11: D #12: After viewing the London Fire on September 2, 1666, Samuel Pepys (A) mailed a letter to his father (B) left town (C) ...
Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 12:24am

English
1) Poe believed that the greteast art was that which had to do with emotions. Thus, the subject matter of many of his tales deals with (??) living corpses, frightening experiences and with situations which the reader has never encountered before (?) Simplify! Poe believed that...
Monday, January 18, 2010 at 6:00pm

English
1) Poe believed that the greteast art was that which had to do with emotions. Thus, the subject matter of many of his tales deals with (??) living corpses, frightening experiences and with situations which the reader has never encountered before (?) 2)Poe's storied are ...
Monday, January 18, 2010 at 4:53pm

poetry
Read the poem out loud. After each section write down in a few words what the section is basically about. Pick out important words. Then write what you think the whole poem is about. How does it apply to you? When you have finished, please repost and we will be happy to make ...
Monday, January 18, 2010 at 9:01am

poetry
"If Whales Could Think On Certain Happy Days" by Irving Layton As the whale surfaced joyously, water spouted from his head in great jets of praise for the silent, awesome mystery he beheld between sea and sky. Thankfulness filled his immense body for his sense of ...
Monday, January 18, 2010 at 12:28am

Lesson 4 Poetry, Part 1
anwers # 2&3 are incorrect
Friday, January 15, 2010 at 9:28am

Poetry
i need help translating this poem into modern english. it is by John Donne I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved?were we not weaned till then, But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the seven sleepers' den? Twas so; but this, all ...
Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 9:53pm

Poetry
i need help translating this poem into modern english. it is by John Donne I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved?were we not weaned till then, But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the seven sleepers' den? Twas so; but this, all ...
Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 9:53pm

poetry
Really don't shirk First of all, decide on the rhyme scheme. You will have 15 lines. Things getting in the way I know, that's easy to say Sra
Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 7:27pm

poetry
im trying to write an acrostic poem on procrastination.this is what i have so far: Play before work R O C R Arguing that you’ll do it later Stay up all night T I N A Things getting in the way I O N hellpp?? please and thankyou:)
Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 7:05pm

poetry
Try here: http://www.google.com/search?q=acrostic+​poem&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozi​lla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Write each letter on one line to get started d a day and night apt to fight... Sra
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 2:16am

poetry
i need to write an acrostic poem for english using the quote:"do all lawyers defend negros". its from to kill a mocking bird and i need to write a phras starting with each letter in the quote and i cnt think of anything
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 11:39pm

Poetry
What is the title of this? Who is the poet? Are these lines all there is to it? Come fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring your Winter-garment of Repentance fling: the Bird of Time has but a little way to flutter- and the bird is on the Wing
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10:23pm

Poetry
I need help translating this poem into plain informal English and the metaphors are really confusing and I don't understand. If you give me some tools or advice, that would be very helpful. Thanks! "come fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring/ your Winter-garment of ...
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10:20pm

Wisdom poetry
Here is a collection of quotations about wisdom. http://www.quoteland.com/topic.asp?CATEG​ORY_ID=155 You can go back into the website's main page and choose another quotations by topic area -- or any other of their categories: http://www.quoteland.com PS -- The ...
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 11:25am

Wisdom poetry
I have to brainstorm a list of themes for wisdom poems, but I am stuck. I know that wisdom poetry has some kind of moral or lesson in it, but what general topics can have that? I just need an example or two to get me going. Thanks in advance :)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 11:05am

ENGLISH-POETRY
NEED HELP WITH WRITING A 10 LINE IAMBIC POEM ABOUT WEATHER AND A 10 LINE TROCHIAC POEM ABOUT A PET
Monday, January 11, 2010 at 5:28pm

SHAKESPEARE
"Translate" the prologue to Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare's poetry to your prose. Use the dictionary as necessary. Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes ...
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 7:50pm

French
Original Poem-Formula Poetry line one = a noun line two = 2 adjs. that describe the noun line three = a sentence describing noun. line four = another word that has the same meaning as noun. Could I have an example on this please.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 6:53pm

Lesson 4 Poetry, Part 1
can anyone tell me if my answers are right.
Monday, January 4, 2010 at 8:24pm

romeo and juliet
"Translate" the prologue to Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare's poetry to your prose. Use the dictionary as necessary. Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes ...
Monday, January 4, 2010 at 3:39pm

Lesson 4 Poetry, Part 1
I see the answers now, but I didn't at first. 1. Walt Whitman’s excerpt from Song of Myself can be considered an expression of A. populism. C. imagism. B. romanticism. my answer D. conventionalism 2. Which one of the following poems has the rhyme scheme AA BB CC DD...
Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 7:30pm

Lesson 4 Poetry, Part 1
You need to read over what you posted. I don't see your answers anywhere.
Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 7:27pm

Lesson 4 Poetry, Part 1
i did put my answers if you read they say my answer next to the letter i picked.
Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 7:24pm

Lesson 4 Poetry, Part 1
We do not do your homework for you. After you have done the reading and studying, post your answers and we will be happy to make suggestions or corrections.
Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 7:15pm

Lesson 4 Poetry, Part 1
1. Walt Whitman’s excerpt from Song of Myself can be considered an expression of A. populism. C. imagism. B. romanticism. my answer D. conventionalism. 2. Which one of the following poems has the rhyme scheme AA BB CC DD . . .? A. “since feeling is first” B. &#...
Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 7:11pm

literature
http://www.answers.com/prose Basically, prose is any writing that is not poetry. http://www.google.com/search?q=5+types+o​f+prose&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&client=fi​refox-a&rlz=1R1GGGL_en___US357
Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 10:32am

poetry
http://www.aspirennies.com/private/SiteB​ody/Romance/Poetry/Styles/poemStyle11.sh​tml
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 5:20pm

poetry
How do you write a List Poetry poem?
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 4:49pm

poetry
Check this site: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gawain/cha​racters.html
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 12:13pm

poetry
How could you read the poem and not know this: Hint, what happened to his head?
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 11:17am

poetry
describe what happens at king arthur's court that shows the green knights superhuman qualities
Friday, December 18, 2009 at 11:10am

English 2 honors quick question
At Sparknotes and other sites you can find practice questions and essay ideas (which can make questions on tests, too). http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/ If you don't find everything you're looking for there, just Google the title (put the title in quotation marks) and ...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 5:38pm

English 2 honors quick question
I have a final in this class tomorrow and I need a free online practice test. Somethings we have learned our poetry terms, (sonnet, lyrical, haiku, simile, metaphor, hyberbole etc..) We have also read the story Antigone, Pit and the Pendulum, Witness for the prosecution. Thanks:)
Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 5:33pm

poetry
"Pentameter" if the poet is using iambs or trochees (2-syllable poetic "feet"). Could be others, depending on how many syllables per poetic foot. http://www.uncg.edu/~htkirbys/meters.htm​ http://www2.one-eyed-alien.net/~ayelton/​Writing/meter.html
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 8:51am

poetry
Try here: http://www.google.com/search?q=a+poem+wi​th+10+syllables+per+line&ie=utf-8&oe=utf​-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&c​lient=firefox-a Sra
Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 1:32am

poetry
whats q poem that has 10 syllables per line
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11:31pm

poetry
You might consider whether the U.S. is a melting pot or a salad bowl. http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&h​l=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS355&q=America+melti​ng+pot
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:22pm

poetry
There are a wealth of sites here: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sourc​e=hp&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=hyperbole+poem&btnG​=Google+Search
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:11pm

poetry
I need help writing a poem about America.What is an interesting topic or intelligent idea that I can write about?
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:10pm

poetry
how do you write a hyperbole poem? (with instructions)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 5:07pm

Literature
MC What is your mom's tone of voice when she tells you "Don't do that! It is dangerous!" Poetry is personal not intellectual...Feel poetry! What does she feel will happen to her son if he forgets who he is, where he comes from?
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 12:22pm

poetry
http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_term​s/ Essentially, mood is the writer's attitude (emotion) toward his subject. The reader is intended to pick up on it. A theme is like a hidden message the writer wants the reader to "get." What do you think he's ...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:50pm

poetry
wHAT IS THE MOOD AND THEME OF the storm by walter de la mare
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:46pm

Poetry, Part 2
Oh, my! Do you really think you'll get these answers here? The Jiskha Forum is a Homework HELP site, not a Homework CHEAT site. If you post your answers, perhaps one of our tutors will check them for you.
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 6:20pm

Poetry, Part 2
1. Hopkins’s use of “seared,” “bleared,” and “smeared” is an example of A. metaphor. C. simile. B. assonance. D. alliteration. 2. A villanelle is A. a narrative poem written in blank verse. B. a formal poem using extensive repetition. C. a ...
Monday, December 7, 2009 at 6:16pm

Literature
Not bad! Make sure the two paragraphs are clearly separated. Rephrase so that there are no instances of "you" or any of its forms anywhere in the write-up. There are places where you need to add specific examples. Remember that when you write about poetry, you need ...
Friday, December 4, 2009 at 8:13am

English-Poetry
Just a couplet? If you post your couplet, we'll be glad to comment on it.
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 9:53pm

English-Poetry
I need to write a couple using 5 of these words: interfere, intermediate, interpret, recommend, remarkable, adjective, convection cell, weather, climate, or hyperbole
Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 9:38pm

Literature - PS
MC, Check this site also.... very important. http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/arti​cle-206713/poetry
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 3:50pm

English
Poetry is not easy, that's for sure. Here's a couple of websites that give really good ideas for how to read and re-read and re-read a poem and work on understanding it -- and then being able to write about it. http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/​poetry-...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 12:34pm

Literature
Isn't nature a miracle? Snowflakes? Fog? Spring? A puddle of water? Look around you. What miracles do you find in the two poems? http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/eecum​mings/11924 http://www.poetry-online.org/sandburg_ca​rl_fog.htm
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 9:07pm

English
Alright, here goes nothing. Particle is troche, the process is scansion. Mary ate a little lamb chop is trochaic pentameter. This line of poetry uses metric variation by substituting which of the following feet for the last foot in the line? Mary ate a little lamb chop. is ...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 4:56pm

English
What metric foot is represented by this What metric foot is represented by thisword? particle (3 points) iamb troche *anapest dactyl spondee Incorrect. Check here: http://www2.one-eyed-alien.net/~ayelton/​Writing/meter.html Scroll down below "Fooic" to the ...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 2:19pm

English
I'm having a hard time with the meter & feet part of my work today. I just don't really get it. Help me with the practice/study questions? (I put a star by the one's I think are right, but the last few I just have no idea.) What metric foot is represented by this ...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 1:22pm

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