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english-poetry
what would you say this poem is about THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW by Joan Jobe Smith After my father died and I had to drop out of college for the second time to go back to being a go-go girl, my mother came to live with me to take care of my kids although she didn’t approve ...
Sunday, October 9, 2011 by deb

literature
All literature involves some kind of performance which is intended for an audience. Sometimes, however, the performative quality of a work (i.e., the fact that it is being presented to an audience) is more obvious than at others. Drama and poetry, for example, tend to ...
Thursday, October 6, 2011 by sheri

English Honors
Can you please verify my answers if I got em' right? Thanks, They are: 1)C or D (think it's C) 2)B or C (plz help this one) 3)C 4)A 5)B 6)C 7)D 8)A 9)A 1) Which of the following statements BEST describes Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography? A) It expounds the moral, ...
Friday, September 30, 2011 by Skylar

English- poetry
Can anyone find any poetic devices in this poem? (metaphors, similes, personification, etc) AMBITION BY DES WALSH Once upon a time A poor man Named Marcus Sat all day Hoping for food Outside a kitchen door At night he would think Of the golden sands Where he used to walk ...
Thursday, September 22, 2011 by Leanne

English- poetry
Can anyone find any poetic devices in this poem? (metaphors, similes, personification, etc) AMBITION BY DES WALSH Once upon a time A poor man Named Marcus Sat all day Hoping for food Outside a kitchen door At night he would think Of the golden sands Where he used to walk ...
Thursday, September 22, 2011 by Leanne

American Literature
Why was Native American poetry characterized by a deep respect of nature?
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by Kim

English-Poetry
Which of these phrases best decribes rhythm? A.repeated sounds across lines of poetry B. a poem's cadence, pace, or ongoing momentum C.a collection of lines in a poem D.the regular or irregular rhyme scheme in a poem The book section we read today disn't define the ...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by Soh

English
Check these English questions for me please? I'm not asking for anyone to do my work for me, Im just not sure if these answers are right and would like a reassurance, preferably from someone who has done the assignment before. 1. Why was literacy a prime concern in the ...
Sunday, September 11, 2011 by Soh

poetry
hello umm i have a question? theres this qoute "i have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict juctice" -abraham lincoln do u know what else this qoute could mean?
Thursday, September 8, 2011 by SJH all the way _<3

poetry
rhyme scheme is Beowulf
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 by jim

ENGL
List a few different genres in which you write (such as academic papers, text for social networks, business documents, diary entries, or poetry), select one, describe the specific kind of document you typically produce, and then discuss your process for creating that document.
Saturday, September 3, 2011 by MAURICE

ENG125
how is the more direct performative aspect of drama and /poetry reflected in these forms? for example, each genre's uses of literary structure, language, technique, and style. How do these literary elements affect your reading experence?
Thursday, September 1, 2011 by bonnie

english
can u please help me make these senetnces sound better. 1)Alfred through his surrounding misery strived for success and with the use of poetry established himself at Cambridge. 2)He soon became a well known poet all over the world. 3)It no surprise, that his spirituality and ...
Sunday, August 21, 2011 by pria

literary
In your post, summarize the major similarities and differences between the forms of drama, poetry, and the short story.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 by bean

Early Childhood Language Art
which one of the following is not necessarily an element of good poetry? A.unique diction b.carefully selected words c.rhyming words d.meaningful content I said D is it correct
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by Vanessa

History
Can some one help me with these questions? Because Japan was hit by the worldwide economic depression in the 1930s, military leaders were able to gain power. Question 1 answers True False Question 2 text Question 2 After Japan withdrew from the League of Nations they aligned ...
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 by Matt

HUMA 215
Sayre posits that the vocabulary associated with romantic love, as it is known today, came into being during the Medieval Period. The troubadour or trobairitz, accompanied by lyre or lute, would recite poems about the feelings associated with this type of love. Discuss the ...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 by Meeeee

poetry
how is her background significant to her sense of identity in the poem night waitress by Lynda Hull
Sunday, July 17, 2011 by Sarah

poetry
how is her background significant to her sense of identity, in the poem night waitress by Lynda Hull
Sunday, July 17, 2011 by Sarah

poetry
analysing night waitress poem by Lunda Hull. not fully understanding it.
Sunday, July 17, 2011 by Sarah

english, poetry meanings
using "a,b,c,d,e,f,g" notation, explain the ryme schem of "let me not to the marriage of true minds.
Saturday, July 2, 2011 by jennifer

poetry
I need help determining the meter in my poem. The Ocean says, "Roar" to wake me up, And I smile as I grab my coffee cup, Because this is the day the Lord has made! I refuse to quiver and be afraid. The sunburst peeks through my window wide, And stay that way till ...
Thursday, June 30, 2011 by Person

poetry
I need help scanning "Combing"
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by Don

poetry
What is performative aspect of a poem
Monday, June 27, 2011 by Karen

Poetry
I’m not really good at reading poems and I need help on these two poems “Linage” by Margaret Walker and “The Courage My Mother Had” by Edna St. Vincent Millay I constantly read the poems but still don’t understand what their saying I know they ...
Friday, June 24, 2011 by Alex

literature
How is the more direct performative aspect of drama and /or poetry relfected in these forms?
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 by porter

Poetry
Decide which word from the word bank belongs in each blank in the statements that follow. bland / contaminated / devastated / punitive / transcend / concretely / convey / procrastinating / spontaneous / uniqueness 1. Even though I know doesn't pay, I still put off until ...
Monday, June 20, 2011 by Jimmy

Poetry
a direct comparison between unlike things that does not use a signal word What's the word to this Definition
Monday, June 20, 2011 by Harry

Poetry
You might behave with this by giving somebody a hug. You might address a gentleman as "Pop." Now if you're truly friendly with the folks you treat with this, That's great. If not, I'd recommend you stop. a. infuse b. essence c. sacrilegious d. familiarity
Sunday, June 19, 2011 by Bobby

English
Can you identify key qualities of drama and poetry which emphasize their performative qualities.
Thursday, June 16, 2011 by John

English
How is the more direct performative aspect of drama and/or poetry reflected in these forms? structure, language, technique, and style
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by John

english
what is a direct performative aspect? (as in poetry or drama)
Thursday, June 9, 2011 by rita

writing
In your post, summarize the major similarities and differences between the forms of drama, poetry, and the short story. Demonstrate your ideas with textual examples from the course readings. In your response, include at least one example of each literary form. If you wish, you...
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 by sjrock

English
Can you please check if the following sentences are grammatical? Thank you. (especially questions 1-2) 1) Outline T.S. Eliot’s poetic theory as expressed in his essay Tradition and individual talent. 2) Outline T.S.Eliot's poetic theory and then draw a comparison with...
Monday, June 6, 2011 by Henry1

English
Can you please help me rephrase these questions? I know they are grammatically correct but I need to express them differently. Thank you. 1) Give a brief description of the monster as referred to by Dr Frankenstein in Chapter 5 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Explain what...
Saturday, June 4, 2011 by Henry1

English
Can you please help me rephrase these questions? They should appear as different questions though the meaning is the same. 1) Give a brief description of the monster as referred to by Dr Frankenstein in Chapter 5 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Explain what the monster ...
Saturday, June 4, 2011 by Henry1

english
how is the more direct performative aspect of drama and/or poetry reflected in these forms
Thursday, June 2, 2011 by Anonymous

English
I forgot to include these other sentences. I just wanted to know if the verb should be "originate" or "originated". Thank you. 1) He regarded imagination as a special intuition which enabled the poet to see things the ordinary man was blind to. He defined ...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 by Henry1

english
What is the epigrammatical style in poetry? And what could be the examples of it in the work of Emily Dickinson?
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 by Rebecca

poetry
Figures of speech in Gwendolyn Brooks Poem Medgar Evers?
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by Raven

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. When I describe Wordsworth' conception of poetry, shall I use the present or the past? 1) Wordsworth believed poetry should deal with everyday situations or incidents and with ordinary people living in the countryside. 2) He ...
Monday, May 30, 2011 by Henry1

poetry
a face by marianne moore
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by lucy

poetry
name an example of alliteration in Gwendolyn McEwan's Night on Gull Lake
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by jenni

POETRY, PART 1
When a poet wishes to use figurative language, he or she will use words that are A. ambiguous. B. both connotative and denotative. C. only connotative. D. only denotative.
Friday, May 20, 2011 by Kee

English (poetry)
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee; And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping ...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 by Jess

English (poetry)
IV His soul stretched tight across the skies That fade behind a city block, Or trampled by insistent feet At four and five and six o’clock; And short square fingers stuffing pipes, And evening newspapers, and eyes Assured of certain certainties, The conscience of a ...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 by Jess

Poetry
I need a poem that contains at least six of the poetic devices listed below: simile metaphor personification onomatopoeia alliteration rhyme rhythm rhyme scheme repetition I need this poem before 7 pm tonight, because my assignment is due tomorrow.
Sunday, May 15, 2011 by Shelley

poetry
I need a poem that contains at least six of the poetic devices listed below: simile metaphor personification onomatopoeia alliteration rhyme rhythm rhyme scheme repetition
Sunday, May 15, 2011 by Shelley

poetry
what is the meter in the poem "Me"by Walter de la Mare?
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by maria

English
8. Name three specific "poet stereotypes" that Margaret Atwood discusses or hints at in her speech. 9. What were Margaret Atwood's very first poetry experiences? 10. What are your earliest memories of poetry? Were they similar to Margaret Atwood's first ...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by Whitney

Poetry
I need a seven long line iambic pentameter poem describing something. It can be anything. PLEASE HELP...I have no idea how to do this and my teacher will fail me. please please help
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by John

Poetry
I need a seven long line iambic pentameter poem. PLEASE HELP...I have no idea how to do this and my teacher will fail me. please please help
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by Liz

Poetry
I need to change this poem to an iambic pentameter poem..Please HELP!!!! Love, unconditional, unbreakable, unmistakable . A beating within your heart unstoppable. The realistic magic ever so real, That you cannot explain but only feel. The warmth inside your heart, You feel ...
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by Annah

poetry
what is the theme in the poem phenomenal women by maya angelou
Monday, May 2, 2011 by lrihj

British Lit.
Explain hoW Percy Bysshe Shelley relates the skylark's song to his own efforts to write poetry in "To a Skylark."
Sunday, April 24, 2011 by S.S.

english
based on his poetry, what can you infer about whitman's attitude toward nature?
Thursday, April 21, 2011 by junie

poetry
what form of poetry is an immortality by ezra pound? and are there any poetic devices throgh out the poem? thankss!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by ariellea

poetry
Help with a format to write an essay, in general. Thanks selena
Thursday, April 7, 2011 by Anonymous

poetry
What form of poetry are Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," and "Saturday Night" by Alden Nowlan? Thanks!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 by Misha

English
I still have a few doubts on the use of the present after "as if" and on other statements. Thank you for your cooperation. 1) They are hobbling along on their bloody feet, as if they are (why not were?) hurt or blind. They are so tired, they walk ask if they are (why...
Monday, April 4, 2011 by Mike

English 101
I am pretty good at writing papers, but poetry is my weakness. I have to read "For C" by Richard Wilbur and I am having the hardest time analyzing it. Please help me!
Sunday, April 3, 2011 by Aly

ryhme scheme
6 grade poetry plz help im dislexic and retarted
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by papa jack

poetry
What is the author, Andrei Codrescu, trying to saying in "A Leafy Angel?"
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by redgy

poetry
I'm trying to understand the meaning of Tom Dent's poem "secret messages" (for Danny Barker). What is he trying to say? I'm thinking in the first stanza, the rain is washing away the past and "bad" history of blk mammies chained to praline shops...
Saturday, March 26, 2011 by redgy

literature
summarize the major similarities and differences between the forms of drama, poetry, and the short story. Demonstrate your ideas with textual examples from the course readings. In your response, include at least one example of each literary form.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by jb

English
The Introduction by Anne Finch Did I, my lines intend for public view, How many censures, would their faults pursue, Some would, because such words they do affect, Cry they're insipid, empty, uncorrect. And many, have attained, dull and untaught The name of wit, only by ...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 by anthony

poetry, part 2
hopkins use of seared, bleared, and, smeared is an example of?
Monday, March 14, 2011 by anita

English
Explain why rhythm and rhyme are used in epic poetry.
Thursday, March 10, 2011 by Tom

english (poetry)
i have to write an acrostic poem on the word black...help me please and thank you.
Thursday, February 10, 2011 by blanca

poetry
whats the meaning of the poem SOMEWHERE TO PARIS BY RICHARD BLANCO?
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by sandy

poetry
I have to write a sonnet including one metaphor, one similie, two examples of a sound device such as an alliteration, consonance or assonance, and one example of enjambment. It may also include allusions, metonymy, synecdoche or allusion I am doing a Elizabethan Sonnet This is...
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by Sarah

Poetry
Hello! I need help in identifying the elements of poetry in this poem. :O Please help.. Batik Maker by VIRGINIA MORENO Tissue of no seam and skin Of no scale she weaves this: Dream of a huntsman pale That in his antlered Mangrove waits Ensnared; And I cannot touch him. ...
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by Anonymous

poetry
i have to write a poem about a food and i chose mac and cheese, it has to have 4 lines with end rhymes and i have the first three lines, can you please help me finish off the last one line. this what i have so far... 1.delicious taste of mac and cheese 2.makes all the kids ...
Monday, January 24, 2011 by alanaR.

poetry
I need to know the rhythm and meter of Billy Collins "Forgetfulness"
Friday, January 21, 2011 by Ryan

literature ... i really need corrections
1) in song of myself, whitman's theme is best demonstrated by a.the "last scud of day holds back for me" b.the "spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me c. "look for me under you boot-soles" d. "coaxes me to the vapor an the dusk" 2)The tone...
Friday, January 21, 2011 by Anonymous

literature.. poetry.. plz give me corrections ASAP
1) Walt Whitman's writing style can be best described as a. bold and confident b. folsky and charming c. elegant and refined d. elevated and sublime 2)unlike whitman, emily dickinson was a. a world traveler b. private and shy c. people-oriented d. involved in social causes...
Thursday, January 20, 2011 by bonnierta

english
1) The tone in the song of myself number 52 is best described as a. lighthearted b. bombastic c. detached d. intimate 2) Which images best appeals to the sense of hearing or sound? a. "the spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me he complains of my gab and my loitering"...
Thursday, January 20, 2011 by Dan

Literary Analysis and Composition
could you please help with these questions? In works like "To Build a Fire," Naturalist writers such as Jack London advocated (Points : 5) trusting entirely in the wisdom and ingenuity of human beings. respect for the power and wildness of the natural world. ...
Thursday, January 20, 2011 by Nikki

english .. please rely ASAP thx
1) The tone in the song of myself number 52 is best described as a. lighthearted b. bombastic c. detached d. intimate 2) Which images best appeals to the sense of hearing or sound? a. "the spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me he complains of my gab and my loitering"...
Thursday, January 20, 2011 by muna

poetry
which poem sounds the best and easier to anaylze and explain to others about? Im gonna present this to grade 12th english class. Help me pick the best poem. Thank you so much! answer me ASAP guys! 1. <Hanging Fire> By Audre Lorde I am fourteen and my skin has betrayed me...
Sunday, January 16, 2011 by candybar

ENGLISH
Which of these best characterizes the difference between meter and diction in poetry? A.Meter is the rhythmical cadence and diction is the use of language. B.Meter is the pattern of end sounds and diction is the pattern of beginning sounds. C.Meter appeals to the senses and ...
Thursday, January 13, 2011 by ADAM CORN

English (Poetry)
Which type of figurative language is used in the following sentence? All through the long gray day, the voice of the rain droned on relentlessly.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by Needs Help

poetry
What is choral reading? Can I have examples of choral reading?(the pieces) Thanks.....
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 by klarmaesen

Grammar
Write each pronoun, and write whether it is a subject pronoun or and object pronoun. 1. Gwendolyn Brooks write poems; they are about everyday life. They, Subject 2. Slang and the rhythms of jazz and the blues are important to her. Her, Object 3. She was born in Topeka, Kansas...
Monday, January 10, 2011 by Tiffany Jade

English
I tried to rephrase them myself. Can you have a look at them, please? In the last sentence I was doubtful whether to use "of" or "from". 1) Wordsworth defined poetry as .... 2)Tha subject matter of poetry should deal with everyday situations. 3)The ship is ...
Monday, January 10, 2011 by Franco

English
Can you check these sentences for me, please? Thank you. 1) Wordsworth defined poetry as the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings. 2)Tha subject matter of poetry was (were?) everyday situations and the life of men living in the countryside, where man was in direct contact...
Monday, January 10, 2011 by Franco

English
I have three very last sentences I'd like you to check. Thank you. 1)You limited yourself to reporting what was on the photocopy without revising (rewording) any single sentence. Furthermore, instead of joining your ideas (with)using appropriate linkers such as in the ...
Sunday, January 9, 2011 by Franco

English
Thank you very much for your corrections! Here are the last sentences of this year. By the way, I wish you all the best for the New Year! 1) This evening we are going to celebrate New Year's Eve in a hotel in the mountains. The hotel is jammed with people, especially with ...
Friday, December 31, 2010 by Franco

English
Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are the last sentences of the day. 1) According to Wordsworth, the subject matter of poetry should (?) concern everyday people living in the countryside. 2)The story begins in the middle of the Arctic ices, when (where^? the ship ...
Thursday, December 30, 2010 by Franco

English
I forgot to include the following sentences. I really hope you can have a look at them too. 1) The main features of Wordsworth's poetry are as follows. As for the subject, poetry should deal with everyday situations and with people living in the countryside. 2)On the other...
Thursday, December 30, 2010 by Franco

poetry/song
My group member and i changed some lyrics with this christmas song so it relates to something about gov. Congress, You better watch out, You better not cry, You bettre not pout, We're telling you why The veto is coming to town He's reviewing your bill and checking it ...
Thursday, December 16, 2010 by Song for AP Government

Poetry
So this is just to double check to make sure all of these figures of speech are right. METAPHORS- thunder roared and shot crackling spears, as vicious hills unfolded, piercing wind howled in my ears, thunder crackled and exploded, and shot blinding flashes, hostile wind took ...
Sunday, December 12, 2010 by Mystery chicken

POETRY, PART 2
Hopkins's use of "seared," "bleared," and "smeared" is an example of
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 by Anonymous

poetry
can you teach me poetry
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 by sam

Readin poetry
A slash of blue, a sweep of gray, some scarlet patches on the way, compose an evening sky A little purple -slipped between-some ruby trousers hurried on a wave of gold a bank of day this just makes out the morning sky Question, the poet compares the sky to a person a. dancing...
Monday, December 6, 2010 by John`

English
Thank you very much for your corrections. Here are some more sentences for you to check. 1)The mirror claims to have no preconception since it projects whatever it sees umisted by love or dislike.It reflects a woman who is becoming (growing, getting old). Are they all possible...
Sunday, December 5, 2010 by Franco

Emglish
Can you help me check these sentences,please? Thank you. 1)Briefly outline the main features of Wordsworth's poetry as stated in his "Preface to the Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads". 2)Answer three out of the following four questions. For each question write ...
Thursday, December 2, 2010 by Franco

English
Can you please check these sentences for me? Thank you very much. 1)Nature is personified. 2)The humans (or people, human beings) don't have time to observe her beauty as cows an sheep do. 3) We don't have time to turn at Beauty's glance and see how her feet can ...
Thursday, December 2, 2010 by Franco

English
Can you please check the following senteces for me? Thank you very much 1) Give a brief description of the monster as referred to (?) by Dr Frankenstein to in Chapter 5 of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Explain then what the monster stands for and what feelings this ...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by Franco

English
Thank you very much for your help. Here are the last sentences of the day. 1)The opposition between dark and white works in reverse. 2)The poet teaches men how to understand themselves better. The subject (matter?) of poetry is often a normal (common) man with his problems. 3)...
Saturday, November 27, 2010 by Franco

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