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poetry
i need help on thinking of a IAMBIC and TROCHAIC poem.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 2:53pm

poetry
i need help with 3 more lines: "two boys were playing bythe curb, a trail of ants close by did swerve, the blazing sun beat down from on high, ------------------------ ------------------------ ------------------------
Monday, May 17, 2010 at 7:37pm

poetry
I need help to think of 3 more lines to finish this poem. "Dashing trough the streets of Toy, Greeks with swords, and not one coy, Wooden horse was brought within, --------------------------------- --------------------------------- ---------------------------------
Monday, May 17, 2010 at 7:27pm

poetry
Can u please explain to me the poem On the wire by Robert service in detail?
Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 7:58am

poetry
what are some possible nature poems with a rhyme scheme of AAAA or AABB or ABAB or ABCB WITH alliteration,metaphor,onomatopoeia,perso​nification,and simile
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 5:07pm

To SraMcJin
Sra, I want to thank you for all your help on my English poetry. You really are good at poetry. Thank you very much, I really appreciate it:-)LOL
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 6:49pm

QUOTATION MARKS
Question 16 Use quotation marks to set off the exact words of someone else in all but which of the following options? Up to three lines of poetry A brief phrase Short quoted passages of less than four lines Long quotations of more than four lines my answer a brief phrase
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 10:01pm

QUOTATION MARKS
Question 16 Use quotation marks to set off the exact words of someone else in all but which of the following options? Up to three lines of poetry A brief phrase Short quoted passages of less than four lines Long quotations of more than four lines C
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 9:08pm

To Ms. Sue
Ms. Sue could you please take a look at my previous post On English-Poetry. I'm supposed to make a list of 20 everday pleasures, which I did. Could you please see if they're good. Thank you very much for all your help:-)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 9:02pm

QUOTATION MARKS
When quoting two lines of poetry, what should you do? set off the lines as you would a longer quotation insert the lines the way you would any other quote, but in between the two lines of poetry, insert a slash insert the lines the way you would any other quote, but in between...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 8:56pm

English
Question 16 Use quotation marks to set off the exact words of someone else in all but which of the following options? Up to three lines of poetry A brief phrase Short quoted passages of less than four lines Long quotations of more than four lines MY ANSWER B
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 8:42pm

English-Poetry
In Favour of being Alive Twenty-four years ago I tried to kill myself but with my usual incompetence did not manage to. Not even one good poem out of it. Obviously I was no Sylvia Plath. I don't know why I write about it now (and even now I am not giving details) except ...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 8:39pm

QUOTATION MARKS
Question 16 Use quotation marks to set off the exact words of someone else in all but which of the following options? Up to three lines of poetry A brief phrase Short quoted passages of less than four lines Long quotations of more than four lines Question 17 In a direct ...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 2:45pm

QUOTATION MARKS
Question 1 Which of the following is one reason to use quotation marks in a sentence? to show you have used someone’s exact words in your paper and the quote is under four lines to mark an indirect quote to show paraphrased information you borrowed from a source to mark a...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 2:40pm

poetry
Why does Sylvia Plath decide to behin her poem crossing the water with black and repeats it twice in the first line?
Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 12:09am

To Writeacher
Writeacher, you are the only Jiskha tutor I see on here right now, which can help me with my English. Can you please have a look at my previous English-Poetry post. Thank you very much in return:-)
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:39pm

English-Poetry
Wilfred Owen Dulce Et Decorum Est Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots ...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 9:03pm

English-Poetry
This is the same poem I've been working on a couple of weeks ago. I have finished the ending, and would like some of your help. It will say somewhere in my poem(Any suggestions) I will appreciate all the help you could give me. Thank you very much:-) The magic box I will ...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10:43pm

English-Poetry
My Guilt When I was a child I walked two miles to school accompanied by a neighbor boy two years younger. Freddie was fat and freckle faced with wheat-straw hair and a mean stepmother. It was late fall and one day his father bought him a new winter cap. It was made of heavy ...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 9:10pm

poetry
what are four items is the highwayman wearing in the poem the highwayman by alfred noyes?
Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 1:46pm

English-Poetry
What does this line mean? What does it describe? Believe that right now there is someone who beleives in the eonder thats you -By Wish Belkin I think that it seems to give readers the courage to seek out in the real world and show their unique personality personality, which ...
Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 9:22pm

English
I am writing a research paper on Billy Collins' poetry. What are his main themes? I need three... So far I have middle-class American life...
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 5:34pm

English
How to eat a poem Don't be polite. Bite in. Pick it up with your fingers and lick the juice that may run down your chin. It is ready and ripe now, whenever you are. You do not need a knife or fork or spoon or plate or napkin or tablecloth. For there is no core or stem or ...
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 9:34pm

English
I'm doing questions on the poem called "You are reading this too fast", by Ken Norris, and I need help with some of the questions. Here is the actual poem: You are reading this too fast. Slow down, for this is poetry and poetry works slowly. Unless you live with ...
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 8:42pm

poetry
sojourner's vision of god is an example of an
Friday, March 26, 2010 at 12:48pm

Poetry
How can I explain the first five lines in the poem "Leaning Into The Afternoons" by Pablo Neruda? Leaning into the afternoons, I cast my sad nets towards your oceanic eyes. There, in the highest blaze my solitude lengthens and flames; Its arms turning like a drowning...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 8:57pm

Poetry
What is one metaphor and one simile in the poem "Leaning Into The Afternoons" by Pablo Neruda? What do they mean and how do they aid what Neruda is trying to state in the poem? I NEED HELP PLAEASE!!!!!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 8:56pm

Poetry
What is one metaphor and one simile in the poem "Leaning Into The Afternoons" by Pablo Neruda? What do they mean and how do they aid what Neruda is trying to state in the poem?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 7:31pm

Poetry
How can I explain the first five lines in the poem "Leaning Into The Afternoons" by Pablo Neruda? Leaning into the afternoons, I cast my sad nets towards your oceanic eyes. There, in the highest blaze my solitude lengthens and flames; Its arms turning like a drowning...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 7:27pm

Poetry
What would be a good thesis statement for "Mid-Term Break" by Seamus Heaney I've read it about 100 times and I've analyzed it a bunch of times and need help with at least two of the three prong thesis statement.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 5:50pm

English
Hey, I need your suggestions on this one. Could you please name some of the most beautiful, most emotional pieces of writing you've ever read. It can be poetry or prose or titles of novels or even someting you've written yourself, if your gonna do that can you please ...
Friday, March 19, 2010 at 9:20pm

poetry
In school i have to write a POEM about story from the newspaper. can anone help me? thats the story: TAMWORTH ONE COPS IT IN COPSE, ENDING GREAT ESCAPE. After more than a week on the run the Sundance Pig was not going to come quietly. His partner might have been captured, but ...
Friday, March 19, 2010 at 7:52pm

english
Can you please see if my corrections are ok? Thank you very much for helping me. 1) Refer then to the point of view from which a narration (instead of narrative story) can be told and the types of characters involved. 2) What message of nature does Davies want to convey in his...
Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 2:25pm

English lit
I need to write a explication about this poem, can you help? A poem comes straight from inside the heart A poet with his own poem he will never part A poet feels and can see what others cannot see A poet can see beauty in bees and the fruitful pure tree A poet looks on and can...
Monday, March 15, 2010 at 6:11pm

poetry
The Line"I Wandered lonely as a cloud" is an exaple of what ?
Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 9:55pm

poetry
want to write a poem about vehicle
Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 9:46am

poetry
I need help, writing a personification poem about big ben. any ideas?
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 8:20am

introduction to literature
CAN THIS BE POSTED TO A LINK THAT CAN LATER BE REMOVED? 1. Creating Art - After completing the required readings for this week, discuss how you see the theme of creating art developing in the different stories and poems. What did you learn about the human impulse to create? ...
Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 2:42pm

Poetry
How does Walt Whitman's poem "I Hear America Singing" relate and differ from Langston Hughes's poem "I,Too." PS: I need enough information to write an essay.PLEASE!!!!!
Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 2:17pm

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
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
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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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
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 (?) 2)Poe's storied are ...
Monday, January 18, 2010 at 4:53pm

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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

english II
Which sentence contains an error in Pronouns. Is it B. A.Neither Jane Austen nor Mary Shelley is known for their poetry. B.As the curtain rises, everyone in the audience settles into his or her seat and waits for the play to begin. C.The book sale that is held in the spring is...
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 4:12pm

Literature
'Poetry is first of all about feelings. Make a list of all the feelings you can think of and choose five that can be the starting points for a poem. Try making up five similes that compare the feeling to an object, an animal, or a person.' Here are the feelings I got (...
Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 6:35pm

Grammar and Composition
Ok, here is my complete "Pet Peeve" Speech. Thanks a lot to bobpursley, and writeacher, and gurublue. There are some people in this world that you can’t live without, and then there are some other people who you just can’t bear to live with. That second ...
Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:03am

Grammar and Composition
Ok, here is my complete "Pet Peeve" Speech. Thanks a lot to bobpursley, and writeacher, and gurublue. There are some people in this world that you can’t live without, and then there are some other people who you just can’t bear to live with. That second ...
Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 9:17pm

literature: poetry,part 1
Which one of the following lines best illustrates personification? A. The fog comes on little cat feet. B. Spring is a dream unsung. C. She floated graceful as a dove. D. A narrow wind complains all day.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 1:58pm

7th Grade LA
For a poetry project i need a published haiku with an author but i am unable to find one. Do you know any?
Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7:17pm

To Writeacher
"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility: the emotion is contemplated till, by a species of re-action, the tranquility disappears, and an emotion, kindred to that which was before the subject of ...
Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 10:53pm

English
"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility: the emotion is contemplated till, by a species of re-action, the tranquility disappears, and an emotion, kindred to that which was before the subject of ...
Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 5:27am

English
Edit and review please. Write an essay in which you analyze the changes in the literary selections you have read thus far, beginning with the Anglo-Saxon period and going through the seventeenth century. What differences do you notice in the topics, themes and writing styles? ...
Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 3:33pm

English
Hi, I recently posted a question about postmodern and modern theories of criticism, and I still don't really understand it. Could someone please explain these two to me? I found some info.. but I still kinda don't understand. "Postmodernism represents the ...
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 9:57pm

English lit essay check
7) Write an essay in which you analyze the changes in the literary selections you have read thus far, beginning with the Anglo-Saxon period and going thru the seventeenth century. What differences do you notice in the topics, themes and writing styles? What similarities are ...
Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 6:45pm

Language Arts
what is free verse poetry? What are all of the examples of poetry?
Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 5:56pm

Poetry
I need to write a poem with the word ALGEBRA but the only problem is that my teacher wants complete sentences with each letter instead of a word for a letter. Can you please help?
Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 7:49pm

Poetry
My teacher asked me to write a classic poem. What is a clssic poem?
Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 4:48pm

English
1. I don't like to eat junk food. (Is 'junk' waste? What kinds of food are junk food? Would you name them, please?) 2. He is famous for poetry. 3. He is well-known for kindness. 4. He is noted for wealthy. 5. He is notorious for cruelty. (Are they all correct ...
Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 6:41am

literary
How do poets utilize devices and conventions to develope themes in their poetry? Support your answer with examples from the assigned reading
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 11:51pm

11 Eng. Lit.
How are the ideas in Ars Poetica and poetry the same and different?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 4:00pm

lit 210
Complete the Comparative Poetry Matrix in Appendix H, in which you will compare and contrast the themes and writing styles of three poems of your choice (other than My Papa's Waltz), as well as evaluate which poem of the three most effectively utilizes literary devices and...
Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 2:16pm

poetry
quicklly... words that, not necessarily rhyme, but sound like 'emotionless' please tlel me some words that sound like emotionless
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 4:40pm

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