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English
Oh, excellent!! Yes, and remember that with poetry, the reader is always free to bring his or her own interpretations out in the open! It's like paintings or sculptures -- yes, the artist had his/her own ideas when the artwork was being created, but we as viewers get to ...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 9:06pm

English (Poetry)
So Dryden's saying that Homer surpassed Virgil in loftiness and Virgil surpassed Homer in majesty (isn't this the same as loftiness?) No I don't think they're the same -- and don't leave anything out; it's "loftiness of thought." Use a good ...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 9:04pm

English
This is a VERY good webpage to help students find their way through a poem: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/h​andouts-demos/specific-writing-assignmen​ts/poetry-explications You don't have to follow ALL the steps, but try to follow as many as you can. ...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:59pm

English (Poetry)
So Dryden's saying that Homer surpassed Virgil in loftiness and Virgil surpassed Homer in majesty (isn't this the same as loftiness?) ? I'm not sure what "in both the Last" and "The force of Nature could no farther go" mean. I guess the last ...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:58pm

English (Poetry)
she = "force of Nature"
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:36pm

English (Poetry)
I don't know who "she" is (Milton?), but I assume that means she was influenced by Homer and Virgil.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:30pm

English (Poetry)
What do you gather from this? To make a third she joined the former two.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:23pm

English (Poetry)
"Epigram on Milton" by John Dryden Three Poets, in three distant Ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The First in loftiness of thought surpassed; The Next in Majesty; in both the Last. The force of Nature could no farther go: To make a third she joined ...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:15pm

English
This first site has poetry about the Great Depression. http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/dep​ression/depression.htm http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/p​/greatdepression.htm http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/​timestopics/subjects/g/...
Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:47pm

analyzing poem
You're welcome. I'm a word-nerd and write some poetry of my own, so I like tryign to figure out what other Poets were thinking when they wrote their works.
Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:08pm

poetry, please comment
I love it. Its got a great theme. The rhyme scheme isn't bad. Each person's speech has their own unique rhythm. I like your work; this one and the other one you did (Still So New To You). Your poetry has a certain feel to it. It's almost musical. I look forward to ...
Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 8:52pm

poetry, please comment
Wow. That's all I can say. Wow. In a good way.
Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 8:48pm

poetry
Yes. Read the poem. Figure out what it is trying to say, and evaluate whether or not the author met his purpose, or what could have been done better. Then put those thoughts on paper. You might even compare what the author said and how he said it to others with a similar ...
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 4:41pm

poetry
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/h​andouts-demos/specific-writing-assignmen​ts/poetry-explications If you concentrate on ONE theme in the poem and then follow all the directions on this webpage, you'll do just fine.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 4:39pm

poetry
Hi I need to do a critical analysis on one thematic aspect of Kenneth Koch's "One train may hide another" and I'm totally clueless. Any ideas?
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 4:24pm

language arts
This is an excellent website that gives directions for reading, understanding, and writing about poetry: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/h​andouts-demos/specific-writing-assignmen​ts/poetry-explications And this site will explain different literary terms for...
Friday, April 20, 2012 at 6:29pm

history social
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=cqn%​2Ccconf%3D0.95%2Cmin_length%3D2&gs_nf=1&​gs_mss=age%20GREAT%20BARRIER%20REEF&pq=a​ge%20great%20barrier%20reef&cp=10&gs_id=​17&xhr=t&q=writing+poetry&pf=p&biw=711&b​ih=453&sclient=psy-ab&oq=writing+po&aq=0&#...
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 9:38pm

poetry
Possible assonance: I would the lovely scene around Might know no sadder sight nor sound. I know that I no more should see The season's glorious show, Possible metaphor: When brooks send up a cheerful tune, And groves a joyous sound, 1. Read the poem aloud. 2. Read it to ...
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 12:46pm

poetry
I am trying to identify examples of metaphors and assonance in the poem June by William Cullen Bryant? Can you help?
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 12:31pm

English
If you are referring to part of a line of poetry or part of a sentence in a short story or novel, please give the entire context (the whole poem or several paragraphs of a story or novel). It's impossible to tell what anything means when it's out of context like this.
Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2:57pm

poetry
It might help to read the rest of the passage, TS Elliot jumps around in voice quite a lot on his narratives.
Friday, April 6, 2012 at 10:22am

poetry
Ask yourself this: Who or what can do the action in the verb "settles down"? The subject, right? Can this particular subject actually DO that verb's action? http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_term​s/ Bookmark this website for yourself.
Friday, April 6, 2012 at 7:33am

poetry
Which figure of speech is used in the following quotation? "The winter evening settles down with smell of steaks in passageways".
Friday, April 6, 2012 at 6:15am

ENG125
Well, poetry can have different topics. Most people think poems HAVE to rhyme. Sometimes, they don't. Here is an example of a rhyming poem:Roses are red,Violets are blue,I know how to rhyme,And so do.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:14pm

English
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMI​D/19882 http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/Reading​Poetry.html http://www.shmoop.com/poetry/how-to-read​-poem/how-to-read.html
Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 3:58pm

poetry, please comment
That's a good poem ;D keep it up!
Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 10:58am

poetry, please comment
Still So New to You Standing alone Looking' at the moon Why'd you have to leave me so soon I was still so new to you I didn't have a clue Barely even two I was still so new to you still so new....... written by: kathy a.... thanks for any and all comments. good and...
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:56pm

World History
4. A major problem in relations between Israel and the Arab states was the a. resettlement of Palestinian refugees b. failure to develop trade agreements c. status of Jerusalem as an open city d. level of influence Great Britain still exercised C 6. The writers of the Beat ...
Monday, April 2, 2012 at 5:10pm

Art and Writing
i dont have a job, but i win awards with poetry. maybe you could enter contests and try and get published. go to auctions and sell artwork......... there ar4e lots of choices. im 12 and i have won a lot for my writing.... i hope to make a living like this........... get more ...
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 3:23pm

poetry, please comment
I like the theme but your rhyme scheme is throwing me off. Why don't you try rhyming the last two words of each stanza instead. Just because it's a poem doesn't mean it has to rhyme. Hope this helps :)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11:36pm

poetry, please comment
The Abuse Ends Now by: Kathy A I wasn't enough So he became rough I'm just not that tough As he was handcuffed I saw his face I hoped he knew he was a disgrace After all this time of looking into those deceiving blue eyes I just sit and cry Because of every single lie...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11:19pm

Poetry, plz comment
thanks. that really gave me some confidence about them........ ☺☻♥
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:48pm

Poetry, plz comment
this was beautiful.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:57am

poetry, please comment
thank you all. im only 12, almost 13. down below you can see more of my poetry and some has been published
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 6:58pm

poetry, please comment
Thats is really good.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 3:53pm

poetry, please comment
Amazing poem. Seriously. Try to get it published. This is one of the most amazing poems I have ever heard.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 3:44pm

poetry, please comment
........ ummm how old are you between the ages 12-15 or 16-19? I'm asking cause it sounds nice plus with this well whatever age you are I think you deserve more than the comments my dear congrats it's like my first love & my pain now put into your poem nice one
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:50pm

poetry, please comment
thanks to any and all comments
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:36pm

poetry, please comment
My, My, Myy My, my, my The world running by Way too fast for your eye Could we slow it down Just to say good bye Or am i even justified Because of all the lies Can we slow it down Or will we just die? My, my, my I will miss my life as the days go by And yet, Try as i might I ...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:31pm

English
I see 7 abstract nouns in there; "forgiveness" and "promise" are two of them: http://sbacari.tripod.com/poetry/goodnig​ht.htm
Monday, March 26, 2012 at 6:39pm

English
Think of the word "expository" as writing to explain something. When you write about literature, however, you are given a passage and perhaps a choice of topics. Then you choose the topic you like or agree with and use quotations from the literary passage in your ...
Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 9:18pm

Poetry/Iambic pentameter
I need a 14 line iambic pentameter poem about hamlets feelings towards his mother gertrude
Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 7:01am

english ~ poems
You must do this systematically. Follow the directions here -- ALL of them: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/h​andouts-demos/specific-writing-assignmen​ts/poetry-explications
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 5:09pm

American Literature
Read widely and take good notes: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=​&source=hp&q=political+role+of+the+poetr​y+of+the+1950s&btnK=Google+Search&oq=&aq​=&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 4:03pm

American Literature
Describe the political role of the poetry of the 1950s? can anyone give a few pointers on this, thanks!
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 3:55pm

English/Poetry
What is the poem about? Consider what the poem is describing. Consider the title. What image is being painted with the descriptions? Why are certain words capitalized? What do certain words mean, and why were they specifically chosen? What does the poem reflect in regards to ...
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 12:49am

English/Poetry
Walt Whitman -- America Centre of equal daughters, equal sons, All, all alike endear'd, grown, ungrown, young or old, Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich, Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love, A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother, Chair'd in ...
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 12:10am

English
In-text citations are made by using the author's last name and the page number where the quotation or reference is. Here are some examples from http://owl.english.purdue.edu -- Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful ...
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 8:30am

Senior Project on Japanese
This sounds fascinating! Having studied 19 languages and taught 5, they have been my life. Consider this: how can you communicate without language? Of course, you can with gestures, body language, facial expressions, etc. Have you had ANY ideas or is it pretty much “open...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 1:51pm

Poetry, plz comment
Thanks. I get them in the school blog, but my problem is I don't know if these are good enough...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:25pm

Poetry, plz comment
I'm far from a poetry critic, but I think these poems are great!
Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:23pm

Poetry, plz comment
Thanks to all who read.... I meant "How" not "Hiow" sorry.
Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:18pm

Poetry, plz comment
My fear: I'm sitting out here hoping and moping If only the rain Got rid of the pain And me being here would get rid of my fear My fear of cheer Some drown it in beer It may seem queer but its another fear 'Cuz I actually want a career And that wont happen if it got ...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:15pm

english
In The Secret, the secret is found in a a conversation. b letter. c line of poetry. d newspaper column. I think a
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 2:09am

Literacy
Check out these sites. http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy​-ab&q=examples+of+writing-+poetry%2C+sho​rt+stories&oq=examples+of+writing-+poetr​y%2C+short+stories&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=​3&gs_upl=1285647l1286478l3l1287127l1l1l0​l0l0l0l124l124l0....
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4:52pm

Literacy
A site(s) that you can get examples of writing- poetry, short stories, etc.
Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4:49pm

English-Poetry
I saw your post yesterday, and frankly that poem seems mindless to me. Sorry. I would say that it's either B or D, but I'm not sure.
Friday, March 9, 2012 at 12:35pm

English-Poetry
What does riprap symbolize in Gary Snyder’s poem, “Riprap”? A.the barriers of friendship B.the needless walls we build around ourselves C.the journey and the workmanship of the trail of life D.the things we bother ourselves with in life I think the answer is C...
Friday, March 9, 2012 at 12:29pm

Poetry
What does riprap symbolize in Gary Snyder’s poem, “Riprap”? A.the barriers of friendship B.the needless walls we build around ourselves C.the journey and the workmanship of the trail of life D.the things we bother ourselves with in life I think the answer is C, ...
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8:22pm

American Literature
Would you describe Langston Hughes’s poetry as modernist in its themes, use of images, and style? Refer to specific examples from Hughes’s poetry to support your answer.
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6:40pm

Gifted+Talented English-(Figurative Speech Poetry)
young money cash money yo jayz you got the power peace out you rock my mind of bro you make me wanna dance love your music by the way are you going out with beyonce cause that aint fair get someone else like rihanna are somethin you should be partner with little wayne bro you ...
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00pm

Gifted+Talented English-(Figurative Speech Poetry)
you are talented because you are really good blahblahblhablahblahblahblahblahblahblah​blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah​blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah​blahblahblahblahblah and you know the rest
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 6:55pm

English
Have you read them? If you have read them ... especially if you have read them aloud or listened to someone else read them aloud, you'd already know. (Poetry is not meant to be read silently!) Pay attention to sounds, to who's speaking, to what he/she is saying, and ...
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 6:53pm

English
What was so great about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow when it came to his work? What inspired him make write the types of poetry that he had?
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 6:30pm

Just Curious
Thank you. And congratulations for having some poetry published!
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 9:25pm

Just Curious
I get on it once a week and talk to my friends and do writing. It is fun, you can chat, write, post comments on other teens writing, and even help them. I learned about it at school- we had to read an article from that site. And I have had poetry published in the magazine ...
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 9:17pm

poetry
http://www.bartleby.com/104/119.html
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 9:58pm

poetry
who are the "fools" mentioned in the poem "Trees"; poets, gods, trees, robins
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 9:22pm

English
http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/inferno​ I've never read this. I hope you can find help in this website.
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:20pm

English Lit-Thank you
Thank you for responding I really appreciated your input and clarification-Poetry is really tough at times
Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 12:33pm

English
1) Sonnets 116 is about love in its most ideal form. The poet thinks that true love is to be based on mutual trust and understanding. 2) True love doesn’t change when the situation changes or with the departure of the lover. Love has to be like an ever-fixed lighthouse ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 6:49pm

English
1) Shakespeare’s sonnets were published in 1609, although they were probably written in the 1590s. The collection includes 154 sonnets in ten-syllable lines and composed of three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. The rhyme scheme is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. 2) OK 3) Shakespeare ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 6:35pm

English
Writeacher, I'm posting the last sonnet I need to rephrase for tomorrow. I really hope you can have a look at it. 1) Sonnets 116 is about love in its most ideal form. The poet thinks that true love is to be based on mutual trust and understanding. 2) True love doesn’t...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 5:42pm

English
I'm including an introductory part I wrote on Shakespeare's sonnets. Can you please check it, Writeacher? Thank you!! 1) Shakespeare’s sonnets were published in 1609, although they were probably written in the 1590s. The collection includes a hundred and fifty-...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 4:31pm

English Literature
I'm sort of a newbie at poetry analysis and i need guidance on this particular poem because I can't find it anywhere on the internet. Will check out these links though, but please help.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 8:28am

English Literature
"get the analysis"? What does that mean? You are supposed to write an analysis, but you want to find one online and copy/paste? Or what? Here are some excellent webpages that will teach you how to do your own analysis. Follow the steps carefully, and the post what ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 8:11am

POETRY
Who is the intended audience for the poem Flesh and Spirit by Anne Bradstreet? I also need an example of contemporary relevance for the poem. Help please?
Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 10:10pm

poetry part 1
simile
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:32am

poetry part 1
The line "I wandered lonely as a cloud" is an example of what?
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:31am

poetry
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2004/jul​/03/featuresreviews.guardianreview27 Read and reread ... and decide if you think it's a love poem or a poem of despair.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:02am

poetry
what is the genre of the poem: tonight i can write by pablo neruda?
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 11:48pm

Poetry
Thanks
Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8:44am

Poetry
I don't usually react to titles of poems or stories or much of anything until I've read the work. Yes, capitalize all the major words in a poem's title, just as with a story, book, etc. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/c​apitals.htm See #3.
Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 7:16am

Poetry
Without knowing the context of of the poem, does this poem title stand out to you, get your attention, and sound good? He Makes Our Joy Full also. do you normally capitalize all words in a poems title or is that just for books? thanks:)
Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 6:54am

poetry
Read through the types of poems listed and explained here to decide about the ones you are dealing with: http://www.types-of-poetry.org.uk/ I can tell you right now that none of them are sonnets and that Sandburg's is a form called Free Verse. To determine a theme, ask ...
Friday, January 27, 2012 at 7:45am

poetry
I need help on figuring out the type of poem and developing a theme and meaning the themes/meaning is confusing me on some of them “No, Thank You, John” I never said I loved you, John: Why will you tease me day by day, And wax a weariness to think upon With always &#...
Friday, January 27, 2012 at 7:31am

Poetry
I need help on figuring out the type of poem and developing a theme and meaning the themes/meaning is confusing me on some of them “No, Thank You, John” I never said I loved you, John: Why will you tease me day by day, And wax a weariness to think upon With always &#...
Friday, January 27, 2012 at 7:29am

Poetry
If all you do is post your entire assignment, with no evidence of thinking on your part, nothing will happen since no one here will do your work for you. But if you are specific about what you don't understand about the assignment or exactly what help you need, someone ...
Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6:21am

Poetry
“Sonnet 30” p. 960 Author: William Shakespeare. Type of Poem: Sonnet. Poetry/Literary Terms: Theme/Meaning: “Casey at the Bat” p.42 Author: Ernest Lawrence Thayer Type of Poem: ______________________ Poetry/Literary Terms: Theme/Meaning: “The Raven&#...
Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:41am

poetry
You're welcome.
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5:32pm

poetry
thank you
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5:31pm

poetry
Newt's a Republican candidate, Although he entered the race late. He hopes to win the nomination, The delegates will make the selection.
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5:31pm

poetry
ummm any which have ryming words to them
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5:27pm

poetry
Which celebrities are you considering?
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5:24pm

poetry
i need to write a a-a-b-b poem but about a celebrity and it has to rhyme please help give some ideas thank you.
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5:22pm

literature
Poetry part 2 01-26-12 1. B Correct 2. B Correct 3. B Correct 4. B Correct 5. D Correct 6. C Correct 7. A Correct 8. D Correct 9. C Correct 10. C Correct 11. D Correct 12. C Correct 13. A Correct 14. C Correct 15. C Correct 16. A Correct 17. C Correct 18. D Correct 19. A ...
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 5:35am

English:Poetry
Oh, okay. Because I was thinking that the lines " Its woods, and that uncertain heaven recieved/ into the bosom of the steady lake,/ this boy was taken from his mades, and died Because I though recieving into the bosom meant "into the embrace" or something ...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 6:29pm

English:Poetry
I see nothing in the poem to suggest that the boy jumped or fell off the cliff... only that he died before he was fully 12 years old. Some theorize that Wordsworth was writing about his own childhood and loss of it when his parents both died while he was young before he was 13...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 6:51am

English:Poetry
Hi beautiful people :) For English we need to select a poem and write a story based on the poem. The poem I have selected tentatively is William Wordsworth's "There was a Boy". What I was wondering was whether the boy jumped off the cliff, fell off the cliff or ...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 5:41am

poetry
Ms.Sue I Thank You Very Much For Helping Me :)I Was Thinking Something Like This Though,,, A mother Strict but funny Loves and serves Faithfully Mom. Would You Think My Teacher Would Approve Of This?
Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:16pm

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