Recent Homework Questions About Poetry
7th Grade Poetry
Is "a bark of rust" a metaphor? I need to analyze the poem New Hampshire by Donald Hall and the line I'm having difficulty with is: "a bark of rust grows on the tree of a gas pump;" Thank you! yes, that could be a metaphor
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 10:50am
Sorry have one more question
How do you guys remember all the stuff you learned threw school? After I am done being taught something I feel like It gose of my ear. It helps to teach it every day. We must keep up with the field which means reading journals of new developments as well as new teaching ...
Monday, April 2, 2007 at 4:35pm
Hello! I wrote an essay comparing and contrasting Anglo-Saxon vernacular riddles and Emily Dickinson literary poetry. Since my essay is 9 pages long, can someone just look over my intro and conclusion. Those are the two I'm having trouble with. If someone is kind enough to...
Monday, April 2, 2007 at 2:34am
In thornton Wilder's The skin of your teeth for this question Who says this quote Tear everything down I don't care if you smash it. Is the answer mr. antrobus. Thanks
Sunday, April 1, 2007 at 6:24pm
I need to learn the different meters and rhyming patterns of poetry?? Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. First of all is a pdf file: 1. server.remc11.k12.mi.us/bstpract/bstpract/165/165.pdf 2. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/570/01/ 3...
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 11:06pm
AMERICAN JUSTICE What good are laws where POWER is king? Where the indifferent and greedy are running things Politicians make laws giving courts great power, Its use for repressions turns justice quite sour. Lying, cozen, callous police lead juries astray; Prosecutors, judges ...
Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 3:44pm
HOW DID WILLIAM STAFFORD INFLUENCE POETRY There are several interesting links in these results: http://www.google.com/search?q=william+stafford+influence+poetry&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7SUNA =) (Broken Link...
Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 2:32pm
Do you think the ancient mariner is a romantic poem? I am having problems trying to figure out why it isnt'. thanks This site will give you the era and definition of poetry from the Romantic era. After reading it, you will be able to see where The Rime of the Ancient ...
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 6:02pm
Intro and conclusion
Hi! I wrote in here a few days ago about my thesis. I was wondering if I could get some feedback on my intro and conclusion. I think Im just about done with my essay, with the exception of these two portions. Thanks! Intro: The riddles in A Feast of Creatures historically ...
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 1:57am
The speaker of "The World Is Too Much With Us" is a materialist at heart. in that poem would the correct answer be false. This will give you a really good summary. http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/wordsworth/section4.rhtml Yes, I agree with your "false"
Monday, February 26, 2007 at 4:29pm
I would say no, the mariner was not alone on his ship, because there was the wedding guest with him! I went to google and looked up the poem, read it, and it looks like he mostly says things like "The ship was cheered, the harbour cleared,Merrily did we drop" and &...
Monday, February 26, 2007 at 2:07pm
Hello for this poem for this question which one is correct: "The child is father of the man." What does this mean? The best fathers are immature. If one can't be a father he can never have a child. Our attitudes and beliefs as children stay with us throughout ...
Monday, February 26, 2007 at 8:26am
I need help with these questions: In the poem "The world is too much with us" does the speaker believe we have lost or love of nature. I believe the statement is true, and also, In William Blakes tyger is he powerful, good, powerless, or bad, I put powerful. Thanks ...
Monday, February 26, 2007 at 8:03am
Hello! I have an essay due soon, and I need some help with my thesis statement. I haven't written an essay for a few years so if someone can critique and comment on the thesis it would help out a lot. Thanks! Here it is: Although some might argue that riddles are mere ...
Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 12:06am
Eng- Hyperbole example
Anyone noe an example of a hyperbole being used in romantic poetry? provide the poem, and the line being used plz. Tnx This Wordsworth poem has an example of hyperbole. http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww260.html http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/Literary.Terms.2....
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 8:56pm
Could someone please explain Charlotte Smith poem "on being cautioned against walking on a headland overlooking the sea" ? or can you tell me where I can get explanations to poetry which I find very difficult to understand. thanks I don't know this poem and ...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 2:16pm
Poetry: The Next War Wilfred Owen
I'm having trouble analyzing the second verse. The first one talks about the different ways that death has faced soldiers. I think that the second one is about future of wars? maybe... Also what is the importance of the quote from Siegried Sassoon at the beginning. It'...
Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 11:50pm
Poems that use onomatopoeia arouse the sense of: sound, touch, smell or sight? Doesn't poems that use onomatopoeia ariuse the sense of sound? I think that it is sound. It is a word that is used to create a sound effect. for example sizzle, snap sorry- I mispelled the word ...
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 3:39pm
I'm supposed to write a poem in iambic pentameter and then scan it (with stressed and unstressed marks). However, I can't seem to figure out where to put the marks over the words / figure out how to do it with syllables. Any help would be appreciated, thanks. http://...
Monday, February 5, 2007 at 1:31pm
Language Arts/ English
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendall Holmes and John Greenleaf Whittier belong to the group known as the fireside poets. Your book states that "the fireside poets wrote for a family audience, usually on subjects of general appeal: nature, home ...
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 4:17pm
How does walt whitman change the way people experience poetry? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Whitman He got rid of the meter, so it cant be sung. It is freestyle, conversational. Read Leaves of Grass
Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 10:21pm
What does "To be great is to be misunderstood" by Emerson mean exactly? I think he meant something along the lines of this: In 1920 in London, at a conference of the world's greatest physicists...someone remarked to Einstein that only three men understood the ...
Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 11:37am
Children's Literature Question
Which one of the following statements about poetry for children is True? 1. Literary standards for poetry are traditionally not as stringent as those for prose. 2. In good poetry,rhyme takes precedence over meaning. 3. Mother Goose rhymes are considered outdated by today's...
Friday, January 26, 2007 at 9:41pm
I know that Sonnets have fourteen lines THE QUESTIONS IS are "The Passionate Shepered To His Love by Marlowe and The Nymphs Reply To The Shepherd both Sonnets? If they are what makes them Sonnets? My guess is that they are not because they are not fourteen lines and does...
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 10:04am
1.All the following were writers of ancient Greek plays and poetry exept a.Homer b.Sophocles c.Joseph Campbell 2.Chaos gave birth to the following exept a.Uranus(heaven) b.Tartarus(under earth) c.Gaea(earth) 3.Gaea gave birth to the following exept a.mountains b.Pontus(sea) c....
Monday, January 22, 2007 at 9:42pm
Hi, I am analyzing poetry in my English class, and I have a? on Henry Wadsworth Longfellows poem, A Psalm of life. I have to say if it is emotional or physical. I think this poem is emotional, but I do not know how to explain that it is. http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/4413-...
Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 3:28pm
can you reccommend 4 humourous poems by different poets http://pages.ripco.net/~mws/Poetry/24.html by Thomas Hardy http://www.silentwords.com/Humorous.html http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Poetry/Poetic_Forms/Closed_Forms/Limericks/ ...
Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 8:21am
Who put the cat among the pigeons? Unfortunately we are unable to get hold of a copy of the book. Please can anyone help. put/set the cat among the pigeons (British & Australian) to do or say something that causes trouble and makes a lot of people angry or worried. "Tell ...
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 12:36pm
English, Poetry Riddles
Legs I have got, yet seldom do I walk; I backbite many, yet I never talk; In secret places most I seek to hide me, For he who feeds me never can abide me. [p.s pleeeeeeease help me!! :S
Monday, January 8, 2007 at 5:12pm
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is not prose style right? What style is it written in? Thanks. There are two kinds of writing that you're referring to -- prose and poetry. If it's not poetry, it's prose! Style is different. Here are some websites that refer to ...
Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 10:20pm
some help needed...i have to write research paper..paper topic is to choose one of these poets and analyze one or more of hus poems:Donne, Herbert, Vaughan, Marvell, Crashaw But i can only use page- well i am not allowed to write the adress but it is luminarium...I have to ...
Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 4:09pm
why do poets use diction? Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. For an excellent definition of "diction" try this site: http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/Virtualit/poetry/diction_def.html
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 2:55pm
English+ poetry+ confused+ check!
The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued. Scan the poem and determine the rhythm. is it a sonnet? or do they want this: A crow symbolizes death, snow is white and something ...
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 10:57am
Look at the picture on the immediate left here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth's_magnetic_field Also: http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/magnetism/magnetism.html HOW IS THE EARTH'S MAGTISM USEFUL thanks it helped me alot!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 8:47pm
hi i am looking for geologically relevant song lyrics or poetry published after 1990. The stuff cant be writen by a geologist either. i realllly need to find this any help i would appreciate so much!!! thank you.
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 2:16pm
hi i am looking for geologically relevant song lyrics or poetry published after 1990. i realllly need to find this any help i would appreciate so much!!! thank you. http://www.danneyball.com/_51.htm http://www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/activezone/media.html http://www...
Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 12:28pm
What does the use of imagery add to the mood of a poem? it lets you sortof see what's going on If you can recall a common feeling with a few words like lost cellphone or blazing sunset or lemon yellow, you can be fairly certian your reader is experiencing what you were ...
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 6:43pm
what is the effect of personification used in paragraph? http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/terms/2terms.html#Personification http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_P.html "PERSONIFICATION: A trope in which abstractions, animals, ideas, and inanimate ...
Monday, November 27, 2006 at 4:49pm
Topic of College Essay -- Draft
Any one can help me to revise this college essay? It is very important for me, your help will me invaluable for me!! Thank you! Question: At the University of Maryland, we value a diverse community. How have your life experiences and background shaped you into an individual ...
Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 10:43am
Can someone tell me what is the diction and the syntax of this is? "I stood up nervously, wondering what it could be. I felt my classmates' piercing eyes as I mechanically left the classroom. Teacher Hou walked ahead of me without seeming to notice my presence. I ...
Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 7:48pm
Im having trouble finding about the people of the indus valley, which was in acient india. I need to make up a person, that would have lived there. I need to make up the persons name a job that was acuarate to that time and place there age work or job rights and ...
Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 7:38pm
I was introduced to the art of poetry two years ago, in the tenth grade, at high school. The first year, I was uninterested. This year, I have become absolutely infatuated with it, but unfortunately, even though Ive grown to love the art, I hardly understand its ...
Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 10:18am
i need help....!!i need to explicite king arthur's court...can anyone help me..i am not allowed tu use the internet...i have to read description of arthur's court from sir gawain and the green knight..and write about the court...so can anyone help me??? http://www.hti....
Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 7:16am
What do they mean when someone say the devices in prose poetry. Could you name an example please? One of these devices is Alliteration - the repetition of an initial sound in a group of words. Example : a gaggle of geese gliding glorously over the sky. Below is a site which ...
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 5:45pm
What is a good defination of a prose poem without using the words prose? http://www.answers.com/prose%20poem You could use a definition like this, and then substitute the following in place of the word "prose" -- unrhymed, unmetered writing =) so prose peoms dont ...
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 5:17pm
quick personification question
would "drowned leaves" be personification since leaves really can not drown? I should think it would. http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/terms/2terms.html#Personification =) help plz.. heres an example>> Victims call out for me I am used in the ...
Monday, October 23, 2006 at 2:31am
Re: poetry essay
Hiya, writeacher are you online? I don't know if you remember me from last night but you we're helping me proof read my essay. Is there anymore mistakes in the paragraphs you didn't look at? Here's what we've done so far: Poetry Essay Chinua Achebe and Ted ...
Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 10:56am
Re: Poetry Essay
Hey writeacher, you asked me to repost my corrections. I have corrected from where you left off and I THINK I have most of the punctuation mistakes but I don't have a knack for spotting wording mistakes although I have tried. You know when you say change to third person? ...
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 4:08pm
Here's my essay, could you please tell me what you think of it and suggest some improvements? Poetry Essay Chinua Achebe and Ted Hughes, the poets of Vultures and Pike, have both written two poems which show ambivalence towards their poems subjects, but do their ...
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 3:16pm
Poetry meaning question..
Hiya, I need some help for a poetry essay I have to write. Can you tell me what the line "darkness beneath nights darkness had freed, that rose slowly towards me, watching" might mean? I have no idea. What is the context of this? What is the title of the poem? The ...
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 2:28pm
Poetry, part 2
Hopkin's use of "seared", "bleared", and "smearded" is an example of You are probably looking for a grammatical term....to which my mind is blank. But in poetry, rhythm usually sets the poem style, the use of seared, bleared, and smeared is ...
Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 10:46am
How do I determine the tone of a sentence? And how do I change that tone. Tone: http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/terms/3terms.html#Tone http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_T.html "TONE: The means of creating a relationship or conveying an attitude ...
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 8:03pm
what is the tone of "the pines"? http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_T.html "TONE: The means of creating a relationship or conveying an attitude or mood. By looking carefully at the choices an author makes (in characters, incidents, setting; in the work...
Monday, October 9, 2006 at 11:35pm
Do you know a site that can help me create an epic, like an epic generator or something? The Internet is a wonderful invention -- but I know of no site that will help you create an epic. Fortunately, human beings are still best at writing poetry, using their literary skills ...
Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 4:16pm
Has anyone read "on the pulse of the morning"? If somebody has, please tell me the poet's visition of america and american dream. Please read over the poem as if you weren't reading a poem -- that is, don't stop and pause at the end of every line. Read it...
Friday, September 15, 2006 at 7:25pm
whats aabbaabb real name in the form of music, or sheet music As far as I know, that is simply a rhyme scheme -- has been used in poetry for centuries. I've never heard of any particular name for it. Sorry. =( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhyme_scheme
Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 11:04pm
A Farewell to Arms (To Queen Elizabeth) His golden locks Time hath to silver turn'd; O Time too swift, O swiftness never ceasing! His youth 'gainst time and age hath ever spurn'd, But spurn'd in vain; youth waneth by increasing: Beauty, strength, youth, are ...
Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 5:47pm
critical approach help
does anyone know what the critical approaches are i know that readers response is one but i don't know the others thanks I assume you mean critical approaches to literature. See this: http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/virtualit/poetry/critical.html
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 3:06pm
im in college and i need to know what are genres and can you give me a few sentences to use in how my reading has influences my writing and give me some design texts to my writing skills. i read recently in a magazine on credit , relationships,mental health and can you give ...
Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 2:04am