May 24, 2016

Homework Help: English: Poetry

Recent Homework Questions About Poetry

roman poetry
i looked up cais publius virgil and the site i went to came up was Publius Vergilius Maro is this the same person?? Publius Vergilius Maro = his full name in Latin Gaius or Caius is the spelling of Julius Caesar's first name. =)
Thursday, June 28, 2007 by Alexx

Greek poetry?
Did the greeks have poetry in the mythology days?? or was it just the romans. im trying to find another difference bewteen the romans and the greeks in thier glory days..... Both had poetry. The only main difference is the names and possible uses for their gods. The Greeks may...
Thursday, June 28, 2007 by Alexx

is latin closer to roman or greek??? roman. awesome. thanks :) so did the greek have poetry like the romans did?? (in the mythology days i mean) Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here is a bit more about the family of languages: http://concise.britannica.com/...
Thursday, June 28, 2007 by Alexx

writeteacher answer this!!!
Who is W.B. Yeats and where is the best place to look for his information? Wikipedia is not working on my school's computer and my library does not have any of his works or biographies. please respond asap!!! Here are a few: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/liter​...
Thursday, June 28, 2007 by Saladbowl Head

what is beat poerty? and where does it originate from? i cannot find any in the internet. thanks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_Genera​tion (Broken Link Removed) Beat poetry began with the Beat Generation. Check these sites for more information about it. http://en....
Thursday, June 14, 2007 by john

i need help on writing a diomante poem A diamante poem? http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/​diamante/ http://www.franklinlakes.k12.nj.us/famsw​eb/curriculum/English/diamantepoems/diam​ante.html http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/cla​ssrooms/amy/...
Monday, May 28, 2007 by natalie

i need to write a question poem with 10 lines and that asks a lot of questions i have no ideas please help! Pick a theme, then the questions, then put them in verse. Example: Theme Love questions.. What is how it began where will it lead how will it end and so on... the verse...
Monday, May 14, 2007 by christina

writeacher help
Can you give me a example of a compound-complex sen. w/2 dependent clauses?=\ http://books.google.com/books?id=yhQAAAA​AYAAJ&pg=PA205&dq=%22compound+complex%22​+sentence+with+dependent+clauses And there are several examples here in this very old song (from the time...
Monday, May 14, 2007 by SANCA

my writing is not very nice and neat should i practice more Here is what you can do: Start a Journal (blank book), writing on alternate pages. Write in it every day. Weekly, give it to a trusted friend (mom, aunt, friend) who can take the journal and mark up errors. Rewrite ...
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 by sophie

im an only child and parents are too busy to help so, i need to interview someone that went to school 20 years ago and i was wondering if anyone would like to help me. Theses are my 7 questions because i already have 3 answered: 1.How was school like back then for you? 2.What ...
Sunday, May 6, 2007 by ron

What are the four basic elements of poetry (Broken Link Removed) Here are a couple of sites which also may help. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/basic-ele​ments-of-poetry.html http://www.poems-and-quotes.com/article.​html?id=398
Thursday, May 3, 2007 by Dennis

i need to write a poem about my life it has to be a simile poem. Life is like a ___________ and 10 lines about that thing i need an idea of what to write about plz help! a bowl of fruit? a new car getting old? a box of chocolates? a popsicle on a hot day?> a glacier? an ...
Sunday, April 29, 2007 by anonymous

Hi I have to give a presentation in which I must speak of my author Ernest Hemingway, the presentation must include *definiton of genre *list of major figures working in the genre *features of the genre (and special features of any sub-genre) I'm also supposed to include ...
Sunday, April 29, 2007 by claudia

Check out this site. http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/a​rticles/poetry/ Dear all, I need a poem that will help me answer the question "Is Australia seen as a Follower or a Leader?" I am yet to find 1 useful poem on that site... Maybe you should write your...
Saturday, April 28, 2007 by Ms. Sue

poetry(list poems)
I am having trouble making a list poem, I am supposed to do it on one of my favorite things. My favorite things are horses. Can anyone help me plzzz?!?!?!?!?!?!?! List Poems A list poem is a poem in which every line is one item in a list. For instance, students could write a ...
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 by Holly = )

What did Jorge Luis Borges fight for and what did he fight against? What were the measures he used to bring about change and was it peaceful or not...please do not say wikipedia because i cant find it in there thanks What you need will be in one of these two bios. http://www....
Sunday, April 22, 2007 by Jacke

I have to write a poetry analysis paper. I do not know how to start the first paragraph. Do I startwith telling the teacher what I'm writing on and then go into the different parts or should i take another approach? I'll give you some of the best links I've found. ...
Friday, April 20, 2007 by ABC

i need to write a my eyes go to_____ but my heart goes to_____ poem and i need some ideas Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Do the two words have to rhyme? Is your job only to fill those 2 blanks? eyes go to you, sleep, water (any noun) heart goes to blue, (...
Monday, April 16, 2007 by anonymous

when writing an essay on this, is it ok to fill in the blanks with my own ideas? You should probably state that there is no definitive conclusion from the poet, but that you believe ... etc., etc. Thinking for yourself is always a good option, as long as you can back your ...
Monday, April 16, 2007 by confused

the poem I have to use is about a shepherd asking someone to be his love and live with him. He goes on to state things he'd like to give her if only she would accept his "proposal" Could the plot be.... the temptation of the maiden to give herself in exchange for...
Saturday, April 14, 2007 by april13

Still having problems here. Can the character be the plot of poem? No. The plot is the story told. It can evolve around a character, but the character is not the plot. Remember Cinderella? The plot is not her, it is about the fairy tale change in the destitute life of a girl ...
Saturday, April 14, 2007 by april13

is plot the same as a conflict? Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. No, they are not the same but one is not much good without the other! plot = the plan or main story conflict = the dramatic action in a drama
Friday, April 13, 2007 by april13

I am supposed to give a literal explanation of this poem, but I am really confused by it. Your help will be much appreciated. Snow & Ice by Quincy Troupe ice sheets sweep this slick mirrored dark place space as keys that turn in tight, trigger pain of situations where we move ...
Friday, April 13, 2007 by Tracey

what is are good similies to add to life is like a box of chocolates? think in these terms: dark, light, sweet, bittersweet, creamy, hard, brittle, soft, warm, surprise inside, oddly shaped, second layer, intoxicating smell, hard to let go of, savory, dont want to finish the ...
Thursday, April 12, 2007 by anonymous

i need help writing a life is like a _________ similie or metaphor poem i can not think of anything to write do you have some ideas? Compare life to a forest a box of candy an arborteum a basketball game the internet the ocean climbing a mountain
Thursday, April 12, 2007 by anonymous

I am supposed to give a literal explanation of this poem, but I am really confused by it. Your help will be much appreciated. Snow & Ice by Quincy Troupe ice sheets sweep this slick mirrored dark place space as keys that turn in tight, trigger pain of situations where we move ...
Thursday, April 12, 2007 by Tracey Potts

Poem Help Needed
This is a poem by John Berryman that I am supposed to analyze and I am completely confused by. If anyone has any observations or ideas about the main idea of the poem, PLEASE help me out! "The Traveller" They pointed me out on the highway, and they said 'That man...
Sunday, April 8, 2007 by Belinda

7th Grade Poetry
what poetic term is "a quarrel of vines"? Thank you! That could be a metaphor Thank you so much for your help!
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 by Kyle

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 by Kyle

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 by Amy

poetry/essay help
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 by michelle

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 by casey

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/bstprac​t/165/165.pdf 2. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resour​ce/570/01/ 3...
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 by Valerie

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 by hw help

HOW DID WILLIAM STAFFORD INFLUENCE POETRY There are several interesting links in these results: http://www.google.com/search?q=william+s​tafford+influence+poetry&rls=com.microso​ft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&​sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7SUNA =) (Broken Link...
Sunday, March 18, 2007 by INEEDHELP!!!

i need a poem about anything it has ode http://englishhistory.net/keats/poetry/o​deonagrecianurn.html =)
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 by Anonymous

ancient mariner
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 by casey

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 by michelle

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/wordswo​rth/section4.rhtml Yes, I agree with your "false"
Monday, February 26, 2007 by cameron

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 by Jenna

poetry question
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 by cameron

poetry help
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 by cameron

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 by Michelle

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/resourc​es/Literary.Terms.2....
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 by thomas

English Poetry
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 by Elda

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 by Lisa

Poetry question
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 by Bailey

Poetry/Iambic pentameter
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 by Claire

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 by Missa

How does walt whitman change the way people experience poetry? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Whitma​n He got rid of the meter, so it cant be sung. It is freestyle, conversational. Read Leaves of Grass
Sunday, January 28, 2007 by Larry

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 by Tabby

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 by LaNissa

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 by DANIELLE

greek mythology
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 by Josh

Hi, I am analyzing poetry in my English class, and I have a? on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 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 by Larry

can you reccommend 4 humourous poems by different poets http://pages.ripco.net/~mws/Poetry/24.ht​ml by Thomas Hardy http://www.silentwords.com/Humorous.html​ http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Lit​erature/Poetry/Poetic_Forms/Closed_Forms​/Limericks/ ...
Saturday, January 13, 2007 by pedro

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 by dude

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 by Becky

What kind of poem uses formal language What is an ODE?
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 by Fern

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 by anonymous

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 by curly

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/Virtuali​t/poetry/diction_def.html
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 by rob

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 by Anonymous

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/magnet​ism/magnetism.html HOW IS THE EARTH'S MAGTISM USEFUL thanks it helped me alot!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 by Lance

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 by ash

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/a​ctivezone/media.html http://www...
Saturday, December 2, 2006 by ash

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 by Justin!

what is the effect of personification used in paragraph? http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_term​s/terms/2terms.html#Personification http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_P.h​tml "PERSONIFICATION: A trope in which abstractions, animals, ideas, and inanimate ...
Monday, November 27, 2006 by henry!

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 by Jenni

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 by Jennifer

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 by lizzie

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 I’ve grown to love the art, I hardly understand its ...
Sunday, November 12, 2006 by Josh

king arthur
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 by tea

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 by Gina

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 by Gina

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_term​s/terms/2terms.html#Personification =) help plz.. heres an example>> Victims call out for me I am used in the ...
Monday, October 23, 2006 by Anonymous

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 by Sarah

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 by Sarah

Poetry Essay
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 poem’s subjects, but do their ...
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 by Sarah

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 by Sarah

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 by bio

How do I determine the tone of a sentence? And how do I change that tone. Tone: http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_term​s/terms/3terms.html#Tone http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_T.h​tml "TONE: The means of creating a relationship or conveying an attitude ...
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 by Jr

what is the tone of "the pines"? http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_T.h​tml "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 by anonymous

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 by Slow Jamz

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 by Justin

what is
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_schem​e
Tuesday, August 29, 2006 by p leb

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 by Anonymous

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/virtuali​t/poetry/critical.html
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 by kay31188

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 by patricia

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