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Poetry
please read this poem and tell me how I can inprove it. Thanks! Where have you been I almost forgot you Its been a year or so Since I’ve seen you last Why did you have to come back I was trying to forget you And forget what you did Why bring back the bad memories Can’t you...

English
What definable elements make a poem categorized as Victorian Poetry?

English/Poetry
I read the stories about her I discover her dark past Some things are hard to believe To know what she has been through All the challanges she has faced Now I see her in a different way A way I’ve never seen her before I don’t know what to say Now that I know what I know ...

English/Poetry
I need to write a poem for my English class. The thing is, I don't know how to write a good poem. I've read loads of poems, but I just don't know how to write a good poem.

Literarure(Ozymandias)
How is the poem "Ozymandias" by Percy Shelley a Romantic poem? What elements make it a romantic poem? I read the poem a few times and I don't know how it is classified as romantic poetry.

English-poetry
How can I determine the meter and rhythm of a poem? How do I know if a syllable is stressed or unstressed?

Poetry
What is the tone of the poem "Litany" by Billy Collins? Is there some sort of message or is he just being weird? Since the first two lines were written by that Belgian guy, I would imagine he is making fun of love poems. Am I in the right direction?

Literature
I need to translate some lines of poetry into today's language but I am having trouble. I am not sure what nto translate exactly. Here are some examples of lines I need to translate: 1. Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now, 2. With shifting change, as is false women's ...

Poetry
Why are the following words significant to the poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"? Etherized Tedious Insidious Formulated Malingers Obtuse Morning Coat Digress If I knew what the answer is or any idea on how to answer this question, I wouldn't be asking this site...

english
Hi for poetry i need to research futurism and the founder f.t.marinetti. the thing is i cant find any poems written by him, all i can find are his manifestos which are super long. so if u can help me find any poems written by him that would be awesome thanks :)

Poetry
how to write poetry? I have a poem, but how do i get it on paper, typed? where do i indent, etc.? basically i need info on the format for poetry

Poetry
What is the theme of the poems "In November" by Archibald Lampman and "December" by Stuart Livingstone? Thank you.

Poetry Part II
Okay so I have poem here that I need to interpret including I have to discuss the issue of gender as it relates to this poem. So here's the poem "A Place For Everything" When my mother spoke of sadness and widows, my father muttered "Well, well," and shook the paper open in ...

Poetry
Okay so I have poem here that I need to interpret including I have to discuss the issue of gender as it relates to this poem. So here's the poem "A Place For Everything" When my mother spoke of sadness and widows, my father muttered "Well, well," and shook the paper open in ...

POETRY
Discuss what functions of poetic writing the author of this poem is using? What is the poem expressing? Who is the speaker? Auditor? What is the rhyme scheme? Meter? Homage to my hips These hips are big hips they need space to move around in. They don't fit in little pretty ...

English- poetry
What is the definition of volta? How does the volta change the mood of a poem?

poetry essay
I'm having problems coming up with a thesis statement for Edgar Allen Poe's poem The Raven. I have to do an analysis paper. Any suggestions on where to begin?

English -- poetry
Is "Isolation: To Marguerite," by Matthew Arnold a narrative, lyric, or dramatic poem? My friend and I can't decide between narrative and dramatic. Thanks.

Literature
So for example for this poem: Harlem by Langstone Hughes: What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a ...

Literature
My question is how do poets utilize leterary devices and conventions to develop themes in their poetry? Can someone explain this to me if you have a few minutes I greatly appreciated it thanks.

english/poetry/literature
What are some good connotations for "tree" or websites that lists connotations for "tree"?

Math
Numbers can be poetic. For example, when the number 400,077,115 is read aloud, it is haiku! Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry in which each poem has seventeen syllables,broken into a 5-7-5 pattern. How does this number fit the pattern? Find another number haiku. Please can ...

english-iambic tetrameter
I have to write two lines of poetry in iambic tetrameter and I am not sure if this is correct or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated! with heavy hearts untwine ourselves yet midnight orbs demand I stay Thank you!

history/poetry
Can anyone help me interpret this poem/prayer? What does it reveal about Mesopotamian religious beliefs and practices? Thanks!! May the wrath of the heart of my god be pacified! May the god who is unknown to me be pacified! May the goddess who is unknown to me be pacified! May...

poetry
a definition of formal poetry is verse that http://www.answers.com/poetry I think you're after definition #3 here. Then look up "meter" and "verse" -- http://www.answers.com/topic/meter-poetr​y http://www.answers.com/topic/verse =) Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework...

Literature
what does it mean: literary journal The term "literary journal" can mean two things, I think. 1. A magazine or journal that is published and focuses only on literary works, current and past. http://www.google.com/search?q=literary+​journal&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-...

english poetry-walt whitman
i cant remember the name of that whitman poem where he's in a classroom or something and walks out and says something about learning everything he needs to from the stars. its been a while since i've read it,but its imperative that i know the title! Is this it? http://www....

English Song
Oh, Susanna Oh, I came from Alabama with my banjo on my knee, And I'm going to Louisiana, my true love for to see It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry. The sun so hot I froze to death, Susanna don't you cry Oh, Susanna, Oh, don't you cry for me I came ...

Senior Paper
I am writing a Senior Paper about the poetry works of W.B. Yeats, a Modernist poet I have found out. But I was wondering if my thesis would work or if it is too soft and not on the line of a thesis. W.B. Yeats like most of the Modernistic poets in his time has changed poetry ...

literature
How do poets utilize literary devices and conventions to develop themes in their poetry? Good explanation here: "Language is a means of communication by symbolic sounds and graphics. The meaning of these symbols is affected by the use of literary devices which further enhance...

mythology
compare homer and virgil Help! i need a few things that compare these two poets. Homer wrote the Odyssey Virgil wrote the Aeneid (sp?) yeah i know but i need more examples. Homepage of the Iliad, Odyssey, and AeneidThe page links together the Iliad, Odyssey, and the Aeneid. It...

roman poets
any one know any GOOD roman poets that i could google or ask???? idk about the virgil dude....because the issue is confusing on whether he is one person or three... lol =] He was ONE person. He had three names, as did all Romans!! Publius Vergilius Maro = Vergil or Virgil (...

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. =)

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...

language
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/...

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​ature...

english
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....

geography
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/...

poetry
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...

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...

english
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 ...

English
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 ...

Poetry
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

poetry
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 ...

english
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 his ...

English
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 own poem...

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 ...

Spanish
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....

English
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. The first ...

poetry
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, (...

english
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 ...

Poetry
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 things? You ...

Poetry
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 ...

poetry
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

Poetry
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 ...

poetry
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, don't want to finish the ...

poetry
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

Poetry
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 ...

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 has a curious...

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!

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

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 ...

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 ...

poetry
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

Poetry
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...

poerty
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 ...

POETRY GUY
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...

poems
i need a poem about anything it has ode http://englishhistory.net/keats/poetry/o​deonagrecianurn.html =)

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 Mariner ...

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 ...

poetry
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"

poetry
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 "Day after ...

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 life. Fathers ...

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 for your ...

Literature
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 children...

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....

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 cannot find it ...

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's kind ...

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 ...

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://www....

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 and ...

English
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

Poetry
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 concept of ...

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 ...

Literature
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 not ...

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....

English
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-...

poetry
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/ ...

poetry
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 them ...

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

Poetry
What kind of poem uses formal language What is an ODE?

english
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 style in ... ...

english
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 ...

english/poetrey?
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

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 ...

science
Look at the picture on the immediate left here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth's_mag​netic_field Also: http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/magnet​ism/magnetism.html HOW IS THE EARTH'S MAGTISM USEFUL thanks it helped me alot!!!!!!!!!!!

GEOLOGY-IMPORTANT
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.

geology-important!
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...

Poetry!
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 when ...

english!
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 objects...

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