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“Asparagus”: A Poem by Margaret Atwood

Introduction I am drawn to Margaret Atwood’s “Asparagus” because I feel it reveals layers of dimension of life and humanity within a simple scene set between a man and a woman. The poem is str...

Published: 2021-07-02 12:30:05

“Barbara Allan”: An Analysis

In the most commonly accepted versions of the poem “Barbara Allan,” there are several characters in the poem, all of whom have roles, albeit small in some cases, to play in the poem. However, the ...

Published: 2021-07-02 12:45:04

“God Went to Beauty School” and Humans Barely Even Go to Church…

In Cynthia Rylant’s poem, “God Went to Beauty School” (2013), there is a surface meaning that it is important to appreciate the little things in life, and not to take everything so seriously. Th...

Published: 2021-07-03 13:40:05

“Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Sympathy” poem has a title which immediately reveals and invokes images of compassion and sorrow. The characters of the poem are a caged bird, Paul Laurence Dunbar, ensla...

Published: 2021-07-05 12:35:04

“The Bean Eaters” Poem Analysis

The most striking quality of Gwendolyn Brooks’s “The Bean Eaters” is a sharpness fused with the poetic. The three stanzas present a point of view that is pointed and hard, even as the poet fina...

Published: 2021-07-02 12:35:04

“The Unknown Citizen” “The Workbox”

The speaker of W. H. Auden’s poem “The Unknown Citizen” gives recognition and admiration to an unidentified and nameless national who is described as a “saint”. In contrast to the aforementi...

Published: 2021-07-02 16:45:06

A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive

Abstract A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive, by Dave Pelzer, is a harrowing story of a young boy who is cruelly physically, emotionally, and psychologically abused by his mental...

Published: 2021-06-26 18:15:05

A View From the Bridge

Introduction In Act I of Arthur Miller’s play, A View From the Bridge, Eddie Carbone says to the lawyer, “The guy ain’t right, Mr. Alfieri.” The reference is to Beatrice’s cousin, Rodolpho, ...

Published: 2021-07-04 15:10:05

An Analysis of The Raven

This poem is reticent of Edgar Allen Poe’s dark sinister mode of writing he is well known for. The setting of this poem is the speaker’s chamber, or bedroom, at midnight. The first person narrat...

Published: 2021-07-02 12:25:05

An Analytical Summary of Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetry

While reading Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “One Art”, it is easy to picture an older woman sitting in a rocking chair with warm tea and a ball of yarn for knitting. She has been to so many places an...

Published: 2021-07-02 12:40:04