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A Character Study of J. Alfred Prufock

J. Alfred Prufock, the character in T.S. Eliot’s poem ‘The Love Song Of  J. Alfred Prufock’ is clearly portrayed in the poem as someone with a fleeting, flimsy personality, one who has a proble...

Published: 2021-07-02 05:18:13

A Child in Pre-Revolutionary America

Perhaps I am too young to be on the right side, my mother told me.  As a five year old in Pre-Revolutionary America, I am unable to understand the true meaning of the “writs of assistance” or the...

Published: 2021-07-02 04:57:09

A Comparison of Because I Could Not Stop For Death and Up-hill

It is quite peculiar that there are people who are not afraid of dying or death. Admittedly, most of us are either too afraid to face death or death itself. However, there are exceptions to the rule; ...

Published: 2021-07-02 05:00:19

A contemplation Upon flowers by Henry King and Once Upon A Time by Gabriel Okara

In the poems “Once upon a Time” by Gabriel Okara and “A Contemplation Upon Flowers” by Henry King, both speakers yearn for transformation and spiritual renewal of their minds. In the poem “A...

Published: 2021-07-02 05:29:25

A Critical Essay on Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” Analysis

How can a poem written more than fifty years ago manage to find a more contemporary reading, and inspire a healthy yet critical discussion between ‘classicists’ and ‘modernist’ readers or audi...

Published: 2021-07-02 04:43:09

A Critique on What Lips My Lips Have Kissed

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, is an imagistic regression into the mind of a desensitized woman.  It grazes the mystic ideals held within intimacy and sexual intercourse, ...

Published: 2021-07-02 05:23:46

A deeper meaning of family and

Even ants have families.  ‘Family’ stands for many things, and it is ironic that many times, the rational human being, blessed with the propensity to value emotion and the intangible, should clai...

Published: 2021-07-02 04:42:03

A Dream Deferred

Langston Hughes’ poem, A Dream Deferred, is about the sentiments of African American people back when they were great oppressed and marginalized (Hughes). They were denied of a dream, of a better l...

Published: 2021-07-02 05:07:11

A map to the next world

Joy Harjo’s poems are filled with so many images and passages that let’s one ponder and think about the complexity of the work.  She is able to balance contemporary American life and ancient trib...

Published: 2021-07-02 05:05:09

A Story by Li-Young Lee Poem AP Lang Prompt

The poem “A Story” written be Li- Young Lee conveys the complex father and son relationship showing their connection through literary devices while the son is trying to get his father to tell anot...

Published: 2021-07-02 05:06:52