102 Answered Questions for the topic Poetry
What were the influences taken from William Wordsworth to write poetry on materialism in the later ages? Can you also give some examples of materialism used in poetry?
I was asked a question by my professor while presenting my paper. The paper referenced a poem "The Sparrow's Nest" where "Sparrow's dwelling" and "bright blue eggs were used. The question asked... more
Can someone please help me with these two questions? I've been having a lot of trouble with them.
These two questions have to do with the poem May Magnificat by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Can you quote one line that contains assonance of two or more words that assonate the same letter sound found... more
In "Hymn of the City" by William Cullen Bryant, what are two ways the poet sees God in the midst of city life?
The poem explains how God is every where, "Thy Spirit is around". The poem gives a description of God and that He is watching over the author's home city. But, I really cannot find two ways the... more
Out of the three poems by Robert Browning, which character is the most unredeemable?
Ok, so I read "Porphyria's Lover," "My Last Duchess," and Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister." After I read these both, I wondered, out of these three poems, who is the most unredeemable, and why?
Please tell me what this poem is about.
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/143917/american-sonnet-for-my-past-and-future-assassin-598dc83c976f1Please help analyse this poem and tell me what it’s about. Thanks.
What is this poem about?
American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin [“I lock you in an American sonnet that is part prison”]BY TERRANCE HAYESI lock you in an American sonnet that is part prison,Part panic closet, a... more
What kind of poetic meter does this sentence have?
"He wishes fishes' fins."How is the meter mapped out with slashes and breves?
Have you ever given an assignment that explains literary terms and then had your student write an example?
It's always helpful when learning literary genres to not only define them but to also show examples, and not to stop there. Have you ever had your student try to write a an example of the given... more
What is one major theme of "Spelling" by Margaret Atwood?
Is this sonnet in iambic pentameter?
I can’t be with you, not another night Even nothing makes something more than you My freedom, leaving you, my only light A window, glass, with no way to come through The way I had felt towards you... more
What is the meaning behind Matthew Arnold’s poem, “The Buried Life”?
In other words, what is the overall significance or import of the poem.
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I need to create a Haiku that relationates to my class which is is Theatre any Ideas?
what is the tone, theme, word choice, and style of "El Peligro" by Stuart Dybek
please provide evidence. Fire ran horrifiedfrom its ashes.In the afterglow,cinematic shadows fledfrom flesh and blood.Scars appeared,followed years laterby their wounds.Blinks of reddinged... more
What poetic sound effect is used in this line?
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the sideWhat poetic sound effect is used in this line?
Is Poe’s “unity of effect” effective in “The Black Cat”?
Is Poe’s “unity of effect” effective in “The Black Cat”? Possible thesis statement: Write a potential thesis statement. Remember, this is your “so what” of your essay. Topic Sentence 1: What... more
Has Robert Frost ever written a poem that doesn't rhyme?
I know a few of Robert Frost's poems, though I'm not an expert, and I've noticed that they all have long and elaborate rhyme schemes. Is this true for all of his poems? Has he ever written a poem... more
What are the "mind-forged manacles"?
From "London", a short poem in William Blake's *Songs of Experience* collection ([free to read online](http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1934/1934-h/1934-h.htm)):> In every cry of every man, In... more
Are Endymion and Hyperion by John Keats intended to be related pieces?
Hyperion and Endymion are poems by the famous poet John Keats, both based on Greek mythology.Hyperion talks about the Titan's despairing after their defeat by the Olympians, and was written in... more
Major differences between Norse epic poetry and English epic poetry?
I'm reading J.R.R. Tolkien's *The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún* and the commentary talks a little bit about differences between Old Norse and Old English epic poetry:> But Old English... more
What is the distinction between Imagism and Symbolism as poetic movements?
I have recently been reading about symbolism and imagism and they seem to me to be connected in that they were in some ways the opposite of each other, one being the movement to add greater... more
Why is the moon "angry" in e e cummings' "the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls"?
The e e cummings poem "the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls" mocks the titular ladies for their small-minded domesticity. The last four lines read:> .... the Cambridge ladies do not... more
Why is the robin "sobbing"?
Blake's "The Blossom", part of his *Songs of Innocence* [which you can read online](http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1934/1934-h/1934-h.htm), is a very short poem about a sparrow and a robin. The... more
Why are some people dissatisfied with the titling of "The Red Wheelbarrow"?
I have read that many critics have been dissatisfied with the modern titling of XXII from *Spring and All* by William Carlos Williams as "The Red Wheelbarrow". Neil Easterbrook was displeased with... more