Poem Summary – The Tyger by W. Blake

The metaphors in William Blake’s poem, “The Tyger,” emphasize the shape of the revolution, the creator of the revolution and the backstage reason why people need revolution. In line 1 and 2 the metaphor “burning bright, forests of the night” compares the tyger to the burning bright in the dark forests in order to suggest Read More

My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke

The poem “My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke is a piece that presents itself with a pile of interpretations. One of the most often noted interpretations of this poem is the idea of the waltz serving as a metaphor for abuse between a parent and child. The reader is presented with a disturbing remembrance of Read More

The Pine Trees by Brooke Davis

“The Pine Trees,” by Brooke Davis, is a poem which looks into the significance of the connection between people and landscapes. This challenges my original thoughts throughout the poem through exploring the deeper emotions of the character. Brooke Davis supports the sentiment that landscape is able to provide a brief escape from the harsh reality Read More

Incident by Countee Cullen

The fact that a first impression lasts forever, is loud and clear in the poem “Incident,” by Cullen as the speakers only memory of his visit to Baltimore is the in your face racial prejudice he experienced on that visit as an eight year old little boy many years ago. This power is clearly witnessed Read More

The Flea by John Donne

“The Flea,” by John Donne, is a poem which shows a man’s desire for a woman, and does so using complex metaphors. Throughout the poem, the use of figurative language develops into the meaning of the story. His use of metaphors and allusions all add to what the fleas is representing throughout the poem, which Read More

Beowulf Young and Old

Despite Beowulf’s almost supernatural strength, stamina and stature, he ages just the same as any other human being. In the human life cycle, one generally begins naive and inexperienced and ages into an adult of more wisdom and knowledge. Akin to others in his time, Beowulf starts as a young fearless warrior and grows into Read More

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death” is a remarkable masterpiece that exercises thought between the known and the unknown. Critics call Emily Dickinson’s poem a masterpiece with strange “haunting power. ” In Dickinson’s poem, “Because I could not stop for Death,” there is much impression in the tone, in symbols, and in Read More

Summary: Romeo and Juliet Act 1

Main characters in Act 1 of the tragedy: Romeo, Tybalt, Benvolio, Montague, Lady Montague, Capulet, Paris, Lady Capulet, Juliet, Nurse. Act 1 scene 1 summary Characters: Prince, Romeo, Tybalt, Benvolio, Sampson and Gregory, Montague, Lady Montague, Balthasar, and Abram. Setting: Verona’s streets Plot: The wrangle begins with the servants from opposite sides in the Montague Read More

Scene Setting, Plot and Characters: Romeo And Juliet Act 3 Summary

Act 3 scene 1 Benvolio and Mercutio walk together. Benvolio says that it is too dangerous and they can encounter the gang of Capulet men. But Mercutio doesn’t care. Enters Tybalt demanding to talk to them, but Mercutio doesn’t take it seriously, as always, starting to mock Tybalt. Enraged, Tybalt is ready to fight – Read More

Poem And Summary Paper

Lab & the OWL at Purdue and Purdue University (1995-2012), the definition of imagery “is a question that philosophers and poets have asked themselves for thousands of years and have yet to definitively answer. The most widely used definition Of an image these days intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time. ” (Ezra Read More

Chicago-Poem Summary

Sandburs peculiar use Of figurative language really defines the poem. His extensive use of personification throughout the entire poem sets the mood and flow Of the Story. Sandburg personifies the city of Chicago to give it traits of confidence, arrogance, boastfulness, determination, craftiness and pride. This is evident throughout the entire poem from “Under the Read More