Essay

The Civil Rights Movement in “Harlem” by Langston Hughes

3 pages | 590 words

"Harlem" is a short poem by Langston Hughes that explores the idea of what happens when people are forced to put their dreams on hold because of racism and poverty. The poem uses simple language and short phrases to create an effective sense of rhythm and musicality.

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The Symbol of a Fly in Emily Dickinson’s “I Heard a Fly Buzz- When I Died”

2 pages | 520 words

In this essay, I will be discussing the symbol of a fly in Emily Dickinson's "I Heard a Fly Buzz- When I Died" poem. I will also be analyzing the poem and discussing the themes of death and hope.

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A Different Perspective: The Poetry of Edward Estlin Cummings

4 pages | 900 words

This essay explores the different perspective of Edward Estlin Cummings' poetry and how it sought to define human beings and places with an aspect that surpassed their physical nature.

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The Use of Irony, Imagery, and Symbolism in Frost’s “Unharvested” and Bishop’s “The Fish”

3 pages | 820 words

This essay contrasts and compares the use of irony, imagery, and symbolism in Frost’s poem “Unharvested” and Bishop’s poem “The Fish.”

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The Relationship Between Language and Content in Poetry

6 pages | 1410 words

This essay looks at how language is used to create specific effects and meanings in two poems, “Factory” by Jim Daniels and “Red brick building” by Deborah Boe. It discusses the themes and motifs of each poem, their use of imagery, metaphors and personification, and finally the emotional content that is conveyed through the language.

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The Relevance of Gwendolyn Brooks’ Poetry Today

4 pages | 850 words

This essay will provide an overview of the life and works of Gwendolyn Brooks, with a focus on her most famous poem, "We Real Cool". I will discuss both the form and content of the poem, and I will offer some thoughts on why Brooks' poetry remains relevant today.

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Critical Writing,Essay

The Challenge of Progress: A Critical Analysis of W.H. Auden’s ‘The Shield of Achilles’ and ‘The Fall of Rome’

4 pages | 1010 words

In this essay, the author analyzes the two poems by W.H. Auden: 'The Shield of Achilles' and 'The Fall of Rome'. Both poems talk of the challenges that modern societies face compared to ancient times. In 'The Shield of Achilles', the challenge is how to preserve our values in the face of technological progress and its dehumanizing effects. The poem suggests that we should not idealize the past, but instead learn from it and strive to create a better future. In 'The Fall of Rome', the challenge is how to prevent the decline of our civilization. The poem describes the fall of Rome as a result of political corruption, moral decadence, and environmental destruction. It warns that we must take action to prevent history from repeating itself.

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Critical Writing,Essay

The Romantic Poets and Evil

2 pages | 380 words

This essay explores the similarities between the writings of John Milton and William Blake. Both poets were interested in topics such as sin, the Devil, and evil. However, they had different views on these topics. For Blake, evil was something spiritual, while for Milton it was something physical.

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The Origins and Consequences of Why Boys Don’t Play With Dolls

2 pages | 550 words

Katha Pollitt's essay "Why Boys Don't Play With Dolls" discusses the origins and consequences of why young men take on the role of powerful members of society and young women are left to play the role of tenderness. She blames this on the way society raises boys and girls to uphold different gender stereotypes.

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Research Paper

Langston Hughes and “Mother to Son”: Social Justice in Poetry

2 pages | 290 words

This essay discusses Langston Hughes and his poem "Mother to Son". It explains how the poem is about social justice and perseverance in the face of adversity. The essay also discusses how the poem is relevant today as we continue to fight for social justice.

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