Essays on Poems

Dulce Et Decorum Est And Old Soldier: Poem Comparison

The two poems “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen and “Old Soldier” by Charles Simic gave their attitudes about war and the effect that it has on ordinary people. They used imagery, point of view, and diction to enforce their opinion about the war on the reader. However, the two poems have differing views,...
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Comparison Of The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner And Frankenstein

  In relation to Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, there are many points of similarity between both reality and the stories portrayed in Shelley’s novel and Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Coleridge’s literary work has performed as an out-of-this-world supply of influence for Shelley and is thought in her life. Fascinatingly, Frankenstein...

The Glass: Poem Analysis And Features

Anne Carson’s poem “Glass, Irony, and God” is a mix of poetry along with essay, literary criticism, and her narrative technique is quirky, full of inventions, and erudite in nature. The poem “The Glass Essay” contains multiple interpretations of the word “glass” (Carson). In English language, it is something that is transparent, and produces a...
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Comparison Of Achilles And Roland

The two epic poems, “The Iliad” and “The Song of Roland” present two epic heroes, Achilles and Roland. Throughout many of the epic poems in history, the heroes tend to possess many of the same characteristics, such as: A noble birth, capable of deeds of great strength and courage, great warrior, etc. (“Characteristics of Epic...
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Dulce Et Decorum Est In Comparison To The Song Of The Mud

Theme and tone are very important factors when reading a piece of literature. The tone of a story can help build an emotional connection, and as you’re reading the theme can also help the reader learn something. A story can either have a negative or positive tone and theme. The poems in each collection show...
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Beowulf: Revealing Of Heroic Culture Of Anglo-Saxon Society

Most people within today’s society have heard about a group called the Vikings. However, not many people have heard about or are taught about a group called the Anglo-Saxons. The Anglo-Saxon group survived from around the early fifth century until about the year 1066. This group were immigrants who arrived in England from northern Germany...
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The Road Not Taken: Setting, Theme, And Symbolism

Life is full of many choices people must make as they go through each day. Some choose a more conventional path like the majority of people take, while others prefer the path less traveled, like the author, as it can be better suited to their individual needs. Poetry is one literary way to show how...
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Comparing The Soldier And Dulce Et Decorum Est

World War I, likely the most repulsive of present day wars, enlivened a few of the most lovely and incredible poetry of the 20th century. ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke and ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est ‘ by Wilfred Owen, both were written during world war one. Rupert Brooke was a knowledgeable English man who experienced...
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The Canterbury Tales And Catholicism

Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is a very strong critique of the medieval Catholic Church. The characters that are introduced in the “General Prologue” are seemingly very different and bring forth varying opinions and views on topics like the medieval Catholic Church. However, these characters all have to common goal to make the pilgrimage to Canterbury...
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