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poem analyzing
Posted by: dina (194.165.132.---)
Date: December 02, 2002 08:46AM

i have to write an essay on Edward Thomas'S poem "The Owl". please help


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.washington-35rh15rt.dc.dial-access.att.net)
Date: December 02, 2002 12:12PM


THE OWL
Edward Thomas (1878-1917)

Downhill I came, hungry, and yet not starved;
Cold, yet had heat within me that was proof
Against the North wind; tired, yet so that rest
Had seemed the sweetest thing under a roof.

Then, at the inn I had food, fire, and rest,
Knowing how hungry, cold and tired was I.
All of the night was quite barred out except
An owl's cry, a most melancholy cry

Shaken out long and clear upon the hill,
No merry note, nor cause of merriment.
But one telling me plain what I escaped
And others could not, that night, as in I went.

And salted was my food, and my repose,
Salted and sobered, too, by the bird's voice
Speaking for all who lay under the stars,
Soldiers and poor, unable to rejoice.


Start with form and meter used, then mention rhyme scheme, and go into depth about the message the author wishes to convey. Find the differenced between 'accentual' and 'syllabic' rhythm.

As an aside, I read that Edward Thomas was the real inspiration for Robert Frost's poem, The Road Less Traveled. That is, in their walks together, Thomas was always dissatisfied they had not taken a different route.


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: Les (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: December 02, 2002 08:52PM

For a biography of Thomas go to this site:

[www.sassoonery.demon.co.uk]


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: bahareh (213.19.173.---)
Date: December 10, 2002 03:17PM

would u pls help me to analyze the poem "preluds" ?


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: bahareh (213.19.173.---)
Date: December 11, 2002 02:54PM

I m going to write a paper on "preludes" about the theme and every poetic elements in it.


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: Lee Woodley (---.pris.bc.ca)
Date: December 12, 2002 07:17PM

I need help analzing a few poems. The first one is "America" by Claude McKay.
Specifically Connations, tone and theme and paradox of his love and "her hate".
What biblical implication does bread of bitterness have?
What does the autor mean by the phrase "cultured hell"?
Explain why, for McKay, the juxtaposition of words like these adds to the depth of his ironic lament.
It is implies by McKay that the same elements that brought down Ozmandias and his civilization will bring down America. Describe those elements and offer an evaluation.

I am totally green at analzing poetry and would really like to know how to do it. Any comments would be appreciated.

Lee


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.washington-35rh16rt.dc.dial-access.att.net)
Date: December 13, 2002 11:25AM


Googling it brought up this site:

[www.cwrl.utexas.edu]


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.washington-35rh16rt.dc.dial-access.att.net)
Date: December 13, 2002 11:27AM


Oops, punched 'Send' too soon. See also [www.cwrl.utexas.edu]


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: bahareh (213.19.173.---)
Date: December 13, 2002 02:00PM

hi:
Im going to write a paper on "preludes".
I need help to analize it. the other thing I need is some thing about "retreat".

thanks alot


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.washington-35rh15rt.dc.dial-access.att.net)
Date: December 14, 2002 09:33AM


What are you on about? The T.S. Eliot poem, Preludes? Google has hundreds of hits for such a search as 'Eliot preludes poem analysis'. For example, [www.essaybank.co.uk]. What you mean by 'retreat', I have no idea whatsoever.


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: Chesil (---.neo.rr.com)
Date: December 14, 2002 02:57PM

Or do you mean Wordsworth's The Prelude. Be a long essay, if so!


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: lhakpa dolma (---.eyrkonaeac07.dialup.ca.telus.com)
Date: December 14, 2002 09:46PM

i have to analysis the theme of the poem, time period and any connections to lives of poets. Please help.

The name of the poems are ozymandias, author Percy Bysshe Shelley
and kubla khan by /samuel taylor Coleridge


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: mica (---.eutelsat.net)
Date: December 06, 2004 03:34PM

i urgently need the analize or comentary of edward taylor's poems!


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: moses (---.iwayafrica.com)
Date: December 07, 2004 03:48AM

Plaese i would like to distinguish poetry from other literary genres?can you help using many relevant examples.


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-01rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: December 07, 2004 10:50AM

Happy to help, but what do you mean by 'other literary genres'?

[tinyurl.com]


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: December 07, 2004 11:04AM

other literary genres

e.g. Novels, short stories, drama, etc.

[www.bedfordstmartins.com] />

Les


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: Alyssa (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: December 07, 2004 01:11PM

Can somebody tell me what kind of poem Oh Captain My Captain is? What is the style? Thnx for any help!


Re: poem analyzing
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: December 07, 2004 01:16PM

Alyssa, it's a tribute poem to Abraham Lincoln. It's written in free verse, meaning it does not have a definite rhyme scheme or metrical cadence.

There is some more info. here:

[www.cs.rice.edu] />

Les




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