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1. Poetry Analysis: Margaret Atwood's "This is a Photograph of Me"
Poetry Analysis: Margaret Atwood's
The title of Margaret Atwood's "This is a Photograph of Me" is quite suggestive. The title may give rise to several interpretations. The speaker may want our attention to be drawn to the photograph. The fact that she claims that it is her in the photograph, verges on the fact that she looks very ...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:14:07
2. Poetry Analysis: Langston Hughes' "Theme for English B"
Poetry Analysis:  Langston Hughes'
Langston Hughes penned "Theme for English B" in 1949.The poem is in the imperative. 'English' in the poem is emblematic of comprehensiveness and universality. This analysis exemplifies how the poem is a satire on the system of grading with regard to individuals and phenomenon; and utilizes langua...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:12:45
3. Poetry Analysis: Ted Hughes' "Pike"
Poetry Analysis: Ted Hughes'
The Introduction to Ted Hughes' "Pike" can be found in "Poetry in the Making" as Ted Hughes states: "Here, in this next poem, is one my prize catches. I used to be a very keen angler for pike, as I still am when I get the chance, and I did most of my early fishing in a quite small lake, really a ...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:06:52
4. Poetry Analysis: Thom Gunn's "On the Move"
Poetry Analysis: Thom Gunn's
Thom Gunn's "On the Move" is said to be "a sociological footnote of the nineteen fifties". The motorcyclists had become emblematic of reckless vigor and aggressive energy in the East. The subtitle also functions as the epigraph emphasizing the idea that they need to keep going on, asserting the h...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:12:54
5. Poetry Analysis: Christopher Okigbos "Heavensgate"
Poetry Analysis: Christopher Okigbos
The title of Christopher Okigbo's poem "Heavensgate" is emblematic of man's quest for spiritual fulfillment. This is particularly significant as the poem describes the poet's return to his native post colonization. The phrase "the passage" also echoes the concept of quest or search for the ultim...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:54:44
6. Poetry Analysis: Boey Kim Cheng's "The Planners"
Poetry Analysis: Boey Kim Cheng's
The poem "The Planners" is similar in design and theme to Margaret Atwood's "The City-Planners".The planners of this so-called pseudo-modern civilization build their plan with such dexterity, that the minutest of demands are met. Their level of analysis scans all permutations of possibilities. Th...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:14:04
7. Poetry Analysis:Emily Dickinson's This is My Letter to the World analysis
Poetry Analysis:Emily Dickinson's This is My Letter to the World analysis
Emily Dickinson's "This is my Letter to the World" functions as an epistolary preface to her body of work. The poem in the form of a letter functions as a perfect metaphor as it an eloquent means of communication. The letter is a means of communication that has a one-to-one or one-to-many corresp...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:12:56
8.  Poetry Analysis:Ted Hughess Thrushes
 Poetry Analysis:Ted Hughess Thrushes
Ted Hughes' "Thrushes" is one of his frequently anthologized poems. The poet is enamoured at the violent streak in thrushes rather than their singing ability. He is amused at their ability to "stab". They are by themselves 'sleek' or stylish. They are single-minded in purpose, and therefore very ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:54:12
9. Poetry Analysis: W.H. Auden's "The Shield of Achilles"
Poetry Analysis: W.H. Auden's
W.H.Auden's "The Shield of Achilles" is thematically quite similar to Eliot's "Wasteland" in its representation of a world devoid of principles and ethics that in its march for success has lost the true meaning of life as echoed in phrases like "an unintelligible multitude", "column by column in ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:04:38
10. Poetry Analysis: David Rubadiri's "A Negro Labourer in Liverpool"
Poetry Analysis: David Rubadiri's
David Rubadiri's "A Negro Labourer in Liverpool" strives to highlight the plight of a negro labourer in Liverpool. The indefinite article 'a' points to the lack of a specific identity. They are just one among a group, one of the community, who do not necessarily possess any individual identity. T...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:16:25
11. Poetry Analysis: Toru Dutt's "Our Casuarina Tree"
Poetry Analysis: Toru Dutt's
The tree in Toru Dutt's "Our Casuarina Tree" stands for the motherland with its giant stature. It is indented with scars that has been inflicted by the past trials and tribulations. The rugged' trunk hints at the antiquity of the culture. The tree reaches for the stars and represents the aspirati...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:16:25
12. Literary Analysis: John Donne's "The Relic"
Literary Analysis: John Donne's
John Donne's poem "The Funeral" has a lock of hair as the starting point as in John Donne's "The Relic": Whoever comes to shroud me, do not harm Nor question much That subtle wreath of hair, which crowns my arm. The first stanza though it talks about mortal human brings, reflects immortal lov...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:14:07
13. Poetry Analysis: Ted Hughes' "The Jaguar"
Poetry Analysis: Ted Hughes'
Ted Hughes' "The Jaguar" is a tribute to the majesty of the animal. The eminence of the jaguar is contrasted against the insignificance of other animals. The apes yawn at their humdrum existence. Their only point of adoration is aimed at the fleas that inhabit or surround them them. The parrots h...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:16:30
14. Literary Analysis: Langston Hughes' "Harlem-A Dream Deferred"
Literary Analysis: Langston Hughes'
Langston Hughes'"Harlem- A Dream Deferred" was written in 1951.The blacks were distraught with despair and disillusionment after the Civil War had freed them from the shackles of slavery. Though they were liberated and granted the right to vote by federal laws, the blacks were marginalized in all...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:12:45
15. Poetry Analysis: Carol Ann Duffy's "In Your Mind"
Poetry Analysis: Carol Ann Duffy's
Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at the Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's poet laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly bisexual person to hold the position, as well a...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:14:07
16. Novel analysis: Ngugi wa Thiago's "Weep Not,Child"
Novel analysis: Ngugi wa Thiago's
Ngugi wa Thiago's "Weep Not, Child" exemplifies the place of family in an individual's life through the eyes of the protagonist. 'Family' is the heart and soul of the society in which Njoroge lives. Njoroge's family lives in then Mahua Village, has Ngotho as the head .He is the final authority a...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:12:49
17. Margaret Atwood's "Journey to the Interior"
Margaret Atwood's
Margaret Atwood's "The Journey to the Interior" is a monologue, the apt poetic form for introspection. It is a metaphysical poem with the recurring motif of 'journey' with Atwood that she explores in other works like "Surfacing". The interior aludded to in the poem is the psyche of the poetess. T...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:03:08

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