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Poetry Analysis


Emerson and Our Busy World

By Victor Derycz The human condition is a concept with many points of view that are mostly determined by religious belief and philosophy. It comprises the various elements that make up human existence. As an example, the point of view of the Christian...

W.B. Yeats: Themes of Love vs. Intellect

By Nicholas Arvin Wisdom, aging, and love are the backbone of the human condition. William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was a highly-influential Irish poet noted for his strong sense of Irish identify. Yeats came from a family of artists and painters,...

Rupi Kaur: Building Equality

By Joey Seidman A discrepancy between the treatment of men and women has been apparent and consistent since the beginning of humankind. In the last century, movements have risen in western countries in an attempt to combat this, and although they...

The Beauty of Everything in the Eyes of Yang Mu

By Brian Yang Yang conveys that he sees beauty in everything around him by using a lot of nature in his poetry. Yang compares many things to things in nature. For example, in “Water’s Edge”-a poem about how his experience in nature by a river...

Sylvia Plath: An Attraction to Death

By Rachael Lamden Otto Emil Plath was an educated man- a professor of Biology and German at Boston University, a German American author, an entomologist; despite his credibility, he is also recognized as the late, abusive father of Sylvia Plath....

Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman

By Malia Reiss Romantic love is a goal for most people, but with this comes an inevitable power struggle. The classic movie formula is the girl in love with the football player, or the skinny nerd who wants the queen bee. Pop culture features...

Nikki Giovanni: The Power of Love

By Stone Werner The most potent aspect of our lives is the human condition—how the emotions we feel conjured by conflict shape the lives we live. As humans, we naturally strive to share our experiences, good and bad, with others around us. A p...

E.E Cummings: The Divorce of Love and Reason

By Annelisa Eckert Love is the most important human emotion; it triumphs reason and logic and is more important to life than rational thought. This is a central theme throughout E.E Cumming’s poem Since feeling is first. This idea of love going b...

Shel Silverstein and the Value of Innocent Morality

By Henry Kendrick The importance of children's poetry is far reaching. These are some of the first stories children hear from their parents, and the lessons and morals learned from them are extremely impressionable on young children, making the...

Ted Hughes: The Teeth Bearing Man

By Ben Baak As humans in a modern society, people are often burdened with the realities of their mind. Greed, hatred, egocentrism, and self preservation are pursued at the expense of our fellow societal peers. In animals, it's possible to see...

Insight into the life of Pushkin

By Daniel Yin and folklore from the serfs on the estate which became the inspiration for his poems. After the Decembrist revolution, Pushkin was allowed to return from exile. Back in Moscow, Pushkin’s poems once again took on political issues a...

José Martí: The Forgotten Nationalist Fight for Humanity

By Maria Romero Following this Cuban nationalistic theme, “Nuestra America” points out the importance of a unified identity in times of war. A revolution between colonists and their mother country is an uphill battle, as the mother country is ...
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