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He is rather pessimistic about life and is not afraid of death, as it will help to end his meaningless life. Function of Comparison The above examples of comparison help us realize that, in general, writers utilize different kinds of comparison to link an unfamiliar or a new idea to common and familiar objects.

What is the negro speaks of rivers about. He also fights due to his belief of death would bring a "balance" to his meaningless life as his past and future life seem a waste to him.


The word " nor" alone has a strong sound and the repetition of it emphasizes the poet's uncertainty towards his intention of fighting in a war.

While these attracted less attention than his scholarly works, the also focused on the Black race covering the topics of miscegenation and economic disparities in the South.

Especially when the poet uses the "strange fruit" to symbolize the heads of the black people being hanged. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome.

Poem B has a rather different point of view concerning war and the dead. It is particularly funny when she askes a rhetorical question "Why is it no one ever sent me yet one perfect limousine, do you suppose. There may be slight rhythm and repetitions in the prose, but these are not significant enough to be noticed.

Difference Between Poetry and Prose

Man was made for joy and woe; And when this we rightly know Through the world we safely go. Consider the following examples: In the first two lines, the speaker refers to rivers as a natural force outside himself.

When his first novel Not Without Laughter was published init won the Harmon gold medal for literature. She was enslaved at the age of 7, captured in Senegal, and sold in Boston as a slave to Mrs. Here the author presented his unpleasant feeling, he disagrees on the act of killing black people.

Both passages describe them being alone in an isolated island where they have "solitude" accompanying them. Du Bois eventually went on to help to establish the NAACP where he became editor of its newspaper the Crisis, and a well-known spokesman for the cause.

The dead died with regrets, as they 'shall not sleep' if the people who are alive 'break faith with [them]'. In passage B, "fruits" is used to compare and make a big contrast to the dead bodies of the defeated, because fruits are like new born lives, while the bodies are actually dead and their lives come to an end.

I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids — and I might even be said to possess a mind. A prolific writer known for his colorful portrayals of Black life from the ss, Hughes wrote plays, short stories, poetry, several books, and contributed the lyrics to a Broadway musical.


She knows clearly the message he wants to bring out by sending her a rose again and again. In "I am Nobody. Poetry is art in itself. Together they have gone on to inspire younger generations like Terrence Hayes. When wilt thou return again. He fights because he feels a sense of loneliness.

Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley. Poetry help?

Contrast can be seen in A. The image of the child is also associated with Jesus: The author uses oxymoron such as 'companionable as solitude' to create a sharp emphasis on how different he is comparing to the other people in the society. It helps readers to comprehend a new idea, which may have been difficult for them to understand otherwise.

Using a paradox, 'I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude', the writer states that companionship is not as everyone sees it. It is also an irony in the sense that in the comparison, one thing is born fruitone thing is killed. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

The stucco front, the creosoted gate, the privet hedge, the green front door. How dreary—to be— Somebody. However, if you think carefully, and examine closely, there will usually be clues in the language, to help you determine the tone.

There is practically no direct expression of thoughts and feelings, no confessions of pain. Grey herring-bone suit, a bit the worse for wear, blue overcoat costing fifty shillings, bowler hat, and no gloves.

Often confrontational and designed to awaken audiences to the political needs of Black Americans, Baraka was a prominent voice in American literature. Their marble tombs I built with tears, And with cold and shuddering fears. Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. For each of the twenty-one poems or poetic forms for AP Literature and Composition, students and teachers will find a link to the poem and multimedia resources.

These include EDSITEment lessons as well as EDSITEment-reviewed websites that discuss the poem, the poet, and its context.

Short Poems

The first poem speaks of fighting back in the face of death, while the second poem speaks of bonds formed over hundreds and hundreds of years—thousands of years—that have joined the black man.

Coleridge is a very different poet from the others you have mentioned. Blake and Burns are usually considered pre-Romantics and Wordsworth, while he is included with Coleridge as one of the older Romantics, focused on nature almost exclusively while Coleridge loved that which is supernatural.

The Black Land. By Joseph Warren Beach. I will plough the land, Turning up the black soil.

E. E. Cummings

I will ride upon this heaving surface. As a boat rides upon the water. Dingane Joe Goncalves became Black Dialogue's poetry editor and, as more and more poetry poured in, he conceived of starting the Journal of Black Poetry.

Founded in San Francisco, the first issue was a small magazine with mimeographed pages and a lithographed cover. Poems by Teens For Teens. Poetry about teen life really requires a website all its own. Being a teenager is a complicated business and Teen Poets write some of the most intense poems.

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