Essay on Sestet

Themes in ‘Digging’ and ‘An Advancement of Learning’

In Digging Heaney explores his childhood and his relationship with his family by describing how he would look down at his Father out of his window, and how he looks at him and absorbs and admires the great skills his Father possesses.’The coarse boot nestled on the lug, the shaftAgainst the inside knee was levered […]

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Plenty – 1512 words – College

In ‘Plenty’ the poet, Isobel Dixon, uses different types of language to convey her ideas about the different memories of childhood, several other poems in the collection of ‘Songs of Ourselves’ also deal with the idea of childhood memories. This poem can be connected with “Little Boy Crying” because in ‘Plenty’ the children have a […]

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Acrobat by Wislawa Szymborska

The poem, Acrobat, by Wislawa Szymborska, speaks literally of an acrobat and the logic-defying stunts he performs to his audience. Figuratively, the poem speaks of our mortality, reminding us of the brevity of life, and thus reinforcing the need to take advantage of what little time we have and the need to use this time […]

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The Vantage Point

Robert Frost’s poem The Vantage Point tells of a man who is lost in the world of people so seeks refuge in nature. A vantage point is a viewpoint from which someone is able to see a wide range of things. The vantage point in the poem is where the man goes to watch the […]

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On His Blindness by John Milton

What is poetry? According to the author Clugston (2010) poetry is everything the poet sees. Also according to Clugston (2010) “poetry is everything the poet senses, feels, experiences, and imagines”. Poems are built around human life experiences but written in concise and expressive figurative language form which could sometimes be difficult to understand. Not only […]

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