What Makes a Good Poem

The definition of a ‘good poem’, as well as of the poet’s role and qualities in general, varies among the different commentators. In this short essay, the opinions by James Tate, Robert Bly, Billy Collins, and Matthew Dickman on the constituent features of a ‘good poem’ and its evaluation criteria shall be examined. However, its […]

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Poem and Short Story Exam Questions Review

Question 1 In every stanza of this poem, Donald Justice introduces an image that differentiates men at forty from boys. In the first stanza, Donald uses the image of a door, and he says that men at forty close doors softly, when they do not intend to return. This means that they leave these places […]

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Play vs Essay and Poem

A play is a structured literary form of theatre that is used to highlight various issues in society. An essay is a structured written presentation about an issue, while a poem is a literal presentation of ideas using various styles such as repetition. Reading a play relating to sexual violence against women is immensely different […]

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Derek Mahon`s poem “After the Titanic”

Coursework SECTION A We were under a freezing impression from the cliff we saw – it was a high, intimidating creation of nature, a glacial castle, with an unscalable fortress. The snowy wall seemed a living being – calm and unkindly, it was ready to tear down its heavy icy blocks and bury us under […]

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The poem Keeping Quiet

The poem Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda highlights the necessity to be quiet while pondering about the life we have on earth. I like the poem because it discusses the need for mutual understanding between men in the current environment filled with environmental damages. In our present hectic life cycles, encompassed by fast moving lifestyles, […]

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The Special Voice of Women: An Understanding Garnered from the Poem She Had Horses by Joy Harjo

Women have a very distinctive approach in speech and self expression. Basically, it has been noted through studies that women are driven by their emotions, their feelings towards the situations that they are facing every day. Through the said researches and studies, women were noted to have a good sense of recognition when it comes […]

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How does Ferlingetti convey the idea of social difference in the poem

Ferlingetti his idea of social different ways through the poem, ‘Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two beautiful people in a Mercedes’, ranging from staggering the lines to Double meanings, these I am going to explain over the course of this essay. The first point is the time ‘nine a.m.’, although this is not a lot […]

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Hotel Room Twelth Floor Essay

My essay is based on the poem wrote by Norman MacCaig ‘ Hotel Room Twelth Floor ‘. This stanza is a full visual description of what he sees. At the point he wrote the poem he was in a pessimistic state of mind as his words and description create a negative image inside your head. […]

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Assisi Critical Evaluation

There are not many poems that I have read that have genuinely shocked me however, Norman MacCaig’s “Assisi” is one of them. “Assisi” is a shocking and thought provoking poem in which the poet uses many devices to effectively highlight the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church and his anger at the apathy of society. In […]

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What makes a good narrative poem

Narrative manes telling a story, so a narrative poem is a telling a story in the form of a poem. So that I can answer the above question I will look at the following areas and see if the poems that I was concentrating on fit in to these categories. I think that a good […]

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