Annotate each poem as you read: note words or phrases that suggest the poem’s theme, note and explain poetic techniques used (use your “Poetry Terms” handout for ideas), note any connections or reactions you have to each poem. Then, answer the questions that follow each poem (either on this paper or on a separate sheet).
Freedom Train by Langston Hughes - Many have different definitions for freedom but I believe freedom is having the right to speak, think and act as an independent individual and in the poem “Freedom train”, this train is said to be a train of freedom where blacks and whites are treated as equals.
THE SORROW OF LOVE (William Butler Yeats) The brawling of a sparrow in the eaves, The brilliant moon and all the milky sky, And all that famous harmony of leaves, Had blotted out man's image and his cry. O Black and Unknown Bards by James Weldon Johnson. James Weldon Johnson, ed. 1922. The Book of American Negro Poetry Aug 09, 2010 · This early poem by WB Yeats comes from his second collection, The Rose (1893). Superficially, it may look like a typical, heady-scented 1890s love-poem, but "The Sorrow of Love" is actually a ... “Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that came down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures. And of these histories most fair still in the ears of the Elves is the tale of Beren and Lúthien” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion Cristanne Miller's major edition of Emily Dickinson's poems presents the poems the poet retained during her lifetime, in the form she retained them. Below is an index of the poems, identified by first line, with links to view high-quality digitized images of the originals at the open-access Emily Dickinson Archive.
Course Hero's expert-written discussion question and answer pairs for Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher offer insight and analysis on themes, symbols, characters, and more. Throughout Book VI, Virgil leaves little doubt that Aeneas's future glory remains fated, no matter how often the Trojan hero questions the outcome of his wandering. For the third time in the poem, he is referred to as "duty bound," and Deiphobë informs him that his troops will reach Lavinian country, named for his wife-to-be. Poems of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Return to Ella Wheeler Wilcox Home Page Send Rich a poem via email to be added! Last Edited 10/29/2012 The image of the dead captain, “O heart! heart! heart! / O bleeding drops of red” (5-6), haunts the poem and the reader is constantly reminded that he has “fallen cold and dead.” I hope this O Captain My Captain analysis was useful and that you learned more about the meaning behind one of Whitman’s more recognizable poems. Walt ... Who is the narrator of this poem? What is (his) mood in the first stanza? What evidence from the text supports your analysis and thinking? The narrator is a crew member (my captain) and his mode goes from celebratory to shock as he suddenly realizes the captain has died (O heart! heart! heart!). In the second stanza, one phrase is repeated 5 times.