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  • Full analysis of Robert frost's fascinating poem.There is a decision to be made. Which road to travel down, which path to take in life? Frost's thoughtful poem on free will and the choices it allows.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey14

  • Self-help books make happiness seem so far away. A dying man has insights into happiness and it is only 200 pages away. His lessons strike a chord...

    Finding Happiness With Morrie

    Finding Happiness With Morrie

    by Antony Pilkington1

  • Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 31 employs pathetic fallacy, personification, the moon likened to a sick lover, with sad steps and pale face. Using figurative language and rhetorical questioning Sidney reveals the frustrated inner world of Astrophil, yearning for Stella's love.

    Analysis of the Poem Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 31 by Sir Philip Sidney

    Analysis of the Poem Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 31 by Sir Philip Sidney

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • A physician and a poet, William Carlos Williams, modernist, lived and worked in Rutherford, New Jersey most of his life. His poems deal with the everyday things in life, based on the local, becoming universal. Wheelbarrows, plums, people traits, starlings and flowers - No ideas but in things.

    Modern Poetry: William Carlos Williams Doctor and Poet

    Modern Poetry: William Carlos Williams Doctor and Poet

    by Andrew Spacey25

  • She Walks In Beauty is a lyric poem by the archetypal romantic, Lord Byron. With full rhyme, alliteration and simile, written in iambic tetrameter, it explores the feelings of a speaker inspired by female beauty. Is beauty based on inner purity and goodness alone, or a mix of light and dark?

    Analysis of Poem She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon, Lord Byron

    Analysis of Poem She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon, Lord Byron

    by Andrew Spacey15

  • In this long-awaited publication, the great Indian-American yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda, has corrected the misinterpretation of the famous Sufi poem, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The Rubaiyat (meaning "quatrains") is the work of a Sufi mystic, and "wine" is a metaphor for divine love.

    Paramahansa Yogananda's Book, “Wine of the Mystic”

    Paramahansa Yogananda's Book, “Wine of the Mystic”

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Yousef Komunyakaa's Camouflaging The Chimera focuses on the Vietnam War, the poet drawing on his own experiences as a reporter. With powerful imagery, short stanzas and gripping language this poem is about how soldiers blend in with nature as they get set to spring an ambush on the Viet Cong.

    Analysis of Poem Camouflaging the Chimera by Yousef Komunyakaa

    Analysis of Poem Camouflaging the Chimera by Yousef Komunyakaa

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • Ailsa Rae is an Irish blogger in her twenties with a fatal heart condition in need of a transplant. This book will make you laugh out loud, shed tears for your lost loved ones, and stir you to question why more people don’t donate their organs so that others might live.

    "The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae" Book Discussion and Recipe

    by Amanda Leitch0

  • Moniza Alvi's An Unknown Girl focuses on identity. A girl in an Indian bazaar draws a henna peacock on the hand of the speaker. For a few rupees the speaker can gain new brown veins, as if she had a fresh identity, a new way of being. But soon the design fades and with it her identity. Who is she?

    Analysis of Poem Unknown Girl by Moniza Alvi

    Analysis of Poem Unknown Girl by Moniza Alvi

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Emily Dickinson's keen intellect serves her well as she allows her speaker to demonstrate a profound truth that is still today widely and tragically misconstrued.

    Emily Dickinson's "Color-Caste-Denomination"

    Emily Dickinson's "Color-Caste-Denomination"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

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  • Sherlock Holmes stories from the 19th century remain popular. Anthony Horowitz has written a new story using familiar characters in the style of the original author, Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Is Anthony Horowitz the New Conan Doyle?

    Is Anthony Horowitz the New Conan Doyle?

    by Beth Eaglescliffe4

  • This article looks at the meaning in Katherine Mansfield's short story "Miss Brill". It includes a summary, and a look at themes, foreshadowing, symbolizing and other elements.

    Analysis of "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield

    Analysis of "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield

    by Howard Allen0

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