Women’s roles in “Odyssey” are depicted negatively. Nobody should argue that this Greek epic portrays women as seductresses. Notably, Odyssey and his men are drawn to Circe’s house by her seductive singing, and Homer explains that Circe is a sexy goddess who sings to lure men. The men are pulled…
It may seem strange to compare a contemporary film about a mundane IRS agent and his everyday life to a classic work of Greek literature on the surface. Still, there are some fascinating similarities worth noting. Comparing these two works allows one to see how little the human experience and…
Havisham’ is a poem by Carol Anne Duffy about Charles Dickens’ character, Estella Havisham. The poem is set in a ruined mansion, where the main character lives with her daughter Estella. She’s a rich spinster who was jilted at the altar, and wears her wedding dress for the rest of…
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is the author’s most well-known work. Although he wrote more than twenty novels, two of his books won Western Writers of America awards. The book is considered his crowning achievement. Brown continued to write into his nineties. He died in 2002 at the age…
The twentieth-century American poet Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall,” first appeared in his second collection, North of Boston, in 1914. Since its publication, it has become one of the most widely-anthologized poems in modern literature. In addition to its timeless beauty, it also has a profound message about the nature…
Blake’s “The Tyger” is a short, lyrical poem. It is the sister poem to “The Lamb,” and is a metaphor for evil. It is also a symbol for the work of God. This analysis explores how Blake uses this symbol to make a point about God’s character and work. Blake’s…
The first line of the poem acts as the title. In the poem, the speaker points to a photograph and describes the smeared print, hazy lines, and grey flecks on the paper. We can conclude that Atwood’s character feels a loss of identity, and that she is unable to focus….
Auden uses several literary devices to position the poem as a satire. This satire is not just a poem about the man who died, but it is also a commentary on contemporary society. In this poem analysis, we will discuss how Auden positioned the poem as a satire and an…
A Noiseless Patient Spider’ was published in 1868, three years after the end of the American Civil War. The war had left many American citizens suffering, and many people lost their lives. Whitman’s poem focuses on the perseverance of one of those citizens, the spider. Whitman’s personification of the spider…
Dylan Thomas’ poem “Fern Hill” In “Fern Hill,” Dylan Thomas uses his childhood memories to explore the theme of the journey from innocence to experience. This theme is based on William Blake’s division of the world into experience and innocence, and it is reinforced through Wordsworth’s idea of double consciousness….
“Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost is a classic poem. Its meaning and Symbolism are explored here. The poem also explores the meaning of the words “hate” and “fire.” You’ll also discover what “ice” means in a poem. After reading this article, you should be well-equipped to understand Frost’s poem….
This article examines Billy Collins’ poem “Introduction to Poetry,” Wallace Stevens’ influence, and how to adapt to the way your poem takes shape. It also touches on the importance of a light switch and metaphors of a room. And, lastly, it examines some of the most common errors that poets…