Essays on Poetry Analysis

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Analysis of ‘Sir Gawain and The Green Knight’

‘‘Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot!’’ Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an epic poem written anonymously that chronicles both events in long ago England and life. The exact date of the poem’s creation is unknown but it’s estimated […]

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Analysis of ‘The Road Not Taken’

In 1916, Robert Frost published a poem called The Road Not Taken. Although there are elements of romanticism, it is still a modernist poem. This poem is about a traveller who goes for a walk in a forest but is faced with a choice of which path to go down; we soon realize that there […]

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Rhetorical Analysis: Still I Rise by Maya Angelou 

“Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise that I dance like I’ve got diamonds at the meeting of my thighs?” (Angelou). Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise poem is filled with rhetorical devices that the speaker, Angelou’s speaker, uses to affect the reader. Still I Rise’s rhetorical triangle will be analyzed to […]

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“The Road Not Taken” (Analysis Essay)

Robert Frost’s poem is about making decisions in life, big or small. The poem begins with “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, / And sorry I could not travel both” (l. 1-2). Robert Frost describes himself going through a “yellow wood” and wishes he could “travel both” routes but realizes that traveling both roads […]

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In Dante’S Vita Nuova, Who Is The Teacher and Who Is The Student?

Dante’s Vita Nuova represents what could be termed as a text of High Middle Ages. The poem explores literary construction the myth of the contemporary love in the European world. In a late eleventh century, approximately two hundred before Vita Nuova was written, European culture began to experience some re-evaluation of the representation of woman […]

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Holy Sonnet X: Death, Be Not Proud

Among the nineteen different Holy Sonnet poems by John Donne, Holy Sonnet X is also known to be titled “Death, be not proud”. Shortly after poet John Donne passed in 1631, Holy Sonnet X started to be known under this title. Throughout this poem, the speaker treats death as he is a person calling it […]

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