EXAM 2 – English

The Secretary Chant
Marge PiercyAbout feminism and how she no longer felt like a person but just a machine going through everything and doing everything she was suppose to loosing herself

Those Winter Sundays
Robert Hayden, Father got up on Sundays to work and Sundays are suppose to be a day of rest, he felt he wasn’t appreciated; Father had a different way of showing his love and son regrets how he treated his fatherMessage: Taking things for granted will lead to regretAppreciate the things people do for you Speaker: The son of the FatherLove is expressed in mysterious ways.

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Dog’s Death
John UpdikeThe dog dies in the arms of the man on the way to the vet, always trying to please the master he dragged himself the the potty mat and died with no warning from a ruptured liver

Oh, Oh
William HathawayWilliam Hathaway’s Oh Oh is a joke poem. It shows you a scene of two young people who are probably in love doing slushy things at a level crossing while the train goes by.

Once the train has gone by, they see a menacing group of Hells Angels waiting on the road in front of them.

Robert FrancisAbout the game of catch and throwing the baseball back in forth between two boys

Magic of Love
Helen FarriesHappy mood throughout the poem love is magic. The author is stating how love feels in great detail. She uses different ways to tell how love feels.

Love Poem
John Frederick Nims, This poem expresses a man’s love for his wife, especially her clumsiness and her flaws.

It’s the Law: A Rap Poem

Pearl SharpThe poem talks about how bad the state of the USA is. It really focuses on how many laws we have on the books. It says we make laws for things we fear.

The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
Randall JarrellAbout the war and dying and just being hosed into the ditch

she being Brand
E.E. CummingsAll about a car and personifying the car itself

Back When All Was Continuous Chuckles
Colette Inezhow when you are young you laugh things off that are very serious so that you can stay happy but when you get older you start to take the same situations much more seriously. An example is how as a kid the author would drive by a cemetery and laugh but now she would walk by a cemetery and know that some of the people she knew were buried there.

Hazel Tells LaVerne
Katharyn Howd Machan, (SUMMARY: Frog comes up the toilet and asks cleaning lady to kiss her to make her a prince.

THEME: Passing up an opportunity because you don’t think you are worth it OR fairy tales never happen in real life. USES: Incorrect grammar and no punc. to show voice, enjambmentTONE: bewilderment)

Latin Night at the Pawnshop
Martin EspadaLooking at the pawn shop and seeing how things changed when she looks and sees a salsa club and a night club with everyone dancing that used to be there

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time,
Robert Herrick, tone: cavalier, spontaneous, in the momentabout: living life and making the most out of a day; carpe diem!; don’t let anything hold you back, no regretstarry- delay or linger*quatrainrhyme scheme and meter”Then not be coy, but use your time; and while ye may, go marry; for having lost but once your prime, you may forever tarry.”author: Robert Herrick (British cavalier poet)

To His Coy Mistress
Andrew Marvell, Seduction poem; saying if he had the world he’d praise her, love her, and take his time with her; she deserves it; she’s so beautiful; but time is passing by; beauty will disappear, no more sex; so let’s have sex now

Marvell Noir
Ann LauingerThe analysis of the poem Marvel Noir by Ann Lauinger is based on the fact that Marvel’s lady is flirtatious and plays hard to get.

Therefore, Marvel is cautioning the lady against these acts since they are not worth it.

Last Night
Sharon Olds

William Carlos Williams

Dover Beach
Matthew Arnold, main idea: In his deep loneliness, Arnold realizes that his religion is fading, and juxtaposes the loss of his beliefs with the beauty and fading aspects of the beach. FREE VERSE

Green Chile
Jimmy Santiago Bacapoem of love and sacrifice, symbolized through two types of chile peppers

Dulce et Decorum Est
tone: dark, angry, resentful, tragic, vindictiveabout: experiences of war; war is not what it appears to be; and the realities of war”to children ardent for some desperate glory, the old lie: Dulce et decorum est”author: Wilfred Owen

In a Station of the Metro
Ezra Pound; contrast between nature and industrial world- people belong to both.

emotion- a little sad

The Red Wheelbarrow
Williams, pretty scene- as if a photograph, shows that reality is as important as the meaning

This is Just to Say
William Carlos Williams, temptation, spiteful tone, not really apoligetic, about cheating or virginity, about plum. “Forgive me, they were delicious, so sweet and so cold”

From Macbeth
Losing his wife, William Shakespeare

you fit into me
Margaret Atwood (Fish hook in the eye, aka not at all)

The Author to Her Book
Anne Bradstreet – metaphor for her literature as her children – proud mother

Edmund Conti

To a Wasp
Janice Townley MooreWasp gets in the house and then is killed in the batter

The Unkindest Cut
J. Patrick Lewis play on words and paper cut hurts the worst

How Poetry Comes to Me,
Gary Sniderabout how he starts to write poetry

Gary Snider
Margaret Atwoodthe weather in february and wanting it to be summer

Lightening Bugs
Ernest SlymanAll the bugs in the field like a bunch of pictures being taken and lights flashing

Jim Stevens

Linda PastanA mother and wife being graded on everything she does until it is just to much for her to take any longer

The Clarinettis
Ruth Fainlight

A Nosty Fright
May Swensonpoem where all the words and letters are twisted

A Bird Came Down the Walk
Emily Dickinsonbird flew away poem about soft sounds

Blackberry Eating
Galway Kinnellabout how it is like to eat a black berry

From “The Cataract of Lodore,”
Robert Southey

Eliza Griswoldher job

John Donnewriting from prison about his death

From An Essay on Criticism
Alexander Popeabout knowing what people think

The Pitcher
Robert Francis

Because You Asked about the Line between Prose and Poetry
Howard Nemerov.

Lyric.Sparrows flying in precipitation, turning from rain to snow.

the repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginnings of nearby words: “descending dewdrops,” “luscious lemons.”

the repetition of the same vowel sound in nearby words: “asleep under a tree,” “time and tide,” “haunt and awesome.

an identical consonant sound preceded by a different vowel sound: home, same; worth, breath; trophy, daffy. Consonance is a kind of near rhyme.

the use of a word that resembles the sound it denotes: quack, buzz, rattle, bang, squeak, bowwow, burp, choo-choo, ding-a-ling, sizzle.

a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with ‘like’ or ‘as’)

a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity

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