Emily Dickinson- I’m nobody, who are you?
She thinks of them as her companions
Yes. The public knows all aspects of celebrities whether negative or positive, private or public
How dreary to be somebody (Line 4)
She brands celebrities as frogs and their followers as ‘Bogs”.
A religious woman
She lost her mother and other close relatives.
Spent some time in a female seminary
She was concerned by immorality during her days and death of familymembers affected her.
Janice Mirikitani- Suicide note
Dear Janice, do not put much emphasis on how other people perceive you and your life. People revere your achievements and their judgement and opinions should only make you stronger in your pursuit for excellence. Do not be disappointed by your failures as everybody else fails at some point in their life. Live your life the best way you know how.
Inksmeared like bird prints in snow- Signifies her writing, which was sonoticeable just as the footprints of birds would embed themselves onsnow
Likecurrents in the bed of wind
Fragileas wings- Shows her fragility as a woman and her inability to achieveher dreams due to lack of strength
Choicesthin as shaved ice- She depicts the little options she has in lifeapart from writing which does not seem to give her desired results inlife.
Shewas an activist against the horrors of war.
Shesuffered from sexual molestation during her childhood.
Shealso fought against institutional racism prevalent in her days.
The mistress is described as a less beautiful woman in all her aspects and physical anatomy.
Praising on the beauty of the beloved especially when the lover is lamenting on their uncontrollable effect his beloved has on him
It describes the negative aspects of the physical appearance of the beloved.
The lines declare the love of the speaker to her beloved even after criticising her beauty. The last line alludes that the beauty of the mistress is over-exaggerated by other people.
A renowned writer of tragedies, poems, and plays, among other genres of literature
A dramatist and actor
Was also known for his romantics and sexuality themes in his works
His sexuality, religion and portraiture were and are still not fully known by people
Green- A colour on the spectrum of visible light, lying between yellow and blue
Dawn-The first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise
Gold-A yellow precious metal used for decoration, jewellery and asguarantee for currencies
Foliage-The collective term used to refer to the leaves of plants
Spring-The season after winter and before summer in which vegetation startsto appear
Her in the poem is used to refer to nature.
Because nature, just like a woman, is a source of life to plants and the fertility of a woman dwindles as she ages.
To explain the change of nature with different seasons
Spring, summer, winter and autumn
The depiction of leaves as golden as opposed to being green
Leafas a flower
Green is used to denote natural life while gold means the importance of plants in the existence of nature.
Eden is used to refer to the world or earth while dawn represents the beginning of life.
To bring forward the destruction of nature in the present world.
Born and grew up in a rural area
Lived in a farm
His poetry encompasses the above settings
Became a teacher at some point
Robert Burns- A Red, Red Rose
A lyrist and a poet
Regarded as Scotland’s national poet
Pioneered the Romantic movement
Highly knowledgeable in classical, English and Biblical literature
Hyperbole-an exaggerated claim or statement meant to be assumed literally
2.My love is like a red-hot iron rod
Iwill love you until your heart pops out of your chest
Hyperbolesin the poem:
Tilla’ the seas gang dry. And the rocks melt wi’ the sun
Metaphors-figures of speech in which words and phrases are applied to objectsor actions to which they are not literally applicable.
Mylove is like a red, red rose
Mylove is like the melody
Ode to a Nightingale-John Keats
Hadrelationships with Isabella Jones and Fanny Brawne
Ditchedhis career as a surgeon to become a poet
Usedromantic themes in his poetry
The life of Florence Nightingale
Deception, death, irresponsible drinking
To imagine how it must be spending its first moments of its life
My Papa’s Waltz – Theodore Reothke
An English teacher
Sufferedfrom manic depression
Hada relationship with Louise Bogan, a poet
The speaker remembers his rambunctious behaviour as well as acknowledging and accepting his alcoholic father. He accepts his conduct even though he would embarrass him at times. He recounts the ways in which he played with his father and how in urn he would manhandle him when drunk. The speaker says that his father’s behaviour made him mature faster than normal. He expresses his love for his father and shows how he values him.
How do I love thee- Elizabeth Barret Browning
Sonnets from the Portuguese, Robert Browning
Startedcomposing poems at the age of six
Perpetuallylived in ill health
Wasa religious woman throughout her life
Yet do I marvel- Countee Cullen
Excelledin school with excellent skills in poetry
Separatedfrom his mother until the 1920s
Divorcedwith his wife in 1930
He believes God is kind, well-meaning and good
He will not doubt that God is good, kind and well-meaning
Why man, made in God’s image, has to die
How God thinks
That it is fruitless to try to scrutinise and understand God’s ways
He is astonishedb