Analysis of “The Bass the River and Sheila Mant”
4 pages (954 words)

“The Bass the River and Sheila Mant” by W. D. Wetherell, is an initiation story in which the symbols of fishing and Sheila Mant illustrate how the character of the narrator transforms from youth and innocence to sophistication and maturity. At age fourteen, it is…

Book Review Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath
5 pages (1421 words)

Suicide in every culture is considered to be very taboo, seen as overtly morbid and disturbing. However, it has also made many people famous. Sylvia Plath, a twentieth-century poet, was one of them. She was a ‘straight A’ student throughout her whole life, writing her…

Literature Review On The Road Not Taken
9 pages (2667 words)

Presentation and Analysis of two literary works – Reflections on the way both literary works ‘The Road not Taken’ and ‘A Worn Path’ representing different writing kinds, a poem and a short story respectively, approach the same thematic core, the one of a Journey’s Symbolism…

Poetry Explication: To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy
4 pages (918 words)

Introduction The poem “To be of use” by Mercy Piercy had the theme of hard work. The idea that the poet conveyed was premised on how people should work hard because it is rewarding and satisfying. The poem talks about the sacrifice that people make…

The Poem “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks Literature Review
5 pages (1464 words)

The poem entitled “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks interprets like an excerpt out of African American history. As a single work, it signifies a small piece of the struggle as experienced by African Americans, women specifically. The poem itself is about Abortion. Ironically, the statistical…

Poetry Analysis The Passionate Shepherd To His Love
7 pages (1808 words)

The two poems Sir Walter Raleigh’s “The Nymphs reply to the Shepherd” in response to Christopher Marlow’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.” Both poems are love poems which tell of ones admiration for the other. In Raleigh’s “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd, he…

Beowulf Literature Review
4 pages (1166 words)

Beowulf is an epic Greek poem based on a great hero named Beowulf. It is an epic poem because it emphasizes heroic actions of Beowulf who is the protagonist. The central character struggles between human feelings and heroic ethos in his adventures. It is a…

Free Explication of The Poem Magic of Love by Helen Ferris Literature Review
4 pages (1160 words)

Introduction The poem “Magic of love” by Helen Farries is a simple and plain poem whose theme is love. The poem comprises of four stanzas each bearing four lines. The following is an explication of the poem. Elaboration of the poem In the first stanza,…

Antlers by Rick Bass Literature Review
3 pages (612 words)

Rick Bass’s short story Antlers is about much more than just the ethics of hunting, and even though its plot is vague, the story is still rich with symbolic meaning. In the story, Bass provides a glimpse of the life of a group of people,…

All American Sestina by Florence Cassen Myers Literature Review
2 pages (593 words)

All American Sestina by Florence Cassen Myers This remarkable poem is surely one of the finest which has ever been written to describe the American Dream and all its fallacies and controversies. First of all it manages to create a situation where the American Dream…

The Vacuum by Howard Nemerov and The Leap by James Dickey Literature Review
4 pages (1016 words)

Theme The Vacuum is a poem by Howard Nemerov that focuses on the central theme of loneliness caused by the death of a loved one. However, Nemerov took a very different twist in writing the poem, mainly because its entire structure is composed of puns…

Jonathan Swift – Literature Review
2 pages (598 words)

Introduction Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin, Ireland, on November 30, 1667. He graduated from Trinity College in the year of 1688. In the same year, he became an English politician and member of the Whig party. At one time he begun to write satires…

“Battle Royal” Ralph Ellison Analysis
4 pages (1092 words)

A Literary Analysis ‘Battle Royal’ is a powerful and evocative story that Ellison later made the opening chapter of his novel, Invisible Man (1952) ‘Battle Royal’ was originally written in 1947 and is, therefore, set in 1927 in an unnamed state in the American South..…

Free Literature Review Of Two Kinds By Amy Tan
5 pages (1425 words)

Two Kinds is a short story by Amy Tan in the book The Joy Luck Club. Tan writes about the intricacy of a daughter and mother relationship who migrated from China to America. The short story is about a Chinese-American girl named Jing-mei. Jing-mei lived…

Boys Who Like Boys by Vicente Groyon III
4 pages (942 words)

From the title itself, the story “Boys Who Like Boys” by Vicente Groyon III is about how a full-grown man started to feel something special for another man. It all started when a boy just wanted to go out for a movie just to enjoy…