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17 Feb

Reluctance: Robert Frost

Reluctance: Robert Frost In “Reluctance” the narrator has travelled throughout the world, across mountains and rivers. He has travelled through the fields and woods .He has gone over hills of view and looked at the world. ‘Climbing hills’ refers to the difficulties faced in life and ‘descended’ perhaps to the compromises one has to make in life. Aft

17 Feb

Miniver Cheevy: Edwin Arlington Robinson

Miniver Cheevy: Edwin Arlington Robinson In Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem, the character, Miniver Cheevy, is a self-pitying dreamer.  He is an idealistic romantic, daydreaming of living and existing in another era He wishes he were a knight in shining armor.   He believes he should have been born "when swords were bright and steeds were prancing."  

17 Feb

A Bird Came down the Walk: Emily Dickinson

A Bird Came down the Walk: Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson’s life proves that it is not necessary to travel widely or lead a life full of Romantic grandeur and extreme drama in order to write great poetry. She was alone in her house at Amherst, Dickinson thought about her experiences as fully, and felt it as acutely, as any poet who has ever lived. In this poem, the simple exper

17 Feb

O Captain! My Captain! - Walt Whitman

O Captain! My Captain! - Walt Whitman Walt Whitman wrote the poem “O Captain! My Captain! “after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It is a meditation on the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Repeated metaphorical reference is made to this issue throughout the poem. The "ship" spoken of is intended to represent the United States of America while its &qu

17 Feb

TV as Babysitter: Kosinski

TV as Babysitter: Kosinski Kosinski in “T V as Babysitter” views television not as a medium of truth and enlightenment but as a means of manipulation and superficiality. The new generation has no life without TV. Television is integral and natural to their being. Slowly they become addicted to TV.  They just want to watch TV and do not wish to be spoken to or talked t

17 Feb

If Black Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? - James Baldwin

If Black Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? - James Baldwin James Baldwin in “If Black Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?”  asserts that the  English  language is a contemporary system of racism and marginalization. Western languages validate their ideology of race .They execute political and economic agendas of both colonization and