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Analysis of ‘Because I could not stop for death’ by Emily Dickinson

Background Emily Dickinson was a prolific writer of poems whose true worth came to be known only after her death. In fact most of the poems were discovered only after her death. She is now considered to be one of America’s finest poets. Many of her poems are obscure as she used esoteric themes and…

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Analysis of ‘Meeting at Night’ by Robert Browning

Background Robert Browning was an erudite poet best known for his dramatic monologues. The most important event of his life was his marriage to Elizabeth Barrett who was an older and better known poet. Elizabeth had been under the control of a dominating and jealous father and the two had to marry in secret and…

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Analysis of ‘Remembrance’ by Emily Bronte

Analysis of ‘Remembrance’ by Emily Bronte Background Analysis of ‘Remembrance’ by Emily Bronte – The Bronte sisters, Emily and Charlotte, are without parallels in English literature. Daughters of an impoverished clergyman, they overcame privations and death of siblings to produce works that have stood the test of time. For women who lived in the Victorian…

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Analysis of ‘The Reservist’ by Boey Kim Cheng

Analysis of ‘The Reservist’ by Boey Kim Cheng Background Analysis of ‘The Reservist’ by Boey Kim Cheng – Boey Kim Cheng is a Singapore born Australian poet. Though he now lives in Australia. The influences that have shaped his poetry can be traced to his northern Asian descent and his Straits Chinese heritage. His decision…

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Analysis of ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ by Wilfred Owen

Background This poem was written sometime between September and October 1917 when Owen was being treated for shell shock in Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh. Like many of Owen’s other poems, this one too deals with the untimely and unsung death of young soldiers. This poem is composed in the style of the classic Petrarchan…

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