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    Short story on The Charge of the Light Brigade poem

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    I will never forget the look on Tim's face when he said goodbye. This is what I was fighting for; I was fighting for my life, I was fighting for them. *** ...I remember the first time I met James, we were working together on the construction site, it was his first day and I was the one to "show him the ropes". At first I was uncertain of his character, but I grew to like him and we soon became the best of friends. I can recall one particular day at the construction site.

    • Word count: 921
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    Planting a Sequoia

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    The first stanza is about just after his son has died and he and his brothers are burying the son. This stanza contains very dull imagery. An example of this is in line 3 when the narrator says "rain blackened the horizon, but cold winds kept it over the Pacific". This quote sets the overall atmosphere of the poem. It indicates that winter is coming and depicts a very miserable and negative image. The weather and the seasons represent how the narrator is feeling at that point in time.

    • Word count: 648
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    Carpet Weavers Morocco

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    In the first stanza Rumens describes what the children who weave the carpets are like. Looms are the machine on which carpets are made but in the poem they have a second meaning which is that another world is coming into view for them. 'Another world' could be talking about their dreams. The fact that they have oiled and braided hair could indicate that the children don't have time or money to cut their hair so they braid it. 'Their dresses bright' is a metaphor for happiness as bright and colourful things are thought to be happy and joyful.

    • Word count: 589
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    In the Snack Bar.

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    Another important part of this poem is the way in which he describes the blind man's appearance. He describes by, for example, personifying the hump on the man's back by saying that it "looms" over him which gives the impression that his hump is almost controlling him. He also contrasts the man "shambling uncouth" to the "clinical gleam" of the toilet and says "his brooding reflection darkens the mirror" One simile he uses is saying the old man is "like a monstrous animal caught in a tent".

    • Word count: 877
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    Romantic Poetry Analysis. John Keats On First Looking into Chapmans Homer reflects the many aspects of Romanticism

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    As this essay will now show. The poem expresses the intensity of Keat's experience and reveals his love of poetry. "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" opens with the phrase "Much have I travelled in the realms of gold". "Realms of gold" is a metaphor implying world riches. This phrase also symbolises the world of literature and imagination which symbolises the world of literature and imagination which Keats is greatly passionate about. The term "godly" in the phrase "many godly states and kingdoms seen" gives a pleasing appearance and raises its standards to a high level of appreciation.

    • Word count: 663
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    Farmhand by James Baxter. The poem is about a farmhand who is portrayed to be a very ambivalent character. He is unhappy and rather diffident in certain situations and extremely confident and gloriously happy in others.

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    But as the poet helps us observe him closer and find him " Looking out into the secret night" and " always his eyes turning to the dance floor and the girls" we realize that the farmhand is not as he appears to be. It is obvious that he desires and longs to be inside but something is holding him back. Describing girls as "drifting like flowers" shows how he is able to appreciate their beauty and grace inspite of his work and natural settings being devoid of them.

    • Word count: 773
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    romeo and juliet newspaper article

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    Why the fight broke out! The reason, supposedly, for the fight was that there was an annual masked ball of the Capulet and Romeo crashed it. A member of Tybalt's family says they overheard a conversation where Tybalt said he 'swore revenge against Romeo'. Romeo, a Montague, Tybalt a Capulet mainly fought the fight, along with a friend of Romeo's - Mercutio.

    • Word count: 344
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    Compare Themes of "Love and Loss" from "When we two Parted" by Lord Byron and "first Love" by John Clare

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    His title lends a tone of hope, which is ultimately crushed, making it an ironic title. The regular 'ABABCDCD' rhyming scheme of both these poems lends a feeling of constant loss and desolation. Enjambment is used to mirror the chaos of the poet's feelings, in "When we two parked". "First Love" has punctuation marks after almost every line, mirroring the poet's innocence. Both the poems use vivid imagery of cold. "First Love" uses 'snow' and 'winter' to mirror desolation after the first exhilaration of love; and the snow symbolises the death of the poet's love.

    • Word count: 715
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    A case of murder.

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    The poem 'A Case of Murder' was written by Vernon Scannell in narrative form. This poem is about a boy who is only nine years old and is left alone with a cat in his parent's basement flat. The cat for many reasons annoys the boy and the poet shows this clearly in the poem. In the end, the boy couldn't stand the cat and hits it with his fathers stick. After he then killed the cat by snapping it in the door he hides it in the cupboard under the stairs and then, possibly realizing what he has done, starts to cry.

    • Word count: 752

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Compare two poems from other cultures

    "Conclusion The "Hurricane hits England" is mainly talking about a woman travelling by boat to England from British Guiana. The hurricane that woman witnessed was very violent and destructive, yet it has created something positive inside the woman and given her hope of being accepted in her new homeland. She finds the hurricane liberating as well as disturbing: she "rides the mystery" of the storm, and feels that a "frozen lake" inside her is being broken up. The author is very effective in explaining how worried she is moving to a completely strange country. The "Half-Caste" poem talks about what does half-caste mean? John Agard tries to get the point across that half-castes are perceived as half a person, but later in the poem the author says they are in fact a whole person. The poem relies on comparisons to make us see how wrong it is to judge things that are in contrasting colours as only "half" worthy. He uses examples of great and famous artists like Picasso and Tchaikovsky. The author is effective in describing that half-castes are not "half a person" and how he dislikes the phrase half-caste."

  • Compare the poets(TM) attitudes to child/parent relationships in two or more of your choice.

    "I think that women can relate to both of these poems, and the poets achieve this in different ways. They cover the themes of life, excitement, evolution, new starts, mystery, confrontations; relationships and the struggle that comes with love which many women experience when pregnant. Consequently, 'You're,' relates to the baby being in the womb and the anticipation of the birth, which I think is the most effective theme in this poem. To sum up, 'Catrin,' I would say that to make relationships work you need to work at them and with all kinds of love, there comes difficulties. These poems may seem very similar on the surface, but if you look in more detail, they have many differences."

  • Discuss the Ways the Poet Explores the Theme of Social Injustice in Caged Bird

    "In conclusion, I think that the poet effectively explored the theme of social injustice and indicated the situation of her race by applying different techniques. One way is by creating rhyme and half rhyme. Secondly, is by using enjambment and rhythm. Another way is by using metaphors and imagery. And last but not least, is by the literal meaning of the whole metaphor. Written by: Fajer A."

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