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comparing poetry descriptions english essay 4 pages double spacing

Question Description

I’m studying for my Literature class and need an explanation.

Pages: 4 pages, double spacing

Formatting: College Literature

PART ONE:

Identify the paraphrases and/or descriptions of some aspect of 10 of the poems (put quotation marks around the title) and the poet . There are 10 identification questions (see attachment). Listed are 12 poems. Two poems have been omitted. No poem should be cited more than once. Copy/paste the 10 descriptions into your document. Beside them write the title of the poem and name of the poet, correctly spelling and punctuated.Then beneath each answer, quote correctly, grammatically, and in context from the poems to show why you chose this poem for this particular descriptor. Do NOT quote the entire poem or long chunks of it. Select the material that will make your case. Then explain the quotation and how it fits. FMI see "Using Quotations Effectively" in Online Office.

Example:

o [Description] The speaker's mother is upset.

o [Response] "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke"

o "My mother's countenance/ Could not unfrown itself "(ll7-8)

o The speaker's mother is frowning, indicating that she's upset, perhaps because her pots and pans are sliding from the "kitchen shelf"(ll 5-6) perhaps because her husband has been drinking.

❗ Please see attachment for the paraphrases and/or descriptions of the 10 poems❗

❗ Title of the 12 poems (see attachment for the links):❗

1. Wilfred Owen, "Dulce et Decorum Est" (1917)

2. Randall Jarrell, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” (1945)

3. Carolyn Forché, "The Colonel" (1978) Text

4. James Merrill, "Casual Wear" (Poem Attached) (1984)

5. Jose Emilio Pacheco, "High Treason" ( tr Alastair Reid) (1985)

6. Agi Mishol, "Women Martyr" (2006) (tr. Lisa Katz)

7. William Shakespeare, "When my love swears that she is made of truth”(1609)

8. WH Auden, "Lullaby" (1937)

9. Thomas, Hardy, "Neutral Tones" (1867)

10. Carolyn Kizer, "Bitch" (1983)

11. Edna St Vincent Millay, "What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why” (1920)

12. Erica Jong, "The Man Under the Bed" (1973)

PART TWO:

Choose one of the four poems (see attachment) for a paper of analysis. For background info, google (1) the author and (2) words and references you don't understand. Explain the speaker, the situation, and what happens in the poem as well as one of the following: speakers attitude toward the events he describes, use of imagery or figurative language, or impact of the poem on a reader. Lastly, compare it with one or more poem(s) from the 6 listed below, pointing out not only similarities but significant differences in tone, language (figurative or literal imagery), subject matter and/or theme.

❗ Title of the 4 poems: (See attachment for the poems)❗

1. The Album by Andreas Morgner

2. Samira by Allan Tierney

3. The Woman He Killed by Elliot Richardson

4. W. H. Auden, Epitaph on a Tyrant

❗ Please see attachment for the complete list information of the 6 poems:❗

1. Wilfred Owen, "Dulce et Decorum Est" (1917)

2. Randall Jarrell, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner”(1945)

3. Carolyn Forché, "The Colonel" (1978)

4. James Merrill, "Casual Wear" (Poem Attached) (1984)

5. Jose Emilio Pacheco, "High Treason" ( tr Alastair Reid) (1985)

6. Agi Mishol, "Women Martyr" (2006) (tr. Lisa Katz)

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PART ONE: Paraphrases and/or descriptions of the 10 poems: 1. The speaker is dead, a casualty of World War II . 2. A female terrorist blows herself up 3. The speaker knows that both he and his lover are dishonest with each other. 4. A woman sees an ex lover and has to restrain her angry and sad thoughts. 5. A military officer tells the speaker that he doesn't care about human rights. 6. The speaker prefers concrete details to vague abstractions. 7. Whenever the speaker thinks about how deceitful love is, he remembers standing by a pond with his lover during winter. 8. The speaker sees someone dying a terrible death during World War I. 9. The speaker wishes the best for his lover. 10. The speaker is afraid of a man whom she later realizes won't harm her. List of the 12 poems: 1. Wilfred Owen, "Dulce et Decorum Est" http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/owen1.html(1917) 2. Randall Jarrell, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” https://poets.org/poem/death-ball-turret-gunner (1945) 3. Carolyn Forché, "The Colonel" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49862/the-c...(1978) Text 4. James Merrill, "Casual Wear" (Poem Attached) (1984) 5. Jose Emilio Pacheco, "High Treason" https://www.vianegativa.us/2011/12/hightreason/( tr Alastair Reid) (1985) 6. Agi Mishol, "Women Martyr" https://owlcation.com/humanities/Agi-MisholsWoman... (2006) (tr. Lisa Katz) 7. William Shakespeare, "When my love swears that she is made of truth " https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/50386/sonne... (1609) 8. WH Auden, "Lullaby" https://allpoetry.com/poem/8493075-Lullaby-by-W-H-... (1937) 9. Thomas, Hardy, "Neutral Tones" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/50364/neutr...(1867) 10. Carolyn Kizer, "Bitch" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/po... (1983) 11. Edna St Vincent Millay, "What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46557/what-... (1920) 12. Erica Jong, "The Man Under the Bed" https://genius.com/Erica-jong-the-manunder-the-be... (1973) PART TWO: List of the 4 poems: 1. The Album by Andreas Morgner Butcher pics. Blood porn. Military snuff. What the photographer took to save his own skin. An album with the kind of trophy shots That soldiers around the world take After a battle while the fires burn and [5] The blood is still wet. * To keep the machetes at bay, the photographer Encouraged them to celebrate the fact that When the bullets stopped flying They were the ones still standing. That their enemy was now well and truly fucked [10] Corpses that could be posed to show the folks At home what great warriors they had become. How the feared enemy was now nothing but Footstools for victorious boots to rest comfortably on. * Sometimes the photo is just of a head [15] Propped on the hood of a truck or on a log. This one has sunglasses and a lit cigarette In its mouth as if still trying to be cool. Many just look like they are sleeping Others are poked or prodded by [20] Grinning victors and wear a frown as if annoyed. * The worst are those scenes that aren’t posed. The ones the photographer took When the soldiers weren’t looking Then you see those scattered pieces [25] While they were still all attached When fear still poured from the eyes and Limbs moved as they stumbled towards God and the bloody machetes. -2009 ________________________________________________________ 2. Samira by Allan Tierney Her name is Samira She is five She sees the silver bird flying through a clear blue sky It glints in the sun and catches her eye Fifteen seconds pass slow in the sun... [5] The sight brings happy memories to her mind Little tinsel squares thrown at a joyous wedding The tiny silver horse she had loved so much in the bazaar A sparkle of water in the market square [10] Ten seconds pass, a leaf falls gently... She smiles and squints in the sun and closes one beautiful brown eye The better to see her silver bird fly The bird makes a long slow arc [15] She loves the shape of the curve it makes Like the curve of her arm shielding her eyes Her thoughts go to her very own tree And the soft shapes of its lovely limbs And she thinks of the sound [20] Of the leaves at night How they take her off to sleep Five seconds of love and light remain... The sun has warmed her to sleepy dreaming Creeping under the shade of her protecting arm And in playful loving and new thoughts waking She touches her cheek And runs to tell......... [25] ******************************************************** On the side of the "bird" in large letters: "From Uncle Sam" and a grin The missile cost so many dollars So many gifts that could have been... Perhaps for ten thousand children And two worlds so much nearer But death from the sky could never bring A tiny horse to our Samira Having lost its track and trajectory [30] [35] The maps of its mind don't work And who will ever know why It saw the house as a target Was it lost and dreaming too? And through a fever of confusion A little village house Seemed a better place to die Than its sad mechanical mind Too cold and lonely in the sky Ten days go by in a fiery heat Before a GI passes by Thinking of his lovely daughter The apple of his eye The bloody bones he tidies up And throws them in the sewer "Some damned unlucky Iraqi cat or dog" Our world is now one fewer [40] [45] [50] --2003 ________________________________________________________ 3. The Woman He Killed by Elliot Richardson I was door gunner in a Huey, flak jacketed, visor down, when the VC lady leapt from the high grass in a hot LZ amid swirling dust and bellowing rotor blades. Lurching off the earth in the frenzied buck of the chopper, we started face to face. Black hair waving in Laotian wind, blouse rippling in updraft, she looked so young and beautiful even as she attempted to blow me away with a handgun, the only weapon she had. And I who didn’t want to bust even one cap in her heart, fired my weapon on Rock & Roll. So the dance we did was under tracer light with mad machine gun music, her black blouse unbuttoning, torso sawing in half as if caressed by a chain saw before sinking into sheets of dust. -1998 ________________________________________________________ 4. W. H. Auden, Epitaph on a Tyrant Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after, And the poetry he invented was easy to understand; He knew human folly like the back of his hand, And was greatly interested in armies and fleets; When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter, And when he cried the little children died in the streets. --1939 List of the 6 poems: 1. Wilfred Owen, "Dulce et Decorum Est" http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/owen1.html(1917) 2. Randall Jarrell, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” https://poets.org/poem/death-ball-turret-gunner (1945) 3. Carolyn Forché, "The Colonel" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49862/the-c...(1978) 4. James Merrill, "Casual Wear" (Poem Attached) (1984) 5. Jose Emilio Pacheco, "High Treason" https://www.vianegativa.us/2011/12/hightreason/( tr Alastair Reid) (1985) 6. Agi Mishol, "Women Martyr" https://owlcation.com/humanities/Agi-MisholsWoman... (2006) (tr. Lisa Katz) Casual Wear by James Merrill Your average tourist: Fifty. 2.3 Times married. Dressed, this year, in Ferdi Plinthbower Originals. Odds 1 to 9 Against her strolling past the Embassy Today at noon. Your average terrorist: Twenty-five. Celibate. No use for trends, At least in clothing. Mark, though, where it ends. People have come forth made of colored mist Unsmiling on one hundred million screens To tell of his prompt phone call to the station, "Claiming responsibility" --- devastation Signed with a flourish, like the dead wife's jeans. ...
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Part 1
1. (Description) The speaker is dead, a casualty of World War II – The Death of the Ball
Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrel


‘Six miles from Earth, loosed from its dream of life’ (3).



The speaker is explaining how he/she feels dead.

2. (Description) A female terrorist blows herself up -Woman Martyr by Nathan Alterman


Under your broad skirt you are pregnant with dynamite (3).



The poem talks about a brainwashed woman who blows herself up as a terrorist at
a bakery .

3. (Description) The speaker knows that both he and his lover are dishonest with each
other. - When my love swears that she is made of truth by William Shakespeare.


Therefore I lie with her and she with me (13).



The speaker says that she knows that his lover is lying but it is better to seem to
trust.

4. (Description) A woman sees an ex lover and has to re...

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