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Zora Neale Hurston

People often knew Zora Neale Hurston as a novelist; however, her true passion resided within anthropology. Hurston was born in Alabama in 1891 to two former slaves. While Hurston was a young girl, her family moved to Eatonville, Florida. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Snow Days and Poetry

One of the elements that Wallace Stevens tends to incorporate into his poetry is the concept of weather. Since he lived in New England all his life, Stevens showed a lot of interest and perception in wintry days; and soon … Continue reading

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EE Cummings and his Complex Simplicity

Throughout the history of time, storytellers have always enthralled man with their expertly formed tales, and as time went on, more ways of telling theses stories developed. One of the most artistic of these is poetry. Every country has produced … Continue reading

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E.E. Cummings’s Experimentation with Form

E.E. Cummings was an innovative and groundbreaking poet who disregarded the traditional boundaries of poetry. His extremely modern style differentiated him from his contemporaries. Veering away from rhyming patterns and typical verse structure, he even experimented with concrete poetry. He … Continue reading

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Fragmentation, Imagery, and T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot created poetry that has profound meaning, but only once the reader is able to piece it together. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is an example of Eliot’s genius and use of modern style. Fragmented ideas are … Continue reading

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The Working Class in “The Red Wheelbarrow”

The idea of simplicity to elicit a sense of imagery in “The Red Wheelbarrow” has essentially been beaten down again and again through repetitive analyses. However, there is more to this poem than just that, and it lies in symbolism … Continue reading

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Biblical Allusions to Mountains in Literature

The importance of mountains in the Bible is without a doubt very large. The mountain that is most important in the Bible is Mount Sinai where Moses received from God the Ten Commandments. The mountain in this scene signifies importance and … Continue reading

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