A Poem A Day

By Brother Nathanael Kapner Copyright There are so many unanswered questions regarding the Sandy Hook killings that it not only boggles the mind but inspires anger and legitimate outrage. Even Lieutenant Paul Vance, head of the Connecticut State Troopers, admits that much information surrounding the crime is being withheld. But there also some issues that we need to keep the cards close to the chest. And what about the first responders? Why were they not allowed to enter the school until DAYS after the murders? Why not those with an opposing view? Was that helpful for you all?

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When she was less than a year old, her father died, and shortly thereafter, her mother was committed to a mental asylum. Bishop was first sent to live with her maternal grandparents in Nova Scotia and later lived with paternal relatives in Worcester and South Boston. Bishop was independently wealthy, and from to she spent time traveling to France, Spain, North Africa, Ireland, and Italy and then settled in Key West, Florida, for four years.

She was influenced by the poet Marianne Moore , who was a close friend, mentor, and stabilizing force in her life. Unlike her contemporary and good friend Robert Lowell , who wrote in the Confessional style, Bishop’s poetry avoids explicit accounts of her personal life and focuses instead with great subtlety on her impressions of the physical world.

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Sometimes refrains vary their words slightly when repeated; recognizability is given to the refrain by the fact that it is always sung to the same tune, and the rhymes , if present, are preserved despite the variations of the words. Such a refrain is featured in ” The Star-Spangled Banner ,” which contains a refrain which is introduced by a different phrase in each verse, but which always ends: O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

A similar refrain is found in the ” Battle Hymn of the Republic ,” which affirms in successive verses that “Our God,” or “His Truth,” is “marching on. Some songs, especially ballads , incorporate refrains or burdens into each verse. For example, one version of the traditional ballad ” The Cruel Sister ” includes a refrain mid-verse: There lived a lady by the North Sea shore, Lay the bent to the bonny broom Two daughters were the babes she bore. As one grew bright as is the sun, Lay the bent to the bonny broom So coal black grew the other one.

This was the work of ‘pop-folk’ group Pentangle on their LP Cruel Sister which has subsequently been picked up by many folk singers as being traditional. Both the melody and the refrain come from the ballad known as ” Riddles Wisely Expounded ” Child 1.

“Smart” by Shel Silverstein

I found him dead in his apartment. We have no answers, only that he knew nothing about it and was dead before he hit the floor. Josh, myself, and his five year old son had Chinese food for dinner and he was going to go visit friends. I never expected that would be the end.

One of the most puzzling sonnets, because the logic of it is not at all clear, and because there is very little in the literature of the time which gives clues as to how we should interpret it.

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A Poem Is…

I used to make money a-runnin’ wild cattle, In them good old days ‘fore the business went wrong, When a hot runnin’ iron and a good long riata Was all that was needed to start you along. I had no book-keeper to help run my outfit, I just kept her all in a small tally book; A Durham tobaccer sack held my spare money, And I ran my layout all on my own hook. And no one asked questions concerning my business, I wouldn’t have answered a one anyhow. I just would have told them to go to the Devil. But things is quite different with cattlemen now.

With the bankers and lawyers and the forest officials, The land office men and inspectors as well, A-ridin’ the cowman all over the county, No wonder his business has all gone to Hell.

Came across this money poem and thought you’d enjoy it:) “Smart” My dad gave me one dollar bill ‘Cause I’m his smartest son, And I swapped it for two shiny quarters.

His father, a vicar of a parish and master of a grammar school, married twice and had fourteen children. The youngest child in the family, Coleridge was a student at his father’s school and an avid reader. While in London, he also befriended a classmate named Tom Evans, who introduced Coleridge to his family. Coleridge fell in love with Tom’s older sister, Mary. Coleridge’s father had always wanted his son to be a clergyman, so when Coleridge entered Jesus College, University of Cambridge in , he focused on a future in the Church of England.

Coleridge’s views, however, began to change over the course of his first year at Cambridge. He became a supporter of William Frend, a Fellow at the college whose Unitarian beliefs made him a controversial figure. While at Cambridge, Coleridge also accumulated a large debt, which his brothers eventually had to pay off. Financial problems continued to plague him throughout his life, and he constantly depended on the support of others. Striking an instant friendship, Coleridge postponed his trip for several weeks, and the men shared their philosophical ideas.

Influenced by Plato’s Republic, they constructed a vision of pantisocracy equal government by all , which involved emigrating to the New World with ten other families to set up a commune on the banks of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. Coleridge and Southey envisioned the men sharing the workload, a great library, philosophical discussions, and freedom of religious and political beliefs.

After finally visiting Wales, Coleridge returned to England to find that Southey had become engaged to a woman named Edith Fricker.

Tick-Tock the Crocodile

Love is too young to know what conscience is, Yet who knows not conscience is born of love? Then, gentle cheater, urge not my amiss, Lest guilty of my faults thy sweet self prove: For, thou betraying me, I do betray My nobler part to my gross body’s treason; My soul doth tell my body that he may Triumph in love; flesh stays no farther reason, But rising at thy name doth point out thee, As his triumphant prize.

BORED? Play our free word games – INTERACTIVE HANGMAN Who Wrote World’s Shortest Poem? Article written by Eric Shackle. The world’s shortest poem, countless websites tell us, is this couplet.

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Kubla Khan

Those we love are never really lost to us– For everywhere their special love lives on. Still With Us Do not stand by my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am a diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awake in the morning hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight.

A refrain (from Vulgar Latin refringere, “to repeat”, and later from Old French refraindre) is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in poetry; the “chorus” of a song. Poetic fixed forms that feature refrains include the villanelle, the virelay, and the sestina.. The use of refrains is particularly associated with where the verse-chorus-verse song structure typically places a refrain.

Rider of the high trails, equally at ease astride Pegasus or the Roan Cayuse. There is no author attributed in that instance, either. You can see the poem in that Life magazine here , in an edition that has been digitized by Google Book Search. Thanks to Jeri Dobrowski for the book jacket image; she has a rare copy with a jacket in her collection. Other states were carved or born Texas grew from hide and horn.

Other states are long and wide, Texas is a shaggy hide. Dripping blood and crumpled hair; Some fat giant flung it there, Laid the head where valleys drain, Stretched its rump along the plain. Other soil is full of stones, Texans plow up cattle-bones.

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Who Wrote World’s Shortest Poem? Article written by Eric Shackle The world’s shortest poem, countless websites tell us, is this couplet: Fleas Adam Had ’em.

One of the most puzzling sonnets, because the logic of it is not at all clear, and because there is very little in the literature of the time which gives clues as to how we should interpret it.

Setting Definition of Setting The setting of a piece of literature is the time and place in which the story takes place. The definition of setting can also include social statuses, weather, historical period, and details about immediate surroundings. Settings can be real or fictional, or a combination of both real and fictional elements.

Some settings are very specific Wulfhall in Wiltshire England in , while others are descriptive a boat out on the ocean. Most pieces of literature include more—or many more—than one setting, either as the narrative progresses through time or to include points of view from more than one character. Setting is a fundamental aspect of fiction, along with plot, character, theme , and style. The setting provides the backdrop to the story and helps create mood. Common Examples of Setting We use setting in just about every story, and even many jokes.

When we tell even inconsequential stories we include setting, such as:

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Sometimes refrains vary their words slightly when repeated; recognisability is given to the refrain by the fact that it is always sung to the same tune, and the rhymes , if present, are preserved despite the variations of the words. Such a refrain is featured in ” The Star-Spangled Banner ,” which contains a refrain which is introduced by a different phrase in each verse, but which always ends: O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

A similar refrain is found in the ” Battle Hymn of the Republic ,” which affirms in successive verses that “Our God,” or “His Truth,” is “marching on.

Significance of Setting in Literature. Setting is an extremely important aspect of almost every piece of fiction and drama, and can be an important element in poetry as many narrative examples the setting can act almost as a nonhuman character, affecting the characters in .

Examples of Hook in Literature Example 1: There he encounters some cool dudes and dudettes from the mouse family. Ragweed also faces extreme danger from cats, especially the founding member of F. Willy, along with the vice president, decides to go to any length in order to defeat their arch-nemeses to the point of devastating the Cheese Squeeze Club. Now it is the time for Ragweed to come up with a cunning strategy and muster the courage to defeat the Felines First Brigade.

However, this hook has played an important role in making the story attractive.

A Picture Of You

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Poem: (love song, with two goldfish) by. (He’s a drifter, always floating around her, has nowhere else to go. He wishes.

Analysis of We Real Cool We Real Cool holds in its 8 lines the whole lives of a teenage gang, from their coolness to their demise. It could be a motto, it could be a song, a chant, a lyric rage against the powers that be. The poem is not too long to induce monotony. The tone is one of defiance and stubborn allegiance to the gang. This is a group of outsiders who prefer pool to school, dropping out to serious study; late alcoholic nights out on the street seem much more preferable to dull nights in.

Line Breaks The line breaks – when a line reaches the end and a new one starts – are a good example of enjambment, when there is no punctuation and the sense is carried over from line to line. The reader becomes acutely aware of this special line break as the poem progresses. And what about that ever present We? In the words of the poet herself she put the We at the ends of lines for emphasis ‘so the reader could give them that little split-second’s attention. The natural pause after We does tend to make the reader’s thoughts linger fractionally.

This strengthens the bonds between the pool players and brings a sense of bravado and chest beating. The mix of long and short vowels bring an intense verbal experience for the reader. Just think of the title We Real Cool which is long and drawn out, then contrast this with thin gin and sing sin for example, before the last line again reverts to long vowels, We die soon.

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