Guidelines for writing Poems, Stories and Tales

What is the structure of I too?

Structure and Form In ‘I, Too, Sing America,’ the poet Langston Hughes utilizes free verse. This means that the poet makes use of no rhyme scheme or metrical pattern. This adds a conversational feeling to the piece. The poem is very brief, containing only five stanzas, two of which are only one line long. What […]

What did Puritan writing focus on?

Puritans didn’t believe in writing for entertainment; rather, they thought of writing as a tool to reach people with the story of God. Works focused on realistic messages illustrating the idea that everyone was born a sinner and that his or her salvation had been pre-determined, a concept known as predestination. What was the focus […]

What do the defeated learn in success is counted sweetest?

“Success is counted sweetest” is a lyric poem by Emily Dickinson written in 1859 and published anonymously in 1864. The poem uses the images of a victorious army and one dying warrior to suggest that only one who has suffered defeat can understand success. What is the message of Success is counted sweetest? The theme […]

Does Obama live in Hawaii?

This well could be where Barack and Michelle Obama spend their retirement years — assuming, of course, that they will ever fully retire. It sits on 3 acres in the community of Waimanalo on the island of Oahu. They bought the property back in 2015 for $8.7 million. When did Obama live in Hawaii? In […]

Who were the Puritans in America?

The Puritans. Like the Pilgrims, the Puritans were English Protestants who believed that the reforms of the Church of England did not go far enough. In their view, the liturgy was still too Catholic. Bishops lived like princes. Who were the Puritans and why did they come to America? They came to explore, to make […]

What is a Congreve?

What does the word Congreve mean? kong′grēv, n. a rocket for use in war, invented by Sir William Congreve (1772-1828). —n. Con′greve-match, a kind of lucifer match, invented by Congreve. What is this word patented? transitive verb. 1 : to obtain or grant a patent right to. 2 : to grant a privilege, right, or […]

What is visual imagery?

What is the meaning visual imagery? mental imagery that involves the sense of having “pictures” in the mind. Such images may be memories of earlier visual experiences or syntheses produced by the imagination (e.g., visualizing a pink kangaroo). What is visual imagery in literature? Visual Imagery It uses qualities of how something looks visually to […]

What does the poem to His Excellency General Washington mean?

The poet encourages Washington to continue his objective in gaining freedom for the colonists, and she argues that the goddess of Freedom is guiding his actions. If he follows the goddess and her virtue, the poet suggests that Washington will win the war and become the head of the new state. Who is Columbia in […]

What did Robert Frost say about walls?

No one has seen them made or heard them made, But at spring mending-time we find them there. And set the wall between us once again. We keep the wall between us as we go. What does frost mean by saying something there is that doesn’t love a wall? He says “something there is that […]