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The poignant poem "Cross of Snow" is an expression of writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's personal pain over the tragedy of his wife's death. The theme relates the view of a cross carved into the side of a mountain to th... More »

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "The Cross of Snow" as a memorial to his wife, who perished in a freakish accident. The cross that the speaker sees on the mountainside is a symbol of the scar that he has on his own hear... More »

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Jose Rizal's poem "In Memory of My Town" or "Un Recuerdo A Mi Pueblo" expresses the writer's nostalgia for the town of his birth, Calamba in Laguna. The Philippine writer was a 15-year old student at the time he wrote th... More »

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "The Cross of Snow" as a memorial to his wife, who perished in a freakish accident. The cross that the speaker sees on the mountainside is a symbol of the scar that he has on his own hear... More »

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According to an analysis on Cliffs Notes of "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman, the three main themes are a celebration of his own individuality, an appreciation of America and democracy, and an expression of universal th... More »

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The prevalent interpretation of the meaning of Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is that the poem describes the writer's conflict between solitude and social obligations. The subject of the poem pause... More »

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"Grape Sherbert," a poem by Rita Dove, is about the writer's memories of her deceased father. The author retells Memorial Day with her father and the wonderful taste of the sherbert that he made for her. Dove talks about... More »

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