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"To a Waterfowl" by William Cullen Bryant describes a waterfowl flying alone through the sky and conveys the thoughts stimulated by this sight. By the end of the poem, the lone waterfowl becomes a metaphor for the speake... More »

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Rudyard Kipling's poem "If--" is a poem that advocates confidence, honesty and fortitude, laying out for the reader the things he must do if he is to maintain his self-control and become a man. The poem lays out a list o... More »

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The summary of "The Wife's Lament" is that the narrator has been disowned by her own relative and her husband, and she is doomed to finish her life in poverty and all alone. Not only is the husband mean to her, he is mea... More »

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The best way to analyze William Cullen Bryant's poem "To a Waterfowl" is by looking at each stanza individually – and then as a whole. The poem is an affirmation of the poet's belief in God and an afterlife in Heaven. Th... More »

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"Thanatopsis," by William Cullen Bryant, is a poem about death. More specifically, its message is that people should not fear death because it comes to everyone. The title comes from the Greek words "Thanatos" and "Opsis... More »

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A dramatic poem is a piece of poetry about a character's thoughts or spoken statements, according to Studyguide.org. Unlike other forms of poetry, these poems are not written about the actual author of the piece. More »

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To write a poem for your daughter, first decide what you want the poem to focus on, then jot down your thoughts that fall within that focus. Pick the form you want your poem to take and start playing with words and phras... More »

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