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"Gretel in Darkness" by Louise Gluck is a poem about death, darkness and loneliness told in the first-person perspective by the character Gretel from the fairytale "Hansel and Gretel" to her brother, Hansel. In the poem,...

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Hansel and Gretel is the story of two German children who discover a house made of confections in the woods near their house. The candy house is inhabited by a witch who feeds the children sweets so she can cook and eat ...

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The theme of "Hansel and Gretel" addresses survival and resilience in a world of food scarcity and deprivation. Evil is introduced as one strategy of survival, but it is overcome by the clever children.

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The earliest written version of "Hansel and Gretel" was published by Italian poet and courtier Giambattista Basile in a posthumous release of his collection "The Tale of Tales," or "Entertainment for Little Ones" in 1634...

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Helen Steiner Rice’s poem “When I Must Leave You” gives her loved ones instructions for living on after the speaker’s death – to be happy and smile, to be useful and active instead of giving into loneliness, and to wait ...

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The Brothers Grimm collected and published numerous classic folk tales in their original German language, such as "Snow White," "Rapunzel," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Hansel and Gretel," "Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella" and many...

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There are many metaphors in "The Highwayman" poem, including "torrent of darkness," "ghostly galleon," and "ribbon of moonlight," and there are many similes, including "like mouldy hay" and "as a dog." The literary devic...

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