Literature

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Sailing to Byzantium by William Butler Yeats

First stanza That is no country for old men. The young            In one another’s arms, birds in the trees            – Those dying generations – at their song,            The salmo...

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Leningrad Cemetery, Winter of 1941 by Sharon Olds

That winter, the dead could not be buried.The ground was frozen, the gravediggers weak from hunger,The coffin wood was used for fuel. So they were covered with somethingAnd taken on a child’s sled to ...

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The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes – Analysis

I’ve known rivers:I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than theFlow of human blood in human veins.My soul has grown deep like the rivers.I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.I b...

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Africa (By Maya Angelou) – Analysis

Thus she had lain, sugarcane sweetdeserts her hair, golden her feetmountains her breasts, two Niles her tears.Thus she has lain, Black through the years.Over the white seas, rime white and coldbrigand...

Love after Love

Love After Love by Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott was born in St.Lucia in the West Indies in 1930. His father was English and his mother was African. He has written poems, plays and is a painter. The time will comeWhen, with elation,You...

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Island Man by Grace Nichols

(for a Caribbean island man in London who still wakes up to the sound of the sea)Morning and island man wakes upto the sound of blue surfin his headthe steady breaking and wombingwild seabirdsand fish...

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Epigrams: On my First Son by Ben Jonson

Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy;My sin was too much hope of thee, lov’d boy.Seven years tho’ wert lent to me, and I thee pay,Exacted by thy fate, on the just day.O, could I ...

Colonialism and Culture: Hispanic Modernisms and the Social Imaginary

Colonialism and Culture: Hispanic Modernisms and the Social Imaginary

I read a great book in seven days with a lot of attention. The author of this book is Mrs. Iris M. Zola, a Puerto Rican author, literary theoretical researcher, and critic. The title of the book is &#...

The Luminaries

The Luminaries – A Review

Leanor Catton is a phenomenal author. Her first novel, The Rehearsal, was a gloriously impossible to miss and in fact ideal story of a story inside a story – or stories, really – that had the peruser&...