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    "The Microscope" suggests that innovation requires genius, and that a genius is rarely understood by his contemporaries. It was necessary for Anton Leeuwenhoek to neglect the quotidian details of...

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    In Kumin's poem, there are several descriptive phrases or lines that could apply to a man as well as a woman. The premise of the poem (having to take horrific action) is gender neutral. The...

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    There are lots of conflicts to be found in "Henry Manley, Living Alone, Keeps Time." Here's the one that stands out most clearly to me: the conflict between physical body and intangible spirit or...

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    This poem is about attempts to eradicate woodchucks from a garden on a literal level. On a figurative level, it is about how little it takes to turn a person to evil. In the poem, the speaker is...

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    Tone is how an author, when examining tone in writing, regards a subject. In regards to Maxine Kumin's poem "The Sound of Night," the tone of the poem depicts one of fear. Essentially, the speaker...

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    The language is studiously specific. The result is that the poem seems to be about the real world, the outside one affected by world leaders like Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill (the “Big...

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