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LiteratureWhat are the themes in the poem "The Almond Trees"?
The main theme in the poem, "The Almond Trees," is the beauty and power of nature. The eponymous almond trees are personified throughout the poem to emphasize their power and presence. The speaker, for example, describes their...
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LiteratureHow "I Felt a Funeral..." portrays the loss of mental well being?
Emily Dickinson uses the extended metaphor of a funeral to describe the experience of mental trauma. First, the speaker describes the mourners "treading - treading" inside her brain. The repetition of the word emphasizes the...
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LiteratureWhat are some of the themes in "The Walk"?
"The Walk" describes a poet's struggle to reconcile himself with the pain and difficulty of the creative process. This is one of the poem's main themes. The speaker describes a "brain that tires," and when he writes a poem...
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