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D. H. Lawrence

In his poem “Bat,” D. H. Lawrence uses a variety of literary devices. Prominent devices include alliteration, consonance, assonance, simile, metaphor, and personification. The speaker comments on...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2020, 6:38 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence's poem "Money Madness" was written in the 1920s and can be read as a criticism of the consumerist, materialistic culture of those times. From the opening line ("Money is our madness,...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2019, 11:00 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence invited much controversy in his lifetime, especially in his later life, and he is famous for his novels including Lady Chatterley's Lover and Sons and Lovers. This poem, The Best of...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2015, 11:38 am (UTC)

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First ensure that you understand the concepts in the directive. What is the setting of a poem? According to Merriam-Webster, setting is "the time, place, and circumstances in which something occurs...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2020, 1:13 pm (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

The poem "The Last Lesson of the Afternoon" by D.H. Lawrence is about a teacher who is second-guessing his life’s work as an instructor to various students. In this six stanza poem, the poet begins...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2016, 6:06 pm (UTC)

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The overriding theme of the poem is appearance v reality. On the surface, the bourgeoisie, especially the men, appear solid, respectable, decent, and "eminently presentable." But if you look...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2018, 7:16 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

Lawrence's poem speaks to the condition of how wealth inverts control. Wealth and money is such a seductive force in Lawrence's poem that we are not in control of it, but rather it is in control...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2011, 8:30 pm (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

In “Bat,” D. H. Lawrence observes how the waning daylight brings to view a swarm of swallows; to his horror, these birds turn out to be bats! Throughout the poem, he employs various literary...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2021, 3:42 pm (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

In “Bat,” the speaker reveals his aversion to bats with tones of surprise, vehemence, fright, and disgust. Initially mistaking flying shadows for swallows, he is dismayed to discover that in...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2021, 2:25 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

The main theme of this poem is identified by its title: conceit. Lawrence states that it is human conceit that "makes us cowards instead of gods," and suggests that, indeed, we have been falsely...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2018, 9:50 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

This is a poem comprising two stanzas of differing lengths: the first has seven lines, while the second has six. It is written in free verse, with no consistent meter or rhyme scheme, although...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2018, 8:44 am (UTC)

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The title of this poem is "Sorrow" and it is one of many that fall under the title of Amores, which means "showing feeling." For Lawrence, instincts and feelings were of paramount importance. In...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2014, 1:04 am (UTC)

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Both works describe the daily life of a school house from a teacher's perspective. In each work, the young people are described as troubled. The Best of School is an optimisitc work about the...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2012, 3:15 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

In his poem “Money Madness,” D. H. Lawrence exposes the human obsession with money. It is “vast collective madness,” he claims, and it affects everyone. Lawrence makes a valid point, for instance,...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2021, 2:22 pm (UTC)

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Some of the differences usually assumed to exist between Victorian literature and modernist literature can be glimpsed by comparing and contrasting Matthew Arnold’s poem beginning “Come to me in my...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2012, 1:08 am (UTC)

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Impatience is the tone most strongly conveyed in the poem The Last Lesson by D.H. Lawrence. This poem is, quite simply, about a child who cannot wait to get out of school. The ambiguous "they" that...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2016, 8:43 pm (UTC)

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In the collection where "Sorrow" and "Discord in Childhood" are featured, Amores, Lawrence was attempting to articulate his own poetic expression of Modernism. Lawrence recognized that the modern...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2014, 7:28 pm (UTC)

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The tone in this poem shifts. In the beginning, the speaker's tone is one of frustration. The speaker (teacher of the class) describes his frustration in being unable to engage his students. At...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2016, 8:59 pm (UTC)

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With the essay "Pan in America", D.H. Lawrence thinks through his admiration of the Greek God Pan. He uses Pan as a way to comment on society and religion. Lawrence praises Pan for being the...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2020, 5:00 pm (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

The poem "Bat" by D. H. Lawrence has two parts, each of which reflects different moods of the poet. In the first part, Lawrence describes a beautiful sunset in Italy. In the second part, the...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2021, 7:24 pm (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

The word "dirt" in the poem signifies the dehumanizing effects of poverty. As the speaker makes clear, in a consumerist society where money is everything, those without money are effectively...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2019, 7:11 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence was a well-known English writer who published a range of works including novels, short stories, poems, plays, and other content. He became one of the best known writers in...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2022, 11:42 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

The poem ‘Last Lesson Of The Afternoon’ by the genius author and poet, David Herbert Lawrence is very different from his other poetry, and indeed from much of his prose in that it lacks what...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2013, 10:33 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence's poem "Mountain Lion" describes the "vanishing trail" going into the Lobo Canyon in January, when the trail is still clear but the world is covered in snow. The men have captured and...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2018, 9:10 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence revised "Vin Ordinaire" and retitled it "The Thorn in the Flesh." Lawrence found revision and rewriting as creative as writing itself. In revising, Lawrence wanted to heighten...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2012, 3:29 pm (UTC)

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In terms of the characteristics that are similar between the writing of Charles Dickens and D.H. Lawrence, one thing that both men seem to have had in common was their realistic portrayal of...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2012, 5:20 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

The main metaphor in D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Last Lesson” is a comparison between his students and a pack of dogs. In the first stanza of the poem, the narrator (who is a teacher) compares his...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2016, 7:02 pm (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

The poem begins with a teacher describing his "weariness" and stating that he can no longer teach his students who have no motivation to learn. In the second stanza, the teacher says that he can no...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2016, 12:33 pm (UTC)

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A metaphor is a comparison made between two, typically, unlike things. In D. H. Lawrence's poem, "How Beastly the Bourgeois Is," the poet makes many comparisons between the bourgeois and other...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2012, 5:01 pm (UTC)

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The French word "malade" means sickness or malady, and the poem describes what it feels like to be sick and then uses contrast, in the final stanza, to show what it feels like to be well. The theme...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2016, 2:00 pm (UTC)

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The action of D. H. Lawrence's poem “Bat” takes place against the idyllic setting of Florence at sunset. The speaker is sitting on a terrace in the beautiful old Tuscan city when he sees what he...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2021, 10:34 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

The tone of "I am Like a Rose" by D.H. Lawrence is pretty hard to miss, it seems to me. Here the speaker of the poem is comparing himself to a rose--and the rose suffers by comparison. In...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2010, 8:44 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

[eNotes editors can only answer one question per posting. If you have additional questions, please post them separately.] It seems, when reading the three lines of poetry in "The White Horse," by...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2011, 5:17 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

In his short poem "Sorrow," D. H. Lawrence downplays the significance of the physical world, for which, as one can see in many of his works, he clearly has some considerable distaste. For Lawrence,...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2021, 8:54 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

In the story, Lawrence explores the theme of responsibility from the vantage point of parenthood and marriage. He suggests that there are different levels of responsibility in the family. One is...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2019, 6:16 pm (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

"Last Lesson of the Afternoon" by poet D.H. Lawrence quite holistically reflects the poet's sense of futility in that it showcases the complaints of a teacher who feels that his work is no longer...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2016, 6:44 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

In this poem, the speaker argues that society demonstrates a particular "madness" when its members place an incredible emphasis on achieving high materialistic standards. In fact, he believes that...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2021, 7:00 pm (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

This is one of those questions which can and should receive a variety of responses for two reasons. First, there is no definitive list of Lawrence's poetry (or most poets, for that matter) in...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2010, 2:39 pm (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

"Winter Dawn" by D. H. Lawrence begins with the inauspicious image: Green star SiriusDribbling over the lake; Sirius is one of the brightest stars in the sky. It is also known as the dog star,...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2019, 11:59 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

Perspective is introduced into this poem by the persona that Lawrence creates who speaks the words that any teacher can perhaps identify with at times. The persona of this poem is a teacher,...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2013, 9:12 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

Complex writers can be seen as fitting many labels. D. H. Lawrence is one such writer. While he can be considered a "sexual" writer, I would submit that he is much more than solely this. Lawrence...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2015, 6:18 am (UTC)

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D. H. Lawrence

This poem describes a journey along a long road, with no defined destination. It can be regarded as a literal journey, but it also appears as a metaphorical journey through life. It takes in...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2013, 8:33 pm (UTC)

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