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D. H. Lawrence

The speaker of this poem uses several literary devices to convey his shifting perceptions of the natural world as day turns into night, and he focuses his reaction particularly on bats. Unlike some...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2020 11:11 am UTC

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D. H. Lawrence

In his poem "Bat," D. H. Lawrence describes sitting on a terrace somewhere in Florence, Italy, "beyond Pisa, beyond the mountains of Carrara," watching the sun go down. Suddenly he sees something...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020 11:01 am UTC

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D. H. Lawrence

One of the major themes in D.H. Lawrence's "Bat" is irrational prejudice, the fact that our dislikes, even hatreds, are visceral rather than cerebral and can only be described, not explained....

Latest answer posted March 19, 2020 12:57 pm 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

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

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 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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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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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

The poem "The Snake," by D.H. Lawrence masterfully recalls a scene in 1923 when he was living in Sicily near Mt. Etna. A poisonous snake passively drinks from the poet's water trough. Serving as...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2012 6:15 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

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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D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Discord in Childhood” is often interpreted as presenting a child’s recollection of overhearing the child’s parents quarreling. The poem begins with the phrase “Outside the...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2012 4:06 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

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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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

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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D. H. Lawrence

Line by line is a little difficult, but I will explain each stanza. This poem takes place in Sicily, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, near Italy. Stanza 1: A snake comes to the watering trough...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2011 1:26 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

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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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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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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D. H. Lawrence

In the poem "Bat" by D. H. Lawrence, the speaker seems to be exploring themes of fear of the actual animal while also exploring how the bat represents fear of darkness and the night. The speaker...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2019 7:17 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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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 poem, "The Snake," by D.H. Lawrence is a recollection of an event in the poet’s life. Initially, the poet is rather annoyed that he has to wait in line as the snake drinks from the trough....

Latest answer posted September 15, 2012 4:27 pm UTC

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This is a difficult question, as we have before us four exemplary modernist texts. At first, I was torn between Woolf's "Kew Gardens" and Joyce's "The Dead." Critic and writer Anthony Burgess...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2019 2:20 pm UTC

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D. H. Lawrence

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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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

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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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 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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[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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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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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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D. H. Lawrence

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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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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D. H. Lawrence

In "Piano" by D.H. Lawrence, the speaker experiences something like desperation, when, against his will, he is pulled by the piano music back into the memories of his past. The phrase at the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2019 1:02 pm UTC

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"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

In “The Rocking Horse Winner,” D. H. Lawrence tells the story of a boy who develops a remarkable lucky streak in picking the winners of horse races. Sadly, the adults around him exploit his gift....

Latest answer posted June 16, 2020 5:21 am UTC

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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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Both stories discuss elements of the supernatural. In "The Red Room", the old couple are telling the story of a haunted red room. In "The Signalman" the signalman is relaying the story of a...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2009 2:28 am UTC

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D. H. Lawrence

There are some elements you will not want to miss out in your critical appreciation of the masterly short story 'The Odour of Chrysanthemums' by D H Lawrence. Firstly appreciate how well he sets...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2009 3:46 am UTC

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D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Bates in “The Odour of Chrysanthemums” by D. H. Lawrence and Josephina “Jug” Pinner in “The Daughters of the Late Colonel” by Katherine Mansfield serve as the protagonists of their...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2013 1:20 pm UTC

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D. H. Lawrence

Paul dies because he has driven himself into frenzies until he is weakened. Furthermore, Paul's death is Lawrence's cautionary observation on the misdirection of one's life force as a result of...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2016 9:53 am UTC

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D. H. Lawrence

In the story, the travelers are often reluctant to dismount from their coach because it is usually very cold outside: to have no protection against the elements is an extremely uncomfortable...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2016 8:45 pm UTC

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