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Dorothy Parker

What is the meaning of Dorothy Parker's poem "The Flapper"?

Dorothy Parker’s poem titled “The Flapper” is itself a somewhat flippant look at the “flapper” phenomenon that became especially influential in the United States in the 1920s. The word “flapper”...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2012 12:44 pm UTC

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Describe and analyze the main speaker of "A Certain Lady" by Dorothy Parker.

Author Dorothy Parker is... ...best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles. With this in mind, we can expect that Parker will look at the world from a perspective...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2012 12:26 pm UTC

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Analyze the characters in the story "The Telephone Call" by Dorothy Parker.

*I had to edit down your questions to a single question (as per eNotes policy). The chief characters mentioned in Dorothy Parker's short story, "The Telephone Call" are the narrator, her love...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2012 5:58 am UTC

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What is the theme of Dorothy Parker's poem "Penelope"?

The title of Dorothy Parker’s poem “Penelope” alludes to the famously virtuous and loyal wife of Odysseus, the great hero of Homer’s ancient epic poem The Odyssey. Odysseus is away from his home,...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2012 11:01 am UTC

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Explain the theme of the poem "Solace" by Dorothy Parker. There was a rose that faded young; I saw its shattered...

The short poem, "Solace," by Dorothy Parker explores the theme of loss through its title, Solace. By definition, solace means to give comfort or to console. In this first person narrated poem, the...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2018 3:56 pm UTC

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How do Dorothy Parker's poems "Wail" and "Men" reveal her views on romantic relationships?

Assuming that the speakers in each of these poems is speaking for the author, we have a pretty good indication of how Dorothy Parker feels about romantic relationships. "Men" is the most obvious...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2014 6:46 am UTC

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What is the main theme in Dorothy Parker’s poems "Wail" and "Men," and how does the element of humor, irony, tone,...

Both of the poems "Men" and "Wail" by Dorothy Parker deal with the central theme concerning the disillusionment of love. Parker clearly portrays the theme of disillusionment of love in "Men"...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2014 7:24 am UTC

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Please explain the tone of the poem "Solace" by Dorothy Parker. Solace: There was a rose that faded young; I saw...

If we define "tone" as the attitude of the poem towards its subject matter, I think that Parker's tone is one of fear towards the normalizing effects of society. Parker presents a tone that shows...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2012 1:06 pm UTC

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Can someone please explain the poem "Solace" by Dorothy Parker to me?? I'm not very good at analyzing...

I think that the explanation of Parker's solace lies in the images she employs. These images help to bring out the idea of the difference between the sensitive and caring individual and the...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2012 12:08 pm UTC

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Describe the speaker of the poem "Solace" by Dorothy Parker. Solace: There was a rose that faded young; I saw its...

The speaker is someone who possesses insight about the world around them. Presumably someone like Parker itself, I think that the speaker clearly understands that there is a condition of being in...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2012 12:19 pm UTC

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Write a brief, effective paragraph of 4 or 5 sentences describing the first-person speaker in the poem “A Certain...

The first-person speaker of Dorothy Parker's poem "A Certain Lady" begins by describing her apparent amiability and interest when the addressee (presumably male) talks to her of love, even when he...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2020 6:27 am UTC

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What insight into the human experience is given through "Solace?" ---Solace--- There was a rose that faded young; I...

One of the primary insights that Parker gives in the poem is how cold and detached social orders can be in the name of "progress." There is little reflection or rumination that is featured within...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2012 1:03 pm UTC

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What are the themes of the short story "Arrangement in Black and White"?   

The short story "Arrangement in Black and White" by Dorothy Parker tells of a woman known only as the woman with the pink velvet poppies in her hair who accosts her host at a gathering. The party...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2019 9:20 pm UTC

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