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Elizabeth Jennings

Many of Elizabeth Jennings's poems deal with loss. In "A Bird in the House," a young child loses a canary when a cat kills it: "the quick cat /caught him, tore him through the bars." The poem's...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2018 5:33 pm UTC

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Elizabeth Jennings

In this poem, the speaker evidently returns to the place where she last saw a loved one; perhaps this beloved person has died or is simply no longer in the speaker's life. Either way, this person's...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2020 12:00 am UTC

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Elizabeth Jennings

The poem "In Praise of Creation" by Elizabeth Jennings celebrates creation by highlighting some of its various aspects. First of all, by titling the poem "In Praise of Creation" instead of "In...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2020 6:38 pm UTC

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Elizabeth Jennings

In twentieth-century British poet Elizabeth Jennings's "Poem in Winter," the persona, or poem's speaker, contemplates how children understand the world. The children look forward to playing in the...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2017 3:29 am UTC

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Elizabeth Jennings

Jennings's 15-line poem "Poem in Winter" uses winter snow as a symbol to stand for the simple hopes of children as they look for "auguries." Using simple language, she compares their hopes to adult...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2017 12:02 am UTC

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Elizabeth Jennings

In Part I, "Pain," the speaker describes the way fear has begun to invade her body and mind, and how she feels herself yielding to it. As she lies in her hospital bed, she feels only dread, trying...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2017 11:46 am UTC

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Elizabeth Jennings

Imagery and metaphor are used to affect the reader emotionally, allowing us to envision the beauty of the natural scene around the speaker while also helping us to understand how deeply she is...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2020 10:36 pm UTC

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