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Herman Melville

While personification and metaphor are possibilities in terms of interpreting this line from Herman Melville's 1891 poem "Art," an examination of the lines which precede it indicate that this line...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2013 8:51 pm UTC

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Herman Melville

Although most often recognized as the author of the classic novel Moby Dick, Herman Melville wrote poetry as well, and this poem is one of several he wrote about the American Civil War. In these...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2012 12:48 am UTC

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Herman Melville

This quote highlights the difference the narrator finds between the perfect lives of nine bachelors (well-to-do young lawyers) he witnesses at a dinner he attends in London and the lot of the young...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2020 9:07 pm UTC

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Herman Melville

Long a motif in American literature, innocence with the term "American Adam" emerged from the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville,and even Poe. Stepping onto the shores of America,...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2013 6:33 pm UTC

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Herman Melville

In examining the history of US literature, the authors mentioned all made substantial contributions to the development of novels, stories, and poetry. Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2020 7:35 pm UTC

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Herman Melville

With so many responses, much is dependent on what individuals perceive and feel out of the quote. Bearing this in mind, I would make sure that there is some level of personal reflection in such a...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2010 8:43 pm UTC

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Herman Melville

Melville means that it is human nature to become weary with life, full of self-pity or depressed when we are bored or have lost our passion for whatever it is that we are called to do. If your...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2010 3:40 am UTC

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Herman Melville

Edgar Allan Poe himself was probably the most significant US literary critic of the early- to mid-nineteenth century. So your question partly involves whether in his own writings he followed his...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2018 7:10 pm UTC

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