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Oliver Wendell Holmes

In turning to nature as the source of inspiration for self-improvement, Holmes is in tune with the Romantics. In his poem "Nautilus," Holmes writes an extended metaphor in which the growth of the...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2009 9:33 am UTC

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.) was influential during the Transcendentalist period of American literature. Transcendentalism, as an ideology, prioritized freedom of self, being true to and revering...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2018 5:55 am UTC

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Poetry analysis is purely subjective. What this means is that it is up to the reader of the poem to define the poem's content in regards to the way it supports a readers understanding of what the...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2012 9:38 am UTC

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Well, your choice of topic is certainly original and your essay could turn out really personal! The novels by Oliver Wendell Holmes Elsie Venner (1861), The Guardian Angel (1867), and A Mortal...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2012 7:36 am UTC

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Many of Oliver Wendell Holmes' poems express his views about the human condition (the person's search for purpose, fears of the unknown, and curiosities) and his hopes for improvement. Youth: This...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2012 9:22 am UTC

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

To annotate a text is the same thing as glossing a text. To gloss (annotate) a text means to write a detailed commentary of a text. A commentary of this sort will be somewhat different from a...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2010 3:46 am UTC

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

I think that Holmes can be considered a Romantic poet for a couple of valid reasons. Holmes was able to write about poetry that impacted him. The subjective experience was sought to be broadened...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2011 1:26 am UTC

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

It might seem as though things would be easier if moral questions were black or white, but there is much gray area when one begins to question an individual's freedom. This is fundamental according...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2012 11:58 pm UTC

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

While some consider Oliver Wendell Holmes an elementary poet, others regard his poetry as serious works of art with value: An objective reconsideration of Holmes’s poetry reveals that he did...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2012 4:44 am UTC

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

As you start to choose a theme for your essay about Oliver Wendell Holmes, science is a good general area to investigate. One paradox about essay writing, though, is that it is actually easier to...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2012 6:56 am UTC

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

There are actually two distinguished Americans with the name Oliver Wendell Holmes, the poet and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and his son the jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Oliver Wendell...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2016 11:39 pm UTC

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