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Robert Bly

This is short but powerful poem about the relationship between the speaker and his father. The father is near death, but the son is reassuring him that he will be OK after the father's passing and...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2011 10:35 am UTC

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Robert Bly

[eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one question per posting. If you have additional questions, please post them separately.] In Robert Bly's poem, "Prayer for My Father," I believe that...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2011 5:57 am UTC

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Robert Bly

When employing "figurative language," writers use words and language in ways that are different from the literal meanings of the words. Metaphor and simile are two examples of figurative language....

Latest answer posted November 25, 2018 12:51 am UTC

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Robert Bly

Robert Bly's poem is framed by its title "Driving through Minnesota During the Hanoi Bombings." The speaker is in a car with a companion, driving through the summer countryside while listening to a...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2018 3:52 pm UTC

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Robert Bly

The master mentioned in the final line of the Robert Bly's poem "Waking from Sleep" is actually sleep itself. Bly personifies sleep by making it "our master" as if sleep controls and demands rest...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2012 2:36 pm UTC

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Robert Bly

In order to answer the question you have to consider your various association with hawks. What immediately should come to mind is their independent nature. They are usually seen in solitary...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2011 1:33 pm UTC

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