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Robert Louis Stevenson

How can I explain the poem "Travel" by Robert Louis Stevenson?

This poem was part of Robert Louis Stevenson's collection of poems called A Child's Garden of Verses. Like many poems in the collection, "Travel" is written in the voice of a child, probably a boy....

Latest answer posted April 23, 2016 12:07 am UTC

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please give me the linewise explanation of thepoem the vegabond by robert louis stevension of whole poem       no

A Vagabond is a wanderer. Some people call them tramps, but they like to travel the roads, never settling anywhere. This is important to understand if you want to understand this poem. I have...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2011 4:00 am UTC

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Explain the poem "The Vagabond" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

"The Vagabond" is a lovely poem about the joys of a life of walking. In earlier centuries, it was quite common for people to take walking tours of scenic countryside; Scotland was a favorite place...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2010 2:26 am UTC

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My Shadow Poem Summary

Robert Louis Stevenson's poem "My Shadow" reflects the way in which a child might think of a shadow, without understanding the physics behind the way the shadow works. For example, the narrator,...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2017 12:57 am UTC

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Poem: The Vagabond by R.L Stevenson What is the overall tone of the poem? Pick out phrases to create this tone.  ...

Robert Louis Stevenson's poem "The Vagabond" represents the kind of life that the poet would love to live. All the narrator wants is to live a natural life filled with the heavens, the land, the...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2012 4:16 pm UTC

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What is a summary of "A Child's Thought" by Robert Louis Stevenson?

The first stanza is filled with delightful images from the dreams of a seven-year-old child. These images are made up of scenes of adventure, similar to those which a child is likely to have read...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2020 11:56 am UTC

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Can I have a detailed analysis (tone, themes, language, imagery, and style) of the poem "Requiem" by Robert Louis...

Tone I would say that the poet's tone is accepting and even reflective. The poet is glad he lived, but he's ready to die. He's rather philosophical about his death. Dying isn't a morbid subject for...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2017 7:22 pm UTC

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In "The Vagabond" by Robert Louis Stevenson, find the metaphors and similes and explain them.

In "The Vagabond" by Robert Louis Stevenson there are a number of tropes, which are figures of speech that include metaphors and similes, but there are few metaphor or simile tropes. There are...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2010 1:18 am UTC

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In the poem "Vagabond" by Robert Louis Stevenson, what is the meaning of the line "give the face of earth around"?...

That line appears twice, in the nearly-identical second and fourth stanzas of "Vagabond" by Robert Louis Stevenson, and it means "Let me see the ground all around me," or in other words, "Allow me...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2016 3:13 pm UTC

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What point of view is "My Shadow" by Robert Louis Stevenson written in?

"My Shadow" is an 1885 poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, collected in his anthology A Child's Garden of Verses. The poem concerns a child whose shadow often acts of its own accord, changing shape or...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2012 3:44 am UTC

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Explanation of the poem "Vagabond" by R. L. Stevenson. Detailed Explanation

He starts the poem by asking to be given the life that he loves. Then he describes the life on the road, sleeping outside and swimming inthe river. Inthe next stanza he says he knows he will die...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2009 5:52 pm UTC

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Is it more accurate to describe "The Body Snatcher" as fantasy or fiction?

There are elements of both fantasy and more factual elements in this story. Clearly the phenomenon of stealing bodies from graves was a common practice in Victorian times, and the so-called...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2013 7:59 am UTC

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Summarize the last stanza of the poem "The Vagabond". How has the meaning changed by changing "seek" in the second...

The previous post was quite strong. I would only like to add that there might be a bit more of conditionality implied in the changing of verbs. In the second stanza, there is a slight tone of...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2010 8:15 pm UTC

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How is the idea or theme of "abroad" represented in Stevenson's poems "Travel" and "Foreign Lands"?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the primary meaning of the word "abroad" is "beyond the boundaries of one's country; in or to a foreign country." Throughout his life, Scottish-born...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 5:46 pm UTC

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Can somebody provide me the full explanation (stanza by Stanza) for the Poem Vagabond by R.L Stevenson ? The teacher...

Robert L. Stevenson's poem "The Vagabond" describes a life for which he yearns. Often, the vagabond lives his life wandering and longing for something that he may not even understand. However,...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2012 4:51 pm UTC

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Please give me a simple summary for "The Amateur Emigrant" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Stevenson's "emigrant" experience came in answer to the call of his future wife, American Fanny Vandegrift, who was ill though awaiting him so they might be married, her divorce being finalized....

Latest answer posted November 2, 2013 8:34 pm UTC

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Physical appearance of David Balfour in novel Kidnapped

David Balfour is a naive, trusting 17-year-old boy who is orphaned by the death of his father and later betrayed by his uncle, Ebenzer. Being a native of the Scottish Lowlands, David is Caucasian....

Latest answer posted August 7, 2018 2:33 am UTC

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Can you please help me revise my thesis statement on Robert Louis Stevenson, and possibly make it into one sentence?...

I must admit, I really like what you have at the moment, and I think that would be a good basis for your introduction. I am very impressed by phrases such as "skimmed the surface of experience." Do...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2010 7:28 pm UTC

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Does the poet really seek rest in the poem "The Vagabond" by R. L. Stevenson? Supply what phrase suggests the answer...

This question is written so as to suggest that yes, the poetic speaker does really seek rest in this poem, "The Vagabond." The word in the first stanza that might indicate this interpretation is...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2010 12:16 pm UTC

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What this quotation is telling us about marriage?"Marriage is one long conversation, checkered with disputes."  What...

This is funny! It's also true. Marriage is about communication. A successful marriage still has conflict, but succeeds in getting past it- again through communication. When people are open and...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2011 9:49 am UTC

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Discuss the significance of homosociality in the imperial romances of Haggard and Stevenson. Who are the most...

As you might have noted, there's lots of homosocial examples coursing through the works of Robert Louis Stevenson and Rider Haggard. Let's focus on Stevenson first. The work that catches our...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2020 3:08 pm UTC

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Why you think author Robert Louis Stevenson avoids having the characters provide a precise visual description of Hyde?

Hyde is, essentially, the most dark, evil, and bitter parts of humankind distilled into a single being of unimaginable malevolence and vitriol. Dr. Henry Jekyll has found a way to completely...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2019 1:12 am UTC

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Can anyone give me advice on how to understand what Gordon and Rorie in "The Merry Men" by Stevenson say?

All you need to do is read Rorie and Uncle Gordon with a Scottish brogue! Which, of course, is much harder than it sounds--or as hard as it sounds. Stevenson was noted for his great facility with...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2010 11:49 pm UTC

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Please explain the meaning of the quote by Stevenson: ‘Let them doze among their playthings yet a while! For who...

I wonder if Stevenson is familiar with and perhaps referring to Wordsworth's Ode: Intimations of Immortality, where he refers to our earthly existence as "a sleep and a forgetting"; "Earth fills...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2013 5:20 pm UTC

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Can you please give me some interesting facts on Robert Louis Stevenson so that I may write a research paper on him....

I have just answered a very similar question with an almost identical thesis statement, and so I must warn you too to be very careful of plagiarism. Your thesis statement as it stands looks as if...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2010 7:35 pm UTC

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Please explain the poem "The Vagabond."  

I am assuming you are asking about "The Vagabond" by Robert Louis Stevenson. If this is not correct, please submit another question with more identification. A "vagabond" is a person who is...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2011 10:40 pm UTC

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Discuss the view that Robert Louis Stevenson's The Beach of Falesá and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Sign of Four are...

These two works can be generally discussed as hybrids, taking into account how they diverge from their novelistic templates. Hybrids are a confluence of different elements: in these cases, genres...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2019 3:48 pm UTC

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