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Thomas Moore

In “Oft, in the Stilly Night,” the speaker is talking about all the memories that come to him as he is lying in bed, “Ere slumber’s chain hath bound me.” He remembers fondly old friends and...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2016 10:50 pm UTC

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Thomas Moore

"Ere" is an old-fashioned word meaning "before." So the speaker is referring to those moments before he is bound by slumber's chains, i.e. before he falls asleep. And in those moments in the...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2019 7:15 am UTC

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This is sort of a trick question as Moore's metaphor comparing nature to love has a more complex and subtle realization than a simple "how nature is used as a metaphor for love." This extended...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2011 8:51 am UTC

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Thomas Moore

The poet Thomas Moore has portrayed the theme of friendship in the poem "The Light of Other Days" through reminiscing and through bringing ‘fond’ memories of friendships to the forefront of his...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2015 6:35 pm UTC

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Thomas Moore

The symbols in this poem are the minstrel boy's wild harp, his father's sword, and the foeman's chain. His father's sword stands for the freedom his forebears have fought for, which he still...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2015 5:19 am UTC

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In the Memoirs of Captain Rock, the poet Thomas Moore adopts the persona of an ancient Irish chieftain to justify the campaign of violent resistance then being carried out by agrarian rebels...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2021 12:09 pm UTC

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"Oft, in the Stilly Night (Scotch Air)" is a rather somber and melancholy poem in which the speaker remembers friends he has lost and reflects upon his own loneliness without those friends. In the...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2021 12:50 pm UTC

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The most critical note someone can make about the concept of Utopia throughout literature is expressed clearly in Thomas More's novel. This is the note that Utopia exists only in the mind, and...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2016 6:05 pm UTC

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Symbolism in "The Light of Other Days" by Thomas Moore is exemplified by the poet's memory bringing "the light Of other days around me:". In essence,his memory is shining a light on his past,...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2013 6:06 pm UTC

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This poem is about a couple of things. First of all, it is about how things that are famous and important at one point come to be dead and irrelevant later on. It is the idea that even the famous...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2010 9:49 am UTC

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