Tag: poetry

19 Meaning of “we’ll cut him down as for the border he rides” 2018-04-30T17:18:03.487

18 Grammar behind "Whatever what is is is what I want." 2018-10-07T09:16:40.583

16 What does “kilo-stones” mean? 2015-11-30T06:08:35.743

11 Use of the definite article in "America the Beautiful" 2013-11-07T16:03:10.463

11 Which version is correct and normally used, "between you and me" or "between you and I"? 2015-06-05T11:56:40.757

8 the hidden comic effect in one limerick 2015-10-13T11:57:46.197

8 The syntax of metaphors in English 2016-10-27T14:24:39.757

8 The meaning of "mat" in "of fortune lying on the mat" in the poem "Memories of the Mine" by Roger Woddis 2016-12-10T06:04:31.717

7 Meaning of "the bents were jealous else" in Browning's Childe Roland 2016-06-30T16:38:35.643

6 weep "to have" that which it fears to lose 2014-08-06T15:30:55.120

6 Meaning of "And I came her majestic reflections to know"? 2014-12-14T18:21:39.927

6 in double numbers 'round -- how do you understand that? 2015-02-08T21:27:35.153

6 Meaning of "She framed the love, and yet she foiled the framing" 2016-10-22T08:49:13.053

6 What is the meaning of "he kicked up his heels" in the song "Ship in the Sky" by Woody Guthrie? 2016-12-23T14:01:20.983

6 "both truth and beauty on my love depends" - why not "depend"? Is "depends" a plural verb (a Shakespearean website says so)? 2017-07-10T08:08:30.320

6 Oscar Wilde's story telling technique 2017-08-02T19:37:02.173

5 "But that I knew these places are my own" - meaning? 2015-02-10T15:29:28.620

5 The meaning of "this heart of mine" 2015-11-16T18:47:34.707

5 How to understand stanza 2 in the poem 'Follower' by Seamus Heaney? 2015-12-24T09:37:12.713

5 Zen of Python meaning of "unless you're Dutch" 2016-03-24T22:02:42.567

5 Meaning of "in the like name of that love of ours" (and specifically of "like") in a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 2016-10-07T15:36:49.527

5 Meaning of "passing surmisal" in a poem by Francis Thompson 2016-10-20T16:15:45.740

5 What's the meaning of "drapish"? 2017-09-18T12:44:20.507

5 Meaning of "may do and doat" in a poem by Elizabeth Browning 2017-11-11T18:08:03.563

5 Is "butter on toast" an idiom in English 2020-08-27T04:07:48.200

4 as small as a world and as large as alone 2013-12-17T16:07:11.260

4 What does "a thrum of my love" mean in this poem? 2014-08-07T11:29:18.447

4 Him, he, his confusing references 2014-12-14T19:17:52.830

4 Verb chaining and tenses: "To where we've been before" vs. "To where we'd been before" in a poem by Brodsky 2016-07-03T18:09:46.207

4 Meaning of "its lead and place" in Kipling's Poem 2016-07-14T21:15:12.413

4 Meaning of "play up" in Henry Newbolt's poem "Vitai Lampada" 2017-09-26T17:10:38.730

3 Does an adjectival following a verb complement the verb or the subject? 2013-02-13T06:26:26.920

3 Nor there if they yet mock what women meant / who gave them flowers 2014-01-11T18:49:33.053

3 Rhyme scheme when words are the same and when words don't rhyme at all? 2014-03-04T17:10:09.613

3 Meaning of "no more that better part / purchased, but at the cost of all things here." 2015-11-29T11:55:18.913

3 Meaning of "Not here—not there / Not risen—not writing letters" in Millay's poem "Love is not Blind" 2015-12-25T16:18:32.030

3 Why the preposition OF in Keats's "... as those whose sobbings were heard [of] none beside the mournful robins"? 2016-01-08T19:43:45.847

3 Meaning of "To wage the warfare, watch, and pray, show who are pleasing in his sight" 2016-03-01T15:16:36.330

3 "A cat named Easter" 2017-07-10T14:55:14.563

3 What’s the grammatical gender of the noun ”the past” in English? 2017-09-16T15:41:26.573

3 About English poetry 2018-03-16T07:58:53.260

2 Is this usage of nouns possible? 2014-02-17T13:38:50.573

2 The meaning of 'shade' in a poem by Jean Toomer 2014-03-10T03:41:45.713

2 On a sentence from "To Haydon", a poem by Keats 2014-05-17T03:09:56.810

2 Is this combination "which nor" correct? 2014-08-09T04:05:48.803

2 What does the idiom "wings of fortune" mean? 2014-09-17T12:38:56.500

2 that I scarce was sure I heard you -- please help me make grammatical sense of this line 2014-11-07T21:23:40.053

2 What is this grammar concept? 2015-07-08T17:13:33.543

2 What is "threshold brook" in Keats' 'The Human Seasons' 2015-09-16T10:46:39.590

2 Meaning of "dome" 2016-02-14T09:09:52.407

2 The structure of a sentence in "A Living and a Dead Faith" by William Cowper 2016-02-27T16:53:08.667

2 Meaning of "crutch 'gin" in Browning's Childe Roland 2016-06-12T13:57:53.603

2 Meaning of "feels begin and end the tears" in Browning's Childe Roland 2016-06-16T08:34:19.347

2 Meaning of "a burr had been a treasure trove" in Browning's Childe Roland 2016-06-28T17:36:20.913

2 Is there a specific poetry technique to refer to font types? 2016-09-22T02:12:59.693

2 Meaning of "taught us only by a broken heart" in "The Negro's Complaint" by William Cowper 2016-10-07T12:00:10.990

2 Meaning of "Unlooked for joy in that I honor most" in a sonnet by Shakespeare 2017-01-17T15:26:56.587

2 What's the meaning of "what a deal of money it brought in change"? 2017-03-30T15:42:54.810

2 What does "love is love is love" mean? 2017-06-30T20:03:12.753

2 What does it mean to 'pipe'? 2019-03-01T22:40:16.063

2 "There sat the Shadow fear'd of man" 2019-03-24T12:15:11.277

1 What functions do these participles have? 2013-06-26T02:44:37.090

1 Is this a modifier for noun clause or a coordinate clause? 2013-10-17T11:27:22.623

1 Question about posessive case 2014-04-06T12:31:38.530

1 THEM / THOSE / poetry 2014-06-28T22:29:37.467

1 At Val d'amour they play a part - what does "play a part" mean? 2014-09-12T01:01:15.660

1 Which form is suitable: "fall" "falling" or "a fall"? 2015-06-05T04:58:43.357

1 'each felt a breast' vs. 'each felt the breast' (with genial instinct filled) 2016-01-11T11:33:04.520

1 Meaning of "as she had changed her kind" in William Cowper's "A Tale. June 1793" 2016-01-18T11:13:06.710

1 Does this Homer-style sentence have a correct meaning? 2016-06-01T07:42:49.340

1 What's the meaning of these Shakespearean English sentences being used in here? 2016-09-25T09:42:49.257

1 Meaning of "match" in William Cowper's poem 'The Negro's Complaint' 2016-09-26T06:13:17.647

1 Meaning of "to hold each heart the heart that shares" in a poem by Byron 2016-10-30T18:55:06.403

1 How to understand Benjamin Franklin's "Time was my spouse"? 2017-04-07T12:42:10.367

1 Meaning of "But what time through the heart and through the brain God hath transfixed us" in a poem by Elizabeth Browning 2017-11-11T13:56:18.513

1 We'd as well be 10 minutes back in time? 2018-02-28T08:38:09.373

1 What is the meaning of "So away to the shool bus I flew"? 2018-05-08T05:39:35.197

1 I didn't feel like very much 2019-03-06T09:47:53.360

1 Can a parenthesis come between a "to" and its infinitive? 2019-08-13T09:36:40.713

1 "Arrive at the home" or "arrive on the home" in this example? 2020-02-18T17:24:50.703

1 Meaning of "And held the darkness over day, that night" 2020-07-29T07:04:06.983

0 How to rearrange hyperbaton in 'Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth'? 2014-10-26T06:52:31.720

0 Grammar and rearranging hyperbaton in 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'? 2014-10-26T07:13:12.507

0 What does the expression "then on" mean in this case? 2015-05-30T01:01:42.643

0 "As if the house were his / And he owned all the mourners now / and little boys besides" 2015-08-05T17:45:07.323

0 What type of repetition is this sentence? 2015-08-28T12:34:57.267

0 Meaning of a sentence in Wilfred Owen's sonnet 2016-01-14T20:27:14.250

0 What are the poetic features of this poem? 2016-04-24T02:37:19.627

0 Why is it "when" and not "then" in Wilfred Owen's poem? What is the meaning with "when"? 2016-09-20T05:51:58.250

0 The Yearly Silly Trip - Chant vs Jingle? 2017-06-20T10:36:32.030

0 What is the meaning of even if contact is lost here? 2017-12-25T22:26:16.710

0 What is the grammar of "my heart burdened be"? 2018-03-09T22:42:29.397

0 "anything less than whole” 2019-01-16T07:46:29.837

0 What does "so much the more thereby" mean? 2019-02-17T19:24:25.530

0 How would you interpret the meaning of "green wars" in this poem? 2019-07-30T06:16:59.643

0 What is 'assonance'? 2019-11-21T17:02:39.777

0 Adjectives after nouns 2019-12-04T10:36:48.190

0 interpreting old nursery poem 2020-03-26T05:10:41.757

0 Can I make this sentence construction? 2020-04-04T05:39:00.890