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Poetry Anthology

This posting helps to collect materials for an anthology of poetry. While in the process of looking for new materials by unpublished authors, you revisit some of the classic works of Gwendolyn Brooks, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost.

Analyze the following works of Gwendolyn Brooks , Emily Dickson, and Robert Frosts.
1. Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) : Poems - a.'' Truth''
b.'' Old Mary''

2.Emily Dickinson:(1830-1886) Poems - c. '' Presentiment''
d.''The Soul Selects her own Society''

3. Robert Frost:1874-1963) Poems - e.'' Stopping by woods on a Snowing Evening''
f. '' Dust of Snow''
g. ''Fire and Ice ''

Write an evaluation on their works rather than looking at one individual poem. Draw upon the readings to analyze the poems as group of works by each of the three. Focus on the element described as ''the poet's voice ''. Describe the quality of the poet's.

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1. As you analyze Brooks' voice, please be aware that her overall
poetic voice is objective; however, she insinuates that she is a direct observer, never far from the plot or action of her poetry. As you discuss these two pieces, you might want to emphasize that Brooks is a protest poet. Instead of being overtly forceful, her protest is achieved through suggestions. Please notice in both pieces how she presents facts without embellishments. Brooks utilizes a simplicity that makes her persuasive appeal so enticing.

Please notice her powerful endings in both poems to really provide a strong message and sense of closure. Her poetic voice in "Old Mary," is clear with the lines, "my last defense is the present tense." Her voice resonates a "seize the day," assuredness aura. In addition, please acknowledge how "Truth" also embodies the simplistic style to enhance her voice, "And if sun comes How shall we greet him? Shall we not dread him, Shall we not fear him. " Her use of rhetorical questions makes her voice enriched and also makes it like a personal conversation or dialogue with her readers.

In addition, her use of personification, making the sun like a person, also adds to her voice.
Besides personification, you might want to look at her use of metaphors and symbolism. Her use of "Mary" suggests Bilabial significance and representation. She also uses alliteration quite well in "Truth" with "The ...