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was the main purpose of the poem the red wheelbarrow

to state and convey to its readers that so much, such as people, depended on it and it was a high part of everyones lives

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why was the wheelbarrow so important

because it was all the people and it was depended on for their way of living

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what is the great figure about

a fire truck

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what is going on in the great figure

the trio is going to a fire and the speaker is watching and hearing it as it travels

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what senses are appealed to in the great figure

sight and hearing

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what is, this is just to say about

someone telling another person that they ate the plums that they were saving for breakfast

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why did the person have the plums in this is just to say about

the person couldn't help themselves so they just had to have it

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what is the speakers issue in prufrock

doesn't know whether or not anything is worth it anymore
he is getting old so he starts to question everything and wonder if everything is worthwhile

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who is also in prufrock and how is that person involved

a girl is also in the poem.
she is involved because he is having a one night stand with her

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who is monologue addressed to in prufrock

directly to you (us)

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what is the setting of prufrock

in-between sleeping and waking
(dusk)
an average working class area

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what happens once the setting is set in prufrock

the speaker kid of invites us into his story

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what is the thing that settles on everything in prufrock

a yellow fog

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what is the yellow fog being described as as it enters the place that it is

like a cat walking around the house and settling itself
slowly sets itself

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what is the yellow fog

an animal
most likely a cat because of the way that it is being personified in the poem

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how old is the narrator in the poem prufrock

nearing death, which is what is being mentioned in the poem

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what is modernism

disillusionment
fragmentation

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what is mentally wrong with the speaker in prufrock

doesn't have a good self-image
which is the reason why he doesn't know if its all worth it or if he should commit himself

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what doesn't the speaker in prufrock want to do

commit himself

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what is being described in pear tree

a pear tree and its blooming flowers

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what does lifted from the earth mean in pear tree

it grows from the ground

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what color are the flowers as they open in a pear tree

silver

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what is the purple hearts that are being talked about in a pear tree

the purple hearts are the center of the flower

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what senses are in a pear tree

taste and feeling

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what is heat about

saying that it is really hot

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what does the speaker if the heat try to get us to do

experience the heat for ourselves because of our descriptions

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what does the speaker in the heat call upon to save her

the wind

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what did the speaker want the wind to do

cut apart the heat

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why is it implied that fruit can't even drop from a tree in heat

because there is so much heat that the fruit would just suspend on is (the heat is like a thickness)

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how is anyone lived in a pretty how town read

with rhythm and beat
it has a musical quality

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who is anyone lived in a pretty how town written to

written to anyone
can apply to anyone that reads it or feels that way

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who is "anyone" in anyone lived in a pretty how town

anyone is a man

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who is "no one" in anyone lived a pretty how town

a women

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what happens if you invert the lines in anyone lived in a pretty how town

you can interpret it a different way and it can have a different meaning

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what does the poem anyone lived in a pretty how town suggest about the man

that no one loved him

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who died between the man and women in anyone lived in a pretty how town

the man died (anyone)

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what type of relationship did the man and women in anyone lived in a pretty how town have

they were side by side all that time
went through everything together

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what happened when they died in anyone lived in a pretty how town

life went on

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what was the poem saying about the couple in anyone lived in a pretty how town

they live their life for each other

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who is the unknown citizen about

the tomb of the unknown soldier

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what is disillusionment

when life is going a certain way and your left behind

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what did the people think in the unknown citizen

that they really did know the person

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what was the truth about people and their knowledge of the man in the unknown citizen

that they thought that they knew the man when in reality they didn't. They didn't truly know who he really was and what he was all about

44

what is going on in stopping by woods on a snowy night

he is in the woods getting pulled on a slay most likely by a horse

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why is the horse confused in stopping by woods on a snowy night

because the speaker decided to stop at a random spot and not at some rest area or something

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when does stopping by woods on a snowy night take place

December 21, which is the longest night of the year like it says in the poem

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what is one of the most famous lines in stopping by woods on a snowy night

and miles to go before i sleep

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how does the boy die in out out

he cuts his hand off on a buzz saw when he gets up for dinner on accident

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what is the setting of out out

rural area on vermont on a farm

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what is ironic about the title out out

the blood spilling out
the boy being dead... out out

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what would have happened if they would've stopped working earlier in out out

none of it would've happened

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what was the mending wall

a stone wall separating to neighbors

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what could the wall symbolize

the division in the two neighbors relationship

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why does the one neighbor want to keep rebuilding the wall and why does he want to keep it in the first place

it is all that he has known because of his father and he is ignorant about all of it
he only wants to listen to himself involving the issue

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why doesn't the other neighbor want the wall

because they don't have cows or anything like that that they would have to stop from escaping

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what does the neighbor question as the other person continues to build the wall

if nature takes them down every year why do we continue to build them up (the wall)

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what is the entire birches poem

a big metaphor between life and childhood

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what does the speaker like to think is bending the trees in birches

a young boy swinging on them and playing

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what really bends the trees in birches

the ice and snow weigh the trees down and make them fall

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why does the speaker in birches say he wants to be a swinger of branches

because he wants to live life and have fun and not just sit around the whole time which is what he really means by it

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what is the speakers message in birches

to live and love life

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what are the two words that the speaker in refugee in america is really talking about

freedom and liberty

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what is freedom

the state of being free, just like the speaker in the poem

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what is liberty

the condition of being free from the control of others

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what gets the speaker in refugee in america so upset

the thought of people enslaving other people and making them not be free
he of course thought that it wasn't fair

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what is ardella

a love song

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who is ardella

a girl that the speaker seemed to be in love with

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what is the speaker doing in ardella

comparing her to things

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what is the negro speaks of rivers about

how they (the african race) has been around a very long time and they are very proud about that fact

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what are the rivers that are mentioned in the negro speaks of rivers

tigris, Euphrates

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connotation

to suggest an ideation to a literal meaning

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denotation

an exact meaning of something

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what does the speaker want in dream variations

to have a happy and peaceful life and not have to be apart of or worry about slavery

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what does the title imply about the speaker and slavery

that the speaker is enslaved, because the title is saying a dream, meaning that he dreams of being free

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what is night to the slaves in dream variations

a brief break

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how was the break that the africans got in dream variations

it was a break but it wasn't much because they were always so tired so they just ended up sleeping and not enjoying much of it.
the next day they would just have to get up and do it all over again

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what is the tropics in new york about

it is describing homesickness

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what brings upon the homesickness

the fruits and food that the speaker sees
the speaker was from a tropic area so seeing all that reminds him of home

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what does the speaker do while he thinks of his home

he begins to cry because of his homesickness

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the red wheelbarrow

william carlos williams

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the great figure

william carlos williams

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this is just to say

william carlos williams

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prufrock

T.S eliot

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pear tree

H.D

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heat

h.d

86

anyone lived in a pretty how town

E.E cummings

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old age sticks

E.E cummings

88

The unknown Citezin

W.H auden

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stopping by the woods on a snowy night

robert frost

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out out

robert frost

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mending wall

robert frost

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birches

robert frost

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refgee in america

langston Hughes

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ardella

langston hughes

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the negro speaks of rivers

langston hughes

96

dream variations

langston hughes

97

the tropics in new york

Claude Mckay