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    Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    In the Dramatic Monologue "The Patriot", Robert Browning uses imagery to show his glory in the beginning and tragic end of his life in the end. In the beginning, the patriot says that when he came back from a war after winning, there were "roses, rose...with myrtle". In addition, there were so manyRead more

    In the Dramatic Monologue “The Patriot”, Robert Browning uses imagery to show his glory in the beginning and tragic end of his life in the end.

    In the beginning, the patriot says that when he came back from a war after winning, there were “roses, rose…with myrtle”. In addition, there were so many people on the roofs of houses (to welcome him) that “house-roofs seemed to heave and sway” and the flags were waving on the top of Churches. It looked like “church-spires flamed”. All these images show how Patriot was treated by the people when he came victoriously.

    However, after 1 year, he is going to be executed because he tried to do too much for them. Now, nobody praises or supports him. There are “just a palsied few at the window set”. The word “palsied” depicts their cold behaviour towards the Patriot. However most of them have gathered to see him hanging. It is raining and he is bleeding as people are throwing stones at him.

    He describes his execution scene as follows, “Thus I entered, and thus I go!” meaning that he was not giving a moment and stoned to death.

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    The poet is taking about her attachment with grandmother's house since her childhood. Now that her grandmother is dead, there is nobody in the house and thus it is silent. In poetry, winter and cold are the symbols of doom, death and loneliness. Hence, in this poem, according to the poet, the houseRead more

    The poet is taking about her attachment with grandmother’s house since her childhood. Now that her grandmother is dead, there is nobody in the house and thus it is silent.

    In poetry, winter and cold are the symbols of doom, death and loneliness. Hence, in this poem, according to the poet, the house of her grandmother is deserted and what she is listening to, is just the sound of cold air that has no human warmth.

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    In the poem Laburnum Top, the poet talks about the mutual relationship of a Laburnum Tree and goldfinch which has built a nest in the it. The main theme of the poem is "mutual benefit". The tree which is still in its position comes to life by the chirping and swift movement of bird and its chicks. ORead more

    In the poem Laburnum Top, the poet talks about the mutual relationship of a Laburnum Tree and goldfinch which has built a nest in the it. The main theme of the poem is “mutual benefit”. The tree which is still in its position comes to life by the chirping and swift movement of bird and its chicks. On the other hand, the bird and her young ones get space to live in.

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  1. Literary devices used in the poem, “The Heart of the Tree” are:- 1) Alliteration:- is the repetition of consonant sounds in nearby or adjacent words. For example, alliteration occurs in the poem when the poet says, “What does he plant who plants a tree?/ He plants a friend of sun and sky.” 2) MetaphRead more

    Literary devices used in the poem, “The Heart of the Tree” are:-

    1) Alliteration:- is the repetition of consonant sounds in nearby or adjacent words. For example, alliteration occurs in the poem when the poet says, “What does he plant who plants a tree?/ He plants a friend of sun and sky.”

    2) Metaphor:- is used to compare two different objects using a single similarity. For example, the poet compares the tree to a flag and a tall tower when he says, “the flag of breezes free” and “the shaft of beauty towering high” respectively.

    3) Personification:- is when an inanimate object is given human-like qualities. For example, in the poem, the poet personifies the tree by saying “a friend of sun and sky.”

    4) Metonymy:- is where one word is used instead of another one closely associated to it. For example, the poet uses the word “heaven” in the poem to represent the sky when he says, “He plants a home to heaven anigh.”

    The Heart of the Tree Poem Line by Line Summary & Explanation

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