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  1. The poem focuses on the theme of war and prays to the gods for their safety. It reveals the trauma of the war that a soldier goes through and their fear of life and death. Hymn before action Summary

    The poem focuses on the theme of war and prays to the gods for their safety. It reveals the trauma of the war that a soldier goes through and their fear of life and death.

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  1. Repetition: It is an instance where a word or phrase is repeated to provide clarity and emphasis, highlighting deeper meanings in the text. For example, “Ere yet” Alliteration: The repetition of the same sound at the start of a series of words in succession whose purpose is to provide an audible pulRead more

    1. Repetition: It is an instance where a word or phrase is repeated to provide clarity and emphasis, highlighting deeper meanings in the text. For example, “Ere yet”
    2. Alliteration: The repetition of the same sound at the start of a series of words in succession whose purpose is to provide an audible pulse that gives a piece of writing a lulling, lyrical, and/or emotive effect. For example, “Who lack the lights that guide us,”

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  1. The "Hymn Before Action" is a prayer to old-fashioned God, the unique deity of the British Empire, the focus of its prayers. The Church's One Foundation, a hymn written by the Church of England in response to a bishop who questioned the reliability of the Bible, served as the inspiration for this poRead more

    The “Hymn Before Action” is a prayer to old-fashioned God, the unique deity of the British Empire, the focus of its prayers. The Church’s One Foundation, a hymn written by the Church of England in response to a bishop who questioned the reliability of the Bible, served as the inspiration for this poem. It contains numerous biblical references.

     

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  1. The speaker is swallowed up by the turbulent relationship he has with his lady love. Lies are being exchanged between the two of them, constantly. So the poem's backdrop is not a particular place or time, innstead, a relationship with all of its intricate mazes of emotion, lies, and truth.   SoRead more

    The speaker is swallowed up by the turbulent relationship he has with his lady love. Lies are being exchanged between the two of them, constantly. So the poem’s backdrop is not a particular place or time, innstead, a relationship with all of its intricate mazes of emotion, lies, and truth.

     

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  1. Shakespeare's "Sonnet 138" is an example of a classic sonnet. This signifies that there are fourteen lines altogether, divided into two sets of quatrains and one set of six lines (sestet). They rhyme in the same way as most of Shakespeare's sonnets do i.e  ABABCDCDEFEFGG.   Sonnet 138 Summary

    Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 138” is an example of a classic sonnet. This signifies that there are fourteen lines altogether, divided into two sets of quatrains and one set of six lines (sestet). They rhyme in the same way as most of Shakespeare’s sonnets do i.e  ABABCDCDEFEFGG.

     

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  1. The poet explores themes of love and lies in this sonnet. Lies serve as the foundation for their complicated and gravely toxic relationship. However, it's interesting to note that they are both aware of this activity.  They seem to be sticking together because of their shared deceit. He is aware thaRead more

    The poet explores themes of love and lies in this sonnet. Lies serve as the foundation for their complicated and gravely toxic relationship. However, it’s interesting to note that they are both aware of this activity.  They seem to be sticking together because of their shared deceit. He is aware that the Dark Lady has been disloyal to him, just as she is aware of his ageing which he has lied to her about. 

     

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  1. Alliteration: It is the repetition of the same sound at the start of a series of words in succession whose purpose is to provide an audible pulse that gives a piece of writing a lulling, lyrical, and/or emotive effect. For example, “Ramped and roared the lions,” Personification: A figure of speech iRead more

    1. Alliteration: It is the repetition of the same sound at the start of a series of words in succession whose purpose is to provide an audible pulse that gives a piece of writing a lulling, lyrical, and/or emotive effect. For example, “Ramped and roared the lions,”
    2. Personification: A figure of speech in which the poet describes an abstraction, a thing, or a nonhuman form as if it were a person. For example, “with horrid laughing jaws;”

     

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  1. Leigh Hunt’s “The Glove and the Lions” explores the perilous love games played at the king’s court as well as the results of going too far. The speaker of the poem introduces the occasion that the royal court, including the king, is attending.   The Glove and the Lions Summary 

    Leigh Hunt’s “The Glove and the Lions” explores the perilous love games played at the king’s court as well as the results of going too far. The speaker of the poem introduces the occasion that the royal court, including the king, is attending.

     

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  1. This poem does a great job of describing real love and all of its repercussions. It all begins with a function held in the royal court. Lion fights were a favorite of King Francis. However, he was sidetracked by a girl’s attractiveness. The girl was drawn to him as well and just so happened to throwRead more

    This poem does a great job of describing real love and all of its repercussions. It all begins with a function held in the royal court. Lion fights were a favorite of King Francis. However, he was sidetracked by a girl’s attractiveness. The girl was drawn to him as well and just so happened to throw her glove into the fray. Quickly leaping, the king hurled the glove in her face. She insulted him by doing this, and he thought that any partner shouldn’t be performing this chore.

     

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