Clashes And Collisions Poetry Comparison Essays

Which of the two essay structures works better when responding to the example essay question?

Structure A

IntroductionHow both talk about family relationships between parents and children
Paragraph 1How Walking Away deals with family relationships - themes and form, structure and language
Paragraph 2 How Eden Rock deals with family relationships - themes and form, structure and language
Paragraph 3 Ways in which they are similar
Paragraph 4 Ways in which they are different
Conclusion Sum up comparison

Structure B

IntroductionHow both talk about family relationships between parents and children
Paragraph 1How the themes and ideas of Walking Away and Eden Rock are similar and different
Paragraph 2 How the form and structure of Walking Away and Eden Rock compare and how this links to their effect
Paragraph 3 How the language of Walking Away and Eden Rock compare and how this links to their effect
Conclusion Sum up comparison

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Either of the examples above could produce a good essay as they both explore each poem and compare their similarities and differences. However in structure B, the comparison takes place throughout the whole essay and avoids looking at the poems separately. This is a better model to use and one which can be applied to comparisons of other poems.

Explore the study guide for 'Walking Away' .

Class Struggle in Robert Frost's Poem Out, Out Essay

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Class Struggle in Robert Frost's Poem Out, Out-

Robert Frost's poem "Out, Out-" is developed around a clear and unquestionable moment: a horrifying accident in which a young boy is mutilated by a buzz saw. Frost's underlying message, however, isn't nearly as straightforward. As the poem develops, two clear levels of interpretation seem to surface. While on the basic level the poem would seem to be a simple metaphor for man's struggles with nature, a more careful analysis suggests a level of interpretation far more relevant to humanity as a whole.

On the most basic level, Frost's "Out, Out-" begins by establishing the primary character - the dominant voice - in the form of a buzz saw. When the narrator writes that "The buzz saw…show more content…

Thus, the conflict between man and nature is expanded into a conflict between man's destructive qualities and his innocent acceptance of the natural world.

At the climax of "Out, Out-" Frost clearly reveals the horrible nature of the conflict within man. When "the saw, / As if to prove saws knew what supper meant, / Leaped out at the boy's hand, or seemed to leap," the boy is horribly mutilated both as an individual and as a representation of mankind's innocence towards nature. The saw, as an embodiment of the destructive qualities of man, takes the boys hand and, with it, the boy's innocence. When Frost writes that the boy "swung toward them holding up the hand, / Half in appeal, but half as if to keep / The life from spilling" he seems to be presenting the boys final appeal to remain innocent and free of corruption before nature. His appeal, however, is clearly denied when the boy's life and innocence fades into "Little -- Less -- Nothing!" Thus, Frost's "Out, Out-" would seem, on the outward level, to be a representation of man's struggle both with himself and with nature.

It would not be surprising, given Frost's affinity for nature, to assume that "Out, Out-" is, indeed, merely a poem born out of Frost's

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