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Help me find a quote from Jane Eyre that describes her as a typical Victorian Woman...

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Herman Merville "Misgivings" When ocean-clouds over inland hills sweep storming in late autumn brown, and horror the sodden valley fills, and the spire falls crashing in the twon, I muse upon my country's ills the tempest burning from the waste of Time on the world's fairest hope linked with man's foulest crime nature's dark side is heeded now ah! optimist-cheer dishearted flown a child may read the moody brow of yon black mountain lone with shouts the torrents down the gorges go and storms are formed behind the storms we feel the hemlock shakes in the rafter, the oak in the driving keel

So we're supposed to answer a question on the poem Miniver Cheevy by Edwin Arlington Robinson for AP English tomorrow. We're supposed to answer these two questions: 1)Identify Thebes, Camelot, Priam, and the Medici. What names and what sort of life does each call up? What does Miniver's love of these names tell about him? 2) The phrase "rested from his labors" alludes to the Bible and to Greek mythology. Explore the ironic effect of comparing Miniver to the Creator (Gen. 2.2) and to Hercules. Point out other examples of irony in the poem and discuss their importance....these questions have me totally stumped. I've got the rest of the assignment done, but I'm helpless when it comes to poetry. If you could help in any way it'd be greatly appreciated!!! (here's a link to the poem: )

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A list and examples of different poetic devices

Online texts of Shakespeare

Beginning page of interactive (Click-thru) pages that explain the elements of a good short story using the example of "A Jury of Her Peers" to explain. Along the way, questions in the margin help students think through the information.

Help with Shakespearian sonnets and plays

The student is able to browse literary criticism by author, by work, or by period. The search produces biographical information, criticism, links to other helpful sites, and links to works online.

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