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D’sa
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Shane D’sa
 Mr. DamasoEnglish II, Period 712 April 20102
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Source Check: Literary CriticismREVISED LITERARY THREAD: James Wright through his life and book The Branch Will NotBreak demonstrates the belief of the human spirit.POEM #1:
“A Blessing” by James Wright
 "A Blessing."
Poetry for Students
. Ed. Mary K. Ruby. Vol. 7. Detroit: Gale Group, 2000. 22-41.
Poetry for Students
. Web. 8 Apr. 2010. <http://go.galegroup.com>.
 
Meaning
o
 
A challenge to rejuvenate the body and soul (Ruby 6)
 
Themes
o
 
Man and nature-
the reunification nature and man’s quest for it
(Ruby 6)
o
 
Spiritual growth- step into a perfect world untaint
ed by all of man’s faults, a place
where one is at peace (Ruby 7)
o
 
Loneliness- loneliness is admirable and yet it is the one thing humans strive toavoid (Ruby 7)
 
Literary Thread
o
 
The men’s quest to come closer to the pure horses is James Wright’s belief in
thehuman spirit.
 
Figurative Language
 
o
 
Metonymy- (lines: 2, 14) (Ruby 8)
 
 
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o
 
Simile (lines: 11, 21) (Ruby 8)
 
o
 
Paradox (lines: 4) (Ruby 8)
 
o
 
Assonance (lines: 21, 14) (Ruby 8)
 
o
 
Alliteration (lines: 5-8, 23-24) (Ruby 8)
 
o
 
Consonance (lines: 4-6) (Ruby 8)
 
 
Poetic Devices
o
 
“While “free” in its movement from line to line, it nevertheless exhibits a
tightness
 — 
 
a cohesive energy.
(in lines:2, 7,9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 20) (Ruby 8)
o
 
Repetition (lines 9-12) (Ruby 8)
 
Poetic Form
o
 
free-verse (Ruby 8)
 
Rhyme
o
 
Unrhymed (Ruby 8)
 
Meter
o
 
Each line varies in length (Ruby 8)
POEM #2: “
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
” by James Wright
 "Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio."
Poetry for Students
. Ed. Mary K. Rx`uby and Ira Mark Milne. Vol. 8. Detroit: Gale Group, 2000. 16-30.
Poetry for Students
. Web. 8 Apr. 2010.<http://go.galegroup.com>.
 
Meaning-
Wright
s overall portrait of desperate people helpless to exert any realcontrol over their own lives.
(
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
5)
 
Themes
 
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o
 
American Dream-
struggles of America’s working class, “
daily grind of their livesas what they have been handed by American society and the political agendas thatkeep the status quo intact
(
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
6)
o
 
Alienation and Loneliness-
James Wright “dreaming of heroes” and leaving his
family, the escape of your past or cycle of family (
Autumn Begins in MartinsFerry, Ohio
7)
 
Literary Thread
o
 
The idea that the younger generation will overcome the older or parent generation isthe same as the recurrent idea of the belief of the human spirit.
 
Figurative Language
 
o
 
Hyperbole (line: 8, 10) (
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
8)
 
o
 
Pathetic Fallacy (lines: 6) (
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
8)
 
Poetic Devices
o
 
descriptive adjectives, adverbs, and verbs to bring the images to life (lines:2,3,4,7, 12) (
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
8)
o
 
similar flow of syllabic sound (lines: 10, 12) (
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry,Ohio
8)
 
Poetic Form
o
 
Free verse (
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
8)
 
Rhyme
o
 
No rhyme (
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
8)
 
Meter
o
 
Complete randomness (
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
8)

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