Violence Shakes my Dreams Comparison Essay

Violence Shakes my Dreams
An in depth analysis of poetry by Stanley Kunitz and a comparison of the poet's writing to a creative piece by the author.
# 2416 | 1,165 words | 1 source | 2001 | US
Published on Nov 09, 2001 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Creative Writing) , English (Comparison)

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An in depth look at the writings of poet Stanley Kunitz with focus on his poem "Night Letter". The author analyzes this poem about the tragedies of WWII and compares it to a creative piece written by the author, "Desolate Whispers" about the tragedies that occurred on September 11th.

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"Stanley Kunitz's "Night Letter" inspired me for many reasons. Towards the beginning of class, soon after the terrorist attacks, we dedicated a portion of class to poetry and tragedy. After a tragedy like the one that took place on September 11, many people turned to poetry as a way of morning or even understanding. We read an excerpt of the "Night Letter" by Stanley Kunitz and the first line of the excerpt read, ?Violence shakes my dreams; I am so cold.? This one line was etched in my mind for days. I really did not understand a whole lot of the poem, but this one line kept drawing me back."

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