"Patterns" Term Paper by Writing Specialists

Discusses the short story, "Patterns", by Amy Lowell.
# 92779 | 1,068 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 28, 2007 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper provides a brief biography of the author and poet, Amy Lowell before discussing one of her famous short stories, "Patterns". The paper discusses the techniques employed by the author and the characters involved in the story.

From the Paper:

"The woman notices movement, noises, wind, and also dreams of her lover's return. She feels that it is only through his return that she could feel alive again. The woman mentions that if her lover returns, she would, "... run along the paths/ And he would stumble after," and also, "...choose/ To lead him in a maze along the patterned paths". The presence of her lover means a lot of things to her including immense freedom and fulfillment of sexual needs. But unfortunately for her, the lover is no longer alive."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Amy Lowell, Women and Ghosts. (Houghton Mifflin. Boston. 1923.)
  • Amy Lowell, Tendencies in Modern American Poetry (New York: Macmillan Company, 1917).
  • Jean Gould, Amy: The World of Amy Lowell and the Imagist Movement (1975).
  • David Heymann, American Aristocracy: The Lives and Times of James Russell Lowell, Amy, and Robert Lowell (1980)
  • S. Foster Damon, Any Lowell. A Chronicle with Extracts from Her Correspondence (1935).

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