What type of poem is this

I’m no English major. And I’m no poet either. But I love to read and I really like poetry. Anyways I found this Poem, and I hadn’t seen anything like it before. Sky. Clouds sailing the soft blue Ocean. Endless waves break on the Sand. Infinite expanse of tiny Diamonds. Buried deep, handheld Stars. Specks … Read more

poetic license or incorrect mixed conditional

Recently, I have been reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and encountered the following boldfaced sentence: Whence, I often asked myself, did the principle of life proceed? It was a bold question, and one which has ever been considered as a mystery; yet with how many things are we upon the brink of becoming acquainted, if … Read more

What does “bright topaz denizens of a world of green” mean

Here is the extract from a poem “Aunt Jennifer’s tigers” by Adrienne Rich- Aunt Jennifer’s tigers prance across a screen bright topaz denizens of a world of green. They do not fear the men beneath the tree. In the above extract what does the sentence- “bright topaz denizens of a world of green” mean, I … Read more

Using ‘her’ vs. ‘its’ to refer to a country

I am currently reading Liddell Hart’s “History of the Second World War”, and I’m wondering why he sometimes uses her/she when talking about Japan. In my understanding of English, it should be its or their (if you want to refer to the Japanese people). For instance: From 1931 onward the Japanese were aggressively engaged in … Read more