Poetry

The Romantic Era (1850 - 1920 C.E.) The Romantic era was a period of great change and emancipation. While the Classical era had strict laws of balance and restraint, the Romantic era moved away from that by allowing artistic freedom, experimentation, and creativity. The music of this time period was very expressive, and melody became the dominant feature. Composers even used this expressive means to display nationalism . This became a driving force in the late Romantic period, as composers used
The Cure Robert James Smith,40, is the lead singer and lyricist of the 80ís British Goth band The Cure. The Cure formed way back in 1977, when Robert Smith was only 18 yr. Old. He was born on April 21st, 1959 in Blackpool, England. Since then he has aged greatly, but so has his ever-popular band. The Cure is in their 22nd year and the new album, TBA will be released sometime in this, the year of 1999. The purpose of this report is to show you, the reader, where the inspiration for The Cureís lyr
Definitions and Examples of Poetry Words Imagery: figurative language. Example: It was a dark, cloudy day. Metaphor: one thing is spoken as if it were another. Example: The entire world is a stage. Onomatopoeia: words for imitating sounds. Example: smack, bang, pow, etc. Personification: giving human traits to things that do not normally possess them. Example: The tree talked to me. Realism: the picturing of people and things as they really are. Example: The Adventurers of Huckleberry Finn is re
The Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies was written by Wilson Golding and was first published in 1959. It is a novel about a group of kids who were traveling in a plane that crashed on a desert island. It is an adventure story. William Gerald Golding was born on September 19, 1911, in Cornwall, England. His father was a schoolmaster and his mother worked in the suffragette movement. Golding complied with his parents\' wishes and studied science from his grammar school days through his second yea
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Through the effective use of irony and satire in his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain exposes the hypocrisy inherent within the major social institutions of pre-civil war America. Twain also uses irony and satire to lessen societyís views on slavery beliefs, education, and religion. In this novel, Twain belittles the idea of the societyís view on slavery. When Pap stated that that he was going to go vote if he warnít too drunk to get there,
Attention Deficit Disorder I am one among many youths to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. Poor parenting, family problems, poor teachers, poor schools, food allergies, too much TV, or too much sugar does not cause it. Attention Deficit Disorder is caused by biological factors with a strong genetic basis. In people with Add, regions of the brain that control attention are less active. People with ADD have been found to have less control over their thought processes. They have trouble
Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this manís work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einsteinís General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, ďThe greatest single achievement of human thought.
Selfishness Emily Bronte accompanies her siblings, Charlotte, Anne, and Branwell, in a series of romantic writings. Emily stayed at various boarding schools but lived most of her life in her familyís secluded home in Yorkshire, England. Biographers indicate that she enjoyed a solitary lifestyle in the natural beauty of the moors when not in her home. Emily Bronte devoted her life to her father because her motherís tragic death left him helpless. She and her sisters were not introduced to the ide
Women in the Military Women have been compared to the frailty and beauty of ripe apricots in modern poetry; the reference could be construed as sexual. However, in spite of their frailty and beauty, women have served in combat positions in one capacity or another since the beginning of the United States, long before the establishment of the Army Nurse Corps in 1901. Many women willingly entered the pits of battle, disguised as men and using male names in past wars. With growing numbers of women
William Shakespeare\'s Sonnets In my opinion, and it is only an opinion, both the Youth and the Dark Lady of William Shakespeareís sonnets are fictional. I think Shakespeare created them simply for the purpose of addressing his sonnets to them. It is possible that specific people he knew got him started on the train of thought that led him to the sonnets, but I donít think they are specifically addressed to the actual persons. The mind of a playwright is definitely able to write fictional poetry
Alexander The Great I. Born a. 356BC b. In Pella the Capital of Macedonia II. Parents a. King Philip the II 1. later divorced Olympus 2. Alexander ran away after Divorce 337B.C. b. Olympus a Princess of Epiru III. Youth and Teenage Years a. Aristotle was his Tutor 1. He taught him about Greek art, philosophy, poetry, and science. 2. loved homer b. brought up as a crown prince 1. When his father divorced his mom he ran away until his father was assassinated IV. He is ascended to the throne, June
The Lens Also Reflects Colonial Attitudes in Post-Colonial Criticism A critique of a system often functions as a magnifying lens, bringing into focus the smaller components of a macroscopic system. E. M. Forster critiques the colonial mentality in such a way in A Passage to India Ė the individual characters that constitute the system of colonialism in India are magnified and set as an example of this system. However, a magnifying lens often catches the light and reflects a ghostlike image of the
Reality Based Programming ďBy crossing into a space whose curvature is no longer that of the real, nor that of truth, the era of simulation of inaugurated by a liquidation of all referentials-worse: with their artificial resurrection in the systems of signs, a material more malleable than meaning, in that it lends itself to all systems of equivalences . . . It is no longer a question of imitation, nor duplication, nor even parody. It is a question of substituting the signs of the real for the re
An Army, A Navy, and Ebonics CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. The Ebonics controversy 2.1 Declaration of a separate language 2.2 Bilingual education funding 2.3 Classroom teaching and Ebonics 2.4 Summary and comment 3. Afro-American languages and dialects 3.1 Black English: the creolist position 3.2 Black English: the dialectologist position 3.3 Toward a synthesis 3.4 On the issue of African influence 3.5 Summary and comment 4. Language, identity, and politics 4.1 Obtaining linguistic recognition 4.2
SYLVIA PLATH Born to middle class parents in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Sylvia Plath published her first poem when she was eight years old. Sensitive, ittelligent, compelled toward perfection in everything she attempted, she was, on the surface, a model daughter, popular in school, earning straight Aís winning the best prizes. By the time she entered Smith College on a scholarship in 1950 she already had an impressive list of publications and while at Smith she wrote over four hundred poems.
Poignantly Punk Marissa McConnell 9/11/98 ENG 105 The teen years are when you question your identity and as a reflex action you rebel against authority. You can rebel as a rapper, a heavy metal headbanger, a punk, a surfer - the usual menu of approved teen rebellions most often explored. It is within these years that the world seems turned against you and you need to find some way to react and cope with all the confusion; to try to find a way to make sense of all the craziness. I guess I identif
Walter Whitman Walter Whitman was an American poet and a son of Long Island. His collection of poems, "Leaves Of Grass," is considered one of the world\'s major literary works. Whitman was a true patriot. His poems sing of the praises of the United States of America and the cause of democracy. The poet\'s love of his country grew from his faith that Americans might reach new worldly and spiritual heights. Whitman wrote: "The chief reason for the being of the United States of America is to bring
Percy Bysshe Shelly In order to understand Percy Bysshe ShellyĻs work, one must understand his life and his characteristic. Shelly was one of the most intellectual and sensitive poets of the Romantic period. Most of his famous works were written during the last four years of his life, when he lived in Italy with his second wife Mary. The text Adventures of English Literature contains two sonnets and one poem by Shelly. The angelic characteristic of Percy Bysshe Shelly was thoroughly expressed th
Chile The country of Chile is located in western South America. The conditions vary with the mountains, deserts, and beaches. Climate The climate is one condition that may vary within different regions. The country extends a long distance from north to south. There is a lack of rainfall to the north. there the air is able to hold much of the moisture. Middle Chile has hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters. The temperatures aren\'t often extreme. The warmest month, January, averages 63.7 degre
Dark Lady and Youth are Fictional? In my opinion, and it is only an opinion, both the Youth and the Dark Lady of William Shakespeareís sonnets are fictional. I think Shakespeare created them simply for the purpose of addressing his sonnets to them. It is possible that specific people he knew got him started on the train of thought that led him to the sonnets, but I donít think they are specifically addressed to the actual persons. The mind of a playwright is definitely able to write fictional po
Based on the Poem "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owens The poem is one of the most powerful ways to convey an idea or opinion. Through vivid imagery and compelling metaphors, the poem gives the reader the exact feeling the author wanted. The poem "Dulce et Decorum Est," an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen, makes great use of these devices. This poem is very effective because of its excellent manipulation of the mechanical and emotional parts of poetry. Owen\'s use of exact diction and vivid figu
1950ís Youth culture in the nineteen fifties was a time that opened up the world to be integrated for whites and blacks. In this paper the fifties are analyzed through the clothing, styles, cars, family life, and most importantly entertainment. Talking to various members of my family I asked them if they could remember the way that the youth dressed in the nineteen- fifties. The responses were all similar. The popular man role wore tight white T- shirts which were described to me (I hate this ex
William Wordsworth William Wordsworth was a British poet, who spent his life in the Lake District of North England. He was born on April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, as steward to an estate. The first few years of Williamís life were the toughest. His mother died when he was eight and the next year he was sent to attend the principal grammar school of the district at Hawkshead where he was well educated. Only four years later, however, his father died, and he found himself an orphan at th
Beowulf The epic poem Beowulf, written in Old English by Christian monks around 750 AD, is a wonderful adventure story about a warrior who kills ferocious monsters. The use of description and imagery enlivens the story, making it possible for a reader to really see in his or her mind the characters and events. Metaphors, exaggeration, and alliteration are three devices that together allow the reader to experience this poem which is quite different than most other poetry. A metaphor is a figure o
The Middle Ages In the first half of the 5th century the Anglo Saxons invaded the island of Britain. These Anglo-Saxon invaders were actually made up of three tribes, the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes. These tribes were of Germanic descent, and they were closely allied with one another, and many either tribes that would soon overrun much of the Roman Empire. The way that this culture worked was they had many different kings that co-existed in a common culture. These kings who were in a commo
A Lifelong Battle Growing up and striving to find one\'s true identity is a complicated task in itself, without the worries of prejudice and discrimination to add to it. In "Battle Royal," Ralph Ellison presents a young black man and the confusion that fills his mind while trying to survive and succeed in a society where those who are white possess all the power, and those who are black have none. The young man in the story struggles with the "correct" way to live life as a black man: be submiss
Romeo and Juliet Notes Montagues Lord Montague Lady Montague Romeo , son of Montague Benvolio , nephew of Montague Friends of Romeo Balthasar , Servant of Romeo Abraham , servant of Montague Capluts Lord Capulets Lady Capulets Juliet , daughter of Capulet Tabalt , Nephew of lady Capulet Servants---- Sampson, Gregory, Paris Act 1 Scene 1 The Capulet servants try to start a fight with the montague servants. One of the Capulet servants talks to Romeo and Benvolio. He doesn\'t know they are Montague
Black Boy Part One: Southern Night Chapter 1 At Richardsí grandmotherís house. He sets some curtains on fire which leads to the house catching on fire. The family moves to Memphis. Richard hangs a cat after his father tells him to (sarcastically) Richardís mother punishes him. At six while hanging out at a saloon he becomes a drunkard. At this age there are no racial differences to him. Richard and his brother are taken to an orphanage to live. His father has left the family for another woman. H
Nature and the Human Soul: The Shackles of Freedom Meghan Reid Professor Zimmerman Honors English December 1, 1998 Langston Hughes and Kate Chopin use nature in several dimensions to demonstrate the powerful struggles and burdens of human life. Throughout Kate Chopinís The Awakening and several of Langston Hughesí poems, the sweeping imagery of the beauty and power of nature demonstrates the struggles the characters confront, and their eventual freedom from those struggles. Nature and freedom co
Suffering Ignored On February 21, 1907 Wystan Hugh Auden was born in York England. Auden was a poet, dramatist, and literary critic whose everyday language and conversational rhythms has had a major influence on modern poetry. Auden was initially a science major but after several years at Gresham School he realized science was not the career for his future. With the influence from Robert Medley, Auden began to write poetry. Due to this big change in Auden\'s life, he enrolled in Christ Church, a
Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson is one of the most well known poets of her time. Though her life was outwardly uneventful, what went on inside her house behind closed doors is unbelievable. After her father died she met Reverend Charles Wadsworth. She soon came to regard him as one of her most trusted friends, and she created in his image the ďloverĒ whom she was never to know except in her imagination. It is also said that it was around 1812 when he was removed to San Fransico that she began he
Huckleberry Finn CHAPTER 1 - In the opening paragraph, Huck introduces himself to us as the narrator of the story. He talks to us in a relaxed, matter-of-fact tone that makes him sound friendly, honest, and maybe a little less respectful than he should be. He does, after all, come close to calling Mark Twain a liar. Try to imagine Twain writing that paragraph, in which he has a fictional character accuse him of "stretching the truth" in an earlier book. Twain seems to be sharing a joke with you,
Octavio Paz Widely acknowledged as the greatest poet of contemporary Mexico, Octavio Paz has led a life that in many ways is typical of the Mexican intelligentsia he describes in THE LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE. He has published ten books of poetry, fought with the Loyalists in Spain, and served his country as a diplomat. Deeply involved in the future of the Mexican land, he has fitted himself out for defining it to the world by a career that includes the experiences of intense action and intenser con
Creative Writing "Carrot." "Whadda ya mean carrot?" "Nothin\' don\'t worry about." "Dude, what\'s yer problem?" "Nothin\', chill." "Whatever." This work sucks! God I hate havin\' to do work. I wish I could just crawl in a big hole and stay there. Today sucks. Oh well it\'ll get better after I ask that girl out later. She was totally flirtin\' with me. "Dude, ya know that chick I was talkin\' about the other day." "Which one?" "3rd hour." "Yeah, what about her?" "I\'m gonna ask her out today." "C
Chopin After Beethoven, composers turned their attention to the expression of intense feelings in their music. This expression of emotion was the focus of all the arts of the "Romantic" movement. For inspiration, many Romantic composers turned to the visual arts, to poetry, drama and literature, and to nature itself. Using the classical forms of Sonata and Symphony as a starting point, composers began focusing more on new melodic styles, richer harmonies, and ever more dissonance, in the pursuit
Beowulf Mythical monsters with great powers that get killed by human men are a typical theme in Anglo-Saxon poetry. Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon poem translated by Burton Raffel. Three Anglo-Saxon ideals that are portrayed in Beowulf are strength of warriors, boasting of brave deeds, and the belief in the super natural. First, one of the ideals exhibited in Beowulf is physical strength. In Beowulf, Beowulf , the hero from Geatland, exerts the most physical strength. Beowulf doesn\'t want to use a s
The Affects of the Holocaust The Holocaust was a tragic point in history which many people believe never happened. Others who survived it thought it should never have been. Not only did this affect the people who lived through it, it also affected everyone who was connected to those fortunate individuals who survived. The survivors were lucky to have made it but there are times when their memories and flashbacks have made them wish they were the ones who died instead of living with the horrible
Dante Alighieri So deeply to be reverenced, so fair, My lady is when her smile bestows, All sound of speaking falters to a close And eyes which would behold her do not dare Of praises sung of her she is aware, Yet clad in sweet humility she goes A miracle in which the world may share. Dante Alighieri Sonet XXVI Lavita Nueva At age nine, Dante was graced by the beauty of Beatrice Portinari, and for the rest of his life, many of his writings portrayed his intense love for merely the thought of her
The Bronte Sisters Larry Summerlin English IV: 6 Dec.1,1998 The Bronte sisters were very influential writers who had a big influence on writers today. They contributed to alot of famous works that are known all over the world. The Brontes were born in Northern Ireland and were raised by their mother and father. Other than Charlotte and Emily there was Anne, their sister, and Branwell, their only brother(A10). The Brontes were not a really wealthy family. There father was a minister and their mom
Japan Within the country of Japan lies many distinct aspects to the ways of human life. Some of these aspects of Japanese life are found only in Japan and others are found elsewhere around the globe. The Japanese people use many different ways of life and put them together to what works best for them. This can be found in all forms within Japan. Japanese culture comes from early contacts with the early civilizations of China and Korea. Influences of ancient China are found in Japanese literature
MICHELANGELO 1.Early Childhood If you donít know about art, then you donít know about Michelangelo Buonarotti. He was have to been the greatest and certainly the most famous artist produced by western civilization, and universally viewed as the Supreme Renaissance Artist. Throughout his achievement he has the occupation of being a : Painter, Sculptor, Architect, and also a poet. With this kind of ability this man had to have had an impact on Western Europe. As a member of the well-known Florenti
Carl Sandburg Author-poet Carl Sandburg was born in the three-room cottage at 313 East Third Street in Galesburg on January 6, 1878. The modest house, which is preserved by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, reflects the typical living conditions of a late-nineteenth-century working-class family. Many of the furnishings once belonged to the Sandburg family. Behind the home stands a small wooded park. There, beneath Remembrance Rock, lie the ashes of Carl Sandburg, who died in 1967. Carl
Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth (1830-1886), Americaís best-known female poet and one of the foremost authors in American literature. Dickinsonís simply constructed yet intensely felt, acutely intellectual writings take as their subject issues vital to humanity: the agonies and ecstasies of love, sexuality, the unfathomable nature of death, the horrors of war, God and religious belief, the importance of humor, and musings on the significance of literature, music, and art. Life Born in
TO KNOW LIFE IS TO SEE DEATH After selecting and reading numerous Emily Dickinson poems at random I began to see a pattern in that a majority of her poems were touching on the same subject in Death. Poem after poem death was her main focus and I didn\'t know why. Being that I didn\'t really have any previous knowledge of Dickinson\'s work, besides the dialogue we had in class, I decided to look further into her life. I found that the later years of Dickinson\'s life were primarily spent in mourn
Dr. Howard Zinn A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History... The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People\'s History of the US Dr. Howard Zinnís A Peopleís History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarianís History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American
Research Methods For my word search on babble, I found some very interesting information about the word and also ran into some difficulty. I think the biggest dilemma I encountered was the fact that my word was not listed in the Readerís Guide to Periodical Literature. I visited three different locations for this specific book to locate my word in. I went to the Bay View library, the East Providence Weaver library, and the Providence Public library. However, my word was not listed in any of the
The Golden Age of Greece The ancient statues and pottery of the Golden Stone Age of Greece were much advanced in spectacular ways. The true facts of Zeusís main reason for his statue. The great styles of the Kouros and the Kore. The story of The Blinding of Polphemus, along with the story of Cyclops. The Dori and Ionic column stone temples that were built in Greece that had an distinctive look. The true colors of the vase, Aryballos. The vase that carried liquids from one place to another. The L
WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS (1868-1963) Author, journalist, social reformer, activist, poet, philosopher, and educator W.E.B. Du Bois wielded one of the most influential pens in African-American history. For sixty-six years he functioned not only as a mentor, model, and spokesman for generations of black Americans but also as the conscience of black and white Americans alike who yearned for racial equality and social justice. Born in 1868 during the painful period of Reconstruction, Du Bois
Evil Emperors Andew Bove Block F Augustus was one of the single most extraordinary emperors to ever rule the Roman Empire, he was also the first. Augustus set a precept for emperors to come. Some emperors followed it, some tried, and some didnít try at all. My report is about two emperors of Rome that didnít rule in light of Augustus, and probably couldnít help it, considering they were most definitely insane. Caligula Gaius Caesar was born in the ancient city of Antium on August 31, 12 A.D.. Ga
England England (Latin Anglia), political division of the island of Great Britain, constituting, with Wales, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England occupies all of the island east of Wales and south of Scotland, another division of the United Kingdom. Established as an independent monarchy many centuries ago, England in time achieved political control over the rest of the island, all the British Isles, and vast sections of the world, becoming