Poetry

Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne Two authors best who typify a Romantic style of writing are Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both authors identify their characters through the use of creative symbolism, colorful metaphors, and the use of the supernatural in their works. Like many authors of the seventeenth century Poe and Hawthorne stretched Realism beyond the edge of reality thereby developing a style of writing which today is commonly refer to as Romanticism. The use of the sh
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography was to serve as a precedent for his son. His admiration and venerability for his ancestors inspired his life and hopped it would do the same for the future generations. Franklin was interested in the past actions and lives of his ancestors, from who’s experience he was to learn and make future judgments in his life. He believed in history’s reoccurrence and studied its events intensively: that is to be learned a lesson from by all. Benjamin Fra
The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, originally published in July of 1951 has come to be somewhat of a classic. This book, in the first person narration is critical in helping the reader to know and understand the main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden, in his narration, relates a flashback of a significant time in his life, three days and nights on his own in New York City. Holden tells the reader his innermost thoughts on things that happen to him and how he feels
The Atomic Bomb "Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. John Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before had mankind seen anything like. Here was something that was slightly bigger than an ordinary bomb, yet
Robert Frost Robert Lee Frost, b. San Francisco, Mar. 26, 1874, d. Boston, Jan. 29, 1963, was one of America\'s leading 20th-century poets and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. An essentially pastoral poet often associated with rural New England, Frost wrote poems whose philosophical dimensions transcend any region. Although his verse forms are traditional--he often said, in a dig at archrival Carl Sandburg, that he would as soon play tennis without a net as write free verse--he was a pi
Minnesota Iron Range Dialect EngL 3851 Fall 1998 I am a Minnesotan. I have lived here all my life and may continue to do so. Stereotype me: The 10 o\'clock news is my window dressing for the 10 o\'clock weather (Mohr, 9). You betcha it is. Yah. I wouldn\'t want you to think that I\'m not happy here-it could be worse. Lutefisk. . . umm, my favorite. Are you close; is this representative of myself and most my fellow Minnesotans? Forgive us, but this is slightly, no this is completely ludicrous. Fo
Freedom of What? The denotative meaning of censorship is the examination of books, letters, movies, etc. and the removal of anything thought not right for the people to see or hear. In other words, censorship takes away the right of the individual to decide what is appropriate for them to see or hear. What might offend one person may not offend another person, and it is unjust to prohibit someone from reading or seeing “inappropriate” material based on the opinion of someone else. Censorship occ
William Blake William Blake is one of the greatest poets to have ever lived. Some critics have discussed the notion that William Blake was insane or crazy. One critic of his poetry said this about Blake: AThere is no doubt this poor man was mad, but there is something in the madness of this man that interests me more than the Sanity of Lord Byron & Walter Scott!@ (Wordsworth 13:163). While many may question his sanity, William Blake became one of the most influential poets of his time and time y
1960\'s Music Throughout American history, each generation has sought to individualize itself from all others preceding it. Decades of American history can be separated to represent a distinctive set of values, culture, and political ideals. The 1960\'s was a decade caught between euphoric, idealistic beginnings and a discordant, violent climax. The music of this time period produced a strong counterculture which sought to influence America in a way never before experienced. The songs were the b
Theme presented in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Coleridges poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, illustrates his apparent belief in Christian redemption and man’s redeemable qualities. The poem also seems to suggest that Coleridge believed life and poetry both follow a cyclical pattern. The story is about a man’s literal voyage and a spiritual journey and how they parallel each other. On these journeys Coleridge imaginatively explores the supernatural and makes the story and the Mariners exp
The Red Wheelbarrow Poetry is the meaningful arrangement of words into an imaginative and emotional discourse. The ability to write old matter in new words. The entire art is the organization of words in a new way so that it will have a different emotional effect on the reader. Poets are constantly looking for new ways to express themselves. This is especially true of modern poetry. The contemporary poet is experimenting with language. William Carlos Williams\' "The Red Wheelbarrow" is a prime e
The Vikings Viking History The Vikings were a group of Scandinavian raiders that were around from about the 8th century to the 11th. They mainly attacked the British Islands , the Frankish empire, England, but they also plundered places such as the Iberian peninsula and northern Africa. Vikings did not always settle into the places that they found, for instance after exploring North America they left the place never to return again. Even so, after landing on Greenland they colonized themselves t
Hamlet Hamlet\'s tragedy is a tragedy of failure-the failure of a man placed in critical circumstances to deal successfully with those circumstances. In some ways, Hamlet reminds us of Brutus in Shakespeare\'s "Julius Caesar." Hamlet and Brutus are both good men who live in trying times; both are intellectual, even philosophical; both men want to do the right thing; both men intellectualize over what the right thing is; neither man yields to passion. But here the comparison ends, for though both
John Keats John Keats was one of the last, great poets of the Romantic Era. He wrote poetry of great sensual beauty and with a unique passion for details. In his lifetime he was not associated with the senior poets who began the movement at the time of the French Revolution. He was unlucky in the respect he didn’t, fit into the older, respected group based on his age, nor in the younger group, for he was neither a lord nor in the upper classes. He was one of the “middle class” poets of the then
Edgar Allen Poe The life of Poe is the most melodramatic of any of the major American writers of his generation. In Poe\'s poems, like his tales, his characters are tortured by nameless fears and longings. In both form and content Poe\'s early poetry is typically Romantic although of an unusually limited range. Today Poe is acclaimed as one of America\'s greatest writers, but in his own unhappy lifetimes he knew little but failure. Poe\'s characters as well as his plots are set in a negative sat
Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and in his many restless moves, lived in half a dozen Eastern cities. His true home was always in the "misty mid region of Weir" of his own fertile and troubled imagination. His father was David Poe, a Baltimore actor. His actress mother, Elizabeth, born of English parents, had come to the United States as a child. The two were not notably talented; they played minor roles in rather third-rate theatrical companies
Robert Frost and Ralph Waldo Emerson: Similarities in Nature Robert Frost and Ralph Waldo Emerson are two obviously different types of writers. They both wrote during different times, Emerson during the nineteenth century, and Frost during the twentieth. Emerson and Frost had different views on the poet\'s role. Both authors views were characteristic relating to the different time period in which each of them wrote. In Alvan S. Ryan\'s essay "Frost and Emerson: Voice and Vision" he writes "There
Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) EARLY AMERIACN AUTHORS Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in Jan 19, 1809. His parents died before he was 3 years old and he was adopted into the home of John Allan who was a merchant in Richmond, Va.During his uneventful childhood he studied for 5 yearsin England. In1826 he enrolled in the University of Virginia but only stayed for a year. Poe was a good student but he made large gambling debts he refused to pay. He did not come back to the university
A “Full House” in the “Hand” of Education Tammy Chambers Professor L. Kraeger English 1301.004 15 October 1998 Imagine living in a world where there are no means of education. The very thought of this would be enough to send one into shock. Fortunately, America’s colleges and universities offer a variety of educations in various settings. College professors can find some valuable insights on education from Cardinal Newman, Dr. bell hooks, Dr. Mike Rose, as well as Gwendolyn Brooks and bring fort
The Harvest Bow and Aunt Jennifer\'s Tigers In the poems “The Harvest Bow” and “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” , the physical artifacts represented in each poem is symbolic of each characters ideal world. The poets do not confine themselves with the restrictions imposed by poetry where ideas are conveyed solely through the utilization of words. The poems utilize a poetic technique, where the use of physical artifacts such as a painting or ornament are used as a means to convey the poets thoughts and op
Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace on Nosvember 30, 1874. His father was Lord Randolph Churchill, who descended directly from the 1st duke of Marlborough, of whom Winston was to write a biography. His mother was Jennie Jerosme, an American. His inspirational life brings hope and guidance, he was a martyr for democracy in a time when Europe was in shambles, Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is the person of the century. Churchill\'s childhood was f
Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious Undermining of Genuine Equality American people come in a variety of shapes and sizes; their thoughts, fears, and convictions differ widely. It is usually necessary for Americans to choose a status in politics and community; but it is obvious that among specific groups and organizations, a person’s beliefs and opinions differ dramatically from the next. Feminist groups, specifically in the last twenty years, have announced their view of membership as an elite g
The French Revolution The literature of a country is affected and influenced by how the people of that country live. This paper will prove that The French Revolution greatly influenced 19th Century French Romanticism. First, the cultural values of the revolution will be identified. Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will be presented. The cultural values of The French Revolution and Romanticism will then be linked. Finally, literary examples will be shown to support this connection betwe
Marc Chagall Marc Chagall as an artist and as a person cannot be categorized. He was born in Vitebsk, Russia, learned to paint in St. Petersburg and lived in Paris, Berlin, and the United States. His career is influenced by many different factors. His Hasidic Jewish upbringing reflected in the content of his paintings greatly. The lyrical fairy tales of Jewish mysticism, the stories of the Bible, and the Rabbis and scholars who surrounded him in his childhood come out onto his work. When he went
Analysis of The Age of Anxiety by W.H. Auden The themes and ideas in Auden\'s _The Age of Anxiety_ reflect his belief that man\'s quest for self actualization is in vain. I. Auden\'s background A. As a 1930\'s poet 1. Views of Society 2. Diagnosis of the industrial society B. Major conflicts of his works II. _The Age of Anxiety_ overview A. As a quest poem 1. Characters\' search for self-actualization 2. Characters\' inevitable failure in the quest B. Characters\' views on the general situation
Robert Penn Warren Robert Penn Warren was born in Gutherie, Kentucky in 1905. After graduating from high school, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University. Warren began his study working toward a major in Chemistry. Soon, the English proffessors and poets, Donald Davidson and John Crowe Ransom won him over into the analysis of Leterature and Poetry. Robert\'s maternal grandfather, Gabriel Thomas Penn, was his essential origin of information and also, his idol. The old man
A Tragic Hero The downfall of a hero follows from his very nature. In Sophocles play, Oedipus the King, (reprinted in X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia, Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, 6th ed. New York, NY 1995), the playwright focuses on a man named Oedipus, the king of Thebes, who is trying to discover the truth about his past. When he was born, his parents learned from an oracle that their child would someday be the cause of their death. Believing the oracle, they abando
Tradition and the Individual Talent Although many of the authors that we have studied this semester saw fit to express what they considered the Modern artist\'s relationship to tradition should be, two authors stand out because they explicitly say what they felt it was. These two authors Are T.S. Elliot in "Tradition and the Individual Talent", and Alain Locke in "The New Negro". Elliot and Locke use different definitions of the word "tradition" and address a different group of people in their p
Plato Michael A. Case For more time than artists would like to admit we have been fighting a man who haunts us from a grave long forgotten, and for just over 600 years we have paid great respect to a man whose marble tomb lies in Florence. Since the dawn of time people have passed on traditions and myths to teach us things in ways that capture our interest and make us want to pass those traditions on. It is those life lessons that we learn best when they are not being beaten into our heads with
Romeo and Juliet Is it a State of Love or a State of Confusion? 11-4-98 Period 1 Shakespeare portrays Romeo, as a confused love struck man, in his play Romeo and Juliet. Romeo falls in love easily which leads one to think if he is truly capable of love. Romeo falls in love with two people in this play. The first person he falls in love with is Rosaline, a woman. He hardly knows Rosaline, maybe just seeing her once or twice, yet allows her rejection to tear him up inside. Is Romeo torn up inside
Greek Mythology R.S. Greek mythology is the beliefs and ritual observances of the ancient Greeks. In ancient times, the Greeks explained the beginnings of the world and society with mythology, using stories and legends about a variety of gods. We can read about these myths and legends in books thanks to ancient works like the Theogony by Hesoid and the Odyssey and the Iliad by Homer. Greek mythology was believed to be developed from the primitive religions of the people from Crete. They believed
Simplicity Troy J. Pierce Egl 102 –Writing II Dr. Greiff Research Assignment - 1 - “Understatement is one of the basic sources of power in English poetry.” (Ciardi 286) The simplicity of Robert Frost’s poetry helps accentuate the underlying messages in his poems. The use of various techniques, such as his effective use of meter, careful choice of words and symbolic metaphors, all contribute to the meaning of Frost’s poems while keeping them simple. Frost’s use of meter, which is the pattern of s
Constant Change: The Life and Styles of Pablo Picasso Now is the time in this period of changes and revolution to use a revolutionary manner of painting and not to paint like before. – Pablo Picasso, 1935 Undoubtedly Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous and well-documented artists of the twentieth century. Picasso, unlike most painters, is even more special because he did not confine himself to canvas, but also produced sculpture, poetry, and ceramics in profusion. Although much is known abou
Success is Counted Sweetest Ideas of success are often expressed in poetry, and often these ideas are mixed between poetry from different authors. Two poems that express these feelings of success are Emily Dickinson’s “Success is Counted Sweetest” and Edwin Arlington Robinson’s “Richard Cory”. In both of these poems success is dealt with in sort of the same way this is that the theme of both is that success can only be realized in death in the Dickinson poem the success was attained by the chara
"Gothic" The new crave for teens by: Alan Tenney Introduction One Day Me and a lady friend were driving to Taco Bell. A friend of mine who is know gothic had been telling me of these underground parties called Raves. Well as we entered the parking lot. We noticed all these teenager dressed in black and drinking. There was loud music some of the girls were topless, is was really freaky looking. I immediately new what is was. Later that week Fox 11 did a special report on these parties and the peo
Dead Poets Society "Dead Poets Society" is a collection of pious platitudes masquerading as a courageous stand in favor of something: doing your own thing, I think. It\'s about an inspirational, unconventional English teacher and his students at "the best prep school in America" and how he challenges them to question conventional views by such techniques as standing on their desks. It is, of course, inevitable that the brilliant teacher will eventually be fired from the school, and when his stud
Old Testament The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that other Near Eastern texts, particularly Sumerian, have had their influences in Bibli
Emily Bronte " Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from the knowledge of the old; and her strong, imperious will would never have been daunted by opposition or difficulty; never have given way but with life." M. Heger on Emily Bronte.1 Throughout her life time, Emily Bronte was a self-imposed recluse from society, living in the confines of the hellish and quite savage moors of Yorkshire. It is in this isolation that she found the inspiration and strength of emotion to
EVOLUTION TABLE OF CONTENTS Page INTRODUCTION ............................................... 2 DARWINIAN THEORY OF EVOLUTION .............................. 4 THE THEORY OF BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION: CONTRIBUTING ELEMENTS ....................... 7 WALLACE\'S CONTRIBUTIONS ................................... 13 HARDY-WEINBERG PRINCIPLE .................................. 15 COMPARISON: LAMARCK vs. DARWIN ........................... 16 DARWIN\'S INFLUENCES ....................................... 20 METH
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His father was James Nathaniel and his mother was Carrie Mercer Langston Hughes. His grandfather was Charles Langston, an Ohio abolitionist. As a young boy he lived in Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Lawrence, Kansas, Mexico City, Topeka, Kansas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kansas City, Kansas. In 1914 his parents divorced and he, his mother, and his stepfather moved to Lincoln, Illinois. In high school bac
Old Ironsides The poem Old Ironsides by Oliver Wendell Holmes was written to save the mighty battleship The U.S. Constitution. In the poem the writer talks about the mighty battleship and how they should sink it rather than put it ashore to be retired. The mood of the poem is very strong and very pointful. The writer of Old Ironsides Oliver Wendell Holmes was one of the Fireside Poets. The poem was Holmes masterpiece work. The Fireside poets were a group of poets that wrote their poetry about lo
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Overview Born : March 24, 1919 Birthplace : Yonkers, New York Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet, innovator, and publisher, received his M.A. from Columbia University in 1948 and his doctorate from the Sorbonne in 1950. Ferlinghettti spent 1941to 1945 in the U.S. Navy, serving as a command officer during the Normandy invasion. After the war, Ferlinghetti worked for Time magazine in the mail room. He eventually left this "tedious dead-end job" to attend Columbia in pursuit of his li
Poetry and Unity Carolyn Forche uses silence, speech and memory to show political and personal space exists in experience. Throughout "The Country Between Us," Forche presents different stories of suffering, revealing the way politics intersects personal freedom, consciousness and behavior. As Forche reveals in her writing, people tend to forget that politics shades perceptions. In an interview by David Montenegro, Forche said: Sometimes, in the course of speaking about Central America, the subj
Global Theatre Compared to the technologically advanced theatres of today, the Globe theatre was extremely limited in its resources. Although lighting, scenery, curtains, and roofing is expected in the theatres of today, it wasn\'t even thought of during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, or the Elizabethan age. Even without all of these features, Shakespeare\'s writing style was great enough to make going to the theatre an experience one would never forget. Shakespeare had to show the time of day
Edgar Allen Poe Born in Boston in 1809, Edgar Poe was destined to lead a rather somber and brief life, most of it a struggle against poverty. His mother died when Edgar was only two, his father already long disappeared. He was raised as a foster child in Virginia by Frances Allen and her husband John, a Richmond tobacco merchant. Poe later lived in Baltimore with his aunt, Maria Clemm and her daughter Virginia, whom he eventually married. The trio formed a household which moved to New York and t
Romeo and Juliet In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the voice of balanced reason is heard at the end. Until the end, however, the reason of some of the characters is overshadowed by the reckless passion of others. Some of the characters exhibit both balanced reasoning and reckless passion throughout the play. There are two sub—plots that exhibit the two types of characters. These two sub—plots are the feud between the two families, and the love between the two main characters.
Sir Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace on Nov. 30, 1874. His father was Lord Randolph Churchill, who descended directly from the 1st duke of Marlborough, of whom Winston was to write a biography. His mother was Jennie Jerosme, an American.Churchill\'s childhood was unhappy. He spent most of his time at school, something he didn\'t really love. His teachers caracterized him as bright, but stubborn and obstinate. He loved to read history and poetry,
Hate to Love Iliad-Odyssey Paper “I lie upon my bed with my afflicted heart, besieged by tears so stubborn and so sharp that, even as I mourn, tear me apart” (Odyssey 19.610-13). The preceding quote made by the heartbroken and devoted Penelope in Homer’s the Odyssey shows an intensity of feeling that is lacking within his earlier work, the Iliad. It is amid the latter epic that the female roles are able to step into the limelight and express the befitting emotion that give the Odyssey a philanth
Past and Present Meanings How could the painter Pieter Bruegel and writer Wislawa Szymborska have anything remotely in common, when the fact is that four hundred years separate their works? A painting by Pieter Bruegel connects these two artists over four hundred years of time. Pieter Bruegel the Elder was born sometime between 1525 and 1530. Originally a student of Pieter Coecke van Alost, he was later accepted into the Antwerp painters\' guild in 1551. In 1563 he married Coecke\'s daughter, an
Mythology Mythology is found in every culture that a person can image. From the Greeks, to Egyptians, to the Celtics. According to The American Heritage Dictionary, mythology is: a body of myths about the origin and history of a people. Although each culture\'s myth\'s are different, they are also alike in ways. Characters may have different names and back rounds but they do a lot of the same activities and rituals. However, in each of the myths told, each region, whether it be Greek, or Celtic,