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Literature - A Mirror Of Society 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 conne
Live Oak, with Moss English 11 Live Oak, With Moss Walt Whitman¹s Live Oak, With Moss , is an intricate portrayal of love, both physical and mental. Throughout the poem, Whitman incorporates an array of metaphors symbolic of love and the many characteristics associated with love. Dissimilar to mainstream poetry, Whitman introduces a friend-lover relationship between two men, describing the pain and happiness associated with their love. Throughout Live Oak, With Moss, Whitman illustrates the grea
TURMOIL AND ORDER A Brief Analysis of the Natural Imagery in Shelley’s Political Poetry 0348937, M.A. student Lit. 3B, essay 1 16 November 2003-11-3 The passion for nature and being close to nature seem to be the common features of all Romanticist poets, with William Wordsworth as the most outstanding representative. Unexceptionally, Percy Bysshe Shelley was also fond of using natural imagery to express his understanding and attitude towards life and society. However, Shelley’s description of na
Sonnet 73 Although at first glance this sonnet appears to be about death, it is, like the majority of Shakespeare’s poetry, about love. As is typical in his work Shakespeare has kept to the traditional sonnet form of 14 lines, all in iambic pentameter, and is arranged in three quatrains with a closing couplet. Its rhyme scheme is ab ab cd cd ef ef and gg. The most powerful imagery within the sonnet is that which describes the passing of time, giving the poem an almost palpable aura of pathos. Fr
GEORGES SEURAT AND POINTILLISM REVISED LESSON PLAN Overview: Students learn about Georges Seurat and the importance of pointillism as a technique used by artists. Students analyze how Seurat created A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and how artistic elements (line, shape, color and texture) are incorporated into this masterpiece. Students make their own pointillism painting demonstrating their understanding of color, pointillism technique and composition. Goal: To introduce the
The Revolutionary Literature There are two great revolutions take place in the eighteenth century American; one was American Revolution ;it ended with the independence of America as an achievement. The other was Enlightenment, an intellectual campaign which affected the American with rationalist and enabled them abandoned Puritanism. It focus on replace tradition with rationality, get rid of the unquestioning religious dogma and found scientific inquiry, set up representative government instead
“The Road Not Taken” February 10, 2004 The poem “The Road Not Taken”, by poet Robert Frost is about a man who goes through the woods and has to choose between two paths, one grassy and un-trampled, the other with no grass, has tons of leaves and was trodden black. He decides to take the less trodden one and liked his decision. Robert Frost says this by writing, “And that has made all the difference [positive difference]” because once you make a decision you cannot turn back and make another deci
The Romantic Age 1798-1832 - during 1770s, American colonies revolted against British rule - American Revolution divided British public opinion and aroused some awareness of the need for reform - French Revolution demonstrated that is was possible for a long-standing gov’t to be challenged by it’s own soil - French Revolution began on July 14, 1789; group of French citizens stormed the Bastille - Placed limits on the powers of King Louis XVI, established a new gov’t approved a Declaration of the
The Romantic Period 1 English 250-A March 18, 2003 Essay #1 Social Tyranny and Visions of Brotherhood in the Poetry of William Blake Romanticism was an intellectual movement that spread throughout Europe towards the end of the eighteenth century through to the middle of the nineteenth century. It was an age in which philosophers, artists, writers, and composers responded with enthusiasm to the forces of nationalism that were sweeping across Europe, but rejected the notions of the enlightenment t
The Tempest: Masque The Tempest: Masque World Literature Essay Question: What is the impact of the masque to the overall structural unity of the play? How does the masque differ from the rest of the play in theme and poetry? The ‘masque’ scene in The Tempest, in Act IV Scene I, clearly differs from all other scenes. Many producers of the play have chosen to eliminate this scene on the grounds that due to its differences it disrupts the overall structural unity of the play. The theory has in fact
W.B.Yeats:’The Tower’ – Analysis Yeats seminar paper There have been numerous critical approaches to Yeats’s poetry, influenced by his political, aesthetical, and personal views. Scholars have thoroughly examined the context and philosophy of his work, and often left the text, the body of poetry untouched (Cullingford pp 9). Nevertheless, a reader faced with a task of analysis, feels the urge of finding out about Yeats’s particular images and symbols, in order to be able to grasp the intention a
Heritage and Art in Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” 1 English 250- A April 10, 2003 Essay #2 Robert Browning, a modern, experimental poet of the nineteenth century Victorian Age, presents the problems with mankind and morality and attempts to solve them through his dramatic monologues. He wrote about Victorian themes, where his characters explored problems of faith and morality and the role of the artist in the modern world. He used startling expressions, shocking his readers with the darker
The effect of dramatic irony: Tension, humour, premonition, sorrow Dramatic irony could be secrets and makes the audience feel really involved with the deception, misunderstanding, suspense and comedy of Romeo and Juliet. Act 1, Scene 1 When Benvolio urges Romeo to go to the feast to look at other woman to forget her, he argues that that could not happen and this is ironic because we know that he will meet Juliet at the feast; “One fairer than my love! The all-seeing sun ne’er saw her match sinc
The Road Not Taken Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874. He was born in San Francisco, California. While living in California Frost paid little attention to school work. Still he was a proud Californian. This all changed when Frost and his family moved to New England. He changed his attitude toward school 180 degrees. He enrolled seriously in Lawrence High School, here he graduated valedictorian and was class poet. Frost then went to Dartmouth College. He never graduated. He then became engag
Theme for English B by Langston Hughes 4/10/04 Composition 2 Langston Hughes was an African American poet and author who joined other black artists to break literary barriers during the civil rights movement. The poem entitled “Theme for English B” was written thirty years or so after the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, but still embodies why the Renaissance had originated in the first place. I believe this poem reflected on Hughes’ life in general, but more importantly on the fight against the
The Title of the Paper English Lit 1 Lit Essay 2 John Donne was a metaphysical poet who wrote concise, short, complex lyrical poems with the theme of love. His poems speak of love in metaphors and images. Everything in the poem represents something. Donne though, has created a puzzle that the reader needs to figure out. Through his words he has expressed his thoughts, it is up to the reader to figure out what those words mean. “The Canonization” begins with a command: “For God’s sake hold your t
Emily Dickinson AP English 11 12 January 2003 What is transcendentalism? It is the belief that everyone is naturally good but society makes people evil. It is where divinity can be found in nature and in each person. It is where intuition and the individual conscience transcend experience and thus are better guides to truth than the senses. Does Emily Dickinson believe in transcendentalism? Emily has made it clear that she is a transcendentalist through many of her poems. In the poem The Brain—i
Poem English Coursework – War Poetry I shall be analyzing two Post 1914 war poems. I shall use ‘The Last Laugh’ by Wilfred Owen and ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke. Brooke opens his poem with classic first lines, that is not personal just to him, but to every single soldier that goes to war. “If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is forever England.” Brooke is very patriotic and conveys this throughout the poem. We can clearly see how he feels to
William Shakespeare We know very little about Shakespeare\'s life during two major spans of time, commonly referred to as the lost years . The lost years fall into two periods: 1578-82 and 1585-92. The first period covers the time after Shakespeare left grammar school until his marriage to Anne Hathaway in November of 1582. The second period covers the seven years of Shakespeare\'s life in which he must have been perfecting his dramatic skills and collecting sources for the plots of his plays. W
William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English 102 2/4/04 William Wordsworth, a poet from England, was the leading poet of the Romantic Movement in England. Wordsworth has written many poems and also collaborated on some too, with other leading poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge. William Wordsworth born on April 7, 1770 at Cockermouth on the River Derwent, in the heart of the lake district that he would come to be a legend in his poetry. William, son of the lawyer John Wordsworth was the second of fi
Comparison of Blake’s “The Sick Rose” and American Beauty Revised Response #4 World Literature II April 27, 2004 Sex and politics have proved to be two very popular themes that have survived throughout centuries of literature, poetry, drama, and most recently, cinema. As one of the touchiest subjects to expose to the public, the sex theme has proven time and time again to be not only a controversial tool for artists and authors, but also a topic that can be as thought provoking as any other. Pol
Dylan Thomas Honors English 12 10 may 2004 Dylan Thomas was born on October 27, 1914 in Swansea, Wales. His father was a teacher and his mother was a housewife. Thomas was a sickly child who had a slightly introverted personality and shied away from school. He didn’t do well in math or science, but excelled in Reading and English. He left school at age 17 to become a journalist. In November of 1934, at age 20, he moved to London to continue to pursue a career in writing. His first collection of
Emily Dickinson May 12, 2004 She lived the life of a recluse, considered odd at her best and insane at her worst. Emily Dickinson was not considered “normal” by most people’s standards, and neither was her poetry. She used her sheltered life in Amherst to contrast the expansive universe her poetry encompassed. As a child, Dickinson appeared like an average schoolgirl. Inside, she knew she was different, a mourner among the children. She came from a religious and well-to-do family. She chose to f
Michelangelo Buonarroti One of the most famous artists ever known since the 16th century is a man by the name of Michelangelo Buonarroti. He has composed art that is both breathtaking and unmatched in such skills as painting, sculpture, architecture and poetry. Some of his most famous works of sculpture that he composed are standing in the Medici Chapel in Florence, Italy even today. I would like to speak of a particular piece contained in the Chapel entitled Tomb of Giuliano de’ Medici. First I
The Importance of Shakespeare to Poetry Short Lecture English 240 June 16, 2004 William Shakespeare is one of the most influential and well-known poets of all time and his works are essential to the understanding and knowledge of all poetry. His poems have shaped, influenced, and motivated countless poets and their poems throughout the centuries. The works of Shakespeare are often referenced and have directly inspired not only many poems, but also many other works of literature. Shakespeare’s po
Raleigh’s Views of Life English IV February 1, 2004 Sir Walter Raleigh has shown himself to be one of the greatest figures of a very great age in literature. Raleigh lived a life of luxury and more or less represented himself as an arrogant man. During Raleigh’s lifetime, he never thought of himself as a writer. Only about thirty-five of his poems have actually survived in fragments because of the passing of time. The worst part of Raleigh ’s poems, is that they exist only in bits and pieces, bu
Good vs Evil EH 208 Final Exam Classics of World Literature Spring 2003 9) Choose at least five writers whose major theme is concerned with Good versus Evil. Explain how, what, and why this theme is important in their works. Writers who had the theme Good versus Evil include the Old and New Testaments, St. Augustine, Dante, and ancient writings from Egypt. The Good Vs. Evil theme is very important in these works because it displays their value systems and their sense of morality. The underlying
The Apples of Cezanne Art and the World II In his remarkable essay “The Apples of Cezanne: An Essay on the Meaning of Still-life” Meyer Schapiro tries to make a profound psychological analysis of the use of still-life in Cezanne’s works, based on the meaning and the conscious and unconscious relevance of the painter’s choice of subject matter. In his attempts to underline certain features of the 19th century artist’s paintings Schapiro relies on connections and references to the painters who mos
Art Notes Renaissance (1300-1500) § Dimensions of nature § Rebirth § Science - technology § Discoveries beyond Europe § Paint more naturally- using perspective /_ (triangle) § Illusion of space § Art was based on the visual world § Art was based on mathematical physics § Earth was no longer thought to be the centre of the Universe § Metallurgy and exploration of the world § Camera Obscura- image upside-down through light and an aid to painting § Mathematical theories can explain all human experi
Comparison of the Boat Stealing Episode and The Rainbow Wordsworth is well known for using his poetry to celebrate and express his opinions on nature. The two poems by Wordsworth that I decided to compare are The Boat Stealing Episode and The Rainbow. I chose these because I thought that they illustrate the contrasting sides of nature: The Rainbow shows the blissful side, whereas The Boat Stealing Episode portrays the darker aspects. They also demonstrate Wordsworth’s versatility as a poet, as d
THE LIFE OF MY FAVOURITE RAPPER TU PAC SHAKUR Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971 - 1996 DOB: June 16, 1971 - Brooklyn, NY DOD: September 13, 1996 - Las Vegas, NV Height: 5\'10 Weight: 168 Mother: Afeni Shakur Father: William Garland Step Father: Jeral Wayne Williams AKA Mutula Shakur Half Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur Half Brother: Maurice Harding (Mopreme of Thug Life) Godfather: Elmer Geronimo Pratt Music Groups: One Nation Emcees, Two From The Crew, Strictly Dope, Digital Underground, Thug Life, Outlaw Immorta
Samuel Coleridge – “Kubla Khan” The middle of the 18th century was a period of transition and experiment in poetic styles. Shifts in the view of nature and function of poetry started from the idea that poetry is imitation, to the view that poetry has or its major function the expression of the poet’s emotions. Now what matters is the poet’s relation with his poem, rather than with his audience. Romanticism brought along new sources of inspiration, such as the primitives – the Bible, Homer’s writ
A POISON TREE Human beings, along with the ability to reason and question, possess the capacity to hate, and yet also to forgive. Unfortunately, forgiving someone is not always as easy as holding a grudge against them and this lack of control over one’s actions is inherent to human nature. In “A poison tree”, William Blake critically discusses these two opposing forces, uncovering the inherent weakness in humans, and the effects of these innate flaws. Through the use of extended metaphors and vi
Romanticism Romanticism represents a rebellion against Enlightenment thinking. It replaces a faith in reason with feeling as the stronger expression of what we are. It is restless with practical reality and prefers visionary longing and excitement to the complacency of everyday reality. In its more radical phases-- Blake, for example -- Romanticism sees reason itself as a shadow cast by the power system that rules society, a regime hostile to our sanity. Though less radical, Wordsworth shares Bl
Sappho of Lesbos Sappho was born about 630 B.C on the island of Lesbos off the coast of Asia Minor and spent most of her life there; she was married and had a daughter. “Sappho’s poems give us the most vivid evocation of the joys and sorrows of love in all Greek literature.” (336) Her themes are those of a woman’s world –girlhood, marriage, and love, especially the love of young women for each other: “Swiftly then they came, and you, blessed lady, smiling on me out of immortal beauty, asked me w
School Growing up, most every child in America will go to school at some point in their life. In today’s age, the majority of those kids will want to end up in some form of higher education. Why is this? Most careers demand it. Its tough to get a good with out a GED or high school diploma much less a collage degree. People want to end up in collage whether it is a community collage, or IV league. People already in successful jobs with a collage go back to school so they can catch back up with th
The Leiden Hymns Ancient Egyptian Poetry The Leiden Hymns evoke images of the sun god as one preeminent god, master of all creation, and the father of all other gods. This group of poems was found written on papyrus and can be dated from the reign of Ramses II (1238 B.C.) who was one of the greatest pharaohs of this era. It was probably composed by a poet-priest who uses metaphor extensively to evoke the image of the all creative being, Amun. As a poem of evocation, it has echoes that may be hea
Dylan Marlais Thomas 1 Dylan Marlais Thomas is considered one of the greatest modern poets. Like many other writers and poets, Thomas lived a life of loss, poverty, and adventure. His life began October 27, 1914 in Swansea, Wales. His father David John Thomas was an English Literature teacher at the Swansea Grammar School and at Dylan’s birth he was determined for his son to become the poet that he had failed to be(Fitzgibbon 25). Despite having very little education, Thomas began writing poems
William Wordsworth Biography In his first acquaintance with the poetry of William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge remarked that there is a harshness and acerbity connected and combined with words and images all a-glow, which might recall those products of the vegetable world, where gorgeous blossoms rise out of the hard and thorny rind and shell, within which the rich fruit was elaborating. Coleridge\'s natural metaphor is revealing, for Wordsworth effected a revolution in poetic language an
A Walk Through Chinese Dynasties History 105 Research Paper Over the years China has grown to have an exquisite culture, and to be a leader in the industrial empire. China has made some of the largest discoveries and has built some of the worlds greatest structures. Much of this happened in ancient times under the rule of Chinese emperors. The rule of the different empires spaned over many decades. Each new emperor trying to do something which they would be remembered for. The result is an impr
Alexander the Great Alexander the Great is often said to be the greatest conqueror and best military leader to ever walk the face of the earth. He conquered many territories, creating one of the largest empires in history. He was a very kind and generous man, and he also had a good sense of humor. All of his troops respected and liked him, and almost all of his captured territories served him willingly, because he was kind to them, and protected them from any attacks. Alexander was not a pushove
: Paradigm of a Myth: How Benjamin Franklin’s life of success and Mobility captivates America American Studies 400 Benjamin Franklin is different from the rest of the United States’ founding fathers. His differences is what made him so popular in his own time but more extraordinarily, has made him a popular cultural figure up to the present time. This is for several reasons. The first is that Franklin is seen as more approachable because he is identified with the common man. Indeed he is one of t
Australian Legend The emergence of the Australian legend in the late nineteenth century is largely explained as a desire of many artists and writers of the period, as an escape from the conditions and pressures of society, and as a retreat into an alternate reality. This essay, will examine the works of Graham Davison, Henry Lawson, Banjo Patterson, Tom Roberts, and many other writers and historians who have contributed, and/or interpreted the Australian legend of the nineteenth century. In exam
Charles Lindbergh Biography The life of an aviator seemed to me ideal. It involved skill. It brought adventure. It made use of the latest developments of science. Mechanical engineers were fettered to factories and drafting boards while pilots have the freedom of wind with the expanse of sky. There were times in an aeroplane when it seemed I had escaped mortality to look down on earth like a God. – Charles A. Lindbergh, 1927 Charles Augustus Lindbergh-Overview Lindbergh, Charles Augustus (1902-1
Courtly Love and Social Institutions For several thousand years, the world’s wealthy and nobility used marriage as a contract, a method of binding two families together to increase power or money. Only in the last century has that sort of arranged marriage disappeared. During the Middle Ages, arranged marriages were common in every station of life. From princes to weavers to peasant farmers, it was the social norm for two families to arrange a match between their children for the sake of power a
Voltarie French philosopher, historian, dramatist and man of letters, whose real name was Francois Marie Arouet simply, was born on the 1st of November 1694 at Paris, and was baptized the next day. His father was Francois Arouet, a notary; his mother was Marie Marguerite Daumart or D\'Aumard. Both father and mother were of Poitevin extraction, but the Arouets had been for two generations established in Paris, the grandfather being a prosperous tradesman. The family appear to have always belonged
Essay #1 Thoughts On Emily Dickinson’s Because I Could Not Stop for Death English 2027 March 2, 2004 Most readers may assume that Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” would be dark and depressive, much like many poems based on or concerning with death. The reader, if intrigued to read the poem and not only the title, will be sure to find a pleasant surprise contained in Dickinson’s writing as she gives a short and interesting narrative of life after death. The calm and rel
On The Road - HIST 17B SHORT PAPER #2 The late 1940’s and earl 1950’s were a time of conformity. The United States was emerging as a world power after World War II and there were strong feelings of patriotism, nationalism, and overall consensus of unity. There was little room for radical ideology during the beginning of the Cold War. This was the time period that gave birth to the ‘Beatniks’. Sitting around in coffee houses reading their own poetry or playing/singing jazz, sometimes sitting in t
Plato’s Theory of Knowledge Plato’s Theory of Knowledge is very interesting. He expresses this theory with three approaches: his allegory of The Cave, his metaphor of the Divided Line and his doctrine The Forms. Each theory is interconnected; one could not be without the other. Here we will explore how one relates to the other. In The Cave, Plato describes a vision of shackled prisoners seated in a dark cave facing the wall. Chained also by their necks, the prisoners can only look forward and se
Plato Plato, the philosopher, centered his thoughts around the soul, which to him was the principal of life and movement. The immortal wisdom of Plato, is the guidance in which ethical theory and philosophy take root. His mentor was the great philosopher, Socrates. Plato, took the Socratic point of view and developed his main philosophy, which was the philosophy of the soul. THE LIFE OF PLATO Early Life Plato was born in 427 B.C.E. into a wealthy family that was both aristocratic and politically