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Criticism by Four
Criticism by Four
Criticism by Four By analyzing more information from different authors, I was able to draw a greater amount contrast from the authors. I had a better feel for what they were trying to convey when they wrote their critical essays in their books. Whatever the case, it was easier to judge The Sick Rose by having more sources to reflect upon. Michael Riffaterre centers his analysis of The Sick Rose in The Self-sufficient Text by using internal evidence only [to analyze the poem] and to determ
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac Bill Beltran 021597 Cyrano De Bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display, what they believe to be, ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our allegiance because his sen
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display, what is believed to be ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our allegiance because his sensibilities will not be denied, because he
Cyrano's Inevitable Destiny
Cyrano's Inevitable Destiny
Cyrano\'s Inevitable Destiny Cyrano\'s Inevitable Destiny Who should take the blame for this tragedy? In Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano is portrayed as a valiant hero who exhibits humorous intelligence as well as great generosity. However, if we examine the play more carefully, we would find that Cyrano is personally responsible for his downfall; his constant aspiration for perfection and excessive deception eventually leads to his death. Such ornery behavior is exhibited when he ad
Dante- A Poetic Descent Into Metaphorical Hell
Dante- A Poetic Descent Into Metaphorical Hell
Dante- A Poetic Descent Into Metaphorical Hell Dante Alighieri: A Poetic Descent into Metaphorical Hell Abandon all hope, ye who enter here Only through a journey into hell can we hope to attain paradise... His Early Life: Dante Alighieri was born under the sign of Gemini, he was thought to be born on May 29, but this is not certain. He was born in Florence, the son of Alighiero II, his family was one of lower nobility. His mother died when he was a child and his father when he was eighteen. A
Death- A common element in poetry
Death- A common element in poetry
Death- A common element in poetry Death is a common theme in many poems. It is viewed so differently to everyone. In the poems, Because I could not stop for Death, First Death in Nova Scotia, and War is kind death is presented by each narrator as something different. To one it is a kind gentle stranger while to another it is a cold cruel being. A kind gentleman stranger personifies death in, Because I could not stop for Death. The narrator of the poem is a busy person, with little time,
Dickinson vs Whitman
Dickinson vs Whitman
Dickinson vs Whitman Dickinson vs. Whitman After receiving five years of schooling, Walt Whitman spent four years learning the printing trade; Emily Dickinson returned home after receiving schooling to be with her family and never really had a job. Walt Whitman spent most of his time observing people and New York City. Dickinson rarely left her house and she didn’t associate with many people other than her family. In this essay I will be comparing Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Emily Dickinso
Dikinson-Lawrence
Dikinson-Lawrence
Dikinson-Lawrence Although Emily Elizabeth Dikinson and David Herbert Lawrence lived and wrote during two different times, and in different parts of the world, their poetry contains many similarities. At the time Dikinson was being laid to rest in Massachusetts, Lawrence was born in Nottingham, England. Also, along with the likenesses, they both have many differences. These affinities and dissimilarities can be seen in poems written by these authors dealing with snakes. The first disparities can
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night This is a poem about the joy and sadness that comes with the flash of burning life soon blown out with nothing more then a sigh. It focuses on the sadness as those we care for go far too gently into that good night. Of those who left before their time. As this poem was written specifically for Thomas’s dying father it is even more poignant in the emotional weight the words convey. This poem radiates with intensity, in particular, the verse beginning: “wild m
Dying Young
Dying Young
Dying Young John S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner English Composition II November 2, 1994 Dying Young A. E. Housman\'s To an Athlete Dying Young, also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of To an Athlete Dying Young provides the reader wi
Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas Dylan Thomas combines his vibrant imagery with his adolescent experiences in South Whales and London to produce the realistic tale “The Followers”. His interest in writing short stories like “The Followers” stems from the beginning part of his life. Thomas spent his days growing up in Swansea, South Whales with his father, a grammar school English teacher. His father encouraged his early interest in reading and writing. Some of his early poetry was published in local literary writin
E E Cummings-life And Work
E E Cummings-life And Work
E E Cummings-life And Work e e cummings e e cummings (no, this is not a typographical error, take note to the way he writes his name) was an unusual, yet highly acclaimed writer of the 20th century. His style of writing was much different than that of any other contemporary or even 18th and 19th century writers. Although difficult to understand at times, e e cummings is a very profound and inventive writer. e e cummings was born Edward Estlin Cummings on October 14, 1894 in Cambridge Massachuset
Edar Allan Poe
Edar Allan Poe
Edar Allan Poe May 7, 1999 A Reflection of the Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is a name even the literary illiterate know, but not many people know Edgar Allan Poe the person. When reading the works of this poetic genius many might think that he had a vivid imagination or just a morbid soul. The truth is that the works of Poe are based on his own life, the life of an orphan who suffered from an obsessive compulsive disorder and who eventually became diseased by alcoholism. Und
Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and lived in six Eastern cities. His father was David Poe, a Baltimore actor. His actress mother, Elizabeth came to the United States as a kid. The parents were not that talented; they played small roles in rather third-rate theatrical companies. Because they both had small parts they barely managed to make a living. Edgar was the second of their three children. When the third child was born, the father died, or d
Elizibeth Bishop
Elizibeth Bishop
Elizibeth Bishop Elizabeth Bishop\'s skill as a poet can be clearly seen in the thought-provoking poem entitled Filling Station. She paints the different language levels of poetry with the skill of an artist-- she seems to have an eye for detail as she contrasts the dark and dim reference of a filling station to a more homey, pleasant atmosphere. Bishop aptly arranges her words and expressions through the language devices of voice and metaphor. In Filling Station, Bishop uses tone of voice brill
Emily Dickinson and Death as a Theme in her Poetry
Emily Dickinson and Death as a Theme in her Poetry
Emily Dickinson and Death as a Theme in her Poetry Palimaro Zerboni 1 Although she lived a seemingly secluded life, Emily Dickinson’s many encounters with death influenced many of her poems and letters. Perhaps one of the most ground breaking and inventive poets in American history, Dickinson has become as well known for her bizarre and eccentric life as for her incredible poems and letters. Numbering over 1,700, her poems highlight the many moments in a 19th century New Englander woman’s life,
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson made a large influence on poetry, she is known as one of America’s most famous poets. With close to two thousand different poems and one thousand of her letters to her friends that survived her death Emily Dickinson showed that she was a truly dedicated writer. Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10,1830 to a prominent family, her father Edward Dickinson was both a lawyer and the Treasurer of Amherst College. Emily’s moth
Emily Dickinson's reflection of god
Emily Dickinson's reflection of god
Emily Dickinson\'s reflection of god Emily Dickinson had a view of God and His power that was very strange for a person of her time. Dickinson questioned God, His power, and the people in the society around her. She did not believe in going to church because she felt as though she couldn\'t find any answers there. She asked God questions through writing poems, and believed that she had to wait until she died to find out the answers. Dickinson was ahead of her time with beliefs like this. Many pe
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson The complex fate of human beings in this tragic yet beutiful world and the possible fortunes of the human spirit in a subsequent life is what interests us all in life, and this is the central theme in most of Emily Dickinsons work. In her enticing poetry, Emily establishes a dialectical relationship between reality and imagination, the known and the unknown. By ordering the stages of life to include death and eternity, Dickinson suggests the interconnected and mutually determined
Examination of Puritan Philosophy in William Bradf
Examination of Puritan Philosophy in William Bradf
Examination of Puritan Philosophy in William Bradford\'s \'On P Examination of Puritan Philosophy in Bradford\'s On Plymouth Plantation The Puritan people first came to the New World to escape the religious persecution that hounded Non-Anglicans in England. They established the Plymouth Colony in 1620, in what is now Massachusetts. The colony was a reflection of the Puritans\' beliefs. These beliefs, along with the experience of establishing a colony in the middle of nowhere, affected the wr
FAHRENHEIT 451
FAHRENHEIT 451
FAHRENHEIT 451 By: Ray Bradbury Life may be confusing to you when your job is to commit arson to any house that has a book in it. At least that’s the way it was for Guy Montag. Guy Montag was a fireman and in the future, a firefighters job wasn’t to stop fires, but it was actually to start them. In the future, books were known as bad and shameful and if anyone had possession of a book whether it was in their house or in another person’s house, then the house was to be burned. Guy was never reall
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls For Whom the Bell Tolls Few subjects can be discussed with more insightfulness and curiosity than death. The unpredictability and grimness of it are conveyed well in Karl Shapiro\'s poem, Auto Wreck. The poem starts with a description of an ambulance rushing to the scene of a crash, and hurriedly gathering up the victims and rushing them away. The aftermath of the police investigation that follows leaves the crowd gathered around the scene to explore privately and indiv
Glass Menagerie
Glass Menagerie
Glass Menagerie  English 342 Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie is a play that is very important to modern literature. Tennessee Williams describes four separate characters, their dreams, and the harsh realities they faced in the modern world. His setting is in St. Louis during the Depression-Era. The story is about a loving family that is constantly in conflict. To convey his central theme, Williams uses symbols. He also expresses his theme through the characters¹ incapability o
God Speaks Through The Mouths of Poets
God Speaks Through The Mouths of Poets
God Speaks Through The Mouths of Poets Every poem has an element of God in it\'s words. Just as God spoke through the writings of Peter or Matthew, elements of His word are in the beautiful themes in poetry. In this essay, I will compare the poems of William Blake and William Wordsworth with the written Word of God, in five poems: The Lamb, The Chimney Sweeper, The Tyger, My Heart Leaps Up, and London 1802. My aim is to show that the writings of great poets are truly the words of God. Little Lam
Grecian Urn
Grecian Urn
Grecian Urn A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures? Shakespeare\'s sonnet 18 (Shall I compare thee to a summer\'s day?) and Keats\' Ode on a Grecian Urn were written with a common purpose in mind; to immortalize the subjects of their poems by writing them down in verses for people to read for generations to come. By doing so, both of the poets are preserving the beauty of the subjects, which are the young friend of Shakespeare and Keats\' Grecian Urn. Beginning with Sonnet 18, and continuing
Grunge Literature
Grunge Literature
Grunge Literature Grunge Literature Sources: The River Ophelia - Justine Ettler Marilyn\'s Almost Terminal New York Adventure - Justine Ettler Less Than Zero - Brett Easton Ellis American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis What quality in a novel is it which prompts it to be labelled as grunge literature? And why do so many authors of books which fall into this genre object so strenuously to the label? Grunge is the literature and fiction of young people living in inner cities around the world, it is
Gullivers Travels
Gullivers Travels
Gullivers Travels Gulliver\'s Travels February 27, 1996 As a seemingly wise and educated man, throughout the novel Gulliver\'s Tarvels, the narrator cleverly gains the reader\'s respect as a thinking and observant individual. With this position in mind, the comments and ideas that Gulliver inflicts upon those reading about his journeys certainly have their own identity as they coincide with his beliefs and statements on the state of humanity and civilization in particular. Everywhere Gulliver go
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness 11-27-94 Ewrt1B The Horror! In Heart of Darkness it is the white invaders for instance, who are, almost without exception, embodiments of blindness, selfishness, and cruelty; and even in the cognitive domain, where such positive phrases as to enlighten, for instance, are conventionally opposed to negative ones such as to be in the dark, the traditional expectations are reversed. In Kurtz\'s painting, as we have seen, the effect of the torch light on the face was sinister
HEart Of Darkness
HEart Of Darkness
HEart Of Darkness Heart of Darkness In Heart of Darkness it is the white invaders for instance, who are, almost without exception, embodiments of blindness, selfishness, and cruelty; and even in the cognitive domain, where such positive phrases as to enlighten, for instance, are conventionally opposed to negative ones such as to be in the dark, the traditional expectations are reversed. In Kurtz\'s painting, as we have seen, the effect of the torch light on the face was sinister (Watt 332). Ian
Hero's Epic
Hero's Epic
Hero\'s Epic Hero’s Epic In the course of time, many heroes have made their name and many stories have been written to proclaim their greatness. However, none as captivating as Beowulf. This Anglo-Saxon epic demonstrates it’s power with beautiful language, usage of kennings, metaphors, similes, and alliteration. Also, it gives wondrous supernatural beings as in God, and even of powerful creatures as Grendel. On the other hand, it has human struggles and afflictions. The very first element that i
Herrick Vs Marvell
Herrick Vs Marvell
Herrick Vs Marvell Corretta Sanders Poetry Essay Englis 1302 Instructor Mize Herrick vs. Marvell “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Rober Herrick and Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” have many similarities and differences. The tone of the speakers, the audience each poem is directed to, and the theme make up some of the literary elements that help fit this description. The tone of “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” and “To His Coy Mistress” are different. In Herrick’s poem, his
How does the tension between traditional and moder
How does the tension between traditional and moder
How does the tension between traditional and modern views of How does the tension between traditional and modern views of the world play itself out in Achebe\'s and Desai\'s novels? In both Achebe\'s and Desai\'s novels, tension and conflict between the new and the old, traditional and modern are the strong undercurrents that move the story and the reader into an unconscious emotional uneasiness. In both novels, the backdrop and the story are engrossed in a struggle between two worlds, the new a
How the Blues have Affected Modern Poetry
How the Blues have Affected Modern Poetry
How the Blues have Affected Modern Poetry Never Get Outta These Blues Alive How the Blues Have Affected Modern Poetry a term paper by: Bernard Dolan 1. Blues Performers & What are the Blues? Of all the varied and exotic foundations of today\'s rock and roll music, none can be said to have had the impact made by Blues music. Only recently has this influence been rightly recognized, however, leading to the creation of such establishments as The House of Blues, a club owned by several actors, which
Howard Nemerov- The Versatile Writer
Howard Nemerov- The Versatile Writer
Howard Nemerov- The Versatile Writer Nemerov\'s contribution to our literature--as a gifted writer of fiction and critical prose, but pre-eminently as a poet-- does not seem to me to have received as much celebrity as it deserves. Nemerov\'s virtues are all in fact unfashionable ones for our time: vivid intelligence, an irreverent sense of humor, a mastery of formal verse, an awareness of mystery (Books 3). Although known primarily as a poet, Howard Nemerov has also distinguished himself as
I Felt A Funeral, In My Brain
I Felt A Funeral, In My Brain
I Felt A Funeral, In My Brain In my opinion, Emily Dickinson as a transcendentalist used her poetry to describe the process of transcendental meditation, particularly the meditation of death. In this poem she tries to allow us to expierience our true nature by entering directly into our conscious. The poem is a deep seeking of the nature of death, the death that is a process of expansion and transformation from solidarity to a spaciousness. When she says: I felt a funeral in my brain, and mour
I Started Early-took My Dog
I Started Early-took My Dog
I Started Early-took My Dog Poetry April 25, 1999 To Die or Not To Die Suicide was not a widely discussed topic in the 1800\'s although, it commonly appeared as a theme in many literary works of that time. The action of killing one\'s self is not a classified psychological disorder, but there are many disorders where suicide is the end result. This is why suicide is a commonplace subject within the psychological field in present day society. The poem I Started Early- Took My Dog, by Emily Dickin
Imagery in Literature
Imagery in Literature
Imagery in Literature Imagery is writing that appeals to one or more of the five senses. Imagery is frequently written using similes, metaphors or personification. Many writers use imagery to convey a picture without saying directly what the image is. This style of writing adds a unique mystery to the poem or story. Imagery is best used in nature, but it can also be used for describing inanimate objects. Many writers even use imagery to display something that cannot be seen, such as wind or heat
Influence of Personal Experience in Emily Dickinso
Influence of Personal Experience in Emily Dickinso
Influence of Personal Experience in Emily Dickinson\'s poetry- THE INFLUENCE OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCES IN EMILY DICKINSON’S POETRY None of Emily Dickinson’s readers has met the woman who lived and died in Amherst, Massachusetts more than a century ago, yet most of those same readers feel as if they know her closely. Her reclusive life made understanding her quite difficult. However, taking a close look at her verses, one can learn a great deal about this remarkable woman. The poetry of Emily Dicki
Isolation and Emily Grierson- A Deadly Combination
Isolation and Emily Grierson- A Deadly Combination
Isolation and Emily Grierson- A Deadly Combination Isolation and Emily Grierson: A Deadly Combination William Faulkner, one of the most famed writers of our times, explores in his writing the themes of alienation and isolation. He interweaves these themes with his female characters. In A Rose for Emily, Miss Emily Grierson is a woman who is alienated and lives in isolation from the people in her town. The theme of isolation is the focal point of the story, since it is what drove her to her madne
James Fenimore Cooper and the growth of American L
James Fenimore Cooper and the growth of American L
James Fenimore Cooper and the growth of American Literature America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! -America the Beautiful, Katherine Lee Bates The growth of American Literature was further developed in the era of American Romanticism. In this period, stirrings of national consciousness appeared more and more strongly with the emergence of a truly American literature. During this time, as Americans began to understand the meaning
John Keats
John Keats
John Keats John Keat’s poems, On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer, and On Seeing the Elgin Marbles for the First Time, express an irresistible, poetical imagination. They convey a sense of atmosphere to the reader. In comparison they exemplify his intense love of beauty. The connection between these two poems is not so much in subject, but the feeling of awe. Both these poems show more emotion and amazement in the experience of discovering something new. Keats looked with eyes of wonder at new
John Donne
John Donne
John Donne 1/01/00 English John Donne John Donne was a writer with exceptional talent and had an intense feeling about all that he wrote. In the beginning of his life he was a charming man who , was accepted by royalty because of his personality and writing ability. Having been employed by one of the queen’s highly regarded men , he worked and associated with the high class royalty. Donne’s life and job lead him to meet and eventually marry his employer’s daughter. This couple caused scandal due
KEATS
KEATS
KEATS McCurdy 1 Robert McCurdy Mr. McMichael English 202 KEATS John Keats suffered many hardships losing his family to tuberculosis, orphaned as a child and was mastered and enslaved by a pining, degrading lovesickness (O\'neil 51) for a woman named Fanny Brawne, whom he was never able to wed. However with all his trials and tribulations he was very passionate about his poetry. The rich, sensuous way in which he wrote demonstrates it. In some ways the relationship with his poetry takes on a
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes History in Langston Hughes\'s Negro The topic of Langston Hughes\'s Negro deals with an extremely general description of the history of African Americans or blacks from the pre-1922 era until 1922. Hughes lets the reader know about historic experiences of blacks to show us the impact that blacks have had in past eras. He touches on past, historical events, like the days of Caesar and the Belgians...in the Congo (5 and 15). The murderous oppression that Hughes speaks about
Larkin, Philip Comments On This Be The Verse
Larkin, Philip Comments On This Be The Verse
Larkin, Philip Comments On This Be The Verse This Be the Verse by Philip Larkin They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were fucked up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half the time were sloppy-stern And half at one another\'s throats. Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, And don\'t have any kids yourself. Lat
Lesbian Poetry
Lesbian Poetry
Lesbian Poetry Lesbian Poetry Since the beginning of time writers have expressed their deepest thoughts and desires through poetry. In poetry, writers have found that they can express a thought, a memory, a person, a landscape, etc. More often authors write about love, both physical and mental. Found in this genre of love is intimate imagery, suggestive language, and exotic fanticies. Most published love poems express love relationships between men and women but what most anthologies and collect
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll is one of the most well known Nonsense Writers. Though using nonsense in poetry has been dismissed as simply for entertainment purposes , most nonsensical poetry acts as an allegory, has deep symbolism and leaves the door wide open for varying interpretations. Lewis Carroll has utilized this sense with nonsense through his poems and prose found in his novels Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass . Through Carroll\'s interactions with his close friends and
Life is But A Choice
Life is But A Choice
Life is But A Choice Greg McGuigan 10/14/96 Life Is But A Choice Beginning with the time of birth until the time of death, people have to make choices everyday on how to achieve the goals in their lives. One can imagine life as a long winding road with millions of other roads branching off in many directions. The only problem is that life is too short to explore every single road. In addition, the essence of time will not allow anyone to go back to a road that was passed. Everyone must choose hi
Life Of Arthur Conan Doyle
Life Of Arthur Conan Doyle
Life Of Arthur Conan Doyle Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a British physician who later devoted his life to writing, has become one of the most popular and widespread authors and creators of all time. Doyle\'s early childhood years to his later years in life have allowed him to observe many sophisticated yet adventurous paths, in which have inspired him greatly to become an influence on spiritualistic views as an author and crusader. His interests and achievements in medi
Literary contributions of King Alfred the Great
Literary contributions of King Alfred the Great
literary contributions of King Alfred the Great The Literary Contributions of King Alfred the Great Our understanding of the literary achievements of King Alfred depend very much upon what we believe about his early education. If we are content to accept the stories of Asser, the famous biographer of Alfred, that he reached his twelfth birthday before he learned to read (Keynes 75), then we must reckon his literary career as a phenomenon which can only be described, not explained. Or, if that is