A legend is a story that has probable historical roots but has been told and retold, embellished and personalized to the individual and their culture. The hero in a legend is generally larger than life. Legends are often narrative and present a theme or problem that was central to the development of the time period. Heroic tradition is , simply stated, the ages old pattern of story that begins with a hero in unusual circumstances, the search or quest, the transformation of the Hero and a resolu
Today there still exists tension between Ireland and Great Britain. It is not difficult to find news about some skirmish between the two. Some examples include car bombings, drive-by shootings and other forms of terrorism. Imagine a British citizen walking to his car and a car full of people drive by shooting at him. It is not a pretty thought. History tells us that most of these occurrences stem from adverse feelings from the Irish towards the British government extending as far back as the fo
Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492) Ruler of Florence Unofficial ruler of republican Florence during the Renaissance period, who was a poet, diplomatist, and celebrated patron of the arts. Lorenzo de' Medici was born on January 1, 1449, in Florence, an independent Italian city-state republic famous then as now for its artistic and intellectual achievements during what scholars call the Italian Renaissance. After 1434, his grandfather Cosimo had established the Medici family's dominant position withi
The Meaning Beyond Art is defined as being a skill applied to painting, music, and poetry. The words that are written describing art have a purpose and a meaning but, through the words of Jarrell, Williams, and Auden words mean much more than a description. These poems show how words are more than mere descriptions, they are symbols. Randall Jarrell is analyzed as “The one living poet who has written good poems that ordinary readers like without any trouble and understand without any trouble...
Joyce Kilmer in her Poem “Trees” writes of the attributes of a tree, equating it to a woman. A.E. Housman in her poem “Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now” writes of how she enjoys the beauty of a blooming cherry tree. Does this perfunctory reading of these poems provide the reader with a true meaning as to why they were written. Did Kilmer and Housman write these poems only to tell us of what they see when they look at trees. In “Trees” Joyce Kilmer gives us a view of what she thinks are the vi
I. The Prohibition "Experiment" A. Eighteenth Amendment 1. Abolished alcohol 2. Popularity a) Popular- Midwest and South b) Unpopular- East B. Prohibitionists 1. Naive 2. Hostile C. Questionable Conditions 1. Many wanted to violate law just to violate it 2. Wanted a repeal 3. Speakeasies were constructed to drink in without being caught D. Home brew & Bathtub Gin 1. became increasingly popular 2. less liquor was consumed in the days before the amendment II. The Golden Age of Gangsterism A. Crim
William Wordsworth and the Romantics Question One:- Analyse the two poems, taking into account language use, structure tone, and any other aspects worth commenting on. The Solitary Reaper and Daffodils are both poems by the Englishman William Wordsworth. William Wordsworth was one of the first writers of the era known as the Romantics. The Romantics reshaped writing, poetry and literature in general. The Romantics placed an emphasis on passion, emotion and freedom of the individual. Wordsworth
"186" Emily Dickinson was one of the greatest poets of the 19th century. Many of her poems dealt with the issue of life and death, poem "186" is no exception. This poem focuses on a speaker who has lived a life of not feeling alive within. Throughout this poem she starts off with experiences of death, then heads into experiences of life, and why this life is so great. Through the use of the concepts persona and implication I can get into to mind of the speaker and see how she deals with the iss
Japan The leading industrial state of Eastern Asia and of the non-Western world, Japan rivals the most advanced economic powers of the West. It rose rapidly from a crushing military defeat in World War II to achieve the fastest-growing economy of any major country in the postwar period. Today only the United States out produces it, although the industrialization of China poses a strong challenge. The Meiji Restoration of 1868 launched Japan onto the road of modernization. The Japanese skillfull
In many great works of literature, such as short stories and poetry, there is the inclusion of events that shape the future and will forever be engraved in the history of the world. These works account for the happenings that caused such celebration or tragedy. Many times an author will use this occurrence as a way of portraying the feelings of the victims at the particular time. In the following works of poetry, Slavitt’s “Titanic” and Randall’s “Ballad of Birmingham,” the essence of these tra
Seamus Heaney: Physical and Mental Digging In the poem "Digging," Seamus Heaney seems to use his father's and his grandfather's digging into the homeland ground as a comparison to his writing and development of his poetry. Heaney's father and grandfather use their shovels to work with the land, and Heaney is now using a pen to work on his ideas to write poetry. The beginning of this poem starts out with Heaney describing what he might do before he starts to write a poem. Heaney writes, "Between
Caesar. He was not, on the whole, a striking or compelling figure except for one feature, his eyes, which were strong, serious, large, and deep set; bright blue in some light. Henry David Thoreau was fascinated by nature as he grew up and like all the other kids his age, he loved the countryside. Thoreau was a good student, who behaved somewhat shy and solemn with his classmates. He didn't really participate in what all the other kids did, so they nicknamed him, "The Judge." From 1833 to 1837 T
The Hittites So who exactly are the Hittites you ask? A group of people in the ancient Middle East obviously, but who are they? Who did they worship, and how did they get their food? The answers to the questions were untold until recently when the Hittites were finally recognized as one of the Great Powers of the Middle East much like the Egyptains or the Assyrians at the time. This established group of people created a kingdom in what we now know as Turkey and Syria. This big area of land was
The account of one ancient historian named Abu-al-Mundhir Hishâm ibn-Muhammad ibn-al-Sâ'ib ibn-Bishr al-Kalbi, better known as ibn-al-Kalbi, gives report of around twenty idols that existed in the Middle-East in a book called, The Book of Idols. This book of idols shows the work of a Moslem historian who attempted to create a listing of all the idols worshiped by the Arab people before the coming of the Prophet Muhammad. The research of this historian, who lived in the eighth and ninth centurie
The Career of Teaching Today, as we enter a new world of technology, and new discoveries, we must remember how we got where we are today. How did we learn how to do all these skills like reading, writing, and arithmetic? We got to where we are today because of teachers. Those special people, who taught us how to read, write our names, and gives us courage when we could not do that one hard arithmetic problem. As read on you will discover how these people got their jobs, and exactly just what it
SIGMUND FREUD THE FATHER OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in 1939. He was a successful psysiologist, medical doctor, and psychologist. He was recognized as one of the most influential and respected thinkers of the twentieth century. He originally worked in close association with Joseph Bruer, and created the theory of psychology. He refined teh concept of the unconscious, of infatile sexuality, of repression, and proposed a tri-partite account of the mind's structure
Evil Emperors 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 didn’t try at all. My report is about two emperors of Rome that didn’t rule in light of Augustus, and probably couldn’t 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.. Gaius had tw
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare THE STORY PROLOGUE The Prologue is in the form of a sonnet, a type of poem that was popular in Elizabethan times. A sonnet has very strict rules: it must have 14 lines, have five accented syllables and five unaccented ones per line, and a consistent pattern of rhyming. NOTE: Throughout the play, we will see that Shakespeare uses different types of poetry to make special moments stand out. The Prologue does three important things: 1) it tells us what events w
AUTHOR’S POINT OF VIEW In Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s point of view is to persuade people that slavery is wrong and immoral. It tells the story of a harsh slave trader who gets Uncle Tom from a debt to a kind plantation owner. Simon Legree, who owns an isolated plantation on the Red River, buys Tom. Legree is cruel and sadistic, and his plantation is a living hell for his slaves. They are worked so hard they have no time to think or feel, and Legree sets them against each other.
I. Introduction A. Attention Grabber 1. Few people have impacted American literature quite as much as Carl Sandburg. From his dramatic and though-provoking poems to his insightful biography on Abraham Lincoln, he will be forever remembered and honored in America as well as the world. B. Thesis Statement 1. As one of the most profound and articulate literary figures in American history, Carl Sandburg had a huge impact on American society that is still felt today. Two major themes dominated Carl
Few things attract more attention than controversy, and no other author knows that better than Thomas Hardy. During the late 19th, and early 20th centuries, Hardy’s work shocked the public and threw the critics into an uproar. And yet, he managed to change the face of literature for the better. Mr. Hardy’s work was filled with controversial topics, and his influence is evident in many different aspects of literature. As the child of a professional stonemason, Thomas Hardy was taught to love rea
Muller1 I choose to do my research paper on the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, because I think that he is a very interesting, inspirational, and good man. I think that a lot of people do not know about the problems that are going on right now in Tibet. If more people were aware of these problems that I am going to explain then more people could try to persuade higher authorities to step in and try to stop the problems. It is sad that the most powerful country, America, cannot listen to the pleas of
1984: George Orwell Imagine a world full of hate and devoid of love for anything except the government. Imagine a world where the government controls all aspects of humanity, including the past. This is the world George Orwell depicts in his novel 1984. In 1984 Big Brother and The Party control every aspect of the lives of the citizens of Oceania. Winston Smith, a citizen of Oceania, is a secret enemy of this government. He rebels against The Party in several ways, among which is his affair wit
"Talkin bout what we gonna be when we grow up I said what you wanna be, she said, "Alive" (hmm) It made me think for a minute, then looked in her eyes I coulda died"( Outkast: " the art of storytellin") It’s lines like the above that release the real thought and social conscious in hip music. It’s no longer just making words rhyme. It’s making people think. Hip hop has come a long way since The Sugarhill Gang and Furious Five. It’s not just music anymore, it’s life. Hip hop really just started
In 1552 Edmund Spenser was born in the city of London. As the son of a poor cloth maker Spenser found himself working his way through Cambridge by serving as a waiter. Spenser received his Bachelors degree in 1573, followed by his Master’s in 1576. Soon after, Spenser served as a secretary to Bishop John Young in Kent. Within the next year, Philip Sydney, Edward Dyer, and Fulke Greville joined with Spenser to form what Spenser called the “Areopagus.” “The Areopagus was a literary group formed t
ANALIZATION OF CHARACTERS-- ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT - PAUL BAUMER - Paul Baumer is the 19-year-old narrator of the story. At the front, Paul's special friends in Second Company include his classmates Behm, Kemmerich, Muller, Leer, and Kropp. The six of them were among 20 who enlisted together, prodded on by Schoolmaster Kantorek. Although he doesn't say so, Paul is obviously a natural leader: Franz Kemmerich's mother implored him to look after her son when they left home. Paul is also co
"Hey Carrie" hollers my Aunt Karla, "c'mon over here for a sec." I walk over to where Karla is sitting, expecting another one of her far-out stories about ghosts, fairies, aliens, or maybe "little people" once again. "Now give me your hand." Rolling up my sleeve, I prepare myself for the worse. Over the years I have learned to expect anything from my "flake-of-an-aunt". A very open mind is essential to have any conversation with her. Once she taught me how to find the answers to all my question
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 reflects the typical living conditions of a late nineteenth century working-class family. Many of the furnishings once belonged to the Sandburg family are still in tact. Behind the house stands a small wooded park. Underneath Remembrance Rock, lie the ashes of Carl Sandburg, who died in 1967. Carl August Sandburg was born the son of Swedish immigrants August an
The Ancient Olympics The ancient Olympics were a festival that had probably been going on long before the first champion was ever crowned. The Olympics were not just for athletic competition; the festival was also for music, poetry, and other art forms. When the events were revived in the early 19th century the art festivities were not revived with them (Girardi). The Olympics took place at Olympia, located in a wooded valley in the western Peloponnese. The area is surrounded by hills on three
The world of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is a world ruled by chance. From the very opening chapters, where a watchman is accidentally run over by a train at Moscow's Petersburg station, to the final, climactic scenes of arbitrary destruction when Levin searches for Kitty in a forest beset by lightning, characters are brought together and forced into action against their will by coincidence and, sometimes, misfortune. That Anna and Vronsky ever meet and begin the fateful affair that becomes the cent
Of all confrontations in political philosophy, the biggest is the conflict between philosophy and politics. The problem remains making philosophy friendly to politics. The questioning of authoritative opinions is not easily accomplished nor is that realm of philosophy - the pursuit of wisdom. Socrates was the instigator of the conflict. While the political element takes place within opinions about political life, Socrates asks the question "What is the best regime and how should I live?" Ancient
During the years 1660-1780, a literary and intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment swept through Europe. One significant characteristic of the Enlightenment was the emergence of rationalism. Rationalism is a theory which states that the exercise of reason, rather than the acceptance of empiricism, authority, or spiritual revelation, provides the only valid basis for actions and beliefs. Because of this intense emphasis on reason, the Enlightenment, in England, was referred to as the Age
CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 Canonicity 1 Authorship and Dating 2 INTERPRETATION 4 Allegorical 4 Literal 5 Wedding Cycle 5 Pastoral Drama 6 CONCLUSION 6 INTRODUCTION The Song of Songs, or Song of Solomon, is a unique book in the Old Testament canon. The book contains exquisitely beautiful lyric poetry, full of sensuous symbolism. Because of the sexual nature of Song of Songs, the message of this book has been debated for the past eighteen-hundred years. The erotic content of this book has lead it in
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
Howard Zinn's- "A People's History"... History 1004 The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People's History of The United States of America. Dr. Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian's 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 History book covering the time
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 pio
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
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
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
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. For th
EDGAR ALLEN POE Milner Ayala 11B DEC. 27, 1998 Edgar Allen Poe is one of the most famous American writers, he is also known as a poet and a critic but he is most known as the master of the short story form. This essay will is about Edgar Allen poe’s life and it describes what a tough life he had for example his mother died when he was a kid his father was a drunk and after his mother died he and his brother and sister were orphaned his so called father didn’t really consider him much of a son he
THE NATURE OF POETRY Poetry is one of the most ancient and widespread of the arts. Originally fused with music in song, poetry gained independent existence in ancient times-in the Western world, as early as the classical era (6th century to 4th century BC). Where poetry exists apart from music, it has substituted the lost musical rhythms with its own purely linguistic ones. It is this rhythmic use of language that most easily distinguishes poetry from imaginative prose, the other great division
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
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 Chopin’s The Awakening and several of Langston Hughes’ 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
Romanticism in the 19th Century Gary Curtsinger Period 7 2-27-99 English 12 Romanticism start in through the 19th century. The movement from neoclassicism to romanticism flourished in England and France in this period of time. Romantic writers used nature for their inspiration, idealized the distant past, and celebrated the individual. Their writings were against neoclassicism which thought society was more important then the individual. Romanticism started kind of like a fad would; when Lyric B
Thematic Analysis Mike Worona Mr. Rosenthal Oct.12, 1998 Honors English Period 1 Two Love Poems From Two Perspectives In this writing the two poems, “Upon Julia’s Clothes”, by Robert Herrick, and “Kidnap Poem”, by Nikki Giovanni, will be interpreted through thematic analysis by the writer. Each poem will be broken down and observed for hints or clues to the poets’ philosophies. In “Upon Julia’s Clothes” Herrick refers to Julia as his own. The poems seem to be at a distant point from “Julia”, bec
Character Analysis of Benedick and Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing" Lotus NJ, Essay 2 In Much Ado About Nothing, most of the characters had interesting relationships with each other. For example, Hero and Claudio, were deeply in love. Also, Don Juan, and Don John were fighting with each other. Another example was the close friendship between Benedick, Claudio, and Don Juan. But the relationship between Benedick and Beatrice was different than the others. In their relationship, they hated eac
Edgar Allen Poe Rhonn James Edgar Allen Poe who was best known for his poems and short fiction, deserves more credit than any other writer for his transformation of the short story from anecdote to art (1996 Groiler Multimedia). He virtually created the detective story and perfected the psychological thriller. Edgar also produced some of the most influential literary criticism of his time - with important theoretical statements on poetry and the short story, that has had a world wide influence o