Poetry

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
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 W
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
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 Dickinso
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
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. Latel
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 f
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
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois Du Bois was one of those people who studied and learned a lot of things about the world, a lot of things that he found to be extremely unjust. This became his source of energy for becoming an intellectual guide for America, warning it of "the 20th century color problem" and suggesting sound and rational courses of action for the country to take. His contention was expressed lyrically and with passion in The Souls of Black Folk that he wrote in 1903. His
Deffenses for Democracy Deffenses for Democracy: A resposnse to Plato's Republic: Is liberty a bad thing? Socrates seemed to think so. In Book VIII of Plato’s Republic, Socrates criticizes democracy by attacking three of its most important aspects: liberty, equality, and majority rule. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Philosophy [Paper Title]: Deffenses for Democracy: A resposnse to Plato's Republic [Text]: Is liberty a bad thing? Socrates
gender equity in islamm Romantic Music: The Ideals of Instrumental Music At one point in the study of the Romantic period of music, we come upon the first of several apparently opposing conditions that plague all attempts to grasp the meaning of Romantic as applied to the music of the 19th century. This opposition involved the relation between music and words. If instrumental music is the perfect Romantic art, why is it acknowledged that the great masters of the symphony, the highest form of in
History of Greek Thearter The History of Greek Theater Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero’s recognition was created by selfish behaviors and l
Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson is one of the most well known poets of her time. Though her life was outwardly uneventful, what went on inside her house behind closed doors is unbelievable. After her father died she met Reverend Charles Wadsworth. She soon came to regard him as one of her most trusted friends, and she created in his image the 'lover'; whom she was never to know except in her imagination. It is also said that it was around 1812 when he was removed to San Fransico that she began h
Mythology: Important Part Of History Mythology: Important Part of History Bullfinch once said Mythology is the handmaid of literature... . That means that mythology is necessarily subservient or subordinate to literature. I personally think that is not true. Let me introduce myself. My name is Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and sexual desire. Mythology is important and interesting . In fact, I think I may be the most interesting of all the gods. Well, at least the most beautiful. In this auto biog
John Muir: His Achievements/journeys John Muir: His Achievements/Journeys John Muir worked at a factory in Canada. He invented time and money saving machines for the factories. But one day an accident changed his whole outlook on life. As he was tightening a machine belt with a file, the file flew out and pierced his right eye. His left eye grew dim to the reaction. John's friends and neighbors tried to help him and brought doctors. Some friends read to him. Children brought him flowers and list
Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer was born in Florence, Italy in the year of 1454. Florence was a good city to grow up in for young Amerigo, because of the growing interest in the field of exploration. Some of the adults told young Amerigo about the wonders and riches of the Indies. Like the other Italian boys in his village, undoubtedly Amerigo was fascinated with by those tales. Amerigo lived in the Ognissanti section of Florence with a lot of the Vespucci
Shakespeares World Shakespeare's World Almost every nation on earth reads, studies and performs the works of William Shakespeare. No writer of any country, nor any age, has ever enjoyed such universal popularity. Neither has any writer been so praised. As William Hazlitt observed, The most striking peculiarity of Shakespeare's mind was it's generic quality, its power of communication with all other minds. It is perhaps this quality that has earned Shakespeare the supreme accolade, that of lendin
Schizophrenia: Explained And Treatments Schizophrenia: Explained and Treatments Jeffrey A. Hurt Professor Leary Abnormal Psychology 203 2 May 1996 Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder affecting people worldwide of all ages, races, and economic levels. It causes personality disintegration and loss of contact with reality (Sinclair). It is the most common psychosis and it is estimated that one percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with it over the course of their lives (Torrey
Compare And Contrast: "dead Poets Society" And "day Of The Last Rock F Compare and Contrast: Dead Poets Society and Day of the Last Rock Fight Richard Gust Ms. Fink The two stories “Dead Poets Society” and “Day of the Last Rock Fight” have many similarities and differences as do cows and horses. They both walk on four legs, they are both mammals, and they both live on a farm. They also have differences in appearances, eating habits, and body functions. In this essay you will learn about
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
Walt Whitman Walt Whitman Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819, in West Hills, Long Island, New York. He was the second of six children. From 1825-1830, he attended public school in Brooklyn. After his years of education, Walt Whitman experimented with many different jobs. From 1836-1838, Whitman taught at several schools in Long Island. After teaching, Walt Whitman returned to printing and editing in New York. During this time he edited many papers such as the Aurora (daily newspaper), Evening
The Inferno, Insight, and Inspiration Niki Millette No matter what day and age, society will forever be influenced by literature of the past and the brilliant minds that are their creators. For both those writers and their stories have captivated us. The books that have made us laugh, made us cry, made us love and the novels that inspire us live on long after their authors gave way to time. In Dante's The Inferno, he guides his readers on an enthrallingly horrific journey through hell itself. F
03278985 Writing The Stage Essay Artaud likened the true theatre to the plague. What did he mean by this? The French, poet, actor and theorist, Antonin Artaud is recognised as one of the most radical influences on theatre in the 20th century. His main aim was to create a new type of theatre that would dismiss the idea of theatre as a mere attraction or entertainment. It instead would become a sort of communion between the audience and the actor and make theatre a live experience. Many of Artaud
Hartwell Gex Mr. Randolph Thomas English 2027 March 2, 2004 Essay #1 Thoughts On Emily Dickinson's Because I Could Not Stop for Death 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
James Mascia English Lit 1 Lit Essay 2 The Title of the Paper 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 sa
Rebecca Howes 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 h
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 engaged to Elinor White
Marina Gadayeva Emily Dickinson Mr. Janes [pic] Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. She was the second daughter of a prominent lawyer and one- term United States congressional representative, Edward Dickinson and his wife, Emily Norcross Dickinson. Being rooted in the puritanical Massachusetts of the 1800's, the Dickinson children were raised in the Christian tradition, and they were expected to take up their father's religious beliefs and values without arg
Elizebeth Tong Professor Williams English Comp 123, M/W at 3 20 February 2004 Depression vs. Elizebeth It is impossible to describe the feeling of depression to a person who has not experienced it before. Most humans do not understand a loss of the will to live; it is simply incomprehensible. The typical immediate reaction is to say something useless such as "What's wrong with you?" or "Just cheer up!" as if someone who is depressed is able to change his or her attitude towards living in an ins
Jennie Cannon HIST 17B SHORT PAPER #2 On The Road - 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, sometim
40673 Mrs. Rocco AP English 11 12 January 2003 Emily Dickinson 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 th
Richard Crawford English IV February 1, 2004 Raleigh's Views of Life 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 b
Joe Schuck 4/10/04 Composition 2 Professor Fenizig Theme for English B by Langston Hughes 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 import
Plato on Justice and Injustice Written by: Unregistered In The Republic, Plato attempts to demonstrate through the character and discourse of Socrates that justice is better than justice is the good which men must strive for, regardless of whether they could be unjust and still be rewarded. His method is to use dialectic, the asking and answering of questions which led the hearer from one point to another, supposedly with irrefutable logic by obtaining agreement to each point before going on to
Ali Conwell Ms. Walsh Honors English 12 10 may 2004 Dylan Thomas 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. H
The Roles Land and Water Play in Selected Pieces of American Literature Lindsey E Bottorf April 6, 2004 Engl 206 WATER: 1.)The liquid that descends as rain and forms rivers, lakes and seas. 2.) a natural mineral. Water serves as nourishment to our bodies, for it is the one thing, besides air, which as humans, we can not live without. Water is the building block in all living things. Water is the home to many creatures. Water is an escape to vacationers in the summer, and in the winter, water be
English Coursework - Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell In the play 'Blood Brothers', what techniques does Willy Russell use to attract and maintain the audiences interest? Further to your comments, explain how, given the opportunity, you would direct, Act five Scene five. Willy Russell was born just outside Liverpool. His father owned a chip shop and his mother worked in a warehouse. At school he was a failure but during English silent reading lessons he realized he wanted to be a writer. He lef
Hayley Pickren Short Lecture English 240 June 16, 2004 The Importance of Shakespeare to Poetry 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.
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
Alexander the Great By Drew Coy Spencerville Adventist Academy 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 f
By: Emily Dickinson Harman Khinda I FELT a funeral in my brain, And mourners, to and fro, Kept treading, treading, it seemed That sense was breaking through. And when they all were seated, A service like a drum Kept beating, beating, till I thought My mind was going numb. And then I heard them lift a box, And creak across my soul With those same boots of lead, again. Then space began to toll As all the heavens were a bell, And Being but an ear, And I and silence some strange race, Wrecked, soli
American Studies 400 Dr. Peretti Paradigm of a Myth: How Benjamin Franklin's life of success and Mobility captivates America Thomas O'Leary 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
Malory Western MajaM 1 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 ch
NAME Revised Response #4 Dr. Mary Kuhlman World Literature II April 27, 2004 Comparison of Blake's "The Sick Rose" and American Beauty 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 prov
Ernesto "Che" Guevara [pic][pic] Name: Derrick Gates Date: April 13, 2004 Period: B Teacher: Mr. Gelmi Ernesto Che Guevara was born on June 14 in Rosario, an important town in Argentina. At the age of two Che had his first asthma attack, a disease which he later suffered a great deal while fighting against Batista troops in Sierra Maestra, and which did not let go of him till he was shot to death by Barrientos' troops in the forests of Bolivia. His father Ernesto Guevara Lynch, an engineer, was
Of the nineteenth century and even beyond now to the twenty first, Emily Dickinson is one of the most recognized female poets. Her quirky style of writing has set her apart and made her more memorable than most poets of Dickinson’s time. Her dynamic and dense structure and wording aided her in creating greater meaning and impact with less words. It has been almost 126 years since Dickinson’s poetry has first graced the published page, however to fully understand it and appreciate it, it helps th
Antony and Cleopatra English Association Shakespeare Bookmarks No. 9 by Paul Dean English Association Shakespeare Bookmarks Number 9 © English Association and Paul Dean 2014 2 Antony and Cleopatra by Paul Dean Antony and Cleopatra was written in 1606 or 1607 but remained unprinted until the First Folio (1623). There is no record of early performances but it could have been staged at the openair Globe or the indoor Blackfriars Theatre. Shakespeare drew heavily on the Life of Antony, translated by
CRITICISM Strange weather in King Lear Steve Mentz* St John’s University, New York, USA This article argues that King Lear can help re-shape the emerging discourse of eco-criticism. The play’s focus on human dis-harmony with the non-human environment resonates with recent developments in ecological science like the ‘‘post-equilibrium shift’’. Shakespeare’s representations of dis-equilibrium in the storm scenes can correct eco-criticism’s reliance on pastoral and Romantic visions of harmony. The
Logan Horrocks A00372572 October 12th 2015 Weeds? (Chapters 6) In his book “Second Nature”, Michael Pollan shares his understanding of “weeds”, or the lack of everyone else’s understanding. “‘Weed’ is not a category of nature but a human construct, a defect in our perception” Michael Pollan, p.98 When considering Pollan’s statement from an academic perspective it dawned on me that in reality there is no such thing as a weed, just plants. Some plants thrive in certain locations while others strug
She stood on the quad, mike in hand, and with a smile on her face Syd, a Sierra College student, prefaced her poem with words I will never forget; “There are things that have happened to me in my life that are not okay, but I am okay now.” Her poem was a rape poem, a story about how women are never taught how to defend themselves against the people nearest. It is the people whom we trust that inflict the most damage and how people try to use the pain and events to define us. The girl before her