So deeply to be reverenced, so fair, My lady is when her smile bestows, All sound of speaking falters to a close And eyes which would behold her do not dare Of praises sung of her she is aware, Yet clad in sweet humility she goes A miracle in which the world may share. Dante Alighieri Sonet XXVI Lavita Nueva At age nine, Dante was graced by the beauty of Beatrice Portinari, and for the rest of his life, many of his writings portrayed his intense love for merely the thought of her which seemed t
When I, like most people, first read this poem, I saw the theme as an arbitrary death of a young boy that could have been easily avoided. One critic wrote that, "the theme is the uncertainty and unpredictability of life... A boy who is already 'doing a man's work' and gives every promise of having a useful life ahead of him is suddenly wiped out." (Laurence Perrine, Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry). While this analysis fits quite well superficially, I believe it to be inadequate and
Un-Victorian Tenets of Browning in Karshish Browning’s Karshish Robert Browning’s “An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician” is a dramatic monologue in which Karshish writes to Abib about his experiencing the miracle of Jesus, when he raises Lazarus from the dead. “Karshish” is a dramatic monologue containing most of the tenets of Browning. Although “Karshish” is in the form of a letter, it is still an excellent example of a dramatic monologue. There i
Socrate's First Accusers and Athenian Law 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 b
A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn's A People's History... The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People's History of the US 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 cover
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an, who would give all of his followers something they had never had before; faith, and the ability to see others, love others, and talk to others. The basic lines of Catholic Mariology (theology of Mary) are now to talked about and to debated beyond dispute, written as they are in the Scriptures, in the liturgy, in prayer, poetry, song and art, in the writings of saints and theologians and in the teaching of popes and councils. Mary holds a secure place as the mother of Jesus, the greatest of a
What is a Good Novel? Modernism is a generic term applied to the beginnings of the "new literature" that came with the twentieth century. In Great Britain, it followed Victorian period, steeped with grandiose subject matter and moralizing, didactic themes and lessons. In 1901 Arnold Bennet published The "Average Reader" and the Recipe for Popularity. He describes in this short essay somewhat satirically, what to do when one wants to write a novel that will have mass appeal. In this essay it will
Beowulf Mythical monsters with great powers that get killed by human men are a typical theme in Anglo-Saxon poetry. Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon poem translated by Burton Raffel. Three Anglo-Saxon ideals that are portrayed in Beowulf are strength of warriors, boasting of brave deeds, and the belief in the super natural. First, one of the ideals exhibited in Beowulf is physical strength. In Beowulf, Beowulf , the hero from Geatland, exerts the most physical strength. Beowulf doesn't want to use a sw
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 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 exper
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
College Admission Essay Dear I am writing to you in hopes you may be able to aid me in any way for college. This is my story: When I was in sixth or seventh grade my mother was diagnosed with Bipolar disease and is also an alcoholic. She had tried to commit suicide on various occasions and was constantly in and out of the hospital. My mother was even sent away for four months at the Bradoboro Retreat Center. There were so many medical bills and my father was the only one working. Eventually we f
Sanay Muhammad Umar Saeed My name is “Sanay Muhammad Umar Saeed”. “Sanay Muhammad” means, “praise of Muhammad” (peace be upon him) and “Umar” after second caliph of Islam. Saeed is my family name. I belong to noble and mediocre family. The wealth of my family is education that can’t be stolen. I have two elder brothers. One is doctor and other has mastered in computer science. My father is employed in N.D.C. Before coming to COMSATS boarding, I have been living in Wah Cantt since my birth on Dec
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
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
Emily Dickinson During the period of the Civil War, there lived a woman. This woman was one of the most influential and famous authors of her time and this present time. This poet took on her own approach to poetry which gave her a sense of individuality. Her poetry has inspired many young poets around the country. Her name is Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. I chose her because she is different, and to herself. She kind of remind me of myself. I may not be as extreme as her, but in a lot of way I am
The Life and Times of William Blake: A Look into the Man and his Art William Blake was both an artist and a poet during the Romantic Period in literature. He was a radical and a nonconformist. Knowledge of his life and history were vague during the times that he published his work, “yet between his death in 1827 and the appearance of the first biography in 1863, a body of memorabilia about Blake emerged which was to create for him a reputation as a unique genius” (Singer 2). Today, Blake is a wi
A Brief Introduction to Margaret Laurence J ean Margaret Wemyss was born in Neepawa, Manitoba on July 18, 1926 to Robert Harrison Wemyss, a lawyer, and his wife Verna Simpson. Her mother died when she was 4 years old, and her father later married his former sister in law Margaret Campbell Simpson. When Laurence was nine years old her father died of pneumonia and she moved in with her Grandfather. Laurence wrote for and was an editor of the Black and Gold, the Neepawa Collegiate paper. When she w
A Lesson About Family Intro to English Literature I 24 May 2004 Many sociologists define the term values as cultural types of standards by which people measure goodness and beauty. These values also serve as broad guidelines for social living and human interaction. For the most part, values are different for different cultures. However, there are many universal traits that cultures share. For example, most world cultures have some form of music. They have services for marriage and services for d
A Supermarket in California Allen Ginsberg’s A Supermarket in California in its simplest form gives homage to influential authors and pokes fun using Ginsberg’s socio-political wit. The narrator enters a California supermarket while on a stroll in search of some form of intellectual stimulation or motivation. During this visit, he thinks about three famous authors shopping and imagines how each would observe the same supermarket. Although all three authors mentioned in this story were homosexual
Horror of a Time Honored Tradition, “The Lottery” Literature 225 (FAC) August 3, 2004 In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery the different mannerisms in the story all foretell the story's dark undertone. Many readers find this story both shocking and disturbing. There comes to mind two different attitudes expressed in this story: first, how society can be bound by barbaric traditions and second, how human nature tends to use a scapegoat when faced with strife or turmoil. Throughout history people aro
The Rape of the Lock Question 4. ‘‘The Rape of the Lock’ is a very empty trifle without any solidity or sensible meaning’ (John Dennis, a contemporary critic of the eighteenth century). Was he right? A ‘trifle’ is defined as being ‘something of little importance or value’ (www.dictionary.com). Thus, ‘a very empty trifle’ would appear to be near devoid of importance or value. Criticism as bold as this must be put into context, since modern critics hold the general consensus that Alexander Pope’s
Claude McKay: America English Literature “All aboard! Next stop…. the new world!” This phrase has been repeated many of times throughout history to all the people with hopes, dreams, and aspirations to live with dignity and absolute freedom. This was the case of one aspiring and venturous immigrant, Claude McKay. Believing in the equality and freedom of the poor and backwards peasantry he had left behind in Jamaica, he sought to establish a new life in the United States with a similar dream in h
BEOWULF What can be known about a unique poem in a unique manuscript, dated around the year 1000 a.d.? What do we know about the circumstances of its composition? Is it literary, oral, or something in-between? What can we never know? Beowulf is both strange and familiar: it has some links with ancient classical poems like Homer's; 19thc ideas of it have been received and reworked in the course of the 20thc in academe, children's literature and adult popular culture; and yet it remains an ancient
Eavan Boland Eavan Boland is a woman with an extraordinary talent. She was born with the ability to make people experience feelings through her words. Boland captures the reader with her personal and lyrical poetry. She articulates the pride of her individuality and the confidence of her shared humanity even from her Nowhere can be found a land without violence. But nowhere but Ireland can be found a land with more violence. Eavan Boland uses the theme of violence in many of the poems that she w
“Contemplation” The tragedies of both Macbeth and Othello present two worlds of reality. One world being that as we the audience sees it, in the normal state of the present. The other being a world of the mind the reality of evil and witchcraft created by the contemplation of Macbeth and Othello. The actuality of this world is most questionable and dangerous for the characters because of the confusions it brings about. Macbeth and Othello do become the victims of their own minds. This is support
Dead Poets Society DPS Summary Dead Poets Society explores the conflict between realism and romanticism as these contrasting ideals are presented to the students at an all boys preparatory school. Welton Academy is founded on tradition and excellence and is bent on providing strict structured lessons prescribed by the realist, anti-youth administration. With the dawning of each new semester, hundreds of parents abandon their sons, leaving them in the tried hands of Welton staff in hopes that the
William Shakespeare’s Desires to Please Darkness, blood, treason and death. In the 16th century, William Shakespeare knew that these elements were crowd appeasing and he incorporated them into his plays. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is no exception. Macbeth is the tale of a man who is led to his own moral and physical destruction through many outer influences and his own overweening ambition. Throughout Macbeth, Shakespeare introduces realistic characters, incorporates the world of the supernatural and
Emily Dickinson Maya Angelou Essay Q. Analyse the presentation of human suffering in the poetry of Maya Angelou Emily Dickinson. Many of Emily Dickinson’s poems touch on topics dealing with loss and human suffering. While loss and suffering is generally considered a sad or unfortunate thing, Dickinson uses this theme to explain and promote the positive aspects of absence. Throughout many of her poems, one can see clearly that see is an advocate of respecting and accepting the state of being with
Elizabeth I Middle Life Queen Elizabeth I was perhaps the most powerful, revolutionary queen to ever rule England. During the 45 years of Elizabeth’s reign, England flourished in all elements from economics to education. In fact Elizabeth I made so many successful improvements that these times were called The Elizabethan Age. And to learn more a bout the very interesting women we will talk about her life. Elizabeth I was the daughter of t King Henry VIII and his second of six wives, Anne Boleyn.
Old English The Old English seems to us as being alienated from the reality because of its spelling, unfamiliar vocabulary and some gramatical differences. It is possible for students to do good translations os Old English only with a very little bit of training. Looking carefully, we can find a very large number of points that are very near or similar to the comtemporary english. The Old English is characterised by the use of abbreviations used by the Anglo–Saxon scribes, to speed up the copyin
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
Harlem Renaissance 17-04-04 “A heightened concern with artistic form and a concern for representing the social world are not at odds with one another. Indeed, new social forms require new forms of representation.” Poets and writers associated with the Harlem Renaissance manage to both represent and contradict this statement, depending on the point at which we analyze them As a relatively new social caste they saw opportunities in modern forms of artistic expression like jazz or the blues, but th
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I've never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the
Imagery in The Yellow Wallpaper Intro to Literature I Dr. Roger Easson 1 June 2004 Insanity is a phenomenon not often written about in literature. However, there is a piece of fiction written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman which brings to life the disease of insanity. She is best known for her 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. Like the main character, Gilman underwent a type of rest treatment after suffering from bouts of severe depression following the birth of her daughter. This type of re
The Handsomest Drowned Man in The World 1 In the story “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World, the children of a small village discover a large man that washes ashore and the people of the village claim this man as one of their own. While taking care of this drowned man, the women of the village fall in love with him and image what he must have gone through being such an enormous person. They have great pity for this character and make him out to be larger than life. The men in the village hav
John Donne Question 3. Bring out what you consider to be the most distinctive features of Donne as a love poet in comparison with a sixteenth century predecessor. Illustrate your answer with analysis of specific poems or passages, considering both themes and style. John Donne is invariably regarded as being a metaphysical poet. As a metaphysical poet Donne often employed new, avant-garde, styles when writing. Donne typically used his metaphysical wit to write about love, religion or politics, of
“The Lottery” Literature 115 Essay # 1 The story entitled The Lottery, written by Shirley Jackson is an intriguing and shocking parable. The Lottery is set in a small village on a clear summer day. Written in objective third person point of view, The Lottery keeps the reader in suspense as the story progresses. This story shows the cruelty of people and their justification through tradition. The story begins morning of June 27. From the very beginning, irony occurs in the story. The author descr
Marshall McLuhan Com Arts 160 September 9, 2004 Marshall McLuhan was known as a visionary educator of mass media. Born on July 21, 1911 in Edmonton, Alberta, Marshall had the remarkable capability to memorize and recite poetry, monologs and speeches. He acquired such a talent from his mother, an elocutionist who was known for her theatrical performances in theater and local churches. At first Marshall wanted to become and engineer, though his mind quickly changed after he began attending the Uni
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 Immortal
On a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes and A Correct Compassion Discuss the shifts of register and their effects in the following two poems: Thomas Gray, “On a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes” and James Kirkup, “A Correct Compassion”. You should make use of the following terms where appropriate: field, tenor, mode, intertextuality. The shift of register and the effect it has in poetry can make a major impact on the reader. Thomas Gray, “On a Favourite Cat, Drowned in
The Symbols of Poe Engl 102 May 24, 2004 What makes literary works considered great? And furthermore, what makes them withstand the tests of time? The answer can be found in the work’s power to evoke ideas and emotions from deep within the reader. Edgar Allen Poe produced many works of morbid and intense melancholy. But, his meticulous application of poetic symbolism as well as his scholarly diction in “The Raven” conjure up images far more compelling than mere grief or despair, and it therefore
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
Pope’s use of Epic Conventions Narrative English ENG110Y1Y October 2, 2002 The mock-epic poem “The Rape of the Lock”, by Alexander Pope uses epic conventions to show how Belinda and other women of her position in society have corrupt and self-centered values. Alexander Pope shows this with the use of elevated language and the specific wording of the heroic couplet. The elevated language in the text gives the reader the impression that the tasks at hand are of critical importance, especially thos
Poetry Portfolio CHAPTERS, (Achievements) In 1793, Wordsworth published his first two books of verse, An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches. Each was a longish poem in heroic couplets, the dominant English verse form of the eighteenth century. Essentially backward-looking in style and sensibility, they were false starts for a radical thinker who would soon also be the most revolutionary poet of the time. He met Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a twenty-two-year-old fellow poet and radical, who alread
Romanticism The word ‘Romanticism’ has many meanings to it. Most commonly, it refers to a major period of movement in literature and poetry. According to the Norton Anthology of English Literature, this period lasted from “1785 to 1830” (1). This new type of writing, Romanticism, became known in many European countries, as well as, the United States. Most scholars would associate Romanticism with British literature more than any other. Some of the major British writers of the Romanticism period
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
How does William Shakespeare create tension throughout Act 3 Scene 1? From the minute the play starts the audience are aware that the “star crossed lovers” Romeo and Juliet are going to die, this makes it clear that the play is a tragedy. A Tragedy is a traditional form of theatre where the main characters in the play die as a result of their tragic flaw, for example in the tragedy play Macbeth, Macbeth’s vaulting ambition leads him to his death. Romeo and Juliet’s flaw is the powerful love betw