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TURMOIL AND ORDER
TURMOIL AND ORDER
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
Communist Manifesto
Communist Manifesto
Communist Manifesto Chapter 1 Summary: Bourgeois and Proletarians The Communist Manifesto begins with Marx's famous generalization that the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles (79). Marx describes these classes in terms of binary oppositions, with one party as oppressor, the other as oppressed. While human societies have traditionally been organized according to complex, multi-membered class hierarchies, the demise of feudalism effected by the French Revolu
A Lesson About Family
A Lesson About Family
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
The Rape of the Lock
The Rape of the Lock
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
Almost Lost
Almost Lost
Almost Lost Ryan Kilmartin 3/98/04 English Almost Lost essay Author: Beatrice Sparks, Ph. D The novel Almost Lost was written by Beatrice Sparks. These novels, as well as other novels she wrote were based partly on her experiences in high school. My reaction toreaction to “Almost Lost” is that it is the life of the average struggling teenager living in the city. Paul having just moved from Saskatoon, Alberta had had to make a transition that is not easy for a teenager. The normal problems that a
Claude McKay America
Claude McKay America
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
Araby and The Things They Carried
Araby and The Things They Carried
Araby and The Things They Carried 02/11/04 English Essay Period 6 Most stories have some sort of theme or plot that usually can relate to a reader in their real lives; then again, some stories are pointless as can be. The things that are used in all literature though, are literary techniques. Some stories even share similar techniques, as shown in “Araby” by James Joyce and “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. “Araby” seems all but incomprehensible, nothing more than a series of depressing
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder English – 108 April 1, 2004 Five Pages # 1 Whether to treat a child suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not questioned. The method of treatment and its consequences need to be considered a factor before administering chemical treatments. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is characterized by short attention spans, impulsiveness, and in the case of ADHD, hyperactivity. The research acknowledged in the follo
BEOWULF
BEOWULF
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
Essay 4 Jorge Luis Borges
Essay 4 Jorge Luis Borges
Essay #4: Jorge Luis Borges English 1A In Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges attempts to skew the fundamental principles by which most people govern their lives. He constructs roughly allegorical worlds that reflect reality in their complexity and scope. By pulling the reader deeper into these labyrinths, Borges’ stories subtly and without mal-intent, demand a reexamination of the way we collectively relate to the world. Specifically, Borges questions the reliability of the past – something by which
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales Introduction Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury (England). The pilgrims, who come from all layers of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury. If we trust the General Prologue, Chaucer intended that each pilgrim should tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two tales on the way
Cause and effect essay Hopelessness by Li Ching Chao
Cause and effect essay Hopelessness by Li Ching Chao
Cause and effect essay: Hopelessness by Li Ch’ing Chao Course: English Composition Li Ch’ing Chao, a well-known Chinese poet, is a female representative of antique literature in the tenth century. Her poems, Hopelessness for example, show the voice of a sensitive woman, the sorrow and grief of the wartime and her lifetime. “Hopelessness” is a good poem and one of the most symbolic poems that express her style, her characteristics in writings. So as to understand the poem clearly, some details an
Elizabeth I Middle Life
Elizabeth I Middle Life
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.
First Quarter Reflection
First Quarter Reflection
First Quarter Reflection November 5, 2003 English 3 Period. E Since the end of my sophomore year, I feel that my growth as a writer has been developing, and I think I am finally starting to get a glimpse of my potential as a writer. Despite the talent, or skill that I may have as a writer, I know that success can never be measured, and there are so many things I have yet to learn, and so much more room for me to improve. Although some may take that statement as being a negative comment, I consi
James Joyce
James Joyce
James Joyce “It has been said that more writers and artists have been influenced by James Joyce than any other author of the twentieth century; and he is mentioned in more works than any other writer except Shakespeare.” According to this quote from Allen B. Ruch, James Joyce is the second-most influential writer in the history of English literature. Upon deeper inspection of the validity of this comment, it seems that Joyce has, in fact, had a vast impact on numerous writers, works, and on Engl
The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
“The Yellow Wallpaper”: Liberation in Madness English 102 November 10, 2002 Outline Thesis: In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Jane’s role conflict as a result patriarchal oppression is resolved when she foregoes the roles of mother, and woman for that of madwoman. I. Introduction II. Hysteria was as common in the Victorian era as its definition was broad, and treatment narrow. a. Hysteria was a common ailment, epidemic in ambitious women. b. Dr. S. Weir Mitchell’s rest cure was commonly applied in the
Macbeth and Blood
Macbeth and Blood
Macbeth and Blood English 12 A motif is a recurring feature (such as a name, an image, theme or a phrase) in a work of literature. Shakespeare uses many motifs in Macbeth; one of the more obvious examples is blood. The blood motif acts as a unifying device by adding a constant to the hectic play. Blind ambition, one of the themes of Macbeth, is the main driving force of the repeated bloodshed. Macbeth thinks that he can get to the top by simply murdering his rivals, but he later discovers that i
Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan
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
Out Of Mind
Out Of Mind
Out Of Mind March 6th, 2004 English 12 Research Paper Imagine a world where one has a familiar, or a daemon, running alongside them at all times. Or a world where dragons impede one’s movement from place to place. These are the worlds that young adult writers try to place inside of the minds of children and adolescents. These fantastical creatures and places in young adult literature are used mainly for allegorical purposes. An allegory is a symbolic representation, or using something to teach a
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
Romanticism
Romanticism
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
Sacrifice is the Key
Sacrifice is the Key
Sacrifice is the Key 1 English Lit H 2/1/04 In every piece of literature, there is always an element that causes the plot to progress and roll on. It may be the heroic epic, a dynamic change in character, or the battle of good versus evil. However, in Charles Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities, the key element is the way characters sacrifice their time and even their lives. Sacrifice by the major character Sydney Carlton allowed the plot to exist and run in the novel. As the novel opened in the
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Untitled
ñík§Õh!ßÕw4 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT (SAMPLE)QUESTION BOOKLET PAPER ONE TIME LIMIT;95 MIN.= PART ` LISTENING COMPREHENSION ;40 min.= In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear. SECTION A TALK Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now Listen to th
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness 20th Century Novels Essay To what extent could Heart of Darkness be described as a disturbing novel that reflects some of the major concerns of 20th Century fiction? Line: 5 Due: 4th June 2004 Joseph Conrad’s literary classic Heart of Darkness serves as a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy of imperialism and the evils of racism. It reflects the savage repressions carried out in the Congo by the Belgians in one of the largest acts of genocide committed up to that time (Brians,
The Romantic Period
The Romantic Period
The Romantic Period 1 English 250-A March 18, 2003 Essay #1 Social Tyranny and Visions of Brotherhood in the Poetry of William Blake Romanticism was an intellectual movement that spread throughout Europe towards the end of the eighteenth century through to the middle of the nineteenth century. It was an age in which philosophers, artists, writers, and composers responded with enthusiasm to the forces of nationalism that were sweeping across Europe, but rejected the notions of the enlightenment t
The Signifying Monkey
The Signifying Monkey
The Signifying Monkey A Theory of AfricanAmerican Literary Criticism 30 April 03 English 311 Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in The Signifying Monkey attempts to address both the lack of literary theory directed toward AfricanAmerican literature and the Anglo? literary theories that are applied to AfricanAmerican literature. He speaks of the relationship between both African and AfricanAmerican speech and literature. Essentially, Gates contends that the voice of the black individual that is manifeste
The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried By: Tim O’Brien English 10 September 7, 2004 Tim O’Brien’s, The Things They Carried, was a good piece of literature. The book contains various stories from Tim O’Brien and people he knew during the Vietnam War. The Things They Carried had very memorable characters that were all unique, realistic, and vividly portrayed. The plot of The Things They Carried had many recurring images, a well developed structure, and an extremely worthwhile subject. The theme of the book is u
Heritage and Art in Robert Brownings My Last Duchess
Heritage and Art in Robert Brownings My Last Duchess
Heritage and Art in Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” 1 English 250- A April 10, 2003 Essay #2 Robert Browning, a modern, experimental poet of the nineteenth century Victorian Age, presents the problems with mankind and morality and attempts to solve them through his dramatic monologues. He wrote about Victorian themes, where his characters explored problems of faith and morality and the role of the artist in the modern world. He used startling expressions, shocking his readers with the darker
Dylan Marlais Thomas
Dylan Marlais Thomas
Dylan Marlais Thomas 1 Dylan Marlais Thomas is considered one of the greatest modern poets. Like many other writers and poets, Thomas lived a life of loss, poverty, and adventure. His life began October 27, 1914 in Swansea, Wales. His father David John Thomas was an English Literature teacher at the Swansea Grammar School and at Dylan’s birth he was determined for his son to become the poet that he had failed to be(Fitzgibbon 25). Despite having very little education, Thomas began writing poems
Trabajo Laobov
Trabajo Laobov
Trabajo Laobov Compare and contrast, making clear the strengths and weaknesses of both approaches, traditional dialectology and the quantitative approach pioneered by Labov. Refer to specific works in your answer. Before starting to answer the question i think that it would be interesting to know which are the principles of Labov´s theory: we could say that for Labov language is heterogeneous,not only in structure but also in its use. Because of the principle of this theory , that is based in va
Victorian Age
Victorian Age
Victorian Age The historical terms, Victorian Age or Victorian Era, referred to the things and the events that happened during the reign of Queen Victoria in England from 1837 to 1901. Some adjectives to describe the people and things of this period would be prudish, strait-laced, and old-fashioned. Another characteristic of the Victorian society was that many of the upper class individuals were snobbish and that they looked down upon others, especially the lower class individuals. In addition,
The Woman Warrior A story of a lost fight
The Woman Warrior A story of a lost fight
The Woman Warrior. A story of a lost fight. English 455 Anger and confusion were following me as I was trying to fight my way through Maxine Hong Kingston’s masterpiece. I was helplessly looking for some answers. Who is the Woman Warrior? Where is the fine line between fiction and non-fiction, if there is one? What is the connection between all of the stories that seemed non-related to each other? And as soon as I thought that I figured it out, the author failed me again. I was surprised (and no
Evidence of The Fantasy Theme
Evidence of The Fantasy Theme
Evidence of The Fantasy Theme In Wu Che’eng-en’s Monkey English 121 M Response #2 February 9, 2004 “I shall say good-bye to you, go down the mountain, wander like a cloud to the corners of the sea, far away to the end of the world, till I have found… three kinds of Immortal. From them I will learn how to be young forever and escape the doom of death” (Che’eng-En, 13). This quote was said by the Monkey King, who is the main character of the story. He is talking to his followers in their Cave of t
The French Revolution
The French Revolution
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy.
Courtly Love and Social Institutions
Courtly Love and Social Institutions
Courtly Love and Social Institutions For several thousand years, the world’s wealthy and nobility used marriage as a contract, a method of binding two families together to increase power or money. Only in the last century has that sort of arranged marriage disappeared. During the Middle Ages, arranged marriages were common in every station of life. From princes to weavers to peasant farmers, it was the social norm for two families to arrange a match between their children for the sake of power a
Egyptian History
Egyptian History
Egyptian History History Egypt has one of the most ancient civilizations of the world. Its history spans over five millennia. The pharaohs ruled Egypt for about 3 000 years until it was conquered by the Greeks, then by the Romans. In 639 AD, it was conquered by Islams from Syria . In 1517 the Ottomans took over until Napoleon came to Egypt in 1798. Egypt remained under English and French domination until the 1950’s, until the revolution of 1952. Traditions and Customs As in their holy book the Q
King Leahy
King Leahy
King Leahy To begin this paper, dear King Leahy, let us mention that we’ve noticed many things while on our journey. These people are extremely different from us, and in many ways! They act different than us, and have many Social Developments. There are people called Reformers here. They have different social classes, and many, many people! They also have something called Methodism. Reformers here want to change all the problems with society. They’d like Kids to stop working in factories, woman
The Emergence of the Colonies lead to American Revolution
The Emergence of the Colonies lead to American Revolution
The Emergence of the Colonies lead to American Revolution History Writing Assignment The American Revolution started in 1775, reached its climax in 1776, and partially ended in 1789 when the Constitution was ratified. USA is one of the few countries that underwent only one revolution. The American Revolution is an interesting one because the settlers had freedom before that. The changes in the government lead to this Revolution. The question is did this have an impact on the colonies? If so, to
Biographical Preface
Biographical Preface
Biographical Preface English 12 4 April 1997 On July third of nineteen thirty seven, in Zlin, Czechoslovakia, a boy was born by the name of Tomas Straussler. Tomas was born onto Eugene Straussler and Martha Stoppard. Later in his life Tomas took his mother’s last name and shortened his first name to Tom. His father was a physician. When his father was killed by the Nazis the rest of the family fled to the far East. Tom went to school in Darjeeling, India. There his mother met a British officer w
The History of Joseph Brodsky
The History of Joseph Brodsky
The History of Joseph Brodsky. From my point of view, the best stories, novels and even poetry, which were ever written, were taken from real people lives. I know myself several people who are poets themselves. After I got to know them a little better I found out that their own life stories are really impressive. Well, when I started to look for information about Joseph Brodsky’s life I saw that the most of his poetry describes some moments from his own life. It came out that he had a very drama
Catcher in the Rye
Catcher in the Rye
Catcher in the Rye November 3, 2003 “I don’t want to scare you,” he said, “but I can very clearly see you dying nobly, one way or another, for some highly unworthy cause.” He gave me a funny look. “If I write something down for you, will you read it carefully? And keep it?” I picked these five lines of text to analyze because I believe that these lines press the same issue that is forced on Holden from all of the other characters of the book. Every character in the story is hung up on Holden doi
On the day they were going to kill Santiago Nasar
On the day they were going to kill Santiago Nasar
“On the day they were going to kill Santiago Nasar…” Litera2 A. Historical Context The book “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” was written by 1982 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, and was translated from Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Editorial La Oveja Negra Ltda, Bogotá, originally published Chronicle of a Death Foretold in Columbia as Crónica de una muerte anunciada in December 1981. Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, also originally published the book in English in Great Britain
Literary Analysis
Literary Analysis
Literary Analysis English 102 7 April 2000 English 102Literary Analysis In Search of Entertainment Boredom is what comes after the basic needs are filled and it is what drives human beings to do what they do best, entertain themselves at any cost. In “Splinters” as well as in “Bad Boy Number Seventeen”, the main characters are so bored with their lives, as different as they are socially and economically, that they create most unusual hobbies for themselves and in the end up paying for it. These
Introduction to English Studies
Introduction to English Studies
Introduction to English Studies “By and large people term ‘literature’ writing which they think is ‘good’. Assess this formulation of literature. Within this statement there arises a problem. This problem lies within the notion of what is ‘good’. For people to term a literary work as that of a ‘good piece of writing, people must have something bad, for which they can compare it to. The concept of ‘good’ writing has been an on-going argument for many centuries now, as peoples ideas change within
Johnny Got His Gun Chapter 1
Johnny Got His Gun Chapter 1
Johnny Got His Gun, Chapter 1 English 10A, 6th Period November 5, 2000 “Chapter 1” of Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo was very confusing. It starts in France with a constant ringing phone that irritates a soldier of WWI. He has flashbacks of his father’s death, senior year, Christ, experiences in the war, childhood Christmas memories, parent’s love for each other, and the old party line. “It [the telephone bell] sounded different from any other telephone bell or any other sound because it ha
Karl Marx
Karl Marx
Karl Marx “No other idea so enchanted the 20th century as Marxism.”[1] Karl Marx was the greatest philosopher and thinker of his time. His views on life and the social structure of his time have revolutionized the way in which people think. Throughout his travels and studies, Karl Marx developed many influential pieces of literature, one of which was the “Communist Manifesto”. Despite his upper-class position in society, Marx created an opportunity for the working-class to rise above the upper-c
Medieval and Renaissance InstrumentsAn Illustration of Several Rare an
Medieval and Renaissance InstrumentsAn Illustration of Several Rare an
Medieval and Renaissance InstrumentsAn Illustration of Several Rare and Popular Musical Instruments Music History I Throughout history, many new instruments were created and transformed into tools for creating great works of music. However, there are also some instruments that do not have such a successful history and are, tragically, sometimes forgotten about. The Renaissance was a time of heightened artistry and musical interest, which spawned new creative instruments for a generation of origi
OTHELLO IN DRAMA AND IN FILM AS A LITERARY ADAPTATION
OTHELLO IN DRAMA AND IN FILM AS A LITERARY ADAPTATION
OTHELLO IN DRAMA AND IN FILM AS A LITERARY ADAPTATION THIS IS THE VERSION OF YOUR PAPER THAT I WILL PUT UP ON THE INTERNET. BY THE WAY, I WILL GIVE YOU AN EXTRA A- FOR EFFORT. Department of American Culture and Literature Othello is one of the most famous plays of Shakespeare, which has been filmed many times, notably by Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier in 1964. In 1997 it was filmed once again by Oliver Parker, with Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Fishburne in the title roles. This paper aims to
Strange Meeting
Strange Meeting
Strange Meeting Question: Present a detailed commentary on the poem 'STRANGE MEETING' by Wilfred Owen. To include - Explanation of the ideas expressed in the poem. Links with specific moments with other Owen poems. Discussion of how the poem works in term of poetic technique. Answer: STRANGE MEETING is probably Owen’s most problematic poem. It’s title comes from Shelley’s “The Revolt of Islam” - “Gone forth whom no strange meeting did befall. It was written in the spring or early summer of 1918,
Comparative Analysis
Comparative Analysis
Comparative Analysis January 2003 GCSE English Literature Coursework Unit Pre 1914 Verse – comparative analysis Texts - Andrew Marvell To His Coy Mistress (C.1630) - John Keats La Belle Dame Sans Merci (1819) - Robert Browning Porphyria’s Lover (C.1850) Assaignment: Write a comparative analysis of the style, meaning and content of any two or all three poems. Abbreviations: THCM – Marvell BDSM – Keats PL - Browning All three of these poems explore a man’s love for a woman and the complexities and