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Dickinson Emily Elizabeth 1830-1886 Americas best-known female poet an
Dickinson Emily Elizabeth 1830-1886 Americas best-known female poet an
Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth (1830-1886), America’s best-known female poet and one of the foremost authors in American literature. Dickinson’s simply constructed yet intensely felt, acutely intellectual writings take as their subject issues vital to humanity: the agonies and ecstasies of love, sexuality, the unfathomable nature of death, the horrors of war, God and religious belief, the importance of humor, and musings on the significance of literature, music, and art. Life Born in Amherst, Massa
TO KNOW LIFE IS TO SEE DEATH
TO KNOW LIFE IS TO SEE DEATH
TO KNOW LIFE IS TO SEE DEATH. After selecting and reading numerous Emily Dickinson poems at random I began to see a pattern in that a majority of her poems were touching on the same subject in Death. Poem after poem death was her main focus and I didn't know why. Being that I didn't really have any previous knowledge of Dickinson's work, besides the dialogue we had in class, I decided to look further into her life. I found that the later years of Dickinson's life were primarily spent in mournin
Born in Boston in 1809 Edgar Poe was destined to lead a rather somber
Born in Boston in 1809 Edgar Poe was destined to lead a rather somber
Born in Boston in 1809, Edgar Poe was destined to lead a rather somber and brief life, most of it a struggle against poverty. His mother died when Edgar was only two, his father already long disappeared. He was raised as a foster child in Virginia by Frances Allen and her husband John, a Richmond tobacco merchant. Poe later lived in Baltimore with his aunt, Maria Clemm and her daughter Virginia, whom he eventually married. The trio formed a household which moved to New York and then to Philadel
Socrate's First Accusers and Athenian Law Of all confrontations in pol
Socrate's First Accusers and Athenian Law Of all confrontations in pol
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
Samuel Coleridge Kubla Khan
Samuel Coleridge Kubla Khan
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
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
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
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
The Life and Times of William Blake
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
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
Eavan Boland
Eavan Boland
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
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society
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
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance
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
John Donne
John Donne
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
On a Favourite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes and A Correct Compa
On a Favourite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes and A Correct Compa
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
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
Romanticism
Romanticism
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
Sudden Death in Poetry
Sudden Death in Poetry
Sudden Death in Poetry 1 Sudden death and the fact of dieing is something everyone must face. Some of us however, may not know death is coming, or some may be faced directly with death. Two poems, “Sir Patrick Spence” by an Anonymous author, and “Out, Out” by Robert Frost, have both similarities and differences when reviewing the literary elements of theme, tone, and style. These literary elements help tie in the topic of sudden death throughout these intriguing poems. Certain elements throughou
The Romantic Age
The Romantic Age
The Romantic Age 1798-1832 - during 1770s, American colonies revolted against British rule - American Revolution divided British public opinion and aroused some awareness of the need for reform - French Revolution demonstrated that is was possible for a long-standing gov’t to be challenged by it’s own soil - French Revolution began on July 14, 1789; group of French citizens stormed the Bastille - Placed limits on the powers of King Louis XVI, established a new gov’t approved a Declaration of the
The Tempest Masque
The Tempest Masque
The Tempest: Masque The Tempest: Masque World Literature Essay Question: What is the impact of the masque to the overall structural unity of the play? How does the masque differ from the rest of the play in theme and poetry? The ‘masque’ scene in The Tempest, in Act IV Scene I, clearly differs from all other scenes. Many producers of the play have chosen to eliminate this scene on the grounds that due to its differences it disrupts the overall structural unity of the play. The theory has in fact
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
Sonnet 73
Sonnet 73
Sonnet 73 Although at first glance this sonnet appears to be about death, it is, like the majority of Shakespeare’s poetry, about love. As is typical in his work Shakespeare has kept to the traditional sonnet form of 14 lines, all in iambic pentameter, and is arranged in three quatrains with a closing couplet. Its rhyme scheme is ab ab cd cd ef ef and gg. The most powerful imagery within the sonnet is that which describes the passing of time, giving the poem an almost palpable aura of pathos. Fr
William Wordsworth 1770-1850
William Wordsworth 1770-1850
William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English 102 2/4/04 William Wordsworth, a poet from England, was the leading poet of the Romantic Movement in England. Wordsworth has written many poems and also collaborated on some too, with other leading poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge. William Wordsworth born on April 7, 1770 at Cockermouth on the River Derwent, in the heart of the lake district that he would come to be a legend in his poetry. William, son of the lawyer John Wordsworth was the second of fi
A Walk Through Chinese Dynasties
A Walk Through Chinese Dynasties
A Walk Through Chinese Dynasties History 105 Research Paper Over the years China has grown to have an exquisite culture, and to be a leader in the industrial empire. China has made some of the largest discoveries and has built some of the worlds greatest structures. Much of this happened in ancient times under the rule of Chinese emperors. The rule of the different empires spaned over many decades. Each new emperor trying to do something which they would be remembered for. The result is an impr
Australian Legend
Australian Legend
Australian Legend The emergence of the Australian legend in the late nineteenth century is largely explained as a desire of many artists and writers of the period, as an escape from the conditions and pressures of society, and as a retreat into an alternate reality. This essay, will examine the works of Graham Davison, Henry Lawson, Banjo Patterson, Tom Roberts, and many other writers and historians who have contributed, and/or interpreted the Australian legend of the nineteenth century. In exam
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
Plato
Plato
Plato Plato, the philosopher, centered his thoughts around the soul, which to him was the principal of life and movement. The immortal wisdom of Plato, is the guidance in which ethical theory and philosophy take root. His mentor was the great philosopher, Socrates. Plato, took the Socratic point of view and developed his main philosophy, which was the philosophy of the soul. THE LIFE OF PLATO Early Life Plato was born in 427 B.C.E. into a wealthy family that was both aristocratic and politically
Socrates
Socrates
Socrates Question 1 Explain Socrates’ claim that the crucial qualification for ruling is not wanting to rule. What is the role of philosophy in producing this qualification? Socrates first introduces philosophy as a qualification for rulers in Book V. It is here that he formulates the idea of philosophers as king, or kings as philosophers. Socrates feels that this is the most controversial idea he has put forward, the third and greatest wave of paradox. However, one could consider his theories o
Spain 1263
Spain 1263
Spain 1263 “The Jews furnish our viziers, chancellors and most of our officers of our army and we simply cannot do it without them.” This was answered by Alfonso VI in response to Pope Gregory VII”s complaints about rising Jewish prominence in Spain (Sachar, 1994). By the middle of the eighth century, the eastern half of the Byzantine Empire, Persia, North Africa, and the southern Iberian Peninsula, were ruled by the Moslem caliphs. Because of their love for science and the spread of knowledge,
True Blue Revolutionaries or Tired Beowulf Reruns
True Blue Revolutionaries or Tired Beowulf Reruns
“True Blue Revolutionaries or Tired Beowulf Reruns” “Beowulf to Batman: The Epic Hero and Pop Culture” by Roger B. Rollins compares the design of the epic poetry to the design of today’s pop culture. The epic poem refers to Anglo-Saxon poems such as Beowulf. Pop culture refers to movies, shows, and comics of today such as Batman and Spiderman. The main point of Rollin’s essay is to show the significance of epic poetry to the modern day pop culture. He does so by showing the connections between
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
English Essay- exploring the contrasting attitudes to love which may b
English Essay- exploring the contrasting attitudes to love which may b
English Essay- exploring the contrasting attitudes to love, which may be seen in the poetry of different writers, analysing the implicit themes and the poets’ use of language. 18 November 2000 Love can exist in a broad diversity of forms and feelings. The poems “Decorated for a Kiss” by Ian McDonald and “Alone” by Walter de la Mare emphasise this. Whilst the poem “Decorated for a Kiss” is obviously the description of unspoiled love blossoming, in which a man is coming to his woman for love, bear
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,
Poetry Assignment
Poetry Assignment
Poetry Assignment Discuss the poets’ different attitudes to war, as presented in The ‘Charge of the light Brigade,’ and ‘Exposure.’ Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote the poem, ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’; He was born in 1809 and died of old age in 1892. His poem was of second hand knowledge because it was formed from a report in the Times. Wilfred Owen wrote a poem known as ‘Exposure’ Owen was born in 1893 and died at a very young age in 1918. He died during the battle; therefore his poem reflect
POETRY PORTFOLIO
POETRY PORTFOLIO
POETRY PORTFOLIO People write poetry people to speak their minds when they cannot say something outright. When one cannot illustrate his or her emotions in a conversation, one can write them out. Poetry is not just words on a sheet of paper. It is an attempt to make intangible emotions tangible so it can be communicated. Poetry has many different sub forms, regulating pattern, verse or stanza length, ECT. Poetry is an important form of literature because when one is feeling strongly about someth
THE LIFE OF PLATO
THE LIFE OF PLATO
THE LIFE OF PLATO Plato was born in 427 B.C. into a wealthy family that was both aristocratic and politically influential. His family had a rich history of political connections and consisted of his parents, Ariston and Perictione, his older brothers Adeimantus and Glawcon, and later a younger sister, Potone. “In keeping with his family heritage, Plato was destined for the political life”(Beavers and Planeaux). During Platos early years he was instructed by eminent teachers in grammar, music, a
The Republic of Turkey
The Republic of Turkey
The Republic of Turkey May 20, 2004 Humanities 502 Geography Report Turkey Did you know that Turkey, now named The Republic of Turkey, was once the heart of the huge Ottoman Empire that contained a lot of the Middle East, North Africa, and all of the southeastern part of Europe? It is located in two continents—Asia and Europe, but mostly Asia. There are a lot of things about Turkey that one could talk about… Let's talk about the size first. In area it is about 300,000 square miles. As mentioned
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes
ISLAM
ISLAM
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad's future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and visi
Literary Achievements
Literary Achievements
Literary Achievements A brief personal history and overview of literary achievements The cultural advancement of the 1920's has many important literary figures associated with it. Names such as T.S. Elliot, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald are some of the better-known names. Edith Wharton is one of the less known of the period, but is still a formidable writer. This paper will explore Ms. Wharton's life and history and give a brief background surrounding some of her more popular novels.
Carl Sandberg
Carl Sandberg
Carl Sandberg Carl Sandburg was a great man. His life was one of fame, once he began writing. He inspired many people. He also became an American Marvel. His works still remain read even today, 30 years after his death. His life was an interesting one. His parents immigrated to the US from Sweden. His parents moved to Galesburg, Illinois. He attended public schools. At the age of thirteen, he had to give up public school and go to work to help earn money for his family. First, he drove a milk tr
The Simularitesof Two Worlds
The Simularitesof Two Worlds
The Simularitesof Two Worlds Stewart 1 The Similarities of Two Worlds Do we have such poetry in our age, as John Donne and the Seventeenth-Century Metaphysical Poets? Yes, but we tend to limit ourselves to the very best works of a very few figures. When poetry is much more than what chosen artists portray. It is a challenge to look squarely and see beyond the obvious features of things. Sometimes real poetry is hidden beneath a rock, such as the work of Earl Simmons also known as D.M.X. Earl Sim
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music
The Ideals Of Instrumental 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 instrumental music, were not Romantic compo
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout history, fr
An Essay Study of Poetry and
An Essay Study of Poetry and
An Essay Study of Poetry and A Poet's Ability to Forsee The Future The world is changing and evolving at an astounding rate. Within the last one hundred years, the Western community has seen advances in technology and medicine that has improved the lifestyles and longevity of almost every individual. Within the last two hundred years, we have seen two World Wars, and countless disputes over false borders created by colonialists, slavery, and every horrid form of human suffering imaginable! Human
Cultural Values as a Mirror of French Literature
Cultural Values as a Mirror of French Literature
Cultural Values as a Mirror of French Literature The literature of a country is affected and influenced by how the people of that country live. This paper will prove that The French Revolution greatly influenced 19th Century French Romanticism. First, the cultural values of the revolution will be identified. Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will be presented. The cultural values of The French Revolution and Romanticism will then be linked. Finally, literary examples will be shown to su
The poem Old Ironsides by Oliver Wendell Holmes was written to save th
The poem Old Ironsides by Oliver Wendell Holmes was written to save th
The poem Old Ironsides by Oliver Wendell Holmes was written to save the mighty battleship The U.S. Constitution. In the poem the writer talks about the mighty battleship and how they should sink it rather than put it ashore to be retired. The mood of the poem is very strong and very pointful. The writer of Old Ironsides Oliver Wendell Holmes was one of the Fireside Poets. The poem was Holmes masterpiece work. The Fireside poets were a group of poets that wrote their poetry about love, nature, h
The Invincible Warrior Love As a Dynamic Force in Shakespeare's Sonnet
The Invincible Warrior Love As a Dynamic Force in Shakespeare's Sonnet
The Invincible Warrior : Love As a Dynamic Force in Shakespeare's Sonnets Shakespeare's love sonnets describe three different contexts in which love operates, as such, he depicts a multi- faceted picture of love. Love in Shakespeare's poems does not have a single definition, but rather, an intangible conglomeration of characteristics that, together, make up an ever powerful force that defeats all obstacles. In Shakespeare's love Sonnets numbers 116, 130, and 147, love is depicted as an overwhelm
A poetry presentation
A poetry presentation
A poetry presentation You might not believe it, but I fear poetry. It is even hard for me to fully under-stand. I guess I am just more intimidated by it more than anything. Do not get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy poetry to its fullest extent, I just do not feel that I am good enough writing it (that is what I said about the writing test, but look at me J). So, this project put up a challenge to me. I feel an appropriate theme in poetry is individuality. Now I do not mean dis-similarity or eccen
Dante's Inferno
Dante's Inferno
Dante's Inferno Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages, was born in Florence, Italy on June 5, 1265. He was born to a middle-class Florentine family. At an early age he began to write poetry and became fascinated with lyrics. During his adolescence, Dante fell inlove with a beautiful girl named Beatrice Portinari. He saw her only twice but she provided much inspiration for his literary masterpieces. Her death at a young age left him grief-stricken. His first book, La Vita
4 SIMILARITIES OF BRADSTREET AND
4 SIMILARITIES OF BRADSTREET AND
#4: SIMILARITIES OF BRADSTREET AND WHEATLY M.A. Richmond states in Bid the Vassal Soar, “There is a marked similarity between the two poets in the accent on personal humility and deep religious feeling.” The two poets that the quote is referring to, are Anne Bradstreet, and Phillis Wheatley. Bradstreet and Wheatly may have been different on the outside, but their writing styles are very similar. They both wrote much more intellectually than women of their time were expected to be able to. In An