Poetry

Edgar Allan Poe The life of Edgar Allan Poe is almost as strange as his poems and short stories. He is considered by many to be one of the most famous poets and short-story writers. Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts to Eliza and David Poe Jr. His parents were both actors and shortly after Edgar was born they moved from Boston to New York in the summer of 1809. Edgar Allan Poe’s father abandoned his mother and his brother while he was two years old because Eliza often rece
EDGAR ALLAN POE BIOGRAPHY Through Edgar Allan Poe\'s magnificent style of writing, he provided the world with some of the most mystifying poems and short stories. Although not appreciated during his time, Poe has gained considerable recognition after his death. James Russel Lowell stated, in a book by Louis Broussard, "He combines in a very remarkable manner two faculties which are seldom found united: a power of influencing the mind of the reader by the impalpable shadows of mystery, and a minu
Edgar Allan Poe The life of Edgar Allan Poe is almost as strange as his poems and short stories. He is considered by many to be one of the most famous poets and short-story writers. Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts to Eliza and David Poe Jr. His parents were both actors and shortly after Edgar was born they moved from Boston to New York in the summer of 1809. Edgar Allan Poe’s father abandoned his mother and his brother while he was two years old because Eliza often rece
einstein Einstein a Life By Denis Brian Published by John Wiley & Sons Sept. 97 Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man\'s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein\'s General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what so
einstein Einstein a Life By Denis Brian Published by John Wiley & Sons Sept. 97 Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man\'s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein\'s General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what so
Elderly people Lisa Barrera Soc 11-Aging: Change and Adaptation The Life Review Paper April 25, 2000 The day I chose to interview my person, I was very anxious yet very nervous. I was very scared to just interview a total stranger. I never did anything like this before. I didn? want to interview my grandmother or any other elder person close to me, because I felt that I knew too much about them and I wanted to learn more about the lives of other elders. I chose a woman ?athy,?is what I named her
Emily Dickenson The concept of death to some is a sad incident. For Emily Dickenson it was the only way to escape her feelings of hurt, loss and lonliness. And based on her religous beliefs, Emily found in spirituaul death the transfer to the perfect world so she could retrieve her lover, liberty, and happiness. She represented that in emphatically self-consience romantic idioms. The following poems: “My Life Closed Twice”, “Because I Could not Stop for Death”, “Preceddence”, “Ressurection”, “Wh
Emily Dickinson My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close My life closed twice before its close-- It yet remains to see If Immortality unveil A third event to me So huge, so hopeless to conceive As these that twice befell. Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell. A paradox is a statement which contains apparently opposing or incongrous elements which, when read together, turn out to make sense. The first line is paradoxical in that there are separate meanings for the words "closed"
Emily Dickinson Love Themes Love Theme\'s in Emily Dickinson\'s Poetry In evaluating Emily Dickinson\'s biography and poems, I surmised that excluding the love of father, brother, and her deceased nephew, Emily\'s knowledge of romantic love, by first-hand experience, is questionable. The pure-of-mind reader may believe that what familiarity she had about love matters might have been based mainly on her extensive reading of literature. Emily was an avid reader and was particularly fond of, among
Emily Dickinson1 Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, on December 10, 1830, the second of three children of Edward and Emily (Norcross) Dickinson. Samuel Fowler Dickinson, her grandfather, had been one of the founders of Amherst College, and had built a mansion on Main Street, reputed to be the first brick house in Amherst, which became known in the family as the Homestead. (Godden, 7) Her father was, like his father before him, a lawyer. Emily\'s older brother Austin wo
Emily Dickinson2 Emily Dickinson was raised in a traditional New England home in the mid 1800\'s. Her father along with the rest of the family had become Christians and she alone decided to rebel against that and reject the Church. She like many of her contemporaries had rejected the traditional views in life and adopted the new transcendental outlook. Massachusetts, the state where Emily was born and raised in, before the transcendental period was the epicenter of religious practice. Founded by
Emily Elizabeth Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Mass. Her father, Edward Dickinson, was a lawyer and leading citizen of Amherst. Her mother was Emily Norcross Dickinson. Emily had an older brother, William Austin, and a younger sister, Lavinia. Emily Dickinson had more formal education than most women of her time. As her father was serving in Congress, she got a chance to meet the Reverend Charles Wadsworth. He was the subject of her love poems. After her sch
evolution2 INTRODUCTION Theories explaining biological evolution have been bandied about since the ancient Greeks, but it was not until the Enlightment of the 18th century that widespread acceptance and development of this theory emerged. In the mid 19th century english naturalist Charles Darwin - who has been called the "father of evolution" - conceived of the most comprehensive findings about organic evolution ever1. Today many of his principles still entail modern interpretation of evolution.
Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag is a fireman in charge of burning books. A gentle young girl named Clarisse McClellan opens his eyes to the emptiness of his life with her innocently penetrating questions and peculiar love of people and nature. After his wife Mildred attempts suicide without even realizing what she is doing, after he witnesses an old woman let herself be burned with her books, and after he hears that Clarisse has been killed by a speeding car, Montag searches for solutions to his risin
Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag is a fireman in charge of burning books. A gentle young girl named Clarisse McClellan opens his eyes to the emptiness of his life with her innocently penetrating questions and peculiar love of people and nature. After his wife Mildred attempts suicide without even realizing what she is doing, after he witnesses an old woman let herself be burned with her books, and after he hears that Clarisse has been killed by a speeding car, Montag searches for solutions to his risin
Farenheit 451 Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois. During his childhood, Bradbury would have these frightening dreams, which later he transformed into books. He became a full-time writer in 1943. He often mixes science fiction with social criticism and writes about the ruinous tendency in humans to use technology at the expense of mortality as seen in one of his many books, Fahrenheit 451. In this book the government destroyed books to prevent people from destructive thoughts. I think Br
Footbinding in Traditional China Footbinding in Traditional China In the beginning of Margaret Mitchells Gone with the Wind, the heroine, Scarlet OHara grips a bedpost while her maid squeezes her torso into a corset, so that her waist will be 17 inches. During the late Nineteenth century, in the United States, it was the fashion for women to have tiny waists. Unfortunately, this fashion came at the cost of broken ribs and damaged internal organs. The corset compresses the stomach, as well as d
formalism By: W.H. Auden Peter Kivy opposes the idea of Formalism as the basis of how to determine what an art is. He deems that representation is the significant part of determining art because without meanings and representation words have no value. Roger Fry, Quintin Bell and Walter Pater are on the other side of the issue and believe that only the formal aspect of art really has any value. The representation of the words are not important, only the formal aspect matters (Kivy, pg. 25). In th
French Romantisism New Subjects in Romanticism During the Romantic Period there seemed to be revolution in the air. The American Revolution and the French Revolution of 1789 had a great impact on literature of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This impact can be seen throughout Romantic literature but especially in the area of new subjects. Before the 19th century authors tended to write about the aristocratic class. There was nothing written for or about the common people. There are three
Frogs , and again now, we heard that wonderful bass hum of the heating system as it whirs away up in the ceiling. In the silence of this room the sound of that motor became very prominent in our consciousness. Usually, while talking and listening, thinking and worrying, we don\'t notice it. That motor reminds me of a wonderful realization I had in the hotel room where I\'m staying a couple of blocks from here. There\'s a refrigerator in the room, and of course the refrigerator goes on and off as
Frost comparisoncontrast Robert Frost takes our imagination to a journey through wintertime with his two poems “Desert Places” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Frost comes from a New England background and these two poems reflect the beautiful scenery that is present in our part of the country. Even though these poems both have winter settings, they contain very different tones. One has a feeling of depressing loneliness, and the other a feeling of welcome solitude. They show how the
Gatsby1 Although the precise date of many of Shakespeare’s plays is in doubt, his dramatic career is generally divided into four periods: (1) the period up to 1594, (2) the years from 1594 to 1600, (3) the years from 1600 to 1608, and (4) the period after 1608. Because of the difficulty of dating Shakespeare’s plays and the lack of conclusive facts about his writings, these dates are approximate and can be used only as a convenient framework in which to discuss his development. In all periods, t
Gatsby1 Although the precise date of many of Shakespeare’s plays is in doubt, his dramatic career is generally divided into four periods: (1) the period up to 1594, (2) the years from 1594 to 1600, (3) the years from 1600 to 1608, and (4) the period after 1608. Because of the difficulty of dating Shakespeare’s plays and the lack of conclusive facts about his writings, these dates are approximate and can be used only as a convenient framework in which to discuss his development. In all periods, t
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golden age The Golden Age of Greece The ancient statues and pottery of the Golden Stone Age of Greece were much advanced in spectacular ways. The true facts of Zeuss main reason for his statue. The great styles of the Kouros and the Kore. The story of The Blinding of Polphemus, along with the story of Cyclops. The Dori and Ionic column stone temples that were built in Greece that had an distinctive look. The true colors of the vase, Aryballos. The vase that carried liquids from one place to ano
golden gulch Silver Bells & Golden Spurs Twas a Mining town called Golden Gulch While the west was yet untamed There two bad men met made a bet And the winnings never claimed. The boys had ridden into town One payday afternoon To line the bar at the Lucky Star, Which was Dandy Rans saloon. Now the dandy was an onry cuss If by chance you made him sore, His only law was the lightning draw Of the heavy guns he wore. On his watchchain hung a dozen bells Of the fines silver spun, Each tiny bell for a
Good vs Evil Good vs. Evil in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown gives a fine look at the internal struggle between good and evil. On one hand you have Brown’s wife Faith the symbolic quintessence of faith itself. He entrusts his faith with her when he decides to tarry away into the woods on his errand He knows the errand is bad but feels it necessary to ensure his faith. He claims when he makes it back he will “cling to her skirt and follow her to Heaven.”
great chain William Blake was a member of a social class with a long history of radical dissent. The Artisan class which he, as the son of a hosier, was born into and consequently remained in as an engraver later in his life, had opposed in turn first the landed mercantile aristocracy in the late eighteenth century and then the emerging industrial capitalism of the early nineteenth. However, in order to determine whether Blake\'s visionary world had any relevance to the political realities of th
greek and roman theater Greek and Roman Theater The Greeks in Athens built the world’s first theater about 550 BC The world’s first theater production was performed by the Greeks. The Greeks were the first people to create theater performances. The Romans borrowed Greek ideas to create their own productions. There are many differences between the early Greek plays and the early Roman plays, there are also many similarities. The early plays by Greeks were tragedies consisted of acted episodes per
greek art ˙Greek art is a very important in the upper paleolithic period. Art objects and artifacts are important sources of information about civilization prior to written history. The number of artworks lost because of their impermanence can only be imagined, since many were created by using organic materials subject to destruction by fire, flood, and decay. By comparison, objects made from metal or stone are more likely to survive The Aegean basin was a center of artistic activity from early
gsbgsn Search Terms are the things that you enter into the search form that tell the search engine what things to look for in the papers at this site. The search engine immediately breaks the terms up into individual words and find all papers that have each word in them (a Boolean OR or NOT search would work differently). The terms should be entered as simple words (or numbers), not in quotations nor separated by commas or other symbols. Each one of your search terms should be keywords specific
Hamlets soliloquy The purpose of a soliloquy is to outline the thoughts and feelings of a certain character at a point in the play. It reveals the innermost beliefs of the character and offers an unbiased perspective as it is merely the character talking to the audience, albeit not directly, and not to any other characters who may cause the character to withhold their true opinions. Therefore, Hamlet\'s first soliloquy (act 1, scene 2) is essential to the play as it highlights his inner conflict
Harlem Renaissance Harlem Renaissance An African American cultural movement of the 1920s and early 1930s that was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Variously known as the New Negro movement, the New Negro Renaissance, and the Negro Renaissance, the movement emerged toward the end of World War I in 1918, blossomed in the mid- to late 1920s, and then faded in the mid-1930s. The Harlem Renaissance marked the first time that mainstream publishers and critics took African American
Havard You must escape, or you will die&you must find the place&you must hunt for yourself&you must find me (Wolfe 482). Eugene Gant&a young man filled with high hopes and much desire. Certain forces throughout Thomas Wolfes Look Homeward, Angel begin to push Eugene out into the world where he can truly find himself. These same forces make Eugene realize his own abilities, needs, and wants. As the novel progresses, Eugene becomes surrounded by symbols for him to seize the day and release all
Hemingways writing style Hemingway\'s style left a deep imprint on the landscape of prose BY Sally In the years after the First World War, the Young Man Who Lived and Loved Hard and Wrote Well revolutionized American literature. His prose was a symphony of short, strong, sonorous sentences. His heroes were men broken by the world but left "strong at the broken places." His women were both strong and weak, and they were always very beautiful in their summer dresses. The Young Man Who Lived and Lo
herbert and milton One of the major themes in the religious poetry of the 17th century is the struggle between serving G-d, and living a fulfilling and satisfying life. If one was a member of the clergy, they refrained from acting by their own will, and spent their lives trying to do right in the eyes of G-d. Two of the poets that used this struggle as a major theme in their poetry were George Herbert, and John Milton. In Herbert’s “The Collar”, the poet writes from the point of view of a pious
high school love not forgotten A High School Love Not Forgotten When they saw him walking across our high school campus, most students couldn\'t help but notice Bruce. Tall and lanky, he was thinner replica of James Dean, his hair flipped back above his forehead, and his eyebrows always cocked upward when he was in deep conversation. He was tender, thoughtful and profound. He would never hurt anyone. I was scared of him. I was just breaking up with may not-so-smart boyfriend, the one you stayed
history of the computer Konrad Zuse, a German engineer, completes the first general purpose progammable calculator in 1941. He pioneers the use of binary math and boolean logic in electronic calculation. Colossus, a British computer used for code-breaking, is operational by December of 1943. ENIAC, or Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyzor and Computer,is developed by the Ballistics Research Laboratory in Maryland to assist in the preparation of firing tables for artillery. It is built at the
history outline Mrs. S Chris Johnson History 10-H November 14, 1999 History Outline A world of Progress and Reason ¨ Enlightenment grew out of the scientific revolution of the 1500’s and 1600’s ¨ Joseph Preistly and Antoine Lavoisier built framework for modern chemistry ¨ Edward Jenner developed a vaccine against smallpox ¨ Natural Laws – Laws that govern human nature Two views of the social contract ¨ Thomas Hobbes and John Locke made ideas key to the Enlightenment ¨ Thomas Hobbes put ideas int
homer HOMER There is no question that the writer of the Iliad and the Odyssey was one of the greatest poets in the history of Western Europe, but aside from this, very little can be said about him. Ancient Greek tradition, as well as a study of language and the style of the poems indicates that he probably lived and wrote sometime in the eighth or ninth centuries B.C., but no more definite date can be determined. In ancient times, seven different cities claimed the honor of having been his birth
How do I love thee Regina Morn English 1023 11.13.2000 “How Do I love The Let Me Count The Ways” Do you believe in everlasting love?. Elizabeth Barrette Browning a great Victorian poet, kept her intense feelings a secret due to her overbearing father. She revealed her eternal love through poetry. “How Do I Love The, Let Me Count The Ways” is a highly expressed love poem dedicated to the love of her life, Robert Browning who later became her husband. In the poem, Elizabeth Barrette Borrowing’s in
How is Tension built up in The Monkeys Paw and The Red Room How is Tension built up in “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Red Room”? The success of any short story depends upon the skill with which the plot moves. The writer does not have the time to develop ideas that he has in a novel but at the same time all those elements must be present. The unusual element in “The Monkey’s Paw” is how much the plot depends upon coincidence and irony. The successful use of these knits the story together and contri
Idun Warden 4 Idun was a very important part of the gods life and survival . "The goddess of Spring, or rejuvenation and the wife of Bragi, the god of poetry. She was the keeper of the magic apples of immortality, which the gods must eat to preserve their youth (Evans & Millard). Without the assistance of Idun\'s golden apples the Aesir\'s would have grown old and lived in this condition for eternity. "These apples were of course much desired by other creatures, for instance the giant Thiassi, w
Imagination Real or Fake The mind can create its own world rather than the other way about. William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelly, John Keats, and Robert Browning all display a certain power of imagination, in which the mind is capable of creating its own world. From the imagination of poets, words live on, depicting scenes as if one was involved. William Wordsworth displays a great deal of imagination in his poem “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud.” He uses personification to create an image so be
Influence of Ancient Greek Times Influence of Ancient Greek Times All through history the Greeks have influenced our lives in more ways than most people could imagine. To this day we use many ideas and ways of life that the Greeks used thousands of years ago. "Everywhere Greek traders went, they took Greek ideas with them. People throughout the ancient world were influenced by Greek thought and culture." "Their greatness was largely the result of achievements of their artists, scientists, and ph
Influences of the Harlem Renaissance on Hughess poems 12 March 2000 Influences of the Harlem Renaissance on Hughes’s poems Introduction Langston Hughes Harlem Renaissance Poet Poetry Characteristics Harlem Renaissance Commitment to the Negro Masses Harlem Hughes’ Poetry “Mother to Son” “I Too” “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” 5. Conclusion The Influences of the Harlem Renaissance On Langston Hughes’ Poems Harlem renaissance was a historical event that took place within and expressed the African Amer
Influences on EMily Dickinson The influences on Emily Dickinson’s writings were friendship, nature, religion, and mostly her own life and experiences. Dickinson is known for being one of America’s greatest poets. “Her poetry reflects her own life and gives an intimate recollection of her own inspirational moments.”(g3) Most of her poetry was never meant to be published but since it was, she became very well known for it. Dickinson did not have contact with very many people in her life, but the o
Influences on EMily Dickinson1 The influences on Emily Dickinson’s writings were friendship, nature, religion, and mostly her own life and experiences. Dickinson is known for being one of America’s greatest poets. “Her poetry reflects her own life and gives an intimate recollection of her own inspirational moments.”(g3) Most of her poetry was never meant to be published but since it was, she became very well known for it. Dickinson did not have contact with very many people in her life, but the
Influences on EMily Dickinsons life The influences on Emily Dickinson’s writings were friendship, nature, religion, and mostly her own life and experiences. Dickinson is known for being one of America’s greatest poets. “Her poetry reflects her own life and gives an intimate recollection of her own inspirational moments.”(g3) Most of her poetry was never meant to be published but since it was, she became very well known for it. Dickinson did not have contact with very many people in her life, but
injustices of society Both Sides Now Both Sides Now - by Joni Mitchell. This is a poem about a girl who has once had good experiences with love but now sees men and love as things that just get in the way. The last lines in the second and third stanzas explain this: "But clouds got in my way." and "I really don\'t know clouds at all." She is comparing clouds and men. My initial reaction to this poem is that it is not particularly easy to understand but after you think about for a while you can f