Poetry

stuff In Japan, short poems have a long history. The earliest Japanese poetry such as that of the Manyoshu, written in 759 A.D., includes stirring narrative, dramatic and short lyrical poems which scholars believe were originally written as part of the pre-Buddhist or early Shinto ceremonial rituals (Haiku). This anthology includes anonymous songs and prayers designed to celebrate and pacify the gods, prayers for safe voyages, formal eulogies on the death of an Emperor or Empress and courting, m
Suffering Understanding of Suffering The suffering of man is a very complicated matter that is most likely impossible to understand completely. It is a subject that people have grappled with since the dawn of recorded history. In fact, suffering is evident in every form of art man has created. Suffering is in our paintings, our poetry, our music, our plays, and in anything else that is conceivable. But still, we as a whole still struggle with the idea of suffering. It is my opinion that some ind
Summary of The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales The Knight is the perfect and extremely polite man who loved truth, freedom, chivalry, and honor. He was well-known man. He had ridden into a battle in both Christian and heathen lands and in every instance served his king well. He never boasted of his actions nor bored his listeners with his achievements. The Squire would be candidate for knighthood. When not in battle, he thinks himself as quite a lady’s man. He takes meticulous care of his
teenage pregnancy The IssuesThe causes and the effects THE LOVELY LESSON James Eveillard Assignment 2: Short Story Analysis ENC-1102, Sect. 2026 Instructor: Chris Reiss BCC South Campus 18 February 1999 THE LOVELY LESSON A social activist, writer, teacher, and graduate from Queens College, Toni Cade, who later changed legally to Toni Cade Bambara, is one of the representatives of the Afro- American writers and black socially political black activist in American history. She has made many contrib
Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams on March26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi. He was the second of three children of Cornelius Coffin and Edwina Dakin Williams. His early childhood was troubled with illnesses that left Tennessee a terminal hypochondriac throughout the rest of his life. He turned to writing as a method of escaping the unhappiness that surrounded him. His first published work was a response to an essay question that appeared in Smart Set magazine
the albatros Main Characters Huckleberry Finn Huck is the narrator of the story and for the most part is honest to us the readers. He dreads the rules and conformities of society such as religion, school, and anything else that will eventually make him civilized. A big debate surrounds Huck on whether he changes or not throughout the novel. Huck, in the beginning, seems very set in the south\'s anti-black ways, however, Huck states that he will go to hell to keep Jim out of slavery. At this poin
the art of sumo The Art of Sumo Sumo has been a part of Japanese Culture for many years. People have enjoyed the sport because it tests two peoples brut strength. Sumo is fought in a circular ring. The object of Sumo is to either get your opponent to touch the ground with anything other than the souls of his feet, or to push him out of the ring. About fifteen hundred years ago is when the first recorded match was. The matches of Sumo were originally religious. They were held in Shinto shrines in
The Blind Man The Blind Man The narrator in Raymond Carver’s Cathedral is not a particularly sensitive man. I might describe him as self-centered, superficial and egotistical. And while his actions certainly speak to these points, it is his misunderstanding of the people and the relationships presented to him in this story which show most clearly his tragic flaw: while Robert is physically blind, it is the narrator that cannot clearly see the world around him. In the eyes of the narrator, Robert
The Catcher in the Rye1 The Catcher in the Rye In J.D. Salinger\'s The Catcher in the Rye, the first person narration is critical in helping the reader to know and understand the main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden, in his narration, relates a flashback of a significant period of his life, three days and nights on his own in New York City. Through his narration, Holden discloses to the reader his innermost thoughts and feelings. He thus provides the reader not only with information of what
The Catcher in the Rye1 The Catcher in the Rye In J.D. Salinger\'s The Catcher in the Rye, the first person narration is critical in helping the reader to know and understand the main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden, in his narration, relates a flashback of a significant period of his life, three days and nights on his own in New York City. Through his narration, Holden discloses to the reader his innermost thoughts and feelings. He thus provides the reader not only with information of what
The Catcher in the Rye1 The Catcher in the Rye In J.D. Salinger\'s The Catcher in the Rye, the first person narration is critical in helping the reader to know and understand the main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden, in his narration, relates a flashback of a significant period of his life, three days and nights on his own in New York City. Through his narration, Holden discloses to the reader his innermost thoughts and feelings. He thus provides the reader not only with information of what
The Celtic Voice in Walter Scotts Waverley The Celtic Voice in Walter Scott\'s \'Waverley\' One aspect of this novel which may not have received its due attention is Scott\'s emphasis on the strength and vitality of traditional Scottish culture, especially folk poetry and music. The presence of such an element is hardly surprising, in as much as Scott\'s first important literary work was an edition of Scottish folk ballads (\'Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border\', 1803). The Celtic cultural aspect
The Clock Struck Against Grendel The Clock Struck Against Grendel Time plays a major role in the novel Grendel. Grendel lived in the very turbulent time period of the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages was a time of much fighting and very little intellectual growth by the common people, a time in which the great majority of the people lived in poverty and were slaves in the feudal system; a time when religion and lords ruled the state, a time of much gloom, dispair, and uncertainty about the future by the
The Crucible Booknotes BARRON\'S BOOK NOTES ARTHUR MILLER\'S THE CRUCIBLE ^^^^^^^^^^ARTHUR MILLER: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES In Salem, Massachusetts, a dozen teen-age girls and a black slave woman are caught dancing in the woods around a bubbling cauldron. Today, you wouldn\'t even use the word "caught." You might think these girls were strange, but you\'d hardly call the cops on them. But it\'s 1692, and Salem isn\'t just an ordinary small town; it\'s a religious community of the strictest kind.
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the literary style of TS Eliot The Literary Style of T.S. Eliot A writer’s interpretation of the world strictly influences his literary performance. T.S. Eliot literary style was exceedingly melancholy because the era that he was living in was filled with anguish and depression. His works of literature vary from his use of traditional dramatic structure to mythical method. Eliot\'s perception of life as nothing more than a struggle is expressed in his literary works by his use of realistic theme
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the odyessey In The Odyssey written by Homer and translated by Richard Lattimore, several themes are made evident, conceived by the nature of the time period, and customs of the Greek people. These molded and shaped the actual flow of events and outcomes of the poem. Beliefs of this characteristic were represented by the sheer reverence towards the gods and the humanities the Greek society exhibited, and are both deeply rooted within the story. In the intricate and well-developed plot of The Ody
The passing of Grandison Emile R. Hall III English 2071 Dr. E. Bryant Term Paper (Spring 2000) “The Passing of Grandison” Charles W. Chestnutt’s short story, “The Passing of Grandison”, shows the effect the masters had on their slaves and also tells the impact of the abolitionist that focused on taking slaves up north to Canada to be free. At first glance the story was quite upsetting. Young Dick Owens was very concerned on making sure he receives the affections of Charity Lomax. Charity Lomax,
The Position of Poverty Listen, my lords. You have fastened on the house, in the long absence of its master, as the scene of your perpetual feasts, and you could offer no better pretext for you conduct than you wish to win my hand in marriage. That being the prize, come forward now, my gallant lords; for I challenge you to try your skill on the great bow of King Odysseus. And whichever man among you proves the handiest at stringing the bow and shoots an arrow through every one of the twelve axes
The Psychological Affects of the Holocaust The Psychological Affects of the Holocaust The Holocaust was a tragic point in history which many people believe never happened. Others who survived it thought it should never have been. Not only did this affect the people who lived through it, it also affected everyone who was connected to those fortunate individuals who survived. The survivors were lucky to have made it but there are times when their memories and flashbacks have made them wish they we
The Renaissance World Societies The Renaissance was one of the most creative times in world, cultural, political, economic, and social history. Overall the Renaissance contributed a demand for learning and information in a time of darkness and ignorance. The humanists alone helped to encourage learning by spreading their values and beliefs throughout Europe. The Humanists believed that the cultivation of the mind and the encouragement of learning would mean a greater sense of self-worth and a mo
The Renaissance1 World Societies The Renaissance was one of the most creative times in world, cultural, political, economic, and social history. Overall the Renaissance contributed a demand for learning and information in a time of darkness and ignorance. The humanists alone helped to encourage learning by spreading their values and beliefs throughout Europe. The Humanists believed that the cultivation of the mind and the encouragement of learning would mean a greater sense of self-worth and a m
the renassiance The Renaissance encouraged many changes in society. It opened a whole new era of reasoning and creative thinking. Many ideas of society were developed in this time period. One such idea is the concept of Humanism. Humanism was an intellectual movement that developed in the heart of the Italian Renaissance. It was a way to focus on worldly subjects, rather than religious issues in The European Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scho
The Right Way To Write "The Right Way To Write" Two essays have chosen different paths to show how to correctly write. Peter Elbow\'s essay "Freewriting" is almost the exact opposite of Donald Murray\'s essay \'The Maker\'s Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscript", yet how can they both claim that their way is the best way to use when writing. In today\'s world neither one seems to be very practical unless you are an author or someone with a lot of time on their hands. For the purpose of this essay ed
The rise of Transcendentalism The Emergence of Transcendentalism The emergence of the Transcendentalists as an identifiable movement took place during the late 1820s and 1830s, but the roots of their religious philosophy extended much farther back into American religious history. Transcendentalism and evangelical Protestantism followed separate evolutionary branches from American Puritanism, taking as their common ancestor the Calvinism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In exploring t
the road not taken “The Road Not Taken” Robert Frost An Analytical Essay By Sue Stucker “The Road Not Taken” By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that, the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both
The role of the author A central argument in contemporary literary criticism remains to be the role of the author. Many theories approach a text with the intention of completely disregarding the author and solely analyzing the text as it exists. However, there are other theories which see the author as an element of larger consquence. The contribution of the individual to the meaning of a text may alter the affect entirely as “Each individual is different, each possesses a unique subjectivity; y
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Shakespeare, William The Tragedy of Julius Caesar The Playwright and His Times: The play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, was written by William Shakespeare. He was baptized on April 26, 1564 in Stratford-on- Avon, which was a small town some hundred miles from London. It is believed that he was born a few days before he was baptized so his birthday is celebrated on April 23. Ironically he died on that date in 1616. During Shakespeare\'s time he married a woman named A
The Wasteland Ceremonies are prevalent throughout T.S. Eliot’s poem "The Waste Land". Eliot relies on literary contrasts to illustrate the specific values of meaningful, effectual rituals of primitive society in contrast to the meaningless, broken, sham rituals of the modern day. These contrasts serve to show how ceremonies can become broken when they are missing vital components, or they are overloaded with too many. Even the way language is used in the poem furthers the point of ceremonies, bo
THEME ON EMILY DICKINSON Anthony J. Buchanan English 203 1:00 MWF, Theme #3 Oct. 25, 2000 Poems of Emily Dickinson Thesis of my paper that I am trying to prove to the reader is that Emily Dickinson is a brilliant extraordinary writer. She talks about mortality and death within her life and on paper in her poem works. Although she lived a seemingly secluded life, Emily Dickinson\'s many encounters with death influenced many of her poems and letters. Perhaps one of the most ground breaking and inv
themes of the red badge of courage Themes of The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane, before dying of tuberculosis at age 29, published several essays, novels, and even a volume of poetry. He also worked as a newspaper journalist for several different publications, including for William Randolph Hearst. Crane published his most famous novel about the Civil War, The Red Badge of Courage, in 1985. At the time, Crane had had no true war experience, but this changed in the later stages of his life. T
theresienstdat 1939, Theresienstadt, A gift from Hitler. A place of hope and happiness for Jews and Jewesses alike. Theresienstadt was somewhere they could wait the war out without fear until the shadow of Nazism passed. It was a place filled with the most prosperous artists and musicians, daily shows and operas, lectures and seminars, gardens and coffee shops. A place with grace and character. An entire town that was given to the Jews as a gift from the Fuehrer. A paradise for Jews. That is at
to the stars To the Stars Ray Bradbury was a great writer on many levels. He could write novels, short stories, essays, plays, screenplays, and poetry. An active imagination and a fascination with outer space combine in many of Ray Bradbury’s stories. Ray Bradbury surpassed an unstable childhood to become a world renowned science fiction author. Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, in Waukegan, Illinois. He was the third child of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury.
Tragic heroes Since the beginning of time, people discussed and analyzed the concept of the tragic hero in epic poetry and other stories. An epic poem consists of a hero of high caliber whose actions affect a nation or a group of people. The deeds of this hero must be exceedingly brave and have supernatural elements. Many of these stories first began as an oral tradition then eventually became written pieces of literature. “Oral literature comprises a vast range of verbal products, including mod
trek About Sponsors 1999 Home Contact Us Tickets Links Literary Tour Benjamin Pogrund began working as a journalist for South Africa\'s Rand Daily Mail in 1958. He quickly became their specialist on "black affairs," with the title of "native reporter," covering the activities of the ANC and black leaders such as Nelson Mandella and Robert Sobukwe, both of whom became Pogrund\'s lifelong friends. He was tried by the Apartheid regime for a number of articles he wrote on prison. He rose to eventual
Tupac Tupac Shakur Essay submitted by Lexus Tupac Shakur was a very influential person in 20th century USA. He was born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada (unknown author, no title, no page, letter code C). But his family moved around a lot while he was a kid (Bastin, J.D.). He eventually ended up in the Bay Area California alone and spent his first two years there homeless (unknown author, no title, n.p., letter code D). He grew up with onl
Tupac Tupac Shakur Essay submitted by Lexus Tupac Shakur was a very influential person in 20th century USA. He was born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada (unknown author, no title, no page, letter code C). But his family moved around a lot while he was a kid (Bastin, J.D.). He eventually ended up in the Bay Area California alone and spent his first two years there homeless (unknown author, no title, n.p., letter code D). He grew up with onl
Uzbekiston Uzbekistan Central Asia has one of the world’s earliest civilizations. Archeological research shows and proves that humans lived in Uzbekistan long before 2000 B. C. The first agricultural societies developed in 2000 B. C. farmers started breeding sheep cattle and horses. They also irrigated the land to grow wheat, barley and millet. People in the mountains had harder time surviving. They had land but it was rocky and bad for raising crops. Because of that it was very important for th
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vernacular in general Literary Terms Analysis with Examples 1) Allusion: An allusion describes a famous literary figure or historical event. In an allusion, the author of a literary work refers to a well-known episode from a book or occasion. Thus, the two things most often alluded to in literature (the two greatest known literary works) deal with Shakespeare\'s plays and the New Testament. Examples: In modern-day literature, George Orwell alludes to the "Evil Empire," in his book, Animal Farm.
Vikings The Vikings Viking History The Vikings were a group of Scandinavian raiders that were around from about the 8th century to the 11th. They mainly attacked the British Islands , the Frankish empire, England, but they also plundered places such as the Iberian peninsula and northern Africa. Vikings did not always settle into the places that they found, for instance after exploring North America they left the place never to return again. Even so, after landing on Greenland they colonized them
virginia woolfs vision Virginia Woolf\'s Vision Almost sixty-five years have lapsed sinee Virginia Woolf spoke at Newnham and Girton colleges on the subject of women and fiction. Her remarkable words are preserved for future generations of women in A Room of One\'s Own. This essay is the "first manifesto of the modern feminist movement" (Samuelson), and has been called "a notable preamble to a kind of feminine Declaration of Independence" (Muller 34). Woolf writes that her modest goal for this g
Vladimirs Transformation Love in Turgenev’s novella First Love is treated “like some brief summer whirlwind or storm that sweeps through his people and transforms them.” Vladimir’s love for Zinaida triggers such a transformation, changing him from a naïve, idealistic young boy to a man. The story of his first love is one that haunts Vladimir into his old age and telling his story acts as a reconciliation with his past and the pain he felt when his first love betrayed him. Turgenev uses this nove
W Civ Final Frank 1 Throughout the late tenth century in Scandinavia, many societies were adversely affected by the spread of Christianity. The Vikings were traditionally a pagan community believing in many gods and heathen rituals, such as human and material sacrifice. Through the influence of powerful Christian rulers many Vikings did convert to Christianity during the tenth century. Some converted from their heathen ways by choice and others were forced to except these ideas or be killed by o
Wallace Stevens Wallace Stevens One poet whose work you can really appreciate is Wallace Stevens. Even though his poetry contains very complex and lyrical vocabulary and his work is symbolic in content, a reader can still find ways to really enjoy the poems. Stevens seems to be almost musical in his work. The poems I have read pay much attention to the sound and arrangement of words. On the other hand, I find Steven’s work to be somewhat bizarre. It is a style of writing that will confuse the re
walt whitmans works Walt Whitman\'s Works Walter Whitman, Jr., was born on May 31, 1819, at Long Island, New York, to poor, obscure parents of English, Dutch, and Welsh descent-- the second son in a family of nine children. The first of his work was called "Leaves of Grass", at 1855. "It represents him as such, in shirt and trousers, with one hand on his hip and the other in his pocket (7; 137)." " \'Leaves of Grass,\' is Whitman\'s own means of freeing himself from the outward and understandabl
War in poetry There is no single event that evokes more emotion than a war. It has the power to bring together a nation or tear at its very fabric. It has the power to give a nation its standing, as easily as it can take it away. It has the power to move men to acts they thought themselves uncapable of. It gives its participants a view of the world some will never understand. War is an inevitable result of a world diversified in its beliefs. However it is the view of the solider that is often ig
war poetry During a war people do not understand the pain, sacrifice, and hardship that the soldiers endure. Many are just interested with the outcome. Many questions asked are, “Are we winning?” as if it is a game they are watching. Propaganda is used to lure boys into the army and comfort family members. It is not until the soldier returns from war (if lucky) deformed and mentally traumatized, that the true colours of war are seen. War poetries are written by many soldiers to tell their experi
Warring States of China In the Chinese language the word tao means "way," indicating a way of thought or life. There have been several such ways in China\'s long history, including Confucianism and Buddhism. In about the 6th century BC, under the influence of the ideas credited to a man named Lao-tzu and the peoples exhauststion with the constant war-like state of China, Taoism became "the way". Like Confucianism, it has influenced every aspect of Chinese culture. A lot could be said of the dive