Poetry

The Personification of Rome Virgil spent a substantial amount of time and research on his masterpiece, The Aeneid. His goal was to create a piece of literature that would be praised by King Augustus Caesar of Rome. In order to properly display his devotion and gratitude towards his gracious leader, Virgil wrote The Aeneid as an adoration of Rome. The book was designed to exalt the country ruled by Augustus, while simultaneously giving a sense of the new, ordered society. The features and virtues
The University of Oxford The University of Oxford The University of Oxford in Oxford, England is a very old and distinguished institution. Oxford University has been in existence for around nine centuries (Brief 1). It is the oldest English speaking university in the world (History 1). There is no exact date when the University was established, but there is some evidence of teaching going on around 1096 (Kenny 2). There are said to be several different founders of the University, but there is no
Theresienstadt 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
Trojan War The Trojan War took place in approximately the 13th century. The ancient Greeks defeated the City of Troy. The Trojan War started after an incident at the wedding feast of Peleus, the king of Thessaly, and Thetis, a sea goddess. All the gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus had been invited except Eris, the goddess of discord. Eris was offended and tried to stir up trouble among the guests at the feast. She sent a golden apple inscribed “For the most beautiful.” Hera, Athena, and Aphrodit
unsung hero Unsung Hero Defining the word hero is difficult. The dictionary states that a hero is any person admired for courage, nobility, or exploits, especially in war. For most people, the definition of hero is left to interpretation. Some people believe a hero is an exceptional athlete, but others think it is the local cop that made the news for a job well done. It is all up to the individual who is defining what a hero is. Jan Karski is a hero for several reasons; he proved to be courageou
Kama Sutra PREFACE IN the literature of all countries there will be found a certain number of works treating especially of love. Everywhere the subject is dealt with differently, and from various points of view. In the present publication it is proposed to give a complete translation of what is considered the standard work on love in Sanscrit literature, and which is called the \'Vatsyayana Kama Sutra\', or Aphorisms on Love, by Vatsyayana. While the introduction will deal with the evidence conc
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Pythagorus of Samos Pythagoras of Samos Pythagoras of Samos is often described as the first pure mathematician. He is an extremely important figure in the development of mathematics yet we know relatively little about his mathematical achievements. Unlike many later Greek mathematicians, where at least we have some of the books which they wrote, we have nothing of Pythagoras\'s writings. The society which he led, half religious and half scientific, followed a code of secrecy which certainly mean
The Heart Dulce et Decorum Est All exceptional poetry displays a good use of figurative language, imagery, and diction. Wilfred Owen\'s "Dulce et Decorum Est" is a powerful antiwar poem which takes place on a battlefield during World War I. Through dramatic use of imagery, metaphors, and diction, he clearly states his theme that war is terrible and horrific. The use of compelling figurative language helps to reveal the reality of war. In the first line, "Bent double, like old beggars under sacks
1984 Books related to Summary of Orwell\'s 1984- Summary of Orwell\'s 1984- Summary Chapter 1 and 2 We are introduced to Winston Smith the main character of the story. Works at Ministry of truth. Ministry of truth is one of four government buildings in destroyed London, the main city of Airstrip One, a province of Oceania. Year is 1984 and three contries are at war, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is run by the party whose leader is Big Brother. Winston is sick of his life in the ruined c
A Book Review on The Unbearable Lightness of Being A Book Review on The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Novel Milan Kundera Plot This International Bestseller is about a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humble faithful lover – these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel. In a world in which lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and by fortuitous events, a world in which everythi
A day to remember A Day To Remember : “ In Memory of W. B Yeats By: W. H. Auden In W. H. Auden’s poem “In memory of W. B Yeats” we found out the day of the death of William Butler Yeats was a an unforgettable one. It was a day like no other, a day to remember “ What instruments we have agree, The day of his death was a dark cold day.” As if mother earth sensed that this day, a tragedy and an enormous loss to the world of poetry was bound to occur. She provided all the natural elements to make th
A day to remember A Day To Remember : “ In Memory of W. B Yeats By: W. H. Auden In W. H. Auden’s poem “In memory of W. B Yeats” we found out the day of the death of William Butler Yeats was a an unforgettable one. It was a day like no other, a day to remember “ What instruments we have agree, The day of his death was a dark cold day.” As if mother earth sensed that this day, a tragedy and an enormous loss to the world of poetry was bound to occur. She provided all the natural elements to make th
A look at Zen FINAL PAPER LBRL STUDIES 272 MARK FERGUSON The study of Zen, it seems, became a main preoccupation of the Japanese, something never seen elsewhere. Embracing it with gusto, allowing it to mingle with old tales and myths, the Japanese raised Buddhism to a new height. Students of the ways of Buddhism found they could, if diligent, attain a measure of spiritual freedom or self-fulfillment, which may well be lacking in other forms of thinking, certainly in religions. Though I doubt ver
A Narrow Fellow in the Grass Geoffrey Tobey Shelley Rees English 1320 March 8, 2000 Emily Dickinson’s “A Narrow Fellow in the Grass” A long time ago, before women had many of the rights that they do now, an author wrote a series of poems that shocked the public. This poem startled the readers when they found out that the author of this poem was a woman. At the time that “986” was written women were supposed to remain abstinent for the man who was to marry them when they were older. When Emily wr
a12 Gold One kind of metal that the Byzantine\'s really liked to use was gold. They got the gold form a place called Armenia, and from mines and streams in Greece. Byzantine\'s described gold as condensed light from the sun, and they made it the symbol of incorruptibility, truth, and glory. It was sometimes mixed with silver or copper. Gold was worked to create coins, medallions, enamel plaques, jewelry, elegant dishes for the home, and containers for the church. Gold foil was used in mosaic cub
a21 The greatest of medieval civilizations was the Eastern Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was divided in 395. The Western half, ruled from Rome, was ruled by the barbarians in the 5th century. The Eastern half, known as the Byzantine Empire, lasted for more than over 1,000 years. The Byzantine Empire was one of the leading civilizations in the world. Some of the reasons for the success of the Byzantine Empire was because of their strength is art and architecture. Gold One kind of metal that the
adrienne rich Elizabeth Whittemore Tommy B. McDonell Adrienne Rich Final There are many cultural phantoms that we must face as we write and read in today’s society. Adrienne Rich, author of an article titled “When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision”, tells us of a gender phantom who prevented the development of her writing. To this day, gender inhibits female creativity, but in this day and age, so does sexual orientation. Today, readers are not only affected by an author’s gender but by whom
african americans In this American world, the Negro has been seen as lost and forgotten. For this reason, the world yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. The two ideals of the Negro is that of his color and the struggle of attaining his self-conscious manhood. He simply wants to be seen by society as an individual and not judged by race. Thus, throughout history since Emancipation, the black man=s progression has been weak
african americans In this American world, the Negro has been seen as lost and forgotten. For this reason, the world yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. The two ideals of the Negro is that of his color and the struggle of attaining his self-conscious manhood. He simply wants to be seen by society as an individual and not judged by race. Thus, throughout history since Emancipation, the black man=s progression has been weak
afro american writing Fully explicate one of Francis Harper’s poems. Include explanations of the Themes she attempts to convey. Bury Me in a Free Land – Francis Harper The ultimate theme of this poem was stated in the title. Francis Harper wanted to see slavery go away before her death. The haunting lines of text she so gracefully wrote expressed the horror involved in having to die a slave. This work starts right into her fear of dying a slave. Her humble phrase in the first paragraph sets the
Agamemnon Agamemnon is the first play in a trilogy, the Oresteia, which is considered Aeschylus\' greatest work, and perhaps the greatest Greek tragedy. Of the three plays in the trilogy, Agamemnon contains the strongest command of both language and characterization. The poetry is magnificent and moving, and major and minor characters alike are skillfully portrayed. The play\'s mood carries a heavy sense of impending doom: from the Watchman\'s opening speech through the Chorus\' foreboding words
Agatha Christies Use of Literary Allusions Agatha Christie\'s Use of Literary Allusions There She Weaves by Night and Day a Magic Web With Colours Gay Classic nursery rhymes, great poetry, Shakespearean plays, and modern drama all contribute to the intricate web of mystery that Agatha Christie wove in her many works. The meshing of literary allusions and several interwoven plots actively involve the reader and maintain the book’s suspenseful atmosphere. Famous for her misdirection of readers thr
Aleister Crowley in the Occult Aleister Crowley in the Occult: Natural Proclivity or the Product of Outside Influences? Aleister Crowley engaged in activities and wrote literature that have earned him the title of “most evil man in the world.”(Leek, 30.) He lived a life that most people would publicly denounce as “sinful” but secretly wish that they could live. Crowley’s background suggests that he was influenced greatly by many people and events to become the way he was. But was it the people a
Alexander Popes Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope\'s Rape of the Lock In this poem, Pope pokes fun at female vanity. Pope wrote Rape of the Lock expressly at the request of his friend, John Caryll, in an effort to make peace between real-life lovers. The incident of the lock of hair was factual; Pope\'s intention was to mix humor with the ill feelings aroused by the affair. He was, in fact, putting a minor incident into perspective, and to that end, chose a mock-heroic form, composing the poem as
Alice Walker Alice Walker There are many different types of authors in the world of literature, authors of horror, romance, suspense, and the type that Alice Walker writes. Alice Walker writes through her feelings and the morals she has grown with, she writes about the black woman’s struggle for spiritual wholeness and sexual, political, and racial equality. Although most critics categorize her writings as feminist, Walker describes herself as a “womanist”, she defines this as “a woman who loves
Alice Walker Alice Walker There are many different types of authors in the world of literature, authors of horror, romance, suspense, and the type that Alice Walker writes. Alice Walker writes through her feelings and the morals she has grown with, she writes about the black woman’s struggle for spiritual wholeness and sexual, political, and racial equality. Although most critics categorize her writings as feminist, Walker describes herself as a “womanist”, she defines this as “a woman who loves
Alice Walkers Everyday Use What’s Your Background? Alice Walker’s life as an African-American novelist and poet has led to many award winning short-stories and books. She was raised in the southern state of Georgia and her parents were sharecroppers. This taught her that being an African-American can have its rough times. After being shot by a BB gun when she was eight, Alice remained blinded in one eye. Her ailment caused her to seclude herself from other children her age. Alice’s feeling of be
Allegory of the Cave Plato\'s Republic Critics of The Republic, Plato\'s contribution to the history of political theory, have formed two distinct opinions on the reasoning behind the work. The first group believes that The Republic is truly a model for a political society, while the other strongly objects to that, stating it as being far too fantastic for any society to operate successfully by these suggested methods. In an exchange between Crito and Dionysius, this argument is first introduced
Amazing Grace1 They Cry. They Suffer. People Die. They Pray (131). Throughout Amazing Grace, a bestseller by Jonathon Kozol, I was torn between the feelings of hope and hopelessness. On one page I would be crying, on the next rejoicing. I found both despair and faith woven in the stories of the children from Harlem and the Bronx. These children, who were born into a life most of us couldn’t begin to imagine, live in a constant roller coaster-type reality. There is so much danger in their lives,
American Sign Language What would life be like with a severe disability? Physical disabilities seem to be very stressful because many of them develop overtime, but the majority of them do not affect one’s communication. The thought of being deaf seems to be far fetched to me, however it could occur under certain circumstances and like other people, I would have to adjust accordingly. Although being deaf is a disability in which most are born with, it’s the disability with the biggest impact on o
American Transcendentalism American Transcendentalism Transcendentalism as espoused by Ralph Waldo Emerson is essen tially an idealist philosophy, derived from Kant\'s concept of the Tran scendental and opposed to the skepticism of Locke and the Empiricists. In the essay The Transcendentalist, Emerson wrote, "[Kant showed] that there was a very important class of ideas or imperative forms, which do not come by experience, but through which experience was acquired; that these were intuitions of t
An Essay on Three Rebellious FiguresA Comparative Study An Essay on Three Rebellious Figures -------Satan in Paradise Lost, The Monkey King and Song Jiang. I Introduction Paradise Lost, the greatest epic in English literature history, was composed by John Milton in the year 1665, after seven years labor in the darkness. With great difficulty he found a publisher. Its success was immediate, though, like all his works, it met with venomous criticism. Milton was persecuted by the defenders of the t
Analasis of Two Frost Poems Robert Frost takes our imaginations 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 that 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 t
Analyze this Analyzed This One thing I am very tired of these days is analyzing. People are always scrutinizing things looking for a deep, hidden meaning. We analyze words, body motions, music, decisions, and appearance and just about anything else we can think of trying to figure out the meaning and the motivation behind them. Throughout school, the literature part of English class has always involved a great deal of analyzing. What is the author trying to say in this part and stuff like that?
Angels A Powerful Use of Language in “First They Slaughtered the Angels” “Who barbecues the lamb of god?” (Kandel ll. 21) Who raped St. Mary with a plastic dildo stamped with the / Good Housekeeping seal of approval? (ll. 24-25) These statements taken out of the context of Lenore Kandel’s “First They Slaughtered the Angels” sounds at the very least crude and by many sacrilegious. These words are not meant to offend, but to tell a truth about our society. It is the poem’s language that shocks the
Angels A Powerful Use of Language in “First They Slaughtered the Angels” “Who barbecues the lamb of god?” (Kandel ll. 21) Who raped St. Mary with a plastic dildo stamped with the / Good Housekeeping seal of approval? (ll. 24-25) These statements taken out of the context of Lenore Kandel’s “First They Slaughtered the Angels” sounds at the very least crude and by many sacrilegious. These words are not meant to offend, but to tell a truth about our society. It is the poem’s language that shocks the
Angelsa Ashes The Making of a Masterpiece When a critically acclaimed Irish writer wins numerous literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, for an autobiography, one becomes intrigued as to what made this man\'s life so interesting. Everyone has heard the rags-to-riches story of the poor boy that grows up to become a success. Frank McCourt defines his own level of despair when the introduction to Contemporary Literary Criticisms says, "McCourt\'s childhood was so bleak and impoverished that
Anne Sexton Anne Gray Harvey was born into an upper-middle class family in Newton, Massachusetts on November 9, 1928. She attended Rogers Preparatory School and a Boston finishing school known as The Garland School. In 1948, she eloped with Alfred Muller Sexton just a few months before her twentieth birthday. Anne Sexton received a scholarship from the Hart Agency in Boston, and worked there as a model for a brief time. Sexton later moved from Boston to Baltimore, back to Boston and then to San
Anne Sexton1 Anne Sexton The third decade of the twentieth century brought on more explicit writers than ever before, but none were as expressive as Anne Sexton. Her style of writing, her works, the image that she created, and the crazy life that she led are all prime examples of this. Known as one of the most “confessional” poets of her time, Anne Sexton was also one of the most criticized. She was known to use images of incest, adultery, and madness to reveal the depths of her deeply troubled
Anne Sexton Anne Gray Harvey was born into an upper-middle class family in Newton, Massachusetts on November 9, 1928. She attended Rogers Preparatory School and a Boston finishing school known as The Garland School. In 1948, she eloped with Alfred Muller Sexton just a few months before her twentieth birthday. Anne Sexton received a scholarship from the Hart Agency in Boston, and worked there as a model for a brief time. Sexton later moved from Boston to Baltimore, back to Boston and then to San
Anne Sexton1 Anne Sexton The third decade of the twentieth century brought on more explicit writers than ever before, but none were as expressive as Anne Sexton. Her style of writing, her works, the image that she created, and the crazy life that she led are all prime examples of this. Known as one of the most “confessional” poets of her time, Anne Sexton was also one of the most criticized. She was known to use images of incest, adultery, and madness to reveal the depths of her deeply troubled
appealing to whom Appealing To Whom? As I sit here, I can think of few things in life more intimidating than staring at a blank computer screen with the cursor blinking in your face. How can I come up with the most catchy title or most creative approach to a school essay? How can I avoid boring my teacher to death with the exact same facts and general ideas that every other student in my English class is going to present? These are, for me, the most difficult aspects of writing for an assigned s
arabic literature Anthony Baldino Mr. Crudele English IV December 10, 2000 Arabic Literature I. 1. Many would say that the Arabian culture has contributed the most to our culture in the areas of science and philosophy. 2. However they have also contributed much in the area of literature. 3. You can see there influences in the books before you. II. 1. Possibly the oldest form of Arabian literature are the qasida witch is a kind of lyrical poem that expresses a noble feeling. - These early poems w
Arabic Music When I think about music and what I enjoy about it I think about my home country and the music that I have known all my life. Arabic music is my favorite musical styling. Although I have come to enjoy classical and contemporary styling as well, Arabic music has almost an innate quality of enjoyment for me. I am from the Middle-East and I have known Arabic music for the majority of my life. Its songs speak of the life and culture of Arabic countries and its melody is not commonly hea
Aristotle2 Aristotle was a Greek philosopher around the time 350 BC. He wrote a selection titled “Tragedy and the Emotions of Pity and Fear” from his work titled “Poetics”. One of Aristotle concepts is based on imitation. The poet should make his plots and verses on his experiences to imitate real life actions. William Wordsworth was a late seventeenth, early eighteenth century poet. He wrote a selection titled from the “preface to Lyrical Ballads”. In this work, one of his main points for poems
beethovem Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer considered being one of the greatest of all times. He was born in Bonn, Germany. His father was one who liked to drink and would discipline Beethoven in a strict manner. At the age of 18 his mother died and, since his father was not a responsible man Beethoven had to grow up quickly and become the head of the house. He had to take care of his two younger brothers who then when they had grown up moved to Vienna, Austria. In Bonn, a German compo
Beowulf10 History can be found through stories, books, poems and other literary works. Examples of the lifestyles, society, aesthetics, philosophical values, politics and economics can be found and are shown in all works and writings. Authors of all times reveal the attitudes around them every time they write. The Anglo-Saxon period dates back to 449 to 1066. Anglo Saxons frequently fought with one another, but they had a great deal in common. Besides a common language base, they shared a heroic
Beowulf3 Beowulf - the AngloSaxon Epic Poem History can be found through stories, books, poems and other literary works. Examples of the lifestyles, society, aesthetics, philosophical values, politics and economics can be found and are shown in all works and writings. Authors of all times reveal the attitudes around them every time they write. The Anglo-Saxon period dates back to 449 to 1066. Anglo Saxons frequently fought with one another, but they had a great deal in common. Besides a common l
Beowulf3 Beowulf - the AngloSaxon Epic Poem History can be found through stories, books, poems and other literary works. Examples of the lifestyles, society, aesthetics, philosophical values, politics and economics can be found and are shown in all works and writings. Authors of all times reveal the attitudes around them every time they write. The Anglo-Saxon period dates back to 449 to 1066. Anglo Saxons frequently fought with one another, but they had a great deal in common. Besides a common l