Poetry

Beowulf4 The epic poem Beowulf, written in Old English by Christian monks around 750 AD, is a wonderful adventure story about a warrior who kills ferocious monsters. The use of description and imagery enlivens the story, making it possible for a reader to really see in his or her mind the characters and events. Metaphors and exaggeration are both devices that together allow the reader to experience this poem which is quite different than most other poetry. A metaphor is a figure of speech in whi
beowulfs grendel Grendel Beowulf has been a very good and controversial piece of literature since it was first written back in the 14th century. John Gardner, an American author was born in Batavia, New York. Gardner was novelist, epic poet, and a scholar. He was born on July 21, 1933. There he attended local schools and worked on his father’s farm. He grew up liking music and literature. Although being drawn to chemistry he decided to go into writ ting, having good grades in English an all. Gar
biograhpy of Emily Bronte Ita Cohen Mrs. Marvin English January 4, 2000 Biography Report of Emily Bronte In every author’s life, there is an event or sequence of childhood/ early adulthood events that have shaped the author’s life and general point of view. These events often color or influence the author’s outlook and filter their way into the author’s work. In Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, this is clearly shown. . The reader sees an extraordinary inwardness in Emily Bronte’s book Wutheri
biograhpy of Emily Bronte Ita Cohen Mrs. Marvin English January 4, 2000 Biography Report of Emily Bronte In every author’s life, there is an event or sequence of childhood/ early adulthood events that have shaped the author’s life and general point of view. These events often color or influence the author’s outlook and filter their way into the author’s work. In Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, this is clearly shown. . The reader sees an extraordinary inwardness in Emily Bronte’s book Wutheri
biography of john updike Sucking You In: The story of John Updike John Updike has been known for his short story and novel writing all throughout the last 30 years. He has something in his text that can just grab the reader and literally pull them into the story. Using his vivid imagination and his unique style of writing, he makes you feel like you are actually there. Weather it is in the middle of a sporting event, or on top of a snowy mountain preparing to start your voyage down on nothing bu
Bipolar Disorder Cause of Great Madness or Great Genius Essay written by Is bipolar disorder the cause of great madness or great genius? The symptoms of this mental illness may also be considered as the driving forces behind some of the most gifted and talented people to grace our society. Although individuals with this illness may have some obstacles to overcome, it can be accomplished. With all of the treatment programs that are widely available, people have many options and methods to turn to
black At Richards\' grandmother\'s house. He sets some curtains on fire, which leads to the house catching on fire. The family moves to Memphis. Richard hangs a cat after his father tells him to (sarcastically) Richard\'s mother punishes him. At six while hanging out at a saloon he becomes a drunkard. At this age there are no racial differences to him. Richard and his brother are taken to an orphanage to live. His father has left the family for another woman. His mother is ill and can\'t work. C
Black man At Richards\' grandmother\'s house. He sets some curtains on fire, which leads to the house catching on fire. The family moves to Memphis. Richard hangs a cat after his father tells him to (sarcastically) Richard\'s mother punishes him. At six while hanging out at a saloon he becomes a drunkard. At this age there are no racial differences to him. Richard and his brother are taken to an orphanage to live. His father has left the family for another woman. His mother is ill and can\'t wor
BLACK RAGE HISTORICAL STUDY BLACK RAGE: A HISTORICAL ANALYSIS Outline Thesis Statement: Throughout the history of the United States, as seen through an analysis of African-American literature and rhetoric, black rage has not only existed, but has grown. As the momentum toward equality is clearly evident in the black race’s struggle, the question of where (or when) this rage will subside (if ever) remains unanswered. In examining black rage, four distinct periods of American history should be con
Book of Poetry Table of Contents Arranged By Title of Poem Title Page The People…………………………………………………………………………….1 Fat, Fat!……………………………………………………………………………..…2 Johnny’s It………………………………………………………………………….…3 French ……………………………………………………………………………..…4 Spell Tennessee………………………………………………………………………5 Heading for a Letter………………………………………………………………..…6 My Dog Rover……………………………………………………………………..…7 The People The People had a fight, And this guy had a bug bite, That’s how they ended the fight! Fat, Fat! Fat, fat, the wate
books on sex Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, New York. His mother, Louisa Van Velsor, was descended from a long line of New York Dutch farmers; his father, Walt Whitman, was a Long Island farmer and carpenter. In 1823, the family moved to Brooklyn in search of work. One of nine children in an undistinguished family, Whitman received little in the way of formal education. At the age of 17, Whitman began teaching at various Long Island schools and continued to teach until he w
boy1 At Richards\' grandmother\'s house. He sets some curtains on fire, which leads to the house catching on fire. The family moves to Memphis. Richard hangs a cat after his father tells him to (sarcastically) Richard\'s mother punishes him. At six while hanging out at a saloon he becomes a drunkard. At this age there are no racial differences to him. Richard and his brother are taken to an orphanage to live. His father has left the family for another woman. His mother is ill and can\'t work. Ch
Bradbury Ray Bradbury Biography U.S. author, born in Waukegan, Ill., on Aug. 22, 1920. In his stories, Bradbury wove together the intrigue of changing technology with insightful social commentary. One of his best-known works was \'The Martian Chronicles’; a collection of interrelated stories concerning colonization of the planet Mars those attracted readers both young and old. In it, Bradbury portrayed the strengths and weaknesses of human beings as they encountered a new world. Ray Bradbury gre
Brave New World Essay As man has progressed through the years, societies have tried to arrive at a utopian society, where everyone is happy, disease is nonexistent, and strife, anger, or sadness\' are unheard of. Only happiness exists. But after reading Aldous Huxley\'s Brave New World, one comes to realize that this is not, in fact, what the human being really craves. Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World out of fear of society\'s apparent lack of morals and corrupt behavior during the early 1900
canto V In this Canto, Pope describes the satirical decent of Umbriel into "underworld" as the last literary convention of epic poetry that Pope uses. Umbriel is the representative of the darker side of the supernatural world and he goes to the Underworld or the Cave of spleen to gain some assistance for the "violated". In the Cave of Spleen, Umbriel discovers two symbols of feminine wiles: Ill-nature an old Puritan dressed in black and white and Affectation, a woman who pretends to be ill to ga
Carl Sandburg Bio Carl Sandburg was an American poet born in 1878 in Galesburg, IL. He was a great poet as his work showed great emotion and feeling. People have been enjoying Sandburg’s wonderful poetry for some time now. He has written over 150 poems in his time, and all are considered to be well written (Ronsen, 32). Carl Sandburg was an average man who became an outstanding poet. Carl Sandburg parents were Swedish immigrants who were very hard working. His father was a blacksmith helper for
catcher in the rye themes catcher in the rye: themes By: Rob The Catcher In The Rye In a novel, the theme is the insight of real life. J.D. Salinger\'s initiation novel, The Catcher In The Rye, describes the adventures of 16-year old Holden Caulfield, the protagonist and first person narrator, who refuses to grow up and enter manhood. The most important theme developed by Salinger is Holden\'s problem of dealing with change; he has trouble dealing with death, he refuses to accept children\'s los
chandler head under cloud Even the cloud in Chandler\'s life is little, like everything else he is associated with. A little cloud is sometimes nice to look at because of the contrast it shows against the blue sky, but it is not of much use, if you are looking for rain. A little cloud in the sky after many hot days teases the hopes but does not deliver what it promises. Is not capable of delivering. In the poetic world of Chandler, his poetic qualifications/capabilities are like the little cloud
chaplin Chaplin’s New Gem Mordaunt Hall, a reporter from the New York Times, refers to Charlie Chaplin as a “Great host of spectators.” In his review of Chaplin’s new film, “The Gold Rush”. Not even the scorching heat could keep the public from seeing this spectacular flick. New Yorkers swarmed to the theatres to view the new film. The excitement of the moviegoers was abundantly present at the Mark Strand Theatre. The crowd applauded Chaplin as he took his seat in the heart of the theatre. Hall
Chaucers Life and works In Todays writing, writers conform to the readers wants and needs, contrary to the writers of the 13th and 14th centuries. In these times writers wrote from the heart not from the pocket book. They wrote on their beliefs and morals and dreams. But never did they judge. Their styles taken from their trials and tribulations. As so in Geoffery Chaucers works he used his life experiences to influence his every word. Geoggrey Chaucer is the first literly personality in English
Chivalry Chivalry Chivalry, order of knighthood and, especially, code of knightly behavior that was a feature of the High and later Middle ages in western Europe (Encarta). Having developed out of the lofty and pious ideals of the Crusades, chivalry encouraged high personal values and well-manicured behavior. Loyalty to one\'s lord, valor, honesty, humbleness, faith in god, and respect and reverence for women were foremost in the code of Knightly conduct of the Medieval ages. It flourished in th
Civil War Poetry There were many reasons why Civil War poets wrote about the war. Some used the war to express their ideas concerning society, religion, and man’s place in the world. While others aspired to capture the effects of the war and its impact on the soldiers and their families. Few of the poets trying to capture the war’s effects approached realism because sentimentality and melodramatic temper was typical for their era. There were so many different feelings express in the poetry about
Classic Cars August 15, 2000 Everyone enjoys reading about stories they can relate with no matter what the relation involves. It could be comedy, misery, joy or many others. According to Samuel Johnson this is true. He states that “Nothing can please many, and please long, but just representations of general nature.” I feel this statement is true however I also feel that if a story involves suspense or an area of interest to a reader it does not have to be something they necessarily can relate t
COLLECTIVE MEMORY Collective memory is a dynamic topic that can be discussed through a number of disciplines. In my paper I will attempt to dissect this subject of collective memory as clear and consisely as possible through the exploration of narratives, novels, music, poetry and history. Collective memory is defined as the breadth of procedural knowledge the community acquires through experience when interacting with each other and the world. Research in collective memory is a relatively new a
comparing translations of the odyssey The Iliad: Comparing the Works of Fagles, Lattimore and Pope Regardless of the subject matter, a writer’s work always reflects something of the writer himself. Although an author may attempt to remain completely objective and invisible to the reader, something of his beliefs, background, education and biases inevitably permeates into the writing. This phenomenon is even true with and especially evident in translations. While the translator would ideally rema
confucious Confucianism Oct 21, 1999 Confucianism is a system of thought based on the teachings of a Chinese man named Kung Fuzi. Which is latinaized as Confucius, he lived from 551 to 479 b.c.e. Confucius claimed that he was not original and neither were his teachings, but believed himself to be a “creative transmitter of wisdom from the past”. He created a moral code on based on ethics, humanity and love. Confucius philosophies emphasize the ideals of order and harmony. With the idea that peop
Cultural Analysis FEEL THE RHYTHM You are home alone. Silence does not match your personality so you decide to turn on a music station. You are listening to Latin music and you move to the rhythm. You cannot avoid it. You are dancing! The music has body and soul and it has taken over you. You close your eyes and feel the music that has moved your senses. While you listen to the sounds you recognize some musical instruments, but there is one unusual, and splendid sound unknown to you. The sound i
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 linke
cyrano Every generation has its own heroes that display, what they believe to be, ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our allegiance because his sensibilities will not be denied, because he lives lif
Dali and surrealism The surrealism movement took place during the aftermath of WWI and started in primarily in France. Surrealism was more of a broad range cultural /social project interested in liberating the human society from conscious and logical thinking to create a utopian society, than an art movement. The surrealism movement was in search of a gateway into society’s subconscious, the break down of rational and logical thinking, (The marvelous.) Surrealist artwork concentrated on individu
dante aligieries the inferno Dante Aligierir’s "The Inferno" Jason C. Hawk World Civilizations Period Two January Third 2001 Contents 1. Cover 2. Contents 3. The Spark 4. Biography 5. Early Life 6. Aspirations 7. Exile 8. The Inferno 9. Introduction 10. Synopsis 11. When First Viewed 12. The Views Change 13. Dante Now 14. Some Effects 15. Conclusion Dante Alighieri’s "The Inferno" My interest in the Divine Comedy was sparked in the art room in my Freshman year by a series of old Prints done on t
dantes 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 in love 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 fir
dantes 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 in love 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 fir
dantes 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 in love 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 fir
dave matthews According to the American Heritage Dictionary a poet is someone who writes poems. If I were to give my own definition of a poet it would say a poet is someone who can take a group of words and put a hundred different emotions and meanings into them. This is what Dave Mathews does with his lyrics; he takes his emotions and puts them into words. This is what makes him a poet and a master of words. From the debut of his first album Remember Two Things, Mathews has instructed the liste
Dead Poet Society The spine twisting movie that should be used as a role model to all parents would be Dead Poet’s Society. This movie gives parents a lesson in adolescent parenting skills. Skills that are usually over looked by every parent. Pushing your child you may have thought was good to a point, pushes some kids to the thought of suicide. This movie is about Welton an all boys college preparatory school for the rich. Mr. Keating who is the new English teacher there, was once a student the
Death Beyond Revenge Wuthering Heights I Introduction The Victorian Period is often thought of as a time where many new ideas emerged not only in the lives of the people, but also in literature. One such work, Wuthering Heights, created many controversies as well as questions regarding the lifestyles and ideals of the people during this time. Few books have been scrutinized as closely as Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. When the novel was first analyzed, critical opinion deemed the book immoral
Death in Stephen Cranes The Blue Hotel Stephen Crane is a well-known author of variety of short stories. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of a Methodist minister. After schooling at Lafayette College and Syracuse University, he worked in New York as a freelance journalist. His short stories and experimental poetry, also, anticipate the ironic realism of the decades ahead. In his brief and energetic life, he published fourteen books while acting out, in his personal adventures, the lege
depression2 ÿPart I There are many different illnesses that have plagued people in the past, present, and will continue on into the future. Most illnesses are physical, but there are also many that are mental. Depression is found to be one of the most common mental illnesses known to man. Depression breaks down one’s emotions to the point where nothing makes them happy and they feel life is worthless. By reading “Sylvia Plath” by Carol King Barnard, one can see how dramatically change when they
depression2 ÿPart I There are many different illnesses that have plagued people in the past, present, and will continue on into the future. Most illnesses are physical, but there are also many that are mental. Depression is found to be one of the most common mental illnesses known to man. Depression breaks down one’s emotions to the point where nothing makes them happy and they feel life is worthless. By reading “Sylvia Plath” by Carol King Barnard, one can see how dramatically change when they
dickinson vs whitman Two Poets, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson are probably two of the most influential people in American poetry. They are regarded as the founders modern American poetry. Walt Whitman (1819-1892), for the time was breaking new ground with his diverse, energetic verse with regards to subject matter, form and style whether talking about overlooked objects in nature such as a single blade of grass or even our own hearing. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) while living a life of seclus
dickinson w Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Because I could not stop for Death” has been refered to as a remarkable masterpiece that exercises thought between the known and the unknown by symbolicailly and metaphoricailly taking the reader through the journey of creation, life and ultimatly death. In this poem, Dickinson portrays a strange haunting power through her words. “Because I could not stop for Death”, uses tone, symbols and powerful imagery in an attempt to allow the reader to relate to Dickin
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Do not go gentle into that good night This is a poem about the joy and sadness that comes with the flash of burning life soon blown out with nothing more then a sigh. It focuses on the sadness as those we care for go far too gently into that good night. Of those who left before their time. As this poem was written specifically for Thomass dying father it is even more poignant in the emotional weight the words convey. This poem radiates with intensity, in particular, the verse beginning: wild m
don juan In order to grasp the full meaning of Lord Byron’s “Don Juan”, the style, the speaker, the listener, and the literal and underlying meaning of the poem must be analyzed. “Don Juan” is a mock epic that vividly narrates the exploits of the infamous character of the title. This poem is considered Lord Byron’s (a.k.a George Gordon) masterpiece and placed Byron on the list of one of the great poets of the Romantic Period. Byron’s style is different of that of any other nineteenth century poe
Donne Certainly it is true that self-centredness and surprise are at the heart of Donne\'s poetry. This is especially true of "The Sunne Rising" and "The Flea". Self- centredness, that is, the persona placing his desires ahead of everything else, plays a pivotal role in molding Donne\'s work. This arrogance carries through in his conceit and hyperbole. In "The Sunne Rising" , Donne argues that the lovers are the world, whilst in "The Flea" the persona attempts to convince his lady that the loss
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Dulce et Decorum Est David Ibbitson EN 102, section 45 Professor Piotrowicz April 12, 2000 Dulce et Decorum Est Through vivid imagery and compelling metaphors “Dulce et Decorum Est” gives the reader the exact feeling the author wanted. The poem is an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen and makes great use of these devices. This poem is very effective because of its excellent manipulation of the mechanical and emotional parts of poetry. Owen\'s use of exact diction and vivid figurative language emphasi
EA Poe Madman or Literary Genius Madman or Literary Genius? Edgar Allan Poe¹s life is almost as strange as his writings. Poe is, perhaps, best known for his bizarre tales of terror, death, decay and madness. "To a world fascinated by the bizarre and the macabre, Poe has often seemed an embodiment of the satanic characters of his own fiction, the archetype of the neurotic genius."(McMicheal 727). He was equally as talented at poetry, detective stories, and as a literary critic. Many controversies
economics1 The subject of the Poetics is poetry, including epic poetry, tragedy and comedy. Unlike Plato, Aristotle regards poetry as a techne. The practice of poetry is governed by rules; these rules can be formulated and taught. Poetry is rationally comprehensible. The rules for a genre of poetry can be derived from examination of individual examples of that genre, eg, tragedy. The aim is to see what, eg, tragedies, have in common. Aristotle agrees with Plato that epic poetry, tragedy and come