Relationships with community, family and between male and female are a constant source of inspiration for Irish writers. Discuss with reference to examples from three genres.
In Dubliners, James Joyce portrays relationships in the nineteenth century to be unequal. Women live in servitude to their
Read the two poems carefully, bearing in mind that they were written at different times by different writers and are open to different interpretations. Write a comparison of these two poems.
In your answer you should consider the ways in which Donne and Jennings use form, structure and language to
‘In Paris with You’ by James Fenton
- AO1: respond to texts critically and imaginatively, select and evaluate textual detail to illustrate and support interpretations.
- AO2: explain how language, structure and form contribute to writers’ pre
A. K. Ramanujan
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Attipate Krishnaswami Ramanujan (March 16, 1929 – July 13, 1993) also known as A. K. Ramanujan was a scholar of Indian literature who wrote in both English and Kannada. Ramanujan was an
In the poem “At grass” by Philip Larkin the poet writes about his encounter with two retired horses. A passage of time is significant in this poem as it is only after the poet thinks back to what the horse’s life was like before it they retired that he has a change of mind and realises that th
Compare a daughter’s tribute to her mother in ‘Praise song for my mother’ with the poem ‘Nettles’.
‘Praise song for my mother’ is about a daughter showing how much she loves her mother by writing her a praise song. There are very strong emotions in this poem and the mother meant a lot
On The Patio Poem Extrapolation
Peter Redgrove was born in a middle class family in Kingston. As a child he got a microscope as a present and because of this he got a scholarship to Cambridge for science. Although he was deeply disturbed and was found to suffer from schizophrenia. He...
On Five Versions of the First Poem in The Book of Poetry Through “Three Aesthetic Name:Xie Xichao Instructor: Liu Tiekai
China has always been reputed to be a kingdom of poetry. With thousands of years of history, China has created splendid culture, in whic
Sharon Olds' poem "Late Poem to My Father" exposes the profound effect that childhood
trauma can have on someone, even in adulthood. The speaker of the poem invokes sadness and
pity in the reader by reflecting on the traumatic childhood of her father, and establishes a cause
and effect relationsh
Three Honrable Pilgrims
Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of his time. Besides William
Shakespeare no other writer has surpassed Chaucer's achievements. One of his best
unfinished writing, "The Canterbury Tales" rankes as one of the world's best work of
In Emily Dickinson's lyrical poem "There's a certain slant of light" she describes a revelation that is experienced on cold "winter afternoons." Further she goes to say that this revelation of self "oppresses, like the Heft of Cathedral Tunes" and causes "Heavenly Hurt", yet does not scare for it i
The Poem Of The Cid is a one of the only surviving documents (not to mention one of the most detailed) from 11th century Iberia. Though this is a story, and not one hundred percent accurate, many of the people and things written on have been confirmed. Because of both of these (its rarity and its
The focus of this essay, to determine what seem to be 'objective' features of 'New Criticism', will be based on three poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The first poem in this study ' "Over the dark world flies the wind" ' and the one which I shall pay particular attention to, is a poem of ten lines
The Importance of Elements in a Poem
Every poem is unique in its own way. Be it William Carlos Williams’ “The Red Wheelbarrow” (926) of just 8 lines or Nigel Tomm’s “My Blah Story”, which is the world’s longest English poem, of 23,161 lines, all of them have a specia
Compare your Responses to ‘Kid’ by Simon Armitage with you Responses to one poem Carol Ann Duffy and tow from the pre-1914 Poetry Bank
Poets use features of form, structure and language to force the reader to respond in different ways to different poems. Different methods of language are used
Health Is Wealth
According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, 11th edition, health means no illness or injury;
the ability to cope with everyday activities; and a good mental and physical condition. The World
Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental
‘The poems ‘Remember’, ‘Piano’ and ‘Poem at Thirty-nine’ all explore melancholy emotions.’ How far do you agree with this statement?
‘Poem at Thirty-nine’ and ‘Piano’ explore melancholy emotions while ‘Remember’ does not in my opinion. The reasons I do no completely ag
To an Athlete Dying Young The poem To an Athlete Dying Young by A. E. Housman is a piece about one of the most tragic fates. That fate, of course, is dying at a young age. The first thing that must be determined is who is telling the poem. I believe it is an older man, one who had been a champion of
Example of Book Review
The Ka, a novel
An example of book review writing can be found listed with most books sold on the Net and on the writer’s Web sites.
A good sample book review would pertain to writing your personal feelings about a book that you’ve read.
Writing a book review is no