• Analysis: Auden the Man
    the form of a villanelle[7], this poem is another example of Auden using a conventional verse form as a basis for modernist ideas. The poem adopts a similar tone to O Where Are You Going with a reassuring almost fatherly overtone that is undermined by a more menacing sense of superiority. In common...
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  • How Does Auden Explore the Narrative of Fear in 'O What Is That Sound'?
    How does Auden explore the narrative of fear in ‘O what is that sound’ In his poem ‘O what is that sound’ Auden explores the narrative of fear using language devices. The poem is in the form of a ballad where two people have a dialogue and are speaking about the current situation in which they...
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  • Miss
    O Where Are You Going? This poem ‘was partially inspired by the traditional English folk song ‘The Cutty Wren’, which existed in many versions. It’s about a group of peasants going to the woods to kill a wren (a medieval tradition).’ Miss Gee This ballad, written in 1937, is a clear...
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  • The Disconnected Ironic Tone of Auden's
    great erudition, wisdom, and remarkable lyrical gifts (Davenport-Hines). Auden was born in York, England, in 1907. He lived in Birmingham, England during his childhood and was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. While at Oxford the recognition for his outstanding talent grew. Oxford, is also where he...
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  • WH Auden Age Of Anxiety
    linguistic knowledge the poet could draw upon, and—most important of all—as someone attentive to prosody. “I’m never going to be able to let you go,” Ansen records Auden saying to him. “I’ve never met anyone outside yourself who makes any effort to count—to...
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  • Lonely Heart
    her appearance “O why do you walk through the fields in gloves Missing so much and so much? O fat white woman whom nobody loves,” (Cornford 34) to William Butler Yeats “Loves Loneliness” which deals with the fact that love does not guarantee an end to isolation and loneliness (Yeats...
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  • English 4 Finals
    Citizen by W.H. Auden o – How well do we know? ß It’s a satire • The question is absurd, b/c according to author is saying that the question of “are you free… (or) happy?” is more important than superficial details. (Such as Derek liking Coldplay.) o “Are you free?” o “Are you...
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  • English Literature
    O Where Are You Going’ and the slightly complicated story of Hardy’s ‘The Voice’. Once the story of the poem, chapter, short story or section of text has been established, it is best for students to focus on the larger features of narrative like voice or structure rather than discussing the effects...
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  • Coleridge
    laconically and deceptively unemotional. The following words, which Auden puts into the beloved’s mouth, affirm Spear’s view point: Owhere are you going? Stay with me here! Were the vows you swore deceiving, deceiving? Critical Appreciation — ‘O what is that sound’ is a lyrical ballad comprising...
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  • wisdom,humor and faith
    depressing, when you view it all. But then, that’s life, and Shakespeare gives us life. He shows us what we are, yet also what we may be, at our best: honest and honorable, faithful and true, loyal and trustworthy, constant in love.” In his Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? Bloom deals with several other...
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  • Curiosity Killed the Othello
    revolve around Iago. “If a member of the audience were to interrupt the play and ask Iago: ‘What are you doing?’ could not Iago answer with a boyish giggle, ‘Nothing. I’m only trying to find out what Othello is really like’?” (Auden 50). Would that not be a fair answer? Society has accepted that...
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  • John Donne Love Poetry
    which both parties attain great blissfulness. This can be very well depicted in “To his mistress going to bed” Donne challenges ideology of platonic love but highly praises and enjoys the aspects of physical love, “O, my America, my newfoundland, my kingdom, safest with one man mann’d…” In regard to...
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  • The Enfant Terrible Master of Poetry: W.H. Auden
    which I could not have acquired in any other way" (Davenport 16). From the early age of eight Auden attended religious boarding schools, where he was first asked by a boarding school friend if he had ever written poetry. It was then that Auden immediately recognized his desire of being a grand poet...
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  • As I Walked Out One Evening - W.H.Auden
    progression of a 4 session counselling, speaking to us readers as if we are the young lovers. Marked by the phrase “O”, he begins with a gentle coaxing. “O let not time deceive you”, the idealism borne by the love song shall break through time’s passing. “O plunge your hands in the water” as if...
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  • Along For The Ride
    a care in the world. I envy you.” Don’t, I thought. Heidi said, “Actually, Auden spent last night going over my books. She found the error that threw off my balance.” “Really,” my dad said, glancing at me. “I’m trying to convince her to work for me,” Heidi added. “Do a few hours a day in the...
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  • Poetry
    . -L'Art,1910- It talks about what is The Art. A white canvas where colors are launched on it. He is making a comparison between colors, like the green to arsenic, and red to strawberries. It connects things you can touch or relate to, to the poetry, and then states "let our eyes feast," sort of like...
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  • Plot Summary Along for the Ride
    Plot Summary In the novel Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen, you are taken through a tour of the life of Auden West. Auden was born into a family of writers who want their daughter to be the best of the best. She is a quiet girl who lived with her mother after her parents' divorce, devoting...
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  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor: a Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster
    sonnets and show which form they are. Discuss how their content reflects the form. (Submit copies of the sonnets, marked to show your analysis). Chapter 5 --Now, Where Have I Seen Her Before? Define intertextuality. Discuss three examples that have helped you in reading specific works...
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  • the lullaby by W H Auden
    that's why Auden employed it for his "Lullaby," don't you think?) As the poem continues, though, the natural flow of the words, also known as the prosody, doesn't line up so well with the trochaic tetrameter. Since you're probably not going to get a PhD in poetry (though we do encourage it...
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  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor Outline
    ) |novel |Derek Walcott | | |O Brother, Where Art Thou |movie |Joel and Ethan Coen | | |Ulysses...
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