• Imagery in Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    exemplify these heroic qualities for they are both willing to face mortal danger in order to protect their superiors and their people. Secondly, both societies also have inherent flaws which lead to their downfall. These flaws can be seen as an internal dissonance that is echoed externally in the realm of...
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  • None
    Of all the poets on my Leaving Cert course, WB Yeats is easily my favourite. Several aspects of his poetry appeal to me: the political / polemical dimension to his work, his use of nature as a theme and his reflection on old age, the body and the soul. Although I am at ease in engaging with Yeats themes...
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  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman was looked upon as the forerunner of 20th Century poetry, praising democracy, and becoming a proclaimed poet of American democracy. He was known as the "Son of Long Island," and he loved his country and everything about it. (Current, Williams, Freidel- page 292-293). Whitman lived...
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  • Perspectives “Dead Poets Society”
    Perspectives on “Dead Poets Society” Abstract Three distinct perspectives are offered on “Dead Poets Society,” a 1989 critically acclaimed film noted for the examination of the education of privileged high school boys in a private school. The role of education and its corresponding links...
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  • Anne Sexton - Essay
    On the cover of an Anne Sexton biography, is a deceiving photo of the American poet. She sits cross-legged fashionably holding a cigarette, while her dress seems to drape over her delicate legs with perfection. Every strand of hair stands in place, and her smile is one of purity and happiness. Nevertheless...
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  • Wb yeats
    is a place of unparalleled beauty for Yeats. Each of us has our own Innisfree and the desire to escape meaning that everybody can identify with the poet. Yeats adopts a deliberately quaint and old fashion style lending the occasion a ceremony and seriousness ‘I will arise and go now to the Isle of...
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  • The Ruin
    therefore, “The Ruin” is a perfect reflection of the era in which it was written. Clearly, “The Ruin” echoes many of the typical themes of its time. One of those themes, for instance, is the idea of mutability (or negative change). This topic is implied, for example, when the poet says, “despoiled are the towers...
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  • Issue of Mortality: “Naiv Is Bliss and Maturity Is Egocentric”
    statement “Naivety is bliss and Maturity is egocentric” tells us how the issue of mortality is being addressed in the poems of the two above mentioned poets. In William Wordsworth's "We Are Seven", the speaker's perception of death, which is from the point of view of an adult, is different from...
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  • Dual Images of Water in Religious Context in the Waste Land
    ultimate goal of his literature, in my eyes, is to lay the faith foundation for a society without any belief. The Idea of a Christian Society (published in 1939) has revealed Elliot’s ideas of establishing a Christian society where people can revert to Christian culture, regain the fear of religions, and...
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  • T.S. Eliot
    Stearns Eliot's poems run Christian themes and values that evoke a critical view of society. Though he published relatively little compared to other poets of his caliber, he has been recognized as both a poet and a critic. He himself has been criticized for "unnecessary obscurity" and for...
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  • Ts Eliot Prufrock
    This indicates that Prufrock feels in most danger when he’s out in the city streets. Eliot’s use of vers libre was most likely inspired by American poet Walt Whitman, and more specifically his 1855 poetry collection Leaves of Grass. The style of meter, which Marianne Moore said to be “in sequence of...
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  • Comparison of Daffodils and the Prelude by Wordsworth
    Shelly. 'Romanticism as a literary movement lasted from about 1789 to 1832 and marked a time when rigid ideas about the structure and purpose of society and the universe were breaking down. During this period, emphasis shifted to the importance of the individual's experience in the world and his interpretation...
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  • Compare and Contrast Poems "Here", by R.S. Thomas, "Reservist" by Boey Kim Cheng, "Attack" by Siegfried Sassoon and “Anthem for Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen Paying Particular Attention to Their Statements on Human Violence and Human Nature
    Thomas, a man of devout but questioning faith, centers on the themes of doubt and guilt. In the beginning stanza, we can see that the poem is the reflection of the persona, which we then realize is his questioning about religion. This is suggested by the quote “You can feel the place where the brains...
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  • Fragmentation and Coherence in Eliot's the Waste Land
    Waste Land that Eliot depicts is a vision of modern society. It is defined by feelings of detachment, frustration and a sense of ambiguous dread toward the future. The complexity of this poem is representative of the complexity of twentieth century society. It is frustrated and dislocated; it is exploring...
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  • Prufrock
    view which I am struggling to attack is perhaps related to the metaphysical theory of the substantial unity of the soul: for my meaning is, that the poet has, not a ‘personality' to express, but a particular medium, which is only a medium and not a personality, in which impressions and experiences combine...
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  • Lycidas
    What Happens in “Lycidas” 1–5 The poet complains that he is unready (= “denial vain, and coy excuse”) 6–36 No matter, Lycidas was a poet and his death must not pass without song. I too shall die one day and want someone to sing for me. Moreover, Lycidas and I grew up and made poetry together, to...
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  • Hamlet's Cave
    Language and Composition 29 March, 2013 Hamlet’s Cave In Plato’s One Republic, his main message is that people are shaped by the thoughts of others in society so that idealistic illusion is much more common than realistic thinking. He criticizes the habit of recreating past expectations instead of forming...
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  • Analysis of "Funeral Blues" and "In Memeory of W.B.Yeats"
    with muffled drum, Bring out the coffin. Let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling in the sky the message: “He is dead!” Put crepe bows around the white necks of the public doves. Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves. He was my north, my south, my...
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  • Reflection on Dead Poets Society
    Reflection on the movie entitled, “Dead Poets Society” The movie was quite not new to me since I’ve watched it several times when I was still in high school during our overnight. But I must admit that the impact of this movie to me has never changed from the moment that I personally have watched...
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  • Personal Responce to the Poetry of Adriene Rich
    The poems of Adrienne Rich spoke to me in a powerful way. She was definitely one of the most original and thought provoking poets on my course. Rich speaks for both herself and her generation in the throes of great change. The poems that I have studied represent many of the new ideas that emerged during...
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