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Carol Ann Duffy's Anne Hathaway Poem - ... The pearls mentioned in the poem may be pearls of wisdom shared by a lifetime of experience. However the sea may be a reference to sexual pleasure in which the couple dived through together in order to procreate, thus the pearls would be metaphors for their children, found through the exploration of sex and love. By employing enjambment Duffy encourages the continuation of imagery beyond a mere line and proves that just because it did not conform to what was socially expected of a marriage at the time, it made it no less important....   [tags: poetry analysis, Shakespeare, Second Best in Bed]
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Shakespeare's My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun - Shakespeare's My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun Many authors compose sonnets about women whom they loved. Most of these authors embellish their women's physical characteristics by comparing them to natural wonders that we, as humans, find beautiful. Shakespeare's "My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun" contradicts this idea, by stating that his mistress lacks most of the qualities other men wrongly praise their women for possessing. Shakespeare presents to one that true love recognizes imperfections and feels devotion regardless of flaws, while satirically expressing his personal thoughts on Petrarchan sonnets....   [tags: Papers] 707 words
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The Virtues of Love in Shakespeare's "Let me not to the marriage of true minds" - William Shakespeare's "Let me not to the marriage of true minds" is a Shakespearean or English sonnet that attempts to determine the true meaning of love. The dictation used to write this sonnet reveals a number of meanings to readers. The speaker uses the imagery to compare love to a ship lost at sea. The writer often uses caesuras, in this poem, which applies emphasis on some parts of the poem. The author uses many elements to define what true love is not; then, he moves on to tell what true love is and how it withstands the test of time....   [tags: true love] 932 words
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How Do I Love Thee? Let me Count the Ways by Elizabeth Barrett Browning - A flame of passion is contained within the heart, yet is love contained in a mere flame of passion. This timeless saying embodies the ultimate declaration of love written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. “How Do I Love Thee. Let me Count the Ways” is a poem bathed in rhyme and inundated in sentimental avowals. This sonnet shows the perpetual love that Browning shares with her husband and how that love can never be destroyed by any power of human or spiritual nature (Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s: Sonnet 45)....   [tags: Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poem] 1159 words
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Damned by Destined Death and Fueled by Fear of Failure - John Keats, one of the greatest English poets of the Romantic period, writes the Shakespearian sonnet, “When I Have Fears” fueled by his fear of failure to achieve love and fame within his self-predicted short lifespan. The majority of Keats’s odes, letters, and poems focus on the theme of death and Keats’s concern of dying before fulfilling his promise, however, “When I Have Fears” paints a more complex, personal, direct and introspective portrait of Keats’ anxiety (Brotter) . The reader should be aware that Keats suffered tragedy after tragedy as he watched his family disappear, some from battling tuberculosis and others for varied causes....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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The world is too much with us - During the industrial revolution of England, humans engaged in monotonous work and lost harmonious unity with nature. In the nineteenth century, when the poet William Wordsworth wrote his sonnet “The world is too much with us,” the aspects of industrialized society had changed a factory worker’s life, leaving no time or the desire to enjoy and take part in nature. In his Petrarchan sonnet, Wordsworth criticizes humans for losing their hearts to materialism and longs for a world where nature is divine....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Wordsworth] 1254 words
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The History of Art, Literature, Music and Philosophy - The History of Art, Literature, Music and Philosophy Question: Examine Steenwyck's Still Life: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life, 1621, (Illustration Book, Colour Plate 10) Write an account of this painting, paying attention to the organisation of the pictorial space and how the artist has created a three-dimensional effect through the use of perspective and modelling. Consider, also, how tone, colour, lighting and brushwork are used to portray the objects in the picture....   [tags: Papers] 1121 words
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The Christian Representation of God in Poetry - The voice of passion and intelligent mystery is a natural mixture used when projecting an image of God by both Milton in When I consider how my light is spent and Donne in Holy Sonnet XIV. Religion plays a huge part in the sonnets and how they make the reader perceive God. The two authors’ religious practices are so important that their troubles all stem from what they believe is an inability to serve. This is why even when the writers’ immediate demands are not met they still continue to love God....   [tags: Christianity, God, religion, John Donne, Milton, ] 1062 words
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Compare and Contrast the Ways Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella and Milton's Comus explore Gender and Sexuality. - ... This male desire is given devious and egotistic connotations, because it overcomes reason, and becomes preoccupied with Stella's body. Stella, on the other hand, is personified Love and 'Virtue but that body grant to us' (AS, sonnet 52.14). However, Astrophil remains lustful, and when he is denied her body, he views her as 'too too cruel' (AS, sonnet 2.3-4), and becomes resentful. John Milton: Comus, A Mask presented at Ludlow Castle (1634) Milton's mask, presenting notions of chastity and a rampant sexuality, uses Comus, a devious character, to address the issue of physical desire....   [tags: women and their new role in society]
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Form of War: Content and Form Relation in Wilfred Owen's “Dulce Et Decorum Est” - In Wilfred Owen's “Dulce Et Decorum Est” the form mimics a Shakespearean sonnet. For example,the twelve line stanza at the back-half with the rhyme scheme ABABCDCDEFEF is similar to a Shakespearean sonnet. This clever use of form complements the content of the poem: the poem's content argues against the glorification of war, and the form of the poem matches this argument. This cohesiveness furthers the argument of the poem, and it is exemplified throughout the poem. In the first stanza, the cohesiveness of content and form is best demonstrated by the following lines: “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks / Knock-kneed,coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge”(1-2)....   [tags: literary and form analysis]
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Remembering your Loved Ones in Anthem for a Doomed Youth - Wilfred Owen expresses his feelings about war in “Anthem for a Doomed Youth”, which revolves around the events that took place in World War I. Throughout the sonnet, the speaker talks bitterly about modern warfare, noting the harsh sounds of war and questioning the treatment of the soldiers that perish. In the octave, the speaker wonders what can be done to honor the soldiers that died, but realizes negatively that the soldiers only receive death instead of ceremonies. In the sestet, the speaker expands upon this idea of a proper ceremony for the deceased soldiers, saying that the families must be the ones to properly honor their dead....   [tags: wilfred owen, dead soldiers, war criticism] 589 words
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Life, Love, and Poetry - Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a remarkable woman who was deeply interested in reading grand pieces of literature and began writing her own literature at a very young age. She was very privileged to be financially independent, but also very unfortunate to have suffered an accident which resulted in great physical disadvantages. The combination of both, however, gave her the needed time to write her poetry. She fell in love with Robert Browning, a great admirer of her work, and, during their courtship, Barrett Browning wrote a series of poems, “Sonnets from the Portuguese,” as a reflection of her feelings for him....   [tags: Authors]
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Comparison of Shall I Compare Thee? and My Mistress' Eyes are - 1 Shall compare thee to a summer's day. ======================================= Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of maie, And summers lease hath all to short a date: 5 Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines, ============================================= And often is his gold complexion dim'd, --------------------------------------- And every faire from faire sometime declines, --------------------------------------------- By chance, or natures changing course untrim'd: ----------------------------------------------- But thy eternal summer shall not fade, -------------------------------------- 10 Nor loose possessi...   [tags: William Shakespeare] 940 words
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Seamus Heaney as a Political Poet in Act of Union - Heaney is not typically a political poet, with nonpartisan themes prominent in his poetry. However, he breaks this image in Act of Union, along with Whatever You Say, Say Nothing, branching into more political themes. The cause of this was largely due to the Troubles in Ireland from the early 1960s, which largely affected Heaney due to his role as a Northern Irish poet. He was also pressured by many journalists on his view, which is described in Whatever You Say, Say Nothing. Although Act of Union is unmistakably one of Heaney’s most political poems, it subtly delivers the message of Heaney’s outlook on the Troubles through the dramatic monologue of England, introducing an ambiguous person...   [tags: Poetry of Seamus Heaney]
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How Do I Love Thee and A Dream - Since the beginning of language, poetry has a role in the recollection of memories, emotions, and creativity. From the oldest surviving poem: Tale of the ship wrecked salor, by Hiratic, to todays poems; poetry has been a staple in the literary world. It is vital language because it is a literary vehicle that takes us on a ride of emotions. Poetry according to William Wordsworth should be, “The spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.” Poems such as A Dream, by Edgar Allan Poe, and How do I love thee, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, are perfect examples of good poetry, they have very different views of the same subject, which give a powerful effect on the reader....   [tags: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edgar Allan Poe poems] 981 words
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Analysis of Countee Cullens Yet Do I Marvel - Analysis of Countee Cullens Yet Do I Marvel Poetry is often meant to be smooth, flowing, pleasing to the ear and the mind. To achieve this effect, many poets use different poetic techniques to help convey the meanings of their poetry. In the sonnet, 'Yet Do I Marvel' written by Countee Cullen, many different features of poetry is used. In this essay, I will discuss the relationship between the meanings and the theme Cullen tries to convey in his sonnet and the techniques of metaphors, both religious and non-religious, allusions to Greek mythology, different rhyme schemes and repetition that he uses....   [tags: Countee Cullen Yet Do I Marvel Essays] 1186 words
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Autobiography at an Air-Station by Philip Larkin - Autobiography at an Air-Station by Philip Larkin Progress is in the eye of the beholder. Throughout the years society has forced nature out of its life and has instead adopted a new mechanical and industrialized lifestyle. Technology may be deemed as progress by some, where it is thought of as a positive advancement for mankind. Yet technology can also be a hindrance for society, by imposing itself on society and emptying the meaning out of life. In “Autobiography at an Air-Station,” Philip Larkin conveys his distaste of how society has denounced nature....   [tags: Autobiography Air-Station Philip Larkin Essays] 1512 words
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The Roman Baths at Nimes - “The Roman Baths of Nimes” is written by Henri Cole as a way to express his desire to break free of conformity and social norms established by his environment. Furthermore, it can be regarded as a way to put an end to an internal battle by coming to terms with his true identity. A close reading of the poem helps expose the true message the poet attempts to convey to his reader. “The Roman Baths at Nimes,” a sonnet, has a unique modified structure which resembeles the main purpose of the poem. Originally, a sonnet was structured as “one strong opening statement of eight lines, followed by a resolution to the emotional or intellectual question of the first part of the poem” (Strand 56)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Irony in Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley - Ozymandias, the Greek name for Ramses II, is a sonnet written by Percy Bysshe Shelley. In the poem, Shelley uses irony as a form of satire, mocking tyranny. The poem was published, according to Ian Lancashire (University of Toronto) near January of 1818. At that time, for Europeans, places like Egypt were considered exotic and that adds to the popularity of the sonnet at the time. Shelley wrote this poem in a competition with Horace Smith who also wrote a similar poem, with the same overall themes and name....   [tags: essays research papers] 604 words
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The Soldier by Rupert Brooke, and Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen - The two poems about World War 1, ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke, and ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ by Wilfred Owen, each present their views in different ways. World War one started in 1914 and ended after four years. There are two main responses from soldiers. The two approaches have been written each in these poems. Both have similarities and differences. They are conveyed in different ways that affect the reader more at some points and less than others. The two poets have a very diverse approach towards the war....   [tags: compare, contrast, poetry, poems] 793 words
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The Broken Heart a Poem by John Donne - ... He was a man of contradictions: As a minister in the Anglican Church, Donne possessed a deep spirituality that pairs his thoughts and feelings throughout his lifetime. Donne also possessed a sensual outlook on life, sensation, and experience. He is both a successful religious poet and a great suggestive poet, and perhaps no other poet successfully amalgamated and expressed such incompatible, mutually disagreeing passions. In his best poems, Donne commixes the discourses of the physical and the spiritual; over the course of his lifetime, Donne gave sublime expression to both worlds....   [tags: feelings, love, catholics] 756 words
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In This Strange Labyrinth, by Mary Wroth - Mary Wroth alludes to mythology in her sonnet “In This Strange Labyrinth” to describe a woman’s confused struggle with love. The speaker of the poem is a woman stuck in a labyrinth, alluding to the original myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. The suggestion that love is not perfect and in fact painful was a revolutionary thing for a woman to write about in the Renaissance. Wroth uses the poem’s title and its relation to the myth, symbolism and poem structure to communicate her message about the tortures of love....   [tags: Poem Analysis, Symbolism]
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How the Poem Ozymandias Highlights the Fundamental Issue in the Film Watchmen - Percy Shelley, “Ozymandias” This is a profound statement ascribed to one of the most powerful pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Yet, as Percy Shelly writes, the “works,” due to the sands of time, have vanished – “of that colossal wreck… the long and level sands stretch far away” (13-14). At his zenith, Ozymandias believed his empire was timeless and would inspire “despair” in all those who labored to match his accomplishments. But the monuments, his self-praising idols, and, in sum, his empire have all but eroded away....   [tags: percy shelley, watchmen, ozymandias]
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Analysis of the Prologue in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - Analysis of the Prologue in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare's classical play 'The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet' begins with a prologue. Unlike most prologues this one is in the form of a sonnet. Sonnets usually consist of 14 lines, the prologue of 'Romeo and Juliet' follows this structure. In this sonnet the 14 lines are divided up into 3 sections of 4 lines and the last section is made up of 2 lines. This sonnet uses three different methods to separate the 4 sections from one another....   [tags: Papers] 1296 words
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Sidney and Petrarch; Or, The Contemplation of Love - Sidney and Petrarch; Or, The Contemplation of Love Tanto piu' di voi, quando piu' v'ama. Petrarca. The Renaissance reached its fulfilment in the sixteenth century. English, long neglected by the humanists' preoccupation with Greek and Latin, rose to a wholly new and conscious dignity as a medium of serious literary expression. That English should rise and attain the status of national language is not surprising in view of the fact that the spread of literacy and the introduction of printing, along with the increasingly strong nationalist feeling, did account for its consolidation.1 There was not only a steady progression towards developing a language of their own; English humanis...   [tags: Renaissance European History Essays]
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Comparing Three Poems on Love and Loss - Comparing Three Poems on Love and Loss 'How Do I Love Thee?' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and 'Remember' by Christina Rossetti are both sonnets sharing the theme of Love and Loss but approaching it from a different view. 'How Do I Love Thee' is a Petrachian sonnet written by a famous poet of that time Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Born in 1806, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a female author in the mid 1800's. 'How Do I Love Thee?' expresses the theme of love in an undying manner....   [tags: Papers] 1580 words
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Directing the Party Scene of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Directing the Party Scene of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Throughout the scene there are social, historic and cultural influences. The social side of the scene is the party where there is a certain code of behaviour. Social etiquette dictated that the male would address the woman in a polite and civil way because there were at a masked party, which at that time was seen as socially acceptable. The historical influences are shown in the scene because of the two feuding families....   [tags: Papers] 960 words
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An Introdution To A Poet: Billy Collins - An Introduction to a Poet: Billy Collins Billy Collins is one of the most credited poets of this century and last. He is a man of many talents, most recognized though by his provocative and riveting poetry. As John McEnroe was to the sport of tennis, Billy Collins has done the same for the world of poetry. Collin’s rejected the old ways of poetry, created his own form, broke all the rules, and still retains the love and respect of the poet community. Collins has received the title of Poet Laureate of the United States twice and also has received countless awards and acknowledgements....   [tags: Poet Poetry Billy Collins] 1564 words
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William Wordsworth - One of the most famous poets in literary history is that of William Wordsworth. He lived between the years of 1770-1850. He was a very strong poet and many of his works have some degree of a pessimistic view to them. They could be understood after the hard life he led. He saw the French Revolution at its height and wrote several poems about it. He had an illegitimate daughter with a woman in France. When he returned back to England he married Mary Hutchinson, who gave him two sons and another daughter....   [tags: essays research papers] 1048 words
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Bright Star essay - In Bright Star, Keats utilises a mixture of the Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnet forms to vividly portray his thoughts on the conflict between his longing to be immortal like the steadfast star, and his longing to be together with his love. The contrast between the loneliness of forever and the intenseness of the temporary are presented in the rich natural imagery and sensuous descriptions of his true wishes with Fanny Brawne. The structure of Bright Star is unique in that it breaks free of the limitations of the sonnet form, a form that is notorious for its strict and constrained nature....   [tags: John Keats]
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Comparison Of Love Poetry: - Comparison Of Love Poetry: Rememberby Christina Rossetti, How Do I Love Thee. by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and When We Two Parted by Lord Byron The three poems, Remember by Christina Rossetti; How Do I love Thee. by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and When We Two Parted by Lord Byron, each explore love and loss in their own unique ways. Remember is, as expected from the title, a solemn lament which is a farewell sonnet to her treasured one. How Do I Love Thee. is again a sonnet of love but is of a love that is present and hopefully will remain forever....   [tags: English Literature] 1505 words
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A Critical Analysis Of William - In order for a poem to be classified as a sonnet, it must meet certain structural requirements, and Sonnet 138, &#8220;When my love swears that she is made of truth,'; is a perfect example. Shakespeare employs the traditional rhyme scheme of the English sonnet, the poem is made up of three quatrains and a rhyming couplet, and iambic pentameter is the predominant meter. However, it would be an error to approach this poem as a traditional Shakespearean love sonnet. It is a &#8216;love&#8217; poem in the sense that a relationship between two lovers is the central theme, but the reader is offered a somewhat unexpected viewpoint....   [tags: essays research papers] 1468 words
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Two Perspectives On London - Different people see things with different perception. Some people may look up to the better and brighter side whilst others look down to see the deeper and darker side. This is exactly what the two poems “Upon Westminster Bridge” and “London” show us. The two poems both depict the scenery and sights of the city London, but they are written in two different perspectives. Wordsworth’s “Upon Westminster Bridge” describes the majestic and splendid Westminster Bridge sitting along with the calm and serene River Thames on a Sunday morning....   [tags: Literary Devices/Poetry] 2375 words
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Life's Not a Breeze - It has been said that each and every one of us experience different seasons of life throughout our time here on Earth. One might experience times of deep despondency and a lack of faith, which stay true during the winter months, but then be rejuvenated by the promises of new life and beauty that the spring brings. The poem “Ode to the West Wind,” by Percy Shelley is an irrefutable representation of these seasons of life and what the speaker does in order to ensure that he is delivered from a desperate time....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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An Analysis of Lilith (Body's Beauty) - An Analysis of Lilith (Body's Beauty) First published in 1868 in Swinburne's pamphlet-review, "Notes on the Royal Academy Exhibition," the sonnet entitled "Lilith" was written to accompany the painting "Lady Lilith." The poem and picture appeared alongside Rossetti's painting "Sibylla Palmifera" and the sonnet "Soul's Beauty," which was written for it. In 1870, both of these poems were published among the "Sonnets for Pictures" section of Rossetti's Poems. In 1881, however, "it occurred to Rossetti to contrast the two as representatives of fleshly and spiritual beauty," and thus he transferred them to "The House of Life" (Baum 181)....   [tags: Lilith Essays] 1150 words
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The Poetry of Tony Harrison - The Poetry of Tony Harrison Tony Harrison is almost certainly one of the most famous poets alive. Born in Leeds in 1937 he grew up in a working-class family. Harrison is a modern poet but chooses to use the traditional sonnet form as he considers the rigid structure and strict rhythm and rhyming rules which others find restricting, a challenge to him. He also sees it as a controlled technique of expressing his feelings. Francesco Petrach began using the sonnet at the beginning of Renaissance with his unusual rhyming pattern and stanzas of an octave and a sestet....   [tags: Papers] 2620 words
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The Use of Greek Mythology in Leda and the Swan - Poetry is a very artistic and creative way for poets to freely express themselves, whether it be love, hate, sadness, joy, and even to express themselves sexually. William Butler Yeats uses Greek mythology in "Leda and the Swan" to describe the sexual nature of the poem. Yeats uses many poetic elements and techniques to describe the sexuality of the poem. He uses elements such as language and the structure of the poem itself to portray to his readers a very vivid picture of the sensual elements of this poem....   [tags: Poetry] 442 words
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I have chosen to study the poems Uphill and Remember. Uphill is - I have chosen to study the poems Uphill and Remember. Uphill is based on the theme of afterlife. Rossetti was always known to have a strong belief in the afterlife, I have chosen to study the poems 'Uphill' and 'Remember'. Uphill is based on the theme of afterlife. Rossetti was always known to have a strong belief in the afterlife, and symbolises this in 'Uphill'. The poem itself is written in a unique style. A style which I feel interacts the poet and the reader. The poem is an exchange of questions and answers that compares life to a journey....   [tags: English Literature] 831 words
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With it’s tight structure, poetry can accommodate great passion. Do - With it’s tight structure, poetry can accommodate great passion. Do you agree with this statement. You should base your answer on a close examination of two or three poems covering at least two groups. ‘With it’s tight structure, poetry can accommodate great passion’. Do you agree with this statement. You should base your answer on a close examination of two or three poems covering at least two groups. Although it could be argued that poetry can accommodate great passion I disagree with this statement....   [tags: English Literature] 1105 words
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Analysis of Astrophil and Stella by Sir Phillip Sidney - Analysis of Astrophil and Stella by Sir Phillip Sidney In Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella "Sonnet 1," there is an observable poetic structure that can be analyzed on a literal as well as a figurative level in an attempt to gain a logical understanding of the poem. Sidney's style of writing appears to be easily interpreted on a literal level, yet there is a deeper and more complex dimension of figurative elements, such as metaphors, that require further exploration and examination to unveil their complete meaning....   [tags: Papers] 838 words
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Different Aspects of Love in Poetry - Different Aspects of Love in Poetry WHAT DO WE LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF LOVE FROM POETRY SPANNING A PERIOD OF SEVEREAL HUNDRED YEARS. We have studied the greatest love poems ever written by men and women. These poets have used poems to emphasise their feelings and experiences of love and relationship. From these love poems written by famous poets, we find out that love is a complex subject matter and different poets intend to illustrate the aspects of love in their poems. These aspects are categorised into three different sections: firstly we see the joy of love; secondly the sexual desires of love and finally the pain of love....   [tags: Love Poetry Poems Poets Essays] 2688 words
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Shakespeare And Frost - Masters Of Their Trade - &quot;The art of the poet is to explore the very questions of human existence&quot;. The art of poetry is a deep and involved process, which when used properly to infer an existentialist message, can turn lines of ink into a work of art. Major and famous authors of times past and present have frequently, and continue to deal with these issues of human existence. Two of these masters, William Shakespeare and Robert Frost are examples of writers who have made the step from poetry to works of art....   [tags: essays research papers] 712 words
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The Court and Sir Thomas Wyatt - The Court and Sir Thomas Wyatt During the 16th Century, English poetry was dominated and institutionalised by the Court. Because it 'excited an intensity that indicates a rare concentration of power and cultural dominance,' the Court was primarily responsible for the popularity of the poets who emerged from it. Sir Thomas Wyatt, one of a multitude of the so-called 'Court poets' of this time period, not only changed the way his society saw poetry through his adaptations of the Petrarchan Sonnet, but also obscurely attempted to recreate the culture norm through his influence....   [tags: Papers] 1398 words
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Slave to Man - Sonnet 143 by William Shakespeare creates a patriarchal ideology constructing gender and women’s role in society supported by feminist criticism, which implements patriarchal woman, traditional gender roles, biological essentialism, othering, and sexage. By forcing women to be seen as biological creatures and/or insignificant objects with specific characteristics, a social construction is made. Instantly the typical patriarchal woman in traditional gender roles of “housewife” and “mother” is cast upon the main character in Sonnet 143....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1120 words
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Comparison and Contrasting Between 3 poems: - The Flea (John Donne), - Comparison and Contrasting Between 3 poems: - The Flea (John Donne), Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day (William Shakespeare), and Jenny Kissed Me (James Leigh Hunt) These three love poems or sonnets were all written pre 1914 but by very different writers. The authors of these poems use different styles of writing love poetry. For instance, John Donny is very clever. His poem, 'The Flea' brings out an angle of smart sayings to get people to have sex. William Shakespeare focuses more on actually love, while James Leigh Hunt focuses primarily on a blunt approach....   [tags: English Literature] 938 words
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