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Compare and contrast the poems The Tyger and The Donkey and - Compare and contrast the poems The Tyger and The Donkey and discuss which poet gives us the clearest depiction of humanity. William Blake is a wealthy, upper-class writer who separates himself from the rest of the wealthy community. Blake has a hate for the techniques used by many of the wealthy, company owners who gain and capitalise through cheap and expendable labour, supplied by the ever-growing poverty in the country. Blake makes a point to try and reveal this industrial savagery through his work....   [tags: English Literature] 1190 words
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Compare and contrast The Echoing Green with The Schoolboy by - Compare and contrast The Echoing Green with The Schoolboy by William Blake Both "The Echoing Green" and "The Schoolboy" are classed under the section, "Songs of Innocence", which at first suggests that they will be of a similar nature. However this presumption is dispelled early on, as one examines the issues behind the often comparable wording. Many elements in "The Schoolboy" do echo those in "The Echoing Green" and visa versa, but the atmospheres of each poem that are presented are so different that it becomes difficult to see how two such contrasting pieces of work can unite in the same genre....   [tags: English Literature] 1381 words
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Compare and Contrast From the Motorway and The Pylons - Compare and Contrast From the Motorway and The Pylons The poems From the Motorway and The Pylons both share the same similarities between their subject matter, themes and tone, however the writes use different literary techniques to convey their message. The two poems warn the reader about the spreading of modern urban life. From the Motorway states how man has made Britain uniformly dull and removed her beauty. 'asleep in the promise of being nowhere anyone would like to get to' This quote shows places that have not been touched by the growth of the motorways and how quaint and tranquil they are....   [tags: English Literature] 1355 words
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Compare and contrast Death of a naturalist and Catrin - Compare and contrast Death of a naturalist and Catrin In both poems, the writers reflect on childhood and change. Heaney looks back on his childhood and the change he took while growing up where as Clarke is reflecting on childhood as an adult, a mother and how she copes, and her views of having a child, and being in child birth. In Heaney’s poem, Death of a Naturalist, he is reflecting on his childhood and the attitude he uses towards his childhood. The attitude he has changes during the poem, at first, in the first stanza, he looks back fondly at his childhood ‘I would fill jampotfuls of the jellied specks to range on the window sills at home’ (line11) ‘But best of all there was the war...   [tags: English Literature] 1291 words
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Compare and Contrast Turned and The Withered Arm - With Particular Reference to the Relationships Between Men and Women, Compare and Contrast the Two Short Stories Turned and The Withered Arm. The two short stories by Thomas Hardy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman both share similarities in plot, characters and the relationships held by men and women. They both show, in a cyclical structure, the betrayal of men and the jealously held between people, although Gilman takes a more feminist view, largely due to the difference in era of the two short stories....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1577 words
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Compare and Contrast Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - Compare and Contrast Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Human beings have always been curious about the meaning and purpose of life. Religions try to answer the curiosity people have about there being a higher source, typically identifying this greater domination as God. Some beliefs teach that there is only one G-d this is defined as a monotheistic religion. Some examples of monotheistic religions are Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Although each sect has a different perspective on teachings and beliefs they have one common thread; the belief in a singular deity....   [tags: Religion] 818 words
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Statistics Project to Compare House Prices - Statistics Project to Compare House Prices Comparison of House Prices' in two areas: Hypothesis: I believe that the house prices in the Consett area will be more expensive that the house prices in the Washington area. Introduction: I obtained a list of seventy houses for each area. I decided to do seventy, as I felt I would obtain a more accurate reading for my report. I attained my information from the internet, from various estate agents sites, www.harrington-brown.co.uk and www.Pattinson.co.uk ....   [tags: Papers] 1189 words
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Compare two poems by wilfed owen - Compare two poems by Wilfred Owen, showing how they reflected contemporary attitudes to the ‘Great War’. Refer closely to language and poetic techniques. World War 1 broke out in 1914. At the beginning of the war, there was a great feeling of patriotism and enthusiasm. Young men were eager to join the armed forces, as they thought the glory and heroism of war would be enjoyable. Fighting in France was expected to be an exciting adventure. Thousands of men joined so they would have the honor of serving their Queen and country....   [tags: essays research papers] 1720 words
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Compare Contrast Two Persuasive Arguments - Compare Contrast Two Persuasive Arguments Should legendary coach Bobby Knight been fired from the University of Indiana. Does the punishment fit the crime. The two articles “The Knight Who Thought He Was King,” and “Knight Fall” try to answer these two controversial questions. Each of these articles present the debated issue in their own distinct ways. “Knight Fall” is written in a way that the reader really doesn’t know what side the author is choosing, that is until the last few sentences. On the other hand, the other article is very distinct, and the reader knows for a fact, just from reading the first few sentences, that the author is not what you call a “Bobby Knight fan.” Both of the...   [tags: Comparison Between Persuasive Arguments] 1566 words
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Compare and Contrast Alan Bradley´s Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and Edward Estlin Cumming´s Somewhere I Have Never Travelled - Alan Bradley’s novel, entitled Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and Edward Estlin Cumming’s poem, somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond, both underscore the thematic concepts of mystery, adventure, and love, but are shaped from different standpoints. The novel is an old-fashioned whodunit set in a 1950s English countryside filled with odds and ends. Taking inspiration from the illustrious Sherlock Holmes, Bradley features Flavia, an eleven year old aspiring chemist who singlehandedly solves a murder case....   [tags: compare and contrast essay, imagery, symbolism] 1222 words
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Compare and Contrast the Work of Harry Harlow and Mary Ainsworth on Understanding Attachment. - This essay will compare and contrast the work of psychologists Harry Harlow and Mary Ainsworth. To compare and contrast will be to emphasise the similarities and differences of both Harlow and Ainsworth’s work on understanding attachment, to which they have both made great contribution. Attachment refers to the mutually affectionate developing bond between a mother and any other caregiver (Custance 2010). It is a bond in which the infant sees the caregiver as a protective and security figure. Failing to form any type of attachment during the earliest years of childhood is thought to lead to social and emotional developmental issues that can carry on well into adult life (Custance 2010)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Compare and Contrast the Oracle HRMS/Soft People and Kronos Workforce Ready. - “A human resource information system (HRIS) is a system of software and supporting computer hardware specifically designed to store and process all HR information and keep track of all employees and information about them” (Gully, &Phillips, 2012). Many HRIS systems exist in today’s technology bases business world which can be compare and contrast in the areas of “payroll, work time, benefits, administration, recruiting, training learning, performance records and employee self-service” (Gully, &Phillips, 2012)....   [tags: HRIS systems]
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Compare and Contrast British Tourism Policy vs. Maltese Tourism Policy - Introduction The report presents an overview of the national and international tourism policies that have been drafted and implemented throughout the years. I will compare and contrast the Maltese Tourism Policy (2006 & 2012) with the British Tourism Policy (2011). Goeldner and Ritchie (2009) identify a tourism policy as a set of regulations, rules, guidelines, directives, and development/promotion objectives and strategies that provide a framework within which the collective and individual decisions affecting long-term tourism development and the daily activities within a destination are taken”....   [tags: Tourism Policy Essays]
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Compare and Contrast Theoretical Orientations of Sigmund Freud and Abraham Maslow - Compare and Contrast Theoretical Orientations of Sigmund Freud and Abraham Maslow A. Sigmund Freud B. Biography Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856, in Freiberg, Moravia, a small town in Austro Hungarian. His parents were Amalia and Jacob Freud. His father was a wool merchant with a keen mind and a good sense of humor. His mother was a lively woman. (http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/freud.html) He grew up in a family of 11, with two older-half brothers and six younger siblings. When Freud was four or five years old his family moved to Vienna where he lived most of his life....   [tags: Psychology] 1186 words
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Compare Two Criteria or Characteristics Using Visual Basic and Visual C++ - 1. Compare two criteria or characteristics using Visual Basic and Visual C++. Readability. Visual Basic is a programming language that can be easily read. Most constructs resemble plain English words and phrases. It also has low feature multiplicity. To increment a variable one must write: i = i + 1. Visual C++ has several ways of doing it though with slightly different meanings: i = i + 1 or i +=1 or i++ or ++i. This lowers the readability of Visual C++. Visual Basic still retains the 'goto' statement which allows for unconditional jump to a labelled code line....   [tags: Computer Science] 1216 words
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Compare and contrast Ben Jonson’s ‘The Alchemist’ and Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ - The study will encompass the compare and contrast of two great writers’ literary works. It will take comprehensive discussion on “Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist” and “William Shakespeare’s The Tempest”. Jonson and Shakespeare were contemporaries with more immediately recognizable common ground between them than difference. They shared the same profession and brought forth their works from the matrix of common intellectual property. They appealed to the same audience and both gained popularity and esteem as accomplished playwrights....   [tags: English Literature, Famous Playwrights] 1850 words
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Compare and Contrast Essay: Online Shopping vs. In-Store Shopping - Online and in-store shopping differentiates in various ways. However, they both are convenient ways to shop. Recently, online shopping has been most convenient for me, but I enjoy both ways of shopping. I believe that shopping preferences change depending on a person’s situation. I noticed that many people are starting to prefer online shopping more than in-store shopping. Online shopping is most convenient for individuals that don’t have time to go to the store. If you’re busy with an online job or online classes then online shopping can sometimes be more convenient....   [tags: internet, ] 576 words
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Compare and Contrast Pope Francis vs. Pope Benedict XVI - I would like to compare/contrast Pope Francis vs. Pope Benedict XVI. During his first year in office, Pope Francis has become one of the world’s greatest social innovators. Many have celebrated Pope Francis as a spiritual leader, diplomat, and a politician. Pope Francis is a leader to start something new by launching a global campaign against hunger. Using social media, such as YouTube, Pope Francis sent his message out to elect a day, December 10th, for a world-wide rally. Additionally, Pope Francis is known for sending out tweets @Pontifex....   [tags: catholic church, benedict XVI]
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Lord of the Flies - Compare and Contrast Ralph, Jack and Piggy - Lord of the Flies - Compare and contrast the characteristics of Ralph, Jack and Piggy with regards to there appearance, personality and potential to leadership. I would compare and contrast the characteristics of the three boys: Ralph, Jack and Piggy with regards to there appearance, personality and potential for leadership as follows Piggy's appearance is short and fat and he has fair hair. He has very bad eyesight and wears thick rimmed spectacles. His clothes are shabby and he wears a greasy wind-breaker over them....   [tags: English Literature] 468 words
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Compare the works of William Wordsworth and R L Thomas - Compare the works of William Wordsworth and R L Thomas showing whether or not their poems differ in themes and style The poems of William Wordsworth and R L Thomas are written on the same themes, people, and the landscape but in different styles. William Wordsworth is a romantic poet that writes about the splendour of the world in a positive way while R S Thomas writes about the hardship of the world and attacks modern life and technology. I will compare 'The Solitary Reaper' by William Wordsworth with R L Thomas' 'Tramp' as well as Wordsworth's 'On Westminster Bridge' with 'Cynddylan on a Tractor' by Thomas....   [tags: English Literature] 1792 words
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Compare and Contrast how feelings of fear and confusion are conveyed - Compare and Contrast how feelings of fear and confusion are conveyed through the use of imagery and other poetic techniques. I am going to compare the use of poetic devices to portray fear and confusion in 3 different poems, they are; Patrolling Barnegat by Walt Whitman, On the Train by Gillian Clarke, and Storm on the Island by Seamus Heaney. These poems all portray a feeling of confusion, often it is linked with the theme of war. In Patrolling Barnegat, Walt Whitman uses repetition to enhance the power of the storm he is describing....   [tags: English Literature] 1082 words
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To compare the ways in which these poems display the horrors of war. - To compare the ways in which these poems display the horrors of war. I have selected three poems, The Soldier, by Rupert Brooke, Dulce et Decorum Est, and Anthem for Doomed Youth, both written by Wilfred Owen. Compare how these poems show the horrors of World War 1. To compare the ways in which these poems display the horrors of war. I have selected three poems, "The Soldier", by Rupert Brooke, "Dulce et Decorum Est", and "Anthem for Doomed Youth", both written by Wilfred Owen. I chose "Anthem for Doomed Youth" and "Dulce et Decorum Est" because they are very similar and show the horrors of the war....   [tags: English Literature] 1622 words
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Compare and Contrast Remember and A Birthday by Christina Rossetti - Compare and Contrast Remember and A Birthday by Christina Rossetti Christina Rossetti was born in Victorian England and grew up in the pre-Raphaelite era. Coming from a well educated family she drew influence for her poems from her surroundings and experiences. In ‘A Birthday’, she looks at the celebration of finding new love. She is overjoyed because her love is reciprocated and wants to make a new beginning with this man spending the rest of her life with him raising a family. A Birthday is filled with joy, happiness and anticipation of what life will be like with her new love....   [tags: Remember A Birthday Christina Rossetti Essays] 1905 words
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Compare the ways in which the authors of The Red Room, The Black - Compare the ways in which the authors of The Red Room, The Black Cottage and The Signalman create fear, suspense and tension. GCSE PROSE STUDY COURSEWORK: Compare the ways in which the authors of "The Red Room", "The Black Cottage" and "The Signalman" create fear, suspense and tension. In this essay i will be analysing the way three accomplished authors create an atmosphere of tension, fear and suspense in their three short stories. Once i had read their stories i instantly noticed how comparable the stories were....   [tags: English Literature] 1807 words
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Compare and contrast the styles and techniques of two of the Wilfred - Compare and contrast the styles and techniques of two of the Wilfred Owen poems you have studied to demonstrate the poet's attitude to war Wilfred Owen was a war poet from the First World War; he was born in 1893 and died in 1918, whilst fighting in the "Great War". He wrote his poetry while sitting as an injured soldier on a hospital bed, and many say this is where he developed his flair for writing. In this essay, I have decided to analyse two poems; "Dulce et Decorum est" and "Anthem for Doomed Youth"....   [tags: English Literature] 1406 words
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Compare the way in which poets create a threatening or menacing - Compare the way in which poets create a threatening or menacing atmosphere in four poems. Write about Salome by Carol Ann Duffy and compare it with one poem from Simon Armitage and two from the pre 1914 bank. The poem ‘Salome’, by Carol Ann Duffy, is written in the first person, seemingly from the perspective of a woman given indicators such as the fact that the person has been involved intimately with a man; ‘the reddish beard’. The first three lines of the poem, all of which uses enjambment, only come to make sense as the poem is read, meaningless on their own....   [tags: English Literature] 1678 words
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Compare the script of An Inspector Calls to the filmed version - Compare the script of An Inspector Calls to the filmed version Compare the script of 'An Inspector Calls' to the filmed version The play 'An Inspector Calls' was written to give an important message, one of which will be revealed later. It was written by a successful author John Boynton Priestley (J.B. Priestley). J.B. Priestley wrote plays, novels, articles, broadcasts and films. His playwright, novelist, dramatist and critic skills brought him to be known all around the world. He was born in Bradford in 1894 and died at the well-established age of 90 (1984)....   [tags: English Literature] 2736 words
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Compare and Contrast - Story of an Hour and Astronomer's Wife - Compare and Contrast Story of an Hour and Astronomer's Wife It is a very difficult task for women to live a content life while in a despondent marriage. Though it has been done, it is simply no easy task. In the short stories "Story of an hour", and "Astronomers Wife" Kate Chopin and Kay Boyle both suggests to their readers that a woman needs a man to connect with her physically to be happy. The two stories both share the thesis that women are being held back by their husbands and there is plenty of evidence to prove this....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 635 words
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Compare the relationships and emotions in the following poems; Home - Compare the relationships and emotions in the following poems; Home Burial, Long Distance and My Grandmother. I am going to compare the relationships and emotions in the following poems; “Home Burial, “Long Distance” and “My Grandmother”. In all three of these poems, there is a common theme. They are all to do with the breakdown in communication and relationships between family and have characters, which are dealing with grief. Each of the poems tackles these themes in different ways. The first poem” Home Burial” is a dramatic narrative poem in which we are presented with a couple whose marriage is in crisis, It explores how the different responses of a husband and a wife of the death of th...   [tags: English Literature] 1596 words
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Compare the successes of Troy and Boldwood in courting Bathsheba - Compare the successes of Troy and Boldwood in courting Bathsheba Boldwood and Troy both try to court Bathsheba however using different techniques and with varying success. Boldwood is pictured by Hardy to be a nervous, stammering man, ‘but I am only just able to speak out my feelings – I mean meaning’, this quote shows him stammering and a ‘hopeless man for women’. Hardy has also shown this awkwardness when he pictures Boldwood ‘leaning over a chair’, an undignified position and thus shows how he is willing to lose all dignity in order to get Bathsheba....   [tags: essays research papers] 477 words
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Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist - Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist Although they lived in very different times, Tupac Shakur and Saint John the Baptist had many commonalities. Both became extremely famous for expressing what they believed. The media's portrayal of Tupac Shakur as a tattooed thug has focused public attention on his accused crimes instead of his music. This rapper, raised in Marin City, California, by a Black Panther mother, is more complex than his enemies like to admit. Shakur (who performs as 2Pac) was a talented lyricist with a gift for storytelling and getting his point across to our youth....   [tags: Tupac Shakur] 1136 words
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Compare the ways in which poets present their ideas and attitudes in - Compare the ways in which poets present their ideas and attitudes in Vultures and Limbo. · Limbo In this poem, Edward Kamau Brathwaite uses the game Limbo and limbo dancing to represent his memories of the slave trade. The poet uses the limbo stick to describe the action of the slaves: the stick is lowered towards the ground - the slaves are being forced down into the holds of the ship, becoming more down trodden as their lives are taken away. Also Limbo can be seen as a 'child hell' for un-baptised Catholics, the slaves on the ship feel as though they're in hell....   [tags: English Literature] 1055 words
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Compare Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare and the Glasgow Sonnet by - Compare Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare and the Glasgow Sonnet by Edwin Morgan. Poetry has many forms and styles of which it can be written and emphasised in. A sonnet is one of these forms. They mainly consist of fourteen lines, but can be set out in two different ways. One of two styles of sonnet is Elizabethan. William Shakespeare is an example of a poet and writer of this time period, and possible one of the most recognised for his work. William Shakespeare wrote an astounding 144 sonnets within his life time....   [tags: English Literature] 1112 words
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Compare and Contrast the Ideas and Techniques of the Poets in the some - Compare and Contrast the Ideas and Techniques of the Poets in the some of the Love Poems we have Studied Love is a very popular topic for poetry. This is because love is one of the only things that there is no scientific fact no true definition and can be thought of in so many different ways. Poets can use poems to portray all the different types of love that people feel, romantic, young, stereotypical, fake, possessive, physical, the list is endless. Three poems that portray some of these are “The Flea”, “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” and “A Woman to her Lover”....   [tags: English Literature] 1478 words
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Compare and contrast the poem The Drum by John Scott and the extract - Compare and contrast the poem The Drum by John Scott and the extract from Henry V which focuses on the eve of battle ‘The Drum’ by John Scott, and the extract from ‘Henry V’ both focus on the eve of battle, but differ greatly regarding their attitudes. John Scott was an 18th century Quaker, who was very strongly opposed to violence and war. Shakespeare is writing as Henry V, and extremely religious monarch, giving a speech to his army. In the two extracts, there are very contrasting views of honour....   [tags: English Literature] 718 words
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Compare the ways in which the poet presents people in night of the - Compare the ways in which the poet presents people in night of the scorpion and one other poem. Night of the scorpion is a poem about a woman getting stung by a scorpion and the events that follow it. The poem two scavengers… is about the comparison between two garbage men and a couple going to work. Although the two poems sound totally different, they both convey the message about equality in society. In night of the scorpion the people are peasants. They are religious people. The crowd of peasants have a different religious belief than us....   [tags: English Literature] 756 words
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Compare and Contrast the Portrayal of the Gods in Virgil's Aeneid and Metamorphoses - COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE PORTRAYAL OF THE GODS IN VIRGIL'S AENEID AND OVID'S METAMORPHOSES. There is a significant difference in the treatment of the gods in the Aeneid and the Metamorphoses, even though both authors were writing in the epic tradition. Virgil wrote his Aeneid in the last ten years of his life, between 29BC and 19BC, after the Battle of Actium, in 31BC, which was significant, as it established Octavian as the sole emperor, Augustus, of Rome. The Aeneid is a celebration of Augustus' achievements and rejoices in the development of Rome....   [tags: Classics]
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Compare Passage A, which is a transcript in which a women working in a - Compare Passage A, which is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under, and passage B, which is an extract from, Odour of Chrysanthemums, a short story by D H Lawrence. Upon reading both passages I can clearly view numerous comparisons and differences. Initially, the subject, (meaning of the text) is extremely different in both extracts. Passage A is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under....   [tags: English Literature] 1106 words
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Compare and Contrast Women in The Yellow Wallpaper and Story of an Hour - Compare and Contrast Women Characters in The Yellow Wallpaper and Story of an Hour       Women have traditionally been known as the less dominant sex.  Through history women have fought for equal rights and freedom.  They have been stereotyped as being housewives, and bearers and nurturers of the children.  Only recently with the push of the Equal Rights Amendment have women had a strong hold on the workplace alongside men.  Many interesting characters in literature are conceived from the tension women have faced with men.  This tension is derived from men; society, in general; and within a woman herself.  Two interesting short stories, “The  Yellow Wall-paper and “The Story of an Hour, “...   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper Story of an Hour]
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Compare and contrast the way the poets show the problems affecting the - Compare and contrast the way the poets show the problems affecting the culture they are writing about in Nothing's Changed and Blessing. Tatamkhulu Afrika, author of 'Nothing's Changed' has written a probably autobiographical poem, where he is revisiting scenes of his childhood; a reflective poem, that is very emotional. The poem set in South Africa, illustrates a society where rich and poor are divided. He remembers when he was a boy and the laws, enforced by police that separated the whites from the blacks....   [tags: English Literature] 1445 words
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Compare the theme of seduction in To his coy mistress and The - Compare the theme of seduction in To his coy mistress and The seduction The poem “to his coy mistress” was written by Andrew Marvell between 1621 and 1678. However “The seduction” (which was written by Eileen McAuley-a woman) was written much later, in the 1980’s. Both poems are about a man trying to persuade a woman to sleep with him. In “THCM” the man uses flattery and persuasion “For lady you deserve this state.” In this poem however we never actually discover if he was successful in persuading her....   [tags: English Literature] 773 words
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Compare and contrast Lamb to the Slaughter and The Speckled Band. - Compare and contrast Lamb to the Slaughter and The Speckled Band. To what extent are they typical of murder mystery stories. In my opinion a typical murder mystery is one where it keeps you reading in anticipation wanting to know who has committed the well planed out murder, the whole way through. Until the end where the clever detective (who is usually quite an old man, dressed in a smart tweed suit) goes through one by one all of the suspects telling them exactly why they could have committed the murder, but then why they didn't....   [tags: English Literature] 2035 words
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Compare and contrast images of heroism in these two poems. - Compare and contrast images of heroism in these two poems. Heroism is a trait that we seem to have no problem identifying, yet when asked to define what a hero is a myriad of answers emerge. This phenomenon is not unique to today’s society; the definition of a hero is something that is constantly under revision and debate. An example of this can be seen in two older pieces of English literature: Beowulf, written circa 750-900, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, written circa 1375-1400. These stories both have a main character that possesses heroic qualities, many of which are very similar....   [tags: English Literature] 1417 words
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Compare and contrast the poems Mrs Faust and Eurydice - Compare and contrast the poems Mrs Faust and Eurydice The poems Mrs Faust and Eurydice are taken form the collection of poems called ‘The Worlds Wife’. The collection is written by Carol Ann Duffy, it is a compilation of poems that explores feminist principles, the state of feminism today and other such similar topics. The poem Mrs Faust however is not particularly a feminist poem; instead it looks into the shallow materialistic values of our society. Eurydice has feminist connotations, again though is not particularly a strongly feminist poem....   [tags: English Literature] 1163 words
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Compare and contrast the view that ‘An Arrest’ is a tale of nature - Compare and contrast the view that An Arrest is a tale of nature rejecting a human villain with the view that it is concerned only with a vengeful superego ‘An Arrest’ is an ambiguous story. You can look at it in different ways. One way to see it is as a tale of nature rejecting a human villain. This view is put forward right from the beginning. When the narrator uses words such as “confined” and “fugitive” to describe the state of Orrin Brower, he creates the image of an animal isolated from human society....   [tags: English Literature] 1549 words
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Compare and Contrast ?Genesis? and ?Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest?, - Topic # 3 Compare and Contrast “Genesis” and “Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest”, Looking at both myth and short story. Although there are many similarities present, a distinct difference is made between “Genesis” and "Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest" in that “Genesis” is a mythical narrative while "Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest" is an adaptation of a mythic story (Adam and Eve) in the form of a short story. When comparing and contrasting these two stories we see similarities in storyline, themes, symbols, differences in detail, and the extent and significance of the stories themselves....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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In this essay I will compare the presentation of family in digging - In this essay I will compare the presentation of family in digging with at least one other poem in identity. I have chosen to select Follower. The title of the poem Digging could refer to turning over soil for planting or harvesting, or digging deeper to uncover some sort of treasure. Alternatively the poet could be thinking of digging up the past, or uncovering some secret hidden in the past. The poem is written from the poet’s perspective and there is no doubt that this poem is about a writer for in the opening lines we learn that: ‘Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests...’ The poet is writing in his room which is upstairs and overlooks the garden....   [tags: English Literature] 1003 words
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Compare and contrast the poet's attitudes to and experiences of war in - Compare and contrast the poet's attitudes to and experiences of war in Drummer Hodge and The soldier - How does the poet's use of language effect the readers' perception of war. Drummer Hodge is written about the Boer war (around 1899 - 1902), which was a war between the British and the Boers. The feature of the poem is a Wessex drummer boy who was killed in this war. The poem starts with the end of the boy's life as his body is disposed of practically, with no dignity, this gives the reader the idea that war has a bigger picture and the life of one boy does not matter as long as the country prevails; "They throw in Drummer Hodge, to rest Uncoffined - just as found" this gives the image acr...   [tags: English Literature] 1486 words
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