The Epic of Gilgamesh is a poem that was told over 4000 years ago. The Gilgamesh version was translated and divided into eleven chapters. The earliest story was written to help readers understand the tone in the story. The text makes the reader feel afraid. The author also sets the tone by incorporating dream sequences into the plot in tablet four.
The Wanderer; A Psychoanalytical Analysis Often times when analyzing literature from past time periods, we are able to use modern theories to gain a better understanding of the underlying feelings and emotions within the text. In the poem The Wanderer, the author uses the bargaining, depressive, and acceptance stages of grief within the Wanderer’s mental thoughts and processes by describing his feelings as an exiled man when using a modern day analysis. Today, we know these five stages of grief from the two theorists Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler. Although there are five stages (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), the wanderer is only experiencing three of those five stages which can be felt in any order and at any time. The wanderer talks of all of his past relationships and how he feels upset that he can no longer see or share life experiences with these individuals.
The Glass Jar can be viewed through a Christian reading through the poem’s exploration about the eternal struggle between good and evil. The poem’s opening of “one summer’s evening” sets the poem’s narrative style while alluding to a fairy tale; indicative of the child’s innocence. The first two stanza’s single sentences are another indication of the child’s faith and confidence; as is his simple faith in the power of the glass jar. Harwood uses metaphysical imagery and religious connotations to create a power struggle in the poem between good and evil forces. The jar becomes a symbol of hope as the boy attempts to catch the “sun’s disciples” to protect him through the night.
It was a bright cold night in May , and the clocks were striking thirteen . Joshua Porio stands at the end of the world. The firmament above is as blue as the summer skies of his childhood, mirrored in the waters of the pacific , but where the skies he remembers were bounded by mountains, here on Sky there is no horizon, only a line of white cloud. Then , he suddenly wokes up and realized that it was a dream. A dream that will turn into reality.
In his article titled, “Let There Be Light”, Paul Bogard tries to convince readers that efforts should be taken to preserve natural darkness. He builds his argument using rhetorical devices such as a personal anecdote and concrete details to help persuade his audience that we should limit our use of artificial light at night. To introduce the reader to his argument, Bogard presents a personal anecdote of how dark the night sky was at his family’s cabin in Minnesota. The use of this anecdote helps establish his position on the argument.
Socrates continues: "suppose...that someone should drag him...by force, up the rough ascent, the steep way up, and never stop until he could drag him out into the light of the sun."  The prisoner would be angry and in pain, and this would only worsen when the radiant light of the sun overwhelms his eyes and blinds him. The sunlight is representative of the new reality and knowledge that the freed prisoner is experiencing. Slowly, his eyes adjust to the light of the sun.
I think that Thoreau means when he says, "The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels?" is that people are too often stuck in reality. I believe that he is trying to say that individuals need to be themselves and stop worrying about what society thinks of them. Thoreau is telling people to make their own paths of life and strive on what they think is true and base their live on their own hopes and dreams. Henry David Thoreau’s message in the final paragraph is stating that our lives are based off of perspective. Everything we see is through the idea of perspective.
All his life he’s been told he wouldn’t amount to anything Nothin’ but a black boy whose only dream should be living past eighteen And that’s all they can be, living past eighteen No hopes and aspirations of living in a better situation Meaning no communication with friends and family that are of gang-affiliation Cause he doesn’t want to be associated with anything gang, drug, or crime related He’s already put to the side when people are notified That he lives on the “bad side” of the city Where things there aren’t too pretty Where through the night he can hear the bang of a gun piercing through the air Where he can practically taste the blood of the person’s body lying on the sidewalk Where he can hear the shooter’s footsteps running away from the crime scene
A chilly breeze ruffled the collar of Ephanias 's shirt as he surveyed the night around him. He seemed somewhat out of place among the small foothills leading to the forest behind him. Several stones and charms hung from a cord around his neck, and they knocked together as he walked, creating a soft soundtrack to supplement his journey. Stars shimmered through a thin layer of clouds above his head, and the lights of downtown New York City banished them from the eastern skyline with smog. Ephanias stopped to study the sky for a moment.
The movie hero is based on the idea of an assassin the wants to kill Emperor Qin. He believes his decision to kill Qin is a just and noble cause. Then soon realizes that Qin is only trying to unify the country, even though it was a little controversial idea at the time. Now the story does show some real ideas for Qin but the story in its self isn’t true, just great TV.
“Alzheimer’s” by Kelly Cherry is a rather depressing read focused on the tragedy of a man stricken with Alzheimer’s, her father no less. The man remembers that he was a musician, but mourns over the fact that he no longer has time for music as there are more pressing matters at hand now. Although he has this disease, he still can remember details of his life by thinking about his music, including clothing worn at the time. What will be discussed and examined is the context clues the poem provides about the what the man’s life used to be like, describe what the man’s life is like now, and the general function of the poem’s setting.
Daoism is a Chinese religion that is deeply rooted in traditional Chinese culture. Beginning from Tang dynasty (618–907), Three Purities (Three Clarities/ Sanqing/ 三清) became the highest deities in Daoism. They reside in the three greatest areas in the heaven and they are conceived as “pure emanations” of the Dao. The names of the Three Purities are the Celestial Worthy of Primordial Beginning (Yuanshi tianzun/ 元始天尊), the Celestial Worthy of Numinous Treasure (Lingbao tianzun/ 灵宝天尊), and the Celestial Worthy of the Dao and Inner Power (Daode tianzun/ 道德天尊). This short paper is a formal and iconographic analysis of a hanging scroll of the Celestial Worthy of Primordial Beginning.