“Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you” -PravineeHurbungs. It is still undecided weather Finny realized this about Gene or not but, even withWWII going on, the cruelest enemy was right next to him. A Separate Peace is a novel by JohnKnowles, based in New Hampshire, 1942. The novel showcases, coming-of-age, jealousy , andloss of innocence through the main character Gene.Gene and Finny became roommates at the prestige Devon School for boys. Finny being anaturally born athlete, and Gene being more academically based.
“Those Winter Sundays,” first published in 1962, is one of Hayden’s most popular poems. It describes the unspoken love of a father through a distant memory. In this poem, the author excellently illustrates both the simplicities and complexities of parental love, the limited outlook on life and love in childhood due to a lack of knowledge and the author’s underlying emotions about his
This early childhood may have influenced his point of view to be rather dark, grim, and covert, as his writing reflects the hardships in his childhood. Stories and poems such as The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, and Annabel Lee are all works that will never be forgotten. For decades he has written various wondrous stories that entice readers to be pulled into the grim tales
Poe’s poem “Eldorado” is literally about the “gallant” knight and his quest to the lost city of Eldorado throughout his lifetime, but he doesn’t find Eldorado after years, and the shadow appears to him and leads him to different locations that are not directly to Eldorado. Poe emphasizes the idea of a mystery and depression in the poem. He also symbolizes Eldorado much like heaven with dreams and purposes. At first, Poe started out this poem very entertaining and fun to read this poem. He also expresses his entire poem from starting with bright and happy in beginning and later turning sad and feeling hopeless.
Danielle Rose English 192 Prof. J Perl William Blake Like so many before and after him, Blake falls into the category of artists whose creative genius went unaddressed in their own lifetime. It was only after his death that the broad scope of his literary and artistic aptitude was acknowledged. But his scathing social critiques and insights into the nature of the human psyche are made no less relevant by their time spent in obscurity. Chronological analysis of a set of Blake poems, “The Lamb”, “The Tyger” and “Jerusalem” reveal the deeply relevant insights that Blake failed to impress upon the people of his own time. In the poem “The Lamb”, a child asks a lamb who it was that made him, with the unassuming naiveté so particular to children.
Potter attended and left with a potions making book that’s worn out and old. Whom he found very useful and owned by “The Half-Blood Prince”, as written on its first page. Harry starts to ponder on his feelings for his best friend’s sister, Ginny weasels. But still act evasive and cautions about it, which always makes everything very awkward. Ron, Harry’s best friend though, found a superficial relationship with a schoolmate named lavender.
Despite the exact meaning of the poem remaining a mystery, much like the event of Edgar Allan Poe’s death a little over six months later, some of the poems meaning can also be inferred from an earlier poem written by Poe, as it is a revised version of “Imitation”, which also questions the meaning of life (Spacey). This explains how Poe may have been left questioning the reality of life after being forcefully parted from his fiance. A reader may come up with what the poem means to them from the poetic devices used. The setting in the first stanza is never specified, and aids the reader to think that the narrator’s resolution is that life is a dream by never mentioning anything that relates to a certain place or time. The last line of the first stanza is a statement and a solution to a question that has never been pondered about.
The Confessions of Saint Augustine is an autobiographical account of a man who grew up in a time where rhetoric was the most useful skill one could master. Despite being gifted in the art of speaking, Augustine found himself bored by it as a child and frequently lamented on having to read dry novels such as those written by Homer and Virgil. After discussing his mischievous adolescence in the novel, Augustine moved on to recount his experiences in university. It was then that found himself with an addiction that he would only realize the severity of later in life and as a result repent having started in the first place; going to the theatre. The passage divides itself neatly into three sections, each with different objectives, focuses, and ways of achieving them.
The ending of James Joyce’s “Araby” is certain to leave its reader reeling. The final scene, in which the young protagonist fails in his mission to purchase a prize for the girl he loves, drips with disappointment. The reader feels a profound melancholy which matches the protagonist’s own, an impressive feat given the story’s short length and the lack of description, or even a name, given to the boy. How does Joyce arrive at this remarkable ending? By utilizing the trappings of the Boy Meets Girl and Quest “masterplots” in his story only to reveal the story as an Initiation, Joyce creates an experience for his readers that mirrors that of the protagonist.
The fact that the poet has chosen to write a continuous text without stanza breaks suggests the rapidity of the transition between childhood naivety and the bitter adult knowledge. In addition, the poem also employs the use of repeated rhyming couplets at equidistant intervals is a means to express his regular expectations, and as a child he is ignorant of the hardships of the world. The disruption of this regulated rhyming couplets at the turning point in the poem is mimetic of the disruption of the central character’s trust in the reliability of his friends. Furthermore, the frequent use of enjambment in ‘Hide and Seek’ is a very effective as it speeds up the implied transition process from naive childhood to knowledgeable adulthood. For instance, the fact that ‘they’ll try the lane’ isn't end-stopped and is rather an example of enjambment, gives us a sense of excitement, which contrasts with the up coming revelation therefore making it seem very bitter at a second glance.