This was the only way he could make her love him because his looks alone would not be enough, mainly because of his unattractive nose that is hinted at numerous times in the play. The same could go for the poet in ¨I Am Offering This Poem¨. We can infer that he won his love because of how he speaks in the poem. He speaks about how he will be a blanket for her in the cold
Keats states that “’Beauty is truth, truth beauty/ —that is all/ Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know’”(Keats 50). I myself and James Shokoff wonder if the urn itself speaks these lines as a message to the world, or is the poet making this statement? Shokoff explains that “disagreement arises out of the variation in punctuation found in the poem’s early editions” (Shokoff). Should the internal quotation marks surround only “Beauty is truth, truth beauty” to reflect a speaking urn, or should the entire
The chorus even realizes “the mighty words of the proud are paid in full with the almighty blows of fate and at long last these blows will reach us wisdom” in reference to Creon’s excessive pride (Pg. 128). The third reason Creon illustrates the tragic hero of Antigone is because his son Haemon and the citizens of Thebes disagree with him. Haemon thinks Creon should not “be so single minded, self-involved or assume the world is wrong and [he is] right. By stating this, Haemon shows he believes Creon should take others opinion into account (Pg.95).
This shows us that he could only see so much that his eyes are weakened and old. However, in the poem, Cyrano De Bergerac the author uses loaded diction alongside vivid imagery to portray the main idea. The author emphasizes inner beauty by using terms like “ Live for I love you”. Despite this quote not having a relevant meaning towards the approach of saying that love is eternal. Knowing that Cyrano loves her to his heart, he dies at the end, still cherishes his love within the heart of
“First, for the god’s sake, then this hope you give me of children – for I’ve quite despaired of my own powers. This then is what I’ll do: once you get to Athens, I’ll keep my promise and protect you.” [KING AEGEUS p39 lines…..] The phrase “for the god’s sake” imply that Medea is stronger than the gods in the sense that she is able to cure him of his infertility where the Gods were unable to which demonstrates the hypocritical nature in which Gods are worshipped and idolized by Athenians. The noun “despaired” connotes the idea that King Aegeus has had complete loss or absence of hope in his own powers, which is those of a King, the highest in the kingdom of mortals. Instead of accepting Medea’s offer to treat his infertility, King Aegeus had many more options yet he chose Medea, which shows the reliance of a powerful being who depends on an outsider, a woman to treat his problems: “quite despaired of my own powers”. Semantic field of the diction “promise” once again echoes the importance of oaths as a sacred act before the gods and the importance of the “protect[ion]” he would provide for Medea when she reaches Athens.
The noun “despair” communicate his desire to be dominant over others and cause them the reason to fear him like the God. Ozymandias here is comparing himself to the Gods as inferred in the words” king of kings”. Shelley paints an unflattering picture of the pharaoh, perhaps to show his dislike for monarchs and rulers.Shelley uses enjambment to perhaps represent something ‘ongoing’- which is of course what the Pharaoh wanted: immortality. And to be considered to have been powerful forever The line “Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair” seem idiculous and pathetic as no-one is looking at all. The repetition of king’s show how arrogant Ozymandias was, yet when compared to the crumbling ruins of his statue, the poet undermines him and shows that he did not last forever as he thought he would.
He wants to be remembered for doing unthinkable things, killing the impossible. The gods are seen as such a high power by the Greeks and to give guidance by one is a huge accomplishment. Yet Odysseus still thinks only of fame. Even the goddess realizes this, Odysseus can not even listen to the gods when they tell him to be careful, he is too overcome with greed and fame to care about his own life. Odysseus shows yet another time throughout his journey that he is willing to risk his life and the life of others to be remembered.
There are no dragons and we know that the evil is inside people. Modern heroes defend people from other people, cruel and brutal ones. But in any times people have known that the evil exists and we all need a hero to protect us. The poem “Beowulf” is truly considered a corner stone of the English literature and I can daringly say that it is a corner stone of the world literature too. The image of Beowulf became a prototype for the further adventurous plots of novels, stories, dramas and scenarios.
TDA Shakespeare and Bradstreet Authors William Shakespeare and Anne Bradstreet claim a unique love through their works of literature. It is ironic that the two authors are juxtaposed for their boasting of knowing true love because one is a man of the theatre and the other is a Puritan housewife. They both have remarkable and one-of-a-kind styles of writing. To My Dear and Loving Husband and Sonnet 18 both share a theme of time. These works of literature have become well-known and classic for their strong professions of love.
When analyzing the poem “Titanic,” David Slavitt’s ironic and bittersweet tone led to the conclusion that; death is a truth we are uncomfortable with, the fact of death is softened by the idea of fame because in fame we never die, this is a truth all humans want but only few get. For example, Slavitt uses phrases such as, “[n]ot so bad, after all” and “there will be books and movies to remind our grandchildren who we were and how we died...” among many others exemplifying the ironic and bittersweet attitude the poem implies. Most perceive the tragedy of the titanic with a negative connotation but the author argues otherwise. The quote, “we all go down, mostly alone [b]ut with crowds of people, friends, servants...” is an example of irony in this poem because it implies that when we die our passings are not commemorated or are filled with joy and happiness as those from this great tragedy. In other words the event of the titanic, as paradoxical as it sounds, is a better way to die than most people do.