English poets Essays

  • Gone Away Christina Rossetti Analysis

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    up in a highly religious home and showed poetic talent as a young girl. “Although her religious temperament was closer to her mother, the youngest member of the remarkable family poets, artists, and critics, inherited many artistics tendencies from her father.” (Everett) “One of the most important of English women poets both in range and quality. She excelled in the works of fantasy, in poems for children and in religious poetry.” (Bryson) Christina’s famous works included “Goblin Market and Other

  • Emotional Pain In The Kite Runner

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    Make it Stop Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner, explores deeply the topics of pain and punishment. He shows how the the pain characters receive affect their lives. Most characters suffer from physical pain, but what really haunts them is their emotional pain. Through his novel, Hosseini demonstrates how people often seek physical punishment in order to escape their emotional pain, but are not able to. Physical punishment is preferable due to the fact that emotional pain is much stronger than physical

  • Refugee Blues Essay

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    Compare and contrast the ways that Owen and Auden present the effects of war in ‘Disabled’ and ‘Refugee Blues’. Both ‘Disabled’ and ‘Refugee Blues’ intensely explore the horrors and misconceptions of war using similar and distinct tones and structures. Owen chose to present the effects of war in ‘Disabled’ by using more emotive language than Auden had used in ‘Refugee Blues’: this is evident in Owens constant reference to the ‘warrior’, whom is the voice of the poem, throughout each stanza. However

  • Disorganized Syntax In Joyce Carol Oates's We Were The Muulvaneys

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    In an excerpt from her novel We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates uses disorganized syntax, detailed imagery, and repetition to characterize the speaker, Judd Mulvaney, as a young, curious boy, coming-of-age and suddenly aware of his maturity and of the realities of life. In the excerpt, Oates uses disorganized and unusual syntax to display the enormity of Judd’s revelation, thus alluding to his sudden awareness and depicting him as a young boy shocked by the brevity of life. As Judd comes to

  • Romanticism In Spanish Literature

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    Romanticism in Spanish literature The era of Romanticism (Romanticismo) was a movement in the arts that thrived in America and Europe from the late 1700s to the mid 1800s and from the period of the French revolution in 1789. It has been by far one of the most difficult origins to spot due to the wideness of its beginnings, artistic emotion, and time structure. Romantic artists praised nature, glorified the past and celebrated the divinity of creation. There is a primary importance on freedom of

  • The Soldier Poem Analysis

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    When war was announced to the public, in 1914, young men across the country of England were eager to experience the exaltation associated with fighting for their beloved country. This devotion for their country is passionately echoed in the poem “The Soldier”, written by Rupert Brooke. As the battles continued, the true-colours of war unravelled for the soldiers, and the atmosphere portrayed in the war poetry changed drastically. This heinous exposure brought upon the soldiers was conveyed in the

  • Pride And Greed In Guy De Maupassant's The Necklace

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    If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it,” the prominent businessman of his time, John D. Rockefeller once said. This is a truth that readers learn from reading Guy de Maupassant’s short story, “The Necklace.” In this short story, a woman named Mathilde Loisel’s humility is abused by pride and greed but changed and improved as the story went along. Mathilde’s nature towards her husband and others was ungrateful and unappreciative. To begin with, Mathilde was a “pretty and charming”

  • Time In W. H. Auden's Poetry

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    How does Auden explore time in his poems? W. H. Auden introduces time in his poems in numerous forms, from a historical point of view, a lover’s point or view or even from a critical point of view. However in this essay I will study how, in his work, Auden explores time with the idea of movement. Time is a main factor in the development of his poems, it can go fast, slow or be suspended and he really inquires into those states. First of all, in his poems Auden describes both still and scenes in

  • Ode On A Grecian Urn Analysis

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    In both poems Ode on a Grecian Urn and Ode to a Nightingale, Romantic poet John Keats narrates a state of envious longing for the immortal nature of his subjects, visualizing the idyllic, beautiful world that each encapsulates, thus offering him a form of escapism. This fancying forms a connection that immortality is beautiful compared to human mortality, with both poems realizing that this ideal world is unrealistic to be apart of. But, these poems differ in how the narrator views this immortal

  • John Milton's Influence In Japanese Literature

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    there in the course of modernization in Japan. Interests from Japanese intellectuals in the Meiji period focused on Milton as a Christian poet or as a thinker of revolution. Then, scholarly researches a bit appeared in the Taisyo era and representative one of them was ‘Tu Fu and {}’ (1917) by Soho Tokutomi for example. In general, a main view of masters to the poet-thinker was as a hero until Taisyo period. With the coming of Syowa period, scholarly achievements appeared in a row together as follows

  • Reflection Of The Poetry Of Pablo Neruda's Life

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    Pablo Neruda is one of the most famous poets of our time. He started out writing love poems and throughout the years transitioned to political poems and “Odes” about everyday objects. The transition from best selling love poet into a world famous political one, is directly related to Neruda’s personal experience. This raises the question “To what extent is Pablo Neruda’s poetic persona a direct reflection of his personal experiences , as can be seen in the contrasting poems “Tonight I write the

  • Horace's Essay: The Natural Talent

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    “The Natural Talent” Talent as defines by many critics, is a gift and innate ability that enables someone to be special than others in a particular field, no matter who they are or in which field they superior. However, these critics agree with the definition of this innate talent but differ in the way of elaborate. Some of them believe in this special ability could be achieves or could be obtain with practice, while others focus on one side and neglect the other. To Aristotle, the

  • Analysis Of Marlow And Kurtz In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

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    One of the central plots in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is Marlow’s attachment to Mr. Kurtz. There are several suggestions in Marlow’s character and narrative that give us insight to the possible reasons that may have resulted in his strange and ironic attachment to Kurtz. The focus of this essay will be on Marlow’s style of narration and his representation of Kurtz. These central issues will be dealt with through the lenses of three core traits that Marlow exhibits which are curiosity, perceptiveness

  • Todd Boss Poem

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    control and how devoted he is to the auditor. the alliteration of wrings whimpers emphasizes not only how strong the love is but his own expression of discontent. The free verse format suggests a certain type of speaking from the heart because the poet is not restricted by meter or rhyming. The diction creates the shifting

  • Aestheticism In The Lady Of Shalott

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    “The Lady of Shalott” presents the artist’s condition in a society which does not give attention to art. Victorians saw art as something useless in an age of scientific and industrialization. The meaning of aestheticism in the Victorian age was often associated with the idea of art which implicitly meant beauty. At these times society persecuted any creative and unique way of expression, which makes us think that the poem of Tennyson can also mean the death because the artist can't face the outside

  • True Love Analysis

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    True love is possibly the most fulfilling of life's secret treasures. but love by a lesser standard is still extremely important for the human experience. In the poem True Love by Wislawa Szymborska Wislawa talks of how true love is overrated and unnecessary. But in truth the argument against true love is created to comfort those who lack it. Love, if not true love is an crucial emotion for the human race; it is important for psychological development, social development, and in the end happiness

  • His Tomb At Saint Praxed's Church Analysis

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    And the Afterlife Goes On: Examining Tension in Robert Browning’s “The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church” This paper attempts a critical study of Robert Browning’s “The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church” focusing on the tension in the poem and on the Bishop’s notion of the afterlife. This poem was first published in Hood’s Magazine as “The Tomb at St Praxed’s (Rome, 15—)” and later in Dramatic Romances and Lyrics in 1845. The poem, a dramatic monologue, is written in

  • John Enright's Two Bad Things In Infant School

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    resistance to any excess of emotion. The words are allowed to determine their own intense and tightly bound system of relationships: the intellect takes control of situation. It is this lack of thought in poetry for which Enright and the other Movement poets criticize Dylan Thomas. Enright explains that Thomas’s poetry is obscure and deficient in intellectual conviction. Similar view is adapted by Conquest in his Introduction to the Newlines. Conquest calls for a renewed attention to the ‘necessary intellectual

  • Nature In William Wordsworth's Poetry

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    freshness and emotional power of expressions, the strong psychological depth of his characterization and importance of his social interpretation made Wordsworth’s poetry notably distinctive from the more formally crafted works of his time. Being a nature poet Wordsworth suggested that poetry was a result of “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” and hence, it should be simple and natural. He presented into literature

  • Intertextual Elements In Robert Frost's The Black Cottage

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    poem The Excursion. Though Frost is very often hailed as an essentially American poet, in his early years between 1913 and 1914, he briefly stayed at England and became associated with the Georgian poets, who held Wordsworth as their poetic precursor and wrote in the romantic tradition of his. Frost turned to Wordsworth as a guide. The pastoral and the ideal in the British sage had appealed Frost as it appealed his English friends,