Literary consonance Essays

  • Light And Dark Symbolism In Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1850), is a worthy allegorical novel in which a young woman commits the sin of adultery with a local pastor and gets pregnant, once the townspeople realize they punish her by forcing her to use the symbol of adultery. Light and dark symbolisms can be reduced easily to white and black, hence to good and bad. For Hawthorne, the interplay between white and black, or light and dark does not serve a mere imagery purpose or a descriptive one. They are entrenched

  • A Dream Within A Dream Analysis

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    Edgar Allan Poe is known for his dark and gruesome writing, and his poem “A Dream Within a Dream” is not spared from this trend. The meaning of the poem reflects the title as within it the narrator is told by a parting lover that life is a dream, however the narrator is left questioning whether or not this is true after he parts from his lover. Edgar Allan Poe’s life was full of tragedy and heartbreak, becoming orphaned a year after he was born and then later losing his beloved wife shortly after

  • Isolation In The Seafarer

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    The Seafarer has a consonance sound of the “s” sound, which represents the sea. He uses words like “sea”(S 2), “ships”(S 4), “smashing surf”(S 6), “hailstorms”(S 17) “Sword, snatching, soul” (S 71), “soul stripped”(S 94) throughout the story. One the other hand, The Wanderer has a consonance sound of the “d”, “g”, and “t” sound. Words such as “toiling, wintry” (W 3), “day, dawning” (W 8), “gifts, gold” (W

  • The Importance Of Nature In Poetry

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    Nature has always played an important role in literature, especially in poetry. Writers and poets have often used nature to describe their emotions and their thoughts about life, death, love and war. This is how numerous great poets dealt with the terror of the First World War, including Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. In Owen’s poems “the sympathetic connection between man and Nature is broken by the war, and the natural world is seen as complicit in the killing”. (Featherstone

  • William Blake's The Chimney Sweeper

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    According to the online Oxford Dictionary the definition of a child states “A person who has little or no experience in a particular area/A person or thing influenced by a specified environment”. I found that William Blake’s poems from his Songs of Innocence and Experience Collection, especially, ‘The Chimney Sweeper’ (TCS) Songs of Innocence, ‘The Chimney Sweeper’ (TCS) Songs of Experience and ‘A Little Boy Lost’ (ALBL) Songs of Experience, explore this transition from innocence to experience

  • Poem Analysis Of We Real Cool By Gwendolyn Brooks

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    "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks portrays the plight of the rebellious youth in all their glory. In this poem, the author utilizes unique meter and verse to add to the story she's conveying. The pool players in this poem are rogue youths and Brooks attempts to understand their lives. The tone conveyed in the poem adds a slightly ominous tint to the picture of the pool players. Brooks uses this poem to convey the plight of the pool player’s existence and urge the reader to see the fun the pool players

  • Literary Analysis Of The Road Not Taken

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    The “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is a poem written in first-person that describes how the narrator must choose between two paths in the forest. We know he’s in the forest because the first line of the poem states, “Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood.” We also know what time of year and time of day the poem takes place because the author says, “yellow wood,” and, “both (paths) that morning equally lay in leaves.” This tells us it takes place one morning in autumn since the author literally

  • How Has Music Changed My Life Essay

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    Music has always been a part of my life. In definition, it is “vocal or instrumental sounds combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” Ever since I was a young child, I have loved music. The strong, steady beats, the entrancing melodies, and the lyrics that vary between heartwarming and heart-wrenching have always had an unexplainable effect on my life. Music seems to have the ability to change certain aspects of my world. Even with my moods, whether

  • Summary Of Toni Morisson's The Bluest Eye

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    turning point in the development of my psyche which would allow me to love her.” [The Bluest Eye p, 19]. Although she rejects the idea now, Claudia will recognize that whiteness is the standard of beauty at some point. Morrison layers another dimension into the story in the form of Maureen Peal, “a high-yellow dream child.” The rich, white child immediately becomes the hub of the entire school’s admiration, and the MacTeer children’s jealousy. They search for fault in her features, and

  • Omens In Julius Caesar

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    In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare includes prophets, omens, and natural phenomenon that point to the tragic end of the three main characters: Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus and Gaius Cassius. Writing a play based on such a well known historical event, Shakespeare’s audience would have known the outline of the events before entering the theater. Therefore, the inclusion of the omens would have served as a reminder for his audience. Though the omens suggest a sense of predetermination

  • Antigone Divine Law Analysis

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    The main drive in the whole play, as well as one of Antigone’s motivation, is the divine law set by the gods. The law states that once a person has died, they need to have gone through the proper burial rituals (done by anyone in the realm of the living) in order for the soul to pass to the underworld and into Hades’ realm. According to Greek mythology, these laws were set by the gods since the start of time and they hold importance over all other human laws. Antigone understands these laws and the

  • Rhetorical Devices In A Modest Proposal

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    1729, a Papist infected Ireland was being devoured by the taxes that the British placed on them. The taxes were turning into what once was a glorious place into ruins. Jonathan Swift, an Englishman and Irish sympathizer, realized that someone had to do something to wake up the British. This lead to the creation of A Modest Proposal, a pamphlet heavy with irony and juvenalian satire, which was how Jonathan Swift planned on compelling the British to do something about the poor situation in Ireland

  • Character Foils In Antigone

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    Embedded Assessment: The Foil of Tragic Hero Creon Foils are characters that contrast with one another to highlight particular qualities of those specific characters. Tiresias, the blind prophet of Thebes, functions as a foil throughout Sophocles’s Antigone, by telling Creon he is doomed and will not be able to escape fate. In the Oedipus the King along with Antigone , Tiresias reveals unwanted truths about Creon and Oedipus. Although he is the blind prophet, his ability to “see” beyond the present

  • Nature And Romanticism In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    In Mary Shelley’s iconic gothic novel, Frankenstein, Romantic themes are strongly represented in order to propagandize Romanticism over the elements of knowledge and the Enlightenment. In her novel, Shelley uses gothic nature settings to foreshadow dark events that are about to happen in the novel. She also uses nature to intensify the effect that is brought during significant scenes, a strong example being, when Victor Frankenstein’s monster approaches him after a long period of time. Nature and

  • The Theme Of Blindness In 'Cathedral' By Raymond Carver

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    “Cathedral” is a short and warm story written by Raymond Carver. The author portrays the story in the first person narrative. Carver presents the interaction between an unnamed couple and a blind man by the name of Robert, who is visiting them. The story is told by the husband, the narrator, who is a prejudiced, jealous, and insecure man with very limited awareness of blindness. This theme is exposed through Carver’s description of the actions of the narrator whose lack of knowledge by stereotyping

  • Snow White Fairy Tales Analysis

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    Revised fairy tales are becoming increasingly important in today’s world as there is a great need for producers and writers to alter traditional feminine values viewed in these tales. These alterations are needed in order to correspond to the changing demands and tastes of audiences in today’s society. Original fairy tales tend to perpetuate patriarchal values by placing stereotypical traits on both the male and female roles. “Snow White” has been one of the major fairy tales that have been criticized

  • The Stolen Party Analysis

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    The social class system is a phenomenon experienced around the world. High class individuals live fancy, pampered lives and spend time with other members of the upper class while members of the middle and lower classes spend time with other members of the middle and lower class. There is a difference in how high class people interact with lower class people. They often talk down on lower class members and treat them with less respect. “The Stolen Party” is a story that highlights these characteristics

  • A Dog Has Died Analysis

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    Death was not explained as a thing of horror and grieving, but as a simple part of life that everyone must experience. The repetition of the consonance sound device, -ed, emphasizes that the dog has passed. As in the lines: “He never rubbed up against my knee like other dogs obsessed with sex” (A Dog Has Died. Lines 24-25) It is a direct reference to the theme loss of love. He is showing that

  • Poem Analysis: Because I Could Not Stop Death

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    Name: Mark Vicars Instructor: Date: Essay 2 Analysis Because I could not stop Death “Because I could not stop Death” by Emily Dickinson talks about the day when death came calling her. In this poem the narrator is dead although it is clearly depicted in the last stanza and the reader cannot realize it form the first stanza. The narrator is consequently a spirit recalling the date of death and is not scared about its manifestation. The narrator still remembers the incidents of the death, how she

  • Social Criticism In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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    It has been argued that “the late nineteenth century was a scientific age. Literature could not simply remain the same after Darwin: the rules had changed” (Link 75) and that is what naturalist did. They started to reveal the origin to people’s actions and beliefs, as well as the cause. In The Awakening, Kate Chopin discusses some of the most relevant actions and new beliefs, such as divorce, adultery or woman and feminity. Although the work was quite controversial when she first wrote it, in recent