Lord Tennyson Essays

  • Feminine Beauty Ideal In Children's Fairy Tales

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    Baker-Sperry, Lori, and Liz Grauerholz. “The Pervasiveness and Persistence of the Feminine Beauty Ideal in Children's Fairy Tales.” Gender and Society, vol. 17, no. 5, 2003, pp. 711–726. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/3594706. This source centers on the feminine beauty ideal in fairy tales and how it has survived through time. According to this source, beauty has tremendous influence over women and usually, the more beautiful in the end is compensated and seen as more likable. This takes the

  • Social Problems In Thomas Hardy's Jude The Obscure

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    The social problems in the Victorian period were reflected in the literature of that time. The Victorian Period started in the 19 century, precisely in 1837 with the ascension of the Queen Victoria to the throne and ended in 1901 with the death of the Queen. This period is known for having big changes in England. Additionally, the Industrial Revolution was developing by the time the Victorian period began. As a result, people started to move from the countryside to the cities looking for a better

  • Pablo Neruda's Nothing But Death

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    Nothing But Death Analysis Nothing But Death, The poem from Pablo Neruda translated into English and edited by Robert Bly. The poem presented about how the death looks like and about how the death appears around the human. There are seven stanzas in this poem and the techniques that appeared in the poem are Imagery, Simile, Metaphor, and Alliteration. The imagery is the techniques used all over the seven stanzas in this poem to describe the image of the dead with the materials the movement, and

  • Tipping The Velvet Analysis

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    The objective of this essay is to examine the female character Nancy Astley in the Television Series ‘Tipping the Velvet’ in relation to theories of modernity, feminism and the expanding city. Originally a book by Sarah Waters and then adapted into a television series for the BBC Tipping the Velvet is set in Victorian England during the 1890s. Nancy Astley is a young girl from Whitstable who works in the family oyster parlour. During an attendance at the local variety show, Nancy falls in love with

  • Art Movement: The Arts And Crafts Movement

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    INTRODUCTION During the late 19th century and the early 20th century visual art and design experienced a series of creative revolutions. These movements influenced the social, political, cultural and economic processes of the times. ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT One of these movements was the Arts and Crafts movement. The Arts and Crafts movement was disappointed in the Industrial Revolution for focusing on mass-production instead of producing good quality goods and the movement was inspired by the desire

  • Gertrude Speech On Ophelia's Death

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    Gertrude’s Speech on Ophelia’s Death Analysis This passage is from Act 4, scene 7, lines 163-183 of Hamlet. Laertes, hearing of his father’s death, storms the palace seeking revenge. Claudius, in an effort to calm Laertes’ rage, conspires with him on how to effectively kill Hamlet shortly before Gertrude interrupts with the news of poor Ophelia’s death. Laertes, heartbroken after hearing that his sister has died, seeks to mourn in peace, but Claudius insists that he and Gertrude follow him so that

  • A Mystery Of Heroism Analysis

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    A Comparative Study Of “A Mystery Of Heroism” and “War is Kind” “A Mystery Of Heroism” and “War is Kind” are texts written by Stephen Crane about the American Civil War showing the pointlessness and losses that occurred during that time period. Although both texts have similar ideals, they also differ substantially when it comes to making certain points. These texts are a prime example of realism, which is one of Crane’s most popular literary theories used. “A Mystery Of Heroism” is a short story

  • Social Problems In The Victorian Period: Oliver Twist

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    The social problems in the Victorian period were reflected in the literature of that time. The Victorian Period started in the 19 century, precisely in 1837 with the ascension of the Queen Victoria to the throne and ended in 1901 with the death of the Queen. This period is known for having big changes in England. Additionally, the Industrial Revolution was developing by the time the Victorian period began. As a result, people started to move from the countryside to the cities looking for a better

  • Isolation In Funeral Blues And Mid-Term Break

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    Explore how the poets present the theme of isolation in Funeral Blues and Mid-Term Break. Isolation is the state of being in a place or situation that is separate from others. The theme of isolation, escapism, disconnection and connotation of death are extensively explored in the poem Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney and Funeral Blues by WH Auden. Mid-Term Break is written in a narrative style as Heaney writes about the death of his younger brother and captures the emotions of the event including

  • All Quiet On The Western Front Literary Analysis

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    Before World War I, all of Europe in 1914, was tense and like a bomb or a fire was waiting to erupt. Europe had not seen a major war in years, but due to Militarism, Imperialism, Alliances, and Nationalism tensions grew high. Each country was competing to be the best by gaining more territory and growing in their military size and successful economies. World War 1 was waiting to happen and the assassination of the Archduke was the spark that lit Europe up. In All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich

  • Immortality And Death In Shakespeare's Sonnet 55

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    Sonnet 55 Shakespeare writes about love as an intricate and complex force that we see presented in varying forms from erotic to platonic. I will discuss the themes of time, immortality and death as they pertain to Sonnet 55. The sonnet falls between a series of poems, 1-126 that are addressed to a ‘Fair Young Man’ and is one of the closest explorations of ‘agape’ or selfless and unconditional love as we see throughout the sonnets. Sonnet 55 reads as an in-depth exploration of the maxim ‘the pen

  • Humility In The 17th Century Analysis

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    Humility, Modesty, and Helplessness in the 17th Century The main central ideas in Tartuffe, by Moliere and The Rape of the Lock, by Alexander Pope is the role women play in the 17th century. women are the embodiment of humility, modesty, and helplessness. Physical and social beauty was very important in the 17th century. A woman had no say in anything. The two characters that represent humility, modesty, and helplessness are Mariane from Tartuffe and Belinda from The Rape of the Lock. During the

  • Bog Queen Seamus Heaney Analysis

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    There’s Always a Chance Seamus Heaney created his poetry from finding inspiration of the things he experienced throughout his life, one of his many quotes that I personally favor is, “If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.” Heaney’s utilizes aspects of his life, through his ancestors, violence of his homeland, and Ireland experience to shape his poetry. In Seamus’ Nobel Prize Speech he states, “I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible. I credit it immediately

  • The Vacuum Poem Analysis

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    The Vacuum is a poem about the emptiness of an old man after her wife died. Nemerov started by presenting the environment in which the old man lived in. He also pointed out that the vacuum cleaner was in a corner, seemingly “grinning” (4) at him. He then stated that after his old wife has passed away, she seemed to be inside the vacuum cleaner (8, 9), cleaning up the house whenever the old man used it. The poet further expressed his feeling of loneness by recalling his days with his wife, where she

  • Comparing Evil And The Truman Show

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    “The Possibility of Evil” and “The Truman Show” both explore how humane morals are easily traded for conniving manipulation until it backfires. In “The Possibility of Evil” the protagonist Ms.Strangeworth has absolutely no problem causing problems in other people’s lives when she sends them letters revealing secrets that are being hidden from them. This control she felt was easily done without regret until she got caught and someone attacked one of her prized possessions. In “The Truman Show” Christof

  • Poem Analysis Of War Is Kind By Stephen Crane

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    The poem of my selection is entitled War Is Kind, written by Stephen Crane. The title itself sounds ironic and full of mockery and I have decided to pick this poem for the analysis. I came across this very poem from a website, PoemHunter.Com which holds a significant amount of poems collection from famous and amateur poets as well as individuals all around the world. Amongst all the available poem, “War is kind” really intrigued myself. This poem consists of 5 stanzas. Stanzas 1 and 3 are five lines

  • World War 1 Poetry Analysis

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    Explore the ways in which war is represented in Shakespeare’s Henry V and a selection of World War One Poetry. In 1599, William Shakespeare wrote a play called “Henry V”. Within this play, there are two famous speeches that I would be exploring. This is “once more unto the breach” and “st Crispins day”. Furthermore, I would be exploring a varieties of world war one poems to compare how war is presented in different viewpoints. In Henry V Shakespeare ‘once more unto the breach’ speech, shows war

  • Who's For The Game Poem Analysis

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    There are two poems that are being described: “Dulce et Decorum Est” and “Who’s for the Game?”. Both poems both focus on war ,but “Dulce et Decorum Est” is more focused on the harsh and depressing parts of the war. The poem “Who’s for the Game” is more focused on the more friendly recruiting parts of the war. The poems have noticeable similarities and differences through the poems. The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” mainly describes the war as harsh, depressing, and fierce. This poem expresses suffering

  • Gothic Elements In The Raven

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    In “the Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe, he perpetuates a sense of gothicism throughout the poem by using literary elements along with structure in both his stanzas and setting. In the poem, the narrator is grieving over the death of his beloved, Lenore; as a result, produces a sense of melancholy carried across the poem. As the poem develops, it is suggested that he has little desire to mend his sorrow and would rather consume himself in melancholy. Poe carries out the gothicism throughout the poem by

  • Brotherhood In Ungaretti's Poetry

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    We can quite clearly trace the poet’s emotional journey throughout his poetic works. One of the most obvious themes in his poetry is a longing for what has been lost; friends, innocence, life. His tone is often reminiscent and wistful, yet there is a constant underlying sadness that cannot be ignored. Though it is through these war poems that Ungaretti found his voice as a poet, it comes with a heavy burden. The journey begins with ‘Veglia’. The atmosphere of the poem is dark and intimate as they