Osaka Municipal Subway Essays

  • Women In Fairy Tales

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    Fairy tales have been part of the collective work of different cultures for centuries. Their main functions were to dictate moral concepts such as good and evil, as well as ideal notions of beauty, femininity, and motherhood. Such tales often told the struggles of different women who were bound to fill out their designated roles in patriarchal societies and were thrashed against each other in order for the author to make a point. The typical representations of women in fairy tales as good or evil

  • Behaviorism In William Stafford's Traveling Through The Dark

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    Ever had a mental “fork in the road?” Of course you have. We all have those tough decisions to make at times. William Stafford’s “Traveling Through the Dark” is about one of those very instances. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. In fact, one could argue that the point of view character has this internal struggle due to a psychological theory called behaviorism. Behaviorism is the psychological theory that we are influenced by our environment through social means. Because of behaviorism

  • See You Again Analysis

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    “See you soon” is a common phrase used by people as a form of saying goodbye; some use this phrase to make a goodbye less sad. Saying goodbye to a person is difficult, especially when he or she is a loved one. In the story of Destino by Walt Disney and Salvador Dali, a loved one is lost and the story is told in a way of flashbacks. In the song “See You Again” by Charlie Puth, a loved one is lost, but the story is told as a way to say “thank you for all of the good times” waiting for the day where

  • Analysis Of Winter Dreams In The Great Gatsby

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    Everyone wants to be successful and live the life they always dream about having. Some people achieve the dream and others fail to accomplish it. The short story was published in December of 1922. Fitzgerald has multiple stories that he is well known for, but The Great Gatsby is his claim to fame. In most of his stories he focuses on the American Dream, mostly the failure of it. He is known for writing about a poor boy who falls in love with a rich girl and will do anything to be with her. “Winter

  • I Hear America Singing Analysis

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    The imagery of both poems highlights the identity of what an American is. The author of this poem “Langston Hughes” was a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of 1920’s, and during this time was when he made the “I, Too, Sing America,”poem. The original title of the poem was called “Epilogue” when it appeared in “The Weary Blues”, the 1926 volume of Langston Hughes. The author of the poem “I Hear America Singing”, Walt Whitman is considered the father of free verse, although he was not the

  • The Passionate Shepherd

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    In the first poem in the unit, The Passionate Shepherd to his Love composed by Christopher Marlowe explains how nature can bring love to unity and can essentially make love blossom into something beautiful to his love, the Nymph. Marlowe states in Stanza one “Come love with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys, groves, hills and fields, Woods or steepy mountains yields.” In stanza one Marlowe is essentially explaining how the valleys, groves, hills and fields will

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning How Do I Love Thee Analysis

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    Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Petrarchan Sonnet, “How do I Love Thee?,” sets out to define how she loves her husband by introducing and developing her desire to do so in the octave, and in the sestet, by expanding upon and settling that desire with connections to her life’s experiences. To better understand and analyze the sonnet, a brief history of Barrett’s life is necessary. Analyzing the octave is crucial in order to see its development and how it eventually connects with the sestet. The analyzation

  • Persuasive Speech Outline On Macbeth

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    Quotation and speaker, First witch: Sleep shall neither night nor day. (1.3.19) b. Paraphrase and clarification: I will curse you with no sleep during the night and day. I believe the witch has put a curse on him that will not allow him to get a bit of sleep either night nor day. The agony of insomnia will eat away at him. c. Conclusions: First quote, no comparison yet. The witch has placed a curse on him that will prevent him from sleeping. 2. Quotation and speaker. Macbeth: My dearest love,

  • Let America Be America Be America Again: Poem Analysis

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    Poems can be seen as an expression of the soul and mind, and even though, poems are not everyone’s favorite literary subject, when an individual’s find that special poem it can move their soul one with the poet. There are many poets in the world, but the one that draws my attention the most was no other than Langston Hughes. It would be impossible to cover all the poems he has written, but the one that seemed so relevant with society today would be “Let America Be America Again.” The eye-opening

  • You Fit Into Me Margaret Atwood Analysis

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    Post-Modern writing often appears vague in nature, permitting the reader to infer deeper meanings upon reading the work, again and again. One feels compelled to reread the work, to better comprehend what is said in a just few sparse lines, as with Margaret Atwood’s very short poem, “You Fit into Me”. At first, the poem’s four lines appear to be deceptively simplistic in form, even a bit trite. Yet, when taking a closer look at the poem, it becomes clear that it’s so much more complex than it seems

  • Mount Everest Persuasive Essay

    717 Words  | 3 Pages

    More than 4,000 people went through the hell of climbing Mount Everest. Even though those many people attempted to climb Mount Everest, more than 290 people have died in the process. For being more than 29,000 feet above sea level, of course, there are many issues that come with it. First, the oxygen becomes thinner and thinner the higher climbers go. Second, the conditions that climbers are being put at are atrocious. Lastly, overcrowding is one of the biggest killers whilst climbing the giant know

  • True Love In Shakespeare's 'Sonnet XVIII'

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    Truly successful authors have the ability to convey their view of a person without actually saying it, to portray a person in a certain light simply by describing them. In the provided poem, “Sonnet XVIII” by William Shakespeare he does just this. Through his use of stylistic elements such as diction, imagery, details and figurative language, Shakespeare reveals his euphonious view of the woman that he loves more than anything in the world and will love eternally because she is eternally youthful

  • The Demon Haunted World Poem Analysis

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    "What do we actually see when we look up at the Moon with the naked eye? We make out a configuration of irregular bright and dark markings - not a close representation of any familiar object. But, almost irresistibly, our eyes connect the markings, emphasizing some, ignoring others. We seek a pattern, and we find one" says Carl Sagan, author of “The Demon Haunted World’. Patterns seem to be everywhere, the repetitive hive built by the tireless honey bees to the sometimes elusive lines in a poem.

  • Tupac The Rose That Grew From Concrete Essay

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    Tupac Shakur, also known as 2Pac, Pac, and Makaveli, was best known as an American rapper. In addition to rapping, he was also a successful film actor, social activist, and poet. He was born in 1971 in New York City to Black Panther activists. His song lyrics and poems portrayed a life of growing up amid violence, hardships in the ghetto, racism, problems in society, and conflicts with other rappers. His work advocated for political, economic, social, and racial equality, as well as violence, drug

  • Themes In The Minister's Black Veil

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    “A person, who watched the interview between the dead and the living, scrupled not to the affirm that, at the instant when the clergyman’s features were disclosed, the corpse had slightly shuddered, rustling the shroud and muslin cap, though the countenance retained the composure of death.” Nathaniel Hawthorne, born in 1804, had been a descendant of Puritan settlers and had grown up with society constantly beating down on him, because of his family history. After he went to college at Bowdoin College

  • Literary Devices In Havisham

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    Written Commentary on Havisham Love can drive people to say very strange things and do some stranger actions. Love could make people happy or can completely devastate them, depending on how their time with romance went. Most people end up on the lighter side of love, happily married but some have gotten on the darker side which could lead to some life ruining moments. There are plenty of reasons that someone could have a ruined image of love such as having their partner cheat on them, but in the

  • Sonnet 144 Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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    Introduction This paper aims to investigate the language variation and changes and the rhetorical analysis of the poem ‘Sonnet 144’ by William Shakespeare. By using language variation it will help me understanding the language used in the poem, and how language has changed through the years. To get at good insight of the meaning of the words there are used I will do a rhetorical analysis to look at metaphors in the poem. The Poem ‘Sonnet 144’ by William Shakespeare was first published in 1599 together

  • Imagery In 'Sonnet XVIII' By William Shakespeare

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    Authors and talented writers have the ability to use the style of their sentences and writing to their advantage in order to help readers comprehend their stories and create vivid pictures with extreme detail and emotion. A perfect example of this is shown in the poem “Sonnet XVIII” written by William Shakespeare. Through Shakespeare's use of the elements of writing, such as imagery, diction, and varying forms of syntax, he is able to create lifelike images in the reader's mind and portray his romantic

  • Connotation And Metaphors In Ozymandias

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    The world is full of outstanding and magnificent things, but due to the effects of human nature and the constant change ones’ world goes through the once magnificent objects lay waste in forgotten fields and valleys. In “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley and “By the Water of Babylon” by Stephen Vincent Benet, the idea of our ever-changing world is presented to us in two different ways. Throughout each literary work the authors use connotation, symbols, and metaphors to present the readers with

  • Song Analysis Of John Knowles 'A Separate Peace'

    841 Words  | 4 Pages

    Song Analysis - “A Separate Peace” The musical composition Guardian by Alanis Morissette connects with the character Finny, from John Knowles’ novel, A Separate Peace because the lyrics represent Finny, and his relationship with Gene after, the “accident” in which Gene purposely pushes Finny out of the tree leading to major injuries, which then affects his sports career. In Guardian Alanis Morissette sings,“You, you who has smiled when you're in pain.” (Line 1). This lyric means that the narrator