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    draw conclusions from the hints given in Prufrock’s dramatic monologue, where his thoughts are presented in free association (stream of consciousness). Through the use of unstructured verse, irregular rhyming and modernist techniques, Eliot paints a portrait of the tortured psyche of a modern man who is over-educated, neurotic and emotionally stilted. Prufrock is self-conscious about his appearance. He tries to dress smartly and conventionally with a morning coat collar that is “mounting firmly to the

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    In Sir Philip Sidney’s Poem, “Thou Blind Man’s Mark,” Sidney presents a male speaker who struggles with a inner conflict of the human trait, desire. This desire is what the poem centralizes on and he wrestles with the human trait desire which causes conflict in his life and his mind. He knows he must deal with it and tries to figure out how to subdue or erase it completely. The motivation driving him to write the poem, is his burning ambitions and his want to always rise through problems. But the

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    is clear that he is deeply in love with her and he wants to become her one and only! He performs nice gestures that show her he really likes her for example, flirting and talking to her sweetly. “Had we but the world enough, and time, this coyness lady were no crime” (line 1 pg 507). He talks about vast eternity's that he would love to spend with her. This should be realistic love because if you truly love someone you will try and spend your entire life

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    Superior writers use a vast number of well-used elements. It is key to use exceptional elements if you thrive to be a great writer. An example of a writer with higher-level elements is Ray Bradbury. Bradbury has a famous short story called "The Pedestrian." The "Pedestrian" is a futuristic story about a man who is not involved with the world. Bradbury uses setting, figurative language, and symbolism to affect the overall succession of the story. First, Bradbury uses figurative language to portray

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    Several decades later, a modernist writer, T.S. Eliot, conveys a similar message through his diction and use of imagery in his poetry. In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, Prufrock demonstrates a lack of connections with nature, people, and God. These broken relations cause him to be unhappy, lonely, and a major procrastinator in life. Prufrock lives in a filthy urban city with “yellow smoke” (16) replacing air. Yellow fog or smoke refers to high sulfur content which pertains to Hellish imagery

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    The revealing of the human nature was one of the most prominent topics in the literature of modernism. The modernist view of the world concerned the lack of order in it and dealt with the sub-consciousness of an individual. One of the brightest representatives of this literature direction was Thomas Eliot, whose poetry revealed the real identity of a man with all its uncertainties. For example, the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, published in Poetry magazine in 1915, provides an image

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    Embedded in myriad ways in the form and structure of his sonnet, William Wordsworth’s poem, “The World is Too Much With Us,” characterizes humanity as cynical and material, resounding the dissonance of human disconnect from nature. Wordsworth’s comparison of man’s loss of nature to the biblical fall from Paradise—ultimate loss—is not limited to the auditory-visual realm, for it finds foundation in the structure of his elegiac sonnet. Succeeding Milton and his blank verse sonnet structure of Paradise

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    In his poem “an Echo Sonnet, To an Empty Page” poet Robert Pack introduces a narrator and his alter ego who exchange questions and answers that subsequently reveals the poet’s prospects and attitudes toward life. The narrator, or “the voice,” seems like a timid man who is afraid to plunge into his own life, because he fears the future and inevitable consequences of his mortality. The “echo,” which is the narrator’s alter ego, or a persona, answers the the voice’s questions in a way that drive the

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    Literary Analysis A poem in fragments is the manner in which author T.S. Eliot describes his remarkable work The Waste Land. The Waste Land is esteemed as a modernist text for that it is labor intensive pushing past the previous genres, leaving behind the democracy and wistfulness of Whitman and Realism 's weight on reality and realness with innovative thoughts of money, intimacy, intellect, industry and individualism. The Wasteland contains five spasmodic divisions designed each in separate sections

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    “Ghost of a Chance” Interpretation In the modern world, people are surrounded by their possessions and do not really think for themselves any longer. “Ghost of a Chance” by Adrienne Rich conveys an image of a man sitting separated from the world as he tries to think for himself. Rich demonstrates a major simile in the poem to solidify the man’s desperate need to think. In society, people are so involved within their own lives asserting people are seen to not really be thinking. The presence of this

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    Not all love songs have a happy ending after all. The poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” by T.S. Eliot showcases diction, imagery, and allusion to express the speaker’s complex attitude towards his life. In this poem Prufrock is portrayed as a sad and tormented man that simply doesn’t have the courage to act on his desires. J. Alfred Prufrock is a timid, overcautious middle-aged man that walks through the streets of a shabby part of a city, to get to a social gathering were women “come

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    Although poems can have multiple interpretations, the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot seems to be about a pessimistic middle aged man’s midlife crisis looking towards the end of his life, the quote at the beginning, the questions he asked, and the conclusion lead me to believe this. There is a quote in Italian that starts the poem off. Translated it reads "If I thought that my reply were given to anyone who might return to the world, this flame would stand forever still;

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    HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE -Responding to texts Hunt for the Wilderpeople directed by Taika Waititi, is about a mischievous 13-year-old boy who finally finds a foster family and starts to settle down. An unexpected occurrence pushes the family beyond its limits, everything gets out of hand and has the whole country looking for them. Hunt for the Wilderpeople has several different comedic devices and film techniques used in the film and the devise focused on will be, one liner’s, hyperbole (exaggeration)

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    1- “MENDING WALL” The poem describes how separate these two neighbors are by this wall without a true purpose for it.I believe the reader is trying to get us to realize how seperated society is over little things and how we spend more time trying to find ways to separate that we do focusing on a legit reason to even be separated. 2- “ST. FRANCIS AND THE SOW” Particular lines from this poem perceive individuals in this day in time of society. "In spite of the fact that occasionally it is fundamental

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    Julio Noboa Polanco Poem

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    Living in a society today makes it hard for many teens and kids our age. We all struggle and stress about this one thing, being unique or different. This is such a huge thing now because they’re are so much people out there who are willing to go to every extent to try be unique, or there are people out there who would go to every extent to just satisfy people. We all struggle with this one problem but yet no one really cares talks about it. In this essay I will be analyzing the poet Julio Noboa Polanco

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    "The Poet’s Occasional Alternative" by Grace Paley and ‘In My Craft or Sullen Art’ by Dylan Thomas are poems which portrays writing as an arduous and under-appreciated form of art. In "The Poet’s Occasional Alternative", the speaker’s disillusionment with the poor reception of his poetry is exacerbated by the contrasting attention his pie receives, while the speaker in ‘In My Craft or Sullen Art’ reveals his motivations for persevering in his writing despite the lack of attention it receives. Both

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    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Modern Man T.S. Eliot was one of the leading authors of the modernist movement. Modernism goes against tradition. It broke the barriers of what people viewed as sacred and routine. Traditionalist were in high favor of religion. A modernist typically presents Christianity as a myth. Many modernists believed that by breaking tradition they could find new ways of doing things. In modernism, the search for meaning is more important than the actual meaning itself

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    In “The Wasteland,” T.S. Eliot’s purpose in his poem is to convey a message that intelligence and awareness of the world is becoming more and more scarce. Eliot wrote his poem after reading Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, which has an underlying message of ignorance. Eliot uses this to create his own message of ignorance through imagery and symbolism. His poem is complex and difficult to understand for a reason: he wants his readers to realize that if they do not understand his poem, then they

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a Western film directed by John Ford in 1962(The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), starring James Stewart and John Wayne as the lead characters, and Vera Miles who stars as their love interest. The movie opens with Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) and his wife, Hallie Stoddard (Vera) who returns to Shinbone. The citizens of Shinbone are very excited and surprised at this unexpected visit and the editor of the Shinbone Star wants an exclusive story on this unlikely

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    In "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" T.S. Eliot portraits the typical twentieth century transformed modern city, which in the eyes of the protagonist, Alfred Prufrock, is marked by alienation, loneliness, paralysis and repression of society. The poem is written in the form of dramatic monologue accompanied by a recurrent use of metaphoric language and repetition of ideas, which reveal Prufrock’s perception of the city while unveiling his persona. Thereby, Prufrock invites his audience to follow

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