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A Considerable Speck - Compared to 4 Other Poems Five Great Pieces of Thought I think Robert Frost is a understandable, but yet an unconventional poet. Frost wrote in his own style, and as a result, he took quite a bit of heat from the critics of his period. Frost has an elegant style of writing descriptive and understandable poems. I am going to tell you about the five best pieces he has ever written. First off, A Considerable Speck is a unusual poem about Frost noticing a tiny speck on his pap
Robert Frost Five Great Pieces of Thought I think Robert Frost is a understandable, but yet an unconventional poet. Frost wrote in his own style, and as a result, he took quite a bit of heat from the critics of his period. Frost has an elegant style of writing descriptive and understandable poems. I am going to tell you about the five best pieces he has ever written. First off, A Considerable Speck is a unusual poem about Frost noticing a tiny speck on his paper. Upon further observation, Frost
Robert Frost Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; (Frost 638) In this excerpt of the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, it appears to be some nut case that is pondering over a decision that should only take half a second to decide. However, it is actually a question more complex than, What road should we take . What he is really asking
My Last Duchess Robert Browning (1812-1889); My Last Duchess Many poems must be read more than once to be fully understood. It is often that one may notice something that wasn't noticed the first time around. It is also possible for a poem to be read once, and have received the full meaning. Sometimes poems leave one thinking because the poem doesn't provide enough information for an affirmative conclusion. My Last Duchess provides examples of leaving readers unclear of the full meaning, and
Ring of Time In E.B. White?s The Ring of Time, the author gives a narrative account of his trip to a circus rehearsal where he describes a fascinating scene of a young girl practicing a horse act for an upcoming show. As a writer, he feels it is his obligation to record the events he is witnessing, and convey this to his readers without leaving anything out. However difficult this may be, the beautiful and fleeting moment is something he wishes to ultimately capture. When he arrives on the scene
Drunken Boat When considering the importance of literature from the 19th century based on its value as a precursor of 20th century values, Arthur Rimbaud's poem The Drunken Boat stands out. His symbolist contemporaries all made significant contributions through their development of the symbol as a means to evoke particular emotions and their progression of language. Where Rimbaud stands out among his contemporaries is in his theme that permeates The Drunken Boat, a theme that is as much a precur
Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice THEME: Jane Austen?s novel Pride and Prejudice is a tale of love and marriage in eighteenth-century England. PLOT: It centres on the elder sisters of the Bennet family, Jane and Elizabeth. Their personalities, misunderstandings and the roles of pride and prejudice play a large part in the development of their individual relationships. The spirited Elizabeth and softhearted Jane have to deal with not only their own feelings but also the status of their fami
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Recurring Images and Motifs in Crossing Brooklyn Ferry In the poem Crossing Brooklyn Ferry , by Walt Whitman, there are many recurring images and motifs that can be seen. Whitman develops these images throughout the course of the poem. The most dominant of these are the linear notion of time, playing roles, and nature. By examining these motifs and tracing their development, ones understanding of the poem becomes highly deepened. Whitman challenges the linear notion of ti
Reconstructing a Crime Scene It was a gorgeous Thursday afternoon. The men were in the family room watching the special Thanksgiving Day football game. The Chicago Bears were playing against the Minnesota Vikings. Norton McCarthy and his brother-in-law, Simon Fletcher, were wagering as to whom had the better offense. From looking at the score, you would have to agree with Norton; the Vikings--deep in Bear's territory--were winning, 24-7, late in the fourth quarter. As the Vikings scored yet anot
The Scarlet Letter - Pearl One of the most complex and elaborate characters in The Scarlet Letter is Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale. Pearl, throughout the story, develops into a dynamic individual, as well as an extremely important symbol- one who is constantly changing. Pearl is involved in a complex history, and as a result is viewed as different and is shunned because of her mother?s sin. Pearl is a living Scarlet A to Hester, as well as the reader, acting as a con
Cathedral Raymond Carver's Cathedral The Husband?s Enlightenment Raymond Carver?s Cathedral is narrated from the point of view of a hostile and ignorant husband, whose wife has invited a blind friend to spend the night. The narrator is, through his forthcoming descriptions of his wife and the blind man, viewed as extremely bitter. However, as the story progresses, the narrator?s tone and demeanor change from caustic to warm and enlightened. The story opens as the narrator explains that the blind
Rainer Maria Rilke Rainer Maria Rilke Rose, o pure contradiction, desire to be no one?s sleep beneath so many lids. This was Rainer Maria Rilke?s self-composed epitaph, written before leukemia took his life on December 29, 1926. The rose was a symbol of love, beauty, and devotion in many of Rilke?s writings.With quotes such as this Rilke became known as one of the best poets of the 20th century. Rainer Maria Rilke was born on December 4, 1875 in Prague, which is now the capital of Czechoslovakia
The Scarlet Letter - Light and Darkness Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, felt that the Puritans were people who believed that the world was a place where the battle between good and evil was a never-ending one. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne uses the symbols of light and dark to depict this battle among the characters Hester Prynne, Pearl, and Roger Chillingworth. After Hester commits her sin, her beauty almost immediately vanishes into darkness. Her hair no longer hangs freel
Pride And Prejudice - Marriages and the Age of Reason Austen?s Marriages and the Age of Reason Jane Austen successfully portrays the Age of Reason through her characters in Pride and Prejudice. The story revolves around a mother of five daughters, Mrs. Bennet, whose sole purpose is to marry off her daughters to suitable men. Her eldest, Jane, is her most prized daughter. Mrs. Bennet is assured that Jane?s beauty and meticulous manners will win her a prized husband who may be able to support not
Pride And Prejudice Throughout Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the conflict between reason and emotion is conveyed through the marriage of several different characters. In the marriage between Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, it is quite clear that the two have never experienced much love and is done mostly for financial benefit and out of infatuation. Similarly, the marriage between Charlotte and Mr. Collins is done out of convenience, but unlike Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, the two do not seem to mind the lack
Pride And Prejudice - Marriage ?Pride and Prejudice? is not only a love story of marriage among the rural gentry in England at the start of the 19th century Jane Austen was born in 1775 in Hampshire. Her father was a vicar and she had six brothers and a sister. At the age of sixteen she started writing humorous novels. In 1813 she published ?Pride and Prejudice?. She never got married and she died in 1817 at the age of forty-two. Jane Austen thought that the situation that should be written abou
A Portrait of The Artist Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Stephen Dedalus is born of a woman, created of the earth; pure in his childhood innocence. From this beginning stems the birth of an artist, and from this the novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce recounts Stephen's story. His journey is followed from childhood to maturity, and thus his transformation from secular to saintly to an awakening of what he truly is. The novel evolves from simple, childlike diction, t
Woman to Man Woman to Man by Judith Wright At first glance, the title seemed to have more than one connotation. Woman to Man; is the woman giving something to the man, maybe a gift? Woman to Man. Maybe the title is trying to compare the two genders? I was slightly confused when I read this poem at first, but it became apparent from the rich metaphors, that it was about the sexual relation between the woman and man. It is also about conception - or rather the potential of creating a child fro
Docter Faustus The truth that ambition and desire for material objects does not always satisfy the soul is a major theme depicted in Christopher Marlowe?s Doctor Faustus. The poem on page 93, lines 96-113 is the essence of this theme. It describes Faustus meeting, what he believes, is the icon of perfection. This perfection is a mere human women, yet, to Faustus, she is worth his life. Marlowe?s use of syntax and diction, allusions and references, and other literary devices throughout this monol
The Scarlet Letter - Characterization Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804. After his graduation from Bowdoin College in Maine, he quickly became a well-known author of literary tales concerning early American life. Between 1825 and 1850, he developed his talent by writing short fiction, and he gained international fame for his fictional novel The Scarlet Letter in 1850 (Clendenning 118). Rufus Wilmot Griswold stated, The frivolous costume and brisk action of the story of
Pied Beauty Pied Beauty The poem Pied Beauty begins by praising God for all the colorful and diverse things in nature. The speaker is thankful for everything with dots, circles, different colors, etc. He seems to be fond of nature and the great outdoors. Many of the images in the poem made me think of camping out, or a picnic. For example, fresh fire-coal, chestnut falls, finches, skies of two colors, cows, etc. But the poem does not only speak of natures? diversity. It also makes reference to m
The Scarlet Letter - The Pearl Pearl: A product of Nature Pearl is one of the most interesting and mysterious characters of the novel The Scarlet Letter. One tends to wonder why Pearl is the way she is. Why does she act so strangely and so differently than all the other characters? She acts this way because of a relationship she has with the force of Nature, which Hawthorne personifies as sympathetic towards sins against the puritan way of life. Because of this trait Hester's sin causes Nature t
Our Town Our Town spans twelve years in the life of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, portraying both routine daily life and major events in the lives of George Gibbs, Emily Webb and their families. Each act centers on their family life, preceded by a street scene of casual conversation with such townsfolk as the paperboy, milkman, and constable. Present throughout, is the Stage Manager, who gives informal commentary and explanation of the play's characters and events. Although the play begins an
Our Grandmothers If Othello didn?t begin as a play about race, history has made it one. The Venetian society that Othello is set in is representative of the writers context. The attitudes and values that Shakespeare reveals through the text are those same attitudes and values of Elizabethan society in England in the sixteenth-century. Although Othello is set in Venice and Cyprus, the attitudes and values shared in the text are probably reflective of the attitudes and values of Shakespeare's own
The Picture of Dorian Gray Main characters: Dorian Gray-- 20 years old at the beginning of the book and around 40 at the end. A very handsome young man. he stays young because he sold his soul to the devil. Lord Henry Wotton-- An intelligent man who has a theory for every- thing. He has alot of influence on Dorian. Basil Hallward-- An artist, painter. He gets his inspiration from Dorian. He worships Dorian. He gets killed by Dorian later on. Theme-- The moral corruption of a young man who enters
Only Yesterday Only Yesterday Frederick Lewis Allen's book Only Yesterday is an informal look at life in the 1920's. The book begins with a prelude that details the lives of a young married couple. The book then proceeds to tell the events that occurred during the 1920's beginning with the signing of the armistice and ending with the stock market crash of 1929. Woodrow Wilson was the president at the end of WWI. He had the great honor of informing the American public that the armistice was signe
Once A Warrior King - Review Once a Warrior King gives rare and unique insight into the battles of Vietnam. David Donavan gives his account as the Army First Lieutenant in charge of a southern Vietnamese district. Based in the southern, rural village of Tram Chim, this book shifts the focus of the war from the political misunderstanding and shortcomings to the social effects they had on both the Vietnamese people and Donovan himself. Political The war in Vietnam is fraught with paradox. The fact
French Views of Slavery The issue of slavery has been touched upon often in the course of history. The institution of slavery was addressed by French intellectuals during the Enlightenment. Later, during the French Revolution, the National Assembly issued the Declaration of the Rights of Man, which declared the equality of all men. Issues were raised concerning the application of this statement to the French colonies in the West Indies, which used slaves to work the land. As they had different i
Ode to the West Wind Theme :- Inspiration in Ode to the West Wind When composition begins, inspiration is already on the decline - P. B. Shelley Shelley deals with the theme of inspiration in much of his work. However it is particularly apparent in ?Ode to the West Wind? where the wind is the source of his creativity. The cycles of death and rebirth are examined in an historical context with reference to The Bible. The word inspiration has several connotations that Shelley uses in this ?Ode?. In
Ode on a Grecian Urn In John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn, a boy finds himself entangled in his dream about an ancient carving. Keats uses an assortment of techniques to bring life to the work and make it more enjoyable to read. Using these techniques helps keep the readers attention, while also helping the reader to better relate to the situation. Imagery is the technique most widely used, probably because everyone can relate to it in their own way. John Keats uses imagery to make the reader t
The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Evil in Notre Dame In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, there are many interesting characters, However, I think Claude Frollo is a good one to talk about. In the book Claude is a priest who sees a beautiful girl and thinks unpure thoughts about her. Since he is a priest he feels he has to do something about these freaky thoughts he is having, so he tries to have her hanged by committing a murder and framing her. Then it turns out the victim really isn't dead, but becau
My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun In William Shakespeare's sonnet My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun the speaker uses a twisted version of the blazon technique, which lists and describes every body part of the mistress. The speaker expresses the idea that his mistress is not physically beautiful, and she has flaws, but he loves her anyway. I believe that the speaker expresses this idea in order to say that beauty is only skin deep, and there is more to a person than meets the
My Last Duchess My Last Duchess By: Robert Browning My Last Duchess is one of the more recognized poems written by Robert Browning. Robert Browning was a Victorian writer born in 1812 and died in 1889. He is remembered today through the inspiring words of this dramatic monologue My Last Duchess. The setting of the poem is the residence of the Duke of Ferrara. The speaker and narrator of the poem is the Duke. My Last Duchess is a conversation between the Duke and a servant of a Count. As
The Living and The Dead Most Hated Father In the book, The Living and The Dead, by Sharon Olds the author makes writes poems about her view on images of life and death and what she associates each with. This anthology seems to be mostly influenced by her family, from her hated father and grandfather, to her growing children. Olds finds inspiration to associate life and death with her relatives.In The Living and The Dead Sharon Olds breaks the book into sections, starting first with a section on
No Name Woman No Name Woman vs. Barbie Doll: Battle of the Millennia Let's face it. Society is chock full of subtle, and not-so-subtle, demands to conform to the norm, and going with the flow is a big part of life. Ideas of conformity are beaten into us as soon as we're able to comprehend the world we live in. A large piece of the conformity pie deals with the role of the woman, and how she should look and act. A good pair of literary works that illustrate the conflict which I assume that all
Barbie Doll No Name Woman vs. Barbie Doll: Battle of the Millennia Let's face it. Society is chock full of subtle, and not-so-subtle, demands to conform to the norm, and going with the flow is a big part of life. Ideas of conformity are beaten into us as soon as we're able to comprehend the world we live in. A large piece of the conformity pie deals with the role of the woman, and how she should look and act. A good pair of literary works that illustrate the conflict which I assume that all wo
Huckleberry Finn - Life on the river The difference between life on the river and life in the towns along the river is an important theme in the novel ?The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? by Mark Twain. Twain uses language to draw the contrast effectively as well as through the atmosphere that has been created, the diction, the punctuation and the figures of speech employed. The two paragraphs, which most effectively display this contrast, refer to the peaceful life on the river and the vile nat
Maggie A Girl of the Streets Throughout history women have lived a life of depending on men to take care of them and have carried the stigma of being known as the weaker sex. Things have changed for the better since the 1800?s when Stephen Crane wrote his book Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. Women now have the freedom to work and have careers without being looked down at. Here in the book, Stephen Crane writes a story in which the three main female characters represent the different lifestyles in
Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn provides the narrative voice of Mark Twain's novel, and his honest voice combined with his personal vulnerabilities reveal the different levels of the Grangerfords' world. Huck is without a family: neither the drunken attention of Pap nor the pious ministrations of Widow Douglas were desirable allegiance. He stumbles upon the Grangerfords in darkness, lost from Jim and the raft. The family, after some initial cross-examination, welcomes, feeds and rooms Huck wit
Lord Byron George Gordon Byron a Natural Born Poet Their are many different opinions on the written works of George Gordon Byron which could include one very big question. Was he a natural born poet or simply a product of abuse and mental illness. His writings may have been more a way to ease his pa and suffering rather than a natural talent. Perhaps his writings were a form of self therapy? Throughout his writings and life history there is much evidence to suggest that his poetry was being grea
Like Water for Chocolate - Movie vs Book Laura Esquirel?s, Like Water for Chocolate, is a modern day Romeo and Juliet filled with mouthwatering recipes. It has become a valued part of American literature. The novel became so popular that it was developed into a film, becoming a success in both America and Mexico. Alfonso Arau directs the film. After reading the novel and seeing the movie, I discovered several distinct differences between the two as well as some riveting similarities. The novel b
Leda and the Swan The Big Bad Swan In nature, there are many amazing and bizarre acts. Take, for example, the Preying Mantis. The Preying Mantis is a relatively large insect that performs a most barbaric act: after the docile and exquisite female mates with her aggressive and overpowering male counterpart, she eats him. Instinctively, the powerful male seeks out his mate and impregnates her, fulfilling his mating duties. However, the male expends all of his strength in the sexual encounter, and
Holy Sonnet XIV A comparison of Holy Sonnet XIV by John Donne and Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare John Donne and William Shakespeare both wrote a variety of poems that are both similar within the structure of a Sonnet but with very different content. This essay will compare two of their sonnets ? Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare and the Holy Sonnet by John Donne. John Donne?s poem is a personal sonnet in which John Donne questions his faith in God. It becomes clear from the sonnet that John D
On the Road Jack Kerouac's 'Great American' Novel, On the Road ?because the only people for me as the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes, 'Awwwww!' (On the Road, Jack Kerouac p. 8) The 40's. A time of the
Interview and Death Everyday life seems unbelievably minuscule when faced with the prospects of death and dying. These are the words of Dr. David Avery. David is thirty years old, unmarried, a successful doctor, and has recently been confronted with the knowledge that he is suffering from a terminal form of acute leukemia. The living room in which Dr. Avery and I sit in his Monterey home is beautifully decorated with portraits of angels. On nearly every wall these images of ethereal beauty give
The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock engages the reader by telling the tale of a beauteous young woman who has been terribly wronged when an amorous suitor purloins a lock of hair. He begins his tale with an introduction, an apology of sorts, to one Arabella Fermor.Pope makes light of the fairer sex, and indeed poets themselves, as he states . . . for the ancient poets are in one respect like many modern ladies: let an action be never so trivial in itself, they always m
1984 - A Grim Prediction of the Future Nineteen Eighty-Four was written between the years of 1945 and 1948. Orwell got the title from switching the last two numbers of the publication date. In Orwell's criticism of a perfect society, his book became known as one of the greatest anti-utopian novels of all time. The book's message is so powerful that some say it went so far as to prevent the sinister future from realizing itself. Althought the book starts out as the story of a neurotic, paranoid m
Their Eyes Were Watching God Metaphors and other such literary devices have been used for centuries by authors to create multiple meanings and hidden significance. Sometimes, an author will work with one image throughout a novel, and other times multiple images will be used to illustrate the many messages of a story. Still, few authors have achieved the kind of metaphorical beauty Zora Hurston realizes with in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston's most famous metaphor is the likening
Iliad By Homer The essay of Iliad, Homer finds a great tool in the simile. Just by opening the book in a random place the reader is undoubtedly faced with one, or within a few pages. Homer seems to use everyday activities, at least for the audience, his fellow Greeks, in these similes nearly exclusively. From the heroic effortsin the Iliad itself it is clear that the populace of his timewere highly emotional creatures, and higher brain activity seems to be in short, and in Odysseus' case, valuab
The Birthmark Are you unhappy with your looks? If you are, then you should feel at home as a member of human kind. You can dye your hair and wear colored eye contact lenses. Humankind is the only place where one can receive a boob-job or have a tattoo put on your chest and then have it removed when you are ready for a change. An instant, effortless weightloss program? Just step into my office and we will discuss lyposuction. And while we are at it, we should discuss removing that?thing. It just