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Maria Ferzoco
Maria Ferzoco
Maria Ferzoco Intro to Literature Professor Moffett 17 February 2017 Figurative Language Usage in Poems Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell's anthology, Portable Literature: Reading, Writing, Reacting, includes many poems, short stories and plays. Figurative language is a device that is present within many of the works, and is especially seen in Mary Oliver's poem, Wild Geese and John Donne's poem, The Flea. Wild Geese, one of the poets most striking pieces, was published in 1986 an
An Introduction to Literary Criticism
An Introduction to Literary Criticism
An Introduction to Literary Criticism Definition of Criticism: Literary criticism deals with different dimensions of literature as a collection of texts through which authors evoke fictitious worlds for the imagination of readers. English word criticism is derived from the ancient Greek term krites , meaning judge. Thus, Criticism can be defined as the act of judging. Literary criticism endeavors to form a correct estimate of literary productions. Its effort is to see a piece of writing as
Sir Philip Sidney
Sir Philip Sidney
Sir Philip Sidney The history of English criticism, like that of English literature, divides itself roughly into three periods. The first is the period of the Elizabethans and of Milton; the second is from the Restoration to the French Revolution; the third from the Revolution to the present day. Elizabethan critics run side by side with those of the early Greeks. It is doubtless true that the Elizabethan critics give a partially larger space to the more technical sides of the subject than thei
Plato and Aristotle
Plato and Aristotle
: Plato and Aristotle : Plato. Attempts to strip artists of the power and prominence they enjoy in his society, while Aristotle tries to develop a method of inquiry to determine the merits of an individual work of art. Both philosophers are concerned with the artist's ability to have significant impact on others. It is the imitative function of art which promotes disdain in Plato and curiosity. Both philosophers hold radically different notions of reality. The assumptions each man makes about tru
Plato and Aristotle
Plato and Aristotle
: Plato and Aristotle : Plato. Attempts to strip artists of the power and prominence they enjoy in his society, while Aristotle tries to develop a method of inquiry to determine the merits of an individual work of art. Both philosophers are concerned with the artist's ability to have significant impact on others. It is the imitative function of art which promotes disdain in Plato and curiosity. Both philosophers hold radically different notions of reality. The assumptions each man makes about tru
Function and Nature of Poetry
Function and Nature of Poetry
Function and Nature of Poetry Parts of the Poem: According to Horace, a poem can be divided into three parts: poesis (subject matter); poema (form), and poeta (the poet). Horace nowhere calls poetry a process of imitation like Plato and Aristotle. Mere imitation, according to him, is not enough for a poet often uses fiction and mingles facts with fancy. To him the function of poetry was both to delight and instruct: Poets desire either to improve or to please. ‘ it is not enough for poems to
Kurt Vonnegut: A Canary In A Coal Mine
Kurt Vonnegut: A Canary In A Coal Mine
Kurt Vonnegut: A Canary in a Coal Mine Kurt Vonnegut Served as a sensitive cell in the organism of American Society during the 1960's. His work alerted the public about the absurdity of modern warfare and an increasingly mechanized and impersonal society in which humans were essentially worthless and degenerated. The satirical tone and sardonic humor allowed people to read his works and laugh at their own misfortune. Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, where he was reared.
When You are Old
When You are Old
In William Butler Yeats’ poem “When You are Old”, the speaker is addressing his beloved saying that when she is aged she should read a particular book which will remind her of her youth. She will remember the people who had loved her grace and her beauty with either real or fake sentiments in the past, and also that one man who had loved her soul unconditionally as she grew old and the way she looked changed. As she is reminded of him, she will regret her missed opportunity of true love. This po