Poets

Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His father was James Nathaniel and his mother was Carrie Mercer Langston Hughes. His grandfather was Charles Langston, an Ohio abolitionist. As a young boy he lived in Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Lawrence, Kansas, Mexico City, Topeka, Kansas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kansas City, Kansas. In 1914 his parents divorced and he, his mother, and his stepfather moved to Lincoln, Illinois. In high school bac
Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers With poignant insight and compassion Carson McCullers (1917-1967) wrote of human loneliness, unfulfilled love, and the frailty of the human heart. Of all the characters in the work of Carson McCullers, the one who seemed to her family and friends to be most like the author herself was Frankie Addams: the vulnerable, exasperating, and endearing adolescent of The Member of the Wedding who was looking for the we of me. However, Carson once said that was, or became in the proces
Medieval Music
Medieval Music
Medieval Music Music of the Middle Ages made great advancements through the centuries, which many are still evident today. The Christian Church effected the development of music greatly during the middle ages. The first major type of music of this time was chanting. ?The early Christians inherited the Jewish chants of synagogues.?(Bishop-324) Chants didn?t have constant rhythm, every note was about the same length. They had only one melody ,usually in the major key of C. All the singers sang th
Study Of Poetry
Study Of Poetry
Study of Poetry An Essay Study of Poetry and A Poet's Ability to ForseeThe Future The world is changing and evolving at an astounding rate. Within the lastone hundred years, the Western community has seen advances in technologyand medicine that has improved the lifestyles and longevity of almostevery individual. Within the last two hundred years, we have seen twoWorld Wars, and countless disputes over false borders created bycolonialists, slavery, and every horrid form of human sufferingimagina
The History Of Greek Theater
The History Of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero?s recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service t
The Life Of Aristotle
The Life Of Aristotle
The Life of Aristotle When Plato died in 347 bc, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias (died 345 bc), was ruler. There he counseled Hermias and married his niece and adopted daughter, Pythias. After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians, Aristotle went to Pella, the Macedonian capital, where he became the tutor of the king's young son Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great. In 335, when Alexander became king, Aristotle returned to Athe
Shakespeare And Frost - Masters Of Their Trade
Shakespeare And Frost - Masters Of Their Trade
Shakespeare and Frost - Masters of their Trade The art of the poet is to explore the very questions of human existence . The art of poetry is a deep and involved process, which when used properly to infer an existentialist message, can turn lines of ink into a work of art. Major and famous authors of times past and present have frequently, and continue to deal with these issues of human existence. Two of these masters, William Shakespeare and Robert Frost are examples of writers who have made th
Taming Of The Shrew
Taming Of The Shrew
Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare was one of the greatest poets of all time. What made him that poet? Why hasn?t he been forgotten? One answer was the fact that he wrote about ideas and concerns that remain close at heart with people of all cultures and backgrounds. His plays were not confined to local politics, and the ever changing religious practices of people at the time. Shakespeare sought a stronger base for his writings, a base that would not crumble with the
Saint Francis Of Assissi
Saint Francis Of Assissi
Saint Francis of Assissi Saint Francis of Assissi 1. Birth Saint Francis was born Giovanni Bernadone in either 1181 or 1182 in the Italian hill town of Assisi. His parents, Pietro and Pica, were members of the rather well-to-do merchant class of the town. Pioetro Bernadone was away in France when his son was born. On his return, he had the boy's name changed from Giovanni to Franceso (?The Little Frenchman?-perhaps a tribute to France, a country he loved and from which his wife's family came). S
Lawrence Ferlinghettis Politics
Lawrence Ferlinghettis Politics
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Politics I hope I won't seem too politically incorrect for saying this but after immersing myself in the writings of the guilt-obsessed asexual Jack Kerouac, the ridiculously horny Allen Ginsberg and the just plain sordid William S. Boroughs... it's nice to read a few poems by a guy who can get excited about a little candy store under the El or a pretty woman letting a stocking drop to the floor (?Literary Kicks?). For casual reading, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poetry is che
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society When I first saw Dead Poets Society, it was nothing I expected. The film is quite serious and it is without question the best movie I've ever seen. It takes place in 1959 at Welton Academy, a private collage prep school for boys where discipline is the most important goal and any demonstration of a free thought is strictly prohibited . One voice stands out among narrow-minded administration-John Keatings, eccentric and inspiring teacher. He wants his students to suck the bone
Estuaries
Estuaries
Estuaries An estuary is a coastal area where fresh water from rivers and streams mixes with salt water from the ocean. Many bays, sounds, and lagoons along coasts are estuaries. Portions of rivers and streams connected to estuaries are also considered part of the estuary. The land area from which fresh water drains into the estuary is its watershed. Estuaries come in all shapes and sizes, each unique to their location and climate. Bays, sounds, marshes, swamps, inlets, and sloughs are all exampl
Barbarians
Barbarians
Barbarians The term Barbarian is Greek in origin. The Greeks originally levied it at any races who were not of a Greek origin; especially those who threatened Greek civilization and culture. Because most of these strangers regularly assaulted Greek cities, the term barbarian gradually evolved into a rude term: a person who was a sub-human, uncivilized, and regularly practiced the most vile and inhuman acts imaginable. It is obvious that a barbarian has not been considered as a member of so
Lysistrata Of Aristophanes
Lysistrata Of Aristophanes
Lysistrata of Aristophanes The Lysistrata of Aristophanes Aristophanes was a satirist who produced Lysistrata around 413 BC when the news of Athen?s warships had been destroyed near Sicily. For twenty-one years, while Athens was engaged in war, he relentlessly and wittliy attacked the war, the ideals of the war, the war party and the war spirit. This risked his acceptance and his Athenian citizenship. Lysistrata is probably the oldest comedy which has retained a place in modern theatre. It prima
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes is considered by many readers to be the most significant black poet of the twentieth century. He is described as ?...the beloved author of poems steeped in the richness of African American culture, poems that exude Hughes?s affection for black Americans across all divisions of region, class, and gender.? (Rampersad 3) His writing was both depressing and uplifting at times. His poetry, spanning five decades from 1926 to 1967, reflected the changing black experience
Robert Frost - Imagery In His Poetry
Robert Frost - Imagery In His Poetry
Robert Frost - Imagery in his Poetry My object in living is to unite My advocation and my vocation As my two eyes make one in sight. Only where love and need are one, And the work is play for mortal stakes, Is the deed ever really done? Frost- Two Tramps in Mud Time For Robert Frost it seemed that the deed of writing and interpreting his poetry never ended. His technique included simple dialect and description, his imagery was physical yet hypothetical, and his method showed his opposing views o
A Separate Peace - Phineas And Carpe Diem
A Separate Peace - Phineas And Carpe Diem
A Separate Peace - Phineas and Carpe Diem He was everywhere, he enjoyed himself hugely, he laughed out loud at passing sea gulls(39). This line is describing Phineas, or Finny, and how he lives life to it?s fullest and seizes the day. Finny is an example of living the carpe diem (seize the day) philosophy from the movie Dead Poets Society. There are a few examples in the first part of this novel of how Finny takes advantage of life. The first example is how he enjoys himself so much at the
To The Virgins
To The Virgins
To the Virgins It is a blessing to those who live today that over the year?s men and women have written poetry. In some poetry have been words reminding those who read it of the wonderful world in which they breathe and the necessity to live life. One of the writers of such poetry was Robert Herrick. Herrick used a lyrical style, unappreciated in his day, to write poetry that captured the very essence of carpe diem-to seize the day. Many of his poems were published in a volume entitled Hesperide
Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop Why Elizabeth Bishop was Considered to be Dickonsonian in Her Writing Style Poet Elizabeth Bishop was as simple as she was complex. The lucid and uncomplicated images she created with her seemingly elementary style were anything but; in fact, the complexity that resides within her characteristically simple prose, which demonstrate a purity and precision like no other, are known only to those who can see beyond their fašade. Attention to outer detail and an unquenchable desire to
Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe
Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Written and Contributed by SUGABUGA456 Edgar Allan Poe was one of America?s famous poets, fiction short-story writers, and literary critics. He is known as the first master of short story form especially in tales of horror, and mystery. The work he produced was considered to be some of the most influential literary criticism of his time. His poems made him one of the most famous figures in American literary history. His influence on literature is seen
Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas Charles Asher Kim Lewis English 112 April 30, 2000 Dylan Thomas' Final Trip to America Dylan Marlais Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales on October 27, 1914. He died November 9th, 1953 in New York City. In only 39 years, Dylan Thomas left an indelible mark on history. Thomas published numerous books of his poetry, plays, short stories, and various other works. He first toured America in early 1950, reading at a variety of public forums. This tour was very successful and Thomas fell in
Dubliners
Dubliners
Dubliners Dubliners (1914) by James Joyce Introduction Joyce said that in Dubliners his intention was to write a chapter in the moral history of my country and I chose Dublin for the scene because the city seemed to me the centre of paralysis.The 15 stories which make up the collection are studies on the decay and banality of lower middle-class urban life and the paralysis to which Joyce refers is both intellectual and moral.The characters who appear in the stories lead uneventual and frustr
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poet's Society DEAD POETS SOCIETY Sometimes in life people can come along and touch our lives in unexpected ways. This was the case with Mr. Keating and the boys in the movie Dead Poets Society. He taught the boys so many lessons that they would have never learned from any other teacher. By looking at scenes from the movie, and lines from the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, we can see just how important the lessons were that Keating was trying to teach the boys. Mr. Keating
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poet's Society Carpe Diem In the film Dead Poet?s Society there is an environment created that was rigid and strict. At Welton Academy there were four pillars of ideals that students must attain to and follow. These were excellence, honor, tradition, and discipline. A new teacher was appointed to teach English. John Keating brought with him a style that promoted the individual. This was in direct contrast to the four pillars of ideals. Mr. Keating?s Latin saying of Carpe Diem, which meant s
Robert Frost - A Comparisson Of 3 Poems
Robert Frost - A Comparisson Of 3 Poems
Robert Frost - A Comparisson of 3 Poems Comparing Frost?s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening , Birches , and The Road Not taken Robert Frost was an American poet that first became known after publishing a book in England. He soon came to be one of the best-known and loved American poets ever. He often wrote of the outdoors and the three poems that I will compare are of that outdoorsy type. There are several likenesses and differences in these poems. They each have their own meaning, each repre
Beowulf - The AngloSaxon Epic Poem
Beowulf - The AngloSaxon Epic Poem
Beowulf - the AngloSaxon Epic Poem History can be found through stories, books, poems and other literary works. Examples of the lifestyles, society, aesthetics, philosophical values, politics and economics can be found and are shown in all works and writings. Authors of all times reveal the attitudes around them every time they write. The Anglo-Saxon period dates back to 449 to 1066. Anglo Saxons frequently fought with one another, but they had a great deal in common. Besides a common language b
Bananafish
Bananafish
Bananafish Just why did Seymour kill himself Picture walking into a hotel room and finding a man dead on a bed. Upon closer inspection it becomes obvious that he has supposedly taken his own life with the gun that lay beside him. In talking to his wife who was asleep on the bed next to him when this incident occurred, it is learned that he just walked in the door and shot himself late the previous night. Out of the many questions that could be asked from this story, I believe that it is probably
A Bird Came Down The Walk
A Bird Came Down The Walk
A Bird Came Down the Walk Emily Dickinson's poem A Bird Came Down the Walk. is an excellent example of how poets use varying styles of rhyme and meter to bring a poem to life. Dickinson expertly uses meter to show how the bird acts on the ground and in the air. The rhyme scheme she uses changes in the poem to show the birds change in attitude. The poem is five quatrains long. In each stanza, except for the fourth, uses iambic trimeter in every line but the fourth line which uses iambic tetrame
To His Coy Mistress: Beneath The Romance
To His Coy Mistress: Beneath The Romance
To His Coy Mistress: Beneath the Romance Few would argue that on the surface level of Marvel's To His Coy Mistress the speaker is a lover advancing a conventional 'carpe diem' line of thought. He systematically reasons with his desired object about the futility of delaying their interlude when the hours available to them are limited, but the lyric may simultaneously function as a metaphor for Marvel's endeavors as a metaphysical poet. Metaphysical writers view poetry as an intellectual exercis
The Iliad
The Iliad
The Iliad Similes in the Iliad and What They Tell Us About Life in Homer's Greece The Iliad, an epic tale told by the famous Greek author Homer, is focused primarily on the Trojan War between the Greeks, or Argives, and the Trojans. This war was filled with bloody battles and a massive loss of life. Homer tells stories about a duration of time during this fighting, and not the entire war. He uses his story-telling abilities to focus the audience on the garish and sometimes mundane drudgery of
The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame
The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame The Hunchback of Notre-Dame In this novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831), Victor Hugo talks about the life of his characters in the city of Paris. This story takes place in the late-fourteenth century. With inequality all around it was hard for a person to gain respect without good looks or social status. In this paper I will mainly discuss the story of Quasimodoe Esmeralda, and their struggle in this story Quasimodoe's mother was a gypsy. She could not take care
The Book Of Sand
The Book Of Sand
The Book of Sand Jorge Luis Borges is a famous Spanish author, known best for his short stories. In this paper, I will discuss several short stories written by Mr. Borges, what influenced him in his writings, and a brief history of his place of origin, Argentina. Borges' The Book of Sand is the story of a man who is visited by a stranger trying to sell a holy book called the Book of Sand. The narrator looks at the book and is unable to see the first or last pages of it because, as the stranger
The Echoing Green - Symbolism
The Echoing Green - Symbolism
The Echoing Green - Symbolism From dancing daffodils to a wandering breeze, poets use many different literary tools to help express their thoughts. The dictionary defines symbolism as the representation of things by means of a symbol. Imagery, also a type of symbol, can be defined as mental images or figures of speech. These include vivid descriptions, which convey poetic images. Authors like William Blake feel that the use of symbolism and imagery assist in bringing their works of art to life.
Sonnet 130
Sonnet 130
Sonnet 130 Compare And Contrast Essay In William Shakespeare?s Sonnet 130 and Christopher Marlowe?s The Passionate Shepherd To His Love, the themes of unconditional love, opulent treasures, and vivid imagery are all conveyed throughout the poems but through different point of views. The theme of unconditional love is expressed through the two poems. The poet proclaims his affection for her by telling his love that he will give her anything in the world if she would just be with him. And if these
The Passionate Shepherd To His Love
The Passionate Shepherd To His Love
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Compare And Contrast Essay In William Shakespeare?s Sonnet 130 and Christopher Marlowe?s The Passionate Shepherd To His Love, the themes of unconditional love, opulent treasures, and vivid imagery are all conveyed throughout the poems but through different point of views. The theme of unconditional love is expressed through the two poems. The poet proclaims his affection for her by telling his love that he will give her anything in the world if she would just
The Road Not Taken
The Road Not Taken
The Road Not Taken Robert Frost is America's most beloved poets. Throughout most of his work, we can see his ongoing battle between good and evil. In his works, we see many people who are forced to face challenges that are essential in the course of ones life. Frost exhibits these themes in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and in The Road Not Taken by capturing the essence of an individual that has encountered and persevered through difficult times in life only if they succeed by the sta
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost is America's most beloved poets. Throughout most of his work, we can see his ongoing battle between good and evil. In his works, we see many people who are forced to face challenges that are essential in the course of ones life. Frost exhibits these themes in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and in The Road Not Taken by capturing the essence of an individual that has encountered and persevered through difficult times in life only if they
Robert Frost
Robert 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
Robert Browning
Robert Browning
Robert Browning Robert Browning, one of the most talented poets of the Victorian period, is famous especially for his dramatic monologues. Often these long poems deal with such issues as love, death, and faith. Much of his work is directly reflective of his life and of those issues that were of direct concern to him. One conflict seen throughout Browning's poetry is one of spirituality. His poetry forms a spiritual timeline; it reveals his spiritual influences and opinions. It formed his own Bib
The Bistro Styx
The Bistro Styx
The Bistro Styx Rita Dove: Literary Analysis Rita Dove has written many different kinds of poetry. She also wrote books, short stories plays and all types of literature. This essay will focus on specifics of her writing by analyzing three pieces of poetry that Rita Dove has written. The works we will be looking at are In the Old Neighborhood, My Mother Enters the Work Force, and The Bistro Styx. Through these three works you will see examples of Rita Dove?s use of home in her poetry, her use of
My Mother Enters The Workforce
My Mother Enters The Workforce
My Mother Enters The Workforce Rita Dove: Literary Analysis Rita Dove has written many different kinds of poetry. She also wrote books, short stories plays and all types of literature. This essay will focus on specifics of her writing by analyzing three pieces of poetry that Rita Dove has written. The works we will be looking at are In the Old Neighborhood, My Mother Enters the Work Force, and The Bistro Styx. Through these three works you will see examples of Rita Dove?s use of home in her poet
Old Neighborhood
Old Neighborhood
Old Neighborhood Rita Dove: Literary Analysis Rita Dove has written many different kinds of poetry. She also wrote books, short stories plays and all types of literature. This essay will focus on specifics of her writing by analyzing three pieces of poetry that Rita Dove has written. The works we will be looking at are In the Old Neighborhood, My Mother Enters the Work Force, and The Bistro Styx. Through these three works you will see examples of Rita Dove?s use of home in her poetry, her use of
Drunken Boat
Drunken Boat
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
Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke
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
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes Poetry in Motion - Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was a poet that lived from 1902-1967. He was a very distinguished poet of the Harlem Renaissance, the great out pouring of african-american art. The poetry of Langston Huges is very different, yet it held the reader's attention. As a poet, he defines his role as a poet. Hughes has a very unconventional style, subjectcontent, and language, though he gives his intended messages in the same way as the poets of the past have done. La
The Republic
The Republic
The Republic As with all other topics discussed in The Republic of Plato, the section in which he discusses the myths of the metals or the noble lie is layered with questioning and potential symbolism, possible contradiction, and a significant measure of allusion. In Chapter X of The Republic, Plato presents The Selection of Rulers: The Guardians? Manner of Living. In it, he discusses the necessities of education as they apply to the appropriate selection of and reparation for the community?s le
Our Town
Our Town
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
Ode To The West Wind
Ode To The West Wind
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
Ode On A Grecian Urn
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
Flea
Flea
Flea The seventeenth century was an era of beautiful poetry. Two poets in particular, Andrew Marvell and John Donne, wrote carpe diem poetry full of vivid imagery and metaphysical conceits. Each conveyed the message of living for the now. This message can be clearly seen in the poems To his Coy Mistress by Marvell and Donne?s Flea. By using clever metaphors and meter, the poems not only are symbolic, but have almost a physical aspect to them. Though both poems take a similar approach, it is Marv