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Feelings and Attitudes in Two Works of Poetry - Both Mending wall and Digging deal with an Aspect of Work in the Countryside. Compare and Contrast the poets’ feelings and attitudes to their subjects The two poems ‘Mending Wall’ by Robert Frost and ‘Digging’ by Seamus Heaney were both written before violent incidents. ‘Mending Wall’ was published just before the First World War, where there was a huge amount of tension between countries and boundaries. ‘Digging’ was written before the Troubles, and this could have caused Heaney to write about history and stereotypes that have come around over the years....   [tags: Poetic Elements] 1862 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Dickinson’s Poems, Because I Could Not Stop for Death and I Heard a Fly Buzz- When I Died - Comparing and Contrasting Dickinson’s Poems, Because I Could Not Stop for Death and I Heard a Fly Buzz - When I Died Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on 10th December, 1830, in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts. As a young child, she showed a bright intelligence, and was able to create many recognizable writings. Many close friends and relatives in Emily’s life were taken away from her by death. Living a life of simplicity and aloofness, she wrote poetry of great power: questioning the nature of immortality and death....   [tags: compare, contrast, Emily Dickinson] 846 words
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Attitude Towards Love in Valentine and The Flea - Through Close Analysis of Language, Structure and Theme, Compare and Contrast the Poet's Attitude Towards Love in Valentine and The Flea. The two poems "Valentine" and "The Flea" are about the two different ways in which the poets portray their views about love, however the poems are still linked in a few ways. "The Flea was published in the seventeenth century and was written by 'John Donne'. "Valentine" was published in 1983 and was written by 'Carol Ann Duffy'. Both poems are addressed to an unknown lover....   [tags: Poetry Poems Compare Contrast] 1657 words
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Presenting People in Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes, and Island Man - Presenting People in Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes, and Island Man In this essay I will compare the ways in which the poets present people in “Two Scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a Mercedes” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and “Island Man” by Grace Nichols. In this essay I will look at the shape, structure, poetic devices and language in both poems. Firstly I will examine what the two poems are about and the ways how both poets portray the people in the poems....   [tags: Grace Nichols Lawrence Ferlinghetti Essays] 576 words
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William Blake's The Chimney-Sweeper, Holy Thursday (Innocence) and London - Compare and Contrast William Blake's The Chimney-Sweeper, Holy Thursday (Innocence) and London I am going to compare and contrast three of William Blake poems, where he shows his feelings about the way people treat children: The Chimney-Sweeper, Holy Thursday (Innocence) and London. The Chimney-Sweeper is about a child who sweeps chimneys. William Blake sets this poem in the winter. The children worked in the cold. Blake says, “A little black thing among the snow,” “The little black thing,” Is the child who is dirty from cleaning the chimneys who stands out in the snow....   [tags: Compare and Contrast William Blake's Poems] 1518 words
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What problems have you identified in making connections between the world described in the Homeric poems and the archaeological evidence you have stud - What problems have you identified in making connections between the world described in the Homeric poems and the archaeological evidence you have studied. How far do you think it is possible to resolve these problems. In this essay I shall demonstrate that it is not currently possible to resolve the problems I have identified in making connections, between the world of the Homeric poems and the archaeological evidence I have studied. This essay will deal with two specific areas, the first is that of the problems associated with the citadel of Troy while the second, will deal with the problems posed by, Homers descriptions of the armour and the weapons used by the hero’s of the Iliad....   [tags: Papers] 1226 words
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Persimmons by Young-Lee versus Study Of Two Pears by Stevens - Compare, contrast and contextualize Wallace Stevens, "Study of Two Pears" and Li Young-Lee, "Persimmons". Compare, contrast and contextualize Wallace Stevens, "Study of Two Pears" and Li Young-Lee, "Persimmons". (1) Wallace Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on October 2, 1879, and became one the most accomplished poets of his era. His modernist ideology coincides with colleagues such as T.S. Elliot and Ezra Pound. In his life Stevens wrote many poems, collected in over ten major publications, and won the Pulitzer price in 1955 for his works....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1249 words
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How does Half Past Two and Leaving School communicate their different - How does Half Past Two and Leaving School communicate their different views on education. The two poems I will compare have been written by two different poets, who have very different views and experiences on the education system. Throughout this essay I shall try to bring across their different ideas and how these ideas are shown in two poems, "Half-Past Two" by U A Fanthorpe and "Leaving School" by Hugo Williams. Leaving school is about an eight year old boy, who has been sent off to boarding school, he finds it hard to re adjust to a military like environment where children are obedient, smart and have a timetable to adhere to....   [tags: English Literature] 913 words
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A Comparison of John Donne's A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - A Contrast of John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning", and Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" The stereotype of poetry is that poems are written to exemplify a relationship between two people who are so infatuated with each other it is said that they are "in love" and this can give meaning to what is commonly referred to as a love poem. Poets John Donne and Andrew Marvell write such poetry however, their poems "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning", and "To His Coy Mistress", consider two different concepts....   [tags: Compare Contrast Poems Love Essays] 1111 words
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The Soldier by Rupert Brooke, and Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen - The two poems about World War 1, ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke, and ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ by Wilfred Owen, each present their views in different ways. World War one started in 1914 and ended after four years. There are two main responses from soldiers. The two approaches have been written each in these poems. Both have similarities and differences. They are conveyed in different ways that affect the reader more at some points and less than others. The two poets have a very diverse approach towards the war....   [tags: compare, contrast, poetry, poems] 793 words
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Comparing Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 with To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - Comparing Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 with To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell I will be comparing two poems, ‘Shall I Compare Thee…?’ with ‘To His Coy Mistress’, I will examine the purposes of each poem and the techniques used by the two poets to convey ideas and to achieve purposes. Sonnet 18 was written by William’s Shakespeare between 1564 and 1616. The poem ‘To his Coy Mistress’ was written by Andrew Marvell. The Purposes of the two poems are different, the purpose of Sonnet 18 is for Shakespeare to write this poem for a girl or woman he likes, to praise her by comparing her to wonderful things in life, such a Summer, also to grant her immortality through lines of the poem; meaning as long as the poem will exist and be read, the girl (who the poem is to) will continue to exist....   [tags: English Literature Compare Contrast] 1660 words
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'Dulce Et Decorum Est' 'The Charge Of The Light Brigade' - Poem Comparing And Contrasting Essay - War is a subject that often stirs upon many emotions with those directly or indirectly involved. It may bring tears, memories of suffering and loneliness, struggles, or victories. Such disturbance of peace has wounded and killed many souls. It is on the battlefield we see the most hideous side of human nature, for every soldier's only objective on the battlefield is to survive and win. Many people have opposing views about wars which may have been developed over time based on many factors such as family upbringing, culture, political views, or personal experiences....   [tags: Compare and Contrast Book] 1155 words
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Comparision of 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' and 'War Photographer' - Although war is often seen as a waste of many lives, poets frequently focus on its effect on individuals. Choose two poems of this kind and show how the poets used individual situations to illustrate the impact of war. I am going to compare and contrast the two poems ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen and ‘War Photographer’ by Carol Ann Duffy. They both give a view of war. Owen gives first hand experiences he witnessed whilst fighting in World War One and where he unfortunately died one week before the war came to an end....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Compare/Contrast] 2142 words
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Comparison of ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ - ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ are both poems by the Victorian poet Robert Browning. In this essay I will compare these two poems to find similarities and differences. Both of these poems can be used read from different points of view and they could also be used to show how society treated women in the Nineteenth Century: as assets, possessions. Both of these poems are what are known as a dramatic monologue as well as being written in the first person. The whole poem is only one stanza long, and each line in the stanza comprises of eight syllables....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Compare/Contrast] 1236 words
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Comparing the Stars of Bright Star and Choose Something Like a Star - Comparing the Stars of Bright Star and Choose Something Like a Star Keats "Bright Star" and Frost's "Choose Something Like a Star" although similar in their address to a star differ in form, tone and theme. The latter contains an illusion to the former that brings Keats' themes into the poem. In order to compare these poems it is necessary to look carefully at their themes and constructions. "Bright Star" is a sonnet in traditional iambic pentameter. Its tone is elegiac as it celebrates the woman's beauty and his love for her in his plea for steadfastness....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 946 words
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The Lamb and The Tiger by William Blake - 'The Lamb' and 'The Tiger' by William Blake Write about The Lamb and The Tiger by William Blake. Explain how the poet portrays these creatures and comment on what you consider to be the main ideas and attitudes of the poet. 'All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all.' Cecil Frances Alexander Indeed, God created all creatures great and small, and he could not have created two creatures more different from each other than the lamb and the tiger....   [tags: Poet Poems William Blake] 3185 words
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A Comparison Between Death of a Naturalist and Digging - A Comparison Between Death of a Naturalist and Digging For GCSE course work we have to compare two poems from a foreign culture. The two poems we picked were both by the popular Irish poem ‘Seamus Heaney.’ The two poems we’re looking at ‘Death of a Naturalist’ and ‘Digging’ could be seen as autobiographical. ‘Death of a Naturalist’ is basically about a young boy who had a keenness for nature, which has disintegrated throughout a summer. ‘Digging’ is about the poet remembering his childhood, he writes about about digging as though it is patriotic of his family....   [tags: Poetry Poems Seamus Heaney Essays] 955 words
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Comparing William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge and William Blake's London - Compare and Contrast William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge and William Blake's London William Wordsworth and William Blake wrote poems about London, but they presented their views from different angles. Wordsworth sees the beauty in London and Blake sees only the ugliness. William Wordsworth's "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge" gives a step-by-step look at the awe-inspiring beauty of a London sunrise, whereas William Blake's "London" shows the dreary ugliness of London life by taking a stroll down London's streets....   [tags: comparison compare contrast wordsworth blake]
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William Wordworth's London and William Blake's Upon Westminster Bridge - Compare and contrast 'London' and ' Upon Westminster Bridge'. Show how the two poets express differing views of London with detailed analysis of the texts and using background research. Refer to styles, techniques and effects of the poetry. Give your own responses. Both William Wordworth's 'London' and William Blake's 'Upon Westminster Bridge' were written at the turn of the 19th century in Georgian times to illustrate the authors' views of London. During this period the industrial revolution was in full swing and the population was growing at alarming rates....   [tags: English Literature Comparison Compare Contrast] 1036 words
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Comparison of Dulce et Decorum Est and Anthem for Doomed Youth - Comparison of Dulce et Decorum Est and Anthem for Doomed Youth When I was searching for two poems to compare, I saw these two poems and wanted to explore them to find out how Wifred Owen uses language in different ways to warn future generations of the horror of war. Wilfred Owen fought in the First World War. He enlisted as most young men were doing, so that they could protect Britain. However, in the trenches he realized how horrific the war was and started to make notes about the conditions at first....   [tags: Wilfred Owen Poems Poetry Essays] 1037 words
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Man's Relationship with Nature in Hughes and Wordsworth's Poetry - Man's Relationship with Nature in Hughes and Wordsworth's Poetry Concentrating on one Poem by each Poet, Compare and Contrast the ways in which Hughes and Wordsworth Present Man’s Relationship with Nature Both Hughes and Wordsworth have beliefs about man’s relationship with nature, but I feel that they see the relationship between the two in different ways. Hughes has a more pessimistic and negative approach, feeling that nature must protect herself from man’s destructive nature, while Wordsworth believes that nature is a teacher and nurtures you....   [tags: Hughes Wordsworth Poetry Poems Essays] 1932 words
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Love in Pre-1914 Poetry - Love in Pre-1914 Poetry Compare and contrast the ways in which writers’ present ideas about love in a selection of pre-1914 poetry Poetry is usually used to convey strong feelings and emotions which may be difficult to express in any other form. Poems are especially good at portraying feelings of love because they have set rhythms which can flow better than ordinary speech; poetry can also be good at expressing anger as the rhythms are capable of being very harsh. From times pre-dating the Tudors, poetry has been used by men to win the affections of their prospective mistresses because, by using verse, they could show emotion without embarrassment....   [tags: Poetry Poems Love Emotions Essays] 2564 words
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Comparing The Sick Rose by William Blake and Fog by Carl Sandburg - Comparing "The Sick Rose" by William Blake and "Fog" by Carl Sandburg In this assignment I will gracefully compare and contrast two short poems. In my selection for the poems, I kept in mind that the two poems needed to have something in common metaphorically or thematically. After many hours of browsing I came upon two poems that contained an ultimately strange connection metaphorically and in content. Interestingly, the two also had numerous differences. The first poem I encountered was "The Sick Rose" written by William Blake in 1794....   [tags: Compare Contrast Sick Rose Fog Essays] 1480 words
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Comparing The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor and The Flea - Comparing Wyatt’s The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor and Donne’s The Flea Every century has its own poetry; poetry has its own personality and aspects, especially love poems. In the sixteenth century, poems about love were more about the court than the lover. In the next century (the seventeenth), the poems of love were more about courting the lover. An author from the sixteenth century, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder, is well known for his lyrics pertaining to love....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 897 words
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Louis Simpson's The Battle and Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est - Louis Simpson's The Battle and Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est Two Works Cited When looking at poetry we notice many things. The language, meaning, and emotion all speak to us in many ways; some the author may have not even intended. When we look at the subject of war there have been many poems documenting the horror soldiers feel at their surroundings. The tragedy and atrocity that happens in war have all been written about with great impact. When we look at Louis Simpson's "The Battle" and Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" we can read first hand of the experiences of soldiers....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 600 words
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William Blake's The Chimney Sweep and Songs of Innocence and Experience - William Blake's The Chimney Sweep and Songs of Innocence and Experience In this essay I will attempt to analyse, compare and contrast the poems 'The Chimney Sweep' from both 'Songs of Experience' and 'Songs of Innocence' which were both written by 'William Blake' in 1790-92 and 1789 respectively. These two poems were amalgamated in 1794 to create a new collection called 'Songs of Innocence and Experience'. I will be looking at what Blake says and hints at concerning the 'two contrary states of the human soul' in the two poems as well as looking at the message Blake is trying to convey to the reader....   [tags: William Blake Poetry Poems Literature Essays] 2311 words
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Comparing 'Blessing' and'Island Man' - In this essay I will be comparing two poems which show connections between people and the places in which they live. The two poems I will be comparing and contrasting are “Blessing” by imtiaz Dharker and “Island Man” by Grace Nichols. Both of these poets express their feelings through these poems. Grace Nichols allocates her experiences of how people feel when separated from the environment and place they lived in for such a long period of time. On the contrary Imtiaz Dharker uses the poem “Blessing” to convey the importance of water for less fortunate people....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Compare/Contrast] 1934 words
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Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church and The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock - Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church and The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock     The span of time from the Victorian age of Literature to the Modernism of the 20th century wrought many changes in poetry style and literary thinking. While both eras contained elements of self-scrutiny, the various forms and reasoning behind such thinking were vastly different. The Victorian age, with it's new industrialization of society, brought to poetry and literature the fictional character, seeing the world from another's eyes.  It was also a time in which "Victorian authors and intellectuals found a way to reassert religious ideas" (Longman, p....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing and Contrasting the Portrayal and Warfare in Poetry - Comparing and Contrasting the Portrayal and Warfare in Poetry War poetry A Comparattive Essay Choose two poets that we have studied so far. Compare and contrast the portrayal of warfare in four of the poems studied. This essay will compare and contrast the portrayal and warfare in four of the poems studied. The first world war was portrayed as a glorious and credible cause, fighting war for your country was deemed as the duty of any credible man. Being able to represent your country on the battlefield was the greatest honour a man could have....   [tags: War Poems Jesse Pope Wilfred Owen Essays] 2866 words
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Contrasting the Natural and Mechanical Worlds in Hathaway's Oh, Oh - Contrasting the Natural and Mechanical Worlds in Hathaway's Oh, Oh      The French poet and essayist Louis Aragon, in his Paris Peasant, wrote that "light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error--we only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash" (Aragon 18).  Aragon noted that the world is full of contrasts, and it is through those contrasts that we live and understand who we are and why we are here.  Without an understanding of light, Aragon argues, we cannot understand what darkness really is.  Or, without an awareness as to the concept of truth, one cannot possibly error, for the act cannot be defined....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Walt Whitman Vs. Lord Tennyson - Much like in human society, in nature all animals have two different sides to them. Both of the poems are related in that they talk about a similar subject in the eagle, but they have completely different portrayals and views on how they want the reader to view the eagle. In Lord Alfred Tennyson's poem "The Eagle" we are given the description of an eagle that is dangerous and on the prowl, while in Walt Whitman's "The Dalliance of Eagles" we are given the description of a more amorous and tender side of an eagle....   [tags: Poetry, compare, contrast] 315 words
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Love in The Flea and To his Coy Mistress - Love in The Flea and To his Coy Mistress Compare the ways John Donne in his poem The Flea and Andrew Marvell in his poem To his Coy Mistress present the theme of love. Donne and Marvell’s poems have both similarities and differences, as they both present the theme of love in an unconventional way and dwell on it superficially. This can be seen by the way in which both authors show their views on love, though are clearly just using them as attempts to seduce their mistresses, who are clearly reluctant....   [tags: Andrew Marvell John Donne Poems Essays] 2096 words
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Comparing The Indian to His Love and The Hosting of the Sidhe - The Indian to His Love and The Hosting of the Sidhe The Aesthetic Movement, as exemplified by "The Indian to His Love," by W. B. Yeats, seems lifeless and insipid when compared to his "The Hosting of the Sidhe." The images of the two poems are so completely different that they almost demand a different set of rules dealing with their creation. It would be virtually impossible for Yeats to deal effectively with the subject matter of "The Hosting of the Sidhe" in the same manner as "The Indian to His Love" because he is viewing the world from a different perspective for each poem....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 929 words
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Comparison of Still I Rise and Realities of a Black Woman - Comparison of Still I Rise and Realities of a Black Woman Compare and Contrast the poems Still I Rise By Maya Angelou and Of course when they ask about the Realities of black women by Grace Nichols. 'Still I Rise' written by Maya Angelou and 'Of course when they ask about the "Realities" of black woman' written by Grace Nichols, are the two poems that I will be comparing and writing about. These poems are expressing the opinions of how white people would like to see or how they see black women....   [tags: Maya Angelou Grace Nichols Poems Essays] 2620 words
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Comparing My Papa’s Waltz and Listening to grownups quarrel - Comparring My Papa’s Waltz and Listening to grownups quarrel   Poems are often designed to express deep feelings and thoughts about a particular theme. In Theodore Roethke’s poem, My Papa’s Waltz, and Ruth Whitman’s poem, Listening to grownups quarreling, the theme of childhood is conveyed through their details, although we can neither see a face nor hear a voice. These poems are very much alike in their ideas of how their memories pertain to the attitudes of their childhood; however, the wording and tones of the two poems are distinct in how they present their memories....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1900 words
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Comparison of Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti and The Seduction by Eileen McAuley - Compare and contrast Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti with The Seduction by Eileen McAuley Comparison of Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti and The Seduction by Eileen McAuley For this essay I have been asked to compare two poems. One from the era of pre twentieth century and one from the twentieth century. The poem from pre twentieth century I am writing about is ‘Cousin Kate’ by Christina Rossetti. The poem from the twentieth century will be ‘The Seduction’ by Eileen McAuley. These two poems have many similarities, but they also have many differences....   [tags: Cousin Kate The Seduction Poems Poetry Essays] 798 words
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Comparing Women in Lowell’s Patterns and Sorrell’s From a Correct Address - The Struggle of Women in Lowell’s Patterns and Sorrell’s From a Correct Address     "Woman is not born," feminist Andrea Dworkin wrote. "She is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so." Dworkin’s quote relates to women throughout history who have been forced to conform. Although women can be regarded highly in society, representing images of fertility, security, and beauty, many people still view them in stereotypical ways; some people believe that all women should act a certain way, never letting their true selves shine through....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Comparison of Dulce et Decorum Est and Charge of the Light Brigade - Comparison of Dulce et Decorum Est and Charge of the Light Brigade Compare and contrast the two poems Dulce et Decorum Est (Owen) with Charge of the Light Brigade (Tennyson), paying particular attention to the writers’ attitude to war. The attitudes of poets towards war have always been expressed vigorously in their poetry, each poet either condoning or condemning war, and mitigating their attitudes in whatever way possible. I aim to explore the change in the portrayal of war before and during the twentieth century, and also the structures and devices poets use to convey their views persuasively, and justify them....   [tags: Alfred Lord Tennyson Wilfred Owen Poems Essays] 3611 words
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Comparing Form and Content of Jabberwocky, The Raven, and Lady of Shalott - Comparing Form and Content of Jabberwocky, The Raven, and Lady of Shalott       In many poems, the use of imagery and sound causes the reader to consider them to be "good" or "bad". Repetition, alliteration, the use of metaphors and images together with rhymes and the text itself work together to create that special feeling or message the poet wants to share. The Romantics believed that poetry should express the poet's feelings or state of mind and should not be worked with or thought through too much, since the original feeling thus would be lost, but in order to share your feelings or ideas to the public, I believe it is important to present them in as good a form as possible....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]
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Comparing and Contrasting Hughes's Mother to Son and Wilbur's The Writer - Comparing and Contrasting Hughes's Mother to Son and Wilbur's The Writer Whether life is a steep climb up a shaky stairway or a challenging voyage over rough seas, a parent hopes a child will persevere to the end. In Langston Hughes's poem "Mother to Son" and in Richard Wilbur's poem "The Writer," the poets use the voice of a parent considering a child's future, and both use imagery of struggle and survival to suggest what lies ahead for the child. Although the point of view, context, and language of the two poems differ significantly, the message is the same: a parent wants a good life for his or her child, but knows that many obstacles can block the way....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparison of Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116 - Comparison of Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116      William Shakespeare, in his Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116, sets forth his vision of the unchanging, persistent and immovable nature of true love. According to Shakespeare, love is truly   "till death do us part," and possibly beyond.  Physical infirmity, the ravages of age, or even  one's partner's inconstancy have no effect upon the affections of one who sincerely loves.  His notion of love is not a romantic one in which an idealized vision of a lover is embraced.  Instead he recognizes the weaknesses to which we, as humans, are subject, but still asserts that love conquers all....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Pastoral Imagery of Shakespeare and Milton - The Pastoral Imagery of Shakespeare and Milton      The pastoral settings in Shakespeare's As You Like It, John Milton's "L'Allegro," and his "Il Penseroso" provide an escape from an urban environment. Although Shakespeare's Duke Senior and his followers physically move into a forest, they still tend to impose their urban system upon the wilderness. In "L'Allegro," Milton presents an idyllic countryside where all adversity has been safely domesticated. In "Il Penseroso," the speaker makes no attempt to change the landscape of Melancholy, but rather embraces it for its solitude and silence....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of My Last Duchess and Ulysses - Comparing My Last Duchess and Ulysses   Both of the poems, ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning and ‘Ulysses’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson, are examples of dramatic monologues, in that they solely consist of the speech of the protagonist. As a result, they have few or, in the case of ‘My Last Duchess’, only one stanza. Many enjambed lines and many irregularities in the basic form of iambic pentameter also hide the rhyming couplets in this poem. ‘My Last Duchess’ is set in Renaissance Italy and is the Duke of Ferrara talking to a servant of his prospective father-in-law, about a painting of his former wife....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 2719 words
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A Comparison of Escape in Ode to a Nightingale and La Belle Dans sans Merci - Escape in Ode to a Nightingale and La Belle Dans sans Merci    The two poems, Ode to a Nightingale and La Belle Dans sans Merci, clearly portray Keats' treatment of the idea of escape. Both poems construct vivid illusions but insist on their desolating failure.   In Ode to a Nightingale it is interesting that Keats chooses to use the nightingale as the main vehicle for his idea of escape. It is through the comparisons to the nightingale's life that all other forms of escape become apparent in this work....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1780 words
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Comparison of Charge of the Light Brigade and Dulce et Decorum - Comparison of Charge of the Light Brigade and Dulce et Decorum A Comparison of Two Poems In this essay I will compare two poems. The poems that I will discuss, are ’Charge of the Light Brigade’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and ‘Dulce Et Decorum’ by Wilfred Owen. Wilfred Owen was actually a fighter in the war, where as Alfred, Lord Tennyson only wrote the poem on what he had heard and he had no experience of war. Although both poems are about war, they are a complete contrast to each other, not only in the way they are written but also with the message they deliver....   [tags: Poems Wilfred Owen Alfred Tennyson Essays] 1850 words
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Love in John Donne's A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - Love in John Donne's A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress" both talk about love but has different views about it, one talks about physical love and the other talks about spiritual love. John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" compared love to a circle while Andrew Marvel's "To His Coy Mistress" compared love to a straight line. Both poems are act of persuasions....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1635 words
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A Comparison of the Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost - The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost The poetry of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost contains similar themes and ideas. Both poets attempt to romanticize nature and both speak of death and loneliness. Although they were more than fifty years apart, these two seem to be kindred spirits, poetically speaking. Both focus on the power of nature, death, and loneliness. The main way in which these two differ is in their differing use of tone. The power of nature is a recurring theme in the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparision of Tennyson's and Eliot's Dealing With Self Crisis in Poetry - Both Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses” and T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” involve the narrator’s dealing with a self crisis, characterized by a state of despair at their current situation. Ulysses is not content with his return to kingship after the adventures of The Odyssey and Prufrock is self-deprecating, hating himself for his indecision and his perceived lack of worth. Yet while Ulysses resolves to take action to regain his former days of glory and adventure, Prufrock is so psychologically paralyzed that near the end of the poem he questions whether he “dare to eat a peach.” In “Ulysses” the first two stanzas seem to be an interior monologue, with Ulysses going over his current situation and making the case....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Compare/Contrast] 1502 words
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The Attitudes to the First World War in Poetry - The Attitudes to the First World War in Poetry Compare and contrast the attitudes to the First World War in the poetry you have read. Focus in detail on four poems, two of which should be by the same author. When the war started the general feeling of the English was that the war was great and would be over before Christmas. This is evident in much of the early war poetry. As the war progressed, however, people began to feel disillusioned and eventually had an overwhelming feeling of futility in that so many lives were wasted for such little gain....   [tags: Poetry World War Poems Poets Essays] 2623 words
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Comparison of To His Coy Mistress and The Ruined Maid - Comparison of To His Coy Mistress and The Ruined Maid 'To His Coy Mistress' is written by Andrew Marvell in the 17th Century. Marvell was one of the so-called metaphysical poets - a term of mild literary abuse coined by Dr. Johnson. 'The Ruined Maid' was written by Thomas Hardy in 1866. It is important to analyse the theme, language, tone, characters and style of both poems in order to compare and contrast them. 'To His Coy Mistress' is a lyric of seduction. It is about a young man who tries to persuade a young girl to have sex with him....   [tags: Andrew Marvell Thomas Hardy Poems Essays] 2050 words
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Comparing William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130 - Comparing and Contrasting Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130 Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130, by William Shakespeare, are two of the most well known sonnets he wrote. Both are similar in theme, however, the two poems are very much contradictory in style, purpose, and the muse who which Shakespeare is writing. Both Sonnets have different styles. Sonnet 18 is a much more traditional poem, showing the reader a picture of his muse in the most divine way. Shakespeare uses a complex metaphor of comparing his subject to the summer, but at the same time making it easy to understand....   [tags: Compare Contrast Sonnet 18 Sonnet 130] 516 words
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Christina Rossetti's No Thank-You John and Robert Graves' A Slice of Wedding Cake - Christina Rossetti's No Thank-You John and Robert Graves' A Slice of Wedding Cake Poetry is a completely malleable form of expression that writers use as an outlet for emotion and advocacy. Because each poet is distinct in form and content, a poet may harbor some characteristics that bare a resemblance to work of another. If there is no room for comparison, a poem may have a literary complement that sets up an interesting contrast between poems, or a poem may reinforce the ideas of another poem....   [tags: Compare Contrast Poetry Graves Rossetti Essays] 1683 words
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