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Pre 1914 Prose - Pre 1914 Prose Prose is the writing style of text such as a story and in this essay I will evaluate the use of the writing style in pre 1914 mystery prose and the way in which it is creates an effective atmosphere for the reader and how different to the modern, writing style of today. The four examples of pre 1914 prose which I will use to outline the use of mystery prose are "The Red Room" by H.G. Wells, "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens, "The Adventures of the Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W....   [tags: Literature Prose Style] 1188 words
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I Wants to go to Prose by Suzanne B. Jordan - I Wants to go to Prose by Suzanne B. Jordan In "I wants to go to the prose" (1995), Suzanne B. Jordan emphasizes that a teacher's duty is to help the students in their studies but whether teachers should help students with their personal problems is controversial. In other words, students should not come up to the teachers telling their personal problems so that the teacher, being merciful, excuses them or be a little more considerate when grading their papers. This is like using emotional intelligence ( emotional black mailing etc.) on teachers, which tends to descend them from their basic responsibility; which is to teach and to evaluate all students equally....   [tags: Education Teaching Jordan Prose] 1673 words
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Years in the Life of Francine Prose - It is common to hear that writers usually have a knack for reading, especially from a young age. Francine Prose is no different from them. This lifelong love of reading has contributed to Francine Prose's need to write (Bolick). Francine Prose has written just about thirty books and other literary works, yet she is by no means done yet (Hodara). The childhood of Francine Prose has greatly contributed to her success as a writer, not just from her love of reading, but by the gift of using her greatest sense; Her hearing....   [tags: informative]
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Latin Prose - The Story of Regulus - In the prose, the moral question the author poses is the sanctity of promise-keeping. The author uses Regulus to show self-sacrifice 'rediret ipse Karthaginem' if Rome does not release the Cartheginaian prisoners. He highlights Regulus' courage when he talks about how not even the love of his family and his country could keep him back 'caritas patriae retinuit nec suorum'. In the final sentence he emphasises Regulus' vow to keep to an oath sworn to the enemy, here Regulus knows he is setting off for a cruel death but his mind is only on 'ius iurandum conservandum'....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Poem Analysis] 574 words
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Role of Poetry in Heian Period Prose - For centuries the waka, or Japanese poem, was by far the predominant form of literary art in medieval Japan. Collections of poetry such as the Manyoshu and Kokinshu contain poems written in the 5th century. (Man’yoshu, Encyclopedia of Japan) The development of waka in its various forms such as the haiku, tanka, and choka reached a point of high sophistication in the Heian period in an exquisitely refined culture. (Heian Period, Encyclopedia of Japan) The older collections of works contained in Manyoshu and Kokinshu provided examples and writing manuals for Heian court poets, thereby establishing poetic guidelines and vocabulary to be used in writing traditional Japanese waka....   [tags: Waka, Japanese Poem]
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Role of Poetry in Heian Narrative Prose - The Heian Period (794—1185 A.D.) is remembered as a period of great creativity and literary innovation by the Japanese court—waka, true Japanese poetry, became established as an art form of its own, independent of Chinese poetry, and Ki no Tsurayuki compiled Japanese poems written by the aristocracy into the famous Kokinwakashū in 905 A.D. Although literature continued to thrive and new forms that were written mainly in prose developed under the court as well, poetry was never forgotten and was constantly included in these narratives....   [tags: writiting, poetry]
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Role of Poetry in Heian Narrative Prose - Poetry has a long history in both Western and Eastern literature. As an art form, it is thought to even pre-date the written word (“Poetry,” n.d.). Some argue that the role of Eastern poetry, specifically Japanese, differs from that of the West because in Japan it is meant to capture a moment of emotion whereas Western literature is meant to describe an emotion. Nonetheless, poetry plays an extensive role in new and old Japanese society—some of the earliest written texts and the most important were poem anthologies....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Porn and Prose - Porn and Prose Pornography has the ability to stay current with each technological breakthrough while pushing the borders of what we deem as “acceptable” in reading and writing. In, Writing Material: Readings from Plato to the Digital Age by Tribble and Trubek, an article by Gopnick notes the death of the “word” before its technological resurgence. “Each new medium was more visually and sensually rich that the last: movies gave way to talking movies, which gave way to color talking movies, which gave way to round-the-clock talking color television....   [tags: Videos Sex Technology Essays]
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Prose as Poetry in The English Patient - Prose as Poetry in The English Patient "Never again will a single story be told as though it is only one." John Berger. The English Patient consists of the stories of its four characters told either by themselves or by Ondaatje. Two stories, the accounts of Kip's military service and the many-layered secrets of the patient, are developed while Hana's and Caravaggio's stories are less involved. However, none of these stories could stand alone. The clash of cultures and changing relationships between the characters provide the texture for the novel....   [tags: English Patient Essays] 627 words
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Prose and Style in Sons and Lovers - Prose and Style in Sons and Lovers [1]And after such an evening they both were very still, having known the immensity of passion. [2]They felt small, half afraid, childish, and wondering, like Adam and Eve when they lost their innocence and realized the magnificence of the power which drove them out of Paradise and across the great night and the great day of humanity. [3]It was for each of them an initiation and a satisfaction. [4]To know their own nothingness, to know the tremendous living flood which carried them always, gave them rest within themselves....   [tags: Lawrence Sons and Lovers Essays] 1195 words
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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - From 794 C.E. to 1184 C.E., the Heian era was widely known for its ground breaking art, poetry, prose, and other forms of literature; most of which was contributed by the imperial court. Of the different types of literature that came from the Heian era, nikki, monogatari, and setsuwa are used as prime examples today of traditional Japanese literature. Despite being different forms of literature, different subjects, and of different lengths, most authors applied applied poetry within nikki, monogatari, and setsuwa and used poetry as a means to embellish the pieces....   [tags: japanese literature essay]
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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - Prose is often used as a source of entertainment that can include elements of fiction and nonfiction. They are used in myths and legends that tell stories, of why things are and how they were meant to be. Meanwhile, poetry is largely used as a medium to express the writer’s innermost feelings. Inspirations for such poems can range from the poet’s past experiences, breath-taking scenery, or the passage of time. Poetry is often used in prose as a mechanic to show a character’s own thoughts and feelings; most of the characters’ poems never coincide with the writer’s own thoughts, except for rare cases....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - If I happen to encounter poetry imbedded within prose, I tend to either skip over it, scan it, or otherwise read it as quickly as possible if it seems uninteresting. I am almost shamed to admit that my reading habits hold no exception for traditional Japanese literature, although I guess I am forced to go back and actually read them thoroughly now, since that happens to be the topic of this paper. First of all, I can grasp the meaning of the poem if it is obvious enough in context. For someone unfamiliar with Japanese literature, history, language, etc., it is difficult to understand, let alone recognize the allusions present....   [tags: Poetry]
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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - The role of poetry in narrative prose of the Heian Period (794-1185) has impacted Japan`s culture by the improvement and blossoming of Japanese arts and literature. Japan was greatly influenced by the Chinese during the Heian Period due to imported things from China; example include Buddhism, poetry, art techniques, methods of organizing government, even the plan for the city of Heian-kyô itself.“The Heian period was named after this city, the country really was at peace, and the aristocrats of the Imperial Court spent much of their time creating a classical culture that still lives today”( The Heian Period: 794-1185)....   [tags: Literature]
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Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - Japanese literature in the Heian period was most popular for its domination of women’s culture (Hooker, Richard). During this time, a new writing technique was implemented called hiragana. This was especially accepted as a woman’s way of writing since a woman knowing Chinese characters was considered unladylike. For many years Chinese characters was the only accepted way of writing, thus the birth of a new writing technique was like a revelation. This incorporation made a huge impact on Japanese literature, since long before it existed, most techniques were adopted from the Chinese....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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English Prose Study Essay - English Prose Study Essay Miss Havisham is first introduced to the reader when Mr Pumblechook (Pips Uncle) announces that Miss Havisham Requests Pips presence to play at her house. Miss Havisham fits into the main plot because she trains Estella to “ break their hearts.” When Pip sees Estella for the fist time, he instantly falls in love with her. Miss Havisham sees this and she encourages Pip to do so. Miss Havisham was also, in Pips eyes, the cause of his ‘Great expectations’ Miss Havisham may also have been placed in the novel by Dickens, To explore how the effects of bad experiences on people....   [tags: English Literature] 798 words
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Nineteenth Century Prose Stories - Nineteenth Century Prose Stories In this piece of work I will be comparing three different short stories to see the connection between them. I will be looking at three of the stories that we have read and be commenting on the way that the different authors use the figures of fathers and stepfathers. Now I will give some background to the three stories that I will be comparing. The first story is called "Tony Kytes the Arch-Deceiver" which was written by Thomas Hardy. It is written in the first person but we do not know who is telling the story and he is looking back at something that happened in the past.....   [tags: Papers] 1250 words
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Women in Pre-1914 Prose - Women in Pre-1914 Prose I am going to show different aspects of women as them being victims, villains and heroes, all throughout the stories. Writers in the 19th Century were writing to a small portion of the audience, as few of them during the time were literate. 19th Century stories were published for many different reasons from today. They wrote to be famous and wrote to make money; these are the same reasons as writing today. But keeping in mind, unlike today, where entertainment is the main factor....   [tags: Papers] 1454 words
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Pre-1914 Prose - Pre-1914 Prose All five Victorian writers use mystery in there story's, but the word mystery does not just mean one thing. The mystery in these story's are either a whodunit or a superstitious type of mystery. A whodunit is where the people in the story or the reader try and work out what the mystery is, and a superstitious mystery is where it can not be explained. "Napoleon and The Spectre" by Charlotte Bronte is a traditional ghost story where Napoleon is woken by a ghost. It is a suppositious mystery as the reader does not know if the ghost actually exists....   [tags: English Literature] 1892 words
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Essay on Poetry in Prose in Cold Mountain - Poetry in Prose in Cold Mountain Cold Mountain is poetry in prose, and the examples of this are infinite.  Every character met is described down to the last hair on their head; the war-torn countryside still lives on for Inman to relive and Ada to discover.  The field burning, the sunrises and sunsets, the rivers flowing and the eternal rocks and trees that make up the landscape are all characters in themselves.              The definition of the word ‘poetry’ is allusive to say the least....   [tags: Cold Mountain Essays]
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Poetry vs. Prose in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Poetry vs. Prose in Shakespeare's Hamlet In any discussion of poetry vs. prose worth it's stanzas, questions regarding such tools as meter, rhyme, and format must come into play. These are, after all, the most obvious distinguishing features of poetry, and they must certainly be key in determining the definition, and in fact nature, of poetry. Yet a term as broad as "poetry" is not so easily quantified as to simply attribute physical characteristics to it and let all writing either fall into or out of that category....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet] 1045 words
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Colonial Representations of India in Prose Fiction - Colonial Representations of India in Prose Fiction As in representations of the other British colonies, India was used by colonial novelists as a tool of displacement of the individual and re-affirmation of the metropolitan whole. There are three methods by which this effect is achieved. The first method displays an unqualified reliance on a culture too remote to be approached except physically: a hero or protagonist in a pre-mutiny novel is at liberty to escape to India at a moment of crisis, rearrange his life to his advantage and return to a happy ending and the establishment of a newly defined metropolitan life....   [tags: Essays Papers] 479 words
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Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian period: The Ise Monogatari and The Tosa Nikki - During the Heian period the use of poetry in writing was diverse. Knowledge of poetry was an important aspect of everyday life and though poets were not particularly highly ranked, good poets attained a very high level of respect. Just as the subjects of poetry were varied, so were the poets who wrote them. The monogatari and the nikki were both regarded as important literary works of the time. Two of these in particular were the Ise Monogatari and the Tosa Nikki. The Ise Monogatari contained many poems each preluded by a verse of prose detailing a little bit about the circumstances that the poem was written in....   [tags: Ariwara No Narihira]
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Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian period (monogatari, nikki) - In the Heian period, Japanese literature and prose was beginning to take shape, starting with things like the Man’yōshū and Kokinshū leading the way to taking poetry to the level of art. Ki no Tsurayuki said that he wanted to make Japanese poetry or waka a higher cultural thing to be enjoyed by the whole country and he succeeded. Poetry became wildly popular with people reciting and creating on the spot, whenever something struck their fancy or they felt that a poem would do the situation well. To consider yourself cultured, it was almost necessary to dabble in poetry as well....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Japanese Poetry: The Roles of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - The ninth century was one of major turning points of Japanese literature history, in which the kana syllabary was developed, along with abolishment of the legation to China (Handout 8). Moreover, the invention of the Japanese native writing systems served as a stimulus to the creation of a prose literature, as well as the births of prominent female writers (Handout 8). Two types of the prose went mainstream in the Heian literature: monogatari (tale) and nikki (diary) (Handout 8). Murasaki Shikibu’s Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji) is probably the most famous work from the era and therefore I will focus on it as an example in the monogatari genre in this paper; as for the second genre, I will...   [tags: japanese studies, japanese history]
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Medieval world reflected in Japanese literature - The process of Japanese society shifting into a more medieval state can be seen by looking at various pieces of Japanese literature, such as poetry and prose, that were written around the time that this shift is said to have started to happen, specifically in the Heian (794-1185) and Kamakura (1185-1333) periods. Things like war tales, Gunki monogatari, emerged reflecting the tumultuous state of Japan during these times, with the Heike monogatari being one of the most famous pieces; further development of zuihitsu also occurred....   [tags: Changes, Innovations, Poetry, Prose]
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Comparison between Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Purple Hibiscus - ... In contrast, it is Kambili’s father Eugene who is the strict and overbearing parent and he too forces his own religious beliefs upon his children and even his wife Beatrice. Unlike Jeanette’s mother, Eugene uses violent methods to prevent his family from committing what he classes as ‘sins’. Kambili, Jaja and even their mother are subjected to punishments from him whenever they disobey him or break any rules. An example of this is when Kambili breaks the Eucharistic fast because she has cramps and needs to take Panadol....   [tags: bildungsroman, prose fiction, oranges]
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Comparison Between Dracula by Bram Stroker and Twilight by Stephen Meyeres - ... It would be inaccurate to associate these references to anything but the erotic nature of older folktales. Even in Dracula, the Count is portrayed as a seductive aristocrat who sucks on the blood of men and women, alike. The homosexual aspect of vampire tales is also apparent in “Carmilla” (Joseph le- Fanu 1872). As pointed out by Punter and Byron, Laura experiences intense erotic advances from the female vampire, to the extent of being puzzled about her own sexual orientation, demonstrating the highly homosexual nature of the text....   [tags: prose, fiction, vampire]
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The Big Red by Edgar Allan Poe - ... Can you blame him for having a predisposition about women or strengthening from their pain. That feeling of emptiness and worthlessness went on to make some of the most well-known literature of the entire 19th Century. In A Big Read, some of Poe’s famous statements are mentioned, “Passion addressed the heart,” “Duty the conscious,” “Truth the mind.” Poe defines poetry as “the rhythmical creation of Beauty,” and claims that, “in the contemplation of Beauty we alone find it possible to attain that pleasurable elevating or excitement, of the soul, which we recognize as the poetic sentiment,” (Big Read)....   [tags: prose, childhood, biography]
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The Blending of Prose and Poetry in Janice Mirikitani's Spoils of War - The Blending of Prose and Poetry in Janice Mirikitani's Spoils of War The experiences of being a Japanese-American woman serve as an important inspiration for author and poet Janice Mirikitani in her story "Spoils of War." Through the weaving together of poetry and prose, she details the struggles for self-understanding that often come with being both a descendant of an Asian culture and a female. "I write about these things," Mirikitani says of her style, "because I think it is healthy to express these thoughts or these feelings of violence and rage in words ....   [tags: Mirikitani Spoils of War Essays]
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W.S. Merwin as an Influential Writer of Poetry and Prose - W.S. Merwin as an Influential Writer of Poetry and Prose Emergence At the day's end all our footsteps are added up to see how near. W.S. Merwin W.S. Merwin is an award-winning author of a wide variety of both poetry and prose books. He has served as a tremendous influence to me and has helped guide me along my writing journey. He inspires my best writing and has helped to shape my stylistics. I seek to follow in the footsteps of perhaps one of the most well known and popular poets of this century....   [tags: W.S. Merwin Essays]
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The Psychology of Inspiration in Prose Poems by Lynn Emanuel - Portraits in Pain: The Psychology of Inspiration in Prose Poems by Lynn Emanuel Reconstructing notions such as potentiality and inspiration, Emanuel’s prose poems, whose thematic range spans from involvement with the paintings of her renowned father Akiba Emanuel (a model and ‘pupil’ of Matisse) to the ‘portraits’ of Gertrude Stein, illuminate the interrelationship between language and world, and the psychology of inhabiting both through inspiration. This paper will address the question of what fuels creativity when it is put to work through the involvement of other voices which are represented (in Emanuel’s case) as suffering from having their genius interrupted either by death, by lack o...   [tags: Poetry]
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Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop: Powerful Prose - Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop: Powerful Prose It is understandable that some early twentieth-century critics of Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop said that the "'book is hard to classify,'" and "that it is not a novel" (On Writing 12). At that time, novels generally were written with a recognizable structure, with character development as a focus and chronology as a central organizational strategy (Harmon 350). In Death Comes for the Archbishop the central character's changes are subtle and relational, while the chronology sometimes seems random and unpredictable....   [tags: Willa Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop]
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Medieval world reflected in Japanese literature: examples of changes and innovations in literature (poetry and prose) - As with most societies, as time progresses there will always be many changes. Likewise, as Japan moved into the medieval period there would be changes, specifically in some noticeable changes that are found in the literature. In looking at how prose and poetry was affected during this time, it should be noted that in many ways the literature of the period was made as a method of honoring the old literature and building beyond it. An example can be seen in the poems of Shinkokinshū, and in drawing from Kokinshū, Shinkokin waka shū is a “New Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern” (Handout 10)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shinkokinshū] 1538 words
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Medieval World Reflected in Japanese Literature: Examples of Changes and Innovations in Literature (Poetry and Prose) - One of the main reasons that studying Japanese literature from different time periods is so important is due to the fact that it provides the reader with an insight into the time around which it was written. Direct accounts of events are always a good source for learning about history. At the same time, cultural tales can be of the exact same value as the conventional history. The accounts of events might be embellished but it is in the way that the events are embellished that the reader is able to truly gain an insight into what Japan was like in the past....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Kerouac’s Spontaneous Prose and the Post-War Avant-Garde - Kerouac’s Spontaneous Prose and the Post-War Avant-Garde My title comes from one of Kerouac’s own essays, “Aftermath: The Philosophy of the Beat Generation,” which he published in Esquire in March 1958. In it, he identifies the Beats as subterranean heroes who’d finally turned from the ‘freedom’ machine of the West and were taking drugs, digging bop, having flashes of insight, experiencing the ‘derangement of the senses,’ talking strange, being poor and glad, prophesying a new style for American culture, a new style (we thought) completely free from European influences (unlike the Lost Generation), a new incantation....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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A Perchant for Prose: Masterpieces - “Masterpieces are masterpieces not because they are flawless but because they’ve tapped into something essential to us, at the heart of who we are and how we live” and in high school, English classrooms across the country students are being taught various literary masterpieces from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (Hey, Boo). These works are typical examples of writing and the aesthetical imagery and stories it can exhibit. It is only natural that we would want to share that beauty with the next generation and fortunately, teachers have just that opportunity with their students....   [tags: Teaching Styles, Classic Literature]
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GCSE English Coursework Gothic Prose Stoker's Dracula versus Shelley's Frankenstein - Perhaps one of the most dramatic genres of literature, the gothic genre, already set in unpredictable and unsettling times of revolution ingeniously set the stage for such horror stories as were never before seen by modern society. Artists like Bram Stoker, who was bedridden until the age of seven, and Mary Shelley, whose mother died giving birth flourished, and produced literary pieces that, in the midst of revolution, started their own revolution. Bram Stoker, born in 1847, was a sickly child, and was bedridden until the age of seven....   [tags: essays research papers] 862 words
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The Poetry and Prose of Edgar Allen Poe - Art is in everything. Artists can be experts with a paintbrush, phenomenal with piano or a master of their pen. Authors and poets have a chance to manipulate words like no other artist can. Poets in particular can use their words to encompass different kinds of art by painting a picture with lyrical rhythm and imagery. Poets may be common, but for their poetry to be timeless it must be universally relatable. Edgar Allen Poe is regarded as one of the most famous poets in American history due to his well renowned debauchery, gothic tales of terror, and poems which are taught in schools and still analyzed today....   [tags: Authors]
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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - The Heian period in Japan represents the period of time that began in 794 and ended in 1185. During the Heian period, literary styles were flourishing and poetry played a crucial role in society. Two of the most important styles during this period were Monogatari and Nikki Bungaku. Monogatari is a narrative story, similar to an epic of the western world. Nikki bungaku is a form of Japanese diary literature, often offering a chronological order of actual events. The monogatari I will be analyzing is Taketori monogatari and the nikki I will analyze is Kagerō Nikki....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose During the Heian Period - Nearly a thousand years ago, the country we now know as Japan was in the early stages of development. During that time China was considered the “center of the world,” therefore many other countries, including Japan, envied China’s power and wanted to borrow elements of their culture to become more like China. One of the many things that Japan “borrowed” from China was the high art of poetry. In this paper I will discuss elements in two major Japanese works of poetry: Man’yōshū and Kokinshū. By examining literary components of both anthologies I plan to make educated inferences about the roles they played in the time period they were compiled....   [tags: Poetry]
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Medieval world reflected in Japanese Literature - There are many methods of research that can allow a person to gain an insight into a specific time period and place. Historical records, books, essays, and school lectures are just a few examples. However, perhaps one of the most important and effective ways to see into the past is through literature. This is true for medieval Japan as well. The literature written during the medieval period of Japan is very different from literature written during earlier time periods, and the differences show the changes and innovations that took place during the medieval period, and thus reflects important aspects of Japanese medieval society....   [tags: Changes, Innovations, Poetry, Prose]
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Romantic Movement in American Literature - Romantic Movement in American Literature Throughout the time in American history that is reputed to be the romantic period, there were two artists that began to stray from the traditional poetry writing methods; Walt Whitman and Emily Dickson. These sentimental writers built their works in light of the heavenly and human brain science. Sentimentalism helped in the rise of new thoughts and also accelerated the development of positive voices that were useful for the lower classes of the social order....   [tags: dikinson, poetry, prose]
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Medieval world reflected in Japanese literature: Examples of Changes and Innovations in Literature (Poetry and Prose) - Even without knowledge of the history in Medieval Japan, one can easily learn that Kamakura era was right in the transition period of the government and that of worldviews among people. The warrior class was gradually and surely coming to power, only by looking into the literature works of the era. Perhaps Emperor Gotoba was one of the aristocrats who were threatened with declination of their status and culture, which could have been his motives to command of the anthology: Shinkokinshū. This power rotation was vividly described in Heike monogatari....   [tags: Japanese Literature]
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Oultlook on Life Depicted in Alice Walker's, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose - Some people have the natural ability to sing, and some have the natural flowing movements that produce an exceptional dance. Others have the ability to paint, to transfer pigment into a vibrant representation of life through the painter’s eyes. Alice Walker's mother was a woman who had the ability to make plants thrive and flowers bloom. She could trim a plant in such a way that despite being broken, it grew more. Alice’s mother did not own the palace of Versailles nor was she responsible for the vast gardens around it, yet she always made whatever shabby space her family lived in as flourishing and as bright as any great garden....   [tags: poets, literary analysis] 983 words
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