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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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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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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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Years in the Life of Francine Prose - ... Between the 1982 and 1989, Prose began her teaching career(Carrigan). She worked at numerous places in her short career(Carrigan). Prose taught at several colleges, the few being the University of Arizona, Sarah Lawrence College, and the visiting professor of literature at Bard College(Carrigan). Prose also began teaching at workshops and conferences including the Iowa Writer' workshop, the Bread Loaf Writers', and the Sewanee Writers'(Carrigan). Late after her career, she became president of the Pen/American Center in New York(Carrigan)....   [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 Narrative Prose - ... Such is the case in the very first story of Ise Monogatari. Narihira spots two sisters who possess a beauty that is unfitted to their rural surroundings, and so he sends them a poem—“Like the random pattern of this robe, / Dyed with the young purple / From Kasuga Plain— / Even thus is the wild disorder / Of my yearning heart” (McCullough, 1968). Although what happens after is not mentioned, it is known that the two sisters approved of his poem. If a man composed a poor poem, or one that was inappropriate, any hopes of a reply or relationship with his desired woman were lost....   [tags: writiting, poetry]
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Role of Poetry in Heian Narrative Prose - ... The reply is described as childish and as a result, Genji and his wife Murasaki think little of the princess. Genji’s dismay is due to poetry’s role as a go-between for a man and woman who hadn’t met. Not only was the poem itself judged, but the calligraphy, the paper it was written on, the gifts attached to it, etc. were all a complete ‘package’. In these cases a person’s first impression was through poetry and the relationship was continually fostered in this way. The appearance of poetry in Heian writings represented intense emotion....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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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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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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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - ... Authors of other monogatari such as the Ise Monogatari are never known. Monogatari were written in prose, however, many authors included poems, typically to convey romantic feelings or feelings of desire. Ise Monogatari exemplifies this. For example, each of the stories in Ise Monogatari begin with an anonymous man who somehow falls in love with a sometimes unattainable women. Despite that, however, it does not stop the men from conveying their feelings for the women through a short, tanka, poem....   [tags: japanese literature essay]
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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - ... . . I think you an unfeeling wretch, And then again my heart’s desire,” (146-47). The Prince visited her after they grew distant and they, again, reaffirmed their love for one another. The poems just repeated how much they are in love and only contributed to the story by perfectly describing how much they were in love. The poems also became repetitive to the story as the prose frequently surmised the character’s feelings. For example, the Prince wanted to see her, but he heard rumors of men visiting her house and believed she was “fickle” (149)....   [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 - ... Setsuwa is a literary genre that also focus`s on oral tradition and is told in the form of myths, legends and so on. The only difference between this and monogatari is the fact that the stories tend to be passed on verbally until they finally get recorded. For example, Kojiki is a collection of myths which is considered to be a collection of setsuwa. With the genre, Buddhism gets involved a lot; karma and miracles were highly used by the nobles. Although the Buddhism used at this time was different from the Buddhism that got introduced years later, it still was able to represent popular beliefs....   [tags: Literature]
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Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - ... You can see and imagine all of the places where the suitors lie about or actually do go to. The imagination needed to create such an in-depth story is truly amazing. The most popular and lasting piece is Genji monogatari written by Murasaki Shikibu. Genji monogatari is most well known for being one of the greatest novels in world literature. The story is not accepted by all women since it reveals the type of man Genji was. He was known to rape and kidnap women and a lot of women still get angry with this....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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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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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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Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian period (monogatari, nikki) - ... In this poem, in addition to being able to give the reader some description of what the pine forest seemed like to him, he was able to tie together a symbol of longevity by using the crane. Although he most surely did not actually see a crane on each tree in the forest, the poetry was able to artfully talk about the long life of the trees by mentioning the cranes. Because there were a lot of “standard” images used commonly in poetry, by mentioning a certain thing in your poem, you could easily impart the feelings and emotions on the reader that may have taken more time, were you to write it out without using poetry....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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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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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 use Ki no Tsurayuki’s Tosa Nikki (Tosa Diary) in the discussion here....   [tags: japanese studies, japanese history]
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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 of recognition, or by amnesia....   [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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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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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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Medieval world reflected in Japanese literature: examples of changes and innovations in literature (poetry and prose) - ... Similarly the topic of spring in many poems can also be related to love, the collection also has quite a few books that focus on love. While in total there are six books that are about the season, only spring and autumn have two books each. Going against this, is that there are five books on the subject of love (Handout 4). This makes it so that over half of the books in the collection are on either the seasons or love. Similarly Shinkokinshū holds the same emphasis in its collection on spring, and other seasons as well, and love in its similarly numbered twenty book collection (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) - ... In it he describes many of the disasters that had plagued Japan in the late Heian Period. Some of the chapter titles themselves are very telling of the horrible events that occurred such as “The Great Fire”, “The Whirlwind”, “The Famine”, “The Earthquake”, “Hardships of Life in the World”, and “The Hut Ten Feet Square”. Not only are the titles foreshadowing, but they also provide a very negative tone to the story. “An account of My Hut” was written with a very Buddhist tone to it that reflected the new form of Buddhism spreading throughout Japan at the time which was much more pessimistic....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Poetry and Prose of Edgar Allen Poe - ... Based on this premise, Mark Canada explains that he believes Poe to have had a “potent right cerebral hemisphere” which is believed to be the center of vivid imagery, music, emotions and “self-destructive urges;” Poe was consistently documented to have each of these traits. Poe is also well known for his lucid imagery, lyric meter and tales of horror, depicted with rhyme and rank symbolism. Certain poems contain repeating themes that best showcase the effect of the different tragedies in Poe’s life....   [tags: Authors]
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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - ... This sets up the origin for more idioms and the origin of the name Mt. Fuji. Stories such as Taketori Monogatari have such significance and are a window that the modern person can use to look into the past. We can see that it was certainly not only in the western world and in China that great literary works were produced. This story can also be considered one of the first Japanese works of science fiction. Throughout the story we can see the importance of courtship and respecting your parents during this time in Japan....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose During the Heian Period - ... Because it was considered one of the first major works of Japanese literature, many believe that Man’yōshū was a sign of Japan becoming its own entity, but the realty behind that is that mainland Asian countries still heavily influenced Japan and traces of those initial influences still exist to this day. For example, in many of the poems in Man’yōshū used a technique called “parallelism,” a Chinese technique. Man’yōgana, the main language used in Man’yōshū, is essentially Chinese characters, but the phonetics are Japanese....   [tags: Poetry]
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Seamus Heaneys Poem, Digging - The Modernist theme of mechanization, brought on by the beginning of World War I and the technological revolution of the era, manifests itself powerfully and completely in the language of Seamus Heaneys first poem, Digging. From various literary devices, as well as graphic imagery the mechanization of the human spirit comes to life in the form of his father, and grandfather. The past and present become one, with the common bond the honest work of the Irish poor. In his own way, and with his own pen, Heaney develops the idea of mechanized men who, through the drudgery and repetition of their lives, create a life for them and their families, taking pride in their work, and acceptance of their fate....   [tags: Poets, Poetry, Prose] 1343 words
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Hope and Despair in Poetry - The dictionary definition of hope is ‘a desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment.’ The meaning of despair according to the dictionary is ‘the utter loss of hope.’ So we can see how these two terms are related. In Kundera’s “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” the first time we see Tomas go through both of these emotions is when he dealing with the issue of his son. After his divorce he has some hope that he will remain a part of his son’s life with scheduled visits....   [tags: Poets, Poetry, Prose] 838 words
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John Donne's The Indifference - John Donne's "The Indifference" is a love poem that can be interpreted in a number of ways. Not only is the meaning of the text debatable, but the audience for which the poem was intended can be argued as well. The language Donne uses leaves room for the reader's imagination and intellect to take over and decide to whom he is talking and why. The author is writing to a specific audience for a specific reason, trying to convey his point through his verse. While not all people agree as to whom this poem is intended for or whom the speaker is actually talking to, I have a good understanding as to what Donne is trying to accomplish by writing "The Indifference" and whom the voice of the piece is actually talking to....   [tags: Poets, Poetry, Prose] 1317 words
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Frankenstien Prose Study Assignment GCSE Snglish Language and Literature Course Work - Look at the significance of chapter five to the novel as a whole. Focus on the relevance and effect of the writer’s use of language to describe setting, character and what it shows about social and historical influences. Frankenstien the gothic novel written by mary shelley. The novel was written when mary was only 18 years old. The novel starts with Captain on a ship sailing north of the Arctic. The ship was then unable to move due to the ice. Shortly after his men spot a man travelling towards the ship....   [tags: essays research papers] 731 words
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Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess - The two poems that I am comparing are Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess, both early nineteenth century dramatic monologues by Robert Browning. Compare the three dramatic monologues you have studied on the way in which the characters reveal their true nature through what they say. The two poems that I am comparing are Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess, both early nineteenth century dramatic monologues by Robert Browning. A dramatic monologue is a poem in which only one person speaks, but the presence of another person is usually felt....   [tags: Robert Browning, Poem, Poetry, Prose] 1991 words
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Robert Browning's My Last Duchess Character Analysis - Murder…mystery…intrigue…All describe Robert Browning's poem, "My Last Duchess." From the speakers indirect allusions to the death of his wife the reader might easily think that the speaker is a bit crazy and committed a vengeful crime out of jealousy. His flowery speech confuses and disguises any possible motives; however, the mystery is left unsolved. Based on the poem's style and structure, it becomes evident that even if the speaker did not directly kill his wife, he certainly had something to hide....   [tags: Robert Browning, Poems, Poetry, Prose] 663 words
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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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Paranoia in Prose An analytical treatment of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” - In Edgar Allan Poe’s classic work, “The Tell-Tale Heart” we meet an unnamed, gender neutral, narrator who presents a story of madness in the first person. I suspect this ambiguity with gender was purposeful on Poe’s part so as not to allow any preconceived notions about the motives that the narrator may have. For my purposes, I will assume the narrator is male. This narrator lives with an old man whom he claims to have a genuine love and respect for. It soon, however, becomes alarming clear the narrator is mad....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1140 words
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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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Pre 1914 Prose Study: How does Chapter 5 of ‘Frankenstein’ evoke a sense of horror through the use of language, character and action? - There was a time in history when people used science as an everyday issue; there was a time when it was almost legitimate to provide a practical explanation, and when people preferred to ignore the subliming side of nature; people called this time in history the Age of Enlightenment (otherwise known as, the Neoclassical Period). This generation was based on the growth of scientific scrutinizations overwhelming people minds and (in a way) erasing the traditional teachings. It was particularly well-educated individuals who relied upon logic to explain the world and its resources, enabling greater evidence and certitude, which, in return, allowed matters to be more convincing....   [tags: Frankenstein] 2355 words
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Overview of The Consolation - Overview of The Consolation The Consolation was written while Boethius was in prison awaiting execution. The work is cast in the form of a dialog with Philosophy, who explains to him the true nature of happiness, why the wicked appear to prosper while the good suffer, and many other difficulties. By the end, Boethius sees clearly the goodness and sovereignty of God. (Section numbers follow those in Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, New York: Penguin, 1969.) Things to Think About as You Read 1....   [tags: Papers] 789 words
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Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser as Responses to Vichy France - Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser as Responses to Vichy France The Second World War seems to have had an enormous impact on theorists writing on literary theory. While their arguments are usually confined to a structure that at first blush seems to only apply to theory, a closer examination finds that they contain an inherently political aspect. Driven by the psychological trauma of the war, theorists, particularly French theorists, find themselves questioning the structures that led to the particular events and situations of the war....   [tags: Literary Theory]
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