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Analysis of William Wordsworth's Poem We Are Seven - Analysis of William Wordsworth's Poem We Are Seven William Wordsworth’s poem, We are Seven, is about a person talking to a young girl about her and her six siblings. Throughout the poem, the narrator gave the young girl a very difficult time when she persisted that simply because not all seven children were home together, or alive, they were still seven. The narrator was giving the young girl a hard time because he wanted her to remember and understand that just because she and her siblings are separated does not make them any less siblings....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 707 words
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We Are Seven, by William Wordsworth: Innocence and Experience - We are seven, a poem written by William Wordsworth, paints the perfect picture of innocence, in all its forms. It tells of a man conversing with a young girl, inquiring about her family. She, without fail or any hesitation, responds that she is one of seven children; however, two have died. This is ultimately why the man is confused throughout the entire work. I am going to explore the notion of naïveté in Wordsworth's, We are seven, by analyzing the many different aspects of innocence in the young girl and the man and contrasting with the element of experience....   [tags: Poetic Analysis Essay] 866 words
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Relationships with the Dead in Wordsworth's We Are Seven and Hardy's Digging - Relationships with the Dead in Wordsworth's We Are Seven and Hardy's Digging   "[One] can outlast death not in a divine after life but only in a human one. If the poet dies or forgets his beloved, he murders her" (Ramazani 131); Thomas Hardy's belief of the "poet's duty of remembrance" establishes the basis for his, "Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?". "[Fearing] he abandoned his own wife before her death," Hardy wrote the poem to assume "the memorial responsibilities of the poet" (Ramazani 131)....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1773 words
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We are seven Lyrical Ballards A Poem by Williams Wordsworth - Wordsworth “We are seven” Lyrical Ballards Wordsworth “we are seven” Lyrical Ballard was written in 1978 when he was 28 years old. The poem was filled with natural and supernatural events. “A simple child, that lightly draws its breath, and feels its life in every limb, describing the little girl being full of life. The speaker questioned the little girl what should it know about death. The poem starts off by the speaker asking a child what they know about death. Then he meets an eight year old cottage girl....   [tags: natural, supernatural events, money, class]
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Analysis of William Wordsworth's Poem, We are Seven - The Strength of a Family The main character of William Wordsworth's poem, 'We are Seven'; is an eight-year girl that knows more about devotion to her family the most adults ever know. It seems that author is who comes across this child on his journeys. He takes a liking to her right away and even thought, 'Her beauty made me glad.'; I quickly find out that she is one of seven brothers and sisters and she is the only one that is alive and still at home. I say alive, because she has a brother and sister that 'in the church-yard lie';....   [tags: poetry, literary analysis] 844 words
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Comparison of We Are Seven by William Wordsworth and Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney - Comparison of We Are Seven by William Wordsworth and Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney William Wordsworth was a defining member of the English Romantic Movement. As we can see from reading his poem, his personality and love of nature is conveyed. Wordsworth was probably inspired from his upbringing and most of his mature life living in the Lake District with picturesque landscapes influencing a true love of nature. Some describe Wordsworth as a profoundly earnest and sincere thinker who displays a high seriousness tempered with tenderness and a love of simplicity....   [tags: Papers] 535 words
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Infant Mortality in We are Seven by William Wordsworth and On My First Sonne by Ben Johnson - Infant Mortality in We are Seven by William Wordsworth and On My First Sonne by Ben Johnson The two poems are 'We are Seven' by William Wordsworth and 'On My First Sonne' by Ben Jonson. Prior to 1900 infant mortality featured in most peoples lives but although it was expected it still created personal catastrophe which could be devastating. Although both 'We are Seven' and 'On My First Sonne' are both taking about the subject of infant mortality, they portray it in a very different way....   [tags: Papers] 1296 words
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Fear in Wordsworth's My heart leaps up when I behold, We Are Seven, Tintern Abbey, and Resolution a - Fear in Wordsworth's My heart leaps up when I behold, We Are Seven, Tintern Abbey, and Resolution and Independence Fear in Wordsworth's "My heart leaps up when I behold", "We Are Seven", "Tintern Abbey", and "Resolution and Independence" Romantic poetry conjures in the mind of many people images of sweet, pastoral landscapes populated by picturesque citizens who live in quaint houses in rustic villages, with sheep grazing on green-swathed hills, while a young swain plights his troth to his fair young maiden, who reclines demurely amidst the clover and smiles sunnily....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Comparing Coleridge and Wordsworth's Views on People's Relationship to Nature - Comparing Coleridge and Wordsworth's Views on People's Relationship to Nature Although Wordsworth and Coleridge are both romantic poets, they describe nature in different ways. Coleridge underlines the tragic, supernatural and sublime aspect of nature, while Wordsworth uses anecdotes of everyday life and underlines the serene aspect of nature. In order to imply a connection between nature and the human mind, Wordsworth uses the technique of identification and comparison whereas Coleridge does the opposite in 'The Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan'....   [tags: Compare Contrast Coleridge Wordsworth Essays]
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Wordsworth’s “Strange Fits of Passion I Have Known” - STRANGE FITS OF PASSION I HAVE KNOWN is a semiautobiographical poem by romantic poet William Wordsworth. Written in seventeen eighty nine, the poem depicts the image of a moonlight ride throughout the countryside to his lover’s, Lucy, cottage. During the trip, Wordsworth explores the sentiment driven feelings that accompany the (his) sensation of love. The poem is written in ballad form; Wordsworth purposely wrote his poetry in a simple and direct manner to contrast the elevated language of other poets of this period in an effort to bring forth the emotions of the reader....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Semiautobiography]
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The World is too Much With Us by William Wordsworth - The World is too Much With Us by William Wordsworth I am writing this essay in order to give one interpretation of William Wordsworth's sonnet, "The World Is Too Much With Us". The poet seems to take the viewpoint of a Pagan and ascribes a godlike status to nature much along the way the Greeks did in their time. He then proceeds to use personification along with simile, metaphor, imagery and breaks in syntax to describe how we have fallen away or strayed from what nature meant us to be. The poem starts off with the words in the title, "The world is too much with us, late and soon"....   [tags: Papers] 643 words
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Ode Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth - Ode Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth In Ode: Intimations of Immortality, William Wordsworth explores the moral development of man and the irreconcilable conflicts between innocence and experience, and youthfulness and maturity that develop. As the youth matures he moves farther away from the divinity of God and begins to be corruption by mankind. What Wordsworth wishes for is a return to his childhood innocence but with his new maturity and insight. This would allow him to experience divinity in its fullest sense: he would re-experience the celestial radiance of childhood as well as the reality of his present existence....   [tags: Papers] 832 words
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Comparing Wordsworth's Ode to Duty and Elegiac Stanzas - Comparing Wordsworth's Ode to Duty and Elegiac Stanzas A past attitude is reverted to and revised in Wordsworth's "Ode to Duty" and "Elegiac Stanzas." Employing geographic metaphors, both celestial and earth-bound, the poems climb over rocky Wordsworthian terrain that details his reconciliation between past and present and implications of the future. Though vastly different stylistically‹"Ode to Duty" utilizes an antiquated verse form and language, while "Elegiac Stanzas" is written in Wordsworth's beloved "language of men"‹and in the internal willfulness on the poet's part to change versus reaction to external stimuli, the poems parallel in their desires for resolution of a disarrayed sou...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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A Comparison of November, 1806 (Wordsworth) to the Men of Kent (Wordsworth), Drummer Hodge (Hardy), and The Charge of the Light Brigade (Lord Alfred T - A Comparison of November, 1806 (Wordsworth) to the Men of Kent (Wordsworth), Drummer Hodge (Hardy), and The Charge of the Light Brigade (Lord Alfred Tennyson) The themes in November, 1806; To the men of Kent; The Charge of the Light Brigade; and Drummer Hodge are all war-based. They all contain the themes of death, war and some sense of victory in that in both of Wordsworth's poems, it is directly about the victory in a battle. In Drummer Hodge, it is that his family shall never forget him....   [tags: Papers] 777 words
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The Theme of Loss in Poetry - The Theme of Loss in Poetry Provide a sample of poetry from a range of authors each of whom portray the theme of loss in some way. Anthology Introduction The object of this collection is to provide a sample of poetry from a range of authors each of whom portray the theme of ‘loss’ in some way. ‘Loss’ has been a recurring theme in literature for centuries, from early poets such as William Shakespeare who portrays loss in many of his tragedies including the loss of sanity in ‘King Lear’ and the loss of reputation in ‘Othello’, through to Keats’s ‘Odes’ and into the twentieth and twenty-first century....   [tags: Poems William Wordsworth Selima Hill Essays] 2008 words
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What ideas do Blake and Wordsworth present and how effectively are - What ideas do Blake and Wordsworth present and how effectively are they presented. Both poets lived through both the eighteenth and nineteenth century. I believe these poems were written just around the turn of the century. During this time the Industrial Revolution was underway and Britainwas becoming a very advanced country. It was a time of big change for everyone and I think the poets both explain that in their poems. Not only was it the Revolution, it was about the same time as the Romantic Movement, when poets would write about beauty, love and purity....   [tags: English Literature] 1210 words
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Attitudes Towards Nature in Poetry - Attitudes Towards Nature in Poetry Discuss Wordsworth's and Coleridge's attitudes to nature in Their poetry with particular reference to Resolution and Independence (The Leech Gatherer) and This Lime Tree Bower my prison Coleridge and Wordsworth are both now referred to as Romantic poets, during the romanticism period there was a major movement of emphasis in the arts towards looking at the world and recognising the beauty of human's emotions and imaginations and the world in which we live. From the 18th century some saw imagination as a disease of which most poets suffered, for others imagination was the ability to remember or draw something that wasn't directly present....   [tags: Wordsworth Coleridge Poetry Poems Essays] 2145 words
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What is Typical of Lyrical Ballads - What is Typical of Lyrical Ballads The group title of the set of poems written by Wordsworth and Coleridge presents an interesting starting point of analysis. The phrase ‘Lyrical Ballads’ is a paradox as the genres of ‘lyrics’ and ‘ballads’ can be defined as in opposition to each other. A ‘lyric’ is ‘a poem about feeling… addressed to the reader in a manner of private and intimate conversation’. A ‘ballad’ is ‘a narrative poem from an anonymous point of view, often relating to characters from public or historical events, such as war.’ Therefore the two genres are combined under the title ‘Lyrical Ballads’, signifying an unexpected and unusual style from Wordsworth and Coleridge....   [tags: Wordsworth Coleridge Poems Poetry Essays] 2331 words
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A Comparison of London by William Blake, and Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 by William Wordsworth - A Comparison of London by William Blake, and Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 by William Wordsworth Both "London" by William Blake, and "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802" by William Wordsworth are written about London, and were written within ten years of each other, but both have contrasting views of what they believe London is like. They express their ideas by using different poem styles and techniques. They are both very effective and create vivid images in the reader's mind....   [tags: Papers] 1489 words
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Childhood - At its fundamental level, adulthood is simply the end of childhood, and the two stages are, by all accounts, drastically different. In the major works of poetry by William Blake and William Wordsworth, the dynamic between these two phases of life is analyzed and articulated. In both Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience and many of Wordsworth’s works, childhood is portrayed as a superior state of mental capacity and freedom. The two poets echo one another in asserting that the individual’s progression into adulthood diminishes this childhood voice....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Blake and Wordsworth] 1788 words
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Wordsworth’s Sonnets and Technology - Wordsworth’s Sonnets and Technology In William Wordsworth’s sonnets "The World Is Too Much With Us" and "London 1802," he describes his society as being too dependent on technology. In Wordsworth’s time, the 1800’s, new phases of technology, such as electricity to run machines, were booming and people were relying more on them. With these new innovations, Wordsworth was convinced that people would stop appreciating nature while allowing technology to run their lives. In "London 1802," Wordsworth describes how people are becoming more dependent on technology and how they have left behind their ancestors' heritage: "England have forfeited their ancient English dower"(5)....   [tags: Wordsworth] 540 words
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Loss of Innocence in Wordsworth's Nutting - A Loss of Innocence in Wordsworth's "Nutting" A romantic poet, William Wordsworth examines the relationship between the individual and nature. In the poem "Nutting," Wordsworth focuses on the role that innocence plays in this relationship as he describes a scene that leads to his own coming of age. Unlike many of his other poems, which reveal the ability to experience and access nature in an innocent state, "Nutting" depicts Wordsworth's inability as a young boy to fully appreciate nature, causing him to destroy it....   [tags: William Wordsworth, Poetry, Poem, Poets] 1897 words
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Nature Explored in the Poems of William Wordsworth - As time passes it is said that the human race becomes less aware of nature around them and more consumed with the things produced by man. The romantic poet William Wordsworth saw the cultural decline and as the literary critic Harold Bloom stated, “The fear of mortality haunts much of Wordsworth’s best poetry, especially in regard to the premature mortality of the imagination and the loss of creative joy.” This statement greatly reflects the views of Wordsworth, whose poetry conveys the warning of a man asking those enveloped in the world to step back and recognize the beauty and miracles of nature....   [tags: literary analysis, william wordsworth]
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Law of Nature - Wordsworth - Nature is freedom, it knows no boundaries. Bronislaw Malinowski wrote, "Freedom is a symbol which stands for a sublime and powerful ideal.” The state of nature is a term in political philosophy that describes a circumstance prior to the state and society's establishment. John Locke, whose work influenced the American Declaration of Independence, believes that the state of nature is the state where are individuals are completely equal, natural law regulates, and every human being has the executive power of the natural law....   [tags: William Wordsworth] 508 words
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The Character of Judge Pyncheon Revealed in Hawthorne's The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The House of Seven Gables, reveals Judge Pyncheon’s character in a strategic manner to show the shallowness in Judge Pyncheon’s good deeds. The author uses the position of details, diction, and tone to express his dislike for Judge Pyncheon’s character and also to reveal the judges character as two-fold, first good, then evil. Nathaniel Hawthorne strategically reveals Judge Pyncheon’s seemingly good side to the reader in order to show how “fake” Pyncheon really is....   [tags: The House of Seven Gables] 665 words
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Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables - Symbolism in The House of Seven Gables                 Literature reflects life, and the struggles that each of us must face. Great authors incorporate life's problems into their literature directly and indirectly.  The author bluntly tell us a story, however, he or she may also use symbols to relay to us a message in a more subtle manner.  In Nathaniel Hawthorne's book The House of Seven Gables symbolism is used to enhance the story being told, by giving us a deeper insight into the author's intentions in writing the story....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]
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Wordsworth and Vaughan - Wordsworth and Vaughan When reading T.S. Eliot’s critical comment, “It is to be observed that the language of these poets is as a rule simple and pure,” one might assume that he was referring to the Romantics (Eliot 2328). Specifically, we could apply this statement to poets the ilk of Wordsworth, who eschewed poetic affectations and “tricked out” language for sentiments that originated and flowed naturally (Wordsworth 270). Yet Eliot hadn’t focused his critical eye there, this time. Rather, he squinted a century back to a lesser-referenced literary group, the Metaphysical poets (Eliot 2328)....   [tags: Poetry Wordsworth Vaughan Essays] 2062 words
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An Analysis of William Wordsworth's Daffodils - Daffodils are happy flowers.  They are the first flower of spring and seeing them brings joy to many people.  William Wordsworth is considered a poet of nature and a topographic or landscape poet.  Wordsworth's "Daffodils" has a meaning and structure in which different techniques such as figurative language, imagery, and personification are used to successfully express his joy and feelings of glee in the vision of the daffodils dancing in the breeze. Wordsworth uses figurative language to describe himself in the poem.  Wordsworth begins the poem alone.  He is not only alone but happy to be alone he enjoys the tranquility of solitude.  Describing himself as a cloud, something that is consider...   [tags: Wordsworth Daffodils Essays] 491 words
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William Wordsworth Reflecting On Past - William Wordsworth Reflecting On Past Envision five years from now. Driving through the streets, where you drove your old friends to places you remember listening to the radio, looking at the stores that once were your favorite hangouts, cruising through your common shortcuts. Clearly you will have remembered great memories and sad ones, and when you come back, both memories will come again at the places where they had happened....   [tags: Wordsworth Poem Poetry] 1785 words
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The House of Seven Gables as a Gothic Novel - The House of Seven Gables as a Gothic Novel        To be a paradigm of a Gothic novel, The House of Seven Gables needs to include many elements, all which center on the ideas of gloom, horror, and mystery. The action of a Gothic novel takes place in a "run-down, abandoned or occupied, mansion or castle," which often include secret passages, doors, and compartments (Encarta). The mansion also adds its own flavor and variety to the atmosphere of mystery and suspense in the novel by providing a dark and gloomy setting where the story takes place....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]
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Inner Truths in The House of the Seven Gables - Inner Truths in The House of the Seven Gables It was Hawthorne’s belief that romances deal with inner truths, while novels are based on "mere fact." Because he held himself to be a romance writer, inner truths were elemental themes in The House of the Seven Gables. The truths that he conceived, and expressed, in the story range from the concept that death and suffering do not discriminate based on one’s position in society to the karmic effects one generation may have on those of future generations....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays] 930 words
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Symbols and Symbolism in The House of the Seven Gables - Symbolism in The House of the Seven Gables        American literature reflects life and the struggles faced during existence. Symbols are an eloquent way for an author to create a more fully developed work of art. The stories themselves tell a tale; however, an author also uses symbols to relay his message in a more subtle manner. Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the earliest authors to use symbols as an integral part of his plots. This is clearly seen in both The Scarlet Letter and in The House of the Seven Gables....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]
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Wordsworth's Ode: Intimations of Immortality - Wordsworth's Ode: Intimations of Immortality The fifth stanza of Wordsworth’s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality” is especially interesting to me because of the images it presents. It is at this point in the poem that Wordsworth resumes his writing after a two-year hiatus. In the fourth stanza, he poses the question, “Whither is fled the visionary gleam?” Stanza five is the beginning of his own answers to that question. Contrary to popular enlightenment ideas, Wordsworth suggests that rather than become more knowledgeable with age, man if fact is born with “vision splendid” and as he ages, that vision “dies away” and he left empty....   [tags: Wordsworth Ode immortality intimations Essays] 390 words
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Wordsworth, Social Reform Literature, and Politics of the 1790s - Wordsworth, Social Reform Literature, and Politics of the 1790s The historical mix of social fictions in England and France at the end of the 1780s greatly impacted the literature of the period. Tom Paine's The Rights of Man (1791) and Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1791) were the two most widely read works that spurred a decade long debate on how the nation of England was to be governed and by whom. As a young man during this period, William Wordsworth formed part of the circle of writers who fought for the Republican cause of democracy and its ideals....   [tags: William Wordsworth]
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Dorothy & William Wordsworth Analysis - ‘It is often suggested that the source for many of William Wordsworth’s poems lies in the pages of Dorothy Wordsworth’s journal. Quite frequently, Dorothy describes an incident in her journal, and William writes a poem about the same incident, often around two years later.’ It is a common observation that whilst Dorothy is a recorder – ‘her face was excessively brown’ – William is a transformer – ‘Her skin was of Egyptian brown’ . The intertextuality between The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals and ‘I wandered lonely as a Cloud’ allows both Dorothy and William to write about the same event, being equally as descriptive, but in very differing ways....   [tags: Comparative Analysis Poetry Dorothy Wordsworth] 1832 words
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The Romantic Imagination in Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey - The Romantic Imagination, Wordsworth, and "Tintern Abbey" Historical Context The Enlightenment, an intellectual movement of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, immediately preceded the time in which the Romantics were writing. In Britain, the work of Locke and Newton, who were proponents of empiricism and mechanism respectively, were central to Enlightenment philosophy. Locke was the founder of empiricism, the belief that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience; Newton ushered in a mechanistic worldview when he formulated a mathematical description of the laws of mechanics and gravitation, which he applied to planetary and lunar motion....   [tags: William Wordsworth Poetry]
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The Use of Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The House of the Seven Gables - The Use of Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The House of the Seven Gables In Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The House of the Seven Gables, the present is haunted by events of the past; the past actually becomes a curse upon present individuals in this narrative, because it influences their lives. Through the symbols, the actual House of the Seven Gables and the portrait of Colonel Pyncheon, Nathaniel Hawthorne provides sufficient detail to prove his theme - past events, frequently influence the lives of present individuals....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]
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The Dark Side of Nathaniel Hawthorne in The House of Seven Gables - The Dark Side of Nathaniel Hawthorne in The House of Seven Gables In The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne exhibits the fate of a family due to a curse by analyzing the most “disagreeable” secrets of a man’s soul (Great Lives 1077). Hawthorne shows the decay of an aristocratic family due to the sins of the past. He uses allegory within his character’s personalities and emotions to expose “the truth of the human heart” (biography). Hawthorne’s chosen location for this novel reflects greatly on his life and specifically his childhood....   [tags: The House of Seven Gables Essays]
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Use of Symbolism in Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables - Use of Symbolism in Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables In the novel The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne portrays Alice Pyncheon as a unique and compelling character, placing her in contrast with a story full of greed, lies and betrayal. Hawthorne reveals her fantastic character to us in numerous uses of symbolism throughout the novel. By painting a picture of a gentle yet proud woman, Hawthorne chooses to represent Alice's impressive characteristics using images that come up repeatedly in his novel such as the nature and flowers in the garden as well as Alice's Posies....   [tags: House of the Seven Gables Essays]
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Seen, Heard, and Felt - The Seven Deadly Sins: Seen, Heard, and Felt     The play of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe concentrates very highly on ideas of evil. Marlowe uses many aspects of evil to show the downfall of the somewhat odd man, Faustus. Devices including irony, foreshadowing, and symbolism are used very effectively in the play to convey feelings of sympathy and remorse for Faustus. Actually seeing a production of this play would further assist in an understanding of exactly what Faustus was faced with in his moments of severe weakness....   [tags: Seven Deadly Sins Essays]
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I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by Wordsworth - I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by Wordsworth Wordsworth takes readers on a reminiscent journey in "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" reflecting upon visions of nature. The figurative language and diction used elucidate the poet's response to nature. Wordsworth uses each stanza to share his experience in nature through the image of a dance that culminates in the poet's emotional response. Wordsworth opens with reference to himself through simile as a part of the natural landscape, "I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on high" (Wordsworth, Line 1)....   [tags: Poetry Wordsworth Lonely Cloud Essays]
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William Wordsworth's Nutting - William Wordsworth's Nutting   If William Wordsworth rests on the throne as the King of the Romantic Period, Nutting is a shining exemple of why he should be put on a pedestal.  Flirting with the five senses, he seduces the reader into the beautiful backdrop of his lyrical ballad with an extravagant description of the natural setting.  Ignoring the conventional devices of figurative language, such as metaphor, Wordsworth manipulates natural language to evoke the images he desires to illustrate his memories.  Prosaic analysis of the lines, "[w]here fairy water-breaks do murmur on/For ever; and I saw the sparkling foam" (Wordsworth 33) reveals his talent for turning common language into p...   [tags: William Wordsworth Nutting Essays]
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Radcliffe and Wordsworth: Nature, Travel, and Memory - Radcliffe and Wordsworth: Nature, Travel, and Memory In preparation for my presentation on the character of M. St. Aubert in Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho, I examined various passages from the novel's first few chapters which described St. Aubert's responses to nature in terms of the picturesque, the sublime, and sensibility. One passage which especially attracted my attention, but which ultimately fell outside the coverage of our group's presentation, is Radcliffe's account of St. Aubert's feelings about the "small estate in Gascony" (Radcliffe 6) where he and his family lived: To this spot he had been attached from his infancy....   [tags: Traveling Wordsworth Radcliffe Essays Papers]
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William Wordsworth's Lucy Gray - William Wordsworth's Lucy Gray Losing a loved one is one of the hardest experiences every person must go through. The experience does not end with the loss though, but begins with it. The loss of a dear person leads those left behind into a downward spiral of emotions and memories. A poem entitled “Lucy Gray” by William Wordsworth focuses on that loss and the emotions that follow it. By reading the poem one can objectively experience both the grief that Lucy Gray’s death brings on but also her parents’ acceptance of her death....   [tags: Wordsworth Lucy Gray Poetry Death Essays]
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Wordsworth's Poetry - Wordsworth's Poetry A lot of literature has been written about motherhood. Wordsworth is a well known English poet who mentions motherhood and female strength in several of his poems, including the Mad Mother, The Thorn, and The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman. This leads some critics to assume that these poems reflect Wordsworth's view of females. Wordsworth portrays women as dependent on motherhood for happiness, yet he also emphasizes female strength....   [tags: Wordsworth Poetry Poem] 1494 words
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Lines Written in the Early Spring, by William Wordsworth - In his poem, 'Lines Written in the Early Spring,' William Wordsworth gives us insight into his views of the destruction of nature. Using personification, he makes nature seem to be full of life and happy to be living. Yet, man still is destroying what he sees as 'Nature's holy plan'; (8). The entire poem is about the interaction between nature and man. Wordsworth is clearly not happy about the things that man has done to the world. He describes Nature in detail in the second and third stanzas when he personifies the periwinkle and the flowers....   [tags: William Wordsworth Poetry] 839 words
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Works of Mary Shelley, William Wordsworth, and Lord Byron - Works of Mary Shelley, William Wordsworth, and Lord Byron Literature is filled with the rise and fall of heroes, of civilizations, of men in general. The Romantic Era in England turned out works that dealt specifically with the rise and fall of the human spirit. Writers examined what makes us thrive as humans, and similarly what makes us fail. Such works commonly contain the theme of spiritual or social atrophy, and because the Industrial Revolution was in full swing at the time, these works often address the modern human break with the natural world....   [tags: Shelley Wordsworth Byron Essays] 1273 words
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