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To Autumn - To Autumn I find this to be a deeply enjoyable poem. I take delight in it, even though I recognize in it some inadequacy. But, frankly, I like it best of all of Keats's work and know it by memory. It all comes together nicely and has an exceptionally fine ending.I do not discern any particular interpretative problems with this work. The poem is a lyrical evocation of autumn with a complex tonal blend which both celebrates autumn's fullness and wistfully regrets its sense of loss and ending. There is nothing in the poem which induces me to seek out a deeper level of meaning, since I believe that poem operates, for the most part, at a very literal level.I respond well to the mimetic depiction of autumn in the work (even though it is a different kind of autumn than the one I am familiar with) and I am generally inclined to enjoy seasonal verse and its various potentialities for lyrical expression....   [tags: To Autumn John Keats English Literature Essays] 4315 words
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Analysis of Keats' To Autumn - Analysis of Keats' To Autumn   John Keats' poem To Autumn is essentially an ode to Autumn and the change of seasons. He was apparently inspired by observing nature; his detailed description of natural occurrences has a pleasant appeal to the readers' senses.  Keats also alludes to a certain unpleasantness connected to Autumn, and links it to a time of death.  However, Keats' association between stages of Autumn and the process of dying does not take away from the "ode" effect of the poem.    The three-stanza poem seems to create three distinct stages of Autumn:  growth,  harvest, and death.  The theme going in the first stanza is that Autumn is a season of fulfilling, yet the theme ending the final stanza is that Autumn is a season of dying.  However, by using the stages of Autumn's as a metaphor for the process of death, Keats puts the concept of death in a different, more favorable light....   [tags: Keats To Autumn Essays Poetry]
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To Autumn – A Proclamation of Life and Hope - To Autumn – A Proclamation of Life and Hope   The poem "To Autumn" is an amazing piece of work written by one of the greatest poets of all time, John Keats.  From a simple reading, the poem paints a beautiful picture of the coming season.  However, one may wonder if there is more to the poem than what the words simply say.  After it is studied and topics such as sound, diction and imagery are analyzed, one can clearly say that Keats used those techniques to illustrate the progression of death, and to show that there is still life at the end of life.       From the very beginning of "To Autumn,” sound appears to be an important aspect of Keats’s technique.  When the words are studied, there is an even mixture of loud and soft sounds.  Some soft sounding words – words that use consonant sounds that are soft when spoken such as an s -- include mists, close, son, bless, mossed, and trees.  There are also the hard sounding words – words that use consonant sounds that are loud when spoken such as a b or t -- like maturing, round, thatch, and budding.  The words do not appear to be randomly used, but they seem to have a pattern: the hard and soft sounds come in pairs.  In the second line, we see, "close bosom friend of the maturing sun.”  Close and bosom go together, with close being loud and soft with the hard c and soft s, and bosom being loud and soft with the b and s.  The words “maturing sun” are not placed together haphazardly either.  Maturing is a very hard word with the m and t sound; sun is a very soft word, beginning with an s.  Also, in the third line Keats says, “Conspiring with him how to load and bless.”  Autumn is conspiring ....   [tags: Keats To Autumn Essays]
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To Autumn -Technology and Happiness - To Autumn -Technology and Happiness       We are presently living in an era of material affluence. Never before in man's history has the production of goods been so scientifically manipulated by the use of technology; never before have the natural sciences advanced with such speed and skill so that even nature, that unpredictable force of life, has come under its control and the outer limits of our Universe, as a result of scientific exploration has lost its mystery. It is an era in which it is generally believed that Science and Technology are the answer to human suffering, and that in time we will find the key that will open the door to happiness for all....   [tags: Keats To Autumn Essays]
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To Autumn - ... How Keats keeps to the structure of iambic pentameter, can symbolize the structure of the seasons. Every year, spring, summer, fall and winter will occur, it is very structured. As a whole, the structure and sound of the poem is simple and consistent and there is nothing special or unusual. Keats seems to keep it simple, so that the reader can focus more on the literary elements and the meanings and themes he is trying to convey. In “To Autumn” one of the most prominent literary elements that Keats uses is personification, to help achieve the imagery that is used to highlight the beauty that can be found in nature and other aspects of our world....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Keats] 1397 words
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To Autumn by John Keats - To Autumn by John Keats “To Autumn” is one of the most famous, and perfect odes written by John Keats, and any modern writer. It is quite fitting that his greatest piece was the last one that he ever wrote before he met with his unfortunate end. However, this ode has some significant differences to the other odes that he has written. Firstly, there is no flight from reality, or deviation into imagination or dream, in fact there is no narrative voice at all. Secondly, it has an unprecedented emphasis and commemoration of change and progress, not only through autumn, but through all mortal events....   [tags: To Autumn John Keats Poetry Essays]
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To Autumn - The Final Season In the Life of a Poet - To Autumn - The Final Season In the Life of a Poet        The years between 1818 and 1821 mark the final stage in John Keat's life. During this time period, Keats created some of his best poetry. These works would forever elevate Keats as a brilliant and talented poet whose mark would be left on the literary world forever. The last years of Keat's life were met with many challenges as well as inspirations. It was a combination of these which not only influenced, but inspired Keats to write such poems as, "The Eve of St....   [tags: Keats To Autumn Essays]
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John Keats' To Autumn - John Keats' "To Autumn" Life is a beautiful thing that should not be wasted. Life must be lived without warning; it is not to be taken for granted. We will never fully understand life, not even in a million years. The theme of John Keats' "To Autumn" is to enjoy life, even as you grow old and it begins to move away from you. He spreads his message through the time frame, imagery, and diction of the stanzas. To begin with, the time frame of the stanzas begins to prove the theme. By itself, it doesn?t prove the theme, but, when added with the imagery and diction, it gets the job done....   [tags: John Keats Autumn Essays Poem Poetry] 1681 words
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John Keats’ To Autumn and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind - John Keats’ To Autumn and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind Even though both John Keats’s “To Autumn” and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind” are about the same season, they are very dissimilar. Keats’s poem concentrates on the creating power of autumn, and makes it seem a gentle season, while in Shelley’s poem death is a repeating image, and shows autumn’s destroying power. In “To Autumn”, Keats uses three stanzas of eleven lines each. The first seven lines of each stanza follow an ABABCDE rhyme-scheme....   [tags: Keats To Autumn Essays]
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Keats' To Autumn - ... There is the feeling of sound that exists within the music of autumn. The way in which Keats presents the image of the poem brings colorations of the season to mind – the yellow of the bees, the honey color saturating the birth of autumn through the description that he gives within the poem. That is the beauty of the poetry of Keats. His words and the choices of how he places them create imagery in subtle ways. You are drawn into the imagery so that it comes to life, his expressions creating a painting in the mind....   [tags: Literature]
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The Beginning of Autumn - The beginning of autumn It had been raining all day, and Irma had started to feel the symptoms of the flu. She always suffered during the season of allergies, and autumn always brought dust with it. At the end of the day, Enrique, her husband, came home and asked her to accompany him to Monterrey the next day. He was in the middle of a big deal of his professional career, and someone wanted him over there taking charge of his business, it was imperative he attend that appointment. It was the only opportunity he had or they would hire someone else for the new position....   [tags: essays research papers] 583 words
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The Poem, To Autumn by John Keats - In the poem “To Autumn” the initial impression that we get is that Keats is describing a typical Autumn day with all its colors and images. On deeper reading it becomes evident that it is more than just that. The poem is rather a celebration of the cycle of life and acceptance that death is part of life. The first stanza begins with Keats painting a picture of Autumn as being a “season of mist and mellow fruitfulness”. This is used in conjunction with the use of the image of a “maturing sun” which ripens the Autumn harvest of views and the fruits....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 310 words
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Ode to Autumn by John Keats - Ode to Autumn by John Keats This poem that I am going to be focusing on is titled "Ode to Autumn", written by John Keats. This poem shows an aspect of the natural world and I am going to prove in detail how the techniques used by the poet made me think more deeply about the subject. The title of this poem is "Ode to Autumn". This is basically what the poem is about. The poem focuses on autumn, one of the four seasons. I am going to be focusing on two techniques used by the poet which are mood and word choice....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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Comparing To Autumn and To a Skylark - Comparing To Autumn and To a Skylark The two poems we have studied this term are 'To Autumn' and ' To a Skylark'. They use all the tools a writer can use like similes, metaphors, personification and juxtaposition to create I think, some of the best pieces of poetry I have read to this date. They are both crammed full of information and in both, the poets are in awe of what they are describing....   [tags: Papers] 2392 words
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The Portrayal of Nature in To a Skylark and To Autumn - The Portrayal of Nature in To a Skylark and To Autumn ‘To a Skylark’ and ‘To Autumn’ are two poems written by different Romantic poets. Although both are typical of the Romantic period, they differ in many ways. They both have different styles. Both poets elaborate on two different aspects of nature. ‘To a Skylark’, is written by Percy Bysshe Shelley. It compares the Skylark to many different things and it describes how the Skylark manages to exceed all of these things. The poem highlights all of the bird’s qualities....   [tags: Papers] 1372 words
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Ode to autumn not a poem? - J. Keats utilizes a vast array of vocabulary and diction in Ode to autumn. Yet with these layers upon layers of vocabulary comes a disintegration of the rawest form of human being: Emotion. Sometimes, the best form of emotion is a heartfelt prose without metaphors or imagery. It is a tool every writer learns to use, the ability to convey emotion. Loss, joy, anger, writers are able to find a way to express their emotion through the thickest of metaphors. If the writer is not able to convey a certain emotion, doesn’t that defeat the purpose of writing a poem....   [tags: essays research papers] 498 words
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Autumn Rhythm by Jackson Pollock - Essay Critique on "Autumn Rhythm" By Jackson Pollock I have chosen to critique the art masterpiece, Autumn Rhythm. Autumn Rhythm is oil on canvas, 8' 9" x 17' 3." It is my opinion, before you can critique Autumn Rhythm; you must try to understand the artist and his/her background. Artist Jackson Pollock was from a working class family who lived and worked in Wyoming, Arizona, and southern California. He studied at two different art schools; Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles and the Art Student's League in New York, he also studied with several other great artists during his time....   [tags: Artists] 572 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Woods in Autumn - The Woods in Autumn It is not true that the close of a life which ends in a natural fashion- --life which is permitted to put on the display of death and to go out in glory- --inclines the mind to rest. It is not true of a day ending nor the passing of the year, nor of the fall of leaves. Whatever permanent, uneasy question is native to men, comes forward most insistent and most loud at such times. There are still places where one can feel and describe the spirit of the falling of leaves....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing, Observatio] 564 words
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To Autumn, Autumn and October Dawn that each of the poets has different - To Autumn, Autumn and October Dawn that each of the poets has different opinions and feelings on Autumn and they also interpret Autumn in their poems in different ways too. The three poets John Keats, John Clare and Ted Hughes Compare the presentation of Autumn in the three poems We see after reading the poems: ‘To Autumn’, ‘Autumn’ and ‘October Dawn’ that each of the poets has different opinions and feelings on Autumn and they also interpret Autumn in their poems in different ways too. The three poets John Keats, John Clare and Ted Hughes write about the season with admiration and its beauty....   [tags: English Literature] 1184 words
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To Autumn by John Keates - Critical Analysis - To Autumn by John Keates - Critical Analysis John Keats once said about Lord Byron “He describes what he sees - I describe what I imagine, mine is the hardest task” To Autumn is evidence of his way of thinking, as the poem is a vivid, lyrical portrayal of the English autumn, as he imagined it. The poem celebrates autumn as a season of abundance, a season of reflection, a season of preparation for the winter, and a season worthy of admiration with comparison to what romantic poetry often focuses upon - the spring....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 627 words
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Critical Analysis of Ode to Autumn by John Keats - Critical Analysis of Ode to Autumn by John Keats John Keats was born in 1795. He was known to be a romantic poet; poetry that describes the natural world. The poem ode to autumn was written in 1819. Sadly Keats died in 1820. The poem ode to autumn is about how the season of autumn progresses. The first stanza of the poem is about the end of summer beginning of autumn. In this stanza Keats uses powerful adjectives to portray the English autumn. A good example of this are the lines,' And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;………To swell the gourd, and plump he hazel shells.' The adjectives ripeness and plump paint an image in the mind of lots of fruits, they make the reader think of lush colours like red and orange....   [tags: Papers] 406 words
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In this study I will be comparing the 2 poems, To Autumn and Ozymandias. - In this study I will be comparing the 2 poems, To Autumn and Ozymandias. I have chosen these two poems because out of the four that we have looked at, I have found these to be the most interesting. In this study I will be comparing the 2 poems, To Autumn and Ozymandias. I have chosen these two poems because out of the four that we have looked at, I have found these to be the most interesting. Ozymandias revolves more around time than nature, whereas To Autumn revolves around nature more than time....   [tags: English Literature] 1393 words
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Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on a Grecian Urn, and Ode to Autumn - Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on a Grecian Urn, and Ode to Autumn The casual reader of John Keats' poetry would most certainly be impressed by the exquisite and abundant detail of it's verse, the perpetual freshness of it's phrase and the extraordinarily rich sensory images scattered throughout it's lines. But, without a deeper, more intense reading of his poems as mere parts of a larger whole, the reader may miss specific themes and ideals which are not as readily apparent as are the obvious stylistic hallmarks....   [tags: John Keats Poetry Poem Symbolism Symbol] 1467 words
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Compare and contrast the views of Autumn in Ted Hughes’s There Came A - Compare and contrast the views of Autumn in Ted Hughes’s There Came A Day and John Keats’s Ode To Autumn. How do the poets use language to convey these views. There are many similarities and differences between the two autumn poems ‘There came a day’ by Ted Hughes and ‘Ode to autumn’ by John Keats. Both poems are based on autumn but they portray it in different ways. ‘There came a day’ presents autumn in a negative way where as ‘ode to autumn’ presents it in a positive way. The reason that John Keats may have written in a in a positive way about autumn is because he was a pre-twentieth century poet and had a love for nature and respect for the countryside....   [tags: English Literature] 1600 words
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Two Romantic poems concerning nature are To Autumn by John Keats - Two Romantic poems concerning nature are To Autumn by John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s To a Skylark. These two poems celebrate different aspects of nature: ‘Compare how nature is presented two Romantic poems’ Poets of the Romantic Era tried to express their feelings of beauty, nature and decay through poems and other means of literature. Two Romantic poems concerning nature are “To Autumn” by John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “To a Skylark”. These two poems celebrate different aspects of nature: as the title of the poem suggests “To Autumn” is about the season of autumn, whereas “To a Skylark” is about a skylark, a miniscule bird that is famous for its song....   [tags: English Literature] 1457 words
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Consider La Belle Dame sans Merci and To Autumn by John Keats - Consider La Belle Dame sans Merci and To Autumn by John Keats John Keats was born in 1795 and died in 1821. He lived a short life as he suffered from tuberculosis, and died in his early twenties. Keats is one of the great Romantic poets of the early 19th century. Most of his poetry was crammed into the last few years of his life, which is why some of his poems relate death. He had a great love for nature, which was always included in his poetry in some way. He saw his mother and his brother die of TB when he was younger so when he realised he too had the illness he knew what was in store....   [tags: English Literature] 1349 words
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Explication of James Wright's Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio - Explication of James Wright's Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio Works Cited Not Included The poem's title seems to depict a harvest scene with foliage falling from the trees, the end of summer, preparation for winter, Autumn Begins. But this seasonal change in nature's life cycle occurs metaphorically in Martins Ferry, Ohio, Wright's hometown, which already gives an introduction in itself to the changes, which occur there. The feelings and emotions which affected him. He was born In Martins Ferry, Ohio on December 13, 1927....   [tags: James Wright Martins Ohio Essays] 759 words
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The Government's Concern About the Morale of the British People in the Autumn of 1940 - The Government's Concern About the Morale of the British People in the Autumn of 1940 In this question I am asked to examine why the government was concerned about the morale of the British people in the autumn of 1940 by using sources E, F and G and my own knowledge. The situation in 1940 was looking bad for Britain because France had pulled out of the war and now Britain were fighting Germany on their own. German forces had now invaded Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and France....   [tags: Papers] 793 words
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Analysis of Abbey Tomb, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and To Autumn - Analysis of Abbey Tomb, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and To Autumn ‘By using the first or second person – a poet creates a sense of direct dialogue with the reader.’ What is your response to this view. By the use of the first or second person a poet can establish a connection between the character and the reader because the poet can address the reader directly. The poems I have chosen to study are ‘Abbey Tomb’ by Patricia Beer, ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T.S. Elliot and ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats....   [tags: John Keats T.S. Eliot Patricia Beer Essays] 1133 words
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The Expulsion of the Drones in Autumn - ... His reasons for writing works such as “Song: Men of England”, was to bring about change and alleviate his peoples’ suffering. Even though his ideas and works made him shunned by many of the literary community, Percy Shelley held true to his powerful beliefs to his death. Shelley issued a challenge to the people of England. Written so that the common man could read, “Song: Men of England” became his dare to get the people to rise up and shake off the accepted social dogma of corrupted capitalism and make England great again....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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My Childhood Autumns in a Nutshell. . . or an Apple - My Childhood Autumns in a Nutshell. . . or an Apple As a native Vermonter, I have spent every autumn driving out of Burlington and into the rust and golden mountains of Stowe to admire the foliage and to take advantage of nearby orchards. I have visited probably every orchard, mill, factory and farm over my lifetime. Through these excursions, freshly made apple cider, warm cider doughnuts, cool, crunchy apples picked right off the branch, and the smell of these apples have all become imbedded into my memories of my childhood here in Vermont....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Exploring How Keats Finds Beauty In Death - There is no life without death, and no death without life. Life and death mutually define each other and without one, the other would have no meaning. Keats was an English poet very concerned with death and human mortality. His poems usually deal with his struggle to accept his own mortality and his attempt to flee from reality into a world of immortality. This poem, “To Autumn”, which Keats wrote after observing an autumn evening, is seemingly simplistic and purely descriptive. However, underneath the surface, Keats has finally begun to accept the difficult truth that death is inevitable....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Poets, Poem] 1193 words
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Discuss the creation and purpose of a strong sense of setting and - Discuss the creation and purpose of a strong sense of setting and atmosphere Poets use a strong sense of setting and atmosphere in their poems to get across the emotions and content of their writing. “To Autumn” and “Ode on Melancholy” create a strong sense of setting and atmosphere. These two poems are both Odes. Odes are very thoughtful poems and are usually dedicated to someone or something. Also Odes are very disciplined in the way they are written, in terms of structure. Both poems are written by an author named John Keats....   [tags: English Literature:] 1016 words
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Romantic Poets and Their Response to Nature - Romantic Poets and Their Response to Nature Consider how the romantic poets have responded to the subject of nature with close references to at least three poems studied. Consider how the romantic poets have responded to the subject of nature with close references to at least three poems studied, comment in detail on: 1. Imagery (e.g. simile, metaphor, personification.) 2. Subject matter/theme 3. Characteristics of the romantic movement Romanticism was a poetic movement of the 19th century, during The French Revolution....   [tags: Romantic Poets Poems Nature Essays] 1782 words
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The Richness of Old Age: a New Critical Reading of "to Autumn" - "Where are the songs of Spring. Ay, where are they. Think not of them, thou hast thy music too." So often, people look back upon their youth and wish that they still had it before them. Our natural tendency is to fear old age, to see it as the precursor to death, rather than a time of life, desirable in its own right. However, in John Keats' poem, To Autumn, he urges us not to take this view, but to see old age as a beautiful and enviable state of life, rather than something to be feared. First of all, it must be established that Keats is even speaking about old age....   [tags: Poetry] 1026 words
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Jane Eyre, Hamlet And Keats - To convey a sense of argument, imagery and perspective, authors use various types of language, syntax and vocabulary to achieve this. An extract from Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, a soliloquy from Hamlet, by William Shakespeare and Ode to Autumn, by John Keats all have a number of striking similarities between them, as well as a few differences, which will be analysed to show. Unlike Hamlet and Autumn, the extract from Jane Eyre, doesn’t have any particular argument, but the use of language is similar to that of Keats and to some extent Hamlet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Contrast of Pre-Twentieth Century Love Poetry - The Contrast of Pre-Twentieth Century Love Poetry In the pre-twentieth century societies there were different views and approaches to love, for example contrasting approaches to virginity. In this essay I will compare and contrast four pre-1914 essays. There are some features which may be expected to he found in pre-twentieth century poetry. For example, imagery was mainly nature-based, evolving around things such as time, weather, with religion being a popular choice as it played a much more significant part of people's lives then compared to now....   [tags: Papers] 1209 words
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Nature in Context vs. Nature out of Context - Nature in Context vs. Nature out of Context Nature has long been the focus of many an author's work, whether it is expressed through poetry, short stories, or any other type of literary creation. Authors have been given an endless supply of pictures and descriptions because of nature's infinite splendor that can be vividly reproduced through words. It is because of this fact that often a reader is faced with two different approaches to the way nature is portrayed. Some authors tend to look at nature from a more extensive perspective as in William Wordsworth's "I wandered Lonely as a Cloud." While some authors tend to focus more on individual aspects of nature and are able to captivate the reader with their intimate portrayals of nature that bring us right into their imaginations as shown in John Keats' poem, "To Autumn." Keats once wrote that other authors describe what they see, while Keats describes what he imagines....   [tags: Papers] 935 words
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Aging Auratum - ... In November of 1967 Mary G. L. Hood died (Philadelphia Modernism 44). Mary G. L. Hood’s use of bold colors came from her private teacher, Arthur B. Carles (Wolanin 21). Carles once told Mary: “Color was not just a filler, it became the forms that lived and breathed in space” (Wolanin 21). He encouraged them to develop their own styles. The cityscapes that Hood painted through the studio window securely document her presence in Carle’s class (Wolanin 24). The influence of Arthur B. Carles in Mary G....   [tags: Art]
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Omar Epps - Omar Epps In the movies, Love and Basketball, and The Program the viewer can see various similarities that develop. One of the obvious comparisons can be seen in how the actor Omar Epps performs and the similar situations he’s faced with. In both films, he goes through struggles and reveals the life of a highly recruited athlete. The Program is produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., while Love and Basketball is produced by Spike Lee and Sam Kitt. Love and Basketball is a movie that combines a love story with how basketball affects the relationship of two high school sweethearts....   [tags: Actor Love and Basketball Movies Essays] 967 words
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Shelley and Keats - Shelley and Keats Autumnal Theme in English Romantic Poetry: Shelley^Òs "Ode to the West Wind" and Keats^Òs "To Autumn." A season of autumn is traditionally associated with transience and mutability, with dying of nature and expectations of the following winter time. For Romantic poets who are known for their extraordinary sensitivity to natural moods the period of fall becomes a great force for poetic creativity. Percy Bysshe Shelley^s "Ode to the West Wind" and John Keats^s ode "To Autumn" are two beautiful poems which were blown to its authors by the English autumn ^ both poets are influenced by the seasonal process in nature which ushers them into the mood of transience and aging....   [tags: essays papers] 2241 words
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Romanticism in Keats' Poetry - Romanticism in Keats' Poetry Keats uses various poetic techniques and themes to emphasise these ideas of romanticism the "the strange, the sensual and the dream". These themes and techniques are the back bone of the Ode's which allow the reader to feel and use their imagination which was the main reason Keats wrote his poems. Keats uses incredibly sensual language to illustrate how he is feeling and what he is imagining which gives the ode's a sensual feeling of being alive. In Keats' "Ode to Autumn" he is using a large amount of sensual language to try and take us to the place in his mind, his choice of words are hugely important for making Autumn a sensual Ode....   [tags: John Keats Sensual Language Essays] 1034 words
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Exploring Keats' Thoughts on Mortality through His Odes - Exploring Keats' Thoughts on Mortality through His Odes Throughout his short existence, Keats was aware of the impermanence of life. He had suffered great loss of his family, watching his father, mother and brother die and was exposed to pain and suffering in his work at Guy's hospital. He was also conscious of his own approaching death, recognizing the symptoms of tuberculosis. In spite of his sorrow, his work did not reflect a morbid tone, instead it showed how his experiences had given him a dramatic appreciation and great value of life....   [tags: Papers] 1087 words
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Evolution of organisms shows the development of structure to function - ... Gecko, have got all other characteristics of the vertebrae. Geckos are able to climb walls and have the ability to move on the surface such as upside down on ceilings against the gravity (Autumn and Peattie 2002). Specialized feet of Gecko assist their locomotion. Gecko feet helps their slow movements towards the pray and catch as they are predators (Campbell et al. 2008). Similarly, Gecko feet help them to escape from the predators as they can run faster, up to twenty body length per second (Autumn and Peattie 2002)....   [tags: Evolution]
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