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An Exploration of Love Poetry - An Exploration of Love Poetry Coursework Poetry is an idiosyncratic way of a person trying to articulate their feelings or other in a different way about a variety of topics, love, past experiences, politics etc. With the use of metaphors and similes, one can show diverse things without having to be precise about them. Not just words can tell us about the poem, a lot of the time we can learn how the poet is trying to express themselves, by looking at the sentence composition, how it is laid out, how many lines there are, etc....   [tags: Papers] 1698 words
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Name: Abraham Yeh - Title of Presentation: How Marvell has used language to show his concerns in the poem, “To His Coy Mistress” and how it makes it a makes it a memorable one. “To His Coy Mistress” is a love poem written by Andrew Marvell to his mistress to accept his love proposal. Throughout the poem, he shows his concern about how time is running out between the two of them by the use of convincing and persuasive words. I the first two line of the poem, “Had we but world enough and time, This coyness, Lady were no crime” ,He says this to explain to the mistress that if they did have time, he wouldn’t care about her shyness and by the use of words like “had” and “enough” show clearly that they do not have...   [tags: English Literature] 866 words
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Donne and Marvell's poems where what linked them together, it was the - Donne and Marvell's poems where what linked them together, it was the style that they wrote in, they both fit into a metaphysical group. Both poets include an argument with themselves. His Coy Mistress has a comparing poems by John Donne and Andrew Marvell. Donne and Marvell both wrote poems about the same era in time, the early part of the 17th century, to be specific the 1920's.Donne's life began in 1572 where he was born into a prosperous Roman Catholic family, and lived on Bread Street, London....   [tags: English Literature] 920 words
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Poetry Comparison - Sonnet and In time of war. - Poetry Comparison - Sonnet and In time of war. In the poem "Sonnet" Millay is still in love with someone because it is told to us in the last two lines of the poem. "I only know that summer sang in me" which tells us that she feels full of summer, i.e., nice things, when she is in love. " A little while, that in me sings no more" tells us that she is now sad to have lost the love which she once knew. I think she has mixed feelings about being in love with a person or the idea of just being in love....   [tags: English Literature] 1070 words
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Love in Pre-1914 Poetry - Love in Pre-1914 Poetry Compare and contrast the ways in which writers’ present ideas about love in a selection of pre-1914 poetry Poetry is usually used to convey strong feelings and emotions which may be difficult to express in any other form. Poems are especially good at portraying feelings of love because they have set rhythms which can flow better than ordinary speech; poetry can also be good at expressing anger as the rhythms are capable of being very harsh. From times pre-dating the Tudors, poetry has been used by men to win the affections of their prospective mistresses because, by using verse, they could show emotion without embarrassment....   [tags: Poetry Poems Love Emotions Essays] 2564 words
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Timeless Persuasion - “To His Coy Mistress” written by Andrew Marvell appears to be a description of a young man striving to seduce his mistress, however Marvell carefully uses a persona to examine the theme of time and maintains the objections it creates and the conditions it demands on us. Time is made convincing through the impressions of carpe diem, beauty and death. The persona accentuates the ideas these impressions create in order to affirm the idea that time flies so we must “seize the day”. In the premise of the poem Marvell actualizes a picturesque scene where the young man can concentrate on each day admiring his mistress, he strives for avoidance from time by asking “[h]ad we but world...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Close Reading of Shakespeare´s Sonnet 130 - Sonnet 130 is Shakespeare’s harsh yet realistic tribute to his quite ordinary mistress. Conventional love poetry of his time would employ Petrarchan imagery and entertain notions of courtly love. Francis Petrarch, often noted for his perfection of the sonnet form, developed a number of techniques for describing love’s pleasures and torments as well as the beauty of the beloved. While Shakespeare adheres to this form, he undermines it as well. Through the use of deliberately subversive wordplay and exaggerated similes, ambiguous concepts, and adherence to the sonnet form, Shakespeare creates a parody of the traditional love sonnet....   [tags: love, mitress, pleasures, torment]
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The main differences between poems are described by Metaphysical and Classical. - The main differences between poems are described by Metaphysical and Classical. The main differences between poems are described by Metaphysical and Classical. The most famous metaphysical poets would be John Dunn and Marvell, and then the most famous classical poets would be Marlowe and Johnson. Metaphysical being the more interesting makes use of arguments to persuade this can also be described as dialectic. Then Classical is more "Carpe Diem" (Seize the Day) being simpler and with all the verses being the same and in a Starvea (irregular) and an example of this is the poem To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time....   [tags: English Literature] 974 words
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Pre 1900 Poetry - Pre 1900 Poetry Love poems are one of peoples all time favourites. They are read to people of all ages with an enclosed message behind them. However, there is a difference in love as one is pure love rather than the lust. This is the same in poems. The messages behind them can be based on love and affection but on the other hand can be based on lust and betrayal. Recently I have studied two well known poets' works. These are the work of the stunning Shakespeare and the magnificent Andrew Marvell....   [tags: Papers] 1149 words
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Infidelity - Passionate instincts can overtake us, guilty feelings will wash over us, and paranoia will take control of us. Our body and mind propel us on a lustful, exciting, frightening bender as we take that one risk that could destroy everything. Since the beginning of man, humans have caved in to our polygamous nature through the act of infidelity, and men and woman have cheated on each other throughout history (Zur 2). However, different time periods and cultures have contrasting perceptions on adultery often depending on gender....   [tags: Social Issues, Cheating, Mistress] 1815 words
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How Do The Attitudes To Love E - How Do The Attitudes To Love Expressed In The Following Poems Differ From One Another. The following three poems &#8220;To His Coy Mistress';, by Marvell, &#8220;The Good Morrow';, by Donne, and &#8220;Sonnet 116';, by Shakespeare all tackle the theme of love. Although they are all written about the same subject, they show remarkably different approaches. Two are written from the narrator to his lover to persuade her into commitment into a sexual or loving relationship. The third gives a neutral definition of true love....   [tags: essays research papers] 1316 words
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Persuasive Techniques Used in Poetry - Persuasive Techniques Used in Poetry Compare the persuasive techniques used in the poems. Say which poems you feel are the most effective and Why. Persuading poets have been writing poems on love, lust and nature since the beginning of time. The 7 poems that are analysed here range from the 16th-19th centuries. These poems are all written by men arguing and persuading the effects of love. In “To virgins”, it appears that Robert Herrick uses small amounts of natural imagery to persuade virgins and to stress the fast passing of time....   [tags: Poetry Poems Writing Literature Essays] 2188 words
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The Moods and Faces of Love in pre-1914 Poetry - The Moods and Faces of Love in pre-1914 Poetry There are many facets of love. Illustrate this by discussing the way love is treated in different poems in this selection. There are many facets of love such as lust, jealously and equality. Love is a popular topic for poetry. Margaret Duchess of Newcastle said "O Love thou art tired out with rhyme!" She believes love is a clichéd, worn out with rhyme and poetry but love still has many facets of love to be explored. "To His Coy Mistress" is about superficial love....   [tags: Papers] 1111 words
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Who am I? - Who am I. (1) Throughout the semester in English composition II, the class was asked to explore the question, “Who am I?” and try to seek an answer. The reading assignments that were given to us this semester permitted you to ask ourselves the question, “Who am I?. In the plays, poems, short stories, and novella that we read the characters in them faced some type of conflict. In the play A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, in the poem “ To His Coy Mistress”, by Andrew Marvell, in the short story “ A Devoted Friend“, by Oscar Wilde, and in the novella Metamorphosis , by Franz Kafka, the conflict that they all portrayed was appearance/reality....   [tags: Education Society Essays] 1590 words
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Compare the way in which these poets convey their attitudes to love - Compare the way in which these poets convey their attitudes to love and relationships. How is this affected by the era in which they lived. The two poems I am comparing are 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell. Coy can be translated into modern language as Shy. The whole poem is persuasive and is trying to get the lady to sleep with him, but because she is shy she wont. Marvell lived in the 17th century from 1621-1678. The poem in contrast is 'Sonnet 116' by William Shakespeare who also wrote this poem in the 17th century and he lived from 1564-1616....   [tags: English Literature] 1170 words
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Piazza Piece by John Crowe Ransom - Poetry is a condensed form of language. It says very much in very few words. The ways that make possible this “linguistic economy” are many. Let us take John Crowe Ransom’s “Piazza Piece” for example and see the various ways in which the poet has managed to enrich his meaning. Here is the text of the poem: Piazza Piece --I am a gentleman in a dustcoat trying To make you hear. Your ears are soft and small And listen to an old man not at all; They want the young men’s whispering and sighing....   [tags: Poems, Poetry Analysis, John Crowe Ransom] 1558 words
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As I Walked Out One Evening - W.H. Auden’s poem “As I Walked Out One Evening” belongs to the long tradition of poems chronicling the struggle between love and time. Like others, Auden’s lover uses images of “The Flower” (l. 19) and grandiose claims of love “Till China and Africa meet” (l. 10) to impress or coax the unseen lover to comply with his wishes. However, Auden deviates from this tradition in other ways. For example, these other works are mainly seduction poems. In Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”, time is (by association) a third party to a seduction, invoked to create fear and put pressure on the seducée by reminding her of her mortality- as well as the seducer’s own vulnerability, and thus goad her towar...   [tags: Literary Analysis, W.H. Auden] 1249 words
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Sieze The Day - Sieze the Day. Andrew Marvell wrote his short poem “To His Coy Mistress” in a persuasive tone to allow the speaker to convince his mistress, the listener, to succumb to his want. Marvell uses meter, imagery, and tone to persuade his lady to further commit in their relationship. This poem has a very strong carpe diem or seize the day theme which Marvell conveys throughout the poem. In general, the meter of the poem is iambic tetrameter. Marvell uses pauses as well as enjambment to break up the neat pattern that the rhyme scheme of the poem imposes....   [tags: essays research papers] 564 words
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The Four Periods of Literature - ... The best anyone can do is to enjoy each passing joy and victory, not holding on to the losses or pitfalls, but learning from them and moving forward. Some men are content to simply fall in line and follow the footsteps of those who have gone before. This produces nothing more than a life which has already been played out by someone prior. The third lesson studying literature has brought me is the fact that all great things started from taking a risk. The majority of writers who copy others style and attempt to make it their own fail....   [tags: celebrating deterioration]
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The Persuasive Tone of The Flea - The Persuasive Tone of The Flea       John Donne, a member of metaphysical school in the Seventeenth century, exhibited his brilliant talent in poetry. In "The Flea," he showed the passion to his mistress via persuasive attitude. The tone might straightforwardly create playfulness or sinfulness; yet, the poem contains none of either. What impress readers most is situation and device. The situation between the speaker and the audience is persuasion, love or marriage. As to device, the notable parts are diction and rhetoric skills....   [tags: Flea Essays]
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Writing about Love - Writing about Love Love poems have always been very popular because love is one of the deepest emotions that people can feel and poetry is a good way to express such an emotion. When people think of love, they think of a typical romantic love but an exploration of pre-1914 love poetry shows other types of love such as unrequited love and obsessive love. The poems I will explore in depth are ‘To his Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvin, ‘The Garden of Love’ by William Blake, and ‘How do I love thee’ by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning....   [tags: Love Poems Poetry Literature Essays] 866 words
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Think Before You Act - All my life I have been taught to think before I act, in order to prevent myself from making a mistake. Yet, I have learned through my many errors in life not to duplicate my unfortunate actions. Many times I have been told to consider the consequences of my actions prior to acting. I have found, though, that this may not always be the best approach. I would not argue this to be true in every situation, however. What is to be said, for example, of those who have acted on their emotions, only to find themselves in prison....   [tags: Psychology] 862 words
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How do You know? - I walk down the school hallway or the streets, and see couples holding hands or giving each other kisses on the cheek. A sickened look captures my face as I walk by and hear those three words, “I Love you”. Then it dawns on me, do they really love each other. Do they understand what they are saying. If it isn’t love what do they have. Many people question the difference between love and lust, and if they are able to have both. In my opinion, it is possible that love can turn into a passionate relationship and the sexual tension between two partners can eventually turn into love....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Charles Simic - Charles Simic An interpretation of Charles Simic's poem 'Cabbage' is as a parody of Andrew Marvell's 'To My Coy Mistress' and John Donne's 'The Flea.' These are two well-known seventeenth-century carpe diem love poems (The Explicator). I choose this poem because it is one of his most famous. Some of Simic's best known works challenge the dividing line between ordinary and extraordinary. He gives substance and even life to inanimate objects to such ordinary objects like a knife or spoon ( CAO )....   [tags: Papers] 907 words
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Compare and contrast how three poets (in four poems) explore love and - Compare and contrast how three poets (in four poems) explore love and its consequences. In this essay, I will be looking at the poems First Love (John Clare), My Last Duchess (Robert Browning), Porphyria's Lover (Robert Browning) and To His Coy Mistress (Andrew Marvell). I will refer to these poems as FL, MLD, PL, and HCM respectively. I will first be looking at what love can do to ones emotions, and then at what people can be capable of doing. Clare has managed to convey what love can do if it is not recognised in his poem, FL....   [tags: English Literature] 834 words
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Love and Lust in Most Like an Arch, When You Are Old and Other Poems - Love and Lust in Most Like an Arch, When You Are Old and Other Poems I have chosen to compare and contrast three "love" poems with three "lust" poems from our text, An Introduction to Poetry (9th edition, Kennedy and Gioia, Longman Publishing). I feel that poems about true love often incorporate themes of duration, unity and longevity; all lasting sentiments. Conversely, poems of a lusty nature convey the sentiment that the feeling is transitory, and must be pounced on immediately (before we get a chance to think about it too much)....   [tags: Most Arch When Old] 1015 words
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Love in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Love. In all its facets and colors, love is understood and accepted as a concept by even the most primitive cultures. But what is love. Many writers have debated this subject. Many works have been produced detailing the understanding individuals had of the concept of love.    The more accepted conception of love is usually found in Romeo & Juliet. Many people refer to it as love at first sight, in French, “le coup de foudre”, as if you had just been struck by a lightning bolt. This interpretation dates back to the courtly love tradition which manifested during the late Middle Ages, first through chivalry and then more openly among the nobility....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo Juliet] 1219 words
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Analysis of Shakespeare’s and Frost’s Poetry of Sonnets - Whenever you hear the name William Shakespeare, your mind automatically think of his dramatic plays, like Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare is also a poet, which he has won recognition for in his time. Robert Frost is also one of the most recognized poets or authors of any literary period. Shakespeare is an important literary figure of the Western world, who, during the Elizabethan period; composed numerous plays that still dominate the theaters to this day (Wikipedia). Frost was an American poet....   [tags: Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, Helium, mistres]
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How do poets from the pre 1914 poetry present their ideas about love - How do poets from the pre 1914 poetry present their ideas about love and relationships. The poems I have chosen to write about are ‘They flee from me’ by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542), ‘The unequal fetters’ by Anne finch (1661-1720) and ‘To his coy mistress’ by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678). I chose these poems because I found them attention-grabbing and remarkable as they all are based around the same topic of love and pretence. Also I liked these poems because of the fact that they have a message that is still true even in today’s world....   [tags: English Literature] 1933 words
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Virginity in 17th and 18th Century Poetry - Virginity in 17th and 18th Century Poetry Benjamin Franklin once said that there were only two inevitable things in life: death and taxes. He got it half right. They did, in fact, die with pretty regular certainty. However, what was inevitable was sex. Without it, there wouldn't be any new people to die and poor Ben Franklin would have been completely wrong. The only hindrance to this certainty was (and remains) virgins. The realm of the chaste has been explored in poetry throughout time, but never was the subject as thoroughly probed as in the 17th and 18th century....   [tags: Poem Poetry Poetic Essays]
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John Donne's "the Flea", a Critical Analysis - Since the beginning of time, one of the most captivating and yet elusive of all emotions has been love. Back in the 17th century most male poets wrote about woman's beauty, while others romanticized lustful inclinations in poetry. The cliché "love at first sight," is too often idealized to be the epitome of "true love"; most poets will uphold to the prior statement such as John Donne and Andrew Marvell. In John Donne's "The Flea" Donne expresses his love for a woman without having touched her....   [tags: Poetry] 894 words
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Marvell Vs Herrick - During the 17th century the style of writing was changing from poems about death to ones whose subject was about living life to it’s fullest extent. This kind of writing was also known as carpe diem. Robert Herrick and Andrew Marvell were two of the first carpe diem poets. Although their styles were similar their subjects differed. Both Marvell and Herrick used metaphors in their writing. In To His Coy Mistress, Marvell writes, “Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness lady were no crime,”(414)....   [tags: essays research papers] 737 words
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Hesitation, Repression, and Indecisiveness in the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - Impotent, pathetic, inadequate, timid. Everyone knows a J. Alfred Prufrock, and everyone has a bit of him in himself or herself. Just like Prufrock we readers have been witness to the pretentious triviality of others, the women who "come and go/ Talking of Michelangelo" (lines 13-14), and the lack of confidence which prevents the realization of desires. Eliot's careful choice of epigraph from Dante's Inferno reverberates throughout this poem as the logic behind Prufrock sharing his feelings with his listener....   [tags: Poetry] 1417 words
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Name: Come live with me and be my love - Name Come live with me and be my love Focus: Marlowe’s use of words in communicating the meaning of the poem and how his poem is a memorable one. The poem “come live with me and be my love” is a love poem written by Christopher Marlowe, persuading his love to come and spend some time with him. It is a poem full of romantic and passionate words that form natural imagery to convey the poet’s feelings and what he means. By the way the poet uses words to persuade his love, makes the poem similar to the poem, “To his coy mistress”....   [tags: English Literature] 1039 words
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The Love Poems of Rich, Marvell and Campion - The Love Poems of Rich, Marvell and Campion Adrienne Rich’s “Twenty-One Love Poems,” which explore the nature of lesbian love, differ strikingly from classic love poems written by a man to a woman, such as Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” and Thomas Campion’s “There Is a Garden in Her Face.” Rich’s poems focus on the “us” aspect of love, the concept of two strong, yet imperfect women facing all oppositions together, while the love poems written by men are far more reverent, almost worshipful of their subjects....   [tags: Adrienne Rich Andrew Marvell Essays] 1424 words
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Waste Land Essay: Eluding Understanding - The Waste Land: Eluding Understanding The Waste Land is, to begin with, a poem that includes an interpretation as part of the poem, and it is therefore a poem that makes a problem of its meaning precisely by virtue of its apparent (and apparently inadequate) effort to explain itself. We cannot understand the poem without knowing what it meant to its author, but we must also assume that what the poem meant to its author will not be its meaning. The notes to The Waste Land are, by the logic of Eliot's philosophical critique of interpretation, simply another riddle--and not a separate one to be solved....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 771 words
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A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Rapunzel - A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Rapunzel      The familiar story of Rapunzel, as told by the brothers Jacob Ludwig Carl and Wilhelm Carl Grimm, takes on new meaning with a psychoanalytic interpretation. It is a complex tale about desire, achievement, and loss. The trio of husband, wife, and witch function as the ego, id, and superego respectively to govern behavior regarding a beautiful object of desire, especially when a prince discovers this object. The story begins in a rural house where a man and woman live without children, near a walled garden tended by a frightening witch....   [tags: Hay Rapunzel Essays]
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Lady Mary Wroth as Proto-Feminist - Lady Mary Wroth as Proto-Feminist Lady Mary Wroth is one of very few canonized woman poets in the 17th century canon (Strickland lect. Oct 11 94.). This fact alone lends a type of importance to Wroth that sets her off from her male contemporaries. Wroth wrote poems at about the same time that Robert Herrick, John Donne, Andrew Marvell, and Sir Philip Sidney (to name a few) wrote their courtly lyrics. Wroth wasn't the only woman writer from the time, instead, she was simply one of very few that were saved from historical anonymity....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]
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poems - Poems In Andrew Marvell’s poem, “To His Coy Mistress,” Marvell starts out by saying how much he loves this girl that even time is not a matter, but halfway through he switches and starts to say that time is nearing and that basically if we do not do the deed now, then, “And your quaint honor turn to dust, And into ashes all my lust:” (29-30) In Ben Jonson’s poem, “To Celia,” Jonson begins by laying his game on thick and saying that we need to make love, but halfway through he changes his ways and starts saying that you should not care what others say lets do it, who cares if the maids find out or even your husband, lets just do it....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Sonnets 18 and 130: Defending and Defying the Petrarchan Convention - Sonnets 18 and 130: Defending and Defying the Petrarchan Convention               During the Renaissance, it was common for poets to employ Petrarchan conceit to praise their lovers. Applying this type of metaphor, an author makes elaborate comparisons of his beloved to one or more very dissimilar things. Such hyperbole was often used to idolize a mistress while lamenting her cruelty. Shakespeare, in Sonnet 18, conforms somewhat to this custom of love poetry, but later breaks out of the mold entirely, writing his clearly anti-Petrarchan work, Sonnet 130....   [tags: Shakespeare Sonnet anti-Petrarchan]
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Addressing the Problem of Bullying in Schools - It is only in the recent years that attention has turned toward the widespread problem of bullying, especially in schools, and that bullying is identified as a serious problem that merits intervention and research (Coy). Therefore, relatively little effort has been made to overcome or address the problem, which still remains a widespread social vice. This paper purports to illustrate how, despite efforts made to rectify the situation, bullying still remains rampant, and is getting worse....   [tags: Violence ]
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Transgender Rights and Discrimination - The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) notes, “Discrimination against an individual because that person is transgender is discrimination because of sex in violation of Title VII. This is also known as gender identity discrimination” ("EEOC - Sex," n.d., para. 3). According to Canas and Sondak (2014), many states have adopted legislation that supports transgender people as a protected class. Colorado passed legislation extending protection to transgender people in 2008 (Brinker & Maza, 2014)....   [tags: Discrimination, Federal Court, Transgender]
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The Cry Out for Help in Lord of the Flies - Is adolescence really about fitting in or not standing out. Do you have any responsibility to those students who do not fit in. Do you hear that. Hush, and listen closely. Do you hear it now. The cries for help of the kids who don’t fit in with the crowd. The cries aren’t always loud. Sometimes they don’t make a sound. Stop and listen to them. Take responsibility for those kids and stand up for those kids who won’t stand up for themselves. In the book Lord of the Flies, there were multiple unanswered cries for help....   [tags: responsible, kids, victim] 678 words
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Corruption and Hypocrisy in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales - In Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, the prioress’s behavior can be interpreted as being part of the change occurring within religious institutions, which were changing to allow for freedom of thought and individual choice, as the nun does when she takes the liberty of customizing her fine garb by wearing it with beads and a gold brooch. The nun is one of the first characters to be given a name and as such is identified as being an individual, and not just seen as being a nun. The nun’s deviation from expected behavior and norms can thus be seen as a positive trait which Chaucer praises as women became more independent and redefined their own roles in society....   [tags: prioress´s behavior, change, religious institution]
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The Form of Non-Traditional Blazon - In the sixteenth century, poems in blazon format were very popular. Blazon is a technique that “described the position and relation of one picture to another”. (The Overview of “Sonnet 130”, Woolway). This technique was to illustrate the main features of the subject, usually a female body. Popular blazon would start from the bottom to the top of the body. For example, like hair, eyes, lips, breasts, and so on. Occasionally, it would start from the bottom to top, starting with feet, legs and so on....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
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Transgender Rights in America - Humans have established their own rights in society for many, many years now. However, because some humans differ from the norms that are built in society, they are shunned and denied their rights until they conform to society’s norms. There has been numerous groups of people who have been denied their rights in America. African Americans, immigrants, Native Americans, and gays have been isolated simply because that is the way that they were born into this world and others do not find them “normal”....   [tags: society's norms, discrimination, civil rights]
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Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 20 versus Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 - In Sir Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 20 and William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130, both are talking about love. Love in a romantic relationship, yet they seem very different from each other. Sir Philip Sidney’s is the traditional Petrarchan sonnet and Shakespeare’s have his own style of sonnet. Take a side on the type of sonnets, the two sonnets shares some more differences. The love object in Astrophil and Stella Sonnet 20 and Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare are very unlike, the former one fits all the conventional beauty and the latter one is opposite; the treatment of love is different as well, Sir Philip Sidney illustrate it in a violence way and Shakespeare describe it in a more co...   [tags: beauty and love]
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