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Love and Metaphysical Poetry - Ingenious concepts, sticking conceits, heated arguments, sublime paradoxes and far‐fetched imagery are just a few features of Metaphysical poetry. Poetry that enables its audience to take a journey with the poet throughout life’s battles, luxuries and treasures, is simply a phenomenon. Today, we are very lucky to have the luxury of many metaphysical poems; however, today we will be exploring just two. These being A Valediction Forbidding Mourning and To His Coy Mistress. Both poems possess different themes and features that will be compared and contrasted throughout, however, are connected through the discourse of love....   [tags: Poetic Themes] 1639 words
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What the Women Want - What the women want Research done by Browne & Fiske (2001) describes aboriginal women’s’ positive experiences with the health care system and interactions. For example, one woman stated that being able to be involved in her care and sharing information and knowledge led her to develop a rapport with her physician. She was given the time to ask questions and felt welcome. Caring gestures towards the patients also made the women feel as though they were important. Presencing themselves after shifts were over were described as going above and beyond by the women and they were appreciative while going through something emotionally distressing....   [tags: Health Policy, Aboriginal Women] 1367 words
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Plato and The Renaissance - Plato (428-347 B.C.E.) is considered to be one of the greatest philosophers the world has ever known. Though concerned with specific problems of his own era, Plato's ideas transcend all time. Throughout the ages his works have been translated into many languages and studied by great thinkers of every region of the world. A revival of Platonic thought occurred during the Renaissance. Though Plato's ideas have survived in their original forms, translators and commentators during Renaissance times often understood them in a very different way than intended....   [tags: Philosophy]
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European Witch Hunts 1350-Present - In order for history to repeat itself, it has to start somewhere right. The European witch hunts can be traced back to around 1450 and last well into the 18th century. The European witch hunts, much like the Salem witch trials happened because of rejection of rapid social, economic, and religious transformation. (Jones Gendercide Watch: European Witch Hunts). Often during times of rapid change it takes a while for reforms to be made or for citizens to adjust to the new arrangement. The result of the rejection of change during this time period was mass hysteria and moral dilemmas....   [tags: History]
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Command Zulu’s Diversity Program - Command Zulu’s Diversity Program Command Zulu is a dynamic and diverse organization that consists of employees from many different organizations. The employees of Command Zulu come together to manufacture, repair, and deliver widgets to the United States Navy submarine fleet. Employees are contractors, government civilians, USN Sailors, USMC Marines, and government civilians that are part of a collective bargaining unit (union). The focus of this paper is to explore Command Zulu’s diversity program in regards to the policy, groups, and management....   [tags: equality, discrimination prevention]
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The Importance of Scripture - The calling of Abraham is where Abrahamic religion began and it is where the three major faiths; Judaism and Christianity in particular, were born. The story began with a man named Abram, later came to be known as Abraham, who was called upon by God, “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:1-3; cf Acts 7:2, 3: Hebrews 11:8)....   [tags: judaism, christianity, religion]
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"Ozymandias", by Percy Shelley - Percy Shelley indited "Ozymandias" in competition with his friend, Horace Smith, who also composed a sonnet concerning the ruined statue. Shelley's was published in the "The Examiner by Hunt in January 1818"1. Although "Ozymandias" detached style differs from the exalted tone of most of Shelley's oeuvre, it pleased Desmond King-Hele enough for him to honour it with a comparison to Shakespeare's poetry: "Few of Shelley's sonnets can bear comparison with Shakespeare's, but in 'Ozymandias' he successfully challenges the master on his favourite ground, the ravages of time."2 In this essay I hope to illustrate how the "music" of "Ozymandias" is integral to conveying its meaning....   [tags: sonnete, romanticism]
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Is Time Travel Possible? - Back to the Future, Doctor Who, Star Gate, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Terminator, The Time Machine, and so on so forth. These movies and TV shows have one thing and common witch as your can guess is time travel. But if you look at each single one separate not one time travel is the same from the other. Before we begin we shall learn what time travel is. Time travel is when one person, matter, or object moves in a three dimensional direction in time. The three dimensions are length, width and height but for this explanation we can also put it as forward and backward, left and right, and up and down....   [tags: Time Travel, Speed of Light, Films]
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Future of an Illusion - The most commonly found archetype is that of the mother. Examples of the mother archetype include Hathor, world creator, and Chicomecoatl, mother of the corn. Whether it is Gaia or the Virgin Mary, the mother archetype transcends any single mythology. While the gods and their names may not be immortal, the archetype and its influence are (Drysdale 3). Other Jungian archetypes are that of the anima and animus. The anima is the female element of the male, and the animus is the male element of the female (Jung 31)....   [tags: Mother Archetype, Hathor, Chicomecoatl]
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Pride by Dahlia Ravikovitch - Pride By Dahlia Ravikovitch In the poem pride, Dahlia Ravikovitch uses many poetic devices. She uses an analogy for the poem as a whole, and a few metaphors inside it, such as, “the rock has an open wound.” Ravikovitch also uses personification multiple times, for example: “Years pass over them as they wait.” and, “the seaweed whips around, the sea bursts forth and rolls back--” Ravikovitch also uses inclusive language such as when she says: “I’m telling you,” and “I told you.” She uses these phrases to make the reader feel apart of the poem, and to draw the reader in....   [tags: literary analysis, poetry]
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The Time Traveller's Wife - Déjà vu; what if Déjà vu is a result of time travel. Could that strong sensation of having an event or experience currently happening feel like it has already been experienced in the past a form of time travel. Time travel is a phenomenon thought by most to be impossible. Is it logically possible to have experience an event in your life before it even happened, like déjà vu. There are many theories surrounding this topic and surrounding these theories are a number of faults. Time travel for ages has been the plot to many science fiction movies....   [tags: Deja vu, film]
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Ben Carson: Gifted Hands - Paradoxes are situations that are characterized by contradictory qualities; they impact a person’s course of action and contributions to society. A person has negative and positive aspects of their personality that affects their perspective of life’s challenges. Their viewpoints may differ from society’s expectation of a flawless life. Everyone’s personality consists of positive and negative contributions. Although Ben Carson, a passionate pediatric neurosurgeon, faced several tribulations throughout his life, he gained wisdom from each experience....   [tags: passionate pediatric neurosurgeon]
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Company of Lovers - THE COMPANY OF LOVERS: JUDITH WRIGHT Judith Wright’s 1946 poem “The Company of Lovers” makes a juxtaposition of two essential forces of major impact upon human existence, the effects of love and those of death. Within the poem it can be noted that the two stanzas reflect each of the certain themes. The first, a universal description of love and the ambitions two lovers might have, whilst the second a reflection of how quick all may soon be lost through the loneliness of death. Wright is renown for her use language, and many of her poems contain paradoxes in which the reader is confronted with a phrase completely unrealisable, but effective in portraying the nature of the poem....   [tags: essays research papers] 401 words
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Use of Situational Irony in The Season of Divorce - Use of Situational Irony in The Season of Divorce          John Cheever's "The Season of Divorce" could be viewed as nothing more than a story of hopeless love, a tale of something that could never be. It is through the author’s use of tone in the story that a theme deeper than simple forbidden desire is conveyed. The situation between Ethyl and her husband, the narrator, reflects one of hidden resentment; a product of imposed societal stresses. Through the use of situational irony, Cheever gives the reader a feeling of instability and hopelessness found in a seemingly secure setting, this being a marriage of rather longstanding....   [tags: Season of Divorce Essays] 672 words
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A Review of the Film Primer by Shane Carruth - A Review of the Film Primer by Shane Carruth This week I’m reviewing a film that was not hugely publicized, Primer. I’ll be telling you whether it’s a must see cult film to be or whether the film wasn’t publicized for a good reason. Basic run down of the story is that a group of amateur inventors who want to create something more than the simple low profit creations they have come up with so far. They create a machine which slows down or speeds up time of the space inside it. After discovering this ‘device’ the group uses this to travel, a few hours at a go, through time....   [tags: Papers] 489 words
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Images of Love in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde - Images of Love in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde       The image of love created by Chaucer in Book I of "Troilus and Criseyde" is one which elicits pity rather than admiration. Yet, the poet professes to serve and celebrate the God of Love. Is the superficially motivated but all-consuming passion sparked in Troilus meant to serve as a warning to other lovers or a model. With the presence of several narrative interjections by the poet himself suggesting a method of interpretation, clearly some emphasis is placed upon an audience's ability to learn from "The double sorwe of Troilus" (1)....   [tags: Troilus Criseyde Essays]
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Free Terrorism Essays: America Driven by Hatred? - America: Driven by Hatred. America stands on the brink of a war that we won't win. We are in a position to decide exactly how many lives we'd like to expend in order to capture some phantom and subject him to our justice system for crimes against humanity. Unlike Vietnam, this is not a war where we can't see our enemy. Instead, this is war where we can't find our enemy. Osama bin Laden is our enemy and we must eradicate him, along with his al Qaeda. In order to do so, however, we must find him....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 592 words
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Use of Culture in Writing - The Culture “,Culture”, is a concept which is related to the art, beliefs and traditions of a society. Even if it is thought as a concept used in social norms, it is the real value of a society by carrying the significant characteristic features of being “,identity”,. It means that the culture forms the society’,s real identity. There are so many writers whose works are based upon the concept of the culture. Stephen Greenblatt is the one who has an essay about the culture and its affects on literature under the name of “,Culture”,....   [tags: essays research papers] 588 words
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Writing in Philosophy - Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians once sang that "philosophy is a walk on the slippery rocks." While philosophy may be a tricky subject to grasp, full of seemingly unanswerable questions and paradoxes, writing in philosophy is pretty much the same as any other academic writing done in college. Philosophy papers still revolve around a thesis, still rely on evidence and logic to prove their theses, and are still written to show students' understandings or to gain new understandings just like any other academic paper....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Mr. Nice Guy - It is a well-known stereotype that “nice guys finish last.” I use the term “stereotype” loosely, because, at times, it can feel like a universal law of nature. Most of us know how it goes. Two guys, one nice; the other not, both vie for the attentions of the same girl. The nice guy is ever sympathetic, expressive, and kind, but for all his efforts, the other guy, effortlessly employing an uncanny maneuver called “Being a Jack-Ass,” gets the girl. Thus, in the most paradoxical of paradoxes, it is in being almost exactly what women claim to want that many respectable young men fail miserably....   [tags: Relationships] 906 words
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Religion and Education - While variations in what the parents in this study want their children to become a common goal of a becoming a God conscious person is present. They share the same goal, the same dream for their children. Nevertheless they differ in their understandings of the best way to accomplish that goal. The negotiating of intricate and sometimes oppositional thoughts in education places AAM parents within the broader tradition of education for liberation in the African-American community. One example can be seen with a glimpse into the efforts of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) who were instrumental in freedom school movements....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Daoism: A Journey - By traditional accounts, Daoism, or Taoism as it is also known, was founded during the sixth century BCE in China under the influence of the legendary philosopher Lao Tzu and the Tao Teh Ching (Coogan 222), but, as with every religion, this origin has been questioned (Jurji 24). The validity of Lao Tzu has been brought into question, and many believe the Tao Teh Ching is actually the work of several authors in one compilation of ideas thought well before the sixth century or even fourth century, BCE (Coogan 222)....   [tags: Religion, Taoism, China] 1166 words
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Obedience to Authority - During the Vietnam War, a unit of American Army soldiers invaded My Lai a South Vietnamese hamlet resources contended was the enemy Viet Cong stronghold. That day in May 1968 an estimated 347 unarmed civilians “including women and children” died as a result (Cantrell, 2007). My Lai became one of the most controversial situations of the long Viet Nam War. When the truth came out due to letters to the government describing the horror, two questions resulted. Understanding why some of the young American soldiers that day killed so many innocent civilians and why did so few in the unit try to save the lives of as many as they could require moral clarity....   [tags: Psychology]
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Biography of Socrates - Socrates is known in todays world as one of the greatest philosophers in history. He brought many revolutionary ideas to ancient Athens during his life and even after his death. He had many followers that beloved him even till death. His tragic death only led him to become a martyr for philosophy. Socrates never wrote anything down so what we know of his life is the from the records left by his followers, mainly Plato. Socrates was born around 470 B.C. in Athens to a family with moderate wealth....   [tags: Philosopher, Theories, Ancient Athens]
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Africa's War Against Terror - Africa's War Against Terror African people in their persistent efforts to claim their place on the global stage is faced with paradoxes and challenges, the global stage where Africans are persistently marginalized, disadvantaged and vulnerable. The first step in Africans claiming their place in the global stage is shedding all manifestations of inferiority and self-doubt and refuse to accept that their benchmarks, to measure their success, are set by others. This is precisely what the NEPAD Peer Review Mechanism is about....   [tags: History] 566 words
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ALL YOU ZOMBIES - In the story, All You Zombies, there are many paradoxes that Heinlein touches upon. One being, the ability to travel back and forth through time. This jumping from one time to another would allow one to arrive at a time that he or she is already in causing there to be two of the same person at once. In fact, this is the scenario that occurs in the short story. It all starts when the bartender approaches a sad soul setting at the bar. He asks the fellow to tell him what is wrong. Though reluctant to, the gentleman does after being persuaded to by a bottle of wine....   [tags: essays research papers] 552 words
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gullivers travel - I want to outline in this essay some of the ways in which Swift's texts - in particular the shorter prose works and the poetry concerned with the female body - take up and make explicit contradictory philosophical positions. Much time and critical effort has been spent attempting to trace some unifying philosophical thread through the maze created by these and other of Swift's writings, when such a thread may be elusive to the point of vanishing altogether.1 It seems possible that one cause of this critical need to establish consistency in Swift is the influence of Postmodernist thought, which tends to cause a conditioned response to eighteenth century literary works in which the instinctiv...   [tags: essays research papers] 2873 words
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King Lear - ACT ONE, SCENE ONE KING LEAR Lines 248 ¡V 260 It is said by Lear that it would have been better if Cordelia ¡§hadst not been born than not t¡¦have pleased me better¡¨, but France supports her by referring to her as ¡§Fairest Cordelia¡¨ to put her into a better light. As France is portrayed as a ¡§true gentleman¡¨ his views and opinions are respected more by the audience than Lear¡¦s, because Lear appears to the viewers as an egotistical and cruel man. Therefore, when France describes Cordelia as being ¡§rich¡¨ but ¡§poor¡¨, ¡§Most choice¡¨ yet ¡§forsaken¡¨ and ¡§most loved¡¨ though ¡§despised!¡¨ the audience sees a major contrast through these paradoxes and agrees with France....   [tags: essays research papers] 1276 words
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Comparing To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and To his Mistress Going to Bed by John Donne - Comparing To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and To his Mistress Going to Bed by John Donne In recent times I have compared and contrasted two pieces of love poetry, both of which are exceptionally lyrical and full of intellectual language that bring the poems alive with elaborated metaphors that compare dissimilar things, as they Inare equally, yet somehow individually both metaphysical poems. The first of these poems that I comprehended was 'To his Coy Mistress;' (written by Andrew Marvell during the 17th century), it reflects the epic of a man who is striving to entice a unadulterated woman into going to bed with him; he does this by using a lot of romantic...   [tags: Papers] 1503 words
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Impact of the Film, Dr. Strangelove, on American Attitudes Towards the Atomic Bomb and Cold War - Impact of the Film, Dr. Strangelove, on American Attitudes Towards the Atomic Bomb and Cold War "The truth is bad enough--but nowhere near as bad as you probably think. The truth will do away with a lot of silly ideas, a lot of completely wrong notions, which millions of people now believe about the atomic bomb. These ideas could easily cause great panic. And right now the possibility of panic is one of the best weapons any enemy could use against us." (Gerstell, How to Survive an Atomic Bomb 1) "Why should the bomb be approached with reverence....   [tags: Movies Politics]
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The Role of Saddam Hussain in Serving the Aims of America in the Middle East - The Role of Saddam Hussain in Serving the Aims of America in the Middle East In order to appreciate the role of Saddam Hussain in serving the American aims in the Middle East, it is imperative to outline the international struggle over that particular region and specifically over the Gulf region during the second half of this century. Despite the fact that the international struggle over the Gulf is part of the struggle over the whole region, it is however important to lend it special attention due to the extreme importance that this particular region enjoys vis-a-vis those countries who are seeking to exploit the Islamic world, due to what its lands contain...   [tags: Papers] 4861 words
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Time in Thomas’ Fern Hill and Cummings’ anyone lived in a pretty how town - "Historically speaking,…time is lost; poetically speaking,…time is regained in the act of visionary creation" (Crewe 400). Poetry allows for the capture of a moment in time otherwise lost in the blink of an eye. British poet Dylan Thomas and American poet E.E. Cummings have both been noted for the recurring themes of passage of time in their poetry. In Thomas’ "Fern Hill" and Cummings’ "anyone lived in a pretty how town," both modern poets utilize a juxtaposition of paradoxes to express the irrevocable passage of time and the loss of innocence attributed to it....   [tags: anyone lived in a pretty how town]
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Optimism vs. Pessimism in Pope's Essay on Man and Leapor's Essay on Woman - Optimism vs. Pessimism in Pope's Essay on Man and Leapor's Essay on Woman     Both Alexander Pope's Essay on Man, Epistle 2 and Mary Leapor's Essay on Woman expound the fatalist contention that neither man nor woman can "win," as each individual exists in a world of trade-offs. Yet, by each author's singular technique of sculpting his ideas with the literary tools of contrast, argument, and syntax, the cores of the two essays turn back to back, evolving into distinct, but contrary perspectives of Man's (in respect to mankind) and Woman's existence....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Attitudes Towards the War in Regeneration and All Quiet on the Western Front - "...no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both." -- Abraham Flexner "Regeneration" is an anti-war novel, reflecting the issues and the concerns in wartime Britain. "All Quiet on the Western Front" is also an influential anti-war novel and an important chronicle of World War 1. Both are historical fiction set near the end of the war, 1917-1918. The two texts explore similar themes in condemning the war. Remarque’s novel (All Quiet on the Western Front) is a profound statement against war, focusing especially on the ravaging effects of war on the humanity of soldiers....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Barker, Remarque]
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With Close reference to at least two poems, examine how the poets have - With Close reference to at least two poems, examine how the poets have explored the theme of parent-child separation. In your response you should deal with * The contexts of the poems. * The contrasts and similarities in the poet's methods and approaches. * The use of language. * You personal reaction to the poems including your preference. Many poems have been written on the basic theme of parent-child separation. I have chosen to write about two poems. The first of these is "The Slave Mother" written by Frances E.W....   [tags: English Literature] 1633 words
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A Restoration of Power: Metaphor, Simile, and Imagery in Donne's "Batter My Heart" - A Restoration of Power: The Use of Metaphor, Simile and Imagery in John Donne's "Batter My Heart" In most world religions, deities, though almighty, are belittled and given human qualities as a way for human understanding. Unlike the typical attributing of human emotions and responses to a divine being, John Donne's Batter My Heart, takes the anthropomorphosis further by conveying God as three distinct figures: an inventor, a ruler, and a lover. However, though Donne's use of figures, such as metaphor and simile, humanize God, his use of violent imagery recovers the reverence of God's powerful divinity....   [tags: Poetry] 663 words
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The Dramatic Effectiveness of Act One, Scene Three in Presenting Macbeth's Predicament - The Dramatic Effectiveness of Act One, Scene Three in Presenting Macbeth's Predicament Macbeth is quite a short play written by William Shakespeare first performed apparently to King James 1 in 1606 at Hampton Court. It is said that Macbeth was written in either 1605 or 1606 and there can be no doubt that it was written to please King James 1, who at the time had just been elected patron of Shakespeare's theatre group. Macbeth is a complicated story that is generally a tragedy that involves the king of Scotlandand his trusted followers....   [tags: Papers] 1225 words
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Struggle For Female Equality in Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale - Struggle For Female Equality in The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale  When Chaucer wrote the Canterbury Tales, the social structure of his world was changing rapidly.  Chaucer himself was a prime example of new social mobility being granted to members of the emerging middle class.  He had opportunities to come into contact not only with earthy characters from varied ports of call, but with the wealthy nobility.  He was also married to a knight's  daughter, someone of higher birth than himself, a clear demonstration of a more lenient class structure (pp....   [tags: Canterbury Tales Essays]
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Essay on Picture of Dorian Gray: The Rotting of the Spirit - The Rotting of the Spirit in The Picture of Dorian Gray       Oscar Wilde, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, makes Basil's life change drastically by having him paint a portrait of Dorian Gray and express too much of himself in it, which, in Wilde's mind, is a troublesome obstacle to circumvent. “Wilde believes that the artist should not portray any of himself in his work, so when Basil does this, it is he who creates his own downfall, not Dorian” (Shewan 36).   Wilde introduces Basil to Dorian when Basil begins to notice Dorian staring at him at a party....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays]
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Donne's Holy Sonnet XIV - Batter my heart, three person'd God - Donne's Holy Sonnet XIV - Batter my heart, three person'd God Batter my heart, three person'd God; for, you As yet but knocke, breathe, shine, and seeke to mend; That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, 'and bend Your force, to breake, blowe, burn and make me new. I, like an usurpt towne, t'another due, Labor to 'admit you, but Oh, to no end, Reason your viceroy in me, me should defend, But is captiv'd, and proves weake or untrue, Yet dearely'I love you, and would be lov'd faine, But am betroth'd unto your enemy, Divorce me, 'untie, or breake that knot againe Take me to you, imprison me, for I Except you 'enthrall me, never shall be free, Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me....   [tags: Batter my heart three person'd God]
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Southern View of Religion in Lillian Smith’s Killers of the Dream - Southern View of Religion in Lillian Smith’s Killers of the Dream “Our first lesson about God made the deepest impression on us. We were told that He loved us, and then we were told that He would burn us in everlasting flames of hell if we displeased Him. We were told we should love Him for He gives us everything good that we have, and then we were told that we should fear Him because He has the power to do evil to us whenever He cares to. We learned from this part of the lesson another: that “people,” like God and parents, can love you and hate you at the same time; and though they may love you, if you displease them they may do you great injury; hence being loved by them does not give y...   [tags: Killers of the Dream Lillian Smith Essays] 812 words
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Read Wordsworth’s and Shelley’s poems To a Skylark and Hughes’ poem - Read Wordsworth’s and Shelley’s poems To a Skylark and Hughes’ poem Skylarks. Discuss the similarities and differences in the poets’ presentation of, and attitude to, the birds. There are a number of similarities and differences in Wordsworth’s, Shelley’s and Hughes’ presentation of, and attitude to the birds through form, diction and imagery. The first line in Wordsworth’s poem is about an ‘Ethereal minstrel!’ and a ‘pilgrim of the sky!’. This tells of a medieval singer who roams with a purpose....   [tags: English Literature] 1387 words
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Imagination in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner versus Kubla Khan - To the Romantics, the imagination was important. It was the core and foundation of everything they thought about, believed in, and even they way they perceived God itself. The leaders of the Romantic Movement were undoubtedly Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his close friend, William Wordsworth. Both were poets, and both wrote about the imagination. Wordsworth usually wrote about those close to nature, and therefore, in the minds of the Romantics, deeper into the imagination than the ordinary man. Coleridge, however, was to write about the supernatural, how nature extended past the depth of the rational mind....   [tags: essays research papers] 968 words
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Exposing the Truth in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong - Exposing the Truth in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong    "Dear Mom and Dad: The war that has taken my life, and many thousands of others before me, is immoral, unlawful, and an atrocity," (letter of anonymous soldier qtd. In Fussell 653). Tim O'Brien, a Vietnam war vet, had similar experiences as the soldier above. Even though O'Brien didn't die, the war still took away his life because a part of him will never be the same. Even in 1995, almost thirty years after the war, O'Brien wrote, "Last night suicide was on my mind....   [tags: Things They Carried Essays]
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The Style, Technique, and Structure of Conrad's Heart of Darkness - The Style, Technique, and Structure of Heart of Darkness          The novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is proof that a novel does not have to be long to have literary merit. Heart of Darkness is quite short, yet intriguing, due to the content of the novel. Much like Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Heart of Darkness overwhelms the reader by the power of the story so that one will never feel quite satisfied with their attempts to intellectualize the experience (Adelman 8).             Heart of Darkness was written during the time of British imperialism and extreme exploitation of Africans in the Congo....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]
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