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Kate Chopin's Regret - Kate Chopin's Regret The Question: How would you characterize Mamzelle Aurelie based on Chopin's description of her. Make reference to specific details in the story. How does her "inner self" that we see at the end of the story contrast with what we see at the beginning. Kate Chopin's story, "Regret," is about an unmarried, middle-aged woman who is suddenly given the responsibility of caring for a neighbor's small children. In the story, Chopin shows us a strong and independent person whose rough, masculine exterior hides a lonely and tender-hearted woman....   [tags: Chopin Regret Essays] 393 words
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The Importance of Human Intimacy in Chopin's Regret - The Importance of Human Intimacy in Chopin's Regret      The short story, "Regret," by Kate Chopin is about a childless spinster who accepts the responsibility of caring for a neighbor's four young children while their mother is away. The main idea of the story is that even though independent people like Mamzelle Aur'elie become used to living alone, they still need affection and human intimacy.   Mamzelle Aur'elie is depicted as a woman with masculine traits and a somewhat military demeanor....   [tags: Chopin Regret Essays]
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Regret and Obligation - Regret and Obligation ABSTRACT: In Albert Camus' 1950 play Just Assassins, terrorists are at work in nineteenth-century Russia. They kill people, and they all believe that there is a superior moral reason for doing so. But they also know that killing is wrong. In their own view, they are innocent criminals; innocent, because their action is justified, but criminals, because they kill. So tacitly they conclude that they deserve punishment that will remove the regret from their shoulders. Their execution, by the same despotic authorities they are attacking, completes their actions: regret, caused by justified killing, gets its counterpart....   [tags: Just Assassins Camus Essays]
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The Bright Side of Regret - ... Just like she cannot reach into the past to repair the damage done to Emily, neither can she fix the guilt and regret that she feels toward herself for being the cause of that damage. Clearly the mother now feels retrospective regret over such things as sending Emily to a contemptuous nursery school (Olsen 608), out of an ever-present sense of compulsion. Helplessly she confesses that even if she “had known” better than to send her there “it would have made no difference [because] it was the only way [they] could be together, [and] the only way [she] could hold a job” (Olsen 608)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Regret - Original Writing - The Regret - Original Writing Going back I remember my childhood being filled with happiness and joy, mainly because of the good atmoshere my household held. I was raised in a well- noff, loving family. I can not imagine what I would have done without this kind of support in my life. Now I was a good kid and at the age of only 7, I concentrated on all the good things I wanted to do with my life and the ambitions I had, I was determined to get a job of my dreams. I had a caring family and had a great attitude towards life, nothing was going to get in the way of anything I wanted out of life and I thought nothing would ever change that attitude I had....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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Trading Resentment for Regret - Trading Resentment for Regret I've never really understood my father. He's a complicated person. His emotional scars are numerous and violently exposed. Like all troubled souls those scars run very deep indeed. We've never seen eye to eye. I dismissed him at an early age as the example of everything I didn't want to be; crude, loud, aggressive, and extremely judgemental. Harsh, almost savagely vengeful. Unforgiveably right-wing. Full of undirected, self-consuming anger. He seemed to be the very embodiment of the worst kind of angry racism, sexism, homophobia, general intolerance and arbitrary discrimination that makes for good reactionary politics....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives] 872 words
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Crimson Regret - Short Story - Crimson Regret - Short Story Babylonia's streets were a place of meetings, laughter and animated discussions as long as the sun reigned over the city where Semiramis ruled. But by night, with the silvery orb of the moon competing in brightness with the twinkling stars, they were grey and forlorn. The claw-like branches of the trees seemed to reach out for Pyramus as he wandered among the roads, enveloped in his cape. The buildings threw long, ghastly shadows when the soot-bellied clouds let through beams of moonlight....   [tags: Papers] 472 words
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Lord Hastings: A Justification To Omit Regret - Lord Hastings: A Justification to Omit Regret We, the audience, lend our ears and nod our heads at the exactness of Lord Hastings's uttering: I think there's never a man in Christendom, Can lesser hide his love or hate than he, For by his face shall you know his heart. (3.4.51-53). Ironically, we do not assent to his words because they are exactly in the right, but because they are exactly in the wrong. By Act III, Richard III exhibits a pallet of personalities including the devoted brother, the witty wooer, and the loyal subject....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Charlie's Regret of Past Behaviors in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited - Charlie's Regret of Past Behaviors in Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited Charlie Wale's character seemed to get the raw end of the deal throughout the entire story. He was trying to redeem himself as a good father and a good citizen. He had many regrets of his past actions and behavior, especially those regarding his deceased wife, Helen. The events that occured during his visit to Paris, however, were detrimental to his intentions. His desire to have his daughter, Honoria, return with him to Prague, was sincere, and as a reader, I could almost feel his pain and disappointment at the disastorous end results....   [tags: Babylon Revisited Essays] 370 words
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Continuing to Be Affected by the Vietnam War: "The Things They Carried" and "Regret to Inform" - In the novel The Things They Carried and the documentary Regret to Inform, people that were involved share their recollection of events that occurred during the Vietnam War. Consequently, both works also share the underlying idea that people are affected by the war even after it is done. They convey this meaning through the stories of mental and physical harm each witness deals and dealt with because of the war. The novel, The Things They Carried is a story of one man’s accounts resulting to his tour of duty in Vietnam....   [tags: Things They Carried, ] 1013 words
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Guilt and Regret in Gwendolyn Brooks' Poem The Mother - The Mother" Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "The mother" tells us about a mother who had many abortions. The speaker is addressing her children in explain to them why child could not have them. The internal conflict reveals that she regret killing her children or "small pups with a little or with no hair." The speaker tells what she will never do with her children that she killed. She will "never neglect", "beat", "silence", "buy with sweet", " scuffle off ghosts that come", "controlling your luscious sigh/ return for a snack", never hear them "giggled", "planned", and "cried." She also wishes she could see their "marriage", "aches", "stilted", play "games", and "deaths." She regrets even not giving them a "name" and "breaths." The mother knows that her decision will not let her forget by using the phrase "Abortions will not let you forget." The external conflict lets us know that she did not acted alone in her decision making....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 280 words
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Explain how Hardy shows loss and regret in his poems - Explain how Hardy shows loss and regret in his poems A writer by the name of Thomas Hardy, was born on the second of June 1940, Dorchester, in Higher Bockhampton, near the countryside, this affected his writing, because his writing always made some sort of reference to nature. Hardy wrote poems and novels. His novels are largely known, his novels were influenced by society, and the main factors within society were the class system for the rich and the poor and inequality and discrimination for women....   [tags: English Literature] 2868 words
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With Regret and Hope - Dear Anthony, It has taken me awhile to write this letter. Please read it with care and understand that much thought went into it. I miss the way we used to be. I wish with all my heart that there was some way we could go back to the days where your eyes beheld me as the most beautiful woman you had ever seen, when your heart felt more alive in my presence, when the thought of me kept you warm on a cold night. I still feel that way about you. I know that I am the one to blame for letting us die and for letting you down....   [tags: Love Letters Dating Email Relationships] 976 words
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Graduation Speech: Regrets - Let me begin by saying that I am very honored to be addressing the County High School Class of 2012 as students of this institution for the last time. We've spent these last four years creating some serious memories: four years of chieftain power, leaking roofs, questionable Homecoming skits, and musical principals. Four years of good teachers, bad teachers, new teachers, old teachers. Four years of youth, music, growing up and breaking free. Four rubber chickens, four yearbooks, four ASB presidents and four chubby bunnies....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 997 words
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The Regrets of a Time Gone By - The Regrets of a Time Gone By Poetry is a language of understanding. The reader must be able to comprehend the various known connotations for words as well as be able to pick up on the uncommon and unknown meanings of words. Poets are masters of language. They constantly manipulate words to make a specific connotation fit the ideas and scenarios that they choose to describe. Therefore, poetry is a language that requires a reader to closely read and pay attention to certain aspects in order for he or she to understand the poet’s message....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Regrets in The Remains of the Day - Regrets in The Remains of the Day “...For a great many people, the evening is the most enjoyable part of the day. Perhaps, then, there is something to his advice that I should cease looking back so much, that I should adopt a more positive outlook and try to make the best of what remains of my day. After all, what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished. The hard reality is, surely, that for the likes of you and I, there is little choice other than to leave our fate, ultimately, in the hands of those great gentlemen at the hub of this world who employ our services....   [tags: The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro Essays]
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life without regrets - life without regrets I'm officially bilingual, and though English is my native tongue, I am better at times in French. I want to be a freelance writer/author/whatever else allows me to create with words. I have had published various poems of mine, as well as newspaper articles. My inspiration comes from the movie "The Outsiders"...more specifically the poem in it by Robert Frost, "Nothing Gold Can Stay". I believe that everyone has a passion for something. Something that really drives you, that gets you excited and...well its a hard feeling to describe....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 550 words
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Regrets - Personal Narrative - Regrets - Personal Narrative My tour of duty or should it be 'tour of hell' was coming to a very welcomed close for myself and my fellow comrades. Getting a slight shrapnel wound was not unwelcome, as it confined me to the field hospital, whittling away a few more days. My stay at the make-shift hospital seemed a lifetime away from the battle as I could only hear the occasional blitz of shell fire echoing in the distance. The frontline must have been a good ten miles away. However, I was experiencing mixed emotions about my absence from the frontline....   [tags: Papers] 1305 words
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Deep Regrets - Original Writing - Deep Regrets - Original Writing "James, we need to talk to you. That was the police on the phone they had some bad news……. it's your grandma, she was crossing the street yesterday with shopping bags in her hand, returning from waitrose after doing her weekly shopping, an..and….well… she got knocked down by a car, and she's now in a hospital in Manchester. It has been said she is in a critical condition. Your mother and I have decided to go up to Manchester and visit her, although I'm sorry to say she may not be with us for much longer....   [tags: Papers] 999 words
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Graduation Speech: I Have No Regrets - I thought that I'd start by taking a picture, being as this is the last time that I'm going to see the majority of you. So could everybody smile. OK, now that that is done with, I would like to start out with a quote. "As people used to be wrong about the motion of the sun, so they are still wrong about the motion of the future. The future stands still, it is we who move in infinite space." (Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet). Webster's dictionary describes commencement as a beginning. Perhaps many of you believed that commencement was an ending....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 900 words
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The War Against the War - ... In the article, with more description from the interview with Joseph Wilson, the “Star” describes the supporters as “Bush’s Useful Idiots” and also used phrases such as “a little drugged by testosterone” (Potter, 2011), and thus was able to attach an impression of foolishness with Bush’s administration and his supporters (Potter, 2011). As seen, the article uses specific wordings and situations to elicit emotions, then further use that emotion to affect people’s view on a certain group. The alternate journal though depicts another form of regret, an imagined and supposed form of regret the extremist Muslims were having for initiating the war through 9/11....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day" - ... It is later revealed that Stevens himself was hesitant towards firing the two maids and believed that if he had behaved differently it would have resulted in a more favorable outcome. The author also uses symbolism and foreshadowing to reflect Steven’s values and to show the many changes that occur during Steven’s life. One symbol used in the novel is the English landscape. While Stevens is traveling, he notices the beauty of the landscape and comments on what makes the landscape beautiful as shown in the following excerpt: And yet what precisely is this 'greatness'....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Culturally Preparing for Death - It is understood that all roles on planet Earth are only temporary. Whether it is in Eastern or Western culture, we do not prepare for death while still alive because it something we do not want to discuss and we know we cannot give a quick fix to it or change it. Death is approaching us as we grow older. (Excluding heart attacks or accidental death where death occurs instantaneously.) It is always there in our mind, in our shadows, regardless of our beliefs about what happens after death. Even in the present millennium, we still discuss death less willingly and perhaps we still have a kind of fearful feeling when we meet our final count-down....   [tags: death, culture, ] 2503 words
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Shakespeare's Portrayal of Macbeth's Inner Goodness to Evoke Sympathy from the Audience - By conventional standard of judgment, the character of Macbeth might be dubbed as ‘evil’ or ‘wicked’ for the execution of three murders. However, Macbeth is not solely merciless, as it might seem at first glance. Shakespeare employs devices which add a spark of humaneness to Macbeth and do not merely depict him as a ruthless murderer, thus making him susceptible to sympathy of the audience. Shakespeare introduces Macbeth as a brave, honorable, and loyal man, instead of portraying him as a character with inherent vices....   [tags: Macbeth Essays] 1194 words
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Robert Frost’s Poem ‘’The Road Not Taken’’ - ... This is shown in the line ‘’sorry I could not travel both’’ which indicates the aforementioned regret whilst also explaining the immediate response of the traveller. The use of the extended metaphor contorts the poem into a poignant piece about our inability to know the eventuality of the path not taken, ‘’I shall be telling this with a sigh’’. Wherein this is the extent of the metaphor, where in this poem it is a changeable anomaly subject to the readers interpretation of taking the road less travelled and whether it be a positive (sigh of satisfaction) or negative (sigh of regret)....   [tags: The Road Not Taken Essays] 840 words
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The Good Earth: Wang Lung’s Changes and Challenges - ... This also shows that he is beginning to socialize once more, beginning to befriend his nephew and his friends, a true sign of change in his idea of family and friends. In this lesson, Dickens shows that family and friends are important, and their relationships with you can last a lifetime. In addition to learning about the importance of family, Scrooge also learns about the reality of money, as well as the truth that the virtue of happiness can be present without it. In the story, as Scrooge traverses through his memories of the past, he comes across Belle, his fiancée, break up with him using the words, “‘Another idol has displaced me ....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Dickens] 1326 words
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What to Do With My Life? - Wish I could be Anything I wanna be Wanna be a fireman Wanna be an astronaut Wanna sail the seas Just like a sailor But it's not the end of the world So baby don't get upset It's just a little regret   Less than a year left of high school, then four years of college to study who knows what, and after that... I do not know. There are so many things I wish I could do, so many careers I think would be interesting as the lyrics above suggest. I am big on traveling just to see the sights....   [tags: College Admissions, Personal Narrative] 418 words
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Our American Dream, Our History, Our Lives - My great-grandfather moved to this country from Thailand. His lineage situation is a bit confusing considering he is of mixed blood. In those days racism was on a uphill slope, especially in such countries as Taiwan and China, and Japan, that would have been considered blasphemous and it still is today. Today we live in a more enlightened time, being of Taiwanese and Jamaican blood he and his parents were abandoned by his family and outcast among their neighbors. He frequently had to cover his face in cloths and garments just to walk outside....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream] 1003 words
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Literary Analysis Essay: “The Road Not Taken” - In the poem, “The Road Not Taken”, the author Robert Frost employs several different types of poetic methods throughout his poem. Such methods as symbolism, imaginary, connotation, and tone are uniquely utilized to express the overall theme of the poem. These methods make this poem emotional and complex. In addition, the author is actually focusing on himself. The title “The Road Not Taken” is emphasizing the word “Not” more so than the other words. The author is probably focusing on the road or path that he did not take....   [tags: Poetry]
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Macbeth and Manhood - ... His manliness attributes has thus then portrayed him as the perfect role model for the other men. As an allotment of manhood, the essence of brutality, especially in a warrior, is deemed essential. Men are expected to have that ruthlessness among their character as it was envisioned by humans beforehand. “Because this state of mind is rarely attained, and when achieved, nearly impossible to maintain, androgyny is an ideal goal- a vision of unity and harmony beyond the confines of gender, within the confines of the human” (Kimbrough 133)....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
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Opportunity Cost - ... The punch line, an irony, is evident when she “phoned the blond” to the readers’ surprise (22). She will pay a heavy price as her opportunity cost or not. In “The Road Not Taken,” there is imagery of a loner, “one traveler,” whereas Farley’s heroin is only “Committed to one” but “This new guy” “Really turned her on” (1-7). Frost’s narrator seems to have endured the harshness of life that humbled him. Being a loner himself, he chose “the one less travelled by,” suggesting his considerate nature....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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The Picture of Dorian Gray - ... His presence is the solely reason that behind the death of Sibyl's. Wilde's expresses his view of women when Dorian's mention ' You are shallow and stupid. My God. How mad I was to love with you. What a fool I have been"(102). Wilde view that women without any artistic talent are considered worthless. Another example, Dorian asks forgiveness from Sibyl's before he heard the news about the death of Sibyl's by writing a letter to expresses his absurd action as sorrow, regret and forgive ."He covered page after page of wild words of sorrow and wilder words of pain" (111)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Wilde] 800 words
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Moral Luck - ... Williams also delivers the idea of agent-regret which, to him, matters to the person in the unlucky case more than any extrinsic moral judgments. Agent-regret is defined as “thought being formed in part by first personal conceptions of how one might have acted otherwise”, (Williams, p.27), and required “a first-personal subject-matter” and “not yet merely a particular kind of psychological content, but also a particular kind of expression”, (Williams, 27). Hence, even if the driver A is morally treated as equal as driver B, the agent-regret of guilt may follow him to the rest of his life....   [tags: Analysis, Williams Bernard] 1870 words
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Lying Behind the Curtains - Robert Banks, mostly known as Banksy, was born in 1974 in Bristol, UK. Characterized by his indescribable indoor images, he is a famous English graffiti artist whose artwork is often humorous and/or political in nature. His famous “street art”, which refers to the combination of graffiti with a distinctive stenciling technique, makes him one of the best known graffiti artists of all time, leaving a mark in all Europe, specially in London and other countries with his anonymous paintings. Out of all the options, I have chosen “The Scarlet Pimpernel of modern art,” which is not only a simple illustration but a singular and particular situation which captures so many scenes happening in just a mere second....   [tags: Art] 420 words
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Inventory Management. About the man who created Amazon. - . About the man who created Amazon. Jeffrey Preston Bezos was born in New Mexico when his mother was just 17. Jeff never met his biological father. When Jeff was four, his mother married Miguel Bezos, an Exxon engineer from Cuba. The family moved to Miami, Florida, where Jeff attended high school. From the beginning Bezos was something of a wizkid. He transformed the family garage into a makeshift laboratory where he conducted many experiments including a solar microwave, burglar alarm, infinity cube and countless others....   [tags: Jeffrey Preston Bezos Amazon.com Biography] 817 words
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Transformation of Lear in Shakespeare's King Lear - King Lear is a Shakespearian tragedy revolving largely around one central theme, personal transformation. Shakespeare shows in King Lear that the main characters of the play experience a transformative phase, where they are greatly changed through their suffering. Through the course of the play Lear is the most transformed of all the characters. He goes through seven major stages of transformation on his way to becoming an omniscient character: resentment, regret, recognition, acceptance and admittance, guilt, redemption, and optimism....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 1682 words
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Free College Essays - Lessons Learned in Moby Dick - Moby Dick - Lessons Learned There is much to be learned from the theme of the novel Moby-Dick.  As in any book, there is a message or a sort of subliminal “moral of the story” type lesson you can learn from Moby-Dick.    The novel, Moby-Dick, can teach you many things if you can remain focussed long enough.  However, the most prominent lesson that can be learned from the work is not that complicated and rather apparent.  This lesson can be summed up in one sentence; don’t become to focussed and obsessed with one goal to the point that you exclude the more important things in life.  This lesson is represented with Ahab’s peculiar obsession with hunting and killing a whale.  By setting this as his most significant goal in life, he begins to ignore more important things such as the lives of his crewmen, and eventually his own life.  This mistake wound Ahab up dead....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays] 358 words
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Evelyn - In the short story “Eveline “ by James Joyce, Eveline, the protagonist is given the opportunity to escape from her hard unendurable life at home and live a life of true happiness at Buenos Ayres with Frank, her lover. Throughout the story, Eveline is faced with a few good memories of her past from her childhood and her mother, but she also faces the horrible flashbacks of her mother’s illness and her father’s violence. In the end, she does not leave with Frank, Eveline’s indecisiveness and the burden of her family’s duties makes her stay....   [tags: essays research papers] 341 words
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Personal Narrative: My Mistake - Although high school was over for me in June 2009, I still think about the memories of my freshman, sophomore, and junior years. In these first three years of my high school experience I did not participate in school activities except drama club and a beauty pageant. I regret my decision of not participating in clubs, or going to the sport games, and not attending events in school. I would go back and change this decision for many reasons. Not participating in school resulted in me not meeting as many classmates as I could have....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 565 words
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Commentary On The Road Not Tak - The poem is basically about a person who has at some point in his life been posed with a question of which path to take. Obviously, there would be a dilemma on his part and the poem revolves around his decision. Frost’s narrative style has lent itself to a certain amount of ambiguity in what he is trying to convey. This ambiguity that Frost has left the reader to contemplate is basically divided into two schools of thought. The first is that Frost has a regret for the choice that he has made and he is relating the hardships of that choice to the reader....   [tags: essays research papers] 873 words
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Cancer and Lucille Clifton's Poetry - Cancer and Lucille Clifton's Poetry Sometimes knowledge of someone’s life can be taught by stanzas. It is not always simple being honest and open to discuss past troubles, but it is important that those negative thoughts do not stay bottled inside you. Expressing these feelings can help aid in recovering. Lucille Clifton uses poetry as her therapy to bring out all the shadows in her life. From the beginning of her career with the publishing of Good News About the Earth in 1972 to the most recent addition, Mercy in 2004, we see how Clifton relies on her writing to capture her past....   [tags: Lucille Clifton poem Poet Poems Essays]
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Robert Frost’s After Apple-Picking - Robert Frost’s “After Apple-Picking” Set in the evening of a late autumn day at the end of harvest time, Robert Frost’s “After Apple-Picking” can be interpreted in two ways. The first is that the poem is an insight into Frost’s thoughts on the triviality of life, especially his own. The second is that it is a metaphor for the Bible story of Adam and Eve. Whatever the interpretation, there is a tension between feelings of regret and satisfaction that is created and sustained throughout the entire poem by the use of many contributing factors....   [tags: Robert Frost After Apple-Picking] 631 words
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Free Essays: Hamlet and Go Tell it on the Mountain - Hamlet and Go Tell it on the Mountain Claudius and Gabriel are very similar, as they are very different people. Claudius and Gabriel share the characteristic that both regret what they do. Gabriel doesn't actually get down on his knees and pray like Claudius does, the reader could tell though, that Gabriel is having some great problems with the way he is. His personality interferes with his daily life. He hates white people yet he is a preacher, a teacher of God. Gabriel does other things throughout the book that make other characters in the book wonder if Gabriel really wants to be a preacher, if Gabriel really can handle the responsibilities, any longer, that are needed to be a preacher....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 1375 words
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A Speakers Reflections - A Speaker’s Reflections Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” is a reflection the speaker has regarding his father. An analysis of the poem’s tone and language reveals the speaker regrets his father did so much for the family and “no one ever thanked him”. It is obvious the speaker feels regret for the way he behaved toward his father in the past by examining the phrases in the poem, particularly with the description of the father. The connotations of the language used in this description denote the father in a certain way that the speaker did not see him as before....   [tags: essays research papers] 853 words
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Simon Armitageremains' Poetry - Simon Armitageremains' Poetry In this poem the person talks about:' I am very bothered when I think of the bad things I have done in my life'. He talks about all the bad things he has done in his life with he now regrets. This is also similar to 'poem' they both share the same theme of looking back. He talks about when he likes a particular girls a lot. So he 'held the scissors by the blades' and 'played the handles by the naked lilac flame of the Bunsen burner'. Then he called her over and handed them to the girl....   [tags: Slavery Judgement Poems Branding Essays] 3064 words
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Poetry Analysis of The Road Not Taken - Poetry Analysis - The Road Not Taken The Road Not Taken (1) Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, (2) And sorry I could not travel both (3) And be one traveler, long I stood (4) And looked down one as far as I could (5) To where it bent in the undergrowth; (6) Then took the other, just as fair, (7) And having perhaps the better claim (8) Because it was grassy and wanted wear, (9) Though as for that the passing there (10) Had worn them really about the same, (11) And both that morning equally lay 12 In leaves no step had trodden black....   [tags: Robert Frost, Poem Analysis] 1319 words
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The Guilt Between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth - You can control guilt or guilt will drive you into madness. In the novel, Macbeth, guilt has taken over two of the main characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, but each one responds to it in a different way. Their similarities and differences are quite obvious and both are driven to their actions by this feeling. It will eventually cause both of them a breakdown, affecting their behaviors and resulting them into going through a psychological incapacity. Lady Macbeth is a vicious and overly ambitious woman, her desire of having something over rules all the moral behaviors that one should follow....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1041 words
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