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A Freudian Analysis of Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

- A Freudian Analysis of Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) "Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat" can be a poem that represents a sexist view of women while identifying the three psychological entities; the id, ego, and superego. The cat in the poem represents the human female. Throughout the poem it is referred to as a "she", and identified with similar, sexist traits that women have. These traits are laziness, the need for shiny, pretty objects, and an unquenchable desire for material goods....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays]

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Formalistic Approach to Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

- Formalistic Approach to Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Formal analysis of poetry helps to unfold the underlying meaning of a poem. This technique does not focus on the author of the poem, or what was happening in history during the time when the poem was written, but instead puts emphasis on the actual mean of the work. Formal analysis breaths life into the literary work and allows the poem to speak for itself. For example, in Thomas Grays' poem "Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes," paying close attention to word choice, structure, and rhyme scheme illuminates the actions of the prowling cat....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays]

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Formalistic Approach Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

- Formalistic Approach Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) In Thomas Gray's poem "Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat," we find many examples of the Formalistic Approach. In this poem, we find numerous examples of alliteration, rhyme scheme, puns, and creative word choice. This poem is very joyful and fun to read because the author is very creative in his choice of words and phrases. In the first stanza, we figure out where this event is taking place or in other words, we find out the setting....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays]

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Formalistic Approach to Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

- Formalistic Approach to Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Ode to the Death of a Favourite Cat is a very interesting poem especially when you begin to break it down using the formalistic approach to literature. This poem at first glance could be taken as just another story about a cat that drowns trying to eat his prey, the goldfish. As we look more closely we realize that the poem has so many more meanings. The form of a poem is also a large component on the effectiveness. This poem has 7 stanzas with 6 lines in each....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays]

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Morals of Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

- Morals of Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) It is very difficult to understand what a writer mean when they write a poem, because you have to get in to a frame of mind that you think the writer was in when they composed the poem. In the Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes, Thomas Gray uses a cat and fish to teach a moral. In the Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes the setting was set in the first stanza. The poem gave you an idea that it took place in a very nice house that had a large china vase, that held water, also it give the allusion that in this vase were flowers and fish....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays]

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The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

- The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Gray's "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes" is a story of a curious cat that ends up in Purrgitory (ha ha). Gray uses not only formalistic literary devices, but he also uses dialog. As Gray speaks to the reader, he uses word choice and allusions to convey the correlation between women and cats. Word choice plays a major roll in this poem, due to the fact that it helps set up allusion and other literary devices....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays]

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Greed in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

- Greed in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)   Greed is one of the underlying themes found in Thomas Gray's Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat. This greed becomes the ultimate demise of the lead character, Selima the Cat. Mr. Gray uses a few different literary techniques to bring to life the inanimate written words. These techniques along with word choice allow for the possibility of many different interpretations of the text.   The general format Mr. Gray follows is seven stanzas of AACBBC form, wherein the A and B lines consist of eight syllables and the C lines consist of six....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays]

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Death to Feminists in Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat

- Death to Feminists in Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat For any scholar, the feminist method of criticizing literature is something that can no longer be pushed under the carpet and ignored. But before this modern idea overruns literary society and causes many great pains, one should read a simple, yet subtle, poem by English poet Thomas Gray. In "Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes", Gray gives a solemn warning to those who would use Feminism too freely and without checks to guards its attempts to overrun literary criticisms....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Finding Deeper Meaning in Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat

- Finding Deeper Meaning in Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat        First impressions are important when meeting new people, applying for jobs, and even when reading literature. It provides us with an idea of what is going on, where things are taking place, and who the important characters are. This first impression can be described is the Pre-Critical Response; the average reader performs this type of analysis every time he or she reads. For some people, this simplistic perspective is satisfactory; others find the quest for deeper understanding intriguing and part of the ultimate experience gained through literature....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays]

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The Black Cat By Edgar Poe

- ... Like both of these felines, the narrator is half-blind, committing horrid acts but being unable to clearly see what has happened. Gothic literature has several distinguishing features. It often focuses on the dark, evil side of human nature. It asserts that everyone has a dark side, and in these stories, we find the characters giving in to that dark side, and doing awful things. Also, gothic literature has elements of the supernatural or unexplainable to it; ghosts, paranormal activities, and malevolent haunting....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Gothic fiction, The Black Cat]

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The Black Cat, By Edgar Allan Poe

- In Edgar Allan Poe 's "The Black Cat,” symbolism is used to show the narrator 's capacity for violence, madness, and guilt. "The Black Cat,” written by Edgar Allan Poe serves as a reminder for all of us. But In his early years, the narrator seems like any other man. He falls in love, marries that special girl, and they decide to get a few pets. Some of these pets appear to be quite unusual, but they seem happy and therefore to each his own. They end up with birds, goldfish, a dog, rabbits, and a black cat....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat]

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Troublemaking Interpretations of Horation Ode

- Troublemaking Interpretations of Horation Ode         There exists debate of how one is to read Marvell's "Horation Ode," One of the most unexamined issues in the three essays, yet one which seems to be a presupposition for most of the argumentation that goes on between both parties, is Brooks's careful caveat early in his essay that his project is not to "reveal triumphantly that what it [Marvell's poem] really says is something quite opposed to what we have supposed it to be saying" ("Ode" 323)....   [tags: Horation Ode]

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Free Essays - Ode to a Nightingale

- Ode to a Nightingale One must be armed with a little knowledge of Greek mythology before taking on Keats; Hyperion, for example, is filled with allusions to Milton's Paradise Lost. After reading and re-reading Ode on a Grecian Urn I decided that it would be best to only comment on Ode to a Nightingale (because I'm baffled with Keats). I found him very hard to understand. You can't just sit down and read Keats like a Grimm's fairy tale. Keats must be read with great scrutiny; otherwise, you'll miss his point....   [tags: Ode Nightingale Essays]

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An Analysis of Ode to the West Wind

- An Analysis of Ode to the West Wind Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" appears more complex at first than it really is because the poem is structured much like a long, complex sentence in which the main clause does not appear until the last of five fourteen line sections. The poem's main idea is held in suspension for 56 lines before the reader sees exactly what Shelley is saying to the west wind, and why he's saying it. In the first four sections Shelley addresses the west wind in three different ways, each one evoking the wind's power and beauty....   [tags: Ode to the West Wind Essays]

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Choices : Analysis Of ' The Black Cat '

- The Consequences of Choices: Analysis of “The Black Cat” People make decisions every day that they believe are inconsequential, that they will have little to no effect on their life. The repercussions of these decisions can and in the case of the main narrator in “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe these choices are detrimental to the path their life will take. Poe’s short story starts out as an average story where there is a man and a wife who have always shared a common love of life and animals; it is part of what united the couple....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, Cat, Change]

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The Mock-Epic and Material Desire in Not All that Glisters Gold

- “Not all that glisters gold,” Gray surmised in his poem, Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat. While the term is widely understood now as meaning that not everything is precious, there is evidence to suggest that there is a more cautionary tone which surrounds this saying. As Gray uses it to lament the death of Horace Walpole’s favorite cat, when the text is analyzed further, aspects of the mock epic are revealed. However this usage of the mock epic is less humorous in tone and more as a vehicle to warn readers of the tragedy that befalls them when they mindlessly pursuit certain desires....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Romanticism and Shelley's Ode to the West Wind

- Romanticism and Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind"     M.H. Abrams wrote, "The Romantic period was eminently an age obsessed with fact of violent change" ("Revolution" 659). And Percy Shelley is often thought of as the quintessential Romantic poet (Appelbaum x). The "Ode to the West Wind" expresses perfectly the aims and views of the Romantic period. Shelley's poem expresses the yearning for Genius. In the Romantic era, it was common to associate genius with an attendant spirit or force of nature from which the genius came; the Romantics perceived the artist as a vessel through which the genius flows....   [tags: Ode West Wind]

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John Keats’ Ode to a Nightingale

- John Keats’ Ode to a Nightingale As a poem, distinguished by a beauty that contrasts "real melancholy" with "imaginary relief" (Wullschlager, 4, quoting Leigh Hunt), Ode to a Nightingale was written at a time in his life when Keats found himself caught at the junction between two worlds. Published in the spring of 1819 (May, 1819), Keats' poem is written soon after a previous December that marked both the death of his brother Thomas Keats and an engagement to Fanny Browne. Struggling between "imaginative escape" and "human limitation" (Sperry, 264), Ode to a Nightingale pits tensions echoed in Keats' personal life....   [tags: Poem Poet John Keats Ode Nightingale Papers]

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Analysis Of ' Ode On A Grecian Urn '

- Mood and Theme in “Ode on a Grecian Urn” The first stanza of a poem plays a vital role in developing the theme and mood of a poem. It gives insight on what the poem is going to be about. In John Keats work, “Ode on a Grecian Urn”, a poem describing the life of a picture on an old urn, the first stanza of the poem does just that. The first stanza is written in Keats poem is an introduction to the old stories and pictures the urn displays: “Thou still unravish 'd bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What leaf-fring 'd legend haunts about thy shape Of deities or mortals, or of both,...   [tags: Poetry, John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn]

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The Black Cat

- Black cats have historically represented witchcraft, bad luck, and death in many parts of the world. In “The Black Cat”, Pluto held the place of one of the narrator’s most beloved pets until the animal grows frightened. The narrator ends up cutting Pluto’s eye out causing him to become half blind, and eventually kills Pluto. Shortly after this, the narrator becomes haunted by a feline that looks similar to Pluto. The only difference between Pluto and the second cat is the second feline has a white mark on his neck....   [tags: Bad Luck, Death, Whitchcraft]

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The Black Cat, By Edgar Allen Poe

- ... There was a rope about the animal 's neck.” So now the narrator is seeing things that are most likely not there. The purpose of Poe incorporating the supernatural in the piece is to have the audience feel skeptical of the narrator. Can the audience trust what the narrator is saying. Reading further into the piece, the audience can assume that the narrator is not a normal, psychologically that is and therefore cannot completely trust him. There is something off about him. The audience cannot truly believe anything the narrator claims concluding that he is crazy....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, The Black Cat]

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Truth and Art: Keats's Ode on a Grecian Urn

- Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" offers a paradoxical concept of Beauty. It describes the frozen beauty portrayed on the Urn as sweeter than reality, for its expiration is a locked impossibility. The lover's kiss is sweeter when in waiting, and her timeless beauty and devotion are worth the kiss's impossibility. Thus, the observation of beauty is more sweet than its reception, and objects in their prime are best just before their expiration. This poem is reminiscent of Shakespeare's sonnets in its zeal for permanent youth and disdain for time's drain on youth's beauty....   [tags: Ode on a Grecian Urn Essays]

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Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat”

- In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” Afracanist presence as defined by Toni Morrison asserts itself through the narrator while transforming him from a tender kindhearted person into one who allows perverseness to take over. This type of presence allows the reader to witness the dark undertone and the hidden messages that lie within the text. In order to effectively show the narrators transformation and how his actions allow Afracanist presence to be presented, Poe uses two cats, one of which is completely black while the other resembles the first but instead has white fur covering the region of its breast....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat]

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Why Summer is my Favorite Season of the Year

- My favorite season of the year is summer because of the warm weather, the school vacation, and the endless fun. I really enjoy the warm weather because it’s the perfect atmosphere to do outdoor activities. My favorite part about summer has to be the fact that school is closed for two months. During summer, you’re free to do whatever you want, not worrying about curfew or waking up early for school. Summer time is a great time to relax with friends and family by soaking up the sun at a beach or simply having dinner together....   [tags: Favorite Season, Descriptive]

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Edgar Allan Poe 's The Black Cat

- ... Later in the story he uses the same word to describe the cat Pluto, before he killed it. He pens that the cat is an “unoffending brute” (2) which says connotates less about the cat than himself, in the sense that he completely changes his meaning of brute. By killing this creature he continually states that he is murdering an animal that has not committed any crime. While originally using brute to describe the dog, he uses it later to signify the narrator 's internal dissent and inability to decipher right from wrong due to his inebriation and slowly deteriorating mental state....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat]

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Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats

- Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats Summary In the first stanza, the speaker, standing before an ancient Grecian urn, addresses the urn, preoccupied with its depiction of pictures frozen in time. It is the "still unravish'd bride of quietness," the "foster-child of silence and slow time." He also describes the urn as a "historian," which can tell a story. He wonders about the figures on the side of the urn, and asks what legend they depict, and where they are from. He looks at a picture that seems to depict a group of men pursuing a group of women, and wonders what their story could be: "What mad pursuit....   [tags: Ode Grecian Urn John Keats Essays]

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Death of a Salesman versus The Cat's Table

- ... A salesman is got to dream, boy.” This quote helps us better understand that Willy Loman is a small man in a big world and if he does not dream or over exaggerate at all he will not amount to much. Willy portrays himself as a very successful man, but realistically, Willy Loman is a failure who will never amount to anything. The Cats Table is a tale which involves much mistreatment and neglect to those who do not deserve it. “What is interesting and important happens mostly in secret, in places where there is no power”....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Michael Ondaatje, story analysis]

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The Black Cat By Edgar Allan Poe

- Author Edgar Allan Poe is no stranger to the compelling literary language of horror, and he displays his comfort with the classic elements of the genre in his short story “The Black Cat”. This twisted tale is told from the perspective of an anonymous narrator, describing his blameless hand in the murder of his beloved cat and his wife. The deranged narrator tells his version of the horrific events, while trying to convince the reader that he is a sane man. In “The Black Cat”, Edgar Allan Poe utilizes the narrator’s appeals to ethos and dramatic imagery to illustrate how the acceptance of a disturbed disposition can consume the sanity of the most docile man, and turn him into a violent monste...   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, The Black Cat, Evil]

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Ode on a Grecian Urn

- Born on October 31st, 1895 John Keats was the eldest of four siblings to his two parents, Thomas and Frances Jennings Keats, in the town of Moorgate, England. His family was finically stable early in his life due to his father’s job as a manager and then later owner of his father-in-laws stable. With this income they had the ability to purchase a home and to also send John and his siblings to a small liberal academy nearby their home (Contemporary Authors Online). While at school, he met and befriended a boy named Charles Clarke who was the son of the head master....   [tags: John Keats, Biography, Poet]

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The Voice Inside: Rhetorical Analysis of The Black Cat

- In Edgar Allan Poe’s ominous short story “The Black Cat”, the main character, who is also the narrator, commits many horrifying crimes, making the reader question his morality. Throughout Poe’s story, the narrator constantly gives reason to his actions, such as a “spirit of perverseness” that led him “to do wrong for wrong sake’s only” (“Black Cat” 117). The reader may analyze this statement and relate it to times in their own life where they have done wrong for reasons they cannot fathom. Through writing such an eerily descriptive first person narrative, Poe effectively engrosses his audience in his story, warning them of what could happen when one lets their voice inside take control....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat, Short Story]

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Treatment of Women in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Frankenstein, and Othello

- When we consider the patriarchal societies presented in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (1954), Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818) and Othello by William Shakespeare (1602), and attempt to draw conclusions between them, perhaps due to the two-hundred years passing amid the texts, the patriarchal society presented in Othello, one which values bravery and honour, as seen in act I scene II, by Othello ascribing Desdemona’s love of him as owing to the “battles, sieges, fortunes that I have pass’d”; contrasts with that shown in Frankenstein, whereby, as Dr Siv Jannsson comments, Shelley reveals the, “confrontation between a scientific pursuit as seen as masculine and a feminine natur...   [tags: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof]

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Use of Birds in Keats' Ode to a Nightingale and Shelley's To a Sky-Lark

- Use of Birds in Keats' Ode to a Nightingale and Shelley's To a Sky-Lark Of particular interest is the use of birds by two romantic poets. John Keats once listened to a bird song and gifted us with his Ode to a Nightingale. The sky-lark inspires Percy Shelley and through his vision of the bird we are privy to its beauty. Birds have always held a significance in human lives. While some animals were companions, others for labor or a source a food, our flying companions held an other-worldly place....   [tags: Ode to a Nightingale Essays]

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Truth in Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn and Cummings' since feeling is first

- Truth in Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn and Cummings' since feeling is first Truth remains a mysterious essential: sought out, created, and destroyed in countless metaphysical arguments through time. Whether argued as being absolute or relative, universal or personal, no thought is perceived or conceived without an assessment of its truth. In John Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and E.E. Cummings' "since feeling is first" the concern is not specifically the truth of a thought, but rather, the general nature of truth; the foundation which gives truth is trueness ....   [tags: Ode Grecian Urn]

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Alice, God, And A Cat

- Alice, God, and a Cat: Religion in Alice in Wonderland There are some critics that argue that Lewis Carroll wasn’t highly religious if religious at all. A popular topic relating to Lewis Carroll’s religious practices is whether or not he expressed any of his beliefs in his widely known story Alice in Wonderland. Hidden deep in the contexts of Alice in Wonderland, it’s clear that Alice in Wonderland is an allegory to the Christian Bible and contains multiple references to some biblical themes, characters, or events....   [tags: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Cheshire Cat]

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Adopting A Dog Or Cat From A Shelter

- ... 5. You Choose From Great Animals A puppy may be cute, but you don 't know what you 're getting with a puppy later as it grows. With adult dogs, you know exactly what kind of dog he 'll grow into being. You 'll know his size, coat thickness and temperament because you 'll be able to see him. The shelter will allow you to meet more than one dog to find the one that is suitable for you and your home. They 'll often encourage you to bring everyone who will be living in the house to see and pick a dog....   [tags: Dog, Neutering, Cat, Puppy]

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The Death of My Cat

- The Death of My Cat This fall, in the bleak and rainy days just after Thanksgiving, two members of my family died. The first, a great aunt, passed on after lingering for years in a nursing home. Her funeral was sad in that the only mourners, other than her sister and the immediate family, were an elderly couple who once lived next door. The other death was my cat, Lady Macbeth, who died alone in a kitty hospital while my parents were away. Lady Macbeth was a remarkable cat. All cat owners think their cats are remarkable, but Lady Macbeth made a lasting impression on everyone she met, perhaps because she was never much of a cat....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about myself]

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Wordsworth's Ode: Intimations of Immortality

- Wordsworth's Ode: Intimations of Immortality The fifth stanza of Wordsworth’s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality” is especially interesting to me because of the images it presents. It is at this point in the poem that Wordsworth resumes his writing after a two-year hiatus. In the fourth stanza, he poses the question, “Whither is fled the visionary gleam?” Stanza five is the beginning of his own answers to that question. Contrary to popular enlightenment ideas, Wordsworth suggests that rather than become more knowledgeable with age, man if fact is born with “vision splendid” and as he ages, that vision “dies away” and he left empty....   [tags: Wordsworth Ode immortality intimations Essays]

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Vonnegut's Simple Style in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- Vonnegut's Simple Style in Cat's Cradle The simple style with which Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. writes his novels belies the complexity hidden behind his sentences. Vonnegut's novels, as a result, are amazingly easy and, to many, enjoyable to read, yet they contain messages that go to the very root of humanity, messages that are not hidden underneath flowery prose. The success of Cat's Cradle, like all of his novels, relies on this simplicity to reveal its messages about religion, death, and apocalypse to the reader....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]

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Cat 's Cradle By Kurt Vonnegut

- ... Breed; “People suggest things all the time, but it isn 't in the nature of a pure-research man to pay any attention to suggestions. His head is full of projects of his own, and that 's the way we want it” (42). Science is invented in one’s mind and can become anything and give one’s life meaning. Scientists find meaning with their research which consists of proven truths of how certain objects are made and used. Through the innovation of science and religion the world around us becomes full of hidden truths....   [tags: Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut, Bokononism]

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Satire, Surrealism and Dark Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- Satire, Surrealism and Dark Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle "And there on the shaft in letters six inches high, so help me God, was the word: Mother" (48) "'If that's mother,' said the driver, 'what in hell could they have raised over father?'" As the reader soon finds out, 40 cm of marble, as directed by Felix Hoenikker's will, that says "FATHER" (49). Vonnegut stops you short and plucks at your hand like a little boy who has just shaved the cat and can't wait to show you what he's done: you can't, as a responsible adult, laugh at the absurdity of the bald and shivering feline because you know that you should be astonished, offended, annoyed, anything but burst out laughing, which yo...   [tags: Vonnegut Cat's Cradle]

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Effective Use of Irony and Satire in Cat's Cradle

- Effective Use of Irony and Satire in Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut is a satire on the state of world affairs in the 1960's. Vonnegut made a commentary in this book on the tendency of humans to be warlike, belligerent, and shortsighted. The main character of the book, the narrator, is certainly not a protagonist, although the modern reader craves a hero in every story and the narrator in this one is the most likely candidate. Through the narrator's eyes, Vonnegut created a story of black humor ending in the destruction of the earth....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]

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Features of British Mystery School Writing Illustrated in Agatha Christie's Cat Among the Pigeons

- Published in 1959, Cat Among the Pigeons is described as one of Agatha Christie’s most memorable novels. The story begins in Ramat amidst a political revolution, where Jennifer Sutcliffe’s uncle, Bob Rawlinson, is entrusted with precious jewels. Yet he soon meets his death and no one is the wiser about what has become of the jewels. Months later, his niece among with many other students, return for the summer term at the prestigious girls’ school, Meadowbank. However, it soon becomes apparent there is a killer in their midst with the murder of two of the mistresses....   [tags: Agatha Christie, Cat Among the Pigeons]

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Chinua 's The Black Cat

- Consequences of Alcohol Portrayed in Poe’s The Black Cat The Black Cat is a story included in Tales, a collection of short stories written by Edgar Allan Poe and published in 1845. This story is an example of gothic literature because of the use of violence and supernatural elements that are prevalent in almost every gothic piece. One major theme in this story is the harsh reality of how depression and lack of control caused by alcoholism can overcome reason. In the beginning of the story, the narrator states that he married young and that he is happy with his wife....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story, Gothic fiction]

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Cat 's Cradle And The Sirens Of Titan

- ... But reality is often less grand than one’s mind wishes it to be. The minds of the children in turn, can be reflected as the mind of humanity as a whole, finding purpose in a world without such a concept. Humanity often wants to control the environment, creating structures and tools. But sometimes this perception of control is false. The cat’s cradle is an example of finding order in disorder. Children would look for the cat and cradle because they are told it would be present. Thus, they believe that the cat and cradle would be found....   [tags: Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan]

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My Favorite Work of Edgar Allen Poe Masque of the Red Death

- ... They wanted to lock themselves inside the walls, to lock the Red Death out. As the party and plague continued to rule Prince Prospero and his friends, they all began to feel nervous and agitated for an unknown reason. The tension caused by these feelings was intensified when many individuals in the party became aware of a mysterious masked figure, who was sneakily and silently spreading its presence (sickness) around the castle. The shadowy masked figure was the Red Death itself. I loved this concept and plot because I believe that it appropriately infused this death with a happy and joyful time, which really showed The Red Death’s power and ever-presence during its reign....   [tags: concept, symbols, history, haunting]

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Physical Value in Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn

- Physical Value in Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn The poetry of John Keats contains many references to physical things, from nightingales to gold and silver-garnished things, and a casual reader might be tempted to accept these at face value, as simple physical objects meant to evoke a response either sensual or emotional; however, this is not the case. Keats, in the poem Ode Upon a Grecian Urn, turns the traditional understanding of physical objects on its head, and uses them not solid tangible articles, but instead as metaphors for and connections to abstract concepts, such as truth and eternity....   [tags: Ode on a Grecian Urn]

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Comparing the Anatomy and Physiology of a Domestic House Cat, to that of a Human

- ... Microphages will swallow up the antigen and determine it dangerous or not. One of the most difficult parts is for the microphage to recognize the bacteria as self or non self so it does not destroy itself. When the antigen is consumed, it is displayed to helper B and T cells so they can create an immune response to the antigens. The skin is the most effective at stopping these antigens, as it covers your whole body. Helper t cells attack and destroy the antigen by summoning killer t cells. The B cells produce antibodies to neutralize the antigens, and marks them for destruction by other immune cells....   [tags: cat lab, observational activity, whiskers]

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Mortality and Immortality in Ode to a Nightingale

- When talking about poetry and Romanticism, one of the most common names that come to mind is John Keats. Keats’ lifestyle was somewhat different from his contemporaries and did not fit the Romantic era framework, this is most likely the reason he stood out from the rest. Keats wrote many poems that are still relevant, amongst them Ode to a Nightingale, which was published for the very first time in July, 1819. The realistic depth and lyrical beauty that resonates in Ode to a Nightingale is astounding....   [tags: romantic poet, romantic era, john keats]

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Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on a Grecian Urn, and Ode to Autumn

- Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on a Grecian Urn, and Ode to Autumn The casual reader of John Keats' poetry would most certainly be impressed by the exquisite and abundant detail of it's verse, the perpetual freshness of it's phrase and the extraordinarily rich sensory images scattered throughout it's lines. But, without a deeper, more intense reading of his poems as mere parts of a larger whole, the reader may miss specific themes and ideals which are not as readily apparent as are the obvious stylistic hallmarks....   [tags: John Keats Poetry Poem Symbolism Symbol]

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Ode Of A Nightingale By John Keats

- “Ode to a nightingale” Arguably one of John Keats’ most famous poems, “Ode to a nightingale” in and of itself is an allegory on the frail, conflicting aspects of life while also standing as a commentary on the want to escape life’s problems and the unavoidability of death. Keats’ poem utilizes a heavy amount of symbolism, simile and allusion to idealize nature as a perfect, almost mystical, world that holds no problems while using imagery taken from nature, combined with alliteration and assonance, to idealize the dream of escape from the problems life often presents; more specifically, aging and our inevitable deaths by allowing the reader to feel as if they are experiencing the speaker’s...   [tags: Poetry, Life, Nature, John Keats]

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Mirror Images in Cat in the Rain

- Mirror Images in Cat in the Rain      The opening paragraph of "Cat in the Rain" presented itself as a vivid painting, with Hemingway being the artist mentioned (Hemmingway, 167). This was the first in a series of mirrors that Hemingway placed in this short story. Reading this story was like being placed in a mirrored room, each mirrored wall being an element of the story reflecting upon another.   The reflection of Hemingway and the painter in the first paragraph was the first parallel that the reader is presented....   [tags: Cat in the Rain Essays]

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Feline Companionship in Cat in the Rain

- Feline Companionship in Cat in the Rain I chose to write about Hemingway's "Cat in the Rain" in part because it is one of the few of his stories I have read which has an "ending." There is a specific event at the end of the story which wraps up the story's events and gives the reader a sense of finality not found in most of Hemingway's short works. Written in his characteristic sparse style, "Cat in the Rain" is seemingly simple in plot and character, but a careful reading reveals deeper meaning behind its elements....   [tags: Cat in the Rain Essays]

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The Black Cat - Abnormal Madness

- The  Black Cat - Abnormal Madness It seems that almost every Edgar Allen Poe story ever written has a much deeper and darker meaning hidden inside its lines. Many of these pieces are demented enough even if the reader does not read "between the lines." "The Black Cat" is an example of this kind of story. In this morbid look into the narrator's mind, the reader follows the narrator as he does many disturbing things in his household. This story, like many of Poe's other pieces, is a venture into abnormal psychology where the narrator is completely insane, not only because of the horrible things he does to his cat and his wife, but  because of his state...   [tags: Poe The Black Cat Essays]

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John Keats's Ode to Indolence

- John Keats has many memorable and distinct poems. He is well known for his ability to write and adored by many. Ode on Indolence is a poem that can be relatable to its readers due to its idea of how indolence interferes with life’s opportunities, in particular the three mentioned in the poem, love, ambition and poesy. Keats refers to these three figures as “ghosts” (51) therefore insinuating that they once lived, but now they are mere figments of energy and air. Keats’ poem six stanzas of ten lines each in iambic pentameter, he begins his poem with a passage from Matthew 6:28, “They toil not, neither do they spin”, he uses this as reference for describing the three figures of the poem....   [tags: Keats, indolence, poetry]

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The Masterpiece of Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- The Masterpiece  of Cat's Cradle      Kurt Vonnegut,  critically acclaimed author  of several best-selling novels, uses  self-expression and psychological manipulation to  stress to the reader  his beliefs and ideas dispersed within  the context of Cat's  Cradle. From reading this  novel, one  might attribute  perplexity pondering over the plot  and general story  line of the  book. Cat's Cradle entangles  itself  in  many  interesting  changes of events; strange outlandish ideas and psychological "black holes" can be found with just the flip of a page....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]

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Human Fallibility Exposed in Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat's Cradle

- Oscar Wilde, an acclaimed Irish Poet, novelist, dramatist and critic once aptly commented, “Men become old, but they never become good”. The philosophical aspect of this quote relies on the basis that human beings are inherently malevolent. Through his pessimistic perspective, Wilde clearly captures the ill-disposed mindset of mankind. Moreover, there are various deductive arguments that discredit the optimistic depiction of human nature. One of the prime examples can be found in Kurt Vonnegut’s literature....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle]

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The Satire of Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- The Satire of Cat's Cradle       Cat's Cradle is, "Vonnegut's most highly praised novel. Filled with humor and unforgettable characters, this apocalyptic story tells of Earth's ultimate end, and presents a vision of the future that is both darkly fantastic and funny, as Vonnegut weaves a satirical commentary on modern man and his madness" (Barnes and Noble n.pag).  In Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut uses satire as a vehicle for threatened self-destruction when he designs the government of San Lorenzo.  In addition, the Bokonists practice of Boko-maru, and if the world is going to end in total self destruction and ruin, then people will die, no matter how good people are and what religion peop...   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]

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Representations of Madness in "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "The Black Cat"

- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is the story of a woman spiralling into madness whilst her physician husband refuses to acknowledge that she has a "real" problem. On the other hand The Black Cat by Edgar Alan Poe is about a man who is initially fond of cats however as the plot progresses he becomes an alcoholic making him moody and violent, which lead him to torture and kills the animals and eventually also his wife. In Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Black Cat," symbolism is used to show the narrator’s capacity for violence, madness, and guilt .The recurring theme present in both these stories is that the main protagonists claim that they suffer or have been taken over by a form of...   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper, Black Cat, Charlotte Perkins Gil]

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Analysis Of Lucio Fulci 's The Black Cat

- Lucio Fulci 's The Black Cat is featured in Arrow 's phenomenal Edgar Allan Poe 's Black Cats Limited Edition, which also features the fantastically named Sergio Martino film Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (the review can be read here). The Arrow Box set is limited to 3000 copies and comes with an impressive limited edition 80-page booklet containing new articles on the films, Lucio Fulci’s last ever interview and a reprint of Poe’s original story. The box set contains the two films in a nice hard cardboard case and each film also has reversible sleeves showcasing the original and newly commissioned artwork....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat, Short story]

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John Keats’ ODE ON MELANCHOLY

- ODE ON MELANCHOLY by John Keats is the one of six poems that make up THE GREAT ODES all of which he had written in 1918. In contrast to the other odes, Keats himself fails to appear in the poem creating a divide between poet, author and reader; he speaks directly to the audience rather than to an abstract object or emotion. In doing this, Keats draws upon the readers own personal experience, since everyone – at some point – has experienced melancholy. Keats offers his insight on the topic by presenting two complementary ideas....   [tags: The Great Odes, Poetics Analysis]

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Keats and the Senses of Being: Ode on a Grecian Urn (Stanza V)

- Keats and the Senses of Being: "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (Stanza V) ABSTRACT: With its focus on the pathos of permanence versus temporality as human aporia and on the function — the Werksein — of the work of art genuinely encountered, John Keats’s Ode on a Grecian Urn is a particularly compelling subject for philosophical analysis. The major explications of this most contentiously debated ode in the language have largely focused, however, on various combinations of the poem’s stylistic, structural, linguistic, psychological, aesthetic, historical, symbolic, and intellectual-biographical elements....   [tags: Keats Poem Ode Essays]

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Themes Found in The Black Cat, The Premature Burial, and The Cask of Amontillado

- The three stories have one thing in common: they all portray the theme of horror, burial and death. In all the three stories, there is an element of burial; in The Black Cat, the man decides to bury his wife behind one of the walls of his house after accidentally killing her. His intention of burying his wife behind the wall is to prevent the police from accusing him of murder. In The Premature Burial, the narrator is afraid of being buried alive due to his condition but unfortunately, he confirms his worst fear: being buried alive....   [tags: horror, burial, death, victim]

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The Black Cat By Edgar Allan Poe

- A master of the human psyche with the ability to dissect it down to its most basic form, Edgar Allan Poe left the world with some of the darkest, most tortured characters in literature. His characters are not innately evil, or live with the intent to cause harm but instead are people that are living a seemingly normal life. Poe was able to tap into the human condition through characters who took their inner darkness to their chilling end. His stories and characters within them are fascinatingly removed from the lives of the ordinary man but with enough links to engage the reader to question the humanity (or inhumanity) in all of us....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Mind, Human, Psyche]

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Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander

- Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander Type of story: Fictional Setting: 1.Time: Historical period: the story jumps from different times. While traveling though they go from 2700b.c. to 55b.c. to 998b.c. to 411b.c. to 998a.d. to 1468 to 1555 to 1588 to 1600 to 1775. 2. Place: Geographical location: This story as well as switching from time to time it also switches from place to place. While traveling they go the places of Egypt, Rome and Britain, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Peru, The Isle of Man, and finally to America....   [tags: Time Cat Lloyd Alexander Outline]

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Freudian Psyche in Geisel's The Cat in the Hat

- Freudian Psyche in Geisel's The Cat in the Hat   "Then we saw him step in on the mat. We looked. And we saw him. The Cat in the hat!" (Seuss 6)   Through the years, many parents have read the children's book The Cat in the Hat to their kids. Written by Theodore Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is a lively and wonderful book to read to children. No only that, but also it helps teach children about right and wrong through fun and exciting characters. But many kids and parents alike are missing a piece of the puzzle....   [tags: Cat in the Hat Essays]

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My Favorite Day of the Week

- Everyone has a favorite day, my favorite day happens to be at the end of the week. Monday to Saturday I work to what seem to be never ending shifts and go to school. Working all day just go to school at night. The week consist of hard work and hours of studying. When Sunday comes along all of that changes. Sundays are my favorite day of the week. Early in the morning I wake up cold, feeling my partners warm body across the bed. I snuggle up to him for warmth. The movement of my body awakens him....   [tags: Sunday, personal reflections]

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Black Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- Black Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle       The phrase Black Humor has the broad meaning of poking "fun at subjects considered deadly serious or even taboo by some"2. This definition is simple, and yet embodies an important idea that is often lost in more complex definitions: the idea that Black Humor can actually be "fun", and provoke laughter. This is not, of course, the only important aspect of the term, and I shall explore some of the other important defining features of Black Humor before moving on to discuss its use in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle3....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]

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Ode To A Nightingale

- Ode To A Nightingale Choose a poem which you think could be described as a “quiet” or “reflective” poem. Show how the poet has achieved this effect and discuss to what extent you find it a suitable way of dealing with the subject matter in the poem. In your answer you must refer closely to the text and to at least two of mood; theme; sound; imagery; rhythm or any other appropriate feature. “Ode To A Nightingale” by John Keats is a poem which Keats wrote when he was dying. Due to this, the poem is extremely reflective on the things Keats considers important to him, namely life, death and his imagination....   [tags: English Literature]

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Ode to a Nightingale

- Charles Brown, a friend with whom Keats was living when he composed this poem, wrote, In the spring of 1819 a nightingale had built her nest near my house. Keats felt a tranquil and continual joy in her song; and one morning he took his chair from the breakfast table to the grass-plot under a plum-tree, where he sat for two or three hours. When he came into the house, I perceived he had some scraps of paper in his hand, and these he was quietly thrusting behind the books. On inquiry, I found those scraps, four or five in number, contained his poetic feeling on the song of our nightingale....   [tags: poetry analysis]

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Crusaders of Truth in Cat's Cradle and Pi

- Crusaders of Truth in Cat's Cradle and Pi       In our world, people are constantly searching for the truth, or answers for things that seem unexplainable. On a quest to make the uncertainties of life easier, or more reasonable, some people have invented tools such as religion, and deemed them truthful. People such as Felix Hoenikker from Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, and Max Cohen from Darren Aronofsky's film Pi, resist such inventions and see a different definition of truth, which is science....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]

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Use of Coincidence in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- Use of Coincidence in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle Most modern novelists avoid the use of coincidence as a plot device, and such use of coincidence is looked on as trite and cheap. This was not always the case, as novelists of yore, Charles Dickens is a great example, have been known to throw in a suspicious coincidence at the very climax of the book that ties up the plot nicely but leaves modern readers feeling betrayed and deceived. Perhaps due to more literate, sophisticated readers, or just the maturation of the novel form, writers no longer have the luxury of plot coincidence....   [tags: Vonnegut Cat's Cradle]

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Postmodernist Features in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- Postmodernist Features in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle is a book, which enables many points for literary discussions. One possible topic of them could be the postmodernist features in this book. In this examination Ihab Hassan's essay "Toward a Concept of Postmodernism" was used as a source of secondary literature for defining of postmodernist features. The most visible and prevalent features are postmodernist metonymy, treatment of the character, dynamic tension, anarchy and a postmodernist look at religion as a whole....   [tags: Cat's Cradle Essays]

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Ode to a Grecian Urn by John Keats

- “ Forever warm and still to be enjoyed; Forever panting and forever young….” These words from the poem, Ode to a Grecian Urn was written by John Keats, an English poet of the nineteenth century. This sentence expresses the romance and love of life that John Keats represented. Keats lived during the romantic period, which was a time that focused on the individual, emotions and nature. Although Keats died very young, during his short life he wrote many poems, particularly odes. An ode is a type of poem that can be about an object; a person or anything that one feels extremely passionate about....   [tags: Poem, Poetic Analysis, Biography, Writer]

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My Favorite Time Of A Ranch

- There are some people who are not lucky enough to say that they had happy childhoods. The family used to live on a ranch in Delaware. Life was simple and sweet. The summers were warm, and we enjoyed trips to the beach and to the state fair. The winters were cold, but the holidays always had a way of warming everything up. Church was at 10 a.m. every Sunday, and Mom made home-cooked meals for dinner every night. I had a picture-perfect life, complete with a white-picket fence that surrounded our ranch....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

- Paradoxical Nature of Life Exposed in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut's apocalyptic novel, Cat's Cradle, might well be called an intricate network of paradox and irony. It is with such irony and paradox that Vonnegut himself describes his work as "poisoning minds with humanity...to encourage them to make a better world" (The Vonnegut Statement 107). In Cat's Cradle, Vonnegut does not tie his co-mingled plots into easy to digest bites as the short chapter structure of his story implies....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut Cat's Cradle Essays]

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My Favorite Form Of Writing

- In the twelve years I was in school, I learn three forms of writing, essay, letters, and stories. My favorite form of writing is creative writing. My least favorite is writing a letter. The reason I prefer creative writing over the other, form is because I have the freedom to make up anything. The reason I dislike writing letter is because many letters have different formats. For example, I can’t uses the friendly letter format on a business letter; I would have to use block format. Even though I prefer creative writing, my most commonly used skill is to write essays....   [tags: Essay, Writing, High school, Writer]

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Ode Of The West Wind By Percy Shelley

- Ode to the West Wind In his writings, Percy Shelley strays away from neoclassical writing and writes some of the greatest Romantic Literature of his time. Using this new style of writing he uses metaphors, especially negative ones to further the message he’s trying to convey and to make to poem more readable and draws on the wind from the poem for inspiration in an unconventional way. 0 Percy Shelley was born in 1792. He studied at Oxford, where he was later kicked out for writing an insulting pamphlet about Atheism that was directed towards the people in charge....   [tags: Romanticism, John Keats, Mary Shelley, Literature]

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The Man 's Favorite Pastime

- ... He moved at a brisk jog now, and stripped off his tunic as he moved forth. The chill wind and frosty snowflakes smacking into his bare torso provided some relief. But damn, did he reek. Pigs smelled better. He’d need to wash up and change before he dove into his stew. Meals were less enjoyable when one smelled liked a pigpen. Now footsteps away from his home, he noticed thick smoke flowing from his roof’s smoke hole. Interesting, since he’d tamped down the fire before he left. It wasn’t like him to forget to do such a thing, but maybe he had....   [tags: Woman, Eye color]

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Junk Food Is A Favorite

- ... That is a thirty percent increase in the pass years. Just by putting a fifty-five percent tax rate on sodas the proportion of overweight and obese individuals will decrease by 0.7% (Franck, Caroline 13). This number may seem small now but over the years it can make a big difference. If the government could find a way to regulate and add taxes to unhealthy foods and beverages, then American can save about $78.5 billion over a five-year period. Another problem that America faces, false advertisement....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Food, Tax]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Ode Of The West Wind '

- Second, the terza rima scheme helps the narrator to express his thoughts. In A Defense of Poetry, Shelley states that there exists harmony between the language that poets employ and the sounds that are contained in each word because both sounds and thoughts are intertwined to convey the message that they attempt to represent (763). In other words, there exists a close proximity between the sense of words and their sound; it is the enchainment of both ideas and sounds that creates an effect of harmony....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Meter, Syllable]

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