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- 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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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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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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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 Of A Nightingale By John Keats

- ... Full of references to greek mythology, keats’ placement of these allusions reinforces a belief in nature as a perfect and mythical world that promises escape from human frailty. The speaker states in line 16 “ Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene/...that I might drink, and leave the world unseen” . In greek lore the Hippocrene was a sacred spring to muses and was said to inspire poets. By alluding to specific greek mythology Keats reinforces the otherworldly quality of the poem. To a degree, these allusions influence the overall tone of the piece as well, making the poem seem almost dreamlike, which in turn paint nature as being a place to escape the struggles of human existence....   [tags: Poetry, Life, Nature, John Keats]

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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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Comparison: Ode to a Nightingale & Dover Beach

- John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale,” and Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” were written at different times by very different men; yet their conclusions about the human condition are strikingly similar. A second generation Romantic, Keats’s language is lush and expressive, strongly focused on the poet as an individual; while Arnold, a Victorian in era and attitude, writes using simple language, and is focused on the world in a broader context. While Keats is a young man, struggling with the knowledge he is soon to die; Arnold is a man newly married, to all accounts healthy, and with a long life ahead....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Human Suffering]

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"Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats

- "Ode to A Nightingale" is a poem in which Keats uses detailed description to contrast natural beauty and reality, life and death. In the opening verse, the writer becomes captivated by the nightingale's peaceful song. Throughout, the song becomes a powerful spell that transcends the mortal world of Keats. Interwoven throughout the poem are his thoughts about death. It is important to note that Keats' father & mother died when he was young and his brother had recently died of tuberculosis, which probably accounts for this focus....   [tags: Poetry]

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The Powerful Force of the Imagination in Keat's Poem, Ode to a Nightingale

- In his poem Ode to a Nightingale, Keats describes the power and force of imagination belonging to a man who desires to escape the emerging consumerist society of the 19th century. The Nightingale in the poem is based off of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and the narrative mirrors Philomela escaping the threat of her murderer. In the poem, the narrator travels to the dark forest to join the nightingale, which Keats’ uses as a symbol of freedom and immortality however, he realizes to be able to experience the luxuriousness of it, he must use his imagination to be able to create this with his senses....   [tags: marxist, religious, working class]

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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 to a Nightingale and Two Look at Two

- Ode to a Nightingale and Two Look at Two In "Ode to a Nightingale" and "Two Look at Two", both poems tells of an experience in which the human characters encounters animals in the poems, the experiences are handled quite differently in the two poems. In "Ode to a Nightingale", Keats often express his sad feelings and uses the Nightingale and portray it as some sort of a god or peaceful symbol. As the poem started off with Keats expressing how drunk the character was and that as if he has taken some drugs - hemlock, and that he wanted so much to drink more so that he can enter this world in which this Nightingale is in....   [tags: Keats Frost Animals Poetry Poems Essays]

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John Keats' Ode to Nightingale and Negative Capability Are Poems of Feeling

- In a letter written to Richard Woodhouse on October 27, 1818, John Keats addresses the idea of his poetic identity. According to Keats, “A poet is the most unpoetical of anything in existence; he has no identity…creatures of impulse are poetical and have about them an unchangeable attribute-the poet has none; …he is certainly the most unpoetical of all God’s Creatures” (Keats 1818). Therefore, Keats views himself as a poet with no self, writing not from his own identity. In his mind: “the poetical Character itself, (I mean that sort which, if I am anything, I am a Member; that sort distinguished from the wordsworthian or egotistical sublime; which is a thing per se and stands alone)...   [tags: poet, stanza, conflict]

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John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn and Ode to a Nightingale

- John Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn and Ode to a Nightingale John Keats, in "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and "Ode to a Nightingale" attempts to connect with two objects of immortality to escape from the rigors of human life. In "Ode to a Nightingale", Keats attempts to connect with a bird's song because the music knows nothing of aging and mortality. Keats has the same motivation in "Ode on a Grecian Urn" while trying to connect with three separate images on a mysterious urn. Connecting in this sense means to either fully understand the object or become the object itself....   [tags: Papers Keats Poem Poetry Essays]

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Immortality and Symbolism in John Keat's Nightingale Ode

- The nightingale and the discussion about it are not simply about a bird or a song but about human experience in general. Nightingale is not an eternal entity. There are many images of death within the poem. The images are particular and sensuous, but not highly visual. Nightingale experiences a sort of death but actually it is not a real death nightingale is mysterious and even disappears at the end of the poem but nightingale itself is symbol of continuity or immortality and is universal and undying in contrast with the morality of human beings....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Poem Analysis]

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The Romantic Poetry Of John Keats

- ... Both are merchants from London. At the age of fifteen, his mother falls ill and dies of tuberculosis. At Enfield, John was not thought to be destined as a writer of any sort. Keats was remembered as a nice young boy. The Keats brothers were loved by many at school, especially John. In fact, He was known for being valiant and giving towards others. Classmate Edward Holmes recalls: "The generosity and daring of his nature - in passions of tears or outrageous fits of laughter always in extremes will help to paint Keats in his boyhood" (Marilee, "Keats: Facts and Biography")....   [tags: John Keats, Romanticism, Ode to a Nightingale]

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Escape in Ode to a Nightingale and La Belle Dans sans Merci

- Escape in Ode to a Nightingale and La Belle Dans sans Merci    The two poems, Ode to a Nightingale and La Belle Dans sans Merci, clearly portray Keats' treatment of the idea of escape. Both poems construct vivid illusions but insist on their desolating failure. In Ode to a Nightingale it is interesting that Keats chooses to use the nightingale as the main vehicle for his idea of escape. It is through the comparisons to the nightingale's life that all other forms of escape become apparent in this work....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Emotion vs. Intellect in Ode to a Nightingale and Since Feeling is First

- Emotion vs. Intellect in Ode to a Nightingale and Since Feeling is First      We must look for guidance from the emotions…not the mind. This romantic philosophy is portrayed in the works of both John Keats’s "Ode to a Nightingale" and E. E. Cummings’s "Since Feeling is First." Each poet addresses the complex relationship of following one’s emotion and passion as opposed to one’s thought. Whereas Cummings supports living life fully in order to escape the confines of thought, Keats suggests death as the only possible means of overcoming this human consciousness....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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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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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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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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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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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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Poetry Analysis: "Ode On a Grecian Urn"

- The twenty-four old romantic poet John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” written in the spring of 1819 was one of his last of six odes. That he ever wrote for he died of tuberculosis a year later. Although, his time as a poet was short he was an essential part of The Romantic period (1789-1832). His groundbreaking poetry created a paradigm shift in the way poetry was composed and comprehended. Indeed, the Romantic period provided a shift from reason to belief in the senses and intuition. “Keats’s poem is able to address some of the most common assumptions and valorizations in the study of Romantic poetry, such as the opposition between “organic culture” and the alienation of modernity”....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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The Romantic Era Of Keats And Bright Star

- Keats’ poetry explores many issues and themes, accompanied by language and technique that clearly demonstrates the romantic era. His poems ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ and ‘Bright Star’ examine themes such as mortality and idealism of love. Mortality were common themes that were presented in these poems as Keats’ has used his imagination in order to touch each of the five senses. He also explores the idea that the nightingale’s song allows Keats to travel in a world of beauty. Keats draws from mythology and christianity to further develop these ideas....   [tags: Poetry, Earth, Nightingale, Immortality]

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Using ‘Ode on Melancholy’ and one other, examine how Keats uses language

- Using ‘Ode on Melancholy’ and one other, examine how Keats uses language to explore his muses Keats In ‘Ode on Melancholy’ Keats accepts the truth he sees: joy and pain are inseparable and to experience joy fully we must experience sadness or melancholy fully. The first stanza urges us not to try and escape pain; stanza two tells us what to do instead - embrace the transient beauty and joy of the nature and human experience, which contain pain and death. Stanza three makes clear that in order to experience joy we must experience the sorrow that beauty dies and joy evaporates....   [tags: English Literature]

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Imagery Used in Keats' Poems

- Imagery Used in Keats' Poems Strong imagery is the basis of structure in many poems. Literal and metaphorical imagery words aid the reader with interpreting the main ideal of the poem. Ode to a Grecian Urn, Ode to a Nightingale and On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer are three of John Keats’ poems which contain this descriptive imagery to give structure and meaning. Keats makes the decorative language as the medium for the passion that he holds for his subject. Ode to a Grecian Urn is a poem in which Keats makes imagery explain the physical aspects of an urn as well as the message behind its appearance....   [tags: John Keats Ode to a Grecian Urn Essays]

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Florence Nightingale And The Nightingale

- ... As she grew, she began watching over the ill and poor people of the village her father’s estate which helped her realize her calling, nursing. It wasn’t until Florence turned seventeen years old that her parents realized she was unlike her sister, unlike any other women at that time. When Florence spoke to her parents about pursuing a career in nursing, they shut it down straight away. They forbid her from any form of nursing claiming it is “lowly, immodest work done by the poor or servants, completely unsuitable for a woman of Florence’s social standing.” But she continued to follow her dreams and eventually in 1844 enrolling herself as a nursing student at Lutheran Hospital of Pastor...   [tags: Florence Nightingale, Crimean War, Nursing, Nurse]

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Analysis Of ' Ode On A Grecian Urn '

- ... The word “bride” (1) is defined as “a woman about to be married” (“bride n.p.”), and in this case married to quietness. Marriage is a lifelong commitment and Keats uses this symbol to represent the bride for the rest of her life. He uses the term bride to push the point across that the woman on the urn will be forcefully mute for the remainder of her life due to her marriage to quietness. Keats shows the theme, truth is beauty, by contradicting the right to speak the truth. He uses personification in the first verse by showing the marriage between a woman and an adjective, when stating that the bride is married to quietness....   [tags: Poetry, John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn]

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Florence Nightingale 's Environmental Philosophy

- ... Selanders (2010, p.86) explains that environment is the “umbrella concept” for this philosophy. As such, Nightingale believed the environment could be altered to allow for the natural state of healing to occur. One of the most interesting aspects of Nightingale’s Philosophy is that it was able to identify the nursing metaparadigm which was not officially labeled as such until 130 years later, thus incorporating the person, health, nursing, and environment (McEwan & Wills, 2011). According to this her Philosophy the person is a whole of many parts, which the nurse acts upon....   [tags: Nursing, Florence Nightingale]

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Florence Nightingale And The Hippocratic Oath

- In 1893, Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter, an instructor of nursing at the old Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan created an adaptation to the Hippocratic Oath. She titled it the Florence Nightingale pledge. It was used for nursing students to be sworn in on upon graduation (American Nursing Association). It is named after Florence Nightingale, who was classified as the "founder of modern nursing", after she spent time in the Crimean war caring for sick and injured soldiers. Up until this point in time nurses and hospitals were there only to care for individuals that were dying, but not to prevent death (Bassendowski, 2014)....   [tags: Nursing, Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Health care]

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Florence Nightingale Impact On Nursing

- ... She organized how the supplies got to the troops. She cleaned up the hospitals, decreased the mortality rate from 40% to 2%. Her passion carries on today. She was wise beyond her time, and health care is better for her contributions. Civil War impact on nursing was mostly positive. Care of the sick and injured was brought from the home, to the hospitals, military hospitals, and the battlefield. Reform was necessary. Dorothea Dix was appointed as superintendent of women nurses by in the Union Army....   [tags: Nursing, Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Crimean War]

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Florence Nightingale 's Environmental Theory

- ... Rahim found that a patient who lived in poor conditions developed an infection after surgery and recovered more slowly. Although the patient followed the doctor’s orders, once discharged, she returned to a cramped apartment filled with foul smells and poor ventilation. The author entered the home to care for the client and decided to inform the family on the correct way to care for the ill member. The family had not been properly caring for the ill woman, although they thought they had been helping....   [tags: Nursing, Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Hygiene]

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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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Florence Nightingale 's Influence On The Art And Science Of Nursing

- Florence Nightingale’s Influence on the Art and Science of Nursing To this day, the most admired person in nursing history would be Florence Nightingale. She will forever be an influential figure in the world of nursing due to her perseverance and critical thinking skills that saved so many lives during the Crimean War. There is no way to tell how long it could have taken nursing to evolve without the help of Nightingale. In her book, Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not, Nightingale described a multitude of factors that must be considered when helping the ill to recover and to have the healthy maintain their well-being (Nightingale, 1860/1969)....   [tags: Nursing, Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Hygiene]

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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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Florence Nightingale 's Environmental Nursing Theory

- ... One of her key observations is “that people were inseparable from their physical environments, either flourishing or deteriorating in relation to their living conditions” and utilized these discoveries to enhance the soldiers’ health (Hegge, 2013). It was during this time that she crossed the battlefields holding up her lantern that she earned the nickname “the lady with the lamp.” With all of her advocacies she founded the first official school of nursing, the Nightingale Training School for Nurses, at St....   [tags: Florence Nightingale, Nursing, Crimean War, Nurse]

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Of Nightingales That Weep by Katherine Paterson

- Of Nightingales That Weep Chapter 1 This chapter is about Takiko and her first family home. It tells a lot about her family. They talk about the war In this chapter also. Takiko’s mother decides that she will remarry after her father dies. Takiko’s finds out that her father is died. Chapter 2 This chapter the book tells about Goro who is Takiko’s stepfather. Takiko finds out that Goro is a injured man. She thinks it will be very hard to live with Goro because of his problem. Chapter 3 This chapter tells about Takiko living with Goro for a few months now....   [tags: Of Nightingales That Weep Katherine Paterson]

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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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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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Florence Nightingale

- Florence Nightingale was a legend in her lifetime and was one of the greatest pioneer's in nursing. She lived ninety years and accomplished many great things for the field of nursing. Her descriptions of nursing, health, environment, and humankind are remarkable and still true to this day. Nightingale reformed nursing and changed the way nursing was viewed. Some of the issues during Nightingale's time, the 1800's, we still face today. Nightingale not only impacted nursing in the 1800's, but also still has an effect on nursing today....   [tags: Biography Nightingale]

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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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Florence Nightingale

- Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy. Her parents named her after the city she was born in. She was born on May 12,1980, she was raised mostly in Derbyshire England. Many people when they hear Florence Nightingale think about her as a nurse and for her fight for better hospital care. Florence did a lot more in her life than achieve better hospital conditions, and become a nurse....   [tags: Biography Florence Nightingale]

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

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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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Comparing John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women and Florence Nightingale's Cassandra

- Comparing John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women and Florence Nightingale's Cassandra For thousands of years, women have struggled under the domination of men. In a great many societies around the world, men hold the power and women have to fight for their roles as equals in these patriarchal societies. Florence Nightingale wrote about such a society in her piece, Cassandra, and John Stuart Mill wrote further on the subject in his essay The Subjection of Women. These two pieces explore the same basic idea, but there are differences as well....   [tags: Mill Subjection Nightingale Cassandra Essays]

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A Stark Between The Real And The Surreal By Examining The Power Of Dreams

- ... So, the narrator has posed two similar problems within the poem: his inability to find inspiration because of life’s many endless troubles and this worry is causing the narrator to feel ill. The solution which Keats provides to his narrator’s struggles is to seek inspiration from poetry. According to the narrator, as he flies away to meet the nightingale he does so “Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards, / But on the viewless wings of Poesy” (32-33). Here, there is a turn away from the Greek God Bacchus—the god of win and intoxicating liquor (“Bacchus, n.”)—and turns towards Poesy—in this instance poetry—as a means of relief....   [tags: Mind, Consciousness, Unconscious mind]

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Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey by Wordsworth

- "Ode to the West Wind" by Percy Bysshe Shelley and "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" by Wordsworth The two chosen pieces both have a dominant theme of nature. Shelley, in his poem 'Ode to the West Wind,'; uses poignant tone, while using personification and imagery to unravel his theme of nature. While Wordsworth's '...Tintern Abbey'; contains a governing theme of nature, Wordsworth uses first person narration, illusive imagery, as well as an amiable tone to avow his connection to nature....   [tags: Shelley Wordsworth Ode Tintern Essays]

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The Nightingale: A Wood-Nymph for the Poets

- Nightingale: Ecology and History To truly understand the significance of the function of the nightingale in Romantic poetry, it’s necessary to look at its history with not only the English, but the contemporary world at the time of the eighteenth century, and the ecological explanations on why this particular, yet incredibly common, bird was chosen as the poetic token for the Romantic era. In the eighteenth century, Not much was understood about this common migratory Old World bird; in fact at the time no one understood where this 6 ½ inch long bird traveled to during the winter months; what was known was that the birds always returned, without fail, to England in mid-April (McKusick 37)....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Analysis Of John Keats 's Poem, La Belle Dame Sans Merci ; Keats Choice Of A Dramatic Poem

- With its emphasis on the imagination, idealism and individualism, Romanticism emerged as a response to the discouragement with the Enlightenment values of reason and order in the aftermath of the French Revolution of 1789. In his poems, the Romantic John Keats explicitly shows an occurrence of feeling and creative energy instead of insight and reason. Keats use of strong imagery ranges among all our physical sensations such as sight, hearing, touch and smell, and Keats combines these senses into one image to produce a sensual effect and shape our interpretations of his Romantic poems....   [tags: Romanticism, John Keats, Poetry]

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The Contribution Of Florence Nightingale

- ... Nightingale believed the elements of caring consisted of person, environment, health, and nursing (Smith & Parker, 2015). The simplistic and generality nature of her model allowed Nightingale to regard a person(s) as a recipient of care with multidimensional components composed of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual values (Butts & Rich, 20115). Hence, putting the person in the best of positon for nature to act upon them and understanding, that human beings are holistic individuals, with many dimensions were key in her teaching (Smith & Parker, 2015)....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing practice, Nursing theory]

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History of Nursing: Florence Nightingale

- ... Efficient drainage is a tricky one because not many individuals would even think about the toxins involved with it. Most people do not understand what good drainage is. A pipe carrying the sewage simply does not cut it. Every untapped sink or faucet could at anytime spread numerous diseases or viruses (Nightingale 1898). The fourth essential point is cleanliness and this may seem obvious, but in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s people did not understand the dangers of living in an unclean living quarter....   [tags: crimean war, russian empire]

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Florence Nightingale: A Biography

- While pondering of war, people tend to think of all the dead and wounded. Most do not wonder about how soldiers are treated. The nurses and hospitals play a huge role in war. Soldiers must be properly cared for. One woman influenced nursing tremendously. Florence Nightingale fulfilled her purpose in life by becoming a nurse during the Crimean War. Florence Nightingale’s family had an enormous impact on her career. Born on May 12, 1820, Florence was born into a wealthy family who named her from her Italian birthplace (Iggulden 236)....   [tags: Nurse, Crimean War, World History]

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Florence Nightingale's Environmental Theory

- Florence Nightingale’s Environmental Theory Ana C. Valdez Amanda Rangel Trini Garza Texas A&M International University Florence Nightingale Environmental Theory Florence Nightingale changed the whole perspective of the way people look at nursing. From the middle of the 18th century to the 19th century, the birth of modern nursing began. Nightingale was recognized as the first nursing theorist and most commonly acknowledged as “The Lady with the Lamp”. At the age of thirty-one, Florence Nightingale educated herself and trained for nursing....   [tags: Nursing, Contributions to Present]

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Nursing Theories: Florence Nightingale

- Healthcare is constantly changing and evolving. Technology has improved many practices. As nurses increase their knowledge via higher education and continuing education, nursing practice continue to follow various theorists both past and present. The nursing profession is unique because many of their practices are based on both nursing and non-nursing theories. There are various different types of entries into the profession of nursing from associate degree programs to doctorate of nursing practice (DNP)....   [tags: healthcare services, continuing education]

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Florence Nightingale and Registered Nurses

- Registered Nurse Registered nurses work to contribute good health and prevent illness. They also treat patients and help go through there rehabilitation and also give support and advice to patients family. Registered nurses are general-duty nurses who focus in the achievement of caring for their patients. They are under the supervision of a doctor. As I researched this career It brought more questions to my life. It became a big interest that soon I would have an opportunity to answer my own questions obviously with the help of others....   [tags: health, illness, patients]

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An Ode to a Grecian Urn by John Keats

- An Ode to a Grecian Urn by John Keats John Keats's poem "An Ode to a Grecian Urn", is written encompassing both life and art. Keats uses a Grecian urn as a symbol of life. He refers to the Greek piece of art as being immortal, with its messages told in endless time. Walter J. Bate explains that the Sisobas Vase that Keats traced at the home of his artist friend Haydon, the Townly Vase at the British Museum, or the Borghese Vase in the Louvre, are suggested by scholars to possibly be the ones that Keats had in mind while writing his poem (510-511)....   [tags: Papers]

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Nurse Nightingale

- Florence Nightingale played a large role in establishing modern day nursing. She wanted to help the sick and the elderly as a child and grew up to become a very successful nurse. Nightingale cemented nursing as a respectable profession and went on to train in nursing against her family’s wishes. She contributed politically in the Crimean war tending to wounded soldiers along with dozens of other trained nurses. Florence Nightingale made significant contributions to the nursing profession, most notable are her effects on modern day nursing and political effects on society....   [tags: modern nursing, patients]

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Florence Nightingale

- "Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit. It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts." (Florence Nightingale) Who was Florence Nightingale. Some knew her as the “Lady with the Lamp”, in view of the fact that she carried around a lamp as she visited her patients during the night hours....   [tags: nursing, Florence, hospitals, nurses]

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Florence Nightingale, the First Nursing Theorist

- Florence Nightingale, named after the Italian city she was born in, was born to a family of upper class citizens on May 12, 1820 (Florence Nightingale 1820 – 1910). She grew up educated in many languages and subjects and one day, “Nightingale felt that God was calling her to do some work, but wasn't sure what that work should be,” then she began developing a passion for nursing (Florence Nightingale 1820 – 1910). Her parents did not approve of this passion because they felt it was a job for the lower class, but they eventually relented and sent her off to nursing school (Florence Nightingale 1820 – 1910)....   [tags: soldiers, sanitary, health]

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Florence Nightingale and the History of Christianity in Nursing

- Florence Nightingale is the most well known figure in nursing history. She is best known for the advances she made in sanitation, hospital statistical records, public health and community nursing. Nightingale also wrote extensively on her religious, political and philosophical views and how they carried over into her duties as a Christian and nurse. Florence Nightingale’s contributions to nursing were largely influenced by her beliefs about God. Nightingale wrote extensively of her spiritual and religious beliefs and their connection to the way she practiced nursing....   [tags: Nursing ]

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Florence Nightingale's Theory

- A theory I can relate to is Nightingales theory, I found her theory to be extremely interesting. A patient health is affected by the environment that they are in, whether it is at the hospital or at their house. Once a patient is discharged the nurse should be aware of the patient home environment, what they have access to, and what they don’t have. Sometimes in war a person can learn new things that can befit the world. Nightingale saw that most soldiers were dying from illness and not from there injures that they had received....   [tags: Nursing 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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Ode on a Grecian Urn

- In “Ode on a Grecian Urn” Keats uses the urn as a symbolism he talks about the urn being a human being. The poet speaks of the urn designs that are process in time by the artist which the urn became a beautiful master piece of art that comes alive. The urn is a beautiful ancient object designed with fascinated pictures imprinted on the side. He brings the pictures to life as he goes into a fantasy world thinking of lovers that are frozen in time. He thinks of a relationship the lovers could have and what if they pursue their love interest....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Influencing Immunization Through The Works Of Nightingale

- ... Also, people are unaware about their health and safe drinking water. Chlorinated water reduces the risk of getting the disease. I think that there is a lack of support for countries that still have cholera is a current issue. I feel that cholera doesn’t have be a health issue that people should be concerned with due to the fact that there are ways to prevent it. More developed countries, like Canada and USA do not have to worry about cholera outbreaks. Since, they both have regulations that require for their citizens to have a safe water source....   [tags: Epidemiology, Public health, Cholera, Health]

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Florence Nightingale Pursues Her Dream

- Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 at the Villa Colombaia in Florence, Italy to a very wealthy and well-established British family. Her father, William Nightingale was a landowner and her mother, Frances Nightingale was a traditional, obedient housewife. At the time that Florence lived, women were not educated and were not expected to do much but marry young, have children, and look after their husbands and homes. Nevertheless, Florence was very close to her father as a child and he noticed she was a smart and different child than most, so he took the responsibility to educate her....   [tags: Nurse, War]

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Florence Nightingale Biography

- Florence nightingale was born in 1820. She has acquired much credit to her name in the field of nursing. She has credit as the founder of modern nursing and also for being the first nursing theorist. Nightingale proposed that nursing should have specific training and education. She is widely known as the lady with the lamp. Florence nightingale has the credit for coming up with environmental adaptation theory on nursing. Her theory states that people are composed of biological, social, spiritual and psychological components....   [tags: Environmental Adaptation Theory]

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Discriminating Dissection of the Life of Florence Nightingale

- This research paper is a discriminating dissection of the life of Florence Nightingale and her commitment to nursing. She has been thought of as one of the most radical and powerful figures of her century and has been hailed for that throughout her time and present. This was reverberated by Gorrell who expressed that "Florence Nightingale, the organizer of present day nursing, converted the practice into a respectable calling and set the guidelines for clean and safe doctor's facilities all around the globe" (Deshpande 388)....   [tags: committment to nursing]

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Oscar Wilde 's The Nightingale And The Rose

- ... His magnificent use of metaphors and similes are painted on the pages of his stories like brushstrokes on a canvas. Wilde combines descriptive language and metaphors to create images that help the reader envision what the subject looks like, smells like, or feels like. Wilde writes “It is pleasant to sit in the green wood, and to watch the Sun in his chariot of gold, and the Moon in her chariot of pearl” (Wilde 4). This sentence vividly expresses the gleaming daylight and luminous night sky in Wilde’s tale....   [tags: Metaphor, Literature, Fiction, Literary theory]

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Florence Nightingale: Nursing Theoretical Works

- Knowing nursing theoretical works helps nurses to contribute to the quality of holistic approach in nursing process. Nightingale’s theoretical work (1969) Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What Is Not focused more on patients and environment (Bolton, 2014). She developed 13 concepts, called canons for creating a healthy environment for patients. Two of them, chattering hopes and advices and observation of the sick, will guide me to assess Mr. D’s situation described in the attached appendix and how these canons connect to College Nurses of Ontario (CNO) (2009) Ethics concerning the client choice and limit to client choice and Registered Nurses Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) (2006) value reg...   [tags: holistic care, patients care]

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Ode Of The West Wind By Percy Shelley

- ... Even though they valued the classics many neoclassical writers disliked early English writers. They used lots of imagery and loved rhymed couplets. Writers of this time also believed in strength, clarity, precision of language and wrote with great accuracy, leaving no loose ends. Shelley didn’t use this neoclassical style of writing instead he used the romantic style of writing. Characteristics of literature in the Romantic Period was a revived interest in the medieval literature. They strayed away from heroic couplets....   [tags: Romanticism, John Keats, Mary Shelley, Literature]

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

- ... It was invented by the Italian writer and poet Dante Alighieri. The terza rima scheme comprises four tercets and “a concluding couplet which takes up the rhyme of the middle line of the preceding tercet” (7). The terza rima scheme creates an interlocking effect of both ideas and sounds because of the pattern that each stanza follows: aba bcb cdc ded ee. This enchainment of rhyming sounds is in iambic pentameter, one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable. Furthermore, according to Ben Collins the concluding couplet, the last two lines or couplets of each stanza, transform the stanza into a sonnet....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Meter, Syllable]

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