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Connotations of Antigone

- Sibling rivalry has been taken to a whole new level. Brothers have been brutally murdered by one another; whose side to take. Is there a way to stay true to both of them. It is hard to grieve without the additional stress of choosing a side when there is a death in the family. Two of the closest members of a family are ripped out at an instant. At the funeral, the family notices that only one brother is there to be buried. Everyone questions this, “Where is Polynices”. Answers are not found, but then word gets through that because of his exile, Polynices, will not be formally buried, but will suffer even in his after-life....   [tags: Sophocles, Literary Analysis, Rivalry]

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The Connotations Associated With The Victorian Era

- The connotations associated with the Victorian era are prudishness and repression. This era was the time period of the authors Charles Dickens and Robert Browning; like many other authors during the era, they wrote about values in society. A piece of Charles Dickens work that pertains to the era is a Tale of Two Cities, which was about conflicting values of different areas. Robert browning’s Red Cotton Night Cap Country is about the imposed values of a woman. All of the moral values during the time were set at high standards even though they were easily broken, not many people took the risk of admitting to it....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Victorian era, Morality]

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Historical And Personal Connotations Of Identity

- Humans seem to have an innate desire to belong, to be a part of a community of people that are similar to them in at least some way. From that desire, individuals craft specific identities and ways of living to place themselves within certain communities and separate from others. Identity can be made up partially by choice—the way people style their hair, how they talk, what materials they use, who they hang out with—but part of identity is also related to things that cannot be chosen, such as a person’s ethnicity or social class....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race, Africa]

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Healthy: The Connotations and Misconceptions

- Healthy: The Connotations and Misconceptions The general idea of being healthy has changed in a variety of ways over the many centuries that humans have been studying anatomy. Being healthy is much more than just looking good, and the U.S. Military is a great example of this. Most military personnel do not have large muscles but they are still extremely strong and even outperform professional bodybuilders. This is because the size and strength of muscles are much more independent of one another than most would initially believe (Mettler) (Phillips)....   [tags: good nutrition]

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Social Connotations of Name and Well Being

- Introduction Imagine that you are of Arab decent you are being screened more thoroughly than others at the airport. The only way the airport staff can identify that you are of Arab decent is based on your family name, Najjar. The airport staff constantly takes extra measures to confirm that you are not a terrorist. Stereotypes have existed in American culture for centuries. Early in American history stereotypes of Negroes and Mexicans predominately associate them with lower-class attributes (Campbell, 1967)....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Promoting Socialism Through Animalistic Connotations in “The Jungle”

- In Upton Sinclair’s novel “The Jungle” the use of animalistic terms and connotations in the depictions of both the people and the politics created persuasive arguments for socialism and against capitalism. Christopher Phelps’ Introduction states, “As a metaphor, ‘jungle’ denoted the ferocity of dog-eat-dog competition, the barbarity of exploitative work, the wilderness of urban life, the savagery of poverty, the crudity of political corruption, and the primitiveness of the doctrine of survival of the fittest, which led people to the slaughter as surely as cattle.”(1), this is the foundation to Sinclair’s arguments that capitalism promotes competition between the working-class for mere surviv...   [tags: Literary Themes]

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The Negative Connotations Of African American Men

- Research Paper Annotated Bibliography “The Negative Connotation of African-American Men in the South” Richardson, Riche. Black Masculinity and the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta. University of Georgia Press, 2010. Print. Richardson gives substantial responses on the study of region, race, and gender in the South. Richardson introduces the element of how the South has an abundant amount of impact on black men through its long time history and stereotyping. Richardson also mentions how the black man can be type casted to be a threat to society....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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Connotations of Marriage and Social Morals in Alexander Pope´s Poem "The Rape of the Lock"

- ... 25-32, Pope) The poem reveals the superficiality and immorality of mankind making judgements in favor of appearances rather that morality. Belinda’s idea of 'honour' is seen to mean little more than 'reputation'. The sexual truth is finally admitted when Belinda wishes the Baron had been “content to seize/ Hairs less in sight, or any hairs but these” (IV.175-76, Pope). This sort of innuendo was remarkably popular, reflecting no doubt of a powerful taboo. Pope wants to suggest that beauty enhances or even sublimates the coarser passion....   [tags: Enlightenment, Courtship, Sexuality]

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How Hacking Has Historically Been Associated With Shady Behavior Or Criminal Connotations?

- Hacking has historically been associated with shady behavior or criminal connotations. It is very rare that a person condones hacking or thinks of it as anything other than a crime. However, in his article “Academic Freedom and the Hacker Ethic”, Tom Cross challenges us to redefine a hacker and what they actually do. He forces the audience to think as he states that “knowing how to do something that might be harmful is not the same as causing harm” (Cross, 38). Using this powerful statement, Cross uses his article to give the reader a new take on hacking....   [tags: Human rights, Ethics, Freedom of speech, Hacker]

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Psychological Connotations in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

- Psychological Connotations in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" We feel that One Flew over the Cuckoo’s nest is filled with many psychological connotations. This movie is set in a mental hospital where McMurphy was admitted to be psychologically evaluated because of violent behavior. Upon his arrival McMurphy noticed that the patients were very robot-like in their actions. The hospital is extremely structured where the patient’s daily life was monotonous. We will discuss the various connotations by answering the following questions that have been asked....   [tags: Papers]

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The Childlike and Biblical Connotations in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

- The Childlike and Biblical Connotations in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe     Throughout his writing career, CS Lewis has been known for writing many books with a hint of biblical connotations in them. As Kathryn Lindskoog states, "CS Lewis is known for opposing the spirit of modern thought with the unpopular Christian doctrines of sin and evil" (2083). Lewis himself has said, "You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life or death to you" (Freaks 60)....   [tags: Lion Witch and the Wardrobe Essays]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Religious Connotations in His Works

- Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Religious Connotations in His Works Nathaniel Hawthorne is noted for his religious connotations in his works. Young Goodman Brown, The Minister's Black Veil and The Birthmark is three exemplary stories. His writing technique uses ambiguity in that the reader is opened to many different ways of interpretation. In respect to religious methodology the main character's of these short stories all encounter some sort of revelation. In Young Goodman Brown the main character leaves his pure wife Faith adorned in pink ribbons symbolizing her innocent nature on a short but very intriguing journey....   [tags: Papers]

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Negative Connotations of African Americans in Film and Television

- When you hear someone say, “no she didn’t!” who do you usually picture saying that. You picture an African American female. There are many different stereotypes depicted in the media, some positive and some negative. The main stereotype that everyone knows is typically young male/ female African American teenagers. They are portrayed as being really loud, obnoxious, ghetto, uneducated, and dangerous. This stereotype was chosen to show how negative young African Americans are betrayed. This is depicted in movies and TV shows such as Friday, Madea, Moesha, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Love and Hip-Hop....   [tags: Friday, Madea, Moesha, Fresh Prince of Bel Air]

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Gods and Their Connotations

- According to www.dictionary.com Adonai is defined as: A Hebrew name for God, usually translated in the Old Testament by the word ``Lord'. Note: The later Jews used its vowel points to fill out the tetragrammaton (This is the description for the four (tetra) Hebrew letters (grammata) used in the Hebrew Bible for the name of the God of Israel, usually spelled YHWH, or JHVH.) "The indescribable name,' and during reading it was substituted by the word "Adonai'. Significant to the understanding of the word Adonai is the suffix `ay'....   [tags: Religion]

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The F-Bomb

- The F-bomb The F-word. A word that most are too scared to use. A word that many are judged for uttering. A word with extremely negative connotations. That’s right, the F-bomb: Feminism. Such a strongly weighted word. Not many people identify themselves with such a seemingly extreme label. The common stereotype of a feminist is a radical bra-burning hater of men. But is that really accurate. First we need to define the word feminism. Feminism simply is the belief that men and women should be treated equally and have equal opportunities....   [tags: feminism, f-word, negative connotations]

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Changing Connotations Associated with Denim Fabric

- Semiotics: Semiotics helps us understand the meaning of things. It allows us to go into more depth then we would usually do. It is split up into two words semeion (sign) and logos (story). Sign is split up into signified and signifier. Signified is the something else that is being represented whereas signifier is anything that stands for or represents anything and the elements. “On any given day in most countries, nearly half the population is wearing blue jeans” (Miller and Woodward 2011). The word jean originates from the French phrase ‘Bleu de Genes’ which means ‘the blue of Genoa’....   [tags: history of denim, semiotics]

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Analyzing Marina Koren 's Article ' Obama 's Emotional Speech On Gun Control

- For this lesson, the students will be analyzing Marina Koren’s article “Obama’s Emotional Speech on Gun Control” through an examination of specific word choice using “textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text” to determine the biases of the author, embedded in the article. 2. Daily Objectives: • Students will use their inference skills to draw conclusions about the author’s bias • Students will begin to identify how an author’s word choice can show the author’s biases towards the topic discussed....   [tags: Connotation, Denotation]

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Society Places A Negative Connotation Behind Plastic Surgery

- Society places a negative connotation behind plastic surgery. People think that individuals have “unnecessary” procedures to change their physical appearance in order to assimilate to societal beauty standards. However, many people don’t know that plastic surgery isn’t the typical boob job or face lift. Plastic surgery is the restruction of body/facial defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns and diseases. Some examples of plastic surgery are burn repair surgery, scar revision surgery and defect repair(cleft palate)....   [tags: Plastic surgery, Surgery, Reconstructive surgery]

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Christina Rossetti 's Poetry A Subtext Of Conflict Between The World Of Temptation And The Divine Kingdom Exists

- Beneath Christina Rossetti’s poetry a subtext of conflict between the world of temptation and the divine kingdom exists. Hugely aware of her own and others desires and downfalls her poetry is riddled with fear, guilt and condemnation however her works are not two dimensional and encompass a myriad of human concerns expanding beyond the melancholy to explore love and fulfilment. The poem ‘Amor Mundi’ commences with a melodic almost seductively smooth rhythm. The easy rhythm of ‘going’, ‘flowing’ and ‘blowing’ mirrors the decent of the two speakers as they seem to effortlessly proceed along the ‘downhill path’....   [tags: Connotation, Poetry, Emotion, Stanza]

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I Have Always Been Fascinated By How We Use Language?

- I have always been fascinated by how we use language. Words are so vastly complex that what should be a simple task of communicating seems to be one of the most difficult tasks human beings ever endeavor to undertake. I write songs. Nothing professional. Most of them are more of a personal journaling process and only for my own ears. I only mention it because, as a song writer I play around with words quite often to make them fit with a previous line, a specific rhythm or to convey just the right thought or emotion....   [tags: Connotation, Denotation, Semantics]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of ' A Library Is Both A Hallowed Sanctuary And The Darkest, Dankest, Dungeon

- A library is both a hallowed sanctuary and the darkest, dankest, dungeon. With this in mind, an angle of vision is being created. An angle of vision is not simply written; it is carefully and deliberately constructed through the proper use of five rhetorical strategies. Word choice, sentence structure, overt statements, figurative language, and selection and omission of details are the strategies used by writers to create the angle of vision. To understand these strategies I have written two paragraphs that are similar in description yet carry vastly different angles of vision....   [tags: Sentence, Word, Connotation, Angle]

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Multicultural Themes In Tim Winton's Neighbours By Tim Winton

- New experiences shock and captivate readers consequently prompting a reassessment of their perceptions of respect, truth and friendship. Tim Wintons short story “Neighbours” confronts individual stereotypes through exploring the multicultural context in which the story is set. Winton explores the transition of a “young couple” into a new phase of life by describing their move to a lower socio economic suburb full of “European migrants”. The composer does not name the characters, rather calls them the “Macedonian Family” and the “Polish man”, in order to show their cultural differences and highlight multiculturalism....   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism, Sociology, Connotation]

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Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of Africa

- Africa is a continent with two fronts. First is the façade that Americans create with our misrepresentations and stereotypes. They tend to be negative and create a negative image for those who live on the continent. The other front is the truth. Although there are some truths in American connotations, it isn’t the full truth. The stereotypes make two people look bad – Africa and those who do the stereotyping. Misrepresentations are created from a variety of different things, but it is up to the ignorant to teach themselves the truths that lie in Africa....   [tags: Africa, Continent, Connotation, Culture]

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Rhetorical Speech : The Speech

- Reflective Speech Draft Speeches have been used for thousands of years to communicate ideas and influence others. Ralph Waldo Emerson; American poet, essayist and lecturer, once said, "Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense." He was correct, speech is indeed a powerful tool which has the ability to influence and persuade an audience; if an audience is positioned carefully and the speech is written in such a way that the audience 's emotions, logic and trust in the speaker are all appealed to....   [tags: Rhetoric, Logic, Connotation, Logos]

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Good Diction Hits What You 're Hard On The Mark

- Good diction hits what you’re trying to say right on the mark, and helps the reader understand precisely whatever point you’re trying to make. Words that are considered “good diction”, fit perfectly in one’s writing when it comes to the crowd’s reaction, the subject, and whatever the intent is behind the paper. “Denotation is the dictionary meaning of a word-it’s literal meaning.” (Rose 287), while “Connotative meanings are the associations or emotional overtones that words have acquired” (287)....   [tags: Denotation, Connotation, Sarcasm, Jargon]

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Poem Analysis : ' A Good Job On Channeling Our Feelings '

- The sentence structure and word order of this poem does a good job in channeling our feelings and helps to control what we think of this event. As we look closely to the third and final stanzas, we can find that the author created certain emphasis in the manipulation of the words as we probe for the meaning more thoughtfully. At first glance, these lines show that the boy seems to get hurt by the waltzing. But the last two line provides a clarification from the double meaning the poem represents so far....   [tags: Family, Meaning of life, Connotation, Emotion]

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Going Solo, By Eric Klinenberg

- The main thesis of Eric Klinenberg’s book, Going Solo, is that living alone is a poorly understood subject by society, even as time went on. Living solo shapes our cities and economies, and how we grow in to our old age (Klinenberg, 2012, p. 16-17). It differs from many mainstream interpretations of “living alone” in contemporary society due to the fact that it offers a positive perspective on the topic; it also explains how the negative connotations of “living alone” were misconstrued due to datas being overstated from a paper that was published back in 1984 and 2004 (Klinenberg, 2012, p....   [tags: Connotation, Denotation, Suburb, Single person]

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Diction, Connotation, and Words Convey Meaning in The Jabberwocky

- Diction, Connotation, and Portmanteaus Words Convey Meaning in The Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll's poem "The Jabberwocky," means something different to each of its readers. Lewis's use of diction, connotation, and portmanteaus words help the reader build their own personal understanding and meaning of the poem. 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son. The jaws that bite, the claws that catch....   [tags: Carroll Jabberwocky Essays]

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Thinking Outside The Box : Racial Self Identification Choice Among Mixed Heritage Adolescents

- Throughout history, phenotype has always played a large part in how one is viewed in society, whether it took on a positive or negative connotation. Being of a lighter complexion has always made life easier for status and social acceptance. Reading Michele Munoz-Miller’s “Thinking Outside the Box: Racial Self-Identification Choice Among Mixed Heritage Adolescents” brought a few examples to light however one that made an impact was “lighter-skinned slaves often garnered higher prices at auctions” (Munoz-Miller 54)....   [tags: Race, Black people, Connotation, African American]

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Angelou 's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

- Maya Angelou’s excerpt from her book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” reveals the challenges facing a young black girl in the south. The prologue of the book tells of a young Angelou in church trying to recite a poem she has forgotten. She describes the dress her grandmother has made her and imagines a day where she wakes up out of her black nightmare. Angelou was raised in a time where segregation and racism were prevalent in society. She uses repetition, diction, and themes to explore the struggle of a black girl while growing up....   [tags: Black people, White people, Connotation, Race]

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Descriptive Essay : ' Lonely Places '

- Lonely Places Aren’t Actually Lonely Labelling our world has been a human constant; it’s how the human world is rationalized. It’s something we all do in order to asses what we have and what we need to do. Labels are used for everything, whether it be people, language, or a country, and by labelling things we set them apart by the rest and decide on our stance accordingly. In his article “Lonely Places” Pico Iyer labels the countries he visited as lonely places and explains why these countries do not fit in with the rest and why they’re isolated....   [tags: Third World, First World, Connotation, Label]

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Diction In Oliver Sacks 'A Hospital And A Prison'

- Oliver Sacks presents this passage as a way of comparing two very stressful and manipulative places, a hospital and a prison. He uses various examples of advanced diction, tone and figurative language to compare these situations. Sacks models these areas by connecting to the audience and placing a comparison into the mind of the reader. All of these aspects of the passage add and connect to the connotation and subject of this literary piece. Sacks used diction as a way to convey a negative connotation towards hospitals....   [tags: Sentence, Connotation, Rhetoric, Subject]

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Communication Between Language And Nonverbal Codes

- Since the beginning of human existence, communication has been a way for individuals to express their thoughts and feelings. Although many people tend to think that language is the only form of communication, it is clear that language works together with nonverbal cues to convey a specific message. The television show Modern Family illustrates various interactions between language and nonverbal codes. During one of the scenes, it is clear to see that Alex is upset about the fact that she had to break up Sanjay, her boyfriend, due to the fact that he is going off to college....   [tags: Denotation, Connotation, Nonverbal communication]

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An Analysis on Damien Hirst’s Sculpture: This Little Piggy Went to Market, This Little Piggy Went Home

- The focus of this essay will be on an analysis on Damien Hirst’s sculpture, from the ‘Freeze’ exhibition, entitled ‘This little piggy went to market, this little piggy went home’. This analysis will make use of Barnard’s definition of denotative meaning and how the formal elements contribute to the connotative function of the work. Barnard (intext) defines denotation as the literal nature and explanation of what the image contains. In this case, Damien Hirst’s sculpture (figure 1) constitutes of two sides of a pig, severed in half and positioned in a translucent glass tank of formaldehyde....   [tags: Connotation, Composition, Movement]

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Selfishness is the Key to Happiness Accordirng to Harry Browne

- Selfishness is a term fairly notorious for its meaning. A lot of people accept that being selfish is wrong, but no one knows how this came about and why it matters. Who has the right to decide whether someone gets to be selfish or not. In his article “The unselfishness Trap”, Harry Browne says that the best way for people to be happy is when if everyone sacrifices but me. Thomas Nagel, on the other hand, argues in his article “The Objective Basis of Morality” that being concerned about others is more important....   [tags: sacrifice, negative connotation, morals]

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The Danger Of A Single Story By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

- Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, gives a compelling speech, The Danger of a Single Story, which discusses the issues of single stories we unknowingly believe. Single stories are stories that we have read or been taught, which have unintended consequences in portraying and perpetuating stereotypes of others. Adichie appeals to her audience using logos, ethos, and pathos effectively by explaining how common it is for us to have these single perspectives, as well as demonstrate how susceptible we are in believing them as the only truth....   [tags: Connotation, Denotation, Nigeria, Stereotype]

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Pi Kappa Phi: Rushing within a Machiavellian Approach

- Saying something has a Machiavellian feeling to it tends to come with a strong negative connotation. However, some communities continue to succeed and flourish today going by the Machiavellian communities standards. My pledging within the fraternity of Pi Kappa Phi has been a blessing and a curse. I absolutely love the guys that I am around for 18 hours of the day. However, the pledging of Pi Kappa Phi has some rules and bylaws that set pledging to be run in a highly Machiavellian format. Our pledge trainers are amazing guys, however; they are not there to make friends....   [tags: communities standards, negative connotation]

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Taking a Look at Masturbation

- Masturbation is such a simple concept, yet the controversy over the topic is discussed freely amongst many philosophers. Although the word itself has many definitions Alan Soble, Alan Goldman, Robert Solomon, and Thomas Nagel all have their own takes of the matter. Finally, in this essay, I will highlight the philosophical opinion of masturbation and the negative connotation it also possesses. Alan Soble defines masturbation as a person who manually rubs the penis or clitoris, in private, until final orgasm....   [tags: philosophical opinion, negative connotation]

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What Does It Mean?

- A term that was brought up over 300 years ago has evolved drastically and has run a long course which lead it to its modern-day, connotative meaning. The original term "jockey" is described as "a professional rider in horse-races" (Oxford English Dictionary). A jockstrap is closely related with this term as well as the term "jock." Although the device was invented in 1874 (JockstrapCentral), long after a jockey came into existance and prior to the word jock as we know today. The word morphed into jock, which is male genitalia, before it finally became the stereotypical definition it is known in our present-day....   [tags: Denotation, Connotation, Semantics, Definition]

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Different Types Of Contexts That Health And Unhealthy At The Same Time

- It is possible for a person to be both healthy and unhealthy at the same time. This paradigm is possible because of the different types of contexts that health is used with. So, what factors influence the different types of meaning that people associate with health. The meaning of health changes based on whether the connotative or denotative meaning is used and what schema is/are associated with it. In order to understand what the definition of health is, the meaning of denotation must be understood....   [tags: Denotation, Connotation, Health, Health care]

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Family Stress In The Family

- Family stress and resilience coincide with each other. Though stress usually has a negative connotation and resilience usually has a positive connotation, the amount of resilience a family has effects how they coping with the stressors of life. The stress and resilience of a family are also affected by the internal and eternal context of the family as well was what the family deems as normal life. Family Stress Family stress is interruptions in a family’s normal routine or function. Family stress is defined by Pauline Boss (2002) as “pressure or tension in the family system—a disturbance in the steady state of the family.” Stress can be positive or negative....   [tags: Theory, Family therapy, Connotation, Elasticity]

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Different Media Uses City Features

- Different Media uses city features for various reasons to get a message and/or intended feeling across to an audience. The use of semiotics, ‘the study of signs and symbols’ is one the most effective way of portraying the understanding within a media and how it’s meaning is interpreted and created. “In semiotics, denotation and connotation are terms describing the relationship between the signifier and its signified, and an analytic distinction is made between two types of signifieds: a denotative signified and a connotative signified.” (Chandler: 2007) ‘Tsotsi’ is a 2005 South African film....   [tags: New York City, New York, Light, Connotation]

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Tattoos And Its Impact On Society

- Today, about 10% of the American population has one or more tattoos (Bradley University). With the growing number of adults that are getting tattoos, acceptance has been on the rise throughout the American population. Traditionally, tattoos have been viewed as forms of rebellion. Even with the rising acceptance, adults are still swayed from getting tattoos because of the fear that it may impact future job prospects. However there is still a conservative population who believes that all tattoos are bad....   [tags: Sociology, Religion, Connotation, Belief]

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A Similar Phenomenon Is Used For The Quality Of The Department Of Social Sciences

- In extract 3, a similar phenomenon is used. This extract comes from page 6 of the CMS brochure. Here the brochure shows a quote from ‘Professor Deborah Chambers, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Newcastle University – External Examiner’ (extract 3). She describes the teaching quality at Loughborough University as ‘exemplary’ that reflects the ‘high quality of the Department of Social Sciences’, which according to Chambers is a ‘leading department internationally’. Here we see an example of what Potter (1996) describes as category entitlement/credential presentation, which is a form of categorization....   [tags: Regulatory Focus Theory, Persuasion, Ontology]

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The Use of Language to Convey Strong Emotion in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- One of the main catalysts in Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is powerful, uncontrollable emotions; love, hate, wrath, infatuation, and outrage are all apparent in the play and have a direct impact on the tragic events that unfold. In act one, scene two, the strongest emotions conveyed are those of despair, love and sincerity. Shakespeare uses imagery, figurative language and powerful vocabulary to convey these emotions to the audience. Shakespeare uses dark and light imagery throughout the play to stand for death, violence, sadness and secrecy....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, argumentative, persuasive]

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Alleen Pace Nilsen's View of Sexism in English

- Alleen Pace Nilsen's View of Sexism in English Alleen Pace Nilsen began a study of Sexism in American English after returning from a two-year stay in Kabul, Afghanistan. Trying to avoid social issues in her research, Nilsen used the dictionary, as her main source and guide, making note-cards on every entry that seemed to tell something about male and female. She soon discovered that language and society go hand and hand. Furthermore, that the language a culture uses is evident in its values and beliefs....   [tags: Papers]

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Close Reading of Middleton and Rowley's The Changeling

- ... Furthermore, the frequent use of asides further highlights misunderstandings as the dialogue actually exchanged between Beatrice and DeFlores is much courtlier than of that spoken as soliloquies. These asides divide the lines so that the audience stays knowledgeable of their real intents, revealing a split between desire and formalities whilst simultaneously keeping each other unenlightened. DeFlores’ sexual yearning is noticeable through the juxtaposing tones between his asides and his direct dialogue to Beatrice, exemplified in the instance where he begins swooning over Beatrice in asides such as declaring Beatrice makes “him run mad with joy!” (2.2.72)....   [tags: impact, rammifications of deceptive language]

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Cultural Studies and Semiotic Methods

- In regards to cultural studies, the semiotic method allows for analysis through different levels of interpreting an image. Semiotics being the study of signs and signification, it directly relates to how one approaches such an analysis because it is one of the tools used for understanding and interpreting social constructs and how meaning is relayed to others. “Within semiotic theory a signifying system such as language is understood as an ordering of signs that constructs meaning within itself through a series of conceptual and phonic differences” (‘Semiotics’ 2004, in The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies)....   [tags: Signs, Significations, Language, Interpretation]

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Semiotic Theories and Terminology Analysis

- The notion of semiotics involves the study of the relationship between symbols and signs and interpretation. It is through the work of semiotic that theorists such as Ferdinand De Saussure, Roland Barthes and Charles Peirce, which has essentially enabled the relationship between signs and the creation of meaning to be examined. Through this essay, I will be applying numerous semiotic theories and terminology to analyse the meaning, function and effectiveness of a visual advertisement, from a 2013 campaign initiated by Crisis Relief Singapore....   [tags: semiotic, advertisement, ad campaign]

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The Knight and the Angel

- In his short story “Araby,” James Joyce describes a young boy’s first stirring of love and his first encounter with the disappointment that love and life in general can cause. Throughout the story Joyce prepares the reader for the boy’s disillusionment at the story’s end. The fifth paragraph, for example, employs strong contrasts in language to foreshadow this disillusionment. In this passage the juxtaposition of romantic and realistic diction, detail, and imagery foreshadows the story’s theme that, in the final analysis, life ends in disappointment and disillusionment....   [tags: Araby, James Joyce]

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The Importance of Color

- What color is best for the walls of an art gallery. This question is asked a lot and while there may be no “right” answer, many people have their opinions. Speaking about strongly colored walls Jake says, “These colors may make people comfortable, but they skew viewers' perceptions of the paintings. Some shade of gray or white is best: paintings stand out best against a neutral background, and the painting's own colors are true against a neutral background” (Boddy-Evans). While the color of the wall could very well depend on what work is being displayed, the color could just as well affect the viewers’ mood, in return changing their opinion on the piece....   [tags: Art]

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Araby, by James Joyce

- In his short story “Araby,” James Joyce describes a young boy’s first stirring of love and his first encounter with the disappointment that love and life in general can cause. Throughout the story Joyce prepares the reader for the boy’s disillusionment at the story’s end. The fifth paragraph, for example, employs strong contrasts in language to foreshadow this disillusionment. In this passage the juxtaposition of romantic and realistic diction, detail, and imagery foreshadows the story’s theme that, in the final analysis, life ends in disappointment and disillusionment....   [tags: Araby Essays]

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Martin Luther King: Motivating the Audience Through a Diversity of Appeals

- On August 28th, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the most notable speeches in American history, at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. King started off his famous “I Have a Dream” speech by stating the impact it would have on America’s civil rights movement: “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation” (King 1). With knowledge of rhetoric and persuasion, King had a substantial impact on the civil rights movement....   [tags: Achieving Equality, Parental Bond]

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Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in "Our Time is Up"

- 1.) What are the differences between verbal communication and nonverbal communication. Can we communicate every aspect of whatever we want to express by only verbal messages. Why do we use euphemisms, connotation and denotation to express ideas that are uncomfortable or hard to communicate to others. Cite examples from the motion picture shown in the class and other relevant examples. There are many different ways to communicate with one another, however the primary aspects of communication underlie between two groups, which are verbal and nonverbal communication....   [tags: Cinematic Themes]

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The poem The Lover by Don Patterson.

- The poem The Lover by Don Patterson. The Lover - Don Patterson The poem "The Lover" by Don Patterson explores traditional notions of fate and romantic love. The title represents both of these ideas, as the lover is a tarot card used by fortune-tellers to tell you your fate, and "the lover" has connotations of romance. He also uses vivid imagery describes how a human is knocked down by a car, and against the odds, is brought back to life because of love. The poem has three stanzas of equal length and it has a half rhyme....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Literal and Metaphorical Explainations of Death in Emily Dickinson’s Apparently With No Surprise

- The most feared aspect of life is also the most necessary. Death defines the human experience. In Emily Dickinson’s “Apparently With No Surprise”, she examines death from both a literal and specific to a metaphorical and over-arching perspective. Emily Dickinson shows us this through her poetry by explaining the aspects of death and how they relate to each and ever one of our lives. The apparent meaning of the poem is how death interacts in the cycle of nature, but closer readings reveal more intimate and complex meanings....   [tags: nature, god, flower]

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Love Is Seen Throughout. Duffy 's Love

- In all poems the theme of Disappointment in love is seen throughout. Duffy focuses on the pain, despair and acrimony that love can bring, whereas Larkin focuses on the dissatisfaction before, during, and after a romantic relationship. Both Duffy and Larkin differ in tone. Duffy takes a more aggressive and dark stance to portray what love can do to a person after a disappointing love life. Duffy also uses this sinister and aggressive stance to try and convey sympathy for the persona from the audience in ‘Never Go Back’ and ‘Havisham’ Whereas Larkin conveys his discontent in love through his nonchalant and dismissive tone, but still concealing the pain that has been brought by love in ‘Wild Oa...   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Romance]

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William Shakespeare 's The Passage From Act 1

- In the passage from Act 1, Scene 2 through the use of language and dramatic effect Shakespeare explores and expands the character of Hamlet, also enforcing themes such as gender and desire. Prior, to this passage Hamlet had just been introduced with Claudius and Gertrude reminding him about his principal duty to the state. This is Hamlet’s first soliloquy out of six, it acts as an indicator of his character, and establishes the inner turmoil which develops as the play progresses. The soliloquy can be divided into three major thematic parts: suicide/death, betrayal/corruption, and duty....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Prince Hamlet]

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Gender Bias in the English Language

- Several studies have been investigating the differences between men and women's use of the English language. The problem with studies of this kind, according to Romaine (1999), is that the differences are taken for truths and no further investigations are made as to why these differences exist. The differences could be a reflection on gender issues in society, or even the cause of them. There is seemingly little argument against the fact that English is male-biased as a construction. When investigating male bias in the English language, a few factors should be taken into consideration: words that are in themselves discriminating, that women are not as visible in the language as men, the conn...   [tags: Language and Gender ]

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A Semiotic Lens Of Domestic Violence

- Through a semiotic lens, I will argue how this advertisement by APAV, a Portuguese victim support group, creates a strong representation of women involved in domestic violence, being silenced by not only their abusers, but society itself. The purpose of this essay is to analyse the accompanying text through semiotic methodology, by identifying the visual cues and signs which convey the core message. The text I have selected attempts to call to attention the issue of domestic violence in Portuguese society and the practice of silencing its victims....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Physical abuse]

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Using Semiotic Analysis to Decode Images

- The ‘reader’ or ‘viewer’ is a crucial component when creating meaning within media texts. Their cultural background, experiences and attitudes ultimately help to deconstruct codes and conventions applied to a text, in order to obtain the meaning (Fiske, 1990). This essay will use semiotic analysis to ‘decode’ a given image, and define the preferred meaning suspended within. In order to do so, this essay shall explore the three steps (denotative, connotative and mythological) as defined by Chandler (2007), the codes and the cultural context that lead to signification, that is, the meaning behind the sign....   [tags: racial harmony, culture, media texts]

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Sad Steps with Startled Attitude

- In Philip Larkin’s Sad Steps, the poetic voice reflects upon the conflict between two different perspectives on the moon and its symbolic meaning. The poem centers around the moon and the divergence between the speaker’s own perspective on its meaning versus the established connotations given to the moon in the poetic realm. The poem focuses on a recurring theme of Philip Larkin’s poetry, youth and the cycle of life. Larkin, who is most possibly the poetic voice, compares his own human proportion and his inevitable death against the moon’s majesty and agelessness....   [tags: Philip Larkin poetry analysis]

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Cultural Studies: The Semiotic Method

- In regards to cultural studies, the semiotic method allows for analysis through different levels of interpreting an image. Semiotics being the study of signs and signification, it directly relates to how one approaches such an analysis because it is one of the tools used for understanding and interpreting social constructs and how meaning is relayed to others. “Within semiotic theory a signifying system such as language is understood as an ordering of signs that constructs meaning within itself through a series of conceptual and phonic differences” (‘Semiotics’ 2004, in The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies)....   [tags: interpreting an image]

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My Life With The Wave

- At a young age, gender is taught to have associations with different visual cues. Femininity is fragile, wispy, small, weak, grey, negative, and needs to be taken care of like a child. Masculinity is strong, constant, large, with standing, bright, positive, and has the need to be worshiped. Wonder Woman is the strongest example of diverging from the feminine norm yet Superman still swoops in and “rescues” her because that is how females need to be dealt with. Like damsels in distress. In My Life with the Wave, publication in 1949 when gender roles were most prominent in society, the gender associations are clearly marked out....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Gender studies]

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The Use of Semiotics in Coco Cola's Advertising

- The term ‘Semiotics’ refers to the study of signs and symbols, the relationship between written or spoken signs and of the meanings that are created. The essay will first of all try to give some definition a review of the main terminology used in the study of Semiotics and will then apply these to a series of texts, relating to advertising for Coca Cola. The basics of Semiotics were laid down by a Swiss linguist, Ferdinand De Saussure (1857-1913). “He used the word to describe a new science which he saw as ‘a science, which studies the life of signs at the heart of social life’ [Saussure cited in Underwood] He considered that a sign had two essential elements: the signifier and the signified...   [tags: Advertising, Marketing]

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Past and Present Views on Gossip

- Past and Present Views on Gossip Culture is constantly changing: the prevailing beliefs and trends of one period can vary substantially from those of another. A significant consequence of this cultural flux is gradual evolution in the meanings of some words. Since language is naturally tied to culture, it is not surprising that these changes occur. Words have meaning only in the context of the current social climate; therefore their definitions change synchronously with cultural progression. The meaning of the word gossip, for example, changed several times over, from its original definition of kindred relation to its present definition of empty talk....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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When The Time 's Toxins By Christian Wiman

- A writer’s choice of nouns and verbs alters the feel and meaning of a poem. A prime expel of this fact is in the Crowder Collage literature book, on page even hundred seventy-three, more topics for writing, number two. I chose the poem “When the Time’s Toxins,” by Christian Wiman, for the exercise. Comparing line one side by side, it is clear that replacing “toxins” with “banes” gives the negative connotation a broader field. The word “toxins” brings chemicals or plants to mind. Whereas, “banes” could mean a large number of things including, but not limited to, chemicals, plants, viruses, bacteria, human action, or traits of society....   [tags: Poetry, Stanza, Verb, Change]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The ' O Captain ' My Captain ! '

- As a student of literature today I will be critiquing 2 poems and critically analysing the poetic devices used to explore the theme of death. O Captain. My Captain. Written in 1965 by one of America’s most important poets, Walt Whitman. Inspired by the death of American president Abraham Lincoln it is thought to be one of his most memorable and iconic poems. The second poem chosen is Funeral Blues written by WH Auden in 1940. Through the use of poetic techniques the poet of ‘Funeral Blues’ and ‘O Captain....   [tags: Poetry, Stanza, W. H. Auden, Abraham Lincoln]

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Blood Motif in Macbeth

- Blood The longest running tradition in medicine, bloodletting, was a widely accepted practice with a three-thousand year-old history from the ancient Egyptians to the late 19th century. At that time, physicians thought that disease was a curse caused by the supernatural. It was a common idea that blood carried the vital force of the body and was the seat of the soul. Anything from body weaknesses to insanity were attributed to a defect in this vital fluid. Bloodletting was a method for balancing other fluids in the body and cleansing it of impurities....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Amy Rich 's Storm Warnings

- Believing in Adrienne Rich 's Storm Warnings When it comes to analyzing a poem, it is of the utmost importance to remember that any piece of work of literature is nothing else, but the reflection of the author 's personal thoughts and convictions. Furthermore, poetry is far more intimate than other types of literary work, and it represents a relatively short message. More intimate and individually important type of literal work, as it represents a relatively short message on a particular issue that the author wants to be conveyed to the readers....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Storm, Literature]

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Dystopias Displayed in The Lottery by Jackson and The Pedestrian by Bradbury and Never Let Me Go

- A dystopian text is a fictional society which must have reverberations of today’s world and society and has many elements and rules that authors use to convey their message or concern. Dystopian texts are systematically written as warnings use to convey a message about a future time that authors are concerned will come about if our ways as humans continue, such as in the short stories called The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury. Dystopias are also written to put a satiric view on prevailing trends of society that are extrapolated in a ghoulish denouement, as in the case of the dystopian film Never Let Me Go directed by Mark Romanek....   [tags: society, dehumanised, moral]

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Theme Analysis of Short Stories The Lottery and Harrison Bergeron by Jackson and Vonnegut

- Shirley Jacksons short story The lottery and Kurt Vonnegut’s short story, Harrison Bergeron are both dystopian texts. They demonstrate a way of life that violates our sense or rightfulness but are found acceptable and ordinary to the characters. A dystopian world is often propagandized as being a utopia and has a futuristic totalitarian or authoritarian government that exerts complete control over the public which results in the loss of individuality and freedom. Even though both texts have entirely dissimilar concepts the reader can still recognise the depraved and immoral lives the characters believe are essential to their way of life....   [tags: dystopia, equality, immoral]

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‘The vocabulary we have does more than communicate our knowledge

- Our vocabulary is the set of words and their meanings that we possess and are able to use. It is an instrument for verbal communication used to acquire knowledge through language, both written and oral. Our vocabulary allows us to spread information and communicate it not only to others but to ourselves. As a powerful tool that we often use to share and obtain knowledge, vocabulary, or lack thereof, will have an effect on our knowledge, but to what degree. According to the claim in the title, our vocabulary affects our ability to know to a large extent, and is capable of shaping, or in other words, confining and influencing, our knowledge and its scope....   [tags: Language]

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Funeral Rites, explore Seamus Heaney’s attitude to Death in North.

- In Funeral Rites, Heaney portrays various attitudes towards death, which are amplified in North as a collection, through its distinct, tri-partite structure. In the first section, Heaney concentrates on his admiration of the ceremony he experienced attending funerals in the past.The transition from past tense to present is confirmed by the strong adverb ‘Now’, and lines 33-39 focus on The Troubles plaguing Northern Ireland since the 1960s. Future tense beginning on line 40 addresses Heaney’s hope for the future, emphasizing the current lack of ritual....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Seamus Heaney as a Political Poet in Act of Union

- Heaney is not typically a political poet, with nonpartisan themes prominent in his poetry. However, he breaks this image in Act of Union, along with Whatever You Say, Say Nothing, branching into more political themes. The cause of this was largely due to the Troubles in Ireland from the early 1960s, which largely affected Heaney due to his role as a Northern Irish poet. He was also pressured by many journalists on his view, which is described in Whatever You Say, Say Nothing. Although Act of Union is unmistakably one of Heaney’s most political poems, it subtly delivers the message of Heaney’s outlook on the Troubles through the dramatic monologue of England, introducing an ambiguous person...   [tags: Poetry of Seamus Heaney]

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A Comparison of Ozymandias by Percy Shelley and Suddan Hussain

- Compare and contrast Ozymandias and Saddam Hussein. The poem, written by Percy Shelley, Ozymandias is a Petrarchan sonnet compared to the second article labelled ‘Symbolic in more ways than one’ is actually a news article. This is shown through the piece as it contains a date ‘Thursday 10 April 2003', structure and content, the content is more modern so the audience know that when the subject is addressed, it will be serious rather than humorous. Ozymandias is a sonnet (a poem of 14 lines), although it doesn't have the same, simple rhyme scheme or punctuation that most sonnets have....   [tags: poem, power, statue]

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Analysis Of Harper Lee 's ' Kill A Mockingbird '

- ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is usually seen as a bildungsroman revolving around the issues of justice and racism in the southern states of America during the financial crash of the 1930s. It is also well known as a feminist text, which suggests that the novel is a comment on society. However, whilst the novel may not initially be seen as a Marxist text, key Marxist ideals, such as the class struggle, are presented within it. Thus, Marxism is also a valid interpretation. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels introduced Marxism with two main beliefs, that ‘actions and human institutions are economically determined and that the class struggle is the basic agency of historical change’ ....   [tags: Social class, Marxism, Bourgeoisie, Working class]

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Conflicting Themes in The Poetry of W. B. Yeats

- In analysing the poetry of W.B. Yeats, I have come to understand the multiple conflicting themes and positions he presents in his poetry. However, my understanding has been influenced most by Yeats’s exploration of key conflicts in ageing along with political anarchy. These are conveyed respectively in the poems “Wild Swans at Coole” (1916) and “Leda and the Swan” (1923), using the central symbol of the swan. In “Wild Swans at Coole”, Yeats conveys the conflict within his heart; where he is an ageing, old man opposed to the young, revitalised swans....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Dulce Et Decorum Est

- ‘Poetry can challenge the reader to think about the world in new ways.’ It provokes the readers to consider events, issues and people with revised understanding and perspectives. The poems Dulce Et Decorum Est (Wilfred Owen, 1917) and Suicide in the Trenches (Siegfried Sassoon, 1917), were composed during World War One and represented the poets’ point of views in regards to the glorification of war and encouraged readers to challenge their perspectives and reflect upon the real consequences behind the fabrications of the glory and pride of fighting for one’s nation....   [tags: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori, Poetry]

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Women Should Not Be The Same Amount Of Respect

- Being called by certain words just because of your gender and race is something us in our society have always done to discriminate against each other. Nowadays many have of us are discriminated for who we are but African Americans and women tend to suffer more from it. I believe that both do not receive the same amount of respect as men and other races do, and it is something that society should change because we all are equal as any other in this world. I recently read two texts from two authors who are Deborah Tannen who says women should not be called “bossy” and earn the same amount of respect when giving authority, and Langston Hughes who says that “black” is a discriminating word for t...   [tags: African American, Racism, White American]

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