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The Nymph Rejects the Shepherd

- The Nymph Rejects the Shepherd   "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" is Sir Walter Raleigh's poem of compassionate rejection in response to Christopher Marlowe's poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love." The reasons the nymph gives for her rejection are just excuses; her real reason for turning the shepherd down is her lack of love for him. The nymph responds to the shepherd's proposal to "come live with me and be my love" (1) by saying all of the things he wants to give her will fade, whither, and be forgotten; therefore, she cannot accept his offer....   [tags: Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd]

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Love in the Present and Future: "The Nymph's Replay To The Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raleigh

- The poem "The Nymph's Replay To The Shepherd" is written by Sir Walter Raleigh. This poem is reactiaction for the poem "The passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe's. "the passionate Shepherd to His love" poem talks about the about the moment love and the pleasure of the moment love. Malowe's believed that love should includes any future planning or promises and he emphasies living in the moment idea. The poem " The passionate Shepherd" idea is about love and how it suppose to be in present , it should not be attach to the future....   [tags: The Nymph's Replay To The Shepherd, Sir Walter Ral]

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Comparing Sir Walter Raleigh's The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd to Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

- Comparing Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" to Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"  Sir Walter Raleigh wrote "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" in 1600 to respond to Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" written in 1599. In " The Passionate Shepherd to His Love", the Shepherd used double-entendres and hidden sexual images in an attempt to trick the Nymph into performing sexual intercourse with him. The Shepherd attempted to convince the Nymph that he would bestow her the various presents and pleasures that he described, but in reality his gifts only comprised of sexual meanings....   [tags: Nymph's Reply Shepherd Marlowe Raleigh Essays]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' A Beautiful Young Nymph Going At Bed '

- Eng 2224 term essay Both Swift’s “A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed” (now referred to as “BYNGB”) and Keats’s “To A Lady Seen For a Few Moments At Vauxhall” (now referred to as “TLSFFMV”)describe the women in their poems as having the upmost beauty. Swift uses contradictory language as well as end rhymes to convey a less serious poem about unconventional beauty, but Keats uses imagery, metaphors and an alternating rhyme scheme in order to display his poem as being a more serious and romantic piece about the heartaches of love....   [tags: Rhyme, Poetry, Rhyme scheme, Alliteration]

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Analysis Of Homer 's Odyssey, The Nymph Calypso

- In Homer’s Odyssey, the nymph Calypso protests the unfairness and jealousy of the gods when Zeus commands her through Hermes to release Odysseus. She cites Artemis, who shot Orion after Dawn took him, and likens herself to Demeter, who made love with Iasion, before Zeus struck him down. However, in Homer’s Hymn to Demeter, wherein the goddess loses her daughter Persephone because of Zeus’ schemes, she is portrayed in a way that more closely resembles Penelope rather than Calypso. Demeter and Penelope are put in identical circumstances: they are cheated by the gods, who kidnapped Persephone and delayed Odysseus homecoming, they remain loyal to their loved ones, despite encountering people who...   [tags: Greek mythology, Odyssey, Odysseus, Zeus]

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Denying The Ideal : Comparison Between The Speakers And ' The Nymph 's Reply Of The Shepherd '

- Denying the Ideal: The Comparison of the Speakers in “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh both create speakers who disagree about the nature of romantic love. The titles of the twin poems, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” by Marlowe, and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd,” by Raleigh, show that they are two sides of a rhetorical exchange. The poems’ structures are identical; each of the shepherd’s optimistic requests has a corresponding refusal from the nymph....   [tags: Walter Raleigh, Christopher Marlowe, Love]

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The Endless Cycle of the American Cockroach

- ... American cockroaches rarely come indoors unless there is heavy rain or they’re searching for food and water. The American cockroach has three life stages: egg, larva or nymph and adult. Females lay their eggs in moist, concealed places. Their eggs are in a hardened case called an ootheca. These eggs are deposited near a source of food by dropping it or gluing it to a surface with a secretion from the females’ mouth. The egg case is brown at first but turns black in a day or two. The nymph stage begins when the egg hatches and ends once it turns into an adult....   [tags: reproduce, nymph, infest]

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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love and The Nymph’s Reply to the

- The Passionate Shepherd to His Love and The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd: A comparison ‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ was written by Christopher Marlowe. The poem describes a shepherd’s plea to someone he loves urging them to live with him. Marlowe uses imagery to describe the scenery around the shepherd and his love. The shepherd tries to convince her how happy they will be, surrounded by “mountain yields” and “groves” in stanza one. Marlowe does not only use imagery in his poem but he also describes the aroma ‘And a thousand fragrant posies.’ He creates a tranquil atmosphere by describing the harmonious sound in the second and third stanzas....   [tags: English Literature]

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Pastoral Poetry Represented in The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe and The Nymph to the Shepherd by Sir Walter Ralegh

- The poems “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” and “The Nymph to the Shepherd” are both poems that can be compared and contrasted in many ways. Both poems greatly represent pastoral poetry and would be considered as pastoral lyrics. Between the two poems, they are connected but also at the same time distant from one another. Readers will notice how they differ in terms of one being a question and the other poem replying to the question given. "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe is an invitation to a happy marriage life, while on the other hand, Sir Walter Ralegh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" is answer to the proposal given....   [tags: persuade, audience, proposal, ]

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Comparing and Contrasting "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" and "The Nymph's Reply": Love is Eternal and Humble, Not Temporary and Materialistic

- Love throughout the years has been interpreted as an intense interpersonal attraction ("I love my partner"). Love can also refer specifically to the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love, to the emotional closeness of familial love, or to the platonic love that defines friendship, to the profound union or devotion of religious love. Love had been defined by individuals to get close to someone who have actual feelings for or deeply care about, and one that you will actually risk your life for....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Marlowe, Raleigh]

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The Emotional vs. the Rational: Comparion of The Nymph´s Reply to Her Shepherd and The Passionate Shephard to His Love

- ... This argument is rebuffed by the female persona in the poem, "The Nymph's Reply to Her Husband," when she states the following: "Time drives the flocks from field to fold, /When rivers rage and rocks grow cold" (ll. 5-6). It should be noted that these lines reflect the following lines of Marlowe's poem: "And we will sit upon the rocks, / seeing the shepherds feed their flocks/ by shallow rivers…" (ll. 5-7). The female persona undermines the shepherd's idealization of the countryside and pastoral life since the passage of time, depicted by the seasons, will change the characteristics of these things described so positively by the male persona in Marlowe's poem....   [tags: love, pastroal, language]

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Perfect Companions - The Passionate Shepherd to His Love and The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd

- Perfect Companions - “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe, and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh There are many poems that are considered to be companion poems. Companion poems are two separate poems that are similar. Usually they are about the same experience or experiences, and are also usually written in the same form. Two of the most famous companion poems are “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe, and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh....   [tags: Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, Poems]

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A Comparison of 'The Passionate Shepherd to his Love' and 'The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd'

- A Comparison of 'The Passionate Shepherd to his Love' and 'The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd' In Elizabethan times poetry was a very important part of Elizabethan life. Elizabeth 1st adored plays and poetry and was a major patron, meaning that in a way she encouraged sponsorship of the writers and poets of her time, so that they were encourage to perform and write. These two poems are examples of pastoral poetry, a form of poetry that deals with the lives of shepherds and shows a contrast between the innocence and simplicity of rural life, compared with the artificiality of city and court life....   [tags: Papers]

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As You Like It, The Passionate shepherd to His Love, and The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

- Contrasting As You Like It, The Passionate shepherd to His Love, and The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd       The pastoral settings in Shakespeare's As You Like It, "The Passionate shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe, and "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raleigh collectively portray contrasting ideas about nature. Marlowe idealizes pastoral life while Raleigh's companion piece shows its negative aspects. As You Like It explores both the positive and negative qualities....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Love in Desire's Baby, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, and The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

- Love in Desire's Baby by Kate Chopin, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe, and The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd by Sir Walter Raleigh The socioeconomic condition and status of a person greatly impacts whether or not love will be reciprocated. That is evidenced by the story of “Désirée’s Baby”, by Kate Chopin and the poems “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”, by Christopher Marlowe and “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd”, by Sir Walter Raleigh. All these literary works relate love with socioeconomic status and how love is subordinated to society’s norms....   [tags: The Passionate Shepherd to His Love]

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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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Comparing The Passionate Shepherd to His Love and Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

- Comparing The Passionate Shepherd to His Love and Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd and the stark contrast of the treatment of an identical theme, that of love within the framework of pastoral life. I intend to look at each poem separately to give my interpretation of the poet's intentions and then discuss their techniques and how the chosen techniques affect the portal of an identical theme. The poem The Passionate Shepherd to His Love appears to be about the Elizabethan courtly ideal of living with the barest necessities, like a shepherd, in the country....   [tags: Papers]

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The Comparison of the Pastoral Landscape in Poetry

- Pastoral landscape provides a glimpse into the narrator's mind in the lyrical poems “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe, “The Nymph’s Reply” by Sir Walter Ralegh, and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost. The thoughts presented by the narrator allow the reader to judge the narrator's level of maturity. Each narrator within these poems shows more advanced maturity than the narrator of the previous poem. Marlowe's shepherd, for example, shows unsound judgment and simplemindedness through his impractical promises and unrealistic imagery....   [tags: Literature]

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Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

- ... The second matching the first most likely being done to make it clear that it was a response to the first, as if the title wouldn't be enough. The use of rhetorical devices occurs throughout each poem as well, such as the alliteration "Time drives the flocks from field to fold," found in the reply. After going through this closer examination of the poems, I came to the realization that Sir Walter Raleigh's poem may not have been a rejection to the first after all. Despite the entire poem leading up to seem as it were that way, the last stanza reads: "But could youth last and love still breed, Had joys no date nor age no need, Then these delights my mind might move To liv...   [tags: Christopher Marlowe, literary analysis, review]

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A Comparison of the Passionate Shepherd to His Love and the Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd

- These two poems are alike and different in their own way. The Passionate Shepherd to His Love and The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd are both trying to mirror each other on their structure of the poems. Both Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh had a very unique way of writing and making these poems so similar, but throwing in different types of love and view points. The Passionate Shepherd to his Love and The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd are both four line stanzas. They are both pastorals as well which means that the are replies to each other....   [tags: love, viewpoints, sheep, shepherd]

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Love Meant to Last

- Love comes in many shapes and forms; it can arise abruptly or creep up slowly over the passing years. For some people, it comes effortlessly; others, strenuously. Likewise, people often react to this commanding emotion in different ways. Many become so enamored with the immediate idea of love that they wander day to day in a dream-like state, completely filled with romantic notions and consumed by the present. Such is the case for the shepherd in “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” by Christopher Marlowe....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Chirstopher Marlowe

- Written only a year apart, Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" (1599) and its seemingly contradictory retort, Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" (1600), collectively set a fascinating scene. During a first read through of each of the poems, the plots seem fairly straightforward. However, one may be led to believe that Marlowe's poem was about nothing more than an eloquent confession of love and that Sir Walter Raleigh's reply was merely a rejection of that very confession....   [tags: literature, interpretation, symbolism]

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My Lesson Plan on the Life Cycle

- In order to prepare myself to teach my TEK, (Grade 2 TEK 10(C): “Investigate and record some of the unique stages that insects undergo during their life cycle,”) I have done some researching on the life cycles of different species, thought of questions teachers might ask before teaching the lesson plan or students might have during it, and ways to relate it to topics learned in previous NSC classes. Before beginning teaching the life cycles of a frog, bumble bee, butterfly/moth, and dragonfly one must become very familiar with the material....   [tags: Grade 2 teaching plan]

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The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

- The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Christopher Marlowe’s The Passionate Shepherd to His Love is, on the surface, a romantic poem told from the perspective of a shepherd calling out to a nymph who he hopes will be enticed to living with him. He sets forth an image of crystilline tranquilty, a paradise frozen in amber where the two will be happy for the rest of the foreseeable future. The poem’s first lines read “Come live with me and be my love/ and we will all the pleasures prove” (Marlowe lines 1-2)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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The British Renaissance Produced Many Types of Literature

- The British Renaissance Produced Many Types of Literature and Was Influenced By Shakespeare, Marlow, and Spenser The British Renaissance produced many types of literature for the world to see. Shakespeare, Spenser, and Marlowe all contributed to the shaping of the time period. Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" portrays one of the typical love poems that can be seen from the Renaissance. A man is in search of the love of another girl, or woman. Sir Walter Raleigh wrote a poem in response to this passage of Marlowe's entitled "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd." Although the name of the girl is not stated anywhere in the former poem, Raleigh dec...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Actual Disappointment: The Work fo Aphra Behn

- ... Furthermore, the word shepherdess serves a purpose similar to these. By describing the young woman as a shepherdess, Behn is satirizing a society that is based on class where women fall more along the bottom of the totem pole. A shepherdess in that time period typically meant a woman from a poorer family who has less value than say of a woman from an aristocratic family. Here, a shepherdess is a direct reflection of a woman’s lower place in society, specifically under the men in her life. Additionally, it becomes apparent in this last stanza that Behn is staunchly supporting the woman’s perspective of the predicament taking place....   [tags: women's right to speak their mind]

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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

- Joyce Carol Oates’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” focuses on two main characters, Connie and Arnold Friend. The two characters have extreme conflict throughout the short story and in the end only one wins. The literary device of characterization in the story helps to clarify the Greek and Biblical reasons for one character’s win and the other’s lose. In the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, a Greek meaning of the character Connie has been presented in two ways, by her being a nymph and her breathing....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Greek mythology]

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The Passionate Shepherd Of His Love

- Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe, was an English playwright, poet, and translator of the Elizabethan era. Christopher Marlowe is the author of the poem “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.” Sir Walter Raleigh is the author of “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd.” Sir Walter Raleigh was also a writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier spy, and explorer. His poem “The Nymph’s Reply” to the Shepherd is an answer to Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.” Both of these poems are about a love story that is very complicated for the lovers....   [tags: Walter Raleigh, Christopher Marlowe]

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A Discourse of Remours for the Amorous

- The great playwright Christopher Marlowe also wrote one of the most famous lyrical poems in British literature, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love." In this pastoral portrait, Marlowe reveals the shepherd's desire for a certain young lady to be his love. In "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd," Sir Walter Raleigh voices the young lady's answer to this invitation. The two poems share the identical structures of rhyme scheme and meter. Also, the speakers share a similar desire for youthful love. However, these similarities are overshadowed by the differences in the author's backgrounds which, in turn, influence the starkly different characteristics of the speakers of the poems--their view of...   [tags: Poetry]

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The Passionate Shepherd Poems

- The Passionate Shepherd Poems The poems “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” (Marlowe), “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” (Raleigh), and “Song” (Lewis ) all focus on the same basic plot and characters but vary considerably in point of view and theme. This difference comes primarily through the difference in the poems’ speakers. A poor shepherd is the voice of both “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” and “Song.” However, the shepherds of the two poems feature almost opposite attitudes. The shepherd in “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” the original poem of the series, is a romantic idealist who paints beautiful pictures for the girl he loves of “beds of roses” and riches....   [tags: Poems Poetry Shepherds Essays]

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Investigating the Effects of An Abiotic Factor on the Frequency and Distribution of a Freshwater Invertebrate

- Investigating the Effects of An Abiotic Factor on the Frequency and Distribution of a Freshwater Invertebrate (i) Planning ------------ Introduction ============ Before a complex biological study can be planned and formulated, the terminology in the title above must be clarified. The investigation requires a sound knowledge of ecology, which essentially is the study of organisms, whether they be animals or insects, and their relationship with the environment in which they live....   [tags: Papers]

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Is Jason And Heracles The Worst Hero?

- Final Exam Arveen Mayordomo CLAS 2520 D01 Student Number: 7695759 Although Jason and Heracles both accomplished amazing feats, the way they treated women would make them the worst heroes in Greece because they besmirched the sanctity of marriage and disrespected women. Jason abandoned Medea, who loved him and sacrificed many things for his success, and Heracles was unfaithful and defiled many women in Greece, using them for his own pleasure. Although Odysseus had an affair with two other women, he can still be considered the best hero as he treated women with respect and relentlessly attempted to return home to his wife in Ithaca....   [tags: Odyssey, Greek mythology, Odysseus, Hera]

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Metamorphoses Passage Analysis

- The passage to be analysed comes from Book 11 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (lines 399-538) (A.Melville, 1986) it is the story of Callisto translated meaning the Moon which is a fitting transition as it starts with the ending of the story of the Sun. Ovid uses the destruction caused by Phaethon after using this fathers chariot and winged horses to prove his paternal parentage. An important narrative within at least the first two books of the Metamorphoses must be the repetitive and increasingly disturbing nature of the sexual attacks upon Diana’s nymphs....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Analysis Of Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's Sonnets From The Portuguese

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning was known as one of the most prominent English poets in the Victorian era (1837-1901) and one of her books was popular in Britain but also in the United States. These book of sonnets that she has created was influenced by her Husband Robert Browning who called her “his Portuguese” which is why she named her book “Sonnets from the Portuguese” which consists of 44 sonnets and 60 other poems of hers. As she grew up in London during a time of slavery and her father’s mismanagement in 1826, I find that these occurrences affected her poetry and how she wrote them....   [tags: Poetry, Sonnet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning]

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Comparison: The Hymn to Demeter & Ovid's Metamorphosis

- The depiction of the Greek and roman myths are given unique insights from different authors. The Hymn to Demeter and Ovid's Metamorphosis provide and insight to Demeter's love for her daughter, Persephone, and explores its affect on the surrounding environments. The theme of separation and isolation is present in both of these myths, however, in Ovid's Metamorphosis, he symbolizes the environment in important events, has characters playing different roles, and empowers female deities. In the Hymn to Demeter, the rape of Persephone starts with her picking flowers and she comes across the hundred headed narcissus which "Gaia made grow as a trick for the blushing maiden" (HHDem....   [tags: Different Insights, Elements, Myths]

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The Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful

- The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful There was no shortage of powerful female characters throughout the Archaic world. In fact, many of the most widely renowned figures in history are found in the works of Homer and other authors from this time period. These women often play an influential—and essential—role in the story. However, despite the presence of multiple powerful and strong-willed women in works such as Homer’s Odyssey, the most significant of these characters were created as hinderences to the male hero by means of their sexuality....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Circe, Athena]

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Lolita: The Etymology of a Nymphet

- Lolita: The Etymology of a Nymphet The novel Lolita concerns a relationship characterized by obsession by a middle aged man, Humbert, for a prepubescent girl, Lolita. This fictional relationship has been a source of many questions as to what the writer, Vladimir Nabokov, had in mind when he wrote the novel. Thus, the novel has been looked at from different aspects in attempting to come up with what it portrays. Humbert, in his flowery description of Lolita, uses the word "nymphet" to refer not only to her but also to other girls of her age and characteristics....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Balsam Woolly Adelgid aka Adelges Piceae

- Today's forests are under a continuous compound of physical stresses. In North America examples of this are evident in all regions, whether it be the subjection of Great Lakes woodland's to acid precipitation, the submission of hundreds of thousands of forested acres out west to fire of the catastrophic level, or annual gypsy moth defoliation of entire mountain sides in north central Pennsylvania. These dangers are out there and they are only a handful of the prospective damaging agents that exist in forested areas....   [tags: Papers]

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Minor Characters which Shift the Plot of Odyssey by Homer

- In the epic The Odyssey by Homer, minor characters play a considerable role in the development of the plot. One may often think that a few major characters propel a story’s plot, but in The Odyssey a few minor characters have the ability to change the story completely. These characters may not initially appear to have a profound effect on the story, but with a single action or statement these characters have the ability to shift one’s focus entirely. Minor characters add a key element to the story that a main character cannot....   [tags: Characters, Odyssey, Homer]

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The Passionate Shepherd Of His Love By Christopher Marlowe

- Comparison Essay Winning over a women is not always easy especially back in the fifteen hundreds. In “The Passionate shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe is about a man trying to win over a woman with all his exaggerated promises and almost perfect world for her. In “ The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh is his response to Marlowe’s exaggerated promises to his love. He writes about how unrealistic Marlowe views are and describes the realistic event that will happen if the woman were to move in with Marlowe....   [tags: Walter Raleigh, Christopher Marlowe]

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Patriarchy and Misogyny: What a Grand Ole Time

- When you think of ancient Greece, you probably think of togas, polytheism, epic heros, and olives. But do you how women were treated or veiwed. There is quite a lot of evidence displayed throughout manyplays, epics and other documents. Oedipus the King and The Odyssey are two ancient Greek works of literature that exemplify their society perfectly. Ancient Greece was a patriarchial society where women were treated as objects and sex symbols and misogyny was often present. In the play Oedipus the King, Oedipus the main character exhibits some misogyny shortly thereafter blinding himself and finding out he fulfilled the prophecy of murdering his father and marrying his mother....   [tags: Oedipus King, The Odissey]

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The Nyphs Reply Poetry Interpretation

- Poetry Analyzation Essay What Is Love Worth. A typical situation, in these modern times is the picture of a man and woman living together without marriage. Even more common than this is a man claiming his love and life for a woman then moving on after he becomes bored with her. This idea between man and woman hasn’t changed over the years. In “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”, by Christopher Marlowe and “The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh, shows this battles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Love´s True Reply

- Love's True Reply There are many notions of love and perhaps numerous discerning views of the role that courtship plays between a man and women. The fact remains true: love like all emotions is directly tied to time, the passage of time and its effects on the given situation. The idea that the “courtier”, most often the active male, and the “courted”, or notably the passive female, represents a structure of power so prominent in traditional roles of courtship. This noted relationship between man and woman, can be seen in the poetic exchanges between Christopher Marlowe's, The Passionate Shepard to his Love and Sir Walter Ralegh's, The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd....   [tags: what is love?]

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The Old Man

- “Ah, that feels real good dear. I love it.” said the old man who was enjoying the sexual act. Vickie had no qualms about sucking anyone who was tempting enough to her and this strange old man was alluring her enough to do it. She went deeper and deeper on the old man who had this huge cock. “You are making me one very happy man.” said the old man as he was watching Vickie go up and down his shaft. The warmth of Vickie’s mouth was pleasing him a lot. “I can see that you love my mouth, sir.” said Vickie, who took a small pause from sucking the old man....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles, Woman, Female]

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Sandro Botticelli's Painting, The Birth of Venus

- Sandro Botticelli's Painting, The Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli (1444-1510) was a Florentine painter. Almost all of Botticelli’s life was spent in Florence. His genre of painting was based around mythological ideals and also religious subject matter. Botticelli painted in a highly personal style characterized by elegant execution, a sense of melancholy, and a strong emphasis on line; details appear as sumptuous still life’s. His paintings like The Birth of Venus, were a great impact on the Humanist art movement....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art]

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The Birth of Venus

- The Birth of Venus The Birth of Venus is a beautiful Renaissance canvas masterpiece created by Sandro Botticello. The picture illustrates the birth of Venus in a very mystical way. Venus has emerged from sea on a shell which is being driven to shore by flying wind-gods. She is surrounded by beautiful roses which are painted in a truly remarkable color. As she is about to step to land, one of the Hours hands her a purple cloak. The back drop includes the sea and a forest. The overall effect of this painting are almost overwhelming, color and beauty meet the eye in every angle....   [tags: Renaissance Sandro Botticello Paintings Art]

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The Double Standard: Women Cast into the Shadow's of Men

- From the 12th century B.C. to today women have been pestered by the double standard. They have had to endure constant reminders that it is a man's world and they are just living in it. While women have tried to and continue to fight the double standard through various feminist movements overtime the problem still persists. The "war on women", as some like to call it, is nothing new and judging by how long the double standard has been around, it seems unlikely that the bar of equality between men and women will ever be perfectly just....   [tags: The Odyssey, The Canterbury Tales]

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Role Of A Goddess Of Great Guidance And Wisdom

- Important Roles of Important Gods Gods always play main roles in Greek culture. They are the creators of everything and without them most stories are not as entertaining. In The Odyssey there are a good amount of gods and goddesses in the tragedy, however three of these gods play key roles. Athena, Zeus, and Poseidon all have significant roles. Their role, depending on the situation, was to aid or bring certain characters to glory or destruction. Athena plays the role of a goddess of great guidance and wisdom....   [tags: Odysseus, Odyssey, Zeus, Poseidon]

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The Journey Of Odysseus By Homer 's The Odyssey

- Journeys we take can be transformative, life-changing experiences. Life itself, in fact, is sometimes called a “journey.” Journeys need not always involve physical travel; one may cover much ground without ever leaving home. Choose two or more characters from the Odyssey and discuss how their travels (physical, emotional, imaginative, spiritual etc.) help to shape, develop, and transform them. Every journey one takes is a life-changing experience that transforms them in some way. Not all journeys are mainly about physical travel....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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The Role of the Gods in the Odyssey

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Lanval and Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

- Marie De France’s Lanval is a remarkable short narrative that engages the reader into a world filled with unrealistic elements, but enhances on the true meaning of romance, chivalry and nature during the years that King Arthur reigned. “Sir Gawain and The Green Knight” unfortunately does not have an author that can be recognized but this epic poem demonstrates the ghastly adventure of a knight who decides to defend the honor of young King Arthur against a supernatural being in this malicious game of cat and mouse....   [tags: Compare and Contrast, Narrative Analysis]

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Art Must Give Its Audience a New Perspective

- Some may believe that art as art serves beauty, not morality. They believe that the purpose of art is only to express beauty and it may do as it chooses in search for this perfection. As defined by dictionary.com, art is “the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.” Others believe in “art for art’s sake.” However, Tolstoy opposes this when he contends, “there is no such thing as art for art’s sake, anymore than science for science’s sake, since every human function should be directed to increase morality and to suppress violence” (Corey 113)....   [tags: beauty, morality, truth]

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Lady Mary Disputes Swift 's View Of Women

- Despite the fact that Lady Mary disputes Swift’s view of women, she inadvertently supports the societal expectation that women be physically striking. In response to Swift’s accusation about women’s filth, Lady Mary presents the woman as bold and beautiful by proclaiming, “The nymph grown Furious roared by God / ‘The blame lies all in Sixty odd’” (74-75). Both of these lines emphasize the expectation for women to be beautiful in different ways. Lady Mary’s use of the word “nymph” raises an image of women as inherently and divinely beautiful....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Gender, Female]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' The Odyssey '

- Homer’s epic, The Odyssey is one of the most influential tales to date. It is believed to be written during the twelfth century B.C.E and since then Homer continues to leave his audience in awe as he tells the story of Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War. This classic piece of Greek literature serves as a symbol for Greek culture. For example, Homer the relationships between host and house guest/parent and child/man and woman as well as the moral rules of ancient Greece. As the audience reads this epic they join Odysseus on his journey home and they are taught about the definition of heroism but, what is often over looked in this epic is the admiration he shows for women throughout t...   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Gender role, Greek mythology]

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The Odyssey : The Epic Journey Of Odysseus

- The Odyssey narrates the epic journey of Odysseus to get back home. The story is divided in 24 books that starts with the current situation in Ithaca among Telemachus, Penelope and their concern about whether the king of Ithaca is alive or dead, 10 years after the fall of Troy. Since there was not much information about Odysseus’s location, the king’s position was thought to be open between many suitors, who wanted to marry Penelope and rule Ithaca. At this point of the story is where Greek mythology takes place by the intervention of the god Zeus and Athena, discussing Odysseus’s faith....   [tags: Odyssey, Greek mythology, Odysseus, Zeus]

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Taking a Look at the Trojan War

- Helen is also known as “the face that launched a thousand ships” (mareinic.blogspot.com). In this paper I will teach you about the war that she started. I will also talk about the start of the war, the tactics, weapons, archeological proof, the end of the war, and lastly I will talk about the after math. Godly start of the war The godly start of the war started with the marriage of Peleus and Thetis, a sea nymph. They did not invite Eris, the goddess of discord, to the wedding but they did invite all of the other gods....   [tags: the war that Helen started, ancient history]

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The Epic Of The Odyssey By Homer

- Similar to an elaborate dish, a literary genre consists of multiple necessary “ingredients,” called epic conventions, which classify a text into a particular category. Homer follows an impeccable recipe in his magnificent work. Labeled as an epic, The Odyssey by Homer portrays the Greek hero Odysseus years after his victory in the Trojan War and his awaited journey back to Ithaca. As the plot develops it is evident it is no effortless feat for our hero to return home. The godly Odysseus encounters adversities in the forms of Cyclops, sea monsters, alluring flowers and formidable Greek gods with varying conceptions of him....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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The Hero Of Odysseus From The Odyssey

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An Analysis Of ' The Odyssey '

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The Women Characters Of Homer 's Odyssey

- THE WOMEN CHARACTERS IN HOMER 'S “ODYSSEY” Homer 's Odyssey is certainly a primarily masculine story, an epic poem centered on the heroic deeds of a universal figure, Odysseus, who is seen returning from the Trojan War in the company of his male comrades. As with its companion work The Iliad, The Odyssey describes the man 's world of war, male camaraderie, and heroic struggle against natural and manmade forces. Seen in this context, the female characters of the epic are decidedly secondary; apart from the fact that Odysseus ' wife Penelope is the source and symbol of his longing to return home, the story does not seem to turn upon their decisions or deeds....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Athena, Homer]

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The And Its Impact On The World

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Women 's Influence On The Odyssey

- Women play an influential role in The Odyssey. Women appear throughout the story, as goddesses, wives, princesses, or servants. The women in “The Odyssey” dictate the direction of the epic. Homer the blind creator may have contrived the story with the aim to depict a story of a male heroism; but the story if looked at from a different angles shows the power women have over men. The Sirens and women that posses the power of seduction when ever they are encountered take the men off their course, and lead many to their death....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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The Odyssey By Homer 's Odyssey

- In the Odyssey, the experiences Odysseus faced were caused and influenced by a certain amount of woman who some could say controlled his life. Odysseus’ wife Penelope was always the woman in his heart even though he travelled to many different lands and was offered immortality, wealth or amazing sex he turned them all down in hopes of one day returning to his one true love. Through all his troubles he spent in a total of 10 years lost at sea not including the 10 years due to the Trojan War, he spent 7 with the lustrous Calypso, encountered the godlike beauty Nausicaa and spent another year with the bewitching enchantress Circe....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Greek mythology, Penelope]

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The Death Of Homer 's Odyssey

- In Homer’s Odyssey there are several different incidences where adultery occurs. When Odysseus is away, he has an affair with Circe in order to save his crew members who were turned into pigs. Afterwards, Odysseus has an affair with Kalypso and becomes trapped on her island because she does not want him to leave. She proposes that he stay with her, and that she would give him everything that he needs. He declines, and tells her that he loves his wife Penelope and wants to return to his home in Ithaca....   [tags: Zeus, Hera, Greek mythology, Marriage]

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The Ruined Maid By Jonathan Swift

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The Four Periods of Literature

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Chapter Analysis: Odysseus by Homer

- 1) Odysseus leaves for war in Troy and has trouble coming back, because Poseidon is upset with Odysseus. Athena goes to Ithica to try to help Telemachus (Odysseus’s son). Telemachus’s mother has so many suitors at her palace wanting to marry her. Telemachus and Athena (disguised) go to an old family friends house and asks for help. Athena tells Telemachus to go find his dad. (2-3) There was an assembly for the suitors and everyone. They are making Penelope marry someone. She says she will pick someone after she is done weaving something....   [tags: war, gods, prophet]

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Women During Dark Age Greece

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Heroes From Ancient Literature Cry

- Why do so many heroes from ancient literature cry. In every epic there is always a scene where the heroes are weeping, pulling their hair, gnashing their teeth, and ripping their cloths. Achilles weeps over Patroclus (Homer 239), Aeneas cries over his fallen city (Virgil 985), Gilgamesh mourns wetly for the death of his soul mate (Sumerians 138), and Arjuna at least sniffles over having to fight family and friend (Krishna 1286). Are heroes not supposed to be the embodiment of strength. If so, why are they displaying the most extreme signs of weakness....   [tags: Greek mythology, Hero, Epic poetry, Iliad]

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Achilles Is A Heroic Figure

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Women in The Odyssey

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Lust and pleasure as a theme. To His Coy Mistress, The Lover A Ballad,

- Lust and pleasure as a theme. To His Coy Mistress, The Lover A Ballad, The Passionate Shepherd How have poets presented women and how are gender issues explained Having studied a range of poems regarding gender issues and how women are treated in society, I have chosen to focus on two main poems To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and The Lover A Ballad by Lady Mary Wortly Montagu. In addition to this I will deal with The Passionate Shepherded to His Love by Christopher Marlowe and The Nymph’s Reply by Sir Walter Raleigh....   [tags: English Literature]

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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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Aphra Behn's Poem To the Fair Clarinda

- Aphra Behn's Poem "To the Fair Clarinda" In her poem “To the fair Clarinda,” Aphra Behn writes of a companionship between the speaker and Clarinda. This paper will attempt to prove that Clarinda is a hermaphrodite instead of a woman as is popularly believed, thus completely changing the meaning of the poem. In the first few lines, the speaker decides to call Clarinda “Lovely Charming Youth” (4) instead of “Fair lovely Maid” (1). The speaker says that the name will “lessen my constraint” (6). This could refer to the sexual feelings that are holding her back because of the womanly part of Clarinda....   [tags: Aphra Behn Fair Clarinda Essays]

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Virgin In A Tree

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Is Love the Solution or the Problem? A Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Is love a remedy to one’s sorrow or the unfortunate reason of their unhappiness. Love is a feeling that overtakes a person when they are around something or someone they admire. It is present everywhere, in every form, in every condition and even when one least expect its. Although love is said to bring happiness to a person’s life; in the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, it led the characters into a world of confusion and misunderstanding. Love is chaotic, unpredictable, and leads to sorrow. It is a hard concept to compromise with and if there are any misunderstandings, it could lead to a complicated and difficult life....   [tags: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare, love,]

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Heroes Usually Die Young in the Iliad, but Odysseus has Wit

- In the Iliad the Heroes are the ones who died young on the battle field in the high of their prime. A perfect example of this is Achilles, who choose to go to Troy knowing he will have a story, but glories life. Odysseus, does care about the glory of war. He does everything he can to stay at home with his family. Including faking insanity and sowing his field with salts. Yet he still consider a hero. In fact Odyssey is a story about Odysseus journey home, not about war and battle which is the case with the Iliad....   [tags: Iliad, heroes,]

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The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

- Character Each of the main characters in The House of Hades have been tested for different reasons and to test their strengths. As these characters are tested the grow and evolve to better accompany each other as a good group. At the start they were enemies and were reluctant to work as a team with the opposite group (being Roman and Greek). An example would be Frank defeating the katobleps which are these cow things that will poison you if they breathe near you. They also have a poisonous look that makes you freeze if you look into their eyes....   [tags: literary analysis]

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