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Plot Structure in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Plot Structure in Susan Glaspell's Trifles The play "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell is a whodunit type of murder mystery. But in this case, the "professionals," whose job it is to find out what happened, failed in their task. The County Attorney (Mr. Henderson) and the Sheriff (Mr. Peters) attempt to piece together what had transpired on the day when John Wright was murdered. They interviewed Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Peters, and Mr. Hale who told them that Mrs. Wright, John's wife, had been acting strange when he had found her in the kitchen....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 1219 words
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Merchant Of Venice - Plot Structure - Show how the plot of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is apparently fanciful but in reality exactingly structured. “The Merchant of Venice is a fairy tale. There is no more reality in Shylock’s bond and the Lord of Belmont’s will than in Jack and the Beanstalk.” H. Granville-Barker, in Prefaces to Shakespeare. This is one way of looking at the play, reading it or enjoying the performance. But it can be a contradiction to our actual feelings about this complex play. ‘The Merchant of Venice’ might appear to be a romantic tale without much logic but that would be a superficial interpretation....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 1628 words
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Sound after an Era of Silence - Silent animation films became increasingly popular throughout the 1910s as they were shown prior to live action films in theaters worldwide when, concurrently, enthusiasm towards cinema as a whole became a widespread phenomenon. During the ensuing decade, sound became a prevalent part of cinema when sound-on-film technology was first innovated, culminating in the famous release and subsequent popularity of The Jazz Singer in 1927. As expected, this technology was soon adapted to animation, most notably in Paul Terry's Dinner Time and Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie, both of which were released in 1928....   [tags: conematography, experience, structure, plot] 1155 words
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Experimental Structure - ‘Slacker’, a 1991 film directed by Richard Linklater, attempts to address the issue of life and its constant creation of unattainable, alternate realities. At the beginning of the film there is a monologue about how with each un-chosen decision, an alternate reality is created, that we will never know the outcome of, because we chose this reality that is happening right now. Linklater constructed a narrative in which the audience follows different characters throughout the film, and we are immersed into a moment of their lives, whether an interesting event occurs or a seemingly mundane one, like a conversation with a friend, and this is how we are transported through the film and thr...   [tags: film, characters, plot] 632 words
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The Purpose of the Sub-plot in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night - Twelfth Night or What You Will is one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. It has been performed hundreds of times and adapted into a number of modern films. The main plot of the play follows Viola, a girl who is rescued from a shipwreck and enters into the service of the Duke Orsino disguised as a man. Rising quickly in his estimation, Viola begins delivering messages of love on his behalf to Olivia, a noble woman who has no interest in Orsino’s advances. Over the course of the play Olivia falls in love with the disguised Viola, Viola falls in love with Orsino, and Viola’s twin brother Sebastian, who supposedly died in the shipwreck, returns....   [tags: Twelfth Night Sub-plot]
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The Role of the Double Plot in King Lear and Hamlet - King Lear and Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, are two plays that reveal similar thematic elements, yet possess fundamentally different plot structures. Driven by the suffering and rage of two complementary characters, both plays suggest injustice through ‘good’, but ultimately flawed characters. This shared overarching theme is, however, conveyed differently within each of the works, as one employs two mainly disparate plot threads, while the other relies more heavily on the interaction between the two central plots....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1771 words
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Oedipus the King: A Plot Driven Tragedy - According to Aristotle, the driving force behind tragic works lies not in the development of characters but in the formulation of a specific plot structure. Aristotle believed that the purpose of all art is to imitate life and that human beings live their lives through events and actions. He argues that characters serve to advance the events of the plotline and that the characters themselves are not central. Aristotle's opinions on tragedy were largely constructed around Sophocles' Oedipus the King, which Aristotle called "the perfect tragedy." Considered by many to be one of the greatest plays of all time, Oedipus the King tells how Oedipus, the king of Thebes, comes to realize t...   [tags: Oedipus Rex, Sophocles] 1485 words
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Experimental Structure - Structure is a very important aspect of filmmaking. The Classical structure of film is setup in 3 acts and divides a narrative into 3 parts. Each part unravels and depicts the storyline for a film. The first act wills establish the main characters, the world or setting these characters live in and their establish relationships between characters. The second will begin to rise the action. This will depict the protagonist attempts to deal with the situation that he/she has been dealt with. This act will demonstrate the forces of that the antagonist has on the protagonist and how the audience sees this unravel....   [tags: film, characters, protagonists]
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The Structure in Hamlet - The Structure in Hamlet       William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Hamlet invites various interpretations of the structure because of the play’s complexity. Let us in this essay analyze various interpretations of structure.   Mark Rose, in “Reforming the Role,” highlights the “double plot” structure within Hamlet and another tragedy:   Hamlet and Lear are the only two of Shakespeare’s tragedies with double plots. [. . .] The story of Polonius’s family works analogously in Hamlet. Each member of the family is a fairly ordinary person who serves as a foil to some aspect of Hamlet’s extraordinary cunning and discipline....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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Mark and John’s Conflicting Plot’s and Differences in Climactic Action - Mark begins and ends his gospel with schism. The division of the heavens when Jesus is baptized by John (Mark 1:10) and the final one, the tearing of the veil in the temple (Mark 15:38). These two schisms form the fundamentals of the Book of Mark. God splits the heavens, in order to establish His Son, and then He splits the veil of the temple, in atonement for His Son’s death. In between these boards of the book of Mark, in between the schisms, lies the vigorous, dynamic gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God....   [tags: Bible, Literary Analysis, Historical Religion] 857 words
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The Explorations of Structure - ... Just as the first scene depicts Guido’s dream, its told in the same manner as the rest of the film, with fantasies, memories and reality all blending into one another seamlessly. Although Guido’s stream of consciousness can come off random, Fellini carefully crafted it to create distinct parallels about Guido. Guido is a walking contradiction, wanting one thing but instantly regretting it after. Earlier in the film, he is in bed with his mistress, making sexual demands and requesting how she acts....   [tags: Fellini's 8 and a half, film analysis]
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The Structure of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - The Structure of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar The structure of the tragedy is chronological, in the sense that the different situations that take place are in order, despite the fact that Shakespeare, in some cases, cuts the time between an event and the other so as to be able to cover from the time the conspiracy is planned until the death of Brutus. However, the different themes of the play contribute to its structuring, in various ways. According to Marvin Speavock and other critics on Shakespeare, the play presents a “two-peak action”, meaning that the play is divided in two different parts: the first three acts on one side, and the last two on the others....   [tags: William Shakespeare Play Analysis] 915 words
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The Importance of Elements of Fiction in Writing Short Stories - ... See what I mean. Hope characteristic is covered by religious character. Other line show anger was covered by religious: I wish he were dead. That's a terrible wish. That's a lovely wish. If he were dead, he would be mine. If he were dead, I would never think of now and the last few weeks. I would remember only the lovely times. It would be all beautiful. I wish he were dead. I wish he were dead, dead, dead. That was made her have outstanding traits as a character, and by religious the character showed as believable personality....   [tags: character, plot, conflict] 1065 words
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Comparing Two Dramatic Comedies: Raymond Carver’s Cathedral and Guy de Maupassant’s The Jewelry - ... The ending of the story is vague as to the events following the narrator’s climatic moment. In Guy de Maupassant’s The Jewelry, the protagonist, M. Lantin, marries a poor girl who gains an obsession with theater and fake jewelry after her husband suggests she go with fellow wives. The man goes into a depression after his wife, Madame Lantin, dies from pneumonia. Unable to understand how his wife managed to make sure all the bills were paid and still buy more fake jewelry, Lantin decided to pawn off her fake jewelry....   [tags: self-discovery, plot, marriage]
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Comparsion of Tennessee Williams´ A Streetcar Named Desire the Play or Movie - Tennessee Williams wrote a play named A Streetcar Named Desire which eventually became Pulitzer Prize winner for drama in 1948. This play was first staged on December 3rd 1947 in New York. A Streetcar Named Desire which was second play produced by Williams went on to become a huge success just like his first play named The Glass Menagerie. Streetcar helped Williams in cementing his position as one of the most proficient and respected playwrights existing in contemporary theater (Kolin 1993). For Tennessee Williams this play proved to be his first work which was translated and produced as a movie by Elia Kazan....   [tags: acting, cast, play, plot] 1012 words
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Structure in Sophocles' Antigone - Structure in Sophocles' Antigone               Aristotle in his Poetics (chap. 7) says: ?[L]et us now discuss the proper structure of the plot, since this is the first and most important thing in tragedy. (1033). M. H. Abrams says that ?almost all literary theorists since Aristotle have emphasized the importance of structure, conceived in diverse ways, in analyzing a work of literature. (300). The matter of the structure of Sophocles. Antigone is a subject of varying interpretation among literary critics, as this essay will reveal....   [tags: Antigone essays Sophocles Papers]
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Tom Jones - Structure - English Literature I The formal well-organized structure of The History of Tom Jones contributes greatly to the intricate plot inside, and the novel as an overall piece of work. Henry Fielding contrived the blueprint of the book in its many clearly separated segments extremely well, making it equally as important as the plot. Tom Jones is deliberately and clearly divided into its separate parts. Through these parts he is capable of paralleling two types of stories in one single novel, along with bringing forth symmetries and balances in the division, and in the setting and plot....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Form and Structure of a Servant to Two Masters - ?A Servant To Two Masters. is the play that I studied. The structure is simplistic but also dynamic. It is quite an unusual play this may be something to do with coming under the genre of Comedia Del Art this is a form of theatre. Groups of actors would travel and perform their improvised plays. Their plays would usually be non-scripted and be very much like a pantomime. If plays were ever written then they would be written after they were performed. Comedia Del Arte was and still is enjoyed by many people....   [tags: essays research papers] 622 words
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Free YGB Essay: Genre and Plot of Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown - Young Goodman Brown:  Genre and Plot Young Goodman Brown is a short story; that is, it is a relatively brief narrative of prose fiction (ranging in length from 500 to 20,000 words) characterized by considerably more unity and compression in all its partstheme, plot, structure, character, setting, moodthan the novel. In the story we are considering, the situation is this: One evening near sunset sometime in the late seventeenth century, Goodman Brown, a young man who has been married only three months, prepares to leave his home in Salem, Massachusetts, and his pretty young bride, Faith, to go into the forest and spend the night on some mission that he will not disclose other than to say t...   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB] 794 words
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Me and You and Memento and Fargo by J.J. Murphy - Structure in any form of narrative is vital, whether it be in films, books, theatre, etc. It is a frame for a story to work within. While there is a traditional method and formula to structuring a film narrative, filmmakers all over the world have experimented with breaking the norm and trying new ways to structure a film. It tested the viewer’s notion of what structure is and how a narrative can be told. It was also new and something that audiences were not used to. Even now, a film that moves too far away from the traditional three-act-structure, is highly experimental and usually only seen in independent or student films....   [tags: structure, slacker, film]
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The Structure and Content of Dante's Inferno - In his first article of The Inferno, Dante Alighieri starts to present a vivid view of Hell by taking a journey through many levels of it with his master Virgil. This voyage constitutes the main plot of the poem. The opening Canto mainly shows that, on halfway through his life, the poet Dante finds himself lost in a dark forest by wandering into a tangled valley. Being totally scared and disoriented, Dante sees the sunshine coming down from a hilltop, so he attempts to climb toward the light. However, he encounters three wild beasts on the way up to the mountain—a leopard, a lion, and a she-wolf—which force him to turn back....   [tags: Dante's Inferno Essays] 1106 words
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Evil Experiment to Create Superhuman Warriors - ... The evil corporation sends Silus a superhuman solider with a group of soldiers to capture the “Subjects”. Subject 42 must unite and lead her group of survivors to stand against the evil cooperation for once and all so they can one day return home to their families they were abducted from. Finally the resolution, during the endless fighting between the “subjects” and the stand down between subject 42 our protagonist and antagonist Silus boils down to the “subjects” escaping with their dear lives only to find out the subject 42 missing in action and they must find her....   [tags: plot, project, conflict, subject 42] 584 words
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Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky, like most authors, had a distinct way of conveying his message in his novel. In the case of Crime and Punishment Dostoevsky employs irregular plot pacing to develop the character of the protagonist, Raskolnikov, who undergoes quite a journey. Sounds like most books right. A man going through a journey and undergoing a transformation. The unique thing that has captivated many readers is a murder occurring in the early stages of the novel as opposed to being the climax towards the end of the novel....   [tags: Irregular Plot Placing, Crime and Punishment]
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Use of Time in Waiting for Godot and Mrs. Dalloway - ... They wouldn't even let us up. (Estragon tears at his boot.)What are you doing. / ESTRAGON: Taking off my boot. Did that never happen to you. / VLADIMIR : Boots must be taken off every day, I'm tired telling you that.” (1.20-22) From this quote and conversation between Vladmir and estragon we are able to see a routine that these charecters do everyday, which later is seen to be a repeated action emphasizing that time is cyclical. Also we are shown that these actions are cyclical through the interactions the two exchange discussing what they should do if he were not to show that day, which would be to show up the next day and wait again....   [tags: character, actions, dislogue, plot, setting]
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - ... This is accomplished by putting the setting on the Congo River, so when Marlowe travels upriver, he both goes deeper into the dark and unexplored parts of Africa and of his own soul. With this illustration Joseph Conrad dramatizes how the coexistence of the soul and the material world, makes a mark the mind and body of the individual human being. The river also symbolizes the road away from civilization and towards a land that, according to Marlowe, is vestigial and savage. “Going up that river was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings.”(p....   [tags: complex plot, horrific actions, marlowe] 751 words
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The Representation of Time and Space on the Clear Presentation of a Cause and Effect Narrative Structure - In this essay through textual analysis I will be describing how the representation of time and space can either facilitate or hinder the clear presentation of a cause and effect narrative structure. Firstly, I would like to discuss the representation of time and space in the Tony Scott’s film True Romance (USA, 1993) written by Quentin Tarantino. The story of the film has a linear narrative structure. The events are presented in temporal order which facilitate the clear presentation of the cause and effect of the narrative structure....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Form and Structure of Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn - Form and Structure of Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn Plays are usually divided into acts and scenes. However in Absurd Person Singular we can clearly see three acts although there is evidently one scene in each act which in itself is a continuous sequence of events. Playwrights often have parallel scenes at different points in a play, or juxtapose two very different scenes to make a point. However Alan Ayckbourn juxtaposes the acts by having each act as the consecutive year therefore highlighting the change that we see....   [tags: Papers] 1249 words
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The Structure and Underlining Meanings of Rapunzel by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm - The Structure and Underlining Meanings of Rapunzel by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm The story of Rapunzel, by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, has the same basic structure as all other fairy tales born from the oral tradition; what is commonly referred to as the opening, main part and ending, is the foundation of the tale. It is around this clearly defined three-part structure of the plot, that invisible layers of meaning exist – often very different for each reader. Between the clever design of the plot – which allows several stories to surface within a seeming individual tale – and multiple layers underneath the literal action, exists a limitless journey of personal exploration....   [tags: Grimm Brothers Fairytales Rapunzel Essays]
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Sir Gawain and Green Knight Essays: Plot Elements - Plot Elements in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight The most striking feature of the organisation of plot elements in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the fact that the meaning of the poem is enacted by the shape of the narrative itself. The three major elements of the plot of this narrative: the Beheading Game, the Temptation, and the Exchange of Winnings are linked in a way which helps convey the meaning of the poem. The reader quickly realises the interdependence of the Temptation plot and the Exchange of Winnings plot....   [tags: Sir Gawain Green Knight Essays] 519 words
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The Crucible - Form and Structure - The Crucible - Form and Structure Arthur Miller uses various different techniques in the form and structure of ‘The Crucible’ to create suspense and maintain the audience’s interest. Of course, one of the main factors of the form and structure of the play is its genre. ‘The Crucible’ can be described as being a symbolic play, a tragedy, a political play, an historical play and a narrative play in naturalistic form. It is symbolic, political and historic as although the story revolves around the Salem witch trials, the ideas and morals behind the plot can be viewed as Miller’s criticism of McCarthyism....   [tags: English Literature] 874 words
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A Literary Review of The Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison - While the words of “’Repent, Harlequin!’ said the Ticktockman” are new, the story is familiar. The ending is predictable; the reader knows that the Harlequin will be caught and the simple order of the dystopian society will be restored. The predictability of the conclusion is not a fault of Ellison’s writing, rather a merit. Ellison uses in depth characterization balanced with ironic outbursts and a mismatched plot to create a story that is predictable, for the right reasons, but memorable, for the wrong reasons....   [tags: plot, ironic outbursts, characterization] 561 words
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Moby Dick-Structure And Form - Moby Dick's structure is in a sense one of the simplest of all literary structures-the story of a journey. Its 135 chapters and epilogue describe how Ishmael leaves Manhattan for Captain Ahab's whaling ship, the Pequod, how Ahab pilots the Pequod from Nantucket to the Pacific in search of Moby Dick, and how in the end Ishmael alone survives the journey. This simple but powerful structure is what keeps us reading, as we ask ouselves, "Where will Ahab seek out his enemy next. What will happen when he gets there?" Some critics have divided the book into sections, like acts in a play....   [tags: essays research papers] 415 words
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Harmony : A New Musical - I chose the musical Harmony for my life performance report. The performance was in the Alliance Theater at the Woodruff, downtown Atlanta Georgia. I attended the show on Tuesday, September twenty fourth at 7:30 pm. The production was presented by Center Theater Group and Alliance Theater. The musical was a calibration between musician Barry Manilow and writer/songwriter Bruce Sussman. They planned on doing Broadway musical together some 40 years ago, but were side tracked by their own personal careers....   [tags: germany, band, plot, performance] 937 words
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The Epic Poem, Beowulf - An Analysis of Structure - Beowulf – its Structure        There is a considerable diversity of opinion regarding the structure of the poem Beowulf. This essay hopes to enlighten the reader on some of the opinions expressed by literary scholars on this issue.   The Cambridge History of English and American Literature states:   It is generally thought that several originally separate lays have been combined in the poem, and, though no proof is obtainable, the theory in itself is not unlikely. These lays are usually supposed to have been four in number and to have dealt with the following subjects: (1) Beowulf’s fight with Grendel, (2) the fight with Grendel’s mother, (3) Beowulf’s return, (4) the fight with th...   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - Faults with Characters, Plot, and Theme - The Flaws of To Kill a Mockingbird   Is it possible to judge literary classics to have failings or are they beyond contemporary measurements. As perfection is not attainable in any media, "classics" such as To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee, can be found to have many instances of fault and flaw. A great novel should ease the reader into learning the story's characters and histories. It should include a plot that keeps the reader up all night wanting to read more. And it should also include a theme that remains clear and focused; to reach out to a reader without being encumbered....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]
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The Complex and Effective Structure of Ethan Frome - The Complex and Effective Structure of Ethan Frome     People have often pondered the reasons for the greatness of Edith Wharton's novel, Ethan Frome. What is it that causes this story to be considered an all-time American classic. One journalist quotes a humanities professor at MIT who states that, "We turn to Wharton because the truths she tells are a bracing tonic in a culture steeped in saccharine sentimentality." The journalist goes on to describe the typical, "popular" story and how they often have endings where "romantic ideals are magically fulfilled..." There is much more to Ethan Frome than simply an unhappy ending to contrast with the many other stories that have sugar-...   [tags: Ethan Frome Essays]
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The Broadway Fountain in Madison, Indiana by Sculptor J. P. Victor Andre - The Broadway Fountain located in Madison, Indiana is a famous artistic structure that is well known for its historical background and current use as an ideal location of weddings and other gatherings. In the course of a little over a century, the fountain has been in danger of being completely discarded twice and has been replaced with an exact bronze replica. Designed by French sculptor J. P. Victor Andre, the original Broadway Fountain was presented to the city of Madison in 1886 after being featured in the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition (National Park Service)....   [tags: touristic attraction, artistic structure ]
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John Keats: The Next Shakespeare - ... The second structure Keats uses in his poems is personification, which can mostly be seen in “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” The use of personification in this poem can be seen when the poem states, “Sylvan historian, who canst thus express.” (Keats, Ode to a Grecian Urn, page 891, line 3) In these lines Keats is comparing the urn to a historian because of the ancient art work that covers the side of the urn. Keats throughout the entire poem talks to the urn as if it is a real person, he almost has a real conversation with is almost like two people would have together....   [tags: Poet, Structure, Poems]
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Comparison: Petrarchan and Shakespearean Sonnets - Through the form of sonnet, Shakespeare and Petrarch both address the subject of love, yet there are key contrasts in their style, structure, and in the manner, each approaches their subjects. Moreover, in "Sonnet 130," Shakespeare, in fact, parodies Petrarch's style and thoughts as his storyteller describes his mistress, whose "eyes are in no way as the sun" (Shakespeare 1918). Through his English poem, Shakespeare seems to mock the exaggerated descriptions expanded throughout Petrarch’s work by portraying the speaker’s love in terms that are characteristic of a flawed woman not a goddess....   [tags: Style, Structure, Subject Approach]
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Comparing the Sonnets of Petrarchan and Shakespearean in Style, Structure and Subject Approach - Shakespeare and Petrarch, two poets popular for their contributions on the issue of love, both tackle the subject of their work through sonnet, yet there are key contrasts in their style, structure, and in the way, each approaches their subjects. Moreover, it is clear that in "Sonnet 130," Shakespeare in fact parodies Petrarch's style and thoughts as his storyteller describes his mistress, whose "eyes are in no way as the sun" (Shakespeare 1918). Shakespeare seems, by all accounts, to mock the exaggerated descriptions expanded throughout Petrarch’s piece by giving an English poem portraying the speaker’s love in terms that are characteristic of a flawed woman not a goddess....   [tags: classic, sonnetes]
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The Use of Language, Stagecraft and Structure to Illustrate the Demise of Lady Macbeth - To explore the demise of Lady Macbeth, it is crucial to compare various scenes beginning with Act 1 Scene 5 and ending with Act 5 Scene 1. It is going to examine, using language, stagecraft and structure, how in the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth is manipulative and dominant over Macbeth, but towards the end of the play, the roles have reversed and Lady Macbeth is needed less and less. Towards the closing scenes, Macbeth becomes totally independent in his actions and decisions, in stark contrast, Lady Macbeth becomes isolated, anxious and tormented by the crime they have committed, so much so that she feels that is too much to bear, and by the end of the play, takes her own life....   [tags: Macbeth Essays] 2474 words
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By What Means Does Calderón Structure His Play in Terms of Action, Text and Spectacle? - Fundamental to our understanding of El Médico de su Honra, and of any other play is the notion that it was for performance and not intended for reading. Therefore, the action, text and spectacle all work together in producing an overall effect upon the audience. Calderón is described as a `craftsman' of drama and is famous for the dramatic devices which appeal to the various senses in order to convey the play's message with greater profundity. However, the seventeenth century playwright was limited by the facilities available to him....   [tags: European Literature] 1412 words
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Structure, Language and Characterisation of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes - The structure language and characterisation of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes In this essay I am going to analysis and investigate the structure, language and characterisation of the detective fiction genre. Using the Sherlock Holmes stories; which combined strong fictional story lines with ruthless and clever villains; they are regarded as some of the best collection of examples of storybooks. Sherlock Holmes is a literary character, created by Arthur Conan Doyle in four novels and 56 short stories published between 1887 and 1927....   [tags: English Literature] 1392 words
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The Contrasting Themes and Structure of William Faulkner's The Bear - The Contrasting Themes and Structure of William Faulkner's The Bear          At first,  William Faulkner's The Bear, seems to be a story about the decline of an old bear and the wilderness he represented. Oddly, it is possible to omit the fourth chapter of The Bear and still have a complete and less confusing story.  Although sandwiched in between the third and fifth chapters, the fourth chapter is almost wholly independent. For the purpose of this analysis, I will refer to chapters one, two, three, and five as being one half of the story, while chapter four solely comprises the other half....   [tags: Faulkner Bear Essays]
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Construction of the Hero in a Piece of Writing - Construction of the Hero in a Piece of Writing The construction of the ‘Hero’ is one every writer should consider. The hero or protagonist is designed to keep the narrative moving and whose actions create progress for the plot (Morrow et al, 1997). Pearson (2001, p. 101) defines hero’s as “fearless protagonists who realise their own special power and go on to take great personal risks in order to change their reality. In day-to-day life, these powerful archetypes provide a structure that can release the ability of ordinary people to rise to challenges, take risks, break rules, and transform their lives”....   [tags: Literature Plot Writing] 1764 words
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Comarc McCarthy´s The Road Analysis - The Road, a story of the nameless father and son “survivors” (55) in a world of nothingness, is told in such a distinctive way that their bond and true exertions to survive are relayed effortlessly to readers without even noticing. After an abrupt, unexplained end of the world, the father and son are two of very few survivors left on Earth. Their struggle is evident through cannibalistic encounters, the suicide of the man’s wife and the boy’s mother, and the sole battle between life and death in a world covered in ash....   [tags: apocalyptic imagery, literary structure, language]
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