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    Exploration of Self in Matthew Arnold's The Buried Life One of the modes of poetry theme and content was that of psychological exploration of self, as characterized by the poem "The Buried Life" by Matthew Arnold. Class structure and gender roles were vividly looked at in depth, "definitions of masculinity and femininity were earnestly contested throughout the period, with increasing sharp assaults on traditional roles..." (Longman, p. 1888). What it was to be a man (or woman) was frequently

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    Matthew Arnold uses diction and imagery to produce the themes of alienation and self discovery in the poems: "Dover Beach" and "The Buried Life." “Dover Beach” talks about a man's attitude toward life. Arnold uses diction to show his feelings and inner most thoughts. In “Dover Beach” he claims “the sea is calm tonight, the tide is full, the moon lies fair upon the straits.” These lines show a sense of clarification until he claims he has lost his faith by saying “and we are here as on a darkling

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    Analysis of Buried Child by Sam Shepard

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    Analysis of Buried Child by Sam Shepard Sam Shepard has always written plays that have numerous illusions to frustrate the reader. Shepard has also been known for several twists in his plays, and also makes the reader believe in something that is not real. Born in 1943, Shepard always enjoyed Theatre and Playwriting. Now, nearly 60 years of age, Shepard is one of the most famous playwrights in America. In Shepard’s Buried Child, there are many twists and turns that have the reader wondering and

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    modern social concerns. He was influenced by Beat Generation writers such as Allen Ginsberg who rebelled against a society of economic affluence and social conformity following World War II. Insatiable consumerism became a central trait of postwar life, "driven by the mass media, advertising, and generous loan terms" ("Sam Shepard"). From this atmosphere the Beat Writers came forward to declare their alienation from what they saw as the "creed of suburban conformity in favor of what Ginsberg called

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    Analysis of Dover Beach and The Buried Life by Matthew Arnold Matthew Arnold is one of the many famous and prolific writers from the nineteenth century. Two of his best known works are entitled Dover Beach and The Buried Life. Although the exact date of composition is unknown, clearly they were both written in the early 1850s. The two poems have in common various characteristics, such as the theme and style. The feelings of the speakers of the poem also resemble each other significantly

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    It’s amazing what a secret can do to a person. Keeping secrets among friends can be fun, or helpful when you need to confide in someone you trust. Other secrets can do more harm than good. They can fester inside you and cause endless pain. In “Buried Child,'; this is the case. The family is permanently altered by their secret, which becomes a growing moral cancer to them, leaving each impotent in their own way. The play takes place on Dodge’s farm. About thirty years ago, the farm was fertile

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    crowd 's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn 'd to stray; Along the cool sequester 'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.” As a result of their distance from the city and the upper class, the villagers and farmers lived more virtuous lifestyles and had high morals than those who lived in the cities did. Clearly, Gray also portrays the message that those who were buried in the churchyard led very virtuous lifestyles compared to those who lived in the

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    greater (soldiers being buried at Arlington National Cemetery). Although the cemetery itself may have meaning, the gravesite within the cemetery itself can also be very important. The tombstone can be a sign of class, wealth, or nationality with the location and design of the tombstone. For my fieldwork was centered around the cemetery which my grandfather was buried at, and it shows the progression of a community of people and tells some ways to

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    Death and Dying in the Somali Culture

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    as best they can. Works Cited Children’s. (n.d.). Somali Culture and Medical Traditions 1. Somaliland Cyberspace homepage. Retrieved August 1, 2011, from http://www.mbali.info/doc326.htm Kemp, C., & Rasbridge, L. (2001). Culture and the end of life. East African cultures: part I, Somali. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 3(2), 59-61. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Sheikh, A. (1998). Death and dying- A Muslim perspective. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 91, 138-140 Retrieved Aug.1

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    woman, Winnie, buried in the ground, first up to her waist, then up to her neck, determined to live out her life with some meaning to it. Her situation is hopeless because she doesn’t even know how she became buried in the ground, Winnie trusts that her life is meaningful and truly believes that there is nothing she can do to change it. Consequently to pass her time, Winnie focuses on small details to pass each day by consuming her life with habits and rituals from her previous life, when she wasn’t

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