Critical Appreciation Essays

  • Critical Appreciation Of The Tempest

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    Sean O’Brien English 339-03 5-28-14 William Shakespeare’s The Tempest A Critical Analysis of Acts 1 and 2 In William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a number of themes arise which both agree with and contrast with his other works. The first theme we encounter that fills both of these roles is the mystical nature of numerous elements in the play. Like the three sister witches and Hecate, the goddess of Witchcraft, through their overall control or very persuasive influence they shape the outcomes of many

  • Critical Appreciation Of Macbeth

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    Background: William Shakespeare, born on April 23 of 1564, was a very well known playwright of English literature. William was born into a family of glove-makers and attended grammar school, after grammar school he did not go further with his education. He married at age 18 to a woman named Anne Hathaway. With Anne he had three children and around 1590 he left his family to go to London to work as an actor and start as a playwright. Shakespeare’s plays are known by many and many have their ‘best

  • Critical Appreciation Of Sonnet 130

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    (Shakespeare 9-10), as no voice would be as pleasant as music, further ridiculing the conventional love poem. The tone of the speaker changes in the final quatrain, as he loves the way she speaks but, her sound is not as pleasant as music. The speaker’s appreciation of his mistress is made apparent, as his comparisons are not as harsh in the third quatrains when compared to the first two quatrains. The flaws he depicts almost begins to idealize his mistress. Work our way through the sonnet he begins to half-heartedly

  • Critical Appreciation Of Robert Frost

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    “They would not find me changed from him they knew--/Only more sure of all I thought was true.”(“Sonnet Central”). Throughout many of Robert Frost’s nearly 200 poems, natural interaction serves as a means through which people grow and become more intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally advanced. Frost’s extended metaphor of the woods, as well as his utilization of mysterious imagery, mature syntax, and elevated diction throughout three of his more famous poems “A Dream Pang”, “Into My Own”,

  • Critical Appreciation Of Anne Bradstreet

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    A young women by the name of Anne Bradstreet left her homeland of Andover England, along with her husband and family, to journey to New World of America and eventually settle in the area of Massachusetts Bay (Baym 207). This young woman would later become considered to be the first author of American poetry (Mlinks 122). Bradstreet found her inspiration for her poetry through her life as a Puritan woman living and raising a family in America (Walker 98) She was also encouraged by her family to pursue

  • Critical Appreciation Of Sonnet 2

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    William Shakespeare just couldn 't leave the man alone. "Sonnet 2" is part of a 17-sonnet collection written to a young friend encouraging him to produce progeny. Also known as "the procreation sonnets" (Shmoop Editorial Team), the poet urges him to "marry and eternize his beauty through the engendering of children, [...] to conquer devouring Time" (Bevington 883). To attain immortality, to beat time, he needed to wed and pass his name on to an heir. This collection of sonnets appears to be written

  • Critical Appreciation Of Sonnet 73

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    Sonnet 73 is about a speaker who is trying to break it gently to his beloved the news that he’s going to die, that he’s in the last stages of his life, the fall of his life, and that the beloved, the loved one, will have to go on alone. He starts out this way: “That time of year thou may’st in me behold When yellow leaves or none, or few, do hang Upon these boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.” So he’s saying to his beloved that (s)he will see

  • Critical Appreciation Of William Wordsworth

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    Instrumental Romantic William Wordsworth was one of the most influential of all the Romantic poets. To most people Wordsworth did not look like a poet. He had nothing of a delicate feature. He almost had a rugged look. His facial expression still could be romanticized. There was something powerful about his facial expression, the wide slash of mouth, the commanding nose, and the fierce eyes, “half burning, and half smoldering, with a bitter fixture of regard.” Though capable of utmost delicacy in

  • Critical Appreciation Of The Yellow Wallpaper

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    In the story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, there’s a lot of themes present. The narrator of the story is a paradox. During the story the narrator loses touch with the outer world and during that time she comes to a greater understanding of the inner reality of her life. The split between her inner and outer world is decisive to understanding the nature of the narrator’s suffering. She’s faced with relationship, objects and situations that seem virtuous and natural but are extremely

  • Critical Appreciation Of Sonnet 18

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    William Shakespeare was arguably the greatest poet of all time, let alone of the renaissance period, and he certainly knew how brilliantly clever he was. Shakespeare wrote many sonnets which ultimately were callous towards their subjects. In addition to them being callous he also expertly used the final couplet to make him seem like he was a great poet whose writing was sheer awesome in the truest sense of the term, or to brag on his abilities in any way. Many, many of his sonnets show evidence of

  • Critical Appreciation Of Langston Hughes

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    On February 1, 1902, Langston Hughes was born James Mercer Langston Hughes in Joplin, Missouri. He is the son of James and Carrie Hughes, but they would later divorce after his birth. During his parents ' divorce, he was raised by his grandmother. Years later as a teen he would move to Cleveland, Ohio with his mother. One day at school his English teacher introduced him to poets Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman, which would be his influence to writing poetry. He would write poems for his school magazine

  • Critical Appreciation Of Beethoven Music

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    In Beethoven 's music is an experience, an act of intellectual creation while released from the rigor of logical thought when the play unfolds its power. Romain Rolland, noted scholar and apologist of Beethoven, has said that in most of the German masters unconscious struggle of simultaneity, the subconscious and the will is given. All that is expressed musically is an interior movement. The psychic background permeates the way. "The best artists of our Latin race are usually equipped with plastic

  • Critical Appreciation Of Sonnet 55

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    Sonnet 55 is one of Shakespeare 's most famous works and a noticeable deviation from other sonnets in which he appears insecure about his relationships and his own self-worth. Here we find an impassioned burst of confidence as the poet claims to have the power to keep his friend 's memory alive evermore. Sonnet 55 is a poem about time and immortalization. The Writer claims that his beloved will last out this world to the end. According to Alison Scott, ‘the speaker 's poem won 't last much compared

  • Critical Appreciation Of Dover Beach

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    "Dover Beach written by Matthew Arnold The Sea of Faith Was once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled. But now I only hear Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Retreating, to the breath Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear And naked shingles of the world. Ah, love, let us be true To one another! For the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light

  • Critical Appreciation Of A Doll's House

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    Review: ‘A doll's house’. Henrik Ibsen's Norwegian play has a powerful impact. Torvald Helmer, Nora Helmer, Mrs. Linde, Mr. Krog and Dr. Rank they are the characters that run in the doll’s house in the 19th century. Doll’s house is a play that was having less significance but the central theme was not complementing the mindsets of the people in the 19th century. The play opened on 1 February 2017 at the smallest Broadway theatre: Helen Hayes Theatre. They are adopting an old play for the present

  • Critical Appreciation of Robert Browning Poems

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    Critical Appreciation of Robert Browning Poems Robert Browning was one of the great poets of the Victorian age. He was on born 7th May 1812 in Camberwell and he died on the 2nd December 1889. Robert Browning got secretly married to Elizabeth Barrett in 1846 and went on to live in Italy. Browning became an admirer of Elizabeth's Barrett’s poetry in 1844. He began corresponding with her by letter. This was the start of one of the world's most famous romances. Their courtship lasted until

  • Critical Appreciation of William Blake's London

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    Critical Appreciation of William Blake's London William Blake who lived in the latter half of the eighteenth century and the early part of the nineteenth century was a poet, a philosopher, a radical, an artist, and a great thinker; who was able to bring about "remarkable results with the simplest of means" in all of his work. He wrote his poems with deep personal emotions but if we look further and ignore the prophetic qualities we discover a further intended meanings of a strong political and

  • Critical Appreciation Of Charles Simic Poetry

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    Charles Simic could be considered one of the most unique poets of our time. Simic has lived through many experiences that help contribute to the uniqueness of his poetry. Through his poetry, Simic uses strong language and vivid imagery to recount the tortures of living during the time of war, being in exile, and dealing with the struggles of insomnia. Charles Simic moved to America when he was still young. As a result, he used the idea of living in exile in his poetry. In the poem “Pastoral,” the

  • Critical Appreciation Of Sonnet 130 Shakespeare

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    Consider this scenario; An individual is set up on a blind date with an attractive woman. This individual is told the woman “looks like a Barbie doll” with hair as yellow as the sun, cheeks as red as a rose, and eyes as blue as sapphire. It is unlikely your blind date will have these features. In the real world women cannot have the same physical assets as a Barbie doll—with sun yellow hair, and sapphire eyes because dolls are manufactured, and women are human—Imperfect and aging. In sonnet #

  • Critical Appreciation Of The Poem Wife's Lament

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    In the poem “Wife’s Lament”, the wife goes through a series of emotions that has occurred due to her isolation between her and her husband and also being unaware of why she is put in the position of being alone. She begins to reminisce on events from her past and often adds input on how it correlates to what she is feeling now. Although this poem is filled with sorrow, yearn and isolation, I believe this is a poem about repentance towards her husband. During this time period, women were only submissive