Edwin Muir

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  • The Horses by Edwin Muir

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    The Horses by Edwin Muir The Poem that I am going to talk about in this essay is "The Horses" by Edwin Muir. In this essay I am going to talk about the poems use of language to convey a picture, the theme of the poem and how the poem has affected me. On the

  • Analysis of a Horses by Edwin Muir

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    Analysis of a poem- Horses by Edwin Muir It is said that one should forget the past and live in the present It is said that one should forget the past and live in the present. However, Edwin Muir’s ‘Horses’ is a poem of past memories only. The interesting part is that it deals with many conflicts and issues which are prevalent even today. It is thus a bridge between the past and present and is expressed in the form of a piece of literature. Muir himself said that in writing about horses

  • The Horses

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    Read the following poem by Edwin Muir from The Faber Book of Beasts (pp.119–20). Then write a short essay of no more than 600 words explaining what the poem is about and consider whether you think the poem is more traditional or dissenting. The first part of this essay will analyse the meaning of the poem called The Horses, written be Edwin Muir. Initially it would be useful to understand what is meant by traditional and dissenting. Traditional: of, relating, or being tradition,(E. Dictionary

  • Edwin Muir's Poem The Horses

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    Edwin Muir's Poem "The Horses" "The Horses" is a poem by Edwin Muir. It tells the story of a world ravaged by nuclear war, where the few survivors live hopelessly in a desolate reality. Their outlook is changed by the arrival of the horses, a relic of the past which lets them rediscover humanity's bond with nature. "The Horses", as well as being a very beautiful and moving poem, has an important message to convey. The poet uses various methods to illustrate this. Throughout the poem, there

  • Good and Evil in The Horses

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    Good and Evil in The Horses The concepts of good and evil resonate throughout the work of the Scottish poet Edwin Muir. In Muir’s important poem “The Horses,” guilt and innocence, good and evil, are also in the plainest view. But the poem is not sabotaged artistically because of it, as so many such poems are. “The Horses” is about the unexpected return, after an apocalypse, of new horses that restore the “long lost archaic companionship” with the surviving humans. The narrator condemns the “old

  • Childhood

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    A poem in which is there is a powerful evocation of place is Childhood by Edwin Muir. The child who is being describes and the setting is unknown in the play but it is most probably Edwin Muir himself as a child describing a significant event in his childhood, and the setting is most likely his home town in Orkney. This specific place explores the theme of childhood. The techniques he uses to effectively express this theme of childhood are word choice, repetition and personification. The reader gains

  • Franz Kafka's Use of Humor

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    Goronwy Rees. New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1971. 33. Kafka, Franz. The Complete Stories & Parables. Trans. Willa and Edwin Muir. New York: Quality Paperback Book Club, n.d. - - -, Amerika, Trans. Willa and Edwin Muir. New York, Schoken Books, 1974. Oates, Joyce Carol. Foreword to: The Complete Stories & Parables. Trans. Willa and Edwin Muir. New York: Quality Paperback Book Club, n.d. Pascal, Roy. Kafka's Narrators: A Study of His Stories and Sketches. Cambridge: Cambridge University

  • A Comparison of The Trial and The Metamorphosis

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    A Comparison of The Trial and The Metamorphosis Two of Kafkas' most predominate works, The Trial and The Metamorphosis, are very similar in many aspects, yet also have unique differences. Many of these similarities and differences are very obvious, but also there are subtle comparisons that the reader might not pick up while reading. One would think, after reading both stories, that the differences outweigh the similarities, but that is not entirely true. Not only should the

  • Addie Bundren in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying

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    Addie Bundren in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying Woman is the source and sustainer of virtue and also a prime source of evil. She can be either; because she is, as man is not, always a little beyond good and evil. With her powerful natural drive and her instinct for the concrete and personal, she does not need to agonize over her decisions. There is no code for her to master, no initiation for her to undergo. For this reason she has access to a wisdom which is veiled from

  • Interrogation of Freedom

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    "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Characters and Book Notes | BookRags.com." BookRags.com | Study Guides, Lesson Plans, Book Summaries and More. Web. 13 Nov. 2011. . Kafka, Franz, and George Steiner. The Trial. Trans. Willa Muir and Edwin Muir. New York: Schocken, 1992. Print. Krusiewicz, Henry. Lecture. MLC 120 Blue Humanities Core. Midland University. 11 October 2011