Favourite Essays

  • Formalistic Approach to Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

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    Formalistic Approach to Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Formal analysis of poetry helps to unfold the underlying meaning of a poem. This technique does not focus on the author of the poem, or what was happening in history during the time when the poem was written, but instead puts emphasis on the actual mean of the work. Formal analysis breaths life into the literary work and allows the poem to speak for itself. For example, in Thomas Grays' poem "Ode on the Death of a Favorite

  • Morals of Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

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    Morals of Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) It is very difficult to understand what a writer mean when they write a poem, because you have to get in to a frame of mind that you think the writer was in when they composed the poem. In the Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes, Thomas Gray uses a cat and fish to teach a moral. In the Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes the setting was set in the first stanza. The poem gave

  • The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

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    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

  • Formalistic Approach to Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

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    Formalistic Approach to Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Ode to the Death of a Favourite Cat is a very interesting poem especially when you begin to break it down using the formalistic approach to literature. This poem at first glance could be taken as just another story about a cat that drowns trying to eat his prey, the goldfish. As we look more closely we realize that the poem has so many more meanings. The form of a poem is also a large component on the effectiveness. This poem

  • A Freudian Analysis of Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

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    A Freudian Analysis of Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) "Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat" can be a poem that represents a sexist view of women while identifying the three psychological entities; the id, ego, and superego. The cat in the poem represents the human female. Throughout the poem it is referred to as a "she", and identified with similar, sexist traits that women have. These traits are laziness, the need for shiny, pretty objects, and an unquenchable desire for material

  • Producing an Entertainment Website for Teenagers

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    people refuse to do the survey. I thought that designing it on a computer would make it look professional. The results that I received from the survey: Ø The favourite colour schemes: Blue and black- 8 people Blue and White-8 people Ø The favourite 3 categories for the website: Music, sports and games. Ø The favourite name: E-zone I had encountered one problem with the results I got from the surveys. I had to choose between the games page or a gossip page. I choose the

  • The Character of Claudius in Shakespeare's Hamlet

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    strategist, good at manipulating his courtiers, at double-speak. His fawning address to Hamlet in I.2 ('Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet ...') shows him to be a master of persuasiveness. He encourages Polonius to practise subterfuge; his favourite weapon is poison. This recourse to poison, initially against his own brother, nauseously poured into the ear of the sleeping king, is repugnant; and in the final act, poison is used both on Laertes' sword and in the cup of wine that is to be offered

  • The Importance of Reading

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    preferred choice of books. This is not to say that I am not a fan of the more modern author on the contrary, I read all genres and believe that each have their own additions to the literary world. However, none of them can compare to my all time favourite author, Jane Austen. First introduced to her when I was about twelve years old, I was instantly captured by her style of writing and her personal background. She is the most famous feminist writer of her time but was only truly celebrated after her

  • Comparing Left-Handed and Right-Handed People

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    Comparing Left-Handed and Right-Handed People Are left-handed people more intelligent and creative than the right-handed in Mayfield High School? In my coursework, I am going to focus on the IQ, Key Stage 2 results, favourite colour, favourite subject and height of students in Mayfield High School. Specify, I will concentrate on the Year 7,8 and 9 boys and girls because these year groups have closer relationship with the Key Stage 2 results. In the following coursework I am going

  • Ode On The Death Of A Favorite Cat Analysis

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    Finding Deeper Meaning in Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat        First impressions are important when meeting new people, applying for jobs, and even when reading literature. It provides us with an idea of what is going on, where things are taking place, and who the important characters are. This first impression can be described is the Pre-Critical Response; the average reader performs this type of analysis every time he or she reads. For some people, this simplistic perspective is

  • Dinner with Father

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    written about him and me. I would question him to see whether or not the image of him I had forged in my mind, in my writing, is true. In my philosophy class this year, we are reading Plato's Republic, which my mother has told me was my father's favourite book. I am fortunate enough to have his copy of the Republic, a tattered, red-leather bound copy from long ago. I want to know what he gleaned from this book that made it so important to him. I would use the dinner (which I know would be too short)

  • The Call to a Rewarding Service

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    you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you, (John 15:16). From this statement we may believe that our calling is to salvation and service. This verse is one of my favourite verses in the Bible. It tells us the purpose of our calling. The second part of our Statement of Purpose says, “To teach the Word of God to enhance freedom, promote Christian maturity and bind the people to God for service”. You can see that

  • Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde

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    issues and style, but Troilus and Criseyde is a work vastly culminating towards a fairly restricted audience. As it is, it talks of the Trojan war, which only a select crowd or elite would know about, and also, we cannot forget that Chaucer was a favourite at Court ; Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde is based to a large extent on Boccaccio's Il Filostrato, but he made quite a lot of changes to the way the protagonists are portrayed. Chaucer's art rests in the way he describes rounded characters and

  • My favourite book

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    The first book in the Morganville Vampire series is called 'Glass House'; it was published in 2006 by Signet and written by Roxanne Longstreet Conrad under her pen name Rachel Caine. It also happens to be my favourite book. It introduces the series' protagonist, sixteen 'nearly seventeen' year old Claire Danvers, an exceptional teen who leads a spectacularly unexceptional life. However everything changes when she goes to Texas Prairie University on an advanced placement programme. She's faced with

  • My favourite and least favourite characters from The Canterbury Tales

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    My favourite and least favourite characters from The Canterbury Tales My favourite character from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is the Reeve. The Reeve comes across as a 'shady' or 'dark' character who's intentions are not fully recognised even when his prologue is finished. We don't get too much about his background but a lot on his appearance and the way he works. We already know that he is the farm bailiff. His appearance already gave a gripping edge to his personality, "His berd was

  • My Favourite Animal

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    I now understand that I shouldn't be ashamed of how I am, and that there is someone out there in the world that will care and love me, because everybody deserves to be loved. But I will be lying if I told you that I got to this conclusion by myself, I had guidance from a special person, well, not exactly a person, from a kind, loving, sympathetic, lovely alien named George. I met George about a year ago, we spent only a week together but they were enough to change my life. It was what seemed like

  • My Favourite Dream

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    It was 6:45 when I dreamt of the best dream ever! It consisted of two unicorns and a flying pig! It was about to finish when someone decided to repetitively tap me. I moved away from the person in my dream, only to find out that it was my mother telling me it was time to go to school. I slowly recovered from my sleep and I rose from my bed. I put my slippers on and went to the washroom to brush my teeth. After brushing my teeth, I went downstairs to eat breakfast. The meal I was eating was milk and

  • The Movie My Favourite Movie

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    an uncle as this man that can take her to her father which refers to the title which I found to be very cleaver and honestly I think that this movie was something different that has been missing from the multiplex and that’s why it has become my favourite film until another great takes it spot, for that I guess I just have to

  • An Essay About My Favourite Room

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    afternoon there while enjoying the view. The hallway leading to her front door was a soft floor covering with bright halogens. The sterile air conditioned hallway soon becomes a pleasant comfortable room as you step through the plain wooden door. My favourite room was the living room: there were newspapers dating back to the 20th century containing every crossword that has ever been printed since then. Heaven forbid she would ever forget the weekly crosswords! The floor of the living room was a much lighter

  • Greed in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)

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    Greed in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Greed is one of the underlying themes found in Thomas Gray's Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat. This greed becomes the ultimate demise of the lead character, Selima the Cat. Mr. Gray uses a few different literary techniques to bring to life the inanimate written words. These techniques along with word choice allow for the possibility of many different interpretations of the text. The general format Mr. Gray follows is seven stanzas