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    The Prelude’s Prelude

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    ordinary, an innate awe for the natural world, and overwhelming individualism. These passions of the time spilled over into the hearts of artists everywhere. Wordsworth was extremely affected by this trend, and he conveyed it through his works. The Prelude served as the metaphorical ruby to Wordsworth’s crown of literary achievements. It chronicles the spiritual journey that a poet embarks on by pursuing the craft, and symbolizes a historical transition into a new realm of literary expression. It spans

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    Prelude to Beowulf´s Last Fight The Old English epic Beowulf depicts Anglo-Saxon warrior culture where fate (wyrd) governs the actions of the hero. Beowulf, now over seventy years old and king of the Geats, has earned his respect and glory on the battlefields as a great warrior. The honorable old king has ruled for fifty years, and according to the author, "he was a wise king, an old guardian of the land" (Norton, 55), when the dragon attacks Beowulf's Hall, assaulting Geats at night. The

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    Ernest Hemingway’s suicide was foreseen by most who knew him well. During his lifetime, he was a very well-rounded, yet seemingly unsatidfied man. He appeared to be afraid of nothing, not even death. In fact, in many of his poems and short stories conceited on death. His hobbies included bullfighting, big game hunting, and war, which all included the same risk: death. Hemingway saw that he was predestined to die, and his only hope was to face the inevitable stoically. He set colassal expectations

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    Death of Imagination

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    his admirers would much prefer to have had unwritten,” states Fletcher. One of Wordsworth’s most written about subjects is the death of imagination as we grow older; he relates this in his poems Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, The Prelude, The World is too much With us, and London, 1802. The poem Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey talks about the fear of death of imagination. “The author tries to bring back the feeling of a countryside that he had visited five years before

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    imagery goes up and down, as does his presentation of the piece. Furthermore, this poem is fast paced, which adds to the feeling of constant movement. “The Triangular Pear” is split into two parts, Prelude I and II. The first prelude talks about the speaker’s search for America, while the second prelude focuses on what he sees and finds in America. Clearly, Voznesensky sees America in a way Russian writers before him had not, and using his unique lens he adds to one’s understanding of America.

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    heightened as well as the individual's connection to god and nature. Children in the romantic period were thought to be superior to the adults because of the latter characteristics, this popular romantic notion is most interestingly found in The Prelude Book I: Childhood and School-time (lines 301-475). Within The Prelude’s first book, Wordsworth details his surroundings as gargantuan and out of proportion which is representative to a child’s view of the world. Children, in wordsworth’s verse, have

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    The Content, Themes, Diction and Imagery of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock', 'Portrait of a Lady', 'Rhapsody on a Windy Night' and 'Preludes' 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock', 'Portrait of a Lady', 'Rhapsody on a Windy Night' and 'Preludes' deal with the psychological impasse of the sensitive person from whom life has been withheld. Both 'Prufrock' and 'Portrait of a Lady' depict self-conscious, philosophical characters who are unable to act and dare not chance acting. As portrayed

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    The Life and Work of Katherine Mansfield

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    The Life and Work of Katherine Mansfield Born as Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp in Wellington, New Zealand in the year 1888, Katherine Mansfield has long been celebrated as New Zealand’s most influential and important writer. Daughter of Annie Dyer and Herold Beauchamp, Mansfield was born to a wealthy businessman and a mother who was often thought to have been “aloof”. Attending school at a young age, Mansfield went to Wellington GC as well as Miss Swainson’s private school before being sent

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    "I gazed-and gazed-but little thought" Alex Nelson’s Poetry Explanation on Wordsworth’s poem "I Wandered As Lonely As A Cloud" Imagine walking through a field in early summer, around an aqua blue lake that is in the shape of a giant egg. You discover a field of daffodils that is flowing in motion like a grand "dance" full of elegance. This area is full of sublime that can only be fully appreciated by a poet. William Wordsworth has been to this place and it was the subject of his poem "I Wandered

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    Eighteen, I have decided, is an interesting age to be. For the first time in my life, the things I want to learn outnumber the number of hours in the day to learn them. The effect, somewhat to my surprise, is a kind of buoyancy. Transcendence is too fancy a word for this change. And yet it does feel sometimes as if I have lifted up off the surface of things like a balloon straining at its tether. In junior-high school I caught my first real glimpse of "the big picture." That is, I began to

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