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Term Papers on Poetry and Poets

Beowulf
Number of words: 434 - Number of pages: 2

.... in Beowulf consists of great deeds , the setting of the story is vast scope covering great lands and far off places. Beowulf said that his father was favored far and wide because he was a very noble lord. "The swift current , the surging water carried me to the far off Land of the Lapps ," said Beowulf as he told a story to one of Hroathgars' retainers. When Beowulf talked of where Grendel lived he said ,"These two live in a little known country with wolf-slopes , windswept headlands where a mountain stream plunges." The protagonist of Beowulf , Beowulf , is a figure of national .....

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Not So Hidden Agendas: Wilfred Owen And His Early Editors
Number of words: 1706 - Number of pages: 7

.... had begun to prepare the poems for publication; she had even published seven of the poems in Wheels, the magazine she edited, and was preparing to publish more. It was then that Sassoon became involved. Sitwell, in a letter dated 3 October 1919, wrote to Susan Owen (Wilfred's mother) and told her, I wrote to Captain Sassoon, to ask him if he could help me about them. He came to see me; and told me it would have been your son's wish that (Sassoon) should see to the publication of the poems, because they were such friends. In the circumstances I could do .....

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Emily Dickinson's Literary Devices And Techniques
Number of words: 620 - Number of pages: 3

.... rhymes into the body of the poem, makes the poem catchier and easier to remember. Rhyme also displays a writers creativity and intelligence to be able to pull up words which rhyme. The use of paradoxes in Dickinson's poems is another technique which she takes advantage of in order to make her poetry interesting and enjoyable. Paradoxes are contradicting subjects or statements Dickinson demonstrates her use of paradox in several poems, the most notable being "Much Madness is Divinest Sense." In this poem I believe Dickinson is trying to assert that in madness, divinity can be der .....

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Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd To His Love”
Number of words: 1201 - Number of pages: 5

.... the shepherds in the hills of Arcadia, was put into words. The present state of humanity was seen as an Iron Age in which humans have become degenerate. There are three main kinds of pastoral that can be identified in different works. The classical pastoral begins with a conception on man and on human nature and locates it in a specific type, the shepherd, the simplicity of whose life is the goal toward which all existence strives. The shepherds remain first and foremost emblem of humanity, a general rather than a specific type and his afflictions and joys are universal. is an example of c .....

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An Analysis Of Updike's "Player Piano"
Number of words: 625 - Number of pages: 3

.... the first stanza, there is consonance in "these", "keys", and "melodies". The repeat of the smooth "s" sound in these three consecutive words evokes a feeling of rhythm or harmony - pleasant sounds from the player piano. The next stanza starts with an internal rhyme: "My paper can caper". The simple rhyme suggests that the paper can leap and jump about like a child. The connotation of the word "abandon" adds to this suggestion of unrestrained movement or activity. The words "dint" and "din" are alliterative, and the suggestion is that the "din" of the piano broadcasts its sound far and wid .....

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Christian Morals In Beowulf
Number of words: 625 - Number of pages: 3

.... Adam and Eve and was the one who murdered Abel, his brother, out of a jealous rage for God's favor to Abel. This shows us that Grendel had more than just a dislike for the men, the song was showing Grendel that his ancestor was looked upon as the bad person and was therefore the underlying concept for Grendel's rage. This was the constant reminder to Grendel of his evil past and thus his reasoning for his actions. We learn to see Grendel as a less than human being, but in actuality, he is a monster who has a degree of humanity in him and that is the reason that he is so hard for Beowulf to k .....

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Housman's "To An Athlete Dying Young"
Number of words: 1631 - Number of pages: 6

.... And home we brought you shoulder-high. (Housman 967). Stanza two describes a much more somber procession. The athlete is being carried to his grave. In Leggett's opinion, "The parallels between this procession and the former triumph are carefully drawn" (54). The reader should see that Housman makes another reference to "shoulders" as an allusion to connect the first two stanzas: Today, the road all runners come, Shoulder high we bring you home, And set you at the threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town. (967) In stanza three Hous .....

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Madness And Insanity In The Fall Of The House Of Usher And The Cask Of Amontillado
Number of words: 413 - Number of pages: 2

.... [he] spoke" (667). The narrator notes various symptoms of insanity from Roderick's behaviors: "in the manner of my friend I was struck with an incoherence -- an inconsistency...habitual trepidancy, and excessive nervous agitation...His action was alternately vivacious and sullen. His voice varied rapidly from a tremulous indecision...to that...of the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium" (667). These are "the features of the mental disorder of [the narrator's] friend" (672). Roderick's state worsens throughout the story. He becomes increasingly restless and unstable, especially .....

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Churchgoing: Poetry Analysis
Number of words: 536 - Number of pages: 2

.... or consideration. The title is trying to portray going to church as a perfunctory task programmed into the train of thought. To the people in this poem going to church is like grocery shopping. It is something that must be done. Everyone knows it is the right thing to do, except in this case many people do not understand the concept behind it. Religion does not make a difference. If their parents shop at the Piggly Wiggly then they may also. If their parents are Luthern then they are also. People withdrew the meaning of religion over time. Almost like in Orwell’s 1984, how people .....

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Masochism In Edgar Allen Poe
Number of words: 1146 - Number of pages: 5

.... and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had a frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man ( The Black Cat 80) This citation I just went over shows how he loves his animals, but it also shows how he is foreshadowing. How he love the animals as pals, but how he also loves to abuse the animals. He loves to inflict pain on the animals because that is the way he shows his love. By seeing others in pain, he feels guilty, but he likes feeling that way. Because he is a masochist. He also shows how he feel .....

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