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    Leggett. This author exemplifies exactly what all the claims made in this paper show about death and how their is no point in living a successful life because it is all going to end eventually. Leggett notes that “Death is the only sure refuge from the ‘trouble’ that is life” which provides context that death is the only way to escape problems in life (Leggett 192). This quote shows that death at a young age is better for immortality, but in some ways Housman has different opinions on life. B.J. expresses that many of Housman’s poems are either about wanting to die or wanting to live. In one of A.E.’s poems, “A Shropshire Lad,” he takes a different approach to life and basically says that life is worth living. Either way to look at it, Housman brings up many great points about living a great life and making the most out of it whether dying or living. The only important thing is immorality which is how any person wants to be…

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    A.E. Housman's tumultuous childhood and unfilled voluptuous desires played a significant role in his pessimistic poetry. He was born in Fockbury, England where he shared a home with eight other members of his family including six younger siblings. His mother was an intensely religious woman, and with her death on his twelfth birthday, he rapidly descended into a naturalistic worldview, eventually coming to atheism. He attended Oxford at a green seventeen years old. Newly manifest homosexual…

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    Growing up Phillip Hoose lived in South Bend, Indiana for most of his childhood. In South Bend he attended Indiana University. Phillip Hoose was a graduate of the Yale School of forestry & Environmental Studies. Before he started writing books he was dedicated to preserving plants and and wildlife. After he had two daughters one of them named Ruby and the other named Hannah. Hannah and Ruby inspired Phillip Hoose to start writing children's books so that he could keep up with them. Hannah even…

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    The exact details help you imagine things the way the author thought of it; when used correctly, it can be a great tool. For example, on page 169, it reads, “They rode together, they two alone, by the same road as once before, and even more companionable than them. They went without haste, unwinding the longer way back, the way fitter for horses, the way they had first approached the grange.” Another thing you see from that quote is the old language the entire book is written in. The entire book…

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    Most forms of media typically attempt to subtly or obviously convey emotions and thoughts to an audience through various characteristics of the piece, such as form, to highlight an important aspect that may alter the audience’s viewing. In season two, episode one “Thirsty Bird,” Orange is the New Black displays the fear of violence in a prison setting through Piper’s dialogue and with the way she handles herself mentally when she believes she has hurt someone, with her relationships that she…

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    The topic of the book Magic and Loss focuses on the Internet. The positive effect it has on the society, how influential it is, and the exploration and transition it withholds. Internet is a parallel universe that we live in besides earth, and we constantly teleport from one to another. While others argue that the internet, is cruel, ruins your energy, and causes health problems which is partially true, other belief that it is empowering, enlightening, inspiring and a work of art. My totem is…

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    On the surface, the Litchfield Prison system is extremely dysfunctional, does not provide any structure or regimen for the inmates to follow, and does not serve any purpose in reshaping the inmates, much like any other prison system. From the illegal trafficking of contraband, to the unlawful rape that occurs between the inmates and guards, to the disheartening stereotypical slurs constantly heard throughout the prison, Litchfield Penitentiary does not seem like a place for bettering one’s…

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    Edward Housman (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1937) 75. 2. B. J. Leggett. Housman's Land of Lost Content: A Critical Study of a Shropshire Lad (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1970); This is the theme that Leggett presents as the main message of the entirety of Housman's A Shropshire Lad. 3. Trevor Hold. "'Flowers to Fair': A Shropshire Lad's Legacy of Song," in A. E. Housman: a Reassessment, ed. Alan Holden and J. Roy Birch (London:…

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    poet makes his own rules. The multiplicity of styles is the characteristic of modernist poetry. A.E. Housman is an English modern poet and classical scholars born in England, on March 26. Housman was the eldest child of seven children. In 1877, he attended Oxford St. John's College, where he was awarded first prize in classical moderations. In his spare time he studied Greek and Roman classics. After that, Housman attended Chair of Latin at University Collage, London and during his years on…

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    “smart lad, to slip betimes away, from fields where glory does not stay.” This is where the theme of the poem is solidified in my opinion. Housman portrays his death as a good thing, a “smart” thing actually. People only cheer for runners when they keep on winning in his opinion.…

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