A Shropshire Lad

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  • Personification In To An Athlete Dying Young

    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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  • Functionalism In Litchfield Prison

    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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  • Alfred Edward Housman's Poetry

    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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  • To An Athlete Dying Young Poem

    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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  • Poem Analysis Of Death, By Thomas Housman

    “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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  • The Lovliest Of Trees Analysis

    The two collections of poetry published in his lifetime revolve around the themes of beauty, youth, death, and patriotism. “The Lovliest of Trees” is a part of his earlier collection, A Shropshire Lad. Describing a blooming cherry tree, the speaker states that it is comparable to his fading youth. He recalls the past twenty years of his lifetime and presumes that he has fifty more to live. He wishes to appreciate nature’s beauty during the time he has left: “And since to look at things in…

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