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  • Wretched Catullus Leave Off Playing The Fool Julius Caesar Analysis

    During the reign of Julius Caesar, a Roman lyrical poet rose to fame, known as Catullus. Catullus, unlike many other writers of his time, did not write of political issues, but of love and heartbreak. Although some viewed, love as a frivolous notion, Catullus was able to channel his emotions into writing, creating not only moving lyrics, but also using literary techniques, and creating new formations for poems. Wretched Catullus, Leave off Playing the Fool The first poem we will be analyzing is…

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  • William Carlos Williams And Modernism In Short Stories

    in everything. For example, these people exist in sports, businesses, and even poetry. The American poet, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), was one of the four major American poets or in other words, one of the big guys. Williams always loved literature; however, he went to medical school in hopes of becoming a physician. Despite his schooling, Williams still enjoyed writing. With his love of writing and physician degree, he really had a huge effect with the style, this author used. He…

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  • Literary History Lee Patterson Analysis

    aims to both explain and criticize the way in which the history of literature has been understood since its ideological conception. More precisely, Patterson primarily focuses on literary history through an extrinsic approach, which he defines as “the relation of literature, as a collection of writings, to history, as a series of events.” By approaching the topic in this way, he is able to evade the common mistake of viewing literature through a discriminatory lens, discounting the significance…

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  • Theme Of Imagery In Frankenstein

    Literary figures are able to transcend the pages of the stories they are written into, and shed new light on themes and ideas within the work. Mary Shelley’s use of imagery as a figure throughout the novel Frankenstein is symbolic of both human progress, as well as the dangers of human invention, which helps to give the novel its own source of life, energy and suspense. In using light as a literary figure, Shelley creates an analysis of the definition of life, concluding that life is not simply…

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  • Litany By Billy Collins Analysis

    “Litany,” a short poem by Billy Collins, represents Collins’ view on traditional love poetry. By taking Jacques Crickillon’s poem “You are the bread and the knife,/ the crystal goblet and the wine,” and rewriting it with a commentary regarding how it would better suit his lover, Collins is criticizing the often arbitrary-seeming phrases and flowery prose of standard romantic poetry. However, its criticism does not take away its meaning. In fact, the language Collins chooses while adapting the…

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  • Analysis Of Writing Down The Bones: Freeing The Writer Within By Natalie Goldberg

    Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg is an instructional and explanatory novel that 's main goal is to, as it states, free the writer within. Goldberg strives to have each reader achieve the level of utmost appreciation and recognition of writing that she has also. She looks at writing as a way to escape life, but also to dive deeper into it, both at the same time. Right at the beginning when talking about the purpose of the novel, she directly states, " It is…

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  • A Comparison Of Metaphor In The Road Not Taken By Edgar Allan Poe

    People have written poetry for thousands upon thousands of years. Back before history and stories were recorded in books people would memorize the epic poems that retold the stories. From there poetry has turned into the literary device and art we see and use it as today. We view back on old poems as works of literary art and study them to learn about the past. Poets use various literary devices such as imagery and figures of speech to tell their story and get their message across to their…

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  • Pygmalion And My Fair Lady Analysis

    Author Stephen King once said, “Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different.” Stephen King’s quote about the difference between books and movies exemplifies the contrast between the play, Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw, and the movie adaptation, My Fair Lady. Although both highlight the importance of phonetics and the teacher-student relationship that Henry and Eliza share, the alterations of the characters in the movie make it highly unrealistic.…

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  • The Theme Of Marxism In The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter describes southern Gothic Tradition started in the southern U.S. States dating mostly from the 20th century. While Marxism continues to be studied in the United States today, its heyday in America was during the period of 1930s. Carson McCullers, along with other literary intellectuals of the 1930s, found herself absorbed in conversation in which Marx was the main topic. The Marxist ideas, she and her contemporaries passionately discussed are present in her first…

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  • The Importance Of Allusion In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

    Authors throughout history have utilized our senses to connect the reader to the characters in the novel in a symbiotic relationship. Without our connection and relatability, the impact of the struggles a character faces would not be the same on the reader. This is held true for Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. Chopin employs auditory allusions to foreshadow the fate of the protagonist Edna Pontellier. These small breadcrumbs of allusions placed throughout the novel lead us down the path of…

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