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    The orientation of the poem occurs between stanzas one and three and these introduction stanzas are used to describe the highwayman, his situation with Bess and the setting of the poem. The first stanza is an informing introductory paragraph for the poem because of its spooky, mysterious tone. In the first stanza, there are frequent metaphors used to describe the setting, for example; ‘The road was a ribbon of moonlight, looping the purple moor’ (line 3). The whole of the first three stanzas are used to introduce the poem and give a detailed description of the location, which helps to foreshadow a moody tone further in the novel. Alfred Noyes continuously repeats ‘The ___ was a ___’ in lines 1,2 and 3 to clearly express the meter intended. The initial complication occurs in stanza four, when the poet is describing the features of Tim the Ostler and using dramatic irony to entice the reader by giving them more information than the characters in the narrative are capable of. The author used dramatic irony to mould the reader’s interest in the matter and shape their opinion as a…

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    In the stories “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes and “Street of the Canon” by Josephina Niggli, both men are after their loves and have to flee from trouble. Both girls in the stories are daughters of important men. Noyes grew up in England. “The Highwayman” is taken place in England. Niggli grew up in Mexico and “Street of the Canon” is taken place in Mexico. Both stories’ authors are from the place they had their stories take place in. Since the “Street of the Canon” and “The Highwayman” are…

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    Alfred Noyes The Highwayman is a dark and sinister narrative is a dark and sinister poem that tells of a wealthy criminal and the daughter of a landlord ,Bess, who are deeply in love ,but it turns sour when the daughter is captured. Alfred Noyes creates a dark atmosphere by using dark twists and imagery. Alfred Noyes uses visual imagery to set the stage in stanza one “The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, the moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, the…

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    The Lady of Shalott: Tantalus’s Daughter Alfred Lord Tennyson is a Victorian poet who seldom strays out of narrative territory. His poems are stories, and “The Lady of Shalott” is no exception. The Lady of Shalott, for whom the poem is titled after, is a heartbreaking heroine who spends most of her life locked away in a tower, only to finally emerge and softly depart from the world. In the short span of four parts, her tale spans the themes of dreams, imprisonment, misogyny, and death. Not only…

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    Poetry is a journey into a new world of language that leaves readers fascinated. Poets take their time to intermingle different forms of figurative language to present their topic in a way that takes time to understand. By using rhetorical devices a poet is capable of taking short stanzas and making them into a work of art that can leave the reader guessing the intended meaning for generations. Well written poems contain various types of rhetorical devices such as imagery, metaphors, similes,…

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    Neutral Tones Analysis The poem ‘Neutral Tones’ by Thomas Hardy is a dark, solemn poem, reflecting on the termination of a relationship that he had in the late 1860s. It has a very melancholic note and in the duration of the poem, he shows the sadness and emotions in the narrator. The poem was published in 1898, however at the bottom of the poem he marked it as being written in 1867, perhaps he did not want it to be published then, before he met Eliza Nickels. It has a rhyme pattern of ABBA as…

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    Within “The Lady of Shallot”, James R. Kincaid argues that through the contrasting elements of fiction and reality, negative results occur as a means of drawing attention to the perpetual uncertainty within Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, “The Lady of Shallot”. This level of ambiguity is emphasized within the text through the Lady’s lack of agency, causing the events of the poem to be enacted on her rather than through her own devise. Kinkaid pushes forth the idea that the text removes the Lady’s…

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    people, convinced it is the truth. Unaware of the horrors, the men will go in with a positive attitude. After their experience on the battlefield, they will leave a different person having experience first hand the horrors and destructions of war. Others will enter from a draft; they will not want to fight for their country. Instead they want to make it out alive. Seeing the horror invokes the savagery in man for the one goal of survival. Different reasons for entering the war results in…

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    The Lady Of Shallot

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    improve society. During the romanticism period, artists, authors, etc. took a different route, then how it was in the Neoclassical era. Artists chose to go in a more emotional, creative style for their creations. These artists also chose to display more symbolic and exotic subjects (i.e. paintings, books, poems). One piece of art that displays these characteristics is The Lady of Shalott, created by John William Waterhouse. John William Waterhouse was an Italian artist who painted mainly…

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    In the poem, “Ulysses,” author Lord Tennyson writes about the king of Ithaca, Ulysses, who had fought in the Trojan War, and had so deeply enjoyed his many travels that he is bored of ruling over his island home, and once again yearns to explore the world. Tennyson writes this poem in the form of a dramatic monologue, and by using this technique the reader is told details of the main characters life and personality through his speech. This is also accomplished through the way the poem itself is…

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