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    Charles Baudelaire called on artists to depict modern life rather than the religious or ethereal. He stressed the importance of depicting the hubbub of the city streets, shops and cafes, changing fashions, the animated and leisurely suburbs would provide the inspiration contemporary artists needed. Being a friend of Baudelaire, Manet heeded his call. He produced Music in the Tuileries Gardens (a military band concert), portraying portraits of Baudelaire and Manet himself. The figures span the canvas between the trees. The composition is without a principle focus. Every detail receives equal painterly attention. Even prominently placed figures receive equal or even less attention than other figures. By this Manet invents a different idea of…

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    mind numbing capacity through whatever means necessary? Charles Baudelaire, a great French poet, wrote one of the most interesting collections of poems in our history with his collection The Flowers of Evil. He presses the idea that ennui, which Baudelaire portrays as the ultimate form of boredom and dissatisfaction, is humanity’s greatest vice. These poems written in the 19th century were the subject of great controversy. In the poem “The Voyage,” within this collection, Baudelaire represents…

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    My Hero's Journey

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    could survive on this journey without her, just as my father cannot survive on his journey without his mom. There is a special bond between a mother and daughter, an unbreakable bond that is necessary in order to for me to get to my goal one day. I could never be able to raise a child of my own if my mother was not accompanying, helping me along the way. That is why her existence on this journey that we are taking, is so crucial to getting to the destination. I have also grown close with very…

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    This essay will discuss Baudelaire’s exploration of nineteenth century Paris, making detailed references and discussing a variety of poems from the section entitled “Tableaux Parisiens” of Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal. Charles Baudelaire is one of the most compelling poets of the nineteenth century, praised for his modernist innovative style and often shocking subject matter the poet is acclaimed for his interactions and observations with every aspect of Parisian life. In “Tableaux…

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    Kylin Munger Intro to Literature Poetry Analysis Due: 2-23-18 Poetry Analysis: “Daddy” and “How Do I Love Thee” Sylvia Plath was an author in the Modern Era in which she wrote her poem entitled “Daddy” (Plath). In her poem, Plath reflects the Modern Era in which her attitude and words convey the relationship she had with her father. The second author, Elizabeth Barrett Browning with her poem, “How Do I Love Thee” (Barrett Browning) was a poet in the Victorian Era. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s…

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    Enlightenment philosophers like Descartes, empirical thinking was the source of human improvement. For a Romantic poet like Charles Baudelaire, awareness of the nature of humanity was of most importance. In Descartes Discourse on Method and Charles Baudelaire’s collection of poetry, it is clear that both men had differing views on the understanding of self. While Descartes felt the need to prove himself to society, Baudelaire attempted show his rebellion against traditional society. Descartes…

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    In the nineteenth century, Paris became the epitome of the modern city, at least in the eyes of its upper class bourgeois elite and the tourists who visited the modern marvel. This “modern vision” of Paris was developed by people willing to look at and into their surroundings and themselves critically. In fact, it is those people looking at themselves and others in a critical sense and being conscious of the effect their way of seeing the world can have on others that drove who Parisian…

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    Through the entire poem, the readers could clearly see that Baudelaire believed that death was essentially the only new experience that is not barren, “careless if Hell or Heaven be our goal, beyond the known world to seek out the New!” (2142) At the beginning of the poem, however, the author was rather eager to experience new changes so that he could satisfy his unnamable desire. Yet later on, his attitude quickly altered when he saw the corruption in the world and felt greatly disappointed. By…

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    In “The Painter of Modern Life,” Charles Baudelaire gives his definition and explanation about the true beauty of art. In the first section “Beauty, Fashion, and Happiness,” Baudelaire shows his concern about the “present” in the painting because he thought that the beauty of the art is “its essential quality of being present” (p.1). In the following passage, Baudelaire uses a lot of words to praise a man named as “Monsieur G” in the essay. He describes Monsieur G, just like the title of this…

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    From artists to romantics, the wide boulevards of Paris have been seen as an inspiration for generations. It is hard to imagine that is wasn’t long ago that the city was a series of closed off neighborhoods. Under the rule of Napoleon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann worked to redo the city into the modern metropolis that we see today. It was in the writings of Charles Baudelaire that the author shows that the roads were more than just an literal expansion, but also an expansion of modernity in the…

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