Christina Aguilera

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  • The Thirty Years War: The Battle Of Lutzen

    of his name), the king of Sweden, fell during the Battle of Lutzen, part of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) being fought by Sweden, France, and their allies against the Holy Roman Empire, and its allies. While Gustav had an heir in his daughter Christina, she was only 6 years old at the time of her father’s death, and could not take power to the throne until her 18th birthday, per the Swedish laws of primogeniture. She was, however, officially crowned while yet a girl of 6, due to Sweden’s rule…

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  • An Ironical Analysis Of Francesco Petrarch's Sonnet 333

    Francesco Petrarch’s Sonnet 333 represents his feelings towards a woman and his life. Petrarch explains his feelings by conveying a dark, melancholy tone at the beginning of his sonnet and a more hopeful tone towards the end. He uses irony in the form of a paradox to convey that his love for a woman is alive, although she is dead. He also juxtaposes death and life, and hope and sadness throughout his sonnet. By using metaphors, paradoxes, and diction Petrarch shows his love, grief, and longing…

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  • Dragon Descriptive Writing

    The Dragon Prince In a strange night, I rushed my way through maze of shops, so that I could avoid people attention around me and suddenly a woman seize my arm and pulled me closer to her. “I sell many fruits and at the good price, I could give you a discount since you are one handsome young man” the old woman smiled generously and waved her hand at me from a stand of red apple. The truth is, my stomach is like want to ask the red apple from the old woman, if only I had more money, I can buy…

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  • Christina Rossetti And Echo By Audre Lorde Analysis

    Both Christina Rossetti and Audre Lorde have written each a poem in which the central theme is of a recurring memory of a time past. Their poems use a variety of literary devices that involves the reader in experiencing the occurring memory of a past time with the speaker of the poem. Through this involvement, between the reader and the voice, the poems misleads the reader into being captured by their dream like state that makes the reader misread the inconsistencies within them. This essay will…

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  • Gender Roles In Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

    Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market illustrates two girls and their encounter with Goblins and their poisonous fruit. Although the girls know how destructive the fruit may be Laura indulges against her sister, Lizzie’s, persistent warning. Eating the fruit proves nothing less than euphoric; however, it takes a negative toll on Laura’s body. Having a parasitic effect, the fruit slowly sucked the life from her. Lizzie then bravely confronts the goblins who press their fruits against her mouth in an…

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  • The Inevitability Of Death In Remember And Remember By Christina Rossetti

    In the poem ‘Remember’ by Christina Rossetti, the speaker feels that as their death is inevitable, they must focus on the loved one that they are leaving behind and ensure that they will not waste their lives grieving. Likewise, in the poem ‘Song’, the speaker feels similarly to that of ‘Remember’, as they try to ensure that their loved on will not be afraid or distraught once they have died. Rossetti expresses these feelings in both poems by her use of language features such as sibilance, as…

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  • My Last Lachess And Goblin Market Poem Analysis

    Robert Browning and Christina Rossetti illustrate women’s oppression by men in Victorian society within their poems, “My Last Duchess” and “Goblin Market.” The Duchess, Laura, and Lizzie all act against the expectations set for them with varying ramifications. The poets use different narrative perspectives and careful word choice in order to depict the subjugation of these women, their rebellion against it, and the punishment they face for rebelling, calling public attention to the mistreatment…

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  • Porphyria´s Lover And Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market

    eighteenth century, the Gothic movement has been fascinated with female bodies. This is especially true of Gothic poems of the Victorian Era, such as Robert Browning’s dramatic monologue Porphyria’s Lover (first published as Porphyria, 1836) and Christina Rossetti’s disturbing children’s fable Goblin Market (composed 1859, published 1862). Each poem demonstrates that, due to societal attitudes, a woman’s body has the potential to be dangerous to her, while also possessing positive and…

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  • Summary Of The Poem Alone By Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou once said, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” In her poem called “Alone”, she gives an extended example of a reason as to why some people are unable to thrive in life and why others do. “Alone” is about the fact that no one can survive in this rough, cruel world alone, and Maya Angelou depicts this through mood, figurative language, and symbolism. First of all, stanza one of…

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  • In An Artist's Studio By Christina Rossetti Summary

    only job is to wait on a man and to be ready to be molded by any man who comes along sickening. That idea of women being merely objects to men and their sole purpose in this world is to please is extremely disturbing. In “In an Artist’s Studio” by Christina Rossetti she hits the Victorian stereotype of women only being useful if they are “angels”, “saints”, “beautiful”, and “emotionless”. Many writers in this time were on both sides of the spectrum when it came to a women’s rights. Some people…

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