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    Confession is fundamental in our Christian faith. Through confession, our sin is revealed and we are able to stand in front God and our brothers as a new person as our sin has been confessed and washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ. Confession is a blessing from God. It is one of the opportunities God gives to the Christians to break “into the darkness and seclusion of the heart”(p112). Although confession exposes wickedness, it helps one to have better relationship with God. Confession is not easy as it reveals your evilness to others. Confession between two believers is different than the confession between non-believers. God is the present when confession is made between two believers. As we exposed our sin through confession to our brothers, we are no longer controlled by sin. However, it is hard to confess because “the root of all sin is pride”(p113). We are often too prideful to expose our weaknesses in front of others. As a Christian, I often find myself having difficult time confessing to others. I do not have any problems confessing my sin to God alone however according to Bonhoeffer: “The mask you weak before men will do you no good in front of Him...You do not have to go on lying to yourself and your brothers, as if you were without sin; you can dare to be sinner.” (p111) It is equally important to confess our sin to our brothers as to God. We will remain “living in lies and hypocrisy” if we do not confess(p110). Confession still does not happen easily…

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    canvas. The paint strokes were smooth with sharp lines, unlike the work of Impressionist painters. The setting is in a chapel similar to the styles we have studied in our class. Specifically, I was reminded of Andrea Palladio’s floor plan for the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore (Janson 's History of Art). In the painting at the left of the confessional you can see what looks like the altar in the distance. The focal point of the painting is the matriarch with her children and grandchildren…

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    an crucial role in both the poetic creation and the poetry of confessional poets. Firstly, these six confessional poets will be studied from a pathography perspective. Based on the research on the (auto)biographies of confessional poets, most, or even all, of them used to be diagnosed as mentally ill. Plath began to suffer the symptoms of severe depression which ultimately lead to her death since her undergraduate year. One…

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    While discussing confessions, the authors of this article have come across an interesting topic. There have been a variety of studies done that have analyzed the reason behind why someone confesses to doing certain transgressions. But there hasn’t been a study done to look into the extent one confesses. Does one fully confess to their transgressions or are there occasions where they only partially confess. People often confess in order to make themselves feel better and less guilty. When one is…

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    “Ariel” Sylvia Plath’s Ariel is one of the most renowned collections of poetry from the twentieth century. These poems were written during the last years of Plath’s life before she committed suicide and gives us a unique insight into the inner workings of her mind. Her estranged husband and fellow poet, Ted Hughes, published Ariel in 1965 after Plath’s suicide. In these poems Plath transcends to become her true self; the tone is cool, amused, bitter, and unnervingly charming. This collection is…

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    understand human nature thus resulting in rebirth. Zusak uses first person confessional point of view to allow one to feel connected with the emotions and words that are being depicted. “It kills me sometimes how people die” (Zusak 464). The use of first person confessional portrays the part of Zusak’s message…

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    M. H Abrahams takes confessional writing as “ the fact and intimate mental and physical experiences of the poet’s own life and includes socking details with which the poet reveals private or clinical matters about himself or herself , including sexual experiences ,mental anguishes and illness ,experiments with drugs and suicidal impulses.”(167). Like other confessional writer, Kamala das exposes her mental and physical experiences of her own life. Kamala is the victim of patriarchal standards.…

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    Poetry is the key to many different emotions. A poem can cause many different feelings and memories, both good and bad, to bubble to the surface of our minds. Readers use poems to find a simple piece of artwork they can relate to, however are usually unprepared if it hits too close to home. Elizabeth Bishop, poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, had a difficult early life when growing up in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her father passed away when she was at a young age, and her mother admitted to…

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    sounds of her word choice, produce an onomatopoeic effect with lines such as “I could not talk to you. The tongue stuck in jaw It stuck in like a barb wire snare Ich, Ich, Ich, Ich, I could hardly speak” (Stanga 6, line 26-28) The pain manifest again by trying to recapture her lost relationship with her dead father by marrying a man she thought was just like her father, but perhaps the pain of a broken marriage is what likened the experience. She had lost both influential men in her life.…

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    Anne Sexton gives us a glimpse into the most intimate parts of her life through her confessional poem, “The Double Image.” Since Sexton is confessing about her life after post-traumatic stress disorder, we would assume that she is always being completely honest; however, we see that some events of the poem are merely figments of her imagination. Just when we think we understand, she hits us with the brutal reality that is her life. Sexton uses rhymes and writes in child-like phrases to explain…

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