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  • The Pros And Cons Of Confession

    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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  • The First Confession By Hermann Von Kaulbach: Analysis

    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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  • Confessional Poetry Analysis

    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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  • Poem Analysis Of Ariel By Sylvia Plath

    “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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  • Analysis Of Kamala Das's My Story

    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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  • The Book Thief Confessional Analysis

    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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  • The Double Image By Anne Sexton Analysis

    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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  • Analysis Of 'Music Swims Back To Me'

    recognition as a poet by the fall of 1960. She got a job with a literary and a lecture agency. Anne was awarded grants, invited to appear on television, and give interviews. M. L. Rosenthal, a critic, might be responsible for the labeling of Anne's writing as ‘confessional poetry'. Whoever intended it, it was a term both helpful and too limited, and very possibly the conception of a confessional school has by now done a certain amount of damage (Hall 33). "All the confessional poets…

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  • Aunt Jennifer's Tigers Essay

    drienne Rich (1929-2012) was by many regarded as the voice of her generation. Her work was often political, and her poetry explored themes such as change, feminism and sex. In the earlier years, having a family, she often wrote her poems in between chores. Perhaps it was her traditional lifestyle gave her work a “neat and orderly” (Rich, as cited in Mays 912) tint. “Aunt Jennifer's tigers” was published at the mere age of 21. As times changed, so did her poetry, growing more social and…

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  • The Melting Pot Poem Analysis

    The Melting Pot was written by Adrienne Rich in 1968. She was an American poet. Taken from, she wrote poetry collection like The Diamond Cutters (Harper & Brothers, 1955), Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law (Harper & Row, 1963), Leaflets (W. W. Norton, 1969), and the others more. In that 1960s poetry, the content of her poem explores about women’s role in society, racism, and the Vietnam War. One of that is The Melting Pot (1968), its content is about racism. On each stanza, this poem…

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