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    Wulf And Eadwacer Analysis

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    poem support that there are only two characters involved in this story of love and loss. First, lines one and two introduces the situation between the speaker, a man and her people as she describes that: It is to my people as if they have been given a present; They will receive him if he comes to their troop. It is different for us (Aertsen 132, 134). The speaker is setting the tone and describing the initial conflict, which can be perceived as her anxiety of how her people will “receive him.” Assuming that the “us” she is referring to in line three is herself and the man, she is conveying that her people will not be receiving the man with welcoming arms, but as a “gift-sacrifice” (Jensen 377). Lines one and two are written as double entendres that serve the purpose of taking the reader from what appears to be a friendly occurrence into something else entirely, which will be revealed in the following lines. At the third line, it starts to foreshadow what is to come. The audience may be inclined to wonder what is different for the man and the speaker and why is this relevant at this time in the passage. Viewing the third line as a forewarning, it can be said that the speaker and the man welcome each other with joy and affection, not vengeance and hate. In the following lines, the poem provides a few details about the man and starts to show the potential conflict by disclosing that: Wulf is on one island, I on another. Fortified is that island, surrounded by a fen…

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    Though the original connotations and presumptions associated with a title like “Much Ado about Nothing” leave much (or really anything) to be desired, in the case of this play the word “nothing” ironically holds many meanings and great thematic weight. In describing his love for Beatrice, Benedick asserts “there’s a double meaning to that” and this same principle applies in regards to the title (cite). The first interpretation outlines the obvious, asserting that many of the play’s events are…

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    Shakespeare has been acclaimed for being one of the most outstanding writers in the English language. His memorable word choice added a specific flavor to his work. His unique style made him wildly successful from his time to present day. The tools he used gave the readers inside looks on the characters and made the stories even more captivating. One of the tools Shakespeare is famous for is the use of witty double entendres. In many pieces of his work, he used these to add a sort of…

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    Irony in Good Country People Good Country People by Flannery O’Conner, touches upon the identities of Christians of Southern America and also focuses on the part played by intellectualism and physical challenges in the development of identity of individuals. The entire plot is spiced with tearing irony. There are four clear sections in the story emphasizing the relationships between four prime characters. The irony of the story encompasses the social and religious parameters and the rude outlook…

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    Double Entendre In Hamlet

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    How can individual conflicts be related to a societal conflict? Often in literature the use of double entendre adds to the depth and meaning of the work. William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is no different as his use of disease and macabre allows an audience to draw conclusions about Denmark and the corruption that is tearing the state apart. Shakespeare intertwines these minute details precariously throughout the progression of the play, which ultimately portrays a picture of the wrong doings that…

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    Some of the earliest double entendres are found in the Exeter Book, or Codex exoniensis, at Exeter Cathedral in England. The book was copied around 975 AD. In addition to the various poems and stories found in the book, there are also numerous riddles. The Anglo-Saxons did not reveal the answers to the riddles, but they have been answered by scholars over the years. Some riddles were double-entendres, such as Riddle 25 ("I am a wondrous creature: to women a thing of joyful expectation, to…

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    Double Entendre in Sophocles’ “Oedipus” The play script Oedipus the King by Sophocles incorporates unusual characteristics in its content. One in particular which we will discuss, is the double entendre. It means that a part of the story, may it be the characters or the speech lines, have two different meaning that is meant to to support the story and represent the reader’s involvement in the story or referring to two different subject matter that is related to the play in one way or another.…

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    The Double-Entendre of Ambition One of mankind’s greatest incentives in societal contribution is driven by an adamant inclination to achieve, otherwise known as ambition. Frequently, this tenacity generates ovation from others and is substantially nurtured by select cultures. In spite of that, what if such aspirations inspired not advantageous after effects, but, rather, detrimental ramifications which foster harm to human aggregations and its individuals? In the tragedy of Macbeth, Shakespeare…

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    Results and discussions The results of optimisation for the first scenario reveals that the mechanical ventilated double skin façade operates at its optimum situation when the air cavity has its minimum possible dimension 0.05m with the ventilation rate equal 40 l/s. The successive optimisation process is provided in Figure 3. In the same way the outcome of optimisation of cavity depth and airflow rate for the rest of scenarios are illustrated in Table 3. Table 3 Optimisation results for each…

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    Shunterrance Walton Mrs. Harper Comp. 1 23 Sept. 2016 A Double Life The double sports life is probably one of the best things to happen in high school. What is better than playing two of the most exciting sports in the school? Well, having those two sports at two different off seasons would be the best. More than likely, with me having an offseason is unimaginable. Playing two sports is not as miserable unless they carry on over to the next one. Do not get me wrong, I love basketball and…

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