Elegiac

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  • Elegiac Perspective In Beowulf

    their lords, warm / With love, when their shield and protector leaves / His body behind, sends his soul / On high,” (lines 884-893). The idea of hope, is described as light within darkness, which Beowulf wishes to provide. He says so as he dies, “Have / The brave Geats build me a tomb, / … and build it / Here, at the water’s edge, high / On this spit of land, so sailors can see / This tower, and remember my name, and call it / Beowulf’s tower, and boats in the darkness / And mist, crossing the sea, will know it,” (lines 813-819). Beowulf wished to provide a beacon of hope, as sailors crossed the treacherous sea. The anonymous Anglo-Saxon poem is a test to one’s understanding of hope, as there are small indications of it within the seemingly elegiac…

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  • Elegiac Stanzas Poem Analysis

    Written after the death of Wordsworth’s younger brother John, “Elegiac Stanzas” was inspired by a painting by Sir George Beaumont of Peele Castle in Lancashire. Through extensive personification of natural forces, Wordsworth speaks of his shifting vision of the painting over time to lament the fact that he no longer views the world with the blind and blissful innocence that he used to. Therefore, the work serves not only as a subtle elegy for the death of his brother, but also commemorates the…

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  • Elements Of Paganism In The Dream Of The Rood

    The early Middle-Age poem, “The Dream of the Rood”, attempts to reconcile the vast differences between Christian and Pagan beliefs in order to attract Germanic Pagans to the Christian faith. In other words, the poem supports elegiac beliefs with heroic values to make the Christian faith more appealing to those who still hold on to their ancestral Pagan beliefs. The unknown poet draws on heroic elements of wealth, fame, and honor to enhance the Christian story of the crucifixion. Other Pagan…

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  • The Wanderer Analysis

    “The Wanderer”: A Literary Analysis “The Wanderer,” a short poem written during the Anglo-Saxon period, is an elegy regarding a warrior whose lord, friends, and land have been destroyed by war. Many elements of the poem bring its sorrowful message to life, such as the perspective it is told in, its elegiac tone common to the poetry of the time, its eloquent, descriptive diction, and, although not necessarily mournful, a transition into something more of a wisdom poem. Most of these qualities…

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  • The Wife's Lament Analysis

    Old English literature, also referred to as Anglo-Saxon literature, can be described as gloomy or grim. These writings reflected the emotions and conflicts the people were experiencing during this time. Two examples of Anglo-Saxon literature that are very alike are “The Wanderer” and “The Wife’s Lament”. “The Wanderer” and “The Wife’s Lament” are similar in their elegiac tone, theme, and form of writing. Many Anglo-Saxon poems contain a certain mournful tone that longs for the past. This tone,…

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  • Beowulf: Pagan Or Christian Poem

    riddles, poetry, and proverbs can all be found in Old English Literature, as well as a mixture of Christian and pagan traditions and influences. One such an example would be, Beowulf, the epic long poem whose title character displays heroism and generosity. In this paper, I will explain how Christian values have been woven throughout the poem and mixed with Germanic hero values. Secondly, I will explain the long standing debate of whether or not Beowulf can be considered a Christian or pagan…

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  • Analysis Of Chopin's The Locket

    other stories most stories have the surprising ending like out of no where the main character dies. In this story it just rode through and along it which really didn't surprise me.{{While you have a good start here, you first, begin with an intro that summarizes "The Locket" and answers the question with a clear statement on the ending of the story (do not use I statements, rather state the opinion as a fact). Then you will have 3 reasons why you either thought the ending was surprising or…

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  • Narrow And Sorrow In In Cold Blood

    The book “In Cold Blood” has a tone of closure and sorrow which reflect what is going on through the mind of the narrator when he discovers about the murders of the Clutter family. He feels sorrow for the family as he does not wish something so horrible upon anybody. The narrator also feels closure as he burnt the scene of the crime. The writer creates an elegiac diction as he expresses his words with sorrow and closure for what occurred in that house. He expresses himself by saying “how could…

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  • The Epic Poem, Beowulf-The Beginning Of An End

    (2342/2343). In the end, Beowulf “fought the dragon with fate against him, with glory / [d]enied him. A king before, but now / [a] beaten warrior, Beowulf would defeat the dragon, “but the triumph was the last / [he] would ever earn” it would be “ the end / [o]f greatness and life together” for “a man can but die upon his death day” (Beowulf 2595/259, 2709/2710, 2711; Tolkien 30). Beowulf’s final death, balanced by the heroic achievement of slaying the mighty beast, delivers him to the fate all…

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  • Symbolism In Furniss And Bath And Love's Last Lesson

    The title of this poem is ‘The Parting’ which could be defined as a breakup, but it could also illustrate the final words before someone gets married ‘’till death do us apart’’. This could mean that Drayton was married to someone, and the person passed away. The shaking hands symbolize strength, protection and can transmit spiritual and physical energy. The poet knows that he must stay strong and that he has someone looking over him to protect him. Similarly, Lord Byron’s poem, ‘When we two…

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