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  • Birdsong Poem Analysis

    Thus, it is significant that Mansur criticises him for attempting this. However, in his preface, Owen writes “my subject is war, and the pity of war”, perhaps meaning that Owen wishes to shed light on the voiceless soldiers who have suffered greatly due to war. Owen, much like Faulks and Barker, never gives the soldiers a voice other than the single exclamation of “Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!”, interrupting his vivid painting of the emotions of the soldiers. This is, as Mansur suggests, Owen’s only example of “inarticulate expression”. The combination of short sentences, imperatives and exclamation marks create a sense of frantic urgency as Owen describes how the soldiers rush to save their own lives and their comrades’. Owen wrote “Dulce et Decorum est” in response to Jessie Pope’s poem “Who’s for the Game” that uses an upbeat rhythm, mimicking a sporting chant, to encourage soldiers to enlist. Surrounded with eloquence, Owen’s “inarticulate expression” reminds us of the individual soldiers behind the devastation: those who face the horrors without the safety of simply being a spectator. Owen, unlike Faulks and Barker, makes the reader uncomfortable by absorbing them into the mind of the soldier. It is important to…

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  • Masculinity In Lysistrata

    each an embodiment of their respective gender. Violence toward the females is signaled through specific diction, such as ‘slapping’, ‘pound’ and ‘pummel’ (361, 364, 366). The men’s chorus leader considers the men superior to the female in matters of war, as evidenced by their reference to Euripides, a prominent misogynist. By claiming him as their “authority on women” (368), the men display clear misogynist traits. The idea of silencing women is also present in this passage. The men’s chorus…

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  • The Last Laugh By Wilfred Owen Essay

    Between the years of 1914 to 1918, approaching 1 million British soldiers gave up their lives fighting for King and country (greatwar.co.uk). Wilfred Owens, one of the greater known first world war poets, was one of these. He died at the age of twenty-five, only a week away from armistice, leaving behind approaching 100 poems. Despite his early death, Owen’s poetry has immortalized him, passing to future generations both his experience and sentiments regarding the first world war. Like many at…

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  • Social Media Types Research Paper

    You can type in all caps or put multiple exclamation points to show excitement or anger and in today’s society it is mostly understood. When you text though, you are not really able to get emotions across, there is no sarcasm or anything like that. I feel like if you end your sentence while texting with a period it is a sign of anger or that you are trying to be serious. The author of this article, Lauren Collister, says that, “This more formal version, according to the arguments made by Tannen…

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  • Theme Of Oppression In The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins

    usage of “and” and dashes implies withheld information and shows lack of coherency between her sentences and thoughts while the use of exclamation mark shows her nervous excitement. Although, John fails to understand his wife, both as a physician and more importantly as her husband, the narrator, as his wife understands John quite well. Male dominance and stereotypical gender roles are shown in this story through the treatment of women’s opinions as a minor and their…

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  • Essay On Violence In Hamlet

    drowned. It is interesting that this is framed from the perspective of a woman telling a man this news. The text seems to be placing a burden on the female characters, not allowing the female characters the emotions and agency that male characters are afforded. It’s interesting to notice the lack exclamation points or excited syntax in Gertrude’s speech. However, in the very next line, we see Laertes saying, “Drowned! Oh, where?”. Laertes is afforded the privilege of using exclamation and…

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  • The Moment Of Conception And Fifty Ways To Eat Your Portrait Analysis

    wanted a child so badly!" (Gray 138). And the dissection of this sentence can not only lay out a schematic for Gray’s writing style, but also acts as a way of immediately implementing characterization into the couple by making them both want to be parents after a series of failures which capitalizes on their desire and on their current depressant/desperate state of mind. The technical focus of Gray’s work is in the carefully chosen word “We” which does not one side the desire for a child, they…

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  • Michael Hodge Analysis

    brainstormed ideas you came up with. Many of you will have stories related to Hurricane Ike, the evacuation, and the times and events in your life since then. Just remember, make your story interesting. Details of the Assignment: To begin, your story needs to come in at a minimum of 600 words (at least two full double spaced typed pages, or about four full handwritten pages). We will introduce advanced revision strategies during class. Your revised, final copy of your narrative paper, with at…

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  • Comparison Of Charge Of The Light Brigade And The Raven

    Poets use various poetic devices in their pieces to express more meaning than the words do alone. Each poem is different in the way it uses these poetic devices and illustrates an idea. Alfred Lord Tennyson and Edgar Allen Poe are two great poets with very different styles of poetry. Despite using some of the same literary techniques, they each incorporate poetic devices to express meaning in their poems. Both Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade” and Poe’s “The Raven” use narrative,…

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  • Chapter 30 In The Norton Introduction To Literature

    Introduction to Literature talks about quotations, citation, and documentation. Most of an essay should be written in your own words. A good way to get your readers to accept what you say is by using evidence from secondary sources. Effective quotation is also talked about in this chapter. There are rules that need to be followed when you use quotations. When you use a quote, you are supposed to copy it word for word as it is seen in the source. Keep the spelling, capitalizations, and everything…

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