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    In our society, death can bring about emotions of sadness, regret, guilt, or even relief. Reactions to the loss of a person in one’s life often vary on how the deceased is lost. Death from suicide causes a set of emotions that are different than a death from an ailment such as cancer. The suicide of Sylvia Plath has been deemed one of the most shocking losses in literary history because of its suddenness and because of who were left behind. People of all statuses and locations have provided their reactions to Plath’s death. These reactions ranged from death threats to Ted Hughes, the man accused of driving Sylvia Plath to her suicide, to making movies celebrating her courage in facing death on her own terms. These reactions tend to lean on…

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    Sylvia Plath tragically died more than 50 years ago, however the vitality of her work continues on. To some, Plath’s writing is a biography of her life, yet to others, her work is simply a piece of art to be admired and studied. Through the earlier drafts of her poem “Stings,” one can develop a biographical perception of Plath’s writing. However, it is within her published version of “Stings” that Plath’s writing is revealed as the Introduction to Johnny Panic states, “impassioned…

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    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley are two novels in which the themes of equality and inequality are explored extensively. The texts are both written by women in 1847 and 1818 respectively and both deal with gender inequality. Jane Eyre is also a social commentary on the injustices and inequalities of the classist Victorian hierarchy whereas Shelley’s novel focuses on the human rejection of unconventionality and the inequalities faced by societies ‘outcasts. The…

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    The Analysis of the Three Poems “My Papa’s Waltz”, “My Father’s Hats” and “Those Winter Sundays” are poems which are real exciting and express the love of fathers towards their kids. In these poems they describe to us the friendship between children and their fathers. The poem “My Papa’s Waltz” explains how a young boy was dancing waltz music with his drunken father. The young son appeared to enjoy having fun with his father while dancing despite the fact that he kept on chafing his ear on his…

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    “I, Too, Sing America” is a unique piece of poetry where the author, Langston Hughes, addresses the social inequality that is present on race in America. Knowing that the Author wrote in a time frame, known as the Harlem Renaissance, it is easy to understand the motive behind the poem. The Harlem Renaissance was a movement that helped create the new black culture identity and in some ways pushed for the civil rights movement in the late 40s and early 50s (). I chose this poem because it…

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    Gatsby And Modernism

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    The roaring twenties were a time of prosperity and change. The end of World War I led to people seeking to alter society and life in general. The new decade brought more modern change, especially in literature. The 1920’s really laid the foundation for American modernism. Writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Langston Hughes were both major contributors to literature and society. Their respective writings were influenced by the people, culture and movements during this time. American…

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    depicted the African American culture in a positive way through these new art pieces (Sulivan). A specific form of literature that was being produced was poetry. Blacks were becoming very popular poets in “The Twenties”. Some poets were using inspiration from how their lifestyle was, but others, such as Langston Hughes and James Weldon Johnson, were using ideas based on different aspects of their culture. Hughes used the tunes of the black lifestyle by listening to a song, and producing a poem…

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    Later on joining together with her sister until they met a talent promoter ,who landed her a spot in the production "Shuffle Along" which blew up and gave her recognition and from then on her success grew especially after her international performance of "blackbird". But Soon after receiving all the fame and glory she became sick and moved back to New York, but shortly after returning she passed away of appendicitis at the young age of 30. (Famous Harlem Renaissance People." Bio.com). Another…

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    The whole idea of overcoming obstacles, helping others and the stereotypes that are produced by concepts such as socio-economic inequality, are critical aspects to consider, when exploring the extensive similarities in the social context of “the Blind Side”, as well as in renowned Langston Hughes poetry. Both the “Blind Side” and Langston Hughes poetry both focus on complementary social contexts, in this case, a Capitalist society built upon the stigmatization of certain races and groups. A…

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    Mothers are always going to be caring for their children no matter what they go though. These poems show the morals that the mothers try to pass on to their sons to succeed in life. Both of them are pretty strict and straight forward with their words but try to be kind in a way that their sons would understand what they went through. In the poems, “My Mother” by Robert Mezey and “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughs, there is a direct correlation between the relationship of mother and son, the…

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