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    Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “Spring” vs. John Keats’ “To Autumn” Gerard Manley Hopkins’ Italian sonnet, “Spring” and John Keats’ ode, “To Autumn” are both similar and different in their use of literary devices. The poems’ similar titles, both seasons, are somewhat deceiving; they lead readers to believe that the poems are more similar than they actually are. “To Autumn” was written on September 19, 1819, but was not published until the following year ("To Autumn - Keats"). Hopkins’ poem, “Spring,” was written between the year 1877 and 1879 ("Gerard Manley Hopkins: An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center”). The authors’ purposes for writing the poems are very different. Because John Keats had a background in medical experience, he realized that he would experience a premature death. “To Autumn” is believed by many to have been…

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    Heaney’s poems ‘Blackberry Picking’ and ‘Death of a Naturalist’ are both about insignificant events in his time. Both poems share similar themes: life, loss of childhood innocence and expectations and disappointment. The themes were conveyed through Heaney’s manipulation of the poem structure and his use of deliberately picked words and phrases. In this essay, I will be discussing about how his use of the poem structure and language expresses the themes of the two poems. Firstly, the poem…

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    In a time of deep unrest during Gerard Manley Hopkins’ life, a point in which he both loved, yet combated with God, he produced the poem “Carrion Comfort”. The title of said poem was not given by Hopkins, but rather by his friend Robert Bridges (Gerard Manley Hopkins). Nevertheless, the title stands as an overall outlook for the poem to come, for it provides a sense of conflicting imagery, as well as a sense of darkness. “Carrion” as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary is, “the decaying…

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    In the poems “God’s Grandeur” by Hopkins, and “The Fish” by Elizabeth Banks the reader will find many similarities like the use of figurative language, diction, and theme. All these usages of rhetoric strategies help strengthen, and clarify the intent of the author. Both poems “God’s Grandeur” by Hopkins, and “The Fish” by Elizabeth Bishop use figurative language, and imagery in order to push their message, and help the reader understand their point of view. In “God’s Grandeur”, Hopkins says…

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    Thesis: “Design” and “Sunday Morning” both approach faith, but contrast in how God is associated with nature and death. Body Paragraph 2: The two narrators relate nature and religion different ways. The “Design” narrator suggests that nature is a product of God’s design. He says, “I found a dimpled spider, fat and white, / On a white heal-all, holding up a moth / Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth.” The setting seems mundane aside from the unusual coincidence that all of the figures…

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    My Chemical Romance: Possible Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee My Chemical Romance first started making music in New Jersey in 2001. Later, the next year they made their first album called “I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love,” produced by Eyeball Records (AllMusic). The band ended up leaving that record company for Reprise Records the following year, and also created their second album “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (AllMusic).” In the upcoming year they had to replace the…

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    In a family full of strong personalities, competition, and jealousy, the end result of competition and jealousy leaves one winner and one loser. The loser never sees his flaws, only what he believes is right; his point of view. Walter, the protagonist in the literary drama Raisin in the Sun, is competing with his sister Beneatha to achieve his dream of liquor store ownership. His sister, Beneatha wants to be a doctor, a more noble goal for Mama than a liquor store. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play,…

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    The Lambs Movie Symbolism

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    Clarice Starling, an agent of the FBI is with the help of another killer trying to save a woman from a psychopath. Throughout the movie, she undergoes series of transformational changes that eventually makes her develop the skills necessary to arrest and capture the killer. The paper explores some of the concepts of symbolism and metaphoric figurative techniques in the film. In the literal interpretation of Anthony Hopkins movie (1991), the Lambs are considered as beautiful, innocent, and…

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    squirrel. In response, Bloom’s Nora uses two fingers to stroke her nose and makes a small, high pitched noise. Despite remaining seated for the duration of their conversation, Anthony Hopkins manages to exude unwavering leadership in his performance of Torvald Helmer. He instructs Nora, even speaking with her like he is her teacher or parent. At points in the conversation, Hopkins gestures with his hands in front of Bloom’s face in order to focus Nora’s attention to a specific place, usually…

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    When one hears the name Harry Hopkins what usually comes to mind is an unsung American hero. Hopkins is well known in American history for his positive contributions in American society such as lending a hand to those in need such as the poor or unemployed, helping architect the New Deal, and creating the Works Progress Administration, also known as the WPA. Some of the characteristics that would describe Hopkins perfectly would be ambitious, caring, trustworthy, and hardworking. Even with what…

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