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  • Quarantine And My Country In Darkness By Eavan Boland

    Major historical events often inspire authors to produce works of literature that capture the essence of the time period. Eavan Boland, a popular Irish author, has produced many works of literature that shed light on both history and culture. Born in 1944 in Dublin, Ireland, Boland was the daughter of a diplomat and a painter. At a young age, Boland and her family moved to England, where she was rejected by many people because of her Irish background. Her struggle to gain acceptance sparked an even stronger appreciation for her heritage, inspiring her to write about her country. As Deirdre O 'Byrne, a literary analyst said about Boland, “Her poems speak with a voice which is defiantly female and defiantly Irish,” (O’Byrne). Eavan Boland’s works such as “Quarantine” and “My Country in Darkness” greatly reflect the hardships Ireland has faced. The harsh, cold tone Eavan Boland uses throughout the poem mirrors the tone of Ireland during the time of The Great Famine. Because potato crops ceased to flourish, much of Ireland was left starving, poor, and disease ridden. In addition to famishment, the Irish were also under the thumb of the British,…

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  • Hypocrisy In A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift

    intelligence and raw mockery that was engaged in the satire of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. From side to side, the current use of cynical judgments and biting overstatements, Swift managed to execute his wittiness in a style that was practically unique in collected works of writing. In “A Modest Proposal”, Swift successfully uses hypocrisy, sarcasm, and exaggeration to expose his infuriation of politicians, papists, and the poor citizens of Ireland. In “A Modest Proposal”,…

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  • Literature And Criticism In A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift

    A particularly impactful quote on “A Modest Proposal” and its meaning is “...Of using neither clothes, nor household furniture, except what is of our own growth and manufacture: Of utterly rejecting the materials and instruments that promote foreign luxury…” (Swift) This conveys the idea that Ireland was very dependent on England for luxury imports for certain items listed above: clothing, furniture and anything that could be made simply in their own country. This was actually said what was the…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal

    reason-based approach and set a tone of humor and slight disgust to appeal to the patriots, the religious, the rich, the commoners, and the beggars of Ireland. Swift keeps the tone of the paper formal and logical,…

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  • Sarcasm And Cannibalism: Analysis Of Swift's Modest Proposal

    Swifts real message is realized when the epiphany strikes that the satire exists because the situation is so horrible, cannibalism can be presented as logical in comparison. Once the real purpose of the proposal has been realized, it is possible to recognize the planning and patience it took to write such a simple but powerful essay all while keeping the logical matter of fact tone. Two patient pages of vague, yet moving content about the issues on the streets of Ireland that built Swift’s ethos…

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  • Sailing To Byzantium Analysis

    Three Messages From Sailing to Byzantium The author of Sailing to Byzantium, William Butler Yeats was one of the most prolific poets of his day. He was from Ireland, but he moved to England once he figured out that England was the place to be. W.B. Yeats used his fantastic skills to write some of the best poetry out there. Adrian Paterson from The Irish Times states, “Yeats today is respected rather than loved.” This is an incredible feat to accomplish, to be so loved that you are respected is…

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  • Summary Of The Pomegranate By W. B. Yeats

    influential Irish poet of the twentieth century. He was an advocate for Irish Nationalism and one of the leaders of the Celtic revival movement. Through Yeats’s pastoral, mythic imagery and, later, his explorations of the country’s political and social struggles, he gave a bold poetic voice to Ireland. His influence on the national narrative of Ireland propelled him into the Irish Senate for two terms and solidified his legacy as the driving force behind the Irish literary revival. In 1967,…

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  • A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift: An Analysis

    Our big blue world is dying and we are the cause. Human beings are wasteful creatures: people overstock their fridge with food that they will just toss out because it was left in their too long, some countries ( the USA) won’t invest into renewable energy because they are afraid of losing their oily money, then we make things that are more harmful than good like Whole Foods already peeled organic oranges that come in a decent size clear plastic container that cost about six dollars. Humans take…

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  • The Great Famine: An Analysis

    working-class and capitalists resulted from the class divide. Regarding the working-class’s utilization, the Great Famine serves as an example. When the Irish population boomed, and the potato crop plummeted, a famine resulted. The British government did very little to help the struggling Irish, and nationalism became the Irish workers’ tool to counter the capitalistic British. McKay describes, “The Great Famine also intensified anti-British feeling and promoted Irish nationalism, for the bitter…

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  • What Is Yeats Use Of Power?

    these people lived in a world where “you went to work, joked around at the bar, and called it a day (Yeats, 1921)”. But now, something that has happened that has made "All changed, changed utterly (Yeats, 1921)". This shows that the things were no longer normal and the whole mood of Ireland changed. Moreover Yeats have stated in Long, William J’s book of “English Literature” that, “the purpose was always to write out of the heart of the Irish common people (2013).” Thus Yeats in his “Easter…

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