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  • Analysis Of Juggler By Richard Wilbur

    In his poem, “Juggler,” Richard Wilbur describes a juggling performance in which his speaker is attending. The speaker, like the rest of the audience, is captivated by the performer’s raw talent. In order to provide his readers their own seat at the performance and to convey an accurate description of the juggler, Wilbur relies on an array of poetic devices which, in turn, help reveal the speaker’s internal conflict. Wilbur uses imagery, personification, tone, and diction to disclose to readers the power the juggler has to maintain dominance, control, and balance in his life, all qualities the speaker aspires to obtain as he comes to realize how much he and the audience around him take the world for granted. Wilbur beings his poem with the image of a ball bouncing, perhaps the performer getting ready to begin his act. The ball in this case, although the star of the performer’s act, also stands to symbolize life itself. Wilbur personifies the ball saying it “will bounce” which highlights the ups and downs experienced throughout the course of life (1). By saying “it takes a sky-blue juggler with five red balls / To shake our gravity up,” Wilbur infers that the juggler puts himself in control of his life’s ups and down, choosing when to throw the ball up and letting it come down from there, but always making sure he maintains dominance as it “[grazes] his finger ends” (10). This imagery of the ball’s cycle, controlled by the juggler at all times, alludes to the argument that…

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  • Personal Narrative: Melanie Martinez Concert

    When envisioning an oversized teddy bear, an old fashioned alphabet building block set, and a jack-in-the-box that is emanating a soothing tune, one might think they are in a child’s playroom. Unexpectedly, however, these things were found during a concert; a Melanie Martinez concert. Melanie’s style and general theme of her concerts can more than often be described as possessing a whimsical, carnival, feel due to her usage of circus props, such as a carousel, and distinct carnival pop tunes.…

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  • What Is The Tale Of Ophelia

    The Tale of Ophelia There was once a Kingdom in Denmark named Venlighed, meaning kindness. The kingdom was ruled by a fair King and Queen. One day, the King and Queen were blessed with a gift of a daughter, and they named her Ophelia. But something wasn’t quite right with Ophelia. She was born with a deathly illness, so the noble King and Queen asked for the most powerful fairy godmother in the Kingdom. “I do not have the power to cure the princess from her illness, but I can give her a gift to…

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  • Arrogance In Oedipus

    A Victim of Circumstance The world that Oedipus lives in is a place that is controlled by Gods and the heavens. Fate is a driving force of nature, the Gods reinforce the fate of mortals and there is no escaping. Sophocles expresses this fact of Greek life in his epic tale of Oedipus Tyrannus, the story follows the basis that no matter the actions the same outcome will take place. Oedipus is unable to outrun his prophecy of killing his father and marrying his mother because the Gods and fate…

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  • Excalibur Film Analysis

    In the film, the sword in the stone is the Excalibur, which Boorman uses to depict the power that a King has in ruling his people. The depiction of this authority in the world implied that its absence would have detrimental effects on nearly everything within the kingdom. For instance, the crops would die and the populace would starve. Hence, the sword is symbolic in that the King has to have it in his possession in order to exercise power. This is exemplified when King Uther suspends his…

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  • Theme Of Weather In The Great Gatsby

    Like his friend Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald spent the majority of the 1920s travelling through Europe. Though these excursions likely influenced his writing, Fitzgerald set The Great Gatsby in New York. The United States has long been thought of as the “Land of Opportunity” where anything is possible. New York is central to this idea of the American Dream; it’s a place where people move to make their dreams come true. Today, the novel is studied in myriad of literature classes and…

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  • A Moral Character In Oedipus The King By Aristotle

    In the play Oedipus the king, by Sophocles, and in Poetics, by Aristotle, Oedipus was described as a good moral character. He showed major determination to save the city of Thebes. He did all he can in his power to overcome the obstacles and was ready to do anything asked from the oracle of Delphi. Even hurting himself was not a problem because all he cared was to protect the city of Thebes. Therefore, Oedipus’ decisions of making the city his priority reveal him to be a good moral character.…

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  • Misery Chastain In Stephen King's Carrie

    to Carrie to New American Library for $400,000. King received half. He rejoiced and bought his wife a hairdryer. This allowed Stephen to focus completely on writing and becoming an author, full time. His mother, Nellie, died shortly after learning of the sale of Carrie. Three years after it was sold to New American Library, Carrie was made into a movie, which was also a…

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  • How Would You Characterize Oedipus Response To Teiresias?

    throne. What is the cause of the conflict between Oedipus and Creon? The conflict between Oedipus and Creon is that Oedipus bribed Teiresias into saying that Oedipus killed Laius in order to take his throne, Oedipus even yelling at Creon: ¨Do you think I do not know that you plotted to kill me, plotted to steal my throne?” Sophocles, Sc 2, Li. 507-508. Oedipus accuses Creon of all this is because if somehow Oedipus was no longer king whether by crime or being murdered, Creon would take over…

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  • Justice, Evil, And Fate In Shakespeare's King Lear

    King Lear contains themes such as justice, evil, and fate that show Shakespeare’s philosophy. Through the characters’ actions Shakespeare 's philosophies behind these themes becomes evident. The ending of King lear also provides a distinct idea of how Shakespeare feels about these ideas. Justice exists but is not common. Evil is the result of selfish desires. Fate controls someone’s life in correspondence to free will. These three ideas show up multiple times throughout the play which allow the…

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