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  • Analysis Of No Second Troy

    “No Second Troy” is a poem by W.B. Yeats about his love relationship with a beautiful Irish woman called Maud Gonne. The poem is one of the greatest literary love stories of the twentieth century. It indicates how beauty can cause a tragic distraction with the reference to Helen of Troy. “Leda and the Swan” is another poem written by W.B. Yeats, it retells the fantasy from the Greek mythology of how Zeus - the most powerful god of all - raped Leda, the daughter of the king of Sparta, taking the…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between The Black Cat And The Tell Tale Heart

    Edgar Allan Poe often demonstrates a type of madness in his short stories. Many times it comes from the first-person narrator. While the narrators are similar in the fact that they are both insane, they also have a lot of differences in the way that they are insane. A great way to compare the way the insanity differs in the narrators, is to compare two of Poe’s stories. Stories such as “The Black Cat” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” do a good job showing the similarities and differences between the…

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  • Poem Analysis: Odysseus And The Sirens

    Sam Hyams Mrs. Murray Pre-AP English 9-3 7 March 2016 Odysseus and the Sirens The Sirens, which originated from Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, have invoked powerful feelings in artists and painters alike that has caused many written and visual arts to be created. The Sirens, in the story the Odyssey, are beautiful creatures that live on an island and lure men to their death by singing a captivating song. The painter John William Waterhouse depicted his version of the Sirens in his painting…

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  • Imagery In Annabel Lee

    The poem "Annabel Lee", by Edgar Allan Poe, shows the speaker's way of coping with the death of his beloved, which is displayed as obsession towards her and his judgment of the holy as guilty. The speaker justifies his obsessed love to Annabel Lee as stronger than any extraordinary force, and presents the holy as disgraced and malice for trying to separate them. First, the repetition of words, phrases and sounds emphasizes the speaker's obsession towards Annabel Lee. Her name is mentioned seven…

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  • Theme Of Loss In Poetry

    Loss is a very common theme for poetry which can be interpreted in many ways. Many poems/poets have different insights regarding loss creating a lot of variation in the theme. In this essay I will be exploring poems such as; “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning talking about the loss of the Dukes Duchess’, “Remember” by Christina Rossetti which talks about her and her partner when they are no longer together. Also I will be talking about a poem by Dylan Thomas which is often referred to as “Do…

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  • 'The Man He Killed' By Thomas Hardy

    The Man He Killed was written by Thomas Hardy who was one of the most well-known poets and novelists in English literary history. Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891), The Return of the Native (1878) and Jude the Obscure (1895) were some of his most renowned works that wildly read by most people nowadays. Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset, England on 2nd June 1840 but sadly died on 11th January 1928 at Max Gate. During his life, Hardy published an incredible amount of artworks which include 8 volumes…

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  • A Comparison Of The Sirens In Homer's Odyssey And Siren Song

    Homer’s Odyssey and Margaret Atwood’s, poem, “Siren Song” depict the siren in different views, such as Homer’s view as being mystical creatures and Atwood’s view as remorse beings, and contrasting point of views, like Odysseus's view as a victim and the siren view as the predator. In Homer's Odyssey the siren are interpreted through Odysseus point of view. Here Odysseus tells, “When the sirens sensed at once a ship was racing past and burst into their high, thrilling song… they sent ravishing…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Tell Tale Heart

    In the passage from The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, it is evident that carefully chosen language helps to convey specific tones in the passage. One tone common in this passage is that of stillness, loneliness, even that of silence. One way that the author conveys tone is through the way the main character proceeds about his work. Taken from the passage Poe writes, “And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it --oh so gently” (4-5)! In this line, the…

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  • Lightness And Darkness In Marlowe's The Jew Of Malta

    In Act two, scene one of Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta, audience can see contrasting use of the elements of lightness and darkness. It is obviously apparent in words, as well as rooted in the deeper meanings of metaphors and connotations. The use of these contrasting elements help the audience better understand Barabas’ relationship with his daughter in the sense that she is often represented with descriptions of light. As the passage continues however, it becomes more and more obvious that the…

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  • Thirteen Ways To Kill A Blackbird Analysis

    Thirteen Ways to Kill a Blackbird is a poem by Wallace Stevens which explores and highlights the perceptions of humans to our surroundings and the multitude of ways in which these can be perceived. It does this by having each of the thirteen stanzas in the poem portray and examine a new way in which the blackbird is viewed by the speaker. This poem uses a haiku style, which Stevens was particularly interested in. Haiku poems traditionally have three lines with five, seven and five syllables…

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