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  • Doubleppeak In William Lutz's The World Of Doublepeak

    simple word is expanded into a multi-word phrase; basically, overwhelming the audience with words. Pretentious diction and inflated language undertake the endeavor of making otherwise normal words seem exceptional or more complex. Finally, dying metaphors and jargon develop when only a certain group of people understand its true/original meaning. All these methods, which I fully agree with, contribute to the deterioration of the English Language. I view the main purpose of language should be to…

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  • Trope In Everyday Life

    Myself”, by Marlon James. Many people use it for others to understand their feelings in one way or another. Trope has typically five different expressions they use throughout their essays. Trope is any unit of figurative language such as simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia or hyperbole. Trope is used to describe a word or phrase in which causes an artistic affect. Reading these essays, I would of thought that they would be more intersecting I wasn’t really motivated to continue…

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  • The Stenographers Poem

    Lost and Found: Identification and Community in “The Stenographers” and “This is a Photograph of Me” P.K. Page’s “The Stenographers” and Margaret Atwood’s “This is a Photograph of Me” navigate the state of being ostracized from the larger community. The poetic devices utilised within the poems create a sense of community and belonging for the lost or unnoticed. In Page’s poem it illustrates the mental condition of the stenographers, a profession women took up during the Second World War, in an…

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  • Comparing A Valediction Forbidding Mourning And Holy Sonnet XIV

    depict the various differences and similarities in Donne’s courtly sonnets and holy sonnet sequence, with reference to “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning” and “Holy Sonnet XIV”. “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning” depicts through various conceits and metaphors the theme of the bond between two lovers who are separated physically, but are not ready to sacrifice their relationship and passion due to the mere fact that they are separated by distance. This poem portrays the undying earthly love…

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  • My Personal Experience In The First Hour By Sharon Olds

    The first poem I wrote for this collection was Depression. Originally, it was very narrative so it took a while for me to decide whether to make the basic concept into a poem or story. Eventually I decided on writing a poem as I didn’t have much experience with writing poetry so I saw it as a personal challenge. I realised the original concept was not very cohesive, so I wrote a rough storyline to work through in order to make the piece more cohesive. An early difficulty I had was with…

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  • Kennedy's Inaugural Speech

    In 1946 George Orwell wrote, ”Politics and the English Language," the essay explains the relationships between bad writing and bad thinking as well as the political effects. According to Orwell, Modern English and especially written English are full of bad habits; As a result, people imitate each other, and the bad habits spread. Orwell argues that by following the rules he presented people will stop the tendency of writing or speaking bad English. One person that follows these rules is John F.…

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  • Analysis Of Maya Angelou's And Still I Rise

    she writes that it won’t stop them/her from rising. In each line that author writes each line or Rogers 2 question throughout the essay with a very strong and determined voice. Throughout the poem the writer uses simile (“like dust, I’ll rise), metaphor (“I’m a black ocean, leaping & wild”) and personification (“You may shoot me you words, you may cut me with your eyes you may kill me with your hatefulness”) were used to make the poem so powerful. The poem consists of 9 stanzas and 43 lines.…

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  • Sylvia Plath's Reflection Of The Mirror In The Heart Of The Mirror

    I have no preconceptions.” This tells the reader something interesting because silver is something that we all picture the moon. The moon reflects the sun and the mirror reflects everything. The mirror also tells us that it has no before thoughts of what happens. In the second and third lines the mirror tells us “Whatever I see I swallow immediately just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.” What this means is that the mirror will take what it gets immediately and show it back exactly how it…

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  • Analysis Of Do Not Go Gentle By Dylan Thomas

    Poetry is a writing form that allows deep meaning to be summarized in just a few lines. Popular poetry topics can range from anything between love and hate, and joy and despair. Much of the time, poems are created through use of writing devices that are not always understood without deeper inspection. In Do Not Go Gentle, Dylan Thomas uses a repetitive villanelle form, nature imagery, and patterns of sound to create a message of defiance towards death of old age. The poem is organized as a…

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  • Parallel Plot In George Orwell's Animal Farm

    Animal Farm is set in the English countryside on a farm. This farm begins as a human-run farm, like all other farms in England. However; one night, Old Major --the oldest pig-- gathers all the animals of the farm and tells them about the animal revolution that his mother told him. A few months after Old Major’s death, the animals rebel. Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is about how the farm survives for the first 10 years or so of its being controlled by animals. All works of literature use…

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