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  • Louise Glück Poetry Analysis

    Over the years, poetry has consistently been used as a writing medium for artistically expressing emotions and thoughts. While the classic poets, such as Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson are well known and admired, there are many underrated current poets that are equally talented. One of the most skillful contemporary poets is Louise Glück, who took full advantage of her creative abilities and wrote eleven books of poetry throughout her career. Her poetry invokes strong emotions, and although it…

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  • Greek Gods In The Aeneid

    Greek and Roman societies were polytheistic communities who worshiped multiple gods at the same time. In ancient Greece stories about gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters were an important part of everyday life. These figures helped explain everything from religious rituals to climate change. These figures and beliefs gave meaning of the world to the citizens in the Greek Culture. In part the Roman Culture often emulated the myths and legends that had originated in Greek culture. Through…

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  • The Twelve Labors Of Heracles In Homer's Odyssey

    Mythological creatures are a constant in many Greek myths. Whether they play a large role in the plot of the myth, or they are simply a bystander, these creatures encompass excitement and fantasy to stories many years after their origin. From Heracles ' Twelve Labors, in which the Greek hero slain multiple monsters, to Odysseus ' adventure in Homer 's the Odyssey, these beings play an exciting role in the growth of many Greek heroes in Classical Mythology. The Twelve Labors of Heracles began…

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  • Robert Garland's The Greek Way Of Death

    Robert Garland opens The Greek Way of Death by noting to readers that the way humans today hold death rituals might one day be found and considered very odd. Garland then reminds us that our feelings about death largely remains the same. In drawing this tie between the two civilizations, readers are reminded that while these Greek practices might seem weird, they were very real and important to the Ancient Greeks. In The Greek Way of Death, Robert Garland discusses death starting with an…

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  • Comparison Of Cupid And Psyche's Dark Night

    Love is a motivation for people to fight, defend, and mature for. Lucius Apuleius' myth, Cupid and Psyche, tells the story of the strength and determination of the mortal needed to regain a lost love. Francesca Lia Block's modern retelling, Psyche's Dark Night, emphasizes the many issues that affect relationships and explores the pain that accompanies dating. The retelling offers a new look into love and whether or not it is worth all the pain that accompanies it. The updated setting and…

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  • Achilles And Hera In The Iliad

    For this activity, I selected two gods and a hero: Zeus, Hera, and Achilles. Zeus and Hera are principal actors in the Olympian thread of the plot, and inseparable in their entanglements, both with each other and with mortals. I felt that I would understand the Iliad itself better if I understood these supreme gods better. Achilles is, of course, the hero of the Iliad and is the axis of the entire storyline. I will present, in order, the biographies of these three characters. Then I will explain…

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  • Death In The Odyssey

    dead survives even after death, but is located somewhere far away from the actual world. For the epic poet Homer, in the Odyssey, Homer describes the Underworld, deep beneath the ground, where Hades, the brother of Zeus and Poseidon, and his wife, Persephone, reigned over countless drifting crowds of shadowy figures, the “shades” of all those who had died. According to the Homer, "Sleep" was considered the brother of "Death" and dreams were like death, they were part of one's life and were…

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  • Odysseus Villains In Homer's The Odyssey

    in Hades. The shades are respectful to Odysseus lining up to talk to him but in the end they all started to come at the same time. The shades came “in thousands, rustling/ in a pandemonium of whispers, blown together,/ and the horror took me that Persephone/ had brought from a darker hell some surian death’s head” (XI.751-754). Odysseus escaped the shades but if he hadn’t he sould have never returned back home, or most likely ever leave Hades. Another villain is the Lotos…

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  • Compare And Contrast Porphyria's Lover And Annabel Lee

    speaker has become God. (Knoepflmacher pg. 16) This would also echo the idolatrous imagery in the line that “Porphyria worshipped” (33) him. In Sonnet 89, the religious imagery is subtle. The “light and wheat” (2) connotation links the lover with Persephone, who because of her duty to bring springtime and vegetation into the world, must leave Hades every half-year. The speaker’s association with death suggests him to be Hades, whose “destiny” was “changed” because of the lover’s “softness” (4).…

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  • Virgil's Description Of Hades Odyssey

    There are some distinguishable similarities between Homer’s description of Hades and Virgil’s description of Hades. First and foremost, one can note that the purpose of both Odysseus and Aeneas went to Hades was to receive knowledge. Even though the knowledge that Odysseus received from the underworld was different from Aeneas, the purpose of their trip to the underworld was fundamentally the same. “While I dug an ell-square pit with my sword; And poured libation to all the dead; First with…

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