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    Numerous people believe poetry and prose exist merely as methods of writing; however, there is more to these forms of literature than meets the eye. While authors throughout time have used either poetry, prose, or a combination of the two in their work, both serve as literary tools that writers implement to express, persuade, inform, and inspire (among other reasons to write). Although these styles of writing involve different metrical structures, they both use the art of language to appeal to our senses and emotions. “Tyger Tyger, burning bright,/ In the forests of the night;/ What immortal hand or eye,/ Could frame thy fearful symmetry?”, a work by William Blake, makes it easy to see why people become frustrated or uninterested with and in…

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    ” “thy,” and “thine,” it is clear that language plays a significant role in society during the Shakespearean era. While prose is usually spoken by those of the lower class, poetry is the language that only the well-educated posses. Those who are better educated, and thus speak in poetry, have more benefits than those who speak in prose. The afterward effects of Sly’s interchange between prose and poetry, Grumio’s usage of prose, and Tranio’s poetic language depict the power one has depending on…

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    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is written in an old English ballad fashion while including elements of literary Romanticism to not compromise the meaning and/or depth of his words by confining them to a specific verse structure. Instead, Coleridge chose to bend the rules of poetry by combining Romanticism with old ballad styles and sporadically differentiating the quatrain form for six to eight-line stanzas. For instance, the quote “There passed a weary time. Each throat/Was parch’d...each…

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    Poets use various poetic devices in their pieces to express more meaning than the words do alone. Each poem is different in the way it uses these poetic devices and illustrates an idea. Alfred Lord Tennyson and Edgar Allen Poe are two great poets with very different styles of poetry. Despite using some of the same literary techniques, they each incorporate poetic devices to express meaning in their poems. Both Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade” and Poe’s “The Raven” use narrative,…

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    the chapbook in my hand and question what the contents may hold. I breathe a sigh as I open it and see the first poem titled “The Green Room”. I reassure myself by saying “the chapbook is safe, the author is a faceless entity” and I begin to read her words. “The Green Room” gave me a feeling of melancholy and I assumed that the chapbook would be a theme of childhood memories from the viewpoint of an adult. When she speaks of the “green carpet” I was able to see in my mind’s eye the shag carpet…

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    it embodies the era’s ideals. The ideals of individualism, republicanism, and naturalism define Romantic era poetry, a movement that lasted from the late 18th century until the early 19th century, according to a Salem Press Encyclopedia article about the era. At its core, “[The world is too much with us]” is a written revolt against Puritan work ethic and the industrialization that was consuming England during that era. The poem is historical as it targeted the working culture in Britain that…

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    MYTHOLOGY INTRODUCTION The biggest influence upon Tolkien’s works is Norse mythology, particularly the Eddas of the North. The Eddas, separated into the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda, are collections of Norse tales written in Iceland during the 13th century, with some stories traced back to the Viking Age. These poems contain the greatest source of Norse mythology, including stories of the Norse deities. Different from the Roman and Greek classical stories of gods and goddesses, the Eddas focus…

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    The Medieval Magic of Love In Gottfried Von Strassburg’s, Tristan, the paradoxical nature of love is established when we’re told that prudency inspires Queen Isolde to brew “a love drink so subtly devised and prepared, and endowed with such powers, that with whomever any man drank it…[t]hey would share one death and one life, one sorrow and one joy” (192). Using oxymorons Gottfried is able to show that love creates contradictory conditions that are difficult to resolve. Appearing almost magical…

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    The 2011 Pura Belpré Award for Narrative was presented to Pam Muñoz Ryan for her work in The Dreamer. The Dreamer tells the story of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda, who overcame a traumatic childhood to become one of Chile’s most renowned citizens. The Dreamer depicts Neruda’s , who's real name is Neftali Reyes, life through the use of pieces of poetry and prose. This structure aids the book in discussing topics such as abuse, love, and childhood imagination. The Dreamer earned the Pura…

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    from one direction to a complete opposite in seconds if it is being translated improperly. Needless to say it is nearly impossible to translate something as simple as a sentence verbatim and still get the same meaning that it held in its original text. With that being said poetry, something that is constantly using aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language, can never accurately be translated for there is too much meaning behind not only each phrase but every word. Emily Dickinson, one of many…

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