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    Margaret’s influence on Arthuriana appears in multiple disciplines for the direct similarity between her reign and Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur. Stephen Knight and Merry Wiesner-Hanks’ Arthurian Literature and Society depicts the key similarities. Lancelot and his party represent the Yorkists, Henry VI played Arthur, and Guinevere, locked in a tower, represents Margaret as she defended herself from outside attack and dealt with her actual imprisonment. As the fifteenth century came towards a close, Malory’s English canon of Arthurian lore preserved morality developed in response to Margaret’s actions and the Treasons Act and the consequences for the immoral. Le Morte D’Arthur contains eight books of adventures that warn both genders of the cost of adultery – a marked change from his predecessors. The book opens with a discussion of Arthur’s youth and his adventures until his battles in Rome. In book three, however, the introduction of courtly love and its consequences change the tone of the work. Upon his return from Rome, The Tale of Sir Lancelot du Lac finds Sir Lancelot trapped in a bewitched slumber. Four sorceress queens from North Galys, Estelonde, the Outer Isles, and Queen Morgan le Fay of Gorre confront him over his affection for Queen Guinevere. Throughout battles with their champions, giants, and the sorceresses, themselves, he remains unshaken in his dedication. Malory foreshadows the consequences of Lancelot’s obsession through the actions of a servant…

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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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    Authors throughout history have utilized our senses to connect the reader to the characters in the novel in a symbiotic relationship. Without our connection and relatability, the impact of the struggles a character faces would not be the same on the reader. This is held true for Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. Chopin employs auditory allusions to foreshadow the fate of the protagonist Edna Pontellier. These small breadcrumbs of allusions placed throughout the novel lead us down the path of…

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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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    Samuel Coleridge used figurative language and unorthodox verse structure to describe the tragic, lesson-filled past of a sailor and portray literary elements of Romanticism and its ideals. By using a non-traditional approach to verse structure, it shows Coleridge's choice to not compromise the meaning and thought process of each stanza by following a set pattern. This demonstrates the versatility and story-like dynamic of the poem making it all the more captivating to the reader. Through his use…

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    Norse Mythology Influence

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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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    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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    after a “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.” (Wordsworth Preface 6). Wordsworth writes in syllable-rich sentences and likes to end his points with an artful three-syllable accompaniment. These accompaniments appears throughout the poem, for example, in the first line, Wordsworth ends with “late and soon” (Wordsworth 1) and later in the fifth line he ends with “a sordid boon” (Wordsworth 5). Wordsworth included these endings intentionally to keep a balanced flow to the poem. Wordsworth…

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    Music Response Essay

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    about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. The music is an oratorio composed of vocals from the SATB choir and solo artists and instruments of two trumpets, one timpani, two oboes, 2 violins, one viola and one basso continuo. Therefore, this is far more sophisticated than the previous three music as now we see different variations of choir and various instruments used. However, there are items common to all four of musicals mentioned. As for example in the tandoor music and Messiah chorus there…

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    Storm Research Papers

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    dead and the elephants destroyed the cottages. James got up and checked himself and he seemed to be O.K. He was then checking the cottages and discovered what looked like elephant footprints but were a little deformed from the storm. He noticed the bushes moving to his right and decided to check it out. When he got over there he found a tunnel and followed it to a room full of people. The first thing he observed was something glowing on the floor, it looked like a magic ring. A “magic” ring…

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