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  • Compare And Contrast Because I Could Not Stop For Death

    Death is a frequently explored theme in poetry. Despite the prevalence of this theme, each poet has their own distinct viewpoint about it and portray it in such a way that reflects their beliefs. These differences are both in attitude towards death as well as the point of view of the speaker. Some authors take on an optimistic portrayal of death whereas others use a pessimistic perspective. Point of view can be either through the eyes of someone who has died or someone who has lost a loved one. The best portrayal an author can take, however, is a grounded and realistic one. Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death” (1863) takes on an optimistic portrayal of death through the eyes of someone who has died. This is a contrast…

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  • Analysis Of The Poem 'Out, Out' By Robert Frost

    Out, Out— is a narrative poem published in 1916 by Robert Frost, a winner of several Pulitzer awards and a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard University. The characters in the poem include the protagonist, a young boy, his sister, and their assumable parents. The initial lines of the poem are quite pleasant as they evoke the aural, visual, and olfactory senses, but the poem takes a sharp turn as it then presents readers with intense tactile imagery and a cold ending. Why would Robert…

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  • Themes Of Motherhood In Sylvia Plath's Morning Song

    Sylvia Plath’s “Morning Song” explores a mother’s complex emotions towards her newborn child after giving birth for the first time. Although motherhood is often regarded as a joyous event that gives a woman’s life purpose and meaning, “Morning Song” instead depicts motherhood as a complicated event fraught with uncertainty and fear, but also with love and affection. Rather than expressing overwhelming love and happiness, the mother in the poem feels distant from her child and gradually learns to…

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  • Woman To Child Poem By Sylvia Plath

    Judith Wright 's Woman to Child and Sylvia Plath 's Morning Song have a focus on the way that mortality is perceived by society, expanding on this by implying that it is ultimately controlled by nature. In Morning Song, Sylvia Plath examines the concept of longevity and youth. This is evident in the unusual simile, "like a fat gold watch," in the First Stanza. The unconventional comparison between a baby and gold watch draws parallels between the superficial constructs of society and the deeper…

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  • Ernest Hemingway Compare And Contrast Essay

    his writing, as the reader has to read over the pages and pages of details all in order to gather a theme and with the majority of the details stated in the story having nothing to do with the theme, it kills his effectiveness at delivering theme by clouding it with elaboration. Although Hemingway and Faulkner are from the same time period, their style could not be any more different. As Faulkner’s lengthy sentence style contrasts with Hemingway’s staccato, revealed is a thing that neither of…

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  • Of Thee I Sing Analysis

    Opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York City on December 26, 1931, Of Thee I Sing is the most successful political satires written by American playwright, George Simon Kaufman. In 1932, Of Thee I Sing became the first musical ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Of Thee I Sing was the first American music with a consistently satirical tone. The Presidency, U.S. Supreme court, and congress were all targets of this satire musical. The plot follows Mr. John P. Wintergreen, who is running…

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  • Robert Frost's Mending Wall

    “Mending Wall” was first published in 1914 in the second collection of Robert Frost. The poem brings out the comparison of two different kinds of people with different personalities which in this poem are neighbors. The two neighbors have different perspectives regarding the fence but they annually meet and repair the wall once it's destroyed by nature every spring. The speaker believes that the wall is not important but he's the one who initiates the repair of the fence. The neighbor keeps on…

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  • Ernest Hemingway Writing Style

    like that is what people would actually say. He uses pronouns without clear intentions of what he is meaning, such as using “it,” but not being clear with what “it” really means. Ernest has earned multiple awards and achieved as much as he could hope for throughout his lifetime. He made his first appearance in American literature with the publication of his short story called In Our Time (Hemingway). The greatest novel known from Hemingway’s experiences in World War I is named A Farewell to…

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  • Birches By Robert Frost Analysis

    Robert Frost is one of the most widely read and beloved American poets as well as one of the greatest. A four time Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert Frost was a national celebratory famous for writing poems about life familiar to the common man using rural imagery and American colloquial speech. Frost is well known for a few poems that he manages to remain in everyone’s head: “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, “The Road not Taken”, etc.. Robert Frost was born in…

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  • Old Man And The Sea Research Assignment

    Old Man and the Sea Research Assignment The Pulitzer Prize is an award which notes distinguished writers in any field of literature. A writer can follow in any subject, whether it be journalistic, fictional, poetic, or any other of the many sub-genres of writing, and still be able to apply for the award. The history behind this award of academia involves a man (surprisingly) named Joseph Pulitzer. Pulitzer was well-regarded in the late 19th century for his journalistic jousting “against…

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