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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    “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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    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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    The Borrowers by Mary Norton is a classic novel that does not get dated with time. “Marcus Crouch comments that, ‘of all the winners of the Carnegie Medal [awarded annually by the British Library Association to the best children's novel of the preceding year], it is the one book of unquestioned, timeless genius’” (Stott). The Borrowers was published in 1952 has continued to be read throughout the following years. This book is still in print and is still being read even sixty years after it was…

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    Clash Of The Paradigm

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    Pulitzer is regarded as the one who originally introduced the facets of yellow journalism. The Pulitzer Prize is named after him as it is one of the most prestigious awards one can win in American journalism. However, in 1897 to win such type of award would be worth nothing, it would be an insult to win a prize like that. There were many controversies surrounding Pulitzer and his newspapers. His newspapers had a reputation for “arbitrariness, pettiness, and downright mean-spiritedness,”…

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