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    poet named Franz Kappus wrote to Rainer Maria Rilke, a poet. Kappus was searching for criticism of his poems. Through a series of letters Rilke creates, he responds to this aspiring poet and untangles two central ideas using metaphors. Rilke creates a central idea of beauty coming from within and from the ordinary. He also uses figurative language and word choice to develop this idea. Rilke creates a central idea using metaphors. Rilke continues through his letter this idea of beauty coming from within and a person's experience creates their inner beauty. The metaphor of, “childhood, that jewel beyond all price, that treasure house of memories”(Rilke 2) is a prime example of this central idea. Childhood molds a person into their true personality just like experiences do. Childhood is a priceless treasure a person can never get rid of the memories of their past. This truly makes inner beauty. Rilke hints to this idea again when he writes about Kappus looking in his “roots”(Rilke 2). Rilke’s metaphor is not only literal, but meaningful to the young Poet. While Kappus searches for criticism, Rilke is responding to tell him that he doesn’t really need criticism, he just needs to look within himself. This…

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    Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet: Letter one” is a letter written to a young poet who is asking for advice. The young poet has asked many people for opinions on his poems and has compared them to other poems. He has sent his poems to “magazines” and “certain editors” asking them for advice (p.5). Rilke tells the young poet that “no one can advise or help you-no one” (p.5). In this letter, Rilke shows the young poet how to become a better poet by looking within himself. Throughout…

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    Analysis Of The Poem Alone

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    In the poem “Alone,” Maya Angelou explains that people will feel alone constantly. No matter what they do, they will always have this feeling. In the other poem “I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone,” Rainer Maria Rilke explains that people will never feel alone. Anywhere people are, they will always have someone in their heart. Some similarities can be negative when people feel alone, and have no human to be there for each other. Some differences are based upon religion, and…

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    The texts Black Swan Green by David Mitchell and Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke have similar central ideas. The main characters that they are learning to express the beauty of a poem, while finding themselves. In Black Swan Green the main character Jason has a speaking disability and he escapes Hangman (his speaking disability) by writing poems. Jason writes beautiful work, but doesn’t uses word as an enhancement. He uses them as the main part of his poems, but hides behind…

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    Trapped. Lost. Confined. Absent. What do these words mean? Who do they apply to? Are you adrift with no sense of direction, or maybe imprisoned with never ending boundaries? In the poem “The Panther” written by Rainer Maria Rilke, the helpless creature whose eyes were once full of purpose, finds itself quarantined by “a thousand bars; and behind the bars, no world” (Meyer 635). However, in the case of a young affluent teenage girl depicted in Susan Minot’s “Lust,” it is possible to be bounded…

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    In Frank Romero 's mural, "Going to the Olympics, 1984," it consists of five cars driving in a single file line towards the 1984 Olympics that was held in Los Angeles with hearts appearing above each vehicle, two gentlemen are wrestling in the sky next to a blimp that says "a good year" on it and a horse. The corner of the mural has a stamp on it and on the other side what looks to be an iron. The backdrop is saturated with Los Angeles trademark palm trees under the orange sky. The hearts…

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    Loc Truong Dr. Dylan Eret and Dr. Laura Ruberto Project 1 02/10/2015 "Resources of the Soil" by Benjamin Cunningham, "Agriculture" by Mallette Dean or "Rural Life" by Conrad Buff are some of the famous WPA murals arounding California. Mural is normally a large painting that is drawn directly in the surface of a wall or ceiling. In addition, murals convey the intent of the muralist which can be about the history or the important moments in the past, things in life or just simply to decorating.…

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    Specifically, when Anita tries to serve as a liaison between Maria and Tony by going to Doc’s shop but then ends up being harassed and called “la cucaracha” by the Jets (Sandoval Sanchez). The contrast between Puerto Ricans and Anglo-Americans is clear and the treatment Puerto Ricans received upon arrival was the complete opposite of welcoming. “Who jumped me on my first day here?” is what Bernardo said to the Jets in one of the initial scenes of the film. From his arrival, Bernardo knew he…

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    In the early 19th century, women were often thought as inferior to men due to their sentiment and irrationality. However, emerging feminist advocate Mary Wollstonecraft argued that women were not treated as rational beings because men would not allow them to have an education. She believed that women should have equal rights as men to prove that they were rational beings and not prone to sentiment. She wrote many works demonstrating her beliefs in hopes to evoke change for women’s rights.…

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    West Side Story Analysis

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    The climax focuses around Tony and Maria’s ideal society and maintaining its perfection. The wedding held in the bridal shop represents the union they will soon have between themselves and society, but fate has positioned the both of them at a crossroad. With the rumble about to happen, they need to make a choice whether or not to compromise this perfection. But Maria inevitably encourages Tony to save it because her and Tony’s heroic nature tells them they must. Maria does so by warning Tony…

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