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    What Have I Done? In “Sonnet 19” by John Milton, and “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, both of the main characters experience crippling depression. While Milton’s speaker is losing his vision, Lady Macbeth is coming to grips with the murders she has orchestrated. Common sense seems to dictate that both characters mental illness is the result of physical troubles. However, it is not blindness or death that causes their depression, but guilt. The word guilt is used to describe the feeling of responsibility for committing a violation, crime, or wrong whether it is real or imagined. For Milton’s speaker, he commits a moral crime by not living his life to the fullest. While Lady Macbeth, realizes how much wrong she has done in the world. In “Sonnet 19” Milton uses allusion, metaphor, imagery and word choice to illustrate how guilt is overwhelming the speaker. Similarly, in “Macbeth”, Shakespeare also uses some of the same literary devices to demonstrate Lady Macbeth’s illness. Ultimately both characters are not satisfied with what they have done, or not done in their lives thus far, and the guilt from this leads to deep depression. In “Sonnet 19”, the speaker is struggling with the fact that he is going blind, rendering him unable to perform physical tasks. However, the depression the speaker feels is in response to the emotional experience of guilt. For instance, the speaker reflects on his life, When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world…

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    Singer and songwriter, Adele Adkins was given the nickname, “queen of soul-pop” after releasing her very first album. Idols are sometimes looked at as superheroes. Adele is just a simple human with a super voice! The album was named 19. Listeners who heard the powerful lyrics had fallen in love, obsessed and mesmerized with Adele’s voice. There are no adjectives that can describe her music perfectly. Fans cannot get enough of her music. Although some prefer a different genre of music and does…

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    In the film Cast Away, directed by Robert Zemeckis, compulsively prompt FedEx executive Chuck Noland is on his way to Malaysia when his plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean during a storm. The sole survivor of the flight, Chuck washes ashore on a deserted island. When his efforts to sail away and contact help fail, Chuck learns how to survive on the island, where he remains for four years until he manages to escape the island. During the last scene of the film, after Chuck has returned the last…

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    disappearances such as hexagonal clouds acting as air bombs, a strange ocean floor, and erratic weather conditions but, nothing proves to be the answer to these peculiar occurrences. The mystery of hundreds of losses at sea takes place in the Bermuda Triangle. Between the 1800s and the 1970s, various ships got lost at sea including, the USS Cyclops, the Marine Sulphur Queen, the Sylvia L. Ossa, and the Carroll A. Deering (Rudolph). The Bermuda Triangle lies in the Atlantic Ocean between the…

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    Disappearing out of thin air or falling into a rocky and huge ocean, what happened to The Flannan lighthouse men . These three people disappeared while waiting for the next shift of lighthouse men to show up. This happened on the date of December 26, 1900. Location of course is The Flannan Isles Lighthouse in the West Coast of Scotland. This island is named after Saint Flannan who lived there and died there. There were three people that disappeared, they were all males. No bodies were ever…

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    attention to the Bermuda Triangle (Kidsworld Magazine). His logs say while sailing they’ve come across strange things. For example, he states a fireball fell from the sky (Kidsworld Magazine). In another log he states that something strange happens to his compass (Kidsworld Magazine). His log about the compass could be true since one of the myths deals with a magnetic connection. Speculations about the Bermuda Triangle first started when the first disappearance occurred in 1945. Two most famous…

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    For the past few decades, maybe centuries, many planes and ships have randomly disappeared, and all in the same area - the Bermuda Triangle. One of the biggest disappearances includes Flight MH370. Many have speculated about the cause, or causes. Some of the causes are supernatural, including aliens, Atlantis death rays, and large, giant sea monsters, like krakens. Other theories are completely natural, like methane crystals, large waves, and human stupidity. Most have settled for the theory of…

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    particular, the sonnet, was a literary art form that gave beautiful poems a rich and powerful expressions for the readers to interpret. Many of these sonnets would be formed into sequences. A sequence in which a collection of sonnets formed to create some kind of unified work by a poet to convey a theme. There was one poet who could do this best than any other and that was the genius that is known as William Shakespeare and his sonnet sequence of sonnets 12,15,18, and 19, depicting life and…

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    Sonnet 18 Poem Analysis

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    Separated by three hundred years, Millay and Shakespeare bring to light opposing ideas on love’s effect on the human condition. “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why” by Edna St. Vincent Millay and “Sonnet 18” by William Shakespeare investigate erotic and platonic love in a similar yet contrasting manner. Millay’s poem explores personal grief when passionate love wanes with age. Shakespeare’s poem, on the other hand, depicts platonic love for a friend who, to the narrator, is the…

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    and sexual desire. However, because of their relationship with the royal court, their reputations in society, and/or the strict religious code, their controversial works were disguised, in which they employ multiple literary devices to either protect themselves from persecution or to protect the identities of those whom they are writing about. By employing the poetic form of sonnets, Wyatt, Sidney, and Shakespeare dramatize the sexual desire as they attempt to reveal the experience of sex—and to…

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