The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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    Situational Irony

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    In the poem “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson, a man is viewed highly by the people on the streets. On one calm summer night Richard Cory went home and ended his life by shooting himself in the head. The tone of the poem is ironic. There are three types of irony, the three types of irony are verbal, situational, and dramatic. This poem expresses many examples of situational irony. Situational irony is when the reader expects something to happen but something totally different happens.…

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    In T.S. Eliot’s “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock”, a man begins to reflect upon the decisions in life that he put off; realizing that he’s simply out of time to fulfill his wishes to find a wife and create a family along with many other wants and dreams. In the poem, Eliot uses a series of imagery and metaphors to vividly portray the character and to keep the story interesting and flowing. The poem of Mr. Prufrock is a simple yet vastly complicated poem. It begins telling the story of him as…

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    In his poem We Wear the Mask, Laurence Dunbar speaks rather elusively on the topic of human deceit. More specifically, the underlying message of the human tendency to hide emotions in suffering, reveals itself in the 15 line poem. Explored in the first two lines of the poem, Dunbar speaks about a figurative mask; a mask covering the face, hiding cheeks and eyes, with the mask taking over with its fake happiness, all a subdued lie. Continuing through the poem, the second stanza expresses grief…

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    He is extremely dispirited with this thought. He is caught in the pangs of alienation. A dictionary of literary terms defined alienation as; ‘Alienation is the state of being alienated or being estranged from something or somebody; it is a condition of the mind’. Encyclopedia Britannica defines alienation as ‘the state of feeling estranged or separated from ones milieu, work, products of work or self. Different interpreters of alienation have given different definitions. According to Arnold…

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    Throughout Fyodor Dostoevsky’s work, Notes from Underground, the protagonist, the underground man, portrays himself as a spiteful, self-contradictory, and overly conscious melancholy man. He continuously over analyzes and questions everything, and this prevents him from taking any real action. The underground man is lonely and constantly vacillates between wanting society’s acknowledgment or to be socially desired and wanting to be completely isolated from society. He gives off the impression…

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    I Am Joaquin Summary

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    Torn by the inequalities and the inability to truly acclimate himself into mainstream society, Rodolfo Gonzales’, wrote the poem “I Am Joaquin” in 1967 . Rodolfo Gonzales created an epic poem that was able to convey the feelings of his community in conjunction to that of his own. What makes this narrative into an epic is the manner in which the conflict is not a solely against his self imposed identities, but instead the externalities of society, history, and culture. He places himself at the…

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    2. The Crying of Lot 49: modernism or postmodernism? In my arguing that The Crying of Lot 49 can also be construed as a late-modernist text, I will turn to Harvey’s essay ‘The Cry from Within or Without? Pynchon and the Modern – Postmodern Divide’ where he fervently argues against McHale’s ‘claim’ that The Crying of Lot 49 is fundamentally a modernist text by presenting two core arguments relating to a) intertextuality and b) Oedipa’s search for truth. Before I will dispute any arguments of…

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    representation of inanimate natural objects that ascribes to them human capabilities, sensations, and emotions” (Abrams 203). This idea of emotion being projected onto the surrounding environment till nature becomes a kind of mirror is epitomised in Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem ‘Mariana’. The poem, published in 1830, was inspired from a scene in William Shakespeare’s play Measure for Measure, where Mariana waits for her lover to come. In Tennyson’s poem, Mariana’s yearning is unfulfilled and her…

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    A study of Rama Rao’s thirty-seven short poems evinces his fine creativity and one is enamoured of the values, which presently seem to have been lost in the mire of materialism. The poet sings about the loss of human ethics. The very first poem, ‘A Sigh and Relief’, is a satire on the political power. The politicians, these days, are mad with power and seem to have lost their ability to judge gold from dross. He, very aptly, argues that “Vice has limits / Death is not the only end”: human vices…

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    Introduction This essay is an analysis of the short story "Fountain in the rain," which is written by Mishima. Yukio Mishima was conceived as Hiroka Kimitake in Tokyo, Japan, in 1925. His predecessors were from the high society samurai. Notwithstanding its consideration in compilations and school syllabi, "The Fountains in the Rain" Mishima has gotten minimal basic consideration in English. "Rain Fontaines" with a legend if like numerous male characters Mishima welcomes further examination…

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