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  • Anne Dix Biography

    life, she floated, untethered. In 1838, in response to a letter that Dix had sent her, Dix’s friend Anne noted that Dix was a “…wanderer, doomed to know many a thing of grief and pain” (qtd in Gollaher, Voice for the Mad 118). Despite her despair in 1838, her mental state then was better than it had been in 1836, when she had entered a depression. In 1836, her search for purpose was so desperate that she drove herself to exhaustion and eventually had a mental breakdown (“Origins of the English Asylum Movement”). However, Dix was a woman of privilege, and she had friends that sent her to England to recover with the Rathbone family. It was there in England that she was exposed to the ideas of asylum reform. The Rathbones were friends with William Tuke, who had created the York Retreat for mentally ill individuals. In Tuke’s facility, the patients underwent moral treatment that Dix would come to advocate (Gollaher, “Origins of the English Asylum Movement”). Dix’s stay with the Rathbones was cut short by the death of the grandmother she had been living with from the age of 14 to the age of 16 (Norbury 15). Her grandmother’s death was one of the things that allowed her to be so independent. Of course, being a single woman in the 19th century afforded her more independence than if she had been married, but without money, a single woman likely wouldn’t have been able to accomplish all that she wanted to. After she died, Dix’s grandmother bequeathed to her a share of the estate, and…

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  • An Analysis Of Francis Meres A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream written by the poet and playwright William Shakespeare(1564-1616), was first published in the Quarto edition in 1600, although it is suggested, that this play was ‘first put on in court in 1595’ (Salgado, 1975: p. 116).Whether this play was made in the early 1580s or later than that, became a controversial matter. Francis Meres’ in his Palladis Tamia Wits Treasury (1598), mentioned A Midsummer Night’s Dream as ‘one of a dozen Shakespeare plays’(Stritmatter, 2006: p.…

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  • Death Of A Salesman Willy A Good Father Analysis

    In Death of a Salesman by, Arthur Miller, Willy has a desire to be a good father to his son were his dad was not. Willy believes that if he can instill the correct values into Biff so he can be like himself or more successful. The problem Willy is confronted with is that he cares too much as if he is trying to emulate his life in Biffs. Compared to Willy Charley takes a position of hands off while still teaching Bernard to be a good student and by working hard because it will pay dividends later…

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  • Analysis Of Red Wheelbarrow By William Carlos Williams

    knowing what celebrities went through to get there. With that being said, what do you value most in life? Is it the little things that can be by the past or the important things? In life people tend to put so much value on the little things. For example, like William Carlos Williams hold his red wheelbarrow to so much standards. He feels as though so much depends upon it. When we focus on the little things, we tend to get side-tracked as William Carlos Williams shows in his “Red Wheel” poem and…

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  • William Carlos Williams The Wedge

    simple man was William Carlos Williams. He was born in America as a Puerto Rican-American who then with hard work and determination became a well-practiced doctor. He however is better known for his works of poetry that challenged the traditional way of writing poetry. In Williams’s book of poetry, The Wedge, is prefaced by an introduction that introduces his readers to his controversial ideas concerning poetry and what it should represent in today’s modern times. He wants his readers to break…

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  • An Analysis Of William Carlos Williams This Is Just To Say

    commentary. In terms of poetry, authors often switch between the two throughout their bodies of work. William Carlos Williams is an imagist poet whose personal poetic philosophy as expressed in various essays and interviews demonstrates a clear choice for using the poetic form to make social political commentary. In particular, Williams poem This is Just to Say is no exception to Williams’ method of using the poetic form for political…

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  • Italian Renaissance Master Raphael: The School Of Athens

    on the adjacent wall is entitled Parnassus. This mural displays the Greek God Apollo in his outdoor dwelling place. Apollo was the god of music and poetry, and he is triumphantly in the center of the composition playing an instrument while singing. While these frescoes show ideals that were important in the Antique and Renaissance eras, they also uphold the idea of the arts being so disjointed and classified separately. If a muralist were working today, they would probably want to show…

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  • Denise Levertov's Poem 'Prisoners'

    About Poet: Denise Levertov was born in the United Kingdom 1923 and died in Washington in 1997. Levertov never received a formal education as a kid, therefore, she was taught by her parents about religion and the art of writing. When Levertov was growing up, she was an agnostic (later converted to Christianity in 1984) and many of her poems talk about religion. Due to her writing style, she was considered to be a “Black Mountain” poet. Black Mountain poets were poets in the 1940s and 1950s that…

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  • William Carlos Williams The Young Housewife

    William Carlos Williams is an imagist poet, who superiorly controls the meaning of his poems, using subtle language manipulations. One poem that shows this in particular is The Young Housewife. This poem is about the time the speaker was driving and sees a young housewife near the curb, calling the ice-man and fish-man to come. He compares her to a dried leaf, which at the end, he crushes with his car. This poem was published in 1916, a time when the world was a misogynistic place. Though the…

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  • William Carlos Williams And Modernism In Short Stories

    For example, these people exist in sports, businesses, and even poetry. The American poet, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), was one of the four major American poets or in other words, one of the big guys. Williams always loved literature; however, he went to medical school in hopes of becoming a physician. Despite his schooling, Williams still enjoyed writing. With his love of writing and physician degree, he really had a huge effect with the style, this author used. He actually had a major…

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