• Explication Of To A Skylark By Percy Bysshe Shelly
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    Explanation of "To a Skylark" by Percy Bysshe Shelly Percy Bysshe Shelly was born in Sussex in 1792 with scoliosis. He was sent to prestigious schools, first Eton and later Oxford, but he never could settle into the role of a student. Shelly was expelled because of a pamphlet he wrote entitled The Necessity of Atheism. This led to trouble between him and his father, so instead of going home, Shelly went to London. Shelly spent the last few years of his life in Pisa, Italy, where he became great ...
  • Songs Pipe Happy Thy
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    SONGS of INNOCENCE 1789 The Author & Printer W Blake SONGS 4 Introduction Piping down the valleys wild Piping songs of pleasant glee On a cloud I saw a child. And he laughing said to me. Pipe a song about a Lamb; 5 So I piped with merry clear, Piper pipe that song again -- So I piped, he wept to hear. Drop thy pipe thy happy pipe Sing thy songs of happy clear, 10 So I sung the same again While he wept with joy to hear Piper sit thee down and write In a book that all may read -- So he vanish'd fr...
  • The Taming Of The Shrew Kates Soliloquy
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    The Taming of the Shrew: Kate's Soliloquy Kate's soliloquy bring about a joyous conclusion to The Taming of the Shrew. The audience leaves the theatre with a pleasant feeling, glad that such a shrew could be tamed so well. Kate herself realised the error of her ways, making the men feel confident while making the women feel safe. Moreover, the audience found the speech to be very sound and sensible, as the views expressed in the play were extremely popular at that point in time. Kate, in realis...
  • Passage Of Time Love Shepherd Reply
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    Love's True Reply There are many notions of love and perhaps numerous discerning views of the role that courtship plays between a man and women. The fact remains true: love like all emotions is directly tied to time, the passage of time and its effects on the given situation. The idea that the "courtier", most often the active male, and the "courted", or notably the passive female, represents a structure of power so prominent in traditional roles of courtship. This noted relationship between man...
  • Sonnet Leave Me O' Love
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    An Analysis Of Leave Me O Love A Sonnet By Sir Philip Sidney By Avi Langer Leave me, O love which reaches but to dust; And thou, my mind aspire to higher things; Grow rich in that which never taketh rust, Whatever fades but fading pleasures brings. Draw in thy beams, and humble all thy might To that sweet yoke where lasting freedoms be; Which breaks the clouds and opens forth the light, That doth both shine and give us sight to see. O take fast hold; let that light be thy guide In this small cou...
  • Romeo And Juliet Quote Essay
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    Act 2; Scene 2; Lines 36-39 and 41-5236 O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo? 37 Deny thy father and refuse thy name, 38 Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, 39 And I'll no longer be a Capulet. 41 'Tis but thy name that is my enemy. 42 Thou art thyself, thou not a Montague. 43 What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, 44 Nor arm, nor face, [nor any other part]45 Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! 46 What's in a name? That which we call a rose 47 By any other word would smell a...
  • Taming Of The Shrew
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    The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew written by William Shakespeare depicts the common roles of men and women in the early seventeenth century. Shakespeare writes of Petruchio and Kate, a male and female who sharply oppose each other. Petruicho must 'tame' his wife Kate without breaking her true inner spirit. Shakespeare touches on Kate's changing character and allows her to undergo three phases: Kate's character in the beginning, the methods Petruicho uses to tame Kate and the final ...
  • Aphrodite Invocation Hearts Entwining Thou
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    Oh Muse! With visions Thou hast filled my soul, With visions overpowering, for Thou Hast shown me Golden Aphrodite; now The blaze emboldens me; like coal To brighter burning fanned by Breath Divine, The Cyprian me with words, Seductive sounds, which swiftly would entwine My soul, as lime-twigs trap unwary birds. An Ancient Poet spake the truth; he said When Cypris cometh swift, high-spirited Just like a Hero -- irresistible Her onslaught, nor may anyone annul Her summons; flouting Her is arrogan...
  • Hate For His Uncle Hamlet Mother One
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    Hamlet: Hamlet's Hate For His Uncle Brought On By Ghostly CHRIS NELSON In society today one might look back on the time of Shakespeare and say how ruthless and barbaric people were in that time, not realizing that the people of today are just as cruel and unforgiving. Shakespeare's Hamlet is a penetrating portrayal of a young man overcome with rage brought about by his uncle. This deep hate for his uncle along with his inability to forgive his mother, and the betrayal of his friends later brings...
  • To His Coy Mistress
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    To His Coy Mistress Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime. We would sit down and think which way To walk, and pass our long love's day. Thou by the Indian Ganges's ide Shouldst rubies find; I by the tide Of Humber would complain. I would Love you ten years before the Flood, And you should, if you please, refuse Till the conversion of the Jews. My vegetable love should grow Vaster than empires, and more slow; An hundred years should go to praise Thine eyes and on th...
  • Passionate Shepherd To His Love Poems Nymph Thy
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    There are many poems that are considered to be companion poems. Companion poems are two separate poems that are similar. Usually they are about the same experience or experiences, and are also usually written in the same form. Two of the most famous companion poems are "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe, and " The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raleigh. These two poems are perfect companions. Both " The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" and "The Nymph's Re...
  • Friar Laurence Juliet Romeo Nurse
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    In Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet the characters Nurse and Friar Laurence are to blame for Romeo and Juliet's Problems. The way Friar Laurence encouraged Romeo and Juliet to get Married, The way the Nurse is contradictory in her views of Romeo and Paris, When Friar Laurence secretly married them, the way the Nurse is secretive about the affair and does not tell the Capulet's or the Montague's, when Laurence gave Juliet the sleeping potion, the way Laurence believed he was doing the right th...
  • William Blake Tyger Dare Hand
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    WILLIAM BLAKE 1757-1827 William Blake was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Born in 1757 he stayed in London nearly his whole life. He began a life of crafts at the age of ten he was sent to one of the best drawing schools in England, Henry Pars'. At the age of 14, he took up the art of engraving as an apprentice. His artwork was mostly based upon spiritual happenings due to visions he had of religious figures such as the Virgin M...
  • Juliet Honour Romeo Love
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    Melisa Frill Please if you want more information contact me, I got an A+ on this paper! ! ! 12^0 A English Roger GouranNovember 3, 1999 JULIET'S ATTITUDE Before and After meeting Romeo BEFORE" Tell me, daughter Juliet, how stands your disposition to be married?" says Lady Capulet, touching her daughter lightly, as the mothering nurse stands apart, watching. "It is an honour that I dream not of." Says Juliet, after a while of pondering, holding truth in her tone and in her eyes. AFTER " Three wor...
  • Romeo And Juliet Friar Plan Thy
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    Essay for Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare The character in the play, Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, that I think has the largest impact on the audience is probably the Friar. Although the Friar might not have that big of a role, he was the one with the plan that got Romeo and Juliet killed. Some people might say that it was Juliet's fault because she was the one that was so desperate for a plan to get her and Romeo together, the Friar had no choice but to go along. But still, the Friar was the...
  • Tyger And Lamb Comparison
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    The gentle lamb and the menacing tyger in Blake s Songs of Innocence and Experience shows the contrast between the innocence of childhood and the experience of adulthood. The first two lines of. The Lamb sets the style of childish inquisitiveness, Little Lamb who made thee/Doubt thou know who made thee (1-2) The poem is divided into two stanzas, the first containing the questions about who made the little lamb and about, Who gave thee clothing of delight/Softest clothing wooly bright (5-6) gives...
  • Anne Bradstreetexplicationthe Author To Her Book
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    Explication - Anne Bradstreet "The Author to her Book" The overall explanation the poem" The Author to Her Book" by Anne Bradstreet is that " her poem is a rambling brat." Anne Bradstreet's poem was never meant to be published. Examples of other metaphors are:" ill-formed offspring of my feeble brain " these were words that she came up with in her mind. " Who afterbirth didst by my side remain," means the poem stayed in rough draft form with her and had no intention of bring published. " Till sn...
  • Thy One Thee Soul
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    To my fellow poet John Donne, I write to inform thee of ye superb composition aptly titled "Meditation XVII." Ideas coming from only deep thought, with thy apparent knowledge of the number of people who fathom daily, gives thee right to call it a meditation. In thy account, ye dictates of a spiritual calling God yarns for thee, solely revealing itself through series of hardships and troubles. Even though they are all close and sincere to thee, thy addiction to all things sweet is apparent. True ...
  • The Romantic Vs The Realist
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    What is a romantic and what is a realist? Can a romantic and a realist ever have a relationship together? What are the factors that will bring them together or keep them apart? These are the questions that Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh have posed in their poems, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" and the response to this poem "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd." The shepherd is the romantic proposing his love to a nymph. His whole life, from the littlest thing to the biggest thin...
  • Thy Beauty Shakespeare Youth Baby
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    Sonnet 2 In Sonnet 2, Shakespeare stresses to his lover that beauty will not last, and that it is selfish and foolish for anyone not to prepare for the loss of beauty and youth by having a child to carry on unsurpassed beauty. The sonnet can be cynically seen as Shakespeare's attempt to get his lover to sleep with him rather than as a lesson in living life. In the first quatrain Shakespeare says that later on, your youth will be worthless. The greatness of your youth, admired by everyone now, wi...