• Oedipus Irony Essay Dramatic Verbal Sophocles
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    Irony Oedipus the King Oedipus is self-confident, intelligent and strong willed. Ironically these are the very traits which bring about his demise. Sophocles makes liberal use of irony throughout "Oedipus the King." He creates various situations in which dramatic and verbal irony play key roles in the downfall of Oedipus. Dramatic irony depends on the audience's knowing something that the character does not and verbal irony is presented when there is a contradiction between what a character says...
  • Oedipus And A Doll's House
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    Dramatic irony depends on the audience s knowing something that a character has not yet realized, or on one character s knowing something that other characters do not know. It is a crucial literary tool used by authors, poets, and playwrights in some of the most famous stories ever told. Dramatic irony can serve many purposes. It can build suspense, excitement, and allows for a crucial climax. It makes the audience more involved in the story and in touch with the characters. Two examples of dra...
  • Critique Of Shakespeare In Love
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    Shakespeare in Love is a fictional movie written about the great writer and poet, William Shakespeare. The story is of a young William Shakespeare barely making ends meet and trying to write a play for the local theatre. However, Shakespeare is suffering from writer's block, and is seeking inspiration by having a muse. A muse is a power, in this case a female, used to inspire a poet. Of course, a love story proceeds. Although fictional, the real story line is the writing of "Romeo and Juliet" by...
  • Metaphysical Poetry The Flea Sun Rising
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    Metaphysical poets use startling juxtapositions in their poetry to create a greater significance in their arguments and intended meanings throughout the poem. John Donne is said to be the unsurpassed metaphysical poet, metaphysical poetry being poetry relating to a group of 17-century English poets whose verse is typified by an intellectually arduous style, admitting extended metaphors and comparing very disparate things. In 17 th century England new discoveries were being made and social custom...
  • Effective Dramatic Irony Oedipus Exodos Audience
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    Effective Dramatic Irony In Oedipus The King, Sophocles creates rising action by asking dramatic questions throughout the play. These questions generate suspense in the audience when they become dramatic irony and amplify the climax. During the falling action, Oedipus is engulfed in misery when he experiences a reversal of fortune. Finally, Oedipus goes through a discovery process ending when he discovers his tragic resolution. According to Aristotle, a tragedy consist of a drama that contains i...
  • John Dryden Dramatic Poesy
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    Quarrel of the Moderns and the Ancients " Those beauties of the French poesy are such as will raise perfection higher where it is, but are not sufficient to give it where it is not: they are indeed the beauties of a statue but not of a man" (Poesy Abridged). Dryden wrote this essay as a dramatic dialogue with four characters representing four critical positions. The four critical positions are ancients verses moderns, unities, French verses English drama, separation of tragedy and comedy verses ...
  • Oedipus 3 Dramatic Irony
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    The Greek tragedy of Oedipus illustrates dramatic irony through Oedipus' noble birth which is unknown to him and his fall from the throne due to his fate and excessive pride. In regard to his noble birth, Oedipus does not know he is born the son of King Liaus, the king of Thebes. As fate would have it, Oedipus eventually inherits the throne as King of Thebes even though he is brought up by another noble leader, Polybus, King of Corinth. Oedipus refers often to his upbringing throughout the play....
  • Dramatic Monologue Prufrock Poem Eliot
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    This poem, the earliest of Eliot's major works, was completed in 1910 or 1911 but not published until 1915. It is an examination of the tortured psyche of the prototypical modern man -- overeducated, eloquent, neurotic, and emotionally stilted. Prufrock, the poem's speaker, seems to be addressing a potential lover, with whom he would like to 'force the moment to its crisis' by somehow consummating their relationship. But Prufrock knows too much of life to 'dare' an approach to the woman: In his ...
  • Macbeth Irony Dramatic Play King
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    MACBETH & DRAMATIC IRONY The story of Macbeth written by the infamous William Shakespeare is an excellent storyline known and taught as a great piece of literature. Even after the creation of this tale almost 400 years ago, this wonderful written work is still admired and known all over the world. It is an adventure of a noble and truthful hero who is overcome by the lust for power and by greed. His aroused hunger for authority and supremacy leads to him losing his path and turning to the way of...
  • Lucille Ball The World's Greatest Actress
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    Just mention Lucy, and everyone knows who you " re talking about. Lucille Ball is without a doubt the world's greatest actress and the most famous redhead. She is remembered most for her famous TV character, Lucy Ricardo, but there was more to her than just the famous character she portrayed on I Love Lucy. Lucille could play all types of roles, including drama, comedy, and musical. There was much more to her than what people thought. Her film career began with bit parts in the early 1930's. Lu...
  • Dramatic Monologue Speaker Reader Browning
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    Valencic 1 Trials and hearings take place frequently in our society today. In a trial, it is the job of two lawyers to persuade a jury to see a situation a certain way, regardless if it is the right way, the truthful way, or if it is even the way they themselves see it. It is then the jury's obligation, after listening to both sides of the story, to make a decision based on the evidence presented, and in most cases, the evidence is either not presented in its entirety or overwhelmingly slanted t...
  • The Worth Of A Thousand Pieces Of Gold
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    There is an immense value in reading A Thousand Pieces of Gold. Simply written and easily comprehendible, the book is more than worth reading. All characters in the novel are unique and their personalities were fitting for the dates and settings. The main character's many convincing hardships give the book realistic appeal. The main character, Lalu, shows her confusion in many ways, one is by describing the Americans as "white demons." A Thousand Pieces of Gold also vividly describes the lack of...
  • Dramatic Monologues Character Reader Monologue
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    The dramatic monologue features a speaker talking to a silent listener about a dramatic event or experience. The use of this technique affords the reader an intimate knowledge of the speaker's changing thoughts and feelings. In a sense, the poet brings the reader inside the mind of the speaker. (Glenn Everett online) Like a sculpture pressing clay to form a man, a writer can create a persona with words. Every stroke of his hand becomes his or her own style, slowly creating this stone image. A dr...
  • J Alfred Prufrock And The Dramatic Monologue
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    The early examples of dramatic monologue created strong expectations about the genre. This unique type of poetry offers a refreshing change from other types of poetry and intrigues the reader, beckoning an analysis and interpretation of the speaker and his or her character. Two defining early dramatic monologues are; Robert Browning s "My Last Duchess" and Lord Alfred Tennyson s "Ulysses." These two poems, both written mid-nineteenth century, share many characteristics. Both speak through the vo...
  • Dramatic Irony Sophocles Oedipus Audience
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    Sophocles was born in 495 B. C about a mile northwest of Athens. He was to become one of the great playwrights of the golden age. Sophocles father, Sophilles, was a wealthy merchant. Sophocles father was a rich man through the efforts of his slaves who were employed in various sorts of manufacturing. Sophocles would enjoy all the comforts of a thriving Greek empire. Consequently, the boy was educated as was customary for youths of aristocratic family, in dancing and music, coupled with gymnasti...
  • Staging Vs Dramatic Tension
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    Dramatic tension, a fundamental cinematic attribute found in film, draws in audience interest through calamity, mystery, action, or anything attention-grabbing. However, without proper shot staging, the scene will not portray the dramatic tension in the intended way. Therefore, the filmmaker must take staging into account when producing a scene which involves dramatic tension. Shot composition became a big deal in cinema from the beginning, as it could make or break the mood of a scene. For exam...
  • Performing Art Students Arts Dance
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    KY Department of Education web > Program of Studies - High School Arts and Humanities Last updated on Saturday, May 24, 2003 History and Appreciation of Visual and Performing Arts Content in history and appreciation of visual and performing arts is a graduation requirement for all students. The content builds upon knowledge and skills acquired in middle level arts programs to provide students with a grounding in the arts that enables them to appreciate their cultural and historical heritage. The...
  • People And Motives Literature Leaving Women
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    Often in exceptional works of literature, identities, personalities, and surroundings can be quite similar or distinct with characters in other works. Two works of literature that display both aspects are The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Abigail Williams and Hester Prynne are two women with many similarities while they also can be illuminated with many differences. The two works of literature The Sins of Puritan Women American literature often exami...
  • Dramatic Monologue Tithonus Tennyson Audience
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    Tenets of Tennyson in Tithonus? Tithonus? was written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The poem? s setting is the ancient story of Tithonus. Tithonus fell in love with Eos, goddess of the dawn, and asked her for immortality. Unfortunately for Tithonus he did not ask for eternal youth, only eternal life. He, therefore, grows old but never dies while Eos not only never dies but also never grows old. What makes Tithonus? s situation worse is that? the gods themselves cannot recall their gifts? (49). This...
  • Oedipus Page Fate Tragic
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    Oedipus the King by Sophocles Sophocles "Oedipus the King' is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. The story of Oedipus (2 page) 6 Fate in the Lives of Men Oedipus the King & fate (1 page) 7 Oedipus Essay Oedipus Essay Sophocles "Oedipus the King' is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. The story of Oedipus was well known (2 page) 8 Oedipus...