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  • Theseus Love For Hippolyta
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    Realism and Romanticism in A Midsummer Night's Dream In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theseus states, "The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of an imagination all compact" (Act 5, Scene 1). Love, in this play, is viewed in different ways. While the four main characters believe in romanticism, Theseus is a strong supporter of realism. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bottom states, "O what fools these mortals be". Bottom proves to be quite accurate when pertaining to the four main lovers. Demetrius ...
  • Lover And The Princess
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    And just as the princess had imagined, inside the door was a beautiful young woman, the most wonderful lady in the entire kingdom. But for the man, the lady wasn't so beautiful. For him there was only one beautiful woman in the kingdom, or in the entire world for that matter. And that lady was the princess. So as soon as he opened the door, the love that he felt attacked him like a stampede of raging buffalo. The man felt a strong guilt, because by opening the door on the right he would have to ...
  • Kind Of Weathers Angels Love
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    gh but when he came we ask again why us and well always ask again why us but ANGEL N SOUL Darkness beside the color redness the sun was going down it was December the 12th. That day people always said is the day were lovers meet and make love on the beach. It was kind of windy and that was the kind of weathers angels' love. It was quite just the way you like it when you like to be Alone. I shall tell you my story about that day December 12th but you must know from now that I am talking from nowh...
  • Evident Through Browning's Porphyria's Lover
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    Unrequited Love in 'Porphyria's Lover' In Robert Browning's dramatic monologue 'Porphyria's Lover,' he introduces the persona, a twisted and abnormally possessive lover whose dealings are influenced by the perceived deliberation of others actions. As the monologue begins, a terrible, almost intentional storm sets upon the persona, who awaits his love, Porphyria. His lover 'glide [s] in' (l 6) from a 'gay feast' (l 27) and attempts to calm her angry love. This leads to a disastrous end, either fo...
  • Aristophanes And Socrates Explanations Of Love
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    In Greek culture around the time of Plato, the perfect ideal person was considered. Plato's idea that there was a perfect world of ideas affected this pieces subject and the subject's action. Many works of his time period were sculptures that were meant to be viewed from all angles, attempting to be a closer match to that of the ideal. This idea that the ideal world was real and what matter not the physical also effect the actions depicted in many works of this time period. Most of the works are...
  • My Love To My Enemy
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    Love One Another Well, I sure hope I was not the only one who caught the main message of today's gospel. If you accidently missed the gospel, the main message from Jesus was that he commanded us to 'love one another. ' I gave the message so methought thinking of 'how can I love everybody?' How could I love my enemies? How can I love someone when they already have a lover? How can I love someone that I do not know? It is all these 'how's. ' So how can I love my enemy? After giving it more thought...
  • Way Of The Non Lover
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    In Phaedrus, Plato discusses different aspects and degrees of love and rhetoric. The work is centered on three speeches and a final discussion of truth. Phaedrus reads the first speech, written by Lysias, to Socrates. It suggests that a person should not fall in love, or give favors to those that love them. Lysias defends his position by proclaiming that the lover is mad. He also says that by falling in love, one loses all sense of logic and reason. Socrates takes the position of Lysias in the s...
  • Swift Footed Time
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    Shakespeare's Sonnet 19 In his Sonnet 19, Shakespeare presents the timeless theme of Time's mutability. As the lover apostrophizes Time, one might expect him to address 'old Time' as inconstant, for such an epithet implies time's changeability. But inconstant also suggests capricious, and the lover finds time more grave than whimsical init's alterations. With the epithet 'devouring' he addresses a greedy, ravenous hunger, a Time that is wastefully destructive. Conceding to Time its wrongs, the l...
  • Waiting For Icarus And One Art
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    Love What is love? It seems to be a pretty simple word, but there is so much meaning behind it. Love is difficult to define, difficult to measure, and frequently difficult to understand. Love is what great writers write about; great philosophers wonder about; singers sing about. Love is a very powerful emotion. Love saves; love conquers; love creates. Love is passion that cannot be controlled. Both poems we have read, Waiting for Icarus and One Art, tell us how love alters human minds and hearts...
  • Lover And The Poet Are Of Imagination
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream By: A. Theseus More strange than true. I never may believe These antic fables nor these fairy toys. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact. One sees more devils than vast hell can hold: That is the madman. The lover, all as frantic Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt. The poet " see, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth gl...
  • Changing Nature Of Lovers
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    THE COMPANY OF LOVERS: JUDITH WRIGHT Judith Wright's 1946 poem "The Company of Lovers" makes a juxtaposition of two essential forces of major impact upon human existence, the effects of love and those of death. Within the poem it can be noted that the two stanzas reflect each of the certain themes. The first, a universal description of love and the ambitions two lovers might have, whilst the second a reflection of how quick all may soon be lost through the loneliness of death. Wright is renown f...
  • Old By William Butler Yeats
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    Analysis of a Poem When You are Old, by William Butler Yeats, represents and elderly woman reminiscing of her younger days. A past lover whispers to her as she looks through a photo album. Basically, Yeats is showing that as the woman gets older, she is alone, but she does not have to be lonely. She will always have her memories for companionship. "When you are old and grey and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire" (l. 1-2) depicts the woman in her age, needing to nap more frequently. He speak...
  • Relationship Between Donne And God
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    John Donne wrote cynical verse about inconsistency, poems about true love, brilliant satires, hymns and holy sonnets depicting his own spiritual struggles in which he asks God to purge him of sin. Embracing a wide range of secular and religious subjects he is one of the most outstanding of the English Metaphysical Poets. Born in London to a prominent Roman Catholic family, Donne converted to Anglicanism during the 1590's. Growing up as a Catholic and then moving to Anglicanism had a huge impact ...
  • Stage Of Love
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    Essay in Praise of Love 12 September 2000 Love is not a god as the fine philosophers of Greece once suggested. Love is something far more powerful and universal, for not all people believe in gods, yet people cannot refuse the existence of love. Instead, love is a condition of the human body that cannot be denied. True love is obstinate; in the way that music pours into the ears of an audience, love pouring into the heart of a man cannot be stopped, denied, or set off course. Love is a natural i...
  • Art Of Courtly Love Capellanus
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    The Art of Courtly Love What Is Love What is love The question as to what love is, is an age-old question that men and women have pondered since the beginning of time. Dictionary. com tells us that love is "A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness". We still wonder if love can be described in a simple dictionary definition. In The Art of Courtly Love Cape...
  • Theme Of Their Love Being A Compass
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    Untainted Love, A Reading of John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" In "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning", John Donne uses many metaphors and images to convince his lover that even though they are going to be apart, their love will remain untainted. The prefix un- meaning to do the opposite of or is also used to reverse the meaning of a word. The definition of tainted is to be contaminated or to be touched or affected slightly with something bad. In short, untainted means to remain ...
  • Chivalric Lover Basically In Song Four
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    Micro theme Topic: Courtly songs off differing views of Chivalry, especially of Chivalric love. Contrast as specifically as possible, the views on chivalry in one of these pairs: #s 2 & 4, #s 6 & 7. Courtly songs, both 2 and 4, contain specific views on chivalric love though their views differ greatly. From reading both songs it is obvious that song # 2 centers chivalric love around the adored (female) and song # 4 centers chivalric love on the lover (male). From song 2 it is clear that to the a...
  • Solaces Of Love Thou Shalt
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    relationship is modelled on the feudal relationship between a knight and his liege lord. The knight serves his courtly lady (love service) with the same obedience and loyalty which he owes to his liege lord. She is in complete control of the love relationship, while he owes her obedience and submission (a literary convention that did not correspond to actual practice!) The knight's love for the lady inspires him to do great deeds, in order to be worthy of her love or to win her favor. Thus "cour...
  • Night's Dream A Midsummer
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay, Research Paper A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare is a story on the nature of life and love. There are four main groupings of characters, which each represent part of love and life. The Fairies, the Athenians, the Lovers and the Players. Act I is about the basic situation and it introduces the characters with a basic introduction to the characters. Act II introduces the fairies and the lovers in th...
  • Sonnet 130 Sonnet 130 This Shakespeare Sonnet
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    This Sonnet 130 Sonnet 130 This Shakespeare sonnet talks about the contrasts of the speaker's lover and the beauties of the world. Unfortunately the lover is never on the winning side. The speaker tells us his lover's physical appearance, or lack thereof. His lover's eyes are? nothing like the sun.? As for her lips, ? coral is far more red than? hers. Unlike the white snow, her breasts are dun-colored. Her hair was not smooth; it was like? black wires grow on her head.? In the second quatrain th...

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