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  • Death For Her Lover
    718 words
    The Other Lover In the Shakespearean sonnet, "The Sonnet-Ballad" by Gwendolyn Brooks, the speaker uses such techniques as: repetition, metaphors and personification to show how her relationship is doomed because of war. The poem shows how war can change a man who was once confident and unaffected by pain, into one who accepts death without a struggle. In this sonnet, death is personified and shown as the speaker's opponent in a struggle for her lover. Death is described as being coquettish and p...
  • 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 ...
  • Mrs Kathleen Dover's Former Lover
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    Natural Events: 'The Demon Lover'; The events in Elisabeth Bower's 'The Demon Lover'; can be explained naturally. The story being as vague as it is leads most to concur with the title of the story and imagine that there is a supernatural aspect in the story. In the short story, Kathleen has returned to her home in London that has been abandoned during the bombing of World War II. She is not expected, yet she finds a letter addressed to her on a table in the hallway. Twenty-five years has past si...
  • 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...
  • Threats
    726 words
    No Groove in the GunsightsLars Kull berg Always under the thumb of his dark mistress, the speaker struggles beneath her power. Try as he may, he will never be able to break the tie of lust between the two. His threats are not threatening to her, and he knows this. His power is beneath her's, and he knows this as well. By threatening his lover in the 140th sonnet, the speaker is merely admitting to his own helplessness to which he is forever bound. This appears to be the first sonnet in which he ...
  • Lover And The Poet Are Of Imagination
    959 words
    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...
  • Petrachan Role Romeo
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    The Petrachan lover has many characteristics. The Petrachan lover is attracted to beauty, and list physical characteristics. He idealizes his mate. He is normally infatuated with his lover. The Petrachan lover uses many metaphors and similes. He is smooth, fancy, and very flowery. Finally, he is blazon. All of the previous describe the main character in William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". Romeo is an ideal Petrachan lover. And at times, being a Petrachan lover causes him more pain than joy...
  • Laurent Therese
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    Zola presents a rapid and powerful development of the affair between Th r se and Laurent. How effective is Zola's portrayal of the encounter between the lovers and what are the changes evident in the previously calm and assured Laurent Therese is fascinated by Laurent when he first walks into her life as an adult. She is spellbound by his sheer manliness and animal magnetism. He is strong, muscular and handsome the antithesis of Camille. As Zola writes, Therese had never seen a real man before. ...
  • Porphyria Lover
    643 words
    Robert Browning paints a grim picture, for his reader in the poem, Porphyria's Lover. Porphyria's lover is a killer, who ultimately destroys the love of Porphyria. His actions are murderous, and his conscience is free of sinful guilt. This poem is about two lovers. Porphyria comes to her lover through a storm and enters his chambers with a loving heart and open arms. However, the meeting between the two people does not end in harmony, but in murder. The first six lines of Porphyria's Lover illus...
  • The Lover Man Friend
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    There once lived a chief's daughter who had many friends. All the young men in the village wanted to have her for their wife, and were all wanted to fill her bucket when she went to the stream for water. There was a young man in the village who wasa good hunter; but he was poor and from a mean family. He loved the chick and when she went for water, he threw his towel over her head while he whispered in her ear: "Be my wife. I dont have alot but I am young and strong. I will treat you good, I lov...
  • Misunderstanding And Conflict Between Mitsy And Hart
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    The relationship of Hartley and Mitsy can be called a multiphase relationship because it has gone through many phases such as physical passion, unrequited love from Hartley's side of the relationship, estrangement, hostility, friendship lost & gained, and at the end an uncertain future. At the beginning of the novel Hartley becomes friends with Mitsy, because Alice (Hartley's sister) was good friends with Mitsy and with Hartley spending a lot of time with Alice & Mitsy they all became friends. A...
  • Genuine Music Lover
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    Music has been around for hundreds of years, and along with it have always come music lovers. Throughout the years the world has seen music evolve from a form of religious celebration and having a ceremonial role, to becoming a form of entertainment and art to what it is today: a backbone of popular culture and even lifestyle. Since the first piece of music was ever played, people have responded in a variety of different ways, and generally speaking music fans can fall into one of four categorie...
  • Lover And The Sun
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    Essay Re: John Donne's The Sunne Rising Donne's iconoclastic aubade The Sunne Rising, is one of the greatest works produced by this poet and stands as a benchmark for the quality of works created by the well known metaphysical poets of his era. An understanding of the metaphysical standpoint Donne takes in his writings is essential to grasp the themes and ideas conveyed through his poems. Further, the tone mood and structure are crucial techniques Donne utilises to create a message powerful in i...

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