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  • Three Theban Plays
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    Throughout the year the texts we have studied have provided us with inspiration on the topic and themes of our devised drama. The texts we have studied in Theatre Studies have been Anton Chekov's "Three Sisters" and Sophocles' "Antigone", one of the three Theban plays. The link between these plays is the role of women and could be described as proto-feminist. "Antigone" shows us a woman who is prepared to go against the rule of the city and Creon, whom should be the dominant male in the play. "T...
  • Landor's Poem
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    Imagine a poem that explained the mysteries behind life. This poem would use the symbolism of a play in order to give the concept to the reader. A poet by the name of Walter Landor did create a piece of writing like this. Landor's Poem "Plays" is an insight into the forces controlling human nature. "Plays" is a poem about control of one self's life. Landor uses words such as "Counted us out" and "Allotted us to play" to describe how a higher being might be in ultimate control. Those phrases conn...
  • Few People Grantly
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    The Life and Hard Times of Grantly Marshall Could anyone imagine having no money, few friends, and no chance to succeed in life? Well, for one individual this situation is all too real. Grantly Reed Marshall, a 18-year-old high school student from Franklin Square, Ohio, had big dreams but little money. Grantly had reached a crucial time in his life. He desperately wanted to attend college. Grantly's siblings were much smarter than he was, as were his parents. None of his classmates expectedGrant...
  • Basketball And The Fast Break
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    Fast Break The most exciting play in basketball is the fast break. This poem outlines every detail of the fast break and does a great job using the words to create a fantastic visual for the reader. The title of the poem, "Fast Break", is actually what the whole poem is describing. The visual that is created is one of the reasons this poem is so appealing. My love for the game of basketball, more specifically at the collegiate level is another reason why this poem catches my attention. The autho...
  • Same Old Roles
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    Recurring Images and Motifs in 'Crossing Brooklyn Ferry " In the poem 'Crossing Brooklyn Ferry', by Walt Whitman, there are many recurring images and motifs that can be seen. Whitman develops these images throughout the course of the poem. The most dominant of these are the linear notion of time, playing roles, and nature. By examining these motifs and tracing their development, ones understanding of the poem becomes highly deepened. Whitman challenges the linear notion of time by connecting pas...
  • Langston Hughes And Maya Angelou
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    This past week I attended the play, "Revolution: A Song of Black Freedom" and I was very impressed on how it played out. The words of this play were written by Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. This play displayed a lot of the different poems that were written by Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes. I thought it was a very good tribute to the lives of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. It showed how they used their gift of writing to help and encourage African American people back in mid 1900's. Thi...
  • Play Among Some Critics
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    Imamu Amiri Baraka Imamu Amiri Baraka is a poet and playwright that became well known in the late sixties and early seventies. He wrote many controversial poems and plays such as Dutchman, and poems such as the collection A Preface to a 20 Volume Suicide Note Baraka dealt with many issues ranging from homosexuality to racsism. In his lifetime Baraka has experienced much racsism due to him being African-American. He never backed down from his critics though and kept on writing the same controvers...
  • John Dryden
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    John Dryden is considered one of the most accomplished poets of the Restoration Period. He was also gifted as a dramatist, essayist, satirist and critic, but despite his popularity little is known of him except what is contained in his works. Born on August 9, 1631 at Ald winkle, Northamptonshire, Dryden grew older writing poems and already had been successful at it. Matthew Arnold said", Here at last we have the true English prose, a prose such as we would all gladly use if only we knew how" (4...

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