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  • Extensive Body Of Early Irish Texts
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    Most of our knowledge of early Celtic culture comes from Latin historians and from an extensive body of early Irish texts composed between 700 and 1000 AD. These include native law texts as well as heroic prose narratives and intricately crafted rhymed verse in hundreds of different meters. There are a few early texts from Celtic Wales as well, but paradoxically most of the surviving Welsh stories about the legendary Celtic king Arthur are translations from earlier French or English stories base...
  • End Of The Poem The Sea
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    Barrett M arum AP. English In the poem Dover Beach, the poet uses conflicting imagery to give meaning to the poem. The differences in the way that the poet sees the relationship between the beach and the sea and the way that most people would see it become more pronounced as the poem develops. He also uses the change in attitude from the first stanza to the last to emphasize his message. The poem starts with the normal image one would expect of a beach and a peaceful moonlit night, but quickly m...
  • Opening Lines Of Lordes Power
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    By Means of Power Both Adrienne Rich and Aud re Lorde, in their respective poems entitled Power, convey the idea that ones identity and sense of worth is defined by what they are willing to give up. This message is energized by the emotion the authors evoke through their ability to communicate a sense of experience. It is this experience as mothers and highly intelligent feminists that allow us to feel the unconditional caring towards humanity they are encouraging in their poems. In the opening ...
  • Enclosed Space Of The Soul's House
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    Anthony Hecht This poem is not usually conceived of as a riddle, but rather as a description of those instinctive preferences and choices, those defiantly non rational elections and allegiances, like love, that we all make, without regard to personal advantage, to rank or to estate. To the degree that the poem has been construed as a private and guarded revelation of the poet's emotional life, and to some circumstantial events in it, there is a dispute about whether the choice of "one" means som...
  • To His Mistress Going To Bed
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    John Donne's "To His Mistress Going to Bed" is an extremely erotic, albeit not pornographic poem that exhibits a struggle of power between men and women. The speaker of this poem commands, on a number of occasions, his mistress to indulge him sexually. His only interest is in satisfying his own desires without regard to his mistress's wants. -- Off with that girdle... -- Unpin that spangled breastplate... -- Off with that happy busk... -- Off with those shoes; and then safely tread In this love'...

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