Term Papers on Poetry and Poets
Matthew Arnolds Melancholy In Life, Religion, And Love
Number of words: 1056 - Number of pages: 4
.... Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night”
Matthew Arnold gives his views on life, love and the world. He explains that the world is similar to a land of dreams, and that it is something beautiful and peaceful, but in actuality, Arnold says that it is not. Arnold states that we are like the waves that crash and hit the shore, struggling and fighting for our place on this earth. He .....
Beowulf: The One Who Will Be King
Number of words: 852 - Number of pages: 4
.... forever felt exiled". Shortly
thereafter, Bundy left the bar and traveled to the Chi Omega sorority
house where he watched from outside, entered, and then killed two girls and
wounded two others.
Just as Bundy had done, Grendel watched and surveyed from the
distance. He waited outside the great hall, listening to the mirth and
celebration from within. He hated them. The revelers inside felt no "misery
of men." They were not uninvited, outcast, and below the social class of
Hrothgar's company. These feelings of inadequacy propel Grendel to
slaughter those who .....
Emily Dickenson And The Theme Of Death
Number of words: 621 - Number of pages: 3
.... as someone is frozen to death:
"This is the Hour of Lead--
Remembered, if outlived,
As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow--
First--Chill--then Stupor--then the letting go--"
The innovative diction in this passage creates an eerie atmosphere all by
itself. The effect of this passage is reminiscent of the famous macabre
monologue at the end of Michael Jackson's Thriller. Dickenson also
excellently portrays the restlessness of the mourners in this following
"The Feet, mechanical, go round--
Of Ground, or Air, or Ought--"
Describing the .....
Understanding "Porphyria's Lover"
Number of words: 1396 - Number of pages: 6
.... the jury, the
speaker of the poem is the lawyer, and, thinking more abstractly, the
author, Robert Browning in this case, represents the case as a whole. The
decision the jury must make between what is actually right and what the
lawyers imply to be right is the same one the reader of a dramatic
monologue must make. Browning's Dramatic Lyrics is a collection of poems
in which many are written in dramatic monologue. "Porphyria's Lover" is a
poem from Dramatic Lyrics critics often cite when explaining dramatic
monologue. Because of it, the reader is pulled bet .....
Contrasting Poets Lawrence And Shapiro In Their Views Of Nature
Number of words: 1336 - Number of pages: 5
.... major downfall and factor of
the twentieth century was World War I. This was had pulled up new roots
that were "buried in the past," causing multiple conflicts between nations
(Granner, 611). The war reflects the bitterness and troubles put on
twentieth century poetry. The poets wrote of science fiction, anti-war
protagonists, and ridicule of authority. Leading poets in the twentieth
century are D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Dylan Thomas, and
D.H. Lawrence views on nature are more humanistic, rather than
natural. He loves individuality .....
In Depth Analysis Of Keats’ “Ode On A Grecian Urn”
Number of words: 2071 - Number of pages: 8
.... as outside of the temporality he, as a mortal man experiences: the perpetuating, generationless song of the nightingale and the “cold Pastoral” ageless marble scenes on the Grecian Urn, considered by may to be among the “best” of his poetry. Ex:
His best poetry is composed largely of representations of representations, meditations “on” objects or texts that are themselves reflections of other artists’ creative acts (Scott, xi).
The product of these artists are indeed timeless and eternal, something Keats was very aware, both in presence of other artists works and .....
Point Of View In Three Edgar Allan Poe's Poems
Number of words: 1122 - Number of pages: 5
.... always absorbed in the features of Ligeia and how wonderful she always looked. She was so perfect in every way that she could not possibly be human. This story could have been related to Edgar Allan Poe's could first wife's death that "Ligeia" was a part of him.
In "Morella", it was said that she may have been a witch. Morella she is intelligent. Although, she did go to a school for the black arts. She represents surpassing knowledge that the husband doesn't have. He wants to have this so he starts to study with her. He becomes her pupil. He did not love More .....
Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd To His Love”
Number of words: 1201 - Number of pages: 5
.... of the countryside filled the pages of a pastoral poem. The serenity and quiet experienced by the shepherds in the hills of Arcadia, was put into words. The present state of humanity was seen as an Iron Age in which humans have become degenerate.
There are three main kinds of pastoral that can be identified in different works.
The classical pastoral begins with a conception on man and on human nature and locates it in a specific type, the shepherd, the simplicity of whose life is the goal toward which all existence strives. The shepherds remain first and .....