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"Aunt Jennifer's Tigers": Women And Society
Number of words: 950 - Number of pages: 4

.... and she is not reluctant to stress their contrast of opinions. She does not fear men, as most women did in her time. It was mandatory in her society that women respected their husbands, and did what the men ordered. Hester fears neither the leaders of the community nor her husband. She demonstrates her confidence by standing up to a group of the most respected men in town, when she hears they might take her daughter, Pearl, away from her. She even has the courage to demand the minister for his help. "I will not give her up!" She firmly states. "Spea .....

A Pregenerative Soul’s Fear Of Life
Number of words: 534 - Number of pages: 2

.... to be at death the food of worms?”’” (ll. 69-70). As a result, she questions others as to how they cope with their mortality. The responses of those she asks ubiquitously stress the importance of service. The Lilly tells Thel that she rejoices because God, who as the Clod of Clay says, “loves the lowly,” comes to her with a promise that, even though her life seems small and insignificant, she is not forgotten. She serves the lamb in nourishment and her perfume spreads across the grasses. Because of these and other services, she will someday “flourish in eterna .....

Analysis Of Frost's "Desert Places" And "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening"
Number of words: 1060 - Number of pages: 4

.... of benighted snow/ With no expression, nothing to express". Whiteness and blankness are two key ideas in this poem. The white sybolizes open and empty spaces. The snow is a white blanket that covers up everything living. The blankness sybolizes the emptyness that the speaker feels. To him there is nothing else around except for the unfeeling snow and his lonely thoughts. The speaker in this poem is jealous of the woods. "The woods around it have it - it is theirs." The woods symbolizes people and society. They have something that belongs to them, somet .....

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning: Love Between Two People
Number of words: 1092 - Number of pages: 4

.... and reward in the afterlife; hence, they die in peace without fear and emotion. He suggests that the separation of the lovers be like this separation caused by death. In the second stanza the speaker furthers his comparison for a peaceful separation. “So let us melt, and make no noise” (line 5) refers to the melting of gold by a goldsmith or alchemist. When gold is melted it does not sputter and is therefore quiet. The speaker and his love should not display their private, intimate love as “tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move” (line 6). The speaker thinks tha .....

The Poetical Work And Polynesian Cultural Inheritances
Number of words: 1886 - Number of pages: 7

.... endlessly / inventing mind.” (p110) Maui is an important part of Polynesian mythology; Maui is a demigod who is used to tell of many stories. There are also reflections of Polynesian cultural inheritances in Hone Tuwhare’s use of mythology in his poetry. Tuwhare was born in Kaikohe, and belongs to the Ngapuhi hapus Ngati Korokoro, Ngati Tautahi, Te Popoto, and Uri-O-Hau. In his poem ‘Papa-tu-a-nuku’, he uses Maori mythology. The title, ‘Papa-tu-a-nuku’, means ‘Earth Mother’, which is part of a number of nature’s elements that are personified in Maori mythol .....

Theme Presented In The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Number of words: 499 - Number of pages: 2

.... need the good luck of the albatross. He also elucidates his readiness too severe his bonds with the universal cycle of life and love. Following his execution of the albatross, his luck suddenly changes. His luck indeed seems to change, and the Mariner experiences the punishment that comes with the moral error of killing the Albatross-- isolation and alienation from everything but himself. Then, the "Nightmare," the life in death, kills his crew. He is lost at sea, left alone in the night to suffer, and he has detached from his natural cycle. The Mari .....

Samuel Coleridge's "Frost At Midnight"
Number of words: 356 - Number of pages: 2

.... it appears he was very happy, "So sweetly, that they stirred and haunted me with a wild pleasure…" But as this paragraph progresses, he begins to show the loneliness in his life, "For still I hoped to see the stranger's face." Though his mood begins to change there still is a calm and somber feeling. In paragraph three, Colridge is holding his son, while appreciating nature and what it will give to his child, "it thrills my heart with tender gladness, thus to look at thee, and think that thou shalt learn for other lore…" He also shows his appreciation of God .....

The Works Of Edwin Robinson And Paul Simon
Number of words: 490 - Number of pages: 2

.... scorned the gold he sought but sore annoyed was he without it..." Simon expresses the same idea in lines 4, 8, and 9, "He had everything a man could want: power, grace, and style...And I wish I could be Richard Cory..." Robinson and Simon dealt with subjects that were close to their hearts. What they wrote about were their uncontrollable feelings. For Robinson the feeling was described, in lines 5, 6, 7, and 8, as ,"Minniver loved the days of old when swords were bright and steeds were prancing. The vision of a warrior bold would set him dancing. .....

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