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The Personification And Criticism Of Death In John Donne's "Death Be Not Proud."
Number of words: 573 - Number of pages: 3

.... that the image of his foe, death, has been created, Donne denounces the power and fear associated with death, "for thou art not so. / For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow/ Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me" (ll 2-4), Donne defies death's power. He is so bold as to mock death, calling it "poor death" (l 4), giving death the sense and personification of being deficient in that it cannot kill Donne. In the second quatrain, Donne continues his critique of death. He questions death that if sleep or rest is a pleasure of life, then what gr .....

Sonnet 18
Number of words: 612 - Number of pages: 3

.... love is "more lovely and more temperate"(ll. 2) during that day. He then proceeds to bombard us with images of natural nuisances such as windy days that "…shake the darling buds of May"(ll. 3); which hot weather magnified because it is coming from heaven and the seasons are changing. Shakespeare has taken the idea of a warm breezy summer day and twisted it into a sweltering day with the sun beating down on us. However, in the lines after the destruction of a nice day, he twists things back by the comments he showers on his love. He tells us that his love's beau .....

Elements Of Romanticism In Wordsworth's "London, 1802" And Blake's "The Lamb"
Number of words: 1063 - Number of pages: 4

.... France: ...(this was) written immediately after my return from France to London, when I could not but be struck...with the vanity and parade of our own country From this account it can be deduced that the poem was spontaneous in nature and originated from an internal response. The poem's use of a realistic setting occurs in line 2 with the reference of England as a "fen." This particular adjective e describes England as a "land wholly or partially covered by water, mud, clay, or dirt."(Oxford English Dictionary) .....

Shelley's "Ode To The West Wind": Analysis
Number of words: 1450 - Number of pages: 6

.... reader aware that Shelley is addressing more than a pile of leaves. His claustrophobic mood becomes evident when he talks of the "wintry bed" (6) and "The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low/ Each like a corpse within its grave, until/ Thine azure sister of the Spring shall blow" (7-9). In the first line, Shelley use the phrase "winged seeds" which presents images of flying and freedom. The only problem is that they lay "cold and low" or unnourished or not elevated. He likens this with a feeling of being trapped. The important word is "seeds" for it .....

The Lives And Works Of Elizabeth Barrett And Robert Browning
Number of words: 1375 - Number of pages: 5

.... the University of London in 1928, but left discontent to pursue an education at his own pace. The young Browning had before him the influences of Burns, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. He began to prepare himself to soon be in their company. Byron was the first influence and inspiration to Browning’s first boyish attempts as a poet. Later after coming upon a copy of Shelly’s Queen Mab he fell under the fascination of this new poet. It was then that he started his formal career in poetry. In the 1930’s he met the actor William Macready and tried to .....

Alexander Pope's "The Rape Of The Lock"
Number of words: 558 - Number of pages: 3

.... gains wisdom from a dream. Ariel is a Sylph that guides Belinda. When Belinda was asleep Ariel came into her dream to tell her to “Beware of all, but most beware of Man!” He was telling her to watch out for man because he will try to take her chastity. When Belinda awoke she thought deeply about what was said to her in her dream but then she forgot all about the lesson when she started to think about Baron. This is the gaining of wisdom aspect of the epic poem. The greatest aspect of an epic poem is the quest and the battle. Pope uses both of these i .....

How Do Textual Features Combine To Convey A Theme Of The Poem?
Number of words: 760 - Number of pages: 3

.... to question his writing that only death can take away (“...one talent which is death to hide..”), “ lodged... useless” within him because of his new blindness. As a result, Milton begins to question God, “Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?” Milton wonders as to the meaning of his blindness; Does God want him to continue to write, even with his blindness, or what does God really mean? At first his tone seems harsh, but his feelings are redirected as he answers his own questions in time. His last question to God, was answered by himself as he realizes that .....

Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress": The Essence Of Time
Number of words: 384 - Number of pages: 2

.... intense. Throughout the poem, he uses the phases of time in an attempt to frighten her into having sex with him. All three stanza's in the poem represent a different time frame. The first gives his mistress a feeling of unconditional love. He leads her to believe he would give all he has to her as long as time will permit. During the second stanza, Marvell plays on her fear of getting old. He warns her that her beauty isn't everlasting and that she will end up unhappy alone if she doesn't give in. Marvell's use of optimum time, the best time, sho .....

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