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Reeducating King Lear’s Self Awareness

A paper which examines the role of the secondary characters in Shakespeare’s “King Lear”. RE-EDUCATING A KING: KING LEAR’S SELF-AWARENESS Halfway down Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head: The fisherman that walk along the beach Appear like mice. Although this quote from Shakespeare’s King Lear is […]

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Interpretation of Shadow, Silence and the Sea by A. C. Swinburne

From what we know about Swinburne’s creativity, his poetry is a colourful mixture of philosophical statements, artistically painted images and ubiquitous alliteration. His principal theme in lyric is nature, which is used both as a material for the whole poem and as a detail to introduce other themes and images. Analyzing Shadow, Silence and the […]

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6-line poem

Scenario: Look at the significance of chapter five to the novel as a whole. Focus on the relevance and effect of writer’s use of language to describe setting, character and what it shows about social and historical influence. Frankenstein is written in a style known as ‘Chinese Box’. Walton, who in town, goes on to […]

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The Eve of St Agnes

Keats involves the reader by creating word pictures and expressing details, which appeal to the senses. As the plot develops the characters are brought in to the story. The main character is Madeline. She believes in the superstition of St Agnes’ Eve. Therefore goes to bed early without eating, and always looks ahead or upward […]

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E.E. Cummings

This paper discusses the unconventional poetry style of E.E. Cummings. E. E. Cummings, who was born in 1894 and died in 1962, wrote many poems with unconventional punctuation and capitalization, and unusual line, word, and even letter placements – namely, ideograms. Cummings’ most difficult form of prose is probably the ideogram; it is extremely terse […]

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Cynical humour of the poem

Slough is a satrical poem and Betjeman himself satirises and despises it. He invites violence (wants town to be destroyed with a bomb) and he shows dislike when he criticises about how fake the town and the attitudes of the people who live there are. (He considers them to be narrow-minded and ignorant.) From what […]

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The poem Half-Caste

How does John Agard make the poem Half-Caste seem controversial? Think about the main features of the poet’s language which make it different from Standard English. Is the poem mainly directed against white people who use the term ‘half-caste’? The poem is controversial because it is challenging the idea that people of colour are, somehow, […]

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Hard Times

There are many objections to Stephen, as a “weakness” in the novel. However these mostly come from critics who would have preferred a more radical and practical figure in his place. We must not forget that Dickens audience would have been mainly the middle class and as such perhaps Dickens was eager to calm them […]

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The poem expresses

The poet is thinking of all the most beautiful aspects of autumn, its products, its occupations, its colors and sounds. First verse he thinks of the way that autumn seems to be joining with the sun in order to ripen more and more fruit and fill the trees with so many apples that the branches […]

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Half Past Two

The poet felt nostalgic for the whole scene. The sheets are graphically described with all the posters covering the walls such as “banners for Miss India 1993”. A high beat of music is detected in the alliterations “curtain cloth and sofa cloth canopy me “. The process of hennaing takes a long time. We have […]

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