English Essays

Poetry Woman to Man by Judith
Poetry- Woman to Man by Judith Woman to Man by Judith Wright At first glance, the title seemed to have more than one connotation. "Woman to Man;" is the woman giving something to the man, maybe a gift? "Woman to Man." Maybe the title is trying to compare the two genders? I was slightly confused when I read this poem at first, but it became apparent from the rich metaphors, that it was about the sexual relation between the woman and man. It is also about conception - or ...

Poetry
Poetry Since the dawn of time, human beings have been in a constant struggle to survive. Whether you are a man or women, black or white, rich or poor, the hardships of life have seemed to bind us together in a very cruel world. Many poets write about poverty, envy, and the outcome of war which are just a few of the many battles people fight everyday. Poems such as �Women Work�, �Richard Corey�, and �The Sad Children�s Story� define the different meanings of life. �Women...

Political, social and moral me
Political, social and moral me Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known to generations of readers all over the world as "Dr. Seuss," is the American author of many popular children’s books. Dr. Seuss’ "deft combination of easy words, swift rhymes and batty nonsense" (Horn 69) has convinced many children that reading does not have to be a boring chore, but instead can be fun and entertaining. Amidst these wacky drawings of zany characters spouting off crazy rhetoric, there is much hi...

Politics of Western Europe Bl
Politics of Western Europe: Bl This is a critique of the book, Blood and Belonging, by Michael Ignatieff. This paper will explain the subject of the book and its relevance, discuss Michael Ignatieff's methods and conclusions on the subject and finally include a personal critique of the book by the author of this paper. The author of the book travels on what he terms "the six journeys." On these "journeys" he encounters different cultures, as he travels to six different coinciding areas o...

Poor Piggy the Great
Poor Piggy the Great Different people in the world are often a representation of past leaders in society, as demonstrated in Lord of the Flies, a novel by William Golding. Piggy represents the voice of logic, who's intelligence and good intentions are distorted by his physical and emotional weaknesses. Piggy is often able to determine a cause or course of action in any situation. His scientific way of thinking frequently proves to be logical when applied. His knowledge of nature comes ...

Portfolio piece
Portfolio piece ESSAY "The test of a courageous person is the ability to bear heart". I interpret this quote to mean, if a person is truly courageous he or she will be able to deal with most emotional problems and not be affected by the outcome. I agree with the statement. Two works that we have read this year that exhibit this quote is 'To Kill a Mockingbird', by Harper Lee and the other being '???' In 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Atticus Finch is the main charter. HE is a very flat charter...

Portrait of The Artist
Portrait of The Artist Portrait of The Artist A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man Stephen, makes the claim that he perceives his identity as being selfcontained and non-contradictory. Being readers we see that this in actuality is almost a direct opposite of how Stephen has been living his life. As his mind jumps from thinking about a life as a man of god then to life as a man who can express his feelings he sees a women on a beach. This passage shows where Stephen attempts to apply...

Poems by Robert Frost and Leon
Poems by Robert Frost and Leon Have you ever wondered what makes two places the same, but in two totally different areas? Throughout the poems �Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening� by Robert Frost, and �The Bus� by Leonard Cohen, there are many similarities that take place. These similarities are the life in cities and towns, the escape into nature, and the consequences of such escapes. Throughout this essay these similarities will be explained in detail.In all cities and towns...

Poetry 2
Poetry 2 The Greatest Pain in Life The greatest pain in life is not to die, but to be ignored. To lose the person you love so much to another who doesn't care at all. To have someone you care so about so much throw a party... and not tell you about it. When your favorite person on earth neglects to invite you to his graduation. To have people think that you don't care. The greatest pain in life, is not to die, but to be forgotten. To be left in the dust af...

Poetry 3
Poetry 3 Since the dawn of time, human beings have been in a constant struggle to survive. Whether you are a man or women, black or white, rich or poor, the hardships of life have seemed to bind us together in a very cruel world. Many poets write about poverty, envy, and the outcome of war which are just a few of the many battles people fight everyday. Poems such as “Women Work”, “Richard Corey”, and “The Sad Children’s Story” define the differen...

Poetry Explication
Poetry Explication Poetry Explication The second sonnet in Mark Jarman's group of sonnets entitled The Word "Answer" can be interpreted two different ways. Is there a "right" way from which to view this poem, or is the poet simply exercising his God given right to ambiguity? Sonnet 2, as I will refer to it, revolves around someone sitting in a bathtub when suddenly there is a knock at the door, which soon turns into ringing and pounding, and finally the sound of breaking glass. Thro...

Poetry and Langston Hughes
Poetry and Langston Hughes Poetry and the World of Langston Hughes Langston Hughes enchanted the world as he threw the truth of the pain that the Negro society had endured into most of his works. He attempted to make it clear that society in America was still undeniably racist. For example, Conrad Kent Rivers declared, �Oh if muse would let me travel through Harlem with you as the guide, I too, could sing of black America� (Rampersad 297). From his creativity and passion for the subje...

Poetry assignment
Poetry assignment Poetry Assignment In this assignment I will gracefully compare and contrast two short poems. In my selection for the poems, I kept in mind that the two poems needed to have something in common metaphorically or thematically. After many hours of browsing I came upon two poems that contained an ultimately strange connection metaphorically and in content. Interestingly, the two also had numerous differences. The first poem I encountered was "The Sick Rose" written by William...

Poetry explication stopping by
Poetry explication stopping by �Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening� Robert Frost�s poem �Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening� is about a man who is riding through the woods on horseback. Snow starts falling and the man is caught up in the beauty of the scene. He then ponders staying put and enjoying the view for a while. Just as it seems he is convinced to stay the horse puts up a fight, awakening him from his dreamlike trance. He then decides to keep ...

Pocahontas
Pocahontas Biography of Pocahontas For more than two centuries since the death of the Indian princess Pocahontas, legends and stories of romance have been imbedded into our minds, but her dramatic life was more important to the creation of a segment of American history than legend. Around the year of 1595, Pocahontas was born to chief Powhatan, the powerful chief of a federation of Algonquian Indian tribes who lived in the tidewater region of Virginia. She was but one of t...

Poe vs
Poe vs. King Poe vs. King Poe was the classic horror writer during the 1800's. He is known as the first horror writer in the United States. He is also known as the first writer of detective stories. Poe set the precedent for the horror writers in the USA. Stephen King followed in Poe's footsteps to work in the horror genre. There are many similarities and differences in the two men's work. The most visible difference is the language of the story. They lived in different time p...

Poem 2
Poem 2 As we sat around like every other day, We decided we could no longer stay. So we packed up the van And we were determined to darken our tan. California was where we were going To the beach where it’s never snowing. We were off to watch the scenery during the day And at night, find the best partay. By now you’re wondering who is we It is five of my friends and don’t forget me. So without further adieu Let me introduce my crew. First on my li...

Poem Analysis The Chimmney Swe
Poem Analysis The Chimmney Swe �The Chimney Sweeper� By William Blake Poem Analysis Unlike the one in Songs of Innocence, �The Chimney Sweeper�, in Songs of Experience is very dark and pessimistic. This poem also seems to be very judgmental and gives motives for everything, but unlike Song of Innocence, the sweeper in this poem does not free himself from his misery. In the first two lines, Blake gives us an image of an anguished child in a state of agony or even in a stat...

Poem bushed
Poem bushed �Bushed� The entire poem is a metaphor taken literally it can be considered just a short story about a man stranded on a beach. He wakes up early in the morning, awake and very alive, he goes to sleep feeling secure. He learns how to survive by eating porcupine bellies and keeping their quills as a prize for his hunting and survival skills. Taken on the metaphorical level it is all about a man who created a perfect life fore himself, a rainbow as Earle Birney put it. His ...

Poem, lines 96 113 in Docter F
Poem, lines 96-113 in Docter F The truth that ambition and desire for material objects does not always satisfy the soul is a major theme depicted in Christopher Marlowe�s Doctor Faustus. The poem on page 93, lines 96-113 is the essence of this theme. It describes Faustus meeting, what he believes, is the icon of perfection. This perfection is a mere human women, yet, to Faustus, she is worth his life. Marlowe�s use of syntax and diction, allusions and references, and other literary d...

Poem
Poem #640: Interpretation I cannot live with You� It would be Life� And Life is over there__ Behind the Shelf The Sexton keeps the Key to� Putting up Our life�His Porcelain� Like a Cup� Discarded of the Housewife� Quaint�or Broke� A newer Sevres pleases� Old Ones crack� I could not die�with You� For One must wait To shut the Other�s Gaze down� You�could not� And I�Could I stand by And see You�freeze� Without my Right of Frost...

Plato vs shelley
Plato vs shelley Many works of literature provide responses to much debated topics. Opinions are brought forth by means of rhetorical devices and supported by some type of accepted truth. In two such pieces, The Republic by Plato and �A Defense of Poetry� by Shelley, Plato expresses a belief about poetry that Shelley disagrees with and responds to. Through rhetorical devices such as metaphors and symbolism and the use of deductive logic and Socratic writing, Plato provides a strong, v...

Plato vs
Plato vs. Materialists Plato vs. Materialists Plato was concerned with Epistemology. Epistemology deals with the possibilities and limits of human knowledge. It tries to arrive at a knowledge of knowledge itself. It tries to answer such questions as: Is the world as people perceive it the basic reality, or do people perceive only appearances that conceal basic reality? Knowledge may be regarded as having two parts. There is, first of all, what one perceives using the five senses. ...

Plato
Plato The Use of Dialectic to Define Justice Through the use of Socratic dialogue, Plato has an advantage at obtaining answers by refuting other philosophers. Plato is able to achieve an answer to the question, what is justice. He derives this answer through an analogy of the ideal city. The ideal city parallels the concept of the ideal person as Plato uncovers with the aid of dialectic. Plato defines justice as a function of harmony, which must first be achieved in an individual ...

Platonic Paradox
Platonic Paradox To research Plato's paradox in the Meno, we can first consult the definition of what platonism is. Websters defines platonism as "actual things are copies of transcendent ideas and that these ideas are the objects of true knowledge apprehended by reminiscence." For this essay, we will assume that trancendency is- "that which is beyond comprehension", and reminiscence as "past experience". The Meno is a dialogue between Socrates, a scholar and Meno, who eventually became an e...