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Gcse English Poetry

The two poems that I will be analysing are ‘Stop all the Clocks’ by W. H. Auden and ‘The Vet’ by Gillian Clarke. My discussion will be based on the theme of the poems and look at how the poets used form and language to help his readers understand and make meaning out of the…

World War I

Owen and Auden both war poets explore the sense of alienation, which was brought about by war. Owen takes on the theme of exclusion in ‘Disabled’ by converting a fine and healthy young individual into a physically disabled soldier of World War I. He faces alienation from a non-handicapped society, as he no longer has…

Comparing two ballads

A ballad is a story often set to song and here I am going to study in detail the make-up and difference between two very different ballads. For my first poem I chose ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’, (The Beautiful Woman Without Thanks) by John Keats. Comparing to this I chose W.H. Auden’s: ‘MissGee’. Out of…

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English 4B

publication of Jane Austen’s novels Which event did not occur between 1750 and 1800? gentility In order to be socially acceptable, a family needed? increased because of lowered mortality rates from diseases Between 1760 and 1815, England’s population? first public railways opened in England What was an important improvement in transportation during this time period?…

English 3 Unit 10 Vocabulary

the words surrounding unfamiliar words that help determine the meaning for the reader context the smallest unit of meaning in a word (prefix, root, suffix) morpheme Which of the following are major lexicographical works mentioned in this section? a. Oxford English Dictionary b. American Dictionary c. Dictionary of Spoken English d. Dictionary of the English…

English Analyzing Ekphrastic Poetry

Ekphrasis a vivid description of a scene or more commonly, a work of art Ekphrastic Poetry Form of poetry that comments on a work of art in another genre, such as a painting or a piece of music William Carlos Williams Author of Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, poem describing the painting “Landscape with…

Analyzing Ekphrastic Poetry

The myth of Icarus -King Minos told Daedalus, an inventor, to create a complex maze. -King Minos imprisoned a monster in this maze. -A man named Theseus slew the monster. -Daedalus helpd Theseus elope with King Mino’s daughter. -As punishment, King Minos imprisoned Daedalus and his son, Icarus. -Daedalus crafted wings from wax so that…

Eng 4B Final Review

Which event did not occur between 1750 and 1800? publication of Jane Austin novels In order to be socially acceptable, a family needed gentility Between 1760 and 1815, England’s population increased due to lowered mortality rates What was an important improvement in transportation during this time period? first public railways in england How does Romanticism…

Cynddylan on a Tractor

Discuss the infinite variety of complaints shown in different forms in the poems ‘The Unknown Citizen’ by W. H. Auden, ‘Naming of Parts’ by Henry Reed, ‘Cynddylan on a Tractor’ by R. S. Thomas and Do not go gentle into that Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas. Each of these four poems has a prominent theme…

College Literature Poetry mid-term

Verse Any single line of poetry or any composition written in separate lines of more or less regular rhythm, in contrast to prose. Paraphrase The restatement in one’s own words of what one understands a poem to say or suggest. Like a summary but more in depth. Summary A brief explanation of text. Subject Main…

Glossary of Literary Terms (Based on "A Handbook to Literature", by Harmon and Holman)

accent the prominence or emphasis given to a syllable or word. In the word “po-etry”, the accent (or stress) falls on the first syllable. alexandrine a line of poetry that has 12 syllables. The name probably cromes from a medieval romance about Alexander the Great that was written in 12 syllable lines. alliteration The repetition…

Explore the theme of love in Auden

This was an arranged marriage which allowed her to have the British citizenship and escape from Nazi Germany. Aden met his true love, the poet Chester Coalman, in New York in 1939. Coalman became Addend’s companion for the rest of his life. Love is a recurrent theme in Addend’s poetry but so are many others…

Compare and Contrast

The Nineteenth Century European Paintings and Sculpture Galleries Van Gogh, Flowering Orchard (56.13), Annenberg Van Gogh Gallery Monet, the Four Trees (29.100.110), Annenberg Monet Gallery Visual perception is a function of our eyes and brain. We see images as a whole rather then in parts. However, images can be broken into their visual elements: line,…

Discuss how the poets convey the theme of loss and death

The theme of death is commonly used in the world of literature; it exists as one of the defying elements in the writing of poetry. Maybe because at some point in our lives, we must all face the dreaded idea of death. The poems Piano by the Victorian poet D.H Lawrence, Refugee Mother And Child…

Comparison: ‘To his coy mistress’ and ‘Lay your sleeping head my love’

This is a comparison between ‘To His Coy Mistress’ written by Andrew Marvell in the seventeenth century, and ‘Lay Your Sleeping Head My Love’ written by W.H Auden in 1937 ‘Lay your sleeping head’ my love and ‘To his coy mistress’ are very similar in many respects, yet are also fairly different. On a basic…

A comparison of Philip Larkin’s The Explosion and WH Auden’s Funereal Blues

Philip Larkin was born in the north of England in 1922. He spent most of his life there, working as a librarian. The poem, The Explosion is a reflection of a disastrous day in a northern mining town. The story unfolds in eight stanzas with three lines and one final stanza of one line. The…

A Comparison between “Dulce et decorum est.” by Wilfred Owens, and “Refugee Blues” by W.H Auden

These two poems are both written concerning the same subject of War. Owen writes from a personal viewpoint, recanting the horrific events he lived through during the Great War and exploring the mythical status of the soldier by using images that are unexpected of a soldier. “Bent double like old beggars under sacks…coughing like hags.”…

Wordsworth’s Elegiac Stanzas and Auden’s Musee des Beaux Arts

Compare and contrast Wordsworth’s Elegiac Stanzas and Auden’s Musee des Beaux Arts. Show the way these poems convey the experience of human suffering. Explain which of the poems you find the most moving and consoling. When looking at Auden’s Musee des Beaux Arts and Wordsworth’s Elegiac Stanzas the reader can notice that both poems contain…

Diyanni Literature Terms

Allegory A symbolic narrative in which the surface details imply a secondary meaning. Allegory often takes the form of a story in which the characters represent moral qualities. The most famous example in English is John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, in which the name of the central character, Pilgrim, epitomizes the book’s allegorical nature. Kay Boyle’s…

The Norton Anthology literary terms

accent (synonym “stress”): a term of rhythm. The special force devoted to the voicing of one syllable in a word over others. In the noun “accent,” for example, the accent, or stress, is on the first syllable. act The major subdivision of a play, usually divided into scenes. aesthetics (from Greek, “to feel, apprehend by…

Taoism

Taoism Taoism (or Daoism) is a philosophical, ethical, political and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (also romanized as Dao). The term Tao means “way”, “path” or “principle”, and can also be found in Chinese philosophies and religions other than Taoism. In Taoism, however, Tao denotes something that…

Introduction to Literature

allegory A symbolic fictional narrative that conveys a meaning not explicitly set forth in the narrative. Allegories typically describe situations and events or express abstract ideas in terms of material objects, persons, and actions. example: George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm (1945), which, under the guise of a fable about domestic animals, expresses the author’s disillusionment…

6th Grade 7th Grade A Christmas Carol A Farewell to Arms A Hunger Artist A Lesson Before Dying African Religions and Philosophy Aint I a Woman Black Women and Feminism All Quiet On the Western Front Animal Dreams Bad Boy a Memoir Black Dog of Fate Bound Feet and Western Dress Burial Rites Catching Fire Changing My Mind Occasional Claude Mckay Poems Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Confessions Cry the Beloved Country Discipline and Punish the Birth Of the Prison Don Quixote Book I Don Quixote Book II Donne Poems Doubt a Parable Dr Faustus Empire Falls Enders Game Fanny Hill Fear Of Flying For Whom the Bell Tolls Funny Boy Girl in Translation Heart Of Darkness In Love and Trouble Stories of Black Women Invisible Monsters Jonathan Swift Poems Keats Poems and Letters Literature Lolita Mark Twain Moby Dick Mrs Dalloway Poes Poetry Poes Short Stories Prometheus Pygmalion Ross Gay Poetry Rudyard Kipling Poems Short Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald Short Stories Of William Faulkner Short Tales of Joseph Conrad Sir Gawain and the Green Knight The Awakening The Book Thief The Canterbury Tales The Complete Poems of William Blake The Faerie Queene The Haunting Of Hill House The Jungle Book The Love Song Of J alfred Prufrock The Poetry of Li Young Lee The Poetry Of Robert Penn Warren The Rime of the Ancient Mariner The Romance Of Tristan The Satanic Verses The Sound and the Fury The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down The Sun also Rises Thirteen Reasons Why To Build a Fire To His Mistress Going To Bed Elegy 19 Treasure Island Ts Eliot Poems Twelve Years a Slave Uncle Toms Children Waiting for Godot Walt Whitman Poems Wuthering Heights
GRE Literature Supplement 2

The Castle of Otranto Horace Walpole, 1765 (Enlightenment) C LIST A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792 (Early Romantic) D LIST The Monk M.G. Lewis, 1796 (Early Romantic) C LIST Gothic Novel. Songs of Innocence William Blake, 1789 (Enlightenment) C LIST Songs of Experience William Blake, 1789 (Enlightenment) C LIST “Marriage of…

A Farewell to Arms A Modest Proposal and Other Stories A New England Nun A Raisin in the Sun A White Heron A. E. Housman Poems Absalom Absalom All Quiet On the Western Front Andrew Marvell Poems Animal Dreams Autobiography of My Mother Bartleby the Scrivener Beauty and the Beast and Other Tales Best Worst American Stories Bound Feet and Western Dress Burial Rites Charlotte Perkins Gilman Poems Charlotte Temple Christina Rossetti Poems Chronicle Of a Death foretold Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Cry the Beloved Country Dead Souls Death Of a Salesman Donne Poems Doubt a Parable Dracula East Of Eden Empire Falls Equus Ezra Pound Poems Fanny Hill Fear Of Flying Girl in Translation Heart Of Darkness House Of Mirth I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings In Love and Trouble Stories of Black Women Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Inferno Jonathan Swift Poems Jorge Borges Short Stories Jorge Luis Borges Poetry Keats Poems and Letters Last Of the Mohicans Leaves Of Grass Letters From an american Farmer Literature Lolita Mark Twain Mary Oliver Poetry Maya Angelou Poems Metamorphoses Moby Dick Mrs Dalloway On Liberty Parable Of the Sower Paradise Lost Prometheus Rear Window Rebuttal Second Treatise of Government Short Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald Short Stories Of William Faulkner Short Tales of Joseph Conrad Song of Solomon The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn The adventures Of Tom Sawyer The Aeneid The Awakening The Bean Eaters The Book Of the City Of Ladies The Catcher in the Rye The Complete Poems of William Blake The Epic of Gilgamesh The Faerie Queene The Fault in Our Stars The House Of the Seven Gables The Love Song Of J alfred Prufrock The Most Dangerous Game The Poems Of Billy Collins The Poems of Ted Hughes The Poetry of Li Young Lee The Poetry Of Robert Penn Warren The School for Scandal The Souls of Black Folk The Sound and the Fury The Stranger The Sun also Rises The Yellow Wallpaper Thomas Gray Poems Thomas Hardy Poems To His Mistress Going To Bed Elegy 19 Ts Eliot Poems Twelve Years a Slave Uncle Toms Children Utilitarianism Wallace Stevens Poems Walt Whitman Poems William Carlos Williams Poems William Dean Howells Short Stories Woman of Colour Novel Wuthering Heights
American Literature Unit 4: The Modern Age 1915-1946

The “modern temper” was uncertain and distrustful of science and religion. True World War I proved that society had succeeded in bringing peace and happiness to everyone. False World War I was a worldwide struggle for political, economic, and military supremacy. True _______ was reluctant to involve itself in European affairs. America The large-scale loss…

In what ways is WH Auden’s In Memory of WB Yeats typical of the tradition of elegy, and in what ways is it distinctive?

WH Auden’s classic elegy of his contemporary WB Yeats has withstood the test of time. Even after five decades of its first publication, the poem is fresh in its invocation of feelings of loss and suffering. The loss and suffering are so much at the deceased artist and the cessation of his work, but more…

icarus

The poem “Icarus” was composed in 1924 by an American poet named Edward Field. It discusses, like other poems concerning Icarus, about the often uncaring nature of humans.Field illustrates this point by thefirst line of this poem.It speaks of the drowning of Icarus and the suspicious feathers found surrounding his body, which would lead others…

English William Shakespeare

?ENGLISH NOTES 2012-2013 Advising and Preregistration ONLY declared English majors (who have formally declared their major by Monday, April 30th) may preregister for English classes via the web on Monday, May 7th during their registration appointment times according to the following schedule: The last day to add a class for Fall Quarter is Friday, September…

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