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  1. Write a critical appraisal of any one poem by Yeats, paying particular attention to such features as

    _ "_"_ __One way that Yeats can therefore stress a particular point, ??is by interrupting that flow by using a different length of line. _ <eth>7?3 _?S�?This technique is evident in the last verse with the shortened ??lines: "Too long a sacrifice.." , and: "O when may it suffice". ??By doing this Yeats puts the emphasis on his doubts about the use ??of violence to achieve the aims of the Easter Rising, and the ??Nationalist cause as a whole.? _ "_"_ __The way that the poem is written in parts in a colloquial ??manner emphasises the way that the whole subject has become a ??forum for debate.

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  2. LOVE - An assessment of psychological research into the concept of 'love' over the past five years

    It is difficult to imagine any concept in psychology to which these definitions do not at least partially apply. The last 5 years have seen still more investigations into our concept of romantic or other love, and the direction of research we will concentrate on here will be mainly that of how our concepts and expectations of love may affect our experience of it. Any research into the concept of love is undoubtedly hampered by the subjective nature of the topic being investigated and of the researchers themselves. Hendrick and Hendrick (1988) acknowledged this and they decided to investigate the psychometric properties of several so-called measures of love.

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  3. Marvell & Herrick's Use of Carpe Diem.

    As if singing, he uses an iambic tetrameter throughout the opening lines, describing his love for his mistress. Line 1 sets the mood of Marvell's argument: "Had we but world enough, and time, / This coyness, lady, were no crime." He sets the reader up for the Carpe Diem theme with an immediate reference to the unchangeable nature of time. Then he uses time in describing his love and vase eternity of it in lines 8-10: "...I would/ Love you ten years before the flood, / And you should, if you please, refuse/ Till the conversion of the Jews."

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  4. The Wreck of the Deutschland - review.

    In this first part, the poet reveres God (stanza 1 - lines 1 to 4; stanza 5 - line 8; stanza 8 - line 7; stanza 9 - line 1) and depicts the insignificance of human beings in the face of celestial powers (stanza 4), reinforcing the idea that God can create human beings (stanza 1 - line 5) but can also punish (stanza 9 - line 3) or even deprive them of their lives (stanza 1 - line 4)

    • Word count: 1820
  5. "Turning Seasons" - The Selected Poems of T'ao Ch'ien.

    of T'ao Ch'ien's life-his struggle to free himself from the constraints of official life and his eventual commitment to the life of a recluse-farmer, despite poverty and hardship-became one of the central, organizing myths in the Chinese tradition" (Hinton introduction from The Selected Poems Of T'ao Ch'ien 8). Hinton essentially states that T'ao faces a personal inner-struggle between his official obligations to the government and his desire to be at peace with nature. During his government service, T'ao witnesses the poverty and the anguish that people felt. T'ao could not control the fact that he was born into chaotic times.

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  6. Yeats initial disenchantment with Irish nationalism can be successfully traced in his love poems to Maud Gonne - Discuss?

    In many of Yeats' earlier poems we can see his enchantment with Maud Gonne. In the "Rose Collection" the rose had several symbolic meanings; as a title it probably means the "eternal rose of Beauty and peace"i It was also used in the ordinary sense of a rose in love poetry and Yeats knew Irish poets had used it to symbolise Ireland. According to York notes the rose symbolised spiritual beauty it symbolised Maud Gonne. "The White Birds", is a Yeats poem about love and envisions a love affair with Maud Gonne; "Where time would surely forget us, And sorrow come near us no more; Soon far from the rose and the lilly and

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  7. I Heard the Owl Call My Name - summary.

    While Mark Brian comes to Kingcome with the teachings and beliefs of Christianity, the tribe still holds strong to many of its indigenous beliefs that have been passed down. These beliefs do not include worship to Gods or deities, but are focused on actions in daily life and through ceremonial practices that are believed to enhance prosperity and good fortune for the village. The tribe centers on rituals and spirits that are seen as providers and care takers of the people.

    • Word count: 1270
  8. "Then, then, abandon each ambitious thought / Conquest or rule thy heart shall feebly move, / In Nature's school, by her soft maxims taught, / That separate rights are lost in mutual love."

    Barbauld's "The Rights of Woman" is a different poem from first reading to second reading. A person might read the first few lines and be convinced of Barbauld's feminist stance and insistence that women rise up and take their rightful reign from man, only to discover later on in the poem that these initial calls to battle are but a mockery in tone of rebellion and an illustration of the initial drive a woman might have towards seeking equality and the usurpation of power, and instead leads the reader along with a tone of submission rather than rebellion.

    • Word count: 1554
  9. Plato's Ethics and Political Philosophy.

    Each part of the soul aims for the good of the individual. So when we compare the two, the properties we attribute to the city are also present in the individual, or more specifically in the soul. The simple city is corrupted by an increase in the population, the community expands to include non-necessities/ luxuries, thus people become driven by the appetite desire. Therefore there is more to human life than simple city can provide, more to human psyche than mere needs. In what sense does Plato's account of human nature and the state treat both as organic?

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  10. 'Nature-nurture is a false dichotomy.' Explain this statement using examples from either Book 1 Chapter 4, or Book 1 Chapter 5.

    Psychologists working within an individual differences perspective try to find universal dimensions of biological difference that can be mapped into individual differences in brain structure and function. Using a simple model of an aspect of the nervous system, researchers have tried to link key aspects of the nervous system to key behaviours. These, in turn are linked to individual differences in personality. The first psychologist who attempted this kind of theory was Hans J. Eysenck (Eysenck, 1967, reported in Thomas, 2002).

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  11. Barbara Hepworth - presentation.

    She says "All my early memories are of forms, shapes and textures", so she identifies nature with sculture. The last line is also remarkable as Barbara Hepworth is establishing a relationship between nature and the sculptor. One of the most important experiences who contributed to change her work is the visit she paid to Italy when she had become a sculptor herself. In this country she found two of her main preocupations: light and the grouping of people. The importance of light in relation to form will always interest her. Her second preocupation emerged in Venice. There, she realized that when people entered Saint Mark square, they walked in a different way and tended to group themselves because of the enormous proportion of the square and the cathedral.

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  12. A Personal Nature - The poet Robert Frost.

    In this metaphor, swinging in the birches -nature- is compared to leaving your cares behind and being happy again, in this way according to Frank Lentricchia, Frost "grants (the speaker's) wish." These acts of nature give an "original and distinctive vision to the poem" says John C. Kemp. This is obvious in Frank Lentricchia's allusion to Mother Nature in his analysis of the speaker's descent from heaven in which "the blessed pull of the earth is felt again" (Kemp). Because Mother Nature is nature herself the speaker feels that nature has a warm pull on man, further emphasizing and humanizing Frost's consistent use of nature.

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  13. A Role of Settings In Oliver Goldsmith's poem"The Deserted Village".

    How fresh his conception of colours and actions, sights and landscapes is! How realistically he describes the scenes: The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topped the neighbouring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade Here, I believe, Auburn reproduced Lissoy, the native village of Goldsmith. Nostalgic memoirs of the Irish place Lissoy, where the writer has spend his childhood, are twisted in the poem. The setting express here delightful rural descriptions, tender melancholy of its metrical cadences.

    • Word count: 1972
  14. The Power of the River in A River Runs Through it.

    Being Presbyterians, and sons of a Reverend, but also being sons of a fly-fisherman on the Big Black foot. Norman and Paul learned from their father that "man by nature was a mess and had fallen from an original state of grace"(2). But they also learned that "all good things-trout as well as eternal salvation-come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy"(3). Theodore Weinberger said in "Religion and Fly fishing: Taking Norman Maclean Seriously" that "To practice an art is to glorify God. Art allows the human being to sanctify the profane. For Reverend Maclean, the four-count rhythm is the most artful way of fishing because it best allows for the glorification of God"(n.p.).

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  15. Assemble a collection of about ten Romantic poems, taken from any source, which focuses on a particular them - Your task is to write a critical introduction to that anthology in which you show your understanding of the poems you have chosen.

    (Bradford: 1996 p231) The age of Romanticism sees the emergence of two generations of poets, with the first featuring William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Blake and the second generation featuring Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats. Most Romantic poets used their creative imagination to place stress upon poet's natural spontaneity and poets such as William Blake and William Wordsworth used established and popular genres of ballad and song to examine contradiction and ambiguity. The common theme that can be identified amongst the poems featured in this anthology is nature.

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  16. A poet to whom nature is deemed most highly as a means of spiritual revitalization and recollection should naturally produce a piece of work such as 'Tintern Abbey'.

    The personification of the River Wye illustrates again how Wordsworth views his life in relation to nature; "O Sylvan Wye! That wanderer through the woods, How often has my spirit turned to thee!" (Tintern abbey 57-8) Coleridge saw poetry as "shaped by the organic laws of imagination, not by external canons" and Wordsworth reiterated this view, believing that poetry should be "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (William Wordsworth, Preface to the 'Lyrical Ballads' 1800). This emphasis on feeling, creativity and imagination (believed by Coleridge to be the supreme poetic quality)

    • Word count: 1570
  17. How would you perform the role of Yerma in the opening sequence so that important aspects of her character are communicated to an audience?

    As the light changes to "the cheerfulness of a spring morning" there is a voice heard offstage singing. Yerma's waking up could be shown by some sort of attenuated movement that sees her rising in time with the singing. Then as Yerma rises to sit up she could say the line, "Juan do you hear me? Juan!" this could be said in a moderately demanding way, almost like a mother getting her child ready for school. All the while Yerma herself is tired, possibly yawning and rubbing her eyes. The conversation between Yerma and her husband Juan is very important in establishing Yerma's sense of loneliness and her desire for her husband to be something he isn't.

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  18. Anthelmintics are drugs that are used in the treatment of threadworm infections.

    PHARMACOLOGICAL KINECTICS; This drug has a nicotine-like action, stimulating and subsequently blocking the neuromuscular junctions. The paralyzed worms are then passed in the faeces. Ova are not killed. The drug is given orally, is rapidly absorbed and is widely distributed. It crosses the blood-brain barrier. ASSAY; Dissolve 0.200g in 30ml of alcohol and add 5.0ml of 0.01m hydrochloric acid. Carry out a potentiometer titration using 0.1m NaoH.Read the volume added between the two points of inflexion.1ml of 0.1m NaoH is equivalent to 24.08mg of Levamisole Hydrochloride.

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  19. Critical Commentary on Sir Orfeo.

    The passage begins with line 305 and concludes with line 338. This is approximately halfway through Sir Orfeo, thus all characters have been firmly established and the conflict of Heurodis' kidnap has already occurred. The extract is the rising action of the romance, as after ten years of hardship and loneliness, Sir Orfeo is rewarded with the chance to 'biheld hir' and thus continuing the chivalry displayed throughout, he devises a plan to rescue his wife using his music as his only weapon against the fairy king. The section is made up of three different styles, which coexist with and exemplify Sir Orfeo's state of mind.

    • Word count: 1116
  20. Choose one piece of writing you would like to develop further - Chosen piece: George Wither's emblems.

    So, what is an emblem? An emblem is an image with accompanying text. In an emblem there is usually a connection between the image and the language. The themes of emblems are often symbolic and can often be unfamiliar to us as they represent a) historical ideas b) a way of reading that we are not used to. Emblems differ from books today, as they are not meant to be read quickly. The reader is supposed to become absorbed within an emblem, so as they can respond to it in their own unique way.

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  21. Max M&uuml;ller was a German scholar that studied the oldest Indian texts, the Vedas.

    His theory would be reinforced by the similarities in the oral tradition of the cultures, nature worship, and the personification of nature into gods and goddesses. M�ller's work with the Vedas gave way to his belief that the first Indians did not believe in gods, but that later generations of the children of the Indian people did not see the metaphors as what they were, metaphors, but saw the words of the poems as what was true. Although, there is a touch of uncertainty when it comes to the creation of everything: "Who knows it for certain; who can proclaim it here; namely out of what it was born and where from his creations issued?

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  22. From Bragg to Wainwright. How have the authors served the Lake District?

    ...to place himself with me, in imagination, upon some given point; let it be the top of either of the mountains, Great Gavel [Gabel] or Scafell; or, rather, let us suppose our station to be a cloud hanging midway between those two mountains, at not more than a half miles distance from the summit of each, and not many yards above their highest elevation; we shall then see stretched at our feet a number of valleys, not fewer than eight, diverging from the point, on which we are supposed to stand, like spokes from the nave of a wheel.

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  23. "Tintern Abbey" William Wordsworth

    This is reiterated in the final stanza when Wordsworth connects with his sister and describes his love for the place as being a "far deeper zeal/Of holier love", or that he feels as much love for the landscape as he does for God. Other religious imagery, such as "worshipper of Nature" and "blessed mood", coupled with "Nature" being a proper noun allow us to see that Wordsworth thinks incredibly highly of nature. It is through this as well as the comparison of his love for nature and his love for God, that the link between spirituality and nature is firmly established.

    • Word count: 1555
  24. Hobbes and Locke.

    He claims that there is basically no significant difference amongst men. Though there might be some subtle difference among individuals with his strength or knowledge, they all balance out in a broader perspective. Locke also agrees that all men are equal by acknowledging that it is in fact a natural state of men. It is "a state of perfect freedom to order their actions, and dispose of their possessions and persons." He stresses that this equality implies that "all the power and jurisdiction is reciprocal [that] no one [has] more than another; there being nothing more evident, than that creatures of the same species and rank, promiscuously born to all the same advantage of nature, and the use of the same faculties."

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  25. Order to carry out a comprehensive investigation of a tourist destination, www.roughguides.com and www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake-District were chosen to find out all information about the Lake District in north-west of England

    Conclusion and Recommendations 10 5. List of references 11 1 Terms of Reference This report is about Researching a Tourist Destination for the college assignment. The report is due to be submitted to the lecturer Mark Blakemore by Friday 20th May 2005. 2 Procedure In order to carry out a comprehensive investigation of a tourist destination, www.roughguides.com and www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake-District were chosen to find out all information about the Lake District in north-west of England which is the largest England's National Parks, is selected as the topic of this report.

    • Word count: 1679

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