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  1. Malevich's use of the term "feeling" is different that Kandinsky's. Briefly explain the difference and what Malevich means by the following: "The square = feeling, the white field = the void beyond this feeling"

    He also believes that feeling is "always the and everywhere the one and only source of every creation". Malevich then explains that Suprematism, calls for this non-objectivity in art and architecture and when it is reached, it finds " a 'desert' in which nothing can be perceived but feeling".

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  2. 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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  3. "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.

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  4. 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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  5. Ringed Plover by the Waters Edge by Norman McCaig is a poem which contrasts the world of the ringed plover with the world of men. The poet is putting forward the point that man-made objects imitate nature

    Also, he has used a caesura which indicates a pause in the line. This also emphasizes the abrupt halt of the bird during its rapid movements. The poet has also repeated the phrase 'like that'. What he means by this is that the bird stops his movements very unexpectedly. The poet has created the word 'sprintayard' and has repeated the phrase 'like that'. The diction that he has chosen has made the stanza feel very personal. "They have no acceleration and no brakes. Top speed's their only one." Here the poet is comparing the bird to a vehicle.

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  6. In the poems 'Deep and dangerous' explore how two poets convey, respect for nature. The poet Charlotte Mew conveys a respect for nature in her poem, "The Trees Are Down

    She also describes the plane trees as 'great'. This emphasizes the greatness of the environment. It seems here that nature is almost divinity. Here the poet shows an appreciation for nature by comparing it to something holy. The poet then goes on to represent people as "loud common". Mew here compares the vulgarity of the loud common humans to the superior environment. Later on in the poem the trees are described again as 'great'. Hence, reinforcing the greatness of environment.

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  7. 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.

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  8. In Salman the Solitary, Yashar Kemal uses several symbols to embody the reality and life of his characters. Throughout the story there are several references made to nature, and one particular motif in this pattern is the symbolic suggestion of birds.

    However Salman was not always like this, his degradation towards this state began as joyful little boy filled with unlimited love for his step father Ismail Agha. Salman was the apple of Ismail Agha's eye, and center of his love and affection, but after Mustafa's birth, Salman began to endure the worst form of abuse a child can receive: neglect. This abandonment of Salman can be seen in the following excerpt: For his newborn son Ismail Agha's adoration knew no bounds.

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  9. "The experience of the wild exposes and educates." How well is this statement supported by your prescribed texts?

    It exposes him to the truth about life in civilised societies and about civilisation. The Child Ovid encounters in the wild is indeed a symbol of nature and represents the ultimate level of communion with the natural environment. The Child's relationship with nature is what keeps him alive. Nature is like a mother to him. His physical ability is evidence of his oneness with nature - while Ovid is chilled under wraps, the boy remains naked and seem oblivious to the cold. Tragically ironic though, is the fact that after some time in society, the Child is no longer capable of withstanding the cold.

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  10. Deconstruction of Frost at midnight by Coleridge

    At home within the confounds of his cottage, Coleridge due to the surroundings, sits alone late at night, 'the inmates... have left me to that solitude, which suits abstruse musings' the strong word solitude emotionally conveys how disturbing it feels for himself to be isolated, this is paradoxical to the fact that he is not physically isolated but comments upon that such eerie stillness and silence of the house provokes obscure emotional thoughts and reflections. Moving systolically panning in and out of thought and surroundings, the poem begins drawing in the attention of the responder by such technique to ultimately gain such an emotive situation of inner thought and begin to undertake the journey into the imagination as well.

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  11. Both the movie Whale Rider, and Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey" are examples of the Romantic Journey. Whale Rider is a timeless story that involves spiritual death and mystical awakenings. It features not only the proof

    Pai, the surviving twin, is a Maori girl living in a village on the coast of New Zealand. After the death her brother and mother's death, Pai's father leaves for Europe. Left with her grandparents and no other siblings, Pai is, essentially, alone in the world. Thus begins the community's, as well a Pai's journey. Pai's grandfather, Koro, lets her know under no uncertain terms, that he has no use for her. She tries to gain his attention and affections, but to no avail. She is a female, and therefore not worthy by his standards. For many generations, Pai's family had been the leaders of the local Maori tribe.

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  12. How does Coleridge use of language and structure justify the claim that part 1 of the poem has a hypnotic quality that creates a sense of strangeness and mystery? 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'

    Unhand me, greybeard loon!' This hostile response does not deter mariner, however, who then 'holds him with his glittering eye.' By a stark contrast, the wedding guest stands still 'And listens like a three years' child.' This simile highlights the shift in the guest's attitude. It appears as though something transitory must have happened for the hostile mood to evaporate suddenly, and with the mention of the mariner's 'glittering eye,' it would seems that the mariner has somehow hypnotised the wedding guest, and now 'The Mariner hath his will.'

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  13. The Plainness of Puritanism vs. the Individuality of Transcendentalism The two most prominent groups in American history, Puritanism and transcendentalism

    Those who did were accused of bonding with the devil. In the Crucible Reverend Parris accuses Abigail of being in the woods, "Now look you, child, your punishment will come in its time. But if you trafficked with spirits in the forest I must know it now, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it." (Miller 22) In this passage the Puritans reacted when one is wondering about the forest. However, the transcendentalist's view of nature was quite the opposite; it was a symbol of the heavenly spirit.

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  14. What do you think to be the central theme or themes of "Tintern Abbey". How are the themes developed through the versification, imagery and symbolism and structure of the poem? William Unsworth, the

    According to the poem, Unsworth also believed that the nature possessed miraculous abilities to endow him with "sensations sweet" at times of his "weariness" and provide "tranquil restoration" to mankind. However it is subtly conveyed also, that the nature has formidable power, which dominate over man. The abbey, which is ironically absent from the scene, works as a symbolism of multiple principles. Symbolic of the destructive power of time, while conveying the nature's supremacy over man and man's creation. Inevitably as time pass, the abbey -a great creation of man - becomes a part of the nature.

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  15. Afterwards' by Thomas Hardy Q: Discuss the theme of the poem, and evoke how it is fully developed.Also give details to how the poem is conveyed to the reader.

    By doing so, we are leaving our traces of life, allowing others to remember us through nature itself. Then we are enabled to live an eternal life. These intense ideas are fully conveyed through explicit images of nature, diction and the versification of the poet. Although the poem handles the tragic reality of inevitable death, the text's atmosphere is kept on a fairly sanguine level, allowing alleviated flow of narration. This is accomplished by the abundant, paradoxical images of serene nature; conveying the ideas of death and nature, at the same time. The imageries of nature also contribute towards conveying and developing the theme.

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  16. "Love in Action," Thich Nhat Hanh and "The Monk in the lab," Tenzin Gyatso urge "The Human Family" (pg.548 Hanh) to realize the destructive way's of our society and to change the way we think about our world/nature. Both

    "People who accumulate a house, a car, a position, and so forth, identify themselves with what they own, and they think that if they lose their house, their car, or their position, they would not be themselves," says Hahn (pg.546 Hahn). In actuality this seems to be relevant to modern times and labeling this insanity seems logical. Hahn adds to this stating argument that by "accumulating and saving, people have a false self, and in the process they have forgotten their truest and deepest self," (pg.546 Hahn). He wants us to get away from this destructive economical way of thinking.

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  17. Therefore it is necessary for me to explore the different techniques and meanings behind each poem. 'A London Fete' which was written in 1890 by Coventry Patmore

    "To windows, where, in freedom sweet, others enjoy the wicked treat." If they disagreed with the execution they wouldn't have been enjoying the scene. This contrasts with the opinions of people in today's society, as they view execution as being against all human rights. However, the other poem doesn't give direct views from the public but we can tell the authors opinions of them. "The very houses seem asleep: And all that mighty heart is lying still" Here, the poet is using personification by referring the people of London to a 'Mighty' heart.

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  18. "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey" by: William Wordsworth

    First, the speaker speaks very highly of revisiting his memories mentaly which nature has made available for him. These beauteous forms Through a long absence, have not been to me As is a landscape to a blind man's eye: But oft, in lonely rooms, and 'mid the din Of towns and cities, I have owed to them, In hours of weariness, sensations sweet Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my purer mind With tranquil restoration:--feelings too Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps, As have no slight or trivial influence On that best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered, acts Of kindness and of love.

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  19. #3: Describe the character development Thoreau experiences and shares with his readers, and how the symbolism depicted and the elements of the setting contribute to his belief that humans can commune directly with the divine in nature.

    (Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank, February 23, 1944) This description of the happiness found in nature fits directly with the idea of transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. He believed that God could be found through becoming one with nature and observing the natural world. Nature became all things necessary when Thoreau moved to Walden Pond. Nature was his provider and his companion. It was his source of living and his confidant. Nature became everything simple and everything good in the world.

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  20. 'Explore how personal and universal loneliness are portrayed in three of Thomas Hardy's poems'

    Hardy goes on as "With candles mooning each face". This shows the closeness of a family, as an atmosphere of them being close is created. The recognized connotations of 'candles' are, purity, innocence, hope, and in some cases, a new start of happiness. We can also consider this as seasons according to the mood and feeling of the sequence of the family movements. He then in contrast shows the harshness in nature, and its roles. "How the sick leaves reel down in throngs".

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  21. Access the Enlightenment view of human nature. What are the wider implications of different concepts of human nature?

    These norms serve to legitimate human action and to justify the exercise of political authority. The natural law is held to be 'natural' in two related senses. In the first place, it is so fundamental to human life that its binding force is a matter of moral necessity rather than choice: to recognise that there is such a thing as a 'law of nature' and to fail to abide by it is to fly in the face of a standard that is intrinsic to humanity.

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  22. Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat" - review

    Once Man has reached this breaking point the only place to turn is the person next to them. I support Crane's belief that in the end all we really have is sympathy and support from others. It is the harshness of nature that creates a bond between humans. Without this kindness of the human spirit, the world would be a much more miserable place to live. The story revolves around four men, known simply as the captain, the oiler, the correspondent, and the cook, stranded in the ocean in a small boat. Crane's descriptions in these opening scenes show right away the antagonism of the men and the sea and nature's lack of concern for their tragedy: "The

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  23. Macneice's poems often move rapidly from one impression to another. Discuss the consequences of this.

    The contrast and incongruity of the snow and the rose is a central motif in MacNeice's poem Snow. The vivid image of pink roses stands out against the white snow; in addition, pink roses have sexual connotations. In the myth of Venus pink roses originated from her blushes when Zeus saw her bathing this stands in opposition to the image of virginal white snow. Roses symbolise not only love, but their thorns have become emblem of the pain love can inflict whereas snow suggests purity, cleanliness, and innocence. As snow is water in a frozen form there is the sense that it is temporary and ethereal whereas a rose is constant and of itself.

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  24. How romantic is Romantic Poetry?

    Wordsworth compared London to nature, "Earth had not anything to show more fair." He believed that nature could not create anything more spectacular than man had in this city. As he has used nature and its beauty in this poem, it is Romantic, and it is also romantic as it the reader can feel what Wordsworth sees when he looks over London as he uses such detailed descriptions, "Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie Open unto the fields, and to the sky."

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  25. In the 1800 Preface to lyrical Ballads, Wordworth said that he wrote about people whose 'passions…are incorporated with the beautiful and permanent forms of nature'. Discuss

    To Wordworth nature was purer and more wholesome. In Keats poem 'Ode to a Nightingale' he also explores aspects of nature as does words worth in 'lines written in early spring' which are typical of those in romantic poetry .Keats starts off looking at a typical romantic idea focusing on himself as an individual looking at his own feelings. When the Nightingale is introduced in line five 'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot' the nightingale is shown as having complete happiness the Nightingales happiness inspires Keats to become happy and gets him into a better mood.

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