poem of poems
How does Shakespeare's presentation of Shylock affect our response to this character? In the 1590s Jews in Venice were treated differently from Christians; they had to live in ghettos, wear red hats and were generally regarded as inferior. The Elizabethans views of the Jews were the same as the views of Christians in Venice. So the audience of 'The Merchant of Venice' would be very antagonistic against Shylock. A few years before the play was put on show Roderigo Lopez, Queen Elizabeth's physician and a Jew, was executed after being accused by the Earl of Essex of trying to poison the queen. Because of this people watching the play would feel angry with the Jews. The Jews in Venice were disliked because they charged interest when lending money, as Shylock does in the play. In the play Shakespeare shows the relationship between Shylock and Jessica in II iii. Jessica says 'our house is hell', which would suggest Shylock is a bad father. Jessica then says she feels guilty 'to be ashamed to be my father's child!' this could be because Shylock is Jewish. Then Jessica says 'I shall end this strife' which indicates she hates the life of a Jew, in the ghetto, with Shylock as a father. The director can show either of these situations: to direct the audience to either be sympathetic to Shylock, or sympathetic to Jessica, and her life trapped as a Jew. In II v Shylock leaves Jessica
William wordsworth and blake poetry
Compare how Wordsworth and Blake present their ideas about the city in their poems 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' and 'London' Both William Wordsworth and William Blake have written two contrasting poems on the subject of London, they were written in the 1800's when London was the largest, most dense city in the world, holding at least one million civilians. William Wordsworth and William Blake both share completely different views about London. William Wordsworth's poem 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' mainly concentrates on the visual aspects of London, using nature to describe it. The majority of his poem is the description of a typical London morning: beautiful and magnificent. On the other hand, William Blake's poem 'London' concentrates on creating an image that at the time London was a dark and desperate place to live in. He explains the exploitation of young chimneysweepers and the growth of prostitution. He also contrasts the rich from the poor, distinguishing the fact that the rich owned London and the poor were left to scavenge off the streets. The Romantic feature that William Wordsworth had, helped him write the natural poem, 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge'. The tranquillity of a London morning inspired him to portray London as a beautiful, magnificent sight. The majority of the poem is taking up by the idea of the beautiful morning, 'a sight so
English poetry essay
English Poetry Essay When you enter the 'capsule' of love and warmth, you find yourself pulled in, addicted almost. It's not how you imagine it; it's not unbearably painful, or tiresome or trivial on that matter. It is just simply bare human emotion, maybe a singular, loose word, but when you experience it...it is another world. Time, you lose track of, pointless questioning, irritation, even to an extent anger, all gets snuffed out. You feel a different you, the old you has gone, and the new one is happy, content and overall; in love. The three authors all share the main concept of 'love' in their poems; I'm going to evaluate how they depict it and what styles of writing they use. Marvell depicts in 'To His Coy Mistress' how a lover is writing to his mistress about how 'Had we but world enough, and time' then 'we would sit down...and pass our long love's day'. He puts it finely, and delicately at the beginning with the odd joke; 'Thou by the Indian Ganges' side, shouldst rubies find: I by the tide of Humber would complain...' Marvell then puts in extraordinary emphasis' such as, 'Love you ten years before the flood....' and then 'An hundred years should go to praise...two hundred to adore each breast, but thirty thousand to the rest.' This just outlines his desperation, his longing for that feeling of love again, and yet all he can do is write about it, measly as it is. It
Compare and contrast the poems "I am not that woman" by Kishwar Naheed and "women work" by Maya Angelou.
Compare and contrast the poems "I am not that woman" by Kishwar Naheed and "women work" by Maya Angelou. The poems that I am going to discuss are "I am not that woman" by Kishwar Naheed and "women work" by Maya Angelou. Kishwar Naheed is one of the leading poets of Pakistan and writes in Urdu, in her poetry, Naheed writes about the tradition of arranged marriages. She represents the culture of Asian women. Women in Naheed poetry seem to be treated like slaves. Maya Angelou is a black American who grew up in Arkansas. Angelou has had a celebrated career as a poet and recited a poem at the inauguration of adoration of Bill Clinton. The presentation of women in Angelou's poetry is also that there treated like slaves. The first poem that I am going to discuss about is "I am not that woman" by Kishwar Naheed. The theme of this poem is that she's not that woman. In the poem, the poet writes about the woman that she is not. In the first verse the tone is angry because she's saying about things that she is not. The speaker in the poem is Maya Angelou because she is saying why she doesn't like the way the women are treated in her culture. There are no stanzas in the poem. The poet uses repetition to reinforce the message that she is trying to get across. For example the words "I am not that women" are repeated. In the poem the women would appear to be speaking to the people who
different cultures poetry
Robert Harrison 11S GCSE English Literature Coursework Poems from different cultures In this essay I am going to look at and compare two poems called Half-Caste by John Agard and Search for My Tongue by Sujata Bhatt. Half-Caste is about being mixed race as Agard's mother was white but his father was black and he came to England from the Caribbean. The word 'half-caste', can be used to describe people of mixed race but is considered rude and insulting. Search for My Tongue is about Bhatt who was born in India and spoke Gujarati as their first language but then moved to the U.S. and learnt English and describes what it is like to speak and think in both languages. Both Poems use a mixture of English and their own language which in the case of Half-Caste is Agard's West Indian Dialect and in Search for My Tongue is Bhatt's native language Gujarati. In 'Search for my tongue' there are two meanings as a tongue is not only the part of your mouth, but also it can mean a language, so your mother tongue is your first language. The poem seems to be about Bhatt feeling that she is losing her first language and she is trying to find it again. Whereas in 'Half-caste' Agard is writing about how other people view people of mixed race and is asking them questions by saying 'explain yuself', which is repeated throughout the poem and it almost seems that he is having an argument with
Business Culture Business culture is the overall running of the company there are many types of business culture and the type of business culture resembles the type of management. There are four main types of business culture, they are: Power Culture This is the centralisation of power. This type of culture is usually found in small organisations where control rests with a single individual or a small group of people. The company spreads out from the single central figure. The advantage to this type of structure is that decisions can be made very quickly; this makes the company very versatile. A disadvantage to this type of structure is that it is very autocratic and the employees may not get a lot of autonomy this may result in a bad atmosphere within the company. Power culture does also exist in large companies but is not as common. Role Culture This type of culture was first used in the nineteenth century in government departments, then during the twentieth century when companies started to get bigger introduced this type of culture. This type of culture splits the company up into functions then each function is arranged in a hierarchical way. The higher an employee is in the company the more decisions they can make. This means that this type of culture can motivate certain employees but can have a negative effect on other employees depending on the employees in the
Compare how the poems What Were They Like and Vultures present the cruelty of war.
Compare how the poems "What Were They Like" and "Vultures" present the cruelty of war. Both poems, "What Were They Like" (WWTL) and "Vultures" has conflict as a common theme. "WWTL" is about the Vietnam war and the lasting effect of war on the culture, whereas "Vultures" is loosely about WWII and the conflict between good and evil. One of the ways that Levertov presents the cruelty of war in "WWTL" is through the ignorance of those in conflict. The structure of the poem takes the form of question and answer, which could perhaps be seen as a soldier asking a person of a higher status, because of the use of 'sir'. By asking about the past, the soldier is ignorant of the effect that he has on the 'people of Viet Nam'. In the same way the 'Daddy' in "Vultures" ignores the 'fumes of human roast'; but action cannot be without consequence, which causes the experience 'clinging rebelliously'. Here both poets imply that not knowing the consequences of war is the cruellest act of all, otherwise lives and culture would not be lost. In "Vultures", the cruelty of war is also shown through the conflict of good and evil. Achebe contrasts the beauty of 'love' to the ugliness of vultures; this shows that those at conflict can unite even with their differences. He admires the 'pebble on a stem' as well designed, similar to that of a tank, but at the same time well designed machines could
Compare the ways in which the poet presents people in night of the scorpion and one other poem?
Compare the ways in which the poet presents people in night of the scorpion and one other poem? Night of the scorpion is a poem about a woman getting stung by a scorpion and the events that follow it. The poem two scavengers... is about the comparison between two garbage men and a couple going to work. Although the two poems sound totally different, they both convey the message about equality in society. In night of the scorpion the people are peasants. They are religious people. The crowd of peasants have a different religious belief than us. They believe that if they chant about god then this will help cure the mother. They believe that chants will help cure the mother, this is shown by when the peasants said, "with every movement the scorpion made his poison moved in mothers blood." The father although being a peasant he is not religious like the other peasants, he is a rationalist. Although of his rationalist ways, when he is faced with the possibility of loosing his beloved wife he looses all of his rational thoughts, and tries every conceivable possibility to save his wife. "My father the, sceptic, rationalist, trying every curse and blessing, powder, mixture, herb and hybrid. He even poured a little paraffin upon the bitten toe and put a match on it." Although the father does not believe in the religious side of the society he tried all of them at the thought of
The Charge Of The Light Brigade And Disabled
In a class we have been studying two different poems, Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson and Disabled by Wilfred Owen. Both of these poems were written about war, although they are about two different time periods. Charge Of The Light Brigade was written in 1854, focusing on the Battle of Balaclava (Ukraine) during the Crimean War (1853-1856). However, Disabled was written in World War 1 and focuses more on before and after the war, as well as a soliders point of view, not on a particular skirmish. Charge of The Light Brigade was written to memorialize a group of around six hundred men who were ordered into a suicidal charge against Russian militants. Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote the poem after reading an article in "The Times" newspaper about a misinterpretation of orders which sent approximately "a noble" six hundred to their deaths. He thought the misjudgement was a scandal and wanted to publicize it in a poem. Wilfred Owen was once in the war and wrote most of his poems in the trenches. He wrote the poem to emphasise the tragedy of war - injury, death etc. Disabled is about a solider who went to war in World War 1 and had both his legs and one arm blown off. The poem is about his life before and after the injury as well as how he contrasts his life. Wilfred Owen uses the "flashback" technique for effect. Disabled has five stanzas of mostly different
Dulcet decorum est
Look again at Dulce et Decorum Est and The Send Off. How does the writer's choice of words in these two poems convey the strength of his feelings about the atmosphere and events portrayed? The poems are written by the same writer about different experiences of war. Wilfred Owen uses the theme, tone, structure and language to "convey the strength of his feelings". The theme of The Send Off is how a group of soldiers leave to go to the station to leave the country and fight in the First World War. He mainly refers back to the fact that nobody has come to say good bye also he seems to give the idea that most will not return. The theme in Dulce et Decorum Est is how the men in the trenches have been marching. Then they are gassed and a man dies and is thrown on the wagon and how there is nothing glorious about war. These show his "feelings" of war are negative as both death and being alone and when you leave somewhere with out family you will always feel lonely. Both themes have a larger picture in Dulce et decorum est the larger picture is about how the soldiers are in both poems are marching and going to somewhere unknown to the reader. This leaves us curious but the emotions amplified in the poems by Owen makes it had to see the many meaning. Both tones of the poems are sad as Owen is writing about experiences which are saddening as death and leaving are both hard