"Growing Up" the main character experiences something that changes his view of things. Compare the story with one other from the selection, in which a character experiences a kind of change.
"Growing Up" the main character experiences something that changes his view of things. Compare the story with one other from the selection, in which a character experiences a kind of change. This essay will be a comparison of the story "Growing Up" with the short story "Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit". "Growing Up" written by Joyce Cary is a story about the relationship between fathers and their daughters and the way in which it develops and changes. Also this story portrays this change of relationship in a very negative and violent way with the climax being very aggressive. As two young daughters turn against their father and violently attack him. While "Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit" written by Sylvia Plath is about a child being unjustly punished and the way it psychologically affects her and has an everlasting impression on the rest of her life. This small event of her being falsely accused of pushing a girl, Paula Brown into an oil-slick and ruining her new snowsuit mentally makes an impact on the narrator for the rest of her life. "Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit" conveys this idea of this experience having an eternal effect on her from the beginning of the story with its title, as it can be seen as a childish because of the way she refers to the person by her first name and surname which is a very childish and typical thing for a young
"Discuss the usefulness and limitations of employing metaphors as a means of analysing organisations. Illustrate from organisations with which you are familiar"
"DISCUSS THE USEFULNESS AND LIMITATIONS OF EMPLOYING METAPHORS AS A MEANS OF ANALYSING ORGANISATIONS. ILLUSTRATE FROM ORGANISATIONS WITH WHICH YOU ARE FAMILIAR" Name: Sarah-lee Thompson Student Number: 13102102 Module title: Organisation and Management - 1st assignment Module code: PUP520J1 Programme: LLB Law and Government - Full time, Yr 3 Date: 15th November 2004 Word Count: 1,770 "I declare that this assignment is all my own work and has not been submitted for any other purpose or course" Signed: Date: "Discuss the usefulness and limitations of employing metaphors as a means of analysing organisations. Illustrate from organisations with which you are familiar" Organisations are complex and inconsistent. They are constantly changing, whether it is through its aims, team members, roles or the level of output. This means that the decisions and approach taken by management can be very difficult. Many people will have their own notion of what organisation means and as with most complex terms there is no perfect definition or theory. Many theorists of organisation and management believe that all theories in this area are "based on images or metaphors that lead us to see, understand and manage organisations in distinctive yet partial ways."1 Garth Morgan is a major theorist in this area and a pioneer in the use of metaphor to read, analyse and facilitate
I will be discussing five of them all written post 1900. These poems are 'An advancement of learning' and 'Churning day' by Seamus Heaney, 'My Grandmother' written by Elizabeth Jennings, 'The road not taken' by Robert Frost and Mirror by Sylvia Plath.
GCSE English coursework Poetry Discuss some of the poems you have studied from the anthology 'best words'. Two must be by the same poet and you should look for comparisons within and between poems. You may wish to consider the subject matter and any underlying themes and/or how language contributes to effect The 'best words' anthology includes sixteen poems written before 1900 and 16 poems written after 1900. In this essay I will be discussing five of them all written post 1900. These poems are 'An advancement of learning' and 'Churning day' by Seamus Heaney, 'My Grandmother' written by Elizabeth Jennings, 'The road not taken' by Robert Frost and Mirror by Sylvia Plath. All the poems appear to have underlying themes and an interesting and clever use of language. The first poem is 'An Advancement Of Learning' by Heaney. Heaney's poems handled themes of love, death, generation and renewal. They have a strong dramatic sense. Many of his early poems deal with experiences of childhood and how apparently trivial moments can change entirely the way we look at the world. In this poem he confronts a rat. The poem starts with "I took the embankment path (As always deferring the bridge)" childhood ingenuousness and curiosity come into play here. The embankment path is more exciting than the bride so that is the way he chooses. "The river nosed past, pliable, oil-skinned,
Comparison between tabloid and broadsheet newspapers The two articles are both about youth culture committing crimes, which are shown in statistics, pictures, text, bullet points and headlines. They give information on the crimes being committed (e.g. how many percent carry knifes). One article comes from The Guardian (broadsheet) and The Mirror (tabloid) The broadsheet shows an impartial view of the story, and gives an honest opinion and it shown is long columns, bullet points and statistics and the bullet points have a description, unlike the tabloid. The tabloid try's to shock us, it try's to convince us that the youth cultures are thugs. They attack the readers, and all that is shown in pictures, articles, columns and statistics. The Mirror uses a large picture trying to really traumatize us; the picture is of a young teenager holding a significantly large knife, the image is used to frighten us. The Mirror has many statistics without really explaining them. The tabloid presents its articles with headlines, subheadings, by-line, images and really have an explanation, The Guardian presents it articles with long headlines, subtitles, by-line, statistics, long columns and the stats are followed by an explanation, which is really easy to understand. The Guardian and The Mirror have big differences, e.g. tabloids have more news about celebrities and gossip, and the
This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ Final Paper Art and Madness The suicides of literary geniuses Sylvia Plath and Sarah Kane have sparked debate and intrigue over the relationship between art and madness. Their connection is complex and unresolved. However, through historical and scientific evidence, greater insight can be gained into Plath and Kane’s suicides. The literary debate over the connection between creativity and insanity is rooted in anecdotes about eccentricities and peculiarities of behavior, found in biographical and historical records. The traditional view comes from ancient Greece, where Socrates and Plato stated that poetic genius was inseparable from madness. Socrates believed the poet has “no invention in him until he has been inspired and is out of his senses,” and Plato said that the poetry of the sane “is beaten all hollow by the poetry of madmen” (Hershman and Lieb, Manic Depression and Creativity, 8). Even eighteenth-century rationalists, who honored sanity and intelligence, continued to credit the latter to temporary insanity. The poet Diderot claimed that “These reserved and melancholy men owe their extraordinary, almost godlike acuteness of insight to a temporary disturbance of their whole mechanism. One may notice how it brings them now to sublime and
English Essay How does the advertisement promote stereotypes? The purpose of the article is to inform people of etiquette classes that are opening for young girls, and to encourage parents to sign their children up for it. The text is aimed at American parents, even though it's written to advertise a course for young girls. We know this because the advert chooses to say "girls learn" and "they learn" rather than "you will learn", which is what you would expect from a text written for the age group. Also, lexical words such as poise, grooming and etiquette aren't what you would expect to be used in texts aimed at teenagers. The word 'proper' also suggests that the advertisement is to manipulate parents into thinking that sending their children to the class will 'better' them. The advert uses the phrase "girls learn proper sitting", and the word 'proper' connotes that girls who haven't gone to this course aren't 'proper'. The word 'proper' could either suggest that the girls are not classy or sophisticated, but they will be once they join the class, or it could mean that they are not 'whole' people, and are missing something out of their lives. It also degrades young girls and makes them feel less of themselves. These are effective ways in which to sell the classes. The image in the picture promotes quite a bad stereotype of the 'perfect' child. It denotes an average
Metaphors The poem 'metaphors' by Sylvia Plath deals with strong issues of pregnancy. The poem was written when she was pregnant. She wrote about her mixed feelings and emotions. The poem itself is a metaphor. In the word 'metaphor' there are nine letters. There are nine lines, and nine syllables in every line. Apparently there are also nine months of pregnancy. Each line is a metaphor and each line represents different stages of pregnancy. Line nine "Boarded the train there's no getting off" suggest that it is inevitable. There is no turning back. She has no control over her future. She is going through the firstly month of pregnancy and so fears about the outcome. It's also a humorous line because "no getting off" in colloquial terms means they'll be no sex for a while. Line eight represents the second month of pregnancy. "I've eaten a bag of green apples". "Bag of green apples" could suggest lumpiness, perhaps she is starting to feel the weight of the baby. The words, digestion, queasiness stomach ache all relate to morning sickness. Morning sickness is essential at the early stage of pregnancy. The line could also suggest that a fresh, new baby is developing, as for the colour 'green' represents fresh, new- life. It also represents nature, which suggests that pregnancy is a natural act. Line seven represents the third month of pregnancy. "I'm a means' a stage, a cow
The mirror 3 diary entries. 30/6/86 Today it was my birthday, and I got this diary set from my cousin. To start my diary I live in London and I go to Langdon School in Eastham. Today was a brilliant day I turned eighteen the big one eight. And I wanted a mirror to finish of my bedroom. My dad was decorating my bedroom and I needed a mirror. My mum got me it and she got me other essentials that I needed like a lamp and a chest of draws. And my cousins got me some games and pens and pencils. My favorite was the mirror it was silver and exact, that's how I wanted it to be. And from the start I opened it I fell in love with it. After 7:00pm when they all went home, I helped my mum to clean up. And I asked my dad to hang it up for me and he didn't. He said that I well hang it up tomorrow, because it was to late. 31/6/86 Today my mirror got hang up on the wall and my other cousin gave me a clock as well and my dad hang it up as well. So when I looked in the mirror I could tell the time. Today I got obsessed with my mirror as well. And I realized I'm attractive. And I tried on my clothes, which I got for my birthday and I really looked attractive. Tomorrow is my cousin's birthday and I was going to wear those clothes tomorrow. That's why I think that she gave me these clothes because we were going to have a party together. /7/86 Today was my cousin's birthday and we went
Jie Ming Oh English HA1 (MBe) June 14, 2002 Commentary on Sylvia Plath's "Ariel" "Ariel", a poem written by Sylvia Plath, describes the narrator's transition from a state of complete stillness to a state of rapid movement whilst she is riding a horse into the dawn. Throughout this poem, Plath conveys a sense of freedom both in the physical and mental state through the use of natural imagery and metaphorical references. However, an undertone of tension and fear is accentuated through her use of diction. The theme of physical freedom is highlighted in the opening stanzas of the poem. The use of the word "lioness" recreates the image of power and complete freedom to roam without restriction. In addition, the use of the word "God", further stresses the sense of unlimited power and independence. In the opening stanza of the poem, the image of darkness and stillness is described in the phrase "stasis in darkness". The use of the imagery of darkness reiterates the sense of a lack of limitation, as the scene described is a "pour of tor and distances". However, the rider also experiences mental freedom as depicted through the phrase "as one we grow" showing that she is becoming more at one with nature. This is further emphasized through Plath's use of the word "sister". Plath describes the rider as "sister to the brown arc of the neck". The word "sister" gives an
One of the most interesting poems written by Sylvia Plath is Mirror, which is about a mirror that reflects off an image.
English Commentary -Mirror One of the most interesting poems written by Sylvia Plath is Mirror, which is about a mirror that reflects off an image. What makes this poem so interesting is that the speaker of the poem is the mirror itself, when mostly her other poems have her, or any other person, doing the communication. The first stanza of the poem basically introduces the speaker, which clearly declares it being a mirror. The poem takes an interesting turn in the second stanza where the mirror speaks of a woman, who is presumable Sylvia Plath herself. This seemed a very fascinating approach because Plath was writing a poem with herself, but she is only a character and nothing more. What she did by using this technique was that she could talk of how she felt with some other object speaking, hence why this poem does not sound as much vicious or sarcastic than her other poems. The mirror expresses its feelings as that being of truthful, and Plath knows that most people are not always with that characteristic. In this poem, Plath uses many literary techniques such as personification, metaphor, and simile to describe the mirror's analytical viewpoint, and compare that to the emotional viewpoint that the people have. Sylvia Plath uses personification to describe the condition of the mirror. Although the mirror is the speaker in the poem, it retains much of the qualities that the