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  1. Poetry Analysis on Binsey Poplars by Gerard Hopkins

    By doing this, the poet portrays an image of an axe striking tree trunks. The poet proceeds by using alliteration to display the way in which the shadows of the trees could be seen along the "wind-wandering weed-winding bank" where the river and meadow met. In order to emphasise the shadows of the trees, the poet also uses internal rhyme: "dandled a sandalled". In the second stanza, Hopkins speaks of the aftermath of the destruction. The poet begins this verse by using strong words such as "hew" and "delve" to describe our harsh actions upon the earth, for our "country is so tender" that even harming it a little can permanently alter it.

    • Word count: 772
  2. Daffodils by William Wordsworth

    William Wordsworth, one of the best English romantic poets ever, gave us this beautiful poem ''Daffodils''. Thanks to his Lyrical Ballads, we saw the the Romantic movement in literature. The Prelude is supposed to be the best work of this man, but this poem based on nature, happens to be one which we can't dare to avoid. I was forced to study this one more than once in my school days, which means that I still have every line going through my mind, especially while I am closer to the nature! Wordsworth was often called the poet of nature, thanks to his poems which gives new meaning to nature!

    • Word count: 596
  3. Analysis of Wordsworth's Poem

    Angrily, the poet accuses the modern age of losing its connection to nature and to everything meaningful. Man no longer appreciates nature and instead he exploits it for his own material gain. As a result, we are "out of tune" with nature. This relatively simple poem states that humans are too preoccupied with the material "Getting and spending" and they have lost touch with the spiritual. Hence, this will not help people in life, "It moves us not." In the sestet, the poet proposes an impossible personal solution to his problem; he wishes he could have been raised as a pagan.

    • Word count: 566
  4. Why I beleive that 'She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways' by William Wordsworth and 'Muliebrity' by Sujata Bhatt are memorable poems.

    Wordsworth's explicit love for nature is obvious due to his mastery of the language which allows him to bring such emotion and power into his poem without the use of sophisticated words. Wordsworth shows his love for nature through his poem 'She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways' where he shows his sentiments for a girl living alone with nature. In this poem the girl, Lucy, is considered a child of nature. She is pure like the earth and perhaps has grown up along with nature.

    • Word count: 775
  5. Photographer, born in San Francisco, California, USA

    After several incidents at school, he was taken out of school and taught at home by his father. Eventually, he reentered school and received an eighth grade diploma from the Wilkins School. Around the age of 13, he began taking piano lessons and became seriously interested in music. It was through music, that he became a better disciplined person and learned how to use art to channel his emotions. He studied under the very prominent pianist, Frederich Zech. It was through his training that Adams grew to love music and was an accomplished pianist himself.

    • Word count: 800
  6. What are the central themes in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

    As the mariner goes in search of understanding and redemption, the supernatural world clearly engulfs him. His world is based in a nightmare universe, always with elements of the realistic world present. For much of the poem, it is set in an empty ocean, the mariner adrift on a boat by himself, symbolically cut off and isolated from the rest of the world and human companionship.

    • Word count: 547
  7. Human nature in Thucydides Thucydides says, after describing the Corcyra civil war: Then, with the ordinary conventions of civilized life thrown into confusion

    We cannot simply take the words and read into them that they pertain to any human situation at any time. Rather we should take them as they were presented, in the context of the human situation in which they are given - that of war (impending, possible or dissuadable). We are able to judge for ourselves that 'human nature' at any point, necessarily depends upon all the forces surrounding it, and this The History agrees. Additionally, it only remains to be said that Thucydides is thus obviously relating to us how the 'warring' part of human nature reveals itself:

    • Word count: 556
  8. In his poem" Mending Wall", Robert Frost questions the value of the wall separating between two neighbors

    He cannot find any reason in the existence of the wall, "Why do they make good neighbors? / Isn't it where there are cows? /But here there are no cows". Therefore, he stops mending the wall, but he fails to convince his neighbor to stop as well. The neighbor continues mending the wall, resembling an" old - stone savage" who will never give up tradition, but he only repeats blindly his father's saying: "Good fences make good neighbors ". In this poem, Frost is rejecting walls and barriers that separate people from each other.

    • Word count: 853
  9. How does Raleigh use literal and linguistic devices to mirror and subvert Marlowe's poem

    The original poem by Marlowe uses a number of metaphors based on a natural theme and using a natural lexis, for example a 'cap of flowers,' or 'birds sing madrigals.' The nymph takes these natural images which the shepherd uses to create a positive image and creates a mirror image, creating negative natural images from his positive ones. As the shepherd claims 'we will sit upon the rocks,' Raleigh's nymph claims 'rocks grow cold,' connoting death and the temporary nature of his claims.

    • Word count: 866
  10. Since the nature of speech is in fact to direct the soul, whoever intends to be a rhetorician must know the many kinds of soul there are. Discuss.

    Socrates claims that to know the subject matter, on must fully understand his/her audience, which includes understanding the different kinds of souls there are. Finally, the rhetorician must be able to discern the character of the audience he is addressing. This includes fully grasping the audience's quality of soul to make influential arguments. By addressing the different souls, the reader can see that Plato believes that what we see in the world is not really what is there; He believes in a transcendental world.

    • Word count: 842
  11. Leading Australian Makes Colourful difference

    That ended when she was plagued with ear aches. Kath's Poetry started to become popular post war, she has been quoted saying "You could say a poet is born but you're not born a poet. You have to work on it I felt poetry would be the breakthrough for the Aboriginal people because they were storytellers and song-makers, and I thought poetry would appeal to them more than anything else. It was more of a book of their voices that I was trying to bring out, and I think I succeeded in doing this'."

    • Word count: 547
  12. Is his journey a dream vision telling him the truth about human nature? This story is a dream that tells the protagonist, Goodman Brown the truth about human nature. Set in Salem, Massachusetts

    but he had no power to retreat one step, nor to resist, even in thought" (Hawthorne, 300). Such disillusion is nowhere near normal for the "good man" in society, but there is no escaping his unpardonable sin of going too far into the forest. "Goodman Brown cried out; and his cry was lost to his own ear, by its unison with the cry of the desert" (Hawthorne, 299).

    • Word count: 492
  13. Nature in an Unnatural Landscape

    From the beginning of the poem, Wordsworth admires the city just as he would admire rural scenery. The awe and wonder with which he describes the scene in his opening line claiming "Earth has not anything to shew more fair" (Line 1) is very similar to the amazement with which he describes the countryside in his pastoral poems, such as the "Tintern Abbey". In "Composed upon Westminster Bridge" in particular, he is so struck by the beauty of the scene that he just cannot imagine how anyone could not be equally amazed with such a sight: "Dull would he be of soul who could pass by\ A sight so touching in its majesty"(Lines 2-3).

    • Word count: 978
  14. Stephen Conoscenti

    They have found tranquility in the mountains and have connected with nature in a unique way. However, it is either intentionally or unintentionally that the figures (people) seem unaware of each other. Each one of his or her gaze is trancelike. One man is wearing blue pants, a white long-sleeved shirt, a brown skull cap and is smoking a pipe. It seems as if he is staring into the picture while kneeling down next to a green knapsack. A young girl is stretching with her hands clutched together to the left of him. She is dressed in a blue skirt below her knees, a gray top with a black belt, white jacket and has a white purse over her shoulder.

    • Word count: 671
  15. Haemoglobin involvment in the NO mediated regulation of blood flow in Ascaris lumbricoides.

    This is achived when the HbCO2 reacts with water to produce H2CO3 under carbonic anhydrase control. The H2CO3 then dissociates to form bicarbonate which leaves the red blood cell through ion channel and proton which remain1. Another function of the haemoglobin which wasn't relised until recently is that it is an enzyme which acts as NO-activated deoxygenase. It uses internelly produced NO as substrate to remove oxygen from surrounding atmosphere.2 One of the main examples of such mechanism is a parasitic worm present in about one billion humans humans around the world. It mainly infests intestines but is also present in jejunum.

    • Word count: 769
  16. Are we observers or participants in this world?

    He sees the role of women in being beautiful, bearing children and performing any number of "feminine" or "house-work" tasks. He draws a clear line between "masculine" and "feminine," and puts them into separate, binary spheres. He promotes and supports his view in quoting Topinard: "The man...who is constantly active in combating the environment and human rivals, needs more brain that the woman, who [is] lacking any interior occupations, whose role is to raise children, love and be passive." He supports the idea that a man is a part of the whole and is connected to the nature, but a woman is only a passive participant in a household.

    • Word count: 853
  17. Romanticism was a time in which imagination, irrationality, and emotion were considered more important that rationality and intellect.

    In the garden scene Faust, Margaret, Martha, and Mephistopheles walk together flirting and talking. This is the scene in which Faust and Margaret begin to fall for each other. Faust uses a garden as the setting because gardens are beautiful and romantic. Also, there are usually many other creatures of nature in the garden flirting and such. Bees, birds, and squirrels are all typical in a garden and are usually frollicing around as Faust and Margaret were. Flowers, which thrive in gardens, are also associated with love because they are a common gift from on partner to the other.

    • Word count: 517
  18. Write about the views of nature in Tennyson's The Princess.

    Now either way, the 'Wind of the Western sea' is comforting to Tennyson here, as it is this wind that is blowing him towards his child. So nature represented by the wind comforts the poet, as it is nature that will eventually take him back to his child. Notice also that a simple rhythmic ABAB rhyme transforms the verse into a lullaby, which of course is used by parents to comfort their children, and which Tennyson here uses to comfort his child be he dead or alive.

    • Word count: 821
  19. Percy Shelley has passionate feeling about beauty and expression and this is documented in his poem "To a Skylark".

    The five line stanzas, all twenty one of them follow the same pattern. The first four lines are metered in trochaic trimester, the fifth in iambic hexameter, and each stanza has a simple rhyme scheme of ABABB. Structurally, each verse makes a single observation about the skylark or looks at it in a new light, mainly the natural purity and divinity that it radiates, setting the poet free from all the anxieties of the world and become a free vessel like the skylark. The poet uses word choices with strong meaning, for instance, "Chorus hymeneal" (line 66)

    • Word count: 876
  20. What is culture, nature, humanity?

    The emphasis on nature has meant the degradation of human beings. It has meant the exploitation of nature often at the expense of humanity, even if it meant subjecting others to the same exploitation and control applied to physical nature. Emphasis on dominating nature has led, in part, to the crises in our society, the problems of pollution and growth and the social disorganizaation of our cities. Unfortunately, we as humanity have lacked the good sense to see ahead, or are forced by hard times to liquidate Earth's "resources" for the gratification of the moment. Humans fixated on their own welfare cannot help but be injurious to the rest of Creation.

    • Word count: 686
  21. The Dance

    On the weekends, whenever possible, we would take him on long walks through our small coastal community. During one of these weekend walks, we saw the spider. It was Sunday afternoon on a beautiful California spring day. The sun was shining while the birds added their sweet melodies. The air was filled with that special atmosphere of newness that is unique to springtime. My four children, Mitch and I were headed east, down Ninth Street. Ninth Street, in this part of town, is mostly small shops and offices, and most of these are closed on Sundays.

    • Word count: 667
  22. "Revelation" by Liz Lochhead is a poem that vividly describes a bull.

    The alliteration of "black bull" makes it bold and seem important as its not any old bull. This alliteration of "b" is continued in "Bob". Lochhead uses the word "monster" to describe the bull. This is deliberate as this is how many young children view scary things. The remainder of this stanza is a vivid description of the bull. Liz Lochhead is appealing to the readers' sense of sound, smell and sight. This allows the reader to get more involved in the poem as if they were the small girl.

    • Word count: 752
  23. Human Nature and Human Life.

    On the other hand, a white elephant represents a burden. In ancient Asia, white elephants were regarded as holy, but to keep a white elephant was a very expensive task. If a king became dissatisfied with one of his nobles he would give them a white elephant, which in most cases would ruin the recipient. In this story, Jig has been given something very precious, a baby, which is the ultimate symbol of her fertility. To him the baby represents an enormous burden and an unwanted change in his lifestyle.

    • Word count: 872
  24. What is human nature? Why do you think so?

    Human nature includes a lot of things. Starting from simple things like needing to go to the toilet or needing to eat and up to the emotions that we feel and the actions we do feeling these emotions. If we were to use this term without the word 'human' and leave only the word 'nature', then we would have the overall understanding of the nature of all the living creatures on Earth. What they are like and what is their nature, and because human beings are undoubtedly a part of that, it is first of all in our nature to survive, to continue with our living, to provide ourselves food and shelter.

    • Word count: 758
  25. Journey to Manhood… An Analysis of "Do You Fear the Wind".

    Throughout the poem, the persona uses strong language when he is speaking. It is almost as if he wants to frighten his addressee. The comfortable atmosphere that is expected when one is at home talking to one's parents is not evident here. There are no soft gentle tones, or kind words of encouragement. Instead, there is this gruesome display of harsh, brutal language, and eccentric commands. It is almost frightening how the addressee is expected to obtain such warrior-like qualities in his quest for manhood.

    • Word count: 722

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Write a detailed analysis of 'Michael' and two of Wordsworth's sonnets - Discuss similarities and differences between these poems and give a personal response.

    "I find all the poems to be enjoyable and quite entertaining. They also express Wordsworth's philosophy in very simple stories. The stories are all assumed by me to be true, due to the use of names of places, and their correct detailed descriptions. All poems are similar in theme, using love, nature and God as prominent aspects. My favourite poem is 'It is a beauteous evening..', a sonnets format is very attractive to the ear, with regular rhyme and beat. The theme is very relaxing and beautifully written, words like 'calm', 'quiet', 'nun' and 'gentleness' are all used, they give a loving image of nature and people. Using contrast between words also evokes emotion, such as 'thunder' to describe the rowdy sea. The moral of the sonnet a good one too, it is introduced in the sestet, while the octave describes the surroundings and the mood. In the sestet it describes a girl who, despite appearances, is as close to God, and appreciative of nature as her companion is. For all these reasons, in my personal opinion, I believe 'It is a beauteous evening..' is best at sending over it's message, while also giving entertainment, though I thought all were very good. 1 English Coursework Final Draft-Aled Jones"

  • On Wenlock Edge and Beeny Cliff - Compare and contrast the ways in which two poets communicate feelings about the passing of time

    "In conclusion, both poems use similar techniques to portray the feelings in each one. The poems are different in what they are trying to convey yet the similar methods seem to be suitable in both cases. On Wenlock Edge is telling the story of nature's long battle with man and its destructive manner. The uses of alliteration, repetition and tone help show how over a long period of time nature wins its battles. In Beeny Cliff the poem is told through the eyes of a man whose mood changes in the poem. At the beginning he is happy and contented but by the end he is sadder and shows the change over a short amount of time. Both poems convey negative feelings with their tones. On Wenlock Edge and Beeny Cliff use nature mainly to describe feelings and time but On Wenlock Edge shows the everlasting way of nature while Beeny Cliff uses nature to portray people's feelings."

  • Compare and Contrast The Concept of Nature in the Works of Karl Marx and Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "It is hard to come to any definite conclusion as to where Marx and Emerson stand as regards their concepts of nature, but what I have tried to show is that the fact that Marx can be shown to be a techno-centric productivist and that Emerson can be shown to be in reverence of the unfathomable wonders of spiritual nature does not mean that Emerson is the head and Marx is the tail of eco-philosophy coin, and neither does it necessarily mean that Emerson is more "deep - green" than Marx, although it may at first look like it."

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