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  1. Amine Werther's attitudes to nature. Is any development discernible? You may also wish to refer to Goethe's poetry of the same period.

    Werther grew up in a small market town and had a happy childhood. From a young age, he enjoyed walking in the countryside and the imagining fantastic places through which the river will flow. After the death of his Father, he moved with his Mother to a larger town, which he found intolerable. After the death of his girl friend Leonore, he is sent away by his Mother to deal with a legal matter. He arrives in the new surroundings suffering from depression.

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  2. A Rose Is But A Rose: Parker vs. H.D.

    The use of tone can be considered to be crucial when depicting concrete and vivid imagery. The "Sea Rose" conveys a vague tone of cacophony which shows H.D's proclivity to lack detailed ideas or focus. On the other hand, Dorothy Parker's ability to communicate her beliefs through her story like interpretation creates a more observable use of pessimism. While both women adhere to the imagist movement both had similar ideals but very different styles. Through the use of harsh sounding words H.D illustrates a tattered rose thrown out to sea, where the poem's tone is filled with emotions of somberness.

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  3. 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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  4. 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.

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  5. What is the meaning of Wordsworth's claim that he grew up 'foster'd alike by beauty and by fear' (I:306)?

    early 19th century, it is useful to consider book I in the light of Edmund Burke's influential text A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757), which established many aspects of aesthetic thinking for the Romantics. Wordsworth is concerned with the workings of the mind in relation to nature and sees the sublime and the beautiful as two critical areas of human life. Fair seed-time had my soul, and I grew up Foster'd alike by beauty and by fear; Much favour'd in my birthplace, and no less In that beloved Vale to which, erelong, I was transplanted.

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  6. 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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  7. Explore the Relationship Between Literature and Politics In the Work of Romantic Authors.

    Wordsworth claimed in the Preface to the book that it would take as its subject the 'low and rustic life'2 and reject the 'conventional poetic diction in favour of 'the real language of men'.3 Compared to conventional eighteenth century verse, the language used by Wordsworth in Lyrical Ballads is direct and simple, though this is not true for all of the poems. The Last of the Flock does conform to this, as it is a ballad written in a straightforward style without the use of highly elevated poetic language.

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  8. 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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  9. The Project Paper - The short story.

    Sometimes, as the American short story writer O.Henry (1862-1910) popularized it. Short stories may have a "surprise ending." 2. Define explication and an analysis. Explication and analysis are two forms of criticism. An explication is the attempt to analyse a literary work thoroughly by giving full attention to its complexities of form and meaning. Explication is normally a detailed explanation of the manner in which the language and formal structure of a story poem., or play work to achieve a unity of form and content.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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)

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  12. 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)

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  13. "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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  14. Precarious Magic

    Opium was a vital means of relief for a society plagued with cholera, dysentery, and tuberculosis. Diseases born of the horrific living conditions of the Industrial Revolution. Opium seemed to be a panacea, reducing the physical manifestations of these diseases, many of which were incurable. It helped ease the pain, and was not only affordable, but readily available. "In Britain alone, opium-based medicines saved countless adults and children from death."5 But it did more than save lives- it provided an escape from the miseries and uncertainties of working-class life. It helped men and women calm their fears and doubts, as they struggled to raise and feed a family in the harsh reality of grinding poverty.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. Present an analysis of how the composers of your two prescribed texts (Brave New World and Blade Runner) present their concern for humanity and its relationship with the natural world and nature's influence on human behaviour and human interaction.

    But are the concerns of these worlds purely imaginative? Or have Huxley and Scott simply analysed the advancement of technology and consumerism in their own contexts, in order to create a future world that is dehumanised and unnatural? Consider our context Year 12, and welcome to the future. By deliberately contrasting the setting of the 'conventional' world state, to the 'wild' Malpais, Huxley challenges the humanity's value in a genetically engineered world. In Chapter One, we are oriented to the technologically 'perfect' world state of "Community.

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  20. "Medieval writers were much better at starting dreams than finishing them." Consider the problems of ending in medieval dream narratives.

    in Pearl. Equally, Chaucer's narrator explicitly draws attention to the parallel between his own vision and "th'avysyoun of 'kyng Scipoun'". The sense in which both poems can be read as semi-autobiographical, as love allegories or as presenting dreams as miraculous or religious visions complicates a view of dream poetry as a self-enclosed fantasy, with straightforward beginnings and endings. The dream in The Book of the Duchess may be seen to offer something of an imaginative, more comic, fantastical escape, yet neither the narrator nor the reader is ever allowed to forget the permanence of death, in both sleeping and waking life.

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  21. In my opinion, however, the funniest Kaufman's script was his least unknown, the daring and extremely amusing look at the nature of human and civilization in his 2001 (but not until 2002 was it released worldwide) "Human Nature".

    She was happy to be among the nature where no animal judge her for her repulsive body hair. However the basic animal instinct in her, the thirst for another s*x, begins to make her miss the precious company of men and so she returns to civilization. Lila turned to use electrolysis shaving to get rid of her body hair and begins a somewhat odd relationship with Nathan Bronfman. Nathan happens to be an etiquette psychologist who tries to teach mice and Lila table manners.

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  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.

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  23. Attitudes to London in William Blakes 'London' and William Wordsworths 'Upon Westminster Bridge'.

    It asks questions about God, brutal reality and how we equate God with today's society. Even on Blake's deathbed he was still singing about all of the wonderful things that he saw in heaven. The romantic poet, William Wordsworth shared Blake's passion for God, he was a pantheist. Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth in the Lake District in1770 and he died in the Lake District in 1850. He enjoyed a good childhood, despite being orphaned at the age of thirteen. He always loved the hills, lakes and the rural atmosphere in his hometown, which was later to become the inspiration for his poetry.

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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.

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