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Dante's Inferno
Words: 1867 / Pages: 7

.... The Guelphs supported the church and liked to keep things as they were, unlike the Ghibellines. The Ghibellines were mostly supporters of the German emperor and at the time Dante was born, were relieved of their power. When this change took place, the Guelphs for whom Dante's family was associated took power. Although born into a Guelph family, Dante became more neutral later in life realizing that the church was corrupt, believing it should only be involved in spiritual affairs. At the turn of the century, Dante rose from city councilman to ambassador of Florence. His career ended in 1301 when the Black Guelph and their French allies seize .....


The Test Of Honor In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
Words: 573 / Pages: 3

.... Court by coming forward. "Would you grant me the grace,' said Gawain to the King, 'To be gone from this bench and stand by you there." (Gawain, lines 343-344) "I am the weakest, well I know, and of wit feeblest; And the loss of my life would be least of any;" (Gawain, 355-356). The poem is full of instances in which Gawain was forced to face difficult decisions. Gawain could have simply left Camelot never to return. He instead chose the option of keeping his word and searching for the Green Knight, even though he knew he had to take what was coming to him. "Now, liege lord of my life, my leave I take; / The terms of this task too well y .....


Lesbian Poetry
Words: 2459 / Pages: 9

.... they or their material were lesbian. Sappho was a pioneer in many aspects of Greek culture. One of the great Greek lyrists and little known female poets of the ancient world, Sappho was born soon after 630BC. Aristocratic herself, she married a merchant and had a daughter named Cleis (Robinson 24). Her wealth gave her the chance to live however she chose, and she chose to spend her life studying the arts on the isle of Lesbos which was a cultural center in the seventh century BC. Sappho spent a majority of her time here, but she also traveled extensively through Greece (Robinson 35). She spent time in Sicily too, because she was exiled due to .....


The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock: The Pitiful Prufrock
Words: 1293 / Pages: 5

.... to the slowed-down-etherised feeling of the poem. Time and perception are effectively "etherised" in this poem. It is almost as if the poem is a suspended moment of realization of one man's life, "spread out against the sky". The imagery of the patient represents Prufrock's self-examination. Furthermore, the imagery of the "etherised patient" denotes a person waiting for treatment. It seems this treatment will be Prufrock's examination of himself and his life. Prufrock repeats his invitation and asks the reader to follow him through a cold and lonely setting that seems to be the Prufrock's domain. The imagery of the journey through the city .....


Reality
Words: 55 / Pages: 1

.... clear of duplicity As they sit pondering On the lonely bench The thoughts penetrate their mind Finally, reality is clinched! .....


Critical Analysis Of "The Indifferent" By John Donne
Words: 1136 / Pages: 5

.... that 'Love's sweetest part' is 'variety'" (Cruttwell 153). The first two stanzas of the poem seem to be the speaker talking to an audience of people, w hile the last one looks back and refers to the first two stanzas as a "song." The audience to which this poem was intended is very important because it can drastically change the meaning of the poem, and has therefore been debated among the critics. While most critics believe that the audience changes from men, to women, then to a single woman, or something along those lines, Gregory Machacek believes that the audience remains throughout the poem as "two women who have discovered that the .....


Matthew Arnolds Melancholy In Life, Religion, And Love
Words: 1056 / Pages: 4

.... which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night” (Arnold, 830-831). Matthew Arnold gives his views on life, love and the world. He explains that the world is similar to a land of dreams, and that it is something beautiful and peaceful, but in actuality, Arnold says that it is not. Arnold states that we are like the waves that crash a .....


Tony Harrison's Poetry And His Relationship With His Parents
Words: 1806 / Pages: 7

.... Ends II” “You’re supposed to be the bright boy at description and you can’t tell them what the fuck to put!” This is the general reflection of the poets family life, behind these two lines there is great love, for both the mother and the poet, yet the father is unable to show this love, he feels the obligation to be the emotional rock of the family, his role as the father. Harrison’s father had great love for him, however Harrison resented the way that he put him down, however the father was proud of the son but had no way of conveying this emotion. In later life Harrison did not think of his father as an illiterate wreck, who had n .....


The Personification And Criticism Of Death In John Donne's "Death Be Not Proud."
Words: 573 / Pages: 3

.... Donne's, he deflates Death in the opening salvo. He discounts the power of death as a mere fiction" (Dr. Gerald McDaniel, lecture). Now that the image of his foe, death, has been created, Donne denounces the power and fear associated with death, "for thou art not so. / For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow/ Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me" (ll 2-4), Donne defies death's power. He is so bold as to mock death, calling it "poor death" (l 4), giving death the sense and personification of being deficient in that it cannot kill Donne. In the second quatrain, Donne continues his critique of death. He questions dea .....


Song Of Myself: Divinity, Sexuality And The Self
Words: 1236 / Pages: 5

.... in the poem. Much of the "Song of Myself" consists of a cacophony of Whitman's different selves vying for attention. It follows that Whitman's sexual self would likewise find itself a voice. A number of passages strongly resonate with Whitman's sexuality in their strongly pleasurable sensualities. The thoroughly intimate encounter with another individual in section five particularly expresses Whitman as a being of desire and libido. Whitman begins his synthesis of the soul and body through sexuality by establishing a relative equality between the two. He pronounces in previous stanzas, "You shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself," an .....



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