Flowers are perhaps one of the main symbols of happiness in the world. This is because of their bright colours, amazing shapes and often beautiful fragrance. Therefore, they are arguably the most common topic for poetry. Many people will immediately come across flowers when thinking about nature, but little do they think and appreciate the wonder of flowers when walking around everyday. This is because flowers are grown all over this planet and are often thought as being ordinary. However...
King Lear As the play opens, one can almost immediately see that Lear begins to make mistakes that will eventually result in his downfall. His character encompasses both power and weakness, good and evil; however, not all characters in this play have both of these characteristics. Two of Lear's daughters, Goneril and Regan, have evil tendencies such as ambition, disloyalty and deception but Kent, Lear's servant, is not only loyal to his king, but also truthful and compassionate. ...
In the Iliad, Homer’s heroes exhibit many symbolic attributes of heroism, maliciousness, and acquisition to the gods. To be a hero one has to be, quick in battle and always show courage. To honor the men who came before them and to keep his sons from being shamed by their father’s memory is to show true heroism. “ ‘What disgrace! Look at you, carrying on in the armies’ muster just like boys—fools!’ “(2.400-401) In their heroism they show how they are...
"Four Quartets" in the Light of Eliot's Critical Theory "Four Quartets" is one of the most serious and longest poems of T S Eliot. It is very much philosophical in its tone and theme. Eliot considered "Four Quartets" his masterpiece (Johnston: 2005), as it draws upon his knowledge of mysticism and philosophy of life. It consists of four long poems, Burnt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages, and Little Gidding, each in five sections or movements. The five sections...
Critical Analysis of "Night Clouds" by Amy Lowell With all the time spent looking out into the big ocean of a calming night sky, what is there to see? A big white fluff of clouds or a sparkle splattered universe. The night heavens are full of surprise and everlasting splendor. A good poem is one that brings out deep thought or intense feeling. Most every poem written has it’s own style and significance giving a reader a deep interpretation. In “Night Clouds” by Amy Lowell,...
Acts of Deception in The Crucible The way someone appears, or acts, is not necessarily always correct or truthful. In the book The Crucible, the Forest Girls, Abigail, Susana, Mary and the others, effectively deceive the townsfolk into believing that witchcraft is practiced in Salem. Abigail Williams is not as innocent as she portrays herself. She misrepresents herself as a virtuous young girl who was unjustly affected by witchcraft. During an escapade in Act III, the girls become...
Play Critique on The Importance of Being Earnest A year from now I went to see the play ‘Importance of being Earnest’ held at Alliance Franciase, which is a well known theatre in Pakistan. The theatre was proscenium theatre that had three moving sets for three different acts for the play. This play by Oscar Wilde regarded as “ trival comedy of serious people” was presented in a very professional manner. The play was about two men, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff....
Analysis of Famous Poems Relating to Ethan Frome Poems relate to many people in society. Two poems that relate to a character in a novel are “Desert Places” by Robert Frost and “Mirage” by Christina Rossetti; they relate to the main character, Ethan Frome, in the novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. In the poem “Desert Places,” Robert Frost portrays snow falling down to the point where all you can see is bright white with a little bit of shrubs and weeds...
After the Flood is a well written poem about an individual looking down on the damage caused by a flood. The observer takes a walk past the river and discovers its natural beauty as well as its incredible force to destroy. The poem’s main interesting aspects are the portrayal of the observer by the content of the poem, the role of the river in the poem and finally the mix of feelings which the poem arouses through its use of literary devices. The first significant thing which makes this...
Theme Analysis of "The Darkling Thrush" by Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy presents a theme of hope in his poem The Darkling Thrush. In the poem winter season has brought about death and despair. A tired old man leans over a coppice gate in a desolate area, to see the ghosts of the past and little hope for the future. Hardy uses imagery to evoke ideas and images in the readers mind. “The land's sharp features seemed to me. The Century's corpse outleant, His crypt the cloudy canopy, The...
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