Have you ever stopped and wondered what happened to the star basketball player of your high school? Did he go on and have an exciting career or did he get married and is living blissfully with 2.5 kids? Maybe neither happened to him maybe he still thinks about those glory days of high school basketball. John Updike’s poem “Ex-Basketball Player” is a look at what a dismal life this once star could have. In the first stanza the reader is introduced to the basketball player,...
Discuss the distinctive qualities and effects of the poem ‘Mr Bleaney’. The poem appears to express the thoughts of Larkin as he views the rented room of ‘Mr Bleaney’. In exposing the lonely, monotonous life of this figure, Larkin is unable to criticize as he sees a reflection of his own life. The poem addresses the key themes of loneliness and the shallowness of human life from the outset. The name ‘Mr Bleaney as the title evokes the emotion of insipidness as...
A streetcar named Desire possesses many themes and scene 5 is no exception. The first predominant theme in scene 5 is the theme of ‘fate’. The theme of fate is evident from the beginning of the play, A streetcar running unswervingly along the rail to its destination is a symbol of the inexplicability of fate. To be driven by desire is self destructive yet the victims are carried along helplessly unable to escape. Blanche’s fate is preordained and this is stressed in the...
Critical Analysis of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Annabel Lee” Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “Annabel Lee” represents the unfortunate demise of Annabel Lee. The poem begins by introducing, Annabel Lee and how someone feels about her. “That a maiden there lived whom you may know by the name of Annabel Lee; and this maiden she lived with no other thought than to love and be loved by me” (5). This stanza exemplifies how this person feels about Annabel Lee. ...
A Struggle to Survive in the Play "A Raisin in the Sun" The play A Raisin in the Sun was generating from a poem. This poem is talking about the everyday struggles of African Americans and making it in the real world. Also about dreams and how they can easily turn into nightmares. But no matter what the outcome of the dream is, it is reality. The poem is like a vision of a big question, asking, what happens to a dream that is deferred? In the end it kind of gives the reader a vague answer....
Analysis of "Harlem" by American Poet Langston Hughes Langston Hughes poem “Harlem” is a series of similes describing what happens to a dream that is put off. The first simile in line three, “dry up like a raisin in the sun”, is suggesting that the dream is merely forgotten over time. The second simile (in line four), “fester like a sore”, is suggesting that it eats at you, constantly aggravating you because it has not been obtained. The third (in line six),...
Elements of Reality in Death of a Salesman Never does one go through their life without having to deal with some sort of personal conflict. The manner in which people deal with these conflicts vary as much as the prints on a person's finger. Some try and solve the problem and get rid of it, while others will try and put it aside for as long as possible. Willy Loman's method in Arthur Miller's play, The Death of a Salesman, is very dangerous and builds to harsh results. Willy never tries to...
Dat was nog eens wat anders dan zijn vrienden van Constantijn Huygens gewend waren. Hij stond immers bekend als een deftig man, met een baan aan het hof en vrienden in de hoogste kringen van de Nederlandse maatschappij. Zijn werk had vaak een godsdienstige en intellectuele thematiek en het was ernstig, geleerd en moeilijk. De vernuftige taalspelletjes, de verwijzingen naar klassieke wereld en de moderne wetenschappelijke snufjes waren alleen te volgen voor geconcentreerde lezers met een grote...
Zowel de Nederlandse burger als het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven krijgen steeds meer te maken met uitbreidende globalisering (Toebes, 1999). Dit globaliseringproces brengt op het gebied van marketing met zich mee dat bedrijven reclames niet altijd meer aanpassen aan de moedertaal van de consument. De Engelse taal is door deze ontwikkeling de meest voorkomende taal in internationale reclames geworden (Piller, 2003). Een voorbeeld van een dergelijke Engelstalige reclame in Nederland is die van Tele2...
FIRST CLUES TO THE EXISTENCE OF TWO INPUT LANGUAGES: PRAGMATIC AND LEXICAL DIFFERENTIATION IN A BILINGUAL CHILD - A CRITICAL REVIEWABSTRACT The study on bilingual children has gained more importance over the years and the elaborate experiments have yielded various results and different school of thoughts. It will be surprising to note that children grow-up bilingual from the age of 6 months. They are able to distinguish between speech in their native language and another language....