During Mr. Rosenberg’s leave we learned different dramatic elements such as script analysis, stasis and intrusion, dramatic conflict, etc. This helps us to understand the different elements so one day when we have to apply the elements we will already be mindful of them. Additionally, we also learned about the beginning of theater dating back to ancient Greece and their different ways of displaying theater.
In the poem “The Flea” by John Donne, the speaker uses clever sexual innuendo and metaphors in an attempt to manipulate a certain girl into losing her virginity to him. The poem begins with the speaker explaining that a flea has bit both him and her, and now both of
Ever since the beginning of time, love has played an enormous role among humans. Everyone feels a need to love and to be loved. Some attempt to fill this yearning with activities and possessions that will not satisfy – with activities in which they should not participate and possessions they should not own. In Andrew Marvell’s poem, “To His Coy Mistress,” the speaker encounters an emotion some would call love but fits better under the designation of lust for a woman. In contrast, the speaker of Robert Herrick’s poem, “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time,” urges virgins to marry, to make a lasting commitment in which love plays a
“The Interlopers” by Saki, is a story mixed with man vs. man, man vs. nature, and man vs. self, conflict. The resolution is a very surprising twisted fate however. In the beginning we learn of the three generation long quarrel between the Gradwitz’s and the Znaeym’s. “A famous law suit, in the days of his grandfather” (152). The boys grow up hating each other and wishing each other misfortune, and even death upon each other. “as boys they had thirsted for one another's blood, as men each prayed that misfortune might fall on the other” (152). On that night both of the men separate from their groups in search of each other. After a few minutes of searching they find each other. But as fate may have it, nature strikes both men. Suddenly the harsh
Following a unique poetic language of the Renaissance, John Donne's The Flea' is a poem illustrating the metaphor of a flea to represent the sexual act and relations between a man and woman. Portrayed through language, imagery, and structure John Donne's poem is one of conceit and seduction, as the speaker (assumed to be a man) follows a consistent pattern of persuasion to have premarital sex with a woman.
The novel White Fang is written by Jack London,who is an author of many books.White Fang is non-fiction and it is an interesting novel that drew me in from the start.Personally,I think this novel is important,because it teaches us about wild animals and their personal lifestyles and habitats.Truthfully, the reason I think this novel is important is,that is shows how the wildlife works and responds to dangers such as weather, predators, people, etc.
In the Alta Loma Hotel in the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles, writer Arturo Bandini's hotel room window opens onto the ground level, a smog and sand-choked base of a palm tree as his view. Arturo's train of thought
Throughout the past couple of centuries the human narrative has been increasingly presented in terms of acceleration in a phenomenon testifying to what can be termed “the ecstasy of speed.” Novels tend to create societal themes and expressions of progress that change and explode within texts. Uses of world and historical acceleration are overarchingly some of the most easily arrived at examples of “the ectasy of speed.” E.L. Doctorow’s novel Ragtime, which has been adapted into a stage production as well, stands as an example of precisely this sort of text. There is the question of the association of the cultural, historical, and fictional characteristics of Ragtime that critic Brian Roberts has called the “central metaphor” of the novel. When put together with the cohesive historical narrative within the novel, the discussion reveals the ways in which Doctorow uses Ragtime to perform a work that mirrors the ups and downs of the classic ragtime style of music. Doctorow does this through the introduction of a distinctive way of reading history which is vitally deconstructive and politically charged.
This simply means that his mistress doesn’t like to get into nothing with her master. Where as in ‘The flea’, Donne only has one goal, which in this case is sex. He uses the flea because the flea has made them ‘almost married’ because of the exchange of blood. This is shown by ‘the flea sucked me and sucked you – blood mingled.’ It is evident that by using the flea and saying how the flea has married them, now gives Donne the power to follow out his intention, and become in control again of his mistress.
7. The poem begins with the description of a flea, which bit both the narrator and the woman to whom he speaks. Because of this flea, according to the subsequent lines, the two bloods of these individuals are mixed. Despite the bite, however, the author assure that whom he courts that her innocence would not be lost (nor loss of maidenhead), and that if they were to engage in any sort of intimacy, their acts would be more innocent than the flea's bit. In the subsequent stanza, the author speaks of marriage and an eventual union (marriage bed, marriage temple), though again, in the context of encouraging intimacy rather than courting for marriage. He also tells the woman that if she will not give into his requests she
John Donne was a contemporary of Shakespeare. His writing career occurred during the Renaissance. Poems about seduction were common during this era. The Flea by John Donne was a poem about a man urging his love interest into a sexual union with him by way of reason. In this time, premarital sex was considered a great sin and could get someone in a lot of trouble. The flea in this poem was used as a symbol of love and romance. A flea was one of the things that would least likely be used to describe a plot, between a man and a woman, about premarital sex. He appealed to her sense of reason rather than seducing her because she was fearful about giving herself to him. The narrator never talked directly about sex, instead he used imagery and
“The Flea”, written in 1633, is a poem of seduction lyrics using metaphors of a man courting a woman on the different aspects of their love. It consists of 3 stanzas with a rhyme scheme of 9 lines each ending in a couplet. The man first starts by addressing their unity within the flea. “It sucked me first, and now sucks thee, And in this flea our two bloods mingled be (Donne 517)”. This is symbolic to the holy trinity, which can have a variety of meaning to different believers of faith in God. But in this stanza, the symbolism of the binding of their bloods within the flea - has just consummated their marriage and she has lost her virginity. The fact they are not married and she is a virgin is irreverent in his pursuit to have sex. This simple-minded way of thinking may have contributed to the sanity of marriage today. In his mind, this may seem like a good