Louis MacNeice

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  • Analysis Of Entirely By Louis Macneice

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    The poem I chose to explore is “Entirely” by Louis MacNeice. I chose this poem because of the poet. His writing always has a deeper sense behind the literal words, helping you examine definition behind each word. His poems in specific become very exciting to explore because they could have multiple meanings to them. He writes about relatable issues and makes you think of the topics he writes about from a different perceptive. Once I read this poem I was very fascinated with the issue he was presenting

  • Summary Of Louis Macneice 's Poetry Essay

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    instead of divulging further. It is important to remember that “any contemporary poet is a mouthpiece of the Zeitgeist, but, as mouthpieces alter what you put into them, it is helpful to consider the shape of the mouthpiece itself” (MacNeice, 1968). When studying Louis MacNeice’s poetry, it is important to research the context around his texts, especially his childhood. His uncommon upbringing as a child then later his tumultuous adulthood is clear throughout his writing. However, concentrating solely

  • Corruption In Prayer Before Birth, By Louis Macneice

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    effects are seen in war, especially war poems in the US during the mid-twentieth century, which tried to go against the romanticization of war. The poem, “Prayer Before Birth,” by Louis MacNeice, is about an unborn child and it’s feelings on the world it will soon be born into, this being a world in the midst of conflict. MacNeice shows readers

  • Analysis Of Prayer Before Birth By Louis Macneice

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    When being an unborn child, you do not yet know the challenges of life, and in the poem “Prayer Before Birth”, written by Louis MacNeice, the unborn child is praying that those challenges are to be resolved using their own judgement and not others. The child is found wishing for all the malicious things in the world to spare him and leave him to live a life of peace. Louis MacNeice’s poem demonstrates the cruelty embedded in the world and how the act of war only enhances that. Throughout life

  • ##s And Hyperboles In Funeral Blues By W. Wh Auden

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    In the poem “Funeral Blues,” W. H. Auden, a twenty century British author also known as Wystan Hugh Auden, describes how people can go through denial during the loss of a person so dear to them. The person of whom the speaker speaks of was an individual who was a large part of the speaker’s life. His life would seize to exist without that person. The tragic death of a beloved soul shows how emotions of sorrow and grief dominate over any other feelings the speaker could have. He wants others to

  • A Comparison of Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold and Prayer Before Brith by Louis MacNeice

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    A Comparison of Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold and Prayer Before Brith by Louis MacNeice 'Dover Beach' by Matthew Arnold, written in 1867, and 'Prayer Before Birth' written in 1951 by Louis MacNeice share many similarities despite being written nearly on hundred years apart from each other. This essay will explore the issues and ideas that both poems share, in addition to drawing attention to some of the key differences. 'Dover Beach' is about the thoughts of a man on his

  • The Horrors of Society Illustrated in ‘Telephone Conversation’ by Wole Soyinka and ‘Prayer Before Birth’ by Louis Macneice

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    In ‘Telephone Conversation’ we have a telephone conversation between a black man who wants to rent a room, from a white woman. We see that society is ignorant and racist. ‘Prayer Before Birth’ is a poem addressed to God from the point of view of an unborn baby who is scared to go into society. They both have negative views of society. In ‘Prayer Before Birth’ society is presented as scary. The narrator is pleading and says ‘I fear’. She (no gender is specified as it is meant to symbolize all of

  • A Story Of A Short Story

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    “Come on Louis, just tip your head back.” Niall hissed. The other omega groaned and began to splash at the dirty tub water. Liam looked over his shoulder and frowned. He could see that his own omega was becoming frustrated. Like expected Louis was being difficult. He was beginning to wish Ed had given him more medication to make him sleep longer, it would certainly make it easier to get things done. Even though Louis couldn’t walk well yet, refused to speak, and was still quite out of it he managed

  • The Different Backgrounds Of John, Cornelia, Lou, And Samuel

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    world and the new" (Ash Location 69), each would experience varying degrees of despair, hope, and restlessness. For John Robertson, it was his friends, family, and search for spiritual fulfillment that would play a major role in his ability to adjust. Louis Hughes a slave used the skills he learned as a manservant from Edmund McGehee, and his unwavering desire to truly become free that greatly helped his ability to adjust to daily life during and after the war. Cornelia McDonald grew up being waited on

  • Analysis Of Stephen Ash's 'A Year In The South: 1865'

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    The end of the Civil War was an unprecedented time in American History. It created a tremendous shift in the culture of the United States, especially in the South. In his book A Year in the South: 1865, Stephen Ash paints a powerful depiction of four different people whose lives were deeply affected by the end of the war. While some felt this shift more than others, these four people survived through a period of time when many others lost their lives. Coming out of this ordeal alive was a feat in