Thomas de Quincey

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  • Summary Of Confession Of An English Opium Eater By Thomas De Quincey

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    Eater (1821), English author Thomas De Quincey chronicles his addiction to laudanum (a popular opium cocktail of the time) and the growing impact it had on his life. The first major work De Quincey published, it explores themes of addiction, drug culture, and the way addicts are treated in society; it is one of the first works to deal with these topics in modern times. It was controversial in its time for its overall positive depiction of the pleasure of opium, although De Quincey’s detailed depiction

  • Magical And Metaphysical Elements Of Magical Realism

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    Magical realism is a genre that incorporates magical and mystical elements into lives of ordinary people going about the monotonous activities of daily life. Everything would appear to be normal, except for a few elements that go beyond what would most likely be called ordinary. It’s a combination or merge of realist tradition in literature with the world of fantasy, as if fantasy were the most normal thing in the world. In this genre, the world that is created has a very thin line between what is

  • Essay on Seeing through the Eyes of an Opium-eater

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    In Confessions, De Quincey says that he hopes to present a "useful and instructive" record of what he feels to be a remarkable period in his life, and how he feels opium addiction played an important role in his writing. Up until this point, traditional English society had frowned upon people revealing their personal faults and discrepancies. Although it was undeniable that people had their flaws, it was an unspoken rule that you had to keep your weak side hidden. De Quincey opens with an apology

  • William Shakespeare 's ' Three Sets ' Nature And The Romantics Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin

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    The Sublime in Three Sets Nature and the Romantics are two sides of the same coin. In almost every single poem we have read over the course of this semester we have been able to find hints of the natural world. These instances were moments of hunger. While industrialization was tearing landscapes up by their roots, Romantic poets were desperate to experience the euphoric sense of sublimity they had come to associate with the highest level of consciousness. However, this sense of sublimity is not

  • Pros And Cons By John Williams

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    Author, John Williams, sets the tone in lesson five by prefacing his lesson with insightful quotes, from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas De Quincey, that speak about the key role of cohesion and coherence within a writing context (65). Now writers must understand and practice the art of organizing words and sentences for a smooth reading experience instead of a choppy, difficult, or confusing reading experience. Overall, the author teaches writers how to arrange their ideas with sentences that work

  • Drugs And Abuse Of Drugs

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    Drugs and Abuse Abuse of drugs can have effects on the user even after the use of drugs has stopped. Different drugs produce different effects, depending on the user, type of drug, and severity of abuse. New research is done every day in the area of drug abuse that makes finding accurate results on the broad topic of drug abuse very difficult. From the most recent studies only can one find data that is presently accepted as correct. These numerous studies provide enough data to explain the effects

  • William Wordsworth : Poet, Philosopher, Pioneer

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    Taylor Standen Mrs. Marshall AP Literature Period 5 5 November 2015 Wordsworth: Poet, Philosopher, Pioneer There are two types of poets in this world: those who attain success after death and those who are admired while they are alive. William Wordsworth was and continues to be both. Considering that Wordsworth was alive over two centuries ago, Wordsworth’s paradigm is reflected within his unique style of writing, one that impacted the world of poetry forever. Over the course of William Wordsworth’s

  • Opium Addicts

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    effect on everything that is felt by the subject, on both external sensations and internal sensations. All pain, all suffering is relieved-- physiological, physical suffering, as well as mental suffering-- depression, anxiety, etcetera. Since thomas de quincey came out with his confessions of an english opium-eater back in the 19th century, many others have written about their life under the influence of drugs. In 1961, the scottish novelist alexander trocchi published a book about his life as a heroin

  • Essay about Romanticism

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    Friedrich Hölderlin, the early Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jean Paul, Novalis, Ludwig Tieck, A.W. and Friedrich Schlegel, Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, and Friedrich Schelling belong to this first phase. In Revolutionary France, the Vicomte de Chateabriande and Mme de Stael were the chief initiators of Romanticism, by virtue of

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Alexander Pope 's An Essay

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    An essay is, generally, a piece of writing that gives the author 's own argument — but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet, and a short story. Essays have traditionally been sub-classified as formal and informal. Formal essays are characterized by "serious purpose, dignity, logical organization, length," whereas the informal essay is characterized by "the personal element (self-revelation, individual tastes and experiences, confidential manner), humor, graceful