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  • Marian by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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    Have you ever been hurt by someone whom you loved and trusted the most, such as a close family member or friend? It’s a horrible feeling that leaves you in horrendous pain, varying for each individual person, as if you’ve been stabbed in the back through the heart. You’ve trusted that one, close person to keep your secrets, to protect you in a way they can, and to not leave you; however the trust shatters when you find out their true motives, and it all hits you as fantastic lies despite all the

  • Dorian Gray And The Lady Of Shallot: Stepping Out Of The Shadows

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    During one’s life, one must step out into the real world and experience all of what the world has to offer. In order to attain a well-balanced life both mentally and socially, one may seek any way possible to live life to the fullest. We were put on this earth to live- not just simply by breathing in and out everyday, and making life the best it can possibly be. It has been said that you have not really died if you have lived. This theory has been applied to several pieces of literature. In the book

  • A Comparison of November, 1806 (Wordsworth) to the Men of Kent (Wordsworth), Drummer Hodge (Hardy), and The Charge of the Light Brigade (Lord Alfred T

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    A Comparison of November, 1806 (Wordsworth) to the Men of Kent (Wordsworth), Drummer Hodge (Hardy), and The Charge of the Light Brigade (Lord Alfred Tennyson) The themes in November, 1806; To the men of Kent; The Charge of the Light Brigade; and Drummer Hodge are all war-based. They all contain the themes of death, war and some sense of victory in that in both of Wordsworth's poems, it is directly about the victory in a battle. In Drummer Hodge, it is that his family shall never

  • The Age Of The Upper Class

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    From 1837 to 1901 marks a new era for England, as it is ruled under Queen Victoria bringing an age of peace, prosperity, and a new nationalistic attitude within England itself. The large increase in population and a shift to a trade and manufacturing economy brings a new sense of competition amongst the citizens, developing a new value in aesthetics, status, and wealth to prove dominance in the ever-growing society. Economic success, an ideal which began as a strictly upperclass desire, soon trickled

  • The New Sappho Poem

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    Sappho is an ancient Greek poet who is known for her capability in the theorization and processing of love, though in The New Sappho her curiosity and amusement tends to turn its perspective to the idea of age. While we are used to the common concept of love and appearance of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, in Sappho’s poems, it seems that The New Sappho is both a play on her age, as well as a metaphor for her new subject. The poem’s title seems to suggest a rebirth or a renewal of being, yet in

  • The Myth Of Homer's Odyssey

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    for new, young lovers. Eos was often inspired by human love. Once person she loved was Tithonus, the son of the king of Troy. She stole him, took him to Zeus to grant him immortality, and left. Tithonus was growing quite old as she never gave him youth forever as she had. He grew white hair and soon could not move his limbs. Eos locked him into a room and eventually turned him into a grasshopper. Aurora and Tithonus had a son named Memnon. He was once assisting a relative in battle. He was winning when

  • Criticism In Tennyson's The Lady Of Shalott

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    By and large, the relationship between the artist and his public has not been without discomfort in all ages, and in Victorian England it is most conspicuously so. In fact, as Johnson observes, “nearly all eminent Victorian writers were as often as not at odds with their age.” Their writings, he continues, manifest a kind of tension originating as a result of the author’s allegiance to his aesthetic sensibilities in a modern society which little cares about a life of the creative imagination. Under

  • The Myth Of Apollo And Daphne

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    Jackson DeBord P.2 Artist Statements Eros: For Eros, the god of love, I chose to do his perspective on the myth of Apollo and Daphne. I made him resent Apollo for being a braggart, and had Eros sound like his pride was hurt by Apollo’s gloating. He was just retaliating for Apollo’s arrogance. For my picture of Eros I decided to make him look like a child. I also made him hold both a torch, which is mentioned in the original story and which I mentioned in my rendition, and a bow with a quiver of

  • Nelson Museum

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    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, is known for its wide variety of architectural artworks, and its collection of Asian art. It also has many works of Medieval and Ancient art, while also showing some present art pieces. My experience through the museum went very well. Throughout the whole museum, there wasn’t any place to look that was boring, or didn’t involve art, which was very cool. I liked how the pieces were labeled with a helpful description, and were categorized

  • Examples Of Three Messages In Tennyson's Ulysses

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    it gives Tennyson motivation to write several poems relating his death, including Ulysses. “The loss of Hallam, recently engaged to marry Tennyson's sister Cecilia, dealt a serious blow to Tennyson. He soon drafted "Ulysses," "Morte d'Arthur" and "Tithonus"—three poems prompted by the death, but all with strong classical echoes that spoke to his expressly modern and personal sentiments”(Vella). Ulysses is a story about a famous hero named Ulysses but in this story of Tennyson’s, it's about the years