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Essays for English: Poetry &Amp; Poets

  1. Friendship and Trust Showed in Books
    The common theme of friendship and trust Trust is the one of the most important aspects of our daily life, and we all know how much we need solid friendships to...
  2. Pop Goes the Weasel
    Alex Cross, James Patterson’s veteran detective/psychologist and star of 12 thrillers, faces his most complex and formidable villain yet in Pop Goes the Weasel. Geoffrey...
  3. Emily
    Mark Twains Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about a young boys coming of age in the Missouri of the mid-1800s. It is the story of Hucks struggle to win freedom...
  4. At Cooloola
    At Cooloola is a lyrical poem written by a well recognized Australian poet, Judith Wright. This poem creatively describes a beautiful scene of nature. The poet uses highly descriptive language and a diverse range of poetic devices to engage the...
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  5. Because I Could Not Stop for Death
    Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death” is a remarkable masterpiece that exercises thought between the known and the unknown. Critics call Emily Dickinson’s poem a masterpiece with strange “haunting power...
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  6. Before I Die
    There are many poets who have made a great impact on society and influenced the young and older generations. Normally it is quite difficult for an individual to try to influence or make a difference in the general public. Vergil (Publius Vergilius...
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  7. Beowolf - the Ideal Epic Hero
    The epic poem Beowulf describes the most heroic man of the <br /> Anglo-Saxon times. The hero, Beowulf, is a seemingly invincible person <br /> with all the extraordinary traits required of a hero. He is able to use his <br /> super-human...
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  8. Beowulf
    Beowulf is described as a perfect hero who fought for his people and vanquished evil with his extraordinary abilities to bring peace and justice. He was wise, noble, and brave and was a true hero among the people of Scandinavia. He was known...
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  9. Beowulf
    This essay will show how the epic Anglo-Saxon/Scandinavian poem Beowulf is part of the heroic culture seen all over Europe at that time. <br /> <br /> While the poem has been escribed to about the year 800, recent research has indicated beyond...
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  10. Beowulf
    King Hrothgar of Denmark, a descendent of the great king Shield Sheafson, enjoys a prosperous and successful reign. He builds a great mead- hall, called Heorot, where his warriors can gather to drink, receive gifts from their lord, and listen to...
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  11. Beowulf Young and Old
    Despite Beowulf’s almost supernatural strength, stamina and stature, he ages just the same as any other human being. In the human life cycle, one generally begins naive and inexperienced and ages into an adult of more wisdom and knowledge. Akin to...
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  12. Of Human Bondage
    In his foreword of Of Human Bondage, William Somerset Maugham narrated how the novel came to be. He explained that one day he was assaulted by the memories of his past. He...
  13. British Poetry
    Knowledge of contemporary British poetry is of great importance when it comes to understanding the reigning trends of England. The 1970s saw a fair amount of polemic concerning the discontinuities of the national \"traditions,\" most of it concerned...
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  14. Death Be Not Proud
    John Donne, in the “Death, be not proud” challenges death and reasons it not to be proud. As clearly seen from its title, the poet gives strong and powerful reasons for death not to be proud. Death basically is a phenomenon feared by many and...
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  15. Smugging in the Square: Homosexuality as a Literary Device in James Joyce's "A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man."
    What can be said of the menacing literary masterpiece that is A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is that the gender issues Joyce so surreptitiously weaves into Stephan...
  16. A Film Adaptation of One Hundred Years of Solitude
    We have reached an age, where most things are done through TV and cinema. It is unfortunate many people do not read many books anymore. People would rather sit for a few...
  17. Desert Places - a Journey of a Human Mind
    One of the most monumental poetic works of T.S Eliot is ‘The Waste Land’. The poem emerges as a gigantic metaphor for melancholy, loneliness, solitude- the unavoidable companions of human existence. Similar kinds of feelings are evoked by Robert...
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  18. Difficulties of Identifying Sexual Status in Donne's 'the Flea'
    A Reading of Donne\'s \'The Flea\'<br /> <br /> Jimmy Breck-Mc Kye<br /> Girton College<br /> Cambridge University<br /> United Kingdom<br /> <br /> It is common to ascribe to Donne the status of archetypal logical poet- a man whose works are...
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  19. Donne
    Donne is more concerned with wit and conceit than with meaning and sincerity <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> That Donne is concerned with wit is scarcely deniable. The imagery used in The Legacie is incredibly complicated, and he seems to be...
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  20. Dulce Et Deorum Est
    Wilfred Owen wrote Dulce et Decorum Est about the first World War, in which he had personally fought. It was addressed to Jessie Pope, a writer of other poems concerning the War. Specifically he wrote the poem to counteract her poem “Who’s For...
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  21. Edgar Allan Poe
    When picking a topic for my research paper. I thought of many different ideas. I started to think about my interests is reading literature, and I decided to write about my favorite author Edgar Allan Poe. This paper is going to look at Poe from a...
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  22. Frankenstein: a Gothic Tale
    The novel "Frankenstein", by Mary Shelly, is rich with issues regarding the human condition. The human condition can be described as the range of emotions and tendancies that...
  23. The Love Motif in Chariton’s “an Ephesian Tale”and Xenophon’s “Chaereas and Callirhoe”
    Ancient Greek novels share a multitude of thematic elements: god-like beauty, oracle predictions, erotic love, ruthless pirates, world travel and many others. They also...
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