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Since the 14th century, people have been analyzing and talking about the works of Persian Sufi poet Hafez. Born between 1320 to 1325 a.d. in Shiraz, South-Central Iran, Hafez was one of the two most influential, studied, and praised poets of the Middle East and even the world. His works centered around the ideas of spirituality, love, and wine. Hafez's poems in modern-day language are considered mystical, aesthetic, and rich in imagery. Through his hundreds of Ghazals, a lyric poem...
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“In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life; it goes on” Robert Lee Frost was born on March 26,1874, in San Francisco, California and died on January 29,1963,Boston, Massachusetts. He was an American poet and was commended for the illustration of the rural life in New England. His work was mainly focused on realistic verse which portrayed ordinary people in day-to- day situation. William Prescott Frost was the father of Robert. He was a journalist...
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In George Herbert's “The Windows” the speaker presents the idea of how the power of God impacts the flock of churchgoers through sound. The speaker notes that God has given preachers a set ability to portray his word, however, if you only preach the word of god without actually living the complete life, you are a phony. In order to be an adequate preacher and if by the grace of God they can live the word they preach they will...
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Well-written poetry has the ability to stir up deep emotions, plumb the depths of the human conscience, and even cause for reflection on existence itself. The usage of many literary devices contributes to the greatness of a poem and determine the impact it has, as can be seen in ‘Nature’ by Henry W. Longfellow. Longfellow implies a fleetingness to life and a lack of understanding in the human race; that nature herself is the all-knowing mother gently guiding humans through...
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Dylan Thomas' ‘Do not go Gentle into that good Night’ is a Villanelle, a nineteen-line poem in a set format, it is an old French format, first written in 1606 by Jean Passerat. The structure is severe with two lines being repeated at the end of alternate stanzas and then making up the final two lines of the last stanza, which is a quatrain. It is not an easy form to use. He wrote this in 1947. (Popova, 2017) Each...
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Robert Frost’s “Design” is a beautiful short poem that vividly brings the reader into a simple concrete situation that contains a much deeper meaning of life and death. Indeed, Frost tells the story of witnessing a spider with its dead moth prey in a web made upon a white flower. The balance of the delicate, light, and beautiful flower and moth with the bewildering deadliness of the spider moves Frost to explore how such a contradiction could occur as part...
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At your current age, how would you describe the sum of your life? Would you include your relationships with friends or family? Humans were created as inherently social beings who are constantly striving to connect, interact, and become familiar with each other. Despite our instinctual desire for harmonious relationships, time has encouraged us to place focus and efforts into other things, rather than the creation of relationships. This leads to miscommunication and additional conflict which is represented within Ramsey’s “The...
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In “The Shroud” and “Sonny’s Blues” both the Grimm Brothers and James Baldwin created a very sympathetic story that conveys the messages of sorrow, loss and transformation but make peace at the end. There are many similarities in both of these short captivating stories and both stories are made to make the reader feel for the characters. Even though they are “short”, they really can stir up your emotions and are able to depict the difficulties of what each of...
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James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” is a great narrative since it incorporates different themes that include life choices, friendly relations, and second chances. “Sonny’s Blues” is a fictional storyline that narrates real-life situations and sufferings. Baldwin effectively provides an understanding not only in Sonny’s life but also into his environments, making the narrative unique in its nature. “Sonny’s Blues” is the best reading because Baldwin connects the audience with all of the characters while also focusing on human suffering, which is...
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The surroundings of someone has impact and influence on an individual's behavior, this is also referred to as “nurture.” These influences later eventually determine mental health and the roles in society one fulfills. Two short stories, James Baldwin’s, “Sonny’s Blues' ' and Daniel Alarcón, “The Ballad of Rocky Rontal” are great examples of two different men who are from two different cultures, yet still have similarities. Both storylines give an exceptional amount of details elaborating on suffering, stereotyping, anger, and...
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Author’s deliberately incorporate a variety of literary elements into their work to impact readers on emotional and intellectual levels. An author’s choice of words communicates not only plot and character, but also tone, theme, and vision. Good writing resonates with readers when an author effectively uses language to convey a universal message. Just as musicians use notes, authors use words to evoke certain emotions within a reader. The artistic decisions made by a writer affect how his piece impacts the...
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The story “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin talks about Sonny who lives in Harlem in the 1950’s. The story, is centered about Sonny who is a talented musician, lives a life full of struggles and was trapped in drug addiction which got him in jail while trying to attain success in life. The narrator, Sonny’s brother has a very hard time understanding Sonny and believes his brother’s choice of being a jazz musician is bad and tries to convince him...
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In the poem “Sonny's Blues” written by James Baldwin was narrated from the perspective of Sonny's brother. The poem goes along to tell a story about an African American math teacher in 1950s Harlem, to his brother Sonny, a jazz pianist who has dealt with heroin addiction at a young age. Unlike many of the young boys in the neighborhood, Sonny is not hard or brutal. He keeps all of his problems bottled up except when he plays music. The...
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Bigotry is that the belief that a specific race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and ethical traits are preset by his or her inborn biological characteristics. Racial separatism is that the belief, normally supported racism, that different races should remain unintegrated and aside from each other. Bigotry was an enormous deal within the twentieth century as racism became socially taboo America’s peculiar development morphed once more, into associate interlocking complex of institutional practices that present...
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In the short story “Sonny’s Blues” written by James Baldwin, character Sonny possesses the gift of music specifically jazz. His music offers him a chance at redemption but at the same time it threatens to destroy him by leading back to his destructive addiction. This suggests that one’s creative ability can be a saving grace, but can lead to a life of despair. The music that Sonny performs is based off an expression of freedom and passion more than a...
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Drug abuse is extremely prevalent in our society today and has increased tremendously due to the controversy of whether some drugs should be legalized in our country or not. As a result, it can be argued that drug abuse is very harmful to people and should be controlled and dealt with accordingly. First, drug abuse results in the destruction of the user's health. When using drugs, it may lead to serious medical complications and even cancer. The user eventually reaches...
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“Sonny’s Blues”, written by James Baldwin is a short fiction story published in 1957. The story takes place at the beginning of the civil rights movement. It describes the relationship between two brothers, one that has fallen in the drug cycle of Harlem, and the other who tried to not repeat the same pattern and become a successful man. Nonetheless, throughout the begin of the story, we can understand that the setting (Harlem), has a significant impact on their relationship,...
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Before reading the first 60 pages of If Beale Street Could Talk by James Balwin I knew very little of him, other than reading a short story by him in high school by the name of Sonny’s Blues. What struck me most in the reading of If Beale Street Could Talk was the way he wrote about love. I personally wanted to know whether James Baldwin ever fell in love or ever had kids of his own. After reading a...
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Family for most people play a vital role in their life, whether it is from personal development, emotional support, or moral guidance. Family is everything. One would assume, parents are the sole contributor to the overall development of a child while that may be true, the bond of a brother or sister can be just as significant. This goes beyond just a bond between a sibling, or the back and forth bickering, no this creates a foundation, a blueprint into...
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They create blockbusters ‘It was a dazzling, cool day in April, and the timepiece stood striking thirteen', they bring metaphors 'Whole world is a stage and all the guys and girls are simply players’, they frame sarcasm and irony ‘Cool, breezy and raining? I like Dutch climate!’. In all of these cases, it is clear-cut that they are not actually presenting the truth, rather just a closely relatable idea. Often there are huge dissimilarity between the occurrence and narration. However,...
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Percy Bysshe Shelley represents throughout the entirety of the poem that eventually power won't amount to anything and will be forgotten or to have no importance. All that remains of the statue are two “vast” stone legs standing upright and a head half-buried in sand, along with a boastful inscription describing the ruler as the “king of kings” whose mighty achievements invoke awe and despair in all who behold them. The inscription stands in ironic contrast to the decrepit reality...
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Both of these poems explore the aspect of murder and the motivations behind it, however they have distinct ideas at the heart of the poems which make them all unique. My inceptive reaction of ‘The Laboratory’, was pure horror and devastation. I found it hard to believe that a human could plan in such a cold and calculating way, yet I also found this intriguing. “Not that I bid you spare her the pain! Let her death be felt and...
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Beowulf is an epic poem, which is a literary piece where there is a hero achieving an incredible feat, that was made in the Anglo-Saxon era. There is no certainty in the time of the development of the poem but it is agreed that it was made roughly in the 6th to 11th century. The anonymity of the creator of the poem still remains today. The researcher has conducted research to analyze the lexis and vocabulary of the said poem....
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Epic poems, long and narrative, include adventures and brave heroes. Epic poems can trace their roots back to almost 2500 BCE. Beowulf defines a strong and well-developed epic. Beowulf includes plot characteristics, values, and archetypes throughout the poem. In epics, they show what really mattered at the time and what people cared about in a fictional way. The plot in Beowulf demonstrates a strong epic because a brave hero goes on a journey to save people. Most importantly, he willingly...
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Beowulf, the classic medieval tale of monsters and dragons. The 3182 lines of Beowulf indulge in a grand story that tells the tale of a great Pagan warrior. However, the author includes many Christian elements. Notably, in lines, 181–183, the author says, 'deep in their hearts they remembered hell. The Almighty Judge of good deeds and bad, the Lord God, Head of the Heavens and High King of the World, was unknown to them.' Written by a Christian author, but...
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Beowulf is a fiction story by an anonymous poet whom scholars refer to as “Beowulf poet.” The fiction is set in Scandinavia and details a hero of the Geats (Beowulf) who comes to the help of the king of the Danes, Hrothgar. Notably, Beowulf uses his bravery and strength to slay Grendel and later becomes the king, and rules for fifty peaceful years. During his tenure, Beowulf shows the qualities of a good leader by bringing the rich into the...
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