The Paradox of Language: An Explication of P.K. Page’s “Cook’s Mountains”* As the title of the poem suggests, P.K. Page’s “Cook’s Mountains” is a poem about possession. It is also about the transition from a pre-verbal state to a “named” or verbal state. The poem points to the paradox of naming: while naming is creative and powerful, it is also limiting.
Le 1 Vinh Le Mrs. Cunningham English 12 28 October 2012 Hamlet mythological allusions Shakespeare’s plays are full of allusions from the Bible and the Greeks and Romans. Allusions from Shakespeare are also frequently found in literature. An allusion is a literary device that refers to something that the reader already knows. It allows the author to use that knowledge to add greater meaning to what he is saying without going into long explanations. Here are the summarizes of these gods/goddesses/characters from Greek and Roman mythology: From ACT II: Aeneas - founder of Rome who made love to Dido then abandoned her (II.ii.443).
Instead of following the criteria of an epic poem, which was typically based on one central storyline, Ovid’s poem involves many stories. In some form or fashion, each of these stories seems to lead toward the same essential value of metamorphoses in the end. Instead of basing an epic poem on the account of one set of characters, Ovid decided to deviate from the traditional form and provide the same central idea from various stories and perspectives. Ovid’s poem is a clear representation that he invested a great deal in the importance of storytelling in his works. There are many Greek cultural ideas and values embedded into this poem including: metamorphoses
Latin Project- Pyramus and Thisbe: Their Last Hour The original story of Pyramus and Thisbe was a poem written by Ovid in his book Metamorphoses. Pyramus and Thisbe is a lot like the story of Romeo and Juliet in that it consists of a story of two passionate or even “star-crossed” young lovers from parents who forbid their love. It is in fact said that Shakespeare based his famous play on Pyramus and Thisbe. Our story takes place in the nation of Babylonia where Pyramus and Thisbe, whom like many other characters in classical literature had qualities beyond normal human standards, theirs was their unmatched beauty and their reputation as the most handsome and most beautiful young man and woman in Babylonia. They quickly fell in deep passionate love but despite the love they shared their parents didn’t approve; They forbade the two to marry or as much as see each other.
Josh Hasenberg Professor Staley Core 151 Ovid’s characterization of Jove in Metamorphoses can be compared to Virgil’s depiction of Jove in Aeneid by viewing them as illustrations of divine authority. In analyzing how each author uses Jove to depict divine authority, it becomes clear the two share similar ideas of how the divine use their authority. Both Ovid and Virgil use the main theme of human piety or impiety when exploring the ways in which the Gods choose to use their authority over mankind. The other main theme the two authors use in depicting divine authority is fate, which they closely associate with the will of Jove himself. Even though Ovid presents a story in which Jove uses his divine authority to punish, while Virgil, in contrast, displays a story in which Jove uses his divine authority to help and reassure, they both incorporate these two themes in very much the same way.
Imagery in Words The Most powerful thing a poem can do is invoke powerful imagery. A well written poem should provoke not only the intended imagery but powerful personal imagery as well. This trait is present in both Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 130” and the ballad Sir Patrick Spence. Upon reading the two you see the major differences and similarities. One has been orally transmitted through the ages picking up and losing stanzas and even whole verses, while the other follows a rigid blueprint.
Anadiplosis (catch repetition, "doubling") - the repetition of the initial, middle or final word or word-group in a sentence or clause at the beginning of the next with the adjunct idea. "But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honorable man..." (W. Shakespeare) 5. Anaphora ("carrying back") - the repetition of the first word or a word-group in several successive sentences, clauses or phrases. "How many days will finish up the year, How many years a mortal man may live." (W. Shakespeare) 6.
Every single person on this earth has a clear idea about war and some of us already have a personal experience with the tragedies and suffering of war In this simple thesis we will talk about war poetry and its major poet, Wilfred Owen. The first part of these papers is concerned with war poetry in genera, it begins with a historical background of war poetry traced back to the time of Homer. Followed by the major characteristics of this school of poetry which has no standard criteria. After that, we shed light on the major poets of this school: Siegfried Sassoon , Rupert Chawner Brooke, and Isaac Rosenberg. The Second part is concerned with the great war poet, Wilfred Owen.
We can see evidence of this throughout Aeneas’ account of the fall of Troy that begins in book II. He feels obliged to tell Dido the story even though he “may [still] shudder at the memory/And shrink again in grief” (book II, 16). The use of pitiable diction in words such as “shudder”, “shrink” and “grief” create a feeling of pathos which urges Dido as well as the reader, albeit on a more subconscious level, to show a degree of empathy so that Aeneas would have the courage to
Common Ground and Opposing Methods: Examining William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18” and John Donne’s “Death Not Be Proud” Shakespeare’s "Sonnet 18" and Donne’s "Death Not Be Proud" are two very different tales, despite being bound by ties of genre. Donne’s narrative is a direct rebuke of both death itself and mankind’s inherent views of mortality whereas Shakespeare’s poem is a lively celebration of the beauty of his companion. These two literary works may appear to be miles apart based solely on subject matter however, beyond the obvious, they share certain similarities and both address certain issues while employing differing approaches. While both Shakespeare and Donne both address immortality in their poems and employ literary devices such as metaphors and apostrophe, they often do so in varying contexts or to achieve different objectives. To truly understand how these poems are both similar and different, we must examine both sonnets, specifically their structures as well as the authors’ use of several literary devices.