Comparing “London by William Blake” and “Composed upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth” In Blake’s and Wordsworth’s poems, they both comment on the same aspects but with a contrast. William Wordsworth lived in 1770-1850. He lived in the country, and so was used to the rural settings and green images, all this natural beauty would encourage and have influence on his writing. Blake lived in London; he lived from 1757-1827. In the poems there are similarities and differences, as the poet’s had different opinions and thoughts about London.
Dickens’ evaluation of the French Revolution in A Tale of Two Cities Introduction Charles Dickens’ (1812-1870) A Tale of Two Cities (1859) takes place in the late eighteenth century in the two cities, London and Paris. The novel thereby revolves around the French Revolution and provides insights both in the revolutionaries’ initiative to revolt, and the horrors the Revolution brought along. This double insight makes the novel very ambiguous as it becomes difficult to decide whether Dickens’ evaluation of the Revolution supports the ideas that initiated it or not. In the following paper, I will seek to describe and discuss Dickens’ evaluation of the French Revolution in A Tale of Two Cities, focusing on his apparent dilemma and the ambiguity of the novel. Furthermore, I will focus on some of the contrasting pairs, which can be located in the novel, with the purpose of considering whether Dickens through his use of contrasts emphasises a positive or a negative perception of the Revolution.
In “London”, William Blake uses many stylistic devices to convey the setting and the tone of the poem to his readers through the first person point of view of a person walking through old London. A solemn and oppressive mood is articulated through rhyme scheme, parallelism, repetition and more. The writer uses two senses, hearing and vision, to tell a story of the confinement felt by residents and of the early loss of innocence in a city riddled with corruption. The four stanzas and perfect abab rhyme scheme help show that what the writer is seeing and hearing is not only ubiquitous, but also cyclical and persistent. Blake also uses the meter to reflect the ideas the poem is trying to get across.
Having never met his parents, the only interpretation of his father is from the shape of the letters on his tomb stone, sad really. ‘My first fancies regarding what they were like, were unreasonably derived from their tombstones’ this is pip talking as an older person, he is stating how foolish he was. The fact that pip sat that it ‘gave me an odd idea’ suggests to me that in the back of his mind he knew he wasn’t quite right, but I suppose that knowing his parents were dead from such a young age could have great impact on his personality and his morals. This is because he had no substantial mother father figure to teach him wrong from right. Paragraph two in chapter one starts explaining where
Introduction 1. State your full name, course, level, and the school you attend My name is Raghav Kapur, and I attend the Dubai American Academy. I am taking the IB English Language and Literature Course, Standard Level 2. State the title of the poem as well as the full name of the poet The poem is titled ‘Blackberry-picking’, and is written by Seamus Heaney 3. Contextualize the poem into the larger body of works (mention the larger collection title, year of publication; address a few general characteristics of the poet’s style and how this particular poem would fit into that) The poem Blackberry-Picking is a part of Seamus’ collection The Death of a Naturalist, which was published in 1966.
Nash 1 Lucas W. Nash Dr. Connally English 1020.60 5 October 2014 Analysis of Symbolism: A Birthmark and a Black Veil Nathaniel Hawthorne utilizes symbolism to convey his central themes and ideas to the reader throughout his works and his short stories The Birthmark (1843) and The Minister’s Black Veil (1836) are no exception. A comparative analysis of the heavy-handed symbolism used in these two short stories reveals Hawthorne’s style in his approach to creating his personal narrative of the human condition and also, as I believe these works show, how the effectiveness of these symbols differ as a result of the contemporary cultural context in which they are read. In this paper I am going to display this analysis in four sections. The first section will contain a brief overview of Hawthorne’s works and the central theme that overlies them. Second, I am going to briefly explain the plots of both The Birth Mark and The Minister’s Black Veil including the main uses of symbolism in each.
The poems titled, “The Chimney Sweeper,” written in 1798 and 1794 are part of a series of poems written by William Blake. Blake would write two poems to represent a subject, the first written with childish innocence, and a companion poem written in a more cynical and dark style. The poems “The Chimney Sweeper” are no exception. These poems take on the task of describing and portraying the conditions for children chimney sweeps during eighteenth century London through two different themes. Blake employs the use of diction, tone, and figurative language to depict the unique theme of each poem.
Gunn seem's like he went through many difficulites as well as being a part of the aids epidimic. Overall i thought that Gunn would be very interesting and have a deep sub text in his poems. The first poem I choose was called "A Map of the City" This poem is by Thom Gunn. This poem I beileve is directly linked to his home and his point of origin, the british country side. This peom could also symbolize his new found home San Fransico after moving from Britian to Paris to California.
Analysis of the poem “London” by William Blake The poem ‘London’ by through a first person perspective William Blake explores the city at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Here, Blake uses themes such as a decay in morality and the severity of classism, accompanied by the use of graphic and grotesque imagery to illustrate the awry nature of London at the time and creates a negative outlook towards it. Blake uses the first person perspective to interact with the reader. The continuous use of “I” provides a personal account and therefore allows the reader to relate more to the personna. This is also reiterated through the poems repetitive nature.
Recalled to life is a distinct theme traced throughout Charles Dickens’ famous novel, A Tale of Two cities. He uses intertwining themes of love, hate, good vs. evil, and redemption through different characters in the story. With the characters, Charles Dickens’ focuses on the underlying themes which helps to highlight the main theme of resurrection, or recalled to life. By doing so, the story comes together as a whole. Dr. Manette is the first person to experience resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities.