During our lives we will have to take many journeys some happy, some sad, and some tougher than others. I was asked to read Gilgamesh written by Stephen Mitchell and Beowulf transcribed by Seamus Heaney. There are many differences and critical comparisons that can be drawn between the epics of Beowulf and Gilgamesh. Both are historical poems which shape their respected culture and both have major social, cultural, and political impacts on the development of western civilization literature and writing. Before any analysis is made, it is vital that some kind of a foundation be established so that a further, in-depth exploration of the complex nature of both narratives can be accomplished.
Write about Auden’s narrative method in “If I could tell you” Auden uses several narrative methods in “if I could tell you”. Time is the most important narrative in this poem. This poem revolves around the main idea of time and its continuity. Auden’s narrative methods involve the use of techniques such as narrative voices to express time as a metaphor that carries a deeper meaning of power and fearfulness. His use of repetition of the word “time” helps to emphasize its importance and how it separates the two lovers.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s magnum opus, Purple Hibiscus, ranks among the recent literary texts that is permeated with preponderance of exclusive ideological expressions and a lot of other literary and linguistic apparatus. In this study, we shall examine the special language use and their underlying ideologies in the novel. The study uses the critical discourse analysis (C D A) which is a remarkable development of discourse analysis (DA) in an attempt to put the language use in proper view. In other words, the study shall make an exploration into the synergy and interconnectedness that are operative between the language use and ideology in Adichie’s debut; an area which has not been rigorously pursued or had been understudied by linguistic scholars. Keywords Purple Hibiscus, Magnum opus, Ideology, Gender, Power.
Rahn states “the logical outgrowth of literary Realism was the point of view known as Naturalism. This literary movement, like its predecessor, found expression almost exclusively within the novel” (23). Most American poets were using Naturalism shortly before and after the turn of the twentieth century. Naturalism required poets to go further and be more clarifying than Realism by finding the core causes for a person’s actions or beliefs within a poem. The logic was that certain factors like social conditions were unavoidable elements in someone’s life.
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.