Research Project Proposal Essay For my research project I will be covering the works of Edgar Allen Poe, primarily focusing on his poem “The Raven”. The reason for my interest in Poe and his works is primarily because his life had a huge impact on the tales and poems he wrote and in a weird perspective; the hardships he experienced in his life can be seen as his “inspiration” for his work. Poe, who died at an early age of only 40, went through many hardships during his life. First losing his mother at the age of only 2 years old, Poe never really got to know his mother as many of us do today. His father died shortly after and Poe suffered greatly during his life not being able to claim to have “known” his parents.
The mood of the poem is a depressing one and I intend to show this by referring to structure, imagery and sound techniques that he uses to create the overall mood. The structure does play a small part in helping create a mood/atmosphere but the only significant thing is the way the poem is on the page and it looks like a solid block of words which in a way is a representation of the building. The poem is a sonnet and has a structure which is and octet and sestet, the octet is the first part of and the sestet which is the latter and they are structured in a way it is like you are being forced to witness what it is like in and out of the building and this makes you feel sympathy and depression and adds to the poem mood/ atmosphere and my appreciation overall. The imagery helps back up the depressing mood created by the poet and is best done by the way Edwin Morgan describes the inside of the building and does this well with: “Roses of mould grow from ceiling to wall” The metaphor “Roses of mould” is excellent in conveying the state of building and gives the poem a depressing feel well because it makes you think the building is a state and it is depressing to think what it would be like to live there such as these remaining people do: “Mother and daughter the last mistresses of that black block” This image creates sympathy for these people as they have nowhere to go and are stuck in that building and this also adds to
There is no glory, it is impossible that soldiers sacrificing themselves to attend the whole of war. Harrison despites in the novel that illustrate behavior, survival at any time, thoughts of the soldiers of others; make the reader consider deeply what the ideas the Harrison presents. There is no heroism in the war causing the soldiers have no stake to devote their life, even though they have no experiences to attack in the first bombarment. For axample, in chapter 2 the narrator sign ‘I can find nothing to appease my terror’. Even though the narrtor do not believe in God but also begins to pray”God-God-please.” The soldiers just crawl over in the trenches and finding the safe places even there is no place to avoid the bombarment.
The Horse Whisperer is similar in this regard, in that we never find out the characters name, and there is no dialogue to represent any form of social aspect to his life. Despite this, the Horse Whisperer is written in first person, which gives some form of identity to the speaker and allows us to associate certain characteristics with the horse whisperer. For example we discover that he or she misses the horses, naming them in the poem as ‘Shire, Clydesdale, Suffolk’, and ‘the
According to Freud dreams are “the royal road of the unconsciousness” that could be interpreted through symbols. These symbolic expressions appear in disguised forms that harbor our forbidden desires we repress when awake. (Gerrig et al, 2009). Freud claimed that for a person to continuously sleep undisturbed their minds must employ distortions to repress disturbing events and objects from reality, this also employs psychological defenses of transfer and displacement which places repressed problems into seemingly more manageable contexts. Meaning dreams are often disguised version of the truth hidden in our unconscious minds about our real wishes that we are reluctant to admit into our conscious mind.
Write a textual analysis of Clarence’s dream in Act I, Scene IV, lines 1-75, with reference to structure, imagery, allusions, sources and echoes, and the main themes In this scene, Clarence describes his prophetic dream. Even though Clarence is unaware that Richard is behind his imprisonment, he dreams that his brother causes his death and he describes this dream very vividly. The language he uses is very poetic and eloquent, very much similar to Richard’s aptitude of language; it is fitting of one of the major themes in the play- the power of language. It is one of the most poetic pieces in the play and is filled with dramatic imagery in almost every-line. Shakespeare makes use of these imageries to build climaxes;"All scattered in the bottom of the sea" (Act I, Scene IV, line 28) and "And mocked the dead bones that lay scattered by"(Act 1, Scene IV, line 33).
Are there any poetic devices used in this poem? State the device and explain its use? Ans: There are many poetic devices in this poem just by reading the name of the poem alone. Irony is used in the name of the poem because as we know an anthem is more like a song of praise or a sincere song and it is used to remember the "children" that will die in this war so really it is a requiem for the dead. 2.
His poems are variations on the themes of the regrets and frustrations of young men, especially soldiers. (Encyclopedia C-D Rom). Most of Housman's poems were written in the 1890's when he was under great psychological stress, which made the tone of his poems characteristically mournful and the mood dispirited (Magill 1411). "In the world of Housman's poetry, youth fades to dust, lovers are unfaithful, and death is the tranquil end of everything (Magill 1412)." Throughout his life, Housman faced many hardships.
Wellek described romanticism as ‘Imagination for the view of poetry, nature for the view of the world, and symbol and myth for poetic style’ (Wellek qtd. in McGann, 735). Both Wellek and George spoke of Romanticism predominantly revolving around nature and imagination, two of the elements that are clearly evident in Wordsworth’s poem, ‘‘I wandered lonely as a Cloud’’. The poem can be argued to be typically a Romantic poem; this provided that you agree with the points made by Wellek and George. If however, you agree more with McGann and Day, the poem can be argued as not a romantic poem but merely a literary piece from the ‘Romantic period’.
Longer dramatic poems explore how people isolate themselves even within social contexts. Later poems return the focus to solitude, exploring how encounters and community only heighten loneliness and isolation. This deeply pessimistic, almost misanthropic perspective sneaks into the most cheerful of late Frost poems, including “Acquainted with the Night” and “Desert Places.” Solitary Travelers Solitary travelers appear