Work, Labor, Play by Auden
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Work and labor are two terms, which are quite often, used interchangeably. However, these are entirely different terms when one would analyze it deeply. According to Hannah Arendt “as opposed to ‘work’, ‘labor’ does not designate a finished object, product or durable object. … nished object, product or durable object. The focus is more on the activities making…
The Unknown Citizen by W H Auden
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Famous 20th century English poet, considered to be one of the masters of the Modernist Movement in literature. This poem bases itself on the theme of anonymity that is imposed on the ordinary citizen due to the increase in urbanization and its attendant evils. … It could even be the mobile phone which you thought was your most private means of communication.…
Funeral Blues by WH Auden and Washing-Day by Anna Laetitia Barbauld
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Funeral Blues touches on social struggles only in a tangential way – its main focus is on death, and the destruction that the death of a loved one can bring on someone’s life, but throughout these it also has tones of socials struggle, especially a classed analysis of the way that death is treated very differently based on the status of the dead.… Barbauld’s…
The Lady in the Pink Mustang by Louise Erdrich and The Unknown Citizen by Auden compared
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This essay investigates two poems The Lady in the Pink Mustang, a poem written by Louise Erdrich and The Unknown Citizen written by Auden. The paper, therefore, compares the use of satire as a stylistic device used by the persona in the two poems.… In the poem, The Unknown Citizen, the author has used satire in creating a poem about somebody who no longer…
The Human Condition in Modern Society: The Unknown Citizen by W. H. Auden and Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
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‘The Unknown Citizen’ recounts the life of an unnamed and perfectly adequate individual as reflected upon by a government agency. ‘Richard Cory’ then explores the life and attitude of a specific man who is thought of as perfect by everyone else, but then goes on to commit suicide in a very surprising and effective turn of events and tone. … In ‘The Unknown…
'O tell me the truth about love'. Discus the relationship between truth-telling and 'the romantic lie' in Auden's early poetry
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O TELL ME TRUTH ABOUT LOVE: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRUTH-TELLING AND ROMANTIC LIES IN AUDEN’S EARLY POETRY by [Author’s Name] 19 February 2011 O Tell Me Truth About Love: The Relationship between Truth-Telling and Romantic Lies in Auden’s Early Poetry Introduction W.H.… Auden is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century: the technical…
Work, Labor, and Play
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Auden was an influential writer from NY, England, who became a leading celebrity in the literacy society. In his article “Labor, Work and Play,” Auden asserts that work is increasingly fun and enjoyable while labor is unexciting and not fun. … The essay focuses on global issues and talks about people’s attitude and behavior in their jobs. This discussion will…
Poems on the Icarus Theme
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Different people can perceive one thing in numerous ways. Everyone has his or her own outlook of this world. Works of art can specially be viewed diversely. Many poets have written about the famous painting "Fall of Icarus". All have different views. Three poems in particular have been selected, Musee des Beaux (poem1), Landscape with the Fall of Icarus (poem 2) and Brueghel in Naples (poem 3).…
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Name Institution Course Instructor Date Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus and Musee Des Beaux Arts William Carlos Williams's and W.H Auden's literature pieces try much to explain the mysteries of the past world people lived in and also serve as a constant reminder as memoirs of the current cohort.… He has achieved much in his poem ‘Musee des Beaux Arts’ not…
Contrasting Views Essay
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John Q. Student Professor Doe English 344 8 May 2000 Contrasting Views In recent years, literary analysis has evolved beyond a few models and schools to a vast array of approaches. The reason for the proliferation of schools of criticism is that each new method of analysis developed begets a new method in reaction.… Postmodernists reject this view arguing that…
Comparison of Humanist and Postmodernist Writers and Poems
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The paper "Comparison of Humanist and Postmodernist Writers and Poems " is primarily purposed to propose to examine W.H. Auden’s ”Musee des Beaux Arts” through the eye of a Humanist and W.B. Yeats’ “September 1913” through the eye of a Postmodernist.… In “Musee des Beaux Arts,” W.H. Auden reveals the role of suffering for man. Suffering is a private affair…
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In the book A Twentieth-Century Literature Reader: Texts and Debates (Twentieth-Century Literature: Texts and Debates) by Suman Gupta, Virginia Woolf is quoted to have said that the poets of the 1930s “feel compelled to preach, if not by their living, at least by their… This is the reason why their poetry are instructive and moralistic. It is not art for art’s…
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Housman's Terence argument for reading sad literature Housman has been criticized since he wrote this poem. Most of the people believe Housman is not a sharp poet like Shakespeare although he produces one of the most criticized poem in the 20th century.… The contents of the poem are amazing while the title itself is also challenging. In this poem, Housman has…
Mindfulness, Professionalism and Healing
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Many readings such as “From the Heart” by Rachgel Naomi; Medicine Stone by John Coulehan; and “The Power of Nursing” have… In addition to my experience with the films and the readings, witnessing my aunt visiting a nurse for help was just evidence on the power of the nursing. Despite having three kids, the size of the building she had was a hindrance to…
Freedom and Equality in Poems of the 1930s
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In the book A Twentieth-Century Literature Reader: Texts and Debates (Twentieth-Century Literature: Texts and Debates) by Suman Gupta, Virginia Woolf is quoted to have said that the poets of the 1930s "feel compelled to preach, if not by their living, at least by their writing, the creation of a society in which everyone is equal and everyone is free.…
Compare Othello and Batman Dark Knight
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While Batman plays the role of an embodiment of complete perfection Othello Is a tragic hero whose downfall was a result of his tragic flaws. Othello’s character undergoes a lot of transitions during the course of the… As Shakespeare put it in his novel “…. “...my ancient; a man he is of honesty and trust. To this conveyance I assign my wife”. (Shakespeare)…
Love is a theme long explored by poets whether it is love won or lost, unrequited love, erotic love or familial love. Show how poets work within this classic theme in at least two poems
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Love poetry is one of the oldest and most used forms of verse, from Homer to Shakespeare, love has always been a central interest to the literarily-inclined. These poems take a wide variety of forms and features, and even subject matter, some focusing on the beauty of youthful… “Funeral Blues” talks about how the extinguishing of one’s love in death seems to…
Comparison between Othello and Batman - Dark Night
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This paper compares two famous characters - Othello and Batman. Batman and Othello are two strikingly different heroes. While Batman plays the role of an embodiment of complete perfection Othello Is a tragic hero whose downfall was a result of his tragic flaws. … Othello begins showing how easily he can be manipulated and maneuvered when the character of Iago…
Biographical Synthesis
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He is considered as the prototype of the dysfunctional artist, the genius who excavates his own distressed life and spills his inner self into his works, crafting as he himself is frenzied. Underwent a very not easy life… Death was inevitably his favorite topic in both his poems and short stories. During his life, Poe experienced severe social isolation.…
Ekphrastic Poetry
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Ekphrastic Poetry: Artistic Reflections Word Count: 687 (2 pages) WRITE. Once you've read & marked these poems, compose a thoughtful reflection on the relationships between the visual and the verbal as explored, revealed, or emphasized in this reading assignment.… In the first pairing, we see Peter Bruegel the Elder’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus. W.H.…
Expectancy violations theory
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Name: University: Course: Tutor: Date: Expectancy Violations Theory Expectancy violations theory (EVT) is a communication philosophy that entails the management of personal space in relation to the type of communication that one involves him/ herself in. According to Burgoon, expectancy violation theory is the analysis given on personal space through the collaboration of the non verbal expectancy violations mode.…
Ekphrastic Poetry
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On canvas, the artist portrays an image. But it is the poet in each of these ten poems who attempts to capture the magic of each respective… Truthfully, Landscape wasn’t really an attention-grabbing piece of art either in several respects, although the colors were enjoyable. Additionally, even though the allegorical references to Icarus in both the painting…
Thinking about Death
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Brief 603984 Thinking about Death The works chosen for this analysis focus on the process of memorisation, and the way it contributes to a greater understanding of what one has lost. The artistic works I have chosen—Henry James’ Beast in the Jungle, W Auden’s ‘Funeral Blues’, and Eric Clapton’s ‘Tears in Heaven’—all provide different negotiations of this theme.…
In your opinion, what is Walt Whitman's message regarding America and Americans
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Whitman . Walt Whitman, Epic bard of America as Auden called, can be regarded as the father figure of American poetry. Born at West Hills Long Island, he inherited from his parents’ love of democracy and an urge for freedom of consciousness. Whitman lived in a time when new economic social and philosophical ideas in America were remolding the traditional concept of society and religion.…
Irony
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Irony is a figure of speech that has been used by poets from various literary epochs, to embellish their poetry, and has been majorly used as a tool to further the underlying idea of the poetry piece. Some of the best pieces of ironic poetry have been analysed in order to attain a clear understanding on the concept, while also examining the impact irony has had on English poetry, over the ages. …
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