Critical Analysis of Edwin Arlington Robsin

Her Kisses Were the Keys to Paradise Kaitlyn Cornell In Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poetry, haunted houses sound like hanunted houses, dark hills sound like dark hills, but to Robinson it goes beyond that. By the metaphors, images, and emotion he puts into his writing, it is clear that he is feeling something beyond the paper and ink. Many […]

Mimesis: Plato and Aristotle

The term ‘mimesis’ is loosely defined as ‘imitation’, and although an extensive paper could be written about the cogency of such a narrow definition, I will instead focus on Plato and Aristotle’s contrasting judgements of mimesis (imitation). I will spend one section discussing Plato’s ideas on mimesis and how they relate to his philosophy of reality and the […]

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

The indefinite status accorded James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912) is, to a great extent, attributable to its standing as the first “fictional” text written by an African American that deliberately masks its genre. The confessional frame is a guise, self-consciously employed by Johnson to authenticate the main character’s story, strategically to give the […]


Candace Sims English 200 November 24, 2010 Poetry can be compared and contrasted in many ways. I have chosen to compare and contrast two poems by Siegfried Sassoon. “His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirized the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon’s view, were responsible for the pointless deaths of millions” (Wikipedia). His […]


The Primavera painted in 1482 by Sandro Botticelli in Uffizi, Florence Italy. The painting was produced during the Renaissance, and was clearly portraying a new theme in art. Prior to this period art was focused on religion and the church. It is tempting to suppose that the revival of classical mythology was the result of rediscovery of ancient […]

The Merchant of Venice

Help : The Differences between Venice & Belmont In the play “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare the settings could not be more adverse, they are set in the most opposite atmospheres. One of the settings is named “Belmont”, this is Portia’s house…. the hero of the play. Whilst the other setting is “Venice” where Shylock… The […]

Poetry Analysis – Whoso List to Hunt

Poetry Analysis – Whoso List To Hunt “Whoso List To Hunt” is a Petrarchan sonnet by Thomas Wyatt, which is known as an Italian sonnet, consisting of an octave and a sestet. This sonnet revolves around the themes of unrequited love, sexism, complexity, obsession and passion. Wyatt uses a collection of poetic techniques within the sonnet in order […]

A Short Commentary on John Donne's "Death, Be Not Proud"

John Donne is one of the most famous metaphysical poets of the seventeenth-century versifiers. In fact, historians of literature consider him the father of metaphysical poetry. He wrote many wonderful and great holy poems. An example of his religious poems is sonnet number ten, “Death, be not proud”. In this sonnet he speaks about death and how it […]

After They also promoted foreign trade and improvements

After the Han Dynasty collapsed in A.D. 220, no emperor wasstrong enough to hold China together. Over the next 350 years, more than 30local dynasties rose and fell. Finally, by 589, an emperor named Wendi hadunited northern and southern China once again. He restored a strong centralgovernment. Under the next two dynasties, the Tang and the Song, China […]

Ted Hughes

Hi, today I’m here to talk to you about Ted Hughes’s poetry and how he structures the poems to affect the readers. He does this by creating different perspectives. In ‘the shot’ he creates at least four different perspectives which are: the personality of Sylvia Plath and her father Otto Plath, the effect these two personalities had on […]

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