Essays on Poems

Revealing The Idea Of The Successive Fall Of Man Through The Defiance Of Justice In Literature

The rejection of God’s laws and subsequent expulsion affects both the individual and collective within a society. Both John Milton and Arthur Miller exposed the idea of the successive fall of man through the defiance of justice. This furthermore alludes to the prevalence of this within their own respective contexts. John Milton’s Paradise Lost revolutionised...

Macbeth: Revealing Of Power In A Play

Macbeth, a play written by Shakespeare in early 1600 represents a period of English history that was full of uncertainty and fear, when people’s main concerns where of power and ambition. I have chosen to analyse Act 3 Scene 4 because it is a highly influential scene in the play, as it questions themes such...
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The Raven: The Theme Of The Poem

Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven”, which first published in January 1845, is a narrative poem based on supernatural power, the lost love and some mysterious things. The poem illustrates the presence of supernatural power in the form of raven and visit in his house to distract him from reading book. The narrator feels so...
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The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Religious Allusions

‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ misleadingly appears to be about respecting God’s love and His love for all creation, but the sense of hopelessness in this poem does not compliment the Gospel message. Granted this poem could not have been written if Samuel Taylor Coleridge lacked a biblical perspective, but this piece still falls...

Dulce Et Decorum Est Was A War Poem

Did you know that 10 million soldiers died in the battles of World War I? Today I am discussing how the poems I have selected effectively communicate the representation of war through the power of language. Jessie Pope’s ‘Who’s for the Game?’, Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ and Jean Prussing’s ‘September 2, 1939’ are...
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Macbeth: Consequences Of Power Corruption

Macbeth, the eponymously titled protagonist of the play written by Shakespeare in 1605 explores the excessive desire of power that holds a mirror up to ourselves and is a reflection of our morals. Throughout the play, Shakespeare utilises several of the character’s ambition of power as a reflection of how problematic the corruption of power...
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Comparison Of Homer’s Odyssey And Joyce’s Ulysses

Homer’s Odyssey, Joyce’s Ulysses defines an exploration of consciousness or of inner life, this entails a preference for an anti-hero, or at any rate a hero that doesn’t recognise a heroes of earlier novels, in addition of a length exploration and venture into a wide-scope of subject matter that, while a part of normative and...
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Critical Text Analysis: Daffodils And The Landlady

“Daffodils” – William Wordsworth Through the romanticized first-person perspective poem Daffodils, William Wordsworth creates meaning by revealing the ability of nature to transform a person’s perspective and outlook on life. He expresses his infatuation with nature and exemplifies the transformative impact that it can have upon an individual. Wordsworth’s first-person narrative voice reveals a sense...
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