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  • The Great Depression was a severe economic downturn that occurred in the 1930s. It was triggered by a stock market crash in the United States, but went on to affect the whole world.

    10 Facts About the Great Depression

    10 Facts About the Great Depression

    by Paul Goodman36

  • A Vietnam veteran, Yusef Komunyakaa faces his past whilst visiting the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC. With strong images and figurative language this poem explores reality versus memory.

    Analysis of Poem "Facing It" by Yusef Komunyakaa

    Analysis of Poem "Facing It" by Yusef Komunyakaa

    by Andrew Spacey5

  • The nine Muses in Greek mythology have been sources of inspiration for the arts, philosophy, and science since antiquity. This article addresses their origins and attributes.

    The Muses: Nine Goddesses From Greek Mythology

    The Muses: Nine Goddesses From Greek Mythology

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns72

  • W.H. Auden's The Unknown Citizen is an ironic take on the Unknown Soldier, whose monument represents all those anonymous victims of war. It praises and mocks a model citizen. Who is free and happy?

    Analysis of Poem "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden

    Analysis of Poem "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden

    by Andrew Spacey6

  • Wilfred Owen's poem Exposure explores the trauma and suffering soldiers experience on a WW1 battlefield within 24 hours. Using personification, metaphor and pararhyme within a cyclic, repetitive structure, Owen creates a powerful atmosphere that challenges war propaganda and civilian ignorance.

    Analysis of Poem Exposure by Wilfred Owen

    Analysis of Poem Exposure by Wilfred Owen

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • World War II was a terrible event that will be remembered as one of the darkest chapters in human history. Here are some reasons why the US entered the war and background on what caused the war to break out in the first place.

    Reasons for American Entry Into WWII

    Reasons for American Entry Into WWII

    by Justin Ives36

  • An adolescent love poem that looks back at a first date, with the emphasis on oranges and new potential. Full of images and contrasts, this insightful poem is an extended metaphor of sorts.

    Analysis of "Oranges" by Gary Soto

    Analysis of "Oranges" by Gary Soto

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Here's a list of things to do when you're stuck choosing a thesis. Step-by-step instructions for writing an outstanding thesis, with examples.

    Easy Ways to Write a Thesis Statement

    Easy Ways to Write a Thesis Statement

    by Virginia Kearney22

  • D. H. Lawrence's "Afternoon in School: The Last Lesson" features a teacher, who dramatizes the uninspired performance of his lackluster students. The teacher has become weary from vain attempts to instruct them as they refuse to learn.

    D. H. Lawrence’s "Afternoon in School: The Last Lesson"

    D. H. Lawrence’s "Afternoon in School: The Last Lesson"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • Maya Angelou's poem is a clear, strong message to all who think a woman has to be a fashion model to be phenomenal. You don't have to fit other people's ideas of beauty, you just have to be yourself.

    Analysis of Poem Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

    Analysis of Poem Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • This article explores the life and character of Nat Turner; famous leader of the Southampton Slave Insurrection.

    Nat Turner: Quick Facts

    Nat Turner: Quick Facts

    by Larry Slawson6

  • A sonnet that combines Greek mythology and world events, resulting in a powerful poem, a metaphor for the violence inherent in the cyclic nature of human history, as seen by the mystic Yeats.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Leda And The Swan" By W.B.Yeats

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • An in-depth analysis of "Daddy," a dark and powerful poem by Sylvia Plath, written a year or so before her tragic death. Plath's 16-stanza song of a tortured daughter is full of symbolism and allusion.

    Analysis of Poem "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey15

  • Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced a lot of poetry books in his lifetime (there are over sixty books currently in publication at the last count). It wasn't easy to choose, but here are what I believe to be the 5 best Charles Bukowski poetry books.

    The 5 Best Charles Bukowski Poetry Books

    The 5 Best Charles Bukowski Poetry Books

    by Paul Goodman15

  • This Room is an extended metaphor in free verse and also contains personification, onomatopeia and alliteration. The basic theme is of personal growth within change, reaching for the light and the positives when life may be dark and unpredictable.

    Analysis of Poem This Room by Imtiaz Dharker

    Analysis of Poem This Room by Imtiaz Dharker

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • One of the most influential poems of modern times, T.S.Eliot's dramatic monologue takes us into the mind of an ageing J. Alfred Prufrock. Do I disturb the universe or eat a peach? Vivid imagery combines with personal angst and existential crisis. Full analysis.

    Analysis of Poem: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot

    Analysis of Poem: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Bartholomew "Black Bart' Roberts although not the most famous pirate of the seven seas was certainly the most prolific pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy. He became a pirate not by choice but by force; however, he embraced his new career with fervor when he became captain of his own ship. Although he was a religious man, having a clergy man on board his ship, he was often cruel in his dealings with captives. Read on to discover more facts about Black Bart the Pirate.

    Facts on Pirate "Black Bart" Roberts

    Facts on Pirate "Black Bart" Roberts

    by Teresa Coppens7

  • Anastasia Romanov was believed to have escaped the brutal killing of her family. Many years later, there was a woman who claimed to have been the real Anastasia. She went by the name of Anna Anderson.

    Anna Anderson: Is She the Romanov Princess Anastasia?

    Anna Anderson: Is She the Romanov Princess Anastasia?

    by Angela Michelle Schultz105

  • The character of Macbeth has seven different soliloquies within the play. Four of them are exceptionally well known. The other three soliloquies are not quoted as frequently, but they are essential to Macbeth’s character development.

    Macbeth's Soliloquies Listed and Explained

    Macbeth's Soliloquies Listed and Explained

    by Jule Romans0

  • One of Shakespeare's most popular love sonnets, sonnet 18 is a tribute to the 'fair youth' with the poet comparing his lover to a summer's day and finding the lover more lovely. Full analysis includes critical look at rhythm, rhyme and syntax.

    Summary and Full Analysis of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare

    Summary and Full Analysis of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Sonnet 55 focuses on time, immortality and the power of poetry. The essence of his lover will be preserved forever, in the poem. It will outlast fine monuments, wars, death and unclean time.

    Analysis of Sonnet 55 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 55 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • This poem, from Songs Of Experience, is about the suppression of anger in our relationships. Is it wise to bottle it up until it bursts out uncontrollably? Or is it better to let it out?

    Analysis of Poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

    Analysis of Poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Horace Walpole introduced the world to Gothic fiction, employing elements of the supernatural as well as the everyday, the first time for the purpose of terrifying its audience.

    Dare to Scare: The Origins of Gothic Literature

    Dare to Scare: The Origins of Gothic Literature

    by Kristen Willms0

  • Red Riding Hood is one of the classic fairy tales—everybody knows it. Less known, however, is the powerful symbolism behind the story. Let's explore it along with a short summary, a comparison of two different versions, and various theories and interpretations!

    The Little Red Riding Hood: Summary and Symbols Explained

    The Little Red Riding Hood: Summary and Symbols Explained

    by Tolovaj Publishing House92

  • Carol Rumens' "The Emigree" is a thoughtful poem about displacement and being forced to leave the country that is home for foreign shores because of conflict. The first-person speaker looks back with fond memories of her country despite the reality of tyrants and war.

    Analysis of the Poem "The Emigree" by Carol Rumens

    Analysis of the Poem "The Emigree" by Carol Rumens

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • The most efficient branch of the U.S. Army in World War II was the artillery. 20 years of innovations between the wars helped make it the best in the world.

    Artillery Innovations in WWII

    Artillery Innovations in WWII

    by CJ Kelly10

  • The Brummie accent is one of many regional accents spoken within the UK. There are millions of speakers, and yet little is known of it outside of Birmingham.

    A Guide to the Brummie Accent and Slang

    A Guide to the Brummie Accent and Slang

    by James Kenny5

  • This article suggests a list of the 40 best paintings of modern art. Biographies for the artists are provided as well as photos of their paintings. The different styles of modern art are also explained: Expressionism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Pop Art, Dada, Futurism, post-Impressionism and Fauvism.

    40 Greatest Paintings of Modern Art

    40 Greatest Paintings of Modern Art

    by Kelley Marks16

  • Snake, one of D.H.Lawrence's celebrated animal poems, is a personal account of a meeting with a Sicilian viper. This analysis will guide both student and poetry lover through the layers of meaning.

    An Analysis of the Poem Snake by D.H.Lawrence

    An Analysis of the Poem Snake by D.H.Lawrence

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • What did people eat in the 1920s? Learn a little bit of history with food in the 1920s and also see an authentic 1920s menu of food with recipes!

    What Did People Eat in the 1920s?

    What Did People Eat in the 1920s?

    by Kitty Fields32

  • Langston Hughes's short poem I, Too gives a voice to the African American people, for so long treated as second class citizens in their own country. Using metaphor within free verse, Hughes focuses on the individual rights of a first person speaker, denied a seat at the table. From book Weary Blues

    Analysis of Poem "I,Too" by Langston Hughes

    Analysis of Poem "I,Too" by Langston Hughes

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Wilfred Owen's powerful poem is all about the horrors of the first world war. Insensibility gives the reader different angles on what it is to die in battle, and how soldiers lose their feelings.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Insensibility" by Wilfred Owen

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Tips on creating the perfect Medieval-themed meal for your next event! Tudor period focus, but great for general medieval parties, too! (Note: jousting and knights not included, but encouraged.)

    Medieval Tudor Feast Menu

    Medieval Tudor Feast Menu

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt5

  • Margaret Atwood's ironic take on the classic Greek myth of the sirens and their irresistible song. A feminist poem with a subtle twist, Siren Song lures the reader into a false sense of understanding.

    Analysis of Poem Siren Song by Margaret Atwood

    Analysis of Poem Siren Song by Margaret Atwood

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • If you are struggling to make sense of the prologue to Romeo and Juliet, try this handy line-by-line analysis. We start first with the prologue in its entirety and a quick summary of the facts. Then, we move on to a translation and explanation of each line individually.

    Romeo and Juliet Prologue Analysis, Line by Line

    Romeo and Juliet Prologue Analysis, Line by Line

    by Jule Romans3

  • Donne's love poem, an aubade, contains a metaphysical conceit, an argument, a figure of speech involving imaginative use of unusual metaphor. The Good-Morrow is about the unity of love, two hemispheres forming one globe, the speaker waking up wondering what the lovers did 'till we loved?'

    Analysis of the Poem "The Good-Morrow" by John Donne

    Analysis of the Poem "The Good-Morrow" by John Donne

    by Andrew Spacey8

  • The speaker in Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is of two minds; one means to stay and watch the lovely woods fill with snow, while the other means to keep his promises and move on. What should readers take from this? What poetic devices are used in this quintessential American poem?

    Poem Analysis: Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"

    Poem Analysis: Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record...

    “Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind” Bible Verse Analysis

    “Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind” Bible Verse Analysis

    by Justin Aptaker13

  • Allen Ginsberg's Howl is an evocative poem in three parts. A counter-cultural work full of emotional, sexual, religious and social themes. Explicit language and image create a raw, surreal world, drug fueled, full of pain and glory. Howl inspired Dylan, broke the rules, began the 'Beat' revolution.

    Analysis of Poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg

    Analysis of Poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Need help writing a Visual Analysis Essay? See my tips and writing instructions with sample essays for help analyzing ads, art, photographs and other images.

    How to Write a Visual Analysis Paper

    How to Write a Visual Analysis Paper

    by Virginia Kearney25

  • Explanations of the different Catholic symbols. These symbols act as badges of faith, teaching tools, and aids on the journey towards understanding complex philosophies.

    List of Catholic Symbols and Meanings

    List of Catholic Symbols and Meanings

    by MM Del Rosario123

  • Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States and he had a very aggressive personality and bad temper. Before he became President, one thing he was known for was fighting in duels. Although it's unknown how many duels he fought in, there were some standouts that have been well documented. These are 3 of those standouts.

    3 Famous Duels Involving Andrew Jackson

    3 Famous Duels Involving Andrew Jackson

    by Music-and-Art-4521

  • Some saints traveled to Heaven by way of an illumined path. Others, no less holy, journeyed in darkness. These saints teach us how to bear with doubts.

    Saints Who Struggled With Doubt

    Saints Who Struggled With Doubt

    by Bede9

  • Although speech is the language, good writing follows rules and often serves as a reference. Preposition lists, sentence examples, and a quiz are given to aid the writer.

    How to Fix Dangling Prepositions

    How to Fix Dangling Prepositions

    by Marie Flint33

  • In "Alone", the speaker repeats the message that as humans we need each other if we're to make it through life. Nobody can make it alone. The soul needs to share with and care for others.

    Analysis of Poem "Alone" by Maya Angelou

    Analysis of Poem "Alone" by Maya Angelou

    by Andrew Spacey6

  • The Nurse is a bawdy, overly talkative,and humorous character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. She teases Juliet, but is also completely devoted to Juliet. She eventually betrays Juliet's wishes by giving her unkind advice. Even so, the Nurse is completely grief-stricken by Juliet's feigned death.

    The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis

    The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet: Character Analysis

    by Jule Romans0

  • Different example texts in German of about 200 words you can use straight away and for free. With English translations to help you understand, and some handy vocabulary lists to save you some time!

    Free German Essay on My Holidays: Meine Ferien

    Free German Essay on My Holidays: Meine Ferien

    by bongawonga12

  • Hawk Roosting is a powerful poem that focuses on a hawk as it sits overlooking its domain. Ted Hughes gives the hawk a human mind, personifies it, and explores the raptor's reason for existence. Contains raw and savage language. Some think the theme is political dominance, the hawk being a fascist.

    Analysis of the Poem

    Analysis of the Poem "Hawk Roosting" by Ted Hughes

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • She Walks In Beauty is a lyric poem by the archetypal romantic, Lord Byron. With full rhyme, alliteration and simile, written in iambic tetrameter, it explores the feelings of a speaker inspired by female beauty. Is beauty based on inner purity and goodness alone, or a mix of light and dark?

    Analysis of Poem She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon, Lord Byron

    Analysis of Poem She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon, Lord Byron

    by Andrew Spacey16

  • Full analysis of Robert Frost's fascinating poem.There is a decision to be made. Which road to travel down, which path to take in life? Frost's thoughtful poem on free will and the choices it allows.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey15

  • Design is a traditional sonnet, with a twist, that explores the nature of intelligent design and questions whether or not that design is malevolent. A spider, a moth's wings and a flower are involved

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Design" by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • Writing a restaurant review is a fun activity to show your affection to the restaurant and how well they treated you or show your disapproval. While some people write for fun, there are professionals who are paid to do so.

    How to Write a Restaurant Review (With Examples)

    How to Write a Restaurant Review (With Examples)

    by Prachi Sharma6

  • Gabriel Okara's Once Upon A Time focuses on culture clash, namely how Western culture changed the old African culture, for the worse. A father tells his son how people once were genuine and honest and how he wants to relearn how to laugh, like his son, still innocent. Nostalgic, heartfelt.

    Analysis of Poem Once Upon A Time by Gabriel Okara

    Analysis of Poem Once Upon A Time by Gabriel Okara

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • Marge Piercy's feminist poem belittles the stereotype of the perfect woman, suggesting that the patterns of behavior and body image touted by society cause little girls to kill themselves . . .

    Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll"

    Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • 50 idioms and phrases that have their origins in all things nautical. Sea-faring has developed a unique language and terminology over the centuries and many of these snippets of language are now incorporated into everyday our vocabulary, often without us realising where they began.

    50 Nautical Terms and Sailing Phrases That Have Enriched Our Language

    50 Nautical Terms and Sailing Phrases That Have Enriched Our Language

    by Ben Reed7

  • "Still I Rise" is one of Maya Angelou's best poems. It's a defiant, hopeful, and uplifting lyrical poem that stirs the heart, prepares the soul for struggle, and gives us food for thought.

    Analysis of the Poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

    Analysis of the Poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • There have been several warrior groups across history that developed a reputation for being fearless and deadly. These warriors distinguished themselves as some of the greatest forces in history. Learn about ten of them here in this article.

    Top 10 Greatest Warrior Groups in History

    Top 10 Greatest Warrior Groups in History

    by Random Thoughts1

  • The primary similarities and differences between the geographies, economics, educations, and governments of ancient Spartan and Athens.

    Sparta and Athens

    Sparta and Athens

    by Anonemuss268

  • Carol Ann Duffy's War Photographer is a poem that takes you into the mind of a person paid to take images of human suffering, the result of violence. It provokes and in the end questions what it is to witness war and to feel helpless in the process. Yet where would we be without images of war?

    Analysis of Poem War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy

    Analysis of Poem War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Uncontrolled lust creates problems in society. These saints struggled with lust and have wise advice to stay in control.

    Saints Who Struggled With Lust

    Saints Who Struggled With Lust

    by Bede15

  • How to use "said" correctly in a story, what to use instead of it, and other ways to convey how a word or line of dialogue was said.

    550 Alternative Words for "Said"

    550 Alternative Words for "Said"

    by ajbarnett486

  • Three sonnets from Romeo and Juliet are in the Act I prologue, the lovers' first kiss in Act I, and the Act II prologue. Follow along with this article to study three sonnets in Romeo and Juliet. This article will also provide a complete review of rhyme scheme and iambic pentameter.

    Three Sonnets in Romeo and Juliet

    Three Sonnets in Romeo and Juliet

    by Jule Romans3

  • The last 100 years in its reign, the dynasty was riddled with problems and became weaker and weaker as timed progressed—however, China did not go down without a fight.

    The Decline and Collapse of the Qing Dynasty

    The Decline and Collapse of the Qing Dynasty

    by HARRIS16

  • Ulysses, a blank verse dramatic monologue, is Tennyson's poem of hope, positivity and inspiration. After losing his best friend Arthur Hallam, who died suddenly whilst travelling, Tennyson wrote Ulysses in an attempt to regain his own life. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

    Analysis of Poem Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    Analysis of Poem Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • We take it for granted that we can look out of our homes through glass windows and walk in and out through lockable doors. But when were the first windows made? Have we always had doors? Find out now!

    Who Invented Windows and Doors?

    Who Invented Windows and Doors?

    by Amanda Littlejohn8

  • Why are there so many similarities in the life story and teachings of Jesus Christ and Buddha? Were the authors of The Holy Bible influenced by Eastern traditions?

    The Many Similarities Between Jesus and Buddha

    The Many Similarities Between Jesus and Buddha

    by Catherine Giordano75

  • Valentine is an alternative love poem that explores the idea of love through metaphor and structure. No sugar coated valentine's gift from this speaker; an onion is preferred. An onion repels but is like the moon and has many layers. It also makes you cry. A poem of truth and pain.

    Analysis of Poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

    Analysis of Poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

    by Andrew Spacey3

  • With a title taken from Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Frost's poem Out, Out is about life and death on a rural farm. In an idyllic setting a young boy is working a buzz saw but a fateful accident brings about his sad demise. Is his death insignificant? Who is responsible? Blank verse, deep imagery.

    Analysis of Poem "Out, Out -" by Robert Frost

    Analysis of Poem "Out, Out -" by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey6

  • Wilfred Owen's WW1 poem is about reconciliation. Two soldiers meet in Hell, one having killed the other in battle, and their dialogue is a powerful and moving creation full of truth about humanity.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Strange Meeting" by Wilfred Owen

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Speak like a real pirate on International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. Instead of schlepping some bad Jack Sparrow speak, dazzle your friends by using some of the authentic quotes provided here.

    Quotations From Real Pirates

    Quotations From Real Pirates

    by Teresa Coppens22

  • Frost's blank verse poem explores the nature of reality and idealism using the symbolism of birch trees, a boy and an ice-storm. Acute observation, memory and imaginative thinking under tight control.

    Analysis of Poem Birches by Robert Frost

    Analysis of Poem Birches by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • I loved the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and found many funny, insightful, and inspirational quotes while reading, which I share with you here (with page numbers).

    The Kite Runner: Best Quotes with Page Numbers

    The Kite Runner: Best Quotes with Page Numbers

    by onlyahorizon43

  • Did Jesse James and his gang bury treasure in Oklahoma? If so, what happened to it? Explore some of the theories as to what happened to their ill-gained loot here.

    Jesse James Outlaw Treasure Tales of Oklahoma

    Jesse James Outlaw Treasure Tales of Oklahoma

    by Eric Standridge4

  • Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is a play that presents conflict between living by religious and spiritual beliefs, and living by an existential philosophy, which asserts that it is up to the individual to discover the meaning of life through...

    Existentialism in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

    Existentialism in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

    by Jake Brannen12

  • Anne Sexton's poetry is unique in that it confronts mental illness head on, gives direct access to the heart and soul of a troubled mother, artist and poet. 'I hold back nothing,' she wrote. So true.

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    by Andrew Spacey19

  • In March 1950, in a notorious case in Britain, a man was hanged for killing his daughter in what turned out to be a miscarriage of justice caused by a bungled police investigation.

    Timothy Evans: Wrongfully Executed

    Timothy Evans: Wrongfully Executed

    by Rupert Taylor8

  • Having a good "attention getter" for an essay paper is absolutely crucial because, on average, people will give you the first 2 sentences to decide whether or not your essay will be interesting or a waste of time.

    Good Attention Getters for Essays With Examples

    Good Attention Getters for Essays With Examples

    by Alex Hills73

  • John Donne's "The Flea" is an erotic metaphysical poem employing a conceit, or extended argument. The male speaker wants to make love to a woman, who resists. The lead role is the humble flea, which sucks the speaker first then the woman. Their blood is mingled in the flea, a symbol of sexual union.

    An Analysis of Poem "The Flea" by John Donne

    An Analysis of Poem "The Flea" by John Donne

    by Andrew Spacey5

  • Aphra Behn’s “The Disappointment” represents the female role in a patriarchal society. The poem offers a scandalous tale presented in a charming and traditionally poetic way. Behn’s ideal of improved status of women is clearly reflected in this poem of love, sex, and power. Behn uses traditional poetic language and form to capture the modern hope of equality for women.

    Poetic Feminism in Aphra Behn's 17th Century Poem “The Disappointment”

    Poetic Feminism in Aphra Behn's 17th Century Poem “The Disappointment”

    by Nancy Snyder1

  • Malcolm X was a controversial African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To many, he was a courageous advocate for black rights who spoke the truth. To others, he was a racist who used his charisma to promote violence. Here are 18 facts about the man.

    18 Facts About Malcolm X

    18 Facts About Malcolm X

    by Paul Goodman27

  • Romantic poet John Keats wrote this sensuous, pastoral ode knowing he was closer to death than at any time in his young life. To Autumn is bursting with rich natural imagery - full analysis.

    Analysis of Poem " To Autumn " by John Keats

    Analysis of Poem " To Autumn " by John Keats

    by Andrew Spacey3

  • In the Romeo and Juliet death scene, Juliet is lying in the tomb, under the influence of a sleeping potion that makes it appear that she has died. Romeo finds her in the tomb. Before entering the tomb, Romeo kills Paris in the graveyard.

    The Romeo and Juliet Death Scene

    The Romeo and Juliet Death Scene

    by Jule Romans4

  • Japan and Europe did not have any direct contact with one another during the medieval ages, but they still developed very similar feudal systems. Warriors dominated the society and are bound by codes of ethics and obedience to their Lords. The main...

    Short Comparison of Chivalry and Bushido

    Short Comparison of Chivalry and Bushido

    by sszukala30

  • Let's have some fun learning Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, with over 20 hip and Filipino millineal slang words. Even outdated Filipino slang are in this list of Tagalog slang words.

    More Than 20 Tagalog Slang Words for Everyday Use

    More Than 20 Tagalog Slang Words for Everyday Use

    by precy anza85

  • Robert Browning's dramatic monologue is all about power and the psychology of possession. The curiously disturbing Duke of Ferrara, who is telling lies, or truths, to an emissary of the next family he will marry into, comments on his last duchess, now a painting on the wall. A satire on the elite?

    Analysis of Poem My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

    Analysis of Poem My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

    by Andrew Spacey13

  • How a book is printed and distributed can affect its sales, marketability and usability. Discover the most common types of book binding, as well as pros and cons of each for self publishing.

    Types of Book Binding

    Types of Book Binding

    by Heidi Thorne15

  • Roman Catholics have a long tradition of eating fish on Fridays. The Friday Fish Fry is still common, especially during Lent, at many Catholic churches and other organizations and restaurants in areas with large Catholic populations. Learn how this tradition began despite the fact that there is no rule in the Catholic Church that its members eat fish.

    How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?

    How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?

    by Chuck Nugent24

  • After an illness from which she seemed to be recovering, this vague, pathetic character decides to take her own life because of the loss of marital intimacy.

    Edgar Lee Masters' "Pauline Barrett"

    Edgar Lee Masters' "Pauline Barrett"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • This article analyses the text Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. This includes an analysis of the effect of the setting, the issue of female and religious oppression, archetypes, etc.

    An Analysis of Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

    An Analysis of Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

    by Simran Singh2

  • We Real Cool packs quite a punch despite being a lean poem. Written from experience of teenagers in a pool hall, Gwendolyn Brooks combines slick diction with an unusual poetic form, creating rebels.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • American author Annie Dillard's 1974 book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Chapter 2: "Seeing" is all about the way people see the world. This essay offers a unique interpretation of Dillard's ideas about vision and reality. Sometimes imagination can be the opposition to happiness when reality becomes blurred by perceptual values of the extreme: light and dark. This essay is how I explain Dillard views how the mind and the sense of sight interact, therefore what that means to us.

    Literary Analysis and Viewpoint of Annie Dillard's Book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Chapter 2: "Seeing"

    Literary Analysis and Viewpoint of Annie Dillard's Book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Chapter 2: "Seeing"

    by Bridget A Brimer2

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