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  • "Star of the Sea" has long been a popular interpretation of the name Mary. How did this understanding develop and what is the spiritual significance?

    The Virgin Mary as Star of the Sea

    The Virgin Mary as Star of the Sea

    by Bede21

  • 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

  • Let's have some fun learning Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, with more than 30 slang words commonly used by hip Filipino millennials. Even a outdated terms are included in this list of Tagalog slang words.

    More Than 30 Tagalog Slang Words for Everyday Use

    More Than 30 Tagalog Slang Words for Everyday Use

    by precy anza88

  • Discover some of the best science fiction stories available online, including some very short sci-fi tales. The selections include a brief summary and links for easy reading.

    Very Short Science Fiction Stories Online

    Very Short Science Fiction Stories Online

    by Howard Allen0

  • Painted screens are a unique folk art tradition of Baltimore, Maryland that gave inhabitants of narrow streets privacy. Includes how to paint a screen as well as a gallery of decorated screens.

    Folk Art: The Baltimore Tradition of Screen Painting

    Folk Art: The Baltimore Tradition of Screen Painting

    by Dolores Monet10

  • 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

  • We have all heard about the various inventions of Edison. Not many know about the contributions of Nikola Tesla. Tesla was a genius and deserves more credit and respect than what was given to him.

    Nikola Tesla Was a Better Inventor Than Edison

    Nikola Tesla Was a Better Inventor Than Edison

    by Random Thoughts7

  • Seamus Heaney's Storm On The Island is a monologue poem in blank verse. The speaker describes how life is shaped by the storm, how the architecture withstands such forces. With powerful language and imagery.Some think the poem a metaphor for the historical troubles on the island of Ireland.

    Analysis of the Poem

    Analysis of the Poem "Storm on the Island" by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • For over 100 years, the tragic history of the Titanic has captivated people's interest and has continuously been a source of speculation and wonder. Many know the infamous liner struck an iceberg, and sank into the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. But do they know why?

    Factors That Contributed to the Sinking of the Titanic

    Factors That Contributed to the Sinking of the Titanic

    by Rachel M Johnson6

  • If you are writing a paper according to APA style, you may need to include an Abstract page as part of your paper. In this special Hub, I will show you exactly how to format the Abstract page in APA style, 6th edition (the most recent edition) and what you must include on this page. I have added visual examples so you can easily remember the format, layout and specs of a correct Abstract page.

    Format the Abstract Page in APA Style, 6th Edition

    Format the Abstract Page in APA Style, 6th Edition

    by Brian Scott7

  • Orwell has been criticized for his misogynistic portrayal of women in 1984. However, a careful look at how the female characters impact the male characters, in particular Winston, and the Party suggests that they have great importance in the plot, leading to a different interpretation.

    A Different View of Women in Orwell's 1984

    A Different View of Women in Orwell's 1984

    by Natalie Frank13

  • Founded in 1832, Skullyville was one of Oklahoma’s oldest, most important towns. Throughout its brief but turbulent existence, Skullyville served as the capitol of the Choctaw Nation, was a key stop on the renowned Butterfield Stage Route, was ravaged by the bloody Civil War, and was known as a cultural and educational center.

    Skullyville, Oklahoma: Gold, Choctaws, and Covered Wagons

    Skullyville, Oklahoma: Gold, Choctaws, and Covered Wagons

    by Eric Standridge17

  • The poet's baby son gets a wild-eyed stare that can look “through the ceiling of the room, and beyond,” leading the father to suspect that he might have a budding poet to contend with.

    James Weldon Johnson's "A Poet to His Baby Son"

    James Weldon Johnson's "A Poet to His Baby Son"

    by Linda Sue Grimes6

  • The sound of camp gear clanging as the horses thunder along becomes a melancholy image that pulls together this ballad as it sadly concludes in heartache.

    Henry Lawson's

    Henry Lawson's "The Ballad of the Drover"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • What is the oldest story ever written? - The Epic of Gilgamesh was written over 4,000 years ago on cuneiform clay tablets. It recounts a king's quest to overcome death, and the original story of the Great Flood.

    What Is the Oldest Story Ever Written?

    What Is the Oldest Story Ever Written?

    by Thomas Swan32

  • Sylvia Plath's satirical and sharp take on the social conventions that condition people to the 'market' that is marriage. Women are viewed as a product, objectified by men in stiff black suits.

    Analysis of the Poem "The Applicant" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of the Poem "The Applicant" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • A phenomenon of the Cold War period in U.S. history, "McCarthyism" is a term for allegations made against someone, accusing them of subversion or treachery, without sufficient regard for evidence.

    12 Facts About McCarthyism

    12 Facts About McCarthyism

    by Paul Goodman1

  • In this lesson, we take a look at what the grammatical function of a noun is. We also take a detailed look at all five functions of a noun, and give simple examples to deepen your understanding.

    Functions of Nouns

    Functions of Nouns

    by myvenn41

  • As our prayer life deepens, we experience a richer relationship with God. We grow stronger in our Christian walk and witness, and we ask and receive answers to prayers.

    7 Steps to More Effective Prayer

    7 Steps to More Effective Prayer

    by Yvette Stupart10

  • Sailing To Byzantium, in ottava rima form, is a symbolic spiritual search for Yeats, who was obsessed with Byzantium art and culture in later age. A mix of the personal and the mythical, this poem with its famous opening line, That is no country for old men...ends with the song of a golden bird.

    Analysis of the Poem

    Analysis of the Poem "Sailing to Byzantium" by W.B.Yeats

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Island Man is a poem about cultural identity and explores the mind of a Caribbean man waking up in London but still dreaming of his life on the island of his birth. Grace Nichols uses metaphor, enjambment and other poetic devices to juxtapose dull city life with ideal island life.

    Analysis of Poem Island Man by Grace Nichols

    Analysis of Poem Island Man by Grace Nichols

    by Andrew Spacey5

  • Elizabeth Bishop's poem begins with a critical outburst of disgust at the dirty little filling station but ends in relief and love, a sort of redemption being reached. With day to day language, keen observation and an eye for detail the speaker absorbs the working scene, declares a sense of wonder

    Analysis of Poem "Filling Station" by Elizabeth Bishop

    Analysis of Poem "Filling Station" by Elizabeth Bishop

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Death of a Naturalist is a blank verse poem that looks back on childhood, contrasting a boy's innocence with that of disillusionment in the perception of nature. The death is metaphorical: the boy loses his love of nature when fear invades his mind because of the menacing frogs 'cocked on sods'.

    Analysis of Poem Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney

    Analysis of Poem Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey3

  • 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 Giordano76

  • Musashi Miyamoto is a Samurai (Ronin) who knows no equal. A master of swordsmanship, weapons, and the Niten Ichi-ryū School and Strategy. Nearing the end of his life Musashi wrote two masterpieces, containing all his wisdom and years. The Dokkodo and Go Rin No Sho. The Dokkodo is an interesting....

    Miyamoto Musashi's Dokkōdō: A Ronin's 21 Laws of Life

    Miyamoto Musashi's Dokkōdō: A Ronin's 21 Laws of Life

    by DogGodFrogLog9

  • This is the story of Alphonse Mucha, the artist who was arrested by the Gestapo and succumbed to the physical distress after being interrogated. It was a tragedy.

    Artists With Tragic Deaths: Alphonse Mucha

    Artists With Tragic Deaths: Alphonse Mucha

    by Denise McGill10

  • An explanation of why people use code switching, an introduction to types of code switching with examples, and suggestions for teachers teaching a foreign or second language.

    Code Switching:  Definition, Types, and Examples

    Code Switching: Definition, Types, and Examples

    by Seckin Esen55

  • The Tudors are one of England's most notorious and fascinating royal dynasties. The recent TV show took some enormous liberties with the facts of their lives. Find out some interesting, and real, facts about the Tudors.

    Interesting Facts About the Tudors

    Interesting Facts About the Tudors

    by Judi Brown29

  • Kim Addonizio's poem is sharp and provocative and concentrates on a red dress, a metaphor for independence and feminine expression. In simple, direct language What Do Women Want? conveys a hard truth.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Sonnet 130 is an anomaly. Shakespeare breaks with convention and creates a parody of tired Petrarchan ideals. His lover has wires for hairs, her lips are not red as coral, her breasts are dingy brown not white and her breath reeks. Praise beauty? Not in sonnet 130. Yet his love for her runs deeper?

    Analysis of Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey9

  • Some of Adolf Hitler's quotations regarding propaganda, leadership and religion and how they reveal the man and his methods. Some may find these chilling in light of the current state of the world.

    Adolf Hitler, in His Own Words

    Adolf Hitler, in His Own Words

    by David Hunt22

  • A poem written to flatter a loved one, a list of 'you are' lines that stretches to metaphorical overload. Litany is tongue in cheek work from Billy Collins, an exercise in and parody of, anaphora.

    Analysis of the Poem

    Analysis of the Poem "Litany" by Billy Collins

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the most significant contribution to the literary world made by Robert Luis Stevenson. But, was it also a allegorical of his orientation?

    Was Dr. Jekyll Gay? A Scholar Believes So

    Was Dr. Jekyll Gay? A Scholar Believes So

    by Dean Traylor1

  • 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 Goodman40

  • China has enjoyed many golden ages throughout history, but it has also repeatedly suffered under brutal tyrants. Here are the 10 most terrible Chinese Emperors to have ruled the Middle Kingdom.

    Top 10 Terrible Chinese Emperors

    Top 10 Terrible Chinese Emperors

    by ScribblingGeek2

  • A logical fallacy is an error in the reasoning process, not in the veracity of the premises. Therefore, logical fallacies are not factual errors, nor are they opinions. They are attempts to bypass the steps of a logical argument for the purpose of...

    Examples of How Logical Fallacies Are Used

    Examples of How Logical Fallacies Are Used

    by dosters10

  • Writing a review of an online service or website is different from writing a product review. Through experience writing website reviews, I've discovered some things that help.

    How to Write a Review of a Website

    How to Write a Review of a Website

    by Jimmie Quick14

  • Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many surprising variations.

    The History Behind the Story of Goldilocks

    The History Behind the Story of Goldilocks

    by Tolovaj Publishing House65

  • Countee Cullen's poem dramatizes an allusion to the Mother Goose nursery rime, "Monday's Child," specifically the line, "Saturday’s child works hard for a living."

    Cullen's "Saturday's Child"

    Cullen's "Saturday's Child"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • 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 Spacey3

  • 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 Spacey1

  • I Am Waiting is Ferlinghetti's poem of a hopeful 'rebirth of wonder' for the USA and the world. The speaker, repeatedly in limbo, waits for a different kind of outcome with respect to war, peace, religion, God and a Grecian Urn. A jazzy, comical list, a cry for help, a call to those in power.

    Analysis of Poem I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    Analysis of Poem I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • 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

  • 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 Spacey5

  • An in-depth article on the question regarding who is the hero of Milton's "Paradise Lost." The article takes into account multiple critical approaches to reach a final verdict.

    Who Is the Hero of

    Who Is the Hero of "Paradise Lost"?

    by Monami4

  • Despite being a late starter, Charles Bukowski had many lovers in middle life. He wrote about his women extensively in his poems and fiction, often with humor. This article takes a look at the wives and girlfriends of Charles Bukowski.

    The Wives and Girlfriends of Charles Bukowski

    The Wives and Girlfriends of Charles Bukowski

    by Paul Goodman6

  • Need help buying a military sword? The US Marine sword is one of the most iconic uniform items in the armed forces. These are the regulations for wear, differences in the styles, and a little history of the US Marine NCO and Officer dress sword.

    Buying a United States Marine Dress Sword

    Buying a United States Marine Dress Sword

    by Marshall0

  • Of all the great historical figures that have shaped the world down the ages. Which ten have had the most profound effect on both human and natural history.

    10 People Who Changed History

    10 People Who Changed History

    by James Kenny108

  • Balinese architecture is strongly influenced by traditional Balinese Hinduism beliefs. This photo gallery shows a collection of gates and gardens found in homes and temples across the island. The photos were taken by the author in Sanur, Ubud, and Nusa Lembongan in Bali, Indonesia.

    Balinese Architecture - Gates and Gardens

    Balinese Architecture - Gates and Gardens

    by Viet Doan2

  • Sylvia Plath's poem The Arrival of the Bee Box is one of five bee poems she wrote focusing on identity, creativity and control. Plath searches for her true poetic self and her womanhood using metaphor and powerful imagery. Reality fuses with dream-like narrative.

    Analysis of Poem "The Arrival of the Bee Box" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "The Arrival of the Bee Box" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey8

  • Shakespeare did not have much faith in traditional gender roles. His constant subversion of these roles in the submission of men to dominant women illustrates Shakespeare’s feelings that much was amiss in society’s typical dictation of the...

    Gender Roles in Macbeth and What It Means to Be a Man

    Gender Roles in Macbeth and What It Means to Be a Man

    by mikesweetwater4

  • We are all equal, so it’s only fair that we are all entitled to equal shares of everything. It’s not that simple.

    The Philosophy of Fairness

    The Philosophy of Fairness

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • 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

  • We've all heard quotes from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, but have you ever stopped to wonder what they mean? Here are 10 life lessons from Alice in Wonderland.

    10 Life Lessons From Alice in Wonderland

    10 Life Lessons From Alice in Wonderland

    by Tawnya18

  • Featuring Damien Hirst and Marcel Duchamp. A look at some of the most unlikely modern artwork to have made it into the public domain including a pickled shark, a pile of bricks and a Brazilian favela.

    The 10 Most Bizarre and Unlikely Works of Modern Art

    The 10 Most Bizarre and Unlikely Works of Modern Art

    by Andrew Spacey14

  • Feudalism shaped the Middle Ages in Europe and defined the social and economic relationships between people from the 9th through to the 15th century. Here are 15 facts about Feudalism.

    15 Facts About Feudalism

    15 Facts About Feudalism

    by Paul Goodman29

  • 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

  • In the Civil War Robert E. Lee fought fiercely to protect slavery, while Ulysses S. Grant fought just as hard to destroy it. But their personal attitudes toward it were the opposite of what you might expect.

    Ulysses S. Grant vs Robert E. Lee on Slavery

    Ulysses S. Grant vs Robert E. Lee on Slavery

    by Ronald E Franklin23

  • Emily Bronte's Love and Friendship uses metaphor and simile to compare and contrast romantic love, the rose, and steady friendship, the holly. Love is something passionate and exciting but can fade, whereas friendship is more stable and evergreen, able to withstand seasonal changes.

    Analysis of Poem Love and Friendship by Emily Bronte

    Analysis of Poem Love and Friendship by Emily Bronte

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • 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

  • Art History: Art has been used as propaganda throughout history, including in the Ancient Near East, in Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece. Art is used to deliver political and social messages that will stand the test of time.

    How Has Art Been Used as Propaganda?

    How Has Art Been Used as Propaganda?

    by Nicholas Weissman1

  • This is an analysis of the play, The Black Hermit, written by Ngugi wa Thiong'o. It includes a summary of the acts or chapters and the issues or themes, both major and minor, highlighted by the playwright in this play.

    Analysis of the Play: 'The Black Hermit'

    Analysis of the Play: 'The Black Hermit'

    by Alianess Benny Njuguna21

  • Figurative language, or figures of speech, are rhetorical devices used by writers and speakers to give words meaning beyond their usual, literal definition. There are many different kinds of figures of speech, including simile, and metaphor, and in this article, I'll go over a few examples.

    Simile, Metaphor, and Personification: A Brief Guide to Figures of Speech

    Simile, Metaphor, and Personification: A Brief Guide to Figures of Speech

    by Kathryn Lamoreux35

  • M.C. Escher, or Maurits Cornelis Escher, was a graphic artist known for his creative, and mind boggling drawings, woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints.

    The Artwork of MC Escher

    The Artwork of MC Escher

    by Rufus895

  • Carp art - and in particular koi art - is some of the most famous artwork to be exported from Asia. In "Chinese and Japanese Koi Fish Art", Chinese and Japanese carp paintings, koi art, and the history and cultural significance behind the carp are discussed.

    Chinese and Japanese Koi Art

    Chinese and Japanese Koi Art

    by truefaith73

  • Does size matter? These very long and complicated words actually have very simple meanings, and some can be applied in daily life. Each word comes with a definition, pronunciation help, and an example sentence.

    7 Complex Words With Simple Definitions

    7 Complex Words With Simple Definitions

    by JJ Tyson3

  • A brief overview of what Shintoism is, including what is worshipped and why.

    A Shintoism Overview

    A Shintoism Overview

    by Akbok21

  • 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 Nugent25

  • W. H. Davies's speaker laments the paucity of leisure time spent by society. He muses on the notion that leisure time be employed to watch as natural events unfold around the observer.

    W. H. Davies' "Leisure"

    W. H. Davies' "Leisure"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • The Titanic sunk as a result of a collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on that fateful night in 1912. The next day, icebergs with noticeable damage were found nearby and photographed. But where exactly did this occur? And where is the wreckage now?

    Where Did the Titanic Sink?

    Where Did the Titanic Sink?

    by Melanie14

  • Painter Frida Kahlo and entertainer extraordinaire Josephine Baker were both powerful and inspiring in many ways. While both were married to men, they frequently had affairs with women.

    When Frida Kahlo Set Her Eyes on Josephine Baker

    When Frida Kahlo Set Her Eyes on Josephine Baker

    by Corinna Nicole30

  • Moniza Alvi's An Unknown Girl focuses on identity. A girl in an Indian bazaar draws a henna peacock on the hand of the speaker. For a few rupees the speaker can gain new brown veins, as if she had a fresh identity, a new way of being. But soon the design fades and with it her identity. Who is she?

    Analysis of Poem Unknown Girl by Moniza Alvi

    Analysis of Poem Unknown Girl by Moniza Alvi

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Imtiaz Dharker's Tissue poem focuses on the fragile life we humans lead, how our lives are stories written down on paper, lived within buildings made of paper - ultimately we live in our skin which is nothing but tissue. With religious allusion, metaphor and ambiguity Tissue alters things?

    Analysis of Poem Tissue by Imtiaz Dharker

    Analysis of Poem Tissue by Imtiaz Dharker

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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 Brannen14

  • The speaker in Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" is of two minds—to stay and watch the lovely woods fill with snow, or 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 Spacey1

  • Recently, I was talking with a colleague at work and I mentioned that civilizations usually only last 500 years. The only problem was that I couldn't remember where I had heard that. In fact, I wasn't all that sure that I was right. I know that the...

    How Long Did the Empires of Ancient Civilizations Last?

    How Long Did the Empires of Ancient Civilizations Last?

    by larryfreeman121

  • The Phoenix is a mythological creature so loved that many include them in their tales. So, where did it originate? What is the real myth? What do they look like?

    The Phoenix: A Mythological Bird

    The Phoenix: A Mythological Bird

    by Angela Michelle Schultz27

  • Heaney's Punishment poem explores the violent nature of human tribal revenge, comparing a young, Iron Age body found in peat bog with that of the 'betraying sisters' of the modern era in Northern Ireland. Heaney uses history and the methods of punishment; his rich language is sharp and personal

    Analysis of the Poem "Punishment" by Seamus Heaney

    Analysis of the Poem "Punishment" by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Winston Churchill was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. Despite a privileged upbringing, he was a low achiever at school and had a rocky military and political career.

    20 Facts About Winston Churchill

    20 Facts About Winston Churchill

    by Paul Goodman4

  • Sunday Morning, a poem in blank verse, focuses on the idea that traditional religious faith in the old gods has gone and needs to be replaced by a fresh new natural paganism. Stevens explores human belief in his own inimitable way. Vivid imagery, exotic language. Where do truth and beauty reside?

    Analysis of Poem Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens

    Analysis of Poem Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Tales of outlaws have been immortalized by dime novels and legend. But not often does one stumble upon a story of a female bandit. Here you'll find the stories of 10 Western women who lived outside the law.

    10 Notorious Female Outlaws From the Wild West

    10 Notorious Female Outlaws From the Wild West

    by Sckylar Gibby-Brown10

  • The Oven Bird, an unusual sonnet, is more than a mere song from a bird - it is a poem about the world of words the poet himself creates, despite the diminished state of language,time and life itself.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "The Oven Bird" by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Pat Mora's Legal Alien explores the tensions that exist for many Mexican Americans legally living in the USA but not American citizens. They are caught between the two cultures but are also judged bilaterally. Speaking and writing both English and Spanish their true identity is in question.

    Analysis of Poem Legal Alien by Pat Mora

    Analysis of Poem Legal Alien by Pat Mora

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Sylvia Plath's poem "Mirror" is a reflection on what it means to be a woman uncertain of the future, haunted by the past. When we look into the mirror, is what we see what we get?

    Analysis of Poem "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • Full analysis of Sylvia Plath's 'hospital poem' written shortly after a miscarriage. She's stuck in bed in a white room and next to her are the flowers she did not want, the vivid 'too red' tulips.

    Analysis of Poem "Tulips" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "Tulips" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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 Spacey9

  • Shakespeare's Sonnet 1. The first sonnet concentrates on beauty and the need to keep procreating by those who are blessed with good looks. Aimed at the Fair Youth, it entreats him to marry and have children before he dies.

    Analysis of Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Napoleon Bonaparte or ‘Little Corporal’ as he was called was a real war hero and a great leader of Europe. But his love life has no such greatness and his affairs with three different women were extraordinary and showed the paleness in the charisma of Napoleon.

    Napoleon Bonaparte and Three Women In His Life

    Napoleon Bonaparte and Three Women In His Life

    by Tom Marshal8

  • Seamus Heaney's Blackberry-Picking is all about childhood ideals versus adult realities and the passage of time. The first stanza outlines the joy of picking, that lust for the juicy fruit, whilst the second stanza contrasts the fate of the berries, their inevitable decay and loss of goodness.

    Analysis of Poem Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney

    Analysis of Poem Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey5

  • Sonnet 15 is one of the procreation sonnets written for the fair youth. Shakespeare uses metaphor alongside personification to create the theme of time versus decay, declaring that time will take youthful looks away but the sonnet will renew it. Mostly iambic pentameter but with trochee and spondee

    Analysis of Sonnet 15 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 15 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Larkin's 'atheist poem' in which he explores the spiritual significance of the church, despite the decline of religious ritual in the western world. Contains dry wit and keen perception.

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