Dead Poet Society - 514 words
The spine twisting movie that should be used as a role model to all parents would be Dead Poets Society. This movie gives parents a lesson in adolescent parenting skills. Skills that are usually over looked by every parent. Pushing your child you may have thought was good to a point, pushes some kids to the thought of suicide. This movie is about Welton an all boys college preparatory school for the rich. Mr. Keating who is the new English teacher there, was once a student there also. He enters the class room with a different style of teaching. While other teachers were stiff neck and had a conventional style of teaching, Keating came in with a style that was unorthodox and the other teacher ...
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Emerson And The Poet - 465 words
Ralph Waldo Emerson states in The Poet the question, which is what is the poet? He says that all men express their feelings, but what makes a poet is that he has more ability to express his own. For example, a poet would express the beauty of nature well, while men who are less expressive cannot give nature the worth it should be given, related to reality of course. A poet would talk, as well about the common wealth not his own wealth. What is meant by that is that he does not only convey his own feelings and his own experience in life, but he carries the beauty of truth he sees with his art, and mostly the beauty the poet would see is in nature. In page 374, you will find all the details th ...
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Walt Whitman - The American Poet - 548 words
Theres no question to who the worlds greatest poet is, William Shakespeare, but theres also no question to who the worlds greatest 19th century poet is, Walt Whitman. Whitman was a great influence on many American and foreign poets. His style and concerns are like no others. Where would American literature be today without Walt Whitman? Whitman was born in Huntington, New York. He was the second born of nine children. His family moved when he was four and he grew up in Brooklyn. For many years Whitman was in and out of editing newspapers and writing for them, even teaching public school at one time in his carrer. In 1855 Whitman released Leaves of Grass, a kind of poetry, far different from ...
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Analysis Of "harlem" By American Poet Langston Hughes - 327 words
Langston Hughes poem Harlem is a series of similes describing what happens to a dream that is put off. The first simile in line three, dry up like a raisin in the sun, is suggesting that the dream is merely forgotten over time. The second simile (in line four), fester like a sore, is suggesting that it eats at you, constantly aggravating you because it has not been obtained. The third (in line six), stink like rotten meat, is a suggestion that the dream is making you mad because it has not been reached. The simile in line eight, sugar over like a syrupy sweet, suggests that the dream is on the horizon and is so close that it you can taste it. The last simile (in line 10), sags like a heavy l ...
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Biography Of Poet Alfred Tennyson - 464 words
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron 1809-92, English poet. The most famous poet of the Victorian age, he was a profound spokesman for the ideas and values of his times. Tennyson was the son of an intelligent but unstable clergyman in Lincolnshire. His early literary attempts included a play, The Devil and the Lady, composed at 14, and poems written with his brothers Frederick and Charles but entitled Poems by Two Brothers (1827). In his three years at Cambridge, Tennyson wrote a prizewinning poem, Timbuctoo (1829), and Poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830) and began his close friendship with Arthur Henry Hallam, son of the historian Henry Hallam. Upon the death of his father in 1831, Tennyson becam ...
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American Poet, Langston Hughes - 318 words
Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902 and died May 22, 1967, was an African-American author. James Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. He published works in all forms of literature, but he was best known for his poetry and his sketches about a black man called "Simple." Most of Hughes's sketches about Simple have no plot. Simple expresses his opinions about current issues. He is outspoken, arousing, and impulsive. Hughes used Simple to show what an intelligent, but uneducated, proud black man might say if given the chance. In his best-known poetry, Hughes wrote proudly and positively about black people. He experimented with poetic rhythms, using the rhythms of black music in hi ...
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Attitudes Towards Education In "the Dead Poet's Society" - 1,191 words
Was Keating a good teacher? How do you explain his appeal to the boys? When considering the context of Dead Poets Society, it quickly becomes evident that Keatings classes are unconventional for such a conservative high school such as Welton Preparatory School. The film is set in the second half of the 1950s and in rural America. The Hilton Preparatory School is an exclusive private school with a strong sense of reputation and tradition, and the schools success is based on rigid educational system and strict discipline. The Welton students simply conformed to the schools rules and expectations. Keatings classes do not fit in such a conservative environment. Our first impression of Keatings ...
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Dante Alighieri: Italian Poet's Biography - 1,011 words
The Italian poet Dante Alighieri is known worldwide as one of the greatest poets of all time. His works, including La Vita Nuova and La Commedia Divina or The Divine Comedy, have been translated into several different languages and have inspired great artists both of the past and of modern times to create works of their own concerning the Divine Comedy. However, there is much more to be known about Dante. Not only was he a talented poet, he was also a politician, a statesman, a philosopher, a noble, an exile, and a theologian. Dante was a sort of Renaissance man, even before the idea came into being. There are many aspects about Dantes character, personality, and his life that are worthy of ...
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Dante Alighieri: Italian Poet's Biography - 968 words
... ouncing them for their opposition to the Emperor. He even sent a letter to Henry, rebuking him for his delay, and urging him to proceed at once against the rebellious city (Gardner 3). Dantes hopes were brought to an abrupt end in 1313 with the death of Henry in Siena. One positive outcome of Dantes exile was that it produced his most enduring work. His epic masterpiece The Divine Comedy was probably begun about 1307, and completed shortly before his death. The work is divided into three sections: The Inferno (Hell), the Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise). In each section, the poet meets with mythological, historical, and contemporary personages. Each character is symbolic o ...
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Studying The Works Of Painter And Poet Francesco Clemente - 1,126 words
Francesco Clemente is a self-taught painter and published poet who was born in Naples, Italy in 1952; he also went to school for Architecture in 1970 in Italy (Biography1)(Clemente1). In 1973 Clemente made his first trip to India, where he now spends part of each year studying the Buddhist religion and the Sanskrit language, the classical language of India.(Clemente,1). He moved to America in 1980; he and his family mainly reside in Greenwich Village in New York City, his art studio is nearby (Sischy,1). When asked in an interview about his process of deciding who he will paint he speaks about a persons status set and that it is not the persons achieved status that helps him to decide, it is ...
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Dead Poet's Society - Do The Virgins, Make Much Of Time" - 598 words
In The Dead Poets Society the character Neil was most affected by the poem be Robert Herrick To the Virgins, Make Much of Time At the beginning of The Dead Poets Society Neil is very much a virgin he is incapable of making his own decisions. He is the mechanical animal of his father. He has never been allowed to think for himself. He has no perspective because he has never had to think for himself, he always had his father there to make his choices for him. Neil has no real motivation at this point, other than the pressure of his father, the master of his desires. When Neil hears the poem To the Virgins, Make Much of Time his mind begins to ponder rather or not what he is doing with his life ...
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The Italian Futurist, Poet F.t. Marinetti Founder Of Futirism - 608 words
Futurism (1909-1944) was perhaps the first movement in the history of art to be engineered and managed like a business. Since its beginning, Futurism was very close to the world of advertising and, like a business, promoted its product to a wide audience. For this reason, Futurism introduced the use of the manifesto as a public means to advertise its artistic philosophy, and also as a polemic weapon against the academic and conservative world. The poet F.T. Marinetti, founder of the movement, wrote in his first manifesto of February 1909, "Up to now, literature has exalted a pensive immobility, ecstasy, and sleep. We intend to exalt aggressive action, a feverish insomnia, the racer's stride, ...
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Haightashbury In The 1960s - 771 words
The district of Haight Ashbury covered a five-block area starting at the Golden Gate Park and ending around the intersection of Shrader and Haight The appeal of Haight Ashbury? Simple; low rent, old Victorian homes, there were little shops everywhere, and a small town good vibe atmosphere and a need for acceptance from ones like themselves. The appeal of Haight Ashbury was simple: low rent, old Victorian houses, little shops everywhere, small town atmosphere and a contagiously good vibe. In the 1960s San Franciscos Haight Ashbury district was a national symbol through the lifestyle, the music, the people, and the publicity they thrilled a generation of American youth and scared there Parents ...
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Jean Arp - 506 words
Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb, once commented Jean Arp--a remarkable twentieth-century sculptor, painter and poet associated with and a forefather of the Dada and Surrealist movements. The avant-garde artist was born on September 16, 1887 in Strasbourg, France, where he studied at the Ecole des Arts et Mtiers. In 1905, he transferred to the Weimar Academy and then to Paris at the Acadmie Julian in 1908, and subsequent to graduation resumed his painting in Weggis, Switzerland in isolation. By 1912, Jean Arp had become associated with the Blaue Reiter, or Blue Rider, a group of Expressionist artists in Munich, where he exhibited semi ...
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Braque The Fogotten Cubist Master - 992 words
... his career. The events which conspired during WWI and the years that followed boosted Picasso's Popularity while diminished Braque's.(Frank,18) At this point in history, 1914, Braque left the art scene to fight in the war. He entered the army as an infantry sergeant and served with distinction, being decorated twice in 1914 for bravery. In 1915 he suffered a serious head wound, which was followed by a trepanation, several months in the hospital, and a long period of convalescence at home at Sorgues. During this period he added to the aphorisms he had been in the habit of scribbling on the margins of drawings, and in 1917 a collection of these sayings, put together by his friend the poet ...
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Michelangelo - 1,473 words
Michelangelo was pessimistic in his poetry and an optimist in his artwork. Michelangelo's artwork consisted of paintings and sculptures that showed humanity in it's natural state. Michelangelo's poetry was pessimistic in his response to Strazzi even though he was complementing him. Michelangelo's sculpture brought out his optimism. Michelangelo was optimistic in completing The Tomb of Pope Julius II and persevered through it's many revisions trying to complete his vision. Sculpture was Michelangelo's main goal and the love of his life. Since his art portrayed both optimism and pessimism, Michelangelo was in touch with his positive and negative sides, showing that he had a great and stable pe ...
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Ayasofya - 5,052 words
Architecture, the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures that are culturally significant. Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. Vitruvius, a 1st-century BC Roman, wrote encyclopedically about architecture, and the English poet Sir Henry Wotton was quoting him in his charmingly phrased dictum: "Well building hath three conditions: Commoditie, Firmenes, and Delight." More prosaically, one would say today that architecture must satisfy its intended uses, must be technically sound, and must convey aesthetic meaning. But the best buildings are often so well constructed that they outlast their ...
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Allen Ginsburg In America - 1,585 words
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jeresy. Louis Ginsberg, Allens dad, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a Jewish Socialist. His wife, Naomi, was a radical Communist and nudist who went tragically insane in early adulthood. A shy and complicated child growing up in Paterson, New Jersey, Allen's home life was dominated by his mother's bizarre and frightening episodes. A severe paranoid, she trusted Allen when she was convinced the rest of the family and the world was plotting against her. As Allen tried to understand what was happening with his mother, he also had to struggle to comprehend what was happening inside him, because he was consumed by lust f ...
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[...] a Devil on't the Woman damns the Poet. -- Aphra Behn, Preface to The Lucky Chance Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was not the first woman writer; neither was she the only woman writer of her day. But Aphra Behn holds the singular distinction of being the first professional woman writer in the English language. That's right, ladies -- Aphra Behn was the first woman writer who did it for money. It was a natural choice for this young woman, a recent spy for the crown and a widow at the age of 26, to turn to selling herself (in a manner of speaking) in order to survive.Many other women of the period did so; but instead of novels and plays, they sold something much more fundamental and far more comm ...
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning - 578 words
Elizabeth Barrett, an English poet of the Romantic Movement, was born in 1806 at Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England. The oldest of twelve children, Elizabeth was the first in her family born in England in over two hundred years. For centuries, the Barrett family had lived in Jamaica, where they owned sugar plantations and had slave labor to run them. Elizabeth's father was Edward Barrett Moulton Barrett, who chose to raise his family in England, while his fortune grew in Jamaica. Elizabeth was educated at home, and had read passages from a number of Shakespearean plays, among other great works, before the age of ten. By her twelfth birthday she had written her first epic poem, which consisted of f ...
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