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Drugs And Alcohol Gang Violence
1,938 wordsAlthough a lot of todays music deals with problems in society, hip-hop stands ahead of all other forms of music in dealing with social problems. Predominantly black, hip-hop music deals with issues and problems facing the black youth mostly in the inner cities. More commonly known as rap music, artists such as the Notorious B. I. G. , Bone Thugs N Harmony, and 2 Pac have lead rap music into dealing with social issues. These artists rap about welfare, degradation of women, gang violence, poverty,...
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Wilfred Owen Second Stanza
714 wordsFutility by Wilfred Owen Wilfred Owen is arguably one of the most famous poets of World War One. In his well known sonnet futility he uses powerful techniques such as personification, metaphors and par-rhyme reinforced with powerful imagery to demonstrate the harshness of war. This can also be seen through the tone which changes from hope in the first verse to a profound despair in the second verse. This then causes Owen to question the pointlessness of war. In contrast to his other poems which ...
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Black Lace Fan Fan Was Handed Poem
729 wordsAt first glance one could easily form an opinion of what the contents of the poem The Black Lace Fan my Mother Gave me directly form the title. First, the use of the adjective, black, is generally used to portray a feeling of darkness, sorrow, or even death. Lace is a delicate, beautiful, and flamboyant material usually on the outside edge of other materials that could mean something in this poem may have a frail edge. The phrase my Mother Gave me presents a feeling that the fan has a sentimenta...
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Christina Rossetti Religious Symbolism
1,332 wordsThe Difference Between The Works Of Rossetti And Ashbery And The Reasons For It Christina Rossetti and John Ashbery are the symbols of two different centuries. Christina Rossetti created her works during romantic Victorian era, when John Ashbery is the child of difficult and pragmatic twentieth century. The works of these two poets have many similar motives, they are full of symbolism, mystique philosophic and esoteric discussions. The question of a difficult path of a man to the God is also one...
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William Shakespeare William Blake
1,058 wordsComparative analysis of poems by W. Blake and W. Shakespeare Someone has said that everything genial is very simple. However, some people would also argue that the more difficult the poem is, the more valuable it becomes to the reader. In their poems, both William Blake and William Shakespeare were able to unite simplicity of expressions and complication of symbols into two beautiful poems. These poems are rather different, if compared to each other, as are their composers. William Blake, an Eng...
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Dulce Et Decorum Est First World War
3,375 wordsThe attitudes of poets towards war have always been expressed vigorously in their poetry, each poet either condoning or condemning war, and justifying their attitudes in whatever way possible. I aim to explore the change in the portrayal of war before and during the twentieth century, and also the structures and devices poets use to convey their views persuasively, and justify them. These two poems describe war, and scenes from war, with varying levels of intensity and reality and also from diff...
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Elderly Woman Human Race
1,849 wordsEddie Vedder Is A Vampire Although at first he may seem to be just your average angst ridden lead man for a popular rock and roll band, Eddie Vedder, the vocalist and lyricist for Pearl Jam, may very well be a vampire. Although it is impossible to tell, everything points to his being an immortal. An in depth analysis of his lyrics shows that Pearl Jams second album, ? Versus? , has been used by Vedder as sounding boards for the complex emotions and change of perspective that come with ones trans...
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2,321 words? He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven? ? He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven? ? A Red, Red Rose? ? Lucy Poems? In this assignment I will compare and contrast three poems based on the theme of love. I will look at? He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven? by W. B Yeats, Robert Burns? ? A Red, Red Rose? and the? Lucy Poems? by Wordsworth. I will focus on each poet? s tradition and culture, the poet? s use of language and the similarities and differences between each poem. I will conclude the assignment w...
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Dreamt That I Dwelt Leading A Life Maria
1,334 wordsExplication of Joyce's Clay Maria is a humble woman leading a life tinged with longing. She recognizes and values her independence, yet at the same time moves in a tide of inevitability towards the place molded out for her within the relatively staunch social caste system of Dublin. The substance of her individuality is put in jeopardy by is plasticity to external forces; she is a woman made of clay. It seems her calling within society is that of a nun, however it is evident that still flickerin...
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Lost Their Jobs Make A Difference
1,367 wordsThis country has Ohio OHIO This country has had many riots throughout its history. The mid-sixties till the early seventies were a popular time for these riots. Many people were experimenting with drugs and the overall environment was such a way that will never be felt again. From all these riots, one in particular at Kent State left four people dead. This event was so influential that Neil Young (At this time a part of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) wrote a song called Ohio. Before someone can...
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