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Sexual Anxiety in Kafka's Novels

In the three unfinished novels by Franz Kafka there is a quick and understated burst of sexual energy exhibited by the male protagonists which color their disrupted universe.
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Analysis of Structuralism and the Multiple Viewpoints in "Miramar"

Although an analysis of structure cannot provide a complete analysis of a literary work, it can be used as a method of approach in interpretation.
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George Moore's "The Untilled Field"

Desire in Visions, Thoughts, and DreamsDreams are a link to the subconscious mind, and George Moore dared to imagine what his characters would find in their flights of fancy.
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How Charles Dickens Contributed to the Destruction of the American Wilderness

Dickens Presents an Unhealthy, Unnatural, Dismal View of WildernessCharles Dickens' work American Notes is designated as the turning point in his prolific career.
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Sarah Kemble Knight: Early Gossip Columnist

Knight's Journal as GossipSarah Kemble Knight was a unique woman who wrote a humorous journal of her journey from Boston to New York in the early eighteenth century.
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The Victorian Era Influence on Modern Times

The Impact of Queen Victoria's ReignWhen one looks at the history of the world as a whole, it is amazing that in the short years during Queen Victoria's reign in England, we have come further then all the years the earth has been in existence.
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Good resource on Victorian period and its values; will be a good resource for me when I need to brush up on my knowledge before beginning unit of work on Victorian literature. 

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Madonna's Impact on Society

Madonna: The Revolutionary IconIn America, we live in a society that is surrounded by various types of media, especially the entertainment industry, which has the power to influence popular culture through the vast number of images depicted in...
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Unit Three, Space: Songs

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English for Teachers by Hassan TamanUnit One, Summer and Winter: ReadingUnit One, Summer and Winter: ActivitiesUnit Two, Know Your Continent Know Your Country: The Egyptian CivilizationUnit Two, Know Your Continent Know Your Country: Education in...
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"On the Grasshopper and Cricket" by John Keats

"On the Grasshopper and Cricket" is a fine sonnet of Keats. Here the expresses his conviction that poetry is some how directly created in the poet's soul by nature. Every object of nature inspires the poet to create poetry.
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"Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister" by Robert Browning

"Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister" is a soliloquy written by Robert Browning, first published in his collection Dramatic Lyrics (1842). It is written in the voice of an unnamed Spanish monk.
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Sir Philip Sidney: "Cynthia"

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In this poem, the poet refers to Cynthia, the goddess of the moon. Thus, Cynthia represents the moon, whose shape is changeable. It changes from a full disc to a crescent.

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Sidney and Aristotle's Definition of Poetry

The definition of poetry, given by Sidney, agrees substantially with what might be designed Renaissance Aristotelianism.
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Romanticism versus Classicism

Romantic revival was a reaction against the artificial restriction of the Age of Reason, Augustan Age. Romanticism rose as a reaction to classicism. On the one hand, Classicism focuses on rules and conventions.
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Pam Houston: Redefining the Adventure Story

By Reworking the Conventions of the Traditional Adventure Story, Houston is Able Integrate Women into This Male-dominated, Male-defined GenreIn the past ten years, Pam Houston has established herself as one of America's finest short story writers.
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The Evolution of Irish Folklore in Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's "Tales of Terror"

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873), may be used as a prime example of the result of the decaying Anglo-Irish culture.
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How to Become a Successful Online Writer

A Few Simple Online Writing Tips for Newbies or ProsOne of the best things about the Internet age is that almost anyone who has the urge to write and publish can find a space online to wax eloquent or even babble nonsensically.
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Female Characters in Beckett's Later Drama

The Dante-Jung Collective Evolution One can clearly see Beckett's developing attitude towards women via the evolution and eventual abandonment of the placement of female characters in Dantean environments in his dramatic works.
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Suspending Reader Criticism in James Joyce's Dubliners

Stanislaus Joyce once stated that, "in Dubliners judgment is everywhere suspended." Much like his older brother, James Joyce, Stanislaus enjoyed using a mixture of potency and ambiguity in his word choice.
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Yeats Passion with the Occult and Feminine Mystique Expressed in Poem

W.B. Yeats, The Song of Wandering AengusIn the era which William Butler Yeats lived, the occult was not as inaccessible as it is today. Magic proved to be a solution to the ennui which pervaded many lives of the Anglo-Irish cast.
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Black Popular Culture and Its Messages

What is the Music Really Saying?Musical expression is an art form that allows creativity, thought, and imagination to be widely demonstrated.
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"That Time of Year" by William Shakespeare

:William Shakespeare (1564-1616) :First Published 1609, in Sonnets :Type of Poem: Sonnet   :SONNET 73                        The ravages of time on one's physical well- being and the mental anguish associated with moving further from youth and...
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"Winter" by William Shakespeare

At the conclusions of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost are two songs, one in praise of spring, one of winter. The pleasure of spring is the obvious ones of the outdoors.
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Poetry; a Craft or Inspiration

In Ion, Plato’s Socrates engage Ion in debate about the nature of the rhapsode’s knowledge of poetry, about the nature of poetry, and about the status of knowledge itself. Poetry, Socrates maintain, is not an art.
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Apology for Poetry

Sidney's Apology for Poetry falls easily into five main divisions. (1) The first is about conventional reasons why poetry should be highly valued along with the antiquity and universality of poetry.
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