In this poem, “Mirror in February”, the speaker’s state of mind is analyzed. We are able to see into his mind as we look at the imagery and diction used in the poem. To begin with, the first stanza details “dark trees” and “dry air”, which conveys a sense of uncomfortable darkness. There seems to be a gloomy state of mind. The speaker “towels his shaven jaw and stares”. However, in the line that follows, he does not stare at his OWN eye and mouth, he stares at “ a dark exhausted eye, a dray downturning mouth”. This disconnect we see shows us that while the speaker is looking at himself in the mirror, he doesn’t identify the image in the mirror as himself. He classifies it as objective. Combined with the title, mirror, which signifies reflection, and the “dark and dry” room, we are able to tell that the speaker’s idea of himself is not a positive one. He doesn't really know or identify with himself. He is “exhausted” and has a “downturning” mouth. However, in the second stanza, he wants to change. “It seems again that it is time to learn”, the speaker wants to clear himself of the dark and negative mindset or reflection. We know that the speaker is getting old because he is in the “last of his youth”. He also desires to look into, or discover himself: “the mirror of my soul”. The earth is “untiring”, which means that it is always moving, and continuing forward, even though the man’s life is “not made whole”. Upon reflection of himself, he realizes that he wants to do more and accomplish more with his life, before dying, or “reaching the age of Christ”. In the third stanza the speaker realizes that it is not possible to wind back time. We cannot go back in time or slow it down, we can…
Frederick Douglass rewrite
An extraordinary prisoner of slavery, who successfully escaped in 1838 to New York, Frederick Douglass, in his narrative, exposes the overwhelming mental strength that it took to prevail over slavery. Douglass’s purpose is to convey his states of mind to those who still supported slavery and other slaves in order to get it abolished. He adopts a passionate tone to achieve a sense of guilt upon his audience to get them to recognize the humanity…
a law suit against Della and Perry because Indiana has no jurisdiction over them because they are in Ohio.
b. Long arm statute is a statute that enables a court to obtain justice against an out of state defendant as long as the defendant has sufficient minimum contact with the state. Sufficient minimum contacts mean the nonresident connections with the state. Examples include committing tort or doing business in the state. The Indiana court could serve Della and Perry on the basis on long arm statutes…
writing assignment. In the assignment, you will demonstrate your understanding of the tenets of modernist literature by rewriting a Romantic poem in a way that incorporates typically modernist qualities in terms of language, style, literary elements, and themes. The assignment is broken down into four parts. DUE DATE: APRIL 21, 2015
Part 1: Choose a Romantic Poem
Romantic literature champions the beauty of the world and the inherent goodness of human beings, and Romantic verse is highly structured…
Dreams by Langston Hughes is a great poem. It is very short but it also has meaning to it. It amazes me how this man can write a poem in less than 9 lines and still have the ferociousness as the greatest writers did back when they were alive. Dreams has different poetic devices used throughout the poem such as, imagery and metaphors. This is the poem.
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren…
Essay #1 Rewrite
Sometimes, I like to think about how our society works. Why do people in this world think that there are only a few ways to show God's love? There are so many different ways we can express ourselves and also be able to work and share the word of our amazing God. A majority of the world's population believes that we can only share the word of God by reading the Bible, and attending church. I am a Christian. I am not perfect, and I do not always…
Analysis of “Alone”
Edgar Allan Poe's poem “Alone” is a stunning deception of the inward depression its author felt, it was written in 1829; making it one of the first of Poe's poems. Themes of loneliness and isolation come through the poem as Poe is successful in conveying a sense of heaviness in mood and attitude. The prosody of the poem helps effectively express the darkness within Poe, while maintaining a dark and heavy rhythm. The symbolism he included…
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Paper 3a: Macbeth Rewrite
If it’s true that Shakespeare wrote Macbeth to teach readers the lesson that too much
ambition how Macbeth had to become king is wrong, there would be enough reasons on why
people might agree or disagree with what Shakespeare’s exact message was for creating
Macbeth, but the lesson of too much ambition I would agree with that. As for Nietzsche, who
disagreed and said he claims Shakespeare actually admired Macbeth’s ambition…
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From Foes to Friends
There was once a lonely child that lived alone at his house in the middle of the wilderness of Tennessee. His name was Jonathan Stuart, he was 15 years old, and he had no friends. He spent his days alone in his room wishing for something to happen to bring excitement of any kind to his life. His parents showed him no mind, and he relied on books to occupy him constantly. But one day, fate proved to have other plans in store for Jonathan…
America has had one thing in mind for a long time, and that is power. Although there were things that stayed the same such as Expansion into the early 1900th century and early 20th century, there were also changes, such as the over whelming change of power that America gained throughout the years. Both change and continuation were shown during this time. America found the importance in colonies, and trading with nations, along with expanding and improving naval forces…
Case Analysis: Dr. Jack Perry, D.D.S.
Dr. Jack Perry had a meeting with one of his employees who suggested that there were several problems in the office. Some of the problems were low morale among the staff, lack of motivation to grow the business, filling cancellations, following up on collections, and engaging in cross-sell procedures. Dr. Perry had noticed these problems previously but felt unsure about his personnel and business management skills. Using his notes from a presentation…