Edgar Poe Poetry Analysis Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, who lived in the 19th century. One of his most prominent poems is “The Raven”, in which death, loss, suffering and painful emotions have been revealed. The raven is the central symbol of the poem. According to the later explanations of the author, he did not make a blind choice,
Jonathan Swift Poetry Analysis ‘Verses on the Death of Dr Swift’ (written in 1731 and published in 1739) is a very unusual poem of a prominent British writer Jonathan Swift. It is both his own obituary and a satirical review of his life and social phenomena in time of his Irish career; it is, on the one hand, his uncover of the dirt and, on the other hand, his egotistical thought of himself.
Oedipus the King Essay Oedipus the King is the tragedy that has often been translated and re-interpreted. In my essay I will answer this question by examining the relation of this play to the "canonical" genre of tragedy. The discourse pertains to the issue of philosophy, politics and philology. The tragedy will be characterized from the point of Aristotle’s Poetics. The major focus will be put on the discussion of the tragedy.
Shakespeare's Sonnet Poem Analysis Out of all the existing poems this one is completely outstanding and exceptional. Shakespeare’s sonnet “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” is among the most popular sonnets of the author. Shakespeare provides the reader with the notion of youth being a great gift of “nature’s changing course”. The sonnet contains a very strong message to the reader as it tells between the lines that the real youth is in the heart of the person and will last as long as the person lives
Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Analysis The “Bean Eaters” by Gwendolyn Brooks is a very deep poem. The first impression it gives is that it is about a couple. It is a poem that tells how little our bodies need to life and at the same time how deep out soul can be. This poem is simple. It is a simple poem about poor people. They are the “bean eaters” but they are full of happy memories.
Dr. Obermeier'sSample Paper Files
You are advised to peruse these sample papers previous students have written for my classes. The papers are either pdf files or HTML files, in which I have embedded comments to explain why they are superior efforts. The comments refer to the following sentence, phrase, or word. Clicking on the comment link will bring up the content. You have to close a comment window before proceeding to the next one. Clicking on the header will give you instructions on how to make such a running header for your papers. Because of HTML restrictions, the formatting might appear slightly off. You still need to keep your papers double-spaced with 1/2-inch paragraph indent. Even if there is no specific explanation for a specific paper, the papers generally share the following superior qualities: descriptive and analytical titles; analytical theses; superior analysis of the texts; correct inclusion of quotations and formatting.
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- Paper 1 "Sheppard" Characterization
This paper has it all: outstanding thought and content, excellent organization, superior sentence structure and diction. This student's command of the language is superb. A few minor problems could have been edited out. The paper received the grade of 96/A.
- Paper 1 "Girl" Characterization
- This paper is an excellent example of superior analysis coupled with stylistic economy and succinctness that avoid anything superfluous. The introduction and organization deserve high praise. The paper received the grade of 96/A.
- Paper 2 Explication of "Sonnet 46"
- This explication of a Shakespeare sonnet is superbly done. The student outstandingly fused the analysis of the poem with an excellent and virtually error-free style. The paper received the grade of 98/A+.
- Paper 2 Explication of "Sonnet 42"
- This is a very good example of a Shakespeare sonnet explication. The student clearly understands the nuances of the sonnet, with great sections on metrical discussion. The paper received 94/A.
Here are the high-scoring essays for our assignment two. Per announcement in class, these uploads are not following the format as faithfully. I just wanted to get you the info without having to worry about getting everything lined up to MLA standards. Note also that I am providing these examples for the sophistication of the explication, the students' knowledge of technical aspects and detail of analysis; the essays, however, may still contain other weaknesses.
- Paper 3 Explication of "The Victim at Aulis"
- The student provides a superbly analyzed and written thematic poetry explication. Notice that the paper is organized around the student's thesis, ie., the major players in the myth and the poem, and not just the chronology of the paper. The paper received the grade of 98/A+.
- Paper 3 Explication of "Cassandra"
- This paper is an excellent example of a thematic poetry explication, demonstrating superb intertextual understanding and control of the primary texts. Note the student's concise and honed style. The paper received the grade of 96/A.
- Paper 4 Synthesis of Millay Poems
- This paper offers a beautiful synthesis not only of three poems but also two critical approaches: Feminist and Freudian. It is almost flawlessly written and received the grade of 98/A+.
- Paper 4 Synthesis of Mythology Poems
- The paper is up, but I am still working on the comments..
- Paper 5 Shrew Research Paper
- This is an exquisite research paper utilizing a postmodern approach to Taming of the Shrew. Notice that the critical approach is incorporated into the paper; therefore, there is no extra Barry page. The paper received 98/A+. Sorry, no comment boxes yet.
- Paper 5 Yankee Research Paper
- This is another outstanding research paper. It shows the incorporation of the research especially well. Notice that the Barry page is appended after the works cited page.The paper received 98/A+. Sorry, no comment boxes yet.
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