Parenting and Poetic Technique in “My Father’s Song” by Simon J. Ortiz and “Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden

The poem “My Father’s Song” is based on the wisdom and values, as well as traditions passed from old generation to new one. The speaker uses his life experience between him and his father to depict the variation of values and traditions between the old and new generation. In emphasizing his theme, the writer has … Read more

“The Wound-Dresser” and “Song of Myself”: Representation of Equality Question

Equality in “The Wound-Dresser” and “Song of Myself” The theme of equality permeates both “The Wound-Dresser” and “Song of Myself”. Whitman remarks upon judgments that others make and refutes them with his own ideas of impartiality. These manifest particularly strongly in Whitman’s attitude towards the bravery of soldiers in “The Wound-Dresser” and section 18 of … Read more

Compare and contrast the ways in which Christina Rossetti communicates her attitudes towards death in ‘Song’, and ‘Remember’

In both ‘Song’ and ‘Remember’, Rossetti articulates several different attitudes towards death, avoiding any one set approach. In ‘Song’, she uses techniques involving the structure and tone of the poem to communicate that she is in fact happy to be out of the relationship. However, in the poem ‘Remember’, Rossetti uses the displays a much … Read more

Main Ideas in "The Song of Roland"

In Song of Rowland, the author tells the story of Charlemagne’s attempted takeover of Saragossa, a land controlled by the Muslim king, Marsilla. The poem covers the feud between Rowland and his stepfather Ganelon, as well as the disastrous consequences that come from that feud, including the betrayal of their lord and kinsman, Charlemagne. Through … Read more

The Postmodern Condition in “The Devil is a Busy Man”

In his short story “The Devil is a Busy Man,” David Foster Wallace asserts that Americans are obsessed with maintaining a facade of sincerity; ironically, this desire to appear sincere is the tragic root of the country’s widespread insincerity. The narrator frets over the perception of the “nice thing [they did] for someone” and laments, … Read more

Christian Obligation and Religious Uncertainty in the Song of Roland and the Canterbury Tales

The Middle Ages were marked by religious upheaval in Europe. Two new major world religions were coming to power: Islam and Christianity. The rapid success of Christianity led the Roman Catholic Church to become the dominant religious force in most of the western world, and as with any powerful institution, it became increasingly corrupt (Swanson … Read more

Imagery in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

When it came to modernist poetry, imagery was important to flesh out the lavish artistic style said poets loved to express, which in turn allowed them to declare themes and concepts clearer. T.S. Eliot, consider among the great poetic modernists, masterfully utilizes imagery through his poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” to illustrate … Read more

Edwards’ Personal Narrative and Whitman’s Song of Myself: Comparison of Two Perspectives on Religion

Upon reading Jonathan Edwards’ Personal Narrative, one would undoubtedly find that Edwards’ descriptions and expressions of his insurmountable love for God (and all things in relation to the Christian faith) are of an extreme degree uncommon to that of the ordinary believer. It is therefore justifiable to pinpoint one of the themes in Personal Narrative … Read more

Exploring Latent Homoeroticism Theme in Whitman’s Song of Myself based on Section 11

Song of Myself is a poem of bold declarations that egotistically assert Walt Whitman’s place and purpose in the context of a world of immense scope and romantically instilled vigor. And yet located within this chaotic unfurling of identity there is one piece of the poem that stands out as a conspicuously reserved, reflective fragment. … Read more

"Hey, Jude" song report

Song Report “Hey Jude” is a song by the band The Beatles and was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It was first released in August 1968 under The Beatles label ‘Apple Records’. Hey, Jude runs for 8 mins and 10 secs. The Beatles choose here instead for an unusual binary form that uses … Read more

Song of Solomon and Gold’s Metaphor

Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison, explores how each character searches for something, and the novel examines the ways in which they cope when they cannot find it. In the novel, many of the characters are trapped by their materialistic desires. The need to fulfill those desires erodes their souls, making them bitter. For some … Read more

The song ‘I will always love you’

Dolly Parton is an American singer who originally wrote the song ‘I will always love you’ in 1974 then later on she recorded another version for the 1982 movie ‘the best little whorehouse in Texas’ she originally wrote this song after a breakup. Whitney Huston was… In 1992 the late Whitney Huston remade the song … Read more

The Establishment of Magical Realism in Song of Solomon

Throughout the course of history, mystical concepts and magical elements have been woven into virtually every civilization’s culture. From angels and demons to fantastical creatures like unicorns and leprechauns, supernatural beliefs have permeated the songs, stories, and other fundamental aspects of numerous societies throughout history. This characterization is especially true in African culture. For thousands … Read more

A View on the Black Lives Matter Movement in White Privilege, a Song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

White Privilege Macklemore’s “White Privilege,” is an eight minute song that expresses a diverse perspective on the Black Lives Matter movement. Usually, when one hears about the movement, it is from the voice of an African American. Though, this work provides the view of a white advocate, specifically, Macklemore. With dramatically varying timbre and dynamics, … Read more

The (Modernist) Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

T. S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock demonstrates several Modernist ideas. In particular, by frequently employing imagery, repetition, alliteration, assonance, rhetorical questions and references, creatively shaping lines and sentences and weaving in ambiguity and uncertainty in his words, Eliot includes Modernist characteristics in his work. Thematically, there is also a focus on … Read more

Main Ideas in "The Song of Roland"

In Song of Rowland, the author tells the story of Charlemagne’s attempted takeover of Saragossa, a land controlled by the Muslim king, Marsilla. The poem covers the feud between Rowland and his stepfather Ganelon, as well as the disastrous consequences that come from that feud, including the betrayal of their lord and kinsman, Charlemagne. Through … Read more

Understanding the "Introduction" in "Songs of Innocence and of Experience"

William Blake’s collection of illuminated poems in Songs of Innocence and of Experience depict, as the title page explains, “the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul” (Blake 1). Although Songs of Innocence, written in 1789, was crafted five years prior to Songs of Experience both collections read as stand alone works of engraving art … Read more

"Blurred Lines" Song Review

The song Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Wiliiams & T.I was released on March 20, 2013 and was on the Billboard Hot 100 for 33 weeks. Unfortunately the song is very sexualised in regards to the lyrics and the video clip especially shown through the women wearing close to nothing throughout the whole … Read more

Connection To One Direction

One Direction – the biggest boyband in the world. Not only have they gotten so many achievements, like over 200 awards and holding Guinness World Records, but they have also stolen the hearts of more than a million girls worldwide. They have those girls emotionally attached to them and their music, making the girls also … Read more

“Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato

Why Did I Choose This Song? This song is really fierce and I love that about it. This song to me is about being confident about what you do or say no matter what others think of you. I love the message and the tone of the song. It reminds me of myself now. I … Read more

Imagery in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

When it came to modernist poetry, imagery was important to flesh out the lavish artistic style said poets loved to express, which in turn allowed them to declare themes and concepts clearer. T.S. Eliot, consider among the great poetic modernists, masterfully utilizes imagery through his poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” to illustrate … Read more

Llegos – Clips Lyrics

Hey Moon Pie, it still feels like yesterday when I saw you for the very first time. Never expected Lady Luck and Baby Cupid would work hand in hand to bring you to me – it was a moonless night, you were with your friends. Just then, I saw you smile, and I realized that … Read more