A collection of papers regarding different works in Literature including poetry, sonnets, plays, and other topics of interest.
The opening stanza of The Canonization “For Godsake hold your tongue and let me love, / Or chide my palsy, or my gout, / My five gray hairs, or ruin’d fortune flout,” (Donne 1-3) starts off in a whimsical and satiric way. The author conveys that he just wants to love and that it really does … Continue reading Let Them Love!
In times of old when kings, knights, and mythical beings of legends ruled over the lands, tales of epic quests and journeys were the common theme among authors of the era. In these writings and tales of old, certain aspects of the characters within were portrayed. It was these aspects themselves that were perceived as … Continue reading The Fallacy of Chivalry and Courtesy
In the telling of her story in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Dame Alison tells a story of her marriage life and the various husbands that she has had. Throughout the telling of her story in Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath Prologue, she mentions many times her justification for her chosen lifestyle and that she herself sees … Continue reading Criticism of the Wife of Bath
In the days and tales of ancient Beowulf, women were often mentioned within the tale. Throughout the tale, many female characters are mentioned: Wealhtheow, Hygd, Modthryth, and others. What is the importance of these brief encounters of heroes and the women that appeared throughout Beowulf? The roles of these women throughout Beowulf are portrayed as … Continue reading Roles of Anglo-saxon Women in Beowulf
Book 1 of John Milton’s Paradise Lost tells the tale of how man disobeyed God, the things that became from this disobedience, and the main reason for the fall of man – the serpent, or more commonly referred to as Satan. Many critics of the poem have said that Milton portrayed Satan to be a … Continue reading John Milton, Book 1: Is Satan a Hero?
Among the most restraining of poetic forms, the sonnet has been used for many centuries to express feelings, thoughts, poetic expertise, and even to persuade audiences of political area. Proficient poets have found ways to manipulate the rhyme and verse within to show off their creativity. Many poets stay true to traditional sonnet form and … Continue reading Sydney or Shakespeare; a Sonnet for the New Age