Essays Tagged: "Sexton"

The Minister's Black Veil

a black veil over his eyes and nose, never revealing the reason of the veil to a soul. At times the sexton would insinuate a reason behind the veil but never revealing the answer to the mystery. Fathe ...

(2 pages) 89 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Anne SextonA Life of Drama, Joy, and Poetry

Anne Sexton was an excellent poet; she was both inspirational and brutally honest. Sexton's poems present ... ed on subjects that were considered to be taboo in her era; everything from incest to masturbation. Sexton was born in 1928. She grew up in a conventional middle- class family, in Massachusetts. Sexto ... the while, she had huge fights with her mother and dealt with the guilt of being a mother herself. Sexton had a love/hate relationship with her mother. She resented her mother for so many things and ...

(5 pages) 35 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The life of Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton was born Anne Gray Harvey on the 9th day of November 1928 in Newton, Massachusetts. She was a ... ts. She was a very disturbed poet whom wrote of her experiences with depression and mental illness. Sexton, a confessional poet, was an internationally known figure. Although this is true not all crit ... old. To outline personal relationships....always at a high pitch of emotion requires courage." Anne Sexton had this courage.As a child Anne felt unwanted and unloved, mostly by her mother. Sexton wrot ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Satire in Anne Sexton's Cinderella

In Anne Sexton's "Cinderella" one may ponder what the purpose and tone is. Anne Sexton uses a strong satiric ... s undertone when poking fun at marriage. The use of dark humor adds life and body to the poem. Anne Sexton's placement of witty understatements is impeccable and allows the reader to imagine Anne Sext ... ying to convey. Satire can be seen in "Cinderella" without even finishing the first stanza. In Anne Sexton's case she is using satire to describe marriage. Sexton has prime examples of her satiric und ...

(3 pages) 60 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath: Minds of Distortion and Darkness

Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath were both great minds, creative individuals, and some of the greatest poetic ... tive individuals, and some of the greatest poetic individuals of the twentieth century. Though Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath were great poets, they were also obsessed with death, darkness, and plagued ... the strange obsessions they shared during they're several years of friendship.Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton did not pull their style, creativity and ideas out of nowhere. Both Sexton and Plath suffered ...

(6 pages) 43 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Anne Sexton's "Cinderella"

"Cinderella" AnalysisThrough literary devices such as simile, repetition and symbolism, Anne Sexton delivers the message that there is no way to live "happily ever after." Using four short stor ... e message that there is no way to live "happily ever after." Using four short stories as a lead in, Sexton makes powerful arguments about society by creating the symbol of the dove and alluding to the ...

(6 pages) 127 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Discussion of Anne Sexton.

At the heart of Anne Sexton's poetry is a search for identity, and her well-known infatuation with death, which is the ca ... r well-known infatuation with death, which is the cause of her rather notorious fame. Quite simply, Sexton's poetry is a poetry of life. Sometimes her works seem confessional, but to me it does not me ... does not mean that her confessions necessarily describe experiences ridden with guilt or pain. Anne Sexton speaks longingly and lovingly of a world of health and childlike wholeness. This is a world t ...

(3 pages) 26 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

A Lifetime Of Guilt

A Lifetime of Guilt In Anne Sexton's "The Abortion" and Lucille Clifton's "The lost baby poem," both poets explore the effects o ... horrifying emotional trauma that a woman experiences when she decides to have an abortion. Through Sexton and Clifton's eloquent yet poignant words the reader obtains a feeling of what a woman suffer ... ike "The lost baby poem" the same message can be expressed just as strongly.In "The Abortion," Anne Sexton communicates the pain and remorse of giving up a child to abortion. This poem has a distinct ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Split Cherry Tree

In the story the Split Cherry Tree Luster Sexton had strong beliefs and values. Throughout the story some of those beliefs changed while other ... he realized that was not true. His beliefs that a debt should always be paid did not change.Luster Sexton was upset that his son was not home in time to do his chores. Dave was held after class for d ...

(2 pages) 7550 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Hansel and gretel man vs women

aning behind fairy tales. Different versions of the same tale may tell a much different story. Both Sexton's "Hansel and Gretel" and Grimm's "Hansel and Gretel" have the same basic plot. Grimm's versi ... l" and Grimm's "Hansel and Gretel" have the same basic plot. Grimm's version is for children, while Sexton's version is suited towards an older age group. Both fairytales explain how parents should tr ...

(5 pages) 661 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Minister's Black Veil

re was no single antagonist in this story. The whole community, from his fiancee, Elizibeth, to the sexton, down to Reverend Mr. Clark, who wished Mr. Hooper his final blessings before his passing. Th ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tone Essay on the poem "After Auschwitz" by Anne Sexton

In the poem "After Auschwitz" by Anne Sexton, the speaker talks about her feelings after touring a concentration camp. The speaker writes ... hese tones are created to confirm the bad things that happened in the concentration camp Auschwitz. Sexton's use of sentence structure, imagery and detail are key to create this angry, dark and sad to ... e through the poem.The strongest tone that appears through the poem is an angry tone. One technique Sexton uses to convey this tone is sentence structure. The sentences in this poem are mostly quite s ...

(3 pages) 3830 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Examining the Genetic Inheritance of Apricot Eyes and Wingless Mutations in Drosophila

any advantages. Restricting a breeding season to 60-70 days will produce a more uniform calf crop" (Sexton). This gives the breeders the option to market longer and more uniform lot sizes. Some of the ... logy 170L, 1-4.Russell, Peter J. Essential IGenetics. Boston: Benjamin-Cummings Company, 2002.28-88.Sexton, Justin, U of I Extension Specialist, Animal Systems/Beef. www.livestocktrail.uiuc.edu. Contr ...

(11 pages) 19 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Clashing of Inner and Public life: Unmasking the men in veils

d minds of many."I can't really feel as if good Mr. Hooper's face was behind that piece of crepe." (Sexton 2)The story "Young Goodman Brown," is told through the eyes of Gooodman brown who is man who ...

(3 pages) 13 0 3.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Anne Sexton

ften used in literary works that scrutinize social issues. An example of such literary work is Anne Sexton's poem collection titled Transformations. In Transformations, Anne Sexton discusses the stere ... ion of those stories, the fairy tales are examined and transformed from a feminist perspective.Anne Sexton's personal experiences serve as the bases for her feminist works. She was once a victim of th ...

(6 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry