Essays Tagged: "Steven"

Analysis of "Thirteen Ways to look at a Blackbird"

"Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird" by Wallace Stevens is a poem about what it means to really know something. In this poem, Stevens shows this con ... so a transition from the observer's perception to the blackbird's perception. In the second stanza, Stevens goes on to say that he was of "three minds, Like a tree, In which there are three blackbirds ... blackbird. After this, the black bird and the poet observer are separated but in the twelfth stanza Stevens writes "The river is moving. The blackbird must be flying." This is meant to show that thoug ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Analysis of "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens

The title of Wallace Stevens poem, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," is misleading, because he does not only off ... conventions to give the poem a better "flow." "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird", by Wallace Stevens uses assonance to make the poem have a better sound or to give it a better "flow." Assonance ... ow." Assonance is the repetition of vowels with different consonants. An example is stanza three of Steven's poem:The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.It was a small part of the pantomime.In the ...

(4 pages) 81 1 3.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Unreliable narration in The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and Love and Death in Long Island by Gilbert Adair. Vanderbilt.

cupied with different obsessions, and for this reason, they are unreliable narrators.The scene with Stevens' father in The Remains of the Day when he is on his deathbed is an example of his dedication ... d is an example of his dedication to his work over his personal life. There are scenes that display Stevens passing on friendships because of his obligations but in this scene, Stevens leaves his fath ...

(6 pages) 41 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Remains" of the Day by Jaros"aw Michalski

y wrong thus wasting his or her life, yet does not lose reader's sympathy. Such is the case with Mr Stevens - the main character of The Remains of the Day, the third novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. The novel ... ty in keeping with his position' by all costs. The costs prove themselves to be extremely high, for Stevens is practically a clinical case of repressed emotions.In an opening scene of the novel, set i ...

(7 pages) 51 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The treatment of containment and movement in Keats'"Ode On a Grecian Urn" and Stevens'"Anecdote of a Jar".

e of this force is an ideal lens through which we might examine Keats's " Ode on a Grecian Urn" and Steven's "Anecdote of the Jar". Through the use of similar iconography, even one seen on a teapot, t ... demanding when directly experienced, to allow for detailed interpretation. These works by Keats and Stevens differ in several areas: style, tone, meter and content and yet both are inextricably linked ...

(10 pages) 51 0 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Essay question: Assess the evidence fot and against teh central character of 'Strange Objects', Steven Messenger, having a psychological disorder.

wered. One of the questions raised in the novel concerns the mental state of the central character, Steven Messenger. Steven's behaviour throughout the novel gives reason to believe that he suffers fr ... al-shaped' holes that can only be filled by the belief that Jan Pelgrom has come back and possessed Steven Messenger.Steven shows many symptoms of schizophrenia throughout the novel, including a loss ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Have you ever been accused for something that you didn't do and later started to doubt weather or not you did?

ing that you didn't do and later started to doubt weather or not you did? Well for young 16 yr. Old Steven Harmon it's a long ride of confusion, not only for him but his attorney too. Kathy O'Brien is ... on, not only for him but his attorney too. Kathy O'Brien is Stevens attorney and refused a hug from Steven when he won his case. Dose she care weather or not they won or lost? After you win a case you ...

(2 pages) 18 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Future

ir popular hero, Captain Smith, to defuse the rocket. Captain Smith and his most brilliant sidekick Steven landed near the secret military base with a few other members of their crew.The sweat hung he ... landed near the secret military base with a few other members of their crew.The sweat hung heavy on Steven's cold features. As they left the ship he stopped and gazed at the sky, he saw nothing but a ...

(3 pages) 18 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day" -- What is the novel ultimately about? A review of the book reviews for this novel reveals differing opinions on the character of Stevens.

e Day can be viewed less as a narrative story than as a long character study. The main character of Stevens, the butler of Darlington Hall, acts not only as the narrator of the story but the focal poi ... nd the almost cultish social implications associated with holding the position in a household which Stevens has acquired.Jack Slay Jr. classifies The Remains of the Day as "an intimate portrayal of an ...

(7 pages) 53 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Irony Usage in the Short Story "The Painted Door" By: Ross Sinclair

sion of the 1930's in Saskatchewan during a horrific blizzard. Two of the three characters, Ann and Steven, are the main cause of most of the irony expressed in this short story. The irony is what mak ... first example of irony that sets the mood of this short story, was how it was John who had invited Steven over to play card and to keep, his wife, Ann company while he was away helping out at his fat ...

(2 pages) 68 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Painted Door by: Sinclair Ross, Relationship essay

up the theme in the short story. The characters were Anne (Jack's wife), Jack (Anne's husband), and Steven (Jack's best friend). Ever since Anne and Jack had got married, the relationship seemed to ta ... er. But Jack could have had the speculation that Anne was being unfaithful because of the fact that Steven and herself was spending a little too much time with another. Jack decided to keep this thoug ...

(3 pages) 72 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The modern theme of "Emperor of Ice Cream

When we look at Wallace Stevens poetry , it is very easy to identify Stevens being a Modernist. Stevens' works match with Mo ... ntrols pleasure and happiness. To me, the Emperor of Ice Cream is Ice Cream itself , also I believe Stevens is telling us that no matter what we accomplish in life, and no matter how respected we beco ... cted we become, in the end we all become the dead woman, "cold" and"dumb," when death comes for us. Stevens was also called Supreme Fiction because he was thinking that poetry as a way of understandin ...

(1 pages) 2927 0 4.2 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Remains of Day; Steven's Journey of Doubt

9/27/04Per. 1Stevens's Flashbacks: A Journey of DoubtOften, when one realizes a belief or an ideal they have been ... lief. This can be clearly seen in Ishiguro's novel, The Remains of the Day, through the protagonist Stevens. Stevens believes in an outdated definition of dignity, passed down to him by his father. It ... times, emotional restraint, and a blind loyalty to his Lord Darlington. However, with the death of Stevens's father, Lord Darlington, and the absence of an old-fashioned staff, he loses those who exe ...

(5 pages) 56 0 2.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"Remains of the Day" by Kazou Ishiguro: Stevens' Dignity.

A man named Stevens embarks on a journey to the west country at the end of the prologue. Stevens, a model Englis ... r narrates the novel in such a way that shows if he is expressing his emotions, or concealing them. Stevens' solitary journey reveals more to the reader than it does to himself, which creates an unrel ... ney reveals more to the reader than it does to himself, which creates an unreliable narrator out of Stevens. For example, Stevens believes that he is making his trip to visit miss Kenton for professio ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Path to acceptance.

nitely not a student in this school, I thought. "Roy Evans right?" He asked me. Wow, who's this guy?Steven, a good friend of mine, appeared from behind the guy just seconds after he directed a questio ... peared from behind the guy just seconds after he directed a question to me. "Hey Roy, this is Kev." Steven said, turning to the guy in grey pants. "He's a friend of my brother. The other night he came ...

(11 pages) 29 1 4.5 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Character Analysis of Sinclair Ross' "The Painted Door"

e Painted Door takes place on an isolated farm during the Great Depression, whose closest neighbor, Steven, is two miles away. The isolation is even intensified in this story due to the horrible snow ... n braves the weather to visit his father, leaving her all alone, but on his way he stops by to tell Steven to go play cards with his wife. In situations where people are experiencing strong emotions s ...

(3 pages) 32918 0 4.2 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Remains Of The Day

AJL Fading World of Greatness The only person that Stevens can blame for his impenetrable shell of professionalism is himself. Throughout his life he h ... ler's duty and the professionalism that it encompasses form the undercurrent of the novel that pull Stevens away from all significant relationships, principally those with his father and Miss Kenton. ... ) rather than a prelude to the "journey" (pg.67) he will have to undertake upon his retirement.Upon Stevens's retirement he will have to set aside his refined speech and prestigious suits. These will ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of "The Painted Door" Short story written by Sinclair Ross

ically, discovers her true feelings for her husband, John, by cheating on him with his best friend, Steven.John decides to invite Steven, so that the latter would keep his wife company while he is gon ... is is not what she wanted and ironically all this hard work and devotion led to Ann cheating on him.Steven, the couple's neighbor and John's best friend, comes during the storm to keep Ann company whi ...

(5 pages) 26 0 5.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens.

Afterlife: the complete emptinessWallace Stevens (1879-1955) wrote most of his poems during the world wars period, which took the lives of mi ... oems during the world wars period, which took the lives of millions of people. As a result, Wallace Stevens started to question the importance of religion in the modern era, and felt that you should e ... oy your life in the present and not waste time living for an afterlife. In his poem "The Snow Man", Stevens describes a harsh winter environment creating a unique dramatic situation through an effecti ...

(6 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"what To Do With The Remains Of Your Day?" Analysis Of The Book: "the Remains Of The Day" By Kazuo Ishiguro.

hroughout Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day. The main character and narrator of the book, Mr. Stevens, is a prime example of the necessity of reflection. He has spent his entire life in the lowe ... iguro pp 185-188). It is not until after having exited her room after she has asked him to that Mr. Stevens realizes that he did not offer his condolences. Immediately, he feels a pang of guilt, but r ...

(12 pages) 1 0 0.0 Dec/2011

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature