Essays Tagged: "W. H. Auden"

Romeo & Juliet: The Tregedy of a City

Romeo and Juliet's death a tragedy of two families or a tragedy of a city? In the following quote, W. H. Auden says, 'The tragedy of Romeo and not simply a tragedy of two individuals, bu ...

(1 pages) 27 0 4.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Love In the 1990s

ne of the first popular mediums for the expression of love; that of poetry. I have chosen a poem by W.H. Auden to represent the early portion of this century- specifically the 1930s and 1940s. I knew ...

(5 pages) 119 0 3.3 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

This is an overview of poetry and its different types

es poetry interesting is its indirectness, its refusal to state something simply as the way it is." W.H. Auden's "Stop All the Clocks, Cut Off the Telephone," John Updike's "Ex-Basketball Player" and ... h play a vastly important part in poetry. It takes readers beyond the literal meaning of the words. W.H. Auden's "Stop All the Clocks, Cut Off the Telephone," John Updike's "Ex-Basketball Player" and ...

(2 pages) 91 1 2.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Biography of W.H. Auden.

W.H. AudenWystan Hugh Auden was born in 1907 in York, England to George Augustus Auden, a distinguis ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

A comparison of W.H. Auden's "The Unknown Citizen" and Edwin Arlington Robinson's "Richard Cory".

ances may not be what it appears. The following discussed poems are examples of such misjudgment.In W.H. Auden's "The Unknown Citizen" each line from beginning nearly to end consists of something that ... . If the character were indeed unhappy the world around him would never expect it.In the example of W.H. Auden's poem, it is the bureaucratic ways of society that generates many of the ideals, and the ...

(4 pages) 183 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"The Unknown citizen" by W.H Auden.

The Unknown citizenBy W.H. AudenStarting with the title one gets the feeling of anonymity; that is he was just one in many ... s in fact a report and the dedication "To JS/07/M/378" further proves the idea of no individuality. W.H. Auden had become the unofficial poet laurite of his time, and although the poet laurite is know ... en in the early to mid 30s around the time of Hitler's rise. Therefore one is impelled to feel that W.H. Auden agreed with D.H. Lawrence's "illusion of liberty". That is that free countries elude us i ...

(2 pages) 196 0 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Tragic fall of Icarus--compares the myth and how it relates to "Musee des Beaux Arts," Landscape with the Fall of Icarus," and "Waiting for Icarus."

pealing of these versions of the tale of Icarus can be found in the poems "Musee des Beaux Arts" by W. H. Auden, "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" by W. C. Williams, and "Waiting for Icarus" by Muri ... life has an end. The day ends with the arrival of night. When there is life, death will always follow. Her love story ends with Icarus's death, broken promises, regret, and heartbreak.Rukeyser, in "Wa ...

(5 pages) 146 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Wystan Hugh Auden

Also known as W. H. AudenBorn: February 21, 1907 in York, EnglandDied: September 28, 1973 in Vienna, AustriaEnglis ... , AustriaEnglish-born American poet, critic, essayist, dramatist, editor, translator, and librettistW. H. Auden is one of the finest poets of the twentieth century. His poetry centers on moral issues ... nd an acute ear. It is him who is credited for characterizing the thirties as "the age of anxiety." W.H. Auden-the poet, playwright, librettist, critic, editor, and translator- strikes an extraordinar ...

(4 pages) 84 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Relationship between "Musee des Beaux Arts", a poem by WH Auden, and "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus", a painting by Pieter Brueghel

The first time I read the poem "Musee des Beaux Arts", by W.H. Auden, I was under the impression that the poem was a simple interpretation of a painting. In o ... ference existed, perhaps even to a greater degree, in a time and place so different from here and now.The irregular line length and erratic rhythm that underscore this poem distract readers from the r ...

(3 pages) 80 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Today's Entertainment: Social Commentary or Not?" Argumentative essay based on book Fight Club and movie Secret Window. 1st Draft, got a great criteria score. Includes works cited.

om racism, poverty, and child abuse, to greed, individual identity, and chasing The American Dream. W.H. Auden said, "What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended ... Durden, the Narrator's split personality, says, "First you have to give up.... first you have to know.... not fear.... Know that someday, you are going to die. It is only after we have lost everything ...

(5 pages) 48 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Look, stranger, at this island now" by W.H. Auden NOTES

Look, stranger, at this island now by W.H. AudenThis poem us a "musical" exercise in which the poet reveals his technical skill by using s ... to wait at the point where a small field ends in a chalk cliff, which drops to a shingle beach below. The waves surge up the beach until they are halted by the cliff. The assonance of the long -au- v ...

(3 pages) 75 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

To what extent is writing on these subjects grounded in earlier traditions and to what extent does it enter a political debate, either explicitly or implicitly?

following poems: "Opus 7" and "Sleek and calm..." by Sylvia Townsend Warner, "James Honeysuckle" by W.H Auden and "December Apples" by Eilund Lewis will be discussed in this essay. These poems show di ... also has an odd and regular rhyme schme.The third poem I am going to look at is 'James Honeyman' by W.H Auden (1907-1973). Auden was a very highly acknowleged poet of the 1930s. he was influenced by t ...

(9 pages) 15 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Compare two poems of the same subject in relation to techniques utilized.

W. H. Auden's poem "Stop All the Clocks", and John Donne's poem "Holy Sonnet 10" each address the th ... esura are essential in enhancing the impact of each poem, and understanding each unique point of view. Auden, in stating, "Silence the pianos and with muffled drum / Bring out the coffin," (3,4), crea ... while alternately, it can be reasoned through as a transition to a new beginning.Works Cited:Auden, W.H. "Stop All the Clocks". HandoutDonne, John. "Holy Sonnet 10". Poetry A Pocket Anthology. Canadia ...

(4 pages) 53 1 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Law Like love

fferent opinions are an aspect of life that is widespread throughout the world. In "Law like Love", W. H. Auden intends for the reader to understand that the nature of a person's perspective is depend ... ad been inscribe into their "book", everything that "book" discloses is truth, or in other words, Law. Influenced by an individual's surroundings, the many different perspectives people experience cre ...

(2 pages) 25 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Musee Des Beaux Arts" by W. H. Auden

The poem Musee Des Beaux Arts by W. H. Auden is a poem about human suffering and is best seen in context when viewing the "Fall of Ic ...

(2 pages) 66 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Topic Study: Change; How change is represented in "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen, "As I Walked Out One Evening" by W H Auden and "Being John Malkovich" directed by Spike Jonze?

se. This is metaphorical as later in the movie Craig learns how to control the mind of John Malkovich.Today's film technology and computer graphics are advanced allowing these sophisticated techniques ... people reveal their true selves when hidden by a mask, in this case the mask is the body of Malkovich. Craig and Maxine exploit the portal and create a business advertising the mind of Malkovich, "Eve ...

(6 pages) 21 1 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Compare and Contrast : "The Unknown Citizen" and "The Nobodies"

The two poems that will be compared and contrasted are W.H Auden's "The Unknown Citizen" and Eduardo Galeano's "Nobodies." Both poems describe two differen ...

(2 pages) 27 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Comparitive Commentary: "Being-In-Love" by Roger McGough, and "Stop All the Clocks" by W.H Auden

Two poems, Roger McGough's "Being-In-Love", and "Stop All the Clocks" by W.H Auden, are similar and different in a variety of ways. Both poems however, share the main theme; ... his poem is meant to be read any way, rather than a structured poem.The poem Stop All the Clocks by W.H Auden is a very strongly structured poem that expresses the sadness and futility of life after s ...

(4 pages) 21 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Fall of Icarus

ges this story has been retold, some in poems and some in essays.The poem "Musee Des Beaux Arts" by W.H. Auden introduces the idea that death of one person like Icarus can affect others in different d ... he lived, and wonders if it is worth living on. This poem expands the myth to a lover's point of view.The essay called "Dr. Daedalus" by Lauren Slater is another retelling. This story is about a plast ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.5 Dec/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Marianne Moore On "Bird-Witted"

e as Wallace Stevens, Hilda Doolittle, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound and corresponded for a time with W.H. Auden and Ezra Pound.In her poetry Moore experimented with the stanza and strived to unite what ...

(5 pages) 9 0 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American