Amy Lowell Research Paper

Essay by jtallen7Junior High, 9th gradeA+, March 2003

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Amy Lowell once said, "Poetry and history are textbooks to the heart of man". Lowell is trying to say in this quote that the words a person uses to describe something or someone is coming from their heart. You can tell the personality of a person by the words they use. Poetry is something that can be interpreted in many different ways. History is based upon events that happened in the past, which may be heroic or emotional. Many people enjoy history enough to compare it to poetry. There are a few readings that can be compared to this quote. In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar the true heart of a man is revealed. Through Caesar's words and action his heart was revealed.

Caesar was considered to be a leader by giving the people what they wanted. He was always looking for the right path to keep the people happy. He would always try to make the right decisions.

An example of this would be:

"Forget not your speed. Antonius, to touch Calpurnia's for our elders say the Barren, touched in this holy chase, shake off their sterile curse." (Caesar Pg. 348)

This quote means that Caesar made a decision for Antonius to hit Caesar's wife because Caesar wants to have kids. Caesar was also taken advantage of and killed for make a selfish decision. The example of this is:

"Hence! Wilt thou life up Olympus?" (Pg.385) Then they stabbed Caesar.

Although Caesar was a great leader and made the right decision he also had some downfalls. He was very weak. He could not handle a minor fever and he did not know how to swim. He always wanted to look good so he would gather among people that were no where near perfect like Caesar wanted everyone to think that...