Essays Tagged: "Allusion"

Katherine Mansfield's "Miss Brill"

recognized literary techniques used in Mansfield's "Miss Brill" are her use of symbolism, setting, allusion, and points of view used by different characters in her story.Symbolism plays a very large ... r, we see the sadness as she walks slowly back to her apartment, her "cupboard".Mansfield also uses allusion to reinforce the theme of the story. We first see Miss Brills allusions to a cupboard as sh ...

(5 pages) 306 2 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"

ece written in Poe's usual style; a dark foreboding tale of death and insanity filled with imagery, allusion, and hidden meaning. It uses secondary meanings and underlying themes to show his beliefs a ...

(4 pages) 146 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Analysis on Chapters 14 and 15 of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou's

er, actress, and mother. Through this autobiographical piece, Maya's use of figurative language and allusion compounds her thoughts, as she depicts how one can supersede the expected barriers and soar ...

(3 pages) 86 0 4.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Mill's Theory of Liberty

inion or viewpoint. Any assumption of complete certainty of thetruth or falsity of an opinion is an allusion to the infallibility of man. Inaddition, those who assume this, and consequently stifle an ...

(14 pages) 360 1 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

biblical illusions in "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

ation in which he has placed his characters. In The Lord of the Flies,William Golding uses biblical allusion to enhance the reader's perspective on the story. Inevents and metaphors, the character Sim ... e aura which manifested itself around Christ's head as he rose to meet his Fatherin heaven.Biblical allusions are made in many novels; the most obvious of which include thepresence of a Christ figure ...

(5 pages) 47 0 3.4 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Search for Self Identity in Robertson Davie's "Fifth Business" Search for Self Identity

on Davies' novel Fifth Business, the author uses the events that occurred in Deptford as a Canadian Allusion to reveal character identity. Three characters in the novel from Deptford: Boy Staunton, Du ...

(3 pages) 184 1 4.5 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Explain how Andrew Marvell uses allegory and/or classical allusion to direct the reader's response to history in one or more of his civil war poems'.

his poem The Nymph complaining for the death of her Faun Andrew Marvell puts allegory and classical allusion to work with great effect and I will show in this essay how he directs the reader to see th ... s education I would suggest that he would have taken allegory in his stride. Marvell used classical allusion extensively in his works and linked it with allegory to point to his views on religious his ...

(5 pages) 72 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The poem "Ithaca" and how allusion is used in it.

Gwen JohnsonEnglish IIthacaBy: Constantine CavafyAllusion is a reference to a historical or literary person, place or even with which the reader is a ... ence,you must surely have understood by then what Ithacasmean.The poem, "Ithaca", has a few uses of allusion in it. One occurs when the author refers to Ithaca, a place that should take your whole lif ...

(2 pages) 43 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The importance of visualisation in Renaissance writing

Renaissance writing.Visualisation is essential in Renaissance writing. In effect, the vision or the allusionis often what gives Renaissance writing its depth and success. The vision is employedfor var ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How Robert Blake writes of innocence by using biblical allusions, symbolism, and rhythm to convey a child's view of the world and religion in his poem "The Lamb"

The LambIn his poem, "The Lamb," Robert Blake writes of innocence by using biblical allusions, symbolism, and rhythm to convey a child's view of the world and religion. Combining these ... eaker of the poem talks to a lamb throughout the entire poem. This can be interpreted as a biblical allusion to Jesus, who was often referred to as the "Lamb of God." The speaker tells the lamb that G ... ng, idealistic poem that serves to remind the reader of the innocence and youth by using symbolism, allusions, and poem structure. The child speaker is like a lamb, unmarred by the sins and greed of a ...

(2 pages) 47 1 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Comparative essay- Murmuring Judges (David Hare) and Measure for Measure (Shakespeare) Good for A-Level Eng Lit+Lang (theme of power).

s play, 'Measure for measure' is an indication for the audience of the possible themes and makes an allusion to the old testament teaching 'an eye for an eye' (Leviticus, 24:20) and also conjures the ...

(9 pages) 100 1 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot

ing in self-pity, yet desiring for people to notice him. The composer shows this through his use of allusions, powerful imagery to create vignettes of Prufrock's life and the form of the poem as a dis ... disorderly train of thought, implying rather than telling.Throughout the poem, T.S. Eliot uses many allusions in order to illustrate Prufrock's character and identity. The first such allusion is to th ...

(4 pages) 240 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad in "The Hollow Men" by T. S. Eliot.

ugh other literature, cinematography, or music. In his dream-like "The Hollow Men" T. S. Eliot uses allusion as a vehicle for his purpose. The purpose seems elusive to the author himself. Therefore, h ... ractice of a man at the level of his primal emotions. By selecting Heart of Darkness as a universal allusion in this poem, T. S. Eliot is able to promote his purpose though the themes and rhetoric of ...

(6 pages) 87 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Gary Soto's "The Pie"

nse of eternal torture of the conscience by employing the use of literary devices such as metaphor, allusion, and motif.To begin with, Soto thoroughly describes his feelings before and during the proc ... ghly describes his feelings before and during the process of stealing the pie through metaphors and allusion. He states that he steals the pie out of boredom and quotes that "I stood before a rack of ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

'The Glass Menagerie' by Tennessee Williams.

Williams, the intent of the play's label is shown through the writer's use of contrast, repetition, allusion, and point of view.First, Williams illustrates the polarity between Laura's relationship wi ... rms them that, like Guernica, there is shouting, confusion, and violent disturbances of labor. This allusion lays out the social background of the play. Later, the French phrase Ou sont les neiges d'a ...

(4 pages) 106 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Style of James K Baxter with reference to at least two of his poems.

very simplistic. He heavily relies on similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, paradoxes, alliteration and allusions.In the Wild Bees, he talks about a situation when he and his friend go out to smoke a beeh ... e makes it easy for the average reader to understand Baxter's thoughts and what he is thinking. The allusion of a 'safe Ophelia' shows us his knowledge of the great Shakespearean tragedy, Hamlet, wher ...

(4 pages) 30 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha".

1. Allusion"Bodhgaya: Where the Buddha Received EnlightenmentThe first step on the road to 'Enlightenme ...

(14 pages) 87 0 3.4 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Peut-on comparer l'histoire de l'humanité à l'histoire d'un homme ?

Il est fréquent que l'on fasse allusion à une " enfance de l'humanité " pour désigner les débuts de l'h ...

(5 pages) 18 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mythology- Atlanta.

r experiences to that of a general experience. It's no wonder why authors use the literary tool of allusion to further the convey ability of their work to the public. Such prominent topics for allus ... icit, many references to Atalanta exist due to her multifaceted life story.To truly perceive an allusion to Atalanta, one must know her story and background. After Atalanta was born, King Iasus f ...

(4 pages) 32 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Biblical Allusion in "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck

Biblical Allusion in The Grapes of WrathA popular literary technique that can be found in a number of literar ... f WrathA popular literary technique that can be found in a number of literary works is the biblical allusion. John Steinbeck perfects this technique in his novel The Grapes of Wrath by introducing a c ... t of it," immediately foreshadowing his future decision to unite with other migrant workers. Casy's allusion to Jesus Christ serves as the force behind Tom's character as it changes throughout the nov ...

(2 pages) 41 0 1.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck