Essays Tagged: "poignant"

"Cressida and the Folly of Youth" This essay discusses possible answers to the question 'what is Cressida' in Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida."

lines in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. However, the actions of Troilus and Cressida seem more poignant because they deal closely with the concept of human values and virtues. Indeed, it seems th ...

(5 pages) 59 1 4.7 Mar/2002

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

Interpreting Edith Wharton's "Roman Fever"

s to her placement into such a category of authors: it is a recognition of her propensity to create poignant and, indeed, successful literature. The brevity of her 'Roman Fever' allows for a brilliant ...

(5 pages) 201 1 4.6 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine"

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, a collection of poignant vignettes about one summer in the life of 12-year old Douglas Spaulding, is a powerful mirr ...

(7 pages) 55 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Fried Green Tomatoes" by Fannie Flag

Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe displays the lasting effect of race relations in a richly comic, poignant narrative. Throughout the story, race is brought up, as Flagg teaches us, the reader, to re ...

(4 pages) 102 1 5.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Short Descriptive of Pike's Market in Seattle.

rowded on the streets.The smell of imported spices floating through the air, quickly turning into a poignant smell of raw fish and sea food. The bright colors of the fresh vegetables. The merchant's c ...

(1 pages) 82 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Critical Analysis on Sonnet 12, "Shakespeare's Sonnets", by William Shakespeare

er the title Shakespeare's Sonnets in 1609. Our attention will focus on sonnet 12, a remarkable and poignant poem about the relentless passing of time, the fading beauty, immortality, death and Old Ag ...

(6 pages) 186 2 4.0 Mar/2003

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

"The Pamphlet" by Thomas Paine".

a manifesto which exclaimed that America was ready to become its own entity, free from Britain.His poignant and fervent views on government sparked the issuance of the Declaration of Independence.Thi ...

(4 pages) 56 0 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke.

hall beIn that rich earth a richer dust concealed:These are the first four lines of Rupert Brooke's poignant sonnet, "The Soldier". "The Soldier" is a poem about death in war. This does not glorify wa ...

(2 pages) 84 1 3.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Vegetarianism--The Peacemaker.

d him, the truck starts to move. Looking around, he sees that all the rest of the cows are suddenly poignant, knowing something that he does not. Bewildered, he decides not to let them spoil the momen ...

(4 pages) 53 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Semiotic analysis of Winter by Tori Amos

e to childhood fatherly dependence and juvenile ideas of a fantastical adult life.The song adopts a poignant musical style with slow tempo and piano as the major instrument which was uncommon for a po ...

(4 pages) 45 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Citizenship of the European Union - metaphor or source of rights

ean inter-governmental meetings implementing new agreements or Treaty amendments, together with the poignant speeches of various foreign ministers voicing the potential that such developments hold for ...

(17 pages) 127 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Victorian England; Social Issues Through Three Poets: Elizabeth Barret Browning, Robert Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson

g limited to the traditional themes of poetry. Her poem "The Cry of the Children" is a particularly poignant accusation of the richer upper class Londoners who would go about their business while chil ...

(4 pages) 80 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Beatles - For no-one analysis

This piece features four instruments and one voice, giving it a deceptively simple, but extremely poignant first impression.The song opens with McCartney's vocal accompanied by the piano which provi ...

(1 pages) 213 7 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Night and Dawn - A Comparison of Elie Wisel's writings

f the war between the Jewish and the British fighting for freedom. Both of Wiesel's stories involve poignant emotions. Night shows the reader the horror of being murdered. Similarly, Dawn is about the ...

(6 pages) 45 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Movie review" Rocky

lieve. John G. Avildsen's direction is sharp and plays the satiric ingredients, as well as the more poignant qualities, to maximum effect. The Irwin Winkler-Robert Chartoff production has several orig ...

(2 pages) 35 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Life is Beautiful

s much like two films in one. In tone, temperament, and intent, they are vastly different -- one is poignant and powerful, the other is light, airy, and a little silly. The movie is the product of Ita ...

(8 pages) 66 0 4.2 Oct/2004

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

George Washington's Inaugural Analysis: The Crisis of the Moment is Alive

begin to wither, changing in color from a vibrant green to a waning yellow, slowly merging with the poignant red pigments, to an eventual decay of brown. Nothing lasts forever in this world of constan ...

(8 pages) 61 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents


onnor, the southern catholic raised woman who revolutionized literature with her religious messages poignant in her works. O'Connor used imagery including controversial issues such as prejudice, super ...

(6 pages) 106 0 3.7 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Journey: Greater understanding as discussed in Michael Gow's Away, Richard Kelley's Donnie Darko, Vanessa Carlton's White Houses and Margaret Atwood's Journey to the Interior

ilm Donnie Darko, Vanessa Carlton's individually expressive song White Houses and Margaret Atwood's poignant confessional poem Journey to the Interior.Set in the post-war baby boom in the Australian s ...

(8 pages) 94 1 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Racism

s of racism and slavery. He writes in a humorous, almost childish way, yet the themes are clear and poignant. Twain utilizes Huck Finn and Jim as the ideal characters because they are the ones at the ...

(3 pages) 65 1 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers