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  • Mis-read

    The setting is Dover Beach, UK, not France. How can you tell the woman thinks she is going to be wooed or is bored by Sophocles? - you can't. What about religious doubt? War?!
    • 19/05/2004
    • 04:12:20
    • Score: 2 out of 2 people found this comment useful.
  • Good on technicalities, not enough on their thematic effects.

    Excellent description of rhythm, feet, metre, rhyme etc but little focus on their effects on themes, small mention of religious doubt yes, but what about clinging to love as security or the cyclical nature of history - Sophocles as having been in the same situation before yet humans have not moved on?
    • 19/05/2004
    • 04:02:30
    • Score: 1 out of 1 people found this comment useful.
  • Ignores literariness, too much biography, though useful background.

    You don't need to give a little bit of history every time you introduce an author! Although useful background your essay misses the point that Ovid was writing literature to be read by others, Corinna was probably fictional, and whilst Ovid may have indulged in affairs, his adultery in literature is about being subversive to Augustus and in terms of genre. Catullus, moreover, did not necessarily crave fidelity, apart from the fact that Lesbia was probably also fictional, his request for her to give up other lovers is a plea to get her in to bed, since he himself is 'unfaithful', other poems are addressed to other women including Ipstilla.
    • 14/05/2004
    • 08:57:28
    • Score: 3 out of 3 people found this comment useful.
  • Consider why the divine intervention not what happens

    Consider what effect this divine intervention has - it shows Rome was fated whether man's intention or not, this is the significance, it is praising Augustus.Don't say "most mothers", it is a generalisation and if you want make comparisons it ought to be with other Roman sources. Too much quoting. Shows good knowledge of divine episodes though.
    • 14/05/2004
    • 08:41:01
    • Score: 3 out of 3 people found this comment useful.
  • Would be very good with improvements

    You focus on what might have happened, not good, Virgil intends THIS to happen and the reason is that he is questioning whether anyone can ever be totally in control of their emotions all of the time, and thus whether Augustus really is as flawless as he would have his people believe. The fading of piety idea is useful, though Aeneas doesn\'t really BECOME divine. Inclusion of stoicism interesting though ought to show some more understanding it. Focus less on narrative more on analysis, don\'t say he is acting out of character, say why, what effect this achieves. Don\'t give a general introduction, get straight in there with your argument, don\'t conclude with a new point - Augustus analogy, put that in the body of your essay, and spell DIVINE right!
    • 14/05/2004
    • 08:33:36
    • Score: 4 out of 5 people found this comment useful.
  • Thought Provoking but I Disagree!

    I've never read an essay like this before in my life but how thought-provoking! I doubt it will be really helpful if you're coming to Keats criticsm for the first time but as I'm really familiar with this poem I found it engaging and enjoyable! However, in saying 'truth is beauty' and beauty truth etc. I think Keats IS ending by making the point that real life, (i.e. truth) is what is beautiful really, because although art may be sustained perfection it can't leave up to what is real. So I'm not ready to lock this poem away just yet, but as for the men after that idea of virginal perfection (particularly when they are so far from purity themselves!) - throw away the key!
    • 02/02/2004
    • 12:49:12
    • Score: 2 out of 3 people found this comment useful.