“The mind itself can make a heaven out of hell, a hell of heaven” (Milton, line? Vs?)
In the poem, “Paradise Lost” Satan was thrown out of heaven for rebelling against God and all that is good. He was the archangel and is the most beautiful and perfect angel, but he was not so perfect because he had flaws. Some of the flaws he had were pride that led to ambition and jealousy that led deception. The flaw that led him to destruction was pride, because since he was the most beautiful angel, he believed he was the greatest in heaven. He questioned why should he serve God, and evidently led a rebellion against God in a chance to overthrow Him. This was a very pathetic thing to do, because God created him and gave him all his beauty. Lucifer fought God in a holy war, lost, and was cast out of heaven and into hell. Since then Lucifer has sworn to do the opposite of God. “And out of good still to find means of evil” (line 165) this sentence shows how much hatred Lucifer had, towards God after being thrown out of heaven. His first offense towards God was to overthrow Him. Since that plan failed, his next plan is to disrupt whatever good God does. This is Satan’s plan opposed to God’s plan to turn everything that Satan does badly into good.
Compare the ways in which the poems “blessing” and “What were they like?” present culture.
The poets of “blessing” and “What were they like” use a variety of mediums to portray culture. “WWTL” depicts a Vietnamese peasant culture; and “Blessing” a dry African village.
In my conception of love, this is like a castle, and the rocks which stand at the foundation of it is love. Everyday that passes, is another set of bricks at its foundation. But by a single mistake, maybe a wrong word said, the castle you built can collapse and then it’ll take you a good deal of time to rebuild what you damaged.
2 Am. She walks while I lay.
Breathing heavily. Palms sweating and thoughts running. Emotions have been spilt through the ink I embedded so clearly on the letter I gave you.
I Lay contemplating, and these thoughts smothering my sleep. Thoughts of confusion, and an overwhelming desire. A Desire for future; a future.
“The Road Not Taken” has many different interpretations. Everyone is a traveler choosing the roads to follow on their continuous journey in life. When reading this poem it all depends on your life experiences in the past, present, and your outlook on the future how you interpret it.
In the first two lines Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice” (Arp 103), the speaker presents two options for the end of the world: one by fire and the other by ice. Many scientists, like Harlow Shapley, hold the belief that the end of the world will come in two forms, “either the earth would be incinerated, or a permanent ice age would gradually annihilate all life on earth” (Hansen 1). Although one
Wilfred Owen wrote the war poems, Anthem for doomed youth and Dulce et Decorum est and Siegfred Sassoon wrote The Hero. They are all based on how ghastly and atrocious world wars are and that any man
In stanza 1 the narrator is talking about the layout of the town itself and is introducing us to the main character. The 1st – 3rd line could be symbolic. They could be of Flick’s life, such as, he is on the right
Poetry is meant to be read aloud. The lyrical nature of poetry begs to be embraced in an oral and auditory manner, which lends itself to music. A poet is in a sense composing a song. Langston Hughes was only
Mark Akenside begins his Pleasures of the Imagination (1744) with the remark:
Oft have the laws of each poetic strain The critic-verse imploy’d; yet still unsung Lay this prime subject, though importing most A poet’s name.