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Page-by-Page Analasis of John Marsden’s “A Prayer for the 21st Century” (#21) – Sample 3541 words

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This book, entitled “Prayer for the 21st Century”, is by famous Australian writer, John Marsden. It is an illustrated, poetic ballad, filled with metaphors and complex issues, written to send messages of hope and warning intended for the people of this new century, especially those that will shape it (our children), about the lessons learnt […]

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Pablo Neruda’s Use of Nature – Sample 1553 words

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The natural world is one that exists outside of all human constructs and limitations, and illuminates a valuable reality in the world. When considering Pablo Neruda’s body of work, a clear thematic focus on nature is visible. Many of his poems reference the natural, untouched world. This is a thematic juxtaposition to the over-structured, artificial […]

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“Ozymandias” Themes – Sample 523 words

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The message or theme of the poem of “Ozymandias” is that man is insignificant and his efforts are vain when compared to the forces of time and nature. Shelly expertly uses diction in the poem to portray important ideas. By encompassing time and nature into a theme Shelley brings a divine sense to the poem. […]

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“Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley – Sample 987 words

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“Ozymandias” (pron.: /ˌɒziˈmændiəs/,[2] also pronounced with four syllables in order to fit the poem’s meter) is a sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley, published in 1818 in the 11 January issue of The Examiner in London. It is frequently anthologised and is probably Shelley’s most famous short poem. It was written in competition with his friend […]

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‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley (#2) – Sample 648 words

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Compare the way the central characters are presented in ‘checking out me history’ by John Agard and ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The poems ‘Checking out me History and ‘Ozymandias’ both use a wide range of various language and structure techniques to explore in great detail the central characters as well as their thoughts and […]

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Ozymandias and Death the Leveller – Sample 760 words

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“Death is a leveller”, this statement implies that death makes everyone equal or ‘level’. In the poems, “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley and “Death the Leveller” by James Shirley, they each portray this in similar ways. Each refer to this statement by using the notion of a powerful figure, who would seem to be ‘invincible’, […]

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“Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce and Stephen Crane’s “The Blue Hotel” – Sample 651 words

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Many authors use irony to impact the story in different ways. Sometimes the author makes the tone very pleasant and dreamy, like every thing is good and ok, when all of the sudden the story is flipped completely, changing the whole outcome of the story. Irony can also be used in a much more subtle […]

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Ow Does the Author Present Human Nature in Lord of the Flies? – Sample 911 words

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Lord of the Flies is a novel written by William Golding, it was published in 1954. It is an allegorical novel in which Golding uses many powerful symbols to present his ideology about human nature. In this novel human nature is seen as a theme which runs through the entire novel. In this essay I […]

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Overview of Martin Luther’s Christian Liberty – Sample 727 words

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Martin Luther’s pamphlet, Christian Liberty, describes his feelings towards the Church. He did not agree with what the Church did. For example, the church had too many restrictions. Meaning that you could not practice another religion. Also, the Church had indulgences, which are supposed to be where if someone sinned, they would go to the […]

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Overview of Ancient Greece – Sample 1628 words

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Athens, Sparta, Alexander, the Parthenon and other ancient ruins are vivid reminders of Greece’s almost hallowed past. Greece is a mountainous land surrounded by over 1000 islands and almost completely circled by the Mediterranean Sea. The first farmers settled there in around about 7000 BC due to the ideal weather of hot dry summers and […]

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