Tristram Shandy: Postmodern texts

Does Tristram Shandy demonstrate that there can be postmodern texts before Postmodernism? Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy dominated the London literary marketplace during its serial publication from 1759-1767.  Like his contemporary writers, Sterne engages in debates concerning what we would now regard as the disciplinary boundary between literature and philosophy which has established its canonical status […]

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Wife Lament Poem

The Wife’s Lament. The Wife’s Lament is an Old English poem, found in the Exeter Book, also known as Codex Exoniesis , a tenth century documentation of Anglo-Saxon poetry. The exact date the Wife’s Lament was written is unknown, although an approximate date this poem was written ranges from around 960-990. The Wife’s Lament is […]

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William Shakespeare – An Analysis

Keywords: william shakespeare essay, shakespeare essay, essay about shakespeare Why was William Shakespeare regarded as the best English play writer? In his book Will in the World, Stephen Greenblatt describes Shakespeare as “the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time”. This echoes the fact that ‘the Bard’ is often considered to […]

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English Essays – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Emily Brontë’s novel of passion and cruelty, published in 1847, was the only novel she ever wrote and one of which many, including her sister Charlotte, disapproved, regarding it as fundamentally immoral, especially in the creation of the central character, the brutal Heathcliff. However, viewed at a distance of some […]

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George Saunders Analysis

Keywords: george saunders short stories, wavemaker falters, geogre saunders analysis Unexpressed Internal Conflicts Conflicts are not only essential for the story but essence of the story. Readers prefer writing styles in which they can involve themselves through the entire story and feel the ‘anxiety’ of the protagonist or other characters to achieve the goals set […]

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Plagiarism

Introduction Plagiarism or academic dishonesty as it is commonly known is a rampant vice among college students which is committed both intentionally and unintentionally (Maureen and Joyce 2006). There is a growing concern about the increasing levels of plagiarism among students who are either too lazy to do their assignments or are turning to doing […]

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A View from the Bridge

Keywords: Alfieri, Arthur Miller, Brooklyn, play A View from the Bridge is a play set in Brooklyn in the 1950s and was written by Arthur Miller. He wrote this play based on different aspects in his life as he lived in Brooklyn as a child and worked in the Brooklyn shipyards like Eddie and befriended […]

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Plath’s Suicide: Considering Lazarus

Born on October 27, 1932, in Boston, Sylvia Plath mainly wrote confessional poetry. Plath’s life was marked by periods of severe depression and multiple suicide attempts. The death of her father and betrayal of her husband forced her into a state of paranoia and motivated her to write poems about her sufferings. In the poem, […]

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The human brain

Today it is common to compare the human brain to a computer, and a human mind to a program running on a computer. Once seen as just a poetic metaphor, this viewpoint is now supported by most philosophers of human consciousness and most researchers in Machine Intelligence. If we take this view literally, then as […]

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“She Walks in Beauty” Explication

“She Walks in Beauty” Explication By embracing the concept of self-expression, the poet, Lord Byron, has brought together the use of imagination and deep emotion in order to show his admiration towards a woman of beauty. “She walks in Beauty” is a love poem in which the poet illustrates the physical beauties of such a […]

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