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18040. "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath. This paper analyzes Plath's use of figures of speech in the poem "Mirror." These include personification, symbolism, metaphor, simile, and such images as mirror, lake, fish, and "eye of a little god." The paper also discusses how these figures of speech relate to the poem's theme of youth and beauty giving way to old age and death. KEYWORDS: poetry sylvia plath figures of speech. MLA Style. 6 pages, 3 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 1,519 words.   $42
17573. Sonnets. This paper provides a history and discussion of the literary form of the sonnet. Traces the history of the sonnet in England, from the rise of the Petrarchan sonnet to the establishment of the Shakespearean sonnet, looking at the changes in the form that occurred during that time and making reference to the poets most responsible for those changes. KEYWORDS: sonnets English literature poetry literary form. MLA Style. 8 pages, 21footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 2,058 words.   $56
17487. “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Summary and analysis of Shelley’s most famous works which evokes nature and articulates the importance of man’s perseverance in the face of hardship. KEYWORDS: poetry poem criticism Shelley west wind. Chicago/Turabian parenthetical style. 5 pages, 24 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 1,333 words.   $35
17358. Lord Byron's "Manfred" This paper provides an overview and analysis of Lord Byron’s poetic drama, Manfred. It is argued that the character Manfred is meant to represent the ideal of a “Byronic hero.” Byron expresses this ideal by depicting Manfred as an aristocrat who has become isolated from the rest of society. In addition, Manfred is shown to be suffering from an inconsolable misery, which has arisen from feelings of guilt. KEYWORDS: English poetry Byron hero guilt incest Manfred. 7 pages, 23 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources. 1,673 words.   $49
15972. "The White Man's Burden" by Rudyard Kipling. This paper describes Rudyard Kipling’s poem, which as intended to encourage the U.S. to undertake the responsibilities of imperialism and to thereby help “civilize natives” while gaining profits at the same time. Compares the views in the poem with those of British politician Joseph Chamberlain and contrasts them with the views of the British journalist Edmund Morel. 6 pages; 9 footnotes; 3 bibliographic sources. 1,474 words.   $42
15784. Theories of Poetry. This essay explores the nature and meaning of poetry and of human aesthetic expression in general. Following an overview of existing theories of poetry (looking at the ideas of Wordsworth and Coleridge), the foundation for the analysis is an examination of Justus Buchler's theoretical perspective and critical writings of Martha Nussbaum and then an application of these ideas to Matthew Lipman's Suki. 21 pages, 31 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $133
15553. Elements of Satire and Parody in the "Nun's Priest's Tale" (Chaucer). Chaucer's tale from the Canterbury Tales is quoted to show how it is a parody of moralistic beast fables, courtly romances, and classical philosophical debates. Also discusses how the use of animals with human characteristics enables Chaucer to satirize human relationships, human flaws, and the views of his own time. 5 pages, 21 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
14095. The Book of the Duchess (Chaucer) Discusses the use of chess symbolism in the poem, with emphasis on how the knight’s comments on chess reflect his views on fate and courtly love. Includes references to the patriarchal attitudes of the time, and the knight’s need to come to terms with his grief. 7 pages, 27 footnotes, 7 bibliographies.   $49
14018. Tithonus (Tennyson). Although concerned with a mythical character, this poem conveys the emotions felt by Tennyson following the death of a close friend. This paper interprets the poem as saying that death is to be accepted as natural, despite the grief it causes. In addition, the paper describes some of the poetic techniques used by Tennyson to convey his feelings of weariness, regret and despair. 6 pages, 22 footnotes, 7 bibliographic references.   $42
13975. Katherine Philips. A paper on the life and work of the seventeenth-century poetess who was also known as “Orinda.” The paper includes a discussion of her “Society of Friendship” and her use of the theme of Platonic love, as well as a brief analysis and assessment of four of her poems. 17 pages, 58 footnotes, 9 bibliographic references.   $119
13956. Comparison of John Donne and Giambattista Marino. Both poets followed the baroque style and they both used such devices as paradox and conceit in their writing. However, Marino was more ornamental, sensual and traditional, while Donne was more dramatic, intellectual and individualistic. It is concluded that Donne was probably influenced by Marino, but went beyond that influence to create his own unique poetic voice. 7 pages, 22 footnotes, 7 bibliographic references.   $49
13913. Two Versions of Troilus and Cressida: Shakespeare and Chaucer. A comparison of Shakespeare's and Chaucer's treatment of the story of Troilus and Cressida in terms of plot and genre. Includes an analysis of how the authors viewed their subjects in the context of the Trojan War and achieved different measures of success in their final resolution of the theme. 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic reference.   $42
13829. Relationships Between Man and God in Donne and Vaughan. Examines three religious poems from each author, and finds that Vaughan’s work emphasizes feelings of gratitude and faith, while Donne’s work expresses feelings of struggle and doubt. 5 pages, 22 footnotes, 7 bibliographic references.   $35
13659. The Centrality of Arthur in the Arthurian Cycle. A look at various epics and their correspondingly different roles for the central character of King Arthur, including the accounts of Thomas Malory and Cretien de Troyes. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 5 bibliographic references.   $35
13444. Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde." Looks at the use of medieval conceits of romantic love, and deception and dissimulation, in Chaucer's poem about an older man encouraging a young man in his love for a beautiful widow. 6p., 9f, 3b.   $42
13432. The Epistle in 18th Century English Poetry. Looks at the use of the letter to a friend or foe as a literary device of English poetry in the 18th century. Works by Pope and others are analyzed, with an emphasis on criticism and contention between men and women in a poetic form. 9 pages, 13 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $63
13284. Donne's "The Anniversarie." Looks at themes of love, immortality and betrayal in Donne's love poem. The central metaphor of nobility and royalty of the lovers is examined in detail, and compared to similar themes in Donne's "The Sunne Rising" 9 pages, 18 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $63
12695. Commercialism & Culture in Wordsworth's Poetry. An interesting critique of the Romantic poet's view of modern life, based on his late poem "Steamboats, Viaducts and Railways." Argues that Wordsworth came to a mature acceptance of industry and commerce as the expression of a new age. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
12694. Three Romantic Poets on Nature. Compares the attitudes and vision of three English romantic poets; Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," and Keats' "A Thing of Beauty…" are contrasted in their treatment of the impact of the natural world on the poetic sensibility. 6 pages, 12 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
12691. A Defense of Metaphor. Looks at the function and value of metaphor in poetry and prose, from a philosophical and linguistic standpoint. Aristotle, Aquinas, Boccaccio, Sydney, and Shelley are cited on the meaning of metaphor; modern English literature is seen as taking a self-conscious and ironic view of metaphor. 11 pages, 16 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $77
12485. The Rape of the Lock (Alexander Pope). Views Pope's famous satire about a haircut as a serious effort to reconcile two quarreling families. The social meaning of a metaphorical "rape" is discussed, and Pope's ingenious solution to the quarrel is noted. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
12484. "The World Is Too Much With Us" (Wordsworth). Analysis of the theme and structure of this poem, with emphasis on how it stresses that the world of nature is superior to that of materialism. 6 pages, 7 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
12483. The Character of the Wife of Bath in the Canterbury Tales (Chaucer). How this character and her tale reveal two revolutionary views about the women of the time and their relationships. The first view is that true love involves more than just physical attraction, and the second view is that women are the natural masters of men. 6 pages, 19 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
12482. Metaphors & Themes of Greek Culture in Three Poems by Keats. Analysis and comparison of metaphors and themes in three poems about ancient Greek culture; Grecian Urn, Chapman's Homer and On Seeing the Elgin Marbles. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
12481. The Meaning of the Monsters in Beowulf. Argues that Grendel and his mother are incarnations of Satanic evil, but that Beowulf's fight with the dragon symbolizes a struggle against human nature and other natural forces. 6 pages, 24 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
12480. Themes and Symbols in Three Poems by John Keats. Discusses how "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer," "Ode to a Grecian Urn" and "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" are all concerned with the importance of art. Also discusses how the art of ancient Greece provided an inspiration to Keats in the writing of his poetry. 5 pages, 16 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
12472. "The World Is Too Much With Us" by William Wordsworth. The sonnet is analyzed in terms of voice, rhyme structure, imagery, and philosophical meaning. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
12225. Four English Lyrics From the 17th Century (Shakespeare, Marvell, Campion, Herrick). Compares imagery and ideas in William Shakespeare's sonnet "My Mistress' Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun," Thomas Campion's "There is a Garden in Her Face," Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress," and Robert Herrick's "Delight in Disorder." 7 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $49
11882. Religious Tension in in Memoriam by Tennyson. Explores the great struggles in Tennyson's life that were the background to the poem. Uses textual evidence to demonstrate Tennyson's struggle with religion. 5 pages, 18 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $35
11881. Appreciating "The Ecstasy" by John Donne. Notes the poem's variety of phrasing and elucidates the story line. Defines the form of romantic love that Donne is describing. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
11480. Paganism and Christianity in the Arthur Legends. Considers how the pre-Christian Arthur legends were transformed into Christian symbolism. Focuses on Guinevere and the Grail stories, covers history and variants of the tales to argue that Christians tried to re-make the image of women into the two models of Eve (fallen) or Mary (saintly). 10 pages, 23 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $70
11425. Chaucer - the Clerk's Tale. How the characters of Walter and Griselda are established by the careful balance of their differences in degree (rank) and by the description of personal characteristics that complement each other in Walter's scheme to have a totally submissive wife. Uses only the Canterbury Tales. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
11416. Edmund Spenser's "Faerie Queens". Close analysis of Book III (Book on Chastity), Canto I of Faerie Queens. Reviews the action, profiles characters, explores literary devices utilized to advance the central theme of chastity. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
11290. Stanza Form and Poetics in Edmund Spenser's Poetics. The Spenserian in line stanza in Faerie Queene is described and analyzed. Spenser's use of images and allusions are compared to the more modern usages of Shakespeare in the Sonnets. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
11255. Two Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles. Compares Sir Phillip Sydney's sonnets from Astrophel and Stella with Shakespeares's sonnets. The common themes of despair, poetic immortality, and idealized love are explained. 8 pages, 16 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $56
11211. Book I of the Fairie Queene (Edmund Spenser). Edmund Spenser's use of allegory, symbol and religious imagery in the Elizabethan epic of the Red Crosse Knight are examined. 7 pages, 12 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $49
11127. Sir Walter Ralegh's "Nature, That Washed Her Hands in Milk" and Sir Philip Sidney's "Thou Blind Man's Mark." Compares the Native and Petrarchan traditions in English verse. Demonstrates Ralegh's clear development of a topic and Sidney's concentration of various nuances of a single idea. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
11085. Confession in "The Canterbury Tales". Examples of confession as a storytelling device in the prologues and tales of the Wife of Bath, Summoner, and Franklin are compared. Chaucer's retraction at the end of the Tales is noted. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
11083. The Heroic Code in "Beowulf". The nature of the ethical code of the hero in the medieval English epic is described; feudal tones, tribal succession and hereditary retainers are discussed. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
11075. Hunting Themes in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight". The metaphors of animal hunting and human hunting are compared in the medieval English poem. Morgan La Fay's seduction of Sir Gawain is contrasted with her husbands hunting parties. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10622. Shelley and the Cause of Social Melioration. A discussion of Shelley's revolutionary beliefs including his personal life as a repudiation of common morals. The paper discusses his last major poem "The Triumph of Life" shows his increasing awareness of the impossibility of realizing his dreams for society. 5 pages, 15 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10577. Use of Reason and Wit in Four English Poets: John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and Samuel Johnson. Examines the advance of satire. Techniques and themes are discussed. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10538. The Role of Women in Doctor Faustus and Paradise Lost. 20 pages, 30 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $133
10505. The Historical King Arthur. The historical basis for the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is examined. Accounts of a 6th Century warrior are found in early British chronicles. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
10392. Democracy in India. This paper seeks to explain and explore how India came to establish a liberal, representative political system and how that democratic system was able to develop and survive in the first critical decade following India's independence. 20 pages, 41 footnotes, 25 bibliographic sources.   $133
10379. John Donne's Poem: "The Relic." Analysis of Donne's poem comparing a chaste love affair to the relics of the saints in Christian religion. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10378. Eve in Milton’S "Paradise Lost" - Book V. Eve's speech at the beginning of Book V of Milton's epic is analyzed; the dream of the temptation by Satan is described. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10377. Eve’S Speech From Milton's Book Iv of "Paradise Lost". Examines Eve's speech in Book IV in reply to Adam's warning about the eating the fruit. Elements of male chauvism in Milton's view of the relationship are noted. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10355. The Miller in "The Canterbury Tales". Discusses the characterization of the Miller found in the prologue to Chaucer's poem. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10354. The Characterization of the Nun in Chaucer's Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. Overview of Madame Eglantyne, describes the nun as symbolic of ideological beauty, medieval middle class values, and status accorded to religion. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
10349. Religious Beliefs of the Franks and the English. Compares the religious beliefs and practices of the 6th Century Franks with those of the English in Chaucer's day. Gregory of Tours and Chaucer are used as sources. 8 pages, 12 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $56
10081. Omnipotence and Inevitability in Paradise Lost. The role of Satan as a hopeless rebel against an all-powerful God is examined in Milton's epic poem. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09987. Oliver Goldsmith's "The Deserted Village." Looks at the personal history and economic upheavals that influenced Goldsmith's poem about the social effects of enclosure in 18th century England. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
09557. Wilfred Owen's "Dulce Et Decorum Est." Analyzes Owen's war poem, showing how the short, realistic narrative contrasts what actually happens on the battlefield with the patriotic myth of glorious death. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09556. Shakespeare's Sonnet Lxxiii. Analyzes the tone, images and ideas of Shakespeare's sonnet, showing how the poet uses a dramatic shift of perspective at the poem's end to give emphasis to his meaning. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09555. William Blake's "The Tyger." Examines the tone, setting nd point of view in Blake's poem, arguing that the poem is not mainly literal, but symbolic in its meaning and its significance. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
09554. Jonathan Swift's "Stella's Birthday." Analyzes Swift's poem in terms of its theme and tone, and considers Swift's argument in favor of a philosophically and morally virtuous life. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
09411. Symbols of Experience in Blake's "Auguries of Innocence." Examines the symbols of "experience" in Blake's poem to see how the author uses various animals, stock human figures and actions to represent the adult mind. 7 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $49
08938. Physical and Intellectual Temptation in Milton's "Paradise Lost" and "Samson Agonistes". A discussion of the theme of man's temptation into sin and the means whereby man again finds redemption in these two works by John Milton. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
08381. Chaucer's Use of Irony in the "Canterbury Tales". Discusses dramatic, cosmic and verbal modes of irony in chaucer's work as well as a structural form of irony, in which the author employs a structural opposition within one tale or between two different tales. 9 pages, 16 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $63
08380. Design and Meaning in Chaucer's "Troilus & Criseyde": Ambivalence in Chaucer's View of Worldly Values. Analyzes Chaucer's vacillation (through the characters) between the values of courtly love and the higher values of the spiritual realm. 8 pages, 12 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $56
07714. Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales". A comparison of the attitudes toward love and marriage in "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and "The Miller's Tale." 6 pages, 5 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
07548. "The Second Coming" a Poem by William Yeats. Yeat's frightening vision of monstrous meaning of modern civilization cloaked in Christian imagery is fully analyzed. Finds the poem on of the best examples of Yeat's ability to adapt his traditional poetic skills to modern styles and modern civilization. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. Notes in text.   $35
07547. "Adam's Curse" a Poem by William Yeats (A Review). Detailed analysis of this poem on the theme that anything of great beauty requires hard work. Plot, imagery, emotions, themes and meaning are covered. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
07535. Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale". Detailed analysis of the imagery and meaning of this fine example of 19th Century English romantic lyric poetry, which contrasts the happiness of the nightingale's song with the poet's awareness of pain and impending death. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. Notes in text.   $35
06300. The Theme of Good of Evil in "Hitchcock's Films" by Robin Wood. Alfred Hitchcock's treatment of moral themes is examined in several of his films --- Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train, Marnie, Psycho, and The Birds. The character's education in evil is considered. 12 pages, 1 footnote, 1 bibliographic sources. Notes in text.   $84
06250. Three Poems by Jonathan Swift. A comparison of "The Progress of Beauty", "The Legion Club", and "A Description of a City Shower" in terms of the scatological imagery. Swift is seen as an aberrant genius whose attacks on his enemies were excessive, although guided by humane motives. 20 pages, 1 footnote, Notes in Text, 1 bibliographic source.   $133
06125. T. S. Eliot's "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock". Summary and impressions of Eliot's poem about Prufrock, a timid, weak and loveless poet. 5 pages, Notes in Text, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
06064. Ideas in the Poetry of Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley. An analysis of the symbolism and themes of three English romantic poets; good use of critical vocabulary. 12 pages, 16 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $84
06039. "Paradise Lost" Book I by John Milton (A Review). The characterization of Satan in Milton's epic poem is the subject of this paper, showing his power as an active principal of evil. 5 pages, 7 footnotes in text, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
05907. W. Woodsworth "The Excursion." An analysis of Wordsworth's long poem, illustrating the nature of despair and how it can be overcome -- by recourse to Nature and God. 6p. notes in text.   $42
05906. Byron's "Manfred." An analysis of Byron's poem amd the hero, Manfred's inconsolable misery. The inadequacy of Byron's vision is explored. 6p.   $42
05897. Milton's Paradise Lost, Book I. An analysis of the character of Satan and some of the devices Milton used to create it. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
05780. "During Wind and Rain". Thomas Hardy. Meaning, evocation and imagery in Hardy's poem. 5p.   $35
05778. On Analyzing Blake. A complex and erudite paper illustrating some of the hurdles to be overcome in analyzing Blake; particularly the conceptual one of the gulf between his imaginative faculty and the language he uses to describe it. 9p.   $63
05768. Blake and the Romantic Poets. Blake's relationship to other English romantics, his cosmic vision and self effacement are the foundation of this paper. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
05739. "Spring and All." w.c. Williams. Williams's technique of abandoning traditional poetic forms and traditional sense perception is the basis of this analysis. 7 pages, 3 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $49
05737. "The Man Who Dreamed of Fairyland" by w.b. Yeats. The paper explores the use of language, symbol and metaphor in Yeats' epic poem. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $56
05736. "The Wild Swans at Coole" by William Butler Yeats. The poem is contextualized in Yeats' life. The poem is analyzed stanza by stanza. to show how the poet induces a trancelike state in the reader. The conclusion deals with the significance of the imagery. 9 pages, 2 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $63
05381. Police and Community Relations in Poorer Neighborhoods. Differential law enforcement standards in black and minority areas are documented. Various causes are discussed - racism being the predominant one. 11 pages, 10 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $77
05380. "Ah! Sun-Flower;" by William Blake. A discussion of how this poem illustrates nescapsble cycles of life. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $28
05378. Poetry of Andrew Marvell. Four Marvell poems and themes are compared from both a lyrical and intellectual point of view. They are: "Coronet," "To His Coy Mistress", "Dialogue Between Soul and Body", and "Dialogue Between Sesolved Soul and Created Pleasure." There is a close textual analysis of each. 6 pages, 11 footnotes in text, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
05020. The Works of T. S. Eliot. The poet's use of time and myth in the construction of his major works is considered. Eliot's treatment of the myth of progress in "The Wasteland", "Four Quartets", and other poems is given a thorough analysis, and the cyclical rhythm of his nature themes is related to that myth. Historical symbolism as well as social criticism are also noted in The Cocktail Party. 20p., llf., 5b.   $133
04996. The Poetry of Omary Khayyam. The various styles of poetry and the many themes explored by Omar Khayyam are looked at in this essay. The question of Omar's mysticism and the accuracy of Fitzgerald's translations are examined as well. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
04915. The Summoner's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer. The triumph of the wordly over corrupt religion is viewed as a modern satire in this study of the story from The Canterbury Tales. The realism of Summoner bests the idelism of the Church in what is termed "the modern sensibility" of Chaucer's art. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
04738. A Song for St. Cecilia's Day by Dryden. John Dryden's poem is studied as an essay on the cosmic harmony of the spheres, the nature of music, and spiritual love. Included is a complete scansion of the poem and an analysis of the meters. 6 pages, 4 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $42
04409. "Cairo" and "At the Long Bar." Two poems by Lawrence Durrell are analyzed as expressions of the poet's life and times; Durrell's love of the Mediterranean and his adventures in the circles of artists are seen, as well as rhythmic and symbolic features of his poetry. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $56
04148. John Milton. A biographical notice of Milton's life and work, emphasizing his Puritan beliefs and his accomplishments as a poet and essayist (noting his published creations). His advocacy of religious liberty is related to his overall religious and political beliefs. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $42
04041. The Canterbury Tales. The groups of pilgrims and their various characterizations in Chaucer s epic are briefly described, being of differing classes and outlooks on life. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $28
03995. Pope's "Epilogue to the Satires" and "First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace." Two of Pope's Horatian imitations are considered as analogies between the Augustan ages of Roman times and the eighteenth century. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $28
03970. Pope's "Universal Prayer." Pope's optimistic philosophical poem is seen as an expression of the Deist sentiments of the Augustan age. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $28
03940. Three Keys to Idea and Expression in the Poems and, Letters of Keats. A scholarly study of the meaning of Keats' idealism and the thought behind it; numerous criticisms of Keats' writing are presented and analyzed, and the paradoxical antithesis of reason and passion, order and chaos is seen in the poet's work. An excellent study of Keats' philosophy and theory of poetry. 20 pages, 25 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $133
03937. "Lapia Lazuli", by William Butler Yeats. The meaning of Yeats' poem is analyzed, and the Oriental theme of death and re-birth is pointed out stanza by stanza. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
03791. "Troilus and Criseyde" by Geoffrey Chaucer. An in-depth study of the historical sources for the themes of Chaucer's poem, with a commentary on the intellectual and social background of the fourteenth century. The important medieval influence of Boccaccio and the Italians is analyzed fully. 20 pages, 20 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources. 5   $133
03770. "To His Coy Mistress", by Andrew Marvell, "You, Andrew Marvell" by Archibald Macleish, and "The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower" by Dylan Thomas. A look at the themes of fleeting time and decaying nature in the lover's appeal, compared in three lyrics. 3 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $21
03748. Pope's Horatian Imitations. A comprehensive study of Pope's poetry based on the Satires of Horace; Pope's themes, his satire of court life and nobility, his literary attacks, and his relationship to King George II are examined. The analogies between the two Augustan ages are drawn, and some original Pope devices, such as the "Satiric Prolocutor" and the literary libel, are seen as expressions of Pope's religious and philosophical temperament. 16 pages, 27 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $112
03556. An Analysis of "The Prioress's Tale." The story from The Canterbury Tales is examined for characterization, prosody and religious sentiment. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
03386. Androgyny in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" and Jonson's "Epicoene." The mixing and reversal of sexual characteristics is looked at in these two works; Chaucer is seen as conventionally bi-polar in his sexual characterizations, while Jonson is seen as switching the functions of gender identity. 7p.,   $49
03217. Tudor Poetry. A rhetorical analysis of poems by four Tudor writers, Wyatt, the Earl of Surrey, Drayton and Shakespeare; uses methods of classical rhetoric as a analytic tool. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $28
02576. "The Excursion" by William Wordsworth. The contemplative needs of the poet, as expressed in this lyric, are analyzed in terms of Wordsworth's ideas on nature, man and liberty. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $42
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