presents the poet’s past memories of his youth which became more painful when he looks at his present state and contrasts his time of youth with his state in the old age.
In the first two lines of the first stanza, the poet talks about his present situation and compares his life with the broken tree...
from slavery or death but from life itself. Her melancholy tone is because life for her has become so unbearable that she eagerly awaits death. Using personifications throughout the poem, Sylvia Plath contrasts her life to tulips.
The tulips in the poem symbolize life. Their red, vibrant colors tease...
Life in the past and life now-comparison.
Over the last century, there have been many significant changes in the way we live. Obviously, it is hard to compare the life of the ancient people and the life of the people of the twenty first century because so many changes have occurred. However, even the...
Compare & Contrast
TWO CITIES: PARIS and WASHINGTON
It is not easy to imagine that large, new, small, or old cities cannot be similar at all. However, anyone who has seen Paris and Washington knows that this is possible. The two cites differ in age and population, but they share...
have let go of each other and now live in separate house. ‘Before You Were Mine’ looks back on the life that her mother used to lead before she became a mum and tries to make similar connections with her own life and how she led it at the same point. It looks to the past and how the relationship has...
The bond between a mother and her child is not like any other bond because they share a strong relationship even before the birth of the child. Therefore, the main topic of my suggested selections in this paper is the mother-daughter relationship. The child spends the first years of her life with her...
greater respec for yourself. Every one has to at a point in their life face something that they are not prepared for. Have you ever took the time to think about the things you are faced with in life and compare or even contrast them to the life of say a famous person, a writer, or even the president? Olaudah...
Primarily, the theme, bravery, is visible in the two books, “That Was Then, This Is Now”, and “The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-time”. Christopher had the bravery to leave his dad to go find his mom and he had...
The Great Gatsby: Chapters 5 & 6 Journal
In chapters five and six of The Great Gatsby, we see a lot of interaction between Gatsby and Daisy, mainly their reunion/meeting. In chapter five, Gatsby has Nick’s house decorated and fixed up for the tea party that Daisy will be attending. Before Daisy...
right that they desire. If we go back in the past which before the civil right movement, we could see the segregation and discrimination exist in the American society between Black and White and Latinos. However after the Civil Right Movement and until now, these is no such of things may happen. It is...
of nostalgic feeling?
Andre Aciman writes about his past memories from Egypt where he imagines himself reliving his childhood. He links his travels through his past through the different instances and occurrences that have taken place in his past. He links Nostalgia with the linked essays that ponder...
Alike: Comparisons of African Society and Western Society
In Equiano’s critical memoir of his life, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, he takes it upon himself to dispel many stereotypes attributed to Africans in the West. In Chapter 1, part six, Equiano describes several of the...
different ways of life.
In both the theme of social division and the thoughts of the Poet’s are clear throughout. The Poet Laurence Ferlinghetti writes:
“… and both scavengers looking down as from a great distance at the cool couple”
He shows how great the divide is between the people and...
be put in a time capsule to be unearthed 100 years from now. Because "A Rose For Emily" was written in 1930, and "Shiloh" was written in 1982, I think that considering the two stories side by side would provide an interesting contrast between lifestyles of the early and late 20th century. By comparing...
Is life now really much better than it was in the past?
Over the last century, there have been many significant changes in the way we live.
Obviously, it is hard to compare the life of the ancient people AND the life of the people of the 21 century because so many changes have occurred.
“The Past” by Oodgeroo portrays both the author’s resentment for the mistreatment of aboriginals in the past and also depicts her desires. Oodgeroo Conical her aboriginal name also knows as Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska was the first Aborigine women to have her works published in which she...
modern life is generally much more stressful than in the past. However, others say that the amount of stress people have today is overstated as older generations coped with more pressure, but they never thought about such a phenomenon as “stress”. This contradiction makes many people compare the negative...
Women in the U.S.: A Look at Past and Present History
Culture is a magnificent concept and the studying of American women culture helps us show how different the culture has become for women. By studying American culture, among woman between the 18th century and the 21st...
the bank gives us will never catch up with inflation, by comparing the interest rates and the inflation rate for the past 14 years. We will also explore a saving plan in a bank, and compare the gain from the plan with the inflation. I chose this to be my exploration because last summer when I was creating...
on the Korean Peninsula, sitting between China and Japan. It is one of the four countries known as the Asian Tigers, along with Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. These four countries are known as the Asian Tigers because of their remarkable economic growth in the past few decades. For this assignment...
spiritual relationship between men and women and hails it so ardently.
In the opening stanza, the poet expresses his wonder as to what he and his beloved did before they fell in love with each other. He becomes surprised remembering their past love experiences. He compares the love experiences of...
A Glimpse of Chivalry’s Decay
Mitchell T. Smocovich
Central Texas College
Over the past decade, Chivalry has been pushed to the wayside by ‘femi-nazis’ and the recently developed term “benevolent sexism”. To review and examine a specific gesture of chivalry, the following question...
interpretation of African American life is very dissimilar from Walker’s. I will compare and contrast Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” to Walker’s “Everyday Use” in order to show each authors unique ways of relating what Baldwin calls “ambiguity and irony of Negro life”. In other words “merely a Negro; or...
only when they compare themselves to others is when they realize their flaws. The biggest problem people have is figuring out who they are. That is my problem, figuring out myself.
How does one forget past incidents and live in the present?
Living in the past forces the self...
which help shape and influence a city. Traditions are an essential role in maintaining a city’s history, but when people are reluctant to change the past, there is a struggle for development. William Faulkner’s use of symbolism, narrative structure, and juxtaposition help convey the theme of traditions...
in a sense, invents himself to become something with meaning. In Sartre’s eyes, there is no God the Creator, no human nature; human biology and the past do not determine the future. Each person’s choices reflect their judgment of how humanity should be, though this may be disputed. Existentialism focuses...
randomness are king, personality, meaning, and universal laws of logic clearly have no place. If the secular- evolutionary is true which their not, then your life and existence have no meaning whatsoever so what are they living for? For this reason I ask the question how do they fill about themselves? What would...
Do traffic jams often occur in your hometown or in the city where you live?
How to solve the problem?
What changes in transportation have taken place in the past several years in your country?
Can you tell me an interesting building in your hometown?
Can you tell me an interesting building in Guangzhou...
eat fast food
-Did he eat fast food in the past? (Yes)
-For a short time? (No – a long time)
-How do we know? (fat stomach)
-Does he eat fast food now? (No – he’s in hospital)
Summary: We use ‘used to’ to talk about habits in the past which we no longer have.
What is the FORM...
Question: How is the agenda of today’s leaders similar to those of the leaders of our past?
The agenda of today’s leaders is similar to those of the leaders of our past. This is especially true for the two famous leaders Barack Hussein Obama and Martin Luther King Jr.