Free Essays on Robert Diyanni

  1. Renaissance Comparison Essay

    like the Florence Cathedral built by Filippo Brunelleschi (Janetta Rebold Benton and Robert DiYanni, 2008, pg. 311) and the engraving of Adam and Eve done by Albercht Durer (Janetta Rebold Benton and Robert DiYanni, 2008, pg. 365). Both renaissances also have many paintings that focus on religious beliefs...

  2. Babylon Revisited

    of “Babylon Revisited” (1931), is regarded by many as “the spokesman of the post—World War I ‘jazz age’ generation” CITATION rob \p 365 \l 1033 (DiYanni 365). Of his many short stories, several embodied a loosely based self-reflection of his own personal life experiences leading up to the Stock Market...

  3. English 111 Character in Drama: Oedipus

    parents again” (DiYanni 984). This statement is particularly ironic since it is his mother herself who he tells this to. It is within reason to run though. Oedipus does not see it fair to be blamed for an ancestral wrong. You can see this in his question, “What has God done to me?“ (DiYanni 992). He does...

  4. Emily Dickinson Themes in Poetry

    American poets and also an archetypical example of a cryptic, tortured artist. (Ramey, 173) Emily Dickinson was born in 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. (DiYanni, 909) Much of her life attributed and affected how her poetry was written and edited by herself. Four major parts of her life, as I see, affected her...

  5. Analysis of Robert Frost's "Mowing"

    Fred White Analysis of Robert Frost’s “Mowing” As the speaker labors in his farm field on a quiet, hot day, he can’t help but notice that his scythe seems to be whispering as it works. He can’t exactly hear what the scythe is saying, and he admits that there is a chance that the whispering sound is...

  6. Conflict in Literature

    travelling in the circle of life. Words like “sigh”, “sorry” (DiYanni, pg 808) givea very sad feeling. The speaker says, “I shall be telling this with a sigh, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” (DiYanni, pg808). The speaker is not happy about the choice he made and...

  7. Military Connection

    they don’t elaborate in such a way as being too descriptive where the reader is turned-off because of the actual horrors being told. References DiYanni, R. (2007). Literature, Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Retrieved 4 December 2009, from http://dailystanza...

  8. Robert Frost

    There are probably three things that account for Robert Frost's poetry. In his poems, he uses familiar subjects, like nature, people doing everyday things and simple language to express his thought. His poems may be easy to read, but not necessarily easy to understand. Almost all of Frost's poems are...

  9. John Wesley" the Junior Misfit

    gothic literature is defined as “storytelling in which engaging, violent, and frequently grotesque characters are often treated with colloquial humor” (Diyanni, 2007, pg. 185). Southern gothic is like traditional gothic literature in which it depends on “supernatural, ironic, or unusual events “(Platt, 2007...

  10. Comparing and Contrasting "A Rose for Emily" and "Barn Burning"

    “Barn Burning”. Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Ed. Robert Diyanni. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008. 79-84. Print. ---. “A Rose for Emily”. Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Ed. Robert Diyanni. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008. 352-364. Print....

  11. Poets Mason, Frost and Hughes

    Abstract What first struck me about the poetry of Langston Hughes, Robert Frost and the short story “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason is how they address three questions that seem to dog people as they move through life. Those questions being; who am I? How did I get here and can I recapture...

  12. The Way of Life

    keep their family together as her mother did. Learning to listen within your heart in silent is not easy. A person who reads “The Prodigal Son” (DiYanni 2007 pg. 27-28) gets captivated by this story. Even is a fiction it has great connection to people who experience loneness especially when thinks goes...

  13. 19th Century, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

    on canvas painting by Claude Monet entitled “Impression, Sunrise”. Characteristic of Monet's paintings was "myriad dabs of broken color" (Benton & DiYanni, 2012, p. 456) giving his finished work a vibrant sparkle; hence the 'impression' of a momentary glimpse of beauty captured in the context of natural...

  14. Definition of Irony

    a "series of mere household events." (DiYanni 131) He then wonders if, in the future, when his morbid tale is discussed by others considering his case, they will find it to be "nothing more than an ordinary succession of very natural causes and effects." (DiYanni 131) In addition, the word irony has a...

  15. Comparing Two Short Stories and One Poem

    in the wind and sun.” (DiYanni 2007 p.842), and the description given to Jacks bride as “not very pretty, nor was she very young. She wore a dress of blue cashmere, with steel buttons, and how she was embarrassed by her puff sleeves, very stiff, straight, and high” (DiYanni 2007 p.482). This just...

  16. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.

    death, a man should "affirm life and existence" ("Do not…" 51). This is very clear in the second line, "Old age should burn and rave at close of day" (DiYanni 691), stating that the excitement of life should not fade but grow with age ("Do not…" 51). The second stanza begins the four stanza-long inspection...

  17. Edgar Allan Poe and Gothic Imagery in "The Cask of Amontillado"

    create more tension. The Cask of Amontillado’s setting has begun at “about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season” (DiYanni, 2004). Instead of being given a portrait of a carnival with a light atmosphere, it is the end of the day and, much like the narrator’s intentions...

  18. Living Like a Weasel

    'weasel topic' by introducing it with a short 4 word sentence “A weasel is wild”(Diyanni, p.97). She goes on with a question to get the readers' attention and let them be part of her journey, “Who knows what he thinks” (Diyanni, p.97). A detailed description of a weasel's hunting habit follows. It almost...

  19. Rennaissance and Mannerist

    political and religious unrest which lead to and age of anxiety and crisis where the clarity and confidence of the High Renaissance was lost (Benton and DiYanni 37-38). Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Parmigianino show some differences in Renaissance and Mannerism with their works of art of the Madonna. Leonardo...

  20. A Worn Path

    who fathom the true definition of love. Work Cited Welty, Eudora. “A Worn Path.” Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 2nd ed. Robert DiYanni. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2008. 172-185. Print....

  21. Comparing Literature

    children. And as we change—as we become more practiced readers, or have children, for example—our ways of understanding life and literature change too (DiYanni, p.29). The Interpretation of Fiction When we interpret a story we explain it to ourselves and try to make sense of it. We form subjective impressions...

  22. Allegory of Young Goodman Brown

    beginning when Faith, Brown's wife, asks him not to go. Brown says to her "My love and my Faith ... this one night I must tarry away from thee". (DiYanni 273) When he says his "love" and his "Faith", he is talking to his wife, but he is also talking to his "faith" to God. He is headed into the woods...

  23. Poe The Black Cat

    perverseness, the narrator hangs the cat for no other reason than just because he can , as it is human nature to do wrong just for the sake of doing wrong (Diyanni, 138). After a fire at his home the narrator is accompanied by another black cat that makes its home with him and his wife. To his own surprise...

  24. Effects of Isolation

    father who ran off her suitors. After her father’s death and her sweetheart’s disappearance, she went out very little, people hardly saw her at all (DiYanni 80). Both characters are isolated, but in different ways. Miss Emily Grierson had a choice and Gregor did not. The effects of isolation can be...

  25. Theme in Poetry: Dickenson, Hayden and Frost

    though, present in poetry are multiple themes. Such is the case in Emily Dickenson’s “Crumbling is not an instant’s Act,” Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays,” and Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Theme is a distinct, recurring, and unifying quality or idea that is the subject...

  26. Moral Corruption

    Cited DiYanni, Robert. Literature:Reading Fiction,Poetry,and Drama. 6th ed. Boston:McGraw Hill.2007 O’Brian, Tim. “On the Importance of Mystery in Plot.” DiYanni 2229-30 O’Connor, Flannery. “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.” DiYanni 223-31 Welty, Eudora. “The Origin of a Story.” DiYanni 2213-14...

  27. Shakespeares 18th and 130th Sonnets

    significant other, as stated in the couplet, which reads, “So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,/ So long lives this, and this gives life to thee”(DiYanni 606). Whether intentional or otherwise, Shakespeare also uses this sonnet to immortalize the idea that people are beyond comparison; that they are...

  28. The Psychoanalytic Perspective in Relation to Iago

    employ methods of Freudian psychoanalysis to understand not only the writers themselves such as Shakespeare but the literary characters they create" (DiYanni 635). In Shakespeare's play, "The Tragedy of Othello," a critic might want to use the psychoanalytic approach to help understand Iago. To do this,...

  29. Drama essay english 102

    between two or more facts. “Between what characters think is the case and what actually is the case”.(DiYanni,933) This “type of irony is irony of circumstances (sometimes called irony of situation)’.( DiYanni,933) In Act I we first see a playful conversation that shows a discrepancy between the two main characters...

  30. Life Is Like Literature

    cod.edu/academic/acadprog/tranprog/engl_com/courses.htm#literature). There are five poets whom chose to write about, they are: Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare, and lastly Emily Dickinson. These poets are all known and made famous by their writings. Of the five...