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For Carol Ann Duffy (Mean Time) I have managed to find loads of notes on the majority of the poems but not the following. I was wondering are there any revision notes on the internet for the following poems:
Stafford Afternoons, Brothers, Welltread, The Good teachers, Like Earning a Living, The Cliché Kid, Pluto, Beachcomber, Caul, Away and See, Drunk, Oslo, First Love, Sleeping, Steam, Fraud, Disgrace, Room, and the Windows. Thank you very much, any help is appreciated as I am studying the English Literature AS on my own.
I really need info about this poem, I couldn't find anything anywhere. I need to know about its stanzas, the way it was written, its rythm and ryhm, everything!!
i'm having real issues with my section ten and i'm sposed to send my ucas form off really soon. I know i'm supposed to mention loads of books but should i be evaluating them or reviewing them or what? should i mention books i'm reading/plan to read? thanku!
I have to annotate a poem about The chimney sweeper poem by willliam blake, has anyone any notes that would help me understand the poem please
Hi i was wondering which song would have enough depth to do for my coursework and would also relate to the concept of the imaginative journey.
Here's what i've considered doing (suggestions are welcome) :
John Lennon - Imagine
Billy Joel - river of dreams
Do you know where i could find an analysis of these lyrics?
i'm also unsure of how you would go about analysing song lyrics. i've never done it before and i was wondering if you have to comment on the just the lyrics or the beat of the music and the cresendos and so forth as well.
Thanks for your help.
what is a simile metahpho and a onomaterpea
Hi i am currently studying this novel and i am struggling with this essay question:
How appropiate do you find this extract as opening to the novel?
You should consider subject matter and style
thanks in advance for any help
I have to compare two sherlock holmes stories. I have no idea what to compare between the two.
I am currently revising for my AS's, and have done an exam question for English as a part of my revison, under timed conditions. Could you grade this when you have read it, thanks. 20-16A, 15-14B, 13-11C, 10-9D, 8-7E, 6-1U. I think this is proabaly a C at the moment, what can I do to get it up to a B or even an A. (p.s. I haven't added in as much quoats as I would have liked to, because of the time limit, 1h)
Q. What have you fond interesting about the ways Chaucer satirises the code of Courtly Love in the Miller’s Prologue and Tale?
In the Miller’s tale, Geoffrey Chaucer satires the codes of Courtly Love; what is interesting to us is that Nicholas and Absalon behave like Courtly lovers, to win over Alison’s heart.
Absalon is Alison’s admirer. He is very effeminate in nature; he cannot abide bad odours and crude behaviour. Absalon works in a church and is also a hairdresser. When Absalon sings to Alison outside her house, at night, the audience see language of a Courtly lover.
‘Now, deere lady, if thy wille be,
I praye youw that ye wole rewe on me,’
The use of Courtly language here intensifies his passion and determination to be with the elegant flamboyant Alison.
Nicholas, on the other hand, is perceived as a clever witty man, who is John’s lodger. Nicholas is seen as a juxtaposition to Absalon in many ways, through personality and physical appearance. For it is Nicholas, Alison is interested in, not Absalon.
Furthermore, Chaucer emphasizes the wealthy landed gentry; people of good social standing. Alison is in fact, not the highest of the social hierarchy; she is just good enough for a ‘yeoman’. He only married John, because he had money and had a house. The love between John and Alison is not real love. Chaucer makes the love in the Miller’s tale a parody, in a sense that Alison cheats and deceits her husband. Thus John is a cuckold. A cuckold being a person that of an unfaithful partner. This is seen as an important comic tale in verse; it has a simple story-line and represents a lively image of everyday life among the middle and lower class. Chaucer bases his story on a fabliau, in order to ridicule the social order and Courtly love.
In Chaucer, such images of the medieval folk comedy are associated with the pilgrims themselves, whose behaviour on the pilgrimage is itself carnivalesque. Chaucer’s technique, being that of the carnival spirit introduces us to his comic effects in the Miller’s tale. For instance, when Nicholas farts in Absalon’s face, Absalon is furious and full of vengeance. He burns his backside with a red-hot iron. Here, Chaucer’s audience would mock this as it brings a humour in the tale. Also, the fact Nicholas and Alison share their love to each other, in secrecy, is another carnivalesque triumph of two Courtly lovers.
True love is hard to find in the Miller’s tale, unless we believe Nicholas loves Alison, and vice versa. These two Courtly lovers would be perceived as chivalric romantics. Alison is not truly in love with John, she is using him, until something between comes along, a perfect example of that is Nicholas. Nicholas and Alison are not true lovers, in my opinion. Nicholas’s and Alison’s intentions and motifs are purely sexual in nature.
Chaucer satires Courtly love in an interesting way, he exemplifies the love between Alison and Nicholas as being chivalric. This tale utterly ridicules the social order and the people of the landed gentry. Chaucer brings out the behaviour of the two Courtly lovers as a carnivalesque triumph.
Make a comparitive study of pilgrims in chaucer's prologue to the canterbury tale and how it adds to our understanding of his society.
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