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‘Ode to a Nightingale’ by John Keats and ‘To the Skylark’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Each of the poems in comparison, both ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ (John Keats) and ‘To the Skylark’ (Percy Bysshe Shelley), are using birds to reveal the deep emotion and pain…

The Introduction of Jack Merridew

Golding first introduces Jack in chapter one. Jack and his choir are described as a dark creature fumbling along the beach. At first the boys are quite shocked but then…

”To Autumn” by John Keats

Both “To Autumn” and “Amen” use natural imagery to represent the poets’ sensibility: for Keats it is the remarkable description of the harvest season that signifies a woman who cannot…

“London” by William Blake and “Composed upon Westminster Bridge” by William Wordsworth

In this essay I will compare two great poems, both written by well known poets. The two poems are: “London” written by William Blake and the other “Composed upon Westminster…

How Does Hughes Convey His Sense of the Power of Nature in this Poem?

Ted Hughes uses the jaguar to picture nature. This powerful, dark and mysterious creature shows the almightiness of animals. Whereas most of the animals in the zoo are “fatigued with…

How Does Golding Portray the Island and is the Setting Important?

The secluded island in Lord of the Flies is a secluded setting cut off from any outside civilisation. The island is a microcosm created by Golding, who shows his perspective…

‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding

Ralph, one of the first characters encountered in the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, is a young, fair-haired boy of twelve. Ralph is stranded on a deserted…

How does James Cameron Represent the ;Old World’ and the ‘New World’ in his film, Titanic?

The film opens with a black screen and the very loud thud of a drum booming, maybe representing the certainty that in the film the ship will collide with an…

The Lake Isle of Innisfree – by William Butler Yeats

This poem was first published in the collection ‘The Rose’ in 1893, at the early stage of Yeats’ life. At the time when Yeats was writing this poem, Ireland was…

Lover and Loss

It is often claimed that love poems are soppy and sentimental. Refer to the poems that you have studied in this collection, and find evidence for agreeing or disagreeing with…

Lord of the Flies – Classic Novel by William Golding

Lord of the Flies is a classic novel by William Golding, based on the civilisation and savagery within the human race. As soon as I came across the name as…

“Brendon Gallacher” by Jackie Kay and “The House” by Matthew Sweeny

The poems, “Brendon Gallacher,” by Jackie Kay and “The House,” by Matthew Sweeny are both about childhood memories. “Brendon Gallacher,” is based on an imaginary friend and “The House,” is…

How Does Owen Convey the Horror Of War To The Reader

Dulce et Decorum est pro patria mori. These lines are drawn from one of Horace’s poems and mean that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. This…

Examine the Framework of Society That Is Adapted By the Boys In ‘Lord of the Flies’

“Lord of the Flies” was first published in 1954. Its author, William Golding, was born in Cornwall in 1911, and bought up in Wiltshire. Golding’s father was a teacher and…

Character Analysis on Jack from Lord of The Flies

An Interview with William Golding about the characterisation of Jack during the Huts on the Beach chapter. Interviewer:Mr. Golding, let’s continue the interview by talking about the part where Jack…

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