Emily Dickinson – Fame is a Fickle Food

Fame is a Fickle Food The title “Fame is a Fickle Food” is a metaphor to suggest that fame is temporary. Alliteration is created by the repetition of the letter f to further imply that there is a relationship between “fame” and “fickle food”, two words that are not commonly connected. This phrase is also the first…

Heart of Darkness – Analysis + Illustrations of Quotes

  “It had become a place of darkness. But there was in it one river especially, a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths…

Analysis of unseen texts by Joseph Conrad

(Link to unseen texts) Reading both unseen texts has made me aware of the reoccurring themes in Conrad’s work:  Ambiguous/unclear: In Text A, he comments on the morally ambiguous character Marlow, saying, “all these preliminary moods and stirring of spirit were rather obscure at the time, and they do not appear clearer to me now…

The Great Gatsby – Romance and Cynicism

The tension between romance and cynicism is a central theme of “The Great Gatsby”. I think that romance seems to be the main theme on the surface level, despite the novel having a quite cynical view overall. For instance, the main character Gatsby is a romantic dreamer. He believes in the American dream, where if…

Tone of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love The tone of the story is quite grave and serious, despite discussing the very passionate and fond feeling that is love.  This is suggested through the concise descriptions Carver uses such as for Terri and Mel’s kiss: “He leaned across the table. Terri met him halfway….

Cards

When I look at these 3 cards, I think they represent my thoughts and feelings during the pandemic. The first card reminds me of my home, which has always been a place of comfort and love. However, due to the current situation, my house can feel suffocating and isolating as well. These feelings were particularly…

The Odyssey (Essay topic – initial ideas)

How a mans life is affected by their fate, divine intervention, and men themselves (the relationship between the 3) To what extent does divine intervention affect a mans fate? the gods encourage a mans actions, but the men act the gods only heighten a man qualities, not create The gods are aware of a mans…

Cyrano De Bergerac – notes

This is a link to a google doc with all my notes for Cyrano De Bergerac. I will continue to take notes on this doc for the entire play.  

Analysis of a Prose+Poem about the Odyssey

Poem: On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer (1816) by John Keats Sonnets are usually about love. However, Keat uses this format to express a nonconventional kind of love story, which is his love for not only Chapman’s writing but also poetry in general. In addition, the 9th line is sonnets usually marks a volta, and…

Is Odysseus a complicated man?

“Sing to me of the man, muse, the man of twists and turns.” The quote above perfectly highlights Odysseus’ complicated nature. Odysseus goes through a series of adventures where we see him mature from a young, witty trickster to a wise and noble man. He learns to value his family and home more than the…