One of the greatest disparities about many classical writings is that women are often not given the platform they deserve as valued and intelligent characters who contain agency and opinions. Women are too frequently described as clichés and as one dimensional characters who are victims of the patriarchal society they were born into. Famous authors …

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Stories have been told since mankind first developed language. We use stories to communicate our experiences to each other and help the future generation to develop.These two stories the “Poor Relation” and “Fireflies” have many things to help us make sense of the world. There is the creativity and imagination in the stories, entertainment, information …

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‘A Woman’s Question’ was written in the 19th Century and ‘Valentine’ is a modern poem which was written in the 1990s. This fact is fairly obvious from not only the content of the poems, but the style in which they are written, too. It also affects how the women generally view their relationships. Both show …

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InFredericksburg, Virginia, Washington inherited his first handful of slaves atthe very young age of eleven when his father passed away. In his father’sdeath, Washington gained ten slaves and the 280 acre farm. As a young adult,Washington purchased at least eight slaves, including a carpenter named Kittwho was acquired for £39.5. Washington purchases more slaves in …

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In this essay I will be discussing and comparing the poems ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover.’ I will be looking at many different criteria including the poet’s message and the form of the poem and how this relates to the meaning. I will also include different references from other poems I have studied.’My Last …

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“Long Distance” by Tony Harrison and “The Sick Equation” by Brian Patten are two poems written in different ways about different subjects. While “Long Distance” is a poem about the abundance of love, conquering even death, “The Sick Equation” is about the total lack of it. In Long Distance, Tony Harrison describes how his father …

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