Animal Imagery In Hamlet

In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, animalistic imagery is seen throughout the play and intertwines many characters. There are two main types of animalistic behaviors seen in the play. First there are the common predator-prey relationships that are visible in all animalistic societies. In the animal kingdom there is a food chain where some smarter or more…

Kay Boyle’s The Astronomer’s Wife: Analysis

In  the  “Astronomer’s  Wife”  by  Kay  Boyle,  something  as  simple  as  a  conversation  with  a  plumber  about  a  stopped  elbow  is  enough  to  trigger  an  awakening  in  Mrs.  Katherine  Ames.  When  Mrs.  Ames  realized  that  the  plumber  was  talking  about  something  she  understood  (the  stopped  elbow),  she  realized  that  her  marital  problems  were  not  the …

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird: Analysis

“Thirteen  ways  of  looking  at  a  blackbird”  by  Wallace  Stevens  is  a  poem  about  what  it  means  to  really  know  something.  In  this  poem,  Stevens  shows  this  connection  by  writing  a  first  person  poem  about  a  poet’s  observation  and  contemplation’s  when  viewing  a  blackbird.  He  does  this  by  making  each  stanza  an  explanation  of  a …