Loss and treachery, life and death, and travels and labyrinths are among his themes. When Edwin was 14, his father lost their farm in Orkney, and the family was forced to relocate to Glasgow. There he worked as a clerk until he was appointed secretary to the lord advocate. He traveled extensively with his job and saw much of Europe.
Edwin's mother died when he was 18 years old. After this loss, he decided to leave his post at the court and go back home to Yorkshire to take care of the farm. However, upon arriving at his house, he found it burned to the ground. Assuming that his brother had done this, he started looking for revenge. In the process, he joined a group of bandits who were fighting against another band of rebels. In the course'testimony before the king's council, he told them about the murders his brother had committed and got a pardon for him. After this, he went back to work for the court in Scotland.
In 1703, King James VI of Scotland became the first monarch of both countries when he merged the kingdoms into a new country called Great Britain. The following year, England and Scotland went to war over a trade agreement between France and England. Although England won the battle, they lost the war because their military resources were fully engaged in other places.
Themes and Interpretations The major reason Goldsmith wrote "The Deserted Village" was to lament the demise of a way of life. Without a doubt, he romanticizes and idealizes the village's beauty and simplicity, the purity, innocence, and honesty of its people, and the true goodness of their lives. However, this isn't an objective look at how good or bad the villagers were; it is merely what Goldsmith believed about them.
There are three main themes in the poem: love, loss, and change. First, there is love. It is clear from the beginning of the poem that Goldsmith loves this deserted village. He says as much themselves in line 3: "For I have loved you all my life." This love continues even after the village becomes inhabited again because he feels responsible for the damage done by war. Second, there is loss. Goldsmith loses his wife and child in a shipwreck but gets another chance at happiness with someone else. Third, there is change. Even though everything remains the same in the village, it is still affected by war. Soldiers come and go, businesses fail, and houses are built or destroyed.
These themes can be seen in the different parts of the poem. For example, at the beginning, we are told that the village is beautiful and then we are asked if it is beautiful yet. Later on, we are told that the only person who cares for the village is dead and then we are asked if he is dead yet.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet and short story writer who addressed themes of death, regret, and lost love. His work influenced many later writers including Stephen King and Angela Carter.
Poe was born on January 19th, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a wealthy notary public, and his mother was from a family of French Huguenots. When he was only nine years old, his family moved to Richmond, Virginia where his father took up a new post as clerk for the Commonwealth of Virginia at its capital, Richmond. Young Edgar spent his teenage years being educated by private tutors while developing an interest in literature and poetry.
In 1829, at the age of 20, Poe entered University of Virginia where he studied literature and art. However, after only two months, he left to pursue a career as a journalist. For the next six years, he wrote reviews and essays for various publications including The Southern Literary Messenger and The Baltimore Review. In addition to his journalistic work, he also wrote four poems which were published in local newspapers. In 1835, he became editor of The Metropolitan Magazine but was fired from this position after only three issues.
In 1837, Poe married Sarah Helen Whitman.
Poe integrated "The Haunted Palace" into his narrative "The Fall of the House of Usher" as a depiction of Roderick Usher's family and the family home's ruin. The poem is presented as a prologue that serves to explain the circumstances surrounding the destruction of the house and the deaths of its occupants.
In the poem, Poe uses the house to represent the soul: "The mansion stood / Alone on its spacious grounds." He also uses it to symbolize mortality by describing how "the sun rose on another day had seen / The last of those who fell". The house then becomes a metaphor for the body itself which will one day follow its inhabitants into death.
Poe believed that history repeats itself and the House of Usher was a warning to modern-day readers about the dangers of vanity and pride. He wrote after the publication of his poem that "we live in an age when party politics has led to a public divorce of morality from policy. Men and women are now sought after to fill up seats in Congress, whose occupation would be considered sufficient punishment for most men. The greater part of them, however, seem ready to accept any office at all if only it may further their own interests."
Poe was especially worried about the impact that this divorce between policy and morality was having on young people.
Themes in "John Henry": The principal themes of this poem are bravery, heroism, and death. The poem is based on a historical event in which John Henry does an impossible task. To build the railroad, he must pound a steel drill into a rock and set the explosives. He eventually dies when his heart fails. Although he knows that there is no hope for him, John Henry keeps on fighting even after he is injured.
Other themes include: human dignity, sacrifice, equality, freedom, love, courage, loyalty, justice, innocence, punishment, redemption.
This is an 1852 poem by American author William Cullen Bryant. It is one of the best-known poems in the United States. The poem describes the death of John Henry, a coal miner who defeats a steam engine in a race up a mountain. After his death, people celebrate his memory by singing songs at annual festivals called "Henry Days".
Bryant used history to comment on social issues such as slavery and civil rights. In this case, he is criticizing the inequality between the rich and the poor. John Henry is shown to be equal to the white men who rule over him because he possesses great strength and is willing to fight for what he believes in. His death serves as a reminder that nobody should have to suffer for others' mistakes or crimes.
In addition, John Henry represents the value of human dignity.