We use cookies to create the best experience for you. Keep on browsing if you are OK with that, or find out how to manage cookies.
Nobody downloaded yet


Comments (0)
Sylvia Plaths "Parliament Hill fields", like her other poems, does not bother to present in rhyming couplets expressions and feeling that her readers might easily decipher. The poet uses her powerful vocabulary to sketch myriads of images, as seen by her mind, and leaves the…
Download full paper
Read TextPreview

Extract of sample

Download file to see previous pages... However, the imageries that recur several times within the poem are that of light and darkness. The constant struggle between the two in a twilight zone and the ultimate entering of the poet to the "lit house" from the outside darkness. Along with these two, there are also recurring images of struggle between the past and the present. This essay therefore will try to analyze the poem based on the study of such imageries strewn all over.
The poem provides a very powerful image of the victory of light over darkness in a twilight battle. Initially the light of the Sun is gradually seen to be consumed by the darkness of the night. In the first stanza, the sky is imaged as "faceless and pale" minding its own business oblivion of the gradual arrival of darkness. Towards the end of the second stanza, the poet once again plays with the image of flickering light with "The wan/Sun manages to strike such tin glints/ From the linked ponds that my eyes wince/And brims..." (9-12). The word "wan" meaning pale and sickly is put against the "tin glints" with which the Sun is trying hard to resist the darkness. In the fifth stanza the light is gradually shrouded by darkness, "Southward, over Kentish Town, an ashen smudge/Swaddles roof and tree" (21-22). From the sixth stanza onwards, darkness gains strength with recurring words like, "black shadow", "dark-boughed cypresses" and the "blind journey". However, towards the end of the poem, images of light emerge again, as the "moons crook whitens" (38) and the blue hill and night plants in a birthday picture starts to "glow". Suddenly everything seems to "light up" and "exhale[s] an indigo nimbus" (46) as the gulls keep watch on the "half-light" and the poet enters "the lit house" (50).
Apart from the images of light and darkness, the poem also presents images of a struggle between the past and the present. The opening line of the poem, "On this bald hill the new year hones ...Download file to see next pagesRead More
Comments (0)
Click to create a comment or rate a document
Understanding of English 200 course
I have undertaken throughout the semester, related kinds of knowledge I have created a subsequently earned, related English thinking I have earned, the literary genres learnt and the required skills and abilities appropriate for future development in English as a contemporary modern course.
4 Pages(1000 words)Essay
Essay writing
Essay Analysis Paper CONTENTS Number Topic Pages 1 Introduction to essays 1 2 The Dominating Persuasive Elements In An Essay 2-3 3 A Case Study 4 4 Bibliography 5 Introduction To Essay There are different and diverse meanings of essays that are available today, however if the origin of the word “essay” is tracked out then it can be found back to 16th century when a French author Michel de Montaigne used to refer his write-ups as essays.
4 Pages(1000 words)Essay
Literary Analysis Essay
If she was born in modern times, she definitely would have gone on to become a successful screen play writer, wining various Oscars and other accolades, for possessing a superb and spellbinding art of creating blatantly visual and remarkably intricate scenarios.
4 Pages(1000 words)Essay
The narrator is critical of political subjugation, and of the people who contribute to oppressive regimes. Irony and understatement are used to reveal the condition of society, and the narrator ultimately chooses an optimistic view of the significance of life, despite her reflections on themes of war and oppression.
2 Pages(500 words)Essay
Essay 1: Literary Analysis
‘Thematic Interpretation’ captures the basic theme of the story and clearly brings forth the view of Hemingway as expressed in the literary piece. The paragraph called ‘Character and Setting’ gives an overview of the character portrayal and setting of the story
4 Pages(1000 words)Essay
Literary Analysis
Knowledge of English allowed Asian American children to realize themselves, but created a generation gap between them and their parents. Multiple layers of
8 Pages(2000 words)Essay
Literary Analysis
In this context we can quote the statement of Henry David Thoreau, where he says, “I am self educated; that is, I attended Harvard College” (p. 67) and during the early 19th
3 Pages(750 words)Essay
Literary analysis
He becomes unbearable due to his naughty and irritating character and the criminals deem it fit to return him back to his parents and pay his father some money. This sharp twist in the plot is very common in most of the writings
2 Pages(500 words)Essay
Literary analysis
The essay also creates a basis for the argument therein. Evidences are also inherent in an attempt to validate the arguments as per the discourse. Major ideas in the text have references, and a writing reference list is at the end of the document. The
5 Pages(1250 words)Essay
The Literary analysis
The year of publication for the book was 1990 and it was published by the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishing house, who were the initial publishers. The book consists of at east twenty-one
5 Pages(1250 words)Essay
Let us find you another Essay on topic WRITING A LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAY for FREE!
Contact us:
Contact Us Now
FREE Mobile Apps:
  • About StudentShare
  • Testimonials
  • FAQ
  • Blog
  • Free Essays
  • New Essays
  • Essays
  • The Newest Essay Topics
  • Index samples by all dates
Join us:
Contact Us