February 26, 2017

Homework Help: English

Posted by Franco on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 4:53pm.

1) Poe believed that the greteast art was that which had to do with emotions.
Thus, the subject matter of many of his tales deals with (??) living corpses, frightening experiences and with situations which the reader has never encountered before (?)
2)Poe's storied are never set in some recognizable place in the present time. On the contrary (?), they are set either in some unknown place, or else (?) in some romantic castle on the Rhine, or in an abbey in some remote part of England, or else during the period of the Spanish inquisition
3) The Romantic (Romantics) felt that the common and the ordinary had no place in art. They believed that art should be deprived of any didactic purpose.
4) As a Romantic (?), Poe ranked poetry as (is "as " correct) far superior to prose-writing and worked out a theory about (or on) the unity of effects, which he applied (?) not only to his poems but also to his tales
5)All the elements that make up (?) a story or a poem are to be invented to create this effect which must be conceived beforehand. Its function (is there a better expression?? It aims at ...) is to strike the reader making him virtually prisoner inside the work itself. Fear is the effect he chose for many of his stories.
6)Can you also say: The ghost pleads with Hamlet to pity Gertrude???
7) Hamlet has allowed his passion for revenge to slip away. (what is a synonym for slip away??)

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