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  1. page 2. Romeo and Juliet edited Romeo and Juliet ROMEO: He jests at scars that never felt a wound. sd2[JULIET appears above a…
    Romeo and Juliet
    ROMEO:
    He jests at scars that never felt a wound.
    sd2[JULIET appears above at a window.]
    But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
    Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
    Who is already sick and pale with grief,
    That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she.
    Be not her maid, since she is envious;
    Her vestal livery is but sick and green
    And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
    It is my lady, O, it is my love!
    O, that she knew she were!
    She speaks yet she says nothing; what of that?
    Her eye discourses; I will answer it.
    I am too bold, 'tis not to me she speaks.
    Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
    Having some business, do entreat her eyes
    To twinkle in their spheres till they return.
    What if her eyes were there, they in her head?
    The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,
    As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven
    Would through the airy region stream so bright
    That birds would sing and think it were not night.
    See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
    O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
    That I might touch that cheek!
    "But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is the sun! Arise fair sun and kill the envious moon. It is the east, and Juliet is the sun"
    Personification is used in "arise fair sun and kill the envious moon" as Shakespeare was giving human actions to inanimate objects, the sun and the moon. The purpose of this was to show that Juliet is the innocence of the sun, as the forbearance of their relationship is compared to the guilt hidden by the darkness of the moon.
    “Her vestal livery is but sick and green”
    Juliet’s “vestal livery”, or her pure identity, is being personified as “sick and green”. This is done to show that there is something abnormal pertaining to her chastity because her relationship with Romeo was a secret and this was seen as betrayal to her family.

    “The great python spit its venomous kerosene upon the world”
    “The nozzle sprayed gasoline around the room” but he personified the hose on the fire truck to pant a more vivid image of what he was trying to portray.

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    Poe, Edgar A. "The Fall of the House of Usher." The Literature Network. 5 Feb. 2009 <http://www.online-literature.com/poe/31/>.
    "Personification definition." Personification. 8 Feb. 2009 <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Personification>.
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    Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. Random House Group, 1987.
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  4. page 5. The Raven edited ... Although the ember didn't literally leave a ghost upon the floor, the embers left a spark to t…
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    Although the ember didn't literally leave a ghost upon the floor, the embers left a spark to their ashes even after their flame was out. Edgar's embers were his love for the lost Lenore. Like the ember's spark, his love was never ending for her.
    KAsher
    Poe, Edgar A. "The Fall of the House of Usher." The Literature Network. 5 Feb. 2009 <http://www.online-literature.com/poe/31/>.
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  5. page 4. Fahrenheit 451 edited ... Analysis “…with this great python spit its venomous kerosene upon the world… ” ... of ma…
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  6. page 4. Fahrenheit 451 edited Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury ... believe in. It was a pleasure to burn. It was a speci…

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    believe in.
    It was a pleasure to burn.
    It was a special pleasure to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history. With his symbolic helmet numbered 451 on his stolid head, and his eyes all orange flame with the thought of what came next, he flicked the igniter and the house jumped up in a gorging fire that burned the evening sky red and yellow and black. He strode in a swarm of fireflies. He wanted above all, like the old joke, to shove a marshmallow on a stick in the furnace, while the flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch and lawn of the house. While the books went up in sparkling whirls and blew away on a wind turned dark with burning. Montag grinned the fierce grin of all men singed and driven back by flame.
    He knew that when he returned to the firehouse, he might wink at himself, a minstrel man, burnt-corked, in the mirror. Later, going to sleep, he would feel the fiery smile still gripped by his face muscles, in the dark. It never went away, that smile, it never went away, as long as he remembered.
    Analysis
    “…with this great python spit its venomous kerosene upon the world… ”
    Bradbury could has easily just said “The nozzle sprayed gasoline around the room” in opposition to personifying the hose, but he personified the hose on the fire truck to pant a more vivid image of what he was trying to portray. This tie back to the author’s purpose furthermore shows that the initiative to burn books was not hypothetical, and the books really were burned for a sole purpose of the better good of mankind.

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  7. page 2. Romeo and Juliet edited “The “The great python “The nozzle sprayed gasoline around the room” but he personified the …
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    “The nozzle sprayed gasoline around the room” but he personified the hose on the fire truck to pant a more vivid image of what he was trying to portray.
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  8. page 5. The Raven edited ... Nameless here for evermore." Although the ember didn't literally leave a ghost upon the …
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    Nameless here for evermore."
    Although the ember didn't literally leave a ghost upon the floor, the embers left a spark to their ashes even after their flame was out. Edgar's embers were his love for the lost Lenore. Like the ember's spark, his love was never ending for her.
    KAsher
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  9. page 5. The Raven edited ... And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted - nevermore&…
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    And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
    Shall be lifted - nevermore"
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    lifted nevermore. HEHe became frightened
    "Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'"
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    of speech. He felt that the bird perched upon his chamber door was mocking him, also giving him human like characteristics we all don't sppreciate. As his fear grew, so did his intolerable urge to get the raven out of his chamber.
    "Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
    And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
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    For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
    Nameless here for evermore."
    Although the ember didn't literally leave a ghost upon the floor, the embers left a spark to their ashes even after their flame was out. Edgar's embers were his love for the lost Lenore. Like the ember's spark, his love was never ending for her.
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