This is two short essays, each 2 full pages. the first essay must be in the following format:
Using LOTS of SPECIFIC references to texts, Norton Anthology,explain in a WELL-ORGANIZED essay with a SPECIFIC THESIS (NOT "alike in some ways and different in others!!"), how Ben Franklin
's writing expresses many ideas AND techniques of the Enlightenment that can also be found in Pope's writings, yet is also uniquely American. Make NO generalizations that are not supported by comparing SPECIFIC EXAMPLES AND PIECES OF TEXT FROM BOTH AUTHORS. Ans as much as possible, show not only the similarities and differences among overt statements of ideas, but also AS SHOWN BY THE USE OF SIMILIAR OR DIFFERENT LITERARY TECHNIQUES TO EXPRESS THESE IDEAS.
The next essay, must be in the following format:
Tintern Abbey and This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison (from Norton II Anthology)both conclude that a series of experiences with nature can provide intellectual and emotional belief in a godlike "Spirit" dwelling in but is greater than nature itself (in Coleridge's case, he says that the sensory experiences of nature are like "hues that veil the Almighty," but both revealing and concealing Him; Wordsworth says that he now believes there is "a motion and a spirit that impels/ All thinking things, all objects of all thought, / And rolls through all things"). First, compare how the formal and thematic similarities of the two poems reflect ideas both poets hold in common about how this process works. Then use the DIFFERENCES in the form and content of the two poems to contrast the ways in which the tow poets describe important differences in how this process works. (This question requires careful organization by ideas rather than by some list of similiar and different devices).
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge's This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison, London, taken from: Coleridge Ernest Hartley (1935); the Poems of Samuel Taylor, the Oxford University Press
Wordsworth William (July 13, 1798); Tintern Abbey, composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey, on revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour.