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Pericles’ Funeral Oration Analysis

Pericles’ Funeral Oration Why do we fight wars if they just cause death and sorrow? This famous speech was written by Thucydides, but given by Pericles sometime during Athens’ Pelponnesian War. This kind of speech was generally given at a mass funeral, to honor many who had died fighting in the war. Typically, funeral speeches…

The Gettysburg Address and Pericles Funeral Oration

Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” and Pericles’ “Funeral Oration” are two of the most memorable speeches given throughout history. On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered this speech amongst the American Civil War as a way to bring honor to those who died during the Battle of Gettysburg. At the end of 431 BC, Pericles delivered…

Pericles Funeral Speech and Jefferson Declaration of Independence

September 11, 2001, two planes crash into the World Trade Center, people diving out windows to their deaths, a plane crashes into the Pentagon, hijackers overtaken by passengers and crash the plane into a field in Pennsylvania. December 2003, mass graves uncovered in Iraq, compliments of Saddam Husayn. May, 2004, a web page shows terrorists…



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The Two Sides of Hellenic Thinking: Pericles’ Funeral Speech and The Bacchae

One of the most famous thinker, orator, general, and statesman in ancient Athens is Pericles. Pericles (495-429 BC) is known as one outstanding figure that represented the “golden age” of the city state of Athens; it is where philosophy, the arts and literature, and the practice of democracy flourished. In addition, it is also in…

Critical Analysis of Mark Antony’s Funeral Speech

Of all Shakespeare’s works , Julius Caesar is a play that hinges upon rhetoric – both as the art of persuasion and an artifice used to veil intent. The most striking of Shakespeare is his command of language. In Mark Antony’s funeral oration for Caesar, we have not only one of Shakespeare’s most recognizable opening…

I felt a Funeral in my Brain

Dickinson uses the metaphor of a funeral in her poem “I felt a Funeral in my Brain” to describe abstract emotions related to stressful situations that could destroy or take away everything that an individual values in life. The poem is quite permissive in the sense that it allows multiple readings where the reader may…

A Childhood Memory of a Funeral Home Daughter

As a child, I grew up in two separate funeral homes. My father owned one and my grandfather owned and lived in one. There was not a day when someone wasn’t dying. Many of my childhood memories lead me back to the funeral home. Heck, I even learned to ride my tricycle in the area…

Protestants funeral customs

A Protestant is a member of any of the several church denominations that denied the universal authority of the Pope and supporting the reformation principles which believed in justification by faith, universal priesthood of believers, and the supremacy of the bible as the basic and the guidelines for the Christian journey in life. They emerge…

Pericles Funeral Oration

I do not think that everything Pericles said in his funeral Oration was true. Pericles goes on and on about how great the Athens city-state had become a strong democratic government. “He also talks about how they accept everyone into their city-state and give them the same rights as the Athens people regardless if they…

Value of the Funeral on Grief Process

The topic of death, grief, and bereavement are not something that have been of interest only to writers and scholars in the late 20th century. From the earliest beginnings of civilization, people have been faced with death and the questions of how to facilitate it for the family members. Primitive people encountered death almost daily….

Method’s of Persuasion in Brutus’s Funeral Oration

Brutus used only three persuasive techniques in his funeral oration in Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. Despite being regarded as a great orator, or speaker, he limited his speech to the use of parallelism, rhetorical question, and tone. As well as a combination of the three. Brutus began his speech with parallelism. He said, “…Hear me…

I Felt a Funeral in My Brain

Emily Dickinson is one of the most famed poems of all time. Throughout her lifetime she wrote about 1800 poems though only a small number of of them were published. After her death her friend staggered onto to her poetry diaries and then later on he published three volumes of this poetry. Many of Dickinson’s…

Valentine and Funeral Blues

In the poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy, love affected the poet in various ways which made her view love in a new and different way, revolving her perspective of love on an onion. In the poem Funeral Blues the poet W. H. Auden was also deeply affected by love, to the point that his…

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