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    Exploration of Love through paintings and poetry

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    The research team is making great progress with their university client and your manager is very satisfied. Your next task is to provide an analysis comparing how two works develop a specific theme.
    Choose a theme (love, coming of age, good vs. evil, etc.). Pick at least one work from the Bedford text. The other work can be from literature, art, film, comic books, radio, or TV - or another choice with instructor approval. Discuss the works, analyzing and comparing how they develop the theme you have chosen.
    Your analysis is likely to be drafted and presented to the Senior Editors, so it should include:
    an introduction that presents the theme you have chosen
    the works you are analyzing and comparing,
    a body including the analyses of the works, and
    a conclusion.
    In your analysis, be sure to mention:
    How these works develop the theme?
    How they change the theme?
    How the genre impacts the development of the theme?

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    Please DO NOT use any of my writing and choose different works. I am simply providing you with an example and guiding questions. My job is to guide you through the process of writing a paper. If you are having a particularly hard time, you can pick another Poe poem and another piece of art. Chagall does have several other pieces painted right around the time of "L'Anniversaire" that would be similar.

    Here are the steps to completing a paper like this. I used Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee" and Chagall's "L'Anniversaire," which is a painting.

    Research stage: First of all, I read the poem and thought about the elements described. We have the supernatural element of the angels taking Annabel away, the macabre part where the author lies down every night by her tomb. Poe is depicting love as all-encompassing and otherworldly; they're so much in love that the angels are jealous. Here are some sites that analyze this poem:

    http://american-poetry.suite101.com/article.cfm/poes_annabel_lee
    http://american-poetry.suite101.com/article.cfm/edgar_allan_poes_annabel_lee
    http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=4160

    For your poem, I would probably pick one of Poe's more famous ones (or work of another poet. I'm not sure what's in your anthology.) I simply googled it and found a lot of background info about the poem.

    I then searched my art history books for a painting depicting the kind of love Poe was talking about. The painting I chose is Marc Chagall's "L'Anniversaire," which means birthday. (The painter's birthday) Below I've included a few links to it. It's the one where he's flying over his wife to kiss her. She's in the kitchen and holding flowers. The reason I picked this one is because it reminded me of the angel imagery in Poe's poem. It almost seems as if Chagall is an angel, at least upon first glance. That was before I read the sidebar (which I will type below). But when you're analyzing why you chose it, it's okay to use first impressions such as those. When first looking at the picture, I thought that perhaps the man was death trying to steal away the woman. Upon closer inspection, he's so in love with his woman that he is, literally, flying. Now that's love.

    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fa20020501a1.html
    http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=79360

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    Solution Summary

    Pick at least one work from the Bedford text. The other work can be from literature, art, film, comic books, radio, or TV - or another choice with instructor approval. Discuss the works, analyzing and comparing how they develop the theme you have chosen.
    Make sure you include:
    an introduction that presents the theme you have chosen
    the works you are analyzing and comparing,
    a body including the analyses of the works, and
    a conclusion.
    In your analysis, be sure to mention:
    How these works develop the theme?
    How they change the theme?
    How the genre impacts the development of the theme?

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