Romanticism Poem and the Concept of Mercy

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The Old Days
Before Netflix was all around
On every single thing
And Miley Cyrus didn’t only twerk
She actually could sing.
When all our phones could only flip
No Siri and no apps.
When Bernie Mac was still alive,
And Google had no maps.

Before there was Duck Dynasty
Or healthcare here and there
When eight year olds had no Facebooks
‘cause parents had some care.
When Disney was honestly good,
And Nick was doing just great.
When Harry was still casting spells,
Like William had on Kate.

People heard the sound “Cha-Ching”
Our wallets always sang.
We all had heafty heaps of cash,
And Saddams neck we rang.
Everyone had a steady job
Life was easy as cake.
Oh how I miss the olden days
Come back for Goodness sake!

Concept of Mercy
The concept of mercy can be a very hard thing for one to grasp. One may find themselves asking “Whom shall be given mercy?”, and “How much mercy should be shown?”. There is no definite answer to those questions as mercy can be shown in different ways. There are three particular works that emphasize the concept of mercy, each showing a different perspective. The three works that use very distinctive ways to show mercy are The Merchant of Venice, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, and Verses Upon the Burning of our House. All of the themes of these works are much alike, as they all involve the comparison of mercy to a great power. However, there are a few distinctions among the works. In The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, the author uses a particular caption in the play to show how the concept of mercy should be perceived. Shakespeare shows the concepts of mercy by explaining how powerful mercy. Shakespeare shows this by stating, “It is an attribute to God himself,” (IV.i.193) thus saying that God uses mercy and so should everyone else. In the narrative Versus Upon the Burning of our House, the author, Anne Bradstreet, talks about the merciful God, and how he has saved her from...