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The Poetry of Oku no Hosomichi and Tosa nikki - ... His poems were created because of both the place and the specific experience he had whilst travelling. These poems are more easily understandable and much more amusing. They were funny, and at times, considerably crude. He pokes fun at things, and it is quite different from the “Tosa Nikki,” where elegance was quite important. Yet, Bashou’s sense of elegance is still apparent, or at least it seemed to be. He was very careful and had used visual cues to help give the reader good imagery in their mind....   [tags: Biography ]
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A Critical Review of Animal Farm - A Critical Review of Animal Farm Once again, George Orwell shows his literary genius in writing. Through a brilliantly designed plot, the evidence for the horrors of totalitarianism, communism, and revolution have been shown. Throughout history, these types of events have destroyed societies, and George Orwell uses his strength in satire to show this. In someways, he even pokes fun at the communist regimes around the world by symbolizing them as animals. Truly, this book is not only serious in its message and theme, but it also gives a very entertaining story at the same time....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Word Choice and Tone in Bradstreet's "The Author to Her Book" - ... She knew that her friends had taken her book, but she knew that it was not a good idea. They wanted to do something nice for her, but she was not ready for this step of the book. She expresses this by saying they were "less wise than true." (3) "Exposed to public view" (4) indicates that they had the book published for her. "Where errors were not lessened, all may judge." (6)This line shows a tone of regret. I believe that Anne Bradstreet was regretful for letting her friends get a hold of her unfinished book....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Testing an Author’s Vision Organization Guide - Testing an Author’s Vision Organization Guide Introduction You will need to transition us, the readers, from our world into your paper. Make sure you give us a sense of context (what gave rise to your paper?), conflict (give us a sense of They Say/I Say), and focus (give us a question that focuses your paper or give us your thesis statement). So, for the focus you might have: ---Is this vision of genetic manipulation in literature possible, and if so, should we be afraid. ---OR….This vision of genetic manipulation is occurring in small amounts today and could blossom into a world in which individuals fear imperfection and groups of perfect people wield power over those less than the vision of perfection....   [tags: Assignment] 1045 words
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Hasek's Anarchist Beliefs Revealed in The Good Soldier Svejk - Jaroslav Hasek, one of the most famous Czech authors from the late 19th and early 20th century, created one of the Czech Republic’s greatest novels in The Good Soldier Svejk. Throughout The Good Soldier Svejk, Hasek not only tells the story of Svejk, but also tells multiple stories through the voice of Svejk. Clearly this is no coincidence and Hasek is using the stories within a story to make comments upon each other, but what exactly are these comments. Ultimately we must look into specific stories by Svejk and see how they demonstrate parts of Hasek’s anarchist beliefs as well as providing a sense of comedic humor and ridiculousness on Svejk’s part....   [tags: The Good Soldier Svejk] 1216 words
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Aliteracy: The Invisible Epidemic - ... Parental guidance leads to healthy readers, according to research previously done, “the most positive influence on the students’ reading attitudes came from their parents”(Goodwin). This theory proves true, from the survey I did amongst the students who listed that they read for pleasure approximately 70% of the students said that their parents read regularly when they were young. Furthermore, the students who said that they did not read for pleasure 50% of them said that their parents did not read regularly when they were young....   [tags: Education]
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Louisa May Alcott: Daughter, Author, and Transcendentalist - While Louisa May Alcott is most often identified as an author, she also was a dedicated daughter and sister, a Transcendentalist, and an inspiration. Part of the reason that Louisa May Alcott stands out is because of her interesting family, career, and medical history. Born on November 29, 1832 to Bronson Alcott and Abigail May in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott was brought up in an unconventional home. For most of her life, Alcott resided in Boston, Concord, and Harvard, Massachusetts....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Transcendentalist, ] 995 words
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: “Author’s Introduction” - ... Wollstonecraft contends that education was basically wasted on these women because they lived only to “amuse themselves;” therefore, her treatise was directed at middle-class women whom she believes have more moral integrity. She encourages them to strengthen their minds and bodies and to be virtuous, which would result in self-confidence and self-respect. Wollstonecraft was a strong advocate for the education of women and her arguments helped pave the way for future generations. Women have faced, and many would argue that they continue to face, many challenges and impediments in their growth and development, and they have had to overcome many hurdles to attain success....   [tags: Feminism / Egalitarianism / Education]
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Broken Windows - In March 1982, The Atlantic magazine ran an article titled “Broken Windows” by George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson. [1] The authors of this now famous article wrote, “Social psychologists and police officers agree that if a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken.” One broken window, left unrepaired, is a signal that the building is abandoned and that no one cares, so breaking more windows means nothing. The authors continue, “Vandalism can occur anywhere once communal barriers—the sense of mutual regard and the obligations of civility—are lowered by actions that seem to signal that ‘no one cares.’” To test this theory, Philip Zimbardo, a Stanford psychology professor, had an automobile without license plates parked with its hood raised on a street in the Bronx....   [tags: Psychology] 710 words
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Carson McCullers' Dark Love - Carson McCullers was a well-known writer who came from the South; she became famous overnight after she wrote her first book: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. She wrote many different types of books during her lifetime, with over a dozen books and numerous essays, most of them often touched on the topic of love. Though she wrote about love, it was the typical type of love that you’d expect such as romanticism, but rather, it was the dark type of love (Source 4). Many critics might question why she chose to write those dark and gloomy books; it was because of her love-struggling life that she endured....   [tags: Author Biography]
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Man the Hunter Revisited - ... The hunter and hunting was the cornerstone of early modern society. Their actions shaped modern people through the intensification of the division of labor, ultimately even affecting our biology. For the anthropologist in Chicago in 1966, the hunter and our hunting past is responsible for the social and physical attributes of society. Washburn and Lancaster (1968) best summarize the thesis of the conference in their statement “We believe that hunting large animals may demand all these aspects of human behavior which separate man so sharply from the other primates”....   [tags: Anthropology, Hunting] 1893 words
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Epic of Beowulf Essay - The Author/Poet of Beowulf - The Author/Poet of Beowulf         Little is known about the poet who wrote Beowulf; we have only what information we can deduce from logically reasoning from whatever evidence scholars find in the poem itself.   First of all, consistency of style suggests that the poem was written by one person only (Thompson 14). There is no appreciable variation from uniform linguistic and metrical characteristics. Antithesis is a strong feature of the style:“This tendency to antithesis, frequently verging on paradox, and the constant play of irony are but stylistic manifestations of those movements of the poet’s thought which shape the very stuff of the poem” (Blomfield 58)....   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]
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The Distinguished Works of the Preeminent Black Author, Ralph Ellison - The Distinguished Works of the Preeminent Black Author, Ralph Ellison Ralph Ellison is one of the most lauded yet misunderstood writers of the twentieth century. Ellison is considered a short-story writer and an essayist at heart, but his most distinguished work is the novel, Invisible Man. Ellison has been called everything from "the greatest black American author" (Brennan) to unnecessarily "excessive" in his writing style ("Ralph Ellison: 1914-1994"). For the most part, Ellison is held in high regard in the literary community....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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English Language and Literature in the Middle ages - English Language and Literature in the Middle ages English Society of the Middle Ages saw many developments and new trends, but none so plainly as the developments witnessed in the Language and Literature of that time. It began with the Norman Conquest: eloquent french words substituted for the “harsh” saxon equivalents, primarily in the upper levels of society. Literature began to reflect these changes in the language, and continued to evolve throughout the Renissance. Together, these aspects helped define the Middle Ages....   [tags: essays papers] 651 words
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Author's Technique in The Darkness Under The Stair by Lance Salway - Author's Technique in The Darkness Under The Stair by Lance Salway Here are bullet points on what techniques the writer employs into the passage. The passage is called 'The Darkness Under The Stair.' It is about a boy called Andrew. His parents forced him to met his neighbours 'the Sharmans.' Even though he still hadn't finished his homework. Once he arrived at their home, he felt uncomfortable. The place was dull and Andrew did not want to speak. The question at the end of the passage remains....   [tags: Papers] 906 words
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George Wells - Amanda Sullivan Herbert George Wells was born in 1866, in Bromley Kent. He was born into a poor family. His career as an author was fostered by an unfortunate accident as a child. He broke both of his legs and spent the mandatory rest period reading every book he could find. Wells was awarded a school scholarship and furthered his education at the normal school of science in London (discovering authors). It was at the normal school that Wells came under the wing of the famous biologist Thomas H Huxley....   [tags: essays research papers] 970 words
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Mark Twain - Mark Twain was a pilot, a comic lecturer, a humorist, a short story writer, and a novelist, to name a few of his many accomplishments. On November 30, 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, otherwise known as Mark Twain, became the first man of any importance ever to be born west of the Mississippi River. He has become an icon as the American writer. This is because his way of writing cannot be simulated by Europeans or anyone else, due to the fact that the western setting of America creates a whole new atmosphere and style of writing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Censorship in Literature and Music - Censorship in Literature and Music What is censorship. An encyclopedia defines censorship as "the control of what people may say or hear, write or read, or see or do1." There are many reasons why people censor entertainment such as literature and music. Many governments or groups try to preserve their standards of morality by preventing people from learning about or following other standards2, commonly found in the two previously mentioned mediums. There are different ways to censor things. It can be on a local level, such as libraries refusing to carry a controversial book....   [tags: Censoring Laws Essays]
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Questioning the True Author of William Shakespeare's Works - Questioning the True Author of William Shakespeare's Works Missing Works Cited Was the man we know as Shakespeare really the author of the "Shakespearean Works". We know little about the man called Shakespeare, Did he really write the plays, or is he just a man that got confused within history. (Sobran 44) There is not even a correct spelling of this mans name, Some of the spellings include Shakspere, Shakespeare, And Shaxpere. Shakespeare, Is it the man, Or is it another. (Hayes 1D) Shakespeare is both fact and fiction, he was no concern until nearly two hundred years after he perished, and there is still no definite or probably will there ever be a conclusion to this mystery....   [tags: Papers] 401 words
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From “Female Author” to “A Life”: The Transition in Sylvia Plath’s Fascinating Work. - ... Plath writes, “Prim, pink-breasted, feminine, she nurses; Chocolate fancies in rose-papered rooms”. The repeating term “rose” is also another embodiment of Plath herself. She sees her mirror image as the “roses” that “shed immortal blooms” under the “hothouse”, which reflects her own perception of life at this particular time. The symbolic use of sweetness represents her aspiration; the vast amount of the sweetness cannot be locked up any longer. The “festering gardenias” is already causing the “odor” to be “sweet and sick”....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Character Struggle in Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author - Character Struggle in Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author In Six Characters in Search of an Author, Pirandello sets out to prove that the subjective is inescapable. He proposed that human beings are isolated from one another, and can never communicate the full truth of their identity to each other. The play portrays various power struggles, between the Characters and Actors, and amongst the Characters themselves. The Characters battle for the stage, in order to impose their view of reality and experience on the others....   [tags: Papers] 558 words
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Reflections of the Author's Personality in Different Characters of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wild - ... Dorian is a beautiful young man who draws the attention and admiration of people based purely on his looks, and thus gets away with his depraved behavior. Wilde considered himself unattractive. Dorian lives an increasingly decadent life, careless of the opinions and feelings of others, dedicating himself purely to the pursuit of sensation and experience. While the public might have seen Wilde as a hedonist, and Wilde did live a double life (and not a terribly subtle one), he was still concerned with the opinions of those around him....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Minister's Black Veil - Poverty in the Tale and in the Life of the Author - “The Minister’s Black Veil” – Poverty in the Tale and in the Life of the Author              Henry Seidel Canby in “A Skeptic Incompatible with His Time and His Past” mentions of Hawthorne that “human failures and their causes were more interesting to him than prophecies of success, one might truly say than success itself. …He was not, I think, really interested in escape, except in moods of financial discouragement. . . . (57). Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil” embodies traits of the modest lifestyle which the author had to subject himself to because of inadequate finances through most of his life....   [tags: Ministers Black Veil Essays]
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An Author and his work A Kid in King Arthurs Court - An Author and his work A Kid in King Arthurs Court An Author and His Work :A Kid in King Arther's Court Research Term Paper An Author and His Work Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens to John Marshal Clemens and Jane Lampton Clemens. He was born on November 30, 1835 in a small city called Florida, Missouri, which had a population of one hundred people....   [tags: essays papers]
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Elements of the Author's World Present in Utopian Fiction - In Samuel Butler's Erewhon, a traveler finds a land that is not totally unlike his own society, but he soon discovers that they have a very different culture from his. By using the failings of Erewhonian society, the author draws the reader's attention to flaws of his own society. This device is used in other works studied this semester, by creating a world that is not completely different from the author's own in an effort to make society realize its faults. Thomas More's Utopia is similar to Erewhon because it makes commentary on certain social issues of his time, disguised as a story about a different culture....   [tags: World Literature] 1798 words
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Dreams in Young Goodman Brown and in the Life of Its Author - Dreams in “Young Goodman Brown” and in the Life of Its Author     The entire allegory of “Young Goodman Brown” is incoroporated into a dream, depending on the reader’s interpretation of the Hawthorne tale. In his own life Hawthorne had dreams and made personal use of them.   In 1847 Edgar Allan Poe, reviewing Hawthorne’s tales in “Tale-Writing: A Review” for Godey's Lady's Book, has this to say about his dreamy approach to writing:   Now, my own opinion of him is, that although his walk is limited and he is fairly to be charged with mannerism, treating all subjects in a similar tone of dreamy innuendo [italics mine], yet in this walk he evinces extraordinary genius, having no rival either in America or elsewhere; and this opinion I have never heard gainsaid by any one literary person in the country   Hawthorne’s dreamy approach to life began at a very young age, as mentioned by James Russell Lowell in “Hawthorne” in A Fable For Critics (1848)....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]
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Author's Message in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley - Author's Message in An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley In this assignment I'm writing about the effect Inspector Goole has on the Birling's in the play 'An Inspector Calls' written by J. B. Priestley. Inspector Goole is a mystifying character he comes to the Birling's home without a notification, i.e. a phone call. He shows nothing to prove that he is an inspector, he just tells Edna his name, and we have no indication that he showed Edna any proof. He frequently repeats 'I haven't much time'....   [tags: Papers] 809 words
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Jonathan Swift - A Hardly “Modest” Proposal Jonathan Swift is regarded as one of the most famous satirical authors in history. He uses his wit, intellect and unfortunate past as tools for projecting his words in an attempt to baffle the unknowing. He achieves this by making humorous and farfetched situations that really resemble the ridiculous things people do. In “A Modest Proposal,” Swift addresses his feelings of England’s outlandish behavior towards the "less fortunate." Swift is trying to help the English people realize the double standards they pass on the Irish and on people in general....   [tags: essays research papers] 902 words
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The Sicilian Expidition - The Sicilian Expedition is the decisive event in the Peloponnesian war, and in his account, Thucydides makes sure the reader is aware of this fact. Thucydides conveys the importance of this event through direct statements and also literary and narrative techniques in his writing. In the beginning of book six of his history, Thucydides makes an allusion to Troy, which stresses an air of historical importance for the narration of the Sicilian expedition. Although the Trojan war and the campaign in Sicily are very different in respect to time period and outcome, they do contain several similarities....   [tags: Politics] 911 words
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Comparing Hills Like White Elephans by Ernest Hemingway and Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Comparing Hills Like White Elephans by Ernest Hemingway and Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald At first glance it seems that the two short stories “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway and “Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald have absolutely nothing in common other than being written by two famous American authors in the 1920s....   [tags: Compare Contrast Fitzgerald Hemingway]
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Edgar Allan Poe - A Complicated and Disturbing Author - Poe is a very complicated author. His literary works are perplexed, disturbing, and even grotesque. His frequent illnesses may have provoked his engrossment in such things. In 1842 Dr. John W. Francis diagnosed Poe with sympathetic heart trouble as well as brain congestion. He also noted Poe's inability to withstand stimulants such as drugs and alcohol (Phillips 1508). These factors may have motivated him to write The Tell-Tale-Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Black Cat. All of these stories are written in or around 1843, shortly after Poe became afflicted....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe]
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Evolution: The Predominant Theory of the Origin of the Species - ... Whereas most scientific theories are presented before conferences of colleagues, Intelligent Design is not being debated among scientists, but in the classroom.(3) Children, who are highly impressionable, are learning about this theory which lacks support from scientific community. This recent development is concerning since school’s primary objective is to teach, not to be a forum for debate. Schools have become the new battleground because intelligent design can be indoctrinated without the resistance that would come from students questioning the theory....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Judging Books By Their Covers - Judging Books By Their Covers In every bookstore across America, people are faced with the tough question of what book should be bought. There are millions of books resting on shelves everywhere but what makes a reader pick up a novel to buy and read. Looking at book covers people can get ideas about what type of book is in their hands. Most books grab their audience by the way that they look on the outside. Many different authors and publishers choose famous works of art or use book reviewer’s comments to grab a specific audience for their book....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1877 words
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Silly Old Bear - 'Silly Old Bear!'; Almost every child and adult has heard this phrase before which comes from the Winne the Pooh series written by A.A. Milne. In this series of books written about Winnie the Pooh, the 'silly old bear,'; his friends, and their adventures together in the Hundred Acre Wood Forest, Milne captures the 'incomparably and enduringly, the frolic and indolence, the sweetness and foolishness, of animals which are also people(Discovering Authors).'; Many critics and people agree that Pooh is simply an ignorant little bear who is only interested in self-indulgence and is literally a 'silly old bear.'; This statement, however, is not true....   [tags: essays research papers] 2720 words
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Themes in Song Of Solomon - Toni Morrison is one of the most talented and successful African-American authors of our time. Famous for works such as The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Beloved, Morrison has cultivated large audiences of all ethnicities and social classes with her creative style of writing. It is not Morrison’s talent of creating new stories that attracts her fans. In contrast, it is her talent of revising and modernizing traditional Biblical and mythological stories that have been present in literature for centuries....   [tags: Literary Review]
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The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas - The Influence of Shakespeare on Dumas Alexandre Dumas was the writer of many famous books such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas was influenced by many different authors and play writers, but one significant influence on Dumas’ writing was the work of William Shakespeare. Dumas used Shakespeare’s ideas of poison and romance in his novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Experts say that one pivotal element that Dumas used in The Count of Monte Cristo that is also used in the plot of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the notion of pseudo-poison in the tale of two lovers ....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X - ... Isn’t negotiation a better path. You are quite right in calling for a negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action” (Dinar, par.9) He believed that this direct and nonviolent type of action is what can effectively prove one’s point. Martin Luther King Jr. proposed that direct action “causes a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue”(Dinar, par.9).He believed that since the people in charge kept avoiding the concept of working toward civil rights for African Americans, using direct action can make it one of their top priorities....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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A Comparison Between Native Son and The Blacker - Parallels Between Native Son and The Blacker          In African Literature these two names Wallace Thurman and Richard Wright have contributed some of the most famous fictional works depicting Black culture in America. Since the two authors come from the same time period they share the experience of what it is like to be apart of the black race in America and depict it in separate but common ways. Both writers created works in the first half of the twentieth century that will be marked as some of the century's most prolific novels....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Dystopian Societies - ... According to him, the “good life” consists in “knowing what your signature strengths are and recrafting everything you do to use them as much as possible.” This definition shifts the focus to the individual which to a certain extend could help detach from institutions and their control over personality. When people start focusing on their own development and satisfaction and forget about satisfying the government or the society, then they could start escaping the state of anesthesia. A consequence of the numbing of the mind is the emotional detachment of individuals from such core things as love and family....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Magical Realism in Context: Analysis of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - Magical Realism in Context: Analysis of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings      From the beginning of "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings," the ordinary begins to confront the extraordinary. This short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the most famous Latin American authors, was introduced to the world in 1955. By examining the "magical" and "realistic" elements of this short story, the theoretical term given to an emerging art form of the mid- twentieth century can be applied to a work of literature....   [tags: Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Essays]
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Postmodernism - Post-modernism noun a movement in the arts that takes many features of Modernism to new and more playful extremes, rejecting Modernism's tendency towards nihilistic pessimism and replacing it with a more comfortable acceptance of the solipsistic nature of life. There is also an inclination towards mishievous self-referentiality and witty intertextualizing. postmodernist noun, adj. A worldview characterized by the belief that truth doesn’t exist in any objective sense but is created rather than discovered.”… Truth is “created by the specific culture and exists only in that culture....   [tags: Literature Postmodernism Movement] 1446 words
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Minister's Black Veil Essays: The Minister’s Black Veil and its Author - “The Minister’s Black Veil” and its Author Evaluated By Contemporaries           Initially, of course, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short stories went unranked among those of other American and British writers. But his reputation, along with the popularity of his works, grew gradually even among contemporary critics, until he was recognized as a “man of genius.”   Edgar Allen Poe, in a review of Hawthorne’s work, said in Godey's Lady's Book, November, 1847, no. 35, pp. 252-6:   It was never the fashion (until lately) to speak of him in any summary of our best authors....   [tags: Ministers Black Veil Essays]
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Author's Treatment of Fate and the Supernatural in Short Stories Written Before 1914 - Author's Treatment of Fate and the Supernatural in Short Stories Written Before 1914 Using a selection of short stories written before 1914, compare and contrast their authors’ treatment of fate and/or the supernatural I understand the term supernatural to be an event or being that is abnormal in some way and for which there is no rational explanation. Although traditionally the supernatural is confined to spiritual beings, such as ghosts, I perceive it to have a much wider meaning. I will be investigating how certain writers of short stories view the supernatural and how they adapt it into their stories....   [tags: Short Stories Yellow Wallpaper Lost Hearts Essays] 4270 words
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Applying Author Intent and Influence to James O’Barr’s The Crow - Applying Author Intent and Influence to James O’Barr’s The Crow “Around, around the sun we go, The moon goes ‘round the earth . . . We do not die of death, We die of vertigo!” - from The Crow by James O’Barr The question of whether or not an author can claim that his or her work is original has been in debate for many years now. This, compounded with the question of whether or not an author can adequately understand or express his or her own work or if the interpretation and understanding belongs in the hands of the readers or the critics, has placed the role of the author under serious scrutiny....   [tags: James O’Barr The Crow]
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Guy de Maupassant was born in 1849 and died at the tragically young - Guy de Maupassant was born in 1849 and died at the tragically young age of 43 in 1892. Guy de Maupassant was born in 1849 and died at the tragically young age of 43 in 1892. He was a prolific writer and had written over 300 short stories in his time. Maupassant was considered to be the best author of his time, and probably one of the greatest French authors ever. Not only was he famous but he was very popular with the French audience. Some of Maupassant's stories were based on poverty. This was useful to aid him in his stories as he had a poverty stricken background....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 771 words
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The Author's Character in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor - “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a short story written by Flannery O’ Connor. O’Connor was an American writer whose writings always incorporated humor into a sad or devastating situation. Her collections include 31 short stories, two novels, and a couple of letters and speeches. O’Connor is most famous for her short story works. In numerous works of her, her conscious craftsmanship was revealed and also the devoted role that Roman Catholicism plays in her life (Flannery) O’ Connor was born the only child to her parents in Savannah, Georgia....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Mythology - Greek Mythology Mythology is a way that the ancient societies explained why things are the way they are and how they came to being. Two ancient societies are infamous for their mythology. These societies are Greece and Rome. Great authors were made be the mythological works they wrote. Homer was a famous author who is best known for his epics. It is from these epics that most of the gods and actual myths well known. I am writing of two of these gods in particular, Saturn and Dionsysus....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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