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Use Of Literary Elements - Use of Literary Elements There are many important elements to The Catcher in the Rye but there are two that stand out from the rest by a great margin. These elements of the novel are the message that the book gives to reader as well as the style of writing that J.D. Salinger uses while writing the book. The messages can be seen clearly and are very important to the book, but they are not an original theme for a book. What does set the ideas in this book apart from other books with the same theme is the writing style that Salinger uses in the book; this writing style is called stream of consciousness writing....   [tags: essays research papers] 979 words
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Literary Realism in Editha - Literary Realism in Editha After World War I, American people and the authors among them were disillusioned by the effects that war had on their society. America required a literature that would expound what had happened and what was happening to their society. The realistic movement of the late 19th century saw authors accurately depict life and its problems. This realistic movement evolved because of many changes and transitions in American culture. In the late 1800's, the United States was experiencing swift growth and change because of a changing economy, society, and culture....   [tags: William Dean Howells Papers]
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Hucklebery Finn Literary Figures - The Adventures of Huck Finn CHARACTER: Character Name Description Quote Huckleberry Finn A young outcast boy who is always forced to survive on his own due to lack of authority. He is quick-witted and able to make intelligent decisions, but is often influenced by his friend Tom. Jim A black slave that belonged to Miss Watson but escaped after she threatened to sell him. Huck and him went off together on the river looking for the free states. The king & the duke Fugitives that joined up with Huck and Jim on the raft....   [tags: essays research papers] 875 words
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Chaos and Literary Comparison - Chaos and Literary Comparison     Abstract: I will show how chaos is can be found in art, specifically in literature, and analyze John Hawkes's Travesty to show the similarities between literature and chaos.   John Hawkes describes the "artistic challenge" as conceiving the inconceivable. In accordance with that thought, Wallace Stevens says, "Imagination is the power that enables us to perceive the normal in the abnormal." It is arguable that chaos, deterministic disorder, is both abnormal and inconceivable to the untrained mind; even to the person accustomed to chaos, the imagination is key to his/her perception of chaos....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]
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Scarlet Letter Literary Criticism - Scarlet Letter Literary Criticism All great stories have thorough reports from several different literary critics, what do they have to say on The Scarlet Letter. The Scarlet Letter in the nineteenth century is comparable to early twentieth century and late twentieth century criticism. Early nineteenth century critics think the story was a tremendous work of art. A “Review of New Books” thought the story is “a genuine native romance” (Ripley 295). This is shown through the struggle of Hester and Arthur to have a secret love affair and find time to see each other periodically throughout the story....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Rita Dove Literary Analysis - Rita Dove: Literary Analysis Rita Dove has written many different kinds of poetry. She also wrote books, short stories plays and all types of literature. This essay will focus on specifics of her writing by analyzing three pieces of poetry that Rita Dove has written. The works we will be looking at are In the Old Neighborhood, My Mother Enters the Work Force, and The Bistro Styx. Through these three works you will see examples of Rita Dove&#8217;s use of home in her poetry, her use of figurative devices such as similes and metaphors, and you will see Dove&#8217;s view on children coming of age in different ways....   [tags: essays research papers] 1047 words
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Amy Tan's Literary Works - Amy Tan's Literary Works “My mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America. You could open a restaurant. Your could work for the government and get good retirement. You could buy a house with almost no money down. You could become rich. You could become instantly famous.” These are some of the dreams that Jing-Mei’s mother in Amy Tan’s Two Kinds has of America. She is not alone. Millions of people come to America to make these dreams come true, like the Indian’s Tribe in Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven....   [tags: Papers] 891 words
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Literary and Political Appropriations of Eça de Queirós’s Work: a Contribution to the Study of Portuguese Literary Canon - Over the past century Eça de Queirós has become part of the Portuguese literary canon. Whatever the perspective we take into account, Eça comes across as one of the most celebrated and discussed writers of Portuguese language. As early as the late nineteenth century (with the first Spanish translations of his writings ), Eça’s work has been the object of a comparatively large and enthusiastic reception abroad, on a par only with Camões, Pessoa, and, most recently, Saramago. In 2000, the Camões commemorative issue of the death of the novelist registers (from 1975 onwards) more than forty-five translations in eighteen different languages and more than a hundred texts of critical appreciation i...   [tags: Language]
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Literary Romanticism - Literary Romanticism Literary Romanticism is a movement in literature present in the history of virtually every European country, the USA, and Latin America. It lasted from approximately 1750 to about 1870 and was characterized by reliance on the imagination and emotional subjectivity of approach, freedom of thought and expression, and an idealization of nature. The term 'romantic' first appeared in 18th-century English and originally meant "romancelike"—that is, resembling the fanciful character of medieval romances....   [tags: Romanticism Essays] 596 words
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Literary Censorship - Literary Censorship Censorship in American society is inconsistent and biased toward things that affect adults. American censorship may help control the bitter world of television, video games, and music, but what about the literary documents. Literature is defined as the body of written works of a language, period, or culture. This can include newspapers, magazines, textbooks, or even the novels and books that are considered classics. These items are not always put under the microscope and censored....   [tags: essays research papers] 1205 words
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Literary Crossovers - Literary Crossovers I wish that I could wrap a character up in the fabric of the author's words and, carrying them by the handles of description and narration, pluck them from their own story and drop them down into the middle of someone else's. On sitcoms, sometimes, they do "crossovers" - episodes in which a person from another show appears and is integrated into the story line as the character he or she elsewhere portrays. I would like to create a series of literary "crossovers." I would send Funes to Vietnam with Tim O'Brien....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 676 words
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Literary Analysis - Literary Analysis Author James Joyce has written many short stories which were composed to explain Dublin’s way of life. The book is known to his readers as Dubliners. His short stories have been written to help readers understand the many different feelings that were established in Dublin during a time of crisis. During this time in Dublin many changes were occurring and the city was rebuilding from the tragic potato famine and certainly rebuilding as a country. In three certain stories, “The Sisters”, “An Encounter”, and “The Dead,” the literary symbols of escape and journey appear within individuals which are always trying to run from the problems of society....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1386 words
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Literary Elements - Title Genre Writer Theme Literary Elements &Techniques ImportantQuotes “The Tired Man” Poem Anna Wickham -couples need to understand each other’s needs&desires-in a relationship, there must be give and take- couples must be alike to have a successful relationship. Simile – “wild as a hillstream”,“night as black as ink”RhymeRepetition –“sit I am a quiet gentle man” “ Oh give me a woman of my race” “The Idol” Poem Louise Driscoll -lovers need sometimes attention to each other…they need to have confir-mation their love… RhymeSimile – “As star and star” “It’s only a game to give to a dream a Face and a Name.” “Doubt” Poem...   [tags: essays research papers] 412 words
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Literary approaches - Literature • Choose six of the following approaches and find one article for each approach. • Writing: &#61692; One page per article &#61692; 2 pgs summary Critical approaches important in the study of literature: MORAL/INTELLECTUAL • Concerned with content and values • Used not only to discover meaning, but also to determine whether works of literature are both true and significant. • To study lit from this perspective is to determine whether a work conveys a lesson or a message and whether it can help readers lead better lives and improve their understanding of the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 594 words
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Literary Analysis - Literary Analysis Literature is much more then simply a compilation of words thrown down into a book that work together to make a story. Nearly every author that takes the time to write a book is looking to not only tell a story, but to put forth their own ideas and beliefs. In Dubliners, James Joyce uses the theme of escape and journey to show the conflict between the individual and society in Dublin. Although at first glance many of these themes are simply over looked, upon closer reading it is easy to see that the characters in Joyce’s novels represent Ireland as a whole....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Literary Analysis - Literary Analysis This was by far my least favorite paper of all of them simply because "The Dubliners" is incredibly hard to understand when you don't have enough time to read back through it like I had previously to understand the other stories. "The Dead" and "The Sister's" are two different stories. "The Dead" is the longest story in "The Dubliners" and the most difficult to understand because of the many different themes running through it. While "The Sisters" is much shorter than the latter, with an easier storyline....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1635 words
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Literary Analysis - Literary Analysis In James Joyce’s Dubliners, Joyce writes about difficulties and hardships of the Irish people during the 19th century. In the stories “The Sisters” and “The Dead,” the separation of an individual from the rest of society is portrayed through many occurrences of eyes and visions. There are many examples that run though out these stories that can be interpreted. Some of these examples can range from being on a symbolic level to an emotional level within the characters....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1270 words
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Heavy Versus Light Reading: The Decipherment of Literary and Non-Literary Texts - Heavy Versus Light Reading: The Decipherment of Literary and Non-Literary Texts In attempting to discriminate between the nature of a "literary" text and a "non-literary" text, a metaphor from Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being comes to mind. Especially in considering this same novel in contrast with a novel such as Danielle Steele's Vanished, the idea of lightness versus heaviness presents itself, and with it, a new way of approaching the decipherment of any high/low dichotomy of "literariness"....   [tags: Unbearable Lightness Being] 1766 words
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Discussing Literary Genre - To define genre is to embark on a conjectural journey within a theoretical minefield. Genre theory has drawn immense debate and contemplation throughout literary history, however, several conclusions have emerged. Genre types are unfixed categories whose characteristics differ considerably among the specific genres; furthermore, the role of literary history plays a significant role in discussions of genre, for genre types evolve and shift with each new literary text. An approach to the discussion of genre, family resemblances, illustrates similar conventions among texts within a genre, but there are significant problems in this approach....   [tags: essays research papers] 937 words
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Faulkner's Literary Tactics - William Faulkner was a well-esteemed author of the 20th century who used many literary techniques to display messages in his writings. In his short story, A Rose for Emily, he used literary tools such as point of view, physical plot structure, and symbolism to develop his theme that the past is always wound into the present. Faulkner decides to use the point of view that the members of the town possess for Ms. Emily Grierson. This point of view works best in A Rose for Emily because it attracts the audiences' curiosity for the mysterious Miss Emily just as the town is lured....   [tags: American Literature] 403 words
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Stop Literary Censorship - Stop Literary Censorship       Censorship is becoming more and more common all over the world today. The online Encarta Encyclopedia defines censorship as, "supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books...for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive." Henry Reichman from the Education World website defines it as, "the removal, suppression, or restricted circulation of literary, artistic, or educational materials ....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Atonement Literary Elements - The once best-selling book the atonement by Ian McEwan is now a motion picture. This film stars A list actors, including Kiera Knightly and James McAvoy . The brilliant Director Joe Wright combined with screenwriter Christopher Hampton turns the bestseller into the award winning picture. Though adapted for the big screen, the film still contains important literary elements such as: theme, symbolism, conflicts, and setting. One major theme of the movie is thing aren’t always as they appear . The major character Briony in many instances misinterprets what she has witnessed and these misunderstanding ruin the life of the people she cares the most about....   [tags: Film Movie] 1358 words
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Literary Works of Plato: Critical Essay - This essay attempts to present a critical analysis of the literary works of Plato. Plato's literary work span is wide containing issues pertaining to justice, social life, specific virtues, good ruler's knowledge, value of justice, love and many others. The philosophical tones of Plato resembled very much with that of Socrates addressing the similar issues in his own Platonic version of dialogues. The Republic and the citizen played an important role in his work in addressing to the various social issues and intricate understanding of the human nature of human responsibilities in a republic....   [tags: Philosophy] 782 words
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The Life and Literary Work of Kate Chopin - The Life and Literary Work of Kate Chopin Courageous . . . daring . . . innovative . . . all aptly describe Kate Chopin, American short story writer, novelist, poet, and essayist. Timeless classics, Kate Chopin’s works of the late nineteenth century remain rare jewels and priceless gifts to the literary world today. Born Katherine O’Flaherty on February 8, 1851, in St. Louis, Chopin was the daughter of a prominent Irish merchant and an aristocratic French-Creole mother. Chopin’s roots in, and familiarity with, two distinctly different cultures were important on both a personal and creative level throughout her life....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 739 words
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Dubliners: Literary Analysis - Dubliners: Literary Analysis James Joyce wrote Dubliners to portray Dublin at the turn of the early 20th century. In Dubliners, faith and reason are represented using dark images and symbols. James Joyce uses these symbols to show the negative side of Dublin. In “The Sisters,” “The Boarding House,” and “The Dead” dark is expressed in many ways. James Joyce uses the light and dark form of symbolism in his imagination to make his stories come to life. The tale of “The Sisters” has dark images related to faith....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1377 words
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Literary Utopian Societies - Literary Utopian Societies “The vision of one century is often the reality of the next…” (Nelson 108). Throughout time, great minds have constructed their own visions of utopia. Through the study of utopias, one finds that these “perfect” societies have many flaws. For example, most utopias tend to have an authoritarian nature (Manuel 3). Also, another obvious imperfection found in the majority of utopias is that of a faulty social class system (Thomas 94). But one must realized that the flaws found in utopian societies serve a specific purpose....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Dante's Literary Style - Dante's Literary Style Dante was a genius, having being said at the cost of sounding trite. He was also the master who wrote the masterpiece appropriately called La Comedia which, most clearly of all his works demonstrates his genius profoundly. Dante lived in Florence, Italy in the late 13th and early 14th century. This was at a time when Florence was in political turmoil. Dante, however, was not a commoner. In fact, Dante's party, who were called the Guelfs, took control of Florence during Dante's time in 1266 (Fergusson, Francis, 26)....   [tags: Dante Comedia] 1432 words
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A Farewell to Arms as a Classic Literary Work - A Farewell to Arms as a Classic Literary Work      A classic literary work has been defined as a work "that lasts through generations because of its universality of theme, ageless symbolism, word choice and the ordering of detail."  A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway should be considered a classic literary work due to the universal themes, ageless symbolism, word choice, and story detail.              Although there were several themes in this book, a major theme seemed to dominate the story.  This theme is the importance of love and loss in a male emale relationship.  These two lovers were so absorbed in each other that they needed no one else in their life.    'Wouldn't yo...   [tags: Farewell Arms Essays]
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Common Sense, Practicality, and the Literary Canon - Common Sense, Practicality, and the Literary Canon       In keeping with my more-or-less conservative views, it seems obvious that what is most lacking in the English culture-war debates is a little common sense and practicality. Take, for example, the question of the literary canon (by which I mean the canon of imaginative literature: fiction, poetry, and drama). In his preface to Falling Into Theory, David H. Richter articulates three basic positions on the issue of the standard or traditional canon: defend the canon, expand it to include works by women and minorities, or eliminate it altogether (vii- viii)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Importance of Literary Elements in Barn Burning - The Importance of Literary Elements in Barn Burning         Understanding literary elements such as patterns, reader/writer relationships, and character choice are critical in appreciating William Faulkner's Barn Burning. Some literary elements are small and almost inconsequential while others are large and all-encompassing: the mother's broken clock, a small and seemingly insignificant object, is used so carefully, extracting the maximum effect; the subtle, but more frequent use of dialectal words which contain darker, secondary meanings; the way blood is used throughout the story in many different ways, including several direct references in the familial sense; how Faulkner chooses to...   [tags: Barn Burning Essays]
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Jane Austen - Star of the Literary Sky - Jane Austen - Star of the Literary Sky         Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in a town called Steventon, Hampshire, near Basingstoke, England. In a family of eight children, she was the second eldest. Her mother was called Cassandra, as well as her older sister and her father was George Austen, the local rector (clergyman). When her sister Cassandra, who was only three years older and to whom she was really close, wanted to go to Oxford, she followed, but the two girls had to come back home after only a few months....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Satire in Dorothy Parker's Literary Work - Satire in Dorothy Parker's Literary Work Dorothy Parker was born in 1893 and died in 1967. She is known for using a mixture of humor, satire, and sarcasm in her poems. Satire is a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule of scorn. Three poems in which she uses humor, satire, and sarcasm are "Résumé", "Comment", and "One Perfect Rose". In the poem "Comment" she uses an example of sarcasm. Sarcasm is harsh or bitter derision or irony. This poem is about how life is sweet bliss....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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Use of Literary Techniques in Milton's Sonnet - Use of Literary Techniques in Milton's Sonnet At the prime of his life, Milton was struck with blindness. As a result of this tragedy, Milton created a sonnet about his blindness. He questioned the meaning of this tragedy, of the future, and God for his blindness within the sonnet. Within Milton's sonnet about his blindness: figurative language, personification, his intent and prosody are adopted to  convey his questions and heart felt acceptance of his blindness.             Milton uses figurative language to express his grievances and discontent....   [tags: Milton Sonnet] 721 words
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Comparing Literary Styles of Dickens and Hardy - Comparing Literary Styles of Dickens and Hardy In order to compare the literary styles of Dickens and Hardy I will use 'The Signalman´ by Charles Dickens and 'The Withering Arm´ by Thomas Hardy. 'The Signalman´ features a lonely train signalman who works in signal box by a railway cutting. He has been visited by a "spectre" which appears just before a fatal accident takes place....   [tags: Papers] 1745 words
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The Literary Merit of A Lesson Before Dying - The Literary Merit of A Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines was born during the middle of the Great Depression on January 15, 1933. He was the oldest of twelve children. At the age of nine Gaines worked as an errand boy on the River Lake Plantation, the same plantation his book A Lesson Before Dying was set in. Gaines was raised by his Aunt Augusteen Jefferson, much like Grant, the protagonist in the novel, was raised by his Aunt Tante Lou. At the age of fifteen Gaines rejoined his immediate family in Vallejo, California because there were no high schools for him to attend in Louisiana....   [tags: Lesson Before Dying Essays]
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The Life and Literary Works of Shirley Jackson - Shirley Jackson was born on December 14, 1919 to Leslie and Geraldine Jackson. Her surroundings were comfortable and friendly. Two years after Shirley was born, her family with her newborn brother moved from San Francisco to Burlingame, California, about thirty miles away. "According to her mother, Shirley began to compose verse almost as soon as she could write it" (Friedman, 18). As a child, Shirley was interested in sports and literature. In 1930, a year before she attended Burlingame High School, Shirley began writing poetry and short stories....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Literary Analysis of ?The Grandfather? by Gary Soto - “[Gary Soto’s] power comes from showing, from painting pictures that allow the reader to feel the wonder promise, and pain of everyday life” (Fabiano185). Gary Soto’s writing goes right to the center of the Chicano experience (Dunn 284). In “The Grandfather”, Gary Soto presents the feeling of what everyday life would be like when living in a Hispanic community. Soto is able to do this with a naturalistic writing style, writing in a simple style, and using his real life experiences as a basis. Naturalism is a writing style in which the writer takes a slice of life and makes it last forever....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Literary Analysis of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks - Literary Analysis of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks This book is a great book and it touches ones heart in ways you couldn't imagine. I seriously love this book because I love romantic stories and it's just so cute. The movie is good but the book is better. Well 'The Notebook' is about a journey of two young lovers Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson who made a passionate summer romance and they were separated because Allie moved to the city. After fourteen years of separation due to World War 2 and class differences....   [tags: The Notebook Nicholas Sparks Romance Essays] 744 words
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The History and Literary Context of Silas Marner - The History and Literary Context of Silas Marner Silas Marner was written in 1860 by Mary Ann (Marian) Evans, better known under the pen name of George Eliot. She used this name for several reasons; for one, she'd had affairs with a variety of unsuitable men, which was greatly frowned upon in those days, and she rightly thought this could affect her career as a successful novelist. For another reason, women authors were looked down upon by critics and indeed, society, so she felt sure she would have a greater chance of success under a male name....   [tags: English Literature] 1694 words
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Literary Analysis of Romeo and Juliet's Similarities - Literary Analysis of Romeo and Juliet's Similarities To be similar is to have common features among two or more things. Similarities are used to compare alike things. The characters Romeo and Juliet from the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet are comparable throughout their short lived relationship. Although strangers, they are drawn together by their mutual bond . The most distinct similarity between Romeo and Juliet is their undying love for one another. Both Romeo and Juliet have an intense love for each other that never weakens....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 711 words
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Literary Critique - Midnight For Charlie Bone - Literary Criticism Nimmo, Jenny. Midnight for Charlie Bone. New York, New York City: Orchard Books. 2003. 401 pages. Midnight for Charlie Bone is a story about a school for prodigy children who each have a special magic skill. Charlie Bone has no idea that he has a special power, until he finds out he can see and hear people talking in photographs. Although he wants to use his power for the good, his classmate Lucretia Yewbeam does not. She has the power to brainwash people. She brainwashes her classmates and commands them to do her homework, make food, borrow money, etc....   [tags: Jenny Nimmo] 1011 words
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Literary Analysis of Audre Lorde's Power - Literary Analysis of Audre Lorde's Power Audre Lorde uses her poetic prose to express her feelings of anger and fury over an unfortunate incident which occurred in New York City in the late 1970's. She shares her outrage and disgust at a racist society that can allow a child's death to be buried with no true justice found to help resolve the loss of a innocent child. Audre Lorde adopted an African name at the end of her life, Gamba Adisa, which means "Warrior-She Who Makes Her Meaning Known." (1404) This name she chose can help explain the role as a woman poet and writer she felt she had to play and why she wrote the various works that she produced throughout her life....   [tags: Poem Poet Poetic Papers]
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Literary Minimalism and Jean François Lyotard - Literary Minimalism and Jean François Lyotard 1. Anne Beattie has been called a writer of minimalist fiction. Jean François Lyotard’s theories concerning postmodern expression have many similarities to this style. In this paper some of Lyotard’s philosophical contributions to postmodernism will be presented as mission statements for, and/or an explanations of, the minimalist style. 2. First, minimalism as a style will be explained through examples from Anne Beattie’s story "Girl Talk" along with other commentary....   [tags: Free Essays Online]
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Literary Analysis of Emily Dickinson's Poetry - Literary Analysis of Emily Dickinson's Poetry      Emily Dickinson is one of the most famous authors in American History, and a good amount of that can be attributed to her uniqueness in writing. In Emily Dickinson's poem 'Because I could not stop for Death,' she characterizes her overarching theme of Death differently than it is usually described through the poetic devices of irony, imagery, symbolism, and word choice.      Emily Dickinson likes to use many different forms of poetic devices and Emily's use of irony in poems is one of the reasons they stand out in American poetry....   [tags: Emily Dickinson Poet Poetry Analyze Essays]
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Literary Works in Sixteenth-Century England - Literary Works in Sixteenth-Century England Literary works in sixteenth-century England were rarely if ever created in isolation from other currents in the social and cultural world. The boundaries that divided the texts we now regard as aesthetic from other texts that participated in the spectacles of power or the murderous conflicts of rival religious factions or the rhetorical strategies of erotic and political courtship were porous and constantly shifting. It is perfectly acceptable, of course, for the purposes of reading to redraw these boundaries more decisively, treating Renaissance texts as if they were islands of the autonomous literary imagination....   [tags: Papers] 1997 words
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Literary Criticism of Swift’s Poetry - Literary Criticism of Swift’s Poetry In her article, "Voyeurism in Swift's Poetry," Louise K. Barnett explores the trend of voyeurism m the works of Jonathan Swift. She speaks broadly about the use of this technique in his work and concentrates on a few poems including "The Lady's Dressing Room." Barnett believes that Swift's poetry tends to be more voyeuristic than it is obsessed with excrement and decay. To support this, she maintains that each poem centers around the experience of seeing the obscenity (i.e....   [tags: Swift]
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Literary Response to Gulliver’s Travels - Literary Response to Gulliver’s Travels 1.) Interpret the ending of Book IV in Gulliver’s Travels. How are we to understand Gulliver’s very strange behavior. In Book IV, Lemuel Gulliver’s fourth and final journey places him in the land of the Houyhnhnm, a civilization of intellectual, sensible horses, and senseless, inferior, and indecent humans. As Swift does throughout the novel, he ties his satire closely with Gulliver’s perceptions of the different world around him in his last adventure; these chapters do not change the method of Swift’s satire....   [tags: essays papers] 513 words
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Tell-tale Heart Literary Analysis - The Tell-Tale Heart A Literary Analysis Like many of Poe's other works, the Tell-Tale Heart is a dark story. This particular one focuses on the events leading the death of an old man, and the events afterwards. That's the basics of it, but there are many deep meanings hidden in the three page short story. Poe uses techniques such as first person narrative, irony and style to pull off a believable sense of paranoia. In this particular story, Poe decided to write it in the first person narrative....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe] 710 words
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Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory by Peter Barry - “Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory” by Peter Barry is a book that presents literary and cultural theory in a systematic, simple and coherent way. The book provides clear explanations and demonstrations of 12 important critical and cultural theories, the main ones include: Structuralism, Post Structuralism, Post Modernism, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Feminism, Lesbian/gay criticism, Marxist criticism, New historicism, Postcolonial Criticism, Stylistics, Narratology and Ecocriticism....   [tags: structuralism, feminism, marxism criticism]
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