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Famous Authors

- In today's world, many people are losing their sense of what a true, fine piece of literature really is. It is rare to find someone who likes to read for their own pleasure. It is even rarer to find someone who likes to read the classics, such as Shakespearean plays or a prose written by Edgar Allan Poe. Some of the oldest tales have greatly influenced the world as we know it in many ways. A few famous people in history who have made a positive impact on the world of literature are Aesop, Dante Alighieri, and Charles Dickens....   [tags: authors]

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A Journey in Time for Three Famous Authors

- Some may call it magic, others will. But how three writers from the sixteenth century came out of a bright flash in lower manhattan in the middle of the day no one will know. How the writers described it was a lightning storm and a bright flash brought them to this time period. traveling through centuries of history in only a few mere seconds. Seeing the world through the eyes of someone that came from such a distant time is something out of the ordinary. Like Dorothy coming out of the house into Oz with full color....   [tags: authors, history, memories]

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Women Authors of the 19th Century

- Women Authors of the 19th Century Some of the most influential women authors of all time lived in the 19th century. These women expressed their inner most thoughts and ideas through their writings. They helped to change society, perhaps without knowing it, through poetry, novels, and articles. Emily Dickinson, Harriet Jacobs, Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, and Elizabeth Oakes Smith are the best-known controversial and expressive women authors of their time. On December 10, 1830 a poet was born....   [tags: Women 19th Century Authors Writers Essays]

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The Authors

- The Authors In the world of writing, the writer’s lifestyle, imagination, background, or world views is what will make the piece attractive. The three writers’ T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote most of their pieces with the way they viewed the world or things that had occurred in their lives. The following paragraphs will tell you about the writers past to induce them into writing what they did. T.S. Eliot, a very cerebral poet and also wrote essays. Eliot grew up in a fine family, his father was a business man and his mother was very involved in the community and wrote poetry....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Representation of Women by Four Authors

- ... The storm is a storm that occurs from the repression that female characters suffer. In After the Acadian Ball Calixta also encounters repression. Calixta desires to act at the ball in a manner that is viewed poorly by society and she must decide between pleasing herself and conforming to society, this case is similar to Daisy Miller. Calixta and Daisy Miller are clearly faced with expectations to follow strict rules and not express themselves. These expectations reflect the expectations of women to play a defined and insignificant role in society....   [tags: sterotypes, gender, culture, men, women]

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An Outside Look on Revolutionary Authors

- Without its inspiring authors, America would have lost its drive during the initial battles of the Revolutionary War. Literature in the time before, during, and after the Revolutionary War forever made an enormous impact on historical events. In this time, literature assumes a huge position in society and everyone keeps an eye out for the newest piece. The writers of short works such as Letters from an American Farmer, Declaration of Independence and Common Sense all gave Americans a reason to fight for their freedom and surge forward as an emergent independent nation....   [tags: literature, independence, Thomas Paine, revolution]

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The Natural World: An Authors Tool

- Many authors use the natural world to depict the emotional state of main characters or all characters and to depict plot development. The Outlander by Gil Adamson and Hamlet by William Shakespeare use the natural world in a similar fashion. The Outlander is the story of Mary Boulton, a widow of her own doing, who is being chased by her husband’s brothers. The reader follows her on her trek through the wild that ultimately results in her return to mental clarity. The story of Hamlet is the inverse of The Outlander....   [tags: shakespeare, gil adamson]

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Authors Playing With Our Emotions

- Authors Playing With Our Emotions in Robert Frost’s “The Fear”, Chuck Palahniuk’s “Speaking Bitterness”, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, and Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Some authors are very clever in the way they toy with our emotions. It is not uncommon to find yourself giggling at a story while simultaneously realizing you probably should not be laughing at something that is actually quite gruesome. These mixed emotions are stressful for a reader, and this anxiety is an author’s way of creating paranoia....   [tags: The Fear, Speaking Bitterness]

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Authors: Skin Color or Talent?

- ... The majority of the books I’ve read with a non-white protagonist are issue-based, whether it’s a biography, stories of racism, or a past vs present story. They don’t lend themselves to a feeling of ‘us,’ but rather an increasingly isolating feeling of “them” and “those people.” Why aren’t there more romance novels featuring people of color. Why aren’t there more protagonists like James Patterson’s Alex Cross. White Culture. There is an interesting phenomena in this country when you start talking about race and ethnicity, especially when it comes to the university setting....   [tags: racism, caucasian, non-hispanic]

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What Are The Authors Claim?

- What is the authors claim. The authors claim appears in the fourth paragraph where he states: “These marketing trends target younger and younger girls and women; they manipulate them by standardizing certain behaviors and styles of dress, impress upon them the idea that being sexy is necessary, engender an arbitrary and unrealistic idea of what being “sexy” is, and distort their self-concept.” I believe his claim appears again in the last paragraph where he states: “Their marketing campaigns and lingerie and cosmetics lines create unrealistic standards by which women and girls are intended to live....   [tags: Want, Need, WANT, Cosmetics]

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Amazing Authors of Illinois

- Illinois is home and was home to many fantastic authors. Veronica Roth is one of the amazing authors who calls Illinois home. Author Michael W. Sherer also resides in Illinois. James Robert Sherburne also lived in Illinois. The author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, Lyman Frank Baum, also resided in Illinois. Many amazing authors, including Veronica Roth, Michael W. Sherer, James Robert Sherburne, and Lyman Frank Baum, reside in or have resided in the wonderful state of Illinois. Veronica Roth Veronica Roth was born on August 19,1998....   [tags: Robert Sherburne, Veronica Roth, Michael Sherer]

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American Authors: Sinclair Lewis

- Sinclair Lewis Sinclair Lewis was one of the greatest American authors from the 1920s to the 1930s. Lewis’ early novels failed to bring him fame and success but that later changed when these novels came along. His successes in the novels Babbitt and Main Street shot him up to commercial fame. Lewis was a great American novelist and writer. Lewis wrote novels, poems, and even short stories. His works redefined and brought to light many issues in America that were thought to be normal and just but were not at the time....   [tags: biography, poems, short stories]

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What Were The Authors Attempting For Discover?

- 1. Describe the overall purpose of the article. What were the authors attempting to discover. The overall purpose of the article was to look into the rights given to kids in Britain, Swiss and in the United States. What discovered was that each country based on cultural norms and rules were different on the way they took care of the children. The authors discovered that in Britain and Swiss, children advocated for self-determination for young boys versus those in the U.S. advocated young girls and younger children....   [tags: United States, Sociology, Meaning of life, Parent]

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The Perspective Of Jacob Lawrence And The Authors Address

- Art and literature work independently of each other, however, they can be linked together to help a reader or observer understand in new ways and create new possibilities. Within this context, the perspective of Jacob Lawrence and the authors address that it takes work to build the ideal society and family. However, the authors give the stark reality of both society and family demonstrating that our reality is nothing like the ideal. Jacob Lawrence was raised in Harlem and within his art are black families and social protest....   [tags: Black people, Negro, White people]

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Other Authors To Be Included in the Current Curriculum

- The twentieth century produced innumerable great and influential writers from all over the world. There are many that belong to the period studied, roughly from 1910s to the 1960s, who could arguably and justifiably be studied on the module alongside the masters of modernisms already on the syllabus - Kafka, Woolf, Joyce and Eliot. Authors such as Arthur Miller and his Death of a Salesman, F. Scott Fitzgerald with The Great Gatsby or Marcel Proust with his In Search for Lost Time have made it considerably difficult to single out Vladimir Nabokov as the author that I think should be studied on our module....   [tags: 20th Century Literature]

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A Glimpse of Female American Authors and their Writing

- While it is no secret that the past is fraught with prejudices, literature gives readers a unique glimpse into the realities of being an early American woman, but only through careful analysis. Women were not permitted to publish merely to express their own thoughts or sentiments at the time, so understanding the true emotions and motivations behind early publications can be a challenge. A moral or religious lesson could be used to excuse the breach of etiquette incurred by publishing their works, but even with moral lessons for their readers, female authors needed to justify their writings and maintain their ‘proper’ place of subservience to the will of men, God, or social order....   [tags: Women, Literature, Society]

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Why Are Authors Afraid For Kill Their Characters?

- Why are Authors Afraid to Kill their Characters. One of an author’s most potent tools is killing off a character, especially if that character has won the reader’s heart over the course of the story. The act is an author’s way of demonstrating the gravity of a situation, stirring the reader’s emotions, and demonstrating the callousness of a villain in the case of a murder. Death is a powerful tool when used correctly, as it symbolizes permanence and ultimate consequence. One trend I’ve begun to notice, however, is that writers are resurrecting characters that should be dead....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, Afterlife, Plot]

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Black Characters As Seen By White Authors

- It is no secret that there is a complicated history with race in America. The issue has been discussed by scholars such as Sterling Brown or W.E.B Dubois. Brown’s article, “Negro Characters as Seen by White Authors” outlines a variety of common stereotypes for black characters in American literature from the late nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. DuBois went a step further in his essay “Of Our Spiritual Strivings”, in which he outlined his theory of “double-consciousness”, a theory that has shown itself time and time again, especially in hip hop....   [tags: African American, Stereotype, Black people]

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The Most Inspirational Authors Of The 19th Century

- Samuel Clemens, best know as Mark Twain, was one of the most inspirational authors of the 19th century. Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, he was the sixth of seven children ( When he turned seven his family moved out to Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi River. Missouri‚ at the time‚ was a fairly new state and comprised part of the country’s western border (, it was at the time a slave state also. Samuels father owned only one slave but his uncle owned several....   [tags: Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]

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Early Modern Authors And Christian Humanism

- Early Modern Authors and Christian Humanism Early modern authors owe a lot of things to Christian Humanism. Christian Humanism is taking a religious spin to humanity and the way people have transformed the world from Jesus’ teachings. There are many people in the reformation that contributed to Christian Humanism, Sor Juana, Margaret Fell, Martin Luther and John Calvin, to name a few. Christian Humanism was able to begin in a whole new way in the reformation because of the new advances in paper, the way people were able to write, and new ink....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Christianity, Jesus]

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The Blind Creations Of Jorge Luis Borges

- From the broken-down district of Palermo in Buenos Aires 1899, a literary star is born, Jorge Luis Borges. Under the pressure and teachings from his well-educated father, Borges learned English before Spanish and realized his destiny as a shining diamond in the rough within the world of literature. He intertwined reality and imagination, creating unique works of art and granting him the title of “the most foremost contemporary Spanish-American writer”. His influences ranged from people in his life, to his own age and stage in life, to authors he never knew....   [tags: Authors]

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How Harper Lee Was Influenced by The Times

- Throughout history, there has been an overarching theme that writers write about. Great authors write about what they know. They write about what they see. They write about what they hear. They write about personal experiences and incorporate details from their lives into their literature. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a classical work that reflects the Civil Rights and Women’s Movement of the 1950’s-1960’s through her depiction of the relationship between blacks and whites and her portrayal of female characters....   [tags: Authors]

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The Poetry and Prose of Edgar Allen Poe

- Art is in everything. Artists can be experts with a paintbrush, phenomenal with piano or a master of their pen. Authors and poets have a chance to manipulate words like no other artist can. Poets in particular can use their words to encompass different kinds of art by painting a picture with lyrical rhythm and imagery. Poets may be common, but for their poetry to be timeless it must be universally relatable. Edgar Allen Poe is regarded as one of the most famous poets in American history due to his well renowned debauchery, gothic tales of terror, and poems which are taught in schools and still analyzed today....   [tags: Authors]

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The Fame and Fortune of J.K. Rowling

- Fame and Fortune Throughout the years we have watched J.K. Rowling tower over all other authors in the world. Rowling went through many trials, tribulations and hard ships to be the great woman she is today. Rowling’s life is now in the public eye all because of one boy, Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling once said “I thought I’d written something that a handful of people might like. So this has been something of a shock.”- J.K. Rowling (Rowling J.K.). Subsequently Rowling’s life will be forever changed....   [tags: Authors]

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Wrapping My Mind Around Stephen Crane’s Mind

- Most authors, regardless of capability, tend to have certain themes appear throughout their different pieces of writing. An author remains the same person after each book, and that person likely feels the same way about many things, so there is certainly a chance to see themes pop up multiple times throughout the works that they have written. For example, Stephen Crane had many recurring themes within his writing. He was always focused on certain themes because his writing style revolved around these themes....   [tags: Authors]

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The Depths of Fear: Peter Benchley

- The world’s oceans, they cover a great majority of our planet. According to scientists, we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about what’s in the waters of our own planet. Even with advancing science we still don’t know very much about them. So imagine what it was like back around the 1970’s, it was already a time of great fear, and to some extent, paranoia in the United States with the threat of nuclear war and multiple other new threats emerging. Surprisingly, although it was known that there were dangerous things in the sea, nobody seemed to pay that much mind to it....   [tags: Authors]

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The Authors of the Literary Fairy Tale

- The Authors of the Literary Fairy Tale When asked to name authors of fairy tales, most people now (if they knew at all) would answer the Grimm Brothers or Charles Perrault, and perhaps Hans Christian Andersen. Yet throughout history, fairy tales have been women's stories, passed down orally by the mothers and grandmothers....   [tags: Papers]

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The Presentation of Love by Different Authors

- The Presentation of Love by Different Authors Compare and contrast how love is presented in 5, pre 1914, poems. Love is conveyed in many different ways by the different authors of the poems, ‘How Do I Love Thee?’ (Elizabeth Barrett Browning), ‘First Love’ (John Clare), ‘Villegiature’ (Edith Nesbit), ‘My mistresses eyes are nothing like the sun’ (William Shakespeare) and ‘Sonnet 18’ (William Shakespeare). Love is presented using a different number of themes such as religion, passion, sickness and nature....   [tags: Papers]

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The Authors Sedgwick, Gould, and Otto

- Sedgwick's Hope Leslie, Gould's Dinosaur in a Haystack, and Otto's How To Make an American Quilt The authors Sedgwick, Gould, and Otto use structure in their books to get their points across. Sedgwick, author of Hope Leslie, divides her novel into two parts and chapters. Gould, author of Dinosaur in a Haystack, uses his book to present specific, autonomous essays and state his own views through literary snobbery. Otto, author of How To Make an American Quilt, divides her chapters up by first presenting instructions on how to make a quilt and then a story of one of the ladies of the quilting circle....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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Collection of Poems by Various Authors

- Collection of Poems by Various Authors Poet Biography, Edgar Allan Poe The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Mamie by Carl Sandburg Explication, Mamie by Carl Sandburg Two Strangers Breakfast by Carl Sandburg Mag by Carl Sandburg Explications of Two Strangers Breakfast and Mag by Carl Sandburg Reasons Why by Langston Hughes Explication of Reasons Why by Langston Hughes The Faces of Our Youth by Franklin Delano Roosevelt Enjoyment, Explication, The Faces of Our Youth by Franklin Delano Roosevelt Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe Explication Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe Works Cited Poet Biography Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is one of the best-known American poets....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe Langston Hughes Poetry Essays]

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Authors' Conceptions of Human Nature

- Authors' Conceptions of Human Nature Philosophers, politicians, and writers throughout all of the western world and across all of our written history have discovered the importance of knowing human nature. Human nature is responsible for our definitions of abstract concepts that are surprisingly universal across the western world like justice, equity, and law. Human nature must also be carefully studied in an effort to understand, obtain, or maintain power within society. Finally, human nature must also be carefully understood so as to protect it from being manipulated and to understand its place in society....   [tags: Human Nature Philosophy Essays]

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Female Authors : The Eyes Of A Man And A Woman On A Roof

- One of the most fascinating elements that female authors bring to light is their use of perspective—something that’s most commonly illustrated through the eyes of a man, a male author, or, more often than not, both. Women writers offer a different voice than their male counterparts, even if it’s simply by the subtle inclusion of their own experiences within the narrative of the central character. With that in mind, the question must be asked—how do these female authors present their male characters....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Femininity, Man]

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American Authors: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allen Poe

- Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allen Poe “To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils.” Socrates one of the greek philosophers in the 400’s BC, gives a reasonable question about the fear of death. Death affects people and characters very differently in life. In the world of literary works two very well known authors Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe present two works that both deal with the effects of this very thing the fear of death....   [tags: romanic movement, freedom, good and evil]

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Differences Between The Authors ' Experiences Adherence Of Their Chinese Heritage

- Outline: Thesis: Both of the authors’ experiences adhere to three different criterions: they both cite one main issue, a different tone and a different out coming purpose. These three measures present some similarities and differences between the articles. I-Ideas, or main issues A- The alikeness in rejection of their Chinese Heritage. 1-The author’s struggle and disinterest to learn her native Language; “The Struggle to be an All American Girl”. 2-The author’s strong reaction of distaste towards her native food; “Catfish in the Bathtub”....   [tags: Chinese language, China, Overseas Chinese]

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How Do The Authors Present Accurately The Eras They Portray?

- How do the authors present accurately the eras they portray. The authors of Dragonwings, (Laurence Yep) and Let the Circle Be Unbroken, (Mildred D. Taylor) accurately present the eras that are involved in the novels through providing a reasonable and relatable story. The authors use various techniques such as themes, character development, symbolism and supporting plot points to develop an enjoyable and understandable novel. Alongside these techniques, each author incorporates the time period that the novel revolves around with the story itself....   [tags: Fiction, Novel, Great Depression, Black people]

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Naval Authors' Contributions to Science Fiction and Postmodernism

- The influence of the navy on literature is not necessarily a traditional topic in Western canon. The issue of maritime concerns can be traced as far back as Homer's Odyssey with a military leader taking the role of the protagonist. It is not just through content that naval concerns have influenced Western literature, but through the experiences of authors in serving their nations. Soldiers and veterans have long turned to literature during and following service, for a variety of reasons. It is in the twentieth century that American sailors began to seriously influence the genres in which they wrote....   [tags: literary analysis, navy]

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Authors Teaching How to Live with Chaos and Change

- Humanity enjoys structure, from the streets with numeric organization, the times we wake up and go to sleep, to when we eat certain foods; if order is disturbed then people feel threatened and unsure of what to do. The twentieth century, with its chaotically quick changes, often made people uncertain about basic principles. To combat chaos, society had imposed a strict structure for people to follow. Society expected women to be in the kitchen, blacks to be servants to whites, the only love possible was between a strong man and a weak woman, and other conventions; everyone had a place in society and knew what the public expected of them....   [tags: open-minding to differing lifestyles]

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Indian Authors: The Swami and Friends by R.K. Narayan

- The Guide R.K.Narayan is one of the most celebrated of Indian authors. His works include books like the swami and friends, the schoolmaster and under the banyan tree. Though colloquial use of English language has been made, Narayan ensures that the reader is engaged and engrossed in his plots and characters. His book, the guide, is no exception. I have found the book to be an enjoyable read that grows on the reader, and is hard to forget. Matching the previous works of Narayan, the guide is easy to read but challenging to understand in terms of the plot and characters; both of which are complete and easily identifiable....   [tags: language, the guide, schoolmaster]

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Why Authors Opt to Challenge Cultural Preoccupations

- In Hunt’s argument, he refers to ‘preoccupations of a culture’ by which he means adults and not children as it is they who write, publish and purchase children’s books. This essay discusses Hunt’s statement with reference to Mortal Engines, The Other Side of Truth and Junk. It looks at what assumptions these books challenge and how the authors use their craft to persuade the reader to reassess their assumptions and ideology changing their idioms in the process. What the books reflect about the current theories surrounding the concepts of childhood and a discourse about the reasons why authors opt to challenge cultural preoccupations....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Nicholas Sparks : One Of World Best Authors

- Nicholas sparks is one of World’s best authors. He is the most adored and admired storyteller in writing love stories. He was born on December 31, 1965, in Omaha, Nebraska. His older brother was named Michael Earl Sparks and his little sister named Danielle Sparks. His younger sister died in 2000 due to a brain tumor. He is the second son of Patrick Michael Sparks, which was a professor, and Jill Emma Marie Thoene, which was a homemaker. His childhood was full of new experiences because his family travels a lot....   [tags: Love, Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook]

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Perspectives on Writing by Different Authors

- Writing is a broad topic. A topic as broad as writing leaves loopholes and room for those who choose to of express themselves. This expression can be completely voluntary, such as a job or hobby, or involuntary, such as writings assignments for students. Yet no matter the profession of the writer, there is a common ground for all. Writing can be an art for some or a gained skill for others. No matter the interpretation, there will be hardships while writing, like writer’s blocks and numerous drafts....   [tags: junot diaz, becoming a writer]

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Authors writing about God

- All of the authors we have conversed about in class and studied about at home are connected in at least one way, if not many more. For example, Anne Bradstreet, Jonathan Edwards, Michael Wigglesworth and John Winthrop all write about God and the way we should all act and the simple fact that we all need to be Christians and so must the Indians who occupy their lives. Where as these authors are writers of the Heavenly Father, the authors that I wish to write about, though they do speak a little about God, I am writing on their influence on the Indian culture as well as the impact the Indians have made in Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca’s, Mary Rowlandson’s and Samson Occom’s lives....   [tags: Indian culture and Christianity]

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Three Authors that Criticize Nationalism

- There are many theories and definitions of nationalism. “Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism” by Anderson Benedict gives a proper definition of nationalism. From the first chapter of the book, Anderson of the text believes that both Marxist and liberal lost substance in explaining the concept of nationalism. According to the author, nationality and nationalism are comparable to natural artifacts. In addition, nationalism is yet to produce heroes. The author argues that a nation only exists in people’s minds because its members do not truly know each other....   [tags: Anderson Benedict, George Orwell, Theda Skocpol]

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The Authors to Their Poems

- Anne Bradstreet and Emily Dickinson are both respected women poets in their own rights. Although in different manners, both poets discuss their poetry within their poetry. Bradstreet and Dickinson, as poets, were able to break free of male oppression and literary traditions of the period, to portray their emotions and imagination through their works, expressing their freedom and the construction of being a poet within the works. Dickinson and Bradstreet, however, wrote during different periods, where their styles greatly differed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fiction Authors

- Fiction Authors For more than half a century science fiction writers have thrilled and challenged readers with visions of the future and future worlds. These authors offered an insight into what they expected man, society, and life to be like at some future time. One such author, Ray Bradbury, utilized this concept in his work, Fahrenheit 451, a futuristic look at a man and his role in society. Bradbury utilizes the luxuries of life in America today, in addition to various occupations and technological advances, to show what life could be like if the future takes a drastic turn for the worse....   [tags: Biographies]

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An Author of Two Worlds: Pearl S. Buck

- Pearl S. Buck was the “Link between China and America.” (Spurling, 109.) Her rich childhood, filled to the brim with inspiration, led her to a career writing books about her homeland of China to her fellow Americans. After large success, she also became an active member of the civil rights movement and also had her own adoption agency. Persevering through opposition from Christians and Communists alike, the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winner Pearl S. Buck was one of the most influential women in United States history....   [tags: Authors]

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19th Century Authors

- How do 19th Century authors employ horror, mystery and surprise in their work. Authors have always tried to make their work different by adding in something that has never been done before. This doesn't just apply to books either; films, TV programs and songs all do it. Authors will use tried and tested ways of getting the reader's attention, but they are always on the lookout for new methods that can take everyone by surprise and make them think, "Well, I never expected that!" Stories have changed a lot since the 19th Century, but the same underlying themes used in the past still produce some of the best pieces of literature today....   [tags: English Literature]

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Misguided Gothic Authors

- Misguided Gothic Authors         In many ways the fascination with the gothic style of art, represented by music, literature, film, and others, is nothing more than a way for the observer to escape from real life and its many responsibilities. Gothic art claims to be profound and contain great esoteric meaning with life changing impact, yet the characters and the message are more often weak, unproductive, crippled, or even mad. Examples of this flaw in the argument in favor of the gothic imagination are given in the works by Beethoven, Goethe, Rice, and Gilman....   [tags: gothic]

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The American Dream Defined by Various Authors

- More than half a century ago people from countries all over the world came to America. America at this time was the greatest place to be. You could restart your life, or as it was described as the land of opportunity. This was a place where you were judged by not who your father was, but what you make of your self. Most came for a better life, while some came for political reasons. The older immigrants came from Europe and the newer ones came from Asia. Half of the immigrants settled in cities across the country....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Woman Authors Working for Social Change

- “What tho' we read in days of yore the woman's occupation, Was to direct the wheel and loom not to direct the Nation; This narrow-minded policy by us both met detection; While woman's bound, men can't be free nor have a fair Election.” This was in a New Jersey newspaper in 1796 and titled “A Woman.” (Berg 11) American literature, as does all literature, continues to reflect the conflicts that universally impact humankind - political, social, economic, racial, sexual, and moral. More than any other type of literature, American literature has brought to the world the ideals on which the country was founded: freedom, equality, individual rights vs....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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How the Colonization Era affected Authors

- How the Colonization Era affected Authors The atmosphere of which a writer adapts to affects his/her works. The writer's environment, and the churnings of history that feed the writer, gives him the material whereby he can construct, and create in. History, in this instance the colonization of the American continent, dictates what and how he is to write. Authors such as John Smith, William Bradford, and St. Jean de Crevecoeur are all examples of this. The atmosphere or society these authors were in directly affected the attitude, tone, genre, etc....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Examples of Authors Who Wrote Elegies

- "Fixed Line spacing" An elegy is a poem that reflects upon death. It is a very good way for people to release stress. It makes others think. An elegy to some people, is very depressing to read. Most of thge time it tells the truth about a side of a persons life, that no one knows about. An elegy could be a real breath taker, if taken the right way. There are many well known elegy authors. One of them is Thomas Gray. Gray wrote the elegy “Written in a Country Churchyard.';In Gray’s poem, he compares the life of a human with a day....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ovid's Metamorphoses' Influence on Later Authors

- Ovid's Metamorphoses' Influence on Later Authors As anyone who has read Ovid's Metamorphoses will know that because of his style of writing and the way he manages to link two stories, that are not even remotely related, together and makes it seem as if one is a follow up to the other; that they have been in some way influenced by him. The Metamorphoses has not just influenced people because of the way it is written, but it is also a wonderful collection stories. Most of the examples in this essay of the authors and artists that are or have been influenced by the Metamorphoses have been taken from Book VII and Book VIII....   [tags: Papers]

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Children Series Authors: R.L Stine

- ... Bananas was made for teenagers published by Scholastic Press for 72 issues between 1975 and 1984, plus different "Yearbooks" and paperback books. Before working with Scholastic he worked for various small magazines. Stine was editor and also was responsible for much of the writing. In 1986, at the age of 28, he wrote his first horror novel, called Blind Date, his first scary novel for teens which immediately became a best seller, his pen name was Jovial Bob Stine at that time and he kept this name for around a dozen books until he decided to change it to R.L Stine....   [tags: Goosebumps, NY Times best sellers]

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The Writing of Alice Munro

- Alice Munro Writing can often be considered a reflection. Sometimes authors resonate on certain experiences or aspects of their life, and express them through the art of writing. Alice Munro, a renowned short-story author, creatively displays this technique. It is important to first understand that Munro is a writer of fiction, yet her writing has chronologically progressed through situations and experiences in her own life. Being a Canadian native, Munro is often compared to great Southern writers such as Faulkner and OíConnor due to her ability to place her characters in confrontation with tradition....   [tags: Authors]

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Three African Novels About Personal African Experiences of the Authors

- Africa has always been identified as the Dark Continent; but is it the native culture’s responsibility or is the stereotype caused by the influences of “civilized” society. CIvilized society lives in the “flicker” (Conrad) whereas the Africans live in the heart and soul of Nature allowing her to grow in and through them. Conrad, Achebe, and Kingsolver all view the natives in an overall positive light amid undertones of reverence and sympathy. Each author has a unique tone toward the natives according to their personal experiences....   [tags: Comparisons and Contrasts, African Culture]

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The Article ' Rfids : An Overview Points Of View `` By The Authors M. Lee & T

- The article “RFIDs: An Overview Points of View” by the authors M. Lee & T. M. DiLascio talks about radio frequency identification (RFIDs) .They discuss the history of the automatic identification technologies, the various applications, and the controversies surrounding this type of technology. To begin the authors provides an overview of the RFID technology. Secondly, the article defines the keywords crucial to the readers understanding of terms used throughout the article. Thirdly, the article goes into the history of radar communication and how it relates to modern RFID technology....   [tags: RFID, Radio-frequency identification, Privacy]

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Poe as More Than Fiction: The Man, The Narrator and Real Life

- Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Black Cat” is among his most chilling and best-known short stories. Poe himself was a mystery in many ways. It was only after his death that his work became the focus of literary studies, scholarly research, and popular esteem. In many ways the protagonist in Poe’s “The Black Cat” resembles character traits exhibited by Poe. As the story begins the reader follows the narrator’s story through flashbacks from prison of how he killed his wife and attempted to kill his cat. The unnamed narrator reveals that “From my infancy I was noted for the docility and humanity of my disposition” (Poe, n.d., 3); Poe’s temperament was the opposite; from a child, he had a sharp intellect...   [tags: Authors]

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The Hobbit: Tale of a Thief...Written by a Thief?

- It is said that nothing is original. That the greatest films, songs, shows, writings, performances, and fashions of our time all began as a germ of an idea that originated from some other place - maybe another masterpiece in the same line of work, or perhaps a lesser-known diamond-in-the-rough by an unsuccessful artist. Even the ‘Father’ of Modern Fantasy literature, J.R.R. Tolkien, has been subjected to critical scrutiny concerning the influences behind his acclaimed novel The Hobbit. Certainly his stories have done their own share of influencing, ultimately spawning a number of films, video games, and even stage adaptations....   [tags: Authors]

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Chuck Palahniuk: The Literary Art of Being Inappropriate

- Chuck Palahniuk, born 1962 into a seemingly functional lifestyle, has made a name in the literary world over the last decade by magnifying the many facets of the human habits of dysfunction. After his first published novel, Fight Club, made waves in 1999, Palahniuk went on to take the fiction world by storm with novels such as Diary, Lullaby, Invisible Monsters, and several others, solidifying a reputation “as a skilled writer who continues to keep his readers uncomfortable” (“Chuck Palahniuk”)....   [tags: Authors]

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Harlem Renaissance Poets: Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes

- Right after the World War I, the majority of African Americans moved from South to the North of the United States. New economic and artistic opportunities led them to create and identify themselves in their own culture and heritage. This movement is well-known as the Harlem renaissance. It was accompanied by new lifestyle, music styles, and plenty of talented writers. This paper discusses two poems from this period: Heritage, written by Countee Cullen, and The Weary Blues, written by Langston Hughes....   [tags: Authors]

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Poe’s Life… At the Tip of a Pen

- The vision of the mind is easily portrayed through the art of literature, painting a picture with the stroke of words. The natural inspiration that influences the creation of these works is derived from the life and the experiences of the creator. For some, these tales become stories and those stories become novels, but for one man it meant so much more. The works of Edgar Allan Poe became his life; he expressed every feeling and every moment of his existence through ink and paper. Poe involved his entire life in his writing, leaving no element of the story untouched by his trademark of a past....   [tags: Authors]

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The Color Purple: Reflections Of Alice Walker

- Alice Walker grew up in rural Georgia in the mid 1900s as the daughter of two poor sharecroppers. Throughout her life, she has been forced to face and overcome demanding lessons of life. She transferred the struggles of her life into a book, that got her awarded a Pulitzer Prize and she became known as a world renowned author. The Color Purple is a compelling novel about redemption and revenge. The conflict between racism, sexism, and the power of strong female relationships is how Alice expressed her life and incorporated it into the story....   [tags: Authors]

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H. G. Wells: His Life and Philosophies

- H. G. Wells had rather extreme views in every respect. He was a prominent Fabian for some time and upheld many socialistic ideas that many still have a problem with. His views on human nature were pessimistic, the future was an eventual disappointment, but his writing is the kind that can capture the attention of many people from all ages and walks of life and draw attention to his ideas—which he did to great effect. What makes these books so fascinating. To answer questions such as these, it is imperative to know about the life of the man behind the books....   [tags: Authors]

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“Because I could not stop for Death” and “Annabel Lee”: Similarities, Differences, and Their Authors

- In literature, themes shape and characterize an author’s writing making each work unique as different points of view are expressed within a writing’s words and sentences. This is the case, for example, of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “Annabel Lee” and Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death.” Both poems focus on the same theme of death, but while Poe’s poem reflects that death is an atrocious event because of the suffering and struggle that it provokes, Dickinson’s poem reflects that death is humane and that it should not be feared as it is inevitable....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson]

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John Green, One of the Most Inspirational Authors of the 20th Century

- John Green represents one of the most inspirational authors of the 20th century. Throughout his career he has affected a variety of fans in multiple ways. According to him, “The deeper you look, the more you will be rewarded for looking, and the more you will be able to see…” In his own way, he has done exactly that. John Green is one of the most game-changing authors affecting teens because of his withstanding popularity, wide range of fans, and inspiring novels. In the beginning, the public came to know John Green worldwide for a variety of reasons....   [tags: project for awesome, charities, literature]

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The Life and Writings of Alice Walker

- Alice Walker is an American author, novelist, short story writer, poet and political activist. She was born in Eatonton, Georgia on February 9, 1944, the youngest child of eight. Her parents, a sharecropper and a maid, had little money. At the age of eight, her right eye was scarred and caused her partial blindness because her parents were unable to take her to the doctor for a week. The blindness left her to become teased and bullied by classmates; she became withdrawn and began writing to escape daily ridicule....   [tags: Authors]

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George Orwell: Mixing History, Politics, and Literature

- During the early parts of the twentieth century the world was dominated by tragedy, the first World War. Before World War I began, there was a strong presence of imperialism and nationalism among the time’s great powers, England, Italy, France, Austria-Hungarian Empire, and Russia. Numerous territorial clashes caused ever-growing tensions. Although these tensions had been growing since 1867, there were more immediate issues in who would control the Balkan territories. Austria-Hungry were competing against Serbia and Russia for these lands in result pulling the rest of the powers into conflict which would eventually lead to the start of The Great War....   [tags: Authors]

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Why Do Authors Use A First Person Versus A Third Person Narrative?

- Looking at everyday life, people observe the world from the first person, from their eyes. It’s arduous to imagine watching life from an outside perspective, from third person. One can hear others say, “I’d like to be a fly on the wall” when referring to an occasion they are not a part of. From a first person point of view, even if someone is in the same room they don’t always learn everything that’s happening whereas a third person view witnesses everything. The question is raised: why do authors use a first person versus a third person narrative....   [tags: First-person narrative, Narrative]

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Lewis Carroll: "We're All Mad Here"

- “Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic” ( From his world renowned novel Alice in Wonderland and poems, to his creative work in mathematics, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - known very well by his pen name Lewis Carroll – has become notorious in the world of literature due to his playful situations and nonsensical rhyme. Carroll’s career became so successful to the point where he is the second most referenced author, next to Shakespeare....   [tags: Authors]

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The Concept Of America Changes Through These Authors Poems And Short Stories

- The concept of America changes through these authors poems and short stories . They all portray American society in different manners, and reveal their opinions on issues through various literary methods. Although they all analyze and write about different issues, they are all intertwined by the concept of society in America. Kurt Voonegut, in his poem Harrison Bergeron, shows us how the powers in America are seperated through a specific character. Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, has the duty of dumbing down and disabling those who are superior to others....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby]

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How Authors in Foreign Language and Literature Discipline Research, Compile, and Publish, Information

- ... When learning a foreign language, adults cannot simply use just one method to achieve fluency; they need to understand their individual learning needs, have extensive exposure to a particular language of interest in the vernacular of people who have been exposed for long periods of time, and learn the structure of the language especially if this organizational archetype differs greatly from systems of past experience. . It is also commonly believed that there is a “critical age” for achieving fluency in a foreign language....   [tags: fluently, learn, languages, ability]

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Kurt Vonnegut : The Most Powerful American Authors Of The Twentieth Century

- Born on November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kurt Vonnegut is viewed as a standout amongst the most powerful American authors of the twentieth century. He was recognized as a writer who mixed sci-fi and humor. Vonnegut made his own remarkable world in each of his books and filled them with peculiar characters, for example, the outsider race known as the Tralfamadorians in Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). In the wake of studying at Cornell University from 1940 to 1942, Kurt Vonnegut enrolled in the U.S....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron, Dystopia]

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Writers of the 1920's

- Writers of the 1920's The 1920's had many influential writers in literature. While reaching this time period it is almost certain that the names William Faulkner, Earnest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald will be found. Each of the writers has their own personal style of writing and each one of the lives has influenced what they write about to even the way they each portray their literature. William Cuthbert Faulkner was born into a financially stable family from New Albany, Mississippi. Faulkner dropped out of high school to work in his grandfathers store....   [tags: Authors]

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The Life Of Flannery O'Connor

- The impact of an author’s life on their writing is vast. Many people do not see the large influence of an author’s childhood on their writings, but it plays a major role. The life of Flannery O’Connor is no exception to this. The great Catholic lifestyle of her parents helped persuade her writing of, “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” Flannery O’Connor is regarded as one of the greatest supporters of Roman Catholic writings in the twentieth century. O’Connor was born in Savannah on March 25th, 1925 and her parents were very devout Catholics....   [tags: Authors]

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Nicholas Sparks: An American Classic

- Nicholas Sparks, an American author, writes love stories. His novel, The Notebook, was nominated for book of the year in 1997. Nicholas Sparks’ novels are translated into over thirty-five languages. He did not always dream of being a writer. Nicholas Sparks grew up in several different places as a child in a poor but educationally rich family and is now a best selling love novelist. Growing up in a family that focused on education, Nicholas Sparks would eventually graduate at the top of his class....   [tags: Authors]

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authors who wrote first five books of the Bible

- Documentary hypothesis says that there were several authors who wrote first five books of the Bible. In my essay I will try to discuss J, P, and E - authors of Genesis, Exodus and Numbers. I must admit that all these authors had lived after the division of the kingdom. AUTHOR J This author was identified as J for using word Yahweh or Jehovah for the name of God. Also there is an interesting theory that author J was a woman. Of course, there are statements that prove it. First of all I want pay your attention on the fact that we are speaking about patriarchal society where a man was a head of the family and the role of a woman was to give a birth to children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Sabotaged Friendship of Authors Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson

- The Sabotaged Friendship of Authors Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson Ernest Hemingway, an intrinsically gifted author in his own right, owes much of his early success to the mentor he befriended and eventually estranged, Sherwood Anderson. Hemingway’s renowned knack for sabotaging personal relationships throughout his life started early with Anderson. The two writers met in a suburb of Chicago named Oak Park while Hemingway worked as an editor for the Cooperative Commonwealth in 1919....   [tags: Torrents Spring]

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Compare the ways in which the authors of The Red Room, The Black

- Compare the ways in which the authors of The Red Room, The Black Cottage and The Signalman create fear, suspense and tension. GCSE PROSE STUDY COURSEWORK: Compare the ways in which the authors of "The Red Room", "The Black Cottage" and "The Signalman" create fear, suspense and tension. In this essay i will be analysing the way three accomplished authors create an atmosphere of tension, fear and suspense in their three short stories. Once i had read their stories i instantly noticed how comparable the stories were....   [tags: English Literature]

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Brady Vs. Barry: A Comparison of Two Authors

- Brady Vs. Barry: A Comparison of Two Authors The two authors, Judy Brady and Dave Barry have a considerably different outlook on men and women. The difference in sex of the two writers portrays unique writing styles, along with diverse views about men and women. The two essays, "I Want a Wife" by Brady, and "From Now On, Let Women Kill Their Own Spiders" by Barry can be compared and contrasted through their audience, humor, and purpose. Both Brady and Barry are targeting different audiences through their essays....   [tags: Comparative Literature Contrast Essays]

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