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  • Ambrose Bierce

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    accomplishments have been overlooked. Ambrose Bierce is among them. Bierce, like Edgar Allan Poe before him, played an essential part in the development of the short story. He was also like Poe in that he was a master of "brevity in horror" (Kunitz 77). Although most people today only know of Bierce's fame as a short story writer because of stories like "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", he was also known for his criticism and satire while he was alive. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce was born in 1842 in Meigs County

  • Ambrose Bierce: A Realist

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    philosophies of the poets, screenwriters, and authors of a certain time period. As an editor, journalist, philosopher, and author, Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) contended the Romantic movement style in many ways, which some people considered harsh and bland. The themes of his works usually involved the brutality of war, perception of time, and reality of certain situations. Bierce used incredibly precise detail and everyday diction to depict unidealized life events to their most validity. Bierce’s life experiences

  • Ambrose Bierce By Ambrose Eerce

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    Ambrose Bierce said,“It is my ambition to write books and to do this well you must be acquainted with the language and be a master at the use of words.” Bierce studied books to accomplished his ambition to write. Bierce was the first author in history of literature to use “black humor” in his work. Bierce was not a romantic, but a pessimist. He craved loyalty was scared of love. He also wanted to share his works with his loved ones, but there's no one to share it with. Bierce experience, knowledge

  • The Writitng of Ambrose Bierce

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    of Ambrose Bierce can simply be described as bitter. Almost all of his stories had some sort of irony or plot twist that made his stories interesting. Events in his life have shaped his view on the world. This viewpoint extends into his writing when he looks at the bitter side of the world in most of his stories and also the aspect of death. In the stories An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and A Watcher by the Dead, he uses irony and examines death. Along with his patented irony, Bierce uses

  • The Horsemen in the Sky by Ambrose Bierce

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    The Horsemen in the Sky by Ambrose Bierce Works Cited Missing "The Horseman in the Sky" by Ambrose Bierce has many meanings in the title that makes it such an intriguing story. The title can mean any

  • Ambrose Bierce on War Theory

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    Brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor. The Civil War set a new precedent of warfare. One of the Union solders, Ambrose Bierce, wrote a collection of short stories based on his personal experience. Do his writings reflect that the Civil War was a just war by following just war theory? Bierce’s writings help reflect that the Civil War was unjust because the war was not conducted by a legitimate authority, the war was not conducted with the right attitude, and the war was not a last resort

  • Cynicism in Works of Ambrose Bierce

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    The style and motives of Ambrose Bierce are those of a great intellect and cynic. Ambrose Bierce used graphic images to get his message across in a lot of his stories such as "Chicamauga" and "The Affair at Coulter's Notch". A good portion of his short stories were stories of innocent people and soldiers and their experiences. He also wrote a book called "The Devil's Dictionary," which reinterprets a few terms in the English language. Ambrose Bierce's cynical perspective, which can be seen within

  • A Brief Biography Of Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born on June 24, 1842 in Meigs County, Ohio. His parents, Marcus Aurelius Bierce and Laura Sherwood Bierce, had thirteen children, and Ambrose was the tenth of the thirteen. Ambrose’s idiosyncratic father decided to start the names of all thirteen of his children with the letter A. His family was poor, so his parents decided to move to Ohio, like many other families, in hopes that the westward expansion might help them financially. When they realized the riches they

  • Use Of Force (ambrose Bierce)

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    Use of Force Ambrose Bierce, a social critic known for his sarcasm and wit, once described the police as "an armed force for protection and participation." In this pithy statement, Bierce identifies three critical elements of the police role. First, by describing the police as "armed," their ability to coerce recalcitrant persons to comply with the law is emphasized. Because police carry weapons, it follows that the force they use may have lethal consequences. The capacity to use coercive, deadly

  • The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

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    The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce wrote "The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" during the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth century. During this time period the two writing styles of romanticism, and realism were coming together. This melding of styles was a result of the romantic period of writing and art coming to an end, just at realism was beginning to gain popularity. "The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is a perfect example of this transition of styles