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  • Insight on the Life and Works of Julia Alvarez

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    considered to be one of the greats when talking about American literature. At her current age of 64, she has a numerous amount of writings and has won many awards. Personal life experiences from her youth to the Civil War to now have highly influenced her works (Heredia). Descriptive and influential, it is clear why Alvarez’s publications have influenced society the way they have today. Aged 64, Julia Alvarez is considered to be one of the greatest American writers of current times. Although she was born

  • Magical Realism; Natural and Fantastical

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    Later, around the 1940’s, “magical realism was a way to express the realistic American mentality and create an autonomous style of literature.” in Latin America (Moore). This particularl... ... middle of paper ... ...ical realism can be found almost anywhere the extraordinary and ordinary collide, stems from artistic roots yet is found in several modern literary works, and holds its own against fantasy and science fiction stereotypes. The use of magical realism can create interest in almost any

  • Fact Verses Fiction in O'Brien's The Things They Carried

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    Fact Verses Fiction in O'Brien's The Things They Carried "The difference between fairy tales and war stories is that fairy tales begin with 'Once upon a time,' while war stories begin with 'Shit, I was there!'" (Lomperis 41). How does one tell a good war story? Is it important to be accurate to the events that took place? Does the reader need to trust the narrator? In The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien examines what it takes to tell a good war story. He uses his own experiences in Vietnam

  • A Temporary Matter By Jhumpa Lahiri's 'A Temporary Matter'

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    short stories that features adults who are able to face the consequences of their actions or the negative things that life throws at them. Poems The poems included in the section is Nikki-Rossa and Future Connected By. The poems include an African American writer who poems focus on race and social issues, and poems that focus on the working class. Nikki-Rosa Walter 's

  • Books Like Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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    Fiction can change the way one looks at the world and can form the beliefs of many across the globe. Libraries are filled with the thoughts and beliefs of people who have a story to tell and hopes of inspiring a nation. The district is petitioning to remove fiction for the curriculum, despite the fact that they lack the proper research on the importance of fiction in school. Many people believe that fictional pieces are just as important as nonfiction pieces. In fact, many of the greatest minds were

  • CW

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    is ‘‘stuck in the dilemma of duty’’ I wanted to portray the dilemma many Germans were in, as they had to decide if they would support Hitler’s Nazi regime or rebel and risk their lives to defend and rescue thousands of Jewish people. For my non-fiction task I decided to write a features article as I felt that this would be a better way to persuade and inform my audience in comparison to a biography, which I had initially planned on writing, as it would only focus on one individual. In the letters

  • Kate Chopin The Storm Analysis

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    Kate Chopin is one of the most astounding writers of early American short fiction. This author is considered to be among the “most important women in nineteenth-century American fiction” ("Katherine Chopin"). She was also “a significant figure in American feminist literature”(Kort, par 1). One of her famous short stories is called “The Storm”. This deals with the subject of infidelity and sexual fulfillment outside of marriage without moral judgments can be found in this piece. This story was written

  • A Brief Biography of Washington Irving

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    “WHETHER we agree or not with the judgment that Washington Irving was the first American man of letters, it is not to be questioned that he was the first American author whose work was received abroad as a permanent contribution to English literature” (W.A.N). The creation of his greatest stories revolve around his personal life in New York and the time after the American Revolution. This time in history was the beginning of imagination. People began to rebel the classical styles of literature, they

  • Analysis and Review of O'Nan's Short Novel, Last Night At the Lobster

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    "Last Night At the lobster" isn't your typical novel. It is a short, brilliantly written novel by Stewart O'Nan. I would consider this novel to be realistic fiction because of the story line it holds and the characters are average Americans that can be related to. Although this piece of literature isn't intended to be a poetical piece, the author uses elements such as symbolism and sound to make passages flow like a poem would. Set on the last day of business of a Connecticut Red Lobster, this

  • Mid-Term Essay

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    objective definition of what constitutes “Literature,” anything can be literature—anything regarded as literature has the potential to be excluded since Value Judgment can change over time. Literature can be classified according to whether it is fiction or non-fiction, poetry or prose; and be further renowned according to major forms such as a novel, short story, or drama: works are often categorized according to the historical periods, or their adherence to certain aesthetic features or expectations (genre)