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  • ENG382

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    field of American literature. New themes in literature,and new creative style are very different from the mainstream early literature. Some people are warmly welcomed, some people are quite frightened, and some people are confused. This is what was later known literary trends naturalism. In this literary movement, people saw optimistic idealism shattered, humans were not perfect in all aspects, as well as the development and progress of the society full of eager, talented young American writer Stephen

  • Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants

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    “Hills Like White Elephants”, by Ernest Hemingway, is a short story published in 1927 that takes place in a train station in Spain with a man and a woman discussing an operation. Most of the story is simply dialogue between the two characters, the American and Jig. This couple is at a critical point in their lives when they must decide whether or not to have an abortion. Certain themes arise from this story such as choices and consequences, doubt and ambiguity, and how men and women relate. Hemingway

  • commentary

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    most mass produced genres there is. Most readers prefer to read about love in which they can have in interest within the romantic expression. In Larissa MacFarquhar article “Who Cares If Johnny Can’t Read?” she describes how the genre fiction is the bulk of the American book market. MacFarquhar claims that “Romance readers are especially devoted. The average romance reader spends $ 1,200 a year on books and often comes to think of her favorite authors as close friends” (1). MacFarquhar recognizes romance

  • The Author's Personal Experience: Bonnie Jo Campbell's Sleep Over

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    paper ... .... Web. Portas, Allison. "Dictionary of Symbolism." Ed. Eric Jaffe. University of Michigan: Fantasy and Science Fiction. Webcrawler, 1997. Web. 19 Feb. 2014. Simley, Jane. "Bonnie Jo Campbell's Rural Michigan Gothic." Sunday Book Review. The New York Times Co., 22 July 2011. Web. http://www

  • Literary Theories: Metafiction

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    present in several works of literature. According to the Oxford English Dictionary metafiction is, “Fiction in which the author self-consciously alludes to the artificiality or literariness of a work by parodying or departing from novelistic conventions (esp. naturalism) and narrative techniques; a fictional work in this genre or style.” In other words, Metafiction is exclusively fiction within fiction, or when the writer self-consciously reflects the writing upon itself. It uses both theory and criticism

  • Analysis Of The House On Mango Street By Sandra Cisneros

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    reflected through a fiction work of Sandra Cisneros, a Mexican American write, a story called The House on Mango Street, where we shall discuss about its setting, plot and character. The setting was never clearly stated in the story, and the process of putting it together here will involved some spoiler for the plot. So far the only

  • The Bleeding Man Short Story Essay

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    In certain types of children’s literature the child is asked to use their imagination to travel to a different time, or a different place. Throughout history, and more recently, fantasy stories as well as science fiction have grown in popularity. The idea of being able to visit these different places and meet new characters, think of book like Harry Potter, that was later made into several movies, or The Chronicles of Narnia. In these types of books, the character is relatable as well as other parts

  • Daphne Du'Maurier

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    “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again” is one of the most capturing opening phrases of the famous novel “Rebecca” written by Daphne Du’ Maurier and published in 1938. After the first two paragraphs the story’s unnamed narrator reminisces about her past, but the narrator's name is never revealed. She is referred to as "my dear", Mrs. de Winter, “my wife", etc., but her first and last name are never given by the author. This opening line gave form to the entire story “Rebecca” and for over

  • child

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    value as time with their children cuddled up together with a book. Children have been listening to stories for centuries. In the seventeenth century books began being written and published specifically for children. Major themes in the Colonial American era, which was the seventeenth century, were religion, morals, and society/cultural unacceptance. In this time period books about religion were very popular. Children are easily swayed in beliefs therefo... ... middle of paper ..., and

  • Stephen King: The Use of Characters, Setting, and Diction

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    Literary Criticism Select. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. Parini, Jay. American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2000. Reino, Joseph. Stephen King: The First Decade, Carrie to Pet Sematary. Boston: Twayne, 1988. Stephen King, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt,, and Nathaniel Rich. "Stephen King, The Art of Fiction No. 189." Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 328. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Literature