Descriptive Analysis Essays

  • A Descriptive Analysis of Nigger: The Meaning of a Word by Gloria Naylor

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    A Descriptive Analysis of Nigger: The Meaning of a Word by Gloria Naylor What is the rhetor’s purpose? In the essay “Nigger: the meaning of a word” Gloria Naylor discusses the essence of a word and how it can mean different things to different people in a myriad of situations. Depending on race, gender, societal status and age Naylor outlines how a word like ‘nigger’ can have different meanings within one’s own environment. Naylor discusses how a word can go from having a positive to a negative

  • Univariate Analysis In Descriptive Statistics

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    Univariate analysis is the simplest form of quantitative (statistical) analysis. Univariate analysis explores each variable in a data set, separately. It looks at the range of values, as well as the central tendency of the values. It describes the pattern of response to the variable and also describes each variable on its own. Univariate analysis was performed so as to facilitate more complicated analyses, like bivariate and multivariate analysis. Univariate descriptive statistics describe individual

  • Advantages Of Descriptive Statistic Analysis

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    Descriptive statistic is a statistic analysis to describe the characteristic of the respondents (Pallant, 2013). This study employs descriptive statistical analysis which gives value of mean, median and standard deviation of the respondents based on several indicators, such as sex/gender, educational level, position at work and income of the respondents. By using these indicators, the researcher describes the profile of the respondents. Hence, it can give some valuable information about the respondents

  • An Analysis Of Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

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    An Analysis of Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening   The images in the poem “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost are very vivid. . The man telling the story is telling events as they happened in his own eyes. His descriptive language allows you to picture the events in your own head, as if you were watching them occur. Frost structures this poem very interestingly. He uses inverted sentences, which are common in poems because of the way they seem to flow, the atmosphere

  • Comparison between Because I Could Not Stop For Death and Come Up From the Fields Father

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    is no rhyme scheme, due to the use of free verse. They both use repetition of some words. Dickinson repeated the words “we passed”. While Whitman repeated several words such as “waking”, “longing”, “withdraw” and “better”. They both used descriptive language. Dickinson described the “Dews” that “drew quivering and chill”, her “gown” which was made of “Gossamer”, her “Tippet” which was “only Tulle”. She also gave us a description of the house of death, which was “A swelling of the ground

  • Close Study Of Wilfred Owen

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    – beat iambic pedometer rhythm. . Rhetorical questions to start each stanza. . Ends in rhyming couplet. Themes . Doomed Youth – negative, emotive. . Waste/pity – loss of life, waste. . Funeral – recurring image, extended metaphor. Language . Descriptive language. . Demonic force – torture, consume. . Emphasis on the funeral. . Simile, metaphor, personification. . Juxtaposition – sets the scene. Rhyme and Rhythm . Tightly controlled within sonnet structure. . Para-rhyme, used to heighten mournful

  • The Importance of Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters in Susan Glaspell's Trifles

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    murder of John Wright presents the reader with only one suspect, Mrs. Wright. Even though the court examiner and sheriff cannot find evidence against Mrs. Wright, the reader can plausibly argue the case against the neglected wife. Glaspell's use of descriptive language and subtle hints established the mood, presents the motive, and uncovers the evidence needed to solve this murder mystery. Setting the proper mood is important for any play, especially one that requires that its readers be wary of the

  • flannery oconner: queen of irony

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    truthful depictions of the complete panorama of American experience. They wrote about uniquely American subjects in a humorous and everyday language, replete with their character’s misdeeds and shortcomings. Their success in creating this plain but descriptive language, the language of the common man, signaled the end of American reverence for British and European culture and for the more formal use of language associated with those traditions. In essence, these new authors “had what [the author] Henry

  • Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

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    buildings. Planes going into buildings. Buildings falling. People waving shirts out of high windows. Bodies falling. Planes going into buildings. (230) Having to read those few words over and over again had a bigger impact on me than any descriptive language could have. To me, it represents the constant replay in my head of the events of 9/11. The image just keeps coming, and it doesn’t stop, and it won’t stop. The events of 9/11 are used as background information in this novel, however

  • Jamaica Kincaid's On Seeing England for the First Time

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    61). It is right here that the author sets the tone of the essay. She gives you the idea that she was not special enough to put on this gem of England. In doing this she makes a social appeal to anyone looking for a view of colonization. In using descriptive language she make you feel sorry for her in the how she had to “Draw a map of England”(p.63), at the end of every test. Everything she had was “Made in England”(p.62). It is here that Kincaid is trying to appeal to your emotions. She is trying

  • The Style, Technique, and Structure of Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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    genius" (Adelman 16), while others "criticize him for being limited, pretentious and vague" ((Adelman 16). Throughout the novel, Conrad uses ample amounts of descriptive language, vivid imagery, and powerful symbolism. The vague part is that he leaves it up to the reader to interpret his mysterious and 'unspeakable' enigmas. Conrad's descriptive language in Heart of Darkness is present from the beginning to the end. With the opening paragraphs d... ... middle of paper ... ...xperience" (Adelman

  • Essay on Character, Symbolism, and Language in Linda Pastan's Ethics

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    Use of Character, Symbolism, and Descriptive Language in Linda Pastan's Ethics As people evolve from children to young adults and finally to maturity, they find that they are constantly faced with difficult decisions.  Learning to make the right choice in a difficult situation is one of the hardest lessons to learn.  Many people make choices without considering what the results may be.  They only look to the future for knowledge instead of considering the knowledge already discovered in the

  • The Genius of Klassik Komix

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    Klassik Komix In "Klassik Komix" Steven Millhauser uses the well-known poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Elliot, to create an intermediary between complex poetic prose and the simplicity of the classic comic book. He uses descriptive language to beautifully capture the importance a writer's medium in the literary interpretation of his/her work while also demonstrating his love for the imagination. The original form of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is a poem, made

  • Poor Performance Case Study

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    Diagnosing the Causes of Poor Performance In order to perform at the highest level, an employee must be motivated and have a strong combination of declarative and procedural knowledge. If an employee significantly lacks any of these performance determinants, the manager must address the issue through the most appropriate performance management approach. In the case presented, Heather’s declarative knowledge has been clearly presented. However, her ability to interact successfully with students

  • Book Review of "The Things they Carried"

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    they Carried is a riveting tale of struggle and sacrifice, self indulgence and self pity, and the intrapersonal battles that reeked havoc on even the most battle tested soldiers. O’Brien is able to express these ideas through eloquent writing and descriptive language that makes the reader feel as if he were there. The struggle to avoid cowardice is a prevailing idea in all of O’Brien’s stories. In “On the Rainy River”, O’Brien writes of intrapersonal struggle in its most profound form. The gripping

  • At Cooloola

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    At Cooloola At Cooloola is a lyrical poem written by a well recognized Australian poet, Judith Wright. This poem creatively describes a beautiful scene of nature. The poet uses highly descriptive language and a diverse range of poetic devices to engage the reader into imagining a picture of how peaceful and serene this exquisite the scenery is down by Lake Cooloola. Underlying the subject matter is the implied theme that the lake is under threat from “conquering people” who will not protect its

  • Sex, Sensuality and Religion in The Book of Margery Kempe

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    spouse because of her devotion to God. Instead of performing her duties as a wife, she chose instead to spread her knowledge of God to her community and did so not only in speech, but also in literature. Whatever her motivation for creating such descriptive language, it is evident that her faith in God conquered both her fear of public opinion and the constraints placed upon all women during the period. Living in the 1400s, she steps out of a woman's role and into the territory of a man by living her

  • Response to Reading Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance

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    at the time, further emphasizing the plight of the main characters. The first thing I noticed about Mistry’s writing style is his incredible ability to make you feel like you’ve actually shifted to another country, another continent even. His descriptive ability allowed me to imagine so many little details in the book, the smell of the street, the loud, boisterous vendors screaming their slogans as pedestrians walk by. You really get to feel as if you are witnessing the events as they unfold. The

  • Essay on Imagery in Their Eyes Were Watching God

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    be able to clearly define her thoughts, but the reader still sees that Janie's ideas are romantic and full of sensuality. The first glimpse into the past that the reader sees involves Janie underneath a pear tree, watching the flowers bloom. The descriptive language ("From barren brown stems to glistening leaf-buds; from the leaf-buds to snowy virginity of bloom" [10]) beautifully juxtaposed with complex thought ("The rose of the world was breathing out smell. It . . . followed her. . . and caressed

  • Think Critical Thinking And Logical Skills For Everyday Life By Judith A Boss

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    According to the textbook, Think Critical Thinking and Logical Skills For Everyday Life by Judith A Boss, there are six phases of moral development. Lawrence Kohlberg developed all six phases. These six stages are categorized into three levels known as Pre-conventional, Conventional, and Post-conventional (Boss, 274). Phases one and two, avoid punishment and egoist, are under the Pre-conventional phase (Boss, 275). Stages three and four, good boy/nice girl, and society maintaining, are under the