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    The Literary Merit of Animal Farm

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    The Literary Merit of Animal Farm The year of 1945 marked a great turning point in world history.  The end of the Second World War, the detonation of the atomic bomb, the beginning of the Cold War took place during that year.  Also in 1945, George Orwell published Animal Farm, The book drew wide interest due to its scathing commentary on the Russian communist movement at a time when Britain and Russia were still allies.  The body of criticism relating to the novel is among the greatest of twentieth

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    The Literary Merit of A Lesson Before Dying

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    The Literary Merit of A Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines was born during the middle of the Great Depression on January 15, 1933. He was the oldest of twelve children. At the age of nine Gaines worked as an errand boy on the River Lake Plantation, the same plantation his book A Lesson Before Dying was set in. Gaines was raised by his Aunt Augusteen Jefferson, much like Grant, the protagonist in the novel, was raised by his Aunt Tante Lou. At the age of fifteen Gaines rejoined his immediate family

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    Edgar Allen Poe

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    Edgar Allen Poe Many a great author have come to inhibit to the world distinguished literary merit, some to be considered masterpieces of novelty, others to be frowned upon for not meeting the requirements of civilized society. Edgar Allen Poe was one of the authors frowned upon because his talent of writing was based on bringing out the fears and deep suspense of which a single person can barely hold on to. “Quoth the raven, ‘Nevermore’” take into account the essence of this single phrase used

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    “It’s hard to judge literary merit (Henry Rollins).” When writing a story, all authors have three key things: a purpose, an audience, and a message. These key elements are used to help not only the writer but the reader figure out the writer’s reason for telling the story. Due to the fact that opinions of individuals range very uniquely, many critics and readers figure out a book's usefulness by deciding if it has literary merit. Literary Merit is a term used to describe a book that is considered

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    Allen Ginsberg's America

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    Defense of Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Democratic Vistas by Walt Whitman, one can gain a holistic sense of poetry, what it is and what it does, that can be applied to literary texts of all times. One can better understand Allen Ginsberg's "America" through an examination of the aforementioned texts as well. The literary merit of the poem is best recognized through Walt Whitman's Democratic Vistas, although Percy Bysshe Shelley's A Defense of Poetry also contributes some very critical parallels

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    The Style, Technique, and Structure of Heart of Darkness The novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is proof that a novel does not have to be long to have literary merit. Heart of Darkness is quite short, yet intriguing, due to the content of the novel. Much like Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Heart of Darkness overwhelms the reader by the power of the story so that one will never feel quite satisfied with their attempts to intellectualize the experience (Adelman 8). Heart of Darkness was written

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    Symbolism plays an important role in any novel of literary merit. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbols to portray events, feelings, personalities and time periods. Throughout the narrative, Fitzgerald uses strong contrasting symbols such as West Egg and East Egg. His superior use of other predominant symbols such as color and light are also evident throughout the novel. The story begins as the narrator, Nick Carraway, describes his arrival to West Egg. One can immediately

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    Ernest Hemingway and A Farewell To Arms

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    pessimistic and judgmental mind housed within the author. Regardless of the unhappy circumstances and heart-breaking situations which prevail throughout the novel, A Farewell To Arms certainly deserves a place in a listing of works of high literary merit. Born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois at the closing of the 19th century, Hemingway soon abandoned the Land of Lincoln and exposed himself to the pain, suffering and defeat of humanity as a reporter for several American newspapers.

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    censorhf Censorship of Huckleberry Finn

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    teachers, there is an easy solution by using less-controversial books. John Wallace, a school superintendent, writes, "Pejorative terms should not be granted any legitimacy by their use in the classroom under the guise of teaching books of great literary merit, nor for any other reason" (18). Why are we afraid of these "pejorative terms," instead of explaining to students what they mean and why white people used to use them to address African-Americans? Yet instead of finding out why we worry if the

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    Throughout the semester, we have read many poems by many well-known authors.  All of these poems were worthy of the literary merit they received, but I would like to write this paper on a poem that is equally as wonderful.  I will be writing this paper on T.S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men.”  This is an incredibly poetic work that is just simply brilliant.  I will be discussing how Eliot constantly uses death and creation images to strengthen the theme of the poem. Throughout this entire poem, there is

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