• Literary Devices Dickinson Agony People
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    I Like a Look of Agony In the poem "I like a look of Agony," by Emily Dickinson, one of the ways the poem's affects on the reader is improved is though the use of literary devices. People normally have trepidation of agony, but Dickinson uses literary devices such as imagery, personification, and connotation to reveal her contrasting enjoyment to the social norm. The opening line "I like a look of Agony," (line 1) could be interpreted as sadistic and cold. Completely reading the poem allows the ...
  • Lines 96 113 Poem In Doctor Faustus
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    The truth that ambition and desire for material objects does not always satisfy the soul is a major theme depicted in Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. The poem on page 93, lines 96-113 is the essence of this theme. It describes Faustus meeting, what he believes, is the icon of perfection. This perfection is a mere human women, yet, to Faustus, she is worth his life. Marlowe's use of syntax and diction, allusions and references, and other literary devices throughout this monologue give suppo...
  • Effie's Death David Life Buckler
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    A sudden death of a loved one often needs to be followed with a time period of reflection and contemplation of one's past with, and future without, the deceased. Everyone has their own way to cope with the loss of someone they love. In The Mountain and the Valley, Effie's death causes David to reflect and regret his behaviour towards her. Ernest Buckler uses several different devices and techniques to magnify the effect of Effie's death on David's future, such as, David's behaviour towards Effie...
  • Book Reflection The Goodfellow Chronicles The Sacred Seal
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    Book Reflection: The Goodfellow Chronicles - The Sacred Seal The Sacred Seal is the first book in 'The Goodfellow Chronicles', written descriptively by British author, J. C. Mills. This audacious and cunning tale is told elegantly and brilliantly... This story commences off with a bright, curious and nature-loving 10 year-old boy named Sam Middleton, having recently experienced moving from his old home to New England, where his parents have moved there to receive better business opportunity sell...
  • Life Desperate Woman
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    Outline Thesis: This background, together with a believable plot, convincing characterization, and important literary devices, enables D. H. Lawrence in " Jimmy and the Desperate Woman" to develop the theme that real men do take responsibility. I. D. H. Lawrence's background influenced him to write the short story, "Jimmy and the Desperate Woman." A. One important influence on the story is his parents. B. In addition to his parents, another influence on the story is a relationship that he had w...
  • A Critical Analysis Of Revelation By Flannery Oconnor
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    A Critical Analysis of 'Revelation' by Flannery O'Connor Flannery O'Connor's background influenced her to write the short story "Revelation." One important influence on the story is her Southern upbringing. During her lifetime, Southerners were very prejudiced towards people of other races and lifestyles. They believed that people who were less fortunate were inferior to them; therefore, people were labeled as different things and placed into different social classes. The South provided O'Connor...
  • Silas Marner Life Eppie Godfrey
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    Characterization George Elliot's Silas Marner tells a tale of basic human nature depicted through the words and actions of the characters. The characterization presented throughout Silas Marner is enhanced with the uses of point of view, human understanding, and literary devices. Using these techniques, she creates believable characters that develop along with the plot to create a story line that, not only seems real, but also appeals to the human senses of understanding and sympathy. George Ell...
  • Henry V Plot Twist
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    O. Henry wrote his own magazine entitled, 'The Rolling Stone'. The magazine did poorly and Henry stooped to stealing from bank accounts to which he became arrested. Henry's writing came to a halt due to jail time and he eventually died nine years after being set free. The time period in which O. Henry's finest works created, occurred in the late 1800's to the early 1900's where he dazzled readers with his unorthodox, romantic style. A short story titled 'A Retrieved Reformation' written by O. H...
  • Literary Device Soto Reader One
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    Back in 1990, a man named Gary Soto decided to write an autobiography about himself, titled A Summer Life. One of the more interesting portions of the book was when Mr. Soto described a summer day back when he was six years old. On that day, young Gary found out what it felt like to be a true sinner, as he stole an apple pie from the local bakery. Some readers found this as one of the more interesting parts, not because of the plot, but because of the literary devices used, such as detail, imag...
  • Literary Devices Rainsford Zaroff Story
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    In Richard Connell's short story, 'The Most Dangerous Game'; , the use of literary devices, found blended with other literary devices, gives the story an inner meaning. The blending of literary devices effectively expresses the intentions of Connell to present contrast between the antagonist and protagonist points of view. As a result, the reader can gain insight on the good and evil sides of the story to enhance the purpose of his interpretation. 'The Most Dangerous Game'; by Richard Connell pr...
  • Literary Devices Used In Macbeth
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    Literary Devices used in MACBETH Imagine how dull a Shakespearean play would be without the ingenious literary devices and techniques that contribute so much to the fulfillment of its reader or viewer. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy that combines fact and legend to tell the story of an eleventh century king. Shakespeare uses numerous types of literary techniques to make this tragic play more appealing. Three literary devices that Shakespeare uses to make Macbeth more interesting a...
  • Flannery Oconnor Revelation Mrs Turpin
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    Flannery O'Connor's background influenced her to write the short story "Revelation." One important influence on the story is her Southern upbringing. During her lifetime, Southerners were very prejudiced towards people of other races and lifestyles. They believed that people who were less fortunate were inferior to them; therefore, people were labeled as different things and placed into different social classes. The South provided O'Connor with the images she needed for her characters. Similarly...
  • Literary Devices In Animal Farm
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    Literary devices used in Animal Farm Timothy Quong What is the definition of a good novel? Opinions on this question may differ, but there are many things that good novels have in common. Most importantly, the reader must enjoy the novel. When I use the word enjoy, I don't necessarily mean that it should make the reader 'happy' or 'joyful'. The novel should give the reader a valuable or worthwhile experience. Many good novels often address topics that relate to our own reality. In George Orwell...
  • Literary Device Shakespeare Verse Words
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    Writing Style The English language, as we know it in the modern world has changed dramatically since the dawn of the Elizabethan era. Shakespeare and many other writer's of his time looked towards the English language as alive and changing. They did not consider it fixed for all time in a set of correct and unbreakable rules. Thus, he experimented freely with sentence structure and vocabulary to create "special effects." He also used various literary devices to present information and ideas in a...
  • Slaughterhouse Five 2 Vonnegut Story Time
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    The Use of Literary Devices in Kurt Vonnegut s Slaughterhouse-five Kurt Vonnegut used many literary devices in his novel Slaughterhouse-five. These different devices serve to carry his varying themes through the story. He uses a system of two narratives that separates himself from the story, also there is the repetition of certain phrases which cycle you through the tale. A major device that is used is non-linear time, which emphasizes Vonnegut cylindrical theories. Within Slaughterhouse-five th...
  • Sir Gawain 2 Green Knight
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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the most intact of the Middle English Romances, and for this, it is one of the most important pieces that allows the reader to better understand the style and influences of Middle English novelists. While the story of a chivalric quest in search of a mystical being allows the reader to delve into the ideologies and ways of thinking of the medieval people, it is the author's diction and literary devices that make this work able to be fully appreciated by the rea...
  • Identify An Exciting Moment In At Least Two Literature
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    The involvement of death, the unknown and extra-sensorial paradigms is a recurrent technique that authors have used during the past centuries until nowadays to make a moment exciting. Death is present as a theme, symbol, or even as a plot device that, joined with literary devices and unique styles keeps creating an electrifying effect on the audience. Shakespeare uses death and literary devices to create an exciting moment in "Hamlet." Which will be compared to Edward Albee's play, "Who's Afraid...
  • Literary Devices Hamlet Ghost Reader
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    The purpose of descriptive language in literature is to connect the reader to the story or poem. Literary devices such as imagery, alliteration and analogies are an important aid for the author. These devices allow the reader to connect with the story on a deeper level, and they allow for enhanced visualization. Shakespeare uses words like lewdness, incestuous and loathsome to set the mood of the scene. In the play Hamlet Shakespeare uses profound diction and marvelous imagery to show the mind-s...
  • Mrs Turpin Connor Story Revelation
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    A Critical Analysis Of "Revelation' By Flannery Critical Analysis Of "Revelation' By Flannery O'Connor A Critical Analysis of "Revelation' by Flannery O'Connor Flannery O'Connor's background influenced her to write the short story? Revelation. ? One important influence on the story is her Southern upbringing. During her lifetime, Southerners were very prejudiced towards people of other races and lifestyles. They believed that people who were less fortunate were inferior to them; therefore, peopl...