• Edgar Allan Poe Literary History
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    Numerous writers have made great contributions to the broad-spectrum of literature. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic perspectives of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature tremendously is Edgar Allan Poe. Best known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. Poe immersed reader into a world of imagination and horrendous ecstasy. "Poe w...
  • Necessary Format Of The Things They Carried
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    It was necessary and crucial to for The Things They Carried to be written anachronistically and in short story form to convey the messages and themes of the novel. Tim O Brien would not have succeeded in communicating his points to the reader if the novel was written as one long chronological story. There are three main themes that emerge from The Things They Carried; story truth vs. happening truth, the fact that one can make deceased people come alive through stories, and that the war corrupte...
  • On Parker And Humor
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    Suzanne L. Bunkers Dorothy Parker was not only a wit also a chronicler and a harsh critic of 1920 s-1930 s social roles. Her poems and short stories are not simply "cute" or "funny"; they also function as a vehicle for social criticism. Of particular importance is Parker's use of stereotypical female characters to satirize, more bitterly than playfully, the limited roles available to American women during the Twenties and Thirties, decades when the predominant image of the American woman was tha...
  • Short Stories Death Poe Story
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    Edgar Allan Poe Uses His Narrative Style And Element Of Time To Portray A Theme Of Death "The Tell-Tale Heart" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short stories. The story has the ability to create an illusion of reality by enhancing the reader's senses and therefore allowing them to further enter into the story. Poe emphasizes themes such as insanity, hideous murders and death to entice readers and reach into their fears. Time is slowed down to intensify events in the story. To add to the ...
  • Pines Center Short Stories And Taste Essay
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    Santiago Ms. V. Troi lo /BCC/T&R 11-12: 15 ENC 1102/Pines Center Short Stories And Taste Essay What literary elements make one short story superior to another Steven Dunning believes that the superior story should combine a good narrative structure with a deep psychological reality. It is quite obvious that he values psychological reality over a well-written narrative. In this paper I will be summarizing Dunning analysis of two short stories, "Appointment with Love" and "The Chaser" the article ...
  • Dorothy Parker Brought About By Love
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    'Inventory''Four be the things I am wiser to know: Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe. Four be the things I'd been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt. Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne. Three be the things I shall have till I die: Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.' Dorothy Parker became popular shortly after the first world war with her light verse and short stories. Although her works may not seem harsh and unwomanly to...
  • Common Themes In Short Stories
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    James Joyce, a most prestigious author of many titles, has incorporated into his works many different thoughts, life experiences, as well as themes. Those three things that he used in his works I believe are what made him the awesome author he is today. The main focus of this paper is to inform you of the themes that reoccur in many of his short stories. Some themes that I noticed were: family, frustration, dreams of escape, love infatuations, and finally, sin. Family is a strong theme in Joyce'...
  • Alice Munro Open Secrets The A
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    ALICE MUNRO'S THE ALBANIAN VIRGIN IN OPEN SECRETS EXEMPLIES HER CHARACTERISTIC APPROACH To try to trace Alice Munro's narrative techniques to any particular development in the short story The Albanian Virgin would be difficult. This could be because it is simply written from careful observations as are many of her other short stories. In her short stories, it is as though she tries to transform a common, ordinary world into something that is unsettling and mysterious as was seen in Vandals. Most...
  • Short Stories Discrimination Story Theme
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    How Discrimination is a Major Theme in the Short Stories. How Discrimination is a Major Theme in the Short Stories. The trait of discrimination is the basis for the stories, Harrison Bergeron, after you my dear Alphonse, and Lottery. Discrimination is when someone is hated or acted upon negatively for the reason of race, sex, or nationality. In the short stories the author's feelings of discrimination are expressed through the characters differently. In these stories the author has his own feeli...
  • Discussing Literary Genre Genres Short Text
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    To define genre is to embark on a conjectural journey within a theoretical minefield. Genre theory has drawn immense debate and contemplation throughout literary history, however, several conclusions have emerged. Genre types are unfixed categories whose characteristics differ considerably among the specific genres; furthermore, the role of literary history plays a significant role in discussions of genre, for genre types evolve and shift with each new literary text. An approach to the discussio...
  • Kate Chopin Awakening Stories Short
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    Darlin e DodardENG 333-531 Midterm Paper Kate Chopin's literary talent would have never been so strongly founded if it was not for the circumstances surrounding her life and upbringing. Her father died when she was only four years old, which left her mother and grandmother to raise, and shape her desires and ideologies. Having been raised primarily by strong willed feminine role models, Chopin developed a taste for more of an unconventional role for women in society. In her hometown of St. Loui...
  • Life Of Eudora Welty
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    Eudora Welty was born in 1909, in Jackson, Mississippi, grew up in a prosperous home with her two younger brothers. Her parent was an Ohio-born insurance man and a strong-minded West Virginian schoolteacher, who settled in Jackson in 1904 after their marriage. Eudora's school life began attending a white-only school. As born and brought up under strict supervision and influence, at the age of sixteen she somehow convinced her parents to attend college far enough from home, to Columbus, Mississip...
  • Edgar Allen Poe A Brilliant Author
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    Edgar Allen Poe: A Brilliant Writer Edgar Allen Poe was one of the most brilliant writers of the nineteenth century. His short stories and poems consist of horror, mortality, romantic struggle, and psychological concept. Poe's tales labeled him as a master in his study of instability of self-control, the restrain of emotion, and access of feeling (Abby 348). His literary works were based on his personal background; therefore, many have similar characteristics. Poe was a manic depressant, and fre...
  • Arnold Friend Connie Oates Story
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    Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Joyce Carol Oates was born in 1938 in Lockport, New York. She started writing very young and that the age of fifteen she submitted her first novel, but it was rejected for being 'too dark'; . This style of writing is common on many of her works including 'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?' ; Oates graduated from Syracuse University and then went on to get her master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. Oates 'turned much often in her writin...
  • Edgar Allan Poe Short Stories
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    Father of Mystery Literature is something that has been changing and developing for centuries. Without the writers of the past, who were creatively expressing themselves, literature would not be what it is today. Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, and T. S. Elliot are just a few authors who contributed to these developments. Perhaps one of the most influential was Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe's life was not an easy one, which explains why poetry was so dark and disturbing. Poe's father ab...
  • Hemingways Works Short Story
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    Ernest Hemingway was a very talented writer of short stories. He is even thought by many to be better at writing short stories than at writing his novels. He portrays the philosophy of existentialism. A philosophy that is centered upon the analysis of existence and of the way man finds himself existing in the world. He combines this with a code that Hemingway expects his characters to adhere to. They are, a person must be responsible for their actions, a near death experience is probably as clo...
  • Hemingway Ernest Short Stories
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    Ernest Hemingway Birth: 1899 Death: 1961 An American novelist and short-story writer, born in Oak Park, Illinois, one of the great American writers of the 20 th century. Life The son of a country doctor, Hemingway worked as a reporter for the Kansas City Star after graduating from high school in 1917. During World War I he served as an ambulance driver in France and in the Italian infantry and was wounded just before his 19 th birthday. Later, while working in Paris as a correspondent for the To...
  • Louisa Lawson Australian Women
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    Louisa Lawson was a newspaper owner, journalist, poet and feminist. She was a prominent figure in Sydney's suffragette movement as well as founding Australia's first magazine for women. Louisa Lawson was a great influence on the changes made in Australia at the turn on the 20 th century. Louisa Lawson was born near Mudgee in New South Wales. As the eldest daughter of nine surviving children, she was forced to leave school at thirteen, leaving her desire to become a pupil teacher. In 1866 Louisa ...
  • Three Strangers Characters Stories Arm
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    Short stories have limited characters (as protagonists) and the introduction of them into the story is swift and quite brief but very precise. Also the atmosphere is quickly established. The narrative is tight and carefully dovetailed. There is always a beginning, development then denouement. The plot is mostly compressed and has a definite time scale. Hardy distinguishes his short stories by using strong poetic language to enhance his description. As poetry was his first love, he uses figurati...
  • Stories By Jorge One Illusion Reality
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    An Anthology Of Short Stories By Jorge An Anthology Of Short Stories By Jorge Borges An Anthology of short stories by Jorge Borges In the following three short stories by Jorge Luis Borges, we see how the idea of real the and illusion influence one another as described by the author and in his work. In the first short story, Everything and Nothing, Borges explains how people hide behind the illusion of being an actor in order to be some one other than themselves. In this short story, From Someth...