• Literary Works Character American Lives
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    Abstract This paper theorizes the prevailing social environment that each character lives in leads to their transition from being resolute to irresolute individuals determined to make beneficial or detrimental changes in their lives. The author points out, in one of the five literary works, that in 'The Bluest Eye,' Morrison creates the character of Peco la Breedlove, a black American in 1940 s American society, in whom the readers can see her internal conflict, torn between accepting being a bl...
  • Last Rites For Magic Realism
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    Last rites for magic realism For just over a generation, magic realism has been the default position of the world's new fiction, the modish literary style to which aspiring novelists in English, Czech, German, French or Spanish, of course, would resort in the perpetual struggle to make an ordinary narrative seem extraordinary. In the name of magic realism, a novel's protagonist could be 199, fictional characters could sprout wings and become angels, ghosts could hold dialogues with the living, c...
  • 18th Century Literature Literary Works
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    18 th Century Literature The 18 th century is a period of great literary works. The styles are different throughout the period, but the unity of the work is still present. Much of this period focused on public and general themes, until the Pre-Romantic era when literary works began to focus upon personal expression. 18 th century literature can be broken down into three main parts: the Restoration, the Age of Pope, and Pre-Romantics. The literature of the Restoration period covers a time span fr...
  • The Importance Of Literacy
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    The Importance of Literacy Try and imagine our society without a common language. This could be quite a hard idea to fathom. Allow me to assist you. If this hypothetical idea were in fact true, a typical conversation between two individuals would be as follows: one of the two would begin the conversation by making noises representing their language, the other person would not understand these noises and respond with unrecognizable noises to the first individual. As you can well imagine, this wou...
  • Why Should Students Study Shakespeare In School
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    Simply stated, students should study Shakespeare's works in school because of the incredible value within them. In addition to exposing students to a multitude of literary techniques, Shakespeare's plays challenge the student with difficult language and style, express a profound knowledge of human behavior and offer insight into the world around us. William Shakespeare is recognized by much of the world as the greatest of all dramatists. The intricate meanings, extensive vocabulary, and powerful...
  • Catcher In The Rye
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    JD Salinger, also known as Jerome David Salinger, is an American novelist and short story writer. Critics and readers alike recognize Salinger as one of the most popular and influential writers. His only novel, The Catcher in the Rye, drew such great attention during the fifties and sixties that those years have been called the age of Holden Caulfield (Contemporary Literary Critiscm, Vol. 12). Salinger is a master of contemporary dialect and idiomatic expression. He created in Holden Caulfield a...
  • Literary Elements Used By Poe
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    Literary Elements in Poe's Writing In the writings of great authors it is easy to pick out the literary elements used by them. Edgar Allan Poe is one of these authors. He makes use of the same literary elements in many of his stories. Three of the most used literary elements are irony, antagonists and foreshadowing. Irony is used very often by Poe. Irony is when something occurs that is the exact opposite of how it should be or seem. Irony varies in that it may be displayed through someone's ac...
  • Divine Comedy Literary Masterpiece
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    The Divine Comedy The Divine Comedy, written by Dante Alighieri is considered by many to be one of the greatest literary masterpieces of not just Latin literature, but of all poetry. Little is known of Dante Alighieri, mainly what we know if from what he tells us of himself in his poetry. In The Divine Comedy, Dante comes across as a resentful, yet passionate man who used this poem to alert Florentine's of the tribulations that awaited them for their sins and for the corruption of their governme...
  • 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...
  • Walden Mind And The Body Ideas Of Nature
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    Walden focuses on the concept of self-knowledge. Thoreau finds this knowledge by living alone in the woods. He does not advocate this lifestyle for everyone, but he does encourage all people to find some way to learn more about themselves and the world around them. The book is made up of many literary styles, but the two main features are description and philosophical ideas. Within the descriptions, Thoreau often uses two literary techniques: metaphor and onomatopoeia. Both of these techniques m...
  • Reader Response Theory And The Restrictive Nature Of Freedom
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    During the mid twentieth century, the literary community witnessed the descent of the New Criticism and the emergence of the reader response movement. The reader response movement sharply contrasts the theories of New Criticism in that it focuses on the importance of the reader in the creation of the literary experience. Like New Critics, reader response theorists do not entirely agree on all issues and, consequently, different branches of the movement form. The phenomenological approach represe...
  • Lord Byron And His Literature
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    Lord Byron and His Literature Lord Byron was a man whose passion for life seemed unequaled by any of the other Romantic figures. Byron's personal character, though not entirely so, could be seen in his literature as well as his life. Lord Byron's most notable contribution to literature, the Byronic Hero, possessed many qualities which Lord Byron himself displayed in day to day life. The most prominent characteristic that links Lord Byron to his literary characters is his passionate manner by whi...
  • Prize Fight True History
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    Prize fight Tomorrow night, Peter Carey will take his seat at a table at the Guildhall in London to see if this year's Booker prize judges agree with the bookmakers and bestow one of the literary world's most coveted awards on his True History of the Kelly Gang. Nine thousand miles away, another Australian author will have cause to watch Carey's reaction to the result particularly closely. Two weeks ago, Frank Moorhouse was the victim of a blunder dreaded by authors and literary-prize organisers...
  • Discussing Bressler's Definition Of Marxism As A Literary Theory
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    Marxism is not the hot topic it once was. With the collapse of Communist U. S. S. R. , mainstream North America had thought it had seen the last of Marxism and the communist party. However, with the People's Republic of China becoming a reality, those early beliefs may have proven to be premature. Defining Marxism is not difficult. Marxism is the belief that the common workingman (the proletariat) is under a rule of tyranny by the upper class owners (the bourgeois. ) Someday (according to Marx)...
  • Theory And Practice Of Prefaces
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    1. INTRODUCTION 2. TEORIZAC'ES ABOUT THE FOREWORD 2. 1 FUNCIONALIDADE 2. 1. 1 Demonstrative Function 2. 1. 2 Function S inest " e sica 2. 1. 3 Pertinent Function 2. 1. 4 Function Topol " ogi ca 2. 1. 5 Function Did asc " alice 2. 2 THE PROBLEM FROM THE AUTHORSHIP 2. 3 THE FOREWORD METAPO " E TICO 2. 3. 1 General Vision 2. 3. 2 Vision in the Brazilian Literature 3. THE FOREWORDS OF TUTAM " EIA 3. 1 Funcionalidade Practical 3. 2 A Her men^e utica from the Alegria 4. CONCLUSION 5. BIBLIOGRAPHY ...
  • Good Literature Literary Piece
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    Good literature. What is good literature? As my high school English teacher Dr. Ravens croft would say, "Good literature is anything that I approve of, or that we read in this class." Yet I do not believe, as great of teacher that Dr. R is, that he is the final say in what good literature is, and neither am I. What I do believe is that there must be certain elements that each literary piece must contain in order to be considered "good literature." And the more elements that the work contains, th...
  • Introduction To Literary Analysis Essay
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    Happy is England! I could be content Metre The common metre style in the Italien sonnet is the iambic (line 1-8). But in line 9, 11, 13 and 14 the iambic is interrupted by the trochaic style. These lines rhyme with each other (daughters, waters; clinging, singing) and show a hexametre instead of a penta metre. Rhyme The form of the sonnet shows us an end rhyme with an embracing rhyme scheme from line 1 to line 8 (abba). The next 6 lines have got different rhyme schemes witch I can not analyse (c...
  • Bibliographies Of Literary Criticism Virtues Major Century
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    Aristotle stated that all actions have an end. In other words, all actions have some kind of purpose to fulfill. In that case, what is the end that humans seek? What is our purpose? Aristotle says this end we seek is happiness. And since we know what the highest good is, our human function is to live the virtuous life to get to that highest good. Getting to this highest good is possible through virtuous actions. This is where the biggest question must be addressed; what are virtuous actions? Wh...
  • Ethan Frome Vol Book Wharten
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    Annotated Bibliography Annotated Bibliography Annotated Bibliography Essay, Research Paper Annotated Bibliography Ethan Frome Marius Bewley "Mrs. Wharton's Mask,' The New York Review of Books, Vol. 11, No. 3. 1964 7-9 Rpt. In Twentieth Century Literary Criticism Ed. Dennis Poupard. Vol. 27. Detroit: Gale, 1988. Bewley's thesis is that Ethan Frome reflects Wharten's private experiences in. her life. He supports this weakly by showing no examples of Wharten's life and why the book reflects it. H...
  • Texts Literature Office Introduction
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    Professor Sharon Rowley English 200: Literary Studies; section C, Spring 99 M WRF 10: 10-11 am MUH 4 Office: Hugli 24 Phone: 6964 office hours: Mon. and Wed. 11: 45 am – 12: 45 pm Tues. 2: 45-3: 45 or by appointment Course Description & Aims This course is designed to present students with an introduction to literature and literary analysis. Looking at texts according to genre (primarily), we will focus on skills of close reading and developing critical approaches to literature. We will co...