• Because I Could Not Stop For Death
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    Emily Dickinson's two poems, 'Because I Could Not Stop For Death' and 'I Heard A Fly Buzz-When I Died,' revolve around one central theme, death. Though the two do centralize around the theme of death they both have slightly different messages or beliefs about what is to come after death. By discussing both of the poems and interpreting their meanings, the reader can gain a fuller understanding of the message Dickinson is trying to send to her audience and a greater feel for what may lie ahead in...
  • Nick Carraway Gatsby Character Reader
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    Despite the title, Nick Carraway is the first character we meet, and appropriately his role in The Great Gatsby is crucial; without him the story would lack balance and insight. The first chapter is primarily dedicated to establishing his personality and position in the book, then moving on to Tom and Daisy. Nick is our guide in The Great Gatsby; he relates the story as he has seen it and from what others have told him. He strives at all times to be objective and to make balanced comments just a...
  • Snow Of Kilimanjaro Harry Story Hemingway
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    In this story "The Snows of Kilimanjaro", the author Ernest Hemingway has basically two main characters, Harry and his wife, Helen. Throughout the story Harry has an infected leg, which seems to be seriously bothering him, it is actually rotting away. The author writes about Harry's time on the mountain with his wife just waiting for his death. In his story, Ernest Hemingway shows a great deal reality and emotion through his main character Harry, in the books themes, and its symbols. The author'...
  • Makes The Reader Man Poem Sassoon
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    This poem is about a 'normal', 'average' man who came to the trenches only 3 hours before, and then is killed as he is doing his job of piling sandbags along the parapet. Throughout this poem, Sassoon appeals to the emotions of the reader by trying to create an emotional attachment between the reader and the young man. He explains that 'He was a young man, with a meagre wife And two small children in a Midland town; He showed their photographs to all his mates, And they considered him a decent c...
  • The Passing Of Arthur And Excalibur
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    John Boorman adapted the "Passing of Arthur" in the movie " Excalibur." Movies are not the only adaptations of Tennyson's poem but there are several art and music adaptations. Examples of these adaptations include music by Loreena Mckennitt and paintings by John William Waterhouse, Howard Pyle and Arthur Rackham. In Bela Balazs's Art Form and Material Balazs states that a good adaptation is a reinterpretation of the original. Boorman uses nature and color to recreate the atmosphere of the origin...
  • Attention Keepers In The Most Dangerous Game
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    Attention keepers in "The Most Dangerous Game" In Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game", he uses several literary devices to keep the reader interested. During Rainsfords journey to and through the island of General Zaroff he partakes in an adventurous journey filled with mystery, suspense, and dilemma. These devices are used to keep the reader interested throughout the story. Mystery is used to give the story a scary and unusual setting. First, the story about Ship Trap Island is used to ...
  • Arnold Friend Connie Reader Oates
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    The Devil's Favorite Sin: Vanity In "Where are You Going, Where Have you Been?" Joyce Carol Oates uses an allegorical figure of evil to illustrate the theme of temptation. Oates alludes to hell through the character Arnold Friend, as the devil, and his victim Connie, who invites him in by committing one of the devil's favorites sins: vanity. The narrator implies that Arnold Friend is Satan by giving certain clues that the reader can easily deduce. The name that Oates gives to the character is on...
  • Charles Dickens 4 Internet Site
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    Charles Dickens criticizes his society and everything that he thinks is wrong about it. He expresses all his dislikes in the society of the Victorian Era. He expresses his feelings about the Victorian society in all his writings. He criticizes many things in each book he has written. Dickens traveled a lot and had seen 'many little things and some great things, which, because they interested him, he thought may interest others'; (Internet Site #3). His books all contain themes that show Dickens'...
  • Darlington Hall Stevens One Ishiguro
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    Kazuo Ishiguro's Remains of the Day gives an eloquent treatment of the issue of how a stoic English butler's unemotional reaction to the emotional world around him is damaging and painful, and how he resolves to make the best of the 'remains of the day'; - the remainder of his life. Ishiguro explores some of the differences between the old English Victorian culture - that of the stiff upper lip, no show of emotion, and repression of personal opinion - and the no-holds-barred American culture of ...
  • Live Free Or Dont Live At All
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    Live Free or Don't Live at All A very dull and boring story can be made into a great story simply by adding in something that is unexpected to happen. When the unexpected is used in literature it is known as irony. An author uses irony to shock the reader by adding a twist to the story. The author of "The Story of an Hour" is Kate Chopin. Her use of irony in the story is incredibly done more than once. Irony is thinking or believing some event will happen but in return the unexpected or opposite...
  • Power Of Words Emotional Tone
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    The Power of Words Silvana Paternostro describes the difficult life of women in Cuba. For an audience of mostly women, her emotional tone and simplistic style lets the reader get a feel of what these poor young women are going through in the October 2002 issue of Glamour Magazine. Paternostro explains the hardships that these women endure though out their lives. The only way to make a descent living in the country is to become a cabaret dancer or prostitution. She writes of their only two optio...
  • The Crystal Cave Merlin Reader Man
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    If the name Merlin were spoken, many would immediately connect the name to the legendary magician that served King Arthur. Many variations of this legendary magician have been passed down through the ages, but only one makes the reader connect with Merlin as a man and not just a magician. In the book The Crystal Cave Mary Stewart makes the reader see that Merlin is not just a magician, he is first and foremost a man. Throughout the book the author sucks the reader in to the life of this man, and...
  • Mrs Jordan Language Reader Exam
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    . When we understand that Mrs Jordan is anxious we know that something about the exam is different, and this is further shown by the language Slesar uses to describe the husbands response. He answers sharply which leads us to think that Mr Jordan is trying not to bring up the exam... The boys description of alert eyed and quick, nervous manner implies that he is intelligent. The reader thinks nothing of this, until we realise that he is not meant to be clever, and so this constructs the story w...
  • Joy Luck Club Double Adjectives
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    Over the years, she told me the same story, except for the ending, which grew darker, casting long shadows into her life, and eventually mine. Discuss the significance of the sentence to what unfolds between pages 20 to 26. In your discussion, refer to the writer s style to emphasise and bring out meaning. In the novel, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, the significance of this sentence: over the years, she told me the same story, except for the ending, which grew darker, casting long shadows into h...
  • Critical Essay Brave New World
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    "Brave New World," written by Aldous Huxley, is a literary work that is able to portray a society built on happiness but did not have individuality. The reason behind this is that it is a novel with which the reader can identify. Every individual values his own being, so the lack of individuality in the novel makes the reader fear this society. This society is one built upon values that could not be accepted in this day and age. Imagine a society where the needs of an individual are not catered ...
  • Makes The Reader Poet Poem Lives
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    Of all the poems in the anthology, the one I liked the most was The Cathedral Builders, by John Ormond. I liked it because of its optimistic tone, the poets' use of descriptive language and lofty imagery. The poet has created a tone of optimism and pride, and the relationships between the men who built the Cathedral, their families and their fellow workers, invites you to envision their lives. In the first verse, when the men are young, the impression the poet has created is that of energy, stre...
  • Story Harry Life Reader Death
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    In this story "The Snows of Kilimanjaro", the author Ernest Hemingway has basically two main characters, Harry and his wife, Helen. Throughout the story Harry has an infected leg, which seems to be seriously bothering him, it is actually rotting away. The author writes about Harry's time on the mountain with his wife just waiting for his death. In his story, Ernest Hemingway shows a great deal reality and emotion through his main character Harry, in the books themes, and its symbols. The author'...
  • The Old Nurses Tale By Elizabeth Gaskell
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    Elizabeth Gaskell's short story "the old nurse's tale" is set in 1852 and is based on revenge. The story has a moral that makes the reader think about the consequences of their actions and is set in an old manor house. The story keeps the reader wanting to know more and is excellently written, the perfect ghost story. Rosamond's nanny (nurse Hester) tells the story. Therefore it is written in the first person. The use of the first person narration makes the story more believable because Hester e...
  • Working Class Mcdonalds Persuasive Reader
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    Overall, McDonald's seems to be targeted over other similar businesses unfairly by the media. In the McLibel documentary children are used in all of their advertising and as their main audience target. As said in the article "How Americans Became The Fattest People On The Planet" McDonald's is being blamed for Americans becoming obese. As seen in "30 hours per week for our new working class" McDonalds is seen as someone who gives to the community by maintaining jobs for young people. However th...
  • Bonzer War Makes The Reader
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    A BoNZeR WaR Here in Castlemaine, we are constantly scanning the skies for Iraqi rockets, and if it takes the deaths of a few thousand Iraqi women and children to remove the risk, it's a price that I, for one, am willing to pay. From all accounts, most are poor, undernourished, ill and badly defended to boot. Who better to have a war with? And the bonus is, we get some of the oil. What percentage have we signed up for, John? Barry Thomson, Castle Maine Barry Thomson intention in the article "a b...