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  • William Wordsworth Poem
    600 words
    Poems are a particular way an author shows to the reader of what he feels and thinks about the actions of the world. In the poems The World is Too Much With us and The Chimney Sweeper both poets make the reader feel piety and disgust of human Nature. They both tell how society uses too much materialism, and how there is wasteful selfishness and prostitution. This form of writing was common during this time period in the industrial revolution. A lot of people were fed up with the waste and povert...
  • Empathy From The Reader With The Author
    559 words
    ANALYSIS OF TWO PIECES OF WRITING AT THE MORGUE - Helen Garner, True Stories 1996 This article is written in the first person's point of view. The style is informal, almost chatty in spite of the morbid topic it deals with. The author uses this style to tell the reader a story, like telling a friend an experience. The author's feelings and thoughts are freely expressed. This helps to put the reader into the author's shoes, to see through her eyes and feel through her heart. This article is a nar...
  • Actual Author Of The Text
    686 words
    "The striking peculiarity of Shakespeare's mind is its power of communication with all other minds". This is the first quotation that really jumped out at me. I have always wondered what make some books really popular while other books tend to just fizzle out and never really get much acclaim. Why do books like The Da Vinci Code go to the top of the New York Times bestseller list while others like Literature, Criticism and Theory never even come close to achieving the audience of the former? Thi...
  • Author Questions Death
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    John Donne's diction, detail, point of view, metaphysical format, and tone used in Holy Sonnet 10 convey both a feeling of cynical and domination, and also a sense of mockery of death. The effects on the reader include assurance and confidence in facing death. The authors diction makes the reader feel that death ca be defeated. For example, death has been called mighty and dreadful but the author shows that it is not more than a short sleep where men go for the rest of their bones. The general i...
  • Detailed An Understanding Of The Narrator's Perspective
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    When writing literature, authors will adapt points of view to mold the perceptions of their readers. Three points of view that authors use to draw readers into their works of fiction are the limited perspective, the first-person perspective, and the objective perspective. Three stories will be examined and critiqued for their use of these narrative techniques. Of the three perspectives that will be examined, the first-person perspective is the most useful for sharing the authors' vision. Authors...
  • Fantasy Of The Author
    550 words
    In poetry many elements are used to bring life to a literary work. Some of these include style, structure, imagery, diction, and allusion. In Elizabeth Bishop's poem, Filling Station, the author uses them skillfully to create meaning in a story that otherwise would be banal. Her usage of expressive details supports the writing which helps the reader to imagine what the author is describing. Her style also appeals to the readers emotions and imagination to draw them into her harsh reality. One of...
  • Direct Manifestations The Author's Intentions
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    To accurately discern what does and does not happen in fictional stories, one must develop a kind of "story competence", which Livingston describes in "What's the Story" Story competence relies on making judgements based on reasoning about characters' motives and authors' intentions. Only the latter is of concern here, which Livingston refers to as the "intentional heuristic:" a moderate form of intentionalism. The intentional heuristic is an aid used to determine which beliefs an author intende...
  • Issue Of Reader Freedom In His Essay
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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...
  • Help Canadian Readers Of Slander
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    It is a fact that when reading Slander, some of the techniques used are likely to fascinate its Canadian readers. First, the book has been written by a Canadian author, and as a result its readers are likely to get some Canadian information from it. Second, Mr. Deverell uses this book as a prime example of how talented some Canadian authors can be, by presenting a first person narration from a woman's point of view. Third, the book makes numerous references to Canada even though most of it is se...
  • Use Of Goodman's Many Examples
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    Many writers use several diverse ways to persuade readers into believing them. Some writers may tell a story, provide facts and information, or other ideas to encourage his or her reader to agree with the argument. Aristotle's rhetorical triangle describes three diverse appeals: logos, pathos, and ethos. Logos is based on facts and reasons explaining logical arguments that rely on information and evidence. Logos is built with enough evidence, data, statistics, and reliable information. Another t...
  • Young Goodman Brown Reader Response
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne's unusual story, Young Goodman Brown, is a tale that can be analyzed through many different perspectives. The author uses mystery and bizarre scenarios that create gaps in the plot, leaving the reader asking questions about what the intent of Hawthorne's style is. To answer these questions, many readers approach the story with a type of critical analysis, such as authorial intention, historical and biographical criticism, mythological and archetypal criticism, or reader respo...
  • Delivery Of V'azquez S Argument
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    Language is a powerful tool. The artful manipulation of language has sparked countless revolutions and has continuously fueled social progression over the course of human history. In Carmen V'azquez's "Appearances", V'azquez argues that homophobia is a serious concern in society. She rallies for all people, regardless of sexual orientation, to challenge society's unyielding gender roles and homophobia. Through the art of persuasion, Carmen V'azquez blended careful diction, emotional stories, and...
  • First Three Paragraphs The Author
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    Confessions of an Erstwhile Child is an essay which analyses the concept of the nuclear family. At first the author explains the ideas of Thomas More's Utopia, but afterwards narrows his content by going into explaining his thoughts on children raised in dysfunctional families. He very cleverly shows the reader part family model's with current ones, allowing his audience to make the decision for themselves. His tone is a logical philosophical. The reader is told of his depressing childhood growi...
  • Time The Reader
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    Due to the lack of conflict and decision in The Lottery many readers will find the plot uninteresting, but at the same time the story is influential for each of its readers. Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren, prominent figures for the school of New Criticism, compare The Lottery to a fable and a parable because of its lack of characterization and broad pattern (250). The author tries to portray The Lottery as just a fiction piece even though the resemblance of the story being a fable or a pa...
  • Author's Scene Into The Reader's Mind
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    The Knife Like a slender fish, it waits, at the ready, then, go! Description and similes like the former sentence fill Richard Seizer's essay, The Knife, almost to the point of bursting, delivering a cornucopia of imagery to the reader and shedding new light on even the least noticeable items. In the work, Seizer uses a collection of intense details, strategically well placed diction, and a point of view that allows maximum insight to the speaker's mind. The examples of detail in the essay are n...
  • Reader Aware Of The Issues
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    Literary Essay: "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" At times, in order for one to be happy, one may sometimes base and compare their happiness on the misfortunes of others. The Child, in the story "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" by Ursula K. Leguin, is used as a significant symbol to effectively create emotional responses in the readers mind, and is also used to criticise the members of today's society. Finally in the end, the symbol of the child relays a strong message to the reader, conc...
  • Author's Eloquent Use Of Language
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    Critical Analysis: Extract of unknown Prose In the passage given for critical Analysis, the Author reflects on stylistic values of Shakespeare and in the rhetoric of the writer, we are made aware of their opinions in their use of vocabulary and perhaps in some ways their factitious use of examples. The passage is made up of three paragraphs and is a non-fictional piece of prose, aided by the parenthesis of the author's lexicons. It is a non-dietetic, piece of writing as it is simply the beginnin...
  • Argument Of Capital Punishment As A State
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    This piece of literature first appeared in the New Republic. It was written by former New York City mayor, Edward Koch. This essay was written primarily to justify his position in favor of capital punishment. He explains to readers that although there have been attacks on his opinion, he has closely examined the opposing arguments and still supports the death penalty. Edward Koch does an excellent job in his efforts to persuade those who are morally opposed to capital punishment to change their ...
  • Lust By Susan Minot
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    LUST is a short, autobiographical, serious fiction, written by Susan Minot. The author talks about her fleeting, lustful relationships which were seemingly interesting in the beginning eventually faded away leaving a feeling of disgust, guilt and vacuum within herself. The common theme of the story is that of various adventurous sexual encounters of the author with different boys lasting only too shortly. However at the end of the story, excitement in each encounter changes to the feeling of dis...
  • Story Sammy
    322 words
    One of the most important decisions that an author has to make when writing a story is how it is to be presented to the reader. Whether its going to be a first or a third person narrative, what kind of language is to be used, and the writing style of the author himself, play an immense role in the story. In A&P, John Updike's detailed description of the world through Sammy's eyes helps to bring out the theme onto a level at which the reader could relate to the story. The use of figurative langua...

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