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  • Writing The Poisonwood Bible
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    In the three books, The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees and Pigs In Heaven, Barbara Kingsolver chose to use the stylistic device of multiple narrators as a creative way to carry out the themes of the novel and establish the tone. This device is used extensively in The Poisonwood Bible in which Kingsolver states that when she was preparing to write, she knew that she wanted to use this structure, because it was it was "necessary for the theme of this novel even though I knew it would be quite di...
  • Variations In Sentence Structure Intrigue The Reader
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    Analysis of F. Scott Ftizgerald's style F. Scott Fitzgerald possesses many significant aspects to his writing that should not be overlooked while attempting to imitate his style. The short story entitled May Day, which takes place after World War I, exemplifies Fitzgerald's mastery of distinct characterization. May Day expresses Fitzgerald's passion to make his novels and stories as realistic as possible. By going into the most minute detail possible, whether in a passage or dialogue amongst a f...
  • Reader Through The Emotions Of His Characters
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    Poe was a literary master with the emotions of his readers. He could make a reader feel anything he wanted to with just a few sentences. Through the stories 'The Black Cat'; and 'The Tell-Tale Heart'; , he takes the reader through the emotions of his characters using writing methods that draw the reader in. His use of sentence structure and writing style allows the reader to become intimate with the character. Poe knew how the get a reader deep into the story; he could make them believe as thoug...
  • D'Aguiar's The Longest Memory Opinion On Society
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    Whitechapel is the focal character of D'Aguiar's novel, The Longest Memory however, the author has used a great many other characters whose stories also stand-alone. Why has D'Aguiar structured his novel in this way and how does it lead the reader to an understanding of the impacts of slavery? D'Aguiar's central purpose is to make us reflect upon American society during the slavery era and to acknowledge its realities so that we understand the capability for evil that exists in society. D'Aguair...
  • Faulkner's Intent With Vardaman
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    William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, with its multiple narrators and hackish language, can sometimes prove to be convoluted and rather confusing. The narrators, unfortunately, are no less confusing. Their language aside, each individual personality serves to put a spin on the bias that the information is delivered with, and, in speaking to each other, they further confuse the reader, as their individual motives are, generally speaking, unmentioned. However, there is one character who manages to cu...
  • Reader's Own Perspective
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    Becoming the Third Dimension Images splatter against the viewer's face like a moth on the windshield when gazing at the pigmented speckles dappled along the textured canvas hanging on the wall in the local gallery. Examining the seemingly incomplete picture before them, the viewer may inquire as to the perception of the painted figure from various angles as opposed to the solitary linear image presented by the artist. Mona Lisa's intriguing smile may birth more questions if the art critic could ...
  • Protagonist In Rip Van Winkle The Reader
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    Analyzation encompasses the application of given criteria to a literary work to determine how efficiently that work employs the given criteria. In the analyzation of short stories, the reader uses a brief imaginative narrative unfolding a single incident and a chief character by means of plot, the details so compressed and the whole treatment so organized, a single impression results. To expose that impression, the reader explores the workings of seven basic criteria. One particular criterion ch...
  • Delillo's Method
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    While reading Part One of Don Delillo's White Noise, my attention was drawn to the fact that Delillo focused a lot on giving the reader a good understanding about the characters and their relationships with each other. Therefore, as the reader, I focused more on the style of writing and the description and interaction of characters more than the actual plot. Delillo gave some of his characters an insight on life and the people around them. When he shows this insight in the story from a specific ...
  • Eddie And Roland
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    The dilemma between good and evil began long before our time, and it's been chronicled since man could write. Stephen King, one of the controversial writers of our time, brings his characters to life by giving them peculiar attributes, individual and bold attitudes, and places them in unusual predicaments. The Gunslinger series by Stephen King is a sequence of books that show the internal struggle between good and evil. His character are presented with obstacles, and readers observe how each one...
  • Characters Of Rosie And Mrs Mortimer
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    In the short stories, 'The Good Corn'; written by H.E. Bates and 'The Great Leapfrog Contest'; by William Saroyan techniques such as characters, point of view, setting and structure work together to explore the issue of personal conflict and establish tension between the main characters in each story. An examination of these techniques allow a more enhanced reading of the texts and in turn evoke a particular response from the reader. In the short story 'The Good Corn'; there are three main chara...
  • Conventional Adherence To Routine And Work
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    Shute in his novel, On the Beach, provides many insights on humanities' inability to comprehend its own demise regardless of the apparent inevitability and / or proximity of ones extermination. He effectively presents this psychological shortcoming of disbelief by delineating the common coping mechanism that is shared by all of the characters: The desire to work and maintain a progressive outlook towards ones future options. Work serves as a blinder or shield from the characters near termination...
  • Edna's Fatal Situation The Title
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    The Awakening: Chopin Glorifying Edna's Fatal Situation The title, The Awakening, implies that a rebirth from a stupor into self-awareness is something good. One would expect that someone who was once sleeping is better off and can see more clearly when he is fully awake. But this expectation is exactly opposite to Edna's condition. She is not awake. S heis eventually drawn by the sea and drowns herself. She was deceived. Edna fails to see that the connection of a mother to her children is far m...
  • Dramatic Monologue Assist The Reader
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    The dramatic monologue features a speaker talking to a silent listener about a dramatic event or experience. The use of this technique affords the reader an intimate knowledge of the speaker's changing thoughts and feelings. In a sense, the poet brings the reader inside the mind of the speaker. (Glenn Everett online) Like a sculpture pressing clay to form a man, a writer can create a persona with words. Every stroke of his hand becomes his or her own style, slowly creating this stone image. A dr...
  • Minnie Fosters Character
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    Susan Gla spells "A Jury of Her Peers" is an ethic drama that presents us with a mirror image of a society where men are considered superior to women in all actions. This drama take are reader, not on a murder mystery, but rather a strong human compassion of help for those in need. Author of this drama supports Minnie Fosters act of killing her husband, John Wright as a sign of standing up for herself. Even though killing someone in revenge of a dead bird seems to be meaningless, it has a much d...
  • Mr Kralefsky And Mrs Durrell
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    My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is a novel concerning an English family, the Durrells, who suddenly leave their home in Britain in order to move to the Greek island of Corfu. This book is told from the viewpoint of Gerald Durrell, the youngest member of the family, who gives a detailed account of certain incidents that are imprinted in his mind, of the familys five year stay in Corfu. Many of the anecdotes capture the most interesting of the familys encounters with the island and i...
  • Olenka's Views
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    The short story, "The Darling" by Anton Chekhov, centers on the life of a woman name Olenka. Olenka is a gentle and compassionate girl who needs to be always fond of someone. Her first husband Kukin is a manager for an outside theater. They are good together, and Olenka not only helps her husband in his business, but also imitates his opinions about everything. Unfortunately, Kukin dies on a business trip to Moscow. After receiving the telegram about his death, Olenka is devastated. For a time, ...
  • Omniscient Narrative Voice By Fish Lamb
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    The complexity of the narrative voice in Tim Winton's Cloudstreet adds to the intrigue of this unusual novel. The omniscient narrative voice by Fish Lamb, along with other aspects of the narrative structure contribute to the understanding of the text. It in turn gives the reader insight into the characters inner thoughts and feelings, the unique setting is given a sense of mystery to it through its personification, and the relevance of each of the events depicted in the novel are made clear thro...
  • Connection Between Anthony Sward And His Name
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    A study of characters in "Hot Gossip' by Deborah Lawrenson In her novel "Hot Gossip' Deborah Lawrenson makes her characters lively, involving and intriguing; she uses her unique style to capture her reader's attention. Lawrenson uses an interesting and humorous plot combined with complex characters to write a satire on the fantasy world and outrageous antics of the rich and famous as seen by the gossip columnist who's job is to broadcast other peoples lives while keeping their own quiet. At time...
  • Whole Mood For The Reader
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    An After Thought of Short Stories? Earth may run red with wars. In the midst of battles, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death? Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899) What exactly was Robert Ingersoll thinking when he wrote that? Was he trying to tell us something that we already knew but were to blind to see? Well when I read the quote I immediately thought of two short stories After the Sirens by Hugh Hood, and Here There Be Tygers by Ray Bradbury. When reading these two pieces of ma...

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