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  • Spreading Rumors
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    Rumor Rumors can be passed easily and are spread on an everyday basis. A rumor is like gossip; some of it true or untrue, and it is passed around by word of mouth. Most rumors start off being true, then when it is being passed from one person to the other, it starts becoming untrue because some people forget details, add new information in, or just change the whole story around. In the rumor experiment conducted in class, a story was told to one person out of four. The first person had to repeat...
  • Actual Events In The Story
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    In Tim O'Brien's 'The Things They Carried'; detailed description and realism were used to capture the audience and draw them into the actual events in the story, allowing them to feel the burden of emotional and physical weight on the characters, who were fighting to preserve their sanity and lives. The vivid detail and realistic narration were only tools used by the author to prepare a story that goes beyond the war in Vietnam, focusing on the other things that soldiers carried - inner thoughts...
  • Zapata And The Mexican Revolution
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    In every field of endeavor, in every activity known to Man, whether sailboarding or physics, hairdressing or chipmunk catching, there are people who excel, people who go far beyond the rest. They reach the epitome while we mere mortals look up from below and marvel. So, when you have read the 526 pages of Womack Jr.'s book [not counting the appendices], you can tell yourself that you have read THE book on Zapata and his role in the Mexican Revolution. The author used every source available, he i...
  • John Hersey P 3 Curly
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    John Hersey was born in China. His parents were missionaries and raised him in a religious fashion. # His humanistic views were a product of this upbringing. After graduating from Yale, class of 1936#, he dabbled in the art of poetry. # Soon after, he advanced into writing novels. Thought to be one of the last civil writers, # Hersey wrote for Time magazine during World War II, in which he documented many historical accounts. # Hersey also worked under famous muckraker Sinclair Lewis#, whom from...
  • Real Because Of The Attention To Detail
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    Nickolas Kreger Kreger 1 Mr. Wakoson English II 21 September 2000 ATTENTION TO DETAIL "The things they carried", is a fictional story of a group of soldiers in the Vietnam War. The story is so realistic that one might forget that it is fiction. This fictional story seems real because of the attention to detail in what the people carried, what they thought, and how they spoke. Tim O'Brien was in the Vietnam War and used his knowledge of a soldier's equipment, Army acronyms and short hand for thes...
  • Little Physical Detail About The Character
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    What makes a story different from a tale lies in the author's choice of characterization. When we have little physical detail about the character as is Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" and Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" the story becomes more of a tale. In a tale, it is possible to remove almost all of the physical detail about the character and still achieve the same effect. If you remove the known detail, what little there is, in "Young Goodman Brown" it might have the same effect as, "A man...
  • Story
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    I really enjoyed this short story. I was really intrigued during the whole story as to what was going to be raffled off or what was going to be done or won at the lottery. They all seemed pretty excited and into the ritual of getting prepared for the lottery that it totally seemed like a happy and joyous event. The story kept you continuously on the edge of my seat waiting, waiting, and waiting, what was the lottery for. It went into slight detail about how they prepared for it with the containe...

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