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  • Little Black Dog To The Opera
    350 words
    "Fortun'e"The short story, "Fortun'e" by Rikki Ducornet, written as a horatian satire, utilizes first person narrative by allowing the narrator to refer to himself in the first sentence, "My passion for Egypt was sparked at the opera". By referencing to himself in this way, I learn two things: first he has a love for Egypt; and second he has been to the opera. Two sentences later, interestingly enough, I discover that the author has adopted a persona to create irony, and that persona is a dog, ....
  • Non Climbing Reader
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    In Jon Krakauers Into Thin Air, a non-climbing reader is thrown into a flurry of new vocabulary and surprising events. At many points in the book, confusion and excitement set in simultaneously. There are many aspects of this story that prove to be intriguing and interesting, but there were also several less-exciting parts. Krakauer uses excellent story-telling techniques that depicted much detail, and has a brilliant way of determining tone throughout the book. It was necessary for Krakauer to ...
  • Ellen Gluyas And Mrs Roxbourgh
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    Discuss the plurality of the various discourses which White explores in A Fringe of Leaves, signaling clearly your readings of the various contexts he explores through the central character of Ellen Roxbourgh. Patrick White explores many issues in his novel A Fringe of Leaves through the central character of Ellen. Not only does White explore these issues he leaves flexibility for the reader to respond according to their own beliefs and experience, it is this plurality of the discourse that allo...
  • Little Of Lydia's Emotions
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    The Jump-Off Creek introduces the reader to the unforgiving Blue Mountains and the harsh pioneer lifestyle with the tale of Lydia Sanderson, a widow who moves west from Pennsylvania to take up residence in a rundown homestead. She and other characters battle nature, finances, and even each other on occasion in a fight for survival in the harsh Oregon wilderness. Although the story is vividly expressed through the use of precise detail and 1800's slang, it failed to give me a reason to care becau...
  • Parker's Use Of Connotative Language
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    Elements of the Argument: 'What is Poverty's tev e Ross Expository Writing Dr. Nancy Nester Final 10/25/96 What do you consider poverty to be? Do you have a definitive explanation of it or do you consider it an abstract circumstance? In the article 'What is Poverty?', Jo Goodwin Parker gives her ideas on what poverty is. First given as a speech, this article is written as an attack on human emotion. Her use of connotative language creates many harsh images of her experiences ina life of poverty....
  • Reader Through The Emotions Of His Characters
    396 words
    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...
  • Billy's Lack Of Emotion
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    Powerful Emotion (3) Anyone who reads The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe instantly feels the emotional intensity portrayed by Werther, the protagonist. His speculations about life are indeed unique, especially in modern times when life often goes by quickly without notice. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why his immense emotion strikes a chord with readers as coming from someone crazy or dangerous. Werther's mental state seems incredibly alive at some times while seemi...
  • Reader's Emotions
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    Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, is a novel, which explores many of the characteristics of gothic romanticism. Dreary gothic settings, a focus on the supernatural, love, and nature, are all key elements of this novel. It also delves into the topic of the human emotion, bringing the reader to a closer understanding of each character. Shelley often relates the depression or burdens of the characters so well that the reader feels pity for them. As I read this novel, I was compelled to empathize with ...
  • Author Showers The Article With 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 option...
  • Indication To The Emotion Of Mr Mallard
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    Sometimes, a story will force the reader to reflect on one's beliefs relating to life occurrences. Such is the case with the two stories, "The Story of an Hour" and "Videotape". In "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, Mrs. Mallard is told of her husband's death and retreats to her room to ponder what life will be like without her husband. She is saddened at first, yet she quickly realizes that she is finally free to live her own life. She becomes almost overjoyed at this thought and then learn...
  • Reader's Emotions Of Compassion
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    Since the event of the terrorist attacks in New York on September 11, 2001, the issue of terrorism has received a considerable amount of media attention. The recent bombings of Bali and Jakarta caused this media focus to be further intensified allowing much discussion and debate between commentators such as Andrew Bolt, presenting their view on possible motives for such terrorist attacks. 'The Blast of Truth', appearing in The Herald Sun on Thursday 7th August, 2003, advocates his blatant opinio...
  • Aeneus Flight From Dido
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    Aeneus' Emotional Rollercoaster ManyAeneus' Emotional Rollercoaster Essay, Research Paper Many scholars criticize the -Aeneid as being an interpretation of the Odyssey and Iliad through the eyes a Roman writer. Although similar events occur accompanied by familiar characters, Virgil does not utilize the same writing style of Homer. Virgil's writing represents a more sophisticated art of writing reflective of the time period. Aeneus' character does not share the same features of the Odysseus. Aen...

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