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  • Feeling Compassion For The Speaker
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    Mean Streets The subject of Bruce Springsteen's Streets of Philadelphia has to do with a person walking on city streets, but the theme focuses on a certain aspect of the person. The poem describes how easily one can lose his or her identity when no one around knows who they are and how others do not see the neglect and abandonment towards these people. Springsteen develops the theme by using poetic elements such as setting, imagery, and tone and feeling. The setting is the streets of Philadelphi...
  • Analysis Of Orwell's Shooting An Elephant
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    An Analysis of Orwell's 'Shooting an Elephant " Erika Moreno-Dalton In "Shooting an Elephant", George Orwell finds himself in a difficult situation involving an elephant. The fate of the elephant lies in his hands. Only he can make the final decision. In the end, due to Orwell's decision, the elephant lay dying in a pool of blood. Orwell wins the sympathy of readers by expressing the pressure he feels as an Anglo-Indian in Burma, struggling with his morals, and showing a sense of compassion for ...
  • Point The Narrator And The Reader
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    The Point of Point of View Point of view is an essential element to consider when reading literature of any kind. How an author chooses to tell a story, directly affects how and what the reader sees and feels. Most authors write their stories with a certain point of view in order to keep the reader interested and to help them better understand the characters and their situations. In Truman Capotes, "My Side of the Matter", and John Cheevers, "Five-Forty-Eight", these reasons are the basis for th...
  • Mind The Readers Response
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    Features and rhetorical devices of non fiction text encourage responses from the reader, how do they do this? We are often bullied into doing things against our will, this could also be said of expository texts which aim to inform, instruct and explain but importantly to persuade. They use shock value to force us to look at our values, attitudes and ideologies. When devices such as statistics, personal touch, persona, language and case studies are used the responses from the reader will have bee...
  • Mask If The Reader
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    We Wear The Mask The central element of Paul Lawrence Dunbar's poem, we wear the mask, is the very words of the title. He repeats them in every stanza and they are a pivotal element that influences a reader's text selection for interpretation. These words alone indicate something being hidden or cast aside for a different appearance and they compel the reader to find out about just what it is the author is really writing. At the beginning of the poem the author is offering the reader justificati...
  • Frost's Use Of Vivid Imageries
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    Alone in the dark Robert Frost was indeed one of the most important and influential writers in the history of American Literature. His unique style and incredible use of imageries give his readers a deep understanding of his works. In his poem, "Acquainted with the Night", by using a smooth and static rhythm, bleak and dreary imageries, unique diction, and well-thought syntax of sentences, Frost conveys a feeling of lonesome and isolation. The poem's beat is very calm and is in perfect iambic pe...
  • Reader Into The Story
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    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge By Ralph Tort is "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is a powerful story. The author, Ambrose Bierce, has a unique style to pull the reader into the story. Bierce uses illusions to allow the reader to follow wherever his ideas lead. An illusion is an unreal or misleading image presented to the vision, a deceived envision. Bierce's brilliant ability of describing surroundings, feelings, and thoughts draws the reader into the story. Bierce uses detailed descriptio...
  • Day Of The Jackal
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    Josh Holloway Period 2, English 3-4 A Review: The Day of the Jackal The Day of the Jackal, written by Fredrick Forsyth, is a fictional novel that displays the author's brilliance by setting a mood and connecting you with the characters. The Day of the Jackal takes place in post World War II in France. The Jackal is a professional assassin, whose name is not revealed, who is hired by a French terrorist group to kill Charles de Gualle, the President of France. This terrorist group has had several ...
  • 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....
  • Inevitability In Waiting For Godot And Beowulf
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    Waiting for godot and Beowulf: Fate Reading a work of literature often makes a reader experience certain feelings. These feeling differ with the content of the work, and are usually needed to perceive the author's ideas in the work. For example, Samuel Beckett augments a reader's understanding of Waiting For Godot by conveying a mood, (one which the characters in the play experience), to the reader. Similarly, a dominant mood is thrust upon a reader in Beowulf. These moods which are conveyed aid...
  • Readers His Character's Thoughts And Feelings
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    Checkov and Oates The Lady with a Pet Dog: Modernism vs. Romanticism There are many debatable similarities and differences between Checkov's Lady with a Pet Dog set in Russia in the early part of the century and Joyce Carol Oates Lady with a Pet Dog told from Anna's point of view in the 1970's in Nantucket. However, Oates modernization makes the story lose a lot in translation. The modernized version lacks the romance and appeal that Checkov's version possesses and doesn t have the same flair du...
  • Reader In The Action Of The Poem
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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...
  • Great Deal Of Pity For Antigone
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    When a play-write creates a tragedy, two of the main aspects that need to be included are feelings of pity and fear on the readers part. In Sophocles Anitgone, the presence of fear and pity are very obvious. The people who suffer cause the reader to feel the need to comfort them. It is an example of a very strong tragedy. The main idea or theme behind Anitgone, is that one should listen to other peoples opinions or advice and consider it before making any final decision or actions. This theme ca...
  • Real Feeling In Borowski
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    The short story, "This Way To The Gas, Ladies And Gentlemen" by Tadeusz Borowski and the poem "On My First Son" by Ben Johnson, both deal with death. They are very different types of death and are told in different ways but through some similar approaches, a similar feeling is portrayed to the reader of each. One of the first similarities of the two is that they are both told in the first person as well as being personal accounts. Ben speaks, as himself, about the death of his son and Borowski t...
  • Passage From The Sound Of Waves
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    In this excerpt from The Sound of Waves, Yukio Mishima's use of descriptive diction and imagery depicts the tumultuous island during the storm and helps the reader visualize the milieu and events of the passage. The reader feels an understated, ironic excitement and anticipation that is established in this passage because of the author's diction. This simple but illustrative passage from The Sound of Waves altogether creates an enhanced experience and familiarity with the backdrop and atmosphere...
  • Use Of The Diary Form
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    How The Use Of The Diary Form Narrative Is Beneficial To The Novel Dracula. Bram Stoker, being the creative and intellectual writer himself, wrote the novel Dracula in the diary form of narrative. This was a good choice of how to write the novel since it was very beneficial to the plot of Dracula. Examples of how the diary form is beneficial to Dracula is seen in his writing and book. One of the greatest benefits of the diary narrative is that the reader is allowed see, and feel the emotional he...
  • Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby paints the picture of the way life was in the twenties. This society has the characteristics of an egotist and one who pays no attention the character of themselves. Fitzgerald's style influences the reader to portray this era as a carefree "do what feels good" society. However, Fitzgerald introduces the countless number of tragedies that take place. Through diction, imagery, and details Fitzgerald creates a morose tone. The writer evokes the reader's feeli...
  • Narrator's Description Of Kugelmass's Wife
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    Brian King July 5, 2000 Eng. 122 The Use of a Narrative Voice in Conjunction with Sympathy and Rejection The narrator's job is to speak to the reader in a way that gives him / her a sense of emotion. Although the reader is first led to sympathize with Kugelmass in the beginning,'s / he later rejects him because of his insensitive personality. This is the emotion that the narrator is putting forth on the reader. The narrator tries to give the reader the implication that we should try to sympathiz...
  • 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...
  • Empathy For The Mother And Emily
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    When reading the short stories, the reader feels that fiction indeed does teach empathy. Often in a story, the reader sympathizes with a character in the story. This occurs because of how the author uses words and narrative techniques. The author uses empathy very cleverly. The characters that the author chooses to empathize are brought to life in a real form and are made more believable to the reader. All great authors and literary works use empathy, and achieve it well. One example that sugges...

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