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  • Passage
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    Passage From The Red Badge of Courage In this short passage from the Red Badge of Courage, Samuel Crane uses many literary devices to make the text seem to jump out at the readers. He uses much auditory and visual imagery in order to make his words seem more life-like. "The splitting crashes swept along the lines until an interminable roar was developed. To those in the midst of it, it became a din fitted to the universe. It was the whirring and thumping of gigantic machinery, complications amon...
  • Events In The Book And Harry Potter
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"A giant of a man was standing in the doorway. His face was almost completely hidden by a long, shaggy mane of hair and a wild tangled beard, but you could make out his eyes, glinting like black beetles under all the hair" (pg 46). The previous passage is a wonderful and tasteful description of the first introduction of Hagrid from J.K. Rowling's novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This book gives intimate detail and overwhelming amounts of vivid de...
  • Sheltering Sky And Blood Meridian
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    Extreme circumstances bring about substantial changes in people. At least that is what Paul Bowles and Cormac McCarthy seem to be saying in the writing of their respective books, The Sheltering Sky and Blood Meridian. Both authors place their characters in difficult locations, dealing with difficult people and expect them to emerge changed, for better or for worse. In The Sheltering Sky, Bowles takes his American trio and places them in the desert lands of the African continent where the wide, d...
  • 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...
  • Mac The Reader
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    'Tender Mercies,' written by Horton Foote, is a screenplay, which presents to the reader ordinary people, who are trying to live decently in an unpredictable and violent world. The reader comes to be aware of many dramatic scenes where the central characters have come to experience many complex but yet fascinating situations in their lives. Reading this screenplay the reader will come to acknowledge one of the centralized themes in 'Tender Mercies,' which is the theme of redemption. For those wh...
  • Pope And Swift Present Situations
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    The attitudes portrayed in Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man and Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" towards mankind is strikingly similar. Both acknowledge the view that man has dominion over the earth, as created and instituted by God. However, the difference is seen in their approaches to this subject. Pope primarily focuses on man's pride and place in society, whereas Swift discusses how man deals with certain situations reasonably or unreasonably. Pope and Swift present situations that man ...
  • Readers Of Wolff Into The Story
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    Tobias Wolff is a strange writer whose work is so absolutely clear and hypnotic that a reader wants to take it apart and find some simple way to describe why it works so beautifully (Tobias Wolff, This Boys Life [back cover]). Although sometimes taking place in such foreign locations as Vietnam, Wolffs stories are predominantly based on banal situations and people. The magic in his writing though is the fact he draws the reader into the story at all times. He does so by connecting his characters...
  • Your Audience And Their Needs
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    Trevor Miller Eng 1010 Audience Analysis Worksheet As you thoughtfully respond to these prompts and questions, try to keep in mind that you are giving me a map for understanding your audience; in fact, your analysis will serve as a guide assisting me to assess the effectiveness of your writing in a "real life" situation to a specific and unique person / group of persons. The audience response will get you thinking about your audience and their needs. 1. Describe your intended audience. The paper...
  • Close Friend To Geraldine And Kate
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    The passage entitled, "Slow, Slow, Quick-Quick, Slow" is done in first person narration as the words "I" and "me" are used. We can easily identify the narrative as soon as we start reading the passage as Kate, the narrative voice was asked a question at the beginning of the passage and Kate commented to the readers, "Margaret Connelly and I were stumbling around the school hall doing a parody of the foxtrot". This tells us that they are rehearsing for a dance for a special school event and that'...
  • Effects The Reader
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    A BoNZeR WaR Here in Castlemaine, we are constantly scanning the skies for Iraqi rockets, and if it takes the deaths of a few thousand Iraqi women and children to remove the risk, it's a price that I, for one, am willing to pay. From all accounts, most are poor, undernourished, ill and badly defended to boot. Who better to have a war with? And the bonus is, we get some of the oil. What percentage have we signed up for, John? Barry Thomson, Castle Maine Barry Thomson intention in the article "a b...

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