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  • To Marguerite By Matthew Arnold
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    One of the most noted English poets of the 19th Century (Victorian era) is Matthew Arnold (1822-1888). Arnold's style of writing consists of writing exactly how he feels, rather than writing about what the readers want to hear. Analyzing Arnold's works shows a sorrowful, serious, and desolate mood throughout his writings. Literary elements such as imagery, setting, irony, allusion, and repetition are used to create the lonesome and pessimistic moods of three of Arnold's poems: Requiescat (1853),...
  • Narrators Experience With Escapism Through Books
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    Explication of "A Study of Reading Habits"A Study of Reading Habits", is Philip Larkins poetic warning that escapism and ignoring reality only makes real life less fulfilling. Larkin develops this idea via a narrator who prefers to escape from life rather than deal with it, as well as through changing use of language and subtle irony. Larkins most direct expression of his warning comes through the narrators experience with escapism through books. The narrator reveals his changing attitudes towar...
  • Narrator's Thought Pattern
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    Edgar Allan Poe and Charlotte Perkins Gilman were both successful in making the objects of their stories, "The Tell-Tale Heart", and "The Yellow Wallpaper", form their own identities, and even points of reason, through their use of syntax, point of view, and personification. The authors use major characters in the first person participant to narrate both stories, which supports the unreliable narrator. This enhances the story by giving the reader added insight into a subject that he or she is le...
  • Madame Bovary Flaubert
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    In the article 'The Narrator and the Bourgeois Community in 'Madame Bovary',' ; written by Leo Bersai, he discusses how 'Flaubert maintains a dual position'; in the novel Madame Bovary. Bersai states that Flaubert make Emma's dreams seem important and gives it 'dignity'; but at the same time ridicules her fantasies. Bersani also writes that Flaubert detaches himself entirely from the community that he writes about. Although there are parts of the book that displays the narrator as a member of th...
  • Most Effective Literary Device
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    Babi Yar, a poem written by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, tells the story of the Nazi invasion into a small part of Russia, in which, throughout the duration of World War II, over one-hundred thousand Jews, Gypsies and Russian POW's were brutally murdered. However, what is unique about this particular perspective is that the narrator is not a Jew, but a mere observer who is aghast at the atrocities that took place during the Holocaust. It is through allusions, as well as other literary devices, that Yevt...
  • Lardner Between Omniscient And Limited Narration
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    Creative Writing Analysis Of Ring Lardners HAIRCUT By Stephan M. Arl eaux No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligence greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. -H.G...
  • Faulkner's Narration
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    In his book, As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner pioneers new and interesting literary forms. His most obvious deviation from traditional novel writing was the new style of narration in which he used all the main characters as the narrator at one point or another. This allowed the reader to gain insight into the character's thoughts, and also to prove very interesting and entertaining. Faulkner also ignores all boundaries that sane people have placed upon the English language to keep it readable. F...
  • End Of The Chapter After The Narrator
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    Reborn Chapter 11 of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is unclear and cryptic in ways. The reader is never really told what is happening to the narrator. All the reader knows for certain is that the narrator is in some sort of factory hospital. Throughout the chapter Ellison constantly uses imagery that refers to birth. Ellison's reason for using all of this imagery is fairly clear. He is trying to show that the narrator is changing, being reborn. After reading the chapter one can get a sense that t...
  • Narrator's Relationship With Holly
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    Truman Capote wrote the novel Breakfast at Tiffany's without a rhyme or a reason. He used real life characters possessing different names. It is stated that the narrator just might have been Truman himself during his early years in New York. It is clear that Mr. Capote does not believe in traditional values. He himself did come from a wealthy unorthodox family life. Capote's ideal woman was created in Holly Golightly, also know as LulamaeBarnes before she was married as a child bride to a southe...
  • Poe's Strong Use Of Symbols
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    "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe is about a lonely man who tries to ease his "sorrow for the lost Lenore" by distracting his mind with old books. The narrator is then interrupted by a tapping on his chamber door, which he hopes will be his lost love, Lenore. He opens the door to finds nothing but darkness and whispers her name hoping that she will return. Disappointed he returns to his chambers just as he hears another tapping at the window lattice. He flings open the shutters to find nothing but ...
  • View Of Maggie And Wangero's Mother
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    The protagonist in this short story, Everyday Use, is Maggie and the mother, which is the narrator of this story. The antagonist is Dee or Wangero. One internal conflict between Maggie and Wangero is that Maggie feels envious towards Wangero because of her fair appearance in comparison to Maggie's appearance, which she obtained from the burns in a house fire. An external conflict is if Maggie or Wangero should acquire Grandma Dee's quilt. This story is told in first person, which is told from th...
  • Changing And Metamorphic State Of The Narrator
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    A Poem Some Will Have To Understand is a poem of change and progress. Leroi Jones incorporates tonal and literary structure in the poem, and couples it with strong visual imagery to portray the mutability and self-discovery the narrator undergoes through the progression of the plot throughout the poem. It is mainly focused on the process of the narrator and his extraordinary transformation from a mindless thug, to a flaming revolutionary through self-discovery and an emotional first person dialo...
  • Narrator's Love For The Person
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    A well-written poem normally will utilize some or all of six elements of literature to express an idea thoroughly. A few elements include plot, setting, and diction, each of which provides for an effective piece of literature. William Shakespeare wrote several sonnets that carefully use the elements of literature. His famous work, "That Time of Year", includes examples of setting, tone, and imagery to strengthen the reader's understanding of the sonnet. Shakespeare's use of setting is very effec...
  • Part Benjamin
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    1. Time This novel tells the story of several persons from 1973 until 1979, and in particular the youth of Benjamin. The story covers a period of about six years, but it takes about 15 hours to read the Rotter's Club. One day in the year 2003, Sophia tells the story of her uncle Benjamin to Patrick. She goes back to 15 November 1973, when her uncle was still an adolescent and there were a lot of IRA-attacks. During this decade there was also growing racial tension and strikes were very common. T...
  • Three Police Officers And Three Boards
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    ? The Tell-Tale Heart? by Poe follows suit with the previous two stories that we have responded to containing plots of gruesome death, and a character that can be perceived as mad. Each author used different methods to bring one of their characters to death, as does Poe, by subjecting his victim to a slow and grueling death in the floor. However, Poe's use of madness differs from the other works, giving it a twist of irony in the story. The story opens with the narrator speaking of his madness c...
  • Reason Turkey And Nippers
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    Bartleby The Scrivener-The Meaning To The Presence Bartleby The Scrivener-The Meaning To The Presence Of Turkey And Nippers In the story,' Bartleby the Scrivener', it is possible to see some serious meanings to the presence of Turkey and Nippers One of the reasons Turkey and Nippers might be in this story is because of the problems the narrator is having with these characters, may also end up being the same problems he has with Bartleby. In this story Turkey is an alcoholic and can not do his jo...

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