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  • Kenyon's The Blue Bowl Poem Analysis
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    Kenyon's criticism of burial and the mourning process and the manner in which it fails to provide a sense of closure for those who have lost a loved one is the main underlying theme in The Blue Bowl. Through her vivid description of both the natural setting and the grief-stricken emotional overtone surrounding the burial of a family's house pet and the events that follow in the time after the cat is put to rest, Kenyon is able to invoke an emotional response from the reader that mirrors that of ...
  • Kornheiser's Purpose In Writing
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    Tony KronheiserTony Kornheiser is the self-admitted opinionated, sarcastic sports and style columnist for The Washington Post. Kornheiser's purpose is not to report to the reader an objective account of a sporting event, but rather to add humor to topics that range in topic from the Washington Redskins ('It's Now an Off-Road Vehicle,' November 5, 1996) to his lunch-time experience the other day ('In a Real Fix,' November 3, 1996). Kornheiser's diction, figurative language, and tone make his colu...
  • The Pie By Gary Soto Analysis
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    The Dirty Pie Almost every human being can recall some incident from their life that they wish had not happened. Many people can recall some grievous deed they committed where getting away with it was worse then being caught. In his autobiography, Gary Soto recalls a time when he was six years old and stole an apple pie. Soto's use of contrast, diction and imagery breathe life into his work and give a unique perspective into the mind and motive of a guilty six year old. In Soto's work, a reader ...
  • Use Of Sentence Structure
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    The human desires of greed, wealth, and power have been embedded into the world's history as political figures have led invasions of other countries countless numbers of times. Whether invaded or being invaded, a country requires strong and capable leaders to see them through this difficult time. In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I of England gave a motivational speech to her troops using the rhetorical devices of diction, imagery, and sentence structure to motivate her subjects positively and to instill...
  • Two Brilliant Pieces Of Literature Use Diction
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    In the Book of Jonah and Chapter 9, The Sermon in Moby-Dick, there are similarities and differences in diction, descriptions, and graphics. These two brilliant pieces of literature use diction to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the important religious roles involved in the life of a sailor. With the help of Melville and the Book of Jonah, the reader is brought back in the past to relive these events as they happened. What is most intriguing is the fact that through the Book of J...

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