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  • Mark Twain's Clever Use Of Realistic Customs
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    Use of Customs, Dialect and Social Status In "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" Mark Twain's "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is a short story with the lesson that what goes around comes around. In this short story, which first appeared in 1856 and his first successful story, Twain uses local customs of the time, dialect, and examples of social status in his story to create a realistic view of the region in which the story takes place. The way that the characters be...
  • Rose For Emily The Following Paper
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    A Rose for Emily The following paper analyzes the William Faulkner story called A Rose for Emily. The paper discusses my thoughts and ideas about the story, and evaluates different elements of the story. The paper analyzes the style that the author uses in characterization, and a few specific methods used to convey the plot and lay out the scene mentally, giving specific examples in the story. Finally, I give my overall opinion of the story. I found the first paragraph very enticing; first drawi...
  • There's A Monster Under My Bed
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    Shannon S ouray English 389 Dr. Richards June 1, 2001 The use of Illustration and Characterization in There's A Monster Under My Bed. Children are drawn to picture books that allow them to feel some sort of elementary emotion such as fear or happiness. Of course all children are different and the types of books they will enjoy depends mostly on their age and their stage of cognitive development, but common to all children is the need for both visual and auditory stimulation. In There's A Monster...
  • Douglass's Narrative In Frederick
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    Frederick Douglass's Narrative In Frederick Douglass's Narrative, Douglas himself narrates the novel using story telling to bring both the reader into the story, and the theme into focus. Through his narration, Douglass also uses narrative strategies like anecdotes, and plot twists. Even with it being a true story, Douglass brings the readers attention to a peak with these techniques making the story interesting and appealing. The most influential technique used by Douglass is story telling. He ...
  • Important For Stories
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    Storytelling is as old as speech. Once upon a time, everyone was a storyteller. To fight boredom and keep themselves company, these early storytellers chanted as they worked, telling the story of what they were doing. Then "I" stories became narratives involving other people and the elements, and storytellers told tales of heros, myths, and legends. The art of storytelling evolved naturally because some people preferred telling tales and other preferred listening to them. As society developed, p...
  • African American Pastoral Care
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    African American Pastoral Care by Edward P. Wimberley is a supplement to the book written in 1979 on Pastoral Care in the Black Church. Pastoral Care by African Americans shows pastoral counselors how to care for African Americans through a narrative methodology. By linking personal stories and the pastor's stories to the heart language of the Bible stories, counselors can use God's unfolding drama to bring healing and reconciliation to human lives. Further, demonstrating that caring can be show...
  • Writing Techniques Of Steinbeck
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    Authors often use many styles and techniques in their novels. They use certain methods in order to make their stories seem more real. John Steinbeck uses many literary techniques in The Grapes of Wrath to help the reader better understand the story. The interchapters in The Grapes of Wrath often foreshadow the regular chapters. They are more of a general picture as to what went on during that time period in America. The regular chapters are meant to represent a specific family, the Joads, and do...
  • Actions Of Mrs Mallard
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    32 Lw Lesson 2 1. Irony is a useful device for giving stories many unexpected twists and turns. In Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour,' irony is used very effectively in her story. Situational irony is used to show the reader what is assumed to happen sometimes doesn't. Dramatic irony is used to hint to the reader something is happening to the characters in the story that they do not know about. Irony is used throughout Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour' through the use of situational irony and th...
  • Realistic And Fantasy
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    Mary Meeker E 101 9: 00 am Classification Childrens Literature Childrens Literature is classified in two major categories, realistic and fantasy. Realistic focuses on the area of human activities and historical events, while fantasy has many more subcategories like eccentric and enchantment. Some educational institutions firmly believe in teaching with only realistic stories. They feel that a young mind under the age of five will not be able to decipher the difference between reali tity and fant...
  • Variety Of Styles And Themes
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    One of the greatest writers of the 20th century is William Faulkner. He was born and raised in the southern state of Mississippi which greatly influenced his style of writing. Faulkner liked to use a variety of styles and themes in his works. In one of his most famous books, As I Lay Dying, he uses streams of consciousness, while in, A Rose for Emily, his style and theme is very morbid and grotesque. He chose a much more down to earth style of writing in his short story, Dilsey. Faulkner's choic...
  • Writing Style And The Characters Presentation
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    SHORT STORY PAPER 'Compare / contrast Faulkner's 'Dry September' with 'A rose for Emily' in terms of writing style and character presentation. ' ; What is going to be analyzed in this paper are the two short stories by W. Faulkner 'A Rose for Emily' and 'Dry September'. Basically, what is to be performed is a comparison / contrast analysis in terms of the writing style and character presentation. More specifically, I will provide first the information from the story 'A Rose for Emily', concernin...
  • Darkness And The Stories Of Ghosts
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    19th Century Literature After examining four nineteenth century stories I have looked in depth at how the authors of these stories have used setting to create atmosphere and mystery. The stories I have looked at are "The Red Room", "The Signal Man", "The Speckled Band" and "The Man With The Twisted Lip."The Red Room" is about a young man whom visits an old house in the country although it is not said were. The occupants of the house are themselves old and distorted. There is an old man and woman...
  • Detailed Description Of The Three Strangers
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    Short stories have limited characters (as protagonists) and the introduction of them into the story is swift and quite brief but very precise. Also the atmosphere is quickly established. The narrative is tight and carefully dovetailed. There is always a beginning, development then denouement. The plot is mostly compressed and has a definite time scale. Hardy distinguishes his short stories by using strong poetic language to enhance his description. As poetry was his first love, he uses figurativ...
  • Story Of Joe's Courtship
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    In the two stories, "Drover's Wife" and "Joe Wilson Courtship" by Henry Lawson, uses effective techniques to tell the story. Where as in the TV documentary, "Plympton High Babies", and the recorded performance, "Flying Fox", uses different techniques from Lawson's stories but are also very effective. Some Lawson's stories are very non-romantic and non-glamorizes, for example the "Drover's Wife."Drover's Wife" is a story focused on an incident experienced by the women living alone with her childr...
  • Theme Of Abortion In The Story
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    In the short story "Hills Like White Elephants", Ernest Hemingway uses many literary elements to create the tone of the story. The use of irony, theme, setting, point of view, and dialogue help the reader to understand all aspects of this story. The story is written in objective narration. This means there is no real narrator and the story tells itself through the dialogue and actions of the characters. Hemingway uses the dialogue of a man and woman to slowly reveal an argument over abortion. Th...
  • Satire Of A Story
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    Satire Comparison By: Zach Dees The "Rape of the Lock" and "Gulliver's Travels" is two stories that were written long ago, both having some similarities and differences. Overall I believe that these two stories are completely different due to the fact that one is a lot more fictional than the other, and one is written in poem form. So it is somewhat difficult to find similarities. But, nevertheless I will present the differences and similarities in these two stories and I will be talking about t...
  • Red Convertible As A Way
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    "The Red Convertible" is a story involving lots of depth and richness due to the fact that the red convertible has a lot of symbolism and reflects a lot of the author's believes. This story includes much of the use of flashback due to the way of the story telling of the Anishinaabe tradition which was practiced by the Native Americans. Erdrich wrote this story "The Red Convertible" as a way of showing the readers that there is something spiritual and beautiful behind all problems and that we do ...
  • Chopin's Use Of Symbolism
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    Regina Kerb's October 20, 1999 M / W 8: 30 – 9: 50 All About Style Every writer illustrates a certain style in his / her work. Kate Chopin uses the same style in her short stories "The Story of an Hour' and "Ripe Figs. ' This style includes her use of diction, imagery, and symbolism. Chopin uses language that is comprehensible. Neither "The Story of an Hour' or "Ripe Figs' contains words that the average reader has difficulty in understanding. The sentence structure she uses is short, yet ...
  • Salinger's Nine Stories Franny Glass
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    Many critics consider J.D. Salinger a very controversial writer, for the subject matters that he writes. J.D. Salinger's works were generally written during two time periods. The first time period was during World War II, and the second time period was during the 1960's. Critics feel that the works during the 1960 time period were very inapproprAuschwitziate, because the problems which he chose to write about. The main characters were generally misfits of society. In most of his works, he has th...
  • Short Stories By Updike
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    Sucking You In: The story of John Updike John Updike has been known for his short story and novel writing all throughout the last 30 years. He has something in his text that can just grab the reader and literally pull them into the story. Using his vivid imagination and his unique style of writing, he makes you feel like you are actually there. Weather it is in the middle of a sporting event, or on top of a snowy mountain preparing to start your voyage down on nothing but two thin pieces of meta...

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