Samples "Famous Writers"

Famous Writers

Anne Bradstreet: The Author To Her Book

In her poem “The Author to Her Book,” Anne Bradstreet uses similes and metaphors to enhance the theme of a fledgling author’s embarrassment at having her work published before she was ready. For example, in the line, “I cast thee by as one unfit for light” (line 9), Bradstreet uses...

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Edgar Allan Poe Writing Style

When thinking of a theme that unites some two stories of Edgar Allan Poe, I came up with the idea of otherness. It could probably be explained by my perception of the writer as someone who followed a really different path in his life, a kind of a unique literary...

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Symbolism in Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe's short story, The Tell Tale Heart, is about a man who kills his roommate, an old man, for no apparent reason other than he is bothered by the appearance of his roommate's eye. However, the story is also about the descent into madness. In The Tell Tale...

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Maya Angelou vs. Alice Walker

Alice Walker and Maya Angelou are among the present day African-American writers. They are both well known for articulating issues relating to African Americans in their works. Comparing the two writers, there are several notable similarities and differences both in their life as well as well as in their writings....

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Anthony Quinn: A Brief Biography

Anthony Quinn (officially named Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxca) was a Mexican-American writer, actor, and painter; born in Chihuahua, Mexico during the country's revolution. Famous for his roles in a large variety of box office successes and critically acclaimed films, Quinn won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in two...

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Critical Analysis of William Faulkner

William Faulkner is one of the authors who have gained the most attention in the literature world. The attention has taken various firms such as the critical analysis of the author, the criticism of his work and the biography of the author. More and more books are written which tend...

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Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes: The Divergent Poetic Voice

When we think of Emily Dickinson we think of a poetic voice filled with constrained romanticism. Dickinson, influenced by the metaphysical poets of 17th century England as well as her own unwavering strict Christian views, and worked in a limited cocoon of puritanical views that for all intents separated her...

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Chosen Author: Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski was born on August 16, 1920 in Andernach, Germany but later immigrated to America. Bukowski was a famous poet, novelist, and also short story essayist. In this paper we will look at his works and how they were related. Bukowski’s writings were influenced by his life in...

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How Did Robert Frost Use Figurative Language in His Writing?

Robert Frost is among the greatest poets in history. Although his early upbringing was in the poultry farm, he embraced the beauty of nature and wrote numerous poems that earned him awards and accolades. In the majority of his poems, Frost wrote about personal and universal themes, such as decision-making,...

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley is one of the best known English poets. He was one of the Second Generation of Romantic poets and a contemporary of Lord Byron and John Keats. He was also the husband of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. Shelley was known for his radical ideas, including...

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“The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri

The very title of the novel “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri immediately makes us realize that the name of the protagonist will have special significance to his life and to the plot of the story. Gogol was called after an outstanding Russian writer due to a sequence of accidents. They...

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Phillis Wheatley

At the center of Phillis Wheatley's writings appears to be an acknowledged tension, which is the result of her own biography as an African-American slave living within a hegemonic context that is dominated by Western culture. In other words, when one first encounters Wheatley's writings, the following question emerges: is...

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