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Literature

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Multifaceted Roles of Technologies in Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time

Just as any novel that offers its own interpretation of how life will look in the future, Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time places a strong emphasis on the role of technologies. In this novel, technologies and science are represented as the instruments that can be either good...

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Judith Ortiz Cofer

Judith Ortiz Cofer has written a book entitled Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood where she recounts stories about growing up in a bicultural environment. The book is comprised of a story followed by a poem that underscores and enhances the story’s theme. The book progresses...

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Compassion in Boccaccio’s Decameron

For Boccaccio, the concept of compassion is clearly a key theme of his masterwork the Decameron, made evident by the fact that he introduces his work with a meditation on compassion. Hence, Boccaccio writes in the preface of the text the following: “to have compassion for those who suffer is...

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Freytag’s Pyramid

German writer and playwriter Gustav Freytag for a long time was trying to understand the impact of the stories on the reader. He wondered what distinguished a good story which could affect the hearts of listeners and even change their behavior (Ray, 2015). After studying the works of William Shakespeare,...

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There Is No Hierarchy Of Oppressions

Audre Lorde’s There is No Hierarchy of Oppressions is a personal take from the author on what it is like to grow up as a member of a number of different groups that are often oppressed and “hated” in America. Lorde is a black woman who is also a lesbian....

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Salem Witch Trial Essays

The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is one of the most famous plays of the 20th Century. In the play, Miller offers an interpretation of the Salem Witchcraft Trials. The Salem Witchcraft Trials occurred in Salem, Massachusetts and nearby communities in 1692. Despite the play being based upon this historical period,...

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Response to “The Romance of the Flowers in the Mirror”

Peter Barry discusses the fact that feminism was not new in the 1960s, but it was the revival of feminism in the 1960s which spawned feminist criticism as we know it today (2009). Literature was believed to serve as a means of indicating to both men and women how each...

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An Analysis of “The Altar” by George Herbert’s

George Herbert's poem “The Altar” was published in 1633 along with all of his other writings. The poem is shaped as an emblem, in this case an altar. An emblem is a piece of work written in a particular shape that point to the moral meaning. The poem is Herbert's...

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Discussion: The Stolen Party

The short story “The Stolen Party” describes a young girl who is attending the birthday party of the daughter of her mother’s employer. To put it another way, she is the maid’s daughter. It is clear that her mother has some concerns about this social event, given their different social...

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Narrative Discourse

Don Shea’s “Jumper Down” and Point of View In his seminal work on narrative discourse, literary theorist Gérard Genette suggests that “[i]nsofar as the narrator can at any instant intervene as such in the narrative, every narrating is, to all intents and purposes presented in the first person.” (244) –...

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Rhetorical Strategies in the Article about Sustainability

Rhetorical strategies are an important part of writing. These strategies help writers to convince their readers of their ideas effectively. It is common to use these strategies and possible to use them without doing it intentionally. In order to use them more effectively, and to be more effective at understanding...

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Introduction All great authors, and even less than great authors, use literary devices. These literary techniques such as metaphor and wordplay sometimes contribute to the meaning of a story. This aspect of distinction might separate the good from the great authors, but nevertheless, I want to focus on some literary...

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The Man in the High Castle

Memories serve important decision-making and attitudinal roles. Childhood memories can shape the entire lives of individuals. Moreover, simply learning about the history of one’s family and country can trigger many of the same effects of one’s own memories. Philip Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle” presents an extraordinary look...

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Comparison between the Castle Of Otranto and the Last Confession of Alexander Pierce

For sure, both of these stories captivate those who have the pleasure of understanding the dominant themes prevalent in the pieces. Although they were written in different settings and timelines, their gothic interpretations have astounding similarities illustrated after much scrutiny if the texts.According to Harris, (24), Gothic literature is filled...

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Maya Angelou: Still I Rise

In order to fully appreciate this influential and captivating poem, it is essential to briefly introduce this “global renaissance woman” and how her background is interwoven into this poem’s theme. Maya Angelou was born in St. Lois, Missouri on April 4, 1928, and while she is well known for her...

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Opinion Essay – We Live Without Feeling the Country Beneath Our Feet

O. Mandelstam’s poem We Live Without Feeling the Country Beneath Our Feet landed the poet in a Russian prison camp because Stalin didn’t like the way that the poet portrayed him. The poem refers to the man with fat worm hands, a cockroach mustache and being in command of thin-men/chickens....

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Moscow and Petersburg

This paper discusses stereotypes of Moscow and Petersburg portrayals in Alexander Pushkin’s poem “The Bronze Horseman”. It focuses on the historical and philosophical context that each city bears in the mind of a Russian. The stereotypes of Petersburg are evident in the poem “The Bronze Horseman” by Alexander Pushkin. The...

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Plague Of Ticks By David Sedaris

Sedaris analyses his life as an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferer. He uses a language that impacts the reader with strong arguments characterized by appeals and purpose and he uses irony, hyperbole and stereotypes to reel the audience in which he makes his life time which is full of ticks...

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The Plague of Doves Reflection

In Louise Erdrich’s novel ‘The Plague of Doves’, Mooshum tells Evelina and Joseph a story of the murder of a white farm family and the vengeance exacted by the white community on the Ojibwe for this crime; but leaves out the whole truth. In this case, Mooshum’s version of the...

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Black Men in Public Space Summary

Introduction: In 1987, Brent Staples published the thought-provoking short story “Black Men in Public Space,” in which he recounts multiple experiences in which he was viewed with suspicion, and even feared, simply because he was a black man. These experiences occurred in the 1970’s and 1980’s, but they are still...

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