Samples "Literature"

Literature

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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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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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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Within the novel, The Glass Castle, the author Jeannette Walls shares a memoir about her life growing up. Throughout the realm of her story, it has been found that she had very difficult moments that can be attributed to factors such as her parents, the different people she surrounded herself...

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Part 1: Ancestries When viewed positively, differences between people can be leveraged for the good of society but when considered negatively, they invoke conflict that has historically pitted man against man in areas of politics, economics and even existence in specific geographic spaces. In relation to geographic space or specifically...

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The speaker of W. H. Auden's poem “The Unknown Citizen” gives recognition and admiration to an unidentified and nameless national who is described as a “saint”. In contrast to the aforementioned, W.H. Auden ridicules the speaker and his values by making clear and direct implications that through his lifetime of...

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On March 25, 1911 at approximately 4:30 P.M., a fire began at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company that would kill 146 personnel in less than fifteen minutes. This event is one of history’s finest examples of a tragedy that could have been easily avoided. The women employed by the Triangle Shirtwaist...

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This video is an animated version of the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the great stories of ancient civilizations. Gilgamesh was a ruler in Mesopotamia, and he was known for both his strength and his capacity for building great structures. A man who was seen as something close to a...

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In the most commonly accepted versions of the poem “Barbara Allan,” there are several characters in the poem, all of whom have roles, albeit small in some cases, to play in the poem. However, the two main characters, Barbara Allan and Sir John, do more than play the most important...

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