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The Loudest Voice By Grace Paley

In my opinion, this is further proof of the city's indifference toward its Jewish citizens. No wonder that tree was "a stranger in Egypt" (page 4, last line). In conclusion, there is no doubt that the story "The Loudest Voice" contains rich, creative and though-provoking types of setting which help us to explore the world of Shirley, the narrator. By focusing on some examples of social and spatial...

Beka Lamb by Zee Edgell

In spite of these parent-teen conflicts, Beka does have a loving relationship with her parents. Her family is one of only two nuclear families in the community, and while her parents do not love all that Beka does, they do love her. Beka begs her father for a second chance at school, promising to pass this time, and Bill Lamb eventually relents. A nun at Beka’s school, Sister Gabriela, takes Bek...

Obsession of Perfection

At the end of "The Birthmark," Aylmer both succeeds and fails. He succeeds in that he finally rid his wife of her birthmark. He fails in that…she is dead. Finally, this story involve man’s desire to prefect what is already perfect and the use of science as a flawed tool to attain this perfection. Sure, Georgiana dies right afterwards, but the fact remains that Aylmer does indeed succeed in rem...

"Mental Cases" by Wilfred Owen

In conclusion, Owen is highly successful in delivering the message that war is not filled with glory in his poem “Disabled” through contrast and metaphors. The poem was very impactful for me as it really expressed the sorrow and the desolation that the man who sacrificed everything for my country felt. I am an American. As an American it makes me sad to see such sacrifice met with such little...

Just Like Us

People might think that getting these fake documents could mean that these girls would be worried about getting caught. But it’s not that way; they feel a little more secure when they have this kind of documents, because these documents give them some identity that they are missing since they cross the Mexican – American border. These children and adolescents are not guilty for their parent’...

Edward Taylor and His Use of Metaphor

In conclusion, Edward Taylor uses metaphor to perfection.2 To think brillianty and to write brilliantly are two completely different things, and Edward Taylor does both. In both cases, Edward Taylor uses metaphor to call one thing something else. In “Meditation One,” He calls God’s love water, and in “The Reflection,” calls Earth a once Divine place. Ultimately, in “Meditation One,” ...

Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth

Eric K. W. Yu is Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at National Chiao Tung University. He has published essays on Romantic poetry, postcolonialism, and Chinese folklore. His current areas of research are urban space, travelogues, and the Hong Kong cinema. One of his latest articles, titled “Productive Fear: Cultural Anxieties and Ascetic Labor in Bram Stoke...

“A Blessing” by James Wright

Wright has created new interpretive descriptions of crossing into another lifetime. He developed a life where animals and humans can walk as one and where humans can walk as freely as animals. He also incorporated the common human need for rejuvenation and created “A Blessing” as a new way to fulfill that human need. James Wright developed a poem that touched on several topics, bringing them a...

The Tune of Kahunsha by Anosh Irani

He put himself second by temporarily forgetting the rather "important" things in his life, such as his father, and has clearly stated his final dream to make Guddi happy, to protect her and to love her till the day he dies. This act of determination when he takes priority of Guddi rather than himself is something humans are often not comfortable with. It is also an act of "giving" which is ironic,...

Pope Joan

She also applies her abilities and knowledge gain in fulda such good reasoning, and medical skill. In the light of the facts revealed, the researcher recommendation to improve critical thinking as well as raising of gender sensitivity awareness, students must have an open mind as they critically analyzed literary pieces on gender and development as they are future community leaders. Teacher of lit...

The Gulling Scene of Benedict

In conclusion, it is debatable the key element in generating the comedy in the gulling scene however it is clearly evident that the use of over-exaggerated language, is vital. From, this scene we can now see that Benedict does not know his women as he says he does and his stupidity alongside his idiocy, helps benefits the comedy at hand. Furthermore, the influence that Don Pedro, Leonato and Claud...

Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park

In Playing Beatie Bow, Ruth Park illustrates the lessons Abigail learns about the importance of the family. Although she was selfish and unforgiving at the beginning of the novel, through her experiences with the Bows Abigail learns to display the key elements in keeping a family together. She learns how to love, forgive, support and understand her family, and this allowed her to mature and realiz...

The Rice Myth

The following day the huge turtle appeared again, but Blit was quiet ready for him this time. But as he carefully placed an arrow to his bow, Bacobaco saw him and immediately hid his whole body beneath his shield. The arrow struck exactly at the place where his head had been thrust forward only a few moments before. Before he could recharge his weapon Bacobaco escaped. Bacobaco tried to hide in a ...

Analysis of “Dulce et Decorum Est”

I also like the idea that Wilfred Owen didn’t give much away to what the poem was about, and left you thinking and wondering after reading the title. Although the rhyming in “Suicide in the Trenches” is more memorable, I like the fact that in “Dulce et Decorum Est”, you don’t really recognize the rhyme at first. But I do like the poem “Suicide in the Trenches”, but I felt it more e...

Fight Royal by Ralph Ellison

The narrator described in the story directly correlates to the life Ellison lived. He was one who was “others” and was blindfolded his entire life, following orders from whites and having the whites take advantage of him. The naked woman symbolized the amount of control whites had in society and how many women were disrespected whether white or black. Ellison also discusses the American Dream ...

Trust And Loyalty In Friendship

Although Hyde is evil, he is a part Jekyll, deep within him there is that evil that he hates. Hyde could be looked as his conscious, that although it is not completely Jekyll it is his thought and feelings without mercy. Stevenson is telling us that there is a Hyde within all of us, we suppress it because it would not be accepted in society. It is pure evil, and it’s a sin. In a world where ever...

Lamb To The Slaughter By Mary Maloney

(Paragraph 44) Crashed to the floor, that’s how much power she had, when driven by a strong anger. By power came intelligence, as soon as Mary realized she had killed her husband, she was able to devise a plan in order to ultimately get away with murder. Don’t underestimate the weak, because sooner or later, they’ll rise to become powerful. In this case, the consequence of such thinking resu...

Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll

An expository essay provides a suitable form for a personal exploration of these ideas, with the aim of encouraging readers to reflect on similar ideas and issues as they occur in their own experiences or in the society more broadly. While the essay is subjective it retains some formality and refers to sources beyond personal experience, and uses conversational but grammatically correct language. ...

A Wagner Matinee by Willa Cather

The vivid physical description presented makes the weight of Georgiana's decision clear. Georgiana's words also provide great insight into how she feels. Indirect expressions, which can be interpreted through her conscious and subconscious actions, are the most solid representation of how the theme is demonstrated through characterization. Aunt Georgiana is not a unique case, and although she is a...

The Rocking-Horse Winner By D. H. Lawrence

I am though interested in how the family would survive without not only Paul but the huge money supply he left the family. Wealth is one thing people can go crazy over. Hester is a great example of how ignorance can ruin someone’s life and even majorly affect other people around. Paul was just doing what he thought was morally correct to help his mother and the family. He did his deed without th...

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Oskar invents many different things, like “a teakettle that reads in Dad’s voice”(1) and many other things that just keep going through his mind.. Grandmother differed from them in thought, Grandmother would try not to think. She would write blank pages so that she did not have to think about a single thing like everything that has gone bad in her life. Although Grandmother relates to thinki...

Metaphor As Figure of Speech

The metaphor, “my breath ripped out in rags,” is an aggressive image and reflects the cruelness and callousness of the persona. The word, “ripped,” highlights the violent language of the poem and has a dramatic impact on the reader making them feel the pain and chill inside the character. The alliteration and sibilance of the letter “s” again emphasises the harsh and callous nature of ...

"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens

This stanza portrays a feeling of being enclosed in a room. The icicles that fill the window remind us of bars on a jail window, which portrays a closed-in feeling. How does this affect how we see the blackbird? Through the window we cannot see the blackbird itself, possibly referring to the beauty of inflections in stanza five. We can, though, see the blackbirds shadow, possibly the beauty of in...

Disappearing Moon Cafe

Kae's decision to redirect her life and become a "poor but pure writer" symbolizes the final stages of her transformation. Finally Kae is whole enough to be able to pursue the loving and nurturing lesbian relationship she originally deprived herself of with Hermia. Hermia always has possessed the ability to recognize the desires and life Kae starved herself of when they were in college: "Kae I can...

"The Amish Farmer" by Bourjaly

"The Amish Farmer" epitomizes the idea of the narrator as the creator of a story's meaning. However, "The Amish Farmer" also creates the idea that the reader creates the point of view of a story. Had "The Amish Farmer" been read by a child whose parents had divorced due to adultery, that reader might have felt anger toward Dawn and Daniel, and considered Noel as an innocent victim. On the other ha...

A Valediction: Forbidden Mourning By John Donnes

This poem is written to comfort a lover. Donne opens with comparative images of the physical and earthly, saying that the sentiment between the two lovers is more than earthly love. He then uses metaphysical conceits, comparisons of unrelated objects--the physical and the spiritual--to further emphasize his point. The two compasses, no matter how far apart they travel will always return to the oth...

Five literary elements in "The Winner" By Barbara Kimenye

Finally, the structure of a short story should always be fictional and written in prose. It should also contain no more than one plot and should be based on the plot rather than the characters. Short stories do not usually use all five literary elements clearly and with a great depth, although they are still present in some form. Ms. Kimenye chose a structure to write in at the beginning of the st...

"Mending Wall" by Robert Frost

If imagination is applied in interpreting this part of the poem, I think these lines could also mean that the persona was comparing himself to an apple orchard, he is nice and he can bear fruit, and the fruit is sweet. The apple here may symbolize the persona's thoughts and ideas, which is quite right and brilliant. The neighbor is compared to a tall, unbendable pine tree, which symbolize that he ...

"Obasan" By Joy Kogawa

In conclusion, Obasan, by Joy Kogawa deals with the issue of racism in a very efficient way by using unique images of animals to not only represent human beings in society, but also to help support the theme of this dehumanization. Racism in society is extremely awful as it is based on utterly false beliefs. In the novel, for example, all Japanese were considered to be evil people even though the ...

"Big Black Good Man" by Richard Wright

Our decisions and judgments greatly affect who we are as people. Olaf went from an easy going and down to earth man to a man of pure hatred and revenge just because of one judgment he made in his life. This judgment continued to haunt him till finally the black man returned. When the back man did return he surprised Olaf and Olaf's judgments swept away and he saw the black guy's compassion. If Ola...

"A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell

The plot of the story revolves around the women's silence. The men talk constantly any time they appear in the story. On the other hand, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters share plenty through their silence. Glaspell gives the reader several moments when "their eyes met-something flashed to life, passed between them" (Glaspell 196). "Their silence has become a mark of their solidarity, a refusal to endange...

Literary Devices in Cut Grass

The repeated reference to white also serves to show the two sides of death; while it is pure and innocent, it is also melancholy. By personifying death, Larkin shows that though one can evaluate death from different perspectives, it inevitably returns to the unfair and merciless nature of death. He also mentions "chestnut flowers," "white lilac," and "Queen Anne's lace," three white flowers, to re...

Symbols in "A Sense of Shelter"

What all these symbols do is reiterate to us the apparent theme, loss of comfort, and how it allows William to feel a certain amount of contentment. When this comfort-level is challenged, the audience can notice how the tone gets more depressing. Whether it is through schools sense of shelter, a desk, or snowy, frigid days, these symbols all play an important role in supporting the theme and tone ...

If You Forget Me By Pablo Neruda

This, in fact insures that the poet is unafraid of the risks of falling in love, but remains completely aware. According to the Poetry Society Of America, “anyone who knows anything about Pablo Neruda knows that he is considered the ‘poet of love’”. Which is clearly demonstrated throughout this poem. Neruda was effective in creating a love story, one of which can be interpreted in many way...

Elizabeth: English Queen Life

The correlation between the snake, the father, and the primitiveness can lead to a sense of danger in Elizabeth's life. Elizabeth senses the danger and evades it by becoming sly and controlling. This is indicated by the tonal transition in as she slides from thoughts of "Tom, soft laughing"(28) and "turning / with the rhythm of the sun on warped branches, / who'd hold my breast and watch it move l...

The Exploration Of Presupposition In Semantics

In the field of linguistics, we can probe into the presupposition from two perspectives, namely, semantic presupposition and pragmatic presupposition. This thesis mainly focuses on the interpretation of presupposition in semantics. The writer introduces the features of semantic presupposition like stability under negation and presupposition triggers and then makes an analysis of the problems arous...

Beach Burial By Kenneth Slessor

By using a somber tone Slessor has created a sympathetic feeling to arouse the audience. As the poem continues we build up pity causing us to think and even shed a tear. Slessor has used a powerful feel to create strong imagery in our minds. The mood expressed by Slessor has alluded to the memory of the men who have been buried unknowingly who they are and what they have done. The missing identity...

Dubliners: Escape And Paralysis

He thought of what Gallaher had said about rich Jewesses…Why had he married the eyes in the photograph?" Looking upon the "pretty furniture" of his house, "A dull resentment against his life awoke within him." In a state of panic Chandler questions whether it is too late for him to experience the same life as his friend. But once again Chandler feels paralyzed and unable to escape Dublin as he l...

"The Voice" by Thomas Hardy

The final stanza uses shorter lines to show that he knows he has to move on and carry on with life, but that the process is difficult summed up by both the diction and alliteration of 'faltering forward'. The 'I' sound suggesting s painful movements with the likelihood of falling or stumbling. The setting and mood are bleak and anticipate withering and dying, "leaves around me falling". The "wind ...

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