• Be Careful What You Wish for
    later we were at the police station. I sat outside the office, on a wooden bench while a pretty lady tried to explain to me that my “mom and daddy” were dead. It was later that day that I found out what truly happened. The officer that had been assigned the case did a shit job bringing them home. He couldn’t...
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  • Dead Stars
    Title: Dead Stars Author: Born in 1894 in Lucena City, Quezon. Marquez - Benítez authored the first Filipino modern English language short story, Dead Stars, published in the Philippine Herald in 1925. Born into the prominent Marquez family of Quezon province, she was among the first generation of Filipino...
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  • Smugging in the Square: Homosexuality as a Literary Device in James Joyce's "A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man."
    uniquely powerful tool of characterization.”(63) Stephan’s constant conflict with himself and what he wants generate a need for validation that he tries to simulate through day dreams and fantasies but is ultimately unable to resolve. Through exploring the tones of characterization and the character development...
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  • Echosei's Channel
    vernacular writing, and some critics exclude works from being "literary", for example, on grounds of weak or faulty style, use of slang, poor characterization and shallow or contrivedconstruction. Others exclude all genres such as romance, crime and mystery, science fiction,horror and fantasy. Pop lyrics...
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  • Random
    Elements of Fiction Characterization is a means by which writers present and reveal characters – by direct description, by showing the character in action, or by the presentation of other characters who help to define each other. Characters in fiction can be conveniently classified as major and minor...
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  • dead star
    Dead Star \ Alfredo Salazar - son of Don Julian, a more than 30 years old man and a bachelor. He is engaged to Esperanza but him still fleeting to Julia Salas. \ Esperanza - wife of Alfredo Salazar. She is a homely woman, literal minded and intensely acquisitive. She is one of those fortunate women...
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  • Text Evaluation and Analysis
    by the author 5 Purpose and inferred purpose 5 Supporting ideas 5 Tone 5 Underlying values 5 Things that go together 5 Literary Devices 6 Amplification 6 Analogy 6 Antithesis 6 Archetype 6 Characterization 6 Conflict 6 Connotation 7 Euphemism 7 Foil 7 Foreshadowing 7 ...
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  • The Astrologer
    In the beginning of the story we are introduced to the astrologer. All others transacting their business nearby are there to create the right atmosphere and provide the setting necessary for the development of the plot. The crafty ways in which the astrologer transcends his work and endeared to his gullible...
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  • Fiction Comparison
    contrast these two works the elements of fiction must be examined. Each story shares similarities in setting, theme, symbolism, narration and endings. However, they differ in their characters, plot, style and tone. The stories seem to have more in common than they differ but each uniquely delivers somewhat...
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  • English 101A
    dunes. Characterization- the means through which an author reveals a character’s personality. Women talks about sand being her life and how important sand is to her. She described her character as affection by showing her love toward sand. Climax- the point in a play, novel, short story, or narrative...
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  • Good Mothers
    In the stories Tuesday Siesta and Montiel’s Widow, (both by author Gabriel Garcia Marquez) we’ll compare and contrast both mothers and their reactions to the tragedies that have befallen them. In the short story "Tuesday Siesta", Gabriel Garcia Marquez subtly illustrates his tone of the story, that...
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  • Elements of a Short Story Expressed the Protagonist Gabriel in the Short Story the Dead
    The elements of a short stories are expressed the Gabriel, the protagonist, in the short story The Dead. I had my own opinions of Gabriel’s character. However, my group members provide me with their insight that exposed what I overlooked. I was also unaware of how the settings depicted Gabriel’s emotions...
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  • Essay
    of danger and intrigue, the novel is extremely descriptive and conveys its theme throughout. The author J.R.R. Tolkien uses vivid imagery and characterization to allow the reader to relate to the characters and their journey. Tolkien’s writing style is well suited to this novel because of his adept ability...
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  • Useful materials
    советом Минского государственного лингвистического университета К 43 Рассказ: чтение и интерпретация = Reading and Appreciation of the Short Story: Учеб.-метод. пособие / Авторы-сост. Е. Ю. Кирейчук, Т. Г. Васильева: / В 2 ч. – Мн.: МГЛУ. / ч. 1. - 180 с. Пособие предназначено для начального...
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  • Comprehensive Stylistic Analysis
    of literature requires a suitable setting. From the list given below pick out the functions of the setting in the text 1: a. evoking the necessary atmosphere (or mood), appropriate to the general intention of the story; b. reinforcing characterization by either paralleling or contrasting...
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  • Plot Essay
    patterned; a prototype: "'Frankenstein' . . . 'Dracula' . . . 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' . . . the archetypes that have influenced all subsequent horror stories" (New York Times).2. An ideal example of a type; quintessence: an archetype of the successful entrepreneur.3. In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern...
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  • Literary Terms
    to instill confidence in a friend and said, “Use the force,” that would be an allusion to Stars Wars. The verb form of allusion is to allude. Antagonist A major character who opposes the protagonist in a story or play. Archetype A character who represents a certain type of person. For example...
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  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find: Symbolism
    The setting begins in the in the dinning room, where everyone is sitting and reading the newspaper in Atlanta. Because the children are at home and they are about to go on a vacation, the month is June or July. The subsequent significant setting of the story is outside of Toombsboro, on a dirt road...
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  • Miss
    WHAT IS EXPECTED IN A CRITICAL ESSAY?  Students are to comment on whether the author  communicated his theme effectively through his use of various  critical elements (characterization, symbolism, setting, etc.).  This essay must present ideas in a well­organized, well­  defended, logical and clearly explained manner.  WHAT IS THEME? ...
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  • O. Henry
    began his career as a short story writer. His work was prolific but began to decline, along with his health, in 1907. Porter died in New York City in 1910, prior to his forty-eighth birthday. His legacy continues in the O. Henry Award, one of the most prestigious short story prizes in America. Chronology ...
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