• Master
    Cognitive Process (MEMORY) Reliable? Once memories in our long term memory, how reliable are they? Are they malleable and open to change, or are they permanent and unable to corrupt? First of all, it is important to be aware of that there are individual differences in memory reliability. There...
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  • Citizen Kane - Close Study of Film
    language contributing to its distinctive quality as a film. The film employs a whole gamut of cinematographic techniques as well as groundbreaking narrative, structural and thematic components that are both evocative and entertaining. Such time-transcending qualities allow the film to be recognised and...
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  • Narrative Essay
    Narrative Essays: To Tell a Story There are four types of essays: Exposition - gives information about various topics to the reader. Description - describes in detail characteristics and traits. Argument - convinces the reader by demonstrating the truth or falsity of a topic. Narrative -...
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  • How Important Is Gender in the Construction of Life Stories?
    only one been told so much about family memories. She is nowadays 86 years old and every time I go to visit her is the same story, the same request and the same gender-meaning but with a small difference, now I understand her message. According to Foucault, narrative is the tool through which the process...
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  • The Fiftieth Gate
    THE FIFTIETH GATE: A JOURNEY THROUGH MEMORY Memoir by Mark Raphael Baker, 1997 Ostensibly the story of a son’s attempt to access and narrate his parents’ fragmented Holocaust biographies, Mark Raphael Baker’s The Fiftieth Gate also subverts the convention of second-generation memoir writing. A composite...
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  • Comparison
    Both poems Half-past two and Piano seems to be about childhood memories. The theme of childhood experience is presented in both poems. For instance in half-past two the poet is telling us a story about a child who does not know how to tell the time and was forgotten by his teacher when he was asked to...
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  • Response to Poetry: Oranges by Gary Soto
    I read Oranges by Gary Soto. This poem captured my interest because of it’s narrative form, it’s descriptive details of the setting, and the emotions displayed that are very familiar to me. Oranges is a narrative poem about a young boy relating his first experience of holding a girl’s hand...
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  • Narratives in Conversation
    Narratives in Conversation By Agatha Xaris Villa INTRODUCTION This essay focuses on the study of the narrative most prevalent in everyday conversations – the conversational narrative. First, it discusses a definition of the narrative from a structural level based on the structure of conversational...
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  • Yo Yo
    the most corrupt as well as oppressing periods in the Dominican Republic. For that matter, the Garcia girls started to face, some from their late childhood and others from their early teenage on, a new existence in the United States. Throughout the novel they have to overcome circumstances an immigrant...
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  • The Lovely Bones
    Novel text: The lovely bones A study of the writing techniques Sebold uses to engage with the readers. Focus on: 1. Narrative style -1st Person Narrative -Tone -Imagery 2. Use of Flashbacks 3. Symbols 4. Names of characters Themes: ? Death ? Grief ? Healing ? Loss...
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  • Child Hood Essay
    Today, childhood is seen as a universal rite of passage. Much of our literature consists of coming of age stories that focus on the journey from innocence to experience. Childhood marks the beginning of our personal narrative. We all have our stories of youth. Some percolate in the haze of memory; others...
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  • Heeeed
    ENG 1 – Fall ‘11 Narrative Requirements: Students will write a personal narrative that will explore one of the following topics: 1. An experience that caused you to learn something about yourself. 2. Think of a time when you achieved a personal goal. Tell your readers about the story of how you...
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  • The Science of Good Parenting
    do you think your parents behaved as they did during your childhood? • If you had three wishes for your child 20 years from now, what would they be? While the person answers, researchers listen not so much for the details of their childhood, but how the person makes sense of those details in the recounting...
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  • Once More to the Lake
    written by E.B. White is a narrative essay in which White analyzes his conflict with time. The main subjects in this piece are time, childhood memories, and the lake. White conveys these subjects with a reminisent tone that denotes his great longing for these childhood memories to recur.White's essay "Once...
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  • Gender differences and autobiographical memories
    Autobiographical memory is essentially a system that contains episodic memories from individuals’ lives, autobiographical memory is what makes each and every one of us different to another, and essentially what forms the self, connecting us to others, history and the future. “Autobiographical memories from the...
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  • The Primal Scene
    general journey of the story. Rather, they are scenes of rupture, the primordial moment of realization. Clarice Lispector discusses the “since” of childhood in “Sunday, Before Falling Asleep” as a question of survival. The sentence “…if Father were still alive” is “violent and clever on the part of Clarice...
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  • Gwen Harwood Notes: the Violets
    documenting childhood then jumping to old age in the next chapter. * How well a text stands up to different readings. * Aspects of the texts support a unifying theme and The Violets: Themes: * Consolation that memory provides * Examination of childhood/The value of a happy childhood/ stable...
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  • Ahmed S
    injunction not to think, not to grapple with the past: such an injunction seems to me to verge on bad faith." In other words, a facile and distorted memory is almost a greater insult than simply forgetting. No wonder Foster sees in her an example to be followed by everyone who writes Irish history. ...
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  • Place
    The kitchen holds a lot of memories in our lives. From the time our parents nested us a home, mother and father had cooked or dined with the family in the kitchen. The walls of the kitchen have many stories to tell and memories to keep. If only it could talk about the memories from the heating stove, the...
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  • History and Memory: The Fiftieth Gate
    Essay History and memory are both needed to uncover human experiences. We are already aware, from ourselves, that memory can be defined as recalling or recognising ones past and previous experiences and events; however memory is dependent on one’s involvement and personal perception of their past....
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