Once upon a time there were a group of best friends. Their names were Angela, Alanna, Megan, and Claire. Angela has light brown hair, brown eyes, and is very funny. Alanna has dark brown hair, brown eyes, and is pretty crazy. Megan has dark/light brown hair, hazel eyes, and is very unique. Lastly Cl...
The Haunted House
This haunted house in Hagerstown was built long ago. It is the site of a most interesting ghost story, which happened to my friend’s friend’s grandmother. Now while I have heard many stories similar to this, I have never known someone to be involved in one and actually affec...
“The Yellow Wallpaper”
An opinion on the critical essay “Haunted House/Haunted Heroine: Female Gothic Closets in “The Yellow Wallpaper”” by Carol Margaret Davison
April 2nd, 2009
“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilma...
The Life and Career
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Jefferson, North Carolina, and London
Frontispiece: A 1920s studio “glamour” shot of ZaSu Pitts.
Publisher’s note: Charles Stumpf died on August 28, 2009, after completing the manu...
The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson For Leonard Brown Chapter 1 No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness withi...
“Hi mate, how are you?”
“Piss off ya moron nobody wants ya here, now get lost before I punch ya or somthin”
“O.K sorry to disturb you”
Josh walked off sad, depressed and lonely. Josh was only twelve years old. He was an extremely intelligent and conscientious boy. Some people said tha...
“The Fall of the House of Usher” possesses the quintessential -features of the Gothic tale: a haunted house, dreary landscape, mysterious sickness, and doubled personality. For all its easily identifiable Gothic elements, however, part of the terror of this story is its vagueness. We cannot say...
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
A statement of purpose, or personal statement, is a brief and focused essay about one’s career or reasearch goals. It is a concese treatise about one’s profession target, identified means to achive them and accomplishments so far towards those goals.
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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.
Four types of essays exist including: narration, description, exposition, and argument. Each type has a unique purpose: some tell a story, some are descriptive and others prevent viewpoints. One of the best ways to better understand each type of essay is to review examples.
Types of Essays
Summary (fall of house of usher)
An unnamed narrator approaches the house of Usher on a “dull, dark, and soundless day.” This house—the estate of his boyhood friend, Roderick Usher—is gloomy and mysterious. The narrator observes that the house seems to have absorbed an evil and diseased a...
Showing and Telling:
“I was this far away when the mailman threw his bag at me and started
running. All I could see were legs and
letters . . .”
he essays you write and the stories you tell come alive when you use description,...
Labyrinths as Narrative Component
In 1941, Jorge Luis Borges wrote the short story, “The Garden of Forking Paths.” It is a story which features a novel which exists not only as a work of text, but also as an unnavigable labyrinth. It is considered to be the first hypertext novel, in that it...
Personal Narrative Essay Models
Some may not be of high literary quality, but they do show personal transformation and reflection. Others may contain inappropriate subject matter for some communities. However, they can be very useful in encouraging students to write. By choosing a suitable model,...
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Four types of essays exist including: narration, description, exposi...
Our nig which is the name given to a free black slave, even though this name was given to a slave that was free did not mean you were free. This story exposes how the racial dynamics of slavery are replicated in the interracial encounters outside slavery. Our Nig was a story of a slave that fit unde...
WHAT I DO DURING MY FREE TIME
There are 3 things that I usually do during my free time and that is blogging, reading story books and singing. These 3 things are what I mostly prefer to do and what I mostly love to do to fill up my spare time.
I usually update my b...
The House on Mango Street: Family Unity
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a narrative about the importance of family unity in a neighborhood where families are being torn apart by poverty. As the oldest sister, Esperanza feels responsible for her siblings. She is a strong believer of...
November 30, 2011
The Not so Little Symphony
Classical music has many purposes: it can move the listener with different emotions, it can relate to an occasion, or tell a story. For Beethoven, having a storyline in musical pieces was significant, through the chords and notes he conveyed struggles t...