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  • Story : the Story Teller
    The Storyteller (Saki) by H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916) Word Count: 2109 It was a hot afternoon, and the railway carriage was correspondingly sultry, and the next stop was at Templecombe, nearly an hour ahead. The occupants of the carriage were a small girl, and a smaller girl, and a small boy. An aunt belonging to the children occupied one corner seat, and the further corner seat on the opposite side was occupied by a bachelor who was a stranger to their party, but the small girls and the...
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  • Dream Story - 779 Words
    J-tunnel.com blocked? Try another! No cookies Remove Scripts No referrer OPPapers.comFree Term Papers for All Search Search Browse Custom Essays Join Donate About Us The Story Contact Us Site Stats Top Donators Top Schools Top Visitors Newest Members Newest Papers Login Links Help Move Close User LoginUsername: Password: Login Forgot your password? Free Term Papers on My Dream Story OPPapers.com Essay Index >> Miscellaneous >> My Dream Story We have many free...
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  • The Story of Finding and Using My Story
    Professor St. Vincent English 1101 September 13, 2013 The Story of Finding And Using My Story On July 31st, 1997, a young man drove drunk and caused a deadly wreck. The 17-year-old driver, Jason Hegner, was the only person to survive. Jason was driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit and collided with another car head on. Upon impact, Jason and his best friend, who had been riding with him, were ejected from the car. Due to severe head trauma, Jason’s friend died three...
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  • Short Story - 2001 Words
     Composition: Let’s KEEP THIS SHORT So you want to tell a story but you don’t have a lot of time to tell it. Maybe you have a really “cool” idea that doesn’t need to turn into War and Peace or The Grapes of Wrath or IT. This story can be wrapped up nice and neatly in under 2000 words (Yes, I know it sound like a lot but it isn’t when you telling a story you love!). Can you hold the attention of an audience in such a short amount of time? You betcha! In fact, it is quite a challenge to tell...
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  • Zita Story - 1421 Words
    Rotor‟s Zita, to simply put, is a story about young girl who falls in love with her teacher while he teaches her how be a lady. Zita, the story‟s namesake, comes home to tell her father, Don Eliodoro, about the new teacher who comes to herschool. This event takes place after the speaker narrates the scene where Francisco B. Reteche, the teacher, is taken toAnayat by a fisherman named, Turong. Mr. Reteche is thought to be a strange person by the villagers who have becomeaware of his presence...
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  • Story Plan - 572 Words
    De La Salle Lipa College of Education, Arts and Sciences Office of the National Service Training Program STORY PLAN I. INTRODUCTION One of Aesop’s famous fables, “The Ant and the Dove” tells a story about two friends that help each other when one needs. An Ant went to the bank of a river to quench its thirst, and being carried away by the rush of the stream, was on the point of drowning. A Dove sitting on a tree overhanging the water plucked a leaf and let it fall into the stream...
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  • Happiness and Story - 4320 Words
    "The Canary" by Katherine Mansfield "The Canary" by Katherine Mansfield (1922, 6 pages) The Reading Life Katherine Mansfield Project "The Canary" by Katherine Mansfield (1888 to 1923-New Zealand) is the last story that Mansfield completed. After first being published in 1922 it was included by her husband John Middleton Murry in a collection of her work he published shortly after her death in 1923, The Dove's Nest and other Stories. It is very tempting to read an especial import into...
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  • RETELLING A STORY - 929 Words
    RETELLING A STORY The book I’m going to present you is a short romantic novel . The title of the romantic novel is «Amita». It is written by a famous English writer Rosamunde Pilcher. Rosamunde Pilcher is a British author of romance novels and mainstream women's fiction since 1949. Early in her career she was also published under the pen name Jane Fraser. She retired from writing in 2000. Her son is the writer Robin Pilcher. The story represents a 1st person narration with the elements of...
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  • Story of an Hour - 1241 Words
     Story of an Hour In A Story of an Hour, Mr. Bentley Mallard was a controling figure that completely dominated his marriage with his wife Mrs. Louise Mallard. Through out the story Mrs. Mallard longed for some sort of freedom. She could never have that freedom because from a young early age she was empowered by her parents and when she became of age she married and her husband became in charge. You see freedom is something that we all crave, whether it be something insignificant or...
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  • Story Telling - 282 Words
    Story Telling Humans like us tell stories because it's a way of expressing ourselves and because we can. Stories tell us a lot of things. People like to tell people their experiences and what they have created. There is no way to have something supper cool in your head without sharing it with other people. People just have a natural tendency to tell stories to other people. When people find something cool out they usually tell someone. Then that person tells someone else and it...
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  • My Story - 1429 Words
    My Story My photos It was three o’clock in the morning of a very cold night, I have a cup of tea and I was browsing through all my photos when I realized that I could tell a story with just pictures, the story of my life. My name is Lucine Armenian for Moon, I was born in Montevideo Uruguay forty years ago, both of my parents were second generation of Armenian descendants, beautiful people that taught me to never give up on my dreams even when they seem impossible to reach as my grandmother...
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  • Single Stories and Stereotypes - 583 Words
    Richard Perez Period 1 Single Stories and Stereotypes The single story has caused controversy within the lives of many, including mine. Personally, I can fully admit to falling victim to many stereotypes regarding different people and religion as well. My intent is not to judge people, but exposure and stories unfortunately compel one to do so. One brainwashing source is the media. News coverage, articles, and even music force us to think a certain way about certain things. Due to the fact...
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  • Springtime - a Short Story
    Springtime A short-story written by Sofie E***** Word count: 1045 The nurse had placed her wheelchair in front of the window overlooking the garden. Winter was finally loosening its grip of the landscape and the pale sun was timidly peeking through the clouds, gently awakening the slumbering flowers. There was a knock at the door. “It’s open,” she said, still facing the window. A delightful shiver traced her elderly body as she heard it was he who had come to visit her. Their...
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  • "The Story of an Hour" Essay (Analysis)
    The Story Of An Hour “The Story Of An Hour” is indeed – as the title states – a story that spans over an hour. What the title might refer to, can be interpreted as either the story that Kate Chopin writes, or the story that Louise Mallard, the protagonist in this story, tells herself, of the days to come after the death of her husband. Even though all of the events in “The Story Of An Hour” happen very fast, and Kate Chopin is not very detailed when describing them, it shows that a lot of...
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  • Short Story Cxc - 735 Words
    hort story Best Short Story for May/June 2010 English A Exam Written by: Zoie Hamilton of Washington Archilbald High School, St. Kitts and Nevis By Curtis Johnson in Form 4/5 Business 1 (Files) · Edit Doc Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® May/June 2010 English A Examination Quesion5: It was the middle of the mathematics class. Mrs Taylor our teacher suddenly collapsed and sprawled unconscious on the floor. It was terrifying. Write a story which includes these words. ...
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  • Dave Eggers Short Story
    Dave Eggers short story, “Accident,” describes the scene of an accident between the narrator and a car full of three teenagers. Eggers chose to tell his story in the second person persepection so the reader can fully understand the emotions. The narrator seems lonely to purposely hit the teenager’s car. The narrator states, “You pulled in to an intersection, obstructing them, and their car hit yours. They have every right to be upset, or livid, or even violence-contemplating.” I like this short...
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  • The Similarities Between “the Story of an Hour”
    In Literature, two short stories that may not seem similar on the surface can be if a deeper look is taken. A comparison can unlock hidden similarities that cannot be seen the first time one reads them. Such similarities have been found in the two short stories “The Story of an Hour” and “The Cask of Amontillado”. Both of these stories contain a parallel use of light and darkness, deceit and trickery, form of irony, presence of evil, and life’s journey. In “The Story of an Hour” light and...
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  • Short Story Paper - 927 Words
    Prithviraj Cherukuri In the short story called “Optimists” written by Richard Ford, tells a story about Frank a fifteen-year-old boy who lives in Great Falls, Montana who learns how life can completely change in an instant. In the “Optimists” there are two major events that shape the story. Franks father Roy Brinson who works on the great northern railway see’s a homeless man die in front of him while at work. Another event is when Roy Brinson comes home and explains what happened to his...
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  • A Simple Story of Imagery and Irony
    Simple Story of Imagery and Irony "A Clean, Well Lighted Place", is a story about three men that come across one another one night in a bar. Hemingway uses a minimalistic style with symbolic imagery and verbal irony to reveal a story of three men with three views of life and despair. "Hemingway's style is famous for its simplicity-short common words, short sentences-and is said to be realistic and naturalistic" (Berryman 270). What stands out about "A Clean, Well Lighted Place" is its...
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  • Imagery in the Story of an Hour - 679 Words
    In her short story “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin portrays a woman – “young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression and even a certain strength” – dealing with the death of her husband. Chopin laces the story with imagery – sounds, smells, sights, and sensations – to highlight contrasting traits of Mrs. Mallard’s experience for the reader. Chopin waits until Mrs. Mallard receives the news of her husband’s death before showcasing her visual exposition. “When the storm of...
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  • short story essay - 854 Words
    Chloe Yu Nov.11 Block 3 How each author uses his/her protagonist to help develop the story’s theme The theme of a story is not only a subject or topic of discourse, but also a specific quality, characteristic or concern about life and human nature. Theme is essential in fiction as it is the backbone of meaning in stories. Theme illustrates the main idea about life and human nature, and the existence of theme allows readers to better understand the author’s purpose. The short...
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  • The Five Elements of a Short Story
    The Five Elements and Insight Elements are the structures that build a strong story. The five elements of a story are character, figure of speech, form, theme, and symbolism. Insight is ability to see clearly or intuitively in the elements of a story and the story itself. Both “The Tiger,” by Erick Gentry, and “A Lesson in Discipline,” by Teresa Foley, are short stories which contain these elements which each influence the insight that the reader develops. The insights I have gained insights...
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  • The Danger of a Single Story - 804 Words
    Randa ElFouly The Danger of a Single Story - A speech that was said by Chimamanda Adichie that inspired me to write this report. Chimamanda Adichie began talking about this thing she liked to call “a single story.” The Danger of a Single Story is about having a one sided perspective on different cultures and countries. She explains that she originally had a single story of writing because as a kid, all she had read were children’s books from America or England and all the characters in...
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  • A Story in Harlem Slang - 861 Words
    Kristina Medina English ½ 10/26/12 So you think you have game "It must be Jelly, 'cause jam don't shake”, A Story in Harlem Slang, by Zora Neale Hurston. Sweet Back and Jelly are two wanna-be pimps that are lost in a world full of wants just struggling to get by. Though Jelly and Sweet Back claim they have game, the woman that walks by, schools them both, yet she is not the one with the most game. Jelly and Sweet Back do have some game they both assume that they are better than one...
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  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories - 339 Words
    Haroun and the Sea of Stories “What makes the story moving is the idea of the father's redemption by his own child.” (Michael Billington) Discuss! Haroun’s father is called Rashid Khalifa. His family break apart because bot his son and his wife accuse him of telling meaningless and useless stories and not being rational at all. His wife leaves him, but his son suddenly relizes that Rashid his ability of telling stories dried up, so he thinks it’s all his fault and wants to do something...
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  • Short story essay - 1359 Words
    Anjali Prabhat Mrs. Keating Honors English I 30 November 2012 Any skillful author has hundreds of tricks up his or her sleeve for successfully conveying the theme of the story to readers. One of the most effective methods in doing so would be through the use of irony, both situational and verbal. When an event occurs to the contrary of what the reader might have been expecting, the plot thickens, adding a twist or creating a higher level understanding of the story. Irony can...
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  • The Story Is About A Xenolinguist
    The story is about a xenolinguist who is constantly opposed by a martial artist. It takes place in a warscarred kingdom on a world of magic. The critical element of the story is a compromise. The story is about a wily linguist, a scatterbrained midwife, and a gladiator who is best friends with a naive bard. It takes place in a small city in Puerto Rico. The similarities between world cultures plays a major role in this story. This is a tragedy with a strong theme of man versus destiny. The story...
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  • The Carlina White Story: A Synopsis
    Late night Lifetime movies are often based on a true story. When The Carlina White Story was playing at two in the morning, I realized that this was a story that struck extremely close to home. A young woman of 23 years raised in Bridgeport figured out her own kidnapping case. Of course, my inquisitive nature kicked in and I looked into the case. The article I read detailed the 1987 kidnapping up until the trial. Annugetta Pettway was a woman who suffered several miscarriages and stillbirths....
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  • Parvana Is a Story of Hope
    “Parvana is a story of hope” Discuss The story Parvana is a lot about hope. Deborah Ellis has created Parvana and the other characters to be hopeful. Deborah Ellis has made the story Parvana to be hopeful and optimistic not about fear even during the terrible things they face. Parvana’s father gets arrested and her mother becomes depressed. She needs to support the family by herself at the small age of eleven for her family and her to survive. “Your feet will survive but we won’t if you don’t...
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  • Short Story the Painted Door
    The Painted Door Summary Short story A Painted Door written by Sinclair Ross is a story that hides many meanings. The intelligent usage of symbolism and comparisons also add to the amount of thought and understanding being put towards the overall picture. It is clear that the author is not only about telling the story, rather he focuses much more on the voice, setting, and symbolism of the piece. The story was relayed to the readers in third person; the author also being the narrator. This...
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  • World Without Stories - 650 Words
    [pic] This essay will set out what the world would be without what the world would be without stories, what are the functions of stories; it will show how this art is important to humanity and using images where necessary/appropriate. This essay will also reflect on the effects that would be caused in the sense on no stories. The world without stories would be a hard living life, harder to teach new generations lessons and what’s right and what’s wrong, they even won’t...
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  • The Chieftest Mourner Story - 1277 Words
    The Chieftest Mourner: A Reaction The Chieftest Mourner is a story or rather a narration by a girl in her college days whose unvledied. Her uncle was given the title "the last of a distinct school of Philippine poets" and wasdescribed as "the sweetest lyre that ever throbbed with Malayan chords". The title of this story isdifferent from the other ones I've read before because one of the words which makes it up isunfamiliar to me and to my dictionary, which makes it a bit hard to make a...
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  • Types of Story Leads - 1476 Words
    Lead Every news story begins with an introduction called the lead. This may be a single word, a phrase, a clause, a brief sentence, an entire paragraph or a series of paragraphs. The main functions of the lead, aside from introducing the news story, are to tell the story in capsule form and to answer right away the questions the reader would naturally ask. A good lead answers all the important questions of the reader, indicates the attendant circumstances if they are all important, and...
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  • SHORT STORY (philippine literature)
    A short story is a brief work of literature, usually written in narrative prose. Emerging from earlier oral storytelling traditions in the 17th century, the short story has grown to encompass a body of work so diverse as to defy easy characterization. At its most prototypical the short story features a small cast of named characters, and focuses on a self-contained incident with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood. Elements of a Short Story SETTING -- The time and location in...
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  • Formative Experiences Story Guide
    FORMATIVE EXPERIENCES STORY GUIDE Beginning with our next workshop, each of you will share Formative Experience Stories with your colleagues. We will ask each of you to sign-up for a workshop between October and the end of your fellowship. You will only present once, but we will structure it so that about five Fellows present at each workshop, beginning in October. Below is more information about what these stories are, and why it is important to share them with each other. Purpose Creating...
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  • Story Summary for Araby - 251 Words
    Story Summary for Araby “Araby,” by James Joyce, is a story about how a young boy had crush on his friend’s sister, and how he wishes to see and talk to her everyday on the way to school. Once, the narrator has chance to talk to her, she has asked whether he is going to the Araby bazaar since it is such a diverting market. He promises to bring her some gifts since she will not be able to go. Ever since that conversation, the narrator’s mind has fulfilled by the girl, he can not...
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  • In John Updike's Short Story a & P
    Plot and structure summary: In John Updike's short story A & P, a young nineteen year old by the name of Sammy describes what naively will become his last day on the job at the A & P grocery store. The story begins with a situation that will engulf Sammy's day and eventually lead to actions he could have never foreseen. In the late fifty's, early sixties the world was much more discretionary than it is today. For a woman, young, middle aged, or elder, to bare a generous portion of her...
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  • A Story by Li-Young Lee Analysis
    A Story Sad is the man who is asked for a story and can't come up with one. His five-year-old son waits in his lap. Not the same story, Baba. A new one. The man rubs his chin, scratches his ear. In a room full of books in a world of stories, he can recall not one, and soon, he thinks, the boy will give up on his father. Already the man lives far ahead, he sees the day this boy will go. Don't go! Hear the alligator story! The angel story once more! You love the spider...
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  • The Story of the Aged Mother Japanese Folktales
    THE STORY OF THE AGED MOTHER A Japanese Folktale by MATSUO BASHOLong, long ago there lived at the foot of the mountain a poor farmer and his aged, widowedmother. They owned a bit of land which supplied them with food, and their humble werepeaceful and happy.Shining was governed by a despotic leader who though a warrior, had a great and cowardlyshrinking from anything suggestive of failing health and strength. This caused him to send out acruel proclamation. The entire province was given strict...
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  • Saboteur: Short Story and Cultural Revolution
    Professor Schouten English 002 Assignment 2 October 7, 2013 Saboteur If you have ever wanted to get revenge when someone has disrespected you, then you would be able to relate to Mr. Chiu, the main character of the short story “Saboteur” by Ha Jin. Mr. Chiu unintentionally became the saboteur that he was accused of by the policemen. Although he lives in the communist society of the Cultural Revolution, there was a fundamental principle of law and order that have not and will not...
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  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories Study Questions
    Study Questions 1. Comment on Khattam-Shud’s remark that inside a story lies a world that can’t be controlled. Why is that important? His belief as the leader of the land is that the world is made for one to control, he believes in controlling the way people speak. Without a use for language, the people become silent and then they are controlled. The people lose their freedom of speech. 2. Is this a story for children? Why or why not? I don't think children will fully understand the...
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  • Short Story on Sustaining Peace and Development
    Sustaining peace and development through sport and socio cultural activities It’s not about winning or losing. It’s about enjoying life and when you enjoy it, it does not matter if you win or lose. It is like gaining tranquility on the things around us. Peace has been an essential part of obtaining progressive mind settings. We enjoy life through sport and socio-cultural activities. Now tell me? Who among you here do not like any sport or any socio-cultural events? Well, I supposed that...
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  • Short Story and Jose Garcia Villa
    Morning in Nagrebcan About the Author : Manuel Estabillo Arguilla (1911-1944) was anIlokano writer in English, patriot, and martyr. He is known for his widely anthologized short story "How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife," the main story in the collection "How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife and Other Short Stories" which won first prize in the Commonwealth Literary Contest in 1940. His stories "Midsummer" and "Heat" was published in the United States by the Prairie Schooner. Most of...
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  • Global Tales - Stories from Many Cultures
    Compare and contrast the two stories by R.K. Narayan. Which story do you prefer and why? In all the stories and authors featured in "Global Tales", R.K. Narayan is the most respected and well-known author. From the short description of him at the end of the book, he created a space for himself called "Malgudi" and developed his own characters, like a puppet master making his own puppets from cloth and giving them life when he does the show. His stories are universal,...
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  • Bluffing: Grizzly Bear and Best All-around Story
    “Bluffing” The Best All-around Story By Gail Helgason Yuke Lu What is the most terrifying things that you have ever seen in your life; what you are going to do with that; and if you are with your partner what you may do… “Bluffing” is a really fabulous story written by Gail Helgason and telling us a story about a relationship between Gabriella and Liam. They live together as a couple. Gabriella is a Biology teacher whereas Liam is a Mountain climber. The reason that I say this story is the best...
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  • Marc Mitchell's True Story: The New Girl
     The New Girl Essay 04-02-2013 (Danish Student) The majority of us have buried racism in a small coffin deep into our subconscious, though some of our memories keep striking back. In Marc Mitchells true story "The New Girl" these distant memories are put on display, and shows the true horrors of black and white, as the white neighborhood of Prospect Street welcomes a new family, and within that family, The New Girl. The New Girl is about an unpleasant time in the small...
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  • "The Lamp at Noon" - short story about isolation.
    Sinclair Ross responds to the issue of isolation, in his short story, "The Lamp at Noon." The author focuses on the theme of how not to deal with isolation. This notion is reinforced by the setting (mood/physical), characters, and symbolism that he describes so vividly. The first method the author uses to convey the idea of isolation is through setting. The setting was beautifully described creating imagery that assists the focus of the theme. Sinclair expresses personification in climate...
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  • An analysis of the story "The price of Eggs in China" by Don Lee.
    It is not until you carefully analyze the story "The Price of Eggs in China", that you are able to see that the author creates a very interesting connection. One of the definitions of a metaphor is a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity. In the story the author creates a connection which relates to Dean by comparing the old, lavish wood he used before, to that of the simpler, less expensive wood...
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  • James Joyce's Araby as a coming-of-age story
    Jenna Hecker Moss, Analysis and Interpretation of Literature Analysis of Araby 9/28/04 Araby, by James Joyce is a story about a young boy experiencing his first feelings of attraction to the opposite sex, and the way he deals with it. The story's young protagonist is unable to explain or justify his own actions because he has never dealt with these sort of feelings before, and feels as though someone or something totally out of the ordinary has taken him over. The boy can do nothing but act...
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  • The Colours of Life-Existentialism and the Short Story Form: a Study of Selected Western and African Short Stories
    THE COLOURS OF LIFE-EXISTENTIALISM AND THE SHORT STORY FORM:A STUDY OF SELECTED WESTERN AND AFRICAN SHORT STORIES IN GREEK MYTHOLGY, Orpheus, a bewitching minstrel whose lyre could hypnotize animate and inanimate elements at will, married a nymph, Eurydice. One day, Eurydice was bitten by a snake, and she died. In his quest to bring back the dead, Orpheus journeyed to the chthonic realm, played his lyre, hypnotised the underground deities, and secured the release of his wife. He was to...
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  • Whether It Was a Joy That Killed Louise: Analysis of Kate Chopin’s the Story of an Hour
    No doubt it is a big grief for a loving spouse to lose his or her loved one. And if someone told me a story about a woman who bewailed her deceased husband and then died of overwhelming happiness after she saw him safe and sound, I would definitely believe in reliability of this story. Especially, if I was told that the women had heart problems. It is known that not only a sorrow but and an excessive joy can cause a fatal heart attack. However, after reading Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour, I...
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  • A Pattern Stylistic Analysis of the Story "The Escape" by William Somerset Maugham
    W.S. Maugham’s stories make exciting reading and give food for reflection The writer is a great master of ironic style. By using a biased 1st person narrator the author pretends to praise and justify what in fact he exposes and condemns. Thus the writer forces the reader to see through this pretence and make his/her own conclusions as to the purport of the work. The story "The Escape" is a fair example of Maugham's ironic style. The basic theme of the story is marriage in bourgeois society,...
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  • Creative Writing: Continue the Story of "The Other Time" by Peter Appleton
    Creative Writing : The Journalist’s visit Continue the story (The other time, by Peter Appleton) ... “Yes.” she answered blankly. At first sight, the man standing in front of her wasn’t impressive, nor a surprise. “Hum, yes uhm, my name is Scoop, Scoop Appleton. And, uhm, I am here as a journalist from the Sunday Blare. You see, we find your… story… very intriguing, interesting. I am sure you have had other people come and ask you for details, but we are extremely serious in this...
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  • Analysis of "The Painted Door" Short story written by Sinclair Ross
    When people are lonely and bored, they tend to reflect on their lives and the issues they have. This is precisely what happens in Sinclair Ross's "The Painted Door", where the author explores adultery, a topic which was taboo back in the thirties, the time when the story takes place. This is a story about a woman named Ann, who, ironically, discovers her true feelings for her husband, John, by cheating on him with his best friend, Steven. John decides to invite Steven, so that the latter would...
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  • Building (hi)story from symbols – “Everyday Use” by A. Walker
    Building (hi)story from symbols – “Everyday Use” by A. Walker Some stories tend to speak to us more than the others. We cannot forget about them because of the effect they have on us and the influence they have on our thoughts. I believe that “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker is one of those special pieces because it is very poetic. The author constructed the story from symbols that speak to us more than words, and in my essay I attempt to deconstruct them. In my opinion, this story seems...
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  • A Story About Young Girl Who Falls In Love With Her Teacher While He Teaches Her How Be A Lady
     A story about young girl who falls in love with her teacher while he teaches her how be a lady. Zita, the story’s namesake, comes home to tell her father, Don Eliodor about the new teacher who comes to her school. This event takes place after the speaker narrates the scene where Francisco B. Reteche, the teacher is taken to Anayat by a fisherman named Turong. Mr. Reteche is thought to be a strange person by the villagers who have becomeaware of his presence because of an aura of mystery...
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  • Making Connections - 869 Words
    Making Connections 1. In “Werner”, Hoeflich is sharing very intimate and specific details about his experience. Beard Probably met Hoeflich on several occasions in order to gain his trust before he was able to collect some of the details that he included in his work. It most likely took Beard days of asking just the right questions to write “Werner.” In this piece, Werner is presented as both weak and strong. In the beginning of the story, he is completely caught off guard by the fire in...
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  • The Flowers - 1093 Words
    The Loss of Innocence Alice Walker (1944), an African/American woman was born in Eatonton, Georgia. She won the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her best-known novel, The Color Purple (1982). Her short story, The Flowers, is from 1973, a time where the Civil Rights Movement was trying to create an equal society, where blacks and whites could live peacefully together. It was also a time, where many African-American people lived in fear of the racism of the white...
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  • English - 1208 Words
    The Use of Pratt in Wideman’s Essay In Mary Louise Pratt’s essay called “Arts of the Contact Zone”, she talks about a term called autoethnography. She describes this as, “A text in which people undertake to describe themselves in ways that engage with representations others have made of them” (487). She goes on to say, “Autoethnographic works are often addressed to both metropolitan audiences and the speaker’s own community. Their reception is thus highly indeterminate. Such texts often...
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