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Short Story Analysis: Joyce Carol Oates's Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

from home” (Oates 325). This was an example of how Connie lived this double life. Connie made herself very vulnerable when she goes out with Eddie and exposes herself as a “woman” when she is not. What I feel is significant about this piece of literature is the story that is being told and the reality behind it. Many young girls face this kind of reality everyday and don’t have a good outcome. The authors’ intention in the story was to portray a little girl named Connie and show her struggle with...

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"The Devil And Tom Walker" and Romanticism

Is “The Devil and Tom Walker” a good or a bad example of the Romantic movement in literature? The Romantic movement, often known as Romanticism, was a literary, intellectual, and artistic movement starting in the late 1700’s into the 19th century. It originated in and traveled through Europe, inspiring its writers. Literary works during this era emphasized the reader’s imagination and emotion. They also had interests in nature and strive to be different from the standards that have been set...

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Chaucer’s Contribution to the Development of English Literary Tradition

language. The “General Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales has often been praised as “the most perfect poem in the English language.” The Canterbury Tales and his other notable works reflect Chaucer's familiarity with French, English, Italian, and Latin literature, and demonstrate his consummate mastery of a variety of literary genres, styles, and techniques. His poems continue to draw the interest and praise of readers centuries after his death and are among the most acclaimed works of the English-speaking...

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Romeo and Juliet

would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet is a play by William Shakespeare that is regularly hard to understand by most. William decided to put something in his play to make it more interesting and understandable. There are three literary elements of literature that William used in his play. Dramatic Speech, Dramatic irony, and comic relief are the three elements in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet that makes the play easier to understand. First, Dramatic speech is the use of the literary elements such...

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Applied Linguistics - 1

Chapter 7 Persuasion and Poetics; rhetoric and resistance Language in literature is used to create alternatives to the real world. In doing so, the precise choice and ordering of words is very important. It not only creates a substitute world for us but also determines our attitude to its inhabitants and the events that take place there. This dependence upon precise wording is why a literary text loses so much in paraphrase or translation. However, despite this importance of precise wording, the...

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Reading Reflection

Reading Reflection ENG 125 Introduction to Literature Prof. Gregory Salyer August 20, 2013 For this week’s assignment we are asked to analyze one of the literary works from this week’s readings and explain why the literary work captured my interest, using terms and concepts from the text as support, describe one of the analytical approaches outlined chapter 16, using details from the text to support interpretations, and evaluate the meaning of the selected literary work, using analytical...

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Intertextualities and Contradictions in Cambridge

understand how European merchants treated the slaves and make a connection to what they went through. Evelyn O’Callaghan is one of the editors of the Journal of West Indian Literature. She had many interests like contemporary West Indian ‘diaspora’ literature, narratives of indentured servitude, the creole language in Caribbean literature and culture, etc. In 1993, O’Callaghan writes an essay called “Historical Fiction and Fictional History: Caryl Phillips’s Cambridge” so readers can understand and speculate...

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Week 2 Eng 125

Theme and Narrative in “Hills like White Elephants” ENG 125/ Introduction to Literature Christina C. Donald Bernadette Anayah June 3, 2013 Hills like White Elephants Ernest Hemingway published “Hills like White Elephants” in 1927. The narrative is a young couple is sitting at a train station near the Ebro Valley in Madrid, Spain to highlight the fact that their relationship is at a crossroad. Hemingway expresses many themes and literary elements throughout this short story. A plot is a...

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Rhetorical Devices In The Great Gatsby

Literature has been measured a driving force for societal change, especially in a country like America where literature has been influencing our actions since our independence, correcting mistakes and provoking thought among our readers. Ranging from the beginnings of from the beginnings of Tom Sawyer to modern classics such as the Harry Potter Series, many characteristics such as the adventuring boy we enjoy to the suspense wizardry and witchcraft make what is considered “good” writing. Critics...

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Poetry and Emily Dickinson

intriguing. The use of author contributing literary elements into the poem helps the readers understand her technique and meaning. Of all literature forms, poems would be the most difficult to comprehend. There are various elements in which contribute to the overall meaning the author is portraying. The poem, “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” is an important piece of literature that helps readers understand the difference of “nobodies” and “somebodies”. Emily Dickinson used key elements that help the reader...

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