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  • Sarcasm - 782 Words
    Sarcasm Definition of Sarcasm Sarcasm is derived from French word sarcasmor and also from a Greek word sarkazein that means “tear flesh” or “grind the teeth”. Somehow, in simple words it means to speak bitterly. Generally, the literal meaning is different than what the speaker intends to say through sarcasm. Sarcasm is a literary and rhetorical device that is meant to mock with often satirical or ironic remarks with a purpose to amuse and hurt someone or some section of society simultaneously....
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  • All That Is Sarcasm
    When dunces appear at every turn, or even when a friend is being unintelligent, one can be easily agitated with such annoyances. Although violence may seem like a good idea at the time, sarcasm is a better approach and it's easier on the knuckles. Sarcasm is less simple, however, so here are some quick tips to make those witty retorts we all love so much. When it comes to sarcasm, all remarks should be lighthearted--after all no one likes a jerk. Pick a phrase that isn't too degrading, but...
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    Emily and Gerald in “The Golden Darters”: Analyzing Their Contrasting Perspectives & Relationship Often literature explores the dynamic theme of family relationships. The short story “The Golden Darters” by Elizabeth Winthrop analyzes the relationship of Emily, a pre­teen girl, and her father, Gerald. The short story takes place at their summer house, where the two characters build fishing flies together. The contrasting ways that Emily and Gerald use and ...
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  • Anne Bradstreet's Criticism of the Male World in Her “the Prologue”
    Anne Bradstreet's Criticism of the Male World in her “The Prologue” In her poem the Prologue, Anne Bradstreet sharply criticizes the male world for its unjust prejudice and hostility against the female world and female creativity. In order to criticize the male world, Anne Bradstreet uses such literary devices as irony and sarcasm. The tone of Anne is ironic throughout the poem. Her approach seems to be very polite but behind this polite attitude there lies a biting as well as pointed attack...
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  • 1ce Upon a Tym - 466 Words In Nadine Gordimer’s “Once Upon a Time”, the most important element is its theme. The entire story is set about telling its readers that human beings create their own destruction. The setting of the two parts of the story is important as well as the ironic structure presented. Suspense and tone also add to the final effect. All this is brought together to leave readers shocked, ready to rethink the importance of things in their own lives....
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  • Essay Rough Draft Poetry English 102
    Marissa R. York Professor Michele DeGraffenreid English 102 13 January 2015 Voices Paint the Perspective The poem The Unknown Citizen is questioning the moral worth of societies formalities. This man does everything expected by society; obeying all laws, paying all taxes, etc. Does this make him a good human being? Did he live a good life? This poem is dealing with the idea of the modern “man” and weather or not nothing was wrong but if anything was right? Just because...
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  • Important Words - 262 Words
    conundrum - a difficult problem (noun) whet - Make keen or more acute (verb) placate - gain the goodwill of (verb) infructuous - not fruitful; not producing the desired results (Adj) rectitude - Righteousness as a consequence of being honourable and honest(noun) Ex. Rectitude of behaviour expediency - the quality of being suited to the end in view (noun) expedient - appropriate to a purpose / serving to promote your interest (Adj) repugnant - extremely distasteful / in...
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  • Sarcastic Weaknesses - 644 Words
    “It was only long after that I recognized sarcasm as the protest of people who are weak” (22). This quote reflects the idea that people often use humor and sarcasm to camouflage their true feelings. In A Separate Peace, John Knowles explores the cause of this unnecessary yet widely prevalent type of behavior. People use sarcasm to avoid criticism of their real emotions. By avoiding criticism, they also avoid the possibility of negative reactions. In A Separate Peace, Knowles creates Gene’s...
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  • Ugly tourists Academic summary
    Alex Pearce AP Language Mrs. Borisoff November 11, 2014 “The Ugly Tourist” by Jamaica Kincaid Academic Summary In the essay “The Ugly Tourist”, Jamaica Kincaid argues through rant that when in the state of being a tourist, one is shallow and only appreciates the beautiful skin of a culture and does not really know the depth, therefor cannot truly say that it is beautiful. Right off the bat in the first sentence Jamaica describes tourists as “ugly human beings”. These words give out a very...
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  • Telephone Conversation - 393 Words
    Telephone Conversation, by Wole Soyinka is about racism; more specifically, it is about the way people both white and black fail to communicate clearly about matters of race. The narrator of the poem describes a telephone conversation in which he reaches a deal with a landlady to rent an apartment. He feels that he must let her know that he is black: Nothing remained But self-confession. "Madam," I warned,"I hate a wasted journey—I am African." This is where the lapses in communication begin....
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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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  • Lord of the Flies, Quote Analysis
    Analysis of three quotes in chapter four in Lord of the flies Chapter four of Lord of the Flies is an important chapter of the book. It contains some key turning points of the plot and shows various major developments of the characters. It this essay, three quotes concerning theme, symbolism and irony in chapter four will be analysed. In chapter four Golding visualises the theme of savagery in pages 79 and 80 by describing Jack’s ‘new face’. “He made one cheek and one eye-socket white,...
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  • Confessions of a Pilgrim Shopaholic Rhetorical Essay
    Mihails Berezuns In the article, “Confessions of a Pilgrim Shopaholic” Puritan values such as the belief in witchcraft, dressing in plain, conservative clothes, and the practice of saving and not spending money, are satirized. To drive his attack on consumer society, and achieve the full effect of a satirical piece, the author uses hyperbole, irony, far­fetched examples, and sarcasm. The use of hyperbole dominates the article and is the prime strategy in the satirization. ...
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  • Abdication Scene (Act V, Scene I) in Edward Ii
    The play Edward II reaches its emotional climax in scene i, Act V. It is in this scene that the king’s image as an irresponsible and weak person undergoes a total transformation, and he emerges before the audience as a tragic figure in his understanding of the worthlessness of a king stripped of power just like the King in King Lear. Historically Edward II might not have shown this kind of tragic understanding of life. It is here that one has to look for the poet in the dramatist who expressed...
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  • Sssasasaaa - 1228 Words
    What are maintenance roles? What are the examples of these maintenance roles? Maintenance roles actually help the team grow and strengthen. Example for these maintenance roles are encourager, gatekeeper, standard setter, consensus tester, mediator, tension reliever, listener and volunteer. What are they and what do they do? Encourager, they actually are friendly and open. They are easily to communicate with all people and people also feel easy to talk to them. They are sincere and like to...
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  • A Barred Owl vs the History Teacher Essay - Draft
    Q1 – “A Barred Owl” vs. “The History Teacher” Essay – Draft 2 “A Barred Owl” by Richard Wilbur and “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins both have adults lying to children. A childish tone is given off in “A Barred Owl” that helps the reader relate to the child’s fear while an ironic and sarcastic tone is given off in “The History Teacher” to show how the teacher’s attempt to keep the kids innocent quickly turns the kids’ thoughts from innocent to ignorance. Literary devices used by the...
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  • How Effective Is the Use of the Word Sir in the History Boys?
    What is the effect of the repetition of the word ‘sir’? The way the boys continuously use the word ‘Sir’ when speaking to Irwin cold indicate many things. Firstly, in the part where the boys are trying to show off to Irwin by revealing just how articulate they are by releasing an outburst of knowledge in order to take him aback, the effort of them using the word ‘Sir’ after all their sentences could be a way of showing that the boys are aware of their intelligence, but aren’t aware of the...
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  • novel - 358 Words
    BROTHER IN THE LAND Character Sketch of Rhodes In the play script “Brother in the Land” by Robert Swindells and adapted by Joe Standerline, Rhodes is portrayed as a sadistic P.E. teacher who is an active member of the MASADA and participates voluntarily in tasks which are set up, in order to overthrow the Civil Defense Team. Unfortunately at the end he turns out to be a selfish person who deceives the MASADA. Rhodes proves to be a good strategist as he prepares the students and tells them...
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  • AP English tone words
     Admiring- Feeling or showing admiration. Angry- Feeling or showing anger, dark. Apprehensive- In fear or dread of possible evil or harm. Mentally upset over pending things. Quick to understand. Bantering- Cleverly amusing tone, facetious, teasing. Benevolent- Intending or showing kindness. Biting- Sharp, stinging tone. Bitter- Harsh or corrosive. Candid- Openly straightforward and direct, without reserve or secretiveness. Clinical- detached and unemotional. Colloquial- Informal...
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  • Anne Bradstreet "The Prologue"
    Larisa Johnson Mr. Shane Teter American Literature I 09 June 2013 Topic 1: "The Prologue" First of all, I would like to admit that Anne Bradstreet is a very brave woman. Living in the Puritan society, where women were treated like a property, she was strong and brave enough to write such a challenging poem. This poem is like a “soul scream’ – Bradstreet shares her desire to be recognized and respected as a female writer. She shares that desire in a very interesting way....
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  • Story of an Hour Analysis - 470 Words
    “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is a short prose that portrays a negative point of view of the women of the Victorian Era. It unveils a woman’s true inner conflict between reality and idealism. Marriage is viewed as a constrained and male dominant relationship. Louise Mallard is led to believe that she is a widow after being incorrectly informed of her husband’s death. She is consumed with a strong mixture of emotions. At this point Louise feels a great sense of “monstrous joy”, in...
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  • Johnathan Swift "A Modest Proposal"
    Swift, Jonathan. “A Modest Proposal.” 100 Great Essays. New York penguin Academics: New York. 2008. Pages 669-677 Print. [Summary] A Modest Proposal is mainly about Jonathan Swift’s sarcastic idea of keeping the children of poor people from being a burthen to their parents, or the country, and for making them beneficial to the public: which is what the rest of the pamphlet is named. The point is to ironically attempt to "find out a fair, cheap, and easy Method" for converting the...
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  • Words Are Not Enough
    A very good morning to everyone present here today. I’m Bryan Ong from the Methodist Boys’ School of Kuala Lumpur. It is indeed a great honor for me to stand here today to deliver my talk. Before I begin my talk, may I ask you people to do me a favor? It’s pretty simple; just try to view this situation as though as it’s a picture. Tell me, what would you say from it? Exactly! You see a rather decent looking boy standing here trying to overcome his fear and deliver a talk. And behind me you see...
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  • Big Brother Isn't Watching You
    Big Brother isn’t watching you Conflict is unavoidable wherever there are humans. But what causes these conflicts and how should these be resolved? These questions are addressed in a commentary by Russell Brand called ”Big Brother isn’t watching you”. He comments on the riots of London in 2011 and tries to explain why they happened as well as how to resolve this conflict between the government and the younger generations. Russell Brand moved to Los Angeles but still considers himself an...
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  • The Club - Character Differences - 629 Words
    The differences between characters can often be shown using dialogue. David Williamson uses dialogue effectively in ‘The Club', to show the different personalities and desires of the characters. Ali G is a great example of how dialogue can be used to show the differences between characters when he interviews English soccer star David Beckham. In many interviews, television shows, movies, novels, and performance scripts, dialogue is used to show the different personalities of characters. In...
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  • philosophy quiz bee - 1081 Words
    Last Tuesday, September 3, 2013, I attended the Philosophy Quiz Bee that is exclusively for 1st and 2nd year students who are taking Philosophy subject. It is entitled: Ironical Thinking Quiz Bee. The whole thought of the event is to make the students think ironically about the given question and/or category. It was held at the Lecture rooms 3 and 4, the first batch started at 9am and ended up at 10:30am while the second batch ended up at 12 noon. Every section of the course has a...
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  • Satire Essay from the Onion
    Advertising companies often attempt to push a product onto a customer. The Onion, a publication devoted to humor and satire, effectively mocks marketing companies through rhetorical strategies. The Onion begins with an alliteration, drawing the reader in quickly while also setting a sardonic tone. "Stressed and sore-footed American everywhere are clamoring for the exciting new MagnaSoles shoe inserts." The author also uses vivid imagery, "clamoring," "exciting," which adds to his...
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  • The Irony of Colonization through Christianity: "An Outpost to Progress" By Joseph Conrad
    "An outpost to progress" focuses on the colonization of Africa near the end of the nineteenth century as it dares to question issues raised of colonization through Christianity. From the beginning of the story it becomes evident that the title, "Outpost of Progress" is in itself ironic, as the two white men are shown to be lazy and incompetent. The story was written as a reference to the ivory trade and the colonization of Africa. Conrad uses irony throughout the story to candidly challenge the...
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  • fat city - 306 Words
    Fat City Frustration, anxiety, and tension the perfect storm for an underachieving student. In the video FAT city Rick Lavoie runs a workshop to help understand what a learning disabled child go’s through every day inside a classroom. Things that a normal student would be able to comprehend with minimal effort could be a colossal struggle for a student with a learning disability. It was an eye opener to people who haven’t been in the classroom and Lavoie used many exercises to put the...
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  • Bruce Dawe - 536 Words
    “Language helps us to share other people’s experiences”. In Bruce Dawe’s poems Breakthrough and Life Cycle, they are often trying to persuade, inform or warn the reader of different things throughout the human life. This is done by translating his social beliefs and stands into poetry, using many language techniques to express his points. Some of these will be discussed throughout this critical response. In the poem Breakthrough, Dawe uses sarcasm and irony to inform his readers of how...
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  • Analysis Paper1 - 873 Words
    Hanna Crawley 10 October 2014 Engl 2305 Analysis Short Paper “The Gun Joke” by Jamaal May is a poem that became popular recently due to a shooting of a young man that caused national attention. This poem is about how in society today we hear stories on the news about people getting shot by guns and how its something that is too common in our world now. Throughout the poem, May uses examples that people can relate to and understand., repetition of certain words and phrases, along with a...
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  • Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
     In “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets”, irony is a central theme surrounding Maggie’s life because it lead up to her death, and briefly showed a different side to some characters. The characters that had such ironic events were Maggie, Pete, and Mary. Maggie had her epiphany about Pete and the scene with her family; Pete turned out to be insecure and Mary show emotion towards her daughter after she died. Each character eventually had some type of dramatic change at some point in the novel. When...
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  • How Does Bill Bryson Use Humour to Entertain His Reader?
    How does Bill Bryson use humour to entertain his reader? ‘Notes from a Small Island’, written by Bill Bryson is a reflective travel journal comparing Bryon’s past views and opinions of Britain, his expectations and thus the reality of what he discovers it to have become. Bryson uses satire, humour, irony and sarcasm to generate a pace and lucid flow within his writing, and for the reader this can be thoroughly captivating and entertaining. Immediately as the book opens, Bryson establishes an...
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  • The Personal Essay “I Want a Wife”
    In the personal essay “I Want a Wife”, Judy Brady uses irony to explain why she would want a wife. Brady lists multiple jobs and tasks that an ideal wife does and is expected to do. Along with irony, the author uses sarcasm and repetition to emphasize what a wife does for her husband, as well as her children. I believe the author’s tone changes from pleasant to sarcastic by stating “If, by chance, I find another person more suitable as a wife than the wife I already have, I want the liberty...
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  • Stitch and Mrs. Wright - 868 Words
    TAlejandro E. Martinez Pena 4/6/2012 801-11-3929 Questions : Trifles 1. What attitude towards woman do the sherriff and the County Attorney express? How do Mrs.peters and Mrs. Hale react to these sentiments? -The reaction of the sherriff was one that showed that he really believed that the weren’t going to be very usefull in any way and the County’s attitude was more of a flirtatious manner. - They both do not pay much...
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  • Oedipus: Fate Is Unavoidable
    Oedipus: Fate is Unavoidable No matter what anyone tries, no matter what anyone does, no matter what anyone believes they have accomplished, they have not controlled fate. Fate is uncontrollable. Much like betting on a ³sure thing² and knowing in the back of your mind that there are infinite factors in the outcome--anything could happen. It¹s unfortunate that the people of Ancient Greece sanctioned the concept of fate. In the Era of Enlightenment the idea of God-controlled fate was...
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  • Elements Of Irony In Native Son
    Elements of Irony in Native Son Native Son paints a disturbing, harsh picture of life within the "Black Belt" of Chicago in the 1940s. Wright uses irony; sometimes subtly and at other times obviously to shape the view of the reader and as a foreshadowing mechanism. From our initial scene to Bigger's death, the technique of irony employed by Wright is effective, and devastating. Our initial symbol which foreshadows the fate of our protagonist is the "huge black rat" (5). The rat represents the...
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  • THE ESCAPE by W. Somerset Maugham
    Michil Zhirkov ED-10-511 THE ESCAPE by W. Somerset Maugham Analysis The Escape (1925) is a novel written by a famous British playwright, novelist and short story writer. This story is about a young man who is lucky to meet a woman of his dreams. For a long time, he is blinded by love and tenderness and determined to marry her. But one fine day, he falls out of love with her. To avoid the wedding and to stay the most gallant man until the end of their relationship at the same time, he tries to...
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  • The Canterbury Tales - the Nun Prioress
    In the reading "The Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer, there is a detailed description about the nun Prioress in the "General Prologue". Chaucer uses physical and spiritual relationships to show the characteristics of a person. When we see the nun in relationship to other characters, for example the Knight, Chaucer makes the reader see two types of people. On one hand, the nun who gives much importance to minor things. On the other hand, the Knight who gives much importance to things that...
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  • Short Essay Poe - 597 Words
    This short essay will focus on the “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, in particular, his use of dramatic irony and the tragic disparity of awareness we, as the reader, are privy to. Poe uses irony to cast a sarcastic undertone over his dark story and create a personal, almost fraternal relationship between the narrator and the reader. Poe establishes this relationship in the story’s opening referring to the reader directly as ‘you, who so well know the nature of my soul’ (Poe)....
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  • Analyzing Cinderella by Anne Sexton
    Cinderella Cinderella is a childhood fairytale that we all love and remember. It is a tragedy that turns into love and happily ever after in the end. In contrast to this popular story, Anne Sexton's version of Cinderella is a dark and twisted version of the classic fairy tale. It takes on a whole new perspective and is fairly different from the childhood fairytale that most of society knows. The poem takes less of a focus on the happy ever after in...
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  • Sophocles' Oedipus Rex - 562 Words
    The primary characteristic of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex is that it is an ironic play. The play's irony grasps the audience in a profound way because of the awareness that occurs regarding everything that is going on. Even though we, as observers, are sickened at the tragic life of Oedipus and the other characters, we are still able to appreciate the ironical characteristics of the play itself. The irony primarily exists in the context of man being free, but at the same time, fated. Without doubt,...
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  • In Another Country Is a Story of Ironies
    Explain in what ways “In Another Country” is a story of ironies. In the story In Another Country, one of Hemingway’s greatest themes is the implausibility of war, focusing on the fate of the soldiers in the aftermath of war, when they experience the tragedies and futility of their lives. In fact, the story offers a rethinking of war-related concepts and values such as bravery, heroism, patriotism, camaraderie, etc. and a tool used to convey contrasting or unconventional views is irony. For...
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  • Neat People vs Sloppy People
    The analysis of the passage Neat People vs. Sloppy People (外文学院02级2班 王思 020214214) Abstract: Suzanne Britt’s work Neat People vs. Sloppy People is a passage of comparison. In this passage, Britt distinguishes neat people from sloppy people in the moral aspect. She used kinds of figures of speech such as paradox, hyperbole, metaphor and so on in the description and comparison, making her work so distinguished. Key words: neat people, sloppy people Ⅰ.Brief account of...
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  • The Unknown Citizen Analysis W.H Auden
    The poem the unknown citizen written by w.h Auden portrays from the point of view of the government what or how an ideal citizen should look like. This piece is written in third person omniscient to project a non-bias perspective and that way transmit the “truth” without being affected by feelings or personal point of views. Moreover at the end of the poem the author makes a relevant turn which effect is making the reader question himself if what was depicted before is the right thing, if that...
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  • Analysis of " Ballad of Birmingham " - 751 Words
    Analysis of “Ballad of Birmingham” In the “Ballad of Birmingham” Dudley Randall conjures one of the most vivid and vicious chapters from the civil rights movement: the bombing of a church in 1963 that wounded twenty-one and cost four girls their lives. This poem is a dialogue between mother and daughter during which ironically the mother forbids the daughter to march for freedom, fearing violence will erupt. Instead she gives her daughter permission to sing in the choir at their church. Dudley...
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  • How do Rita, Frank and their relationship change in 'Educating Rita' - Willy Russell?
    Rita, Frank and their relationship change throughout the play. Rita's education and confidence both grow as the story progresses. Frank's attitude towards life declines dramatically en route for the middle of the play but there is hint of improvement at the end. Their relationship undergoes many changes during the play. They grow apart, slowly and eventually reach a point where their separation is much needed and inevitable, although their feelings towards each other are of affection once...
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  • Analysis of Rhetorical Strategies in "The Company Man"
    Analysis of Rhetorical Strategies in “The Company Man” In “The Company Man” by Ellen Goodman, throughout the passage Goodman illustrates her feelings of distaste and anger toward Phil, as he in her mind represents Corporate America: routine, indifferent, almost robotic. Goodman uses numerous rhetorical strategies to convey her attitude toward Phil, including tone, repetition, the use of statistics, sarcasm, anecdotes, differing syntax, and irony. From the beginning, Goodman...
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  • Examine How John Wyndham in ‘Dumb Martian’ Captures the Moment When Someone’s Life Changes Dramatically.
    In the short story ‘Dumb Martian’ written by John Wyndham, the main character, Lellie’s life changes dramatically when she lock Duncan out of the dome and starts to challenge Duncan. Firstly, the author captured this moment by making this remarkable. It is so remarkable that it costs a human life, Duncan’s life. “His hand slapped across her face harder than he had intended.” This shows how badly treated was Lellie. Enduring much of Duncan’s abuse in the past, both physically and verbally,...
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  • Passage Analysis: a Complicated Kindness
    Passage Analysis: A Complicated Kindness “This town is so severe. And silent. It makes me crazy, the silence. I wonder if a person can die from it. The town office building has a giant filing cabinet full of death certificates that say choked to death on his own anger or suffocated from unexpressed feelings of unhappiness. Silentium. People here just can’t wait to die, it seems. It’s the main event. The only reason we’re not all snuffed at birth is because that would reduce our suffering by a...
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  • The Literal and Interpreted Meaning of "Spunk"
    The Literal and Interpreted Meaning of “Spunk” The Literal and Interpreted Meaning of “Spunk” The word “spunk” is literally defined as a noun used to describe someone who has “informal courage or spirit” (****). The story “Spunk” by Zora Neale Hurston is about a disagreement between two men over a woman. The woman is married to a man named Joe Kanty and is adulterating with the town bully, Spunk. Ironically, Spunk’s attitude reflects the definition of the literal word. He is feared by...
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  • Telephone Conversation Summary Wole Soyinka
    SUMMARY Telephone conversation is about an African man who wishes to rent an apartment and so has phoned the landlady to inquire. Once the landlady answers the man decides he must confess, as if he has committed a crime, about his nationality as the persona in the poem is well aware of the wide spread prejudice against people of African descent and feels he must get the fact out of the way. However, unaware of the extent of the landlady's ignorance, he is shocked and annoyed by her cold,...
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  • Wilfred Owen - 532 Words
    Wilfred Owen’s poetry portrays the suffering and pain of war through the exploration of human experience and portrays the war as hopeless and futile. Whilst he doesn’t focus completely on the destruction caused by war, Owen also condemns those who send young men to war by false propaganda. Propaganda posters and media promoted idealistic notions of patriotism, duty, adventure and glory to tell the lie that ‘Ducle et decorum est’. (DEDE) the ironic intertextuality of the title from the ancient...
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  • Guy de Maupassant - 361 Words
    THESIS STATEMENT: • Guy de Maupassant used irony and sarcasm in “Was It a Dream?” to denote that true love can still exist in a deceitful society through the man’s love for his wife. I. Portrayal of true love was exhibited with a sense of exaggeration. A. The man’s dialogue expressed his great love for his wife. 1. He speaks like he was the only who had loved her madly. 2. His thoughts only contain the memories that they’ve shared together. 3. His dialogue expresses how he greatly...
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  • The Unknown Citizen - 821 Words
    The Poem "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden is a satire. Its narrator is the state. In this, the state pays tribute and describes a successful and positive product of its efficiency and effectiveness. In other words, it builds the character later described to the reader as "the perfect citizen." The narrator speaks as if he is delivering a speech or common tribute using words and phrases that are familiar to the reader. Using such imagery helps the reader paint a clear picture of the...
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  • A&P Character analysis-Sammy
    A&P Character analysis-Sammy Sammy, the narrator of “A&P,” is an opinionated, sarcastic, disaffected teenager with a healthy interest in the opposite sex and a keen observational sense. Sammy notices everything around him, and he drinks in every detail of the girls’ physical appearance, from the texture and patterns of their bathing suits to the different boundaries of their tan lines. Sammy goes beyond the surface details to glean insights about the people he observes. For example, Queenie’s...
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  • Explorers or Boys messing about-In this article the writer, Steven Morris is very critical of the explorers behaviour. How does he make his opinions clear?
    Explorers, Or Boys Messing About? In this article the writer, Steven Morris is very critical of the explorers behaviour. How does he make his opinions clear? In the article published by the Guardian and written by Steven Morris, we get an immediate critical vibe towards the explorers and the situation they were in. Morris has rather sarcastically spoken about the events in a clever way, in which he manages to slate the explorers subtly without being too blunt. We see in just the first...
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  • The Necklace - 896 Words
    The Irony of “The Necklace” “The Necklace” has a few different examples of irony in it. Of course it is ironic how the necklace ended up being fake, but it is also ironic that Mme. Forestier lied about the necklace being real. Many people think the theme to be to not tells lies and to just be honest, and then this would not have happened to Mathilde, but Mathilde was not the only one who lied. There is great irony in the fact that the necklace ended up being fake, and also that both women lied...
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  • Mr. Flood's Party? - 1819 Words
    Mr. Flood's Party? When used correctly, symbolism and irony can be very effective. Edwin Arlington Robinson is a master of symbolism, and uses irony like no poet before or after him could even conceive to. In Mr. Flood's Party Robinson uses symbolism to forewarn his readers of Mr. Flood's inevitable death. The irony saturates the poem and sets the reader up for an unexpectedly non-ironic conclusion. Robinson relies on irony and symbolism to better illustrate the old man drinking and talking...
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  • War Is Kind - 723 Words
    When I first read this poem, I thought the speaker was showing sympathy by saying “war is kind” to people who had lost loved ones in the war, or that “war is kind” because it eventually makes peace. But then I realized, the more that I think about war and how it is not at all kind makes me believe the speaker in this poem is being sarcastic when he says that “war is kind”. I still believe that he was showing sympathy in a paradoxical way. Society tends to overlook how bad war really is and how...
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  • A Modest Proposal: Objective - 646 Words
    In a Modest Proposal, by Jonathan Swift, the main objective was to draw attention to the plight of the Irish people and motivate readers to find a workable solution. Swift shows the readers his proposal mainly through irony. Irony can be defined as expressing the opposite of what is meant. This is a great technique of the sense of humor used in the proposal and in Swift. One of the voices that are present throughout the story is that of irony. The story itself is ironic since no one can...
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  • Analysis 1 Doctor in the house
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