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    Blake's "The Poison Tree" from his Songs of Experience is about how nursing anger and hate corrodes our souls. The poem begins by arguing that: I was angry with my friend/I told my wrath/My wrath...

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    If you are writing an original essay or story on the theme of a school trip, it can help to begin with outlining a plot diagram. Let's start with the climax- this should be the most exciting or...

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    Jake represents hope in The Shawshank Redemption. Brooks takes care of Jake as a baby bird. When we first see him, Jake lives in Brooks' pocket and survives off of remnants of food. When Andy...

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    According to Merriam-Webster, an archetype is "the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies : prototype; also : a perfect example". I would...

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    In "Death of a Salesman," Willy Loman (get it? "low man"?) exemplifies the American Dream of getting out of poverty by pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. A career in sales was hailed as...

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    In “Kath and Mouse,” the narrator is Kevin, Kath’s twin brother. Kevin plays an important role in the story, and we are seeing the action unfold through his eyes. The narrator therefore is...

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    In Yusef Komunyakaa's poem “Facing It," a quality the narrator demonstrates is hauntingly traumatization due to his experience in the Vietnam War. As he stands in front of the Vietnam Veterans...

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    Literature is a broad subject, and a lot of your success in a literature class depends on what kinds of tests and assessments your teacher gives you along with what they want you to know about a...

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    In "The Superannuated Man" Elia, Lamb's alter-ego, discusses his retirement after 36 years of work in a business, a situation similar to Lamb's own retirement from the East India House. In this...

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    Imagery is actually a very simple concept. Poetic imagery occurs any time the poet uses the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste or touch. If you can see in your mind what the poet has...

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    It looks like you need to start with Crenshaw's notion of intersectionality. Return to your reading from Crenshaw and find where she defines the term "intersectionality" as it relates to different...

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    Herford's "Earth" is a seemingly simple, childlike poem in the mode of William Blake's Songs of Innocence. "Earth" uses an imperfect ABAB rhyme scheme as well as alliteration to produce a rhythmic,...

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    If by a noble hero, we mean a warrior hero in the mold of Greek and Roman epics, then, no, Hamlet is not that kind of hero. Laertes fulfills that role, rushing heedlessly to fulfill the warrior...

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    The title of this story, “Kath and Mouse,” is a play on the phrase cat and mouse. If someone is playing cat and mouse, he or she is using strategic moves to toy with an opponent, like a cat...

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    The term pot-house, or pothouse, is basically a synonym for a tavern, though some dictionaries may specify a “small” tavern. According to Merriam-Webster the first known use was in the year...

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    In George Orwell's 1984, there are four different ministries that function as the different branches of government. They are the Ministry of Truth, the Ministry of Love, the Ministry of Peace, and...

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    Aeneas was a Trojan prince, a warrior and a hero in The Aeneid, which best captured his story and mission. After the fall of Troy, the gods asked Aeneas to flee from Troy. He was to gather some of...

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    If we were speaking of a single person whose name is Smith, we would simply add an apostrophe-s (known among grammarians as a clitic) to the end of the name: “Welcome to Smith’s home,” or...

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    There are a number of reasons to use commas in writing, and some of them do not involve using a conjunction afterward. The instances in which we do use a conjunction include sentences composed of...

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    “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” is a social commentary on some of the baser characteristics of humanity. It is human nature to be fearful toward things that we do not understand, things...

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    In the story, the Swallow is on his way to Egypt to spend the winter; he stops to spend the night in the city, and that is where he meets the Happy Prince. The Prince begs the Swallow to stay with...

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his letter from the Birmingham jail cell in response to criticisms made by a group clergymen who claimed that, while they agreed with King’s ultimate aims in trying...

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    There are several examples of death imagery in James Hurst's short story "The Scarlet Ibis" about two brothers growing up in North Carolina in the first part of the 20th century. The very first...

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    Lennie’s mental disabilities and obsession with soft things like mice and rabbits has started to concern George after they had to escape from Weed because of Lennie’s actions. George doesn’t...

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    The commonality here is the prefix "meta", which means self-referential. But to accurately answer the question, let's further examine these two concepts: Metalepsis is when a figure of speech is...

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    A skit based on Dahl's short story "The Umbrella Man" should be an easy task to accomplish. Based on the premise of the work, which is theft, a skit could quickly be constructed using a news...

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    One of the reasons Zaroff feels that Rainsford is a worthy opponent is because Rainsford has traveled around the world and hunted in every country. He is considered an expert on the subject of...

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    The two words, “brown beetles,” show the use of alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of like consonant sounds most often used at the beginning of words. The use of alliteration can...

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    I am hoping your question is asking about what theme is in literature rather than just the conventional composition theme like a five-paragraph essay. Authors develop themes in their writing to...

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    Anne Frank was trapped in very small spaces with her sister, parents, another family, and another man for around two years. She was thirteen years old, which means she was entering adolescence....

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    Countee Cullen faces several obstacles as he tries to reconcile his African ancestry with his American identity. The first is isolation and distance. As the opening line of the poem asks, "What is...

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    Frost's poem is about lost innocence. The poet says gold, which represents youth, is hard to hold onto. It lasts only a short time, like flowers that whither in a vase. He also refers to Eden, the...

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    After the sniper shoots the man in the armored car, he shoots the woman who indicated his position. In order to get a good aim at the man in the armored car and the woman, the sniper had to...

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    Dr. Johnson's aesthetic or idea of what made poetry good was formed by the standards of the eighteenth century, which valued poetry that imitated other poetry, especially the classical authors of...

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    The tragedy of the Restoration period followed the return of Charles II and the Stuart dynasty after the Interregnum. The period was marked by certain distinct attributes. It marked a clear new...

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    The Golden Age of Islam occurred around the 8th century AD. Historically, it was poetry that was preeminent in Islamic culture. Most prominent was the qasidah--a very long poem that usually tells...

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    When Mrs. Sappleton calls Mr. Nuttel “A most extraordinary man”, she does not mean it as a compliment. In fact, she hardly knows the man. Mr. Nuttel has been told by his doctor that he needs...

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    An inference is an "educated guess" based on the context of what you are studying or reading. For instance, if I told you that I took my little brother to get his learner's permit today, you might...

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    Another way to understand what is meant by context is "setting." The context or setting of the text is determined by the circumstances under which the story/text/speech is taking place, including...

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    Alexander Selkirk was a real person – a hot-headed Scottish privateer who, after an altercation with a young captain, begged to be dropped ashore on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile....

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    There is also the tale of Hercules, the demi-god, son of Zeus and Alcmene, a mortal woman. Zeus came to her, disguised as her husband, Amphitryon, and had sex with her, impregnating her with...

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    When Lee refers to the children as a "delegation" it's meant to be subtle humor or sarcasm in describing the school and the children's social groups as like politics. Delegates or a delegation are...

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    There are many common ways that an author can end a story. If you consider a traditional plot diagram (also known as the plot pyramid or Freytag's pyramid) which consists of the five main parts...

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    In Beloved, the main character, Sethe, an escaped slave, has varying relationships with and reactions to white people. For example, Amy Denver is a white woman who helps Sethe escape and who notes...

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    Odgeroo Noonuccal was a member of the Noonuccal aboriginal people of North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah in the Noonuccal language) in Queensland, Australia. She was born in 1920, and lived most...

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    Motifs and themes are deeply interconnected; however motifs can be understood as a literary device that is deployed in order to build or concretize a particular theme—whereby the theme is the...

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    Since you don't specify a work, I'll speak generally about how words and phrases evoke emotion in an audience. First, know that writers are using appeals to pathos when they attempt to evoke...

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    Setting aside the obvious difference of number of pages, a novel is a full-length portrait of a protagonist and a flushed out portrait of several supporting characters, with a detailed description...

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    A daymare is an attempt to replace the metaphorical use of the word nightmare. A nightmare, is defined as an extremely scary dream experienced in sleep. Most people sleep at night hence the term...

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