I need to write a research paper on two diiferent authors but with the same writing styles...any advice for the authors?I need to write a research paper on two diiferent authors but with the same...

I need to write a research paper on two diiferent authors but with the same writing styles...any advice for the authors?

I need to write a research paper on two diiferent authors but with the same writing styles...any advice for the authors?

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appletrees | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

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An interesting and potentially illuminating topic. I'd choose two of the Romantic poets, I think; maybe Keats and Shelley. 

 

I also think Donna Tartt's contemporary novel The Secret History bears a strong resemblance in style and form to The Great Gatsby.

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charcunning | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

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Are you allowed to do poets?

I think it would be interesting to use Emily Dickinson and e.e. cummings.

As for authors, perhaps Harper Lee and Mark Twain would work and maybe even Amy Tan and Louise Erdrich.

Try to pick something unique! This could be a very boring paper if you pick the usual standard fare!

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scarletpimpernel | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Here are several more authors with similar styles.

Steinbeck and Hemingway (Both are Modern American authors who use concise diction and terse dialogue.)

O. Henry and Roald Dahl (Both authors rely heavily on characterization and irony, especially for their endings.  Saki would also be a good comparison for either author.)

C.S. Lewis and J. R. Tolkien (allegorical style)

Kate Chopin and Willa Cather or Susan Glaspell (All three write extensively about feminist issues.)

If you have any further stipulations than two authors and style, that would help narrow down your choices.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This is a fairly wide open question and might require some level of specificity.  It is very easy to pick two writers that have similar writing styles, but in order to be able to execute this paper successfully, I think you will have to determine which genre, period, or overall technique of literature with which you have comfort and familiarity.  In other words, I think you need to identify your sense of comfort and build from there in finding two authors that are similar.

Having said that, I think you can find some similarities in the following pairs of authors.  This is simply from my point of view and reference.  Some might click with you, and some might not.  Again, being able to find the realm or niche of literature that works for you and then identifying two authors that are similar might be the best course of action:

Thoreau and Emerson

Steinbeck and Fitzgerald

Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie

Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar

Charles Darwin and Rachel Carson

Betty Friedan and Naomi Wolf

Christine de Pizan and Gloria Steinem

August Wilson and Lorraine Hansberry ("Fences" and "A Raisin in the Sun")

George Orwell and Eugene Zamiatin

Flaubert and Dostoyevsky

Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker

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lashley101 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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This is a fairly wide open question and might require some level of specificity.  It is very easy to pick two writers that have similar writing styles, but in order to be able to execute this paper successfully, I think you will have to determine which genre, period, or overall technique of literature with which you have comfort and familiarity.  In other words, I think you need to identify your sense of comfort and build from there in finding two authors that are similar.

Having said that, I think you can find some similarities in the following pairs of authors.  This is simply from my point of view and reference.  Some might click with you, and some might not.  Again, being able to find the realm or niche of literature that works for you and then identifying two authors that are similar might be the best course of action:

Thoreau and Emerson

Steinbeck and Fitzgerald

Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie

Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar

Charles Darwin and Rachel Carson

Betty Friedan and Naomi Wolf

Christine de Pizan and Gloria Steinem

August Wilson and Lorraine Hansberry ("Fences" and "A Raisin in the Sun")

George Orwell and Eugene Zamiatin

Flaubert and Dostoyevsky

Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker

Wow! Thanks...I worte a paper on Marquez and his writing style. I will bump him up against Rushdie. Thanks again

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