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Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker’s poem titled “The Flapper” is itself a somewhat flippant look at the “flapper” phenomenon that became especially influential in the United States in the 1920s. The word “flapper”...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2012, 12:44 pm (UTC)

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*I had to edit down your questions to a single question (as per eNotes policy). The chief characters mentioned in Dorothy Parker's short story, "The Telephone Call" are the narrator, her love...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2012, 5:58 am (UTC)

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The short story "Arrangement in Black and White" by Dorothy Parker tells of a woman known only as the woman with the pink velvet poppies in her hair who accosts her host at a gathering. The party...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2019, 9:20 pm (UTC)

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The title of Dorothy Parker’s poem “Penelope” alludes to the famously virtuous and loyal wife of Odysseus, the great hero of Homer’s ancient epic poem The Odyssey. Odysseus is away from his home,...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2012, 11:01 am (UTC)

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Author Dorothy Parker is... ...best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles. With this in mind, we can expect that Parker will look at the world from a perspective...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2012, 12:26 pm (UTC)

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Assuming that the speakers in each of these poems is speaking for the author, we have a pretty good indication of how Dorothy Parker feels about romantic relationships. "Men" is the most obvious...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2014, 6:46 am (UTC)

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The title of "The Choice" immediately suggests that it is related to the notion that people given enough rope are likely to hang themselves, since this idea is all about making bad choices. Rope in...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2019, 2:27 pm (UTC)

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The short poem, "Solace," by Dorothy Parker explores the theme of loss through its title, Solace. By definition, solace means to give comfort or to console. In this first person narrated poem, the...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2018, 3:56 pm (UTC)

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Both of the poems "Men" and "Wail" by Dorothy Parker deal with the central theme concerning the disillusionment of love. Parker clearly portrays the theme of disillusionment of love in "Men"...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2014, 7:24 am (UTC)

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Symbols in "Arrangement in Black and White" include the "assisted gold" of the unnamed woman's hair, the "pink velvet poppies" she wears wreathed in her hair, the bookcase that Walter Williams, the...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2021, 1:29 pm (UTC)

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Dorothy Parker's short story “Just a Little One” uses some creative and interesting literary devices. Let's examine some of those devices. We'll start with the narrative point of view because...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2021, 2:07 pm (UTC)

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I think that the explanation of Parker's solace lies in the images she employs. These images help to bring out the idea of the difference between the sensitive and caring individual and the...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2012, 12:08 pm (UTC)

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The title of “Just a Little One” by Dorothy Parker refers to a refrain spoken by the narrator throughout the tale. This narrator is out on a date at a speakeasy, and her escort, Fred, says he's...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2021, 3:20 pm (UTC)

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If we define "tone" as the attitude of the poem towards its subject matter, I think that Parker's tone is one of fear towards the normalizing effects of society. Parker presents a tone that shows...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2012, 1:06 pm (UTC)

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The speaker is someone who possesses insight about the world around them. Presumably someone like Parker itself, I think that the speaker clearly understands that there is a condition of being in...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2012, 12:19 pm (UTC)

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One of the primary insights that Parker gives in the poem is how cold and detached social orders can be in the name of "progress." There is little reflection or rumination that is featured within...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2012, 1:03 pm (UTC)

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The first-person speaker of Dorothy Parker's poem "A Certain Lady" begins by describing her apparent amiability and interest when the addressee (presumably male) talks to her of love, even when he...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2020, 6:27 am (UTC)

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