Answered a Question in The Rape of the Lock
Lord Caryll, a prominent Catholic friend of Alexander Pope’s, asked Pope to write a light poem about an actual incident that occurred...
Answered a Question in Yehuda Amichai
The first step to answering this question is to define “postmodernism” as it relates to literary art. Essentially, postmodernism is a...
Answered a Question in An American Childhood
The main character in An American Childhood is the author herself. She writes this book in the form of a memoir, meaning...
Answered a Question in Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell, who wrote “The Old Nurse’s Story” in the mid-1850s Victorian era, combines just the right amount of creepy elements...
Answered a Question in Fiesta, 1980
Two of the most prominent devices Diaz uses in “Fiesta, 1980” are diction and similes. Diaz also uses a specific symbol—the Volkswagen...
Answered a Question in We Are Seven
Despite both poems being considered lyrical ballads, when read side-by-side, they appear to be very different from one another....
Answered a Question in Prelude; and At the Bay
The aloe in Mansfield’s short story “Prelude,” first published in 1918, has dual significance. It first appears in section 6 and again...
Answered a Question in George S. Kaufman
At least five literary devices are used in the play “The Still Alarm,” four of which are considered literary elements and one of which...
Answered a Question in Bedtime Story
"Bedtime Story" by George MacBeth comprises thirteen free-verse quatrains. Free verse means that this poem does not contain any...
Answered a Question in The Waste Land
Throughout "The Waste Land," T.S. Eliot uses symbolism to create a meaningful or emotional connection between the reader and the poem....