Answered a Question in A Christmas Memory
In “The Christmas Memory,” the narrator is influenced by friends—mostly by his closest friend (and distant cousin)—to feel connections...
Answered a Question in Hedda Gabler
At the beginning of Hedda Gabler’s second act, Judge Brack arrives to see George Tesman, only to discover that Tesman is not...
Answered a Question in The Tell-Tale Heart
Besides the narrator, the characters in “The Tell-Tale Heart”—the old man and the policemen—are not fully developed. Instead, they are...
Answered a Question in Guide to Literary Terms
An epistrophe (or epiphora or antistrophe) is a literary device where a writer or speaker repeats the same word or phrases at the end...
Answered a Question in A Modest Proposal
Merriam-Webster defines the word modest as “placing a moderate...
Answered a Question in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” 15-year-old Connie feels stifled by her boring home life and oppressive mother. She...
Answered a Question in Literature
In Wayson Choy’s “The Jade Peony,” the young narrator Sek-Lung shares an especially strong bond with Grandmama. The 83-year-old...
Answered a Question in Seamus Heaney
In “Casualty,” Seamus Heaney uses body imagery to establish the character of the fisherman; the poet presents water imagery to...
Answered a Question in Chronicle of a Death Foretold
In his novella Chronicle of a Death Foretold, author Gabriel Garcia Marquez does not state that Father Amador delivers a sermon...
Answered a Question in Barn Burning
In “Barn Burning,” protagonist Colonel Sartoris Snopes experiences a final crisis of faith between filial loyalty and individual...
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