Answered a Question in Julio Cortázar
There are any number of literary elements to choose from in "House Taken Over," but I can outline a few of the major ones here....
Answered a Question in Wallace Stevens
"Bouquet of Roses in Sunlight" is a beautiful, simply written poem about metaphor, art, and how we see and interact with the world. If...
Answered a Question in To Kill a Mockingbird
In Chapter 17, Sheriff Heck Tate testifies in court during Tom Robinson's trial; he answers to both the Ewells' lawyer and Atticus,...
Answered a Question in Francis Bacon
An aphoristic writing style is characterized by direct, straightforward, and pithy language. It does not mince words and does not...
Answered a Question in The Flowers
"The Flowers" by Alice Walker is a very short story, and because of its length, there is not a terrible amount of explicit detail...
Answered a Question in The Scarlet Letter
When you read The Scarlet Letter and come across a sentence such as this one:
The child's attire, on the...
Answered a Question in Religion
Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism all emerged in China during the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.), a time of feudalism when...
Answered a Question in The Devil and Daniel Webster
There are two primary characters that could evoke the reader's empathy in this story: Daniel Webster, of course, and Jabez Stone. We...
Answered a Question in A Village Singer
"A Village Singer" begins with the wind in the trees; it's May in a small New England town, and the wind made "a loud murmur" in the...
Answered a Question in A Worn Path
At first, it's tempting to say that the atmosphere in the story is ominous: Phoenix Jackson is making her long, lonesome way through...