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  • Analysis Of When Dawn Comes To The City By Claude Mckay

    Over the 2 stanzas dedicated to New York, McKay employs a straightforward and slow repetition to emphasise the sluggish and lethargic attitude that is felt during a typical day in New York City. In contrast to this, when discussing ‘the island of the sea,’ Claude McKay uses a more upbeat and lively rhythm to convey the vitality and liveliness of the island. The language McKay uses further illustrates the contrasting differences that the city and the Island present to people of the time period.…

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  • Reflective Essay: Political Commentary On Popular Culture

    to talk about. I have an original/fresh take in using imagery to make connections between objects that by themselves do not support any ideal of excellence. I 've also compressed my writing down to only a few lines which aids my explosive writing style the best. The longer my poetry the more than likely the charm of originality and wacky weirdness begins to overstay its welcome. The most valuable lesson I have learned is that my writing works best in short intervals and must be written under…

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  • To A Wasp And The Writer Analysis

    Allison Krug Prof. Irving 1 May 2017 Figures of Speech in To a Wasp and The Writer Figures of speech are a commonly used type of literary device. They bring a story to life and give it that extra "spark" to enhance its meaning, opening new layers. Another use is to help the reader to better clarify the material and give emphasis on what they have read. The poems To a Wasp and The Writer, provide vivid and powerful examples of similes and metaphors, which literally “build” the poems. This…

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  • White Trash Primer Analysis

    In the short story “White Trash Primer”, by Lacy M. Johnson, a young woman undergoes drastic changes and hardships throughout her life. The literary technique used in this story is primarily voice. The story is told in a unique point of view as it allows the reader to go through the hardships that the narrator is going through. Rather than using first person or third person, she uses second person point of view. This type of literary technique allows the readers to vividly see through the lens…

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  • Our Flowers And Nice Bones Analysis

    The passage “The Interrogators” is a short extract from “Our Flowers & Nice Bones”, written by Christopher Middleton. It describes a cold, isolated village, apparent suffering from the aftermath of conflict. The village is likely in a Northern, Eastern-European country, due to its weather and inhabitants. The passage follows two interrogators and their search for a secret thought to be kept by the town. Their goal is met with resistance from the residents. This resistance is due to obvious…

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  • First Person Narration In Greasy Lake By T. Coraghessan Boyle

    In “Greasy Lake” T. Coraghessan Boyle tells a story of a late night with three boys. The narrator, Digby, and Jeff headed out to Greasy Lake after a long night of going in and out of every bar in town. The narrator, who remains nameless, tells the story. The narration of this story gives the reader a certain insight to the story. In Boyle’s “Greasy Lake”, the first person narration provides insight for the reader to experience things as the narrator does. The narration in “Greasy Lake”…

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  • Reflection Of Steve Jobs's Speech To Stanford University Graduates

    are easily understood, to build the structure of his speech. He is frank in most of the things he said, while being very insightful. When he mentions the “devastating” feeling of being terminated from apple, and the blunt style in which he approaches death, Jobs speaks in a style that everyone who is at the graduation can easily understand, and for that matter, relate to. His word choice is simple and helps him portray honesty. Using…

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  • It Would Be Different If By Maggie Mitchell

    In the short story, It Would be Different If by Maggie Mitchell, the story takes place in Canada in the 80’s. The story is told in a first person narrative, but in an unreliable narration. “I’m trying to figure out what boat you are in,” (Mitchell, 169) as the narrator dwells on a past relationship, readers can get the sense of attachment and obsession for a man that is no longer hers. The main character Nikki, draws out an image of the fantasized life she is living, waiting on Jeff to be…

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  • Syntax In The Death Of Benny Paet By Norman Mailer

    Throughout literature, authors have used multiple literary devices to convey messages about their writings to the audience. From speeches and essays to poems and stories, literary devices have been used throughout multiple works of literature to emphasize the author’s points and provoke thought and feedback from the audience concerning the piece; by helping the readers appreciate, learn, analyze and understand pieces of literature more in depth. One literary device that attributes to this is…

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  • Setting In Amy Tan's A Pair Of Ticket

    Whether it’s about a man out for revenge due to an insult from a friend or a mysterious castle on a hill, setting often play an important role in establishing meaning in stories. Setting is the when, where, an action in fiction takes place. While the setting in a story may seem like a simple part of the story, it can in fact have a huge impact on what is going on in the narrative. In “A Pair of Ticket” the setting plays an effective role because it shows the progression of June May learning…

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