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  • Story Of An Hour Literary Analysis

    Metaphor, simile, irony, and symbolism, these are just a few of countless figurative language uses that are used in short stories, poems, novels and any other literary work. The use of any of these literary languages is to figure out what the author is trying to say. The author might also add a certain tone to the story, or a central theme to help the reader understand. In the short story, “The Story of an Hour”, written by Kate Chopin there are two main uses of figurative language used to allow the reader to better understand the thoughts of the main character and also to get an idea as to why Chopin wrote this short story. The use of irony is central to the theme as well as symbolism. “The Story of an Hour”, set around the end of the nineteenth century, is written about a woman, Mrs. Mallard, who has heart trouble and must be told carefully that her husband, Mr. Mallard, was killed in an accident. Mrs. Mallard responds to the death of her husband what she thinks to be the most appropriate way of responding, which is to cry dramatically, instead of being numb with the news. Mrs. Mallard then proceeds to go to her room to grieve alone, but then realizes that she will have independence in her life. This sudden realization of being an independent woman makes Mrs. Mallard happy. Mrs. Mallard’s sister, Josephine, calls her out of her room because she doesn’t want Mrs. Mallard to hurt herself. As they are both walking down the stairs the front door opens, and her not dead…

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  • Raymond Carver's Short Stories

    Raymond Carver is best known for his work as a short story writer, he started the minimalist movement, releasing popular collections of short stories like "Cathedral", the Pulitzer Prize nominated "Where I 'm Calling From" that came out shortly before Carver 's death, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love", & "Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?". Carver helped bring life back to short stories at a time when they were thought to be going away. He was born on May 25, 1938 in the state of…

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  • Magical Realism In Gabriel García Márquez's A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

    Magical realism is “… characterized by the matter-of-fact inclusions of fantastic or mythical elements into apparently realistic fiction” (Edison). Characteristics of this genre include plentitude, hybridity, metafiction, and an unreliable narrator. A story that shows magical realism is “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” by Gabriel García Márquez. Márquez is recognized as one of the best authors who combines reality with fantasy: “… García Márquez, combining radically different realities, what…

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  • Because I Could Not Stop For Death By Emily Dickinson

    Death is not the End "The act of dying is one of the acts of life." That how Marcus Aurelius describes death. Whether people acknowledge it or not, most of humans fear death. Even though dying is a natural part of existence, death is not the end. In the poem, “because I could not stop for death,” Emilia Dickinson explains that death is an investable stage of unending human life. In addition, the story “because I could not stop for death”, by Steve Fischer discusses the influence of death in…

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  • The Lottery Symbolism Essay

    “The Lottery” is a short story written by Shirley Jackson in the month of June in 1948. The story is about an annual tradition, called the lottery, held in an anonymous small village. All of the villagers gather for the annual event and Mr. Summers conducts a quick roll call. Each one of the residents of the village draws a piece of paper from the black box. As this happens, the villagers start to talk with one another how some nearby villages have stopped following the tradition of the lottery.…

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  • Comparing James Joyce's Araby And Countee Cullen Incident

    Upon first glance, the differences between James Joyce “Araby” and Countee Cullen “Incident” seem very clear. Joyce wrote a short story with a gloomy and depressing tone. The time and setting of short story “Araby” is in Dublin, Ireland during the 19th century. Cullen wrote a poem with a jaunty and lighthearted tone for the most part. Cullen “Incident” has a setting and time in Baltimore, Maryland during the 1920s. However, they both ironically wrote using the same point of view and theme, the…

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  • Dirty Realism In Fat By Raymond Carver

    “Fat” by Raymond Carver is the first short story in a collection called Will You Please Be Quiet, Please. Carver intrigued me because of his unique style of writing and captivated me from the first short story I read. This short story is a conversation between the narrator and her friend Rita, as she serves a fat man in the diner where they both work. The story, whilst seemingly is a ‘slice of life’ everyday mundane observation, slowly becomes more uncomfortable and unsettles dark secrets that…

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  • Participate Observation: Understanding Of Life And Culture

    Chapter 1 provides a definition and discussion of participate observation. This chapter explores the research method of participate observation, which involves a researcher who is interested in a certain group of people taking part in their daily activities, rituals and events in order to gain a holistic understanding of their life and culture. The chapter mentions that Malinowski is responsible for developing the method of participate observation. Although some anthropologist such as Tedlock…

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  • Trobriander's Of Papua New Guinea Summary

    In “The Trobriander’s of Papua New Guinea” by Annette B. Weinter was about the historically against the framework of the seminal anthropological studies of Malinowski who study the Trobriander’s sixty years before Annette B. Weiner. The author realized that Malinowski annoyed or never considered significance in the matrilineal society of women own wealth since he didn’t investigate women productive by only focus on the male wealth. Therefore, the author study both Trobriand women and men from…

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  • Fieldwork In Anthropology

    Ethnographic fieldwork in anthropology is seen as the most important source of new knowledge about society and culture. There is no simple recipe for fieldwork. The overall main aim of fieldwork is to develop as intimate an understanding as possible of the society or culture being studied. Traditionally the aim of fieldwork was to account for the workings of a particular society but not to explain how it emerged. Anthropologists such as Kroeber and Evans-Pritchard have since stressed the…

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