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    My Papa's Waltz Theme

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    My Papa’s Waltz The poem, My Papa’s Waltz is one of the best works by Theodore Roethke. When it is looked at first glance, it can be seen as a simple four-stanza body of work, but upon further analysis, we see it has a deeper meaning. Childhood experiences seem to play a significant role in the development of the plot. The dance that is described in the poem shows an interaction between a child and his father that has more nuances than it meets the eye. At first glance, there is a joyous and…

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    Being Kidnapped seems like a situation that would be terrible to be in. For one kid, it was the best few days of his life and he did not want to leave. “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry, is a fictional short story. Bill and Sam are the two main characters in the story. With much work they plan to pull off a fraudulent town-lot scheme in Western Illinois. To do this they need two thousand dollars. These two men decide to kidnap Ebenezer Dorset’s child and offer a ransom. Bill and Sam take the…

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    “Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses women for their strengths.” (Lois Wyse) She Stoops to Conquer is an 18th Century play by Oliver Goldsmith which tells the story of how a lady crosses class lines to conquer her love. The plot is unravelled when Charles Marlow, a man who is brought to marry noble woman Miss Kate Hardcastle by her father, has a minor foible whereby he is frozen stiff with fear when it comes to talking and socializing with upper-class women. However when it comes…

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    women’s faces wos like”(Dickens 251). In search for comfort Magwitch describes hallucinating Pip and having conversations with him. It is evident that Dickens pays special attention to the aspect of isolation with his characters Magwitch and Miss Havisham. Caravantes also explores this aspect…

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    Thomas Hardy’s “The Darkling Thrush” is famous for being written on New Year’s Eve, which marked the turn of the century. The very work darkling is an old word which has been used since the 15th century, while the Thrush is a type of songbird which is known for its beautiful voice. The title as a whole could be literally interpreted as a songbird whose song which is slowly fading over time but will not be forgotten. A deeper interpretation could be the fact that Hardy is perhaps looking back on…

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    Alchemist There are several important scenes in the book the Alchemist. One of the most striking can be found at the beginning of the story when the narrator talks about a shepherd called Santiago. In this scene, he arrives with a flock of his sheep in a deserted church. As he is tired and has been walking all day, he decides to rest at this spot, and he sleep there. The story says that there is a giant sycamore tree that seems to have grown in the place where a sacristy was placed. He sleeps…

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    Synopsis: Nek Mohammad is a middle aged man. He is a simple, naive farmer with a little knowledge of letters. He always finds pleasure in helping to the others, especially, those who are influenced by the devil spirits. But, he also wants to see his community politically strong. For which, he helps a local political leader, Sami Ahmad. When the election time comes every time, he volunteers himself in his every kind of work without charging any money. He has a daughter, Rukhsana and a polio…

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    In the town of Sleepy Hollow, we find Ichabod Crane, the protagonist, who begins to notice the daughter of the richest man in town, Katrina. He decides to pursue a relationship with Katrina. However, this decision starts trouble with Katrina’s other suitor, Abraham "Brom" Van Brunt. There is a party at Katrina’s house later she breaks up with Ichabod. Heartbroken Ichabod makes his way home when he is interrupted by the Headless Horseman. The next day, Ichabod has disappeared and no one knows…

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    Written by Edward Arlington Robinson in 1897, the short poem, “Richard Cory,” describes a man who seems to embody the perfect lifestyle, but secretly struggles to find happiness within himself. Looking at Robinson’s childhood, Richard Cory likely serves as a representation of his viewpoints on wealth as he was born the son of a wealthy merchant. Robinson portrays his central theme through poetic devices such as irony and symbolism. The use of these devices allows Robinson’s outlook on wealth to…

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    Anton Chekhov wrote the short story A Problem. The story is about a young man who takes a loan illegally and gets caught, leaving his uncles to decide his future for him. In the story, Anton illustrates 4 characters, which personalities vary greatly. He decided to use both methods of characterization to portrait them to us, direct and indirect characterization. Chekhov does a really got job at it, so we’ll discuss how he displayed each one of the characters. The first character we’ll discuss,…

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