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    Michael Hodge Analysis

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    brainstormed ideas you came up with. Many of you will have stories related to Hurricane Ike, the evacuation, and the times and events in your life since then. Just remember, make your story interesting. Details of the Assignment: To begin, your story needs to come in at a minimum of 600 words (at least two full double spaced typed pages, or about four full handwritten pages). We will introduce advanced revision strategies during class. Your revised, final copy of your narrative paper, with at last one worked over rough draft, will be due on November 16, 2016. Your paper must also include the following: one correctly used semi-colon or colon; one correct gerund or “ing” verb phrase; one correctly written exchange of dialogue; and one exclamation point. Each of these sentences should be underlined, italicized, or highlighted so I do not have to go searching or guessing. Lastly, one sentence you must identify with an asterisk as “polished” At the bottom of the page or at the end of the paper you will give the explanation of how you revised the asterisk sentence to produce a “polished” sentence. Explain how it was weak or inadequate to begin with and what you did to fix, improve, or strengthen the…

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    wanted a child so badly!" (Gray 138). And the dissection of this sentence can not only lay out a schematic for Gray’s writing style, but also acts as a way of immediately implementing characterization into the couple by making them both want to be parents after a series of failures which capitalizes on their desire and on their current depressant/desperate state of mind. The technical focus of Gray’s work is in the carefully chosen word “We” which does not one side the desire for a child, they…

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    excessive usage of “and” and dashes implies withheld information and shows lack of coherency between her sentences and thoughts while the use of exclamation mark shows her nervous excitement. Although, John fails to understand his wife, both as a physician and more importantly as her husband, the narrator, as his wife understands John quite well. Male dominance and stereotypical gender roles are shown in this story through the treatment of women’s opinions as a minor and their…

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    Poets use various poetic devices in their pieces to express more meaning than the words do alone. Each poem is different in the way it uses these poetic devices and illustrates an idea. Alfred Lord Tennyson and Edgar Allen Poe are two great poets with very different styles of poetry. Despite using some of the same literary techniques, they each incorporate poetic devices to express meaning in their poems. Both Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade” and Poe’s “The Raven” use narrative,…

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    Birdsong Poem Analysis

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    Thus, it is significant that Mansur criticises him for attempting this. However, in his preface, Owen writes “my subject is war, and the pity of war”, perhaps meaning that Owen wishes to shed light on the voiceless soldiers who have suffered greatly due to war. Owen, much like Faulks and Barker, never gives the soldiers a voice other than the single exclamation of “Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!”, interrupting his vivid painting of the emotions of the soldiers. This is, as Mansur suggests, Owen’s only…

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    Thank you, Begleiter, for the Exclamation Point in Oliver! Lionel Begleiter wrote and composed a 1960 stage musical inspired by the Charles Dickens’s book Oliver Twist; this was eventually released in 1968 as a film musical (Oliver! Background). Under director Sir Carol Reed’s supervision, an unlikely selection for directing this heartfelt film based on his previous works of war movies as of The Third Man and the Hitchcock-styled Night Train to Munich; Oliver! became a sensation for its time…

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    Between the years of 1914 to 1918, approaching 1 million British soldiers gave up their lives fighting for King and country (greatwar.co.uk). Wilfred Owens, one of the greater known first world war poets, was one of these. He died at the age of twenty-five, only a week away from armistice, leaving behind approaching 100 poems. Despite his early death, Owen’s poetry has immortalized him, passing to future generations both his experience and sentiments regarding the first world war. Like many at…

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    You can type in all caps or put multiple exclamation points to show excitement or anger and in today’s society it is mostly understood. When you text though, you are not really able to get emotions across, there is no sarcasm or anything like that. I feel like if you end your sentence while texting with a period it is a sign of anger or that you are trying to be serious. The author of this article, Lauren Collister, says that, “This more formal version, according to the arguments made by Tannen…

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    Masculinity In Lysistrata

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    each an embodiment of their respective gender. Violence toward the females is signaled through specific diction, such as ‘slapping’, ‘pound’ and ‘pummel’ (361, 364, 366). The men’s chorus leader considers the men superior to the female in matters of war, as evidenced by their reference to Euripides, a prominent misogynist. By claiming him as their “authority on women” (368), the men display clear misogynist traits. The idea of silencing women is also present in this passage. The men’s chorus…

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    drowned. It is interesting that this is framed from the perspective of a woman telling a man this news. The text seems to be placing a burden on the female characters, not allowing the female characters the emotions and agency that male characters are afforded. It’s interesting to notice the lack exclamation points or excited syntax in Gertrude’s speech. However, in the very next line, we see Laertes saying, “Drowned! Oh, where?”. Laertes is afforded the privilege of using exclamation and…

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