Maria Licciardi

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  • Ball Turret Gunner Paraphrase

    In “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” the usage of metaphors and imagery throughout Jarrell’s poem helps the reader understand the overall theme of how war can cause death and wreak havoc in a young person, how can be a struggle for the soldier’s family, and how disappointing it is when a man doesn’t reach his full potential in life because of being forced to go to war. Jarrell uses key words throughout his poem to show us how war can be a terrible thing, especially for the young people…

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  • The Struggles Of Soldiers Faced In Homer's Odyssey By Homer

    Thousands of people join our military and risk their lives to fight for their country. After many years of fighting in war soldiers are no longer who they used to be. When they return home they are looked at, treated badly, and are not given the treatment needed to recover. The struggles and obstacles these veterans face on their journey home and once they arrive forever face. In the epic poem, Odyssey by Homer, it shows the obstacles a soldier has to face on their journey. Odysseus and his men…

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  • What Is The Character Of Leper In A Separate Peace

    The Character of Elwin Lepellier in John Knowles’s A Separate Peace In the novel A Separate Peace written by John Knowles, Elwin Lepellier, known as Leper, is one of the main characters who are greatly affected by the World War II. The novel is written from the perspective of a protagonist, Gene Forrester, who struggles with envy and hatred within himself as well as against his roommate, Phineas at Devon High School. Although there is a severe war outside of Devon, the students are isolated…

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  • Symbolism Of The Pearl In John Steinbeck's The Pearl

    When Coyotito, Kino’s son, is stung by a scorpion, Kino and his wife , Juana search for a pearl in order to have money to pay to the doctor to heal Coyotito. Turns out, they finds a very large pearl, The Pearl of the World that will lead him to selfish ambition. As the Pearl is found, word about it spread immediately and people began having ambitions about the Pearl. At first, Kino simply wished for his family to have clothes. Gradually, he began to wish for more and more. Kino’s pride begins to…

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  • Rhetorical Devices In A Farewell To Arms

    Joe Haldeman once said, “No person can escape Einsteinian relativity, and no soldier or veteran can escape the trauma of war's dislocation” (“Joe Haldeman Quotes.”). This means that the trauma of war is as inescapable as Einstein’s laws of relativity. The authors of these books explore the inevitability of war’s trauma throughout their works. In Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five and Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, the authors use the rhetorical devices of imagery, similes,…

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  • Analysis Of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet On The Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, is a story about war and the lost generation told through the perspective of a soldier. Some books attempt to romanticize or cover up the true face of war, but, All Quiet on the Western Front is an example of what being on the trenches was actually like. Throughout the story, Paul goes through many struggles equally physically and mentally scarring. All Quiet on the Western Front is an excellent demonstration of the Lost Generation because…

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  • Book Analysis: All Quiet On The Western Front

    intertwines back and forth between the warfront and the camp where Baumer stays. Once during the novel, Baumer goes home on leave, but the setting quickly deteriorates to the warfront. The only additional setting in the novel is in the hospital. Erich Maria Remarque did a great job at showing the reader a clear picture of what went on in the perspective of Paul, as I continued to read I began to have a better understanding of how he and his fellow soldiers interacted together. This book allowed…

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  • War In Helen Frost's Crossing Stones

    In the book Crossing Stones by Helen Frost the author depicts very strong opinions of war, and how it is portrayed in American Society. The author sees war as a waste of time, lives, and money. She depicts this by having most the characters learn from Muriel’s negative views about the war. Muriel’s views show the harsh reality of war instead of pretending that it is a glamorous event where young men are constantly honored and praised for their sacrifice. The author feels that glamorizing the war…

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  • Alliteration In Mametz Wood

    Sheers’ poem Mametz Wood is based on the 38th Welsh Division soldiers who were sent to fight in France when they unexpectedly died in Mametz Wood, as the Germans were prepared to kill on the other side of Mametz Wood. The Battle of Somme began. This was a singular part of World War I and killed 4000 people. This battle took place between 7-12th 1916. By using language features such as oxymoron, metaphor and plosive alliteration, Sheers can convey the impact and violence of war that these…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front

    “War does not determine who is right- only who is left,” is a quote by Bertrand Russell. This spectrum expresses the casualties of war. In other words, Russell means war is used as an outlet to define a “winner”, or in this case, someone who is right. The veiled truth is that there are no true winners of war when comparing the damage created and the lives lost. Looking at war through that perspective, John F. Kennedy, among others, also agreed. Kennedy believed if mankind didn’t put an end to…

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