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    The book The Yearling, by: Marjorie Kinnan Rawling is an ingenious novel. Out of the thirteen Pulitzer Prizes given out each year, Marjorie Kinnan Rawling received one in 1939 for The Yearling. She achieved this award by using artful syntax, sensory detail, and figurative language in such a stellar way to showcase a family’s move to Florida and the struggles within it. One of the three essential rhetorical devices that really tied the novel together was syntax. Even though it was not used as much in the story, it was used in a way that made everything that much more compelling. In paragraph four, three simple words make the whole thing come to a stop. “The fawn blinked.” (Rawling, 5). Not only does the paragraph end, but the reader also comes to an end. Another similar example of syntax is found in paragraph 11, “He stopped short.” (Rawling, 6). Again, a very powerful tool to cut the paragraph short in such a simple way. Going from a three word…

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    Old Man and the Sea Research Assignment The Pulitzer Prize is an award which notes distinguished writers in any field of literature. A writer can follow in any subject, whether it be journalistic, fictional, poetic, or any other of the many sub-genres of writing, and still be able to apply for the award. The history behind this award of academia involves a man (surprisingly) named Joseph Pulitzer. Pulitzer was well-regarded in the late 19th century for his journalistic jousting “against…

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    Of Thee I Sing Analysis

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    Opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York City on December 26, 1931, Of Thee I Sing is the most successful political satires written by American playwright, George Simon Kaufman. In 1932, Of Thee I Sing became the first musical ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Of Thee I Sing was the first American music with a consistently satirical tone. The Presidency, U.S. Supreme court, and congress were all targets of this satire musical. The plot follows Mr. John P. Wintergreen, who is running…

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    Out, Out— is a narrative poem published in 1916 by Robert Frost, a winner of several Pulitzer awards and a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard University. The characters in the poem include the protagonist, a young boy, his sister, and their assumable parents. The initial lines of the poem are quite pleasant as they evoke the aural, visual, and olfactory senses, but the poem takes a sharp turn as it then presents readers with intense tactile imagery and a cold ending. Why would Robert…

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    Chris Hamby proved that muckraking does still exist today. His article “Breathless and Burdened” exposed that law firms such as the Jackson Kelly law firm has cheated thousands of miners of benefits for black lung disease. Chris Hamby’s article shows that muckraking does still exist in 2016 in newspaper as demonstrated by Chris Hamby’s article “Breathless and Burdened”. Chris Hamby is the author of “Breathless and Burdened” and a noted journalist. Chris Hamby went to the University of Missouri…

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    Robert Frost is one of the most widely read and beloved American poets as well as one of the greatest. A four time Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert Frost was a national celebratory famous for writing poems about life familiar to the common man using rural imagery and American colloquial speech. Frost is well known for a few poems that he manages to remain in everyone’s head: “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, “The Road not Taken”, etc.. Robert Frost was born in…

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    like that is what people would actually say. He uses pronouns without clear intentions of what he is meaning, such as using “it,” but not being clear with what “it” really means. Ernest has earned multiple awards and achieved as much as he could hope for throughout his lifetime. He made his first appearance in American literature with the publication of his short story called In Our Time (Hemingway). The greatest novel known from Hemingway’s experiences in World War I is named A Farewell to…

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    Do you ever wonder why things turn out the way they do: why the colors of the leaves change when the season turns from summer to fall, or why someone can be treated so awfully, yet still continue to love that person with all their heart ? “The sense of wonder speaks of our hunger to be moved, to be engaged and impassioned with the world and take pleasure in it, attuned to it and fascinated by it” (7 Ways to Spark Your Sense of Wonder). It is Ted Kooser, an American poet and a Pulitzer Prize…

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    It was first established in 1917,which is also when the first award was given. It began when “Joseph Pulitzer, known as one of the greatest newspaper publishers in U.S. history, established the award as part of his will” ("Pulitzer Prizes Fast Facts."). There are currently twenty-one categories. Authors from online newspapers are not allowed to enter. However, online presentations are allowed. To win the Pulitzer Prize, one’s paper is preferably about American life, published the previous year…

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    his writing, as the reader has to read over the pages and pages of details all in order to gather a theme and with the majority of the details stated in the story having nothing to do with the theme, it kills his effectiveness at delivering theme by clouding it with elaboration. Although Hemingway and Faulkner are from the same time period, their style could not be any more different. As Faulkner’s lengthy sentence style contrasts with Hemingway’s staccato, revealed is a thing that neither of…

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