Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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  • Racism In Travels With Charley By John Steinbeck

    When the unrivaled American author John Steinbeck took home the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962, he had concluded his writing career with one final major work he had published a few months earlier: Travels with Charley: In Search of America, a log of his 1960 tour of the continent in an attempt to rediscover America. At age fifty-eight, he was nearing the end of his writing career and, ultimately, his life as well. As a piece of nonfiction, Travels with Charley serves as a love letter to…

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  • How Did Ernest Hemingway Influence The World

    Ernest Hemingway had a very big influence on the entire world. He was born on July 21st, 1899 in Cicero, Illinois. He started his writing career with the Kansas City newspaper office when he was seventeen. When the United States entered the war he volunteered for the Italians in an ambulance unit. He was injured on the front and spent a lot of time in hospitals in Italy. When he returned to the States he became a writer for the Canadian and American newspapers. He later returned to Europe to…

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  • Analysis Of Local Wonders By Ted Kooser

    “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 winner that we have to thank for the creation of Local Wonders. Local Wonders consists of collections of Ted Kooser’s lifespan memories. From snapshots of his childhood to slices of his present, he who is a two times United States Poet…

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  • Figurative Language In The Yearling

    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…

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  • Essay On Literary Devices In Araby

    Expressing Communication Through Literary Devices in “Araby,” “Why I Live at the P.O,” and “Hills Like White Elephants Authors use literary devices in order to convey a certain attitude, feeling, or meaning to the story. Literary devices, when used effectively, create layers and intricacies to stories that not only make the stories more interesting, but also give the stories much more depth that can be studied. James Joyce’s “Araby,” Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.O.,” and Ernest…

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  • Who Is Santiago A Living Person

    A living person is identified as someone that is a living creature, that includes having a range of emotions that distinguish character traits. A book that showcases this successfully is “The Old Man and the Sea” a novel written by Ernest Hemingway that was published on September 1, 1952. It tells the story of a fisherman named Santiago that has had no luck in catching fish in 84 days. There is also a boy named Manolin, and together they help each other in many ways until one day Manolin leaves…

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  • Literary Analysis: The Old Man And The Sea

    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 of the…

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  • Literary Devices In Olive Kitteridge

    The perceptive quality of Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Olive Kitteridge, focuses on the ordinary, the regular, and quotidian aspects of life; growing old, the fluctuations of a marriage, the anxious growth of children, and life’s everyday trivialities and little feelings that swell throughout an individual lifespan. Strout achieves this empathetic sense by using long detailed and descriptive sentences, a healthy mix of cumulative and periodic which explore and bluntly state…

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  • Scout's Character Development: To Kill A Mockingbird

    Scout’s character has developed immensely in the second section. For instance, when she almost fights Cecil, she does not. She learns to think before she acts: “I drew a bead on him, remembered what Atticus said, then dropped my fists and walked away, ‘Scout’s a coward!’ ringing in my ears. It was the first time I walked away from a fight.” (pg. 81). However, she only does this in public for her father’s sake. At The Landing, she fought Francis, but it took Scout a long time to finally fight him…

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  • Empathy And Compassion In To Kill A Mockingbird

    Being empathetic to others is not easy, but once it is learned, getting along with people will become easier. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about Jean “Scout” Louise Finch growing up in the town of Maycomb and learning about the world through her father, Atticus’s lessons. Atticus teaches Scout and her brother, Jem, how to react in situations involving Boo Radley, an unseen neighbor, Tom Robinson, a black man going through a trial, and other social groups of Maycomb. To Kill…

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