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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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    with very plain and bland grammar. He is known as a master of dialog, which makes you feel 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…

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    A & P John Updike Analysis

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    A&P: Sammy A&P is a comic short story by author John Updike, set in first person narration by a sales clerk at an A&P store named Sammy. Sammy notices three girls walk into his store in only their swimsuits, which is a fearless act to be made in the time that the story was set. The head of the pack, “Queenie”, leads the other two girls through the aisles, and her confidence doubles the sum of her friends’. She seems to be guiding them through a life lesson, teaching them to keep their heads…

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    A wise person once said, “Sometimes we have to let go of what’s killing us, even if it’s killing us to let go.” A man will always try to do what’s best for his family. But does he always know what’s best for the family? In A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry debuts a thirty-five year old man who thinks life revolves around money. Walter Lee Younger, a selfish, careless, and disobedient man will do anything to own a liquor store, but in the end will eventually learn some things are not…

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    American writers, regarded tremendously around the world and produce many of the great novels written. In order to write a good novel, there must be a great author who knows how to manipulate words and phrases to set the mood and let the reader understand how characters feel on a deeper and more personal level; in addition, a great author must also be able to deliver theme across to the reader so the reader can understand what the meaning of the story is, and two of those great authors are…

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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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    “Mending Wall” was first published in 1914 in the second collection of Robert Frost. The poem brings out the comparison of two different kinds of people with different personalities which in this poem are neighbors. The two neighbors have different perspectives regarding the fence but they annually meet and repair the wall once it's destroyed by nature every spring. The speaker believes that the wall is not important but he's the one who initiates the repair of the fence. The neighbor keeps on…

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    One says, “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, is not a crime.” This shows that he does not agree with the war, and he believes the war is to be classified as a crime, even if it is necessary. The other quote is, “I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.” Hemingway was a very…

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    The Borrowers by Mary Norton is a classic novel that does not get dated with time. “Marcus Crouch comments that, ‘of all the winners of the Carnegie Medal [awarded annually by the British Library Association to the best children's novel of the preceding year], it is the one book of unquestioned, timeless genius’” (Stott). The Borrowers was published in 1952 has continued to be read throughout the following years. This book is still in print and is still being read even sixty years after it was…

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    Clash Of The Paradigm

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    Pulitzer is regarded as the one who originally introduced the facets of yellow journalism. The Pulitzer Prize is named after him as it is one of the most prestigious awards one can win in American journalism. However, in 1897 to win such type of award would be worth nothing, it would be an insult to win a prize like that. There were many controversies surrounding Pulitzer and his newspapers. His newspapers had a reputation for “arbitrariness, pettiness, and downright mean-spiritedness,”…

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