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  • Comparison Of Charge Of The Light Brigade And The Raven

    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, repetition, sound, and symbols to bring the readers into their stories. “Charge of the Light Brigade” is a narrative poem that tells the story of the Light Brigade of the British forces as they attack the Russian forces. One of the British leaders miscommunicates a message and, as a result, the Light Brigade charges into the mass of Russian forces without any backup or support. This tragic mistake results in the death of many members of the Light Brigade. There are probably many history books and newspaper articles that tell the story of the Light Brigade, but Tennyson’s poem of the battle brings another layer of meaning to this story. The readers can feel the emotions of the Light Brigade as they march towards probable death. The narrative poem interjects respect for the Light Brigade’s bravery and honors them for their actions. A book about the Light Brigade would focus on the event, the outcome, war, but the narrative poem focuses on the people and the character they display. Tennyson is…

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  • Comparing Chopin's Baby 'And Lamb To The Slaughter'

    In Chopin’s story “Desiree’s Baby”, Desiree and her husband, Armand, are ecstatic when she gives birth to a child. Later on Armand starts acting distant because he believes that she and her child are mixed. He suggest her to leave to her mother's home. Desiree then disappears and walks the opposite direction of her mother’s home, with the child in her arms. In Dahl’s story “Lamb to the Slaughter”, a detective's wife, named Mary, is in shock after the devastating news that her husband is leaving…

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  • Character Analysis Lamb To The Slaughter

    She cooks the frozen leg of lamb she kills her husband with, calms herself down, tidies herself up and rehearses what she is going to say when she goes to the market, “Hullo Sam” (Dahl 2). She went to the market and acted very casually towards Sam the clerk so that he would not suspect anything. She made him believe she was going to buy the food to cook for her husband but it was only an alibi. She then went home and called the police and reported to them that her husband was dead. When the…

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  • The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir: Analysis

    The Latehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir, by Kao Kalia Yang, offers a first-hand account of the trials and tribulations of a family of Hmong, an ethic group from Southeast Asia who are little known by the outside world. The Hmong fought alongside the United States during the Vietnam war, but were left to fend for themselves after the American withdrawal in 1975. In the aftermath, the Hmong saw the devastation of their traditional towns and villages by America’s enemies, among them the Pathet…

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  • Born The Fourth Of July Sparknotes

    The roots of the Vietnam War go back long before the American involvement which lasted from 1961 to 1975. The direct involvement of the American troops was only a part of a much larger military conflict, which had begun in 1946 with resistance by the Vietnamese people towards the French colonial rule over their territories. The Vietnam War, or the Second Indochina War was unique for the Americans on many levels. Firstly, unlike any other war, the Vietnam War was a failure from military, social…

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  • Inside Out And Back Again Sparknotes

    In the book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, many sad events take place. Those events are connected to real life. This book takes place in 1975, during the Vietnam war. The main character who goes by Ha is living in Vietnam at the time with her mother and three older brothers. Throughout the book Ha has to live on a boat for months before they move to the U.S.A as refugees. Ha’s story relates to many other refugees stories that have happened over time. Refugees have gone through many…

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  • Essay On Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    When walking through a cemetery, one often sees thousands of names engraved on the headstones. To a stranger, one name, quote, or date may mean nothing; however, to someone that knew them, it may be a link to the memories of a friend, family member, or loved one’s life. Like headstones, memorials connect us to the memories of a past person, or perhaps an event. From November 1st, 1955 to April 31st, 1975, war waged as the United States partnered with South Vietnam and fought against the…

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  • Polity In Vietnam War Essay

    persuade the people to protest war. When the war is prolonged the more opposition it creates in the metropolitan. So there are not defeated on the battlefield but defeated on the political field. The insurgent’s ability to affect the political will really matter in this case. But it is a mistake not to mention the role of the insurgents. For them, this is a matter of survival, a total war. So they are put all their will and capability to defense themselves. They are far more tenacious and…

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  • Richard M. Nixon's Ho Chi Minh During The Vietnam War

    "A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits." -Richard M. Nixon The Vietnam War was also known as the Second Indochina War, from 1954 to 1975. It was a conflict between North Vietnam and South Vietnam allies Viet Cong and the government of South Vietnam and its ally United States. The main purpose of the war was to stop South Vietnam in becoming communists like the ones in the north. During that time there were powerful leaders making the decisions. Some important…

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  • Tension In Graham Greene's The Quiet American

    The Quiet American is a novel that explores social and political relationships between Europe and America in Indochina War through connections among the three main characters: Fowler, Pyle, and Phuong. Graham Greene, an author of the book, uses the attitudes and personalities of Pyle and Fowler to create tension to symbolize the greater tension in the political conflicts over Vietnam at the time. Through Pyle and Fowler’s different political views but a common desire for Phuong, The Quiet…

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