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Analytical of Brent Staples

In “Black Men and Public Space,” Brent Staples makes the most interesting idea that, people look – always – to black men as a threat, they see every dark skinned youth as an incoming danger, and that is what Staples implies in his essay. He also explains when he was young, people looked at him…

Poker Flat

Do you think people can control how or if the die; even if inevitable? This unique story by Francis Bret Harte “The Outcast of Poker Flat”, has a grey western setting. Harte explores the mind of a gambler who is exiled from a warped town. Two literary devices regionalism and naturalism content is evident throughout,…

How does Williamson show the use and abuse of power in “The Club”?

David Williamson exposes the use and abuse of power in his play The Club, which offers “a look at the power behind the big men of the sporting world”. Through the use of dramatic and language techniques such as dramatic irony, mise en scene and simile. Williamson suggest that manipulation of power can destroy friendships,…

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Skills I Learned in High School

My Skills From High School Learning to read and write in college is a situation parallel to Issac Newton’s quote, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” This is because Newton was able to advance the knowledge of science because he simply advanced the research of other great…

Social Irony in Connell’s Short Story “the Cage Man”

Social Irony in Connell’s Short Story “The Cage Man” Irony can be defined as a double significance which arises from the contrast in values associated with two different point of view (Leech and Short, Style in fiction; 223). The most usual kind is that which involves a contrast between a point of view stated or…

Dramatic Irony in Oedipus the King

All throughout the play, Oedipus the King, Sophocles builds the entire story using dramatic irony. Despite Oedipus’s ignorance about who he is, Sophocles uses dramatic irony to let the readers know who Oedipus truly is and to hint at what all will take place throughout the entire story. Sophocles uses many different scenes throughout the…

Literary Devices

A form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative, are equated with the meanings that lie outside the narrative itself. The underlying meaning has moral, social, religious, or political significance and characters are often personifications of abstract ideas as charity, greed, or envy. Thus an allegory is a story with…

Author Exploration Paper: Saki

Born on December eighteenth, 1870, Hector Hugh Munro was the third child of Charles Augustus Munro, an inspector general in the Burma police. H.H. Munro’s mother, Mary Frances Mercer, was killed a mere two years after her youngest son was born. She was killed by a runaway cow in England (Merriman). After her death, H.H….

Puritan Irony in Early Colonies

Irony is when there is a situation that is strange because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected. A good example of the word ironic was when New England was settled. Two good examples of the irony during the settlement of New England were the religious and…

Lamb to the Slaughter

Mary Maloney proves to be an interesting character in this story. She fits well with the dramatic irony, tone, symbolism, and the overall theme of the story because of the brilliant characterization done on her character. Dahl, at the beginning of the story, sets up the premise that the reader should solely empathize with her…

Literary Analysis on Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”

Shirley Jackson bewildered the world when her short story “The Lottery” was published in The New Yorker magazine. The piece got a great deal of negative reaction for its shocking and gruesome story. Readers didn’t know what or why Shirley Jackson wrote this piece. She said she wanted to show the story with a “graphic…

The Museum of Vain Endeavours

In the short story, “The Museum of Vain Endeavors,” the author sarcastically points out humanity’s fixation on human failures. Also, he suggests that mishaps rather than paying tribute to successes and achievements. Humanity’s fixation on human failures is based on one’s trying to something with the best of intentions, but is really meaningless. In the…

Irony In The Story “The Eighty-Yard Run”

Mr. Christian Darling, a well-respected high school athlete and handsome man, had an interesting – rather ironic – change in his life from the beginning of the story to the end. In The Eighty-Yard Run, a story by Irwin Shaw, the focus is on Mr. Christian Darling and his high school sweetheart, Louise. In high…

Money Today

Money today seems to be the most important thing in people’s lives, examples of this are shown in “Paper” by Catherine Lim; which tells the story of Tay Soon and his wife, and their general obsession with owning their own dream house. Another story that helps to prove this point is “The Winner” by Barbara…

“Tess of the d’ Urbervilles” by Thomas Hardy

As a person who believes that many things are un-avoidable, no matter how careful you are to avoid them, I believe that Tess’s life was tragically destroyed by the hand of fate. It is obvious through the words and actions of Tess that she only wanted to have a calm, normal life. However, it seems…

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