Free Essays on A Deserted House

  1. Gray's Elegy and Goldsmith's Deserted Village

    Q) Compare and contrast Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” and Goldsmith’s “The Deserted Village”. Oliver Goldsmith’s “The Deserted Village” and Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” were published within a gap of two years in the final decade of eighteenth century...

  2. The deserted house

     (E) The deserted house Wandering unaccompanied along the lane with sadness and emotion. There was just silence and  huge giant trees.  Not realising how long it had been, I found myself stood in front of a big old house.  I unconvincingly stared at it and thought to myself, what brought me here. ...

  3. haunted house

    descriptive essay about dilapidated/abandoned house and how people should take great care of their homes before it will become derelict or decrepit. rhetorical devices: Personification : deserted loathsome houses light peeked out Similes : a house is like an child white paint...

  4. House by the Railroad

    House by the Railroad In EdwardHirsch's poem"EdwardHopperandthe Houseby the Railroad" Hirschjrurtaposes both the houseandEdwardHopperto createan ominousundertone throughoutthe poem.Hirsch personifies abandoned this houseto bring it to life while describingthe artist asrelentless, almostdehumanizing...

  5. The Villisca Axe Murder House

    THE VILLISCA AXE MURDER HOUSE Fear has different effects on people causing them to either “fight or fly”. Not many people like the feeling of being afraid, but I find it exhilarating. I was raised to keep an open mind about life after death. I believe in the paranormal, spirits, and possession. These...

  6. Well done

    Due to the hike in petrol, we have to pay more. It burns a hole in the pocket of all holiday makers. In contrast, in the city and town, it is deserted. During this period, both city and town are as quiet as graveyard. It is because all the shops are closed and there will be no business. Therefore...

  7. The Deserted Village

    The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith Oliver Goldsmith is an Irish writer (he is from Ireland) ,we call him a writer because he is not a poet only, he was a dramatist and novelist also. He was a vicar (priest) .the Deserted Village is his masterpiece, it is very famous poem. _The similarity...

  8. Detroit

    state that can fit two million people currently has 714,000 people living in it's city. In this city of 714,000 people it also consists of 60,000 empty houses. 11 percent of people that live in Detroit that are aged between 25 and 34 has a college degree. Also in Detroit there is around 50 percent of black...

  9. THE HAUNTED HOUSE

    THE HAUNTED HOUSE It stood on a cliff, facing the brackish water of the Atlantic Ocean and overlooking the boundless horizon. It was crooked with rusty old zincs and infested with all manner of devilish creatures. No trees ever grew on the plot of land from which it stood and nobody ever goes up to...

  10. My Grandmothers House by Kamla Das

    My grandmother’s house - Kamala Das About Kamala Das: Kamala Das is one of the best poets in contemporary Indo-Anglian literature. Kamala Das, born in Kerala in 1934, is a bilingual writer. She writes in Malayalam, her mother tongue, under the pseudonym Madhavikkutty. Her poetry is an exploration...

  11. lack of love and isolation in Im the king of the cstle

    family and relationships as it is universal and can apply to anyone anywhere. Key moments -How Warings is set apart from other houses. “Some distance from any other house” This physical isolation promotes the feeling of loneliness as Kingshaw immediately begins to feel isolated when he arrives at Warings...

  12. Christina's World

    that he cannot paint from memory, he must experience what he is going to paint, it has to be real a place where he can walk through the landscape, the house or meet the person whom is to be the focus of the painting. The inspiration for “_Christina’s World_” came to Wyeth from his neighbor Christina Olson...

  13. Sociological Tour

    where they spend countless hours of work home, whereas others may consider home the place where they spent their childhood. My home is a ranch-style house in southeastern Indiana that sits on 97 acres. It is where I spent the majority of my life growing up. My home is in Jennings County, Indiana. Jennings...

  14. A House on Fire. Essay

    at night served as an alarm to the people of the locality. They all rushed to the place. Many came there to serve the terror stricken inmates of the house. The brass-helmeted men of the fire brigade at once started their work. They took out their hose pipes and directed water towards the flames. It...

  15. World Lit 1

    An exploration into the notion of imprisonment in A Doll’s House and One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich. People are being imprisoned by many different ways. The theme of imprisonment is observed throughout A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander...

  16. Discrimination with "A House on Mango Street"

    to show the world that the idea of sexism is wrong, and Sandra Cisneros is one of then. She indirectly discusses it in a book, "House on Mango Street." This book, "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros, showed feminism and machismo in the Latino culture. For example, I quote, "I thought I would...

  17. Michelle, Not as Tender as Her Name

    Everything began happening at 4:00 p.m. on that fatidical November 4 of 2001. Five hours before the hurricane arrived, we evacuated into my cousin’s house which was ten miles far from the sea. We were ten family members evacuating: my grandma and grandpa, my aunt and her husband, a cousin of mine with...

  18. The Great Gatsby

    drivers had to go through the valley of ashes. Although it only ran a quarter of a mile, the valley was a cold and deserted place where ashes grew “like wheat into ridges and took the forms of houses and chimneys” (23). The valley of ashes represents the real world. Instead of living carefree lives filled with...

  19. Gothic Novel

    alone in this world. Rain beaded down on the carriage door while the tapping of the horses hooves echoed through my ears. We had been traveling across deserted landscape for many days; the whole time I was trying to clear my mind. Even though my parents had left me on this world, I know they have gone to...

  20. A Clockwork Orange

    which exaggerates the tension is maybe too much for this absurd opening. Then, we see another gang of young man trying to rape a woman in an old and deserted theater. This time Rossini’s opera “Thieving Magpie” accompanies the scene but it’s obviously bizarre because you wouldn’t expect an opera to be used...

  21. A Rose for Emiy

    hard on Em at first, but I persuaded her that it was for the best. After a few days she was fine, and we could show our affection openly within the house. Then along cameHomer Barron, the Yankee. Homer was a day laborer with a big secret. He was actually a very wealthy man that owned the construction...

  22. 1800s Social Work

    They would then transport these children to families in rural areas in an effort to provide opportunities in a new, “safer” environment. A woman deserted by her husband could have very easily been considered and unfit parent, as she requested financial assistance from her counterparts. During this...

  23. The Egypt Game

    in ancient Egypt- which causes them to read every single book about Egypt in the library. Melanie notices a loose plank in the fence nearby her house. Without regard for trespassing consequences, April, Melanie, and Marshall enter through the fence to find several reproductions of Egyptian relics...

  24. Great Gatsby 5

    in the end.^ (Fitzgerald 6) It almost seems as if he is better off dead, according to the narrator, because all his so-called ^friends^ either deserted him or used him for their own personal gain. There are signs of this all! throughout the novel, but it is especially evident in the final chapters...

  25. The Hunger Games

    the reaping day. Collins wrote from Katniss’ perspective saying, “But today the black cinder streets are empty. Shutters on the squat gray houses are closed. Our house is almost at the the edge of the seam. I only have to pass a few gates to reach the scruffy field called the Meadow. Separating, the Meadow...

  26. The Road 8

    human beings seems realistic and recognizable because we are living on it since the day we were born. McCarthy and his only son walk on a deserted looking road with houses, cars, trucks, supermarkets etc. And, actually we too live in that world. We know everything that is to be known about this earth. And...

  27. English Doc

    and the barges swinging up and down, and the fringe of an island planted with trees, like a round bouquet. The side window looked across to another house, shabbier still and smaller, and down below there was a flower market. You could see the tops of market. huge umbrellas, with frills of bright flowers...

  28. deserted island

    Deserted island My name is Lisa. This year I’m thirteen years old. I live in Queenstown, New Zealand. My house is a villa near the sea because my parents like sea, and from my bedroom you can see the best view of the sea. It seems to me that toward evening, the sea is the most beautiful, and usually...

  29. Formation of a Contract

    payments for a promise that he would transfer ownership; relatives were persuaded to give up job & property to move to Australia with promise that a house would be left to them in a will (economic seriousness of situation) AGREEMENT Offer: a definite undertaking (not too vague) made with the intention...

  30. feuille d'album

    and the barges swinging up and down, and the fringe of an island planted with trees, like a round bouquet. The side window looked across to another house, shabbier still and smaller, and down below there was a flower market. market. You could see the tops of huge umbrellas, with frills of bright flowers...

  31. When Your Alone and Lonely

    And what made it worse was that the whole town knew why. After her “sweetheart deserted her” it made it seem as if things were just getting worse and worse for Miss Emily. She never again left her house and her young petite frame was offset by an unnatural obesity and her head full of...

  32. Critical Analysis of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

     sky  looks  "Like  a  patient  etherized  upon  a  table"  (3),  while  down  below   barren  "half-­‐deserted  streets"  (4)  reveal  "one-­‐night  cheap  hotels  /  And  sawdust   restaurants"  (6-­‐7).  The  use ...

  33. Effect of 'Balik Kampung'

    Due to the hike in petrol, we have to pay more. It burns a hole in the pocket of all holiday makers. In contrast, in the city and town, it is deserted. During this period, both city and town are as quiet as graveyard. It is because all the shops are closed and there will be no business. Therefore...

  34. Journals

    kids had to go rummage through trash to eat sometimes. Rex was using all the money to go to bars, and was always yelling and arguing, and tearing the house and the family apart. Jeanette would protect her father, and would be the one to try and confront dad, and try to get him to change. They all got used...

  35. Brave New World Vs. The House of The Scorpions

    The House of a Brave New World: Brave New World Vs. The House of The Scorpions Introduction: Dystopia; an “imaginary” society in which citizens are dehumanized and live what readers deem as an unpleasant, worthless life. Nancy Farmer’s novel The House of The Scorpions and Aldous Huxley’s Brave...

  36. poem

    This poem by Walter de la Mare describes a Lonely Traveller who had riding on his horse,in midst of a dark forest,reaches a house where he has come to fulfil an unnamed promise.He pounds the door once but gets no response.Only the sound of his horse munching on the grass is to be heard.A bird flies...

  37. Loneliness in Robert Frost's Poetry

    through the countryside on a winter evening and he is completely surrounded by feelings of loneliness. The speaker views a snow-covered field as a deserted place. "A blanker whiteness of benighted snow/ With no expression, 
nothing to express" (Line 11-12). Whiteness and blankness are two key ideas in...

  38. I'M Not Scared

    century. Nine-year-old Michele (Giuseppe Cristiano) and a group of friends set out across the scorched wheat fields on their bikes. While exploring a deserted farmhouse, Michele discovers what he believes to be the dead body of a boy his own age in a cavernous hole. He keeps the horrific secret to himself...

  39. A Rose for Emily

    Old Poor Emily and the Old Rotten House Old poor Emily lives in the old rotten house. From “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, it is inferred that the Grierson’s house represents Miss Emily Grierson. The author clearly describes what the house looks like and how it has changed; he also tells about...

  40. Exemplification Essay detailed description about trip to grnadma's house with family/ family reunion and relate to feelings

    Exemplification Essay Every year my dad's side of the family gathers for a family reunion at my god-mother's house. My god-mothers house located far out in the warm, dry, deserted neighborhood in dusty Lemon Grove, where my family anticipates the grand event about to be rekindled once again, but I wasn't...

  41. Habitat for Humanity

    they will be selected to be the lucky family who Habitat for Humanity chooses to donate its next house to. They have put in many long and hard hours of volunteer work in the past helping with other houses. It was finally their turn! The favor was being returned, and the family was going to have a place...

  42. narrative esssay

    back then, I could only sit there and watch. After awhile, my family was finally financially stable; we were able to buy a comfortable ranch-styled house big enough for us to live in and I was enrolled to an Asian American private school. 15 years later, I find myself working as a music teacher in a public...

  43. Creative Writing

    piece of original writing about a deserted house. You and your friend have just finished school and on the way home and you need shelter from the sudden change in weather. You see a deserted house and decide to enter it. Describe in detail the appearance of the house and the path that leads up to the...

  44. The Regulators

    Everyone gathers in the farthest room from the street in two houses for safety and works together to come up with a plan for survival. Jim and Dave Reed, Collie Entragian, Johnny Marinville, and Steve go on the greenbelt behind the houses to look for an escape route. When the world begins to change...

  45. The Trip on a Train

    For a few stops, no one came into the train. I looked out of the window and could not see even one person on the platform. The place was like deserted. After a few stops, the man got off. About three minutes later, another stop came and the women got off the carriage with two huge luggages. ...

  46. Ibsen, Henrik "A Doll's House"

    Characterization of Corruption: Welcome to A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen's controversial play A Doll's House serves as a critical analysis of society, using rich characterization to illustrate the effects of human corruption. The characters include Nora, a repressed housewife who ultimately abandons...

  47. Great Expectations

    staying with his friend. Later on in the story, after Pip has been in London for some time, Joe comes to visit him. When Joe first meets Pip in his new house he constantly refers to him as “Sir.” (Dickens, 171) Dickens uses this to show that Joe sees Pip as more of an associate now instead of a friend and...

  48. Final Paper

    them to stop off at an old plantation house with a supposed secret panel.  After getting she got the kids excited about the chance of peeking inside a secret panel, Bailey was forced to submit to her desires and go look for the plantation.  Travelling down a deserted road, Bailey lost control of the vehicle...

  49. Japan in Red

    people speak English, we felt completely deserted in a foreign place. There was no hotel in the vicinity and it was getting late at night. Just as we were going to give up, we approached a girl of my age. She spoke English with us and allowed us to stay over at her house. After a good night’s sleep, Ishida...

  50. Symbolism

    school. The children in this story are portrayed as carefree and playful but it seems as though they are being stifled by their gloomy environment. The house the boy lives in was formally occupied by a priest. The author employs more lackluster language when recounting the condition of the back drawing-room...

  51. A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    her use of setting. The outcome of the story is hinted at through the description of the family's scenic drive through Georgia, Red Sammy's, and the deserted road they travel on. The images of the family’s surroundings while driving through Georgia give many hints to their tragic deaths. At first it seems...

  52. Psychopathic Personality Disorder On Bo And Vincent Characters In The Film House Of Wax

    Psychopathic Personality Disorder On Bo And Vincent Characters In The Film House Of Wax 1. Introduction Psychopathic Personality Disorder is a mental illness which is caused by a bad experience and traumatic because of something or tragedy that happened in the childhood. there are many kind of...

  53. Epistemology - summary

    that deserted her in the story it states –the one we believed would marry her- (33). There are so many instances of foreshadowing that Faulkner has used in this story. The first one being that of Miss Emily’s house the description of it being coquettish decay and an eyesore. Miss Emily’s house had...

  54. A Deserted House

    A Deserted House The house had not been occupied for several years after the death of its owner. For some reason no one liked or cared for the owner. Therefore, when he died, he was not buried. His death remained in his bed until it was reduced to its skeleton. One evening a traveler was passing...

  55. Araby by Jame Joyce

    MA. Ho Chi Minh City, November 2013 OUTLINE 1. "Araby" evoked a boring life in Dublin. 1 1.1. The surrounding was gloomy. 1 1.2. The house where the boy lived was drab inside. 2 1.3. The road to the bazaar was void and cold. 4 1.4. The nameless boy's life was so boring. 5 1.5. Mangan's...

  56. House Robbery

    suspicious activities happening in their village. On that night, a whistle was blown to call the men in the village to assemble in front of Pak Ali’s house. He divided them into groups. Each group will be on guard according to their shifts. They were very enthusiastic and promised not to sleep on the job...

  57. 'By what means does Dickens make his description of Miss Havisham and Satis House in chapter eight so effective?'

    use of imagery in chapter 8. Satis House and Miss Havisham are vital aspects of the novel. Dickens has a tenacious understanding of how they are to be perceived, and conveys this to his audience in a comprehensive manner. When Pip first comes across the manner house (chapter 8), it is described with...

  58. The Others

    story-line. It's set in a large old house on the isle of Jersey. The house is deserted and seems to be in the middle of nowhere. The house has no electricity to add to the mystery and it has no contact from the outside world. In the opening scene, the house is surrounded by mist and fog. At...

  59. Different Scenes

    His father left and he never saw them again. Thirdly, Alahji was fishing by the river and by the time he got home everyone was gone. His village was deserted. He lost his parents, a sister, and two brothers. Then, Kanei was with his whole family, including his parents’ two sisters and three brothers when...

  60. Communication Studies Ia

    National Provincial Bank Ltd v Ainsworth(1965) The House of Lords examined the deserted wife's right to occupy the matrimonial home, a right that had been controversially developed as the 'deserted wife's equity' by Lord Denning post Bendall v McWhirter  [1952] . In holding...