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60 Free Essays on Literary Pieces

  1. Charles Dicken's Novels: Literary Criticism

    Charles Dicken's Novels: Literary Criticism Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to unbelievable places with his imaginative powers allows him the honor of being the most popular English novelist of the 19th century. Dickens has thrilled his readers for many years wi

  2. Rita Dove Literary Analysis

    Rita Dove: Literary Analysis Rita Dove has written many different kinds of poetry. She also wrote books, short stories plays and all types of literature. This essay will focus on specifics of her writing by analyzing three pieces of poetry that Rita Dove has written. The works we will be looki

  3. Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman

    Richard P. Feynman was born in 1918 in Brooklyn; in 1942 he received his Ph.D. from Princeton. Already displaying his brilliance, Feynman played an important role in the development of the atomic bomb through his work in the Manhattan Project. In 1945 he became a physics teacher at Cornell Univers

  4. The Worth of a Thousand Pieces of Gold

    There is an immense value in reading A Thousand Pieces of Gold. Simply written and easily comprehendible, the book is more than worth reading. All characters in the novel are unique and their personalities were fitting for the dates and settings. The main character's many convincing hardships give

  5. The Use of Diction Within Romantic Pieces

    During the late 18th century in Europe, a movement known as Romanticism first defined by "German poet Friedrich Schlegel as […], "literature depicting emotional matter in an imaginative form,"" (Whitney) had rooted into the artistic world to fashion poets including John Keats, Percy Shelley, and in

  6. Literary Terms and Concepts

    1. An allusion occurs when an author makes a reference to a time, place, or character from another literary work. In Sinclair Lewis' "The Hack Driver" Lewis makes many references and comparisons. Specifically, he makes two allusions. The first allusion is to Heaven's gate and St. Peter. Lewi

  7. The Greatest Literary Scandal of All Time"

    "The Greatest Literary Scandal of All Time" The debate over the actuality of the authorship of Shakespearean works has been disputed for centuries. While many scholars have held beliefs that Shakespeare's works have been written by figures such as Christopher Marlowe, Francis Bacon, William Stanle

  8. A Million Little Pieces

    The electrifying opening of James Frey's debut memoir, A Million Little Pieces, smash-cuts to the then 23-year-old author on a Chicago-bound plane "covered with a colorful mixture of spit, snot, urine, vomit and blood." Wanted by authorities in three states, without ID or any money, his face mangled

  9. Evolution of the Modern Woman Beginning in the Middle Ages

    Dana Chepulis English 215-02 Miss Schimmels 9 Octonber 2008 The Evolution of the Modern Woman Beginning in the Middle Ages Throughout the centuries, the role of women in society has been a debatable topic. There are concerns from every angle concerning how a woman should behave and react in

  10. One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest Literary Analysis

    Ken Kesey was born on September 17th, 1935 in La Junta, Colorado. While he was in a fellowship to Stanford's Writing Program he worked at a Californian Veterans' Administration hospital in the psychiatric ward as a night guard ("KnowledgeNotes Study Guide", par. 1). Kesey's first published book was

  11. Literary Analysis of Macbeth

    Literary Analysis of Macbeth Having a lust for power can cause a loss in many things. It’s as if you’re in a win-lose situation. In this case, the play Macbeth written by Shakespeare has scholars sayings, “The lust for power by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth led to a loss of humanity.” With

  12. Hemingway & Faulkner

    There are many ways in which Ernest Hemingway’s A Clean, Well-Lighted Place and William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily are comparable. Both pieces share themes inclusive of solidarity yet both have main characters, in what appears to be a contradiction of terms, who suffer from isolation. As eviden

  13. Symbolism

    The Importance of Symbolism Growing up can bring a person back to a stark reality. Many young people are dreamers with an idealistic view of the world and their future. All of us have had an experience or experiences that lead to our entry into adulthood. In three of the assigned short stories: â€

  14. Literary Terms (Got from My Teacher but Very Useful)

    Adventure novel. A novel where exciting events are more important than character development and sometimes theme. Allegory. A figurative work in which a surface narrative carries a secondary, symbolic or metaphorical meaning. In The Faerie Queene, for example, Red Cross Knight is a heroic knight in

  15. The Jungle 7

    Arguably one of the best literary pieces written in the 20th century, Upton Sinclair’s, The Jungle, is a great American work, which in many ways provoked revolutionary change in various aspects of life following its original release in 1906. Well known for its condemnation of the unsanitary condi

  16. Sexuality Meets Literature

    According to the Webster’s Dictionary, sexuality means “the quality or state of being sexual, the condition of having sex”. The term “sexuality” is implied in every aspect of our society. Sexuality can also be reflected in many of our actions that we take in our daily life. In fact sexuali

  17. Jane Austen’s Novels and the Contemporary Social and Literary Conventions.

    Content Page: Content Page: 2 Introduction 3 3 1.Eighteenth-Century Conduct Literature 4 1.1. The Introduction to Conduct Manuals 4 1.2. Patriarchy in Conduct Literature 4 1.3. The Private Sphere as Woman’s Domain. 5 1.4. Characteristics of ideal female features 6 1.5. Conduct Manua

  18. The Importance of Metafiction as a Literary Device in the Things They Carried

    The Vietnam War was a period of history in which some great pieces of fiction were created. The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien is a great example of one of these pieces of fiction. A big part of this novel was O'Brien's theme of metafiction. Metafiction is a type of fiction that self-conscious

  19. Love of My Own by E, Lynn Harris Literary Analysis

    An ambitious young single woman convinces a black billionaire to let her edit her own hip hop magazine but the married billionaire expects more than a business relationship. The billionaire hires an openly gay lawyer to run the business and the already intertwined relationships get even more tangled

  20. Narrative “New Literary” Criticism

    Narrative “New Literary” Criticism A good novel is hard to put down. The story in the novel is perfect with a great plot, convincing characters, and a suspenseful build up to the climax. You have been drawn into the story and it is almost like you are there, living along side the char

  21. Ap Literary Analysis of Catch-22

    The Self-Contained Hell That Is War Laughing in the face of war and death, literally, is one of the things that make the novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller such an intriguing and original story. It was written in 1961, a time when, due to the fighting of the Second World War, all war novels were w

  22. Guide to Conducting Literary Research

    Guide to Conducting Literary Research Because the Literature Resource Center (LRC) offers a wealth of information that includes criticism, biographies, bibliographies, work overviews and explications, Web sites, periodical articles, compare and contrast pages, full-text author's works, and readi

  23. Draft Straw Patriot

    STRAW PATRIOT. p1 Virginia Moreno’s Straw Patriot, A Tragedy in Five Scenes hashes over different issues such as morality, politics and culture primarily with the means of obtaining rice in the text. Tragedy is serious by nature in its theme and deals with profound problems. Classified under a t

  24. 20th Century Literary Contributions

    The twentieth century and its literary contributions set milestones in what we are accustomed to in today's literature. The turn of the century saw much new advancement in technological fields, intellect, and social situations. With the inventions of mass communication medium, society and its min

  25. The Two Very Important Pieces of Othello

    Iago Thomas Rymer I believe does an excellent job on this critic of Othello. The first two paragraphs he deals with include two very important pieces of Othello that differ from the original Cinthio narrative, one being naming Othello the Moor of Venice instead of simply the Moor, and secondly Othe

  26. Alan Ginsberg - a Literary Envoy or Just an Indignant Speaker?

    Allen Ginsberg was born into a Jewish family in New Jersey in 1926. Since his childhood he had been exposed to parents’ indignation from the political situation in the country. His father Louis was a poet and his mother Naomi was an active member of the Communist Party and she also wrote short sto

  27. The Literary Essay Not a History

    Texts show the discourses of the places and time in which they are written. Text on similar topics represent discourses in different or similar ways; this depends on the aim of the author The authors chose to privilege various representations of these discourses. The two texts All Quiet on the Weste

  28. Whisper of the Wind: Literary Analysis of a Passage from Rules of the Game by Amy Tan

    In this passage of Amy Tan's story, Rules of the Game, the author uses many literary features to develop the climax of Waverly's career as a young chess champion. As Waverly faces her first opponent of the chess tournament, she continusouly reminds herself of the art of invisble strength. She reptit

  29. Literary Essay

    “I’d rather be a tall ugly, weed” Do all people feel this way? People feel the need to have a purpose in life. The poem “Identity” by Julia Noboa Polanco tells of how the narrator would rather be a tall, ugly weed if it meant being free and strong, over being a beautiful, sweet smelling fl

  30. Death in 3 Literary Pieces

    After reading “I died for Beauty-but was scarce,” “I Heard a Fly Buzz” and “A Rose for Emily”, one could not help but notice that each piece of literature all have a common theme of death. Death plays a major part of each of the literary works. Emily Dickinson’s poems were often writt