position of being a realism writer. Twain says in his autobiography, "On the fourth night temptation came and I was not strong enough to resist. When I had gazed at the disk I had pretended to be sleepy and began to nod"(Twain, "From the Autobiography of Mark Twain"660). In this scenario Twain is explaining...
been flowing towards the sea for ages, through hills and valleys and planes by earning love and good wishes of all whom I meet on my long way.I am a river, a dancing maid, who knows not how to tarry for a while. When I was given this eternal flow I remember not, and when it will end is a mystery to me...
derivations of the Greek components of the word "autobiography". The textual landscape of Down Second Avenue includes many varied and detailed arenas, the rural setting and its many dimensions, the city and its many dimensions. In the sense that autobiography is part of the genre of biography in the postclassical...
a King, the pharaoh. The territory of Egypt covered from the Nile delta, south along the Nile River, to the second stretch of waterfalls and rapids, or cataract. Directly to the south, along the Nile River, was the region of Nubia. Nubia was not unified, and consisted of smaller Nubian Kingdoms. As...
twelve while his mother lived until he was fifty-five years old. (Mark Twain House)
Samuel’s early life was greatly influenced by the Mississippi river after he moved to Hannibal, Missouri at the age of 4. Hannibal became the influence for the fictitious town, St. Petersburg in both novels on Tom Sawyer...
Essay on the autobiography of a riverIntroductionI am a river. I like to give you an account of my life. You may laugh to think what is the value of the autobiography of a river. You may laugh if you like. Men write their autobiographies. They have importance in their own way. I have importance in my...
Mark Twain’s “Two Ways of Viewing The River”
Mark Twain “Two Ways of Viewing the River “ is his view of ceasing to note the beauty of the river while steam boating, implying that once you have learned certain practices, they become...
birthplace given as near the Nolichucky River in Greene County, Tennessee; in Limestone Cove, Washington County, North Carolina; or in Hawkins County, Tennessee. A recreation of his birthplace cabin stands in Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park on the Nolichucky River near Limestone, Tennessee. His father's...
little money, was taken on board privately, and as we had a fair wind, in three days I found myself in New York, near 300 miles from home. (The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin) From those beginnings he worked his way up to being a successful printer, a talented inventor and a Founding Father of America...
In this essay I will talk about a book I have recently read it is the autobiography of Gregor Townsend it is called “Gregor Townsend Talk of the Toony”. It is his life story from the first time he picked up a rugby ball to his controversial opinions on where the SRU has gone wrong. I will also be talking...
words of Clemens had taken them pseudonym "Mark Twain" in terms of river navigation. Literally - "mark two fathoms" meant that, according to the level achieved in the lead-line minimum depth that is suitable for the passage of river vessels.
In July 1861, Sam went to war in the west to Virginia...
adopted a rather acidic tone in her criticism of the colonial rule in Antigua, in 'The Autobiography of My Mother', her castigation of the colonisers is disguised through the character of Xuela. In 'The Autobiography of My Mother', Xuela becomes the medium though which Jamaica Kincaid gives an account...
Chinese Cinderella is an autobiography written by author Adeline Yen Mah which describes her experiences growing up in China during theSecond World War. It was published in 1999 and is a revised version of part of her autobiography, Falling Leaves.
Born the fifth child to an affluent Chinese family...
Life Is Fine by Langston Hughes
I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.
I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.
But it was Cold in that water! It...
“Twelve Years a Slave”
In the spectacular autobiography, “Twelve Years a Slave” written by Solomon Northup, the author was a free, black, married, educated man, skilled as a musician, farmer, and carpenter. He was living in Saratoga Springs, New York, when two white men approached him with a job offer...
imperialism, and the Spanish-American war.
Edgar Lee Masters was born in Garnett, Kansas and moved with his family to Lewistown, Illinois, on the Spoon River when he was eleven. Masters grew up greatly admiring his father , who worked as a grocer and school teacher before becoming a lawyer. Attending and...
Essay on the autobiography of a river
I am a river. I like to give you an account of my life. You may laugh to think what is the value of the autobiography of a river. You may laugh if you like. Men write their autobiographies. They have importance in their own way. I have importance...
Autobiography of a Fish – Essay
I am a fish, very small and cute. At one time a long long ago, I used to live in the depths of a river but, as time passed by, my life has changed a lot. This new life that I am spending now, is just wonderful, and I like it immensely. However, life was never hard on...
sisters, who are also famous for their writings. Bronte wrote Jane Eyre based on her own life experiences, which is why the novel is subtitled "An Autobiography". Much of the romantic appeal in Jane Eyre comes from Bronte's own personal history. Many critics argue that the novel is simply a reflection of...
“Two Ways of Viewing the River” by Mark Twain: Response Paper
“Two Ways of Viewing the River” is a short excerpt from Mark Twain’s autobiography that compares and contrasts Twain’s point of view as a Mississippi River boat pilot. In my opinion these few paragraphs are pitch perfect as well as technically...
Origins of a Memoir/ Autobiography
I’ve read a lot of memoirs, autobiographies, personal essays, collected letters, and autobiographical novels in my life, but this is the first time I’ve studied the memoir/ autobiographical form as a genre. An interesting fact I learned right away was that the word...
life were she might have disengaged from society or if she stayed active when she got older.
The two theories I’ve chosen to discuss for Joan Rivers is the disengagement theory and the
activity theory but I will also go onto consider that role of the continuity theory for Joan Rivers
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin’s life made a huge impact on the history of America. He also was an influence for many citizens. Since Franklin lived during the eighteenth century, a period of growth for America, he also played a part in the political founding of the United...
of her life to one young reporter amidst some critical civil rights moments. This story would later be published as The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman; even though an autobiography it was not. Ernest J Gaines (as well as Miss Jane Pittman) discussed three main symbols throughout this novel. The first...
British army to a costly and humiliating defeat about eight miles from the junction of the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers (the site of modern Pittsburgh.) In a passage from his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin offers his one explanation of what happened.
This general was, I think, a brave man, and might...
Canadian Social Science
Vol.3 No.1 February 2007
Duras and “I”: Characterization of Feminist “I” in
Marguerite Duras’s Autobiography: The Lover
DURAS ET « JE » : CARACTERISATION DU « JE » FEMINISTE DANS
L’AUTOBIOGRAPHIE DE MARGUERITE DURAS : L’AMANT
Abstract: Marguerite Duras, a famous French...
Digital Archive –
A large collection of this Asian American writers works
7) Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive –
Includes Chinese American, Japanese American, and Filipino...
history's oldest craniopagus twins, joined at the head by a spot the size of a bread plate. When Rose, the bookish sister, sets out to write her autobiography, it inevitably becomes the story of her short but extraordinary life with Ruby, the beautiful one. From their awkward first steps; Ruby's arm curled...
"Dream Variations", "The Weary Blues", and his most famous poem "The Negro Speaks Of Rivers" (Bloom 96-97). Written when Hughes was only seventeen as he traveled by train across the Mississippi, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" is a beautiful statement of strength in the history of black people. In this poem...
Narrative Women in Context in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother and Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out.
When looking at literature as a symbolic representation of life, the absence of a mother figure within the narrative may have a direct correlation with the portrayal of society...