“The Birth-Mark” are strong writings that grasp symbolism as their main point of explanation and interpretation. Gilman’s short story expresses a young woman that is in peaceful captivity by her husband and uses her surroundings to create an imaginary world. Hawthorne’s story uses the birthmark of a woman...
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Experiences with Writing
Growing up, reading was introduced to me at an early age because my father liked to read mystery and suspense novels, and would read every night before going to bed. I enjoyed reading but sometimes...
Of Effective Ghost Stories
The ghost story genre is one that is very complex. Each ghost story can be told in a different way and still be effective. A ghost is a supernatural force. Supernatural themes are often associated with paranormal and occult ideas. Supernatural comes from...
Waukegan, Illinois. In 1931 Bradbury began to write some of his first stories and in 1938 his first story "Hollerbochen's Dilemma" was published in Imagination, an amateur fan magazine. In 1942 Bradbury writes "The Lake" the story in which he feels that he discovered his unique style. During his early...
• The story probably takes place in early 20th century when office work was done on typewriters and tapes were still in use. Computers were probably not in use yet.
• Ross and Bannister’s firm.
The story is set in the town of Belmont in the office...
individual’s development over time - in both novels the idea of family and the way in which families can impact upon ones life, is clearly a main theme; each story draws heavily upon the idea that family pressures can, and do, overtly change the direction in which an individual’s life will take.
We are also...
I have chosen to compare two short stories and one poem for my final essay.
The three pieces I have chosen are a poem by Anne Bradstreet “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” the story “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner, and the story “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky,” by Stephen crane...
write a good short story:
Start quickly--no long introductions
Use only a few characters--keep the reader's attention focused
Keep the plot short--start as near the end as you can and don't add too many complications
Keep the time period brief--it is a short story, not an epic poem
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish doctor, author, and poet. He is most remembered for his stories involving the world famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Although his fictional crime stories revolutionized the detective genre, he also wrote a great deal about spiritualism.
Sir Arthur Conan...
Short stories, poetry and drama are different types of literature but they share many of the same elements. Some of the many elements shared are figures of speech, conflict, foreshadowing.
One of the same elements short stories, poetry and drama have is setting. "The setting of a work of fiction establishes...
Arthur Conan Doyle is a very famous writer who is probably most famous for the Sherlock Holmes novels which are probably the most famous crime and mystery novels ever.
Here’s a list of his books that he wrote. There is 56 on this list and I think he has written others.
A Study in Scarlet (1887)...
feelings into praised literary works. He took his experiences and thoughts that came from then and used them to create vivid, alluring stories. In one of his short stories entitled The Fall of the House of Usher, Poe depicts a crippling house where twin brother and sister live. Each of them seems to be...
Hemingway’s two stories
Hills Like White Elephants and Cat In The Rain
Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961) was the American great novelist and short story writer of the twentieth century. He has been applauded for her fresh approach to post war life. Biographical reading of his novels and short stories...
Hard to Find” is the grandmother. O’Connor shows the in discriminatory property of grace she possesses. She is the most developed character in this story. In my opinion she fits the “gothic tradition” classification. The character of the grandmother is self-centered and completely unaware spiritually...
Universe, No Need to Care
Both Jorge Luis Borges and Zhuangzi share their views of the universe throughout their books Collected Fictions and Basic Writings. For Zhuangzi, he shows his view of time and space at many different points in the book by showing the limitations and shortcomings of our ability...
with her characters and her readers. She both explains the feelings aroused from the environment and metaphorically transports the reader into the story. Critics consequently argue various theories concerning the means by which Munro conveys the landscape and the significance of it. Three critics that...
The Murders in the Rue Morgue – a Story with Many Firsts
“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is unquestionably the first detective fiction story. This without a doubt makes Edgar Allan Poe the father of detective crime. Poe was gifted at writing the genre of horror, perhaps because as some...
Hemingway was twice decorated by the Italian government. As a soldier and journalist, he developed his own writing style—‘the iceberg theory’. It suggests that the writer includes in the story only a small portion of the plots, and leaves about ninety percent of the content to be savored by the reader...
author of these great works was John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. J.R.R. Tolkien’s way of writing truly inspired readers along with other authors. His way of writing mystified the readers and made them feel as if they were in the story. J.R.R. Tolkien’s background has contributed to the uniquely imaginative style...
Diversity of Hawthorne's Writings in "Young Goodman Brown", "Ethan Brand", and
"The Birthmark" .
Michael Duncan ENG. 111 T/TH 9:30 am
"... it is no delusion. There is an Unpardonable Sin!" , a quote
by Ethan Brand that is at the root of many stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
for his poems and short fiction. Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous American poets. He deserves most credit for short suspenseful mysteries, and he perfected the area of horror stories. He wrote many famous poems like "The Raven" and "The Bells". Poe was a genius in his stories. Every clue had to...
Jesus of Nazareth: the Real Life Story and Birth
The story of Jesus Christ of Nazareth can be explained in many different ways. It can be told through the bibles, theories and one’s own personal belief. The most common way of learning the story and history of Jesus is through the word of...
methods of the brain have been a mystery unsolved by all humans. To form a literary concept of such an ideal is an intricate and interesting technique in itself. William Faulkner, author of A Rose for Emily, progresses his idea of “stream of consciousness” through the story. The chronological difference...
Whether reading a short story or a poem, there is always a story to be found within. The authors of these stories are able to capture readers through the use of characterization, rhythm, and setting throughout their narrative. It is imagination that allows the reader of these literary forms to be able...
romantic, was the creator of detective stories and perfected the psychological thriller. Many aspects of Poe’s life and his writings distinguished him from other authors. Edgar Allan Poe’s poems and short stories had a worldwide influence on literature. Poe’s stories and poems were influenced by three...
Wuthering Heights, a Never-Ending Story
Every now and then, a reader is lucky enough to find a book which affects their life. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is one of those books. The story unfolds slowly as if it is being told by the fire on a dark and stormy night. It begins with Heathcliff...
intro: body: conclusion = 1:3:1
Essays in this course must follow a conventional pattern of organization and development for short (500-word) academic essays: an introductory paragraph, a body (usually two or three paragraphs), and a conclusion paragraph. The relative lengths...
Most murder mysteries often have a motive to prompt an investigation, and most classic murder mysteries include a detective to solve the case. Murder mysteries obviously also include a murder, may it be spectacular, cold blooded or accidental. There is also a murderer and a victim and a weapon of some...
Compare the murder mysteries of "A Lamb To A Slaughter" and "The Speckled Band"?
Roald Dahl wrote Lamb to the slaughter in 1954, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote Speckled Band in 1892, that is around 62 yrs apart which would make the stories slightly different to each other because they were wrote in...
Poe's "The Black Cat" as an Example of Gothic Story
Edgar Allan Poe, who lived a short and tragic life, was mainly known for his gothic stories embedded in the atmosphere of terror and suspense, with insane protagonists placed in gloomy settings. He is considered to be a horror-master and his literary...
The three Thomas Hardy short stories I am writing about are:
• The History of The Hardcomes
• The Melancholy Hussar
• The Winters and The Palmleys
In the short stories written by Thomas Hardy the historical and social context is defined and similar in each story. The...
Themes in Writings
Eng.125 Introduction to Literature
The themes of Miss Flannery O’ Conner are evident throughout her writings. She writes about ordinary people with ordinary...
Faulkner’s Short Stories
Often in literature, various stories can be linked by a connecting idea. Stories that fit this statement are William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” “A Courtship,” “All the Dead Pilots,” and “That Evening Sun.” These short stories all show Faulkner’s strengths as a short stories author...
The Mystery Man
Ehrich Weiss the first person to successfully fly a plane to Australia. He starred in three films and became an international celebrity perhaps the biggest star in America at the turn of the 20th century. Best known as “ The Hand Cuff King”(The Washington Post TP3), Harry Houdini...
An essay is usually a short piece of writing. It is often written from an author's personal point of view. Essays can be literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author.
The definition of an essay is vague, overlapping...
Narrator point of view in “A rose for Emily” by William Faulkner
Narrator point of view in a writing often belongs to one of two types: first- person point of view and third - person point of view. In his short story titled “A rose for Emily” William Faulkner has proved his talents and skills by “combining”...
In the literary works, many times poems are misunderstood. At times we misinterpret someone else’s writing or at other times we relate to them in our own way. The poem I chose to work with is “The Road Not Taken” this is a well-known poem, but also a very misunderstood one. “The Road Not Taken”...
An unknown number of pirate editions also exist. Jostein Gaarder's other works, both his children's books and adult novels such as THE SOLITAIRE MYSTERY, THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY, VITA BREVIS , THE RINGMASTER'S DAUGHTER and THE ORANGE GIRL have proved hugely popular and been published in a host of countries...
To what extend “The curious incident of the dog in the night-Time” a coming of age story?
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time is a coming of age story, or a novel of formation or rite of passage or it is also known as Bildungsroman, this is a novel whose principal subject...
information and knowledge. They also give us a message.
I have many books. I like short stories, plays and novels. Recently my uncle presented a book 'Mahabharat' by C. Rajgopalachari to me. It looked like a book having many stories of braveries, sacrifices and full of excitements. It also illustrated the meanness...
One of the American short fiction writers that was read was Edgar Allen Poe. The first book that was read of his was "The Gold Bug". The second book of Edgar Allen Poe was "The Murders in the Rue Morgue". "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" was the best short story that was written by Edgar Allen Poe. It...
The Tragic Life of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe’s life was nothing short of tragic. Poe is known for being the starter of chilling horror and detective stories. Born in 1809, Poe’s father abandoned him and his mother when he was very young, and his mother died from Tuberculosis when he was only...
Activities in the ESL Writing Class
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This article explores the student and teacher benefits of using electronic mail (e-mail) in an ESL writing class. It also explains several e-mail writing activities and sample...
A short story is a brief work of literature, usually written in narrative prose. Emerging from earlier oral storytelling traditions in the 17th century, the short story has grown to encompass a body of work so diverse as to defy easy characterization. At its most prototypical the short story features...
man to create wonderful stories of his origin. Though fictional, these stories have firmly established their presence in ancient artifacts, manuscripts, and paintings. Evidence from archeological discoveries has further proven that early people regard fabricated stories not as myths, but as the profound...
The Story of an Hour is one of the greatest short stories ever written in English language. In this story Kate Chopin meticulously incorporated her unique style of writing and through such infusion the author tried to convey to the readers the pains and agonies from which women usually suffered while...
brother both died from tuberculosis
Poe was known for his tales of mystery and macabre. Considered being the inventor of the detective-fiction genre, his style of writing was dark. A major characteristic of Poes writings was psychological depth in his tales of horror, for example in “the cask of...
“Saving my life”
“The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me,” by Sherman Alexie, is the narrative of a young Indian boy from Spokane with an affinity for literature, stemming from the witnessing of his father’s love of books. Born in 1966 on the Spokane Indian Reservation, Sherman Alexie was...
The Mystery of the Mastery
Much of life results from choices we make. How we meet every circumstance, and also how we allow those circumstances to affect us dictates our life. In Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady With the Little Dog," we are given a chance to take a look inside two characters...
5 Important Elements of a Short Story
A short story is a short work of fiction. Fiction, as you know, is prose writing about imagined events and characters. Prose writing differs from poetry in that it does not depend on verses, meters or rhymes for its organization and presentation.
Mixture of Writing Styles
¡°The trouble with writing is that despite what many handbooks suggest, there are no hard and fast rules, no magic formulas that make it an easy step-by-step process. You have to reconceive the rules every time you sit down to write because every occasion has its own specific...
her works; she portrayed the mystery of God's Grace through trivial things, often in grotesque and violent manners. After she was officially diagnosed with lupus she moved back to Milledgeville with her mother, where she continued to write and publish most of her stories, including Wise Blood, Good Country...
Compare and Contrast Essay Writing
"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and "Lamb to the Slaughter"
"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Arthur Conan Doyle, which is one of the short Sherlock Holmes stories and "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl are two short stories which belong to the genre...
Hawthorne’s work is his ability to tie together the intricacies of writing while getting the most out of every paragraph. Combine the effect of each individual paragraph of his work and you get some very powerful and forceful writing that goes well beyond fundamental principles. While the Scarlet Letter...
“… One of the insights of feminist writing [is] to notice that liberal individualism is an ideological formation that privileges male existence over female.”
Ruth Robbins, “Literary Feminisms”
Feminist writing over the past few decades has focused on the relationship of gender...
A Study of the Characteristics of 19th Century Horror Stories
In this essay we will look at the Characteristics of 19th Century Horror Stories, commenting on: the structure of the story; the characterisation; the themes included in the story; the setting and the writer’s technique.
I will be...
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Analysis the short story “In Another Country” by Ernest Hemingway
Based on Dramatic situation
This research is entitled “Analysis the short story “In Another Country” by Ernest Hemingway Based on Dramatic situation”. The aim of this research is know the dramatic situation in this short story...
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Sample questions on Learning English through Short Stories
Compiled by Melinda Lo
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A. on reading and appreciating short stories
1. A student at your school has posted this blog on the Intranet for your school:
older brother published their own local newspaper called “David’s Rag” in 1959. Then in 1963, Stephen and his friend Chris Chesley published 18 short stories called "People, Places, and Things--Volume I." King and Chesley’s collection included "Hotel at the End of the Road," "I've Got to Get Away! ,"...