In his poem, Aunt Ida Pieces a Quilt, Melvin Dixon presents the protagonist Aunt Ida experiencing an internal as well an external dialogue with her family members. Initially, the poem starts off the mother of Junie (the departed) handing all the clothes to Aunt Ida. Automatically, the presence of disconsolate, nostalgic, and agonizing are the feelings that build up the atmosphere of the poem. However, as the poem continues the purpose to why Aunt Ida was handed down the clothes of Junie is because from the clothes of the decease she will make a quilt. As she starts to quilt the atmosphere of the poem transition to a more unifying and commemorations feelings towards the families that have had a family member die from AIDS and to Junie too.
Many modernists were inspired by the Civil War, WWI, and the Great Depression to introduce a new theme into literature. This theme consisted of the stream of conscious, and hopelessness. A short piece that has both of these themes is “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” by Katherine Ann Porter. Porter’s short story compared to many other modernistic pieces during the modernist time period. A terrific comparison to this story is the story “Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, which also has both the stream of conscious and hopelessness as themes.
The French and Indian War was a war from 1754 to 1763 between the Kingdom of Great Britain and France in North America. The war extended to the world as part of the Seven Years War. It officially came to a close with the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and North America territories were divided to United Kingdom. Spain ceded Florida to the United Kingdom. France ceded Louisiana to the east of Mississippi River to the United Kingdom as compensation.
The Memory of Granny Weatherall Getting Abandoned Thesis: “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” written by Katherine Anne Porter has an entirely different meaning than the title. It is mostly written through the use of three main literary devices: plot, figurative language, and symbolism. Plot Figurative Language Metaphor Simile Hyperbole
Anthony Wayne, best known as Mad Anthony for his aggressive way of fighting, was a general who leads the American military in 1792. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives. Mad Anthony was an important figure in history because he was a general who lead his militia to the Battle of Fallen Timbers which derived in the removal of Native American claims. Anthony was a hero because he played major roles in the Battles of the American Revolution that resulted in Great Britain losing, becoming the United States of America they defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War. George Washington appointed Wayne as brigadier general because of his passion and aggressive way he dealt with battles.
The time period between 1861-1865 is called one of the bloodiest times of American history. Approximately 620,000 men lost their lives during those four years, which was around 2% of the population of The United States at the time. The Civil War didn’t start as a war over slavery, but eventually progressed into one that would decide the future of four million people: the slaves living in the United States at the time. The stories told about the Civil War mostly focus on the men on the front, people in the North who supported President Lincoln, and slaves who were freed after the Emancipation Proclamation and the events that followed the Civil War. The story of Gone With The Wind, written as a book by Margaret Mitchell, and produced into film by David Selznick, is all about the women, the people who stayed home, the people on the losing side of the war.
Molly Pitcher was a nickname given to a woman said to have fought in the Revolutionary War. The story of Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley is considered folklore by historians, or they suggested that molly pitcher is probably a composite of a number of real women. The name itself may have originated as a nickname for woman who carries water to men on the battlefield. It has also been suggested that the of story of the cannon also applies to another brave woman named Margaret Corbin. Molly Pitcher was a patriot who carried pitchers of water to soldiers and helped with cannon duty during the American Revolution’s Battle of Monmouth.
The Hundred Year’s War was a long-time conflict between the kings and kingdoms of France and England over the succession of the French throne. When Charles IV died his closest male relative was his nephew, Edward III of England. Not only was Edward III just fifteen years old but also his claim to the throne was through a female. A French assembly came together and chose Phillip of Valois as King Phillip VI while Edward III made his claim to the throne. This sparked an engagement between the two which led to the beginning of the war.
Mark Twain He was against imperialism. He spoke out against what happened in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War before 1899, twain was an ardent imperialist. In the late 1860s and early 1870s, he spoke out strongly in favor of American interests in the Hawaiian Islands In the mid-1890s he explained later; he was "a red-hot imperialist. I wanted the American eagle to go screaming over the Pacific."
Ww2, Destiny Landingham Per. 8 In the world war 2 they used horses to carry stuff they couldn’t and to ride when they would go into battles. During the world war 2 horses had to help by carrying stuff and fighting in the war. During world war 2 the people would use their horses to carry and do things they couldn’t do themselves.
‘ In the story entitled “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” Granny finds herself approaching death. Even though she believes she is just fine, minute details lead the reader to believe she is rather ill: “she meant to wave good-by, but it was too much trouble” and by the end of the story, she is too weak to speak, “[s]he thought she spoke up loudly, but no one answered. The story follows Granny as she reflects on her life, including the jilting for which the story is named. By the end of the tale, Granny is fastly approaching death and sees her dead daughter waiting for her. When looking at this story from the lens of literary techniques, the ones chosen give the story a unique flavor.
Can point of view change how you develop a character? By using first person point of view, the authors of The Georges and the Jewels and Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse quite effectively develop each character. For example, if the reader did not know that the bit tasted bad and the straps were uncomfortable, he/she may assume that the bit was made for a custom fit for the horse and the mouthpiece tasted like strawberries. First, in The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley, a girl’s father has her ride and train horses even though she think the horses have feelings and don't like the gear and the training. Paragraph 10 states,”...
The short fictional excerpt from the novel All the Pretty Horses uses multiple literary devices to help convey its true meaning. The first noticeable literary device in this excerpt is called diction. This is essentially the choice of words the author uses in a paper. In All the Pretty Horses, the author uses words such as wainscoting and pier glass to represent simpler words like wall and mirror. Even though these words are quite advanced, they fit well in the story.
Historically, it is believed that the causes of large scale events and wars are often rooted in the outcomes of previous conflicts. The American Revolution, one of the largest most historically significant events of all time, was caused by a multitude of events. Specifically, many of the causes were in fact the results of past conflicts and ongoing tension, such as the French and Indian War and British taxation acts. Contrary to popular belief, the impact of American Revolution was not solely confined to the colonies and the British crown. Aside from leading to American independence, the American Revolution was a part of a larger global conflict, involving issues between Great Britain, France, and other foreign nations.