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    word choices, also known as diction, can help communicate ideas, reveal emotion and opinions that they may have toward something or someone. There are many different levels of diction such as formal diction, used by Richard Rodriguez in his autobiography The Hunger of Memory, and neutral diction, used by Charles Bukowski in his novel Ham on Rye. The use of diction in these pieces make the stories come to life in the reader's head. Richard Rodriguez uses very formal diction in his autobiography,The

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    Carton in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities truly does think his life up until now has been eventless and sees no place for himself to continue on without an act of heroism. In this excerpt from the novel, Dickens uses the literary techniques of diction, symbolism, and allusion to show how Carton thinks of himself as second-rate, but with a higher purpose. Since Sydney thinks of himself lowly from the beginning of the novel, it is not surprising he’s out walking about at night with no one else

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    of the dark diction, while “your voice sounds like… wind howling in a coconut… like a pig drowning...like a frog singing at Carnegie Hall” is interpreted as dark humor. There are several ways in which Canadian and Caribbean authors provide a dark or depressing setting to their literature. Canadians are known for their dark humor, which makes their literature unique and distinctive. The authors provide a fresh, new look at literature by providing a dark setting and using different diction. Three ways

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    Misogyny is a theme throughout most literature work for centuries. Robert Browning in “My Last Duchess,” is a monologue about a duke who is from Ferrara, Italy. In the poem, the duke is talking to a nobleman whom is the father of his future wife. The duke explains why he murdered his previous wife who was just seventeen years old and is warning the matchmaker and his future wife that if she does not remain obedient, then the duke will not hesitate to murder her either. Andrew Marvel in “His Coy Mistress

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    “Their Beauty Has More Meaning,” written by Robinson Jeffers is seventeen lines that all flow with admiration for nature. Jeffers introduced the poem solemnly with the title referring to a their, leaving the audience wondering to whom Jeffers is referring to. Throughout the poem, Jeffers focuses on five forces: storms, the moon, the ocean, dawn, and the birds. There are certain words that are structured differently to show emphasis and the importance of these words to the author. After carefully

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    A Comparative Study Of “A Mystery Of Heroism” and “War is Kind” “A Mystery Of Heroism” and “War is Kind” are texts written by Stephen Crane about the American Civil War showing the pointlessness and losses that occurred during that time period. Although both texts have similar ideals, they also differ substantially when it comes to making certain points. These texts are a prime example of realism, which is one of Crane’s most popular literary theories used. “A Mystery Of Heroism” is a short story

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    Blueblack Cold Analysis

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    To start off my analysis, it is important to note that this is a free verse lyric poem with three stanzas. The first and the last stanzas are cinquains, while the middle stanza is a quatrain. In Robert Hayden’s poem there are a few lines that are crucial to the understanding of the speaker’s tone, thoughts and feelings and to the understanding of the poem as a whole. I have found the following words and phrases to be the most important: “Sundays”, “my father”, “blueblack cold”, “cracked hands”, “labor”

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    My last duchess is written by Robert Browning which first appeared in 1842, after the Renaissance period. The poem “My last duchess” is set in 16th Century Renaissance Italy. A Duke which holds a nine hundred years old name shows an emissary through his palace. The emissary came to negotiate the Duke’s marriage to a daughter of a powerful family. The Duke later stops before a painting of his last Duchess which was painted directly on the wall. The Duke orders the emissary to sit down and enjoy the

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    Refugee Tales by David Herd and Anna Pincus is a compilation of stories that give light to those who are branded 'refugee' and elucidate the dehumanizing situations they were forced to face through it all. Patience Agbabi's "The Refugee Tales" is an compelling poem of Farida's life and to add to that, as a refugee. Rather than writing as a simple story or narrative, she decides to write it as a crown of sonnets, as a way to make it more engaging in a way of changing the typical sentence structures

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    What do you know about Alzheimer's? Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that attacks the brain and affects all aspects of a person's life, it is fatal and made up mostly of memory loss and confusion symptoms, which increase as time goes by. My research on dementia has helped me broaden my understanding of the short story "Babysitting Helen". It taught me that Helen's symptoms, memory loss and confusion , trouble performing day-to-day tasks, and repeating of actions and words are normal for people

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    Art, artifice and identity is the theme explored through the use of the two chosen stimulus texts Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl and The Importance of Being Earnest, written by Wendy Jones and Oscar Wilde respectively. Art and artifice merge as Grayson Perry uses his alter-ego, Claire, to express his creativity and identity. Similarly, the artifice of an alter-ego is part of The Importance of Being Earnest, as the play's protagonists, Jack and Algernon, deceive family and friends

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    There are two poems that are being described: “Dulce et Decorum Est” and “Who’s for the Game?”. Both poems both focus on war ,but “Dulce et Decorum Est” is more focused on the harsh and depressing parts of the war. The poem “Who’s for the Game” is more focused on the more friendly recruiting parts of the war. The poems have noticeable similarities and differences through the poems. The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” mainly describes the war as harsh, depressing, and fierce. This poem expresses suffering

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    Combat In The Aeneid

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    The main theme of The Aeneid is revealed as early as in the opening line of the first book: “Wars and a man I sing” (Virgil 1.1). Therefore, Virgil gives vivid descriptions of war and Aeneas’s adventures in the epic. Aeneas follows the gods’ orders and takes his fellow Trojans to Italy to found a new Troy. However, in order to establish a new city, Trojans need to conquer Italian nations that get in their way. That is where the war comes in. Virgil’s depictions of the battles and personal combats

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    Within the Bly household as read in The Turn of the Screw, where the governess is the only person able to see ghosts, everything seems as it is falling apart. As the governess starts working at Bly, everything seems picture perfect, but is quite the opposite as the story progresses. As everything unfolds at Bly the governess seems to become progressively mentally incapacitated. As days pass by the governess believes she begins to see the ghosts on a daily basis, and she becomes so frustrated she

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    Explore the ways in which war is represented in Shakespeare’s Henry V and a selection of World War One Poetry. In 1599, William Shakespeare wrote a play called “Henry V”. Within this play, there are two famous speeches that I would be exploring. This is “once more unto the breach” and “st Crispins day”. Furthermore, I would be exploring a varieties of world war one poems to compare how war is presented in different viewpoints. In Henry V Shakespeare ‘once more unto the breach’ speech, shows war

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    The Soldier Poem Analysis

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    of the soldiers. He first compares the posture of the soldiers, “bent double” to “old beggars”, and then continues to compare their coughs to “old hags”; he continues to use diction and choice of vocabulary, “curse”, “sludge”, “haunting” and “trudge” to further emphasize the poor state of the soldiers. Through the use of diction and similes Owen creates a dark, deprived, and fatigued atmosphere, contradicting to the peaceful mood of Brooks poem. To continue, Owen uses an iambic pentameter throughout

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    Macbeth Diction

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    morality, and logic. By the utilization of diction and allusion, he exemplifies a paranoid tone to convey Macbeth’s spiral into madness to his audience of Elizabethans. In a time where supernatural beings were widely feared among his audience, they may have sympathized with or understood Macbeth’s loss of logic due to comprehending the extents people will go to when feeling distressed. Shakespeare articulates the distressed tone through the use of contrasting diction in comparing Macbeth and Banquo. In

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    Contradictory Diction

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    from the beautiful necessities of nature as it veers into an industrial era. Through the use of specially crafted structure, precise diction, and various allusions, Wordsworth displays his moral disagreement with the new path based on the tragedy of ignoring the tranquil state of humanity present when one is in association with nature. The use of contradictory diction by Wordsworth helps display the extreme variation he sees between the enemy of industry and the ally of nature (Marrero). The phrases

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    Diction Of Macbeth

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    Macbeth scene adaptation, we decided to focus on changing the diction, setting, and characters of the original play. Diction is important in a piece of writing because it determines how the audience will interpret it. For our Macbeth adaptation we made the decision to greatly change the diction. The change in diction ultimately affected the tone of the play. Our change was based upon our intended audience and our purpose. The change in diction gave the writing a more relaxed, informal, and

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    Diction In The Stranger

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    novel introduces Meursault, who alienates himself from society. He lacks concern for social conventions and is deprived of the physical bounding from people around him. Through the use of diction and symbolism; Camus reveals Meursault’s is apathetic towards his bonding with others and unable

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