Imaginary Homelands

Introduction The essay Imaginary Homelands describes the plight of the writers in the Diaspora as they attempt to reconnect with their homelands. However, the reconnection fails miserably due to incomplete memory. They are completely out of touch with their homelands and hence grossly alienated. This essay will focus on the features of semantic and lexical […]

Style as Character Insight: The Use of Irony and Free Indirect Discourse in Jane Austen’s Major Works

Introduction No work of art achieves permanence unless its creator imbues it with a unique individual style that solidifies its value across cultures and across time. Truly, art would not exist without style. According to Susan Sontag, the earliest experiences of humankind reflected art as “incantatory, magical. Art was an agent of ritual” (65). This […]

Sentence Processing: Effects of Semantic Structure on Sentence Perception

Introduction Understanding the practical structures of sentence interpretation have been an area of intense research for over a century, and interest in the basis of language and sentence processing is as old as the initially documented clinical records. In spite of this consideration, the neural design of sentence interpretation has been amazingly complex to categorize, […]

Living the plot

Introduction Effective narratorial voice causes readers to share in an experience and hence feel what the characters are supposed to feel. An essay, novel, short story or any other literary work is a way of embarking on a journey. The narrator must take readers on that journey with him or her. It is never enough […]

Analysis of the Techniques of Major 18th-Century Authors Used To Express an Ideal

Abstract This paper seeks to analyze the Norton Anthology of English Literature and other materials with the aim of summarizing the techniques of the major authors of the 18th-century in expressing an ideal. The paper will focus on the ideal the 18th century authors’ address. This includes the reshaping poetry, humanity, the society, and social […]

Chinese Calligraphy

Introduction Calligraphy refers to the art of writing letters beautifully. This type of art dates back many years ago but has evolved over the years so that modern calligraphy is even more attractive. In today’s world, calligraphy is mainly used in events like weddings, anniversaries and other entertainment events. Calligraphic writing is always striking and […]

How the recognition of the audience affects the writing process: a look back at the results

Evolution is an essential element of academic writing. A writer’s style cannot remain the same – it must develop over time; otherwise, it will soon become too stale for the audience to get involved into the narration and pay attention to the argument. Despite the fact that the three papers analyzed below were written on […]

Sandra Cisneros

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to review the literary style used by the feminist author Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros is one of the female writers who has expressed dissatisfaction with the American social system, especially due to racial segregation, poverty, economic and gender inequalities. Her poetic approach, use of vignettes and the Spanish language […]

The Meaning of the Word “Habit” in Shakespearean Sonnets

Shakespeare used very colorful and eloquent language; however, many ordinary words had different meaning in the author’s time. The word “habit” that appeared in the sonnet 138 and in the Elizabethan time had several determinations that are not popular today. Nowadays, the word “habit” is used in order to indicate an action or emphasize the […]

Literary Techniques used by Ida B. Wells in her A Red Record

Thesis Categories on topics of literary works are evident in the sense that every publication tackles an issue with certain commonalities to the works of other writers thus interweaving discussions of certain specified topics. What differs from each literature though, is how the writer delivers the message he wishes his readers to react upon whether […]

The voice of Faulkner

Introduction William Faulkner’s writing in three short stories (‘A Rose for Emily’, ‘Barn burning’, and ‘As l lay dying’) is highly emotional, complex, gothic and has an unconventional choice of narrators. These attributes denote two literary elements and they are: language and style. One can analyze those two elements in order to understand William Faulkner’s […]

AP Language and Literature: Angela’s Ashes rhetorical devices

Thesis statement One of the reasons why Frank McCourt’s autobiographical novel Angela’s Ashes was able to gain an immense popularity with the reading audiences is that it features a number of wisely deployed rhetorical devises, which in turn increase the extent of novel’s emotional appeal. In this paper, I will aim to substantiate the validity […]

Tartuffe Vs Candide

Introduction There are several essential literary styles employed by both playwrights and filmmakers while presenting their literary works to their targeted audience. They use such styles like symbolism, motifs and irony, to mention but a few, in a manner that leaves the audience entertained. At the same time, they address certain social and moral concerns. […]

Literary modernism

The radical shift in the aesthetic value as well as the cultural sensibilities of the works of literature of the early 20th century is what people regard to as literary modernism. This shift altered the originally ordered, seemingly stable and meaningful worldview perceived in the 19th century realism. For instance, the famous quotation from Walt […]

Editing style used in Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane is a 1941 drama film directed by Orson Welles and praised for its innovative sound and editing methods. Experimenting with creative story-telling techniques and non-linear plot construction, the director treated the time parameter sensitively, replacing time continuity of real scene by a subjective continuity. Developing specific editing techniques, Orson Welles constructed the plot […]

Plot Fragmentation in Modern Comedy

Introduction/Thesis statement One of foremost characteristics of late 20th and early 21st centuries’ comedy is the fact that, as time goes by; it tends to become increasingly plot-fragmented, cognitively incomprehensible and even somewhat aesthetically distasteful. This, however, does not seem to affect the ability of such a comedy to win favor with the audiences. As […]

English Composition

Tragic tales draw enormous pity and empathy from the audience who get a chance, to either read and/or listen to them. Often, the heroes of tragic tales experience punishments that are beyond the implied committed crimes arising from the lethal mistakes they make. By learning from the mistakes made in the due course, the heroes […]