The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
Book Summary 4 pages (1002 words)

The Raven, by E.A. Poe, is a poem about sadness and loss. The narrator attempts to escape from melancholy and human mortality, trying to slip away into a kind of forgetfulness. Three main supporting elements of this poem are the Romantic Characteristics taken from Romanticism…

7 questions about Raskolnikov
Q&A 2 pages (393 words)

1. Why is Raskolnikov rude to his family? Is his characterization of Luzhin correct?  Raskolnikov is rude to them because he does not want to see them. He’s very guilty and then his sadness converts into rudeness toward his family. His characterization of Luzhin is right…

“The Raven” poem analysis
Book Review 4 pages (1161 words)

The poem ‘The Raven’ can be described as a grotesque narrative poem or a darkly romantic classic. It has references to heaven, hell and the devil. The poem is divided into 18 stanzas with 6 lines in each stanza. It is about a man who…

A Literary Analysis on “My Last Farewell”
Book Review 4 pages (1019 words)

Introduction “My Last Farewell” or Mi Último Adiós in Spanish is a poem written by Dr. José Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. Rather, it was his will of testament, as Dr. José Rizal wrote it in prison the eve before his execution on…

The Gift of the Magi symbolism – what does Magi mean
Essay 3 pages (665 words)

The title of the story ”The Gift of Magi” is symbolic to the biblical reference to the three wise men or magi, who were present at the birth of baby Jesus so they could give their gifts of Gold, Frankincense and myrrh to the Baby…

Answers to questions of 12 test
Q&A 15 pages (4440 words)

Reading Questions 12-1: Petrarch, Letter to Livy 1. Why did Petrarch admire Livy? Petrarch views Livy as a hard-working, perfect role model, as he claims that Livy wrote “one hundred and forty-two books on Roman affairs. With what fervor, with what unflagging zeal must though…

“Half a Day” by Naguib Mahfouz literature analysis
Essay 3 pages (876 words)

“Half a Day” by Naguib Mahfouz is an allegorical short story that reflects the journey of life and the speed in which it begins and ends. It also gives representation to stages and changes that occur within a person during their time on Earth. “Half…

The tale of Lenny Seth childhood in the city of Lahore
Essay 6 pages (1530 words)

As the protagonist and narrator of the novel, Lenny Seth tells the tale of her childhood in the city of Lahore. She is a five years old girl in the beginning of the novel and eight years old in the end of the novel. She…

Book summary Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Book Summary 5 pages (1262 words)

Jasper Jones written by Craig Silvey is a coming of age, mystery novel set in an Australian rural town in the 1960s. It explores the events surrounding the grim disappearances of Laura Wishart in the small town of Corrigan, a place filled with undercurrents of…

Analysis of “The Bass the River and Sheila Mant”
Book Review 4 pages (954 words)

“The Bass the River and Sheila Mant” by W. D. Wetherell, is an initiation story in which the symbols of fishing and Sheila Mant illustrate how the character of the narrator transforms from youth and innocence to sophistication and maturity. At age fourteen, it is…

Analysis of the Sacrificial Egg by Chinua Achebe
Rhetorical Analysis 2 pages (535 words)

In “The Sacrificial Egg”, the author, Chinua Achebe “presents the conflict between an African civilization called Igbo and Westernization, specifically European. ” (Joaquin, 2003) The protagonist, whose name is Julius Obi, is a product of European and African culture– he is a Western educated Igbo.…

The Glass Castle Quotes
Essay 5 pages (1207 words)

“I never believed in Santa Claus. None of us kids did. Mom and Dad refused to let us. They couldn’t afford expensive presents and they didn’t want us to think we weren’t as good as other kids who, on Christmas morning, found all sorts of…

Literary Analysis Popular Mechanics By Raymond Carver
Essay 3 pages (744 words)

The short story “Popular Mechanics” by Raymond Carver is a very compelling literature piece on family breakdown. The short story, told as a narration by a third person divulges the dialogue and the actions between a couple and their tussle over a baby. The theme…

Cultural Conflicts in Dead Men’s Path
Analytical Essay 3 pages (806 words)

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist acclaimed for his unsentimental depictions of the social and psychological disorientation accompanying the imposition of Western customs and values upon traditional African society. (Encyclopedia Britannica). Achebe’s novels focus on the traditional African values during and after the colonial era.…

Character Analysis of Loureen from the Play “Poof!” by Lynn Nottage
Essay 5 pages (1488 words)

The play opens with a scene highlighting the abuse Loureen, a housewife in her early thirties, experiences throughout the duration of her marriage as we come to realize during her conversation with her best friend and neighbor, Florence, as the play progresses. Loureen is the…

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