Yoshimoto is an open-minded person; that is, she explores the sensitive issue of
transsexuality in her novel.
Kitchen is a popular and well-liked novel; that is, it won two of Japans most classic literary
The protagonist of Ki
A Doll House
Ibsens characters are not merely exemplars of social mores but complex figures
whose actions bear on the actions of others.
Female breaking away from the past and finding the freedom to herself
A glance through the window
The weather seemed to be reflecting my depressed mood. Spontaneously, I paced to the
windowsill, numbly glanced at the raindrops outside. The rain was not heavy, but the raindrops
were ironically plump. They leisure
Analysis on As I Grew Older
As I Grew Older, by Langston Hughes, describes a wall that rises taller and taller slowly. It
blocks more and more of the sunlight from the speaker, who is a black person. The gradually
increasing height of the wall
draw on an ~,
use an ~
powerful, resonant, telling, vivid / slick / popular / visual /
mental / religious, sexual
a hint; touch;
trace of ~
Commentary on Richard Cory
"Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson is a narrative poem that describes a person called
Richard Cory, who is wealthy, well-educated and admired by the people in his town. However,
this person ends with a surpri
Commentary - The Unknown Citizen
The Unknown Citizen by W. H. Auden, is a poem that consists of different kinds of
people and organizations judging on the characteristics of our dear Citizen. From the first few
sentences, we learn that the poe
Correction to the paragraph written in class
The use of contrasting elemental imagery in line 3 of Still here conveys the torture the speaker
receives as a slave of the whites. Serving as an allusion to slavery, the line depicts how AfricanAme
[Elsinore. A platform before the Castle.]
Enter Bernardo and Francisco two
Nay, answer me. Stand and unfold
A challenge given to Francisco.
Barnardo being sensitive.
Hamlet the ghost in act I, scene I
In act I, scene I of Hamlet, the ghost of King Hamlet, being a thematic device,
is used to build the sense of suspense and mystery and to establish audiences
attention to the play. The ghost appears when the
Hamlet, Act I, Scene II, Line 129 Line 159
Act I, Scene II (129159) is where Hamlets first significant soliloquy occurs in. Hamlet gives this
speech to the audience after bearing the repulsive and awkward scene that takes place at Claudius
by William Shakespeare
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Commentary Household Gods
Household Gods, from The Pattern of Poetry, is written by Philip Hobsbaum in 1962. With the
title itself being a pun of household goods, the poem is about some personified household items
conveying, in first-person, t
How do characters and the the choices they make contribute to meaning in two or three
plays you have studied.
In dramas, characters often have different ways they can choose from to achieve their
goals with. These choices they make allow and develop the p
How does Achebe explore the loss of culture through story telling and the oral tradition?
Achebe explore this loss of culture by contradicting the Europeans prejudice on African as
savages and the reality with the use of oral tradition and sto
How does Poe portray a sense of madness and paranoia in The Tell-Tale Heart?
Edgar Allan Poe portrays a sense of madness and paranoia in The Tell-Tale Heart through the use
of irony. In the story, the narrator claims to hear the old mans heart
Kiens memory in The Sorrow of War
Bao Ninh's The Sorrow of War is a hauntingly and emotionally powerful Vietnam war novel.
Much of it is autobiographical. The novel explores the blurred distinction between the narrator and
the protagonist, Kie
Dear Mr. Melville,
I am Jacky Chong. I hope Im not disturbing you now. As I expected, I got a five in the English
assessment. This is not particularly disappointing, though not a bit heartening.
As you said, I am capable of getting a six. Also, I really w
Commentary on Me and the Mule
African American was once ceaselessly attacked mentally and physically because of their skin
color, which is a representation of their race. Langston Hughes, being an African American
himself, frequently expresses
Poes use of structure in the Tell-Tale Heart
Edgar Allan Poe uses a structure of general increasing trends to portray the theme of the Tell-Tale
Heart. Different aspects of the story can be defined as increasing. For example, the number of
Reflection on Still here
In Still Here by Langston Hughes, the protagonist of the poem, a black man in the USA, is
telling, You might well knock me down, but you can never keep me down. The poem was
written when inequality and racism took plac
Paragraph: The playing card symbol in The Sorrow Of War
Card game is a symbol of the Vietnam War, while the playing card is a symbol of the
soldiers involved in the war. In fact, the idea of every game ever played come from war, for
The function of Scene 3 in A Streetcar Named Desire
Scene Three emphasizes on Stella and Stanleys union. Throughout this scene,
Stanley gives an impression of a villain. For example, he gives a loud whack of his hand
on Stellas thigh, which is
Maxine Hong Kingstons narrative voice in Woman Warrior
The narrators attempt to explore the crisis of her identity as an Chinese-American is shown
by the storys narrative voice. The narrator and her generation are the first-generation
The phrase felt myself a pure part of the abyss highlights the connection between the poet and
The poet reveals that he is greatly touched by the beauty of nature and poetry.
Pablo Neruda honestly reveals his inexperience and immaturity as a p
The Use of Magical Realism as a thematic device in Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel
Garca Mrquez and Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
Magic realism is one of the main literary devices used in both novels. It is a literary style or
Things Fall Apart Quiz Correction 1
This quote is the last paragraph of chapter seventeen. This is quote is significant in terms of both
plot and thematic development because it foreshadows how Okonkwos character flaws, especially
his pride an
Throughout The Send-Off, Wilfrid Owen conveys the theme and message that war is not as
glorious and honorable as it seems to be, with any single detail, even the poems title. The title is a
pun itself. It could mean that the soldiers are sent-off to war,
By what mean does tone contribute to the thematic meaning of a poem?
By what mean does tone contribute to the thematic meaning of a poem? In another word, how
does tone help developing the theme of a poem? All literary features can eventually
External AssessmentWorld Literature Assignment 1 and 2 Rubric
A: Selection of the Aspect and
The treatment of ideas
determines this criterion, not the
selection of the aspect.
-How well has the candidate
defined the aspect chosen?