This is a review and analysis of a work by Henry David Thoreau entitled "Resistance to Civil Government".
What can we learn about rhetorical devices in famous speeches, and how do they affect the way politicians and inspirational figures convey ideas and principles to the public? Let's look at examples.
“The Road Not Taken” Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; ...
Nature can take on different roles in American literature. Here we see nature take on different roles in the works of "Daisy Miller", "The Storm" and in the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
By examining multiple works by the author and poet Emily Dickinson, an enlightening insight can be attained that sheds light on her quiet world.
Edgar Allan Poe, the grandfather of Gothic archetypes, used a personal poetic principal to entice and excite his readers fostered by his own compulsion to be the best.
Provides an overview of American literature, from the letters of Captain John Smith to Edgar Allen Poe. Briefly touches on authors and works up to the Civil War.
Edgar Allan Poe, his mysterious death explained.
How memory and remembrance are illustrated in one of the most astounding Holocaust novels of the 21st century
In The Masque of the Red Death, Poe uses elements of the fantastic such as the story’s ambiguous setting and narrator, the bizarre seven rooms where the masque is held, and the appearance of the spectral figure of the...