Did you ever wonder how someone could possibly conceive of Death putting on a costume and attending a masquerade ball (“The Masque of the Red Death”), or a person who feels compelled to commit murder simply because...
Symbols in The Great Gatsby. Symbol: an element of imagery, in which a concrete object stands not only for itself but for some abstract idea as well. Symbols are a key narrative method in the novel.
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.
An analysis paper on the novel Into the Wild. This paper includes quotes with page numbers and a character investigation of Chris McCandless.
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...
Maya Angelou tells the story of the first seventeen years of her life in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. A discussion of the novel with an interview video.
Analysis, summary and review of the book titled The Pupil by Henry James
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.
Kurt Vonnegut was one of the finest and most innovative authors of fiction in the history of literature. His profound life experiences heavily influenced his writing; and one grows wiser for reading.
Within her short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman illustrates women’s everlasting struggle in American society. Gilman focuses on the constant oppression which women face within a...