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Analyze symbolism in John Steinbeck's "Chrysanthemums"

This week's literary club meeting discussion was supposed to be about John Steinbeck's "Chrysanthemums,� but it was cancelled due to bad weather. Choose 1 of the following statements as your thesis: How does Steinbeck use symbols in the story to convey meaning? Can the description of the peddlerbe a warning to the ma

Poetic imagery is exemplified.

At your last literary club meeting, you are discussing how imagery assists poets in presenting their narratives (stories) and themes. Using all that you have learned thus far, complete the following: Eleanor Rigbyâ? by John Lennon (pg. 530) · â??The Weary Blues â?? by Langston Hughes (pg. 697)· · â??Swan and Shado

Character Analysis: Connie, in "Where Are Going, Where Have You Been?

In this week's literary club, you will discuss Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates. The discussion questions have been provided in advance to get you thinking while you read. Describe the main character in Where Are Going, Where Have You Been? Is she flat or round? Is she representative or indivi

character development from a recent movie

For your literary club this week, no particular written work was chosen. Instead, the group wants to discuss the evidence of character development for each person's favorite character from a prose or dramatic work. Prepare an analysis of a fictional character from a movie. Include descriptions and cited examples for each

Symbolism is clearly identified in Cheever's "The Swimmer."

This week's literary club plans to discuss symbolism in John Cheeverâ??s â??The Swimmer.â? Explain what you think the following symbolize in this story: The Pool The Highway The Character, Needy List and explain 2â?"3 other symbols you think are important to the outcome of the story. Explain why there may be differ

Creating a Character

As literary enthusiasts and critics, each member of the literary club is also a writer. This week, members are working on development of a new character and plan to share it with the group. Create a new character who is fictional (imagine by you). is not an existing character in literature, movies, or television. Narrate a

Tennyson's Ulysses versus Homer's Odysseus

- I need two or three sentences short summary - how does this Ulysses differ in character from Odysseus we've come to know in Homer's epic? - What is the tone that Ulysses takes toward his subject?

Homer and the Gods of the Iliad: Belief or Impiety?

Later civilizations disapproved of Homer because "he told lies about the gods." Look in Book 21 for some of these "lies." List and describe several of them in detail as they are presented by Homer. Do you think Homer actually believed in gods such as he sang about? If so, do you think he was being impious to his gods? Why or why

The Excellence of Achilles and Agamemnon in the Iliad

Achilles and Agamemnon are the two great men in the Iliad, yet they behave in ways that are destructive to their men. The question is to look for the excellence of each man. What qualities and/or examples and explain why they contribute to his excellence.

Understanding how to evaluate and analyze and create character.

Prepare an analysis of a fictional character from a novel, movie, or television series. Include descriptions and cited examples for each of the following methods for characters development: the actions taken by characters used to reveal their natures the author's descriptions or playwright's scene to inform the reader abo

Toni Morison and Contemporary America Literature

Provide a discussion in which you discuss what role American literature should play in the 21st century. What should American literature be, and what should American literature do? Make sense of what American literature is now. Take into account how contemporary literature already responds to social trends and existing litera

Descriptive discussion about Aristophanes' Lysistrata

Lysistrata The play of Lysistrata written by Aristophanes takes place during the Peleponnesian War in the twelfth year of the struggle. The conflict which is the central plot of the play begins in the spring when Thebes, a Spartan ally, attacked Plataea, an ally of Athens. The war fell into three phases: First came ten years

the company's marketing agenda

Analyze two different ad campaigns for the same product as well as two campaigns for a similar, competing product. Your mission is to find the common ideology that links each of these sets of marketing campaigns together and make an argument about the company's marketing agenda (beyond the obvious one to sell a product). Do th

funding for special education programs

Using the topic, discuss the importance of funding for special education programs, and incorporate evidence from five different sources to support your thesis statement and main points. The paper should be your original synthesis of ideas in support of your thesis. Explain your reasoning by integrating supporting expert views an

Paper Guidance for Career Planning

How should I structure a paper based on this topic? Analyze two possible career choices (handwriting analysis & financial planner) that have five major points such as education requirements, salary expectations, working conditions, etc. to write a report presenting a recommendation to pursue one of the careers. http://www.

Character development in "Araby"

Trace the boy's development in the story, "Araby." Then focus on the ending of the story. What is the nature of the boy's epiphany at the end? Explain your interpretation. Case Study: A short story by James Joyce Wordchecker (vocabulary in context) North Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet street except at the hou

Dream of the Rood /Shambles in York

In The Dream of the Rood, there are profound differences in how the crucifixion is told and portrayed to the audience. What do you see as the differences? How are these differences influenced by the rising towns and cities and the fact that laymen did not read Latin or have direct access to religious tracts and the bible? Ple

Provide a study guide for John Winthrop and other early American authors.

We have read John Winthrop (A Model of Christian Charity), William Bradford (of Plymouth Plantation), Thomas Morton(selections from New English Canaan), Michael Wigglesworth (selections from "The Day of Doom) plus verses 156-181, Anne Bradstreet The Prologue, Contemplations, The Burning of our House, To my Dear Children (prose l

Notes on Courtly Love and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

What are the conventions of courtly love? Include sources of this tradition, societal aspects and how this love related to marriage. How do the literary pieces that you read this week embody the concepts of Courtly Love? How are women portrayed in these selections? Please cite examples from the text and use references. Celtic

Proper Usage of Who, Which and That

The words WHO, WHICH, and THAT are commonly misused during essay and other composition writing. This is a quick reference guide to help the student know when to appropriately use these words. The guide can be downloaded and kept for future reference.

Assistance with word choice

This is a quick help guide to properly using the words ITS and IT'S. These two words are commonly misused in essay and composition writing. Download the file and have it at your disposal for future reference.

Ideas for Analyzing "The Emperor of Ice-Cream"

Discuss the meaning or explain what the poem is trying to impart. The Emperor Of Ice-Cream Call the roller of big cigars, The muscular one, and bid him whip In kitchen cups concupiscent curds. Let the wenches dawdle in such dress As they are used to wear, and let the boys Bring flowers in last month's n

Beowulf is assessed in terms of values.

What values does the young warrior Beowulf possess and how do the values of older leader Beowulf compare and contrast? Show examples of these values within the text of Beowulf. Are there values in both that talk to a national consciousness? Do these values foreshadow other Medieval works like the Arthurian legend? How