Fiction

How Do the Distinctively Visual Elements in Texts Affect Interpretation and Shape Meaning?

Through the use of techniques, a composer is able to create distinctively visual images when describing setting and characters which help us to understand and form meaning of what the composer is trying to convey in their texts. The use of techniques to create distinctively visual images which help us to convey an understanding and …

In the National Gallery

A. Write an essay (700-900 words) in which you analyse and interpret Doris Lessing’s short story “In the National Gallery”. To put interpretation into perspective, your essay must include a discussion of at least two of the other items listed below. One of these must be a text. In The National gallery is the title …

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The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

How does the writer try to make the character of Madame Loisel interesting for the reader in “The Necklace”? The Necklace is a self-contained French story with a surprise ending. It is structured into narrative and four dialogues. The writer uses literary devices such as peripeteia, poetic justice, a twist ending and descriptive writing to …

Henry Lawson

In the short story ‘The loaded dog’ the plot concerns 3 gold miners and their dog, and the farcical consequences of leaving a bomb cartridge unattended. Henry Lawson shows language features such as adjectives, verbs, and dialogue, metaphors, similes, humour and graphic descriptions. This story is written in third person. The language used is colloquial …

John Marsdens Tomorrow When the War Began-Book Review

John Marsden’s Tomorrow, When The War Began is a story narrated by a seventeen year old, Ellie, who tells the story of how she and her friends fought to save their friends and family. It started off as an interesting read, involving the seven teenagers heading off on a camping trip to a place called …

The Red Badge of Courage

The book The Red Badge of Courage was a very moving and interesting book that has many examples of the literary devices; irony, motif, and metaphor. These three things are very important in many forms of writing. Irony is an outcome of events different to what was or might have been expected. Motif is a …

How I Met My Husband

The short story How I Met my Husband is a story about a fifteen year old girl who has a coming of age experience while working for a doctor and his wife. The author, Alice Munro utilizes several literary techniques to convey a very relatable theme, that of young idealized romance and the ironies we …

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The review I chose to evaluate is of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. ” I found it on The New York Times website and Alex Berenson is the author. He wrote this review for all of the subscribers of The New York Times and for all of the readers who are interested in “The …

Cathedral by Raymond Carver

The short story “Cathedral”, written by Raymond Carver, was first published in 1983. This short story deals with one main problem: Prejudices. The short story is about a man, the narrator, which wife is going to meet her old friends, Robert, whom is blind. At first the main character aren’t looking forward meeting the blind …

The Happy Man – Analysis

The story I’m going to analyze is entitled ‘The happy man’ and it was written by Somerset Maugham, a well-known English writer. He was born on 25 of January in 1874, he was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was one of the most popular authors of his era. Now, I’d like …

Elephant: Horror Fiction and William

Imagine a world without dreams; would it not be empty and meaningless? This is the big question for many people. No one can live without dreams; you have to strive for something in life otherwise your life is boring and uneventful. If your dream never succeeds, you often isolate yourself. It is like living in …

Money Does Not Buy Happiness

A teenage girl for her birthday gets a Coach purse instead of a Gucci purse, so she is not satisfied. This teenage girl complaining to her mother about the purse relates to Mathild in the story “The Necklace,” by Guy de Maupassant for she too, is never happy with the life she is given. The …

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