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What literature helped shape the identity of the 20th Century?
A list, with synopses, of adventure short stories, both classic and contemporary, that cater to the perceived relation of testosterone and adventure-seeking.
A list of some great books to read to African American children between the ages of 4 and 8.
Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights makes a perfect test case for the application of Freud's psychosexual theories to literature because it was written long before Freud published.
Change-Rae Lee lives a "life of gestures" in Bedley Run. His portrayed character subtly begins to infere with his relationship with his daughter Sunny and others.
An analysis of the six characteristics of folklore, which apply to folksongs and folktales, alike.
Dickens was a friend of children.He wrote stories about boys and girls who lived in England.He tells about his own sufferings in his book, David Copperfield.
Charlotte Bronte biography: a great British literature writer, her popularity grows with each day. But do we really know about her life?
Edgar Allen Poe is one of the legendary poets to ever write. This is a short summery of his life, his works, and the sadness surrounding it all.
Peer critiques are the backbone of any successful writing workshop. Learn about the elements of a good critique and how to compose it.
Emily Bronte was an infamous British literature writer, her most famous novel being the love story Wuthering Heights. But do we really know about her and her life?
Poet Emily Dickinson, an enigma in life and death, experimented with meter and rhyme to create magical poems that were years ahead of their time.
Emma, by Jane Austen, uses characterization as a way to portray the intense snobbery that existed in England at the time. This essay focuses on the main character, Emma, and includes excerpts from the book and other sources.
A quick and easy-to-read history of English poetry from Chaucer to the present day. Other art forms such as art and music are mentioned too, to help you understand major aesthetic trends.
A summmary of "A Soldier's Home," which is a story written about a young man returning home after the war.
A guide to finding a good book. Reading a book is a commitment. Here's how to pick one you'll be happy with.
An evaluation of what Nora's epiphany in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House was, and whether or not she achieved it.
This article attempts to provide a simple way of approaching and analysing poetry. The process discussed has proven to be usefull to many students at school and university level.
A review of travel writer Bill Bryson's latest book "In a Sunburned Country" set in Australia It's humourous yet packed with fascinating facts and history.
A comparison between the Hindu text, Kanhadade Prabandha by Padmanaba and the Muslim text, Khaza'inul Futuh by Amir Khusrau regarding politics and religion in medieval India.
A brief literary analysis of Jane Eyre as Christ figure in Charlotte Bronte's novel, Jane Eyre.
Counting in another language doesn't need to be difficult. There are many tips and tricks to help make it easier. To learn the Japanese numbers from 1-99, read on!
A bibliography of the novels and stories that made Kurt Vonnegut a cult hero of the underground and brought him to the attention of popular culture.
Childhood friends of Lewis Caroll were mostly snails, toads and worms and he created many stories and games for his brothers and sisters.
The library contains books in various subjects.The books and other facilities have to be organized to make people easily find the book they want.
A brief literary analysis of the relationship between Rosalind and Lydgate in George Eliot's Victorian literature classic, Middlemarch.
Examines how to intrepet dictionary entries regarding origins of words.
R L Stine the author of the chilren's horror series "Goosebumps" has sold over 90 million books and yet is still unfamiliar to adult readers. Learn more about this prolific author.
If you love to read and want to share or discuss your passion with others, here's five easy steps to get your reading group established.
Shakespearean tragedies: essays or research questions on three tragedies of William Shakespeare, along with pointers for answers.
Brief analysis of Kiekegaard's tremendous work of Existentialism, Sickness Unto Death.
In need of "author" comraderie? Create your own writers group. Share your poetry, novels, short-stories or prose. Inspire each other to write on and on...
A breif biography of Stephen King's life and the books he wrote from A-Z.
The book of James speaks directly to the concept of faith and how we know our faith in Christ is real.
An explication of the poetry of T.S. Eliot. Specifically, the meaning, imagery, and symbolism standing behind "Prufrok", and "The Wasteland".
A review of Robert Wright's book, The Moral Animal, which exemplifies the modern psychological theories of evolutionary biology.
Thomas Hardy criticism, focusing on the use of the literary device, irony, in Thomas Hardy's classic novel, THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE.
The English language is often weird. Investigate and enrich your vocabulary with collective nouns. The examples are interesting and will make you laugh
There are certain formulas that a work of literature is supposed to follow in order to be considered a true tragedy. Does Shakespeare's Hamlet fall into this category?
A true crime story. In 1974 a young actress went to her first rehearsal session with a filmmaker. He hid her dead body beneath the mattress he and his wife slept the night on.
True ghost story! My terrifying personal encounters with a ghost I shared residence with in Kutztown, PA.
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is laden with meaning and symbolism, and its impact on literature has been dynamic.
A brief, detailed overview of the writings of Polish Nobel Prize-winning poet Wislawa Szymborska.