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Life in the Iron Mills: Realistic and Sentimental Fusion

The narrator of the story uses direct address to the reader in order to manipulate the reader’s emotions with the use of sentimental language. The narrator says, “I want to tell you a story” (41.) The redundancy of informing the reader that the narrator wants to tell a story after the story has already begun is a sentimental writing technique used to reassert the importance of the story that is being told. 161 more words

Literary Criticism

ENG 11 Unit 1.2 The Crucible and Parts of a Sentence

Warm-up: Notes (visual, verbal, and video). The following is a portion of them:

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) A native New Yorker who was born to a wealthy family. 2,507 more words


Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun

What happens to a dream deferred? … Does it dry up/like a raisin in the sun? from Harlem, Langston Hughes

Dear friends and readers,

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20th Century Culture

'Amusements' by Sherman Alexie

Amusements by Sherman Alexie, 1993

The magic trick:

Demonstrating the way external judgments mingle easily with internal loathing

Hey, listen, the title is ironic. Or maybe at least purposely misleading. 188 more words


Meet Kristina Marie Darling

Interview by Nicole Melanson ~

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of over twenty collections of poetry and hybrid prose, which include Vow, Petrarchan… 1,045 more words

Interviews With Writers

Where is a Content Writer to go these days?

For the past few weeks I took a break from posting on my Studium Scientiam blog in order to spend some time writing articles for InfoBarrel (IB); only because I occasionally earn a few bucks from IB. 311 more words

American Literature

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Length: Short (180 pages or more)

Accessibility: A moderately easy read

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Now we come to another classic, one I’m sure most of you have read in school at some point. 651 more words