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The Mystery of Mysteries, part 2: Famous fictional detectives

(This continues from The Mystery of Mysteries, part 1: Core narratives of genres.)

Famous Fictional Mysteries

The earliest mysteries (ignoring some stories by Voltaire) are usually said to be Edgar Allen Poe’s stories starring his detective Auguste Dupin: “Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841), “The Mystery of Marie Roget” (1842), and “The Purloined Letter” (1844). 5,536 more words


Poetry Analysis: Petronius's "Doing"


By Gaius Petronius

Doing, a filthy pleasure is, and short;

And done, we straight repent us of the sport:

Let us not then rush blindly on unto it, 660 more words

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1: The Door Opens

Episode 1: Starting Today, You Are a Host

Now the fun really begins! This is part of the Great Ouran Analysis. If you missed it, check out my… 1,864 more words

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Learning through narrative

There are two types of cognitive learning. One is by negative action and the other is by positive action. Morally an individual can be instructed by positive reinforcement or by negative example. 469 more words

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Exploring the Peripheral: The Flower of the Revolution Poetry Series, #1

While thinking about the exploration of the peripheral and marginal, one of my first thoughts, given that I am an avid reader and an English major, was about the minor characters, whose thoughts, emotions and experiences we tend to ignore, choosing instead to judge them based on their actions alone. 1,106 more words


Poetry Analysis: Sylvia Plath's "Magnolia Shoals"

Magnolia Shoals

Up here among the gull cries

we stroll through a maze of pale

red-mottled relics, shells, claws

as if it were summer still. 635 more words

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Infidelity: A Quest for Novelty

This is another paper that I did for our Eng 11 class. I kind of enjoyed doing this, although it was very stressful, because I had to cram this whole thing. 1,613 more words