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Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly — Image by kenne

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne 


Tone and Diction in The Scarlet Letter

Chapter 2 of the Scarlet Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne uses deep imagery and strong diction to set the tone for this chapter and subsequent chapters in the work. 451 more words

Academic Research, Essays And Other Writings

DTV Wonders: Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghosts

It is well accepted that the first four Scooby-Doo DTV films are mostly the best, and I agree with that.  The Scooby-Doo format works best as a twenty minute episode, and many of the films feel too long, but these four feel like movies and are entertaining all the way through.   1,540 more words


A Classy Adventure Aboard “The Dark Frigate”: 3 Effects

One of my aims in reading the Newbery Award winners is to compare them with one another and contrast them from non-winners I’ve read in order to try and identify the characteristics that made them worthy of award. 1,025 more words

Newbery Award

Scenes and characters | Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journal entry for August 11th, 1838

August 11th.–This morning, it being cloudy and boding of rain, the clouds had settled upon the mountains, both on the summits and ridges, all round the town, so that there seemed to be no way of gaining access to the rest of the world, unless by climbing above the clouds.

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. This was a manga style classic. The story was adapted by Crystal S.Chan and artwork done by SunNeko Lee. 212 more words