Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Need Some Literature Analysis and Writing Assistance?

Short Stories and Poems: Discussion and Analysis

1. The Story of an Hour
2. Town and Country Lovers
3. Her First Ball
4. The Loons
5. A Worn Path
6. Girl
7. Boys and Girls
8. A Field of Wheat
9. The Cask of Amontillado
10. Araby
11. Young Goodman Brown
12. Swimming Lessons
13. London
14. The Stenographers
15. Richard Cory
16. Did I Miss Anything
17. The Secretary Chant
18. King of the Bingo Game
19. Dreams
20. My Heart Is Broken
21. The Conscience of the Court
22. Luciela Louise Turner
23. A Good Man Is Hard to Find
24. Rules of the Game
25. The Man Who Was Almost a Man
26. You Fit into Me


1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
2. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith 
3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
5. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 
6. Ulysses by James Joyce 
7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 
8. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 
9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 
10. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens 
11. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 
12. 1984 by George Orwell 
13. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 
14. The Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevsky 
15. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck 
16. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh 
17. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

1. Romeo and Juliet
2. Macbeth
3. Hamlet
4. Othello
5. King Lear
6. The Taming of the Shrew
7. Tempest
8. A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Word 3082: Decussate

shaped like an X
Botany (of leaves) arranged in opposite pairs, each pair being at right angles to the pair below

Word 3081: Mimesis

noun formal or technical
imitation, in particular
• representation or imitation of the real world in art and literature
• the deliberate imitation of the behavior of one group of people by another as a factor in social change
• Zoology another term for mimicry

Word 3080: Fanfaronade

arrogant or boastful talk

Word 3079: Telegraphese

noun informal
the terse, abbreviated style of language used in telegrams

Word 3078: Smolt

a young salmon (or trout) after the parr stage, when it becomes silvery and migrates to the sea for the first time

Word 3077: Epigone

noun ( pl. epigones or epigoni)
a less distinguished follower or imitator of someone, esp. an artist or philosopher

Word 3076: Officinal

adjective chiefly historical
(of an herb or drug) standardly used in medicine

Word 3075: Metanoia

change in one's way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion

Word 3074: Plaint

noun Brit. Law
an accusation; a charge
chiefly poetic/literary a complaint; a lamentation

Word 3073: Cleat

a T-shaped piece of metal or wood, esp. on a boat or ship, to which ropes are attached
• one of a number of projecting pieces of metal, rubber, or other material on the sole of a shoe, designed to prevent the wearer from losing their footing
• ( cleats) athletic shoes with a cleated sole, typically used when playing football
• a projection on a spar or other part of a ship, to prevent slipping
• a small wedge, esp. one on a plow or scythe

Word 3072: Hyperborean

noun poetic/literary
an inhabitant of the extreme north
• ( Hyperborean) Greek Mythology a member of a race worshiping Apollo and living in a land of sunshine and plenty beyond the north wind

Word 3071: Dithyramb

a wild choral hymn of ancient Greece, esp. one dedicated to Dionysus
• a passionate or inflated speech, poem, or other writing

Word 3070: Lèse-majesté

the insulting of a monarch or other ruler; treason

Word 3069: Naiant

adjective [ postpositive] Heraldry
(of a fish or marine creature) swimming horizontally

Word 3068: Palingenesis

1. Biology the exact reproduction of ancestral characteristics in ontogenesis
2. rebirth or regeneration