Category Archives: Literature

Emily Dickinson

This paper discusses Emily Dickinson: Selected criticisms, career, style, rhymes, techniques of 19th Century American poet. and analysis of “Because I Could Not Stop For Death.”

The second stanza contrasts women’s acute awareness of inequality with the majority’s lack of awareness because not one of the purple host(in this case the phrase refers to a large army, and the color purple indicates either an association with royalty, an exuberant pride or nationalism) could describe the concept of victory even though they were taking up the flag for the king or country. Here we see the army is unaware of its cause; it is unaware of the meaning of the word victory. However, in the previous stanza, and in the third stanza, we can see that women clearly understand the definition of victory because, as stated in the third stanza, she will die before she attains victory. We can untangle this slightly paradoxical notion of understanding those things that are far away from us best, by thinking about seeing a large game in play: when viewed from up close, we can only see the game pieces.

Assessing the American Spirit through Fiction and Non- Fiction

Reviews both American non-fiction and American fiction works of art to support the notion that the American spirit is reflected in both types of literature.

One of the most poignant quotes in American literature comes from Donald Briscoe, who stated that “To understand American Literature, it is necessary to examine both its fiction and its non- fiction because the key to the American Spirit can be found in both.” This paper assesses Briscoe’s quote through addressing two works of American fiction and two works of American non- fiction with the intent of proving how the spirit of the American people is reflected in both types of literature essay writers world reviews.

Narration in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde

Shows how the narrative structure emphasizes Boethian philosophy in this work by Geoffrey Chaucer.

This paper asserts that Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer is a treatise on Boethian philosophy more than an epic romance. The narrator is treated as a character whose purpose is to emphasize the deterioration of the poetic structure by displacing the audience, even as the hero simultaneously contends with his own emotional conflict and ultimate demise. Because Pandarus is created in Chaucer’s own image (Waswo 10), he serves a pivotal role as a vehicle for Chaucerian irony in the narration scheme itself. Pandarus embodies the pacing of the narration and the emotion of the narrator himself. Both Pandarus and the narrator claim that their actions are fueled by compassion for the lovers, yet they both exhibit bizarre personal gratification in the services they perform. Some critics have even observed how the narrator participates with delight in Pandarus’ machinations to bring the lovers together. In Books II and III, as Pandarus dashes from place to place arranging the lovers’ meetings, the narration itself speeds up (Waswo 10).