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Creative Writing: Equality
Creative Writing: Equality
Creative Writing: Equality Nausea. To describe the whole situation in one word I would have to choose nausea. The Expo center was packed with societies elite, eagerly waiting the announcement of what the rumor mill had told them to be the most important invention of the decade. The air was cold and damp, like that of a hospital. Barley audible was the most annoying Michael Bolton song that I could imagine. As I got entranced by the dullness of the situation I noticed that the lights were slowly
How Do We Evaluate Art?
How Do We Evaluate Art?
How Do We Evaluate Art? When we are trying to evaluate art, how do we know it is good or not? We usually fit our personal feelings to the good or bad decision. If the drawing is in my taste, I say it is good. If it is not my taste, I dislike it and give it a negative comment. Everyone\'s thinking is different. Thus we may receive hundred or thousand different kinds of opinion toward one event or object. It is important for us to know that every opinion is independent and is not absolute. After r
Mastering The Short Story
Mastering The Short Story
Mastering The Short Story Although I perceive Paul Darcy Boles to be an uppity, egotistic, and somewhat euphorically rambling old man from his style of writing, there is some beneficial information for someone wishing to create a commercially viable short story. However, I feel that creating a story with the goal of marketability is a grave mistake that ruins countless numbers of otherwise perfectly enjoyable works of literature. It is no surprise that this style of writing is being taught to th
Creative Writing: Jimmy Valentine the Safe Cracker
Creative Writing: Jimmy Valentine the Safe Cracker
Creative Writing: Jimmy Valentine the Safe Cracker As Ralph D. Spencer strolled down the sidewalk, he knew of a few things he had to do. For he liked being Ralph Spencer and did not want to return to being Jimmy Valentine. First, he went back to the bank where everyone was still trying to grasp ahold of what just happend. He took his soon to be wife by the hand and as they walked to the shoestore, he tried to explain. He told her everything about his previous life. The way he broke into safes, t
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes De
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes De
A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man: Themes Developed Through Allusions to Classical Mythology James Joyce\'s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a novel of complex themes developed through frequent allusions to classical mythology. The myth of Daedalus and Icarus serves as a structuring element in the novel, uniting the central themes of individual rebellion and discovery, producing a work of literature that illuminates the motivations of an artist, and the development of his individ
Creative Writing: Life As A Hummingbird
Creative Writing: Life As A Hummingbird
Creative Writing: Life As A Hummingbird I eased behind the huge mass of nesting material and took a firm hold of several strands, I then pulled back, quickly, to pull them free. The jarring concussion, which followed, took me by suprise. I tried to get my bearings as the ground rushed up to meet me and recovered about two feet from the ground. After that near miss I climbed back to the altitude I had been at and started searching for my tormentor. I realized that I had grabbed hold of a human\'s
Creative Writing: The Meadow
Creative Writing: The Meadow
Creative Writing: The Meadow On a crisp autumn afternoon, I sat idly under an enormous oak tree watching as a whirlwind whisked across the rolling hills of the meadow. As it passed by me, the whirlwind scooped up a dormant pile of leaves lying next to the oak tree. The leaves appeared to come alive twisting, turning, and dancing about the meadow. They were sporting their new fall colors of red, orange, brown, and yellow. The brittle autumn leaves seemed to be having a party. As the party moved o
Creative Writing: The Missed Fly Ball
Creative Writing: The Missed Fly Ball
Creative Writing: The Missed Fly Ball It was only a fly ball, but I missed it. I missed a fly ball in the final baseball game my 3rd grade year . It was a beautiful day, a few clouds covering the extremely blue summer sky. It was very hot. I remember this because of the tremendous amount of sweat that would run down my face while I stood out in right field. When I heard that crack of the bat, all I could hope for was that the ball would not come my direction. I have never had good luck, so the b
Creative Writing: The Most Important Day of My Lif
Creative Writing: The Most Important Day of My Lif
Creative Writing: The Most Important Day of My Life The most important day of my life had just happened recently. It all started out when some friends and I were bored. We wanted to do something that was fun and cool which also happened to be very bad. We decided we were going to make a big firecracker. The first thing we did was to go to a hardware store. We went there and looked around for a long time, till we decided what we wanted to use in the firecracker. I watched a TV show the night befo
Edgar Allen Poe: Writing Style
Edgar Allen Poe: Writing Style
Edgar Allen Poe: Writing Style The short story writer which I have chosen to research is Edgar Allen Poe. After reading one of his works in class, I realized that his mysterious style of writing greatly appealed to me. Although many critics have different views on Poe\'s writing style, I think that Harold Bloom summed it up best when he said, Poe has an uncanny talent for exposing our common nightmares and hysteria lurking beneath our carefully structured lives. ( 7) For me, this is done thro
Creative Writing: There Isn't Much Time
Creative Writing: There Isn't Much Time
Creative Writing: There Isn\'t Much Time It is Monday morning and I have slept in, thanks to Thanksgiving. In fact, it\'s twelve o\'clock and I am free for the afternoon. As usual, I sit in front of the . television after I clean myself up, staring endlessly at the screen with my finger clicking on the remote. I realize that I have a draft due on Thursday, but I justify my procrastination with reasons like: there is still lots of time. Life is faster now, and people in the 90\'s are supposed t
Creative Writing: This Girl
Creative Writing: This Girl
Creative Writing: This Girl The girl slowly creeped across the floor. She had a look on her face of love. She began to tempt me. I could not allow her to take control over me. I could not resist. I had to let the love warm my body. I have let her take over once again. I have lost to her kiss. The kiss that has sweetened my blood. I absorbed her body. I walked down the trail on a journey to find my house. I took this route every day. I know that it will lead me back to the place that I love so mu
Willa Sibert Cather and His Works
Willa Sibert Cather and His Works
Willa Sibert Cather and His Works Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer. She wrote about the qualities of courage, sensitivity, and perseverance. Most often, her novels and short stories took place in rural townships. She was born sometime in 1873, in her grandmother\'s house. She was named after an Aunt Willela who had died; however, she chose to believe that her name was derived from her grandparent\'s names. She was the first child of Charles Fectigue and Mary Cather. Will
Creative Writing: A Murder on The Eighth Night Was
Creative Writing: A Murder on The Eighth Night Was
Creative Writing: A Murder on The Eighth Night Was Caused By an Old Mans evil Eye By Oscar Villa______ Fourth Period Vancouver, WA- An unidentified old man was murdered in his own residence last night when his butler confessed to murdering him. The butler\'s motive was to get rid of the old man\'s evil looking eye. It all started about 1 week ago the butler explained. I just couldn\'t keep on looking at the old man\'s evil eye. I went in his sleeping quarters every night for eight night
Creative Writing: A Day at the Park
Creative Writing: A Day at the Park
Creative Writing: A Day at the Park It was a day I was subconsciously waiting my whole life for, but I didn\'t realize it until it was happening. The day was August 8, 1996, just 25 days before my son\'s first birthday. The Texas Rangers, my favorite baseball team, were in town to play the K.C. Royals. I had always dreamed of one day, taking my son to his first Rangers game. A father taking his son to a baseball game is just the American thing to do, and there I was, taking my son out to the ba
Creative Writing: A Dream Come True
Creative Writing: A Dream Come True
Creative Writing: A Dream Come True Chad Jay Yr.11 There I was, sitting on my bed at 2:30 am. Wondering about the dream I just had. Not only was it stupid, but I have never had such a weird dream. It was really different. The dream was about a little dog. The dog was walking on my chest, while I was lying on something soft. I think it was a mattress. The puppy walked towards y waist. I knew that it was going to bite. Get lost. I yelled. The dog remained calm. Now it was standing on my waist. I
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess
The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess Autobiography: Story of one\'s life, written by oneself.(Halsey 64). Everyone knows what an autobiography is, but not so many people realize that although not all authors write a book that can be called a factual autobiography, many authors frequently allow personal, real life experiences to influence their fictional writings. An excellent example of such an author is Anthony Burgess. Anthony Burgess is recognized today as an English novelist, critic, essay
Creative Writing: An Unforgivable Choice
Creative Writing: An Unforgivable Choice
Creative Writing: An Unforgivable Choice “What\'s the matter” a girl asked a ragged boy. “Nothing” the brown red-eyed boy answered. “Where\'s your good behaviour? it\'s not very polite to lie, I\'m sure Santa heard that. Now do you want my help, or not?” the girl tryed again. “ I do” the boy said. “My name is Lucinda Wellington Jones, what\'s yours? ”she asked. ”Jason Lee Coast” he said, and looked up. She was smiling and she had a tiny pixy on her shirt. The train stopped and a ticket collector
Creative Writing: Apocalypse at the Nuclear Plant
Creative Writing: Apocalypse at the Nuclear Plant
Creative Writing: Apocalypse at the Nuclear Plant Pete pulled up to the familiar sight of cooling towers overshadowing his car as he parked his car next to the multitude of his coworkers. His day began just like the others. If there was any plutonium to be expected, he was damn sure he would be the one to inspect it. He walked past George the security guard, asked him how he was doing even though he didn\'t really give a rat\'s ass how he was, he was just a friendly person. As he strolled down t
Oates' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Oates' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Oates\' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?: Arnold Fiend In Joyce Carol Oates\' “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” critics argue whether the character of Arnold Friend, clearly the story\'s antagonist, represents Satan in the story. Indeed, Arnold Friend is an allegorical devil figure for the main reason that he tempts Connie, the protagonist, into riding off with him in his car. Oates characterizes Arnold Friend at first glance as “a boy with shaggy, black hair, in a convertib
Creative Writing: A Sunday
Creative Writing: A Sunday
Creative Writing: A Sunday The leaving was easier than she thought. All those nights practising it in her head. Just wanted to look at the gardens, so pretty in the spring. Just wanted to see the gardens. Except in the end nobody asked. She simply put on the good blue dress, combed her hair and walked down the corridors, taking care over those polished tiles, and pushed out through the heavy double doors. Outside. Out through the garden. Trying not to run but wanting to. Outside. Out through the
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I would consider Immigrant authors. Even
An Analysis of the Novel Candide by Voltaire
An Analysis of the Novel Candide by Voltaire
An Analysis of the Novel Candide by Voltaire The novel Candide by Voltaire is a great peice of satire that makes fun of the way people in medievil times thought. The book is about a man, Candide, and his misfortunes. Throughout the book Candide has countless things go wrong in order to show that this is not the best of all possible worlds Voltaire is trying to make a point through the exaggeration of the inhumanities of man in a humorous way. The story begins in a castle in Westphalia. Candide
The Works of Poet Carl Sandburg and His Effect on
The Works of Poet Carl Sandburg and His Effect on
The Works of Poet Carl Sandburg and His Effect on American Poetry The beloved poet, Carl Sandburg, changed the course of American poetry. He was a poet, novelist, journalist, and songwriter, yet the influence of his works have not always been acknowledged. Carl Sandburg\'s evocations of American urban and rural life, compassion for people, and his love of nature, through his works have made an enormous contribution to the American literary scene. Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878 to illi
Creative Writing: The Case of the Broken Hutch
Creative Writing: The Case of the Broken Hutch
Creative Writing: The Case of the Broken Hutch I would like to write a story about a conflict I had with a past boss. It had to deal with the fact that he did not want to hear my side of the story, and listen totally to the customer. This has affected my life and the way I work with my co-workers to this present date. I work at a home rental store, we rent furniture, electronics, household appliances, and computers. We rent practically anything that you can put in your house. We are the largest
Comparison of Kafka's Metamorphosis and Dali's
Comparison of Kafka's Metamorphosis and Dali's
Comparison of Kafka\'s Metamorphosis and Dali\'s The Metamorphosis of Narcissus The painting that I chose to compare to the novel Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, was painted in 1937 by Salvatore Dali. Dali is an established Surrealist painter, who, like Kafka, explored his own psyche and dreams in his work. Dali invented a process, called the paranoiac critical method, which is used in this painting, to assist his creative process. As Dali described it, his aim in painting was to materiali
Creative Writing: Dogs and Cats
Creative Writing: Dogs and Cats
Creative Writing: Dogs and Cats The cursed cat. He was grinning at them, that insolent face just grinning and staring, those disgusting whiskers twitching, the disgusting muddy fur, the disgusting hole in his ear. Scampi and Mustard stood at the bottom of the tree, tongues slowly moving in and out. It was over, both of them knew. They stared right back at the mangy cat with hate in their eyes. Its tail was curling back and forth. Can\'t we wait this time? No. But- We could stand here all
Creative Writing: Down and Out
Creative Writing: Down and Out
Creative Writing: Down and Out What you say we go down shore and see what the storm brung in? says Richard. Ya, bet we get ourselves some fresh lobster out some ole\' trap we find washed up! exclaims Chester. Martha, get us our coats while we find dem damn boots! says Richard. The two men get their boots, grab their jackets and head for the beach. They two men walk for about an until a shiny object catches the corner of Chesters eye. Hey Rich, I think I see something over there, lets go c
Edgar Allen Poe's: The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allen Poe's: The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allen Poe\'s: The Murders in the Rue Morgue In Edgar Allen Poe\'s short story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, a classic detective story is played out in a seedy Paris suburb. The story begins as the narrator meets Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin, a poor but well-read young man. As they become close friends, they live together in seclusion, departing only briefly each evening to take introspective strolls along the dark Paris streets. Soon both the reader and the narrator begin to see Dupin\'
Creative Writing: Friends Till the Very End
Creative Writing: Friends Till the Very End
Creative Writing: Friends Till the Very End By Nick Stuckey Rain clouds began to tear themselves away from the jagged peaks of the Koolau range and rays broke through the clouds and beat down on the muddy water of Pearl Bay. Bobby glanced toward them, but his mind was elsewhere. He paced back and forth along the isolated stretch of the narrow beach. Now and then he would kick at loose pebbles along the muddy grey shoreline. For the moment, Bobby was still in his private world, consisting of litt
Charles Dicken's Novels: Literary Criticism
Charles Dicken's Novels: Literary Criticism
Charles Dicken\'s Novels: Literary Criticism Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to unbelievable places with his imaginative powers allows him the honor of being the most popular English novelist of the 19th century. Dickens has thrilled his readers for many years with his down-to-earth stories about real people forced into real situations. Charles Dickens has the ability to tell his stories from personal experiences. He fine-tuned his ability to tell his own story
A Day in the Life of a Gnome
A Day in the Life of a Gnome
A Day in the Life of a Gnome Moses Alba Mrs. Foreman English IV Thursday, January 30, 1997 A Day in the Life of a Gnome Once upon a time there was a gnome named Knob, who lived the far off land of Gnomania. Gnomania is a huge underground lair with only one entrance. The only entrance to this lair is by swimming down to the bottom of the ocean floor and knocking on a large clam. On the other side of this clam is an old grouchy gnome named Stubby whose only job was to keep the clam clean, and list
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce\'s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is considered to be one of the finest works of literature of all time. Herbert Gorman, an author from the early twentieth century, stated that so profound and beautiful and convincing a book is part of the lasting literature of our age, and with good reason. The main character of the novel, Stephen Dedalus, is a complex and dynamic youth, and one who undergoes vast changes during the course of his li
Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess The Life and Work of Anthony Burgess Autobiography: Story of one\'s life, written by oneself.(Halsey 64). Everyone knows what an autobiography is, but not so many people realize that although not all authors write a book that can be called a factual autobiography, many authors frequently allow personal, real life experiences to influence their fictional writings. An excellent example of such an author is Anthony Burgess. Anthony Burgess is recognized today as an English novelis
Arnold 'Fiend'
Arnold 'Fiend'
Arnold \'Fiend\' 2-24-97 English 106 B4 Arnold “Fiend” In Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” critics argue whether the character of Arnold Friend, clearly the story’s antagonist, represents Satan in the story. Indeed, Arnold Friend is an allegorical devil figure for the main reason that he tempts Connie, the protagonist, into riding off with him in his car. Oates characterizes Arnold Friend at first glance as “a boy with shaggy, black hair, in a convertible jalopy pai
Beginnings of a National Literature
Beginnings of a National Literature
Beginnings of a National Literature The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I woul
Candide-Book Analysis
Candide-Book Analysis
Candide-Book Analysis The novel Candide by Voltaire is a great peice of satire that makes fun of the way people in medievil times thought. The book is about a man, Candide, and his misfortunes. Throughout the book Candide has countless things go wrong in order to show that this is not the best of all possible worlds Voltaire is trying to make a point through the exaggeration of the inhumanities of man in a humorous way. The story begins in a castle in Westphalia. Candide is convinced by Cunego
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg The beloved poet, Carl Sandburg, changed the course of American poetry. He was a poet, novelist, journalist, and songwriter, yet the influence of his works have not always been acknowledged. Carl Sandburg\'s evocations of American urban and rural life, compassion for people, and his love of nature, through his works have made an enormous contribution to the American literary scene. Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878 to illiterate parents of Swedish decent in Galesburg, Illin
Creative Writing: Slavery
Creative Writing: Slavery
Creative Writing: Slavery It was 1865 when slavery ended, but I still look back at those days. I still remember being beaten by my master. There was nothing I could do because I was a slave all my life. Until slavery ended I was not free. All of us slaves were shy. We did not talk to each other. As a matter of fact, we only talked to people we knew. We barley had a chance to talk to others because we were hard at work. Because of the treatment and conditions of life, we were shy. As I said, thes
Comparison Between The Metamorphosis, by Kafka, an
Comparison Between The Metamorphosis, by Kafka, an
Comparison Between The Metamorphosis, by Kafka, and metamorp The painting that I chose to compare to the novel Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, was painted in 1937 by Salvatore Dali. Dali is an established Surrealist painter, who, like Kafka, explored his own psyche and dreams in his work. Dali invented a process, called the paranoiac critical method, which is used in this painting, to assist his creative process. As Dali described it, his aim in painting was to materialize the images of concre
Creative Writing
Creative Writing
Creative Writing I remember back in a church I used to live in this kid named Joseph. The year was, oh, I say 1935-36. He was such a delightful laid back kid when I first met him, He was always by himself playing jumping jacks and other games in which he could play by himself. He did not have to play by himself but he would for some reason always reject our offers that myself and the other kids there made to him. We would ask him if he would want to play tag or hide-and-go-seek but it was as he
Creative Writing Assigment
Creative Writing Assigment
Creative Writing Assigment Psycho? Prologue The door to the motel room slammed shut, shaking the walls. Mother. Mother where are you? God damn it. You get out here right now. I\'ve not finished with you yet mother! Norman screamed. He stormed through the hotel room. Come out come out where ever you are. Norman lifted the cover on the edge of the bed, and ducked down to look under it. Mother, I know you\'re here somewhere. I\'m going to find you! In the bathroom Maude hid, cowering behind a showe
Dark Overtones And Their Contrasts In My Antonia
Dark Overtones And Their Contrasts In My Antonia
Dark Overtones And Their Contrasts In My Antonia Dark Overtones, and Their Contrasts in My Antonia In My Antonia by Willa Cather, there are many dark overtones that pervade the novel. It is through the use of symbolism and contrast these overtones are made real. The prairie is the predominant setting of the novel. It may be shaped, and it conforms to the desires of those working it. The prairies loneliness, shown by the wide open spaces, is a brilliant way of revealing internal conflict by using
Does McMurphy transfer his individualistic spirit
Does McMurphy transfer his individualistic spirit
Does McMurphy transfer his individualistic spirit into that o One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, with its meaningful message of individualism, was an extremely influential novel during the 1960’s. In addition, its author, Ken Kesey, played a significant role in the development of the counterculture of the 60’s; this included all people who did not conform to society’s standards, experimented in drugs, and just lived their lives in an unconventional manner. Ken Kesey had many significant experience
Dyslexia
Dyslexia
Dyslexia Dyslexia For Children Jimmy’s Story: Jimmy was a 10 year old boy who had done well in school through the third grade. Once he got the fourth grade he was having trouble following the readings as fast as the other children could. He was mixing up words and confusing letters. He was very upset so he told his mom and she decided to check out what was happening. She took Jimmy to the doctor and the doctor had Jimmy take some tests and the doctor discovered that Jimmy had dyslexia. This didn
Edgar Allen Poe's Murders In the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allen Poe's Murders In the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allen Poe\'s Murders In the Rue Morgue The Murders in the Rue Morgue In Edgar Allen Poe\'s short story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, a classic detective story is played out in a seedy Paris suburb. The story begins as the narrator meets Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin, a poor but well-read young man. As they become close friends, they live together in seclusion, departing only briefly each evening to take introspective strolls along the dark Paris streets. Soon both the reader and the narr
English is weird but funny - Richard Lederer, amer
English is weird but funny - Richard Lederer, amer
English is weird but funny - Richard Lederer, american writer ENGLISH IS WEIRD - BUT FUNNY Richard Lederer was once asked where he would get all these funny stories he answered: „Ever since I became a writer, I had found that questions the most difficult to answer and had only recently come up with an analogy that I thought would satisfy both my audience and me. Pouncing on the opportunity to unveil my spanking new explanation, I countered with, Where does the spider get its web? The idea, of co
Creative Writing: Hackers Manifesto
Creative Writing: Hackers Manifesto
Creative Writing: Hackers Manifesto Another one got caught today, it\'s all over the papers. Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal, Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering... Damn kids. They\'re all alike. But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950\'s technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him? I am a hacker, enter my world... Mine is a world that begins with school... I\'m
How do I know it is good
How do I know it is good
How do I know it is good When we are trying to evaluate art, how do we know it is good or not? We usually fit our personal feelings to the good or bad decision. If the drawing is in my taste, I say it is good. If it is not my taste, I dislike it and give it a negative comment. Everyone\'s thinking is different. Thus we may receive hundred or thousand different kinds of opinion toward one event or object. It is important for us to know that every opinion is independent and is not absolute. After
How the use of the diary form narrative is benefic
How the use of the diary form narrative is benefic
How the use of the diary form narrative is beneficial to the How the use of the diary form narrative is beneficial to the novel Dracula. Bram Stoker, being the creative and intellectual writer himself, wrote the novel Dracula in the diary form of narrative. This was a good choice of how to write the novel since it was very beneficial to the plot of Dracula. Examples of how the diary form is beneficial to Dracula is seen in his writing and book. One of the greatest benefits of the diary narrative