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Irony in the Cask of Amontillado

Irony in the Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allan Poe used irony efficiently in his short story “Irony in the Cask of Amontillado “. He used verbal irony to show a contrast between what is said and what is actually meant. He also uses situational irony which is when things turn out to be contrary or […]

Pages: 1 Words: 382 Topics: Dramatic, Short Story

The Deadly Irony of “The Chaser”

The Deadly Irony of “The Chaser” John Collier’s “The Chaser” creates a sense of irony, that when discovered by readers, sends a chill to the spine. This short story compares and contrasts beautiful and energetic youth, versus the almost evil and scary old age. Collier places the tale between two individuals: Alan Austen and an […]

Pages: 2 Words: 504 Topics: Irony, Short Story
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Fiesta 1980 Summary

Before Junot Diaz received acclaim for “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” he was better known in fiction circles for his short stories about immigrants and the American dream. In “Fiesta, 1980,” Diaz writes about the struggles of an immigrant family as they wake up from a nightmare in Santo Domingo only to find […]

Pages: 2 Words: 572 Topics: Short Story

Poe’s Story “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Short Stories + Terror = Poe American Romanticism brought a new era to America and American literature. Within literature of the Romanticism era came the development of the gothic novel. Edger Allen Poe is one of the well-known gothic authors which arose from this era. Throughout Poe’s career he wrote many short stories following one […]

Pages: 2 Words: 673 Topics: American Literature, Fiction, Romanticism, Short Story, The Fall of The House of Usher

Essay on Black Dog by Penelope Lively

Essay on Black Dog By Penelope Lively Brenda Case is a mid-age housewife with personal problems. The English modern short story “Black Dog”, written by Penelope Lively, portrays Mrs. Case as being a frustrated woman with a peculiar manner, besides this she has difficulties to adapt within the society’s norms. This is probably because Brenda […]

Pages: 2 Words: 709 Topics: Character, Emotions, Meaning Of Life, Short Story

Raymond Carver’s what we Talk about when we Talk about Love

Love is undoubtedly one of the most frequently explored subjects in the literary world. Whether the focus is a confession of love, criticism of love, tale of love, or simply a tale about what love is, such literary pieces force readers to question the true meaning and value of love. Raymond Carver accomplishes this in […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1343 Topics: Love, Relationship, Short Story

“Perfect Sunday” by Jose Ayala and “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver

The Second Joyful Mystery Ding-dong. As I lazily got up to answer the door of the short stories in my hand, I was surprised to see a blind man, named Robert and a long lost grandson, named Jorge. Perfect Sunday by Jose Ayala and Cathedral by Raymond Carver both revolves around the host-visitor dynamic. Raymond […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1038 Topics: Belief, Character, Short Story, Spirituality, Tradition

Nathianel Hawthorne Stereotype ‘the Angel of the House’

Nathianel Hawthorne Nathianel Hawthorne was an American writer of novels and short stories who lived between 1804 and 1864 (Hawthorne 2). Most of his writing was centered on New England featuring majorly on moral metaphors with an anti-puritan inspiration. His works were fictions with more emphasis on dark romantic (Boonyaprasop 15). In his writings, he […]

Pages: 10 Words: 3074 Topics: Adam And Eve, American Literature, Novel, Short Story, Stereotypes

“The Lottery Ticket” by Anton Chekhov

“The Lottery Ticket” is a classic short story written by Antony Chekhov. He is a good storyteller who has managed to use some literary elements in this story. Chekhov’s “the lottery ticket” is a story about a man and his wife who thought they had won a lottery. The stories walk the reader through a […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1181 Topics: Fiction, Narration, Short Story

A Short Story

Once upon a time there a lived a barbarian king who loved his daughter so much that he did not want her to date, anyone. Whenever he finds any man near her daughter, he would execute them. He was a deranged man who had no empathy for anything or anyone. He triumphed in blood since […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1471 Topics: King, Love, Short Story
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