When writing an essay or research paper where does the thesis go?
at the end of your first paragraph and at the beginning of your conclusion paragraph
"The River Merchant's Wife... "
The image of the wife pulling flowers as a child is meant to express
that she is mischievious
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
Prufrock's view of himself
is unable to take risks
When Prufrock says, I am not Hamlet, nor was meant to be;/am an attendant lord..."
He meant that he was not hero, but just a minor character on the stage of his own life
Prufrock's dramatic monologue enables the reader to
following the stream of Prufrock's rambling thoughts
Like all dramatic monologues, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
Is told in the first person
"The Red Wheelbarrow..."
William's poems can be called imagist
because they give imagery primary importance
To describe the images in The Red Wheelbarrow
Williams uses colors and simple language
The images in the great figure primarily appeal to readers' senses of
sight and hearing
The Red Wheelbarrow depicts
a realistic scene
The Speaker in the Red Wheelbarrow emphasizes the importance of
The poem The Great Figure creates an overall impression of
The main images in This is Just to say are ones of
sweetness and cold
This is Just to Say is mainly about
The wonder of everyday things
William Carlos Williams's poems can best be described as
Wartime combat can be so devastating that it changes one completely
is the best theme of Soldier's Home
Krebs can best be described as
a person who has lost his goals and the energy to pursue them
When he returns home
Krebs finds that he must lie to be listened to
In his 1954 Nobel Prize acceptance speech Hemingway expresses both an awareness of great writers who came before him and a need to exceed their accomplishments. In Soldier's home he succeeded by writing one of the
first real descriptions of postwar disillusionment
What traits mark Krebs as an antihero rather than a hero?
He is dissillusioned and has lost a sense of purpose
What is Dexter's motivation for pursuing Judy?
He sees her as a symbol of "the best"
Dexter Green can best be described as
ambitious and full of desires
Judy Jones can be described as
confident and condescending
What happens to Dexter and Judy's engagement?
Judy breaks off the engagement
What is Dexter's eventual attitude toward Judy's flirtations with men?
He does not condemn Judy for her flirtations
At the end of the story, Winter Dreams, tears stream down Dexter's face because
he is mourning the loss of a dream or ideal
"A Rose for Emily "
The emotions a reader might be expected to feel toward Emily include
pity and horror
After her father dies
Emily refuses to acknowledge his death
The strand go gray hair discovered at the end of the story implies
that Emily has lain beside the skeleton
To influence the development of her character
Emily's father drives off suitors and prevents her from marrying
Which of Homer Barron's actions of enraging her be rejecting Emily has the greatest effect
the development of Emily's character
"The Feather Pillow"
At the beginning of The Feather Pillow what give the young bride hot and cold shivers
The doctors are unable to find out
what is wrong with Alicia
In the depths of her illness
Alicia imagines she sees her husband trying to kill her
What causes Alicia's death
a horrible little creature
What does the feather pillow have to do with Alicia's death?
in the feathers lives a parasite that sucks Alicia's blood
One gothic theme that can be found in both The Feather Pillow and A Rose for Emily
is the house with the secret evil
Then her sobs subsided and she stood a long while her face hidden in the hollow of his neck not moving or speaking a word
helps you predict the outcome of this story
"Knowing the Items About the Modern Era of Writing:"
Until the beginning of the twentieth century all the following attitudes were a part of the American Dream
belief in the United States as a new Eden with limitless resources, trust in the ultimate triumph of any self-reliant individual and faith in the country;s progress toward prosperity
In the period after World War I American writers began to
grow cynical about traditional authority and values
The modernist movement challenged American writers to
find new themes, styles and subjects
American modernists created a literature that
reflected a variety of American voices
According to the imagists, what aspect of a poem should carry the meaning and emotions?
"A Worn Path"
On her journey
Phoneix comes upon a hunter and his dog
Throughout her journey
Phoenix is determined to keep going
The main theme of a Worn Path can be be expressed
as strong devotion helps people continue on a difficult journey
One theme of this story can best be compared to a particular archetype of the journey
which might be characterized as a long trail with obstacles and challanges
"The Jilting of Granny Weatherall"
Granny Weatherall's life can best be described
as long years of hard work on a homestead
Granny Weatherall's attitude can best be described
as resolute and determined
The story is told from the point of view
of Ellen Weatherall
Katherine Anne Porter uses the stream-of-consciousness technique to allow the reader to
get inside Granny's head
Porter's use of stream of consciousness allows the reader to
contrast Granny Weatherall's thoughts and reality
A passage in the story that could only be part to the stream of consciousness is
So my dear Lord, this is my death and I wasn't even thinking about it
The narrator fails to learn the whole story of Ethan Frome from the people in Starkfield because
It is too painful to remember
The main reason that Ethan decides to let Mattie go is that Mattie
keeps Ethan from caring for the farm and mill
Harmon Gow calls Ethan one of the Smart Ones because Ethan
seeks larger meanings under the surface of things
Ethan decised that he cannot run off with Mattie after all because
he can't afford it
Ethan spends a period of his life in almost total silence because
his mother is too sickly to speak
Symbolic meanings may be seen in
the pickle dish and the missing "L" of Ethan's farmhouse
Mrs. Hale's comment, "You've had an awful mean time Ethan Frome."
helps Ethan to make peace with Zeena
Ethan defies Zeena when he
spends the night in his study
Ethan asked Zeena to Marry him principally because he
Can't face being left alone on the farm
Ethan leads a sad life because that comes to an unhappy end largely due to
When Ethan tells Mattie to "Come Along" he
is showing his jealousy of Dennis Eady
Mattie does not realize the Ethan loves her because
he is married
Ethan feels it is necessary to lie to Zeena about
collecting money from Mr. Hale
Allusions to death and dying occur throughout the novel because
winter is lifeless
What Ethan likes best about his evening with Mattie is
pretending to be married to her
Ethan suspects that Zeena went to Bettsbridge
as part of a scheme to get rid of Mattie, to prove to him that she was very sick and to lay a trap for Mattie and him
Seeing Ruth and Ned kissing under the spruces
makes Ethan envious of their happiness
Ethan realizes that he will never leave Starkfield after