A Story Essays

General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level .c rs om 1123/11 ENGLISH LANGUAGE Paper 1 Writing Additional Materials: * 4 0 7 9 5 7 8 4 2 9 * October/November 2011 1 hour 30 minutes Answer Booklet/Paper READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST If you have been given an Answer Booklet, follow the instructions on the front cover of the Booklet. Write your Centre number, candidate number and name on all the work you hand in. Write…

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The Five Elements of a Short Story

Elements are the structures that build a strong story. The five elements of a story are character, figure of speech, form, theme, and symbolism. Insight is ability to see clearly or intuitively in the elements of a story and the story itself. Both “The Tiger,” by Erick Gentry, and “A Lesson in Discipline,” by Teresa Foley, are short stories which contain these elements which each influence the insight that the reader develops. The insights I have gained insights I have…

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symbolism in English Literature–_gravity_

Symbolism is a good tool to use when we come across difficult abstract concepts such as life and death.For example, in her article entitled “Gravity”, David Leavitt tells us a story about how a mom named Sylvia encourages her HIV infected son Theo to live longer. When Theo started to have bad eye sight in his childhood Sylvia just let him wear her flamboyant glasses despite that people around them all think that Theo looks strange. After Theo grew up,…

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Tc Boyle’s Style

Style is a huge part of why authors sell their work. Their way of writing, the tone they set, and the mood create helps define their style. TC Boyle has a very unique style that draws readers in and places them into his world. Although dark, creepy and slightly morbid is his style, he has a huge fan-base. In an interview he stated that “It’s my universe, and by god they will suffer” (Grant A life in writing: TC Boyle)….

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Once More to the Lake

1. In the opening paragraphs, White’s attitude was of reminasance and awe. The nostalgia of his memory shared with us not once but twice. His urge to revisit the lake was strengthened with the readers urge to read just a bit more detail. White claws us into the memory with him, like we were there as a story teller, telling ourselves about what was happening, what it smelled and felt like. His attitude was of a warm “jollity” that invited…

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The Rattler

The author?? s techniques in Rattler convey not only a feeling of sadness and remorse but also a sense of the man?? s acceptance of the snake?? s impending death. The reader can sense the purpose of the author?? s effective message through the usage of diction, imagery, and organization. The author uses diction in the passages to signify the effect of the author?? s meaning in story and often sway readers to interpret ideas in one way or another….

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Literature Terms

What does the term literature mean to you? Literature means to me is an escape from the troubles of the day. It also keeps me informed about events that may indirectly affect me in my everyday life. What makes something literary in your own mind? It has to be informative and relevant to the matter being described in a story or news article. As far as a book it needs to hold my interest and be able to make me…

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Internal and External Conflicts

Materials • Copies of the attached Interior or Exterior Conflicts worksheet • Sticky notes • Short story Lesson 1. 2. Brainstorm with students the types of conflicts or problems they face on a daily basis, and write their responses on the board. Explain to students that there are two types of conflicts that people face every day: • Internal conflict, which takes place in a person’s mind—for example, a struggle to make a decision or overcome a feeling. Internal conflicts…

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Daniel Suelo the Archetypal Hero

The book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell proposes that all myths are essentially hero-quest stories, each of which rings a unique change on a universal pattern; a pattern he calls the “monomyth.” According to Campbell, the hero’s journey consists of three main moves: departure, initiation, and return. Within each of these categories is a number of stages common to the plots of all hero-quest stories, and can be compared to Daniel Suelo’s adventure throughout his life….

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The La Sylphide’s Story

The ballet performed today and the ballet performed before are actually two different performances. The word or term ballet was originally used to refer to the dances performed by men, in the Italian court during the Renaissance period because it was thought to be disgraceful to women. The part of the ballet dance that should be performed by women is played by men instead while wearing women’s clothes. In addition to this, the earliest definition of ballet states that it…

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Kate Winslet

These past few years of highschool have had its ups and downs, but overall it’s been amazing. I’d like to thank my friends and family for always believing in me. Congratulations to the grads of 2013, see you all in 10 years! A discriminating reader may take pleasure in reading “The Destructors”, over an immature reader. A discriminating reader is a reader that takes deep pleasure in fiction that deals with life significantly, expects characters, plot and themes that are…

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Sweeney’s Story

The plot of the movie focuses solely around Sweeney Todd’s story. The musical version also contains tangent plots that touch on Sweeney’s story. These periphery plots round out the story and demonstrate how the characters lives unfold right into Sweeney’s hands. It is unknown whether the reduction in character development and plot is due to keeping the movie to a specific length, if it is due to the actors lack of singing skills or for some other unknown reason. There…

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Quest Motif in John Cheever’s Short Story ‘the Swimmer’

The destination of any journey is a profound realization of some kind – literally, the realization of one’s goal, metaphorically often a consciousness of one’s reality. For an individual on a mission, a quest – the arrival at the truth is the final destination. The motif of quest has been used diversely in literature from the search for the Holy Grail to the legend of the Golden Fleece. John Cheever uses the quest motif in his short story ‘The Swimmer’…

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Character and Conflict in _the Most Dangerous Game_

Conflict and Character in “The Most Dangerous Game” There’s a popular worship song called “Love Knows No End” by Hillsong. Although it may be simply sung at church, I find it relative to General Zaroff, a hunting fanatic in “The Most Dangerous Game”. His ardent passion for the thrill of hunting led him to seek a greater challenge. Since he had already perfected the art of killing all of his quarry without exception, he decided to pursue a new creature;…

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Compare Reunion Two Kinds

It often surprises me how different individuals from different cultures and backgrounds all come together in one country and share many experiences. Individuals like Amy Tan who was born among Chinese immigrants, John Cheever from Massachusetts and Louise Erdrich who comes from a Chippewa Indian and German background and was born in Minnesota. A vast variety of origins and they all come to have several good or bad things in common in their work. Hardships of immigration is stated or…

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