Creative Writing

Black Boy and Their Eyes Were Watching God I. Abstract This paper examines the drastic differences in literary themes and styles of Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston, two African--American writers from the early 1900\'s. The portrayals of African-American women by each author are contrasted based on specific examples from their two most prominent novels, Native Son by Wright, and Their Eves Were Watching God by Hurston. With the intent to explain this divergence, the autobiographies of both
Charles Dickens3 Charles John Huffam Dickens is the greatest English writer that ever lived. He was one of the most popular writers in the history of literature. Surely no English author is so well known and so widely read, translated and remembered as Charles Dickens. He fame is well deserved. From the pen of this great author came such characters as Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, Mr. Pickwick, and Little Nett. Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth an
Childhoods End One could never believe that such a piece as Arthur C. Clarke\'s "Childhood\'s End," was written nearly 50 years ago. The story itself was far ahead of its time and will probably remain so forever. There are some who dislike or would rather not read science-fiction because of its highly idealistic writing and plot outlines. This novel is the greatest I\'ve read of science-fiction as of yet. Taking consideration into the fact that I am a novice science-fiction reader, one could di
Chris Van Allsburg Chris Van Allsburg Chris Van Allsburg has been named one of the most intriguing authors and illustrators of children’s books. He has a unique style that captivates children and adults alike. Often, a person’s background and experiences influence their work. Imagination has many roots into the childhood of an individual. Chris Van Allsburg grew up in a quiet suburban setting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During the 1950’s, when he was a child, the town was a place that seemed lik
Dante Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages was born in Florence, Italy on June 5, 1265. He was born to a middle-class Florentine family. At an early age he began to write poetry and became fascinated with lyrics. During his adolescence, Dante fell in love with a beautiful girl named Beatrice Portinari. He saw her only twice but she provided much inspiration for his literary masterpieces. Her death at a young age left him grief-stricken. His first book, La Vita Nuova, wa
dr seuss Dr. Seuss I took an unconventional approach in the topic I chose for my reading assignment  whereas most groups selected single novels, my partner and I opted to read a collection of short stories by none other than the notorious Dr. Seuss. Were I writing this essay on a normal book, I would be able to pose a question about the book itself and answer it in an ordinary sort of way. However, given the subject matter I have chosen, an essay on an individual book, though possible, would
Edgar Allan Poe "The boundaries which divide Life and Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends, and where the other begins?" Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial (Bartlett, 642). To venture into the world of Edgar Allan Poe is to embark on a journey to a land filled with perversities of the mind, soul, and body. The joyless existence carved out by his writings is one of lost love, mental anguish, and the premature withering of his subjects. Poe wrote in a style that ch
Edgar Allan Poe "The boundaries which divide Life and Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends, and where the other begins?" Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial (Bartlett, 642). To venture into the world of Edgar Allan Poe is to embark on a journey to a land filled with perversities of the mind, soul, and body. The joyless existence carved out by his writings is one of lost love, mental anguish, and the premature withering of his subjects. Poe wrote in a style that ch
Edgar Allan Poe "The boundaries which divide Life and Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends, and where the other begins?" Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial (Bartlett, 642). To venture into the world of Edgar Allan Poe is to embark on a journey to a land filled with perversities of the mind, soul, and body. The joyless existence carved out by his writings is one of lost love, mental anguish, and the premature withering of his subjects. Poe wrote in a style that ch
Emerson Melville and Whitman The way I view the world has been greatly affected by my reading this semester. Thought I had read Emerson and Melville before, I never before was able to sound the depths of their work and fully appreciate it. This semester was my first real exposure to Whitman, as well. The best analogy for my new outlook is an image of the universe as a yin-yang; it is a complete, unbroken whole within which two polar opposites are constantly in conflict. But more significantly I
Emily Dickindons Works There is a life in Emily Dickinsons poems, readers have found. Although one may not completely understand her as a legend, a writer, or as a part of literature books, she is considered one of Americas greatest poets. While unknown answers may not be revealed about her, secrets may not be told, nor any new discoveries made, evidence from books and articles showing Emily Dickinsons experiences and hardships exists. Critic Paul J. Ferlazzo describes her writings: Many st
Epic Characteristics of Miltons Masterwork Paradise Lost pic Characteristics of Milton\'s Masterwork Paradise Lost is one of the finest examples of the epic tradition in all of literature. In composing this extraordinary work, John Milton was, for the most part, following in the manner of epic poets of past centuries: Barbara Lewalski notes that Paradise Lost is an "epic whose closest structural affinities are to Virgil\'s Aeneid . . . "; she continues, however, to state that we now recognize a
F SCOTT FITZGERALD F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald is in many ways one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century. In his first novel, This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald epitomized the mindset of an era with the statement that his generation had, grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, and all faiths in man shaken&(Fitzgerald 307). Aside from being a major literary voice of the twenties and thirties, Fitzgerald was also among The Lost Generations harshe
F SCOTT FITZGERALD F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald is in many ways one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century. In his first novel, This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald epitomized the mindset of an era with the statement that his generation had, grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, and all faiths in man shaken&(Fitzgerald 307). Aside from being a major literary voice of the twenties and thirties, Fitzgerald was also among The Lost Generations harshe
flannery oconnor2 Essay Categories Art And Music Biographies Creative Writing Film Geography History Literature Miscellaneous Poetry Politics Religion Science Technology Social Issues Home The Artificial Nigger: Truths Behind Racism Essay written by Anonymous In O\'Connor\'s "The Artificial Nigger" the essences of prejudice and degradation are captured to a great extent. Reality shows us with needless consistency people in a need to feel better about themselves only achieve it by being better t
Franklin vs Emerson Franklin vs. Emerson Ben Franklin\'s philosophies centered mostly on Enlightenment ideas. He believed in the value of individual freedom and that we should not be governed by a monarchy. Franklin also found that trust in method was the best thing, because that is the method with which he went through so that he would become a better writer. He had an eagerness to expand his knowledge in a quest to learn more. More weight was placed on the discovery of truth through the obser
Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant is acknowledged through the world as one of the masters of the short story; Guy de Maupassant was also the author of a collection of poetry, a volume of plays, three travel journals, six novels, and many chronicles. He produced some three hundred short stories in the single decade from 1880 to 1890; a period during which he produced most of his other works. Five of his six novels were published during the second half of the decade. His shor
Hemingway1 By Bell Tony [1] Postmodernist discourses are often exclusionary even when, having been accused of lacking concrete relevance, they call attention to and appropriate the experience of "difference" and "otherness" in order to provide themselves with oppositional political meaning, legitimacy, and immediacy. Very few African-American intellectuals have talked or written about postmodernism. Recently at a dinner party, I talked about trying to grapple with the significance of postmodern
Hemingway1 By Bell Tony [1] Postmodernist discourses are often exclusionary even when, having been accused of lacking concrete relevance, they call attention to and appropriate the experience of "difference" and "otherness" in order to provide themselves with oppositional political meaning, legitimacy, and immediacy. Very few African-American intellectuals have talked or written about postmodernism. Recently at a dinner party, I talked about trying to grapple with the significance of postmodern
Hemmingway Influences Hemmingways Literary Influences As one of Americas greatest writers, Ernest Hemmingway recounted his personal life experiences to create his novels. Hemmingway lead an interesting life, filled with romance, travel, and adventure. It was this lifestyle that provided him with much of the material that he used to write his greatest novels. Writing was more of a story telling exercise for Hemmingway, because he had firsthand experience at most of what he wrote about. Hemming
House on Mango Street Chapter 1-The House on Mango Street "The way she said it made me feel like nothing." It is hard for me to understand that some people have to live in poverty, and small run down houses without running water and such. When I read this quote I could just imagine a little girl sitting up looking at the nun in her tattered clothes and saying..yes this is where I live. I can just imagine her feeling like she is nothing compared to others. Chapter 2-Hairs "But my mothers hair, m
How Charles Dickens8217 Life Influenced Oliver Twist How Charles Dickens Life Influenced Oliver Twist The range of his creative activity is, in the first place, limited to the world of his youth (Cecil 169). This quote explains many people. What has previously happened to a person has a tremendous impact on them. It can affect their decisions, emotions, and life. The life of a person can sometimes be seen quite easily through what they do. Artists often reveal what their life has been like t
Hurston walker marshall women writing other women Alice Walker, through her essay "In Search of Our Mothers\' Gardens", and Paule Marshall, in "Poets In The Kitchen", both write about the African-American women of the past and how these women have had an impact on their writing. Walker and Marshall write about an identity they have found with these women because of their exposure to the African culture. These women were searching for independence and freedom. Walker expresses independence as fo
hurstonwalkermarshall women writing other women Alice Walker, through her essay "In Search of Our Mothers\' Gardens", and Paule Marshall, in "Poets In The Kitchen", both write about the African-American women of the past and how these women have had an impact on their writing. Walker and Marshall write about an identity they have found with these women because of their exposure to the African culture. These women were searching for independence and freedom. Walker expresses independence as foun
Influences of Viriginia Woolf One of the greatest female authors of all time, Virginia Woolf, produced a body of writing respected worldwide. Driven by uncontrollable circumstances and internal conflict, her life was cut short by suicide. Her role in feminism, along with the personal relationships in her life, influenced her literary works. Virginia\'s relationships throughout her life contributed, not only to her literature, but the quality of her life as well. Perhaps the greatest influence i
Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad: An Innovator in British Literature Joseph Conrads innovative literature is influenced by his experiences in traveling to foreign countries around the world. Conrads literature consists of the various styles of techniques he uses to display his well-recognized work as British literature. His prose style, varying from eloquently sensuous to bare and astringent, keeps the reader in constant touch with a mature, truth-seeking, creative mind (Hutchinson 1). Conrads
Journey to the Harlem Reanaissance Sainte 1 Dominick Sainte Dr. Fisher/ Mrs. West Eng. 3 Hon Per. 1 4 March 2002 Journey to the Harlem Renaissance As America moves into a more cultural and diversified era, more people are taking the time to learn about the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was the foremost form of freedom for African Americans. It showed blacks that they were becoming equals in American society. The talents of African Americans soared in art, music, literature and espe
Kafka The Reality of Change The Reality of Change What is reality? Every person has his or her own “reality” or truth of their existence. For some it may be a dead-end job due to their lack of education while to others it may be the carefree life of a successful person. The true reality of any situation is that whatever direction is chosen in life a person brings the same inner self, motivational levels and attitudes. Unless they are willing to change the way they perceive and react to a situat
Langston hughes a review What was the dream that brought our ancestors to America? It was rebirth, the craving for men to be born again, the yearning for a second chance. With all of these ideas comes the true American dreamFreedom. This is the condition in which a man feels like a human being. It is the purpose and consequence of rebirth. Throughout the life of Langston Hughes he presented ideas in his writings that help to define his perception of the American dream.In beginning, Langston Hu
Literary Utopian Societies “The vision of one century is often the reality of the next…” (Nelson 108). Throughout time, great minds have constructed their own visions of utopia. Through the study of utopias, one finds that these “perfect” societies have many flaws. For example, most utopias tend to have an authoritarian nature (Manuel 3). Another obvious imperfection found in the majority of utopias is that of a faulty social class system (Thomas 94). However, one must realize that the flaws fo
love and sex in the color purple Love and Sex in The Color Purple In the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker, the ignorance, the disregard of, and the necessity of love are all introduced as the main character Celie tells her life story and memories. "Love" is a word, a signifier, tied to many meanings, all different in context, cultures, and ideologies. Loving yourself involves the physical, mental and emotional aspects of an individual. Celies wounds center around sex and her sexuality,
Marijana Marijuana Throughout history marijuana has been used to serve various purposes in many different cultures. The purposes have changed over time to fit in with the current lifestyles. This pattern is also true in American history. The use of marijuana has adapted to the social climate of the time. Marijuana, whose scientific name is cannibis sativa, was mentioned in historical manuscripts as early as 2700 B. C. in China. (Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia, 1995). The cultivation of the mar
Michael Douglass Outline of My Lover Outline of My Lover What Douglas Martin had to say when he came to our class is probably the most valuable advice Ive heard so far this semester. Martins reasoning is right in tune with my own thinking about writing, and probably why Im a Creative Writing major versus an English or Lit. major. I was most impressed with the creative freedom Martin displays in his novel. He spoke a lot about fighting with his editor and the problems a writer can have to fac
Noah Webster Defined NOAH WEBSTER DEFINED Noah Webster—an 18th century American patriot, copyright pioneer and author of a dictionary that sustains his name centuries later. Born in West Hartford, Connecticut in 1758, Webster is known both for fighting in the American Revolution and for his position as being a strong advocate for the Constitutional Convention. His admiration of valiant creative people and their regard for the preservation of their civil ideals was surpassed by the feeling of la
None Provided13 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: HOW TO GET A COMPUTER TO WRITE A TERM PAPER WITHOUT DOING ANY WORK ALEX ZIMMERMAN, OSHKOSH NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Can computers think? What is thinking, exactly, and how does one recognize it? What is the correlation, if any, between thinking and consciousness? Could a computer be conscious? For years, science fiction writers have used these questions as material for their stories, from domestic robots who do all the housework to automated spaceships colonizi
None Provided51 Max Perkins: Editor of Genius Max Perkins once wrote to Thomas Wolfe that "[t]here could be nothing so important as a book can be." Perkins lived and died believing this, as A. Scott Berg attests with his book, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius. Berg\'s book begins by describing a rainy evening in mid-Manhattan where a class of budding editors and publishers awaits the infamous Maxwell Perkins for a discussion on editing. Here Berg reveals Perkins as "unlikely for his profession: he
Peculiarities and Gender Differences in Language Usage in Informal Email Messages TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 3 2. DESCRIPTION OF PECULIARITIES IN LANGUAGE USAGE IN INFORMAL E-MAIL MESSAGES 5 2.1. SENTENCE STRUCTURE 6 2.1.1. Statements 6 2.1.2. Questions 8 2.2. VOCABULARY 9 2.2.1. Symbols 9 2.2.2. Abbreviations and Acronyms 10 2.2.3. Emotes 12 2.2.4. Spoken Inarticulations 12 2.2.5. Word Formation 13 2.3. SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION 13 2.3.1. Spelling 13 2.3.2. Punctuation 15 3. GENDER DIFFE
Peter Brook and the Film Production of MaratSade Peter Brook and the Film Production of Marat/Sade It is noted within Margaret Croydens book, Lunatics, Lovers, and Poets, in the extremely interesting and informative tenth chapter, entitled The Achievement of Peter Brook: From Commercialism to the Avant-Garde, that near the start of his career, Brook was attracted to both plays and techniques that expressed human contradiction. He often wondered, though, whether there were any modern playwrig
poe writings style Poes Writing Styles The short story writer, which I have chosen to write about, 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. " For me, this is
Ray Bradbury Author of Science Fiction and Fantasy Ray Douglas Bradbury became interested in books and writing at the age of seven and aware of the "fabulous world of future and the world of fantasy," through the arrival of Buck Rogers in comic strips and the magazine Amazing Stories. Thus begun his journey into a life of fantastic and futuristic types of literature that would be synonymous with his name (Kunitz, 1955, p. 111). Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. His par
Reflection on Rime of the Ancient Mariner Reflection On Rime of the Ancient Mariner Samuel Coleridge\'s poem entitled "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is written as a ballad, in the general form of the traditional ballad of medieval or early Elizabethan times. Coleridge uses the ballad stanza, a four-line stanza. He is able to achieve a richer, more sweeping sense of the supernatural through these expansions; he is able to move beyond the more domesticated kind of supernaturalism of the four-line
sense and sensebility Having a strong heart like Elinor and a latent sense similar to Marianne, Jane Austen displayed her characteristics through her characters. Elinor and Marianne were two main characters that Jane Austen used to display her true character. Elinor is very devoted to her family and tries to do everything she can to support them. Every now and then, when the family is in need of advice, they would all look to Elinor. Marianne was the younger daughter in the family of three sist
snese and sensibility Having a strong heart like Elinor and a latent sense similar to Marianne, Jane Austen displayed her characteristics through her characters. Elinor and Marianne were two main characters that Jane Austen used to display her true character. Elinor is very devoted to her family and tries to do everything she can to support them. Every now and then, when the family is in need of advice, they would all look to Elinor. Marianne was the younger daughter in the family of three sist
Tennessee Williams Depiction of Society Women Tennessee Williams shatters society’s facade of women in his plays, “A Streetcar Named Desire”and “Sweet Birds of Youth”. In both plays, Williams develops his characters to show the reader that women are not always able to live up to the stereotypes and standards that society creates. He presents women, like Blanche DuBois and the Princess Kosmonopolis, and shows that they are no longer capable of being the women society wants them to be. They are i
Tennessee Williamss Life Story Tennessee Williams\'s Life Story Tennessee Williams\' play, The Glass Menagerie, originated in the memory of Williams. Williams\' family embodied his father, Cornelius Williams, his mother, Edwina Dakin Williams, his sister, Rose Williams, and his younger brother, Dakin Williams. Cornelius was an alcoholic, always away from home; Tennessee and Cornelius did not have a strong relationship, "By the late 1920s, mother and father were in open warfare, and both were go
Terwilliger Bunts One In reading Terwilliger Bunts One, I got the impression Annie Dillards mom would be successful in English 101 because she questions word usage, forcing people to think about what they say, to insure their thoughts are interpreted properly. No wonder you listen to baseball. Terwilliger bunts one. This quote illustrates Dillards moms sarcastic tone towards her husbands wording. Although she continued to use this expression throughout various life experiences, it was me
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. Eve
The Duke and His Last Duchess Short Story Perversity Edgar Allan Poe is perhaps the best-known American Romantic who worked in the Gothic mode. His stories explore the darker side of the Romantic imagination, dealing with the grotesque, the supernatural, and the horrifying. He defined the form of the American short story. As one might expect, Poe himself eschewed conventional morality, which he believed stems from man\'s attempts to dictate the purposes of God. Poe saw God more as process than
the fall of usher "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe The mind is a complicated thing. Not many stories are able to portray this in such an interesting manner as in Edgar Allan Poe\'s "The Fall of the House of Usher". The haunting story of a man and his sister, living in the old family mansion. But as all should know, much symbolism can be found in most of Poe\'s works. "The Fall of the House of Usher" is no exception. First of all, we have the symbolisme of Roderick Ushers mind
The harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance Until the first part of the Twentieth Century, Caucasian artists dominated the world of poetry. White poetry written about the experiences of white people was the only kind of verse most people had ever heard. With the arrival of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, this relatively cultured world of American poetry was shaken to its foundations. The term Harlem Renaissance refers to an artistic, cultural, and social burgeoning of writings about rac