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The Change in Tone in the Poetry of Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds is known for her scandalous subject matter and fearless writing style. In a majority of her poems she writes about feelings of love, pain, grief, and self discovery as they pertain to her relationships with her parents and … Continue reading

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Allusions to Communion in Literature

The scene of Jesus and the apostles sharing their last meal together before Jesus’ crucifixion can be viewed as the men being unified for the last time. Food, meals, and the idea of communion bringing people together are some of … Continue reading

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The Lovely Bones book review

Alice Shebol’s The Lovely Bones tells the story of a young girl, Susie Salmon, who has recently died. She is looking down on what was once her life, grieving her own death and the loss of her family and friends … Continue reading

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  The painting “A storm in the mountains” by Albert Bierdstadt relates to the opening scene of The Scarlett Letter because they both use the rhetorical device of juxtaposition to bring attention to light among darkness. The Scarlett Letter opens … Continue reading

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