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Maya Angelou is a “Phenomenal Woman”

Maya Angelou is an icon of strong femininity. In her poem “Phenomenal Woman”, she sends out a message to all female readers that beauty is what you define it. She is not the conventional definition of beauty, yet she holds … Continue reading

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The Prophet of The Scarlett Letter

Biblical motifs often reoccur throughout timeless American Literature. The motif I have been assigned to is the prophet: a figure who foretells elements of the future, and is summarily rejected by society out of fear and naivety. This speaks very … Continue reading

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Rising From the Ashes, Then to the Ashes Again

Ellen Hopkins again writes with her unusual style of poetry, as she does with her other novels, in Burned. This is the first novel in the Burned duology. However, the first stretch of the story fails to reach me in … Continue reading

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Twain vs. Homer

I chose the painting Snap the Whip by Winslow Homer to compare to Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The tone of the painting is openly light, with boys playing in the fields while their family watches from afar. The colors … Continue reading

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