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Robert Frost and Importance of Nature

Robert Frost’s Wikipedia page mostly focuses on biographical information about events in his life. While this information is very important because of how it contributes to his works, the page fails to include much about the themes of his poetry … Continue reading

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The Quest: It’s More Than Just a Trip

The Foster motif that “Every Trip is a Quest (except when it’s not)” has been the most prominent throughout all of the eras of American literature. These quests all contribute to the plot by adding more dimensions to the story … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Number Three

The number three is extremely prevalent in the story of Jesus’ Crucifixion. It is a crucial motif that ultimately creates the basis for the entire New Testament. It is also mentioned many times throughout the course of the story. For … Continue reading

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Peace Like a River: A Story of Family, Faith, and Adventure

Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River is the story of a tight-knit family on a journey to find the eldest brother, Davy, an escaped convict, before the government does. Davy murders two intruders in their home in an act of … Continue reading

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Hartford Witch Trials: The Beginning of an Era of Hysteria

The Salem Witch Trials which primarily took place during 1692-1693 are a very well known time in colonial America. However, most people are not aware of the hysteria that consumed society in Hartford, Connecticut in 1662, 30 years prior to … Continue reading

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