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Langston Hughes

Despite the common knowledge that Langston Hughes was an African American poet who wrote about the American Dream, many people do not know background of his life. His mother and father separated after he was born, which caused his mother … Continue reading

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Serpents in The Bible and Other Literature

As demonstrated in the Bible, many allusions to serpents throughout all types of literature are directly related to the devil and to sin. While Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, Eve was deceived by a serpent and … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy- Symbolism

In chapter 12 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas Foster observes that symbols are placed very commonly throughout works of literature, but the tricky part is deciding how to interpret them. In both The Scarlet Letter and … Continue reading

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