Author Archives: mshlafstein

Effects of WWII in Wallace Steven’s Poetry

While not actually fighting in World War II, 60-year-old Wallace Stevens was able to convey the emotions of the civilians in the United States and other countries. Stevens’ poems about the war show the paranoia and universal feeling of pain … Continue reading

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The Shepherd’s Story

Any momentous story is best passed on by someone who witnessed the events. In the “Nativity Story,” the shepherds, after following the angels’ words, are present during the birth of Christ. After seeing Jesus, the shepherds, “Spread the word concerning … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy- Harvest Season

In both The Age of Innocence and The Scarlet Letter the fall season plays an important role in the development of the story. Foster describes fall as the season of harvest where a character reaps what he or she sown … Continue reading

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