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Hester Prynne, Huck Finn, Moses the Shepard, and Punishing Sin

With all of the biblical allusions present in literature, Moses and the Ten Commandments can be difficult to spot in a piece of writing. But, with sufficient knowledge of the story, and the stories before and after Exodus 20 can … Continue reading

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The Elixir of Life: Biblical Allusions to Water in American Literature

            American literature is rich with biblical illusions and Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” is no exception. A significant element in both “John the Baptist” and “The Awakening” is water, which represents rebirth and cleansing through baptism. The act of immersing … Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between a Semicolon and a Comma?

This is a great scene from the movie, Wit. Though the scene stands on its own and inspires a re-reading of Donne’s Death Be Not Proud, Holy Sonnet X, you can learn more about the rest of the movie here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit_(film) Before … Continue reading

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“Tricky Tactics”

First of all, the most important tactic is to keep practicing writing short, 40 minute essays throughout the school year. Consistency in practicing writing 40 minute essays is the key to success since the AP english exam is not something … Continue reading

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