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Trees of Temptation

The Bible is an influential text that presents in self in a variety of American literature in the form of allusions and motifs. The motif of a tree is important in the Bible, and its significance has found its way … 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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Allusions to Communion in Literature

The scene of Jesus and the apostles sharing their last meal together before Jesus’ crucifixion can be viewed as the men being unified for the last time. Food, meals, and the idea of communion bringing people together are some of … Continue reading

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Allusions to the Crucifixion of Christ in Literature

  The crucifixion of Christ is arguably the most significant as well as the most recognizable scene of the entire Bible. Even those who do not practice Christianity are generally familiar with the story of Jesus of Nazareth being nailed … Continue reading

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The Power of Resurrection

 The theme of resurrection is one of the most prevalent in all of literature because of where it stems from. The motif of resurrection first resided within the Bible.Three days after the death of Jesus, his mother Mary visited his tomb. … Continue reading

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The Catcher in the Rye

Title: The Catcher in the Rye  Author: J.D. Salinger  Time and place written: Late 1940s – early 1950s, New York Characters: Holden Caulfield- The protagonist and narrator of the novel. A sixteen year old boy who has been expelled for … Continue reading

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My Antonia

Title: My Antonia Author: Willa Cather Characters: -Jim Burden: Narrator, A young man interested in the environment and his schooling, becomes friends with Antonia on his trip to Nebraska -Antonia: Moved to Nebraska from Bohemia when she was very young … Continue reading

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Death of a Salesman

Title: Death of a Salesman Author: Arthur Miller Characters: Willy Loman: Traveling salesman slightly senile with old age, often in his own world during the play. Perpetually unhappy, regretful, lost Linda Loman: Willy’s wife, worried about Willy’s wellbeing. Biff Loman: … Continue reading

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Eliminating False Answers

In my opinion, the multiple-choice section on the AP English Exam is probably the hardest part of the test. Not only must you choose the correct answer, you must choose the most correct answer. This in and of itself is … Continue reading

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Abraham’s Sacrifice

The motif of God testing a faithful servant dominates the narrative in Chapter 22, Test of Abraham in Genesis. Moreover, the theme of sacrificing a precious possession, in this case, Abraham’s only son, shows how Abraham’s trust in God will … Continue reading

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