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Realism and Racism through Diction

In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain uses a regional diction to construct race in a controversial look at the South. All of the characters in the book have distinctive ways of speaking, but there are exaggerated differences between the prescribed … Continue reading

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The Herring Net and The Scarlet Letter

Winslow Homer painted this painting, The Herring Net, in 1890. It depicts two fishermen fighting to catch their fish and stay afloat during a storm. The mood in this painting is hopeful and determined in spite of chaos and hardship. … Continue reading

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