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Writing A Rhetorical Analysis On Grammar Strategy: Repetition

by Andrew Klebahn Knowing how to approach a Rhetorical Analysis essay begins with understanding what it is.  In a rhetorical analysis essay, we seek meaning and comprehension in a nonfiction passage by directing our focus on the author’s rhetorical choices in grammar strategies, patterns of speech, and in juxtaposition to other writings. Here, we areContinue reading “Writing A Rhetorical Analysis On Grammar Strategy: Repetition”

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The Importance of Wearing a Mask During a Pandemic: There are Benefits!  

by Richard Ramirez We must remember the benefits of masking as a win/win because we are able to protect ourselves and we can protect each other. We get an opportunity to be heroes to one another. COVID-19 does not discriminate against anyone. An article by Katarina Buchkovska says, the virus does not discriminate and canContinue reading “The Importance of Wearing a Mask During a Pandemic: There are Benefits!  “

Hi(atus)

Since we’ve been on our hiatus, I’ve been working towards my Ph.D. in Literature at Oklahoma State University. I’ll admit going into the program I had no expectations, and I honestly had no clue what was in store for me. I was in a new state, I had no friends, no family, and even worseContinue reading “Hi(atus)”

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The Socialist Hero: The Chronotope of E.L. Voynich’s ‘The Gadfly’

by Ryan Cooper The Gadfly, a novel by Ethel Lilian Voynich published in 1897 marked the birth of the  paramount socialist hero for the coming century. Not only would the novel go on to be one of the  most popular novels in the Soviet Union, selling over two and a half million copies; it wouldContinue reading “The Socialist Hero: The Chronotope of E.L. Voynich’s ‘The Gadfly’”

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Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 6

Welcome back to Hypocritisms, the series in which we list a few double standards we find in literature! If you’ve ever read a book, you might have noticed that sometimes there are some double standards.  All kinds. It’s not limited to gender roles or sexuality. Just like in real life, you see discrimination for aspectsContinue reading “Hypocriticisms: Double Standards in Literature No. 6”

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The Chronotype of the Victorian Fabula in Jane Eyre

by Ghadah Alfualyj This blog post explores how Charlotte Brontë crafts a feminist chronotope within Jane Eyre, from within the Victorian fabula of the hero’s journey, from Gateshead to Thornfield. With a thorough analysis of Jane Eyre, it appears to me that Brontë’s narrative is deeply focused on the chronotope, what Bahktin calls space-time, inContinue reading “The Chronotype of the Victorian Fabula in Jane Eyre”

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Aspects of Mimetic and Antimimetic Narratives in Stephen King’s IT

by Sarah Uhlig As the fabula of Stephen King’s IT develops, The Loser’s Club gains an understanding of how their world was created and the true setting they live in. Within IT, King introduces two alien creatures, The Turtle and Pennywise, both of whom are essential in the revelation of worldly knowledge and understanding. WhileContinue reading “Aspects of Mimetic and Antimimetic Narratives in Stephen King’s IT”

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