Notes for students 1 Anthem - perhaps best known in the expression "The National Anthem;" also, an important religious song (often expressing joy); here, perhaps, a solemn song of celebration 2 passing-bells - a bell tolled after someone's death to announce the death to the world 3 patter out - rapidly speak 4 orisons - prayers, here funeral prayers 5 mockeries - ceremonies which are insults. Here Owen seems to be suggesting that the Christian religion, with
Analysis In A Modest Proposal, Swift vents his mounting aggravation at the ineptitude of Ireland's politicians, the hypocrisy of the wealthy, the tyranny of the English, and the squalor and degradation in which he sees so many Irish people living. While A Modest Proposal bemoans the bleak situation of an Ireland almost totally subject to England's exploitation, it also expresses Swift's utter disgust at the Irish people's seeming inability to mobilize on their own behalf. Without excusing any
of generalization and specific illustrative detail o Use an effective rhetoric, controlling tone, establishing and maintaining a voice, and achieving appropriate emphasis through diction and sentence structure ➢ Always consider the rhetorical triangle of each piece of writing. This is
Use a balance of generalization and specific illustrative detail o Use an effective rhetoric, controlling tone, establishing and maintaining a voice, and achieving appropriate emphasis through diction and sentence structure Always consider the rhetorical triangle of each piece of writing. This is simply the speaker/writer, the audience, and the subject. You might want to complete this for each piece as a form of
MEG – 6 A) What does Hawthorne focus upon and criticize in The Scarlet Letter? Discuss. Ans. Hawthorne's use of the scarlet letter was extremely symbolic; the novel could have stood on its own without the device......... he didn't need the letter, but the letter symbolized everything he was criticizing. The scarlet letter, as a symbol, becomes Hawthorne's argument. It gives substance to his criticism, and through this one, simple piece of cloth he conveys the moral fabric of the Puritans.
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Major gathers all the animals of Manor Farm together. Knowing that he will soon die, Old Major gives a speech in which he reveals to the animals that men cause all the misery that animals endure. Old Major says that all animals are equal and urges them to join together to rebel. He teaches them a revolutionary song called "Beasts of England." Old Major dies soon after, but two pigs namedSnowball and Napoleon adapt his ideas into the philosophy of Animalism. Three months later, the animals defeat Jones in