The Pen Is Mightier Than Sword Essays

  • Bartleby Analytical Essay

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    the Scrivener” is no exception. A classically humorous and educational read, this story displays the author’s combined use of irony, light humor, and imagery to weave his theme, which of course is that even though the pen is mightier than the sword, willpower is mightier than the pen. The author uses several rhetorical devices in this short story, including allusion, analogy, juxtaposition, repetition, sarcasm, irony, and humor. Allow me to clarify some of these devices as the author uses them.

  • London, 1802 vs. Douglass Revision

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    soul was like a star, his voice was as pure as the sea giving the world “cheerful godliness” (13). 3. In line 3, the altar (religion), sword (warfare), pen (diplomacy) and Fireside (home) represent metaphors for the problems of England. Mainly focused on the pen and sword metaphor, it’s a metaphor referring to another metaphor "the pen is mightier than the sword." Both are metonymies because they deal with international relations and war. 4. The tone in this poem appears to stay consistent in

  • Rhetorical Strategies Essay

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    Hyperbole- an exaggeration; “my book bag weighs a ton.” Metaphor- the comparison of two without using the words like or as; “She is a cheetah when she runs.” Metonymy-the use of a name of an object or concept which is related to another; “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Paradox- a statement which sounds contradictory, but is really true; “He is a wise fool.” Rhetorical question- a question that is asked to make a point instead of to get an answer; “How could you?” Synecdoche- a part is substituted

  • Bowling For Columbine

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    Eric, Brent – never knew him Fair view – brent pulled a gun on him (9 millimetre) kicked him out of school, does not a school year Interviewing a second highest in bomb list, manipulation – through asking questions, asking questions, setting in an arcade with gun games, violence. Admits he has made bombs “napalm” taking it as a joke, number one bomb threat list. The movie "Bowling for Columbine" was made after the shooting in Columbine high school and tries to explore the reasons for America's

  • Digging-Seamus Heaney Essay

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    The first two lines are a couplet. These two lines are also a part of the present. The phrase ‘the squat pen rests as snug as a gun’ compares a pen to a gun, which could be because the author wants to portray writing as an equally masculine task or that the written word is as harmful as the wounds that may be inflicted by a gun. After all they do say that the pen is mightier than the sword. The vowel sounds in this line are same too, which creates an internal rhyme. In the next stanza we see

  • Spenser’s Amoretti 75 Is Less Convincing in Its Argument That Verse Is the Art Which Will Immortalize the Lover Than Is Shakespeare’s Sonnet 55

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    The nature of immortality is such that it has been a constant source of enticement for several generations of men altogether. They have been enamored by the prospect of immortality, some have destroyed themselves and even those around them trying to attain it. Thus, when Elizabethan poets like Edmund Spenser and William Shakespeare chose poetry as a platform for the expression of their love, they simultaneously seeked to eternalize their beloved using the transcendental ability of poetry to immortalize

  • A Clean, Well-Lighted Place - a Creative Essay

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    and dear. Purpose: to treat the theme that the “pen is mightier than the sword” through an analysis of a story that resonates with me. Audience: Meagan Roberts. But our audience is often imagined as we write. Form: a loose essay. Persona: It needs no name. Otra Copa, Por Favor It was one the first stories my eighth grade English teacher handed to me. She had taken a particular liking of me. In some ways, I think she knew me better than I knew myself. She handed me novels and poems in

  • Destroying Stereotypes, Unifying Mankind

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    Terrance Hall November 6th, 2009 Eng. 304 Prof. P. Jackson Destroying Stereotypes, Unifying Mankind Charles W. Chesnutt is a prime example of the saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword”. Although his father fought against injustices through the harsh realities of the Civil War for the Union Army, Chesnutt continued after his father’s legacy through writing stories and essays to enlighten those on the benighted consequences of prejudice and stereotypes of one another. Chesnutt stated in

  • Comparative Essay on Nectar in a Sieve and ZenZele

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    During the transition into independence, Zimbabwe and India were amidst peril while economic, cultural, and political changes shook natives to their core. Each of these novels explore, through two women’s eyes, relationship, family, and their personal struggles to redefine their role in society during a time of great social transition. Kamala Markandaya, author of Nectar in a Sieve, does a beautiful job of recounting a realistic tale of Rukmani and her family as they face the repercussions of starvation

  • Solomon Northup Research

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    FREEMAN TO SLAVE: SOLOMON NORTHUP Society today has developed so much to the point where we forget how exclusive various races were. We forget the violent disputes and the revolts for freedom that has taken place in the same streets we walk on today. We take strolls in the parks, drive to the market, and even travel on vacations without thinking of any of the consequences that could occur to ourselves or our families, or even our homes. These days our worries consist of money, self-image, education

  • Emerson - Transcendentalist and American

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    David Parker Professor Sweeney ENG 231.0003 Mar. 2014 Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Man Thinking By the early 1800’s, a new sense of literary freedom was present in America. The colonial writers of the past were heavily influenced by their European roots, and the limits of technology had kept printed literature from great diversification. By the late 1700’s however, American population was exploding, the printed word had become much more accessible, and the newfound freedom from Britain created an

  • Metonymy Essay

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    Definition: A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it is closely associated (such as "crown" for "royalty"). Metonymy is also the rhetorical strategy of describing something indirectly by referring to things around it, as in describing someone's clothing to characterize the individual. Metonymies are frequently used in literature and in everyday speech. Sometimes a metonymy is chosen because it is a well-known characteristic of the word. Metonymy may

  • Augustine Rhetoric Summary

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    Augustine Rhetoric Augustine of Hippo has long been recognized as an important figure in the history of rhetoric. Some scholars believe that without his influence, rhetoric, the central study in the Roman educational system, might not have survived into the Christian era. Certainly the fact that the most influential theologian of the time had been a professor of rhetoric meant that someone who really knew what was at stake came to guide the thought of his day. Disillusioned though

  • Quiet: Power of Introverts

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    MORE ADVANCE NOISE FOR QUIET “An intriguing and potentially lifealtering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Gentle is powerful … Solitude is socially productive … These important counterintuitive ideas are among the many reasons to take Quiet to a quiet corner and absorb its brilliant, thought-provoking message.” —ROSABETH MOSS KANTER, professor at Harvard Business School, author of Confidence and SuperCorp