Category Archives: Literature

Analysis, summary, criticism, and interpretation of various literary works including poetry, short stories, and novels.

Araby and A Rose for Emily: A Love Lost

Love is a popular theme in all areas of art including love songs, romance novels, and romantic movies. Love is an emotion that is felt by everyone, both the young and the old. The short stories, Araby and A Rose … Continue reading

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The Hard Times of Edgar Allan Poe

American author, Edgar Allan Poe led a lonely and destitute life, surrounded by poverty and death. His life proves to be ironic when compared to his published work. Poe was known for his dark style, prose, and language. Author and … Continue reading

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Female Sexuality in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus: Lavinia and Tamora

  There is an irony to the fact that Lavinia and Tamora are the only women in the Shakespearian tragedy Titus Andronicus.  These two women are the complete opposites of one another in almost every aspect, representing two spectrums of … Continue reading

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Love and Courtship in Classic Literature

Courtship is a popular topic among writers of the 16th and 17th century Europe as seen through the poetry and plays of this era. From this, readers can distinguish how men and women court one another. This includes how couples … Continue reading

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The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison: An Analysis on Race and Race Relations before Civil Rights

SUMMARY Invisible Man is an American literary classic. It tells the story of a nameless man who is invisible. His invisibility is both literal and physical. Invisibility is literal because he is ignored by main stream society. The invisibility is … Continue reading

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