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The Aristotelian tradition in the novels of Alice Walker: a contemporary application of the five canons
Aristotle and Alice Walker share more than an initial. Though separated by centuries, the two have contributed heavily to literature: Aristotle in the writing of precepts for effective persuasion and Walker in the application ...
"I will go no farther!": reluctant pioneer women in fiction and reality
The female protagonists in The Wind by Dorothy Scarborough and Giants in the Earth by Ole Edvart Rolvaag present a realistic view of women participating in the westering experience in nineteenth-century America. Both ...
Chaucer's "Auctoritee," "Maystrye," and "Soveraynetee": Rhetorical control as unifying element in "The Canterbury Tales"
This paper evaluates the rhetorical stance of Geoffrey Chaucer in his mature masterpiece The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer attained a unity not only through characterizations but also through a patterned use of various rhetorical ...
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass": A Menippean assessment and rhetorical analysis of Carroll's Alice books
Since Lewis Carroll published Alice in Wonderland in 1865 and Through the Looking-Glass in 1872, critics, psychologists, philosophers, and the general audience have sought to isolate and categorize his stylistic form. ...
The simulation and re-creation of real-time events in non-fiction writing: The Coral Watts story
The purpose of this study is to examine, through the writing of a partial manuscript, the problem of relating a sequence of non-fiction events in a fictional format that re-creates the context of time in which they occurred ...