What’s a good book if it is not terrifying? Throughout the decades there have been different types of authors that have created terrifying books such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. But how do the authors terrify and surprise a reader? The author surprises and terrifies the reader by using foreshadowing, setting, and cliffhanger. This can be seen in the short story, “August Heat” by W.F. Harvey. The author uses these types of task to surprise and terrify the reader.
A good novel entertains the reader. An excellent novel entertains and enlightens the reader. Set in a Cajun community in the late 1940’s, A Lesson Before Dying is a heart-warming tale of injustice, acceptance and redemption. A Lesson Before Dying by Earnest J. Gaines is an excellent novel. Not only does Gaines inform the reader, he entertains will his effective storytelling. His use of symbolism, voice and stylistic devices keeps the reader enticed to the very last page.
Anyone can argue on who uses literary devices best, but there’s one author who just surpasses all others. According to his website, this man’s parents split when he was just a toddler, and he lived with his mother, who worked in a mental institution. Many of his pieces are set in locations he’s dwelled, and his creepy horrors are inspired by the one and only Edgar Allen Poe. He started as a writer for a local article, and has grown to be one of the most well-known novelists today. Stephen King uses literary devices such as irony, foreshadowing, and imagery to best convey his fearful novels.
I gained a new perceptive during class, when reading “George Saunders Explains How to Tell a Good Story”. The reading of this article help me understood how to use more details to makes my story’s more meaningful. The reading of this article help me build up my paper on “No such Things” to use details to descipbe a story. Through the reading of the article, it help me to use experience through my life to build on my topic “…memory is an unreliable traveling companion through the years”. The reading of the article help me to create a meaningful story to blend it in with experience in my life and also to blending in with the topic of my paper.
Gothic literature contains many thematic elements such as horror, death, and even at times romanticism. This type of literature incorporates various different elements, in order to evoke the emotions of terror. There are many authors who are extremely talented and are still remembered and read in classrooms today. These are authors like Edgar Allan Poe, best known for his mysterious poems and short stories, Richard Matheson and Horacio Quiroga, who have all incorporated psychological problems and violence themes in their short stories in order to fascinate the readers and add suspense to the story. These three gothic authors correlate the themes of violence and the psychological/ mental issues in order to depict anticipation and terror
Dear Mrs. Linda sue Park,the book you wrote “A Long Walk to Water” has spoke to me and opened my eyes to what is really going on outside our “bubble.” Your book has a real meaning unlike some of the books I have read. I loved how you had put Nya’s part at the beginning and showed how their stories ended up crossing paths; That was a really cool and interesting choice it kept me wanting to read more. That was a great story to be told and I can’t wait to read more of your books. I think there are plenty more great stories out there to be told by a great writer just like you.
I wanted to be there, even though it was quite a trip. The traffic was dreadful especially on this holiday weekend. The minute I got your letter, I had the courage to risk it all. What matters now is you’re back and my heart starts beating again. I’ve reached the hill finally. There was a chill in the air. The only sounds were bugs thrumming in the grasses above and birds chirping even higher up. And there you were, looking as if we didn’t part. There was no hesitation, we linked arms with each other. No urging needed, we kissed and
With a unique and brilliant style of writing, Raymond Carver has left a lasting and outstanding impact on the history of short stories. Even though Raymond Carver left a long impact, his life was of the opposite. Like Raymond Carver’s famous award winning stories, his life was short. Raymond Carver was born on May 25th, 1938 in Clatskanie, Oregon, a mill town on the Columbia River. Carver grew up in Yakima, Washington. Carver had three members to his small family, his mother, his father, and brother. Carver’s only had one sibling, his younger brother, James Franklin Carver. Carver’s mother worked as a waitress and a retail clerk while Carver’s father worked as a fisherman and a saw mill worker. Many say that a skilled sawmill worker and
Stephen King's The Boogeyman was my favorite piece of gothic literature that we read. I was trying to figure the story out all the way until the end and had to re-read some of it to fully understand. It was suspenseful, scary, but also had a good story to listen to. The Boogeyman was full of gloomy settings, monsters, characters in distress, and intense emotions. These 4 things are just a couple elements that make up gothic literature.
Stephen King is a titan when it comes to horror books. He has published at least 100 books. He didn’t start that way. At first he struggled quite a bit. But he didn’t stop when he failed.
There is a multitude of jobs and careers I want to have, as some of you may know, but I think we’re only allowed to talk about one. However, there is one job in particular that I know that I’ll do, whether I’m paid for it or not. That job is writing. Not only do you need language skills, but I believe that you will need creativity and an immense amount of patience in order to be a successful writer of any sort.
James Baldwin is an exceptionally writer who tested the water with writing. He was a writer who was not afraid to talk about new things that most writers of his time would not do. Most people did not know that Baldwin was actually a part of the civil rights movement. He was a writer who tried to write out and explain to the black experience to the white people. Even though he was not talking about as much as Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, he was a big part of the civil rights movement. As you read this essay you will see how Baldwin became the writer that he is known to be today and also why he wrote, also learn about how he opened the door to thing that most writers of his time would not talk about.