Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

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  • Stephen Leacock

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    the staff of McGill University, Montreal, as professor of politics and economics. Leacock's career as a humorist began when he had some comic pieces published as Literary Lapses in 1910. This successful book was followed by two more books of comic sketches, Nonsense Novels (1911) and

  • Mr. Butt

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    Stephen Butler Leacock (1869-1944) is a Canadian author. He will long be remembered for his best-selling book Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912) as well as the numerous awards and honours he received during his illustrious lifetime as author, professor, lecturer and humourist. Leacock published Literary Lapses in 1910, with the financial assistance of his brother George. It is a best-of compilation of his previously published writings. It sold out quickly and propelled Leacock into being

  • The Genre Of Local Colour Writing

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    The genre of local colour writing is devoted to capturing the unique customs, manners, speech, folklore, character types and setting that are unique and exemplary of specific communities, usually in humorous short stories. William H. Magee claims that the local colour genre “gripped Canadian literature” (77). Canadians, with our history of especially strong connection to community, have been very fond of the genre because of its celebration of strong communal ties. Canadian authors in turn-of-the-twentieth-century

  • Humor In American Humor

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    Humor is the quality of being amusing or comic. Humor changes whenever comedy subjects change. For example, comedians only put out topics that are taboo in society, which makes their audience laugh. Once that certain taboo subject becomes more public, people start to lose interest and begin to laugh at more taboo topics. Comedy emerged soon after the American Revolution in both written and spoken forms. Now, there are three types of humor: American humor, usually targeting US events; British humor

  • Canadian Identity

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    Boredom, too, can be remedied by offering a selection. While much Canadian literature does follow the dry humor of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, classrooms have plenty of engaging options set across the globe: Life of Pi, The Sisters Brothers, The Handmaid’s Tale, or The Book of Negroes, for example. Amy von Heyking published a study in 2006 illustrating the importance of local

  • The First Night Of Class

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    Tuesday, February, 7 2017 Journal Entry Tonight was the first night of class. This semester is a little different for me because I have a night class and I’m taking a Friday morning class…AND I’m so used to having one class twice a week. I can only imagine that right now. I’m used to Tuesday and Thursday classes. I love Tuesday and Thursday classes. I’ve NEVER had a Friday class and I’ve never had a Tuesday evening class. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep up with the acceleration. Normally I do,

  • Essay about part 2 unit 6 building technology

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    methods and techniques employed to construct all superstructure elements. A Low Rise Domestic Dwelling A low rise domestic dwelling is a building less than 3 storeys high built for the purpose of being used as a home, this building include: Terraced or town houses, Semi detached houses. Detached houses, Single storey or bungalows, two storey house and Apartments. A Superstructure is the building's shell; it

  • Teacher Action Research Paper on Reading Deficiencies in 2nd Grade Students

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    NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY MATL Action Research Project VERIFICATION COVER SHEET MATL Student Name and NSU ID ARP School Site Where Project was Implemented: ___________________ Elementary School Dates of Implementation: AUGUST 2008 – JANUARY 2009 School Site Address and Phone: ARP One-sentence Problem Statement: By incorporating cooperative learning, guided reading and Reader’s Theatre, this research educator improved nineteen second grade at risk students reading comprehension levels by increasing

  • Monsanto: Better Living Through Genetic Engineering

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    industry, one that exerts more influence than the other forces. Now, is it an attractive industry? You need to explain, briefly, why or why not. Bear in mind that it is often not a clear decision because the forces are mixed – for example, there may be little concern about new entrants, suppliers or substitutes, but buyers may be fickle 14_Hanson_3ed_SB_3869_TXT.indd 442 8/29/07 1:09:34 PM 443 I N T R O D U C T I O N : A S U M M A RY O F TH E C ASE AN ALY SIS P R O C E SS and rivalry

  • Langston Hughes Research Paper

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    the second hand clothes and cast-off women's shoes that he wore. Langston spent many hours sitting on a stool beside his grandmother, who read him stories from the Bible or from his favorite book, Grimm's Fairy Tales. Her long wavy hair had very little gray in it, and in her ears she wore the small gold earrings Langston's grandfather left her. Her lips were thin, and her skin, "wrinkled like an Indian squaw's," was a lighter shade of brown than Langston's. Carrie Hughes worked in Topeka as a

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