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  • Tell It Slant Meaning

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    Dickinson "tells it slant," she is delivering the truth via indirect, ambiguous means. Although, she gives didactic instructions, Dickinson creates flowery comparisons to offer pieces of the truth because delivering the whole at once is too overwhelming for people to handle. The speaker in Dickinson's "Tell all the truth but tell it slant" argues that telling all the truth in a roundabout way is the most effective means of delivery. The speaker practically commands, "Tell all the truth but tell it slant

  • Tell Tale Heart Short Story

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    due to a condition or other reason that prohibits him or her from seeing things the way they are. The short stories “Tell Tale Heart,” “Yellow Wallpaper,” and “Strawberry Spring” provide examples of unreliable narrators with various conditions. The caretaker narrator in “Tell Tale Heart,” a calculating, cold-blooded murderer, is clearly insane. At the beginning of the story, he tells the reader his reasoning and justifications for committing his heinous acts. He admits, “I loved the old man. He never

  • I Cannot Tell A Lie Essay

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    George Washington is often noted for stating “I cannot tell a lie.” An old proverb says honesty is the best policy, I agree with being honest at all times. First, telling the truth is not only the right thing to do it makes me feel good about myself. Also telling the truth is what God tells me to do. People can tell the truth without hurting each other’s feelings. When someone asks something that might hurt their feelings just change the subject, or just ignore them. That way you have a better

  • How to Tell a True War Story Essays

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    can be defined as “an active struggle between competing entities. It’s truly hard to tell who is right or wrong during a war. Both sides are fighting for what they believe in and what is true to their heart. In the end there is always two things promised – destruction and death. These two objects can explain the result in every facet of war from the physical to emotional.      In “How to Tell a True War Story” O’Brien explores the relationship between the events during a war

  • How To Tell A True War Story Analysis

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    Throughout Tim O'Brien's, “How to Tell a True War Story”, the concept of truth and how one tells a “true” war story is discussed. Several factors contribute to the “truth” of the stories the soldiers told; the madness of the war, the civilians back home who didn't experience war or understand that it was hell, and the indescribable ways the soldiers felt. O'Brien explains that people willingly accept the facts of what happened during a war but, what they don’t consider is the deception of these

  • Metatextuality In How To Tell A True War Story By O Brien

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    Throughout the book, O’Brien tells us events that he “experienced” in the war. However, in the chapter called “How to Tell a True War Story”, he explains how telling a “true” war story is impossible and how he actually lies to us while telling his stories. O’Brien uses lots of metatextuality, where he steps out of the frame and talks about his own piece, which helps him discuss the aspects of reality in his stories. It’s explained that in a war, it’s barely possible to separate what happened from

  • How to Tell a True War Story vs. Soldier's Home Essay

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    Many authors have written war stories and about the effects of war on a person. Two of these writers are Tim O'Brian and Ernest Hemingway. O'Brian wrote "How to Tell a True War Story"; and Hemingway wrote a short story called "Soldier's Home". Both of these stories illustrate to the reader just what war can do to an average person and what, during war, made the person change. The stories are alike in many respects due to the fact that both authors served time in the army; O'Brian in the Vietnam

  • Essay about How to Tell That You Are in a Non-Date Kind of Date

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    How to Tell That You Are in a Non-Date Kind of Date In this modern world, it is somehow difficult to determine if you are on a romantic date or a non-date date. A lot of women have a hard time in defining if they are going out with a guy on a romantic way or if the date that they are having is just a purely platonic date. Sometimes, dates are actually a non-date, and if you are expecting to get swept off of your feet as the night ends, then you are in for a huge disappointment. A typical non-date

  • A Comparison Of The Tell Tale Heart And The Tell Tale Heart

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    with, the Tell Tale Heart is very odd and suspenseful. It and the rewritten version are very different, and though they are both very descriptive, only one can help a reader understand the plot more. The original would be better because it tells you the narrator’s thoughts about why he wants to kill the old man, while the rewritten version, no matter what point of view, happens after the murder and would not help the reader understand the thoughts of the narrator. Some ways the original Tell Tale Heart

  • Symbolism In The Tell Tale Heart And The Tell Tale Heart

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    written piece, does it make it more or less important? Symbolism is used to represent ideas; that may imply deeper, hidden meaning than what the text directly states. Symbolism can be used in different ways throughout different books; for example, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, by Edgar Allen Poe and “Once upon a Time”, by Nadine Gordimer, contain a variety of symbolism that have the possibility of having two or more meanings. The problem with this is identifying what the text could really mean, and how that