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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

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    get treated in time, and he or she died. This is exactly what happened to Brett Finbloom's friends in "To Tell or Not to Tell". The article, “To Tell or Not to Tell” by Mary Kate Frank, is full of statistics, true stories of people's lives, how they were affected, examples, and advice of why you should tell and what could happen if you don’t. Although some teenagers of “To Tell or Not to Tell” have argued that speaking up when you think you shouldn’t can ruin friendships, closer examination shows

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    Although some teens of “To Tell or Not To Tell?” By Mary Kate Frank, have argued that if they snitch they will not be friends with that person anymore or something worse,closer examination shows that if you tell someone you could save the victim's life. Snitching or telling is it the right thing to do? While some people are scared to tell but sometimes you have must to save a friend or even a stranger. Well let's say you’re at school when your friend walks up to you and tells you that he doesn't want

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    Wilhelm Tell

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    Wilhelm Tell is thought by many to represent the peak of his artistic achievement. Based on the legend of its antagonist folk character, the play entwine the story of Tell's personal struggle against the tyrant Gessler with that of the Swiss people seeking freedom from Austrian rule. Wilhelm Tell has many characteristics; you could see that he is Brave, Courageous, a Lone wolf, Family Oriented, humble, very idealistic and someone who would do what it takes to help his family and those around him

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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

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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

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