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  • The White Elephant Gift Exchange

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    When I hear the words “white elephant,” I think of an albino elephant, or a white elephant gift exchange that you do during holidays with friends and family. However, neither one of these are what this paper will be referring to. The dictionary defines white elephant as “a possession unwanted by the owner, but difficult to dispose of” and “a possession entailing great expense out of proportion to its usefulness or value to the owner.” It deals with something that is both expensive and hard to

  • Short Stories, Big Meanings : Hemingway's Literary Techniques

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    Short Stories, Big Meanings: Hemingway’s Literary Techniques Hemingway is well known for his short stories. These concise stories aren’t short for lack of inspiration or laziness, but because they simply consist of everything that needed to be written. Many literary techniques are shared between Hemingway’s short stories, and yet every story is strikingly different in its own way. The techniques Hemingway uses in his writing make reading even his shortest stories an immersive literary experience

  • Hills Like White Elephant Figurative Language

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    Ernest Hemingway, the author of “Hills like White Elephants” will leave his readers guessing due to his vague information put into his short story, ¨Hills like White Elephants¨. The understanding of figurative language, sensory details, and the use inferencing skills are needed to interpret what the author is trying to get across. If the short story is analyzed carefully the reader will understand that the couple in the story are deciding whether or not to have an abortion. Although “abortion” is

  • Essay on Origins of Popular Sayings

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    English is an amazing language that reflects many different cultures. Americans have many popular sayings and figures of speech that, if taken literally, make no logical sense. If you mention the phrases “white elephant,” “spill the beans,” or “to pull someone’s leg,” they make no sense unless you are familiar with the culture. The word “idiom” is used to describe these forms of speech. Idioms are considered to be part of a nation’s culture, and idioms can make learning a foreign language quite

  • Descriptive Essay On Christmas Eve

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    Have you ever spent hours and hours making and decorating cookies only two days before Christmas? I have because every year on Christmas Eve my mom’s whole side of the family comes to our house for a party. I get to see some cousins that I barely ever get see. We spend the whole day from sunrise to sunset together. Seeing them is amazing because sometimes you don’t realize how much you miss someone until you finally see them again. Every Christmas Eve when we have the party everyone brings an

  • Hills Like White Elephants Literary Analysis

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    Ernest Hemingway’s stories are known for their ever interpreting meanings behind them, and “Hills Like White Elephants” does not trail from the rest due to the never mentioned word ‘abortion’. “Hills Like White Elephants,” written by Ernest Hemingway, takes place around World War 1 in Spain, at a train station ("Hills Like White Elephants." 4). An American man and a girl have been discussing the girl’s unspecific operation. It is apparent that the girl feels uneasy about this operation while the

  • `` Hills Like White Elephants `` By Ernest Hemingway

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    Ernest Hemingway’s stories are known for their ever interpreting meanings behind them, and “Hills Like White Elephants” does not trail from the rest due to the never mentioned word ‘abortion’. “Hills Like White Elephants,” written by Ernest Hemingway, takes place around World War 1 in Spain, at a train station ("Hills Like White Elephants." 4). An American man and a girl have been discussing the girl’s unspecific operation. It is apparent that the girl is perturbed about this operation, while the

  • Hills Like White Elephants Analysis Essay

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    “Hills like White Elephants” is a short story about a young couple that is assumed to love one another. The story is set in a bar, outside a train station in Spain, while the young couple awaits to make the journey for an operation. Both the American and the girl in the story convey to the readers their opposing stances, through Hemmingway’s use of symbolism, in regards to a complex life or death decision they are forced to make. Neither party is willing to fully acknowledge or discuss the other’s

  • Ice Cream Satire

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    employee of a business we are shopping at or an exchange between family members, but we've all been shocked from time to time. TV show What Would You Do is no stranger to this type of situation. They are constantly putting people in these awkward and uncomfortable situations. Recently, on stranger's reaction to a father refusing to buy ice cream for his son has shown exactly what the show is attempting to foster. In this video, you can see the sweet exchange and kind words this man had in response to

  • Male Dominance In "Hills Like White Elephants" and "The Chrysanthemums"

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    Both Ernest Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants and John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums portray oppressed female characters in the early 1900s. In Hemingway’s short, Jig is oppressed by her lover known only as “The American,” whereas, the main character in The Chrysanthemums, Elisa Allen, feels the weight of oppression from society (male dominated) as a whole. Although the driving force of the two women’s subjugation varies slightly, their emotional responses to such are what differentiate the

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