Essays Tagged: "story telling"


Mime To tell a story effectively without words is a very hard thing to do. One performer whoexcels in this category ... he literal mime and the abstract mime. The literalmime is most commonly used and involves telling a story, usually comedic, in such a way that theaudience knows exactly what is being acted out. In abs ...

(5 pages) 88 0 3.9 Sep/1995

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Story-Telling using 'The Woman Warrior' by Maxine Hong Kingston

Story-TellingStorytelling has helped humankind evolve into a wiser species by allowing those with en ... ' Fa Mu Lan,' for more than one version is known to exist to this day. Many times the changes in a story are to put its message on a certain level for an individual to understand. If the change is to ... uired from her mistakes throughout her life along with best hopes and wishes.The Woman Warrior is a story about the life of Maxine Hong Kingston. It is easy to see her identity from those memorable oc ...

(2 pages) 137 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Roots of Blues Music

influence on blues. They were mostly made up as the musicians were singing. They were a mixture of story telling and talking with a definite call and response.Religious music was very important in fo ...

(2 pages) 142 0 3.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

John Irving's "The World According to Garp"

imited.'(51) It has also been said that Irving's "instincts are so basically sound, his talents for storytelling are so bright and strong..."(55) I agree with all that has been said to an extent; Irvi ... prose, grammar, and vocabulary, yet I laughed cried and mourned with the characters he created. The story he spun was entertaining, comical, and even inspirational even if it wasn't grammatically perf ...

(4 pages) 34 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Our Day Out Essay

hool with one O-level in English language at the age of fifteen. As there was a strong tradition of story telling in his family, he had a vague notion of wanting to become a writer. He drifted into ha ...

(12 pages) 92 1 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ancient Grecian theater.

ion was derived from religious rituals. The ceremonies of the cult of Dionysus were exuberant; much story telling took place in the form of song and dance. Everyone would partake in the story telling, ... y in 455 B.C. There are reports of an eagle dropping a turtle on his head and killing him, but that story was most likely created by another dramatist. The second of the greatest dramatists is Sophocl ...

(5 pages) 51 1 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Fairy Tale and Faith in George Eliot's 'Silas Marner': an examination of the real and the unreal in Eliot's early fable.

to take up work instead on Silas Marner. She relates in letters how the 'merest millet-seed' of the story grew on her, and how 'It [the idea for the novel] came to me first of all, quite suddenly, as ... as Marner exclusively a fairy tale, many of its key elements are very similar to that basic form of story telling. Eppie is a foundling child, who transpires also to be an heiress to a rich but morall ...

(8 pages) 53 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Emily Bronte. A brief bibliography on Emily Bronte, her life, and her romantic masterpeice; "Wuthering heights."

vel by Emily Bronte, her romantic masterpiece "Wuthering Heights." This novel was a passionate love story of two people, Heathcliff and Catherine, and their doomed love and revenge relationship. This ... herine, and their doomed love and revenge relationship. This story was made believable by her vivid story telling. After reading this novel, I immediately started probing for further books by this mag ...

(1 pages) 42 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Smoke signals - short analysis of the movie smoke signals by shreman alexi

lot about Native American reservations and traditions, especially the oral tradition. The custom of story telling is important in Native American tradition and there for prominent in the film. It is u ... its. That technique also emphasizes the importance of the oral tradition in Native American culture.Story telling is a part of the Native American tradition that Thomas has really taken to heart. He t ...

(1 pages) 71 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

World Literature Essay- The Usage of Time to Create Dramatic Effect in Greek Literature

rehensibly. Time is especially important in Homer's The Odyssey and Sophocles' Oedipus the King. In story telling and drama, time can be controlled. Homer and Sophocles use the sequence and timing of ... t the beginning of each piece serves to inform the audience approximately where in the timeline the story starts. A certain amount of information was needed beforehand is needed to fully experience th ...

(6 pages) 47 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Citizen Kane: Summary

th. The film takes places during the late 19th century and early 20th century, a time in American history when the world is changing and wealth gives you power to help change that world. Through the s ... hanges, not only Kane's ideals, but his actions and how he perceives the world. Citizen Kane is the story of a man's failed intent to make the world better because of the corruption wealth brought him ...

(4 pages) 95 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Story Telling Explains Truth

really happens. The truth is what actually is and is a fact to some people. Some people, including story tellers, bend the truth or lie to tell people what they want to hear. When people start to bel ... When people start to believe these lies as the truth is when people's perspective comes into play. Story telling gives a reader the truth, or the lie.In some cases, as in "Water Liars" by Grace Paley ...

(6 pages) 69 0 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Traversing Through Linguistic and Cultural Barriers: The Joy Luck Club written by Amy Tan

bmerged in Chinese culture by using language and double talk as weapons. The mothers also depend on story telling as a way to tell their daughters all about life, but these daughters are Americanized ... ture, and Jing Mei with a bitter attempt to retaliate against her mother.The mothers also depend on story telling as a way to tell their daughters all about life, yet these daughters are Americanized ...

(4 pages) 58 2 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Dr. Suess

ories, out pours from a lifetime of inspirations, persistence, along with a great passion for every story he wrote and each character he created. This great Doctor set fourth a milestone in Children's ... o Fish..." rhyme from time to time. The lasting impact Dr. Seuss's writing and illustrations had on story telling is with out a doubt great, and aside from the sing song rhythm of his tales, Ted Seuss ...

(5 pages) 123 3 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Book review of Joseph Ellison's "Founding Brothers"

hapters and a wonderfully written preface, Ellis describes the founder's lives in great detail. The story telling abilities and description of detail in Ellis's writings make this book a must have for ... rest in the topic might become uninterested. This book gives the behind the scenes look at history. Ellis knows this period in history very well. He has done much research for this book and it ...

(3 pages) 96 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis on The Stranger

ent. In fact without in depth analysis the entire point of the book is easily missed. The manner of story telling in The Stranger is unique and at first hard to come to grips with. It is not the story ... to grips with. It is not the story that is especially complex but the manner in which it is toldThe story begins with the death of the central character, Mersault's, mother. The narrator never says th ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Zora Neale Hurston! A voice from the past! Harleem Rennissance Writer

enaissance writers." (138) As a fiction writer, Hurston is noted for her metaphorical language, her story-telling abilities, and her interest in and celebration of the Southern black culture in the Un ... rs." (Gates & Lemke 6-7) Hurston's fame reached its zenith in 1943 with a Saturday Review cover story, which honored the success of "Dust Tracks on a Road." The manner of her ascension attracted t ...

(3 pages) 44 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

How To Use Story-telling In The Classroom

I. IntroductionIn English teaching, story-telling plays as an important role. Stories can provide rich materials of language teaching, a ... oncentrate their attention to listen to stories, it will be the best encouragement and feedback for story teachers.II. Strength of story-telling1. Establish good listening and speaking ablityFor getti ... structure then could speak English better.3. Arouse speaking and writing outputAfter finishing the story, teacher may bring up some related questions, ask children to write down their feelings, and e ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

To what extent does Dickens seek to demonstrate truth through non-realistic and symbolic strategies of representation as well as through realism?

Charles Dickens manages to combine in his works wonderful story-telling, humour, pathos and irony with severe social criticism and acute observation of people ... ldish eyes have seen a long time ago; in harder times for him but full of great expectations. Pip's story begins in his home village on the marshes, the setting takes the reader on the churchyard were ...

(5 pages) 60 0 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Joy Luck Club

alities of both mother and daughter, and why each one is the way she is. The two main themes of the story I will be discussing are the challenges of cultural translation and how story telling can help ... derstandings.The first mention of this difficulty with translation occurs when Jing-mei relates the story of her mother's founding of the Joy Luck Club. After attempting to explain the significance of ...

(5 pages) 80 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis