Tag: parties

  • Parties in Art and Fiction

    Parties in Art and Fiction

    Parties provide an excellent setting for getting people together. And when people are together this creates conflict, the backbone of any story. Like other high-stress, socially critical events such as competitions and staged performances, parties also often happen at the climax of a story. Events leading up to the party garner suspense due to the ticking clock. Kameeka is confident…

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  • Pettson and Findus Pancake Pie by Sven Nordqvist

    Pancake Pie (1984) is a Swedish picture book written and illustrated by Sven Nordqvist, and is the first in the Pettson and Findus series starring a man and his cat who live together on a rustic farm, along with many little creatures who make the setting seem alive.

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  • Sun and Moon by Katherine Mansfield Short Story Analysis

    Sun and Moon by Katherine Mansfield Short Story Analysis

    “Sun and Moon” is a short story by Katherine Mansfield, written 1918. The story opens with a description of gold chairs, which reminds me of a totally unrelated Colin Carpenter (Comedy Company) skit: And while I’m being random, I read recently in a Marcus Chown science book that tides are caused by both the moon and the sun, with tides…

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  • Bliss by Katherine Mansfield Short Story Analysis

    Bliss by Katherine Mansfield Short Story Analysis

    “Bliss” is a short story by Katherine Mansfield and one of Mansfield’s last. “Bliss” is offered as an example of a ‘lyrical’ short story. From a writing point of view, “Bliss” is interesting for its struggle scene, in which the main character experiences purely positive emotions rather than the negative charge which normally goes hand-in-hand with the ‘Battle’ part of…

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