The characters in the short story "The Ambitious Guest" are a father, a mother named Esther, an eldest daughter who is 17 years old, various younger brothers and sisters, an elderly grandmother and a young man who is des... More »

An example of a short anecdote would be the story about a young girl whose mother cut off both ends of a ham at dinner because her mother had always done it that way. When the young girl called her grandmother to ask the... More »

The main elements of literature are the theme, setting, plot, narrator and characters in a story. Some other elements of literature include the connotation or implied meaning, symbolism and imagery. More » Education Writing Literary Writing

Some valuable pieces of advice for writing a story include developing your protagonist creating suspense and drama through the plot and characters, and showing, not telling. You should also work to create believable dial... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

Write a short story by beginning with a memorable first paragraph, developing characters beyond their on-page appearances, setting up a plot, creating tension and conflict, and building to an exciting climax and resoluti... More »

A daughter tattoo can be an actual image of the daughter inked onto a mother or father's body. Mothers also sometimes get an abstract image of a mother embracing a child as a tattoo tribute to their daughters. More » Beauty & Fashion Body Art Tattoos

According to Polonius, several contributing factors appear to have pushed Hamlet over the edge, including his father's recent death, his mother's swift remarriage to the possible culprit and his love for Polonius' daught... More »