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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

MSNBC correspondent and political commentator Joy-Ann Reid was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1970, the daughter of a Congolese father and a British Guyanese mother. She wrote the book "Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clinton... 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 »

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