This page was last modified April 1, 2010.

"The socket of the lost eye presented...a frightful appearance...." The narrator unable to deal with the results of his own actions, "soon drown in wine all memory of the deed."

All external links are provided freelyto sites that I believe my visitors will find helpful.

"Dishonesty was your tragic flaw, kid!" Good luck. -- anti-plagiary software
-- a new, free plagiary-catcher serviceStudents: If your teacher is at all computer-savvy,and you turn in a paper that you took for free off the "web", you will be caught.

I disagree strongly, but ultimately you needto decide for yourself.

If you want something totally non-controversial, .

The reader also discovers (with the introduction of Pluto into the story) that the narrator is superstitious, as he recounts that his wife made "...frequent allusion to the ancient popular notion, [that] all black cats [are] witches in disguise." Even though the narrator denies this (much as the narrator in denies that he or she is insane), the reader becomes increasingly aware of his superstitious belief as the story progresses.

Egeus brings his daughter Hermia to court.

At that point, the rest of the story is told in flashback, as the narrator pens "...the most wild, yet homely narrative...[whose] events have terrified--have tortured--have destroyed [him]."

The walls with one exception had fallen in.

For example, writers may use periphrasis in order to avoid breaking a social taboo, in which case the periphrasis fulfills the same purpose as a . E.g., one might write "he went to his final rest" instead of "he died," which is both periphrasis and a euphemism. In the 18th century, periphrasis was often considered valuable for its own sake as a means of displaying a writer's erudition or facility with language, so such writings of the time might refer to "the scaly breed" for reptiles or "the feathered kind" for birds in a manner akin to Germanic (Shipley 429).

Demetrius has seduced and abandoned Helena, Hermia'sfriend.

Plays the wall.Often the same actor who plays Theseus also plays Oberon,the same actor who plays Philostrate plays Puck,and the same actress who plays Hippolyta plays Titania.

Oberon sends Puck to find a magic flower.

If a writer or speaker uses periphrasis with the deliberate goal of tricking, misleading, or confusing the audience, that act is called .

Teach students the fundamentals by using these quick minilessons.

PERIPHRASIS (Grk. "roundabout speech"): The act of intentional circumlocution, expressing a short idea with many more words than is absolutely necessary, or expressing indirectly an idea that one could express briefly and simply. J.A. Cuddon cites an example the sentence, "Her olfactory system was suffering from a temporary inconvenience," instead of "her nose was blocked" (701). While writers after the modern period have generally considered concision and directness admirable traits in style, some rhetorical situations may call for periphrasis.