A personal opinionated essay on 'The Jade Peony' by Wayson Choy, 'Horses of the Night' by Margaret Laurence, and 'The Masqe of the Red Death.' by Edgar Allen Poe

Essay by Nathan SmithJunior High, 9th grade December 1996

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I noticed that I enjoyed most of the storys not only for the obvious

reasons such as good charactors, mood, and imagery but also because of

writing style and fluency. I noticed some storys I enjoyed reading even

thought nothing in it really interested me too much, while other stories that

were about topics I usally enjoy reading about I had to put down because I

would end up going over every sentence two or three times each. So on that

note I belive the most important part of writing is making it fluent and easy

to read. The three storys I will compare and contrast are: 'The Jade Peony',

'Horses of the Night', and 'The Masqe of the Red Death.' I intend to fine

wether o not the author of these storys was sucessful in making it readable

in the sence of comprehanceability and fluency.

The first story i will be discussing is called 'The Jade Peony' by

Wayson Choy. I did not enjoy what this story was about nor did I enjoy

reading it. Luckly it was short, If It wasnt I doubt i would have made it

throught the whole thing. The main problem with this story was the

inconsistance of the sentences, some sentences were too long while others

were very short. The only way to truly fix this story would be to re-write it.

The second story I chose to write about is called 'Horses of the Night'

by Margaret Laurence. I did enjoy reading this short story dipite the fact it

seem to jump around alot; it would talk about somthing fairly in-depth then

just suddenly jump to a different subject or time-era of the story. The author

seem to show very good writing ability however so I think perhaps she...