In almost every chapter, some kind or joke or funny story was told to set the picture. This allows for the reader to connect and feel as if they are in the scene. It humor wasn’t used, the authors would use a dramatic story to invoke a sense of sadness, curiosity, or frustration. For example, “anyone living in the United States in the early 1990s and paying even a whisper of attention to the nightly news or a daily paper could be forgiven for having been scared out of his skin.” This sentence achieves giving the reader a sense of curiosity to know what is so frightening. There was also a very strong sense of logos throughout the entire book.
The humor is not only in the story and the front matter, but it is also in Smith’s illustrations. The pictures correlate to the stories that they are being told with; however, these dramatized illustrations alone are enough to bring humor to the book. When combined together all of these things set the scene for a great children’s book. I really enjoyed The Stinky Cheese Man. I knew most of the stories in the book as folktales from my childhood.
Here we shall omit the direct statements and the enumeration of stylistic feature” (Dieckmann, 35). As Dieckmann states in the journal, the text “Candide” refers to a Contes Philosophique. One of the main character in the text starts with Candide and his optimism. He is a naïve person and strongly inflexible on the optimism. Candide remain his born optimism even though he is being an unexpected journey without his
In the story,(point) the narrator uses developmental structure to aid in the presentation of the theme. The narrator tells the story using flashback to approximately twenty years prior. By using flashback the reader is able to understand the views and the position of the narrator in the current time, to provide
Sometimes, it can also take the form of self-derision. It is one of the oldest themes on the basis of which humor is analyzed. According to this theory, a person can be found comical is therefore considered to be inferior, if he or she is inadequate according to a set of agreed-upon group or societal criteria. Both Plato and Aristotle wrote about humor as a form of mockery or disdain, usually self-directed, which should be kept at a minimum (Janco, 1984). The expression of humor as superiority can either serve the mechanism of control or a form of
Especially in literature, when two, young characters fall in love too quickly, there is bound to be a conflict, as shown in the short story. “Everything Stuck to Him” by Raymond Carver, tells the heartfelt story about a man and his daughter reflecting on an event that occurred in their past. Throughout the short story, Carver delivers meaning and development of the plot with his minimalist style of writing leading the readers to make inferences. Also, creating a frame story -- a story within a story --provides a proper background of information and the growth of the characters as they have aged. Finally, Carver’s specific use of diction and symbolism enhances the story.
How does the literary technique of a flashback enable readers to gain a better understanding of the story and how are authors utilizing flashbacks within the text to engage the reader? Authors may use flashbacks to revisit the occurence that leads to the present event in the plot. In the poetic ballad La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats, the writer uses a flashback to clarify how the main character was found in a close to death state in the first stanza. The flashback was also used to introduce other important characters such as the mysterious lady and how her role affected
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