Throughout the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston uses a variety of styles of writing such as metaphors, sentence structure and length, and imagery. These, along with other effective literary devices used, help the reader can capture stronger grasp on the novel and what they just read. To add to that statement, the use of these devices are not limited through this part of Hurston's novel. In fact, many places in this expert from the novel, the reader can notice these devices used. Metaphors are a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
Rhetorical analysis is an investigation into how someone uses his/her critical reading skills to analyze text. The objective of the rhetorical analysis is the study of how the author writes, instead of what the author wrote. At that point, we need to examine the method that the author uses to attain his goal. According to Jonah G. Willihnganz “A rhetorical analysis is an examination of how a text persuades us of its point of view. It focuses on identifying and investigating the way a text communicates, what strategies it employs to connect to an audience, frame an issue, establish its stakes, make a particular claim, support it, and persuade the audience to accept the claim”.
When reading a novel, readers do not often realize that many authors use the same types of characters and symbols. Applying a literary lens to a novels can help readers better understand why a novel was written. A literary theory is, “A term for analyzing, classifying, defining, interpreting, and evaluating literature” (Davidson). When observing a piece of literature with an Archetypal lens analysts can identify these patterns. According to Literary Devices, “In literature, an archetype is a typical character, an action, or a situation that seems to represent universal patterns of human nature” (literarydevices).
This again shows irony, how the name is used with limited respects compare in the bible, because the name translates to ‘lord’ or ‘master’ which is opposite and the bible tells how people are respecting the person Martha. Language musing is another way to prove the power of words in the novel. The word ‘things’ is used by the narrator to describe the different ways a male can mistreat a woman in both physically and verbally. To conclude the relation of words by neologism, biblical and self-musing shows effects of power in the
Thus, this essay talks about the importance of the originality of various events which should be known about the messages of some authors in scripture in the bible to the audience, by using Form Criticism in the New Testament, Redaction Criticism and Textual Criticism to describe the deduction of an original message by an author. Redaction criticism of the bible is a theology that in different ways auditors and interprets the early biblical writing. This is done by exaggerating and correcting text in the biblical text from the beginning of the Jews and Christian history to change them and make them look more real. Redaction criticism changes the unique way of the quality of the biblical text and set multiples of doubts of the bible and makes it look deceitful as a biblical text or historical document. Before the redaction critic was confined only to the synoptic gospels, (which were Matthew, Mark, John and Luke) but as time
The method I used to explore my research question is Metaphor criticism, which is employed by scholars to analyze texts by locating metaphors with texts and evaluating those metaphors in effort to better understand ways in which authors appeal to their audiences (Gerianne Merrigan, 2004). Metaphor is a primary means by which phenomena in the world become objects of reality or knowledge for us. It’s also a way of thinking, offering the listeners and the readers fresh ways of examining ideas and viewing the world (FOss, 2004). A number of theories describe metaphor through different aspects. In the book Rhetorical criticism: Exploration & practice, Foss (2004) mentioned that metaphors are nonliteral comparisons in which a world or phrase form
In Thomas Lux's poem, “The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently,” the idea of a mental voice when reading is the process of creating meaning in a written text. Lux uses symbolism and imagery to make his message both powerful and beautiful. The vocabulary and explanations that he uses initiates a sincere and meaningful tone. Lux believes that the reader is the most important part of a written piece’s interpretation. The reader’s mental voice includes that individual's outlook, experience, and feeling.
Text Dependent Analysis: “Paul Revere’s Ride” Author’s style is how an author writes; figurative language, a literary device, is a method that authors use to develop their style. For instance, in her historical poem “Not My Bones,” Marilyn Nelson incorporates figurative language, such as personification and metaphors, to depict the life, hardship, and hope of the slaves before the Civil War. Likewise, in his narrative poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow adds various types of figurative language to generate his writing style. In the beginning of the poem, Longfellow institutes a simile due to his writing style. To demonstrate, the speaker reveals to the reader as Paul Revere is observing the Somerset, a British warship, that was docked on the Charleston shore before the Civil War, “A
He explains this through a list of questions using asyndeton that allows the reader to think deeply into the reason a person reads. Patrick Suskind also explains that a person must approach literature with a clear and critical mind. He uses polysyndeton to get the readers attention while listing the important factors a person must keep in mind when effected by the “amnesia in litteris.” In conclusion, if a person were to approach literature with a non clear or critical mind, that person will remember what has been read in a biased fashion. If a person remembers the literature read in this way, this would not allow the person to have an original thought towards that piece of literature or any other piece of literature that relates to the read piece. In result, a subconscious and uncontrollable bias towards much broader subjects is created.