Reader-Response Criticism is as important as the author is since; readers are active participants in literary works and has his or her own opinion, understanding and image of the work read. Even though the interpretation may look similar from one person to another, nonetheless, there will always be a slight difference in how it is perceived. According to Barnet, Burto, and Cain (2011), readers are to give a response that cannot be compared to the real life. “At one extreme are those who say that our response to a work of literature should be purely aesthetic- a response to a work of art-and not the response we would have to something comparable in real life” (p. 1745). Moreover, it is also important for readers to keep in mind that
Literature usually uses a bias and told from one perspective of a conflict or story. Such an example as shown in a literature poem says, “So through the night rode Paul Revere; And so through the night went his cry of alarm to every Middlesex village and farm,-- A cry of defiance, and not of fear, a voice in
Literature is a medium that enables people to effectively express their opinions and perspectives. Being the vast genre that it is, fiction presents writers with the opportunity to utilize literary devices in their pieces. These devices help in communicating the message of the author’s work. Several fictional texts use common literary devices such as metaphors, similes, symbols, and imagery. These devices allow for writers to personally involve readers with the author’s message.
Every literary work has its own purpose of existence and no literary is the same. There is always literary work for someone to be interested in. the authors use different techniques in order to attract the readers, such as rhythm, rhyme, characters, settings, characters, theme, and conflict and other techniques. One of the elements that literature allow the readers to use is the imagination in order to visualize what the author message is in his story or poem. Some stories, poems or drama are based from the writer’s personal experience, such as the conflict with they have with society because of their race, gender or ethnicity.
In this essay, I was taught how to read from a different perspective. I learned how to deconstruct, and reconstruct writing to learn the thought process of the author. Mike Bunn shows his readers a how-to process of analyzing any form of literature, explaining the purpose, context, and language. Throughout the essay "How to Read Like a Writer,” Mike compares analyzing writing to an architect analyzing columns, or a carpenter analyzing homes.
One of the most important qualities within a story is whether or not the narrator is reliable. In most cases, the reader never takes this “narrator” into question as it is some omniscient being who is easily forgotten. The cases, in which the narrator comes into play in the reader’s mind, are typically when the narrator is of homodiegetic narration. This is a common device in more narrative texts and can even be used as a tool to make the reader feel a more personal touch to the story. If this trust between the narrator and the reader is breached the whole story it can take a different look towards the reader.
Literacy narratives help accomplish multiple tasks so their work can fall into the genre of narrative literacy. Looking into Graff , Barrientos , and Alexie narrative stories we see they all share the same task, which is to share their experience with reading. Other task they incorporated into their stories was to share tips o how to read. For example, using cliff notes to give you a heads up on what you will be reading. Graff shows us how he used cliff notes to engage in a "classic" book, therefore he was able to annotate the reading. Alexie expresses that kids can teach themselves how to tread by picking up any interesting book. He used his comic book to help him learn how to read, eventually he read every minute of his life. Lastly Barrientos shows us how assimilating can cause a negative impact on your roots. She
Thomas Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor, is a thought provoking guide to reading literature. This book helps with understanding the “language of reading” and the importance of details. Foster opens up a new side of literature where rather than reading emotionally, you dig deeper into the grammar of the literary work to discover the true meaning. How to Read Literature Like a Professor, is beneficial when reading any kind of literary work. It explains the particular “set of conventions and patterns, codes and rules” (Foster xxv) used when dealing with literary works.
Literary fiction is “… written by someone with serious artistic intentions who hopes to broaden, deepen, and sharpen the reader’s awareness of life (Johnson 57).” Literacy fiction gives the reader a deeper view on the real world aiming the reader to empathize with the characters and others. In the short story, Hunters in the Snow by Tobias Wolff is a prime example of literary fiction, as three men are hunting during a snow storm. Through the story, the author has the reader’s emotions shifting and engages the reader into what is going to happen next. Through the struggles of the men hunting in a snow storm, and getting injured the author shows actions of each character that the reader can relate to real world people, such as selfishness and
The essay through a literary analysis and a close reading of the text ought to bring out this
SHUBH MITTAL IBDP XII B D-BLOCK Paper 2 Essay Context: Historical, Political, Economic, Cultural, or Social can have an influence on the way literary works are written or received. Discuss with reference to two literary works that you have studied. Writer’s use of context acts as a driving force enabling and shaping literature.
The New Critics believed that someone follow a literary formula and reach only one meaning of a text. The New Critics also believe that this meaning of the text could be reached using only the text itself. Take the poem “September, The First Day of School” by Howard Nemerov, if the correct steps are followed there will be only one interpretation. This interpretation is the correct one according to the New Critics. New Criticism echoes some of the Russian Formalist ideals in Anglo-America literary analysis.
Literature is a mirror of society. It has thousands of threads which can weave the beautiful piece of art. Each thread has its own importance in the creative work. In the same way there are different types of narrative techniques for the narration of literature. Realism, in literature, is an approach that attempts to describe life without idealization or romantic subjectivity.