Art can bring you feelings and emotions you did not otherwise think you could feel. You can comprehend literature in many ways. The creator wants the piece to influence you. Art not only can impact you but can completely influence a society and shape human behavior. While to some it seem that songs, images, and videos influence you the most, it is actually books that are the most informative and influential
In the context of Malaysia primary ESL classroom, storytelling has been widely conducted in different approaches. National Storytelling Network (n.d.) defined storytelling as ‘the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination.’ National Council of Teachers of English interpreted storytelling as, “relating a tale to one or more listeners through voice and gesture (as cited in Miller & Pennycuff, 2008) As a deduction, it could be seen that storytelling is an activity that relate a tale using words and actions with one or more listeners in order to reveal the elements of a story through encouraging listener’s imagination. In this case, engaging young learners in storytelling activities act is a medium for teacher to motivate even the most reluctant
Not only does Maas’s book involve the reader emotionally, but she also makes it possible for the reader to relate to the characters and the hardships they face. In every book the reader is able to relate to one of the characters in one way or another. Maas makes the characters relatable, but she also makes the plot interesting and not like everyday life. This is very important in a good book and Maas has mastered this skill along with many
Combining the old age tradition of storytelling with the latest technology lead to compelling tool that motivates students to read more and write better. The approach is called digital storytelling. It is a good way to engage students in both traditional and innovative way of telling a story. It is emerging as a way to shape narrative and facilitates efforts to capture classroom moments for learners to reflect upon and revise practice, as well as to develop teaching consciousness. Digital stories revolve around a chosen theme and often contain a particular viewpoint.
2. Story telling i) Definition What is a Story? Most dictionaries define a story as a narrative account of a real or imagined event or events. Within the storytelling community, a story is more generally agreed to be a specific structure of narrative with a specific style and set of characters and which includes a sense of completeness. Through this sharing of experience we use stories to pass on accumulated wisdom, beliefs, and values.
Whether it was for the good or for the bad, H.G. Wells, the author of the book, uses the character’s actions to better society. Because of H.G. Wells’s use of theme, literary devices, and plot in the book, the readers are able to uncover the different messages Wells hid throughout his writings. Through Wells’s use of plot in the story, it is described to the reader that the main character of the story is a human.
They frequently entertained their audience dramatically, providing relaxation and teaching moral lessons by rendering tales. These tales are used as a means of instructing the young ones and as a result, teaching them to respect the dictates of their custom as a result of which a large body of moral instruction of societal values and norms are preserved for posterity. The influence of Hausa popular literature popularly known as Kano market literature (as most of them were written and sold in Kano), and in Hausa as “littatttafan soyayya” (books of love) cannot be simply written off from the background of Northern Nigerian literature (Ajuwon). These novels which are mainly romantic pulp fiction written in Hausa, began in the 1980s. While they have faced some criticism for not being serious literature and for morally corrupting young girls, they are petty feminist in nature.
The story uses many narrative techniques that relate to the themes in order to make the story effective for both showing the author’s message and entertaining the readers’ mind such as using irony, imagery, and symbolism. The most outstanding narrative technique which can be found the story is the use of symbolism. The story “Araby” effectively uses the technique of symbolism to capture and convey its themes of growing
It is a form of art in which a storyteller uses spoken words and paralinguistic features to convey both mental and emotional images to an audience. Storytelling is a cultural and social activity that implies narrating stories, often with ad-libbing or embellishment. It is used as a means of entertainment, education, moral values, etc. The National Storytelling Association defines storytelling as “The art of using language, vocalization, and/or physical movement and gesture to reveal the elements and images of a story to a specific, live audience.”It mirrors all cultures and is used for “educational, recreational, historic, folkloric, entertainment and therapeutic purposes” (Livo&Rietz, 1986, p.6) 1.1.2. Digital Storytelling: Digital storytelling
It was very important for the social cohesion of the community, it gathered people together. It also allowed to transmit information about the community, the individual, the landscape, the history, the past. Storytelling also has some cathartic functions, indeed, an identification with the hero is possible. But the storytelling tradition is the reflect of a fundamental need for self-expression. As a result, the tales also allow the listener to learn something about his commnity, his culture...