The literary movement of Regionalism was a time of self identification and exploration. Writers in this era wrote pieces based off of their own experience and surroundings. They explored topics not traditionally discussed in high brow literature and used their own personal language to illustrate their ideas. One of the more pronounced writers of this era was Kate Chopin, a widowed mother who wrote nearly exclusively about the Louisiana Bayou and women of her time. One of her most popular short stories was “Désirée’s Baby”, a piece dealing with race, heritage, and bayou culture.
In the excerpt of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel “Seraph on the Suwannee,” the author describes this town as unique compared to the ones that exist today with the numerous amounts of literary devices such as diction, vivid imagery, and parallelism. Moreover, Hurston goes into detail about the distinct features this town attains with a detached tone that shifts in the third paragraph to a characterizing one when referring to the past and the civilians that reside at the particular location. Ultimately, the author gives life to the community through words to represent who they are due to their demeanor towards Sawley rather than their individuality. The excerpt begins with a geographic description of Sawley and its surroundings. Hurston utilizes literary devices such as descriptive diction and imagery to aid the reader in visualizing the environment she is referring
Sherman Alexie writes the story “Indian Education” using a deadpan tone to build and connect the years of the narrator 's life together in an ironic way. Alexie is able to utilize irony through the use of separate, short sections within the story. The rapid presentation of events, simple thoughts, and poetic points made within the story enable the reader to make quick connections about the narrator’s life to draw more complex realizations. The art that Alexie uses to write this very short story is poetic in nature through the meaning and structure of his writing. By the fact that the reader can draw deeper conclusions about the narrator 's life from Alexie’s writing is evident that his writing is poetic.
This was a period in our country where morality, and equality, had come to be questioned for the first time since our country broke away from its European roots, and winning its independence on July 04, 1776. The American culture and its society would be changed forever over this twenty to thirty-year course. Forrest Gump is very simple-minded man who lives his life by a set of values forever instilled in him by his mother, Ms. Gump. In many ways the preoperational stage given to us by Jean Piaget applies very strongly to the movie Forrest Gump, for example when he started playing football, and joined the Vietnam War. The Cognitive
Many critics have seen in Faulkner “a credible authority on the South, a writer of fiction who had something important to offer about the regions and the meanings of its past”. The story of “A Rose for Emily” is told by one of the townspeople. The protagonist is seen from the outside and described by a first-person narrator, who tells the readers his point of view and others’ from the town. The narrator and these people had always regarded the character from the outside. Emily seems to be the one who lets her neighbours see her public image.
There are several different ways for an author to successfully create social commentary in their novels; the diction, the imagery, the tone, the characters, and the motif are only a few. The novel Candide, written by Voltaire, is an excellent example in which one exhibits social commentary in a novel. Voltaire’s Candide creates social commentary through his characters, his characters’ discussions, and the many obstacles in which the characters have to face. “The women are never at a loss, God provides for them, let us run” (54). Candide shows social commentary in his novel through his characters.
Okonkwo and Ezinma, an unexpressed love. In his novel, ‘Things Fall Apart’, Achebe presents to the reader, a story based around the village of Umuofia. Through his narration which is close to an oral tradition, we discover the culture and commodities of that village as well as of some surrounding villages. Superstitions, festivals and traditions, everything is vividly described. The novel narrates the life of Okonkwo.
In lines five through six of this poem, the speaker says, “I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.” These lines give the image of when the speaker lived by the main rivers in Africa. These rivers were the speaker’s favorite things about Africa. Based on the context, the image the speaker gives about the Euphrates is that it was a warm, calm, and safe source of water for the people of Africa to use. The Congo river was a river the speaker lived by while in Africa.
Realism draws great attention mainly on objectives from specific regions, such as: the settings in which characters live, certain traditions or practices they participate in and the language, or way, that characters speak. Optimism is very rarely used in the literary works of realism. Authors portray life how it really is in their work, rather than how readers may want it to be. Both romanticism and realism had huge impacts on the development on American literature, shaping the way readers choose to think and feel about what they are reading. Two specific authors who helped to shape and create these writing styles are Mark Twain, author of the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, and Walt Whitman, author of the poem “Song of
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was a very intriguing story. It incorporated numerous themes that certain individuals can relate to and spoke upon realistic cases. Author Junot Diaz wrote this interpretation from where he was raised. This fiction novel set up the themes of relationships, abuse, sexuality, parenthood and so forth. The one theme that stood out to the writer in this novel was culture.