Let's say last night you dreamed you were in a fairytale. How would you describe it? Were there magical fairies, castles, golden objects, or talking animals? Did you slay a dragon, find true love, or save a princess? Common details that recur within a genre such as these are labeled genre Conventions, which can be used to enhance a text’s appeal or advance a moral.
According to The Bedford Book of Genres “A genre is a composition’s kind, category, or sort. Genres give us a way to categorize or describe types of compositions”. (Braziller and Kleinfeld) One genre of music is country. There are two things we need to know about genres; “First, genres change according to the ways people use them” and “Second, genres are flexible”.
Rhetorical Analysis Noir is a literary genre, similar to hardboiled genre, with a difference in that the protagonist of the story isn’t a detective but instead either a victim, a suspect, or a criminal. Usually the protagonist of the noir fiction deals with the legal, political, or other system that is corrupt, leading to a lose-lose situation for them. Hard-boiled detective fiction is a genre that shares some characters and settings with crime fiction. The protagonist is a detective, who tends to be cynical, witnesses the violence of organized crime, and deals with a legal system as corrupt as the crime itself. Noir has a particular style to it which made it different from the other genres at the time.
Another method of approaching Wardecker’s claim that the good skating ice was prized by the Indian students is to recognize the conflict as passive. He affirms that “we were allowed to skate on here until the Indians come out, and then they’d make us get off, and we’d come over here and skate- (on the rubber ice).” Though Wardecker did not seem particularly offended by this conflict, his narrative is very much the opposite of Martin and Wright’s stories. Wright does reference the rubber ice, however he neglects to mention that the students forced him to use this ice. It is imperative to note that Martin and Wright’s situations were distinct from Wardecker’s.
For example, the movie Trog had fallen in between the genre lines of Horror, Monster Movie, and Cult Film. 3 Different Genres all in one movie. She was also known for doing Drama, Romance, Comedy, and Thriller movies. Almost all of her films lie under these Genres. She had so many movies which is one of the reasons why she had so many Genres to come from the movies.
I will be applying a Jungian psychological interpretation of Parade by Abraham Rattner. Parade is a piece of art depicting a civil rights march, presumably led by Martin Luther King Jr. Immediately, the painting portrays the rebel archetype. For example, people are holding up signs saying things such as, "We want peace. " The goal of the rebel is to overturn what is not working; MLK Jr. was protesting racial inequality.
When it comes to the act of fishing, any serious fisherman will tell you that wearing polarized sunglasses is a must, especially for anglers who "sight fish" in any way. This would include ultralight trout fishermen, fly fishermen, many bass fishermen, saltwater flats anglers and generally anyone who want to have the ability to see into the water that they are fishing, rather than having to deal with the glare that is produced by the sun refracting off of the water that you are attempting to catch fish in. The choices when it comes to polarized sunglasses for fishing can be as vast as the options available on a new car, but the fact of the matter is for the serious angler a quality pair of polarized glasses is something that they need to have. The key word in this statement is quality, because every pair of inexpensive ($20 or less) polarized sunglasses that I have ever come in contact with weren 't worth the cheap plastic they were manufactured from. The point is that if a little more money is invested into a quality pair of polarized fishing glasses they will not only look and perform well, they will also last for many years of fishing.
Genre is a typical communication pattern and an abstract way of using language. Richards (cited in Martin, 1996: 19) defines genre as ‘a goal-oriented, staged social process’. By social process, he means that people from the same culture background interact and communicate to achieve something, along with goal-oriented, in that people have evolved to achieve things. Swales (1990) also comments genre contains typical communication patterns used between people in a particular discourse community. Specifically, it means a group of people who have a similar interest and use particular genres to provide information to other groups of people (Swale, 1990).
What does it mean to say that genres have an expected or predictable format? “Whenever people encounter a situation new to them, acquired genres are used to shape new actions. Thus, every genre they acquire, then, expands their genre repertoire and simultaneously shapes how they might view new situations”.
Genre creates both challenges and opportunities in film criticism. Because a genre has characteristics that make it that genre, we as critics, should know what to expect in a film. In other words, films in a particular genre follow a loose template for that genre and that makes it easier for a critic to critique. However, genre can also be a challenge when a film does not fit neatly in a genre box. It has been said that genre films are only entertainment because they follow the same formula over and over; however, the messages vary from genre film to genre film, which in my opinion makes film art.
Hello Sheva, I think the main similarities in our descriptions of each genres is the purpose the writer is trying to convey. This differences are that I put more of a focus on the tone of each genre, the point of view of each genre and the structure of each genre. I found many differences in each style. Tone can either be formal (expository) or informal (personal). Point of view changes from first-person (personal), second-person (persuasive) and third-person (expository).
Having come from the Latin word “genus”, meaning “type”, “genre” refers to style, when things, usually music or literary works, are grouped in collections of similar style. The function of genres in regards to literature is that “For readers, genres are sets of conventions and expectations: knowing whether we are reading a detective story or a romance… we are on the lookout for different things and make assumptions about what will be significant.” (Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction) In the genre of detection fiction, readers would anticipate a murder in a seemingly locked room, a suspect being wrongly accused of the crime and a brilliant, intelligent protagonist detective with a less intelligent partner.
Until the end of the 70s French and then American critics regarded film noir not as a genre, but as tone, mood, or style. Paul Schrader even offered to consider as a kind of noir period in the history of cinema, such as the ‘new wave’ or neo-realism (1972). And only in the end of the 70s articles began to appear, offering to consider noir as a genre with its own formula and the structure of the narrative
Each genre has distinct features that differentiate it from others, helping the reader better understand the author’s message. Occasionally, authors write novels that are classified as part of one genre, but conform to the conventions of other genres for varying purposes. For instance, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is classified as a romance, however it has conventions pertaining to the gothic genre. Such conventions include, the use of a gloomy atmosphere, the presence of supernatural occurrences and negative emotions being the main motivation for actions, all which The Scarlet Letter incorporates (The Gothic 2005).