During this unit, we looked at a couple of short stories where authors developed particular literary features. One of the stories that we read was “The Tell-Tale Heart” where Edgar Allan Poe used flashback in the introduction in order to give more background information about the character. “Reunion” by John Cheever, consisted of a lot of dialogue with little description, but yet still created a visual image of the character in the readers’ head. Lastly, another story that we read in class was “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, where the author used specific details throughout the story to foreshadow the violent conclusion. While writing my story titled “Aiden”, I replicated the significance of literary features in those three stories such as flashback, dialogue, and foreshadowing.
I joined Intermediate composition to excel in my writing for my future. From this class, I’ve broadened my vocabulary and found new ways to check my pieces that I have wrote. I could always use more work with grammar because I have always struggled with that concept. I came into
Striving to create a legacy through his fiction like his favorite fantasy authors had, Bradbury began publishing his writing out of high school. His love for science-fiction is evident throughout his work, especially in his novel Fahrenheit 451, a story that depicts a futuristic world intent on eradicating books in order to maintain an ignorant, unquestioning society. William Golding also incorporated his past experiences into his writing; however, unlike Bradbury, Golding’s later life influenced his stories. Being a grammar school teacher after college, Golding found writing inspiration in the unruly young boys he taught (“William Golding”). These children undoubtedly shaped Golding’s vision to write Lord of The Flies, a story in which a group of British boys stranded on an island disastrously attempt to govern themselves.
He does this to get the reader engaged in the story and want to read more. Authors use literature elements to convey multiple messages in many ways to their audience. Every story is a quest. This means that the main character(s), or the questor, are trying to accomplish something. When the character is first introduced, he is first starting the quest, usually not knowing the end game.
The reason I think the title is important is also because I feel that when I first read the poem, I asked my self is this apt? Because on the first reading I felt the poem could have been called something else. I did not think as to what it should be called but I definitely did not agree with the title novel. Let us now look at the meaning of novel. According to the Oxford dictionary the word novel means a story long enough to fill a complete book, in which the characters and events are usually imaginary.
These are, Thank You M 'am by Langston Hughes, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edger Allan Poe and The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst. Characterization is the process where the author of a story systematically introduces and describes a character in their story. In short stories, characterization is important because it directly influences narrative technique that is to be employed by the author. With proper character description, it is possible to use the first person narrator for the story. This is important because, depending on the nature of the
However, it was not totally written in a sequential or linear manner, a writing style usually adopted by the author. The author has chosen to begin the novel where the climax of the story was about to start. In this way, the reader will feel inclined to guess why the main character of the story ended up in that situation. Though the novel is fiction, some parts of the story had been based on the experiences of the author in his youth, as a journalist. Real-life books, mystics, writers and groups related to occultism and the esoteric were mentioned and made as a part of the story.
I was doing it, throughout in the first. But that’s often a perspective I use in short stories – I wanted to be more objective. So, then I did it in the third. But it wouldn’t work at all, yet I really need not distance myself from the narrative in the present, otherwise it was going to be far too intense. And then I read an American novel by Lisa Alther where she uses this method.
Background information was researched to give the readers context on the author himself including his early life and his inspirations to write the novel; to give the readers a basic idea on who the writer is and why he wrote the novel. I included the literary criticism on the novel to revel both sides of the novel and to look at the novel from another perspective, the reason writers use colour symbolism was included to educate the readers on why many writers use colour symbolism. The disillusionment experienced by numerous American citizens was involved in the essay to closely inform the readers on what the disillusionment and idealism that the American citizens believed actually
The whole plot has to be detailed and accurate for the readers to relate and understand everything in the story. The writer can use plot devices to creatively write a story that will give a mystery to the readers. Plot devices are techniques used by an author to creatively move the events in the story forward. Like in the story voice tape, Ariel tabag use Flashbacks and Foreshadowing. flashbacks allow us to meet the narrator’s family, and thus understand the personalities of the characters better, as well as the circumstances which lead up to the death of Ato.