They are also, however, a range of beautifully coloured stones revealing the idea that Orsino feels both attracted to Olivia but hurt by her inconstance as she insults him now but was relitivley resectful previously in the play. This is ironic as Orsino is hurt by the inconstance of love that he claims every man provides to
In Chapter One of Thomas Cooley’s The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition, the audience was exposed to several strategies recommended for reading pieces of literature. These strategies were divided into three segments: Previewing the Text, Reading Closely and Critically, and Responding to What You Read. Each segment contained a list of either advice or questions the reader could heed to while analyzing their given text. Later, the chapter exposed the audience to the four traditional types of writing utilized. In order to emphasize the importance of both the strategies mentioned and the four traditional types of writing, Cooley decided to incorporate the classic American essay, authored by E.B.
Different cultures read books to help them understand who and what they came from. Literature can help inform people by sharing its history and possibly even change a culture by explaining a story or an event. The events or ideas occuring during the time a book was written impacts the story and the way people speak, and perform everyday tasks. An example
Literary Devices in The Scarlet Letter Literary devices are often used to capture a reader’s attention in a text. Nathaniel Hawthorne used many different types of literary devices in his book The Scarlet Letter. He uses symbolism to give hidden meaning to elements in the story, conflict to make the story interesting, and allusion to make references to historical events (ex. biblical references). While reading The Scarlet Letter, the literary devices did not jump out at me, but now as I reflect upon them they help me understand the book well.
He wanted the poem to remain somewhat mysterious to its readers. People can have contrasting reactions to the same stimuli; certain things can have a larger effect on some people than others. Strand conveys this message through his unique and somewhat strange poem. He expands even more by adding the idea of a confused and somewhat upset librarian. This librarian does not know what to make of the man’s actions, and, at a certain point, she could not take it anymore; she screams out of utter realization.
Independent Reading Reflection At the start of a new quarter, I challenged myself to read more. More is such an elementary word to use, however, in light of its different meanings to me and what it truly encompassed. I set my sights high and challenged myself, in general, to read more complex texts such as nonfiction with a set number of books I hoped to attain knowledge from. Three books may not seem that many, but in the midst of other coursework and life it was a challenge. I learned that hard work does not always pay off in every aspect, and that overthinking is my nemesis in light of the simplest answers.
Firstly, the fact that he constantly contradicts himself and his ideals may be terribly intriguing to the audience, as even if he seems to have an array of power and influence and presents himself as stable and determined to follow his own rules and force everybody around him to do the same, he does not follow them himself, as for instance, he criticizes cheating yet he has a mistress, and this is shown when he comments that: “nowadays people begin by sneering at family life and family institutions, and next they’ll throw everything overboard and have intermarriage between black and white.” This may make him a fascinating character for readers, as he contains two personalities in his own self; the noble and prestigious aristocrat on the one hand, and the rich and powerful yet rule-breaking bad boy on the other. Perhaps, the instance of antithesis in “black and white” may be used to reinforce this sense of his way of thinking being a dichotomy within one same individual, as if he had a doppelgänger, causing him to be even more interesting to the readers. What is more, the character of Buchanan may be indeed attracting to the audience in that same exact quotation as he is presented by Fitzgerald as extremely racist, an aspect that may have not been rare in the 1920s, considering the idea of white supremacy that existed
Oftentimes in stories, authors disguise deep thoughts and details into broader topics. They try to get the reader to actually think about what they are reading, and ponder upon the deeper, more sensitive things of life. Certain authors have a way of working deep thoughts and ideas into simple stories. This idea is known as symbolism. Symbolism is defined as “the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.” So many times, one reads a story, and only sees what is right in front of them, but other times, they notice much more depth to what they are reading.
Thomas C. Foster states in his book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, that there are three main items to understanding literature. The first item is memory; Memory helps a reader connect works of literature with other experiences as a way of possibly better understating the writing at hand. Symbolism is the second item noted by Foster. Symbolism can be used to open a readers mind to the big picture being painted. Not all works of literature are as complicated, as to where symbolism is splattered through the pages.
Rhetoric is a tool students use to learn and analyse the reading more in depth. Rhetoric has many different sections to successfully use rhetoric, for an example there is the rhetorical triangle, the appeals, content and the intention. The rhetorical triangle is used to help the understand of the reading. The triangle has three sections: speaker, audience and the subject. The speaker is known as the persona, which means the character the speaker creates.The audience is who the reader is speaking too, who can relate or who the author wants the reading to speak too.
Scout Coberg Ms. Fitzgerald AP Lit 8.14.15 1. Introduction: How’d He Do That? When reading literature, memory allows you to apply old texts to what you are reading, recognizing similar themes and plots. Reading symbolically opens your mind to seeing things as existing in themselves while simultaneously representing something else. Using pattern recognition while reading helps the reader step back from small details and focus on the big picture of the plot.