Bhanu Oruganty Miss Given World Literature 11 5 February 2018 Response 3 The concept The Poisonwood Bible is trying to bring to recognition is that there are always multiple perspectives to any story. The usage of several narrators allows one to see the same story from different points of views that all differ. It also displays how storytelling is a reflection of a person’s experiences and lives, because one’s experiences shape their perspectives or biases. For example, Adah’s more analytical perspective allows her to analyze situations life presents to her in a deeper level such as her ideas on the circle of life and Africa. This perspective allows her to be successful in her career field as well.
Compare and contrast the life and the works of Jan Blake and kelvin Kling and describe how their personal and cultural context has influenced their stories Robert Brown once said” Storytelling is the most powerful way of putting ideas into the world today”. Storytelling is often related to as the art of using language, gestures or even vocals to bring to the audience’s attention the elements and images being portrayed in the story. A story often revolves around the structure of a narrative with a specific style and a set of characters, which includes the sense of completeness. Through storytelling, many of the times, people are able to educate others, as well as being able to accumulate wisdom, beliefs and values. It’s important to note that
Literary devices are used to bridge the gaps and fill in the cracks for me where simple words do not suffice in some stories. I find myself constantly searching stories for and identifying different types of literary devices. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, three uses of literary devices were demonstrated and used consistently. These literary devices are: repetition, imagery and flashbacks. This literary narrative is centered on an epic journey that utilizes literary devices to enhance the complexity and understanding in the story.
(492). What does this novel ultimately say about storytelling? The Poisonwood Bible claims that, in storytelling, everyone tries to reform their own version of their life into an appealing story, talking mainly about the struggles they face in their life and “how they live with it” (Kingsolver 492). Adah claims that all stories are exactly based off of this essential element, a type of archetype that has many archetypals, but are all still considered the same thing. For example, if a war hero wrote a story on his life in WWII and another writer, a biologist, wrote a story on a Grizzly Bear.
The canon of invention helps us understand persuasion by analyzing what elements a speaker must first understand to produce an audience reaction. It takes a skilled orator to know what to say and exactly how to say it to effectively impact an audience. Antonius lists the three means of persuasion that are used in the art of oratory: “proving that our contentions are true, winning over our audience, and inducing their minds to feel any emotion the case may demand” (Cicero, 153). To craft a persuasive piece of rhetoric, the speaker must consider one's audience and determine how to adjust the argument to the targeted audience. Invention helps our understanding of persuasion by observing relevant information about the audience's background and beliefs that contribute to deciding what facts and types of evidence one should implement into their rhetoric to produce the most persuasive
The telling of stories seems to characterize the interpersonal interaction in time, in different cultures and between people of all ages, even children. The ability of talking about what happened to an individual yesterday, the day before or the year before, is intrinsic in the human kind. Because of their nature, cognitive, cultural, social, and psychological, narratives have drawn the attention of sociologist, anthropologists, historians and linguists since the beginning of scholarship. Aristotle was one of the first scholars defining the structure of a narrative: “A beginning [of a narrative] is that which is not itself necessarily after anything else, and which has naturally something else after it; an end, that which is naturally after something else, either as its necessary or usual consequent and with nothing else after it; and a middle, that which is by nature after one thing and also another after it”. Furthermore, Aristotle concludes, "a well-constructed Plot, therefore, cannot either begin or end at any point one likes; beginning and end in it must be of the forms just described.
By taking an ontogenetic approach, which considers the development of the proto-poetic experience in the child, linguistic creativity and invention can be seen as an important part of human experience. Poetry in its many different forms can be traced through the evolution of the human race, and observed in children at its most prevalent and real through their spontaneous inclination to play with language. Ninety per cent of vocal exchanges in the first year of a baby's life consists of playing with language (Crystal, 1998). Parents induct the baby into the culture of their social environment through different forms of language play, and this may well include poetic discourse in the form of nursery rhymes. In this way, children are exposed to poetry at an early age, and in turn they are able to use what they have heard to create literary narratives meaningful to them.
They make one story to become the only story (Adichie:2009). In the speech with the same name, Adichie questions the ideas such as the potential of a single narrative to create stereotypes. Also, how the importance of bringing different several stories of representation to inform about the urgency of the search for knowledge, about the proper understanding of the 'other ' cultures not only about the West and European culture and literature. The speech talks as well about the issue of power that is closely connected to the construction of the single story. The stories have been used to expropriate and label, but can also be used to empower and humanize.
According to Smith and Anderson that defining “narrative” includes various kinds of stories, like as individual and family backgrounds, myths, fantasies, novels or everyday narrative, that are used to analyse or defend their effort and actions. Looking from the point of view of narrative standard, rather than looking for wherefore, the effective relationships and look to highlight human ideas, the author has to focus at it between the mind of interconnects of story actions. According to Downing (2005) mentioned that inner thought degree, the author looks for the ways that interconnects of their behaviour and actions allows the author to analyse and to take a good look of their experience. Their individual stories do not replace the fact, but reprise it by forming new plan. Explanation is done for that reason to individual consideration about which bits or view of good highlight their individual knowledges.
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.