Readers may not always be aware of the careful consideration involved in the narrative aspect of literature, but its significance should not be overlooked, for narration can play an enormous role in the development and reception of a novel. First, second, or third person. Limited or omniscient. Objective or subjective. All are components of that which constitutes a narrator, and all have the ability to dramatically alter the manner in which a story is relayed to the audience.
Myth criticism observes the way in which myths are used in works of literature, as they form “the matrix out of which literature emerges both historically and psychologically” (Vickery, IX). Literary plots, patterns of imagery and characters are used in literary works with or without the artist’s awareness that they are part of bigger, all-encompassing archetypes. An archetype is a recurring image, or pattern, across cultures and human history, something understandable at the level of every human being. Thus, a work inspired by a myth gains a deeper, universal perception from its readers, because it applies to the “essential similarity of human mind everywhere” (Vickery, IX).
Here and there finding out about our history through the eyes of various characters can be agitating or even agonizing, yet it additionally can be an enlivening to the obscure. Diversity in literature is also important because it has some influence on how different people are seen or not by some other cultures according to literature. When analyzing literary works, we must first see the structure of the work such as plot, which is the way that the author arranges the ideas or incidents that have place in the story. We also must take a close look to the character which is essential to the plot, without characters the writing would not have a true sense. Another part of the structure is the setting.
Ambrose Bierce displays writing skills in the short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” that create an unforgettable tale. By using key literary devices, the author takes the reader through an emotional journey. Imagery, being prominently in display throughout the story, gives the most total effect. Because of this literary element the author creates a world in which the readers immerse themselves in their imaginations. Within this imagery the author includes symbolism to further enhance the text.
In the short story symbolism is extremely important as it adds a layer of depth to the story. Symbolism allows a author to hide meaning, emotion and even aspects of their own self within. Symbolism can often give a text deeper meaning and more significance. To identify symbolism in a text one must analyze it.
Literary journalistic discourse is “perhaps the most intertextual of all texts, referring to other texts” in terms of transforming prior historical stories and restructuring conventional literary and journalistic genres and discourses in an attempt to generate a new one, that is, literary journalism (Mills 65-66). Thus, the journalistic discourse cannot be but dialogic and intertextual because its raw material is a news story that can be manipulated, adapted, and adopted by the literary journalist in order to compete other versions of the story. It “assimilates a variety of discourses” that “always to some extent question and relativize each other’s authority” (Waugh 6). Literary journalists, thus, are actively engaged in interpreting and scrutinizing the discursive practices of intertextuality in order to generate their distinctive but hybrid discourse. This hybrid discourse can be conceptualized using Edward Said’s notion of the “contrapuntal”.
Archetypes and Archetypal Criticism Northrop Frye from ‘The Archetypes of Literature’ Archetypal Criticism can be based on the idea, as critic Northrop Frye states, that literature can be seen as a ‘complication of a relatively restricted and simple group of formulas’ that originate from a primitive form of art. Basically, what archetypal criticism proposes is that any work of literature ever made has can be broken down to specific patterns and formulas that are valid in every literary context. Etymologically, the word ‘archetype’ comes from the Greek “arkhe” which means “first” and “typos” which can be translated as “model”. In the “Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology”, the term “archetype” is defined as ‘original pattern from which copies are made’ . Applied to literature we can understand that all literary works are a different and reorganized variant of a pre-existing form that dates back to primitive times.
The author can be canonical figure, but that does not mean his works are canonical. Along these lines, the literary canon collects the similar or relate to literary works. Those who have ability to decide which piece of literature is canon -teachers, scholars, literary critics- often they have, to some extent, authority. The canonical statue is openness to change and challenge, especially with the authority alter; also, because the literature affected by the recent event, contemporary period and the author’s thoughts (wiseGEEK, 2016). What does make a literary piece a canon?
Canon Introduction This discussion is focused on digging further into the idea related to canon as used in literature. To begin with, it is fundamental to highlight the meaning of the term canon concept. Therefore to best describe it, literacy canon is a term that is used broadly to classify literature material. In other terms, it is said to be a set of literary materials of which have been highlighted to be of greatest importance to a certain period of time or sometimes a place.
The contrast between appearance and reality exists in the world, and remains extremely prominent in literature. Irony exists in literature to show this differing perspective of reality, while foreshadow gives the reader minor hints at what the author actually plans to happen at the end. Symbolism usually appears in literature when an author gives an item a deeper meaning than the actual meaning. All play a crucial role in the creation of the highly-entertaining and highly-regarded short story, “The Open Window.” After reading the short story, “The Open Window,” and researching the life of Saki’s, the reader can determine that the most influential literary elements used include verbal and situational irony, foreshadowing Vera’s intentions,
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” The theme is what makes a book, but can two books have the same or similar theme? After completing Anthem by Ayn Rand and A Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne it is apparent that the two books have similar theme and storylines. The theme that transfers over from both books is individuality.
One of the most effect ways of communication is writing. It allows that author to completely unravel what they truly believe. A good author, though, knows what he or she believes, so when writing they are able to present their believes in a way that persuades the readers to absorb the argument and contemplate what the author presents in comparison to their own beliefs. Charles Blow, who writes for The New York Times, writes as described previously in a sarcastic, yet dignified tone, which shifts when presenting both sides of an argument. Sentence structure also allows Blow to set apart what is important and what the reader needs to take note of.
Abhi Kasipuram Mr. Blakeslee Hour 4 Fall 2016 Figurative Language In “Sandkings” Summary: An evil man named Kress is sold some unique pets that worship him and fight. He is warned to treat them well, but he does not, and by the end, wanted to kill him.