Ajay Kumar Mrs.Mary Smith AP Literature 20 September 2017 How to Read Literature Like a Professor In the book “How to Read Literature Like a Professor”, the author, Thomas Foster, presented many topics and explained them from his point of view. The author’s persistent use of symbolism helps the reader understand each and every topic he explains throughout the book. By using symbolism, the author, Thomas Foster, was able to bring many topics to life that the general public itself wouldn 't even have considered in the first place. In the chapter titled “It’s Greek to me”, the author mentions the tale of Icarus. The tale of Icarus is a great example of symbolism because, the wings that Icarus 's father made for him represented “freedom”.
Images help the reader connect to the imaginary world within the literary work; especially powerful imagery is a way for the reader to be drawn in through their own experiences. Images also help the writer to establish mood and tone. Along with simile and metaphor, personification, and symbol, imagery is a type of figurative language. These other forms of figuration are often present in images. Besides helping the reader to connect to the literary work, imagery also functions to strengthen and develop the work’s underlying themes.
He makes it appear that stories are almost like living things. The author, Ray Bradbury uses personification in this paragraph to make it appear that the books can breathe, since they have pores. Montag is not only looking for books, but the genuine meaning behind each and every one of them. This reminds me of when I read the Harry Potter series. Reading all these books helped me visualize the characters, the plot, the setting, and also helped me to understand the story
The authors also examine the artistic elements in the novel and compare Fitzgerald to other authors. Focusing on style, the article reveals the formal and informal language with literary and traditional elements used to create depth in Nick’s character. Artistic elements in the novel included irony, prose, tragedy, satire, compassion, rhetorical devices, fantasy, and sharp characterizations. Fitzgerald cleverly combined all of the elements to make the story flow effortlessly. Robert and Helen Roulston’s article effectively provides a deeper understanding of The Great Gatsby by presenting background information on Fitzgerald’s personal connections with the novel and examining character development, structure, and literary devices.
Symbolism in general is the building blocks to all sources of literature and can shape a piece of writing in many ways. Symbols in general can portray what something or someone represents, giving a deeper and metaphorical meaning to a symbol. Symbolism is often used within poetry, literature, music, or even art. This is how an author conveys a different meaning to the audience. For example artists may use the color “red” not only because of the color theory, but to convey love, passion, and maybe even health.
A settings role in English fictional writing Setting is often used in English literature to convey when and where the action is taking place in a story (Mays ,253). Descriptive settings helps the reader more clearly understand the thoughts and emotions of the protagonist. A setting is also known to convey the protagonist’s personality, morals and even help decipher the theme of the story (Mays, 253). Sometimes the themes of fictional writings can often seem to be ambiguous to the reader, which is why settings are helpful in fictional writings. A well-developed setting often is able to grab the reader’s attention and keep them interested through out the story.
Sue Monk Kidd has a way of providing literary devices through her novel. These literary devices help convey her story throughout the whole book, bringing the reader into the story. Her use of these compliment her novel The Secret Life of Bees and take on a message deeper than the simple words placed onto pages. Her novel contains all of the above literary devices, and even though they are not all used often, their purpose serves a great amount. Although many of these devices are performed, Kidd often references the bees.
The art of writing has been displayed through timeless classics and modern tales that bring people together, but whether a piece is written in the 4th century BC or the 1990s, all authors captivate their audiences by connecting to them to the story and establishing an emotional connection to its characters, plot, or theme. Stories such as Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex, Shakespeare’s play MacBeth, or Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried establish intriguing storylines which develop emotional connections and relationships between the audience and the text. Throughout all three works, fear is a motif that is used to express the theme of main characters sharing a fear of displaying weakness. Characters in Oedipus Rex, MacBeth, and The Things They Carried establish fear as a motive for using poor judgement and acting out to protect themselves from displaying weakness. The 429 BC play Oedipus Rex, by the dramatist Sophocles, introduces the character of Oedipus, the King of Thebes; a man who learns of a prophecy in which he will murder his father and sleep with his mother.
One of the most powerful techniques used in captivating stories is symbolism. Symbolism is using words that symbolize, or represent, something else.. This can cause the readers to become more drawn into the story. In George Orwell’s 1984, symbolism is used several key times to reach the readers of the novel and make them feel more connected to the work of literature. One of the largest uses of symbolism in this novel, was the glass paperweight.
I often imagine myself as the character of the stories and try to figure out what I would do if I was the character in real life. It is because of reading that it helped develop my interest in writing and journaling, which is enjoyable for me. Just like reading, writing is a great way for me to unwind. I love to write about topics I’m passionate about
Authors use figurative language to engage their readers and make their story more convincing or interesting. Authors also use it to help add mood fluency and imagery to their books. For example, in Ender’s game the author uses figurative language a lot to help the reader understand and help picture what 's going on in the scenes. The author uses metaphors, and hyperboles to create vivid images. The author use these literary devices to enhance the novel.
All the themes of the novel link together, as family and friends resolve Taylors story arc by giving her a place to belong. Ultimately, the themes of the novel are used in such a way that allows readers to gain a better understanding of the characters. The themes of the novel are themes of the major characters worlds, essentially giving readers a look inside the characters head. Melanie Marchetta applied language techniques to furthermore emphasise the themes of the story. Overall, the authors use of themes created a fictional world full of complex and realistic
People who read fiction are able to gain a sense of significance by living vicariously through characters within the piece of fiction they are reading. NEED LEAD. “She knows that doubleness, in the very act of identification, is of the essence of role taking: There is the taker of the role and there is the role taken. And fiction is, in imaginative enactment, a role taking.” By the reader taking on the role of a character in a work of fiction, the reader feels a sense of accomplishment