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.
When reading a novel, a reader will often imagine the outcome of the story based on the scenarios built by the author or narrator. In Pudd’nhead Wilson, The Great Gatsby and The Reservation Blues, however, the distinction between the expectation of the readers and the outcome of the story generates a sense of irony. The authors in all three texts use foil pairs to create that kind of conflict. They plot the story so that what we expect to happen on one person, according to one’s characteristics, actually happens on the other. The contrast between readers’ mind set and the ending of the stories suggests that all readers judge the characters based on their actions and assume a denouement for them.
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.
People use literacy to express their thoughts, feeling and sometimes experiences. Some stories are similar and others are not, these stories are then categorized into different genres to have a universal organization for the many literature pieces we have. I have decided to read and analyze a collection of stories that all fall under the genre of dystopian fiction. By imagining and writing about the extremes of a society, which are dystopian societies in these stories our present society is enabling itself for the actions, it needs to take in the chance of a similar event. Human instinct finds comfort in a situation that one has experienced before but the fear of the unknown causes threat.
Fictional short stories have become a common genre in the recent past. However, while authors strive to show high levels of creativity while at the same time capturing the attention of the readers, the level of success varies from one author and consequently from one story to the next. In this case, it is then possible to rank two or more stories and come up with the best among them. One of the most common and effective ways of ranking these stories is by the evaluation of the author’s utilization of various elements of fiction stories that are accepted universally. This paper will consider the story’s plot, the characters, and the point of view in order to demonstrate why the short story, “The Story of an Hour” by Chopin, ranks the best among
While active observation can be used to generate knowledge in the AoK of the Arts, especially in literature, readers are able to actively form their own opinion of the text due to the open interpretation and versatility in literatures by using WoKs such as emotion and language. As an avid reader of strong feminist beliefs, I enjoy reading dystopian fictions, most notably The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and 1984 by George Orwell. By thoroughly analysing the underlying messages of the writers, I was able to draw parallels between the texts and understand how the manipulation and subsequent removal of language would result in disempowerment for women and men alike in society. The complex plots and the subsequent downfall of the protagonists evoked an emotional response within me that generated the knowledge of their mindset using the WoK of
Both Grace and Smitty suffered the backlash of the protagonist’s actions. It was neither of their fault but they had to face the consequences all the same. Smitty and Grace aren’t similar at all in appearance or character, but that lends to the unjust treatment. Smitty is short and doesn’t pose much of a threat, which makes him a less threatening target to the mob. They can injure him without worry of him fighting back.
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.”
Authors use many techniques to improve upon their ending. For example; the book The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger, uses multiple effective techniques to leave the reader content yet longing for answers. Through the use of symbolism in setting and objects, insightful soliloquies, and using foil characters, J.D. Salinger creates a meaningful and memorable ending for the reader to reflect upon. Firstly, it is through repeated symbolism that J.D. Salinger enables the reader to analyse the true meanings of the multiple symbols in the final scene.
The traumatic events from his pass that he often denies are coming out in the wrong way. Antwone should instead repress his feelings by taking a visit down memory lane. He needs to let go off being in denial, find his family, and get them to explain why
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.
The Elements of A Good Story What makes a good story? Oftentimes writers encounter questions like this and start to wonder about the writing essentials of a good story. As many skills and beautiful words that make up a captivating story, it will have to be one that makes connections to the readers. Only when readers are able to make a connection to their experience or values, they start gaining from the story. Through creating conflicts, conveying the theme and a relative background, the writers of “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Sonny’s Blues” fully express their values and thoughts by the “bridge” between readers and them.
As we continue to read, we approached a new yet very familiar literary device that I would often see when people are repeatedly listing things. If I were the writer of a book, the device such as polysyndeton is definitely one of the necessary and helpful writing techniques. Like we have discussed, the author wants to make sure that the readers will pay attention to the context, what he 's trying to tell so he would slow down the sentence with the repeating conjunction such as "and", "or" as it 's also used to list out some of the important factors or matters that happened in the story. One of the examples of polysyndeton in this chapter have ensured me the definition as well as the use of polysyndeton. " And on Mondays eight
“The Treaty Story”, By the Minnesota Historical Society, and “What Does Justice Look Like?” by Wazyatawin are two pieces about Native American treaties when Minnesota was first being established. They both discuss the initial discovery of the land by fur traders and European settlers in the 1700’s and on, as well as the first communication between natives and white settlers. Both are credible, factual, but they differ when it comes to the speaker, the audience, and the word choice used throughout each text. “The Treaty Story” is an online interactive text meant for 6th grade students in Minneapolis Public Schools who are in the Minnesota history course; therefore the Minnesota Historical Society wrote it to be as unbiased as possible.