Washington and Audre Lorde may be from two different worlds in their genes of writing, they both use rhetoric and figurative language to make them icon figures in modern day literature. Yes, both Washington and Lorde may be from figuratively different worlds in the gene they write in, the motives for their works, and many other differences, they do come together under the way they use metaphors, specific word choice, the use of pathos, and repetition. Their similarities in the way they structure their argument could even compare to Socrates and they way he structured philosophies, it’s this complex development of writing that sets the bar for authors be considers masters of their craft. In total, although two individuals may be completely different in styles of writing then can always be compared through their level of mastery in the use of complex figurative language and rhetoric
A story can be told in many ways: the sequence of events might be reordered, the narrating time of the events might be different to the narrated time, the person telling the story can be different, we may have more or less information about the characters and their feelings, etc. Nevertheless, in this essay we will focus exclusively on the question ‘Who tells the story?’, or in other words, the point of view in which the story is told. Furthermore, we will display some of the features that this kind of narrator has when telling the story. In order to do so, we will provide examples from The Awakening to prove each characteristic that has being defined. In addition, we will discuss the effects that these characteristics may have on the theme of the ‘awakening’ and how they allow the reader to have a broader vision of the character’s change of ideas and thoughts.
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 article Point of View, Telephones, Doubling, and Vicarious Learning in The Great Gatsby by Paul M. Levitt the ideas of what was occurring in these times are very heavily highlighted. First, we reflect upon the point of view in the novel Legs by William Kennedy, then we learn why we delve deep into this other novel, by learning the parallels between Legs and The Great Gatsby. Although these novels are written by two different authors, they both use first person point of view, to narrate their stories and to create a vivid picture of what they are saying. Not only are both of their stories narrated in the first person point of view, but also, the author of Legs William Kennedy got this idea in writing his story from F. Scott Fitzgerald,
Authors use rhetorical strategies to express themes in their writing. Different rhetorical strategies help convey different themes with varying degrees of effectiveness. One way to determine the effectiveness of an author’s style is to compare their works to another. In order to determine whether Nancy Mairs or James Baldwin is more effective, it is necessary to evaluate the two side by side. In both “On Being a Cripple,” by Nancy Mairs and “Notes of a Native Son” by James Baldwin, disease is discussed.
The purpose of this study was to explore the after effects caused due to the application of persuasion techniques on audience through an autoethnographic approach. Autoethnography is a qualitative method of research writing where the ethnographer uses self-reflection and writing to document his/her personal experiences to connect the text to wider social meanings and understandings. This research approach treats personal encounters as data and uses a narrative style of storytelling for sharing the data with the reader. The data collected from journals, books, and personal experience reflect the complexity of consumer behavior and how difficult it is to build a healthy rapport with them. Despite knowing the techniques/principles of persuasion
Paraphrasing is often defined as putting a passage from an author into “your own words.” But what are your own words? How different must your paraphrase be from the original? The paragraphs below provide an example by showing a passage as it appears in the source, two paraphrases that follow the source too closely, and a legitimate paraphrase. The student’s intention was to incorporate the material in the original passage into a section of a paper on the concept of “experts” that compared the functions of experts and nonexperts in several professions. The Passage as It Appears in the Source Critical care nurses function in a hierarchy of roles.
In recent history the role of genre has undergone dramatic changes, once believed to be useful only to help categorise works into specific types based on their narrative or meaning, genres have too on a new role as they also help us to organize and define social actions (Bawarshi,17). It is the aim of this essay to examine just how this change affects the reception of Utopia by Thomas More and New Atlantis by Francis Bacon. This essay by close examination of these two narratives will examine how genre plays a role not only in the “constitution” of the texts and their contexts, “Including the identities of those who write them” and the characters that are represented within them. This essay will begin by first examining the role of genre in
The manner of how you look to something will determine its meaning and importance. Books are as such, because based on the manner you chose to analyze, it may become noticeable indirect thoughts hidden within the text. In Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, for example, these deeper and sometimes hidden connotations are evident in different passages throughout the story. One event that can be remarked by such analyzation is from page 58 to 61, when Beatty, an important character shares his point of view of life through an extensive and convincing speech to Montag, the protagonist. If looking meticulously through different perspectives and through critical lenses such as psychoanalysis and new criticism, it becomes evident the importance
Introduction: Repetition is a common rhetorical phenomenon in the ancient and modern literary works, and is also one of the key words in current literary theory and literary criticism. Combining with the related theories of functional linguistics, narratology and stylistics, this paper classifies the repetition of Catch 22 in order to reveal its important role in explaining the theme, enhancing the aesthetic effect and revealing the stylistic meaning. It is the author who creatively uses various repetitive techniques to make the novel plot consistent, prominent in character and profound in theme, thus laying the immortal position of the novel in American literature. 1. Dominant Repetition Dominant repetition basically includes lexical repetition