This led to an increased interest in numerous different aspects of African American culture, including music, literature, performing arts, and political issues. Although each of these mediums are unique in their own sense, they all share core characteristics of the Harlem Renaissance, including personal expression and defining what is meant to be “black”. These common characteristics created a sense of interconnectedness throughout the Harlem Renaissance as many artists drew their inspirations from those of other mediums. This exhibit portrays just a glance into the vivid cultural revolution of the Harlem Renaissance and includes a wide variety of works across both multiple mediums and subjects. It was the hope that this exhibit would give one a holistic image of life and culture during the Harlem Renaissance by exploring different aspects of it.
There is a big difference between reading Dr.Seuss books and reading the Odyssey. Although some may argue they 're more similar than you may think. Authors slide in subtle writing techniques and themes to portray the moral or message they are trying to convey. No matter the level of writing or the type of story line similarities can always be found. This semester we have looked at many pieces of writing, including “Okay”, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Antigone Now, “Civil Disobedience”, and “The Ones Who Walk Away”.
In writing, authors chose particular words and phrases to effectively convey their message or to engage the reader. Writer's word choices, also known as diction, can help communicate ideas, reveal emotion and opinions that they may have toward something or someone. There are many different levels of diction such as formal diction, used by Richard Rodriguez in his autobiography The Hunger of Memory, and neutral diction, used by Charles Bukowski in his novel Ham on Rye. The use of diction in these pieces make the stories come to life in the reader's head. Richard Rodriguez uses very formal diction in his autobiography,The Hunger of Memory, his words express his emotions and motives of being a writer.
Both Didion and Murakami use writing as a form of expression. Their writing style has its differences but both writers believe writing is about expressing oneself. Both Murakami and Didion’s ideas are derived from their backgrounds. A notable similarity in their writing is the creative use of storytelling and metaphors. Why I Write by Joan Didion, brought me to conclusion that Didion used writing as a way to find herself.
When analyzing the two pieces of literature, “First They Came,” written by Pastor Martin Niemoller, and the short story “Terrible Things,” by Eve Bunting, there is noticeable connections but there are also many differences. To begin, one is a short story and one is a poem, which is already divergent on its own. There is also other examples such as the diction that the authors use, the syntax, and the use of symbols. Though unalike in various ways, they are also very analogous in the way of common theme. Pastor Martin Niemoller’s work of literature is titled “First They Came.” This piece is identified as a poem, which is defined in the Longman Dictionary as a piece of literature that expresses emotions, experiences, ideas, especially in short lines using a rhyme scheme, but not always.
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi are examples of novels both similar and contrasting in their content. They each hold profound symbolism, showing obedience and law. Both stories also maintain the idea of civilization. And yet, these symbols contrast in how each item is manipulated when expressing ideas. The differences and similarities in the symbols of civilisation found in Lord of the Flies and Life of Pi are striking.
African Americans began to generate a sense of pride within themselves, and a discovery of their own identity. Blacks and whites began mixing socially; and it was the art of Black America that made this connection between the races possible. The Harlem Renaissance had a big impact on the art world and for African Americans. While the Harlem Renaissance was built on African American traditions and culture, it was also influenced by European and White American artist. Art has always been a form of expression, and for African American it became an outlet for opposing racial inequality and to quote, “primitive/savage” stereotypes placed upon them.
In his essay Bakhtin provides an analysis of the relationship between individual utterances and the ideologically charged forces that affect them, he writes: “The dialogic interaction of a word among other words (of all kinds and degrees of otherness) creates new and significant artistic potential in discourse, creates the potential for a distinctive art of prose, which has found its fullest and deepest expression in the novel.” (275) i.e. there are dialogic relations between the narrator and the writer, the author and the character, the story and other stories, culture and text and society and text. A novel is in fact characterized by heteroglossiawhere many voices (writer, character, society) are mixed which gives originality to the text.
What makes a piece of writing effective? A piece of writing includes many things that make it effective, such as the style that appeals to the reader and rhetorical devices used in the writing that make it much more interesting. In this piece of writing titled “ How to tame a wild tongue “ includes many of these things. Even starting with the title it makes me curious as to what the piece will be about. There are two devices Anzaldua uses effectively in her essay which are anecdotes and parallel structure.
Faulkner clearly displays that even among the same race as African-American men and women talking to one another, they still have a class system that makes some of them better than each other in their own mindset, which shows how they interact between one another. Now, the same point of interactions between the African-American race happens in the story "Blood-Burning Moon", the story shows almost the same exact interpretation as "The Evening Sun" does. It showed that just because two people are the same race as each other, does not mean that they are equals. Toomer presents this in the short story by having the character Louisa a black woman, not be in love with the black man who loved her in the story Tom Burwell, Louisa loved Bob Stone a white man that was family of the land she worked on. Toomer wanted readers to see that just because people are the same race, that does not mean that they are equals.