Wordsmith In The Great Gatsby

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Wordsmith a term which evokes the image of a traditional blacksmith who is pounding away on hot metal. The only difference is instead of forging metal, a wordsmith forges words. A wordsmith is someone who can manipulate words, are articulate and create compelling stories that captivates their audiences. There are many authors I believe are wordsmiths a few include, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harper Lee and as a child Cornelia Funke.
F. Scott Fitzgerald is considered a wordsmith because he captures the atmosphere of the era his novel is set in and developed a writing style all his own. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing style consists of connecting ideas and beautifully elaborate sentences. His novel the Great Gatsby, in particular demonstrates his ability as a word smith. He is able to tell a compelling story in a relativity short amount of pages (quality over quantity) and draw his readers into America during the roaring twenties. As a result, the Great Gatsby is deemed a literary classic that has been reproduced multiple times.
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In her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee has her readers fall in love with the protagonist Scout and develop a profound respect towards Atticus Finch. Harper Lee is also a wordsmith because Atticus Finch’s iconic words stick with the reader afterwards: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Wordsmiths leave their readers with a message.
As a child Cornelia Funke was an author I considered a wordsmith. I enjoyed her Ink Heart series and several other books. Her words drew me in and made me believe I was a part of the fantasy. As I was reading I could envision her characters, and her made up world. I would become lost in the written world. Coming back to reality would take some time. Overall, I believe Cornelia Funke is a perfect example of a wordsmith for
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