Genre Essays

  • Navigating Genres By Kerry Dirk: An Analysis Of My Writing Genre

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    I used to think genre was a category or a label that defined a written piece. My understanding relied exclusively on the format. However, when I read “Navigating Genres”, by Kerry Dirk, I realized how limited my understanding was. In his essay, Dirk wants his audience to challenge the misconceptions of genres in writing. Dirk exposes the reader to see writing through the lenses of genre theory and to conceptualize the benefits of genres in our rhetoric. To achieve this purpose, Dirk addresses two

  • Stand By Me Genre Film

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    Genre creates both challenges and opportunities in film criticism. Because a genre has characteristics that make it that genre, we as critics, should know what to expect in a film. In other words, films in a particular genre follow a loose template for that genre and that makes it easier for a critic to critique. However, genre can also be a challenge when a film does not fit neatly in a genre box. It has been said that genre films are only entertainment because they follow the same formula

  • The Cask Of Amontillado Genre Analysis

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    There are many different ways in which a genre can tell us about what is to come in a story. A genre can be portrayed by the elements that are a part of it. For example, a nonfiction story can be recognized by having things such as facts or statistics. However, the way in which the characters interact with each other and the setting can also determine the genre of a story. In the story The Cask of Amontillado, the reader can determine that this story is considered gothic literature by comparing

  • Western Genres Of Western Analysis

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    The Western genre is defined by group of collective similiarities that are found in many westerns as we will see when we look at the Film Once Upon A Time in the West by Sergio Leone. It itself is a subgenre of the Western Genre called Spaghetti Westerns that was made by Italian cinema which while similar in many ways to traditional Westerns differed in a few significant ways. While Lambasted by critics in its day for daring to move outside its genre Once upon A Time in the West today is considered

  • Film Genre Analysis

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    2.2. Comedy and documentary film genre ‘A film genre is a motion picture category based on similarities in either the narrative elements or the emotional response to the film. Most theories of film genre are borrowed from literary genre criticism.’(Online 1) There are many types of film genres. Some of them are action, adventure, comedy, crime, drama, horror, historical, musicals, science fiction, war, westerns. Steve Neale claims that 'genres are instances of repetition and difference ' (Neale

  • Science Fiction: A Literary Genre

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    Science Fiction is a broad literary genre. Many have tried to contain it’s definition into a much simpler terms. Science fiction has influenced several media across the world and continue its way to influence more. Science fiction, unlike any other genre, is not only changing the literary world but also changing the world we live in. Science fiction is the proof that there’s nothing impossible that science can’t achieve. The rampant advancement of the technologies indicates that there are no boundaries

  • Hip Hop Genres

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    of change for music. This wasn’t just for genres such as classical, minimalism etc. but for popular music such as; pop, rock, hip-hop etc. For this essay, I have decided to study the three genres of music; Musicals, Hip-Hop and Aleatoric Music. I have chosen to research Hip-Hop because I like the genre as a whole and I like listening to some of the songs in the genre. So, I think because of this, it would be interesting to find out more about this genre and say some of my opinions on it. I have chosen

  • Film Genre Analysis Essay

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    Genre is the term given to the classification system that is used by the film industry to categorize films according to the theme of the story. Our text, Film: From watching to seeing (Goodykoontz, 2014), lists the most popular genres as westerns, gangster, mysteries, film noir, horror, fantasy, science fiction, romantic comedy, and musical. There are certain desired elements of each genre of film, and this is what the film makers use to classify their film into its respected category. These same

  • Genre Analysis Of John Woo And Ramesh Sippy's Movies

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    Genre Analysis of John Woo & Ramesh Sippy’s Movies Genre is like a language that used by directors and it encodes some important messages about movies. If you understand the genre, you can decode the movies and you can have more information about subtle realities are related with the films. In this article, I will explain the genre differences between John Woo and Ramesh Sippy movies. John Woo is a Chinese director and he grew up in Hong Kong. He also directed important

  • Fantasy Genre

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    Fantasy genre is a broad genre that occupies many kinds of stories. It has many sub-genres and each has its own features. Ryder (2015) proposes seven sub-genres of fantasy which are commonly found in novels: comic fantasy, contemporary fantasy, dark fantasy, epic or high fantasy, fantasy of manners, historical fantasy, and sword and sorcery. Comic fantasy combines both fantastic elements and comedy. Its main purpose is to entertain the reader. Although it is written in a humorous tone, the issue

  • Essay On Literary Genres

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    Literary Genres, the definition is in the name. A type of writing that runs on nothing but one’s imaginations and in some cases worst fears. It is created to give the readers a type of escape from the real world, and keeps them up through through the night flipping pages until they are finally finished the novel. Within literary genres comes a couple fan favourites, the Horror Genre, and the Romance Genre. The two tend to alternate reality in a way that creates a fantasy, or nightmare for us living

  • Horror Movie Genre

    1975 Words  | 8 Pages

    The Horror Genre: Unmasking Fears Across Generations Horror films push social boundaries and exploit Americans worst fears in a way that excites, challenges, and makes viewers obsessed with terrifying themselves. The horror genre is a vehicle that allows people to cope with their worst fears, such as death outside of their everyday reality. Horror films provide us with unimaginable or impossible situations making our own fears seem less terrifying. Horror films caricature the current social problems

  • The Goodfellas: Film Analysis

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    as the failures involved. The conventions and attributes make the genre more distinctive towards organized crime and what one will do to obtain it. This film is gruesome and intriguing to the audience for the realism but also fantasy of committing crime without the punishments included. Thesis: The gangster crime era is very distinctive to films and to portrayal of what organized crime has done throughout history. The genre of gangster crime

  • Comparing Pulp Fiction, Dr. Strangelove, And The Apartment

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    about life. They give us hope and we learn that there is light at the end of the tunnel. The best movies of all time span across different interesting genres which include action, drama, war, comedy, biography, sci-fi, romance, etc. The most preferred ones are action and drama and not comedy as one might think. There are great movies under every genre. Under action there is "Pulp Fiction" and "The Dark Knight" while "Dr. Strangelove" and "The Apartment" are great comedies way back from

  • The Dust Bowl: A Literary Analysis

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    Book genres are helpful ways of categorizing diverse author styles and methods of writing. Specific subjects like the Dust Bowl can be written is many ways, but they all have the same ability to reach the reader’s imagination and provide them with knowledge. While non-fiction books use straight forward facts and details while fiction describes the feelings and hardship, both can cause an emotional response from the reader. By braking down stories such as The Storm in the Barn, The Year of Dust, Out

  • Nostalgia And Nostalgic Themes

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    A variety a specific film genres also rely on the use of nostalgia and nostalgic themes within the film making process. Within the Science Fiction genre of films, it can be said that the use of nostalgia and familiarity creates the foundation for the popular time travelling sub-genre within films that are Sci-Fi in nature. Sweeny (2015) describes this sub-genre as an ‘exercise in reactionary nostalgia, a longing for an imagined ‘simpler’ time’. Describing time travelling sci-fi movies as provoking

  • Rhetorical Analysis: Genre

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    Genre Throughout the different texts we analyzed in the first half of the quarter, we looked at the various genres of the texts in order to see how they affect rhetoric. Genres are important to rhetoric because they raise and manage expectations the audience might have for a specific work. This is because people have internalized the generic conventions of a genre. We delved into these conventions by analyzing different genres of texts such as Pitbull’s music video, film, various poems, and speeches

  • Genre Theory In The Movie

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    Rick Altman's (1984) writing discusses genres through a semantic/syntactic scope or all the more essentially as vocabulary versus setting: the semantic approach covers the comparable attributes that show up predominantly in a specific genre while syntax acknowledges a similar story type to define a genre. Rick Altman (1984) said that in order for a genre to be successful, "either a moderately stable set of semantic givens is produced through syntactic

  • My Favorite Genre

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    and dating. Movies come in various themes that can be classified into specific genres. Genres make it easier for a person like myself, very indecisive, to select a movie to watch. The movies in my collection at home can be classified according to their genres. The specific genres include comedy, horror, and romance. The first set of movies in my collection fall under the genre of comedy. Comedies are my favorite genre of movie. Watching a comedy is a great way to lift your spirits or get you out

  • Analysis Of The Goldbergs And The Twilight Zone

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    as gender roles, insanity, and ethnic stereotypes, genre differentiates their approach and their audiences’ receptiveness to change. Whereas The Goldbergs, an ethnic sitcom, addresses the external world using comedic relief, The Twilight Zone, a science fiction program, delves into the human mind using imagination. Despite their common efforts to direct social change, the programs are inverse images of one another, and The Twilight Zone’s genre structure allows it to resonate more with the audience