Heart of Darkness Lit. Journal

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Heart of Darkness: Literary Vocabulary Journal Directions: As you read Heart of Darkness, you will note examples of important literary devices used by Conrad in the text. First, find the definition and fill them in the table below. Then, find and example from the text. You can find definitions on the internet (using a literary terms dictionary). Or in a Literary Dictionary. Online Literary Dictionary: Term/Definition: Example from the text: Brief Explanation as to How Example creates Meaning in the Text: Page #: Archetype: the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies “I’ve seen the devil of violence, and the devil of greed, and…show more content…
Page 18 Stream-of-Consciousness: Writing in which a character's perceptions, thoughts, and memories are presented in an apparently random form, without regard for logical sequence, chronology, or syntax ‘“I was thinking of very old times, when the Romans first came here, nineteen hundred years ago - the other day…Light came out of this river since - you say Knights? Yes; but it is like a running blaze on a plane, like a flash of lightning in the clouds. We live in the flicker - may it last as long as the old earth keps rolling! But darkness was here yesterday…”’ This is when Marlow starts discussing and contemplating the theme of the story and how those from the past must’ve gone insane when faced with their own mortality and desperation, the terrors of sickness and insanity, the seclusion in the wilderness such as the sea or the jungle. Page 7 Style: The author's words and the characteristic way that writer uses language to achieve certain effects “…he began again, lifting one arm from the elbow, the palm of the hand outwards, so that, with his legs folded before him, he had the pose of a Buddha preaching in European clothes and without a lotus flower -” Rather than plainly stating “he sat down,” Conrad puts a mouthful of words
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