Writers have tools for their craft. In this writer’s opinion, all the tools of the trade serve their purpose and are needed, however, there a few that are critical to any writing endeavor; identifying the target audience, theme, language, and narrative structure. Each of these features are woven into the narrative with a specific purpose and are expected to work collectively to produce a story that not only expresses the tale but also makes a connection. This essay will strive to stress the importance of the writing techniques and styles shown through the target audience’s different roles, the language being used with the narrative, the narrative structure presentation, literary conventions produced and the theme(s) being incorporated. …show more content…
Once the writer becomes confident that they have established their target audiences’ requirements, they must now decide upon which writing style and subsequent techniques that will be the most effective for the work. These could include, but are not limited to the dialogue presentation, use of symbols, and themes. Dialogues within a narrative appeal to me as a reader for it allows the audience and the character to interact on a more personal level. However, as a writer, I utilize a more indirect dialogue method. I tend to use the inner thoughts of my characters to advance the story instead of character to character dialogue. I feel that it gives my main character more depth and enhances the connection between that character and the audience. Maxine Shore, the author of The Captive Princess, delivered a story with a very introspective style. She made the reader feel as if they were experiencing the world first hand alongside the protagonist, Gwladys. There was not a lot of outside conversation between the characters, instead, most of the conversation were centralized monologues and introspective wonderings by Gwladys as she interacted with her world. This style of utilizing the conversational and casual observational atmosphere, much like David Sedaris’ Leviathan, allowing the reader to make a deeper and more meaningful connection with the Celtic
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Based on his argument using a piece of story from his past, the writer conceptually supported his explanatory point of views on how skills can be developed with a passion of understanding the writer’s intention. I believe that the writer of this article addressed fundamental thoughts that should be useful in the process of reading as a writer, and on how to become a better writer.
Authors use various styles of writing to appeal to different types of audiences. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and “The Most Dangerous Job” by Eric Schlosser both utilize ethos, pathos, and logos writing styles to convince the audience of their ideals. An author uses ethos in writing to show his/her credentials and explain why he/she is credible. Pathos appeals to an audience’s emotions and makes the audience feel sympathy or pity. The author draws feelings out of the audience and compels the audience to feel what the author wishes them to feel. Logos uses facts, statistics, historical and literal analogies, and quotes from authorities on a subject to convince the audience with logic or reason. Upton Sinclair and Eric Schlosser have the goal of exposing the corruption in the meatpacking industry, but the authors develop their arguments through similar and contrasting approaches.
Literary elements and writer’s craft are essential to a well written story that gives understanding and meaning to the readers. Authors use these elements to add deeper meaning to a story that otherwise is as dull and same as the rest. The short story Lamb to the Slaughter is about a wife who kills her husband and then tries to cover it up. The Leap, another short story, is about a girl who is telling stories about her mother’s life. Both short stories portray and utilize literary elements and writer’s craft but Lamb to the Slaughter uses them more effectively and clearly.
(HOOK) The characters that are present in short stories can leave an imprint on one’s vision of literature for an eternity. (CI) These memorable characters have made an impact on the way I view literature, primarily because of the way that I have been able to relate to them. (GS1) One character is a powerful, but envious princess. (GS2) Another is an abandoned orphan who seeks for love and companionship through his honesty and openness. (GS3) A final character shows her aptitude for her passions, but often finds herself quarreling with those that are closest to her. (GS4) When I read the stories involving these characters, I see myself in their places. (GS5) I relate to a multitude of their traits and characteristics, whether they are positive or negative. (THESIS STATEMENT) I can best relate to the short story fictional characters of (I) the princess in Frank. R Stockton’s “The Lady, or the Tiger?”, (II) Jerry in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s “A Mother in Mannville”, and (III) Waverly Jong in Amy Tan’s “Rules of the Game.”
The intended audience is the person, or group of people, to whom the author is writing. The intended audience is a key factor to the author’s essay, because it is to whom he wants his essay to be directed as a message towards. We placed a picture of those who were being discriminated against, because the message had not been received of the author writing the essay. Our most important slide was on the thesis. It was absolutely necessary to make this part of our presentation, because it controls the subject matter of the essay and states something significant to the reader. Slides nine had to do with objectivity. This is extremely important, because it proves if the author is credible for his work or not, based on him being biased or unbiased. Slides ten through fifteen were based upon the six elements in the implicit writing of a non-fiction essay. This was an essential part of our presentation, because these qualities are an outline of what readers look for, and what writers should strive to accomplish, in effective
The world of writing is a vast and thoroughly confusing place, so vast in fact that it could not be navigated without an in-depth navigational chart. This chart is composed of and organized by terms that help us get a clearer picture of what we want to see. These terms are genre, audience, and most importantly rhetorical situation. These terms are all interrelated in which you can’t fully explore without having each one identified. One of the motives why writers delve into themselves, to put pen to paper so to speak is to express their views on a topic.
Compare and Contrast the ways in which modern authors have re-imagined traditional narratives for their own purposes.
The writing strategies that we learned to find where, organizational choices, storytelling, mood, the way things were analyzed and reasoned, including sources, tone, and description and imagery. In my writing, I mostly use including sources, such as including quotes from the author to show that I am getting my information from somewhere reliable and relatable. In this paper, I use storytelling in
Narratives have massive importance in the driving of big ideas about how we view our world. They use many different techniques, to either subtly or plainly plant ideas into our minds. The author can point out big problems in our world, and by making it relevant to the consumer, lead them to think more about what is going on around them. They can turn something that doesn’t make sense to someone and by changing something very simple, make it more relevant.
The topic of discussion for this essay is a story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman called "The Yellow wallpaper. Firstly, several pieces of evidence within the text prove that the genre of the story is irony, in accordance with Frye 's "theory of myths". This essay shows exactly how those instances exemplify the genre of irony. Additionally, from a deconstructive point of view, there is a central binary of constraint and freedom. The examples from the text show both evidence of constraints within the story as well as freedom. Thus, proving this to be the central binary of this piece of literature. Finally, these two aspects can be used to show the similarities between this text and the short story "How to Become a Writer" by Lorie Moore.
In every story, an author has to creatively develop a central theme for their story. Most authors use certain literary elements very intricately to convey a simple theme, and other authors use basic literary elements to get a complicated theme across to their audience. In the short stories, “Man from the South,” Live to Tell, and “Refresh, Refresh” each author uses a different form of rising action to create character development. The character development created in each story helps the reader to understand the plot and identify a theme in the text.