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  • Literary Warnings

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    Literary Warnings Throughout history, authors have utilized their works of literary art to entertain and also to inform. Some texts have no merit as a form of instruction, but those usually do not last the test to time. Of the literary works that have survived through the years, the vast majority of them have a lesson to teach the reader which warns them against a certain set of behaviors which may serve as a hindrance to them either in their life or in the afterlife. Characters in works of literature

  • Literary Uses Of Literary Devices In Poetry And Language

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    Various literary devices are used to bring out that interpretation and the sense of what the person thinks that is going to happen. In the poem “Saturday at the Canal” by Gary Soto and “Nothing Better” by The Postal Service the theme is sometimes in life you may go through tough times but it is up to you whether they will continue. Some literary devices that show the coming up from tough times are figurative language, imagery, and the mood of the poems/songs. Figurative language is one literary device

  • Literary Genres : Literary Differences And Characteristics In Literature

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    The given literary works are very diverse regarding their genre ranging from fiction to poetry. Their difference brings out different aspects and concepts that can be used to support the topic in question. Even though they lack similarity in their chronological designation, with the application of tools such as modernism it is easy to understand their loosely defined characteristics. The characteristic feature that can quickly be noted from all the literature work is that they share related theme

  • Literary Elements In Literature

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    Throughout history, authors incorporate literary elements to enhance their writing. Literary elements are used to construct an author’s writing to portray one’s unique style and to convey the message that they want to bring to their readers. Literary elements add to a piece of writing in many ways. For example, an author may voice his or her perspective as expressed through the narrator in a story. The setting of a story helps the reader visualize the place and time in which the story occurs. At

  • Literary Criticism In Poetry

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    criticism is the literary theory that takes a look into works of literature for the message and meaning, but gives a special focus on the form and structure, as well as the literary devices it utilizes. This form of criticism is has a very straightforward approach, breaking down the text into different component parts. Imagery, language, point of view, structure, motivation are all elements this group examines when reading the text. The thing that differs this approach from other literary schools of criticism

  • Literary Influences Of Shakespeare

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    Context – Due to Shakespeare having a big influence on literature, even today, many literary works are related to Shakespeare. Authors incorporate Shakespeare’s writing in some way and change things a bit to make their own story. Reflection – In literature class, we could apply this concept because many literary works are influenced by Shakespeare and other writings, which we can use to make connections and it can be considered as a text-to-text situation. A film called West Side Story is just

  • Literary Analysis Of The Lottery

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    “The Lottery” Literary Analysis Dystopian stories works depict a negative view of "the way the world is supposedly going in order to provide urgent propaganda for a change in direction”. Often these stories have many themes that can relate to the real world. In the dystopian story “The Lottery” written by Shirley Jackson, many themes such as false hopes,hypocrisy, ritual, and mob mentality are expressed throughout the story. In the story everyone in a small village gather in the town square for the

  • Literary Criticism In Hamlet

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    Response Literary Criticism - Hamlet on Film 1. The author’s thesis was, “Campbell focuses on the initiatory paradigms of universal myths and formulates the hero's rite of passage into three major stages: ‘separation [departure]—initiation [action]—return [reflection]’ (Campbell 30) (Khoury 1).” 2. Yvette K. Khoury did give enough convincing evidence to support her thesis. A convincing example of this would be when she said, “… Christopher Vogler who applies Campbell's theories, ‘The Adventure of

  • Literary Devices In Hamlet

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    around the world and is interpreted differently, with so much meaning behind a small soliloquy. Throughout the play, Hamlet, Shakespeare uses the literary device to involve the audience on what is occurring but also to convey more meaning and understanding. Shakespeare uses symbolism describe complex ideas, that help develop the plot of the play. Another literary device he uses is imagery, he uses imagery throughout the play to give a more accurate representation of the corrupt Denmark and the events taking

  • Literary Criticism In Literature

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    and phrases, one must meticulously pick them apart while also exploring any possibilities that can be linked to them. This practice is known as deconstructive criticism. This form of literary criticism, as Lois Tyson describes in her book Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide, “became a major influence on literary studies during the late 1970s” due to its specialization in revealing the hidden messages and unconscious ideologies that litter