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  • The Literary Theory Of Narratology : Literary Perspectives

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    The literary theory of narratology surrounds the ideology of how a story is told to an audience through literature. The underlying syntax of the word ‘narrative’ is projected as being a story told or spoken, but when it comes to literature, the audience is meant to look at how the written word conveys the story through its characters and its underlying plot. Narratology is a perspective that brings the audience’s head into the author’s way of bringing their story to life through their style of writing

  • 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 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 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 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 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

  • Literary Theories on Marxism

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    The three analytic paragraphs on the song Zombie, the essay entitled The Closing of the (North) American Mind, and the documentary film Born Into Brothels showcase the literary theories on Marxism, Post-colonial criticism, and feminism. The paragraphs show how people struggle in their own societies in different aspects, politically and socially. Because all three pieces show struggle in all texts, the unifying theme is how people react and overcome the struggles that they face. ANALYTIC PARAGRAPH

  • Literary Theory By Jonathan Culler Theory And Literary Studies

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    paper is to check which of the terms-- ‘Theory’ or ‘Theories’--can be used in literary studies. Objective- An attempt has been made in this paper to check which of the above mentioned terms is more applicable in literary studies using Jonathan Culler’s Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (1997). Argument- In this paper I argue that the term ‘Theory’ is applicable more in literary studies. Introduction- The word ‘theory’ has been derived

  • Literary Techniques In The Alchemist

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    signals to communicate with us and help us through our difficulties and troubles. Regarding a linguistic aspect, the writer exploited language as a tool to create effect. Moreover, he was very selective and made extensive use of literary devices. Examples of these literary devices include alliteration, similes, metaphors, and personification. Alliteration is when words are used in swift sequence and begin with letters that belong to the same sound group. Evidence for the usage of alliteration is when

  • Heavy Versus Light Reading: The Decipherment of Literary and Non-Literary Texts

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    Decipherment of Literary and Non-Literary Texts In attempting to discriminate between the nature of a "literary" text and a "non-literary" text, a metaphor from Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being comes to mind. Especially in considering this same novel in contrast with a novel such as Danielle Steele's Vanished, the idea of lightness versus heaviness presents itself, and with it, a new way of approaching the decipherment of any high/low dichotomy of "literariness". When the "literary" text