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  • Literary Theories And Literary Criticism

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    Literary theories and literary criticism New Historicism 1. ? It is a literary theory based on the criticism of Stephen Greenblatt and philosophy Michel Foucault. ? It states that literature should be studied and interpreted in context with the author’s history as well as the history of the critic. ? Acknowledges that the author’s literature is influenced by his/her situations or surroundings. ? The critic’s response is also influenced by his/her surroundings, beliefs, values and prejudices. ? Shows

  • 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

  • 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 Devices In Medea

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    the upper hand. In fact, Corinth and Sparta teamed together against Athens during the Peloponnesian War in 431 BC. Like most literature, Euripides’ Medea incorporates the period in which it was written along with a timeless theme. Euripdes uses the literary devices of setting, irony, and symbolism to depict the theme of identity in relation to marriage. The play Medea uses the setting to help the audience better understand the meaning of the text. What is said depends greatly on who is around and where

  • Literary Criticism In Literature

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    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 everyday communication (235). It is a tool best used for conspiracy, revelation, and philosophy. A literary genre that often gives a wonderful opportunity for deconstruction

  • 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 Devices In The Lottery

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    Possibility of Evil¨, the protagonist, Miss Strangeworth, ends up being the antagonist of her town, causing the ¨evil¨ she believes she is ridding her people of. In order to make these unpredictable truths hidden in these societies, Jackson uses literary devices such as diction and irony in the same way to sense the realization of how different the material image turns into the concealed truth under it all. Foreshadowing, however, reveals differently of how these stories could end in a not so expected

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