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Review the key literary terms and concepts presented throughout Chapters 1 and 2. (See the end of each chapter for a glossary of terms.) Choose at least four of these terms to discuss in your post. Then, find examples of these concepts in the readings from this week. Explain how these examples demonstrate each literary concept as well as the effect which the given technique or form has on a reading of the respective text. The Road Not Taken- In the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost there are a few literary concepts that are present. The most obvious is symbols. Frost compares two roads to one another but the symbolism in the poem becomes more evident as the reader becomes aware that Frost isn’t simply just deciding which road to take but allegorically deciding on a choice that may determine his path in life. Another key concept used in this poem is persona. The persona in the poem is the speaker who is deciding which road to take or more so, what decision to make. “I’m Going! A Comedy In One Act”- In the short play, “I’m Going!” the author Tristan Bernard used the concept of farce to exaggerate the ongoing argument between Jeanne and Henri. Jeanne was unwilling to compromise with her husband about going to the races and constant back and forth not only was humorous but was also exaggerated to the point of being ridiculous. According to our textbook, Imagination is “The human power that shapes artistic expression; it enables a writer's work to become an expression of meaning in our world, and allows reader to engage in identifying with what the writer's work has to say about things that matter.” (Clugston, 2010, 1:2) This comedy reminded me of arguments that my sisters and I would have that were really over nothing. Our arguments were always petty and easily solved but were many times blown out of proportion and exaggerated to the ultimate degree. Although our arguments appeared to be of extreme importance at the time, now they just seem ridiculous to me....
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