Jefferson, PatrickHenry, and Thomas Paine, shared a common goal. They used a variety of persuasive modes, tones, and stylistic techniques to get their point across. Eventually, with their determination and strive for independence, they helped build a great nation.
Patrick Henry’s speech, Thomas Paine’s...
These terms should be of use to you in answering the multiple-choice questions, analyzing prose passages, and composing your essays.
Allegory – The device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning. In some allegories, for example...
forest to this hart, And this indeed, O world, the heart of thee. Julius Caesar. 3.1.207–8 (emphasis added)1
These two lines from Antony’s rhapsodic speech over Caesar’s dead body puzzled Coleridge. He doubted they were Shakespeare’s. Coleridge suggests that the nonShakespearean rhythm of the lines belongs...
War is an ongoing controversy, even today. In Patrick Henry’s famous speech, “Speech in the VirginiaConvention”, he voices his opinion about the topic while tackling opposing arguments. Henry addresses past arguments against Americans fighting against the British by appealing to his audience, creating...
and doing a few mental curls. Great literature has hidden meanings that won't slap us in the face like childrens' books will; we'll have to dig and analyze like an adult to find the gold.
7. To teach us to see individual bias. In a sense, each of us is an unreliable or naive narrator, but most of us...
from formal literary theory to creative writing. Deep reading, the kind that poses as many questions as it answers, will be expected. We will read for a variety of reasons, sometimes to grasp a thematic element and sometimes to simply enjoy the sounds of words. We will not only identify literary elements...
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Historical Speech Analysis
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Type your answers to the following questions below. Use complete sentences to answer questions 1-15. The point values for each question are listed next to the question...
Brunswick, N. J.
Theory of Literature
BY RENE WELLEK
Kant in England ( 1 93 1
The Rise of English Literary History ( 1 94 1
BY AUSTIN WARREN
Pofe as Critic and Humanist (1929)
The Elder Henry James (1934)
Crashaw: A Study in Baroque Sensibility (1939)
Rage for Order (1948)
their independence. Both these views are argued in the documents Daniel
Leonard Deplores Rebellion (1775) and PatrickHenry Demands Boldness (1775),
however the points made in Henry’s speech affected the minds of the majority and led
to the American Revolution.
During this crucial year, many loyalist...
background information at the beginning of a literary work
Rising action- the development of conflict and complications in a literary work
Climax- the turning point in a literary work
Falling action- results or effects of the climax of a literary work
on nonliterary topics, and interested in studying literature of various periods and genres and using this wide reading knowledge in discussions of literary topics .
• students choosing AP English Literature and Composition should be
Preparing for either of the AP Exams in English is a cooperative...
AP Literary and Rhetorical Terms
2. alliteration- Used for poetic effect, a repetition of the initial sounds of several words in a group. The following line from Robert Frost's poem "Acquainted with the Night provides us with an example of alliteration,": I have stood still and...
stages. During and after the slavery era, the culture of white racism sanctioned not only official systems of discrimination but a complex code of speech, behavior, and social practices designed to make white supremacy seem not only legitimate but natural and inevitable.
In the antebellum South, slavery...
COMPOSITION, SOMETIMES RHYMED, EXPRESSING EXPERIENCES, IDEAS, OR EMOTIONS IN A STYLE MORE CONCENTRATED, IMAGINATIVE, AND POWERFUL THAN THAT OF ORDINARY SPEECH OR PROSE: SOME POEMS ARE IN METER, SOME IN FREE VERSE. A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. – ROBERT FROST PROSE…words in their best order...
AN INTRODUCTION TO
In this volume Mario Klarer provides the essential beginner’s guide
to literary studies. He offers a concise, easy-to-understand discussion
of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at
definitions of key terms...
The Routledge Dictionary of
The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms is a twenty-first century update of Roger
Fowler’s seminal Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms. Bringing together original
entries written by such celebrated theorists as Terry Eagleton and Malcolm Bradbury
III. Literary terminology
1. Elements of Style
a. Figures of Speech
Figures of speech are expressions that stretch words beyond their literal meanings. By connecting or juxtaposing different sounds and thoughts, figures of speech increase the breadth and subtlety of expression.
In 1775, a group of people at the VirginiaConvention listened to PatrickHenry speak on British rule and American lack of freedom. Some of these people agreed with Henry while others did not. In his speech to the VirginiaConvention, PatrickHenry attempts to motivate his audience to take up arms and...
3. Allusion: A reference contained in a work
4. Ambiguity: an event or situation that may be interpreted in more than one way.
5. Analogy: a literarydevice employed to serve as a basis for comparison. It is assumed that what applies to the parallel situation also applies to the original circumstance...