• Pointless Violence Under a Veil of Tradition in “the Lottery”: a Discovery Via the Tools of Irony and Symbolism Within the Framework of Formalism
    Pointless Violence Under a Veil of Tradition in “The Lottery”: A Discovery Via the Tools of Irony and Symbolism Within the Framework of Formalism The approach to literary criticism known as Formalism focuses on the literary text itself as the source for meaning, and deems the text as the only context...
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  • New Criticism
    (not necessarily by themselves)-- I. A. Richards, William Empson, F. R. Leavis, Kenneth Burke, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Yvor Winters, Cleanth Brooks, R. P. Blackmur, W. K. Wimsatt, Jr., René Wellek--are sometimes so great as to leave little ground for agreement. The New Critics tended to be eclectic...
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  • Mutilating Self Into Spirit: Sylvia Plath's Poems.
    * “Irony as a principle of Structure” an Essay by Brooks. Cleanth Brooks article makes a lot of claims about the importance of metaphors and irony in literature. He has highlighted the use and importance of irony in a very impressive and literary way. His article "Irony as a Principle of Structure"...
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  • Historical Criticism
    Part B: Quote 1 In his essay entitled, “Irony as a Principle of Structure” author Cleanth Brooks utilizes several of the elements found in formal criticism to decipher a number of poetic interpretations. Among such elements are the poems use of irony and a term he likes to refer to as “radical metaphoricity”...
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  • A Clean, Well Loghted Place- Survival Through Irony
    "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" has with justice been considered an archetypal Hemingway story, morally and aesthetically central to the Hemingway canon. But its crystalline structure and sparse diction have led many critics to judge the story itself a simple one, either about nothingness, "a little nada...
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  • Abstract the Lottery by Shirley Jackson
    constructing the story’s theme. Her linguistic techniques include: the use of the article “the,” the lack of adverbs and adjectives in the syntactic structures and the use of words with ambiguous semantic descriptions. Shirley Jackson is a contemporary American writer who has drawn little critical attention; ...
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  • Year of Wonders - Page 253 Deliverance
    finally abates; as the villagers gather to offer thanks, Elinor is murdered by Aphra. • The tone of this chapter is elegiac as Anna laments the poignant irony of Elinor’s death. • The voice of Brook’s narrator in this case, an independant and intelligent observer of events, changes as the tone becomes increasingly...
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  • The Waste Land: an Overview
    of discovery. Moreover, the experience and meaning of the poem are neither simple nor final. Recent interpretations have shifted emphasis from the structures of myth that seem to underly the poem to the deeply personal emotion it reveals. Like Shakespeare’s plays, it has come to mean new things to new...
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  • Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickens
    of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking Emily Dickinson : Because I could not Stop for Death Robert Frost : Mending Wall, Birches, West Running Brook. Sylvia Plath : Daddy  Non-Detailed Study Walt Whitman : Passage to India E.E.Cummings : The Cambridge Ladies Hart Crane : Poem:...
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  • Deforestation
    resources. Not only do forests help contribute to a healthy economy, forest also provide ecosystem services that help influence climate conditions and clean the air we breathe. According to, The Urban Tree Book by Arthur Plotnik, “forests are like a huge carbon sinks, they storing nearly 422 billion metric...
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  • Stylistics
    have lost their originality and remained signals of the speaker's roused emotions. H. may be the final effect of another SD - metaphor, simile, irony, as we have in the cases "The man was like the Rock of Gibraltar".H. can be expressed by all notional parts of speech.Words though which styl. device...
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  • The Locker Room Talk Ethical Case
    their marital union. However, the loan officer did explain that it was just “locker room talk” after a round of golf, and should be kept confidential (Brooks, 2007). Albert is facing an ethical dilemma in determining whether or not he should continue to prepare the Wilsons financial plan knowing the information...
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  • Managing People
    ‘The essence of organizations has shifted and will continue to shift from focusing on structure to capability. Capability represents what the organization is able to do and how it does it rather than the more visible picture of who reports to whom and which rules govern work… Organizations will operate...
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  • discourse
    OUTSIDE LANGUAGE. Discourse structure as product Discourse structure may be represented as a rank structure – a hierarchy of units in which each is composed of one or more units from the level below. For successful communication, it is essential to know the structure of various discourse types. ...
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  • Deviation in Bronzeville: Gwendolyn Brooks
    Deviation in Bronzeville: Gwendolyn Brooks In life, many individuals grow accustomed to taking care of the necessities, such as cooking dinner, doing laundry, and taking care of our family. These tasks become repetitious; life becomes a routine. Other priorities such as dreaming, praying, or simply...
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  • Title
    Germany. [pic] 18. The speaker's primary purpose in the passage is to (A) justify the need for class structures in the modern world (B) seek restitution for wrongs committed against him (C) establish the major distinctions between race ...
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  • Wright Demonstrating the Ideals of Organic Architecture in Taliesin West
    difference of his structures compared to the work by Le Corbusier’s, Alvar Aalto, Walter Gropius and many others. Before exploring the relation between Taliesin West and Organic Architecture, an investigation of his lectures and writings must be completed to thoroughly grasp his principles of design. Comprehending...
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  • Stylistic Analysis
    only the spirit of equality and liberty advocated in the speech but also its impressive style that contribute to its great success. Style—Author Brooks and Warren, in an excellent book, Fundamental of Good Writing, have compared style to the grain in wood. “ The style of a work is not a sort of veneer...
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  • Figures of Quantity. Figures of Quality. Figures of Contrast
    Plan 1. Figures of quantity: hyperbole; meiosis (litotes). 2. Figures of quality: metonymy (synecdoche, periphrasis, euphemism); irony. 3. Figures of contrast: oxymoron; antithesis. 4. Practical assignment Metonymy, another lexical SD, - like metaphor - on losing its originality...
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  • Why Study Literature
    Listen to the pleasing rhythm and wordplay of their mantras, and watch the sheep blithely flock to them: "It does not fit--you must aquit!" "Crisp and clean and no caffeine!" Politicians use prolific parallelism: "We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail." 14. To explore ethical complexities...
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