September 24, 2013
Character Analysis of Jing Mei
In the short story “A Pair of Tickets” by Amy Tan, Tan portrays the story of an Americanized Chinese woman trying to reconnect with her culture. In the story, the character Jing Mei is conflicted...
Literary Analysis of A pair of Tickets
In Amy Tan’s, A Pair of Tickets, Tan uses a change in setting paralleled to a change in character to reveal that when a person learns something new, whether it be about a culture or another person, it changes the way they think and accept the world...
The Joy Luck Club – A Pair of Tickets – Analysis
Use of Language – Metaphor Theme – Identity
This story explores the insights of Jing-Mei’s literal and figurative journey back to her cultural origin, China.
In the text, Jing-mei had initially 'vigorously denied that [she] h
Reading Fables and Short Stories
Fables, parables and short stories all tell a story and all try to relay a meaningful message or moral. Fables tend to be shorter, use animals and clearly state the moral the author is trying to portray. Parables also tell a story and portray a message, but it ba
Analyzing: ”A pair of Tickets”
“Theme” is commonly described as the central idea for literary work or ideas explored within a piece of literature. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines theme as: “a subject or topic of discourse; an artistic representation; a written composition; a mel
21 Qiossary of Literary Terms
S E V E N T H E D I T I O N
Si ÇCossary of Literary Verms
M. H. ABRAMS
CORNELL U N I V E R S I T Y
H E I N L E & HEINLE * T H O M S O N LEARNING
UNITED S T A T E S
Literary terms and criticism
1. accent or stress: the emphasis placed upon a syllable in pronunciation. 3 types: etymological accent, rhetorical accent, metrical accent.
2. accentual- syllabic verse: verse in which both stressed stressed and unstressed syllables are counted.