• Literary Devices
    Allegory: Where every aspect of a story is representative, usually symbolic, of something else, usually a larger abstract concept or important historical/geopolitical event. Lord of the Flies provides a compelling allegory of human nature, illustrating the three sides of the psyche through i
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  • The Joseph Narrative: Literary Analysis and the Role of God
    The Joseph Narrative: Literary Analysis and the Role of God The Joseph narrative can be found in the book of Genesis chapters 37-50. It is slightly interrupted “by the story of Judah and Tamar (Gen. 38) and by the so-called Blessing of Jacob (Gen. 49:1-28)” (Skinner, 438). The story of Jos
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  • Abrahams Glossary of Literary Terms
    21 Qiossary of Literary Terms S E V E N T H E D I T I O N Si ÇCossary of Literary Verms SEVENTH EDITION 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 AUSTRALIA CANADA MEXICO SINGAPORE UNITED KINGDOM UNITED S T A T E S HE
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  • A History of Feminist Literary Criticism
    This page intentionally left blank A HISTORY OF FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM Feminism has transformed the academic study of literature, fundamentally altering the canon of what is taught and setting new agendas for literary analysis. In this authoritative history of feminist literary criticis
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  • Concise List of Literary Terms
    Allegory: Prose or verse in which the objects, events or people are presented symbolically, so that the story conveys a meaning other than and deeper than the actual incident or characters described. Often, the form is used to teach a moral lesson. Alliteration: An alliteration is a repetition of
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  • Literary Devices
    LITERARY DEVICES Copyright © 2007 by Jay Braiman www.mrbraiman.com Literary devices refers to specific aspects of literature, in the sense of its universal function as an art form which expresses ideas through language, which we can recognize, identify, interpret and/or analyze. Literary devices co
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  • Freud Literary Culture
    ure This page intentionally left blank FREUD’S LITERARY CULTURE This original study investigates the role played by literature in Sigmund Freud’s creation and development of psychoanalysis. Graham Frankland analyses the whole range of Freud’s own texts from a literary-critical perspecti
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  • Final Assignment: a Literary Analysis
    Literature & Health HU 350.95H online Winter 2013 FINAL ASSIGNMENT: A LITERARY ANALYSIS Rappaccini's Daughter By Nathaniel Hawthorne “Rappaccini’s Daughter” is a fascinating short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne about a medical scientist “Giacomo Ra
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  • Dictionary of Literary Terms
    The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms 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...
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  • Symbolism: Taking a Look at Three Literary Works
    Symbolism: Taking a Look at Three Literary Works Summer R. Lassiter ENG 125 Michael O’Donnell October 11, 2010 Symbolism: Taking a Look at Three Literary Works Introduction Symbolism is a critical element in a lot of the literature that we read, especially when we are trying to analyze a
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  • David Guterson and His Use of the Theme of Nature
    David Guterson and His Use of the Theme of Nature David Guterson, a young American author, has written two major works regarding aspects of human nature and human emotions. His first publication, a collection of short stories, entitled The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind addresses some o
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  • Literary Devices Used in Macbe
    Literary Devices used in MACBETH Imagine how dull a Shakespearean play would be without the ingenious literary devices and techniques that contribute so much to the fulfillment of its reader or viewer. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy that combines fact and legend to tell the stor
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  • D.J.A. Clines' Article, ‘Theme in Genesis 1-11'
    D.J.A. Clines' article, ‘Theme in Genesis 1-11', "aims to enquire about the theme of a unit of Pentateuchal text, Genesis 1-11,considered in and by itself rather than investigate as most students have done in the past" (483). His main concern is with the text in its form and nothing else. Thus, his
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  • A Literary Analysis of the Novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", by Harper Lee
    Have you ever killed a mockingbird? "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up other people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" (Lee 94). Man believing in
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  • Midsummer Night's Dream Theme of Love
    In A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare explores the theme of love through character and plot development, usage of literary devices as well as usage of socio-historical context. He follows literary traditions, but also develops his own style. Shakespeare introduces his them
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  • Guide to Conducting Literary Research
    Guide to Conducting Literary Research Because the Literature Resource Center (LRC) offers a wealth of information that includes criticism, biographies, bibliographies, work overviews and explications, Web sites, periodical articles, compare and contrast pages, full-text author's works, and readi
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  • Literary Analysis of “Barn Burning”
    A Literary Analysis of “Barn Burning” In the beginning, “Barn Burning” appears to be a story about an oppressive father and his family, who seems to be caught up in his oppression. As you read further in to the story you find that the story is focused on a young son of a poor sharecropper,
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  • Literary Terms (Got from My Teacher but Very Useful)
    Adventure novel. A novel where exciting events are more important than character development and sometimes theme. Allegory. A figurative work in which a surface narrative carries a secondary, symbolic or metaphorical meaning. In The Faerie Queene, for example, Red Cross Knight is a heroic knight in
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  • Literary and Linguistic
    Accent: A distinctive manner of pronunciation that marks a regional or social identity. Address: The level of formality, intimacy, deference, equality and authority with which people speak to each other. It usually marks such things as status, role, age, gender, social class, ethnic difference
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  • Literary Techniques
    Name | Type | Notes | Alliteration | Poetic | Repeating the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words | Anthropomorphism | Personification | Form of personification that applies human-like characteristics to animals or objects | Aphorism | | Concise statemen
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