Literary Evaluation: The Yellow Wall-Paper. A Story.
August 21, 2013
In the summer of 1855 a mentally ill woman moves into a secluded estate with her husband. She immediately voices her concerns about the eerie feeling she gets in the house and how much she hates the yellow...
Mr Van Gogh Literary Essay
Will there always be a Mr Van Gogh?
Owen Marshall’s short story ‘Mr Van Gogh’ is an explanation of society’s harsh attitudes towards individuals today. Through characterization, religious allusion and imagery Owen Marshall portrays Mr Van Gogh as someone...
Outline Structure for Literary Analysis Essay
I. Catchy Title
II. Paragraph 1: Introduction (Use HATMAT)
D. Main characters
E. A short summary
III. Paragraph 2: First Body Paragraph
A. Topic sentence (what this paragraph will discuss, how it...
The title of this novel is “Do Androids dream of electric sheep?” It was originally published in 1968 by Philip K Dick. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Philip moved to Berkeley, California around the age of twelve. He then continued...
Literary Terms Glossary
English I Academic
NOTE: You will need to keep and use this glossary for the ENTIRE YEAR. You MUST keep it in your English notebook at all times.
Basic Literary Terms
Setting: The time, place,...
All Quiet on the western Front
The earth, as in the soil beneath our feet, is taken for granted every single day, but never by a soldier on the front lines. Erich Maria Remarque explains this through his character Paul Bäumer in the excerpt of his novel All Quiet on the Western Front....
Literary Theme Essay
16 September 2013
The Privilege of Freedom
“Only the educated are free.” Said by Epicetus, this simple quote demonstrates the importance of education. A solid education will provide for an excellent future and give one freedom: freedom to take on a career,...
Aesthetic distance(also called distance): degree of emotional involvement in a work of art. The most obvious example of aesthetic distance (also referred to simply as distance) occurs with paintings. Some paintings require us to stand back to see the design of the whole painting; standing...
Alliteration: The repetition of the initial consonant sound in a series o words. It adds rhythm/emphasizes emotion. Example: The menacing moonlight created mystery
Allusion: References to events or characters from history, myth, religion, literature, pop culture etc....
In There’s a certain slant of light, the author utilizes rhyme scheme to enclose a hidden message that relates to the theme. Dickinson conveyed death in another significance that death is part of the life cycle every human must cross into. The poem has a rhyme scheme of ABCB in each stanza....
Literary Analysis: The Crucible
In “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, liars, cheats, and control freaks drastically change the story. It seemed people were in it to protect themselves and their reputation, even if they had to tell a lie. These aren’t any little white lies though; these are...
10 Literary Criticism approach
An Overview of Approaches
The Three-fold Purpose of Criticism:
To help us solve a problem in the reading.
To help us sift between and resolve conflicting readings.
To enable us craft interpretative, yet scholarly judgments about literature.
THE WEST AND ITS OTHER: LITERARY
RESPONSES TO 9/11
MOHAN G. RAMANAN
University of Hyderabad
Terror is now a part of our lives. Whether it is the bombing of defenceless villages
in Afghanistan or Iraq, or the slaying of Daniel Pearl, terror is...
Paradox: this is a statement in which there is an apparent contradiction which is actually true.
Parallelism: a repetition of sentences using the same structure.
Parody: a work designed to ridicule the style and substance of another literary work.
Passive voice: in the passive voice,...
1. Allegory- a narrative, or story, used to represent something
a. Tortoise and the Hare
2. Antagonist- a rival or adversary; opponent
3. Characterization- how you act to represent a certain character; how a character is described
a. Hermione is a bookworm
4. Climax- the...
IB English – Literary Terms Quiz
Iambic Pentameter: a metrical foot constituting of two syllables, unaccented syllable followed by an accented. There are 10 syllables in each line and therefore pentameter.
Prose: all forms of ordinary writing and speech lacking the sustained and regular...
How Literary Criticism Met Your Mother Writing Assignment
From the pilot episode of an American comedy TV show called How I Met Your Mother, I find that both Marxist criticism and Feminist criticism exist in this episode due to the roles of the characters, the ways they act and speak,...
How (and Why) Do I Write in Literary Present Tense?
Literary works, paintings, films, and other artistic creations are assumed to exist in an eternal present. Therefore,
when you write about writers or artists as they express themselves in their work, use the present tense.
Young Goodman Brown is one of the best short stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne written in 17th century. It dwells on the depravity of mankind even on those who are born in a state of grace. Also his grandfather John Hathorne is one of those slayers in Salem Witch Trials. He changes his su...
Alliteration- The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Allusion- An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
Anapest – A metrical foot consisting of two short or un...