• Yeah!
    facets to every reading of a literary text: the efferent and the aesthetic. The efferent reading is basically concerned with understanding the text as it is. That is to say, the reader should be able to comprehend the informational elements that are contained in the text, and be able to answer questions such...
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  • Crossing
    Abstract This paper examines the narrative technique and the significance of the setting in the short story Crossing. It also investigates the main character in the short story. The first part sets out to define the narrative technique. This is done by reading through the text and noting down any time one...
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  • Judges
     Methodology Paper Using Narrative Criticism to Interpret the Book of Judges The Book of Judges as a Narrative Generations of scholars have admired and studied the “high degree of artistic composition” in the Hebrew Bible (Polzin 11). These have been made possible by the narrator’s in-depth...
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  • Narrative Conventions
    Short stories often develop a theme in a short time frame. Their authors must do this with limited settings and characters. The short story Killer, written by Paula Goslings, contains many themes with the main one being deception. One of the ways the author expresses this is through the narrative convention...
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  • 8th Grade Curriculum
    8th Grade Language Arts Curriculum Map 2010 pg. 1 Unit Standard Skills Assessment, Projects & Resources Unit 1 (Short Stories) Reading and Literature A. Fluency B. Vocabulary Expansion C. Comprehension D. Literature B1. Acquire...
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  • Analysing the Black Cat Using Labov's Narrative Structure
    of Labov’s Narrative Structure 2. discuss the way Edgar Allen Poe structured his short story to form the elements of tragedy, mystery and terror as presented in the short story In completing the task, I will use Labov’s Narrative Theory to conduct narrative analysis of the short story, The Black...
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  • Prose Fiction in the English Classroom
    In this module we will be looking closely at how to approach close reading of fiction with our Senior English students. We will: - think about text selection. - think holistically about what a fiction unit might cover. - understand some 'generic' elements of prose fiction as a form and how they...
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  • Kick Rocks
    RELATIONSHIP TO GRADUATION OUTCOMES: SUMMARY OF PLANNED INSTRUCTION: Level I English is a standards-based, skills-driven course. Students read novels, short stories, poems, plays, autobiographies, speeches, epics, etc. from all over the world; specific areas of focus are Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin...
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  • Lesson Plan
    Competence :Reading11.  Understanding meaning in a short functional text and narrative, descriptive and news item simple essay  in daily life context to access knowledgeWriting12.    Expressing meaning in a short functional written text and narrative, descriptive and news item simple essay in daily life...
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  • Narratology
    Manfred Jahn Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative Full reference: Jahn, Manfred. 2005. Narratology: A Guide to the Theory of Narrative. English Department, University of Cologne. Version: 1.8. New in this version: Some modified definitions in N1; set of analytical question in N1.33; recent...
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  • Narrative Texts
    Literary Studies II Narrative texts: tell a story, succession of events in a certain time sequence (distinguishes narrative from lyrical text Text types: classified through • Narrativity (narrative/non narrative) • Medium (oral (radio news brodcast/written) • Form (prose/ verse (epic)) ...
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  • Britmint
    2000. From Literature Resource Center. Document Type: Critical essay Bookmark: Bookmark this Document Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group, COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale, Cengage Learning Full Text:  Brent has a Ph.D. in American culture, with a specialization in film studies, from the University of Michigan...
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  • Understanding a short story
    Understanding a Short Story These Notes are intended to serve as a stimulus while one is reading a short story. They are designed to give the reader an increased understanding and the enjoyment of the short stories chosen for reading, interpretation and discussion. The intelligent use of the Notes...
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  • Ywahhh
    related terms for songs. SHORT STORY A short story[1] is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. A short story usually deals with a few characters and often concentrates on the creation of the mood rather than the plot.[2] The short story format tends to be more...
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  • Narrative
    COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE NARRATIVE STRUCTURES OF THE TEXTS: ARABY by JAMES JOYCE & THE LAST LEAF by O HENRY A narrative is a story, whether told in prose or verse, involving events, characters, and what the characters say and do. Some literary forms such as the novel and short story in prose...
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  • Imagination
    James Thurber’s 1939 narrative “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is a story about a day in the life of a daydreamer. The reader is taken on the errands of an older couple and following the daydreams of the husband. The narrative is an imagination; an imagination I analyzed with a formalist approach...
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  • text types matrix
    Text Type Context Purpose Audience Relationship Experts to learners Give out detailed information about a particular topic Interested people Information Non-narrative text type designed to document, organize and store factual information. Knowledgeable people to people...
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  • How to Analyse a Story and Discuss What You Find
    your course will be based on what is called narrative. An understanding of this will, therefore, provide you with the tools to write a top class essay or exam answer. CLICK HERE FOR A FREE GUIDE TO NARRATIVE |   It is because stories are told as narratives that they are engaging, absorbing and believable...
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  • Short Story Comparative Analysis of the Landlady and Crime and Punishment
    The Landlady and Crime & Punishment are titled specifically so the authors can introduce and link the themes of the text. Dahl deliberately used the vague title ‘The Landlady’ to evoke the reader’s interest. Before the story begins we are already curious to know who this female character may be and what...
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  • Maetsro
    How does the narrative structure of Maestro enhance the reader’s understanding of the text? In Peter Goldsworthy’s self-reflexive narrative, ‘Maestro’, there is clear link between the structure of the text and a musical piece. It is episodic with different movements, akin to an extended piece of music...
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