The Namesake Literary Devices Essays and Term Papers

  • Literary Criticism of The Namesake

    Gogol's Namesake: Identity and Relationships in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake Author: Judith Caesar Allusions to Nikolai V. Gogol and his short story "The Overcoat" permeate Jhumpa Lahiri's novel The Namesake, beginning with Gogol's being the name the protagonist is called through most of the...

      8092 Words | 19 Pages   The Namesake, Philosophy of self, Jhumpa Lahiri

  • MPEAK The Namesake Literary Thesis

    Peak 1  Melodie Peak  Ms.Fallon  English 12  November 14, 2014                                      The Namesake Literary Thesis   Lahiri on The Namesake “America is a real presence in the book; the characters  must struggle to come to terms with what it means to live here, to be brought up here to ...

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  • Literary Devices

    live with them.” At first I didn’t know if I had truly responded to the question. I analyzed both the question and response carefully through the literary devices and found myself satisfied with the responses standing. When analyzing the response I first had to return to the question. “When does paradox...

      1716 Words | 6 Pages  

  • Literary Analysis-The Namesake

    Literary Analysis-The Namesake The important theme of naming and identity is introduced at the very beginning, when Ashima calls out for her husband. She does not use his name when she calls for him, since "it's not the type of thing Bengali wives do" (Lahiri, J. p. 2). Their husbands' names are considered...

      896 Words | 3 Pages  

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    Literary Devices 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. Assonance:...

      675 Words | 3 Pages   Dramatic structure, Plot (narrative), Narrative mode, Conflict (narrative)

  • Literary Devices

    Literary Device Notes Alliteration Repeating the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Allusion A figure of speech that makes a reference to, or representation of, people, places, events, literary work, myths, or works of art, either directly or by implication...

      1137 Words | 3 Pages   Narrative mode, Irony, In medias res, First-person narrative

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    "tittle-tattle," "bag and baggage," "bed and board," "primrose path," and "through thick and thin" and in sayings like "look before you leap."       Some literary critics call the repetition of any sounds alliteration. However, there are specialized terms for other sound-repetitions.Consonance repeats consonants...

      3408 Words | 9 Pages   Petrarchan sonnet, Sonnet, Poetry, Metre (poetry)

  • Literary Devices

    1. Alliteration Alliteration is a literary device in which two or more consecutive words, or words that are nearby in the same sentence, start with the same letter. It is often used in poetry, literature, slogans, and other propaganda because it is usually impressive and memorable. For example, Peter...

      961 Words | 4 Pages   Poetry, Irony, Fiction, Alliteration

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    Literary, Rhetorical, and Poetic Devices Allegory -A representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form and can often be an extended metaphor for a specific historical or political event. i.e. George Orwell’s animal farm is...

      852 Words | 4 Pages   Poetry, Iambic pentameter, Literal and figurative language, Metre (poetry)

  • Literary Devices

    Literary Devices * Irony: Definition: The use of irony in literature refers to playing around with words such that the meaning implied by a sentence/word is actually different from the literal meaning derived. Often, irony is used to suggest the stark contrast of the literal meaning being put forth...

      614 Words | 2 Pages   Irony, Suspense

  • Literary device

    Cicero once said “the greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.” This quote means that when one is trying to achieve something and is faced with many difficult tasks and decisions along the way, it makes the journey worth it in the end. I agree with this quote because when you overcome a challenge...

      565 Words | 1 Pages   Of Mice and Men (1992 film), To Kill a Mockingbird (film)

  • Literary Devices

    Understanding Devices Music In the Whale Rider the music contributed to the whole movie making everything flow and gives the appropriate mood at certain scenes, if you were to watch the film with no background music the mood and emotional meaning...

      394 Words | 1 Pages   Whale Rider

  • Literary Devices

    Literary Devices Conflict: Definition: In literature, a conflict is a literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces usually a protagonist and an antagonist. Internal conflict happens within a character, while external involves outside sources Example: Hamlet’s internal conflict...

      299 Words | 1 Pages   Fiction, Plot (narrative), Romeo and Juliet, Dramatic structure

  • literary devices

    1MY esteemed friend Abraham Farringt on being about to make a visit to Friends on the eastern side of this province, and having no companion, he proposed to me to go with him; and after a conference with some elderly Friends I agreed to go. We set out on the 5th of Ninth Month, 1743; had an evening...

      3042 Words | 7 Pages  

  • Literary Device

    Imagery: Language that appeals to the five senses. It is used to represent objects, actions, feelings, thoughts, state of mind, sensory experiences. Example: " Older sisters and mothers who had grown up on a tropical island where the natural environment was a riot of primary colors, where showing...

      253 Words | 1 Pages  

  • Literary Devices

    Virgins, To Make Much Of Time,” life’s steps are explained through two literary devices. Robert Herrick uses symbolism and personification to show how fast life passes through its stages. Symbolism is a very important literary device in this poem. One example of symbolism is the line about the flower...

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  • Literary Devices

    Literary Devices Allegory A form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative, are equated with the meanings that lie outside the narrative itself. The underlying meaning has moral, social, religious, or political significance and characters are often personifications...

      4353 Words | 13 Pages   Narrative mode, Narrative, Deism, Language

  • Literary Devices

    Rebecca Jones Ms. Garvin English Comp. II MWF 12-12:50 6 November 2012 Literary Devices There are many different literary devices found in the book Night written by Elie Wiesel that deal with his personal experience with the faith he had to keep and then lost during the Holocaust. In Night, Elie...

      553 Words | 2 Pages   Night (book)

  • Literary Devices

    SHORT STORY ELEMENTS: LITERARY DEVICES F:\Nick handouts for correcting\X-files for PDF\RS4.10 Elements for Analyzing Fiction.doc J.Robinson/2006 Authors use various literary devices to develop ideas in their work. This handout explains some of the most commonly used literary elements and suggests strategies...

      2225 Words | 8 Pages   Irony, Literal and figurative language, Symbol

  • Literary Devices

    Literary Devices used in “ How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie” by Jason Hernandez Professor Melinda Hernandez Central Texas College English 1302 28 March 2012 Outlines I. Introduction A. Different types of literary devices being used II....

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