"The Namesake Literary Devices" Essays and Research Papers

  • The Namesake 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 Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. 2. Assonance Assonance is the repetition of a pattern of similar sounds within a sentence. It is used to produce a form of rhyme throughout the whole...

    Alliteration, Description, Fiction 961  Words | 4  Pages

  • Literary Devices

    afterwards I wrote the response, “A good war is a war that teaches it’s mistakes without one having to 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 become hypocrisy?” Referring to this question I had to ask if my response held a paradox. “A good...

    Asymmetric warfare, History of painting, Laws of war 1716  Words | 6  Pages

  • 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. Bildungsroman A type of novel concerned with education, development, and maturation of a young protagonist. Essentially, a Bildungsroman traces the formation of a protagonist's maturity (the passage...

    Fiction, Irony, Literary technique 1137  Words | 3  Pages

  • Literary Devices

    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 an allegory of the Russian revolution and the implementation of Joseph Stalin’s Communist regime. Alliteration - the repetition of the initial consonant. There should be at least two repetitions in...

    A Midsummer Night's Dream, Consonant, Drama 852  Words | 4  Pages

  • literary devices

    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: The repetition of vowel sounds in a series of words to add a musical effect. Example: We moaned and groaned as the horse bumped homeward. Flashback: A jump back into the past to provide an explanation...

    Antagonist, Character, False protagonist 675  Words | 3  Pages

  • Winston Churchill Literary Devices

    illustrative literary devices and diction to inspire, convince, and persuade the British people to prepare for war and the American people to join England's worthy cause. Each literary device that Churchill uses enhances his message, adding to the beauty, and importance of the cause. During Churchill's speech "The Defense of Freedom and Peace", he decorates his message with literary devices such as allusion, rhetorical question, and imagery. Perhaps one of the most emotional of literary devices, Winston...

    Adolf Hitler, Anthony Eden, Question 868  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Namesake

    Tommy Tran English 4 1/6/14 The Namesake Jump Lahiri used woman as a literary device, “foil”, in her novel The Namesake to help contrast with the protagonist, Nikhil “Gogol” Ganguli in order to shape his identity. There were quite a few women that came and went through Gogol’s life span in the novel but three essential women were his mother, a woman by the name Maxine, and his first wife, Moushumi. The literary device that is being used allows the women to either be completely different,...

    Family, Fiction, Kolkata 1366  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Namesake

    identity are issues which emerge throughout the novel The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. How have various literary techniques been used to show that these issues play a major role in an individual experiencing a sense of belonging or not belonging. It is evident that a number of issues can greatly affect a person’s sense of belonging in particular personal experiences and cultural background. Throughout Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake a number of these issues emerge and have been presented to...

    Bengali cuisine, Fiction, Jhumpa Lahiri 1306  Words | 4  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 too intimate to be used. The Bengali tradition of pet names and "good" names. Only close family uses the pet name in the privacy of the home, while the "good" name is used in formal situations...

    .jobs, Family, Hate 896  Words | 3  Pages

  • Literary Devices and Their Use in Poetry

    LITERARY DEVICES AND THEIR USE IN POETRY The task set out in this essay is to examine the listed devices (accentuation, creation of hierarchies, shifts of accent, ambiguity, semanticisation and creation of relationship) of syntactic foregrounding, using examples from poems as illustration. The word ‘foregrounding’ when used in a literary context means to ‘make strange’. In other words poets use various literary and poetic devices in order to highlight a particular unit within a poem, in order...

    Alliteration, Dependent clause, Grammar 1889  Words | 5  Pages

  • Rhetorical Devices and Literary Techniques

    Rhetorical Devices and Literary Techniques Rhetorical devices and literary techniques are closely related to tone and style. In fact, an author’s style partly consists of selecting and using certain devices; an author’s tone is partially determined by the type of techniques an author uses. Many SAT books will list lots of Greek terms you don’t need to know, such as synecdoche and anaphora. But the Critical Reading section won’t require that you know the names of rhetorical devices or literary techniques...

    Irony, Irony mark, Literary technique 1320  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 story of an eleventh century king. Shakespeare uses numerous types of literary techniques to make this tragic play more appealing. Three literary devices that Shakespeare uses to make Macbeth more interesting...

    Fiction, Irony, Literary genre 948  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gatsby's Literary Devices

    Gatsby Literary Devices 1. Actant- a character that directly opposes another. They are paired in binary opposition: subject/object, sender/receiver, helper/opponent a. helper and opponent: Tom and Nick are actants b. subject and object: Gatsby and Green light/ Daisy c. Tom and Wolfshiem + Gatsby’s party guests and Gatsby: the combination of the three is the embodiment of a corrupt world that finally destroys Gatbsy in the end/ 2. Adynation- inexpressibility of some thing, idea, or feeling...

    Antagonist, Antihero, Character 621  Words | 3  Pages

  • Rhetorical Devices & Literary Terms

    Rhetorical Devices that use figurative language Rhetorical devices are techniques that writers use to persuade, create a literary effect, or evoke an emotional response from the reader. Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language, which is any language that goes beyond the literal meaning of words in order to furnish new effects or fresh insights into an idea or a subject (e.g. Whenever you call something “cool,” you’re not talking...

    Dr. Strangelove, Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction 1466  Words | 7  Pages

  • Literary Devices in Animal Farm

    Literary devices used in Animal Farm Timothy Quong What is the definition of a good novel? Opinions on this question may differ, but there are many things that good novels have in common. Most importantly, the reader must enjoy the novel. When I use the word enjoy, I don't necessarily mean that it should make the reader ‘happy' or ‘joyful'. The novel should give the reader a valuable or worthwhile experience. Many good novels often address topics that relate to our own reality. In...

    Animal Farm, Dogs, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 1262  Words | 4  Pages

  • Literary Devices Used in Poetry

    Literary Devices – Poetry Allusion: An event or fact from an external context assumed to be known by the reader (e.g. historical, biblical, etc.). An allusion can increase one’s understanding of the poem in question by drawing parallels with other subjects. Anthropomorphism: The showing or treating of animals, gods and objects as if they are human in appearance, character or behaviour. Apostrophe: Something that addresses an object, abstract idea, or person who is dead as though it could...

    Abstract art, Figure of speech, Metaphor 757  Words | 4  Pages

  • Literary Terms & Rhetorical Devices

    Literary Terms and Rhetorical Devices Allusion An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference Generally a figure of speech making reference to a known place, event, literary work Example: an allusion to Shakespeare, “He was a real Romeo with the ladies.” Synonyms: hint, reference, innuendo, insinuation Cliché A worn out expression that takes place of an original thought; a phrase or expression that is overused or...

    Figure of speech, Irony, Literal 1421  Words | 7  Pages

  • Literary Devices: Malcolm X

    we see the emergence of who people think of as Malcolm X today. He was an intelligent, black, Muslim man that influenced the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. The literary techniques that Malcolm X uses in “Learning to Read” are imagery, tone, and diction to explore his self-transformation by books. The first of the three devices that are shown in the essay is imagery. His imagery makes it very easy to connect with his story, and put yourself in his shoes. Early in the essay, he talks about his...

    Dictionary, Elijah Muhammad, Essay 1327  Words | 4  Pages

  • Literary Device-The son'S veto

    social circumstances, strong passions and an inexorable fate that decides the path of their life. Thomas Hardy’s works were much admired by later day writers and his position as a poet has seen enhancement in the later twentieth century. Literary Device Quote from the Text Read Impact on Reader 1 Sympathy “The next time we get a glimpse of her is when she appears in the mournful attire of a widow” …”. Here there is a sense of collusion that firmly places the reader into a position of responsibility...

    Boy, Son, The Reader 1787  Words | 9  Pages

  • Literary Devices In Oedipus Rex

    Literary Devices in Oedipus Rex Dramatic Irony: For example, when Creon tells Oedipus about the god’s curse on Thebes, Oedipus puts his own curse on the murderer of Laius, not knowing it was he who killed Laius (Sophocles, 14). Throughout the book, Oedipus learns things that the audience would have already known, like when Oedipus discovers who his parents really are. Verbal Irony: “I pray that the man’s life be consumed in evil and wretchedness” – Oedipus (Sophocles 14) Oedipus demands that the...

    Greek mythology, Irony, Jocasta 1321  Words | 3  Pages

  • Literary Devices and Identity

    have entirely different identities which are often conveyed by their writing in pieces Fish Cheeks and Evacuation Orders. Abu Lughod's identity theory is inadvertently evidenced by the work of Tan and Gruenewald, especially through their use of literary devices. It can be argued that Abu-Lughod's views are merely opinion; however, they are supported by factual evidence. One of her main points was that people tend to stereotype based on one aspect of a person’s identity. For example, Middle Eastern...

    China, Ethnic group, Han Chinese 946  Words | 3  Pages

  • Literary devices in "The Great Gatsby"

    Literary Devices in “The Great Gatsby” Personification- where inanimate objects or abstract concepts are seemingly endowed with human self-awareness; where human thoughts, actions, perceptions and emotions are directly attributed to inanimate objects or...

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Symbolism, The Great Gatsby 1221  Words | 4  Pages

  • Rocking Horse Winner Literary Devices

    Lawrence's Literary Devices When reading various works of literature, one often overlooks the importance of certain themes, symbols, and styles of writing that emphasize or even create the messages or feelings the author is attempting to convey. These subtle details are essentially the meat and potatoes of any work, and therefore one cannot comprehend the true meaning of the work without fully understanding these literary devices. D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse Winner is a short story chock...

    Electra complex, Fable, Fiction 1255  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Namesake

    The film I have chosen is “The Namesake” by Jhumpra Lahiri. A traditional Bengali Indian family, the Ganguli’s, are moving to New England and are trying to stay engulfed in their unique cultural identity. Ashoke Ganguli brings his new wife, Ashima, to a strange new world, leaving her lonely and confused of a culture outside of her own. Ashima needs to learn to love a man she does not know, to customize herself to a country she is unfamiliar with, and to hold true to her values in a culture foreign...

    Arranged marriage, Culture, Family 2559  Words | 7  Pages

  • Analysis of Literary Devices in "Soldier's Home"

    faces hostility in his hometown after his return from fighting in the war. The main character in the story is Kreb with the author making usage of repetition, characterization, and symbolism to bring out the message in the story. Analysis of literary devices in “Soldier’s Home” Hemingway contextualizes the story by giving it a concealed meaning by the use of symbolism. A symbolic element found in the story remains the book that talks about war, which Krebs is reading. At the same time, this happens...

    Character, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald 947  Words | 3  Pages

  • How Do the Literary Devices Construct Meaning in “the Visit”?

    How do the Literary Devices construct meaning in “The Visit”? The book “The Visit” is a play which is composed by literary devices. All of the messages and ideas that this play contains are expressed through literary devices, thus giving life to the major themes. Literary devices give meaning to “The Visit” because they construct the main theme, which is money can corrupt anything. To begin, there are many literary devices in “The Visit”, and they are continuously used with the purpose...

    Fiction, Foreshadowing, Literary technique 1010  Words | 3  Pages

  • Namesake

    of this paper is to observe significant aspects of some ethnographic viewpoint after watching the movie Namesake (2006). Raised as a Bangladeshi American, it is obvious to use emic (from a person within the culture) point of view to study and analyze of the human origins, distribution, technology, religion, language, and social structure of the ethnic, racial, and national divisions. Namesake is the story of an Indian family, whose move from Calcutta to Massachusetts evokes a lifelong balancing...

    Asian American, Bangladesh, Bangladeshi American 857  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Namesake

     Matt. J. Sociology The Namesake A Bengali girl named Ashima partakes in a marriage arranged to Ashoke Ganguli. After the ceremony the new couple left India to move to the United States where Ashoke has started to build a new life. They were going to face the cultural differences together, as one. For Ashima, this was difficult. Her new husband had to earn a living to support the two of them so she often found herself home alone. Not knowing the English language or culture at that became...

    Family, Marriage, Nikolai Gogol 915  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Namesake

    which characters are marked by alienation? How do they experience it?
Gogol also feels alienated, especially when he realizes that "no one he knows in the world, in Russia or India or America or anywhere, shares his name. Not even the source of his namesake." Gogol also feels alienated sometimes in his marriage to Moushumi. When he finds remnants of her life with Graham around the apartment they now share together, he wonders if "he represents some sort of capitulation or defeat." When they go to Paris...

    Bengali, Bengali language, Family 2258  Words | 3  Pages

  • Metaphor and Dialectics as Literary Devices and Communicative Tools

    METAPHOR AND DIALECTICS AS LITERARY DEVICES AND COMMUNICATIVE TOOLS By Odum, ikechukwu A. B.a, m.a, PGD (sc/antr), Mnipr Metaphor as a Literary Device The classical Greek philosopher, Aristotle declared metaphor one of the highest achievements of poetic style. According to him, “it is the mark of genius – for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances …” (Dukore 50). Our literary world especially, the African literary world is pervaded with metaphors. Metaphor has become an indispensable...

    Fiction, Literary devices, Literary genre 1578  Words | 5  Pages

  • Namesake

    To Be or Not To Be Throughout the novel, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, the character Gogol changes in many different ways. One of the most apparent changes was in his "Indian ness". By "Indian ness" I mean the amount of his parents Bengali ways and traditions that he retained. While growing up he did everything in his power while growing up to stray away from his parents' Bengali ways. Gogol spent most of his life trying to differ from his parents, however in the end he ends up obeying their...

    Bengali language, Family, India 2463  Words | 6  Pages

  • Literary Devices Used in the Scarlet Ibis

    Literary Devices Used in The Scarlet Ibis Humans desire acceptance from others, despite our shortfalls. This was what Doodle felt regarding his older brother, Brother. Brother was ashamed Doodle, who had many physical disabilities making hard to accept Doodles unconditional love. In “The Scarlet Ibis”, John Hurst uses motivation, characterization and internal conflict to show that it is a part of human nature to act irrationally as a result of pride. Brother had motivation for...

    Conflict, Emotions, Ibis 1021  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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. Style A. How is the style used to interest the reader. III. Tone A. How is the tone used to make the story playful. IV. Language A. How does the language change throughout the story V. Conclusion ...

    Fiction, Literary genre, Narrative 579  Words | 2  Pages

  • Lose Yourself Literary Device Presentation

    “Lose Yourself” Eminem’s Use of Literary Devices “Lyrics are poetry.” – Mr. Heinegg Look, if you had one shot or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment Would you capture it or just let it slip? Rhetorical Question Yo, his palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy There is vomit on his sweater already Assonance Mom’s spaghet. He's nervous But on the surface he looks calm and ready Metaphor To drops bombs, but he keeps on forgetting What he wrote down, the whole crowd...

    Alliteration, Assonance, Debut albums 686  Words | 10  Pages

  • Literary Devices Used in the Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

    Edgar Allen Poe makes use of several literary devices in order to create a gloomy atmosphere in his poem “The Raven”. Alliteration, rhyme, onomatopoeia, assonance, and repetition are used to contribute to the melodic nature of the work and provide an almost “visual” representation of his gothic setting. Poe is a master of using these writing techniques. “The Raven” is one of his most popular works. This is certainly due, in part to his use of these literary devices in this piece. The poem tells of...

    Alliteration, Edgar Allan Poe, Internal rhyme 954  Words | 3  Pages

  • LITERARY DEVICES

    LITERARY DEVICES (ELEMENTS AND TECHNIQUES) Allegory Definition: An allegory is a symbolism device representing an abstract idea. Example: Faith is like a stony uphill climb: a single stumble might send you sprawling but belief and steadfastness will see you to the very top. Alliteration Definition: Alliteration is a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. Example: The Wicked Witch of the West went her own way. Allusion...

    Alliteration, Fiction, Harry Potter 4550  Words | 13  Pages

  • Catcher in the Rye: Symbolism and Literary Devices

    meeting up with old acquaintances and generally hating adulthood. Thankfully, the ending to Holden’s account of that night, however much we doubted it would be, was indeed happy. Catcher in the Rye is a book stuffed with symbolism and other literary devices. In fact, there are SO many symbols, one might actually lose track trying to count them all, although, that is the point of your graphic organizer. The first symbol, and probably the one most easily recognized, is Holden’s red hunting hat. He...

    Holden Caulfield, J. D. Salinger, Joan Caulfield 1075  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 collectively comprise the art form’s components; the means by which authors create meaning through language, and by which readers gain understanding of and appreciation for their works. They also provide...

    Fiction, Foreshadowing, Irony 3113  Words | 9  Pages

  • Redemption, a Literary Device: Hey Nostradamus! Response Essay

    REDEMPTION 1 Redemption, A Literary Device: Hey Nostradamus! Response Essay Kathy Ottaway, 020091223 Instructor Esther Griffin 10F Cdn. Literature and Criticism - 01 HUMN2000-10F-11296 Tuesday, November 30, 2010 REDEMPTION 2 Redemption, A Literary Device: Hey Nostradamus! Response Essay Redemption. It is a single word that holds great meaning for both the ones who seek it, and for those whose opinions are the ones to grant it, whether it is an outside...

    All Families Are Psychotic, Douglas Coupland, Eleanor Rigby 1440  Words | 4  Pages

  • The use of literary devices as a tool to construct meaning in Poetry

    constructing a poem the author must consider the way in which the message will be established, therefore they must make specific choices using poetic devices to convey the meaning to the reader. In poetry the author makes use of sound devices, rhyme, imagery, typography and language to construct the meaning of the text. Examples of the use of literary devices to construct meaning can be seen in the poem ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ by Wilfred Owen - a sonnet illustrating the horrors of war, and ‘Digging’...

    Meaning of life, Meter, Poetic form 1112  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 Wiesel uses tone, irony, and characterization to illustrate his faith throughout the Holocaust. In the book Night, Wiesel uses tone to explain the many sufferings that the Jews were required to face...

    Auschwitz concentration camp, Elie Wiesel, Israel 553  Words | 2  Pages

  • Literary Devices

    lives is generally overlooked and the value is not taken into consideration. In the poem “To the 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. Herrick writes “And this same flower that smiles today / Tomorrow will be dying” (line 3 and 4). The...

    Life, Literary devices 543  Words | 2  Pages

  • 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 of abstract ideas as charity, greed, or envy. Thus an allegory is a story with two meanings, a literal meaning and a symbolic meaning. Alliteration The repetition of the same sound at the beginning...

    Fiction, Irony, Meaning of life 4353  Words | 13  Pages

  • Literary devices used in "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"

    Joyce has used the name Daedalus as a literary vehicle to give the reader a sense of deeper understanding about Stephen as a character in "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ". There is a link between Stephen Dedalus and the Greek mythological figure Daedalus and this becomes apparent to Stephen when he hears his friends say his name in Greek. When Stephen compares himself to the "fabulous artificer" their similar plight reveals itself. The correlation between Stephen's need to escape Ireland...

    Boy, Crete, Daedalus 871  Words | 3  Pages

  • How to Control the Progression of Your Writing through Literary Devices

    through Literary Devices” When sitting down to write a short story, an author must consider exactly which literary device will hold the most significance throughout their writing. Making this decision may be forced, may come naturally, and may even happen as an outcome through the progression of their narrative. After analytically reading various short stories by famous authors one can quite obviously interpret the strength of any specific literary device within a particular story. Literary constructions...

    Chaenomeles, Climax, Fiction 1786  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Literary Devices and Technique's in Much Ado About Nothing

    Shakespeare Play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is one of Shakespeare’s less complex plays in terms of deep thinking and ideas, but what it lacks in this sort of substance it makes up for in grand, witty and intricate speech. This essay will explore the literary devices that Shakespeare employs in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ during Act II Scene III and Act III Scene I and what effect this has on the audience. These two scenes run almost in tandem in terms of plot as we see, in Act II Scene III, Benedick being...

    Beatrice International Models, Domestication, Iambic pentameter 1374  Words | 4  Pages

  • Literary and Non-Literary Prose

    q-1: SHOW YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF LITERARY AND NON-LITERARY PROSE BY CITING EXAMPLES AND DISCUSSING THEM. ANSWER 1: Literary prose is the form of written language that is not organized according to the formal patterns of verse, except for grammatical rules. Earlier, all works of prose were considered literary. Now, they are limited to Novels, essays, short stories, and works of criticism, biography, fiction et al. Most prose is non-literary, for example scholarly and scientific books, papers...

    Charles Dickens, John Quincy Adams, Linguistics 732  Words | 3  Pages

  • Macbeth Literary Devices

    Macbeth - Act 5 Scenes 1-3 Literary Devices: Scene 1: Scene 2: Scene 3: Metonymous Macbeth asks the doctor, "Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff/Which weights upon the heart?" (heart represents the soul) Alliteration Macbeth says, "And with some sweet oblivous antitdote..." (repetition of /s/) "Thou lily-livered boy..." (repetition of /l/) "Then fly, false thanes," Personification Macbeth: "Curses not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath,/Which the poor heart would fain deny, and...

    Closeted, Figures of speech, Grammatical person 261  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Crucible Literary Devices

    Literary Devices Essay Literary Devices Used in “The Crucible.” “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller is a politically charged play. It was written in 1953 and made into a movie in 1996. He uses literary devices such as themes, tone, and ironic devices to show the politically strict and crazy ways of society. Arthur Miller shows the theme of hysteria throughout the play in the characters and actions mostly of Abigail. She accuses Elizabeth Proctor of witch craft and gets her sent to jail. Abigail...

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Elizabeth Proctor, Irony 563  Words | 2  Pages

  • Literary and Non Literary Texts

    this paper I am going to compare and contrast a literary text (Education for Leisure by Carol Ann Duffy) and a non literary text (Newspaper article from “The Independent” by Nigel Morris) focussing on the language features used, the structural and presentational devices, the use of correct punctuations, analyse the structure of the non literary text for bias and the techniques used to convey meaning and ideas by both authors. The objective of literary texts is to teach the readers a life lesson with...

    Linguistics, Literature, Poetry 1367  Words | 4  Pages

  • Literary Devices in Pride and Prejudice

    Lexical Stylistic devices (Metaphor, metonymy, irony, simile, epithet) in the novel “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen” DIPLOMA PAPER Scientific Supervisor: E. B. Jumakeeva Done by: Satarova Rahat, group: A08-2 Contents: Pages: Introduction Chapter I. General survey of Stylistic Devices I.1 Historical background of Style and Stylistics Devices I.2 Types of Stylistic Devices Chapter II...

    English language, Irony, Jane Austen 8198  Words | 23  Pages

  • Namesake Dissertation

    Introduction In The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri provides an account of the Ganguli family, an Indian American family of educated, middle-class Bengali immigrants. Torn between two cultures and two worlds, the Ganguli's live in Suburban Massachusetts. Ashoke and Ashimi Ganguli have two children, Gogol and Sonia. The caste system in India impacts the lives of Ashoke and Ashimi, whose marriage is arranged, but in suburban Massachusetts such distinctions are undermined through the common ties of class...

    Family, Jhumpa Lahiri, Mira Nair 2349  Words | 7  Pages

  • 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 book. Yet few of the reviewers of the novel mentioned Nikolai Gogol at all in their discussions of the novel, except to describe the protagonist Gogol's loathing of his name, or to quote without comment...

    Identity, Nikolai Gogol, Self 8092  Words | 19  Pages

  • Literary Device Essay

    Bianca Lynch Literary device essay In the novel At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks He uses mood to help you understand the main character, this also helps you to empathize with his problems and correlate to how they may feel. Another literary device he uses to help you connect to the novel is imagery; he paints an elaborated picture of the town Jeremy Marsh now lives in with his new wife Lexi. The Author describes Boone Creek, a small town in NC Jeremy Marsh has recently moved to for his fiancé...

    Bench, Fiction, Lexis 728  Words | 2  Pages

  • Literary Lexicon

    Literary Lexicon Allusion A reference to a literary, mythological, or historical person, place, or thing. Irony A contrast between appearance and reality – usually one in which reality is the opposite from what it seems; when one thing is expected to happen or be, and the exact opposite occurs. Symbol The use of any object, person, place, or action that both has a meaning in itself and that stands for something larger than itself, such as a quality, attitude, belief, or value. Foreshadowing...

    Climax, Connotation, Denotation 989  Words | 5  Pages

  • rhetorical device

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