An Outline of Analysis of a Text from “A Portrait…” by J.Joyce 1. An intriguing introduction with a promise of the things which you are going to dwell upon (The book is a quest of oneself).
2. A summary of the book from which the fragment analyzed has been chosen. 3. A summary of the fragment chosen for analysis.
4. Division of the text into conceptual parts.
5. General slant of the text from part to part (uneven, changeable; initially it is impressionistically reflexive, meditative and contemplative; reflexivity and meditativity passing into an ecstasy of forging something soaring and imperishable, then into an ecstasy of deliverance, flight and triumph, a lust of wandering, a new wild life singing in his veins, a magic of a new world with the palest rose flooding all the heavens). It is to be proved and copiously illustrated. 6. Conceptual analysis of the text (Joyce’s experimentation with the prose, the book’s growing complexity corresponding to the protagonist’s physiological, intellectual and spiritual development; Stephen’s epiphanic revelation of the end of his life to become an ivory tower artist; the prophesy of Stephen’s strange name; the idea of reincarnation being materialized in Stephen’s imagining himself Dedalus, Icarus, and Hamlet; ceaseless drifting, exterior and interior). 7. Artistic analysis of the text
1). Narrative innovations as promises of a prospective stream of consciousness, fusions of voices. 2). Time and space (unspecified, ambivalent, suspended or cyclic time) 3). Application of artistic methods (naturalistic, impressionistic, expressionistic, imagistic, dichotomic, mythological, symbolic) 4). Characterization of the pervading style (reflexive and meditative, of enraptured fervor, impressionistic and expressionistic, of unrestrained emotionalism, spontaneous). 5). The choice of the vocabulary (emotional, synesthetic, sensual, impressionistic, expressionistic). 6). Imagery (synaesthetic and metaphoric combinations of words, an...
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