By using different literary methods authors are able to give their readers a better understanding of the message behind the piece of work. Using methods such as themes and symbolism allows readers to find the underlying meaning of the story rather than just simply reading something with no meaning or emotion behind it. While reading Robert Frost’s Poem The Road Not Taken and Eudora Welty’s short story A Worn Path, people get a sense that life is a lonely place full of sacrifice at times. Although these two pieces are different, their use of symbolism gives readers a better understanding of the characters in each work and figure out their real struggles with the choices they make. Literature is meant to take its readers to another place and allow them to become part of it, whether it be a story or a poem or play.
Did these devices help create imagery or communicate the author's feelings? It helped communicate the author's feelings. I Do Not Love Thee Emotion: What emotion was the author trying to express? She was trying to express decisiveness. I Do Not Love Thee Structure: How is the poem organized (lines, stanzas, etc.)?
For example, -How does the language of the poem reflect the speaker’s perceptions, and how does that language determine the reader’s perception? -Discuss how poetic elements, such as language, structure, imagery, and point of view, convey meaning in a poem. -How does the poet reveal character? (i.e., diction, sound devices, imagery, allusion) -Discuss the similarities and differences between two poems. Consider style and theme.
Other authors, such as William Faulker, leave the challenge up to the reader. Seeing the world from the perspectives of the characters in As I Lay Dying requires a redefining of the reader's own semantic perception of the world. Understanding the novel's characters and their thoughts and feelings and motivations requires complete freedom from preconceived semantic associations; it requires redefining the associations the reader has with words and redefining the words themselves.
If an object is viewed by most or all readers in the same manner, the author is making use of conventional symbolism. However, if the meaning associated with the object is contingent upon its use within the context of the story, the author is making use of literary symbolism. Clearly, by using the paring knife as a symbol of emotional pain, as opposed to physical utility, he makes it into a literary symbol. Individual readers are able to reflect on experiences and recall observations that help them to view the paring knife as more than a device use for cutting. Oppenheimer not only provides this double meaning for the reader, but also for the characters within the story.
Hughes uses more literal meanings for his work, every word can be used as its literal meaning and the poem makes sense. When analyzing the voice and tone used in these poems, these too are totally different. While Angelou’s poem is very sarcastic in tone; Hughes’ poem seems more monotone and storytelling. Angelou seems to be trying to prove a point and show
When a writer writes analytically, they go into more depth of the original text. They tell us the reaction of the writer, and even begin to explain the writer’s thoughts. It’s simply a way of exploring what certain piece of writing means. This form of writing was introduced to simply get the reader to look at the material from a different perspective; to get the writer to thinking a little more in depth. When a writer reads text, they begin to make claims of their readings.
Facing It Poets have to use different elements in order to make a point. How these elements affect the poem is interpreted by the readers. Yusef Komunyakaa used several elements when he wrote the poem Facing It. The title of the poem, the poems structure, and the use of images and symbolism are crucial to this poem. The title, Facing It, can have multiple meanings to the readers.
Genre is a kind of writing such as a proposal, a report, a letter, a profile, a poem, ECT. In this section Bullock and Goggins emphasize how “Genres have particular conventions for presenting information that help the writers write and the readers read” (9). A stance is your attitude towards your topic, how others perceive you. Bullock and Goggins point out “The way you express that stance affects the way you come across as a writer and a person” (12). The design should be determined by what circumstances your writing is
Module A: Question 2. Explain how Lawson uses images in his short stories to further the readers’ understanding of his writing and era in which he sets his stories. Introduction: THESIS * THESIS- Define the meaning of the question- IMAGE so, I will define IMAGE and connect this idea to how Lawson uses images to enhance the understanding of the readers about his stories and the era in which he had set them. Link the idea the images have the ability to make emotive connections to the reader. * Paragraph One: Topic Sentence- One Main Idea- Image is a way to portray emotions of the characters and their contexts.