The ending adds to the plot because it is usually an unexpected event that changes the flow of the plot. For example, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson has a tragic, horrible ending. This is what makes the story so dramatic. The ending is also the portion of the short story that teaches a lesson or shows the moral of the whole story. An example of a short story where the lesson is taught with the help of the surprise ending is Gift of the Magi by O. Henry.
Magill’S Survey Of American Literature, Revised Edition (2006): 1-2. Literary Reference Center. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. 2) Summary: Charles May states in his article that Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado is a clear example of unity in short stories, and the reason for this is due to the use of irony; he mainly argues that even though the plot seems relatively simple, the irony filled story turns out to be decidedly complex.
In Modernist literature, much like painting, there is experimentation with form: narration style, tone and plot line. Instead of having Kurtz tell his story, or Marlow recite the tale of his journey; the actual narrator in the Heart of Darkness is an unknown passenger on the Nellie. Verisimilitude becomes of much importance when characters are not well defined. Unlike the renaissance period, Modernism spawned literature that questioned the existence of absolute truth; perfectly suiting this novella as through language power can be gained, yet most truths and realities can be seen to be lost in the “haze”. Language within the land of the “brutes” acts as an extremely powerful tool to aggrandize civilization above the “pilgrims”, and put Kurtz in possession of great power: “must necessarily appear to them [savages] in the nature of supernatural beings—we approach them with the might as of a deity…By the simple exercise of our will we can exert a power for good practically unbounded” In response to this, Marlow admits, “it gave me the notion of an exotic Immensity ruled by an august Benevolence”.
Comparatively, Hemingway isn’t nearly as descriptive as Rushdie is. Hemingway also uses gross repetition in order to make his points clear and to define what is important. Rushdie and Hemingway have very conflicting styles in that Rushdie writes with great detail and imagination, whereas Hemingway writes short and concise sentences which are essentially devoid of emotion. Hemingway’s style is very fitting for his novel In Our Time. One quality of his style is the repetition that he employs.
The Raven Paradox and Essay I think after watching The Simpsons paradox of “The Raven” it was some what a good comparison to Edgar Allan Poe “The Raven” but differed in some ways. One of the main ways that The Simpsons paradox differs from Poe’s poem is established in the fact that the two tales are conveyed through different media. Poe’s “The Raven” is purely text. All imageries and tones are left to the imagination of the reader. The Simpsons paradox is free to decode the poem as they desire, and they often kept exactly loyal to Poe’s original text creating a different meaning using only visual effects and erratic voices.
For instance a stanzas definition “In poetry a stanza is a grouped set of lines within a poem…”. In a prose stanzas are not used instead periods are put in at the end to start another line. Poetry is different in these ways but have similarities with prose. A similarity between the two is that they both have is they are both forms of literature and they both compliment each other. One way they compliment each other is that a poem can become a story and a story can become a screenplay.
A Rose For Emily V.s A Cask Of Amontialldo When it comes to Horror, death usually is a main theme. Many writers like to use characters that do not think normally. In "A Rose For Emily" and "A Cask Of Amontialldo" the main characters are both murderers with little or no remorse. Both share a horrific story of revenge. However, the authors use different writing styles that demonstrate the different outlook on the characters, thus creating the illusion that Poe's character in "A cask Of Amontialldo" is crazier then Faulkener's character in a "Rose For Emily."
A Kaleidoscope of Poetry “Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks” said Plutarch. Poetry is the only form of literature that truly allows people to explore the essential themes of life, seeing them in a new light, in a way that is free of the constraints of conventional writing. A few words poetically and meticulously arranged can place you in the mind of another. They can make darkness sound enticing and bring attention to things that have remained unnoticed to the common eye. The controversial, sophisticated, flamboyant poet Oscar Wilde once stated “I have grown tired of the articulate utterances of men and things.
Perhaps Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous piece of poetry would be “The Raven”. Poe exercised a new technique of “symbolism”. This was new for Poe because he was such a literal writer and rarely used metaphors. He would say what he wanted the reader to know and not have a concealed messaged. This poem depicts a man who feels desolate and lonely, longing for his love Lenore.
The idea behind the short story genre is to convey a message or a point to the reader in a small amount of words. Determining the length of a “proper” short story is difficult, a simple and classic definition of this genre would be that one should be able to read the whole story in one sitting, alone. Unlike the novel, every part of a short story is important and they also tend to be less complex than novels. They focus on one of everything; incident, plot, setting, the time period is shorter and the number of characters is smaller. Short stories may or may not follow the pattern that longer forms of fiction do, usually they have an abrupt beginning and endings.