Literature Essay

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.” The first “literary element” that comes to mind is genre. When an author chooses the epic, dramatic, or the poetic genre, he or she is choosing a narrative style (according to Aristotle, the number and proximity of the narrators); the subgenres, such as short story vs. novel, sonnet vs. ode, comedy vs. tragedy, etc. must also be considered and chosen. Second, the degree of imaginative language is chosen – is it real, believable, recognizable language discourse; or is it “poetic,” colorful, metaphorical language using the evocative power of connotation and rhythm, etc.? Next, the author considers the flow of story development – straightforward, time-parallel plot unfolding, or a juggling of exposition and turning points to make a “puzzle” of the story. Finally (some would argue “first”), the author needs to consider the literary element of theme or message – why does the author tell this story this way; what is the “message” or “purpose” of passing this tale along to the reader? Hope t Each form of literature can fall in different genres; some are drama, poetry, horror, short stories, fantasy and speech. The two most common forms are fiction and non-fiction. Non-fiction usually contains biographies and essays. Since these forms are of real facts and events. However, poems and plays can also fall into the genre of non-fiction when the real events are retold through performance or a poem. This genre of literature offers opinions or conjectures on facts and reality. Poetry is a fun genre that has no boundaries on how it can be written. Poetry which is verses and rhythmic writhing that stirs up emotional responses from the reader. It is rhythmic weather it’s in written or spoken form. Drama is the genre of literature that is subject for compositions in dramatic art in the way it is represented. This genre is stories composed in

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