His life deserved a tribute as truthful and respectful as Jon Krakauer’s. Through his use of literary techniques, the author creates an intense, and emotional piece of literature that captures the hearts of most of its readers. Irony, characterization, and theme all play a vital role in the creation of such a renowned work of art. “Sensational…[Krakauer] is such a good reporter that we come as close as we probably ever can to another person’s heart and soul” (Men’s Journal). Works Cited Krakauer, Jon.
Either way, the poem generalizes Poe's mysterious life quite nicely. In final anyalysis, the work of Edgar Allan Poe has more meanings than those that meet the eye. Tragic events and gloomy details of his life are transcribed on paper, not clearly, but hidden in each of his publications. His stories can be viewed more as footprints rather than allegories: they are his footprints he left behind in the universe. His life story, all of his experiences, good and bad, influenced his writing in some way or another.
Of course he would have to be involved in the majority of the story because it’s basically the confession of his life. The entire story we learn about Mr. Henry, and we watch him grow to become a good man. Even when Frederic is not... ... middle of paper ... ...ounded and dynamic character. The fact that Frederic Henry was a stock character made him easy to recognize and therefore made the story easier to follow. Though the story was told through a first person point of view Ernest Hemmingway kept the story interesting by telling it through a plural first person.
The Power of Alberto Moravia's Secret It is often considered a great feat when an author is successful in capturing the reader's attention through a character's personality. Alberto Moravia, the pseudonym of Alberto Pincherle, was one such author, since he was widely known for pulling his readers' attention and interest into his stories, ultimately captivating their entire being His lively way with words, his vivid descriptions, as well as his colorful imagination all contributed to his amazing writings. Moravia's story "The Secret" is no exception. In "The Secret," Moravia focuses on the psychology of the main character, Gino. He lets the reader into Gino's head with each and every paragraph.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, with its unique style that attracts the attention of the reader from the very beginning is a good example of self reflexive fiction. Self reflexive fiction, improving and changing from the time of Tristram Shandy has found a new life at the hands of Dave Eggers. He offers the reader to take an active role in his reading. "The Rules and Suggestions for Enjoyment of This Book" section addresses directly to the reader saying "if you have already read the preface and wish you had not, we apologize"or he begins the second part saying "Please look. Can you see us?
***The Author*** The 1943-born Steven Pressfield lavishly constructs his stories using a very unique style. His characteristic techniques are worth savouring and reading at least one of his works is strongly recommended if you are interested in literature and/or writing. Most critics focus on the chilling way he gloriously recounts battles, narrating them in an epic fashion worthy of Homer's ageless tales. He deals with historic clashes of great importance and manages to transcend their essence to us, reading about them millennia afterwards. His clever and careful use of native vocabulary also aids in the immersion of the reader.
From the broken-down district of Palermo in Buenos Aires 1899, a literary star is born, Jorge Luis Borges. Under the pressure and teachings from his well-educated father, Borges learned English before Spanish and realized his destiny as a shining diamond in the rough within the world of literature. He intertwined reality and imagination, creating unique works of art and granting him the title of “the most foremost contemporary Spanish-American writer”. His influences ranged from people in his life, to his own age and stage in life, to authors he never knew. The themes of his writings touched many people, in the ordinariness and their extravagance, making them classics among other pieces of contemporary literature.
The unraveling of the text has only begun but it’s safe to say that with what Don Quixote has yielded so far, this novel deserves its laurels. In its fulsome legacy, Don Quixote has left something for everybody: the student of the novelistic form can appreciate the innovation and realism of the work, the historian and sociologist can admire Cervante’s nuanced depiction of social classes and their interactions, the psychologist can treasure the work’s insights into the mind, and the philosopher can cherish the hero inside of Don Quixote. Because of this gift to readers, Don Quixote is surely a knight greater than Belianis and more renowned than Amadís. The hidalgo lives on.
Every famous author has something that makes them “special” or “unique.” Some are great at personifying inanimate objects. While others, find strength in their use of metaphors. Through studying Dante Alighieri, there is one particular writing tool he utilizes often. The tool that he uses throughout the entire Divine Comedy is allegory. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as: “a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation” (Merriam-Webster, 2013) The ways in which he uses allegory is inherent throughout the entire tale.
Today, it’s the most prominent example of Middle English work, and is studied not just for its literary worth but as evidence of what the language was like at the time. The Canterbury Tales and Chaucer’s importance are extreme, and the author enjoyed his fame during his life as well as long after, largely due to his abilities to make sound decisions, take risks, learned to learn as a professional, and transfer knowledge, skills that people even today can utilize to be successful. Chaucer’s life was well-documented for someone of the time, and sound decisions made early in his life allowed him to gain positions of importance at a relatively young age. Born in 1343 to a wine merchant father, there is indication that Chaucer’s family was upper class and very profitable (Polland). With his famil... ... middle of paper ... ...fer knowledge making the story enduringly popular and an important work of literature that is read to this day.