“On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft” is not written in the traditional textbook format. The structure of this book works as an educational tool is because it offers a personal look at how writing has affected one successful novelist's life. Each section of the book contains something important about the craft of writing. The book also includes a great deal of about the personal impact writing has had on Stephen King's life.
Usually, a short story may contain profound thoughts. Writers always convey their ideas or opinions by offering several arguments in their productions. These arguments are essential to advancing the story and defining characters. In "Aunt Mary" written by Joseph Imperiale, we might identify three arguments here.
Narration is an important mechanism that Scorsese employs throughout the film. The narration is carried out by both Henry and Karen Hill. What this tells the viewer is that the events being shown have already occurred. The narrators are telling the stoly in the past tense. This could have introduced a major problem, by having only Henry narrate throughout the film the viewer would know that He survived the lifestyle. Having Karen narrate as well has allowed Scorsese to introduce an element of doubt into the film, the viewer no longer knows whether e...
Character voice is used in Craig Silvey’s novel Jasper Jones and James Roy’s series of short stories Town as a way of engaging the audience and making it an inclusive text for the reader. In both texts the author’s use of character voice paints a picture of the nature and feelings of the characters, such as; Lee’s infatuation with Briony in Town, Eliza’s ambitiousness and constant need for freedom in Jasper Jones. The character voice used for all the characters represents the personality, behaviors and traits of the individuals. It also allows the audience to see themselves as a member of the community that Town focuses on and a citizen of Corrigan, becauses of the author’s usage of specific, inclusive and descriptive language.
Simons, Jeffrey. Expository Writing. Course home page. Jun. 2008-August 2008. Dept. of English, University of Maryland University College 15 Jul 2008. http://tychousa7.umuc.edu/WRTG291/0806/8906/class.nsf/Menu?OpenFrameSet&Login.
A narrative composition appeals to one of humankind's basic instincts, the impulse to share stories. Sometimes the aim of the story-teller is simply to entertain, to provide a moment of escape from the business of the day or the horrors of the night, but sometimes the aim of the story-teller is to instruct, to help others in their understanding of something. Narrative essays are when the writer describes an event or a person from their eyes and does not need to be factual or too analytical but is more creative. ‘When we tell a story using a narration strategy, we attempt to bri...
The story is told from a third person narrator. The idea of an omniscient narrator is successful to this story because the viewer is limited in how much they know about the characters feelings.
The narrators of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Wakefield” and “The Birthmark” contiguous with Herman Melville’s “Bartleby the Scrivener,” demonstrate the readers’ preconception on point of view: how this impression frequently becomes a central influence on the storytelling process, and ultimately the reliability and consistency of the narrator. Evidently, as each fable-like story progresses, the protagonists develop their role as a product of the setting, each using a particular and distinctive approach. Moreover, readers have the opportunities to ascertain unique details in each account that divulge the qualities or traits of the main character. Most glaringly though, readers are continuously influenced by the speaker’s point of view, predominantly
Bal, Mieke. Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985.
Authors use stylistic techniques to bring clarity to their text and create a vivid picture for their readers. “Cannibalism in the Cars,” a story by Mark Twain, is about politicians who get snowed in on a train together and resort to cannibalism in the end. In another story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” the narrator is listens to a man who explains Jim Smiley, who gambles and tells a tale about a jumping frog. In “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” and “Cannibalism in the Cars,” Mark Twain uses characterization, irony, and imagery in order to engage the reader while also making the story clear to his audience, in this sense teaching them a theme.
The narrator makes the reader feel like it's in their point of view and if they are going through the saem situations. The story is in first person point of view. It also seems like you know the the narrator's thoughts.
The dialogue reveals information about the characters and the plot. There are several witty one-liners. “Honey, you have to know the difference between what Daddy says and what daddy means!”
Stavros, a student who studies English as a Second Language (ESL), wrote a short text about his experiences with his cousin’s dog named Suzie. The genre of the text is a personal recount which he has titled ‘My Animal Tale’. A personal recount is a description of an event in which the author is personally involved in. In this case, the student retells his past experiences with his cousins’ dog named Suzie. The text does not seem to be a personal recount in the form of an autobiography or diary entry which are other types of personal recounts, instead, it is more-so a narrative to entertain the reader.
The narrator’s voice as he regaled his audience with his tale is rich and nuanced, filled with idiosyncrasies and catchphrases. This strong narration works with the (almost) seamless stream of consciousness style of writing, to faithfully recreate the singular effect of listening to a rambling elder
...ous questions and the resulting paragraphs from above, I can only come to the conclusion that my natural writing has been exposed as a work of a caveman on cave wall. A hand print to represent the story teller, a four legged stick figure to represent a buffalo, and maybe a representation of a bow and arrow, drawn on a cave wall from the ash of last night’s fire, all of which, trying to describe the events of World War Two in the European Theater during the 1940’s. The studies above have opened my eyes to the world of descriptive writing in a light never seen by me. I feel like a new horizon has been set in the West and the Sun is only beginning to rise on the horizon I am leaving in the East. The journey will be long, hopefully, and enlightening, assuredly, but most of all, I think the inner sanctum of my emotions, may have been revealed tonight, in this assignment.