Plath’s passion for classic novelists and her own talent made her realize the fitting narrative prose were densely constructed (Hughes 1). Plath’s poetry goes through constant changes (Smith 2). The bee was a motif that was often used (Smith 3).Jerome Mazzaro considers Plath’s achievements in The Bell Jar to be less gendered. Mazzaro also believes Plath’s novel is a statement of fascination of the midcentury (“The Importance…” 2). Marilyn Yalom wrote in Maternity, Morality, and the Literature of Madness that Plath’s novel about her breakdown and her recovery, The Bell Jar, is a pre-feminist disclosure of the effects of the sexist culture.
Metafiction, loosely defined as fiction about fiction, provides an intriguing perspective on literature. J.M. Coetzee’s novel Foe and Margaret Atwood’s short story “Happy Endings” are able to provide a commentary on fiction writing while still retaining their own identities. Both authors offer criticism of fiction writing as connected to gender issues, societal expectations, and the process and components of fiction writing itself. In order to become metafictional, Coetzee and Atwood had to make readers aware of what they were reading.
Jane Austen the author of Pride and Prejudice a novel where irony is considered the foundation for this novel. Irony, humour and the extensive use of dialogue complement each other to create an inviting novel for potential readers to lose themselves in. Irony is used to show the difference in truth and the way things may seem. Austen uses irony to create deeper emotions and laugh and characters perceptions in the novel. Humour is also used to show relationships but to guide the reader to understand social status and the interactions between status’ and how this can cause ineptness for many characters.
After one failed marriage with a child, Charlotte did not believe that there was much left for her. Charlotte took her emotions and construed them into a positive thing, her writing. Just like the woman in the story, “The Yellow Wall-paper”, Charlotte was sick. The doctors prescribed the “rest cure” for Charlotte. This prescription meant that she had to stay in bed for weeks on end, and had to limit her intellectual activities (Gilman 831).
The 20th Century American poet, Anne Sexton once said, “Poetry should be a shock to the senses. It should almost hurt.” Sexton displays this belief through her writing style and set of controversial themes, which unquestionably shocked critics at times. Many of Sexton’s poems reflect on her personal struggles with mental illness and her numerous encounters with suicidal feelings. Sexton became known as a confessional poet because of her autobiographical style of writing. The main themes of her poetry are depression and death.
Delving into the world of depression, Plath described how being a daughter, wife and mother affected her feelings of unhappiness. This shed a new light on the formerly accepted-as-normal negatives to being a woman. Plath’s arguably most famous piece of work was a collection of her poetry, called Ariel. While this anthology was published posthumously, the works had been organized and edited by Plath before her suicide in 1963. It is nearly impossible to read any piece of Plath’s poetry without taking into account prior knowledge of her life.
Miss Du Maurier forces the reader to look behind the obvious and mundane to observe the hidden depth and layers of the characters she breathed life to. Beneath Du Maurier’s words, her symbolism feeds into the reader’s imagination with the simple narration of plot, that alludes to a deeper perception of each of the characters. This added depth transforms Rebecca from the average Gothic romance to a literary classic. One of the first and most prominent forms of symbolism that is applied to the novel is the long drive to Manderley. This drive makes use of the setting as an introduction to the late Rebecca.
Douglas Hesse states in an article for English Journal, “Not every memoir is literary, as sensationalized, ghost-written, celebrity tell-all too often testify. Literary memoirs are marked by the craft of writing, the quality of thought and refl... ... middle of paper ... ... turn plain reality into art and idea. Writing creative nonfiction means perceiving what details are worth telling, why they might matter, and how they might connect. (1) Ms. Livingston uses style, theme, and structure to create writings that are profound, simple, true and fanciful all at once and on the strength of those attributes, a case may be made for Sonja Livingston’s inclusion in the literary canon. Works Cited Dowling,,H.F.,Jr.
Usually this style of writing is very ironic just like “The Story of an Hour”. For example, realistic writing is used in this story when Mrs. Mallard’s sister breaks the news of the tragic incident. “It was her sister Josephine who told her, in broken sentences; veiled hints that revealed in half concealing” (Chopin 3). This brings out realistic writing because most people would break the news of a death this way. Through this style of writing, one can tell that Chopin wrote with not only the intent to entertain the reader, but at the same time put a realistic mind set in their head.
But as many readers and critics have noted, Kogawa's style and method in Obasan also constitute the novel's unique strength. Kogawa writes in such a way that ambiguity, uncertainty, irony, and paradox do not weaken her story but instead paradoxically become the keys to understanding it. The reader's experience of ambiguity in Obasan begins with the poetically-charged proem, preceding chapter one, which opens with these words: There is a silence that cannot speak. There is a silence that will not speak. Does Kogawa intend these lines to introduce "silence" as a character of sorts?