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Literary Technique in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- Mary Shelley genially wrote Frankenstein. A book that has been re-told a countless number of times, a story that almost every child heard as they grew up, becoming almost an American tradition. Various aspects of the story even though fiction were reflections of Mary Shelley’s personal life. Shelley uses tragic and shocking events to develop her characters. The symbolism she uses is that of what happens in the world at all times, mirror images of our true society. Shelley’s writing was odd for her time period....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Fitzgerald's Suspenseful Technique of Delaying the Introduction of Gatsby in His Novel, The Great Gatsby

- Many novels introduce the ‘main character’ to the reader early in the chapter so that the reader could get a good feel of the character but Fitzgerald’s style in The Great Gatsby is somehow different. As the title suggests the novel revolves around the life of a man named Gatsby which we meet as late as the third chapter of the book which in a mysterious way is very effective than to have met the protagonist in the first chapter. However we get many different information and gain knowledge from second hand sources which are the people surrounding Gatsby and thus, create a ‘Gatsby’ of our own until we meet him....   [tags: Literary Technique, Literary Criticism]

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Literary Aspects Of The Jungle

- The Jungle is a complex book; there are many different literary aspects used to help further the book. The ones that have the biggest impact on the book are dialect, mood, theme, and foreshadowing. These literary devices are used multiple times throughout the book to help the reader better understand the story, and to better understand the characters and what they are going through. Dialect is used multiple times in the book. Dialect is the way characters speak compared to others. Jurgis and his family barely speak any english at all, so when they do it is mostly broken english in very short sentences....   [tags: Literary technique, Foreshadowing]

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Using Irony in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

- Irony as a literary technique is one of the most effective and common weapons in the hands of a writer. It is used to display a contrast between what the expectations of a situation are and what is really the case using a third element that defines what is really the case is ironic because of the situation that led to it. Irony, whether it be verbal, dramatic, or situational, are used to place emphasis on the truth thus allowing the author to illustrate a moral or lesson and heighten its effect....   [tags: literary technique, writer]

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The First Day By Edward P. Jones

- There are some literary devices or methods that can be applied in analyzing a given story that can either be short or long. Other aspects include literary devices, contrast, repetition, and anomalies (Wallek and Warren, 1956). In this task, I will use the short story, The First Day, which is written by Edward P. Jones. I will provide a summary of the story and later analyze it by identifying the devices used and how they have been applied to bring out the meaning of the story. The story is about a little girl seeing her mother as a flawed woman....   [tags: Fiction, Narratology, Literary technique]

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“A Good Man is Hard to Find”: Comparing Flannery O’Connor’s Literary Technique

- “A Good Man is Hard to Find”: Comparing Flannery O’Connor’s Literary Technique to Grotesque Medieval Literature Upon initially reading Flannery O’Connor’s work, one would have no problem recognizing her use of shocking, violent, or despairing themes. It may not be as easy, however, to completely accept or understand her style. According to Patrick Galloway, one must be “initiated to her trademarks when reading any of her two novels or thirty-two short stories (1).In many of her works, she paradoxically uses styles that are grotesque and brutal to illustrate themes of grace and self-actualization....   [tags: A Good Man is Hard to Find]

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Theme Of Characterisation In Macbeth

- Macbeth is a play revolving around many key ideas observed in Shakespeare’s time with various messages communicated to the audience successfully, despite the lack of the cinematic effects present in today’s literature entertainment. The interweaved themes of immoral ambition and corruption are displayed throughout the text, unveiling the corruptive nature of one’s excessive greed for supremacy, affecting both themselves and others. This idea in Macbeth is successfully conveyed to the audience in Shakespeare’s time through the literary devices of characterisation, soliloquy and plot....   [tags: Macbeth, Literary technique, Fiction]

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Analysis Of The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Analysis of The Story of an Hour In the short story “The story of an Hour”, the author, Kate Chopin, clearly communicates the story’s theme which is having a restricted amount of freedom. In other words, the theme is confinement. In order to develop and explain the theme, Chopin uses irony throughout the entire short story. When the speaker states, “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance.” (REFERENCE) this indicated that Louise Mallard did not refuse the news of her husband’s death....   [tags: Fiction, Literary technique]

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The Ice Man By Haruki Murakami

- In stories, words always hide a message within the text, one just has to pay close attention. In Haruki Murakami’s story The Ice Man, a young woman encounters an ice man at a ski resort, and after some time of dating they got married. Despite their marriage going great, the young woman becomes tired of doing the same thing everyday, which leads them to take a trip to the South Pole; upon arrival her husband suddenly changes, which makes her feel lonelier than ever—but after learning she is pregnant, she knew they would never leave....   [tags: Fiction, Literary technique, Metaphor]

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Irony Of An Athlete Dying Young

- Irony in To An Athlete Dying Young When reading literature, the excitement level is enhanced through an author’s use of irony. Through Housman’s poem he uses different literary devices; irony, alliteration, metaphors. Irony (death) is used to be the main theme of this poem. Alliteration appears only in a few lines to demonstrate feelings. Metaphors are used to show the contrast from before to after. In To An Athlete Dying Young, A.E. Housman uses irony to describe a character who overcomes all his accomplishments by time, memory, and the victories of others....   [tags: Poetry, Death, Literary technique]

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