This term is named after the Italian Renaissance poet Petrarch.
Picaresque Novel: A satirical novel, generally set in episodes, which tells the story of a wandering picaro (rogue), who uses hits wit to get out of tricky situations.
Plagiarism: The intellectual theft of an artistic or literary work, and reproduction of the whole, part or theme of the work as one's own.
Play: An enactment of a drama on stage by a group of actors who often wear makeup and costumes to resemble the characters they are portraying.
Plot: The effect of the structure and relationship of the actions, events, and characters in a fictional work.
Poetic License: The freedom that a poet possesses to depart from normalcy, where reality, historical facts and common discourse is concerned, in order to convey a certain idea to the reader.
Poetic Justice: A term coined by Thomas Rhymer in the seventeenth century, according to which, every narrative or drama should end with proper moral resolution for all the characters.
Poetry: A genre which is characterized by the use of rhythm and patterns like meter, rhyme, figures of speech, etc.
Point of View: It is a narrative method which determines the manner in which, and the position from where, a story is told.
Prequel: A literary work which is often written after the success of an author's work but is set before the occurrence of events in the earlier work.
They are all interdependent on each other and if even one element, a character, an action, etc, is removed, than it will take away from the potency of the work.
Ostranenie: Also known as defamiliarisation, it is a satirical artistic technique, that forces the audience to see everyday things in an unconventional way, so that one perceives familiar things in an enhanced manner.
Ossianism: The craze for celtic art and culture and also their myth and folklore that was seen in the 1760's, after two epic poems, and , apparently composed by the Gaelic warrior, Ossian, suddenly appeared on the literary scene.
Ottava rima: A poetic technique, wherein, the verse consists of eight lines in the rhythm .
Outline: The basic scenario of a literary work, especially a drama or a novel.
Oxymoron: A literary device in which two words that contradict each other in meaning are used together to form a paradox.
After reading “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker and “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan I realized that the two stories had the same subject matter: mother and daughter relationships.
Every memory or tradition in “Everyday Use” strengthens the separation in the relationship between Dee and her mother, the narrator, which involves different views on their family heritage....
In her short story, "Everyday Use", Alice Walker utilizes language, the tragedy of the fire burning down Maggie's family's house, and her portrayal of Dee to pain an extremely sympathetic portrait of Maggie....
Denotation, like connotation, is mostly addressed in essay's analyzing works of poetry. A successful literary analysis essay compares and contrasts the uses of denotation and connotation within a work.
If you elect to take this approach to your essay, make sure you fully examine the relationship between the denotations and connotations of the work's words and phrases.
In "Everyday Use", Walker shows that in relationships between a mother and daughters, adaptation to change can sometimes be very hard, which leads to pride and protecting what one has accomplished, and finally shows how un-appreciation can hinder these relationships....
Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" explores how, in her eagerness to claim an ancient heritage, a woman may deny herself the substantive personal experience of familial traditions.
At this side, “,Everyday Use”, tells that how a mother little by little refuses the cursory values of her older, successful daughter at the aspect of the practical values of her younger, less fortunate daughter.
However, even if someone has different opinions, they must consider that photography is steadily on its way to becoming a worldwide everyday use, and is already part of the American culture.
Because of limited resources, limited speech, and limited economic opportunities many colored' people sought ways to escape everyday' life and the hardships they often faced.
How does the dramatic imagery conjured by the use of personification convey a message of a work? Often instances of personification produce a certain tone or mood - how do these reinforce or negate a work's central idea(s)? And most importantly, why is the object being given human qualities? Asking these types of questions about the occasions of personification will help point you to an argument you can make in your literary analysis essay.
In Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour, the rain is described as having a “delicious breath.” Here, the human process of breathing is attributed to the non-living rain.
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost shall be.", is an example of anaphora where the phrase "We shall" has been used repetitively every time in the beginning of sentences.
In this paper, we discuss the structure of the course, metaphor and the evolved process of understanding metaphors, the conceptual tools needed to analyze metaphors critically in their textual and evolutionary contexts, and examples of how those conceptual tools were applied to the analysis of texts.
According to the setting “provides the general
background for the characters and plot of a literary work.” If you decide to write about setting in your essay, you could analyze the historical context of the work.