Literary technique

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  • Literary Techniques In The Turn Of The Screw

    Literary Techniques and the Horror of The Turn of the Screw One purpose of Henry James’ gothic novella The Turn of the Screw is to instill fear in the reader. There are several features of this work that make the story horror inducing; first, James’ deals with the idea of the corruption of innocence of children. In the story’s opening chapter, the observation is made that the corruption of a child in a ghost story “adds a particular touch” (James 115). Fear is also associated with the novella because it forges a personal connection with the reader by the use of the universal themes of death and the unknown. James uses several literary techniques in order to convey these facts including the narration, his ambiguous writing style and the…

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  • Literary Techniques Used In Perfume-The Story Of A Murderer '

    texts ‘Perfume-the story of a murderer’ by Patrick Süskind and ‘the turning’ by Tim Winton, a diverse range of literary techniques are used to present similar ideas. Though the storylines differ both follow a single main character who is used to denote to the enormity and mysterious grandeur of life. So it is appropriate that the complex themes of human suffering, time and change and the transience of existence are used in both texts to encapsulate life. Winton presents these ideas in ‘The…

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  • Literary Techniques In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    Steinbeck uses many literary techniques in the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’. An example of a commonly used technique is the use of foreshadowing where he uses different scenes to hint or create an idea of a character's involvement in the future of the story. One character that Steinbeck constantly foreshadows is Lennie Small who is a tall, childlike man with an intellectual disability. He creates different scenes to paint a picture of Lennie’s future and the troubles to come. Using these three…

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  • Suspense In The Cask Of Amontillado

    The Catacombs “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is a short story full of suspense, mystery, and irony. Edgar Allan Poe ensures that the reader is engaged as well as entertained while reading his stories by using various literary techniques such as hyperbole, suspense, mystery, and irony. The use of these literary techniques in Poe’s stories allows him to develop his plot without losing his audience’s attention. In this short story Montresor, who is the narrator, is carefully planning…

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  • Lord Of The Flies Conflict

    the world faced the anxiety of the Cold War, uses various literary devices and themes to portray humanity’s innate tendency towards savagery and the idea that it isn’t human nature to create and obey rules and laws, rather they exist solely as the boundary that restrains modern societies from descending into chaos. Firstly, one of the most prominent themes in the novel is order and chaos. Golding uses a number of techniques to convey the constant battle between the two, serving as a reflection…

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  • Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal In Neoclassical Literature

    criticizes the economy and culture of English and Irish in the eighteenth century. The purpose of the essay is to address the seriousness of the social concern and problems in Irish. The author Swift uses literary techniques, irony and satire, to maximize the seriousness in Irish. The literary techniques are also used as a method that clearly deliver the author’s perspective on the social issue of Irish. A Modest Proposal, written by Jonathan Swift, has the neoclassical literature style that the…

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  • Flannery O Connor's Literary Analysis

    The beauty on human and nature by O’Connor and Qi (Mary) Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) is famous for her short stories. Her writing style coming from the grotesque, She believed that “should face all the truth down to the worst of it” (O’Connor, 1953). From her unique literary technique, such as irony, foreshadowing, she creates her great literary works. She likes using cold humor in the characters. One of her most famous stories are “A Good Man is Hard to Find” (1953), and the short story “The…

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  • Tiger In The Snow Short Story Analysis

    The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and Tiger in the Snow by Daniel Wynn Barber are two short stories with similar themes and genres. Themes such as suspense are used by both authors and are used in various ways by the two authors to engage readers. The plot structure of both of these stories are very similar, with the conventional plot structure up until the falling action and conclusion. Both stories use the same narrative perspective however, the way it engages with the reader is vastly different…

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  • A Rose For Emily Literary Devices

    “A Rose for Emily” Literacy devices enable writers to convey their messages to the reader. When used properly they help the reader interpret and analyze their work. Literary devices can be divided in to two areas; literary elements and literacy techniques. Literary elements are used by writers to develop setting and structure. Literary techniques are words or phrases employed by writers to give readers greater understanding and appreciation of their work. In the short story “A Rose for…

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  • Plot Twist In The Lottery By Edgar Allen Poe

    Plot twist: a plot twist is a technique used by authors who try to convey a sudden turn of events. This element is popular in novels, poems, television shows and movies. It can happen in any type of literature since all the literary technique needs to occur is a plot. Here, the plot consists of a man going to a funeral, but in the last sentences, the audience learns he is at his own funeral, which is unexpected. The whole story is built up to be something that the reader thinks it should be,…

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