An Introduction to Literary Studies by Mario Klarer

By Mario Klarer

In this quantity, Mario Klarer offers the fundamental beginner's consultant to English literary experiences. supplying a concise, easy-to-understand dialogue of critical matters within the research of literary texts, having a look at:

  • definitions of keywords akin to 'literature' and 'text'
  • major genres, reminiscent of fiction, poetry, drama and film
  • periods and classifications of literature
  • theoretical ways to texts
  • the use of secondary resources
  • guidelines for writing learn essays.

Klarer has totally up-to-date the hugely winning first version to supply better tips for on-line learn and to mirror contemporary adjustments to MLA directions for referencing and quoting assets. He concludes with feedback for extra examining and an intensive thesaurus of significant literary and cinematic terms.

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Further specifies the inherent relationship. Twain manages not only to juxtapose African Americans and whites, slaves and slave-owners, but also female and male. In this very short passage, Twain delineates a formal relationship between two character types which also represents a multi-leveled structure of dependence. He introduces typified characterization for a number of reasons: as a stylistic feature of the short story which does not permit lengthy depictions, and as a meaningful frame within which the story evolves.

Atwood’s novel is an obvious example of how thematic aspects of a text, in this case the protagonist’s loss of identity, can be emphasized on a structural level by means of narratological techniques such as point of view. d) Setting Setting is another aspect traditionally included in analyses of prose fiction, and it is relevant to discussions of other genres, too. The term ‘g’ “setting” denotes the location, historical period, and social surroundings in which the action of a text develops. In James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922), for example, the setting is clearly defined as Dublin, 16 June 1904.

The term “poetry,” however, goes back to the Greek word “poieo” (“to make,” “to produce”), indicating that the 28 MAJOR GENRES IN TEXTUAL STUDIES poet is the person who “makes” verse. Although etymology sheds light on some of the aspects of the lyric and the poetic, it cannot offer a satisfactory explanation of the phenomenon as such. Most traditional attempts to define poetry juxtapose poetry with prose. The majority of these definitions are limited to characteristics such as verse, rhyme, and meter, which are traditionally regarded as the classical elements that distinguish poetry from prose.

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