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ENG 125 Week 3 Assignment - Final Paper Rough Draft


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Date Created: 11/10/15
Literary Elements 1 Running head INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE Rough Draft of Final Paper Ashford University Introduction to Literature ENG 125 Submitted Literary Elements 2 Rough Draft of Final Paper Whether reading a short story or a poem there is always a story to be found within The authors of these scripts are able to capture readers with the utilization of characterization rhythm or a fairytale setting throughout their narrative It is imagination that sanctions the reader of these literary forms to be able to mentally visualize what the author would like the reader to visually perceive by use of symbolism or descriptive wording In the poem The Road Not Taken or short stories A Worn Path or Used To Live Here Once There is a prevalent theme No matter what solitary journey we find ourselves on we determine how the journey ends The solitary journey that each of these literary pieces share is presented differently in each inditing Robert Frost designed The Road Not Taken with specific designs in the narrative that revealed for me as the reader that there was a forthcoming journey Frost also utilized the word 1 many times which sanctioned me to imagine him alone Comparative to this example let us compare A Worn Path where Welty utilized the word she throughout the writing piece The linguistic choice inspired my imagination to visualize a woman walking alone This visualization was reinforced in other places of the writing when the character spoke to animals to get out of her way Out of my way all you foxes owls and beetles When Welty posed this conversation in the story it gave me a sense of solitude The submission that the woman also was walking a uphill path provided the symbolic comparison to a hard life Walking uphill for any length of time is exhausting for anyone and when you add the notion of being elderly it brings pity to this woman walking uphill Rhys also utilizes the word she many times in Used To Live Here Once Once again this presents to a reader that the character is in solitude be example She came to the worn steps and She was standing by the river In Literary Elements 3 each piece of literature reviewed in this paper the solitude of each journey varies by the choices that the characters make The setting that a short story or poem creates makes a major difference for the engagement of the reader for the overall reading experience Consider the title of The Road Not Taken by itself Just the title exudes a con ict of where the writing piece may or may not lead The first entry is Two roads diverged in yellow wood and as a reader I was left wondering where the pathways would lead me The poem is written with a first person narrative which allows the reader to become the character and see the pathways from his perspective Frost wrote about one path specifically and shared a perception of where it bent in the undergrowt and that the other path seemed grassy and wanted wear This created a vision of wilderness with two paths that differed in appearance but most likely ended in he same place This was also interpreted as symbolism with care for something that was much more immensely colossal Symbolism examples are abundant in the same poem The word Yellow was used to describe the two roads as aging or in decay or maybe it was a reader reference for Dorothy in the play Wizard of Oz when she was at the beginning of the Yellow Brick Road and did not know what to do In another symbolic example Two Roads could be interpreted as two ideas two dilemmas two opportunities two of just about anything that a person might have to choose between The person Frost is writing about seems could be going through a difficult time for forced decision or new opportunity Frost referred to both paths as in leaves no step had trodden black which is another example of a color being applied for symbolism Black shows symbolism of death The narrative as crafted reveals him on a current path that observes a new choice as grassy and seemingly vibrant and like the one currently on holds a future that is unknown The analysis of the predicament seems as if an alternative pathway appears as Literary Elements 4 enticing yet also mysterious since he wondered why no one else had come back if they adventured down the path Eventually the poem takes the read to a point where a decision is made and instead of being in front of two choices he was in a wood in which he had decided to stay on the first for another day I interpreted the understanding of frost to conclude that the unknown was more exciting than the knowing The lack of distinction between his two paths could also arguably indicate the resistance to make a decision at all as well Moving on to the second literary piece Used To Live Here Once unlike the first literary review there was no mystery or con ict to draw me in as a reader but rather pity felt because the setting was crafted with sadness The imagination of a woman standing by the river provided the notion that she had been there for so long that she forgot the beauty of the river over time Though as a reader I dislike sad stories this literary piece drew me in as the setting moved to her old home Since the author chose to craft the narrative from a third person prospective it was burdensome to identify with the woman on a personal level With review of a quote from Rhys It was strange to see a car standing in front of it The comprehension of a car standing in front of her old house was considered bizarre since it was not an actual emotion of the character but rather a observation of the writer Though Rhys crafts the narrative from a third person prospective I suspect that there is a possibility that she was writing about herself from a third person narrative Elizabeth Able wrote a piece on Jean Rhys citing that Jean s writings are repetitive narratives and are variations of themes of failure and rejection Abel 1979 Use of linguistics such as shyly solidifies the notion that Abel asserts maybe Rhys is indeed writing out of a rejection position Literary Elements 5 ltgtltgtltgt Continue on With assessments of symbolism A River symbolic of life B Road symbolic of an experience C Blue Day Color use for feeling of peace Close With reassertion of initial review and concluding thoughts on the literary piece A Worn Path In depth detail that grabs brings reader into the story itself Example A Bright frozen day early in the morning Symbolism examples include A Bright Frozen hopeful B Trees Silver in their dead leaves death arriving Conclusion Literary Elements 6 References Abel E 1979 Women and Schizophrenia The Fiction of Jean Rhys Retrieved from Contemporary Literature Web site httpWWWj stororgstable 1207964 Clungston R W 2010 Journey Into Literature San Diego California Bridgepoint Education Inc


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