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literary analysis and literary techniques/devices; tips for making strong arguments
First-Year Composition
Allison Earley
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english, essays, writing, Literary Analysis, Literature, analysis




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Date Created: 02/04/16
English 102, Tri-County Tech, Ms Earley, Dual Enrollment Week 1 -How you analyze will be influenced on the type of story: character-based, or plot-based. =To decide this, ask yourself what draws you to the story, what happens, or the people in it? =You may still need to address characterization in plot-based works to achieve a fuller analysis -Examining a narrative = Plot+story=narrative =Story is the way we access the information of a narrative (events of the narrative) =Plot is what happens =Structure is the order of events =Linear narrative-the reader finds out about the events of the narrative as they actually happen =Non-linear narrative-not as direct as linear narratives; author has to use plot devices to help the reader understand the order of events (foreshadowing, flashbacks, &c.) =Each of these [linear/non-linear] has a purpose: influencing the reader in some way; significance of this varies by story. +For instance, if the author writes a non-linear narrative, they may want the reader to feel disoriented because the protagonist feels disoriented. =Tone vs mood: +Tone-how author feels/relays emotions or thoughts +Mood-how reader feels/receives emotions or thoughts =Irony-the opposite of what you expect (tone and mood of the narrative are pleasant, while the ending is relatively unpleasant; tragedy with a happy ending; &c.) =Theme-overall message of the work (moral of the story); recognize that perspective of the reader will influence interpretation of theme(s) -Basic Structure- =How it’s built =Conflict drives the action of the narrative; 3 main types: +Man-vs-man-conflict happens between characters +Man-vs-self-conflict internal, within a character’s mind +Man-vs-nature-conflict between character and an outside force, including society, environment, and nature +Conflict leads to climax, which is followed by falling action and resolution. *Point of climax is arguable as long as climax you can explain everything that follows it as falling action and resolution Resolution -Characters =Characterization-description of characters; 2 types: +direct-clearly described in text; author explicitly gives details about characters (you can point to a specific line of text that gives description) +indirect-the reader makes assumptions about the character from what is implied in the text, or from what the character does; in “Eveline,” by James Joyce, the author never explicitly calls Eveline submissive or timid or indecisive, but the reader gathers these descriptions from the action the character takes in the story =Types of characters +Major-Minor-usually determined by the role the character plays, not necessarily the number of lines spoken by or about the character +Flat-Round-character is not well developed, character is well-developed, respectively +Static-Dynamic-character does not change throughout the story, character does change throughout story, respectively +Foil-a character who is so opposite from the main character that they bring out the qualities of the main character; usually used to emphasize so-called hero traits in the protagonist +Protagonist-main character, not always the good guy +Antagonist-the character acting against the protagonist; not always easily identifiable; not always a person -Setting and Point of View =Setting-time and place; can be ambiguous in some works +ambiguity of setting (mentioning a specific date and time of day, but not the year or place; &c.) makes the story more relatable to the reader; it could be taking place halfway across the globe or in your own back yard; the reader can more easily place themselves in the text =Narrator-can be reliable or unreliable; not always the same as the author =Point of View- 1 , 2 , or 3 person, limited or omniscient; when writing analysis essays, 2 person advised against; take into account what the narrator knows and what the reader knows and the significance of each -Literary Techniques =Setting, point of view, characterization, narrative structure, images and symbols +Images-appeal to the 5 senses (visual, auditory, gustatory, kinetic, thermal, and tactile symbols +Motif-symbol used again and again; plays big role in narrative +Symbol-Motif with profound meaning +Symbols have types: ~archetypal-universally known; white means purity, water means destruction and renewal, spring represents new life ~phallic/yonic-symbols for sexuality and power Analysis: -Perspective-your view; if you want to say “I’m horrified by this story” or something subjective like that, you need to explain how your perspective affects your opinion, and how it might differ from the characters’ perspectives (your time vs. characters’ time, your place vs characters’ place) =We can say that something a character does is wrong, but we know more than the character does due to our position as reader, and in some cases as a person existing hundreds of years after the story was written -Argument-to create a more effective argument, picture a character from the literary work arguing their position to you (defending their actions or their society, &c.); if you disagree formulate your own counterpoints and address them in your paper =Remember to include claim, evidence, and reasoning -Thesis-main claim; if you have trouble coming up with a thesis, think about the critical approaches: =Formalism-taking evidence straight from the text, using virtually no outside sources =Historical-3 types: +Biographical-focuses on the author’s background. How might the author’s life experiences affect their motivations for writing certain things? +Cultural-focuses on social motivations for the characters’ actions. How do societal factors affect the character’s actions? (A Victorian woman does certain things that women of today find stifling and repulsive; why?) +Marxist-focuses on economic factors. How do money and class affect what the character does? =Psychological-analyzes how a character’s actions are influenced by their mind and emotions =Mythological/Archetypal: +Mythological-widely known, but specific to certain cultures and religions +Archetypal-universally recognized (color white=purity; old crone=wise woman/wisdom/experience; &c.) =Gender focus-basically, the feminist approach; how gender and gender roles affect the character’s decisions and role in the text =Reader Response-open to different interpretations and open to different readers’ perspectives; acknowledges these perspectives unless they’re totally left-field =Deconstruction- (we won’t really use this for Ms Earley’s class, but it is still quite interesting) semantics; twisting of words; takes a word or phrase and says it doesn’t mean what it means; context is crucial =Intertextual-When a text has many parallels and is based on another text; i.e. a certain popular film about lions draws from a certain Elizabethan tragedy about a prince who is haunted by the ghost of his father and his uncle’s evil deeds Notes from lecture, and from following textbook: McMahan, Elizabeth, Susan X. Day, Robert Funk, and Linda Coleman. Literature and the Writing Process. 10th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson, 2014.


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