TLIT 200 Introduction and Week 1 Notes
TLIT 200 Introduction and Week 1 Notes TLIT 200
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Date Created: 10/09/15
Abram s Approach to Universe Audience 39 TLIT 200 Work Introc ictionWeek 1 1 Artist Introduction Work Focus on the textobjective Work to Universe Concerned with history events and culture external to text Use of canon works the best of literature that has been thought and read Work to Audience Readers either targeted or empirical Work to Artist Author personality of the text biographical standpoint psychological standpoint Heavy overlaps in subjects Three tips to literature Take a literary work on its own terms Assume there is a reason for everything Remember that literary texts exist in time and times change Poetry Reading Responding Writing Tips to Poetry 1 Poems differ as much as the people 2 Poems are not about decoding There is no right answer however not anything goes 3 Poetry is distinct from other forms of writing 4 Questions asked can be similar to other genres 5 You can t overkill a poem Responding to Poetry 1 Listen to the poem first 2 Articulate your expectations start with the title 3 Read syntax literally a Identify sentences b Reorder sentences c Replace each pronoun with the antecedent noun it replaces 1 Translate to modern prose e Note any ambiguities in the original language that may have been ignored 4 Consult reference works 5 Figure the who where when and what happens 6 Create tentative answers to questions ex Why does it matter 7 Consider how the poem s form contributes to its effect and meaning 8 Investigate and consider the ways the poem both uses and departs from poetic conventions especially those related to form and subgenre 9 Argue Types of Poetry 1 Narrative poetry tells a story a Epics b Romances c Ballads 2 Lyric poetry focuses on feelings impressions and thoughts Best fulfills the expectation of a poem a Ode b Elegy 3 Dramatic poetry plays in verse andor dialogue between characters 4 Dramatic monologue dramatic in principle and lyric in expression the inbetween of lyric and dramatic poetry Speaker voicenarrator of the poem that may express ideas and feelings differently from the writer a Fictional speakers in narrative poems may also include narrators aside from other speakers b Dramatic monologues has a single fictional speaker character Within the poem in a specific setting DictionWord Choice a Precision single meaning versus ambiguity more than one meaning b Denotation literal meaning and connotation different feelings and associations With the word c Syntax sentence structure d Figures of speech i Metaphor Implicit comparisons ii Simileanalogy Explicit comparisons iii Personification Personifying abstractions
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