Style & Writing English 12
Literature as Art? • We consider paintings and music art because their interpretation is left open to the viewer, and its effects are different for each. • Does each person interpret poetry in the same way? No. Texts can be art too!
Style in Writing • The artistic measure of literature is called style. -Style is unique for everybody, it’s a groove you’ve got to find! -Developing style requires understanding different approaches. She's Got Style!
. . Parody & Satire Contradiction & Ambiguity Point of View Figures of Speech Let’s Take a Look! Some ways to express your style include using… Now You Try! (Click to go on)
. . Back to Terms Satire always uses some degree of wit or humor. It is a kind of writing which ridicules human foolishness or vices. Parody goes hand-in-hand. It imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule. Satire and Parody A great example! “He is a goniff! Someone ought to give him a zetz in the schnoz.” Oy vey! What has happened to Dick, Jane and Sally since we last saw them? They now speak Yiddish?!
. . B. third person: the narrator is not a character in the story • The pronouns he, she, it, him, her, himself, herself, himself, his, her, hers, its, they, them, themselves, their, and theirs are third person. Back to Terms Point of View : This is the relationship of the narrator to the story. Needless to say, it is what creates bias. C. limited third person: the narrator tells the thoughts of only one character Example As they walked to the store, Jason wondered whether Sarah wanted Jungle Juice as bad as he did. • first person: the narrator is one of the characters in the story • The pronouns I, me, myself, my, mine, we, us, ourselves, our, and ours are first person Example: Sarah and Jason went to the store but neither of them wanted Jungle Juice. • Example: • Jason and I went to the store to pick up some jungle juice.
Back to Terms Figures of Speech - This is a type of expression that is non- literal. Examples Personification: • literary device in which animals, plants, objects, and ideas are treated as if they were human or alive, or at least given human characteristics EX: The clouds danced happily across the low terrain. Metaphors: • figure of speech in which expressions are used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity • EX: I just saw Susan walk by and man, she’s a fox!
. . A figure of speach that is inherently false, also known as an oxymoron. EXAMPLES Jumbo Shrimp Pretty Ugly Combining elements that are by definition in opposition to each other. EXAMPLE I slowly ran down the hall. Notice the opposition! An expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context. Unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning. EXAMPLE The small boy ate the cookies on the couch. Now did he eat the cookies that were laying on the couch… or Did he eat the cookies while sitting on the couch? Back to Terms Contradiction & Ambiguity
Researching Your Own Examples -Now you can find your own examples! -Just read your favorite author and you are sure to find some. -Useful texts include poems, lyrics, and fictional books. Technique & Style Detailed Diagram of Style Internet Links SEARCH FOR A POEM .
Make the Right Choice Plagiarism (n.) 1) a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work 2) the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own • Plagiarism has never been easier than it is today. Before the Internet, cheating was hard work and extremely obvious. • The Internet now makes it easy to find thousands of relevant sources in seconds, and in the space of a short time plagiarists can find, copy, and paste together a term paper, article, or even a book. • I don’t discourage reading up on a topic, research all you want! Make sure you cite your sources however and give the author credit for his own work. Visit my detection site
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