New PDF release: Introduction to Literary Studies

By Mario Klarer

ISBN-10: 0203414047

ISBN-13: 9780203414040

During this quantity, Mario Klarer presents the basic beginner's advisor to literary reports. supplying a concise, easy-to-understand dialogue of relevant concerns within the learn of literary texts. e-book disguise; identify; Contents; initial feedback; Preface to the second one variation; Acknowledgments; what's literature, what's a text?; significant genres in textual reviews; sessions of English literatures; Theoretical ways to literature; the place and the way to discover secondary literature; how one can write a scholarly paper; feedback for additional studying; thesaurus of literary and cinematographic phrases; Notes; writer and name index; topic index

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The cheers died away in the soft gray air. He was alone. 8 This example shows how a particular point of view can be rendered through different modes of presentation. In the above passage, direct speech and mental reflections are employed to reveal the action through the perspective of the protagonist. In contrast to an omniscient point of view, this form of third-person narrative is bound to the perspective of a figure who is also part of the action. If a text shifts the emphasis from exterior aspects of the plot to the inner world of a character, its narrative technique is usually referred to as stream-of-consciousness technique.

Thomas Gray’s (1716–71) “Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard” (1751) or Walt Whitman’s (1819–92) “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” (1865–66) are examples from later periods. The ode, which was also known in classical antiquity, was revived in the Renaissance and used in the subsequent literary periods. As John 30 MAJOR GENRES IN TEXTUAL STUDIES Keats’s (1795–1821) “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1820) demonstrates, it consists of several stanzas with a serious, mostly classical theme. However, the most important English literary form with a consistent rhyming pattern is the sonnet, which, from the Renaissance onward, has been used in poetry primarily to deal with the theme of “worldly love” (see the section on “rhythmic-acoustic dimension” in this chapter).

Jane Austen (1775–1817), for example, introduces an omniscient narrator of this sort in her novel Northanger Abbey (1818): No one who had ever seen Catherine Moreland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be a heroine. Her situation in life, the character of her father and mother, her own person and disposition, were equally against her. Her father was a clergyman, without being neglected, or poor, and a very respectable man, though his name was Richard—and he had never been handsome.

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