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Elements of writing about a literary work

A. C. Purves

Elements of writing about a literary work

a study of response to literature

by A. C. Purves

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Published by National Council of Teachers of English in Champaign (Illinois) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAlan C. Purves with Victoria Rippere.
SeriesNCTE Research report -- no.9
ContributionsRippere, Victoria.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13744848M

Literary analysis looks critically at a work of fiction in order to understand how the parts contribute to the whole. When analyzing a novel or short story, you’ll need to consider elements such as the context, setting, characters, plot, literary devices, and themes. A Glossary of Fiction Writing Terms When writing a work of fiction, regardless of its length, it is important to include certain elements to make it more dynamic. Several of these fiction writing elements—fiction writing terms—are found in the following glossary.

The writer has to think of how the story must be told, what effect must it have on a reader, and what is the best way to present his ideas. To bring the reader's attention, literary elements, the techniques or kinds of writing, are used by authors. The proper use of those elements enables the author to keep us interested while reading a story.3/5(4).   While each literary agent has their own specific guidelines, it's useful to know how to write a synopsis. Presented by Jane Friedman, publisher and editorial director for Writer's Digest, this OnDemand Webinar, The Dreaded Synopsis, takes you through the steps of writing a synopsis, gives helpful tips on what to include, and synopsis examples.

The book opens with a flash-forward of Krakauer on the summit of Mt. Everest as it begins to lightly snow, foreshadowing the danger to come later in the narrative. Also, the mountain and the summit are repeatedly described in an ominous tone, never allowing the reader to feel a sense of safety.   Point of View. A non-fiction story can be told from many of the points of view present in literary fiction. A memoir or autobiography, for example, is a first-person account of personal events, while a standard biography is written by a third-person narrator who has investigated or interviewed subjects before writing from a more distanced perspective.


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Literary Devices: 15 Literary Elements With Examples & Tips to Use Them #1 – Allusion. No, this is not illusion, though the two can be confused with one another.

An allusion is a literary #2 – Diction. Diction is a literary device that’s the choice of words or style used by the writer in. Elements of Writing About a Literary Work: A Study of Response to Literature [Purves, Allan C.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Literary elements, also known as literary devices, are writing techniques used to create artistic special effects, that immerse the reader into a narrative, story, or text. Literary elements are specific ways that storytellers use words in specific patterns to tell their stories.

They are considered the main tools in a writer’s toolbox. Top 9 Literary Elements List (With Examples!) #1: Language. The most important literary element is language. Language is defined as a system of communicating ideas #2: Plot.

The plot of a work is defined as the sequence of events that. Metaphor- contrasting to seemingly unalike things to enhance the meaning of a situation or theme without using likeor You are the sunshine of my life. Simile- contrasting to seemingly unalike things to enhance the meaning of a situation or theme using likeor as What happens to a dream.

A literary analysis essay is an academic assignment that examines and evaluates a work of literature or a given aspect of a specific literary piece. It tells about the big idea or theme of a book you’ve read. The literary essay may be about any book or any literary topic imaginable.

How to Write a Literary. If these elements of a great book are covered, and if they work, I find that a book delivers. The author naturally shows me the story instead of telling me what I should think or feel.

I also find that a theme is revealed naturally with great plotting and good characterisation. If you want to critique a book, you can ask these questions and make notes.

The surface structure of the words on the page, which includes grammar, punctuation, and spelling; The level of style and voice, which is defined by the choice of words, the sentence rhythm, the use of literary techniques and images, and the tone or approach; The content level, where the fictional world comes to life.; Highly readable books are polished, refined, sophisticated, and mature.

Theme: The theme of a work should be clear. While this seems like a fundamental literary element, the theme helps to focus a narrative.

Additionally, having a focused and clear theme will help you and publishers to market your book to the right audience. elements of writing about a literary work--a study of response to literature. PURVES, ALAN C.; RIPPERE, VICTORIA THIS RESEARCH REPORT DESCRIBES A DETAILED CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FOR THE INDIVIDUAL "ELEMENTS," OR TYPES OF RESPONSES, WHICH MAKE UP THE READER'S TOTAL RESPONSE TO LITERATURE AS IT TAKES FORM IN WRITTEN COMMENTARY ON LITERARY Cited by: contains many of the same elements as fiction (character, setting, plot, conflict).

Essays – a short piece of nonfiction writing that deals with one subject. often found in newspapers and magazines. The writer might share an opinion, try to entertain or persuade the reader, or simply describe an incident that has special significance. The Literary Novel.

We all know one when we see it, although deciphering what it is or telling someone else how to spot one is problematic. In a tautological definition, literary works are often defined as those that win literary awards, such as the Booker Prize for Fiction.

The term "literary fiction," is a bit of a loaded one. Defined as any fictional work that holds "literary merit," the phrase is undeniably subjective.

After all, what does it mean for something to hold literary merit. Who decides such things. Why are some works better than others and how are some books universally regarded as so. Stylistics is a branch of applied linguistics concerned with the study of style in texts, especially, but not exclusively, in literary works.

Also called literary linguistics, stylistics focuses on the figures, tropes, and other rhetorical devices used to provide variety and a distinctness to someone's : Richard Nordquist. You won't be able to identify literary elements in texts if you don't know what they are or how they're used, so spend some time memorizing the literary elements list above.

Knowing these (and how they look in writing) will allow you to more easily pinpoint these techniques in various types of written works. Tip 3: Know the Author's Intended.

Much of writing is instinctual, born of exposure to good stories and a lot of practice. However, there are some tools every writer needs to make their story professional and effective. Grammar and spelling are the obvious ones, but today, I’m talking about the elements of fiction: character, plot, setting, point of view, theme, and style.

Your book can’t be in two places at once—and knowing where it will likely end up can reinforce that critical element of understanding who you’re writing for.

LET SECONDARY ELEMENTS DEFINE YOUR SUBGENRE. Ultimately, of course, all stories don’t fit neatly into the primary genres—and that’s why there are subgenres. While some. The idea of the elements --Summary of the elements of writing about a literary work --Uses in research --The implications for teaching.

Series Title: NCTE research report, no. A literary work is a work that explains, describes, or narrates a particular subject, theme, or idea through the use of narrative, descriptive, or explanatory text, rather than dialog or dramatic action. Generally, literary works are intended to be read; they are not intended to be performed before an audience.

Literary fiction novels are considered works with artistic value and literary merit. They often include political criticism, social commentary, and reflections on humanity. Literary fiction novels are typically character-driven, as opposed to being plot-driven, and follow a character’s inner story.

1. Introduction. Not to be confused with a book review, a literature review surveys scholarly articles, books and other sources (e.g. dissertations, conference proceedings) relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work.

The purpose is to offer an overview of significant literature published on a topic.Parody: a narrative work or writing style that mocks or mimics another genre or work.

Typically, parodies exaggerate and emphasize elements from the original work in order to ridicule, comment on, or criticize their message.

Simile: a figure of speech that compares two people, objects, elements, or concepts using “like” or “as.” Works Cited.