Authors who incorporate literary techniques into their nonfiction are using a type of writing called literary nonfiction. Journalism, or writing that presents research on a topic for a general audience, often includes elements of literary nonfiction. When it does, the writing is called literary journalism.What distinguishes literary journalism from journalism is the inclusion of literary elements, such as imagery and description, as well as insight into the author’s own thoughts and observations
Is the following sentence imagery or a personal observation? Gold no longer rolls from the mountain in chunks the size of a man’s head (if indeed it ever did).
Why might the author include this personal observation? Wandering the ice-mud streets of La Rinconada, one can’t help but hope that this gold town’s days are numbered.
- to help the reader understand the problem
- to take the reader into her perspective
- to tell the reader the how the people feel
- to appeal to the reader's emotions
Is the following sentence an example of a fact or imagery? In the past six years, its annual growth has hovered between 6 and 9 percent, rivaling the colossal engines of China and India.
What does the author achieve with the following sentence? As Dante might say, let me guide you through a fascinating circle of hell.
In poetry, the voice that “tells” the poem is called the speaker. Like a narrator in prose, the speaker in a poem is not the same as the poet, but is a voice the poet creates. Also like narrators, speakers use a specific point of view, which determines what readers learn or perceive. • First-Person Point of View: The speaker is part of the poem and refers to him- or herself with first-person pronouns (I and me). A first-person speaker can only reveal what he or she knows, feels, and experiences. • Third-Person Point of View: The speaker is not part of the action of the poem and uses third-person pronouns (he, she, they, and so on) when referring to the characters in the poem. An omniscient speaker is an all-knowing observer who can reveal the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of all characters in a poem. A limited third-person speaker can reveal the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of only one character. Poets use the speaker’s tone—feelings about the topic of the poem—to help convey their theme, or the meaning of the poem.
What point of view is "Avarice" told?
In "Money", the story is told from what point of view?
The sequence of events in a story is called the plot. The struggle the characters face, called the conflict, propels the action of the plot. Most plots develop through the following structure: a) Exposition: Characters, setting, and situation are set forth. b) Rising Action: An inciting incident sets off the conflict, and conflict builds. c) Climax: The drama around the conflict reaches its highest point. d) Falling Action: Tension decreases and the conflict winds down. e) Resolution: The conflict ends, and loose ends in the story are tied up.
The stranger making a deal with Midas could be considered...
- the inciting incident
What part of the narrative structure occurs when Midas turns the roses gold?
What part of the narrative structure occurs when Midas turns his beloved daughter Marygold into real gold?
- rising action
- falling action
Rhyme is the repetition of sounds at the ends of words. Exact rhymes have the exact same sound (cat, bat), while slant rhymes have similar but not exact sounds. Some slant rhymes may have the same end consonant sound but different vowel sounds (dog, dig). Other slant rhymes may have the same vowel sound but different end consonant sounds (sign, find). A poem’s rhyme scheme describes its pattern of end rhymes, or the same sounds repeated at the ends of lines. Rhyme schemes are identified by assigning one letter to each rhyming sound in the poem. For example, labeling three lines with the rhyme scheme a/b/a shows that lines 1 and 3 rhyme, but line 2 does not rhyme with them.
The laurel grows upon the laurel tree. Apollo plucked the string of mystery And made a golden echo in the sea. What is the rhyme scheme in this stanza?
The laurel grows upon the laurel tree. Apollo plucked the string of mystery And made a golden echo in the sea. Write two words from this stanza that have exact rhyme.
A feature story is a form of journalism often found in magazines, newspaper feature sections, and other periodicals. Feature stories generally are longer than most news stories and thus can cover topics in more depth than news stories can. In addition, feature stories often include elements of fiction writing, such as imagery and description, that are not common in news stories, and writers of feature stories may interject their own opinions, rather than maintaining the strictly neutral outlook of news stories. Information in a feature story is often arranged in this way: Title: Designed to grab the reader’s interest. Introduction: Establishes the setting and the main idea. Body: Chunks information, often (but not always) separated by subheads. Presents the main ideas through compelling anecdotes. facts, quotations, details, and examples. Conclusion: Ends on a memorable note with a strong image or quotation
How does the title "The Thrill of the Chase" grab the reader's interest?