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Common American Literary Genres Webquest Prezi

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Evidence "A French word meaning "kind" or "type." The major genres in literature are poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. Genre can also refer to more specific types of literature such as comedy, tragedy, epic poetry, or science fiction." What is a genre? by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Celestial Railroad "Advice to Little Girls" In this short story Mark Twain
uses humor to comment on the
way children are raised. This
satire gives rules to little girls
as if they were adults. A Parody of Today Weird Al Yankovic How come you’re always such a fussy young man?
Don’t want no Captain Crunch, don’t want no Raisin Bran
Well, don’t you know that other kids are starving in Japan
So eat it, just eat it (prrr)
Don’t wanna argue, I don’t wanna debate
Don’t want to hear about what kind of food you hate ooh
You won’t get no dessert ’till you clean off your plate
So eat it, don’t you tell me you’re fullJust eat it, eat it , eat it
Get yourself an egg and beat it
Have some more chicken, have some more pie
It doesn’t matter , it’s broiled or fried
Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it, ooh by Emily Ann Blue Common American Literary Genres Fiction major elements of fiction 1 character
2 point of view
3 setting
4 style
5 themes
6 symbolism
There are also some others like
allusion, atmosphere, and dialogue Non-fiction characteristics
real events
real people
the work is not changed by the author's imagination some types...
newspaper or magazine articles Prose "written language that is not, drama, or
types(fiction or nonfiction):
most commonly novels, essays, and short stories Poetry "a literary work written in verse form in which rhythmic language and syntax, as well as literary and sound devices, are used for effect" imagery
assonance hyperbole
some poetic
elements Allegory "a narrative that has underlying symbolic meanings" examples
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Divine Comedy by Dante
The Crucible by Arthur Miller Satire "using wit, sarcasm, or humor, a work that mocks or critiques a person or an element of society" examples
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
Candide by Voltaire
"On the Famous Voyage" by Ben Jonson Parody "imitation of a literary work or film- or the style used by a writer or filmmaker- in order to ridicule the work and its writer or producer or to have light-hearted fun at the expense of the imitated work" examples
Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes
"The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" by Sir Walter Raleigh Pastoral "A type of literature that portrays country life in idyllic, idealized terms; sometimes referred to as bucolic or georgic literature" example
Lycidas by John Milton
The Shepheardes Calendar by Edmund Spenser Works Cited definitions of literary terms... http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/litgloss/ elements of fiction...
http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/faculty/~wjefjac/public_html/quests/elementoffiction.ppt. characteristics of nonfiction... http://www.slideshare.net/bnspataro/characteristics-of-non-fiction-text Mills, Michael S. Concise Handbook of Literary and Rhetorical Terms. [Lexington, KY]: Estep-Nichols, 2010. Print. Book Images... http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/animal%20farm http://deandegroot.blogspot.com/2012/02/rhetorical-analysis-swift.html http://www.enfrentearte.com/hotel-ronda/2009/03/don-quijote-in-ronda.html http://library.sc.edu/spcoll/britlit/milton/miltonearly.html Elegy "a formal lyric poem of mourning or solemn reflection" examples
In Memoriam by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Lycidas by John Milton http://www.mccunecollection.org/images/nonesuch_press/ Satire and Parody similarities... they both imitate a topic or subject with humor differences... goals:
parody- making fun
satire- using this form to provoke social or political change satire provokes thoughts
while parody provokes laughter satire and parody http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-parody-and-satire/ http://debacle.org/hawthorne/imgs.html It is an allegory commenting on the stray from traditional Christianity towards a more open and less strict form. Evidence "a railroad has recently been established between this
populous and flourishing town and the Celestial City" "'You observe this convenient bridge. We obtained a sufficient foundation for it by throwing into the slough some editions of books of morality, volumes of French philosophy and German rationalism; tracts, sermons, and essays of modern clergymen; extracts from Plato, Confucius, and various Hindoo sages together with a few ingenious commentaries upon texts of Scripture,--all of which by some scientific process, have been converted into a mass like granite. The whole bog might be filled up with similar matter.'" Evidence Continued... "Before our talk on this subject came to a conclusion we were rushing by the place where Christian's burden fell from his shoulders at the sight of the Cross. This served as a theme for Mr. Smooth-it-away, Mr. Livefor-the-world, Mr. Hide-sin-in-the-heart, Mr. Scaly-conscience, and a knot of gentlemen from the town of Shun-repentance, to descant upon the inestimable advantages resulting from the safety of our baggage." Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw The Crucible By Arthur Miller video on The Crucible http://www.sparknotes.com/sparknotes/video/crucible quotes from the reading materials http://www.online-literature.com/poe/127/ http://www.online-literature.com/george_bernard_shaw/pygmalion/0/ http://www.online-literature.com/george_bernard_shaw/pygmalion/1/ http://www.online-literature.com/twain/3259/ http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.
php/prmMID/15754 It is a parody because it pokes fun at the communication between the lower class and the upper class. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmalion_(play) Evidence "THE FLOWER GIRL
[quite overwhelmed, and looking up at him in mingled wonder and deprecation without daring to raise her head] Ah-ah-ah-ow-ow-ow-oo!
[whipping out his book] Heavens! what a sound! [He writes; then holds out the book and reads, reproducing her vowels exactly] Ah-ah-ah-ow-ow-ow-oo!
[tickled by the performance, and laughing in spite of herself] Garn!" By Mark Twain http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/02/26/ted-bookstore/ Evidence "You ought never to take your little brother's "chewing-gum" away from him by main force; it is better to rope him in with the promise of the first two dollars and a half you find floating down the river on a grindstone. In the artless simplicity natural to this time of life, he will regard it as a perfectly fair transaction. In all ages of the world this eminently plausible fiction has lured the obtuse infant to financial ruin and disaster." "You should ever bear in mind that it is to your kind parents that you are indebted for your food, and for the privilege of staying home from school when you let on that you are sick. Therefore you ought to respect their little prejudices, and humor their little whims, and put up with their little foibles until they get to crowding you too much." "O Captain! My Captain!" By Walt Whitman http://www.barewalls.com/pv-508633_Oh-Captain-my-captain.html This poem is an elegy, because it expresses mourning for the death of Abraham Lincoln. It also has a lyric form that expresses feelings not a story in a musical way. Evidence "O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead." "For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning; Here Captain! dear father! This arm beneath your head! It is some dream that on the deck, You've fallen cold and dead." His song "Eat It" is a parody of Michael Jackson's song "Beat It" some lyrics http://www.ethansenglishcafe.com/2010/08/weird-al-yankovic/ THE END
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