ALERT: This week's Literature Spotlight contains spoilers for The Hunger Games trilogy. Read at your own risk!
This week my Bring Your Own Book club met for tea, and our topic for the month was Dystopias. I had offered to host this month, because dystopia is one of my absolute favorite genres. As I sat listening to the others recount various dystopian tales,
I was struck by a...
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a novel told in epistolary form – meaning the story is told entirely through documents, in this case journal entries and newspaper clippings. Epistolary is a very effective technique for writing certain types of stories,
and one that I feel is generally under-appreciated. In Dracula the epistolary form is used brilliantly to enhance the sense of mystery and suspense...
As a literature teacher, my favorite activity ever (bonus that it's educational) is reading in a setting that lends itself well to the book you are reading. In the case of literature, the possibilities are only limited to what's available. One of my favorite
memories from last summer was reading Dracula on a back lit Kindle at twilight in my front yard, while bats swooped around above me and...
why does Lancelot say that he as to to leave the Whitsun court feast?
1. he will be leaving early the next morning
2. he is tired of people insulting...
In Ode 1 of Antigone what does the Chorus describe as teh greatest wonder of the world
d. the ability...
How does cassius try to get brutus involved in the conspiracy?
a. he bribes brutus
b. cassius says that he will make brutus the new dictator after caesar...
I enjoy this story but I need help explaining these two phrases,
1. "and now, as I still continued to step continously, onward, there came thronging...
Would you please help me explain this phrase from the story Everday Use,
"She used to read to us without pity, forcing words, lies, other...
This past weekend I went to see the long-awaited movie adaptation of John Green's bestselling novel “The Fault in Our Stars.” I'm a big fan of alternate-medium depictions of various art forms (movies based on books, theater, or games, books that expand
upon a movie or TV show, etc.) and I love to think about the ways in which a story is adapted for a new medium. Movies, TV, books, and live...
The following is a study guide on the various types of literary devices.
help me please
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a novel about guilt, morality and emotion. Throughout the novel many characters espouse the idea of reason and willpower over emotion – that if you have sufficient mental faculties you can prevent
emotion from getting in the way of your actions and behave truly rationally. The student Raskolnikov believes this with all his heart when he sets out...
HOW CAN YOU IDENTIFY WHAT TECHNIQUES A WRITER IS USING TO CREATE A SATIRE
LIKE WIT, PARODY ,UNDERSTATEMENT, VERBAL IRONY......
a long speech made by one character
Since I've been tutoring English literature students, I've noticed a pattern: every time we read a book that I remember reading in my high school classes, I enjoy it far more as an adult than I ever did as a teenager. Time and time again I pick up a book
I remember hating in class, resigned to slog through it and discuss metaphor and symbolism with my student, only to find that I thoroughly...
Title choice is an often-overlooked aspect of literature. What the author chooses to call his or her work can serve as a window into their intentions, showing in a subtle way the aspects of the novel to which they wish to draw the reader's attention. As
an example, take Emily Brontë's classic novel Wuthering Heights. According to the dictionary, “wuthering” means “blowing strongly with a roaring...
i technically need 3 point that shows that finny represents childhood.
i need to understand it very well, bc this is an essay question so i'm gonna have to write an essay. the only point...
show proof and page numbers! i need help
i only have one which is play over work when finny went to the beach. i need at least 1 more! thnx for ur help.
I was reading a text when I came across the term "Mr. Splitfoot". It was the story of two girls who were hearing raps in their house, until one of them decided to communicate...