The first term I chose is Genre, used to identify the different categories of literature. There really is not an example of Genre in our readings as they are from all different categories. I did find it interesting that they break up into three main categories; prose, poetry and drama and then they are broken into more specific categories. It reminds me of all of the different genres we all have on our Ipods or other devices. Most of the time music can fit into multiple categories and surprises you when they are found under a category that you would not place them. I am looking forward to learning the different literature genres and seeing how certain works will fall into multiple areas.
The second term I chose Tone, this is the speakers attitude toward the reader or the subject. Tone is usually easy to detect when the story is written from the point of view of one of the characters in the story. The example I will use is the tone set up in the A&P story from Chapter one. The clerks tone regarding his life in the small town is somewhat bitter, along with some humor. I enjoyed this story the most because it really gave you a good idea on his attitude and the way he saw himself and others.
The next term will be Imagery, the distinct representation of something that can be experienced and understood through the senses. Imagery to me is one of the most important things a writer must do. If you cannot feel the emotions or shape your imagination around the scene it is very difficult to understand or enjoy the writing. A good example of imagery comes from the reading by Alice Walker, The Welcome Table. The author does an excellent job of describing and setting up the initial scene before going into the main story. The first three paragraphs are used to describe the elderly woman, giving the reader a clear picture of not only how she looked but also of the time period it was set in.
My last term is metaphor, or a figure of speech in which an implied...