Literary Terms

Topics: Literature, Poetry, Comedy Pages: 2 (425 words) Published: August 17, 2013
I have chosen the following four literary term; farce, genre, metaphor and image. Farce: A comedy; a short play, in which both subtle humor and hilarity are developed through improbable situations, exaggeration and (often) ridiculous antics. Example: “I’m Going! A Comedy in One Act” by Tristan Bernard (1915) In this play, Henri wants to go the races; however his wife, Jeanne does not want him to go. Henri is trying to convince her on why she should not go, he says it cost more money, she does not like horse racing and it might rain. On the other hand, Jeanne is telling him that she does not want to stay home alone; she even suggests that they take a drive. Some of the antics that take place are Henri keeps picking up his glasses and putting on his hat, and how Jeanne keeps trying to make Henri feel guilty for leaving her. The best part is the when it is revealed that Jeanne wanted Henri to leave all along so that she could trim her hats in peace. Genre: A category or type of literature, both the broadest categories of literature–prose, poetry, and drama–and specific types of literature within these categories. Example: “A Subaltern's Love Song” by John Betjeman (1945) Poetry is considered a genre, and Betjeman was a poet laureate. He published several books of poems, with his Collected Poems (1958) achieving wide distribution. Metaphor: An image which imaginatively compares one thing with another, showing how each has qualities that resemble the other. Example: “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin (1894)

When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone. Chopin used “storm of grief” as a metaphor by comparing a storm with grief. A storm is upsetting and grief is upsetting. Also once a storm is over there is calm, also with death, once a person grieves there is calmness. Image: A distinct representation of something that can be experienced and understood through the senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste), or the...
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