Up to Snuff #131: Vocabulary List #15

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Pithy

Miffed

Hubris

Syuzhet

Fabula

Misfired

Squander

Precious

Germaine

Commodity

Tyranny

Wallow

Epithets

Endearing

Extravagant

Saucy

Witty

Free rein

Amorous

Impulses

Sappy

Caveat

Smitten

Duty

Drudgery

Crinolines

Hooped Skirts

Social unguent

Digressive

Ample

Brief

Subtext

Convey

Vigorous

Authentic

Doggedly

Cherished

Avid

Asunder

Intoxicating

Turmoil

Articulate

Cataclysm

Inertia

Mellower

Misconstrue

Maidenly

Restive

Remnant

Affirmation

Bears me up

Marguerite

Kid glove

Beloved

Caress

Scantily

Verge

Ascendancy

Commiserated

Paraphernalia

Talismanic

Incantatory

A thousand torment

Exalted

Yearn

Fervor

Coo

Confers

Pungent

Drama

Convincingly

Lain

Lacewing

Studiously grammatical

Dwell

Reflective

Relentlessly

Cheerful

Inclination

Parceling

Reciprocal proportion

Staunch

Allies

Sumptuous

Ribbed

Snappy

Regimen

Impediment

Propriety

Formalities

Correspondents

Fire off

Resuscitate

Encapsulate

Affectionate

Dacha

Stiff

Insincere

Fluid

Mocking

Aroused

Paint

Macabre

Lampoon

Wicked

Feeble

Allopathic

Homeopathic

What a pickle she got in

Deign

Vulgar

Disarm

Delight

Dubious

Sprightly

Attractive

Quincy

Animal

Pinch-penny

Dollop

Sell-irony

Natural

Earth shaking

Indefatigable

Exertions

Anxious affection

Beloved

Epistolary

Eager

Standard

Vibrant

Vigor

Brisk

Venial

Preamble

Courage

Jolt

Amusing

Prosaic

Bulwark

Candor

Quick silver

Cordiality

Missives

Luxuriate

Disposable

Sentiment

Earnest

Moody

Quipped

Languishing

Strident

Lovely

Mantel

Awkward

Paradoxical

Bungle

Soothing

Decompress

Boon

Quill Pens

Ink pots

Perched

Fancy

Fanciful

Ladle

Salubrious

Commander

Fuss

Charmed

Correspondence

Accoutrements

Modicum

Exudes

Unassailable

Ephemeral

Distressing

Blip

Faith

Grace

Vulnerable

Condolence

Illegible

Courtesy

Impersonal

Indulging

Luxurious

Calligraphy

Watercolors

Heirloom

Redolent

Family Crest

Embossing

Engraving

Customary

Inlet

Inimitable

Irresistible

Delight

Paragon

Commonplace

Eccentric

Provoking

Enchant

Lavished

Immobility

Corporeal

Spectral

Grasp

Efficient

Caches

Penned

Bear

Charms

Flourished

Ordinary

Reforms

Circulated

Perceptive

Nonetheless

Agreeable

Contemporaries

Fertile

Flowering

Rank

Fanny

Veritable

Splendid

Thrive

Worth

Insuperable

Obstacles

Harried

Pace

Meditative

Clutter

Laboring

Refresh

Knack

Improvisation

Repositories

Informality

Gratuitous

Moral

Cask

Gratifying

Instinctive

Sympathy

Fraught

Extraordinary
Vivid

True

Uncork

Dispensed

Gibberish

Buncum

Up to Snuff #130 Mantra or Guidance, Basic Plan

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Work towards something as a writer and plant something at the back of your mind that is your direction.  It can be as if a mantra or north star.  It can be something that you “ask” for.

  1. Clear, simple understandable and precision.

Ask for clarity.  Ask to be clearly understood, which gives you power.  Rid yourself of passive voice.  Good for a beginning writer. Proverb, leanness. Economy of words.  Proper, short, direct sentences. Concise. Straight shooter.  Rid your writing of problems.  Carefully observe your words. Ask for precision.  Good subject and verb.  Good diction. Memorable.  Clear mind and speech.

2. Description and Finesse

General good taste. To sweeten. Romantic. Loving eyes. Humane. Precise description. Rich description. Journal or note taking of descriptions of ideas or experiences or places or people. Acute senses. As if in your absence this shall stand. This is the historical document or after party. The peel away or manifestation. The words of a gentlemen or lady, or man or woman. With reverence, with quality. Worthy. Authoritative. Dignified. Well researched. Sometimes round, sometimes blending into the background. Those who give respect, get respect.

3. Voice

Sometimes an English voice is good. A mature and wise voice. Channel voices. Avoid all slang in favor of more tasteful and decorative language. As classical as possible. Reduce first person writing to more intriguing less self centered options. First person (I) at some venues is not allowed and can sometimes sound immature or selfish. Try different perspectives or narratives. Try improving your speech. Opt for clarity. Use a narrator or employ some device. Reverence. Sacred. Respectful. Again, dignified. A gentlemen or lady, a man or woman. Maturity is so essential to writing. Wisdom is essential to good writing.

4. Value and service

Ask for richness.  Ask for value.  Ask that your writing may serve something specific. Informative. Eg. culturally informative. Giving, gifts. Quality of generosity. Wisdom giving. Offering. Sacred. A treasure. Something like a “Sunday Quin.” Something one will not want to discard. The ultimate give in a piece of writing. The subsequent value. The endowment.

5. Form

Ask for organization. Ask for form. Learn APA, MLA, Chicago.  Learn Basic 5.  Learn to write a good thesis.  Learn some technical writing. Learn how to include or be guided by topic sentences.  Use persuasion to master the use of evidence.  Use boiler plates.  Wrap it up at the end and recap.  Make strong relevant points.

6. Unitary

Work on our vocabulary.  Read dictionaries.  Search for good writing words.  Study pieces of writing.  History to word.  Pairings.  Punctuation.

7. Power

Learn how to condense, learn proverb, learn how to stage, learn how to inspire change, how to manifest abstract ideas, psychology.  Reversals, style, pockets.  Literary device, Literary theory, structuralist. Extract meaning, creation of knowledge and subsequent value.  Learn the study and use of literature.  Extract points from literature to generate new thought. Authoritative. Organize, helm and package finished writings into books etc.  Star maker, editorial.  Branding, headings.  Clear rich, and often rolled up thought, or unfolded thought. Technology.  Teach work on a variety of things/issues.  Be in tune with writings role in knowledge and power to teach.  Write a PHD. Research.  Inferential or data rich.

Up to Snuff #129, Vocabulary List #14, Some Dissertation Writing Words

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Note: Good vocabulary is not unknown words or long words or little bombastic words. Good vocabulary is good writing words. Good vocabulary is the study of language. Good vocabulary is the appreciation of all words, their pairings, their history, and their relative power.

Retrospective

Effectiveness

Questioned

Cannon

Common

Practice

Emphasis

Compliance

Leveraging

Illustrative

Comprehensive

Issues

Context

Ethics

Quality

Rooted

Social Justice

Amorphous

Practitioners

Emerged

Specialists

Mandatory

Voluntary

Estimated

Arena

Checkered

Plethora

Critics

Efforts

Chronicle

Efforts

Chronicle

Draw on

Expense

Explore

Evolution

Tendency

Demographic

Umbrella

Predate

Recognized

Dishonest

Genre

Focus

Enactment

Supplemental

Legislation

Prohibits

Bans

Landmark

Spawned

Barrage

Probable cause

Remedies

Mandate

Anti-discriminatory

Consent

Decree

In response

Alleged

Costly

Embarrassing

Voluntarily

Implemented

Imparting

Rank and file

Notable

Exceptions

Strictly

Compliance

Litigation

Avoidance

Moral

Imperative

Espouse

Philosophy

Causes

Support

Publication

Notwithstanding

Litany

Case studies

Participants

Recitations

Ponder

Length

Periodic

Refresher

Signatures

Recipients

Historically

Underrepresented

Minorities

Equitably

Exclusion

Preferential

Offended

Resonate

Transform

Organizational

Culture

Policy

Practices

Environments

Allow

Earnestly

Inclusive

Key drivers

Retreat

Intensity

Enforcement

Stalled

Deregulation

Intensive

Fine-grained

Regulation

Representation

Latitude

Scrutiny

Pressing concerns

Offshore

Competition

Scaled back

Cost cutting

Mandatory

Managerial

Content

Objective

Assimilate

Training

Assumption

Entrants

Efficacy

Theorized

Capabilities

Performance

Influences

Impacting

Lacked

Self Confidence

Talents

Unwelcoming

Contrast

Prevailing

Entrants

Underachieved

Internalized

Stimuli

Reinforcing

Efficacy

Subtle

Control

Stately

Revelation

Seldom

Demographic

Make-up

Comprised

Misinterpreted

Intimidating

Marginal

Ethnic

Relatively

Absolute

Versus

Nonetheless

Shift

Composition

Workforce

Lexicon

Rationale

Industry

Data shifted

Discussions

Comply

Mandates

Assimilate

Homogenous

Paradigm

Survival

Argued

Recruitment

Central

Overwhelming

Plateau

Essential

Mobility

Enabling

Paired

Fundamental

Shift

Incorporating

Valid

Primarily

Fixing

Compound

Consensus

Diluted

Unequal

Adamant

Adversities

Notion

Advantage

Disadvantage

Immutable

Rhetoric

Proclaimed

Confuse

Euphemism

Topics

Attention

Intensity

Confess

Repent

Defensive

Backlash

Reverse

Historic

Alleged

Upheld

Spectrum

Era’s

Watered down

Legitimacy

Correspond

Embraced

Emerge

Implicit

Attitudes

Mindful

Sustained

Exposure

Disappointment

Incremental

Reshaping

Transformational

Slated

Coveted

Juncture

Implicit

Shortcoming

Unavoidable

Tradeoff

Vernacular

Evaluated

Mixture

Cognitive

Experiential

Albeit

Controversial

Adverse

Dubbed

Conducted

Experiments

Subconscious

Bias

Memorable

Transformative

Adjectives

Stereotypes

Facilitators

Descriptors

Insufficient

Adequately

Historical

Sociological

Generalizations

Debriefing

Backfired

Identified

Role plays

Experiential

Exercises

Participants

Simulate

Transformation

Expertise

Constraints

Squeezed

Failure

Grasps

Complex

Unintended

Consequences

Animosity

Interpret

Surmised

Villains

Sensitive

Pressured

Identity group

Misunderstood

Co-workers

Biased

Prejudiced

Relegated

Core

Positioning

Millennium

Earliest

Motivation

Initiatives

Impetus

Foster

Enhance

Tangential

Profitability

Demographics

Endeavors

Shortages

Technically

Fierce

Action based

Value chain

Higher performance

Competent

Discern

Patterns

Effectively

Incorporate

World views

Problem solving

Conflict resolution

Proprietary

Skills

Building

Competencies

Enable

Consistent

Practitioners

Ongoing

Curricula

Robust

Intercultural

Modalities

Assumption

Cross-Culturally

Competent

Premises

Underlying

Integrated

Relevant

Applicable

Phenomenon

Activities

Benchmarks

Assess

Measure

Criteria

Strategies

Chronicles

Respective

Critical

Component

Outsourcing

Encouraged

Dimensions

Up to date

Expansive

Varied

Highlighted

Embedded

Systematically

Top down

Bottom up

Senior level

Accountability

Incentive

Compensation

Domestically

Philosophical beliefs

Imperative

Awareness

Clarifying

Angles

Promotion

Partnering

Buy-in

Inclusion

Sponsoring

Affinity Group

Spirit

Portfolio

Building blocks

Undergo

Self-awareness

Facilitate

Integral

Customized

Additionally

Pioneered

Mentoring

Retention

Approximate

Summarized

Ethnocentric

Ethno-relation

Majority

Minimization

Acceptance

Discern

Devised

Defense

Denial

Adaptation

Clarity

Suitability

Academicians

Composition

Factors

Formal

Correlation

Exemplary

Retention

Attitudes

Prevailing

Heightened

Encompassing

Productivity

Feasible

Statistics

Conduct

Referenced

Overall

Tailors

Geographic

Complexity

Deemed

Vastness

Risk

Multifaceted

Acumen

Counterparts

In depth

Sexual orientation

Cursory

Generational

Furthermore

Approaches

Phase

Nascent

Up to Snuff #128: Book List Mostly with Literary Theory Orientation

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Literary Theory  A Practical Introduction

Mikhail Bakhtin

Wordsworth

Logical Fallacies

Keats

The Knowledge Creating Company Ikujiro Nonaku

Enabling Knowledge George Von Krogh

The Innovators Dilemma When New Technologies  Clayton M. Christensen

Hanon

Chopin

The Seminar      Jacques Lacan

Foucault

Jane Austen

Julie Rivkin

Portrait in Georgia

Cane

Norton Anthology of Theory & Criticism   Vincent Leitch

Tracy Whiting

Metamorphosis Franz Kafka

Think like a monk, train your mind for peace   Jay Shetty

The Seagull Book of Poems

Literary Theory An Anthology Julie Rivkin

The Craft of Research  Wayne C. Booth

Professing Literature Gerald Graff

Mary Klages,  Literary Theory, A Guide for the Perplexed

Mary Klages, Key Terms in Literary Theory

Tacit Learning

Literary Review

Emily Dickinson

Biocentric Worldview  Ludwig Klages

Cosmogenic Reflections Ludwig Klages

Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw

Pratchett’s Women  Unauthorized Essays on Female Characters of the Discworld   

Billy Budd, Bartleby and Other Stories  Herman Melville

Leaves of Grass The Original 1855 Edition  Walt Whitman

The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Literature Unit A guide for Where the Red Fern Grows  Patty Carratello

Literary Theory  Jerry Engleton

Beginning Theory Peter Barry

Literary Theory  Jonathon Culler

The Gothic Order Racial and Social Constructionism in The Literary Imagination

Ruth Bienstock Anolik

The Complete Frankenstein

Othello

Desdemona

Derrida

Lois Lowry The Giver

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Literary Mantels

Wolf Hall Trilogy

Not Writing, Anne Boyer

Garments Against Women,  Anne Boyer

Lucille Clifton

Naomi Shihab Nye

Rachel Mckibbens

Wizard of Oz

Glass Castle  Jenette Wells

Al Young  The Blues Don’t Change New and Selected Poems

Charlie Chaplin  Modern Times

William Blake

Buster Keaton

Herman Melville

Jane Austen

Joseph Conrad

T.S. Eliot

Albert Camus

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

J.D. Salinger

Alice Walker

Cynthia Ozick

Ralph Ellison

Paddy Chayetsky

Brave New World Aldous Huxley

George Orwell 1984

Animal Farm

Up to Snuff #127: Extracting Meaning, Creation of Knowledge, Consequent Value

Extracting Meaning, Creation of Knowledge, Consequent Value

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

I am Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu. A short version or nickname would be FaFa Bonsu.  A Ghanaian American who, resides in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA. I am a Creative Writing English and Poetry major (CWE.POE).  I have been reading about ideological writing and Marx and recently reading Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Dorothy Parker, Sophocles-however I would like to get into some new areas.  I have been collecting spiritual literature.  I recently assembled a list of what is included in my spiritual library.  I will for this opportunity select Confucius from a Harvard Classic Reader.  I am aiming to get into some new areas and perhaps look at sacred or religious or sage writings.

What do I know about literary theory?  I am intrigued by the word theory alone.  I wonder what the word theory can imply.  Does it require proof like “justified true belief” or JTB or is it the un-established? Is it to perpetually establish?  If one says art theory versus literary theory, I suppose I want to be more- clear about what is suggested by that terminology.  I would love to write theory but feel still naïve.  If I were to write art theory, what is its approach, or have I already?  Is theory a scaffolding of ideas upon which or with its guidance one may arrive or question or analyze or create? If one may arrive, is it then theory? Theory may be some kind of wise guide. Theory may answer a kind of question, perhaps even how or why? A theory may result in a kind of questioning.  Or does it mean that there are established theories and one’s work becomes the analysis in response to the theories or the work that is derivative of the theories?  So, I guess there are two products, theories, and something else? Both can be written, the theory and the theories subsequent writing.  I enjoy both of those.  Or the art theory and the arts subsequent product and the products criticism.  Then there are three products. Perhaps you have the piece of literature as product one, then the theory laid upon it, then the resulting criticism and even the analysis of the variety of criticism. So, theory may have a trajectory, art and or literary.

What is my understanding of literary theory at this time?  It has to do with value, with the creation and manufacture of meaning itself.  There is at once the literature, whose secondary function may be its interpretation or its context and ultimately its meaning.  The extension of writing is the thought around it-its secondary, and that secondaries building blocks.  But then theory leads you not to take a sip, but a full drink.  Theory then becomes the octopus, the world view, the connecting points that make a defined way of thinking, a kind of enlightenment.   Theory helps you to extract meaning, look at purpose and reasoning or variations. (Klages)  Theory helps a writer to achieve a close reading.  Theory may guide one to look first at emergence, then at context, then conclude with results or relationships (Klages 5).  It can be like a scaffolding that becomes a boilerplate.  What can be impressive is when you extract meaning that becomes world view as in the example of “language, gender, and consciousness” (Klages 5).  Meanings extracted from literature can define movements or be existential.  Literature has left a trail, as if it were archeology or anthropological.  Literary theory then provides one a tool.

Literary Theory is perhaps the most significant factor in giving literature or the field of writing its value.  Extraction of meaning transforms writing into knowledge.  It transforms the entire field into knowledge.

I think you are correct in your estimation about the value behind “how does it mean, what does it produce and what effect does it have on us and the world? ”  It is as if it is one’s duty or task to ascertain the quality, value, meaning, the giving of a piece of literature.  The reasoning is interesting and the desire to learn from it, to grow from it and arrive at a knowledge juncture.  Perhaps certain techniques get you there, then get you there every time.  I suppose it is the scholar that wants to get there at all.

I am intrigued by when you wrote literary theory is whether it is or is not literature. Is that a prize, or bar or distinction, or quality?  Are you protesting that this fine Dystopian novel may for you have equal value? I have writings that I wonder how they will be classified, who is the classifier and what are the terms? What makes up the literary theory that classifies it?

Works Cited:

Klages, Mary. “Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed” Edition 1.  Bloomsbury Publishing 2007-01-23, pp. 1-9

Up to Snuff #126 Book List Alliterative Verse (Poetry)

Up to Snuff #126 Book list Alliterative Verse (Poetry)

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

William Langland-Allegorical Narrative Poem

Piers Plowman

Hildenbrand

Chaucer-Canterbury Tales

Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

Beowulf

Pearl

Alliterative Morte Arthure

St. Erkenwald

The Raven Edgar Allan Poe

Seafarers

The Rime of Ancient Mariner  Samuel Taylor

The Age of Anxiety W.H. Auden

The Three Dead Kings

Mum and the Sothsegger

Death be not proud

Songs for the Philologists

Sonnet 5

Sir Galahad

Up to Snuff #125: Book list literature, film and online

Up to Snuff #125:  Book list literature, film and online

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

The Poetry Handbook, John Lennard, OUP, 2005

Plato’s Republic

Tacit Learning

(Shakespearean references)

Petrarch

Edmund Spenser

Thomas Watson

Michael Drayton

Barnabe Barnes

Richard Linches

Sir Philip Sidney

Wild Strawberries (Film)

Kennedy, John, “A Confederacy of Dunces,” Louisiana State University Press, 1980, p. 1

Poe, Edgar Allan, “Tales of Mystery and Imagination,

Poe, Edgar Allan, “Fifty Stories for Boys,”

“The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.”

Quotidian Writer (online/Youtube)

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

The Long Winter

Robinson Cruscoe, Daniel Defoe

Agatha Christie

Fiddler on the Roof

Brave New World

Handmaids Tale

Asimov

Plato

Design Thinking Odyssey

Alice Walker

Grapes of Wrath

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Things Fall Apart

East of Eden

Memoirs of a Geisha

Windup girl

Willa Cather-My Antonia

Challenger Deep, Neal Shusterman

Ha Jin

John Updike

Up to Snuff #124: Book list some admired

Up to Snuff #124:  Book list some admired

by, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

  • Plato
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • William Shakespeare
  • Charles Dickens
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Somerset Maugham
  • Gustave Flaubert
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Karl Marx
  • Ha Jin
  • OSHO
  • Ryszard Kapuscinski
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Design Thinking
  • James Baldwin
  • O. Wilson
  • Cultural Branding examples: (Arabian Nights, Wild Irish Rose, Don Quixote, Daphne DuMaurier)
  • Chaucer
  • Tertiary Sources and Resources
  • New York Times Op-Ed Writer
  • Frithjof Bergmann
  • Confucius
  • John Updike
  • Jack A. Hobbs & Robert L. Duncan
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Rumi
  • Thich Nat Hanh
  • Dalai Lama
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Alice Walker
  • Voltaire
  • Balzac
  • Maupassant
  • AESOP
  • Lord David Cecil
  • Byron
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Hebrew
  • Christian
  • Jane Austen
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Nikolai Gogol
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Breton
  • Ionesco
  • Sartre
  • Kant
  • Hegel
  • Franz Kafka
  • Franz Fanon
  • Albert Camus
  • Mary Wollencraft Shelly
  • Emily Bronte
  • Daniel Keyes
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Anais Nin
  • Maya Angelou
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • S. Lewis
  • Carlos Casteneda
  • Gita
  • Koran
  • Andrew Loomis
  • Baudelaire
  • Nietzsche
  • Octavio Paz
  • Henry Miller
  • Danielle Steele
  • Hermann Hesse
  • Keats
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Francis Bebey
  • Mongo Beti
  • Audre Lorde
  • August Wilson
  • TS Eliot
  • Chekov
  • Noam Chomsky
  • Martin Heidegger
  • Aristotle
  • Euripides
  • Falun Gong
  • Jose Saramago
  • Rosario
  • J Spiro
  • Hugo von Hofmannsthal
  • Mathew Arnold
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Richard Powers
  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  • Michel Butor
  • Linda Hogan
  • Larry Woiwode
  • Jayne Anne Phillips
  • Vergil
  • Twentieth-Century British Drama, Patricia Marks
  • Spanish Drama since 1600’s Frank Casa
  • Sven Rossel Scandinavian Poetry
  • Russian Poetry Mitzi, Brunsdale
  • Renaissance Drama Jean-Pierre Barricelli
  • William Haggard
  • Leon Lewis Native America Short Fiction
  • Nobuko Toyosawa
  • Tulsidas
  • Jean-Marie Morel
  • Bharatchandra Raj
  • Margaret B. Wan
  • Paul Andersen
  • Malik B. Asas
  • Maram Epstein
  • David W. Burchmore
  • Juliet Mullins
  • John Tzetles
  • Giovanni Giovaiano Pontano
  • Abril Fazl
  • Observation & Experiment Paul R. Rosenbaum
  • Ingenius Peter Gluckman
  • John Danaber

 

 

Up to Snuff # 123: Close reading of literature list

Up to Snuff #123:  Close reading of literature list

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

A slow detailed examination of a text

-Form

-Content

-Figurative content

-Characters

-Time

-Ironic/sentimental

-Humorous

-Context

-One section, larger work

-Relate to definition of larger work

-Context

-Historical

-Cultural events

-Image, similes, meaphors

-Diction

-Etymology

-Secondary definition

-Literal content

-Structure organized

-Style

-Pattern, rhythm, sentence, form, rhyme

-Unconventional grammar

-Stanza

-Equal weight

 

Works cited:

Richard Abercarian, Marvin Klotz and Samuel Cohen, eds. Literature:  The Human Experience:  Reading and Writing.  New York:  Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2016, Print

Up to Snuff #122: Dissecting a piece of literature list

Up to Snuff #122:  Dissecting a piece of literature list

by, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
-Textual evidence

-Literary devices

-Literature in general

-As a study of a technique for improving one’s writing

-Sources of effectiveness

-Language of the essay

-Energize abstract ideas

-Details moving experience

-Use figurative language

-Metaphor and similes

-Physical and emotional language

-In the prose

-Tone of voice

-Stylistic choices it creates

-How author moved to point of view

-Thesis, tone, style

-Rhetorical strategies

-Major visions

-Transitions

-Begin and conclude

-Comment

-Narration

_-Description

-Classification

-Comparison

-Contrast

-Analogy

-Cause and effect

-Definition

-Unifying ideas

-Structures

-Unwrite

-Thesis

-Means

-Technique

-Type

-Narrative

-Descriptive

-Expository

-Argumentative

-Function

Serve authors purpose

 

Works extracted/cited from:

Richard Abercarian, Marvin Klotz and Samuel Cohen, eds. Literature:  The Human Experience:  Reading and Writing.  New York:  Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2016, Print