English 162 Lecture 5

English 162 Lecture 5 - IMAGE 1. Something that you can see...

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English 162 Lecture 5 Tuesday, September 18, 2007 CLOSURE – How things end, what helps to make the sense that something has ended. SYMANTEC – General term for “meaning”. -Closure can involve both verbal and physical events, as well as a change in form like a couplet or through an assertion of power (“I say it is over. I decide the closure”) THEMES OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - A play about marriage - Also a play about love - Love involves both asserting power and also a loss of power (or transfer of power) SOVEREIGN – Someone who rules; a monarch. - Sovereignty is an ability to control closure, and also a way to break the rules - “Mind is just as important as imagination” - Play emphasizes protection as a theme. - Substitution as a theme helps to bring about closure (substituting one lover for another)
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Unformatted text preview: IMAGE 1. Something that you can see visually, that describes a picture 2. A group of ideas; concepts. REFRAIN A repeated line in a poem, often occurs at the end of a stanza, creates closure. Plays usually follow a structure of: EXPOSITION Explanation of events; introduction RISING ACTION The time when plays are the very tense, what moves up to the climax. CLIMAX The moment in a play when things are the most intense, most confused, most difficult. FALLING ACTION The part that leads from the climax to the closure. DENOUEMENT the closure.-In MSND , Bottoms speech can bring on closure. ANTITHESIS Comparison of opposites. COMMUTATIO When one reverses a group of words. EPIGRAM a neat summary that pulls things together....
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