Midterm Review - Forlonganswers 3aspectsofeachterm.

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For long answers 3 aspects of each term.  Relate those three aspects to the passage.  Answer in complete sentences. AMBIVALENCE Having two or more feelings at one time that are at odds or at tension.  Difference between ambivalence and ambiguity. Ambiguity is something obscure or not defined specifically.  Ambivalence is welled defined but involves things that are at odds or at tension with each other.  Often directly opposed feelings involved: i.e. Harker in the castle feels repulsed by and drawn by things at the  same time (the castle itself, the female vampires).  BINARY OPPOSITION  Terms concepts or ideas that mutually exclude each other. Pairs of mutually exclusive r opposite ideas or  concepts.  Implicit hierarchy. i.e. male/female opposed; seems as though male favored over female.  Tend to line up or be associated with other binary oppositions (i.e. male/female; reason/emotion all associated  with each other).  DIACHRONIC Change/sequence  Histoire  + recit are both aspects of the diachronic aspect of the narrative (both tell a sort of progression but in  different ways) Opposed to synchronic SYNCHRONIC Things that are simultaneous or unchanging throughout the text. Symbols, metaphors –don’t really change but make up part of its structure.  Opposed to diachronic LOGOCENTRISM The literal definition is the privileging of speech over writing or other forms of communication. 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2009 for the course ENGLISH 213-0 taught by Professor Law during the Winter '09 term at Northwestern.

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