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LNWk8-1_AustenPersuasionLec2_notetaking

LNWk8-1_AustenPersuasionLec2_notetaking - Austen Lecture#2...

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1 1 Austen, Lecture #2 Thinking with Austen NYPL Digital Gallery http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?1562445 2 I. Creating a Bridge between Irony and the Satiric Field z A. Looking back: Irony is an important stylistic element that allows a writer to create the sense that narrator and reader are thinking together. Consider example: “The real circumstances . . .” (86). Mini-claim: The first extended reference to Dick Musgrove ironizes all further references, e.g., “Personal size and mental sorrow” (101). z B. Irony is a means of creating the “satiric field.” 3 II. Austen’s Method of Gaining Access to Interior Spaces z A. What you already know 1. Direct Discourse : quoting a speaker directly --”When you come to a frigate, of course . ..” (103-4) 2. Indirect Discourse : conveying a speaker’s words indirectly: “There had been a time . . .” (175)
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2 4 II. Austen’s Method of Gaining Access to Interior Spaces (cont.) z B. What is less familiar to you 1. Free Indirect Discourse z "Mr. Elliot was rational, discreet, polished, --
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  • Fall '10
  • Lupton
  • Marie Antoinette, austen, The Reader, George Eliot, Sarah Siddons