English 10 Lecture Notes

English 10 Lecture Notes - English 10 Lecture #1 Notes...

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English 10 Lecture #1 Notes 4/13/10 1:59 PM “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath n 9 syllables, 9 lines n animal sheltering house n time set going like a train n pregnancy; a child in a mother “Morning Song” by Sylvia Plath n what sets a child like a fat gold watch n fat gold watch: overqualified simile n metaphor: putting things into an equation n “love set you going like a fat gold watch” n nakedness shadow our safety n pregnancy = metaphor n when baby is born, it is a simile, can be liked or unliked criticism: antidote to bad history n beginning with metaphors to similes “The Big Two-Hearted River” (close of part 1) n tuneness, story divides in two paragraphs n division, doubling, folding part II n ritualized narrative n narrative of decription: trauma, ritualized n effort going outside of control n narrative of potential destruction o why it’s bad to fish with men not of your social construction o ecological balance o 2 male fish
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o contrast: how clean males are o narrative of masculinity “inside clean and compact” o reel of reality as male identified as a fish “solid as a rock he felt like a rock” n personification and simile n the fish n burned over district WWI and Holocaust means “burnt offering” n someone trying to recreate the worlds n ecological destiny “grasshopper turning block” o evolution n Nick Adams up to his armpits, animals and love swamp n Desire to have everybody else is somebody else’s dinner n Rational, balance, beauty with nature “oversimplified, bachelor values of wartime” n narrative of “a way you’ll never be” “wearing his own chin strap… lips quiet” n do not sieze to bare meaning parataxis: equalizing order with regard to syntax n paravicini = “para” walter Benjamin “the storyteller” n the Merlin, magician of critics The Frankfrt School: n Theodore Adorno “mass Culture” n Max Horkheiner n Interdisciplinary social theory n Neomarxist Flannery O’Connor “Good Country People” n Allegory: larger narrative than the story itself is treated n Mrs. Hopewell, Mrs. Freeman, Joy lost her leg in hunting accident, Hulga changed her name to Ugly, Manley Painter lives up to his name n Parable: simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson n Omega point: a concept from theology alpha and omega
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English 10 Lecture #2 Notes 4/13/10 1:59 PM “Morning Song” by Sylvia Plath n midwife means n the clear vowels rise like balloons: vowels flowing in the poem: echo, soles, gold, cry sea n your handful of notes reffering to the poem n thesis statement: Trauma Theory: something real n ex: post-treatment, civil war, method responding through language n narrative on trauma theory n hemignway’s narrative: world war 1 paper n use paradox: statement that leads to a conclusion that seems senseless n counter intuitives fall of the house of usher by Edgar Allen Poe n gothic narrative n text reffered to supernatural n sublime: an esthetic beauty and terrifying renarrates existence
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This note was uploaded on 08/14/2010 for the course BIO 2010 taught by Professor Le during the Summer '10 term at UCSB.

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