: The major genres in literature are poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. Even before we
see the forty-year-old corpse of Homer Barron rotting into the bed, the creepy house, and the
creepy Miss Emily let us know that we are in the realm of horror or Gothic fiction.
: Often characterized as “escape literature,” formula fiction follows a pattern
of conventional reader expectation. For example, “A secret sorrow” by kate van der zee is the
romance novel that entertains wide audiences. In beginning of the story, when kai and faye
are arguing when faye explains she cannot have children. After resolved the problem, faye
finally realize that she loves kai and they have two children with happy ending. Also, In “The
lady with the pet dog” by joyce calrol oat, Anna is unhappy through out the story, however
she finally realizes love her husband. while the details of individual stories vary, the basic
ingrents of each kind of the story are the same. It offers happy endings, entertains wide
audiences, and sells tremendously.
: A narrative devise, often used at the building of a work, that provides necessary
background information about the characters and their circumstances. It explains what has
gone on before, the relationship between characters, the development of a theme, and the
introduction of a conflict.
: An interruption of a work's chronology to describe or present an incident that
occurred prior to the main time frame of a work's action. Writers use flashbacks to
complicate the sense of chronology in the plot of their works and to convey the richness of
the experience of human time. Faulkner's story "A Rose for Emily" includes flashbacks
: the struggle within the plot between opposing forces. The protagonist engages in
the confict with the antagonist, which may take the form of a character, society, nature, or an
aspect of the protagonist ‘s personality. For examples, “The Necklace” by guy de
Maupassant, Ms.malllard wants to be a part of higher social class, however it conlicts with
the real life that make her more miserable. The taxes seem tame compared to what comes
next. In Section II, we learn lots of bizarre stuff about Miss Emily: when her father died she
refused to believe it (or let on she believed it) for four days (counting the day he died); the
summer after her father died, she finally gets a boyfriend (she's in her thirties); when worried
that her boyfriend might leave her, she bought some poison and her boyfriend disappeared,
but there was a bad smell around her house. We technically have enough information to
figure everything out right here, but we are thrown off by the issue of the taxes, and by the
way in which facts are jumbled together.