ENG 210 Secondary Text Analysis

ENG 210 Secondary Text Analysis - Whiting Tori Whiting...

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Whiting Tori Whiting Geoffrey Johns ENG 210-08 7 September 2011 Independent Judgments of Literariness Heart of Darkness, Of Love and Other Demons, and Ode to a Grecian Urn ; these are all examples of literature, but how do we know they are so? All too often the answer to this question is because someone somewhere told us they were literature. The real challenge is deciding independently that a work is literature. Although this is a difficult endeavor, Jonathan Culler provides a few suggestions to get started on judging language and potential literature as an individual. Real literature, as opposed to random writings like thank you notes and fortune cookies, has components that make you think. Culler states that “literature is the language that ‘foregrounds’ language itself: makes it strange, thrusts it at you” (28). These elements that are meant to catch one’s attention can be found in many ways, but poetry provides an easy example. In poetry literary elements like alliteration, assonance, rhythm imagery, and rhyme are often easy
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course ENG 210 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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