Example There is a motif of hatred for women in Hamlet Frailty thy name is

Example there is a motif of hatred for women in

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Example: There is a motif of hatred for women in Hamlet – “Frailty, thy name is woman.” Function: Along with presenting a prevailing theme, writers include several motifs in their literary works as reinforcements. Helps readers to comprehend the underlying messages that writers intend to communicate to them. 38. Nemesis - refers to a situation of poetic justice where the good characters are rewarded for their virtues and evil characters are punished for their vices. The term comes from Nemesis in Greek mythology, the goddess of revenge or divine retribution against the people guilty of hubris i.e. showing arrogance before gods. In a general sense, nemesis refers to an indomitable rival or an inescapable situation that causes misery and death. Example: Macbeth’s imagination is his nemesis in the play Macbeth. FUNCTION: the main function of nemesis is to establish grounds for poetic justice it acts as a source of punishment for hubristic and wicked characters on universal moral grounds it also imparts a moral lesson to the readers to develop and refine their characters in order to ensure they remove certain flaws which can prove to be their nemesis in time to come. 39. Onomatopoeia: It’s a word that imitates the natural sounds of things making the description more interesting and expressive. Examples: The buzzing bee, splashing waters…. FUNCTION: Helps the reader hear the sounds the word reflect It helps the reader enter the world created by the poet with the aid of these words. Onomatopoeic words tend to have an effect on the reader’s senses and create emphasis
40. Oxymoron – is a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect. It is typically an adjective followed by a noun with contrasting meanings. Example: icy fire, cruel kindness, etc. FUCNTION: Produces a dramatic effect in both prose and poetry It provokes the reader’s thoughts and makes the reader ponder on the meaning of contradicting ideas It also expresses complex ideas which cannot be expressed through simple expressions. For example, love is “sweet sorrow”. 41. Parable: A short story typically with a moral lesson at the end. It is a succinct narrative that uses symbolism, simile or metaphor to demonstrate the moral lesson intended to be taught. Example: The Boy who Cried Wolf. Function: Parable is a great teaching tool because it often uses symbolic imagery and metaphors that the audience can easily recognize. Thus, the storytellers can convey complicated moral truths in a way that they become understandable and relatable to one’s life. 42. Paradox – is a word that means “contrary to expectations, existing belief or perceived opinion.” It is a statement that appears to be self contradictory but may include a latent truth.

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