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Literary Analysis - 1

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A literary analysis is not merely a summary of a literary work. Instead, it is an argument about the work that expresses a writer’s personal perspective, interpretation, judgment, or critical evaluation of the work. This is accomplished by examining the literary devices, word choices, or writing structures the author uses within the work. The purpose of a literary analysis is to demonstrate why the author used specific ideas, word choices, or writing structures to convey his or her message.

My concern is to give an understanding of the experience in and behind the writing, or to reveal the elements in the writer which combine to make its particular quality. In practice, of course, these two activities usually go together. In this paper, I will try to judge a work of art by its effect on our sincere and vital emotion, and nothing else.

Rhythm is used for 2 aims: the first one is that it is expressive, that has a positive and meaningful and subtle function. The second aim is that rhythm has been adopted mainly or solely for its surface "musical" value.

The attitude, the feeling, that determines the tone of the speech, often determines also the way in which the words are stressed as well as their rat

Poetic Thought endeavors to distinguish between the statement of "thoughts" or ideas and the nature of the thought that we call "poetic", the implications of "poetic" are shown to involve feeling and the senses.
Of movement: tone, stress and tempo are fused. And under the stress of powerful and complex feeling how much more suggestive and variable does the rhythm become.

From these lines it appears quite clearly that the sound of the words is his first consideration.

But another interesting point arises here:

The writer's rhythm helps to convey the full weight of his meaning and experience. His rhythm is attractive and splendid as it often is in itself, tends to blur his content and to tempt the reader to pay little attention to its...


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