Genre Essays

Melodrama in British Cinema

In studying melodrama as a genre we can note that this term has a link to cinematic “realism”. The term realism is used by many writers as a basis to which other cinematic forms can be compared or contrasted. This also includes melodrama. Moreover, what may constitute realism is somewhat recognizably associated to its historical background. Hollywood refers to it is ‘relationship films’. One can define cinematic realism as being the presentation of “a coherent reality in which individual identity…

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The Norton Anthology Sylvia Plath

Imagery is the essence of all forms of poetry. It is what brings a poem to life it is the key to releasing all the emotions in us. Imagery develops a deeper meaning to the poem and its major themes. Plath uses a lot of images in her poem which reflect her feelings and help the reader to relate to her. The recurrences of related images are the central elements in Sylvia Plath’s poetry. The poems of “Daddy” and “Lady…

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The Effects of War and Technology on the Apocalyptic Genre

The apocalyptic genre centers on theme of prediction of disaster or warning of havoc in future, involving widespread destruction and devastation. Global warming can be a good example of apocalyptic scenario. In fact man is afraid of himself and more so what he has created. War is a disaster of man’s actions that has always had devastating effects on his life. With advancement of technology, war has taken a notch higher and so is the destructive effects which are to…

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Genre Discussion

The art of writing mixes in varying elements in order to create atmosphere, suspense or the climax of the work. Suffice it to say that the following stories discussed in this essay are the culmination of sex, alienation and melancholy brought on by the characters and the events surrounding those protagonists. This essay will seek to explore these elements in The Maltese Falcon, On the Road, Leaves of Grass and Howl. Hammettt’s The Maltese Falcon is about crime and passion…

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Reaction Paper on _matilda_

“If you’re not having fun, you’re not learning”, this quote is taken form the movie “Matilda”. This is very meaningful to me because it is placed in the classroom of Miss Honey and it contradicts the school’s ambience of not being a conducive place (or even a fun place) learn. This of course is reinforced with the meanest principal on Earth, Miss Trunchbull, who is in fact hates children. I do agree with the quote because if you’re not having…

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Romantic Themes Used by William Wordsworth

Romantic literature, like other genres, shares similar literary elements that unify a certain style of poetry. William Wordsworth, a Romantic poet, used images of nature along with themes of idealism expressed with emotion in his poetry. These elements that Wordsworth used were very typical of other Romantic work’s themes and images. Without Wordsworth’s use of them, his poetry would have a completely different effect. One element in Romantic literature that is very prevalent is images of nature and the speaker…

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Analysis of the Poem _variations on the Word Love_

The writer of the poem Margaret Atwood was born in November 18, 1939 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is not only a poet, but also a novelist, a literary critic, an essayist and an environmental activist. And she is an excellent writer, a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias award for Literature. Her genres of writing include historical fiction, speculative fiction, science fiction, and dystopian fiction. The theme of the poem “Variations on the Word Love” by…

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