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Department
English
Course
ENGL 2P11
Professor
Ann Howey
Semester
Winter

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Wednesday March 5  2014h Engl 2p11: Realistic Fiction: ­ “written to give the effect that it represents life and the social world as it seems to  the common reader” ­ the stuff ordinary experience  Setting: ­ time and place o explicit (dates, names of states, towns) o implicit (descriptions of food, clothing, customs – the way of life the  people who live in a particular state/region/town at a particular date) ­ the specify of the year helps create realism  ­ Charlottes web is vague  ­ Begins with the past, leads up to the statement of the date  ­ Past shapes the present  ­ The descriptions of implicit things talks about the dates – rural vs urban  ­ Given the season – reference to October, beginning of the school year for these  characters ­ Dialogue helps determine the setting  ­ Descriptions of the land, forest and field – rural settings, characters live on farms  o Description appeals to senses  o Page 6 – description of where the land came from  o Emphasis on facts and distances (measurements) o Imagery   Imagery: ­ descriptive language that appeals to all the sense  o slight – “sun­splotched”; “giant green­and­purple stalks”; “green pasture” o touch – “forest fanned both sides of the road” “scraggly brown briars” o smell – perhaps suggested by the repeated reference to dust  ­ reference to the Mississippi flag  ­ the rural part of the usa with the depression  Race Relations: ­ rumour of the Berrys were burned by “some white men” 10 ­ segregation (schools, buses) ­ symbols  o Jefferson davis county school  o Flag  o The emblem (15) o Raises the issue of the civil war  Symbol: ­ most basic symbols – words theselves (letter represent sound, groups of letters  represent object ideas, people) ­ in literature, a symbol is “a word or phrase that signifies an object or event which  in its turn signifies something or has a range of reference, beyond itself” ­ an object that is b
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