Boot Camp A.P. Literature

Boot Camp A.P. Literature

Boot Camp A.P. Literature Part 4: Symbolism, Irony, and Satire Symbolism Definition: Literary devices developed from the connections that real-life people make between their own existence and particular objects, places, or occurrences through either experience or reading. (Roberts &

Jacobs 393) Symbols = specific details (creates a meaningful connection between an object, scene, character, or action and ideas, values, persons, or ways of life) Allegories = stories or parts of stories that have a second meaning beneath the surface that gives added significance Biblical Greek Heroic cycle Purpose and Types

Purpose = compression that expands meaning Types of Symbols Cultural = universally recognized (The sun) Contextual = only applies in individual works (the white whale in Moby Dick) How do I know its a symbol? How much importance does the author give it?

emphasis repetition position Meaning must be established and supported by the entire context of the story. Symbol has its meaning in the story, not outside it. Item must suggest a meaning

different in kind from its literal meaning. It may have multiple meanings. Example: The scarlet letter A Mr. Satos Symbolism Video https:// -M Where have we seen symbols?

Greasy Lake A Rose for Miss Emily Cathedral The Yellow Wallpaper To Build a Fire Other common novels or stories? Lets discuss The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas Irony & Satire Irony

Definition: A contradiction or incongruity between appearance or expectation and reality. Purposes of Irony (Effects) To convey a truth about human experience Allows the author to achieve compression.

(Suggest complex meanings without stating them.) Achieves its effects through misdirection. Methods of Irony Verbal Irony = a figure of speech in which the speaker says the opposite of what he or she intends to say. (Simplest form)

Sarcasm = designed to hurt, ridicule Dramatic Irony = the contrast is between what a character says or thinks and what the reader knows to be true. (Conveys truth about the character or characters expectations.) Situational = the discrepancy is between appearance and reality, or between expectation and fulfillment, or between what is and what would seem appropriate.

Satire Definition: A literary genre that uses irony, wit, and sometimes sarcasm to expose humanitys vices and foibles, giving impetus to change or reform through ridicule. Dont the miss effects Jonathon Swift Oscar Wilde Swift and Wilde were two famous

satirists who took aim at British society. Swifts A Modest Proposal pointed out the heartlessness Englands social policies in Ireland, while Wilde wrote about the emptiness of high society in works such as The Importance of Being Earnest. Mr. Sato on Satire Where have we seen satire? Where are You Going, Where Have you Been? A Rose for Miss Emily

Other common novels? Where have we seen satire? TV? Movies? Effect of Irony Analysis On your own sheet of paper: Make a t-graph (minimum of 5 entries) Left side: Ironic Quotes Right side: Explanationhow ironic? Your choiceeither story (and/or both!)

Write a thesis on the effect of irony in the story. Use the symbolism analysis structure.

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