English Literature & Composition: Glossary of Literary Forms #cwp11x

Forms

A literary form, sometimes called a genre, is a category of literature. The forms can be defined by their technique, tone, content, or length. The distinctions between genres and forms are flexible.
Books

Comedy

Writing that deals with life in a humorous way, often making fun of people’s mistakes

Example: Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim

Fable

A short story that often uses talking animals as the main characters and teaches an explicit moral or lesson

ExampleAesop’s Fables

Fantasy

A story set in an imaginary world in which the characters usually have supernatural powers or abilities

ExampleHarry Potter books, by J.K. Rowling

Folktale

A story originally passed from one generation to another by word of mouth. Folktales typically have a moral or lesson.

Historical Fiction

A fictional story based on a real-time and place in history, mixing fact with fiction

Example: The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco

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The words of the bards: Poetry Reading Challenge 2020

As for my wish to turn 2020 and the new decade into enlightenment, I have decided to participate in Savvy Verse and Wit’s Poetry Reading Challenge 2020.

The reading options:

  • One of the easiest, and possibly most difficult, will be getting people to sign up to read a poem-a-day through the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day service. The challenge is to read a poem-a-day for a week once per month and write about which poems were your favourite and why. You can write up a short blurb on your Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or your blog. I’d love for you to share your experience in the comments each month.
  • Second, read at least 1 book of poetry (doesn’t have to be cover-to-cover) and write about your favourite poems and what you learned about yourself while reading those poems.
  • Third, if you want to go all out, feel free to read as many books of poetry as you can in one year and link to your reviews in the comments.

 

My preferences will be a blend of the first and second options; I will be reading poems for Poe, Dickinson, Shelley, and Lord Byron.

Life runs Glacier Mellow!

” Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song.”

-Prothalamion BY EDMUND SPENSER

 

The soul-searching journey starts with the inadequacy of knowledge and ends with erudition towards one’s consciousness. The absence of knowledge is repulsive, so one investigates the pathway to engaging knowledge. The waking of the numbed souls like a river of enlightenment to transform it all into soft pieces of wisdom, therefore, it is ultimately Glacier Mellow.

Hence, this blog is my personal journey within encountering my English Language university experience and my personal studies in the realm of writing, literature, Occult studies, linguistics, Demonology, Angelology, Theology, Anthropology, and the world of J. R. R. Tolkien. Here I will add my list of online courses and writings. Foremost, ultimately to achieve my M.A. in Gothic Literature.

Update before the end of the decade, this entry on the 29th of December 2019 forms as; my M.A. in Literature is still an ongoing journey, yet for some obstacles, thus being doubled major allows me to start an MSc instantly, they forced me to join the main umbrella major-Marketing-instead of literature. I believe one can pursue the pathway within various aspects such as self-learning, therefore continuing the journey of literature and literary essay writings on my own. The MSc in Marketing with assisting my hungry exploring and keen on understanding the human condition and brain.

I shall resume my writings after a year of depression cause of continuous rejections—a pathway is never over, but I altered it to another aspect of humanitarian studies. Admittedly, I allowed my reading and writing lists stretched to cover: essay writing directed towards literary works and analysis; fantasy novels, young adult and middle-grade novels within the genre of horror and fantasy; further exploration to the umbrella of speculative fiction; and added more classics to my 2020-reading list.

No matter the age group, I will read anything under the umbrella of both Gothic literature and Speculative fiction, moreover, I am fond of Horror fiction, Paranormal fiction, Historical fiction, Historical romance, Magical Realism, Classics, Poetry, and selecting few Nonfictions. I loathe unmagical contemporary novels, yet I would watch their movie adaptations—though, I will never review them.

Overall, the perspective of one’s self determines whiter the change is destructive or uplifting—we will see!

 

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