IE- Themes, Motifs, symbolism, imagery, diction,etc.
I know this question is written awkwardly, but I could not find the right ones to state my question. I hope you all know what I am talking about :\
Having majored in English Literature in college, I guess my reaction to your question is that your litany of "for instances" is fine as far as it goes, and I wouldn't characterize any of them as wrong; but in reading a novel I would tend to think of them as tools or devices used by the author to evoke a series of moods and emotions that help the reader to crawl into the minds and lives of the characters and grasp the plot and lessons of the novel. The moods and emotions sought to be evoked are more important to me than the tools and devices by which that process is undertaken.
I would immerse myself in the novel, try to lose myself in it, and hope that my heartstrings would be plucked by the author without my even realizing it, so that my understanding of the characters, and my identification with and sympathy for the characters, would arise spontaneously within me and leave me with an afterglow the source of which I couldn't quite place.
Do you mean like metaphors and stuff like that? Let me know, If you do I can Help a lot.
Just about all decent novels have most of the things you listed.
I'm not certain I understand your question.
characters, plot, dialogue, nouns, adjectives
If you want to summarize a book you look for the THEME, that's the main topic that the book is wrapped around, 80% of the time that's what English students are after.
foreboding and words with multiple meanings (not sure of the term for that).
i dont really know what you mean, but i'll try to help.. are you reviewing a novel,
you need to find:
- the timing (ex: is it from the past to present, or present to past, or jump around between past and present),
- the message the writer wants to tell, the language (whether it is easy to understand or not, whether the writer using to much professional chronological words or not,etc),
- the emotion
hope it helps you.. ^^
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