What is Location, Time, Space, Tone, Tropology?

Location Location is the arrangement and presentation of physical and temporal elements in a work. Time time of year (season) time of day (morning, afternoon, evening) month (September, January) era, century, decade (Victorian, 20th century, 1920’s) duration of the narrative details of the passage of time (falling leaves – autumn, snow – winter) sequencing of…

What is Rhetoric? Rhetorical Conventions & Structure

Rhetoric essentially means the art of speaking persuasively. It is the use of language in a formalized way in order to convince or have an effect on an audience. A) Word order Manipulation of common word order to create an effect B) Word choice Figurative language (oxymoron, onomatopoeia, assonance, alliteration, hyperbole, understatement, irony, allusion, litotes,…

The Great Gatsby: Surrealism

In general: –         Against the cultural and intellectual conformity –         Making up events and generally arguing with each other –         Imagination, dreams, and the irrational Chapter 1 – 3 -Narrator is recalling the past, dream-like -an absurdly large house -implication that Nick may be homosexual: Nick is standing next to a nearly naked man at…