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Narration – Literary Texts

Narratives as own text genre The story is probably one of the oldest genres in literature. Still, defining a narrative is not easy. On the basis of certain characteristics and properties, this text form can be outlined quite accurately. Together with some examples, this gives a very accurate picture of the nature of a narrative. The narrative – attempt a…

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Fairy tales – Literary text types

What is a fairytale? The fairy tale belongs to the small forms of the epic . In short prose texts, elements of the real and magical world are interwoven. The term is a diminutive of Middle High German maere = narrative, customer, report . For centuries, folk tales have been handed down orally. In the epoch of Romanticism (1795 –…

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Oxymoron (stylistic agent) – examples and effects

What is an oxymoron? The oxymoron (plural: Oxymora) belongs as a rhetorical stylistic device to the tropics. It is with him a word composition (compound), or a combination of words that is opposite of words and / or widely spaced importance. The origin of the term “oxymoron” already indicates that it is composed of the Greek words “oxys” = sharp…

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Personification – Rhetorical style means

What is a personification? The personification is a rhetorical stylistic device . It is a kind of metaphor and is often used. The term can be derived from the Latin (persona = person, ficare = make ) and means humanization : Animals, plants or lifeless are endowed with human qualities or act like humans. Examples: “A timid attempt” »Time is…

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Rhetorical question – Rhetoric stylistic devices

Task and goals of the rhetorical question Externally, the rhetorical question is comparable to a quite conventional question – a questioning sentence with question marks. In terms of content, she is rather a wolf in sheep’s clothing because she does not fulfill the purpose of a question (“fake question”). The motives of a rhetorical question are completely different. The aim…

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Sarcasm – Rhetorical stylistic devices

What is sarcasm? The rhetorical stylistic device of sarcasm is characterized by acrid sharpness, scorn and malice. The aim of sarcasm is to ridicule and ridicule a person or an opponent’s position. Sarcasm is not a rhetorical figure in the narrower sense. He refers more to the key and purpose of a text. In order to recognize the stylistic device…

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Synekdoche – Rhetorical Styles

What is a Synekdoche? (Definition) The Synekdoche belongs to the tropics . The actually intended word is replaced by another word. The substitution can be a generic term or sub-concept of the actual word. Examples “For the garden party, I expect two bratwursts per nose .” – This refers to a guest, ie a human being; the common conceptual field…

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Cynicism – Rhetorical stylistic devices

What is cynicism? Cynicism is not a rhetorical figure in the true sense. That is why he can not be defined at the level of grammar or by the proof of certain linguistic means of design. Rather, we speak of cynicism when the speaker or author represents a characteristic world view or speech . This includes a pessimistic, life-negating basic…

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