Long genres of prose part 1


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Long genres of prose part 1

  1. 1. Long genres of prose Lucia SámelováMonika Gypesová
  2. 2. • Prose is ordinary language that people use in writing such as poetry, stories, editorials, books, etc. The word prose is derived from the Latin word prosa meaning straightforward.• Prose is written in a 3rd person• in past,• colloquial language• is telling the story.
  3. 3. • a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting asequentialorganization of action and scenes.• The first recognised novel in Europe is Don Quixote (1600) by M.Cervantes.• The present English (and Spanish) word derives from the Italian novella for "new", "news", or "short story of something new Most European languages have preserved the term "romance" for extended narratives.• 1 A novel is a work of fiction• 2 A novel has a plot• 3 A novel has a setting• 4 A novel has a theme or a main concern• 5 A novel has strong characterisation• 6 A novel must use expressive language
  4. 4.  Comic  Psychological Education  Readerly Gothic  Realism Epistolary  Reflexive Feminist  Romance Ironic  Satire Magic realism  Science fiction Narration  Stream of Naturalism consciousness Picaresque  Style Postmodern  Utopian  Writerly
  5. 5. Jane Eyre gothic,autobiographical, psychological‘What more have you to say?’ she asked, rather in the tone in which a person might address an opponent of adult age than such as is ordinarily used to a child.That eye of hers, that voice stirred every antipathy I had. Shaking from head to foot, thrilled with ungovernable excitement, I continued -‘I am glad you are no relation of mine: I will never call you aunt again as long as I live. I will never come to see you when I am grown up; and if any one asks me how I liked you, and how you treated me, I will say the very thought of you makes me sick, and that you treated me with miserable cruelty.’‘How dare you affirm that, Jane Eyre?’‘How dare I, Mrs. Reed? How dare I? Because it is the TRUTH. You think I have no feelings, and that I can do without one bit of love or kindness; but I cannot live so: and you have no pity. I shall remember how you thrust me back—roughly and violently thrust me back— into the red-room, and locked me up there, to my dying day; though I was in agony; though I cried out,
  6. 6. Don Quijote picaresque• In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.• An olla of rather more beef than mutton, a salad on most nights, scraps on Saturdays, lentils on Fridays, and a pigeon or so extra on Sundays, made away with three-quarters of his income. The rest of it went in a doublet of fine cloth and velvet breeches and shoes to match for holidays, while on week-days he made a brave figure in his best homespun.• He had in his house a housekeeper past forty, a niece under twenty, and a lad for the field and market-place, who used to saddle the hack as well as handle the bill-hook.
  7. 7. Catcher in the Rye Narration,autobiographical• If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them. They’re quitee touchy about anything like that, especially my father. They’re nice and all - I’m not saying that - but they’re also touchy as hell. Besides, I’m not going to tell you my whole goodam autobiography or anything. I’ll just tell you about this madman stuff that happened to me last Christmas just before I got pretty run-down and had to come out and take it easy. I mean that’s all I told D.B. about, and he’s my brother and all. He’s in Hollywood. That isn’t too far from this crumby place, and he comes over and visits me practically every week end. He’s going to drive me home when I go home next month maybe. He just got a Jaguar.
  8. 8. o The sagas are epic tales, often poems, of the exploits and explorations of the Icelanders and other northerners.o The Icelandic Sagas are one of the largest collections of remaining narratives from medieval times. With an often stark realism they detail everyday agrarian and political life, and describe adventurous Viking voyages. There are family histories, adventures and romances, and, occasionally, comedies. The sagas are as interesting to read now as they were in the era they were created. Think of them as soap-operas of the first millennium.o Norse sagas are generally classified as:• the Kings sagas• Icelanders saga• Short tales of Icelanders• Contemporary sagas• Legendary sagas• Chivalrick sagas• Saga of the Greenlanders
  9. 9. Lord of the RingsWhen Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating hiseleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk andExcitement in Hobbiton. Bilbo was very rich and very peculiar, and had been the wonder of the Shire for sixty years,ever since his remarkable disappearance and unexpected return. The riches he had broughtback from his travels had now become a local legend, and it was popularly believed,whatever the old folk might say, that the Hill at Bag End was full of tunnels stuffed withtreasure. And if that was not enough For fame, there was also his prolonged vigour to marvel at. Timewore on, but it seemed to have little effect on Mr. Baggins.At ninety he was much the same as at fifty. At ninety-nine they beganto call him _well_-preserved, but _unchanged_ would have been nearer the mark. Therewere some that shook their heads and thought this was too much of a good thing; it seemedunfair that anyone should possess (apparently) perpetual youth as well as (reputedly)inexhaustible wealth.
  10. 10. • The true story of a notable person’s life written by another person• Common Characteristics:• 1. Describes the person’s surroundings.• 2. Shows how the person affects other people.• 3. Provides examples that demonstrate the person’s behavior.• 4. Supplies details that illustrate the person’s individuality.• 5. Implies or notes how the writer feels about the person.
  11. 11. The Rolling StonesIn July 1962 a musical group made its first appearance at the MarqueeJazz Club in London. It was not until early in 1963, however, that theentire band, consisting of Mick Jagger, Brian Jones (d. 1969), KeithRichards, Ian Stewart (d. 1985), Bill Wyman (née Perks), and CharlieWatts, who had missed the debut and a number of other showsthrough the rest of 1962, performed together on stage at the RickyTick Club in Windsor, Berkshire, outside London, playing rhythmand blues rather than jazz. After Brian Jones’s death, Mick Taylorjoined the group but left in 1974; Ron Wood joined the band in 1976.Bill Wyman left the band in 1993.Bands were forming all over England at the time, and the success ofthe Beatles, from Liverpool, only accelerated those formations. Most ofthe bands didn’t stay together long, or they just became casual performerson weekends. Th ere was no initial reason to see these young men, rangingin age from 19 to 27, as any diff erent from the many other bands.