Themes in Literature

Parody and Satire Definitions and Examples

Parody Definition A work created to mock or poke fun at an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other…

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Literature Examples

Literary Examples in Pop Culture Alliteration (0:42) Allusion (1:23) Foreshadowing (2:00) Hyperbole (2:25) Metaphor (2:53) Onomatopoeia (3:15) Personification (3:46) Simile…

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Literary Guild

Guilds were associations of men and sometimes women that performed a combination of social, religious, and economic activities. More prevalent…

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Literary Work

Work The concept of work is notoriously difficult to define. The payment of wages cannot be the sole criterion in…

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Literary Violence

Violence The term violence originates from the Latin violentia, meaning vehemence, which in turn implies an intense force. Etymologically, “violence”…

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Literary Tradition

Literary Tradition Definition Although most people today might think that the word tradition is a reference to things from the…

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Literary Survival

Survival As with any thematic approach to literary study, consideration of the role of survival in literature requires an acknowledgement…

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Literary Suffering

Suffering Human beings shrink from suffering. We avoid confronting the afflictions of others because it is unpleasant, and if we…

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Literary Success

Success  What does it mean to be successful in life? Many people would equate success with wealth, but some wealthy…

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Literary Stages of Life

Stages of Life If, as the American mythologist Joseph Campbell has suggested, a primary purpose of storytelling is “the reconciliation…

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