Friday, December 2, 2011

More Literary Terms? Synesthesia

Synesthesia is defined as: The use of one sense to convey the experience of another.
So for example, a lot people convey feelings through the eyes (the sense of sight) as oppose to saying it verbally (the sense of speech). Or vice versa. This term reminds me of a game we just played at my friends house for her birthday. She was blind-folded and had to use all her other senses to figure out who was in front of her. It was a fun night. :)
You know what comes next...examples...

Funky, right? Imagine doing everything we normally do with another sense: Smelling a CD instead of listening to it? Listening to food instead of tasting it?

Do you hear anger when you see red? Taste bubblegum when you see pink?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

More Literary Terms? Requiem

Requiem is defined as: Any chant, hymn, dirge or musical service for the dead.

Whenever I see this term, I think of the movie with Requiem for a Dream. It was an amazing,
physiological-mind thriller. If you havn't seen it, I definitely recommend it as a must-see movie.


It's a bit bone-chilling so watch at your own risk!

For you non-suspenseful movie people out there, here's a nice poem...about death...
By Robert Louis Steveson
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie;
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you 'grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

More Literary Terms? Magic(al) Realism

Magic(al) Realism is defined as: a genre developed in Latin America which juxtaposes the everyday with the marvelous or magical.
The first time I came across this genre was in Dr. Preston’s class sophomore year when we read Like Water for Chocolate.  It was definitely a new kind of reading experience for me and I’m glad I had the opportunity to do so. 
Here are some examples!
Ohhh the good ole days.

I don't know about you, but the volcanoes I've seen don't errupt butterflies.