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Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:49 pm
MeadowLark says...



I feel like a complete idiota for asking this question but I'm just slightly confused.

I have this assignment and it says: Identify two literary and/or visual elements in your polished work.

Here's the question: For visual do they the imagery I used in my work? And literary do they mean...what?

Still, I feel so stupid. I should know this but I can't seem to find the answer in my brain. :(
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piepiemann22 says...



I don't know what they mean by visual, but I know what literary elements. Literary elements are specific terms.

Ex) Protagonist, setting, empathy, action, conflict, etc.

What it's asking you is to identify some of these terms that you used.

Ex) Lets say I wrote a piece that was about a war and I used conflict.

I would give a definition: Conflict- a dispute between multiple people, countries, or ideals.

Then I'd say how I used it.

I used conflict to describe the relationship between the ___ and ___. I wrote about how ___ is fighting ___ for ___ reason. And so on.

I don't know if your assignment is as specific as I'm being, but I hope I help even a little.

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Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:06 pm
Antigone Cadmus says...



The elements of literature are things such as plot, setting, conflict... etc. Things that show up in the writing of your work.

Visual elements might mean bolding, italicizing, indention... etc. Visual things that you can see in your work.

Of course, I could be wrong. This is just what I personally learned in school.

I see where your confusion lies, though. :wink:

Sorry, this probably didn't help,
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Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:01 am
Imperatrix Xoco says...



I'm pretty sure that visual refers to your imagery and things. Figures of speech, all that. The literary thing sounds like it refers to literary terms, such as character, plot, soliloquy, hyperbole, colloquialism, etc. and examples of them in your writing.

I can see where your confusion comes from. Talk about a poorly-worded assignment. :S




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Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:40 am
MeadowLark says...



Thank-you all three of you!

Yes it is rather confusing but you all helped sooo much! Your words make mucho sense. I appreciate it.

Meadow
Purple light in the canyon
that is where I long to be
With my three good companions
just my rifle, pony and me

--- "My Rifle My Pony and Me"