Skip to comments.The Bible as Literature
Posted on 03/07/2005 8:51:59 AM PST by hmmmmmmmmmmm
1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
I hope no one minds if I post some chapters and thoughts.
AUTHOR tone, voice, author's feelings
AUDIENCE intended audience: secondary, subsequent, contemporary catharsis: release from fear, pity, dramatic irony
SETTING description, social and historical context, historic realism date of setting, date of authorship literary traditions: Oral, mythological, archetypal
NARRATOR naive, innocent point of view, biases, motivations first person, third person, omniscient, limited strem of consciousness tone, attitude
CHARACTERS descriptions motivations, attitudes, values, philosophies, outlook experiences dialogue, monologue, manner of speech, Ideas, actions ethnic, tribal, national group follower, leader central or minor character symbolic, archetypal, allegorical, mythological, heroic, antiheroic connection between character and setting character's role in plot character's development v. flat, epiphany historical reality characte develoopment of moral lessons, ideas, themes, message
PLOT Climax recognition, reversal, simple or complex foreshadowing, flashback, digression, suspense
THEME central idea, moral, message, lesson relation to context, author truth
Psalm - recursion, parallelism, supplication, thanksgiving, adoration
Epic - heroes, nationalistic, journeys, quests, underworld experience, favored by gods, fate, destiny, in medias res
Tragedy/Comedy - tragic flaw
Wisdom Literature - respect, experience, knowing oneself, recognizing boundaries, suffering
Satire - used to reform, criticism, irony, paradox, exaggeration, oxymoron
Burlesque - Exaggeration of character and plot, hyperbole, carnavalesque
Debate - argumentation, definition of terms, articulation of conditions, concepts and agreements; conditions, false pretenses, name calling, logical development, persuasive rhetoric, analogy, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, illustration, protagonist and antagonist, presentation of evidence.
Other - fable and tale, allegory, short story or novel, biography, narrative, epic, drama, romance, poetry, song, prayer, proverb, parody, parable, gospel, prophetic, apocalyptic, epistle
LITERARY TECHNIQUES Numbers, places, names Imagery Figurative language - simile, metaphor Allusion Irony
EPIGRAPH significance, title, first sentence, last lines
Welcome to Free Republic.
I smell troll meat.
I hope no one minds if I post some chapters and thoughts.
I don't' see any thoughts.
Give him/her a chance. He/She has the categories now let's wait for the analysis.
Welcome to Free Republic. The standard practice around here is to post what we call "vanity posts", over on personals/bloggers, or chat. You would have a bigger audience over on the religion forum, and get better ideas for your homework assignment.
Good luck with your project, and I hope you get an 'A' :)
Thanks for the welcome.
I am supposed to write my own thoughts for homework. If others were to post their thoughts about these readings and then I somehow use them, would that be considered plagiarizing?
Welcome to FR.
You're wanting us to do your homework, is that it?
Welcome to Free Republic, but don't expect people to do your homework for you....
The unfolding of thy words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.
Let my cry come before thee, O LORD; give me understanding according to thy word!
Psalm 119: 130, 169
That would indeed be plagarizing, unless you gave them credit for it.
You aren't allergic to cats, are you?
Someone's looking for homework help...what do you think we should tell him>
Half of the test will be a regurgitation of facts. Therefore I think I will start by familiarizing myself with the readings so that I will at least get 50%.
I'll write the paper for $100.00.
I suggest you begin familiaring yourself with reading NOW and stop asking other people to do it for you.
Welcome to FreeRepublic.com, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
That's some screen name ya got there.
You think that up by yourself? :^)
It's makin' me a little dizzy. :^O
Welcome to FR.
Homework is something only you can do.
Research only takes you so far, in the end you have to decide what track you will take.
Unless, of course, you're trolling.
What school, Harvard? Yale? Biden U.?
I charge $30.00 an hour
And St. Attila raised his hand grenade up on high saying "O Lord bless this thy hand grenade that with it thou mayest blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy. "and the Lord did grin and people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orang-utans and breakfast cereals and fruit bats and...
Fun n games, folks.
I am all ready here :)
Our semi educated Canadian liberal whore troll appears to have another identity.
This appears to be another Canadian Classroom assignment to debase the Bible, Christians and Conservatives from the many time visitor troll from Canada (with different logon names).
I like cheese. Do you like cheese?
Actually, I suspect that if you have real questions (like, can you help me figure out what an ephod is), people might be willing to help, or recommend sources that have answers.
You might even get people to discuss things with you by saying:
The text says (whatever the text says). I think they mean (whatever you think they mean) because of (whatever your reasons are). What do you think? Am I on the right track?
I used to be an English instructor, and before that, I was a tutor...I have a big allergy to writing someone's paper for them. Help is one thing; ghost writing is another.
Very interesting - and why would you choose to sign up today to do this on FreeRepublic.com?
You'd think we're too busy thumping the bible to read it :-P
Hey! This is vey series!
I guess the MLA citation would look something like this:
Knitting A Conundrum. "The Bible as Literature" Free Republic Religion Forum (2005): post # 11. Online. Available: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/1357748/posts
Let me go back to work.
Welcome to Free Republic. Do you smell something?
This is almost as strange as that professor a couple of months ago who just showed up and posted a syllabus for one of her courses and then disappeared.
Have Fun ping....
Very interesting. FR seems to have quite a few trolls lately. Different names, same story.
I remember that one... and it wasn't just in one thread either...several.
Let he who is not a semi educated Canadian liberal whore troll cast the first stone.
Don't waste your time; this post and poster are total BS.
Is it friday already?
They have several examples of using electronic citations.
Your example is not far off.
That this ain't Tutors 'R Us?
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