Introduction to Formalism

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Introduction to Formalism


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is a literary theory which argues that


a text is written is a just as important as


is written. A formalist will argue that the form of a text communicates the meaning.


If Steinbeck had written East of Eden as a musical instead of a novel, what would that do to its meaning?


The Five Formalist Categories for Analysis


: What does the text physically look like on the page?


: What words are used? Literal or Figurative Language?


: What does the text sound like?


: What patterns in sound or movement are present?

Rhyme (poetry only)

: What type of rhyme is present?

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