Thursday, January 12, 2012

Writing about solving life problems

Problem: Although you have a boyfriend, you just met someone new who is very attractive to you. Ask your friend for advice on what to do.

I am a 16-year old girl with a big problem. I have fallen in love with a boy two years older than me. I have never felt like this before and I cannot concentrate on my schoolwork. I cannot think about anything else or anybody else, only him. It would be easier to ask him out but I have a boyfriend now, and first I must tell him the truth, leave him and stop seeing him completely.

Moreover, you see, it is a rather hard thing to do.
I am not sure I want to leave one relationship to go straight into another one. I just do not know what to do. I am at a loss and I would like you to help me decide. Because both of them: my present boyfriend and the person I am attracted to are the ones who are handsome and personable. They have a broad range of interests and a good sense of humour. They know how to have a good time and can help me take problems in stride.
I cannot stand it when a boy is cocky or when he has an air of superiority. Boys who act stupid are not worth attention. It is fake and it makes them look like they try too hard to be like everyone else Besides, I will never date a person who drinks, smokes or does drugs. No exceptions!

These two boys are nothing of the kind: they are not flighty. The people I am attracted to both have nice smiles and good auras. They are all-round, friendly and likeable.

That is why breaking up is hard to do, especially if you split up with someone who likes you a lot. It might take him a while to get over it if you went out with him for a long time.

The words that most people fear when they are going out with someone are "Can't we just be friends?" However, I think, if you do want to split up with someone, most people agree it's better to just get to the point and say it instead of beating about the bush and never saying it properly. I would prefer being honest and truthful with my ex-boy.

Some people feel angry after they have been "dumped" by their girl-friend or boy-friend. They cannot stand to look at the things their ex bought them or letters they wrote them so they get rid of them, by putting them in the bin or burning them or giving them away to someone. I prefer staying friends with each other because since our first meeting, we have been getting on well with each other.

I only hope that at first, my ex-boyfriend might miss me a lot and things will feel strange but after a while, he will get used to it and perhaps even enjoy it. After all, nobody is perfect and there must have been some things about me, as an ex-girlfriend, which got on his nerves like the way I was always late or something else.

Frankly speaking, I do believe that he will find someone to go out as soon as he can. Well, I shall pluck up the courage to tell him the truth. I am sure; I am going to do it immediately. I will try to be as good as my word. Don't you believe in it?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Climax, Anticlimax and Suspense in Stylistics

CLIMAX (GRADATION) - This figure of inequality consists in arranging the utterance so that each subsequent component of it increases significance, importance or emotional tension of narration:
There was the boom, then instantly the shriek and burst. I am sorry. I am so very sorry. I am so extremely sorry.

Classification. Gradation which increases emotional tension of the ut¬terance may be called emotional. Emotional gradation is created by syn¬onymic words with emotive meanings: nice - lovely - beautiful - fair - magnificent; surprised - astonished- astounded - struck - petrified - killed (figuratively).

Gradation revealing the quantity of objects may be called quantitative:There were hundreds of houses, thousands of stairs, innumerable kitchens.

ANTICLIMAX - It consists in arranging the utterance so that each subsequent com¬ponent of it decreases significance, importance or emotional tension of narration: If John's eyes fill with tears, you may have no doubt: he has been eating raw onions.

SUSPENSE - a deliberate postponement of the completion of the sentence. The term "suspense" is also used in literary criticism to denote an expectant uncertainty about the outcome of the plot. To hold the reader in suspense means to keep the final solution just out of sight. Detective and adventure stories are examples of suspense fiction. The - theme, that which is known, and the rheme, that which is new, of the sentence are distanced from each other and the new information is withheld, creating the tension of expectation.

Technically, suspense is organized with the help of embedded clauses (homogeneous members) separating the predicate from the subject and introducing less important facts and details first, while the expected information of major importance is reserved till the end of the sentence (utterance).