A depiction of utopia:
Video & Transcript
Source: Serjeantson R. (2016). Thomas More’s Magnificent Utopia. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/31n1qsMJGyM
Transcript: Thomas More’s Magnificent Utopia
The Book and the Man
the opposite of dystopia
[A mode of thinking is being lost*]
A baby held, read to and talked to, undergoes an initiation into a useful life; they may also undergo an initiation into happiness.
A child held in happy attention to books and stories has a good chance of loving reading as an adult. What about the [ipod, ipad, iphone] others?
* Reading a paper book [I recently read, I rergret to say, online and thus via a digital LED screen…] frustrates one’s smartphone sense of being everywhere at once. The author said that suddenly, one is stuck on that page, anchored, moored, and thus, I myself now add, left out of the loop — disenfranchised from the perpetually breaking news and contemporary viral tweets.
&, full-time font fan.
a skilled user of words.
the ability to effortlessly string together words.
The moment of recognition
voice/character who speaks; also known as the narator
Genre = a type or kind of literature.
Fiction = narrative prose literature.
Poetry = metrical literature.
Drama = representational literature.
Short story = written to be read at a single sitting.
Novella = written to be read in several sittings.
Novel = written to be read in multiple sittings.
Lyric poetry = expresses thoughts or feelings.
Narrative poetry = the narrator is a storyteller.
Dramatic poetry = the narrator interacts with others.
Comedy = from disorder to order, ends happily.
Tragedy = from order to disorder, ending badly.
Tragicomedy = mixes tragedy and comedy.