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Methodology to Write a Good Article Part 1

Updated on April 7, 2018

Methodology To Write

Methodology To Write

One the serious problems to overcome the writing of article, is the lack of skill at assessing the literary and artistic qualities of the written page. The words “artistic” and “literary” describe the aesthetic or “beauty” aspect of what one is to comment on. Judging the beauty of a piece of writing is a subjective exercise. The problem is how to best articulate to the learner the skill to enter fully into the feelings and attitudes of the writer. It is accepted that the aim of article like music or art is to provide something. This is the case whether the written material is a prescribed examination test or an item for sale in a shop. Literary appreciation needs some skills and skill, often, is inborn and any improvement is in terms of its sharpening though the nurture of writing. The learner needs to be taught a few operators that would help him to achieve a quick synthesis of his own cultural background and the being presented to him by a set-book for a fuller understanding. It is when this is done that the study will offer him a vital relevance.

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Basic definition

The desire to define “article” is of great concern among intellectual. Attempted definitions are mostly broad and vague, and their change over time. The truth about defining article is the definition of literature. So do the concepts of what is article. What may be considered ordinary and not worthy of comment in one period may be considered literary genius in another.

Most people have their own ideas about article. Even taking a literature class at university, one expects that everything on the reading list will be “article”. All the same, one might expert everything from a given author to be article, even though the quality of that author’s work may vary from publication to publication. Perhaps one gets an idea just from looking at the cover on a book whether it is article or pulp. Literature then, is a form of demarcation based on the premise that texts are not created equal. Some have or are given more value than others.

What concerns about article evolve around how article works with the reader, rather than how the author manages to write it. It is the reception, not the writing, which is the object of enquiry. Largely, what we call article is often a subjective value judgment, and naturally, value judgments, like literary taste, change.

Etymologically, article has to do with letters, the written material, as opposed to the spoken word, even though not everything that is written down is article. Terry Eagleton defines literature in its relationship to language. Just as architecture is the art form that arises out of man’s creative conscience to erect buildings, article is the art form that arises out of man’s ability to create language. The term also implies literary quality and distinction.

Definition of article changes because they describe and clarify a language. They do not create the language they describe. Also, definitions may tell what we ought to think article should be. Because there is no single and fast definition of article, it is more beneficial to seek an analysis instead. In analyzing what article is, it imports to look at some of the things that article does. Article is something that reflects society, makes us think about ourselves and our society, allows us to enjoy language and beauty, provide us some information and news. It can be didactic, and it reflects on “human condition.” It both reflects ideology and changes ideology. It has social and political effects. Article is the creation of a world that we can only see though reading.

The style of an article

It is not so much what is written, but how it is written and interpreted. Style refers to language conventions used to construct the article. A writer may manipulate diction sentence structure, phrasing, dialogue, and other aspects of language to create style or mood, the communicative effect created by the author’s style is sometimes listed as one on the fundamental elements of a work. the way the playwright expresses himself: imagery – symbolism – diction – and sentence structure. For instance if the playwright wants to reveal information about a character to audience but wants to conceal that information to other characters, he can rely on soliloquy. The character voices his inner thoughts aloud to the audience, either alone on stage or with other actors keeping silent.

The Motivation

This is the driving force or incentive for an action or actions. It is triggered by a combination of the characters’ temperament and the moral nature and circumstances in which the character finds itself. The motivation may be determined by a character flaw or defect also called hamartia. In classical Greek tragedy, hamartia often leads to the downfall of the protagonist: an error, transgression or weaknesses or tragedy (fate) ex: of hamartia: in the bible – Hamlet – In Africa, we may usually have transgressions transferred from earlier generations. It can be a vicarious imprecation, a curse carried over from generation to generation. The tragic hero in drama is fallible. His downfall is the result of his hamartia, his error or transgression or his lifestyle or weakness of character.

The author of an article

Broadly, the author is the person who writes the story, he or she who creates the story. However, in literary theory, critics find complications in the term author. For Roland Barthes, a text can be attributed to any single author. It is language which speaks, not the author. The words and language of a test itself determine and expose meaning and not someone possessing legal responsibility for the process of its production. Every line of a written text is mere reflection of references from any of a multitude of traditions, or, as he puts it, the text is a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centers of culture; it is never original. With this, the authorial voice, one ultimate and universal meaning, are destroyed. As for Michel Foucault, all authors are writers, but not all writers are authors. For a reader to assign the title of author upon any written work is to attribute certain standards upon the text which, for Foucault, is working in conjunction with the idea of the author function.

The narrator of your article

A crucial element of any word of fiction is the narrator, the person who is telling the story. He is different from the author, the person who actually wrote the story. There are different types of narrators. Critics usually distinguish narrators by person.

The first person narrator: It is an “I” or “we” who speaks from her/his subject position. This narrator is usually a character in the story, a character interacting with other characters. We see those interactions through the narrators eyes, and we cannot know anything the does not know. This type of narrator is commonly seen in autobiographies as a genre. Here the narrator is the author’s projection of himself in the work.

The second person narrator: This narrator speaks in “you”. This is an extremely rare.

The third person narrator: This is not a character in the story but an “observer” outside the action being described. A third person narrator might be able to tell what all the character is thinking, but that is not always the case. Third person narration may also be focalized though a particular character, meaning that the narrator tells us how that character sees the world; nut cannot, or at least does not, read the mind of all the characters this way.


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