Depending upon their types, different genres have different roles. For example, fiction and dramatic genres help students and writers learn and improve their communication skills. A poetic genre, on the other hand, enhances imaginative and emotional power of the readers. Non-fictional texts and essays help readers develop analytical and persuasive capabilities. However, the major function of genre is to establish a code of behavior between the writers and audience, and keep the readers informed about the topics discussed or the themes presented.
1. Choose the correct style definition from the following statements:
A. A rarely used literary device that does not make much of a difference in a work of literature.
B. A fundamental aspect of works of prose that envelopes the usage of many different literary devices, such as voice, tone, and imagery, and syntax.
C. A literary device that is only used in poetry and that refers to the aspects of the poem that make it universal.
Answer to Question #1 Show Answer: B is the correct answer.
PYRRHIC : In classical Greek or Latin poetry, this foot consists of two unaccented syllables--the opposite of a spondee . At best, a pyrrhic foot is an unusual aberration in English verse, and most prosodists (including me!) do not accept it as a foot at all because it contains no accented syllable. Normally, the context or prevailing iambs, trochees, or spondees in surrounding lines overwhelms any potential pyrrhic foot, and a speaker reading the foot aloud will tend artificially to stress either the first or last syllable. See meter for more information.