- Cool Effects. Nobloman, Marc Tyler // Writing;Oct2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p6
The article acquaints the reader with a new literary device, pathetic fallacy, that uses language in an interesting way. Assigning human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects is called a pathetic fallacy. If a person writes "The haunted house moaned," then the person is serving up...
- Personification: Its Functions and Boundaries. SATOSHI NISHIMURA // Papers on Language & Literature;Winter2014, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p90
The article discusses the use of personification in literature. Topics discussed include the ways in which personification is seen as conventional and familiar, the description of personification as a trope, and the views of literary critics including John Ruskin, Michael Riffaterre, and Paul de...
- Wanted dead or alive: Browning's historicism. Tucker, Herbert F. // Victorian Studies;Autumn94, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p25
Examines the nature of historicism in the works of Robert Browning, an English novelist. Distinction between documentary and subjective historicism; Browning's historical interpretation according to John Ruskin, a Victorian novelist; Role of art and imagination in literary history.
- Ruskin, Venice, and the Endurance of Authorship. O'Gorman, Francis // Nineteenth Century Studies;2005, Vol. 19, p83
The article presents an essay about John Ruskin's literary creations. The essay centers on Ruskin's deepest aspirations as he writes a complex set of thoughts in the literary pieces. Autobiography, authorship, and criticisms surrounding Ruskin's literature are explored in the article to...
- Hopkins the Romantic? The Question of Empathy in "Spring and Fall.". Wardi, Eynel // Victorian Poetry;Fall2006, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p237
The article presents a literary criticism of the poem, "Spring and Fall," by Gerard Manley Hopkins. The main point of the criticism is that Hopkin's poem clearly embraces John Ruskin's idea of "pathetic fallacy"-the technique embraced by Romantic poets and others that allows nature to become...
- What's in a Name? The Rites and Wrongs of Poetry. Weiss, Theodore // American Poetry Review;Nov/Dec99, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p43
The article offers criticism on intellectual John Ruskin. The author interprets the phrase pathetic fallacy coined by Ruskin referring to the mistake of poets in attributing human feelings to animals, things and natural phenomena. The article also presents an analysis of the epic poem "Iliad" by...
- PATHETIC FALLACY. S.BU. // New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics;1993, p888
The article presents a definition of the term PATHETIC FALLACY. A phrase coined by John Ruskin in v. 3, ch. 12 of "Modern Painters" (1856) to denote an old and enduring practice in Western lit., the tendency of poets and painters to imbue the natural world with human feeling. For Ruskin it...
- Writing modern pictures: Illustrating the real in Ruskin and Dickens. Lew, Laurei Kane // Studies in the Literary Imagination;Spring96, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p55
Presents an analysis of the first volume of John Ruskin's `Modern Painters.' Ruskin's summary of the task and possibilities of paintings; Cultural logic of `Modern Painters'; Comparison with the works of Charles Dickens; Views on realism.
- The sage of Brantwood. Varlow, Sally // In Britain;Jan2000, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p42
Features the life of 19th-century British writer, artist, and cultural critic John Ruskin. Artistic and literary influence of Ruskin; Diversity in the scope of Ruskin's work; Ruskin's criticism of the capitalist economy.