Writing Styles


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A writing style refers to the particular method that a writer or an author uses to transform his thinking into written text. Style in writing is the individual method one decides to follow in building and expressing thoughts, both in oral expressions and written material. In the literary world, style can also refer to the traits of literary publications regarding the method of thought presentation rather than the particular thought. Style mostly appears through the author's use of various types of devices, speech figures, sentence and paragraph shape, and words. In special cases, style also defines itself according to different authors or the different eras in which the authors produced their work.

This paper seeks to analyze the writing style of the author of 'The Hunger Games', Suzanne Collins, and how she stands out from other writers. In addition, the paper will also expound on the benefits of the Small Group format of conducting tutorials to students. The word 'Style' originated from the Latin version of it, 'Stilus', which defines a sharp tool that was for editing waxed tablets, or, from another approach, a particular style of writing. All style analyses are more of virtually general conclusions than accurate definitions.

Though an author's work may affiliate with a certain style, it also contains other forms, though on a minor level. A perfect example of this is the agreed analysis of Milton's works as inclining towards the grand style while Hemingway's productions towards the plain style. However, research has exhibited the inclusion of numerous other writing styles in both authors' works. The book is a publication of Suzanne Collins. She produced a number of sequels after publishing this one. In this book, the scene is the nation of Panem, which appears as a perfect imitation of the post-apocalyptic aftermath of the United States. In the region, the overall government holds an annual occasion, the Hunger Games.

This occasion entails a severely violent and ultimately lethal fight. The participants are twenty-four youthful men who come from the subject regions of the nation (Janelle, 29). They engage in a fierce battle and are to fight to death, since only one of them is supposed to emerge victorious. The cold-hearted violence of the rulers drives them to show the games live on national television. The government does this on the pretext of offering entertainment for the citizens of the nation's capital city. However, the real reason they do this is to emphasize on its superiority to the residents of the outlying districts that are subject to its totalitarian system of administration. This book and the subsequent series are full of violence and mayhem.

This is what has mainly driven the book to great success in terms of sales figures and positive reviews. The hero appears as a person who, though is fighting for the good of the nation through other means, is bound to commit terrible and violent acts in order to survive. Generally, the book succeeds in manifesting to the audience major national issues including might, celebrity, identity, and political ramifications. This enables the author to educate the audience on the dangers of tolerating dictatorial governance and demerits of living out a culture that worships celebrity (Janelle, 48). Suzanne has managed to attract a wide range of enthusiasts with her work. This has elicited intense arguments on whether her audience is infatuated with her story or her unique writing style.

Through her style, she has managed to bring out clearly a violent world that is only second to ancient Rome. She brings out clear visions of violence and its effects in society through innate imagery, idealism, and detail. Her writing style comes out as deeply relying on the first person. Her exploitation of the first person persona enables her to portray her star actors vividly. Through this, the audience understands the feelings of the actor, which include terror, confusion, love, and utter inner strength (Janelle, 55). Her writing style influences conflicting emotions in the audience, and thus they end up rooting for her success in her exploits. As a result, she is able to sustain intense suspense among the audience. In addition, her particular expression of the futuristic writing style clicks easily with readers. Unlike other authors, she writes in a style that, though is not extremely plain, comes out easily without straining readers' command of the language.

Furthermore, her excellent use of the five-paragraph method is captivating. She manages to twist the flow of the overall narrative through this, making the reader yearn for more . This is mainly what has attracted many readers from varying tastes to this book. The three previously submitted essays expounded on the subjects of sexuality and gender, eating disorders, and the horror film, the thirty days of night. These three essays aptly exhibit the author's writing style, strengths, and weaknesses in his attempt to translate his individual thought pattern into written text. The author of these essays is inherently adept in the presentation of the whole concept of the ideas he is trying to present. All essays comprehensively cover all the subjects in question. This leaves a feeling of satisfaction in any reader, and he feels adequately informed in all the major issues concerning the discussions.

The writer has managed this through relying heavily on the first-person style. This enables him to present his ideas coherently and in a method that is easy to comprehend. The writer exhibits a significant weakness in the effective use of the paragraph paradigm utility. Although his essays are complete and exhaustive, the flow of information leaves much in uncertainty. This shows in how, in all his essays, he resorts to the use of lists in order to try and not lose the reader from the overall flow of the story. In addition, the author shows a slight weakness in the presentation of borrowed quotes through paraphrasing. As a result, he opts to place them in quotes, which is clear evidence of his inability to present learnt information in a flowing manner.

Across the world's educational sectors, having students learn in small bands has proved effective and widely acceptable. Research has clearly shown that the groups have also helped students greatly in the learning of precise skills to attack unique problems, apart from the general problem-approaching methods. Though they do not directly result to improved grades, the groups have the potential of evoking satisfaction among students in that they feel useful and capable. This feeling instills a feeling of confidence among even the traditionally weak students concerning lessons and exams. In these groups, even meek students feel compelled to respond to queries and participate fervently in all types of discussions. As a result, the students end up, at a minimum, having an idea of what they learn is all about. This helps them in a big way, especially in their personal reading and revision studies, as they have an inkling of what articles to read or what website to visit in search for a particular answer. This method has proved highly popular among students of all ages and levels, and a number of them attribute their success to it.

Another major effect of this mode is that it helps to erase the spirit of individual competition, which gradually loses value as the education levels increase. Instead, it instills a spirit of communal activity, which proves very effective in pursuit of answers to difficult situations. This is very helpful even in life after graduation, especially in workplaces refers to the particular method that a writer or an author uses to transform his thinking into written text. Style in writing is the individual method one decides to follow in building and expressing thoughts, both in oral expressions and written material. In the literary world, style can also refer to the traits of literary publications regarding the method of thought presentation rather than the particular thought. Style mostly appears through the author's use of various types of devices, speech figures, sentence and paragraph shape, and words.

 


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