Tutor profile: Emily S.
What is an extended metaphor? Why might an author use an extended metaphor in a story or poem?
An extended metaphor is a metaphor which is used repeatedly and developed over the course of a piece of writing. Using an extended metaphor allows the author to create more depth in their story, relate plot points to one another directly, and keep the reader engaged.
Please give one example of a piece of music that was inspired by or explicitly incorporates art of a different medium (apart from poetry).
Caroline Shaw's "Partita for 8 Voices" was inspired, in part, by Sol LeWitt's "Wall Drawing 305", which consists of one hundred random specific points drawn in black pencil and crayon according to LeWitt's written instructions.
What is a Bildungsroman? Please give one example and explain what makes it a Bildungsroman.
A Bildungsroman is a novel depicting one's coming-of-age or formative years. James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" is a Bildungsroman; the novel follows the protagonist, Stephen Dedalus, as he grows up and ponders spirituality, sexuality, and shame.