Fantasy Literature

3 March 2017

A sonnet contains fourteen lines; each line with five iambic feet or ten syllables. The rhyme scheme follows one of two different patterns. The Italian sonnet or either the Shakespearean sonnet, also called the English sonnet. There are very few sonnets written for children, but the particular poem I have chosen has proven very popular with adolescents(Russell, Chapter 6,  2009).. “High Flight” OH, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter- silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth.

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Of sun-split clouds- and done hundred things You have not dreamed of- wheeled and soared and swung, High in the sunlit silence, hov’ring there; I’ve chased the shouting wind along and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air, Up, up the long delirious burning blue. I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, Where never lark, or even eagle flew; And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod. The high untrepassed sanctity of space Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. -John Gillespie Magee Jr. To me the poem is wrote as a meaning and learning experience.

It includes some religious views and is aimed at a particular audience because not everyone believes is God. In the Renaissance period yes, but in today’s world this poem could offend some people. I feel that the poem is just trying to say that no matter where life takes you, no matter how far you go or how many activities you do in life you still have to face God in the end. The writer used fantasy to describe what it might be like in heaven and all things you can do in heaven. I think the fact that this is a poem is great. Poems are a good way to appeal to people.

Especially in the world today. Poems do not take that much time to read or comprehend. They are simple and get the point across in a fun way. After reading this poem I think it represents kinesthetic images because kinesthetic images refers to actions or motions. The work of fantasy I chose is “Peter and Wendy. ” A fantasy is any story of the impossible. Peter and Wendy is a fantasy story that is now called “Peter Pan. ” Peter is a boy who does not want to grow up. He flew into Wendy’s room and lost his shadow. Once they found his shadow Wendy sewed it back on so he would not loose it again.

While getting his shadow sewn back on Peter began telling Wendy and her siblings stories of Neverland. He told them that in Neverland you never have to grow up. Wendy and her siblings wanted to go with Peter. Peter sprinkled them with pixie dust and they all flew to Neverland where they met The Lost Boys, Captain Hook, and Tiger Lilly. Their journey to Neverland was filled with action and fantasy. In my opinion this fantasy would be considered a journey fantasy because they all go on a journey to Neverland. It can also be considered a magical fantasy because people do not really fly.

I think that this story represents many different cultures. I do feel that any stereotyping is involved. The story uses many different images to represent their story. By reading the book or story you get a mental picture that just keeps changing. For me, this fantasy represented visual images, auditory images, tactile images, gustatory images, kinesthetic images, and olfactory images. In my opinion Peter Pan is an all around great story. It represents many cultures and backgrounds and keeps the readers mind wondering. Peter Pan is a fantasy that once you read you will never forget it.

The point that the story is trying to make is that eventually everyone has to grow up. Being a fantasy is the best way to get the point across. Most of the time we are referring to children when we are talking about growing up. Being a fantasy keeps it fun for the child but lets them know their time to grow up is coming. Both the poem and the fantasy that I chose I really enjoyed. Both represent fantasy in their own way. Both appeal to children. The story appeals more than poem does. Overall this was a great assignment. References Russell, D. L. (2009). Literature for Children: A Short Introduction (6th ed. ). Retrieved from .

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