The Life of Virginia Woolf
This research paper is on the famous writer Virginia Woolf. It is for an AP (Advanced Placement) English class at St. Bernard Highschool. The Dear Reader Letter is a welcome to the reader that explains the purpose of my paper and my personal thoughts on it. The five genres are different categories I created to better explain Virginia Woolf's beliefs and writing style, as well as her depressive mentality due to severe trauma in her youth. Finally, the Later Reader is a conclusion that brings the paper to a close.
To begin the presentation is a brief overview of Virginia Woolf's writing.
Style:intelligent, independent, paralleled,
Diction: large descriptive words, use of
question words such as why or what
Syntax: long sentences, use of many commas,
Genre 1: The Cartoon
Genre 2: The Advertisement
Genre 3: The Letters
Genre 4: The Poem
Genre 5: The Journal Entry
Genre Transitions and Explanations
- The cartoon illustrates Virginia Woolf's feelings on the typical Woman in society and her non-conformity. It is a play on her famous essay The Angel in the House.
- The advertisement enhances Virginia Woolf's ideals about reinforcing a woman's strength and opinion in society. The advertisement uses various catch phrases from current day advertisements.
- These letters to and from a man define Virginia's hostility and firm disagreement towards men and their views on women.
- The poem express Virginia's overwhelming pain and insanity due to the events from her childhood. This is most likely what she could've written down in
- Virginia's final years were her most mentally damaging. The journal entry is an example of one she may have written just prior to her suicide.