Dissecting Dragons: Episode 108: It Must be the Weather - How Nature Reflects Art in Speculative Fiction

March 9, 2018

Episode 108: It Must be the Weather - How Nature Reflects Art in Speculative Fiction

 

Writers use various literary devices as shorthand - a way of saying as much as possible and building chains of association withou resorting to lengthly passages of unnecessary descriptive prose. One of these much used but largely undiscussed devices is the weather. This week the dragons delve in to scene setting using the natural worl, the weather and the seasons. From the fairy tale of Snow White to Disney's Frozen, from tornados in Stephen King's The Stand to mists, fogs and rain, Madeleine and Jules have got it covered on how to add an extra dimention and emotional depth to a scene using that most British of small talk topics - the weather.

 

Tite music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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