fairy tales (including satire) and literary terms

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review of fairy tales (with satire) and literary terms for english exam

allusion

a reference (either direct or indirect) to a literary work or a historical figure or event.

tone

author's attitude toward the topic

voice

author's style of writing

fairy tales usually include... (just good ideas to remember for exam :) )

once upon a time-beginning, happily ever after/the end- ending, prince/princess, problem, evil force, someone offers guidance, talking nature, magic- kiss and love, singing, setting-far off land, long ago, transformation, moral/lesson, universal theme, stereotyping

tone of the story: frog prince continued

fun, humerous, silly

Grimm Brothers

Jacob and Wilhelm- from Germany, lived in 1800's

satire

an artistic/literary work that ridicules its subject through the use of techniques such as exaggeration, reversal, incongruity, and/or parody

purpose of satire

to make a comment of criticism about topic being ridiculed

exaggeration

to enlarge, increase, or represent something beyond normal bounds so that it becomes ridiculous and its faults can be seen

incongruity

to present things that are out of place or absurd in relation to its surroundings

reversal

to present the opposite of the normal order (ex. the order of events, hierarchical order)

parody

to imitate the techniques and/or style of some person, place, or thing

repetition

to emphasize or connect ideas and to direct attention to the variations

aliteration

the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words (ex. sweltering summer in Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech)

metaphor

a comparison without using like or as

similie

a comparison using like or as

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