Literary Terms English 2nd Trimester IA

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Junior Year 02-18-2011

allusion

a brief reference to an event, person, or story within a work to something outside the work

slant rhyme

the final sounds are similar but not identical

stage direction

indicates where a scene takes place, what is should look like, and how the characters should move and speak

dramatic exposition

conveys critical information about a play's setting, props, characters, and historical or social context

logical fallacy

an idea or argument that appears logical though it is based on a completely faulty premise

irony

involves a contrast between what is stated and what is mean, or between what is expected to happen and what really happens

Gothic Literature

involves the story set in a black or remote place, involves gruesome, horrifying,ghastly, horrible, characters are in psychological or physical torment, a supernatural is present

internal rhyme

a rhyme within a single line of a poem

Narrative Poem

tells a story or narrative in verse

alliteration

the use of a repeated consonant sound usually at the beginning of words

free verse

a structure of poetry that has irregular meter and line length

theme

the central idea or insight into life that a writer strives to convey

extended metaphor

a comparison that is developed throughout the course of a literary work

Puritan Plain Style

characterized by short words, direct statements, and reference to ordinary, everyday objects

apostrophe

a figure pf speech in which a speaker directly addresses an object, person, or a personified object, quantity, or idea.

parallelism

repetition of grammatical structures

personification

a figure of speech where a non-human subject is given human characteristics

point of view

attitudes about the topic or audience

oratory

formal public speaking that is persuasive, emotionally appealing, addresses the needs and concerns of its audience, and involves the use or colorful/rhythmic language

Journey Motif

includes the following easily identifiable components: an event that prompts a young person to the known world, a trip/journey ensues, the end involves a discovery of some sort, traveler returns to the world he knows, changed for the experience

hymn meter

frequently used by Emily Dickinson, the lines alternate between 8 syllables (4 beats) and 6 syllables (3 beats) as in abcb order.

anthropomorphic

attributing human characteristics or qualities to objects, animals, or gods

diction

word choice which adds to the style, theme, and tone of a poem or story.

dialect

way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular region or group of people

tone

the attitude a writer takes toward the reader, a subject, or a character

Hemingway Hero

a reserved, enduring, courageous protagonist that fights against a chaotic, painful world, ultimately dying bravely and alone

rhyme scheme

is a pattern of rhyming within a poem

symbolism

when an object, character, or event represents not only itself but a larger idea

Walt Whitman

often wrote in free verse, his diction is characterized by the use of catalogues or long lists

Emily Dickinson

often wrote in slant rhyme and exact rhyme

The Crucible Act 1 Setting

Paris's Household

The Crucible Act 2 Setting

Proctor's Household

The Crucible Act 3 Setting

Courtroom

The Crucible Act 4 Setting

Salem Jail

The Crucible

written in 1950's by Arthur Miller, touched on 1960's on Salem Witch Trials

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

written in 1880's by Mark Twain, touched on American society during the 1850's

The Old Man and the Sea

written in 1950's by Ernest Hemingway, touched on the city of Havana, Cuba during the 1950's

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