A speech delivered entirely by one person or character
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage. Setting, tone, and events affect this.
A reason that explains a character's thoughts, feelings, actions, or speech.
Ex: In Willa Cather's "A Wagner Matinee" (676), when Clark explains his reception of his aunt by saying, "I owed to this woman most of the good that ever came by way in my boyhood."
A fictional tale that explains the actions of gods or heroes or the causes of natural phenomena.
Ex: origin _____s from the Onondaga, Navajo, and Modoc explain how the world came to be. Others express the central values of the people who created them.
Writing that tells a story. Told by the narrator or story teller.They are usually told chronologically and may include flashbacks and foreshadowing.
Ex:Mary Chesnut's journal (536) and Flanery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" (972)
A story told in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama.Often classified by their content or purpose.
Ex: Mr. Cabeza "A Journey Through Texas" and "The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano"
A poem that tells a story in verse.
Ex: Three types of these are ballads, epics, and metrical romances.
A speaker or character who tells a story. May be narrated by a main character, by a minor, or by someone uninvolved in the story.
Ex: omniscient ______ is all-knowing, while a limited _____ knows only what one character does.
A literary movement among novelists at the end of the nineteenth century and during the early decades of the twentieth century. Tended to view people as hapless victims of immutable natural laws.
Prose writing that presents and explains ideas or that tells about real people, places, objects, or events.
Ex: Essays, biographies, autobiographies, journals, and reports
A long work of fiction. It has a complicated plot, many major and minor characters, a significant theme, and several varied settings.
Ex: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne