English Short Stories Quiz

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Agile

flexible

Assertion

a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

Cascade

to fall like a waterfall

Chronicle

a record or narrative description of past events

Inconsequential

unimportant

Instigate

to urge on

Predominating

having influence

Prudence

careful

Vestibule

a hallway

Setting

where and when story takes place

Setting of Gift of the Magi

Della and Jim's house in NYC in early 1900's

Setting of the Necklace

Early 1900's at their house and at the party in Paris

Setting of A Piece of String

1800's in Rural, France

Setting of the Most Dangerous Game

On the island

Situational Irony

When you think one thing will happen, but something else happens

Situational Irony in "the gift of the Magi"

We expect that her buying him the chain will make him happy, but instead, he actually sells it

Simile

Comparison between two things using like or as

Metaphor

Comparison between two things using is

Allusion

a reference to something outside of the story

Allusins in "the gift of the magi"

King Solomon, queen of sheeba

Theme

the message of the story

Theme of the gift of the magi

Giving is better than receiving

Theme of a piece of string

Be honest

Themes of the necklace

Don't judge a book by its covor; Be honest

Theme of The most dangerous Game

Reason vs instinct

Rueful

regretful

Disheveled

frowzy, unkempt

Aghast

struck by shock, terror, or amazement

Adulation

excessively flattery or admiration

Pauper

an extremely poor person

Chic

stylish

Dowry

money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage

Usurer

one who lends money at interest

Vexation

the act of annoying/irritating someone

Protagonist

the main character who the story revolves around

Protagonist of the necklace

Mathilde

Protagonist of the gift of the magi

Della

Protagonist of a piece of string

Maitre Hauchecome

Protagonsit of Themost dangerous game

Rainsford

Character Sketch

A detailed description of a character using characterization techniques

Direct Characterization

Stated directly by author

Indirect Characterization

Shown through actions and thoughts of character

Direct Characterization of Mathilde

she's poor

Indirect Characterization of Mathilde

She's selfish and greedy

Diction

choice of words

Mood

feeling the story gives the reader

Mood of the necklace

sad; desperate

How you should show setting in a story

Use imagery and hint at time period through characters and events

What you should keep in mind about characters

Limit the number and remember that the most important part about them is their appearance, actions, speech, and thoughts

Dynamic Character

Changes throughout the story

Static Character

Stays the same throughout the story

Stock Character

Characters that we are farmiliar with (the jock/cheerleader)

What's included in a good plot

A conflict, but not too many to overcomplicate it

Five ways to end a story

Open-ended, resolved outcome, monologue, symbolic image, literal image

What should be included in the end of your story

A twist

Realism

focussed on occurences and character instead of plot

Naturalism

focussed on plot instead of character

Dank

dark and moist

Affable

hospitable

Droll

amusingly odd

Ennui

boredom

Cower

to shrink away from in fear

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