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Introduction to Literature and Composition Sem 1

vocabulary needed for credit recovery
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Atmosphere
atmosphere refers to the general feeling you get when you read a story, and is usually established through details the author provides about the setting. mood helps set expectations in the reader for what will happen in a story.
Basic Situation
The first part of the plot, in which the author gives the reader details about characters and setting. the basic situation sets the stage for the story's central conflict. [both denouement ,and Basic situation have the same def.]
Chronological Order
the action or events in a story are presented to the reader in the order in which they occur (in other words, the author doesn't use flashbacks or flash-forwards)
Climax
The highest point of intrest or suspense int he story, the most intense moment of conflict
Complication
The second part of the plot, in which the author introduces and develops the conflict.
Dénouement
The moment when all of the struggles are resolved and we know what has happened (or what will happen) to the main characters.
Details
Words or phrases that appeal to the senses - primarily sight, but also sound, touch, smell, taste - and that help the reader imagine the scene.
Exposition
The first part of the plot, in which the author gives the reader details about characters and setting. The basic situation sets the stage for the story's central conflict.
External Conflict
A struggle between opposing forces. In an external conflict, the main character struggles with another character, with nature (a storm, a drought, and so on), or society (the expectations of a group or culture, and so on).
Flash-forward
An interruption in the chronological order of event. A flash-forward shows something that will happen later in the story.
Flashback
An interruption in the chronological order of event. A flashback shows something that happened earlier in the story.
Foreshadowing
Hints or suggestions that indicate what is going to happen in a story. Foreshadowing stimulates interest and suspense and helps prepare the reader for the outcome.
Imagery
Words or phrases that appeal to the senses (primarily sight, but also sound, touch, and taste) and that help the reader imagine the scene.
Internal Conflict
A struggle between opposing forces. In an internal conflict, the struggle occurs inside the character, in his or her mind.
Mood
Mood (or atmosphere) refers to the general feeling you get when you read a story, and is usually established through details the author provides about the setting. mood helps set expectations in the reader for what will happen in a story.
Plot
A series of related events that constitute "what happens" in a story.
Resolution
The moment when all of the struggles are resolved and we know what has happened (or what will happen) to the main characters.
Setting
The time and place (and sometimes the social or cultural environment) of a story.
Tone
The author's attitude toward the characters and events in a story. Sometimes tone refers to the reader as well.
Predict
To make a guess about what's going to happen based on observation or instinct.
Suspense
Full of mystery.
Linking Verb
connects a pronoun to a proper name.
Objective Form
The form that occurs when the pronoun is the object of the sentence.
Personal Narrative
A story where the author is the main character, such as a personal story about something that's happened in the author's life.
Revise
Change or adjust.
Subjective Case
The case that occurs when the pronoun is the subject of the sentence.