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Literature Unit IV Review
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Point of view
The perspective or angle from which a story is told
The person created by the author to tell the story, affecting the way the story is told
Third- person point of view
The point of view in which the author refers to the characters as he, she, or it
The viewpoint taken by an author who tells his story in third person and who, as the storyteller, "knows all"
Limited- omniscient point of view
Viewpoint of a narrative in which the author tells the story in third person and "gets inside" only one of the characters, usually the central character
First- person point of view
The point of view in which the author, as one of the characters, refers to himself as I throughout the piece
A type or category of literature
A story that contains another story or an introductory story from which another story springs
A short narrative of a single interesting or amusing incident
A fictional story that employs authentic historical characters or settings
Fiction in which a recurring character (a detective) investigates and solves crimes
A short selection written by the author about his experience (s) and focused on a particular event or happening
Which viewpoint or viewpoints allow the reader to "get inside" all of the characters?
In which viewpoint or viewpoints does one of the characters serve as the narrator?
1st and limited omniscient
From what two viewpoints are anecdotes generally told?
By another name
Which story in unit 4 best fits the definition of an autobiographical essay?
Most of "the open window" is told from which character's perspective?
Limited omniscient; you only knew Dave Joyce
From what viewpoint is "after the battle" told? How can you tell?
Prose and drama
Poetry is one of the three standard literary genres. Name the other two.
In the Arabian nights
In what longer work would one find the story "the forty thieves"
Omniscient; because you were able to see everyone's thoughts and actions
From what viewpoint is the story " the forty thieves" told? How can you tell?
Prose and detective fiction
Identify the literary genre of "the age of miracles.
From whose perspective is the "age of miracles" told?
After the battle
From this unit, which selection is identified as historical fiction?
When the author writes about himself; when someone writes about the author
How is an autobiography different from a biography?
1st person; because the author is getting into his or her character
From what viewpoint is "by any other name" told? How can you tell?
She made it sound dramatic to make the story sound more sympathetic
How does Rau's use of pint of view strengthen the theme of her account?
True or false: historical fiction can easily be written from any point of view
False; autobiographical essays are longer
True or false: Anecdotes are generally longer than autobiographical essays
True or false: Frame stories usually contain a second story within them
True or false: "the open window" contains a point- of - view shift near its ending
False; just the atmosphere
In " by any other name" the authors attitude toward her surroundings helps the reader identify the genre of the piece
False; Ali baba and Morgiana
Because the reader understands the characters motivations, the author of " the forty thieves" wants the reader to sympathize with cassim and his wife
False ( opposite)
The conflict of "after the battle" is resolved when bill Ryder carries dave Joyce to safety
Nonfiction is often written from the first- person point of view
When Vera in "the open window" asks her visitor whether he knows anything about her aunt, the author is using a type of frame story
•so it is more mysterious
•these characters can possess limited knowledge
•suspense is stronger
Essay: why would an author use the first- person point of view of a secondary character to narrate a mystery story
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