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Mrs. Omasits English Final
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Correct punctuation for a movie, novel, song, poem, play, and short story
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Connecting two complete sentences (i.e. independent clauses) with a conjunction AND a comma
Connecting a complete sentence (i.e. an independent clause) with a fragment (i.e. a dependent clause).
Dependent clauses are phrases that start with a subordinate conjunction OR a relative pronoun.
(sent. frag. + comma +complete sentance)
Long speech given by one character
If other characters are on stage, they can usually hear speech too
Speech given by character alone on stage
Lets audience know what the character is thinking or feeling
There are 14 lines in a sonnet.
There are two types of stanzas in a sonnet:
Quatrain - contains 4 lines
Couplet - contains 2 lines
There are 3 quatrains and 1 couplet in a sonnet.
The rhyme scheme of a sonnet is ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG
There are 5 meters per line (which is called pentameter).
The syllables are unstressed and then stressed (which is called iambic).
2. Iambic Contains stressed syllables and then unstressed syllables.
• Unstressed symbol = ︣͝
• Stressed symbol = ̷
SYLLABLES ≠ WORDS
3. Pentameter contains 5 meters
Meter = one unstressed syllable + one stressed syllable
Protagonist or oher who fails or dies because of character flaw or twist of fate
When the audience knows more than the characters
Helps to build suspense
Character's remarks (to audience or another character) that others on stage don't hear
Reveals character's private thoughts.
main character (not hero)
Force working against protagonist (character, group, nature, society, etc.) (not bad)
Character whose personality/attitude contrasts sharply with another character.
Highlights both characters' traits
a literary device that can be defined as a trait in a character leading to his downfall and the character is often the hero of the literary piece.
the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense.
a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics.
a figure of speech in which words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words.
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.
a technique employed by writers to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of an individual or a society by using humor, irony, exaggeration or ridicule.
a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things. It draws resemblance with the help of the words "like" or "as". Therefore, it is a direct comparison.
one who tells a story
Anytime that an author has one character tell the story
Third Person Limited
a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while other characters are presented only externally
Third Person Omniscient
a point of view where the narrator knows all the thoughts, actions, and feelings of all characters.
Definition: friendly, sociable, good-natured
Definition: a desire to do good to others; an act of kindness
Definition: pleased with oneself
Definition: showing or expressing contempt or disdain
Definition: a moral improvement or guidance
Definition: to make clear; explain clearly
Definition: reddish and rosy; excessively ornate
Definition: ineffective, useless, not successful
Definition: not permitted for legal, moral, or ethical reasons
Definition: feeling or expressing strong displeasure at something unjust or offensive
Definition: very dangerous or harmful; showing or feeling hatred
Definition: person who lives in seclusion or apart from society
Definition: understood without being openly expressed
Definition: zealous, strongly emotional (sometimes in a violent manner)
Definition: worthy of great respect
Definition: the state of being withdrawn or isolated from the outside world through indifference or disaffection
Definition: lack of interest in what others find moving or exciting
Definition: a person or thing that begins an event or change
Definition: to show or illustrate by example
Definition: incapable of being satisfied
Definition: complete separation from others
Definition: common, ordinary, unimaginative
Definition: unconcerned or indifferent
Definition: the state of being absorbed, engrossed, or preoccupied with something
Definition: the state of being or living alone
Definition: a person, group, or force that is an opponent
Definition: an unclear meaning or intention
Definition: to beg for urgently
Definition: likely to change because of instability or irresolution; not constant
Definition: a complaint or resentment against something unfair or unjust
Definition: to flood; to overwhelm
Definition: to feel disgust or intense aversion
Definition: dreamily thoughtful; expressing thoughtfulness - often in sadness
Definition: long and tiresome; marked by monotony
Definition: a violation of a law, command, or rule
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