Terms for Cultural Critique (2)
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a representation or imitation of a person or thing, association of inferiority... an insubstantial or inauthentic or unsatisfactory form of the thing it is copying. For example, a photoshoped image of a celebrity.
Whiteness serves a normative function by defining the expected or "neutral" range of human attributes and behavior. ... The basic principle of white normativity might be summarized as follows: white people are people, and the members of other racial groups are people to the extent they resemble white people. (source; Standard White: Dismantling White Normativity by Michael Morris)
A short entertaining account of some happening, frequently personal or biographical.
A figure of speech using extreme exaggeration or overstatement.
To look for differences among two or more elements.
Formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances.
The creation and convincing representation of fictitious characters.
A quality that evokes the emotional aspect of elements.
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect or ridicule.
Related to style, this refers to the writer's word choices, especially with regard to their correctness, clearness or effectiveness.
Comparison and Contrast
To compare is to look for similarities in two or more elements, to contrast is to look for differences in two or more elements.
First Person Narration
Point of view in literature where the narrator is a character who speaks about events that they are experiencing.
Similar to mood, this describes the author's attitude toward his material, the audience or both.
The sensory details or figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstraction.
A figure of speech using implied comparison of seemingly unlike things or the substitution of one for the other, suggesting some similarity.
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly known, such as an event, book, myth, place, or work of art.
A sentence or group of that directly expresses the author's opinion, purpose, meaning or position.
A statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth or validity.
A quality that evokes the logical aspect of elements.
A similarity or comparison between two different things or the relationship between them.
The grammatical or rhetoric framing of words, phrases, sentences, or paragraphs to give structural similarity.
The fact of two things being placed close together with contrasting effect.
A figure of speech involving a comparison using like or as.
The multiple meanings, either intentional or intentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage.
Something that derives from what is standard.
propelled by the mass media, the most glaring superficial manifestations of society, and in the "society of the spectacle" (that's us...) the spectacle owns us. We are the consumers or passive subjects. For example, all reality TV is a product of the "society of spectacle"