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poetry
-stanzas and lines
-no grammar
-rhyme
-sound
-highly lyrical
-verse

form of verse writing that gives the author the ability to take on a persona and play with sound, rhythm, and imagery
fiction
-prose
-narrator
-characters + conflict
-dialogue
-complete thought
-setting
-linear imagination and time
-true

form of prose writing in which the author develops a universe for their characters including dialogue, setting, and the passing of time
creative nonfiction
-personal
-reflective/meditative
-prose
-recognizable physical world

form of prose writing in which the writer describes, narrates, and reflects upon little t-true events
form
how it says it
content
what it says
voice
though the lens of personality
-style
-tone
-diction
image
any unit of sensory information that imaginatively triggers one of the five senses
concrete image
tangible
abstract image
intangible
theme
the abstract idea or set of notions conveyed by and interpreted from the concrete details from a piece of creative work
foil
character only exists to shed light on another
diction
words you choose to use
-high
-low
-slang
description
nouns
-logic: selection and arrangement go images
narration
run by verbs
reflection
run by the metaphor
-concrete experience is like...
logic
time + order = plot
plot
events that occur and the order in which presented
flash fiction
less than 800 words
short fiction
1000-50,000 words
3-40pages
novella
50-100 pages
novel
120+ pages
short fiction definition
specific characters and specific events influence each other to form a meaningful narrative governed and organized by time and physical location to a greater or lesser degree
wilderness tips
theme: fight between the civilized man and the "wild" beast
-gender
plot: flashbacks for character development, 3 different narrations
--> george, roland, then portia
verisimilitude
similar to the truth
night women
-myth women
-night vs day
-blanket statement for all in society
allusion
thematic reference to other literature
-greek mythology
-bible
interior dialogue
inside a character is mind (italicized)
external dialogue
out "loud" (quotations)
-between characters
calvino
-image --> abstract of a city
-conceit
-no character
-no action driven thought
-no dialogue
-rich setting
-metaphor
-personification
conceit
twist of ideas that the piece turns on
mimesis
imitation or copying the world
private
only for the purpose of the writer
-Emily Dickinson
public
purpose of the reader
-Walt Whitman
trope
turns verse into poetry and nonliteral use of language
-metaphor
-metonym
-synecdoche
-personification
-apostrophe
-hyperbole/litotes
-synesthesia
-oxymoron
metaphor
comparison between two things
metonym
characteristic or symbol
synecdoche
part for the whole
personification
inanimate object given human characteristics
apostrophe
address to something abstract
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
litotes
extreme understatement
synesthesia
mixing of senses
oxymoron
pairing of words is illogical
iambic pentameter
most famous meter of all time
-unstressed stress (x5)
-10 syllables
persona
mask
irony
a difference in appearance and reality or expectation and outcome that results in emotion
assonance
repetition of sound in non rhyming
alteration
first sound or letter repeat
Diving into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich
-diving down finding treasures --> surface level
-goes from I to we --> she turns into a mermaid and merman
-wreckage of relationships --> finds both dead bodies
-speaker comes back to visit the past
-failed marriage in real life
-male female gender role issue
The Triggering Town by Richard Hugo
triggered subject matter vs generated subject --> you don't know where the poem is going, it is generated as you go
-triggered is what you start off with, generated as you go through the process
activity where we passed around the poem
why is it important that the author not speak?
in the real world, we don't get the chance to explain our thoughts to the readers
gertrude stein
insisted that the poem runs on noun insisted that the fiction story runs on verb
The Writing Life by Dillard
...
Ysreal
boys from the Dominican and another kid with facial burns
-he always wears a mask everyday and kids go and attack him and remove his mask
meter
structures and an artificial constraint
-intentional repetitive rhythm
rhythm
repetition --> all language
prose
wrapped and break wherever the page breaks
verse
intentional breaks in the lines
the writing life -- Annie Dillard
-writing process
-passion behind it
-all in metaphors
-each word is the foundation of building a house: the chopping of the wood, the bricks the mortar --> not about just writing on plain paper, you have to dig deep in order to formulate the characters
Bird by Bird -- Anne Lamott
Behind the scenes of the writing life and explain the art of writing
-writing is the act of the soul and nourishes the spirit; combats the demons
-frustrated at her students because all they want to do is publish their literature instead of appreciating the process
-writing is like photographs
wilderness tips by margaret atwood
-george's flashbacks
-three different narrations
-conflict makes the climax --> george sleeps with the third sister in the boathouse (Prudence)
the figure a poem makes -- frost
perception of how poems should be read and how they should be written
-no two poems are the same
-poems need to entertain and evoke the readers to discover something they don't know but actually know from the start
we are not the poem -- goldberg
-we don't free writing, writing frees us
-take on different roles in the poems --> persona
Lethem
-star wars --> 13, 1977, 21
-all about the structure --> 21 paragraphs
-while mom was dying of cancer and parents got divorced
sedaris
-low diction
-humor
-irony
-highly narrative
diction
word choice the author uses
-high or low
character
heart of the story created by the author
dramatic structure
the way the story unfolds
workshop
where group members gather to analyze aspects of the piece of literature with an emphasis on form
poetic constraints
the abstract constraints a writer gives themselves such as meter
show don't tell
the story emerges through its concrete images instead of words