Lit 2020 MylitLab
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Any recurring element in a work of literature; often takes the form of archetypes or symbols
literature written in the form of letters; could be text composed of a series of documents, diary entries, interviews, or other discrete text.
Words or phrases that invoke the audience's 5 senses
A reference in 1 work of literature to a person, thing, event, myth, or other work of literature
A brief an often simple narrative that illustrates a moral or religious lesson
A lesson conveyed by a literary text. It maybe directly presented to the audience through an explicit adage or left ambiguous to prompt self-reflection
A fictional work that symbolically conveys a secondary narrative, usually an abstract ideal expressed in a divine or mythical context, and morally pedagogical
The original "perfect" idea of a character, image, or situation that recurs with such frequency that it can be said to exist what Carl Jung terms the "collective unconscious"
a division or contrast between 2 things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different
statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self contradictory
Dark Humor/Black Comedy
makes light of subject matter usually considered taboo, often controversial due to its subject matter
the rhetorical practice of creating a incongruity or contradiction between the actual outcome of a particular situation and what readers would logically expect to take place. This practice is not used to deceive but rather achieve artistic effect.
a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations
the substitution or the name of an attribute or adjunct for that of the thing meant
made up of a series of chapters or stories linked together by the same character, place, or theme but held apart by their individual plot, purpose, and subtext
a long speech present by a single character that typically expresses his or her innermost feelings
a method of interpretation and analysis of aspects of human cognition, behavior, culture, and experience that focuses on relationships of contrast between elements in a conceptual system that reflect patterns underlying a superficial diversity.
a sign's physical form (such as a sound, printed word, or image) as distinct from its meaning
the set of sociocultural norms and practices that are associated with masculinity and femininity. Culturally constructed and performed by individuals to meet that society's expectations of appropriate behavior for men and women
a work that ridicules a social institution, literacy work, or literacy genre by humorously mimicking its form. In the process, such a work issues satire to comment on the validity or worth of the original
words that have been transformed to mean something else. This phrase includes many figures of speech, such as metaphor, metonymy, personification, simile, and synecdoche.
Point of View
Perspective in which story is told; the mode of narration that an author employs to let the readers hear and see what takes place in a story, poem, essay, etc.
time and place
series of events; the events that make up a story, particularly as they relate to one another in a pattern, in a sequence, through cause and effect, how the reader views the story, or simply by coincidence
central idea, not moral; main idea or an underlying meaning of a literacy work which may be states directly or indirectly; A theme must be written as a complete sentence.
a work or passage in a text is designed to make its audience laugh; an absurd or facial series of events
poses questions about social issues such as how society constructs gender, the role reproduction plays in defining gender and unequal political and personal power of men and women
widely applied to identify the new and distinctive artistic practices of the late 19th century and early 20th centuries, which different sharply from those previously in place. This style of writing attempts to break away from established traditions, forms, beliefs, ideals, and often language and syntax.
A cultural movement that originated during the 1950's and 1960's and is characterized by shifting aesthetics (especially in art), philosophical beliefs, and social practices. Emerged as a new way of engaging with modernist literature and enlightenment ideals. Reject overarching definitions of truth, time, and space, arguing that reason is relative to histories and cultures.
a genre of literature in which the shortcomings of individuals, the govt, and/or society itself are held up to ridicule. Typically, the goal of satire's critical yet constructive humorous tone is to provoke societal improvements.
"Welcome to the Monkey House"
"Civil War Land in Bad Decline"
"A Shower of Gold"
"Appropriation of Cultures"
"The Maid of Saint Phillipe"
"Loulou; or, The Domestic Life of the Language"
"I Stand Here Ironing"
Nawal El Saadawi
"Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote"
Jorge Luis Borges
"The 'Priest' They Called Him"
William S. Burroughs
"The Garden of Stubborn Cats"
"The Vane Sisters"
"The Hitchhiking Game"
"Midnight in Doestoevsky"
"The Portrait of Mr. W.H."
"On Exactitude in Science"
Jorge Luis Borges