Oral Interp Test 1
Terms in this set (40)
What is being said. Two aspects: intellectual and logical
the way a writer has organized the expression of ideas, his or her choice of words, and the relationships of the parts to each other as a whole
the idea touches on common experience
the writer's own fresh approach to a universal subject. Revealed in words, images and methods of organization
characterized by the subtlest and most rewarding writing. The author has chosen references and words that allow the readers to enrich the subject matter from their own backgrounds.
what the word means explicitly
suggestions of associations and overtones that go beyond the explicit meaning
the speaker, the one who relates the experience in a text
the physical and psychological positions from which the speaker relates the events to the audience
often called the crisis. The point at which the conflict becomes so intense that a resolution must occur and after which only one outcome is possible.
the moment of the highest emotional impact and involvement for the reader
combining and ordering of all the parts that make up the whole. Consists of those elements of content and form that hold the writing together.
the appropriate adjustment of parts to one another to form a satisfying whole, the concord between the idea and the way that idea is expressed.
Provided when two things of the same general kind differ from each other in one or more details.
is concerned with the opposition or differences between associated things.
is provided by proportion. Brought about by the intensity or the proportion of content on either side of the point at which the entire selection seems to pivot and change direction.
point of balance. May or may not coincide with either the logical or the emotional climax.
stories that balance in the middle
stories with the balance off center. The result is that the proportion is maintained not so much within the work itself as in the interaction of the work with the audience, as though some space was left in the work for the audience to do its part in completing or fulfilling the balance.
an element of poetic structure, such as the relationship between stressed and unstressed syllables.
Rhythm of Content
evolves from the interaction of logical and emotional content
Placement of action
one of the conventions of the solo performance of literature. The persona focuses on different points slightly above and slightly beyond the heads of the audience.
this is the process in which the interpreter begins to work as an artist. Slowly, all the parts are reassembled so that the selection is once more an ordered work of literary art and not a mere list of details.
the degree of loudness and its corollary is intensity.
directs the voice to a specific target
the way the vocal folds vibrate basically determines this. Its place on a musical scale.
the characteristic of a tone that distinguishes it from all other tones of the same pitch and intensity.
the speed at which someone talks.
clarify the relationships of words in phrases to convey units of thought.
the correctness of sounds and accents in spoken words.
the shaping of the sounds by the speaker's lips, teeth, tongue, and hard and soft palates.
style of performance.
a matter of comfortable positional relations among the various parts of the body.
the study of fine and gross bodily movement, gesture, posture, and locomotion.
any movement that helps express or emphasize an idea or emotional response.
the degree of tension or relaxation present in the entire body
a performers emotional state
literature rich in universality and suggestion depends for much of its effectiveness on this
one of the interpreters most powerful tools. Results from the ability and willingness to project yourself intellectually and emotionally into a piece of literature or any other type of art.