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ENGL 10- Final Key Terms
UCSB Summer 2013. Instructor: Hopkins.
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Figure of speech in which one thing is rep. By another that is commonly & often physically associate with it
Figure of speech in which a part of something is used to rep. The whole
Literary, esp. poetic, rep. Of/response to visual work of art, such painting/ sculpture. Rhetorical device, may involve description/ analysis of the work itself or focus on writer's encounter w/ & experience of the work
Relatively long, serious & usually meditative lyric poem that treats a noble or otherwise elevated subject in a calm & dignified manner. 3 types:
1) regular/ Pindaric: stanzas have recurrent, triadic structure
2) horatian: every stanza has same rhyme scheme, meter, & # of lines
3) irregular: variable stanzaic structure & form
Trope employing deliberate, emphatic exaggeration usually for comic/ironic effect. overstatement
Refer to 1) corpus of images or in text 2) language used to convey visual picture 3) use of figurative lang. To express abstract ideas in a vivid & innovative way
Contradiction or incongruity b/w appearance or expectation & reality. May happen in events, not just statements
Avantgarde, anglo-american movement in poetry from 1909-17 & emphasized concise, direct expression & the presentation of clear, precise images., generally employed free verse & prized economy of language, should be based on accurate presentation of a precise image w/ no excess verbiage, harbinger of modernism
Sustained use of symbols to represent/suggest other things or ideas
Movement encompassinng all of the creative arts that had its roots in the 1890s, a transitional period during which artists & writers sought to liberate themselves from the constraints & polite conventions of Victorianism. , popular after ww1. This disillusionment led to experimental techniques in lit.
Refers to the practice of basing interpretations on the expressed/implied intentions of authors. Lit work is an object in its own right & its value doesnt depend on authors intention
Lit: the body of lit written by authors with roots in countries that were once colonies established by european nations. Theory: field of intellectual inquiry that explores & interrogates the situation of colonized ppl both before & after colonization & connotes political & moral opposition to colonialism.
Nonfiction narrative written with own experiences but in small time span & address a particular period in author's life. Focus on subjective, personal recollection
Point of view
(1st, 2nd, 3rd: omniscient/limited), Vantage point in which a narrative is told.
-1st: character refers to himself as "I", usually but not always a major participant in action.
-2nd: narrator addresses a "you."
-3rd: narrator is an observer who relates the story using 3rd person pronouns like he, she, it.
-omniscient: assumes vantage point of all knowing narrator that is able to recount action & enter the mind of any character at any time to reader
-limited: recounts story through eyes of single character, though not in character's own voice
Stream of consciousness
Continuous flow of past and present experience through the conscious mind, in literature, a narrative mode rendering as individual's subjective, ongoing, & often jumbled mental observation & commentary.
Literary technique for rendering stream of consciousness by reproducing a character's mental flow. Presents thoughts, emotions, & sensations as experienced by the character, revealing the operation of the psyche at a pre- or sublinguistic level where images & connotations they evoke may supplant the literal denotative meanings of words.
Refer to dialogic texts, ones in which several viewpoints or discourses are in dialogue with one another. Closely associated with Bakhtin's theory of heteroglossia: holds that most if not all literary works involve a multiplicity of voices that interact & compete.
Often described as an extended form of comics, a visual narrative, published as a book, that tells a story through a combo of words and pics. Like a novel, a graphic novel tell a story via plot, but design, layout, and artwork are integral to the story as the text.
Serious literary work usually intended for performance before an audience. Not all dramas are "closet dramas"
Type of fiction that is grounded in scientific or pseudoscientific concepts & that whether set on Earth or in an alternate/parallel world, employs both realistic & fantastic elements in exploring the question "what if?"
Serious & often somber drama, written in prose/verse, that typically ends in disaster & that focuses on a character who undergoes unexpected personal reversals.
Protagonist in tragedy that brings about his/her own downfall.
drama vs play
a play is a drama intended for performance. Not all dramas are plays; some dramas are meant to be read rather than performed.
Usually set at some point in the author's future & describes a nightmarish society in which few would want to live. Want to alert readers to the potential pitfalls & dangers of society's present course or of a course society might conceivably take one day. Conclude by depicting unpleasant, disastrous, or otherwise terrifying consequences for the protagonists as well as for humanity as a whole.
An ideal place that does not exist in reality. Describes but does not necessarily promote an author's vision of the ideal place.
Who controls your body? Who has authority to regulate bodies? Social & political power over life. biopower: exercise of regulation over bodies
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