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an independent clause (only one)
what do simple sentences consist of?
a subject, verb, and a complete thought
why can a simple sentence stand alone?
because it has all required pieces to be a sentence
a sentence with ONE independent clause and at least ONE dependent clause
when and where do you use a comma in a complex sentence?
if the dependent clause comes first, you use a comma
a sentence composed of TWO independent clauses joined by a conjunction
compound complex sentence
a sentence that consists of TWO independent clauses and AT LEAST one dependent clause
what type of sentence is this:
Though he loves them, Mr Schaub has given up eating cannolis, so a new void has opened up in his life
a compound complex sentence
a clause that can stands alone (ie a simple sentence)
how can a clause be independent?
it needs to have both a subject and the predicate (verb & compete thought)
a clause that cannot stand alone
how can a clause be dependent?
it needs to be missing ONE of the three things required for a clause to be independent (subject, verb, or a complete thought)
the person, place, or thing doing the action of an independent clause
the action being done by the subject
one half of an independent clause, includes verb and complete thought
the statement about the subject, necessary information about what the subject it doing, the verb allows the group of words to make sense
can be seen as an image, sound, action, or other figure that has a symbolic significance and CONTRIBUTES toward the development of a theme
how are motif and theme different?
motif is a recurrent image, idea, or symbol that develops or explains a theme
theme is a central idea or message
main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly
images, ideas, sounds, or words that represent something else and help to understand an idea or a thing
how are motif and symbol different?
a motif is a recurring element
a symbol may appear once or twice in a literary work
process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character
how is characterization revealed?
through direct and indirect characterization
TELLS the audience the personality of the character
SHOWS things that reveal the personality of a character
five different methods of indirect characterization
effect on others
society is controlled by technology- through computers, robots, and/or scientific means
society is controlled through government relentless regulations, red tape and incompetent gov officials
society is controlled by philosophical or religious ideology often enforced through a dictatorship or theocratic government
one or more large corporations control society through products, advertising, and/or the media
a place, state, or condition that is ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and conditions
a furturistic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control
what are dystopias usually about?
a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system
- often feels trapped and is struggling to escape
- questions the existing social and political systems
- believes/feels that something is terribly wrong with the society they live in
- helps audience recognize the negative aspects of the dystopian world
characteristics of a dystopian society
- propaganda is used to control citizens
- information, independent thought, and freedom are restricted
- a figurehead or concept is worshipped by the citizens
- citizens are perceived to be under constant surveillance
- citizens have a fear of the outside world
- citizens feel in a dehumanize to state
- the natural world is banished and distrusted
- citizens conform to uniform expectations, no individuality
- society is an illusion of a perfect utopian world