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English Ultimatum Vocab test
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A symbolic narrative with surface details that imply a secondary meaning
repetition of constant sounds (uasally in start of words)
a character of force against which another character struggles
Words spoken by an actor directly to audience( actors cannot hear)
repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence,line of poetry/prose
the action at the end of a tragedy (initiation of falling action of a play)
The feelings of pity and fear that occur in the audience of tragic drama.( following catastrophe)
An imaginary person that inhabits(embodies) literary work. ( Can be Major, Minor, Unchanging(Static), or dynamic(changing)
The means by which the writers present and reveal the character( through dress, speech, manner, and actions)
A group of characters in Greek tragedy( and other forms of drama) who comment on the action of play with being involved in the play
turning point of the action in the plot of a story or play( greatest tension)
Characters experience reversals of fortune, uasally for the better.
the use of a comic scene to interrupt a succession of tragic/dramatic moments.
An intensification of the conflict in a story or play. It builds up accumulates, and develops the central conflict
A struggle between opposing forces in a story or play, usually resolved by the end of the work
The associations called up by a word that goes beyond its dictionary meaning
the dictionary meaning of a word
The resolution of the plot of a literary work.
Deus ex machina
A god who resolves the entanglements of a play by supernatural intervention
The Conversion of characters in a literary work
selection or choice of words the author uses an a literary work
A type of poem in which a speaker addresses a silent listener
The first stage of a fictional or dramatic plot in which necessary background info is provided
In the plot, the action that follows the climax and works towards its denouement/resolution
An imagined story, whether in prose, poetry, or drama
A form in language in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words
an interruption of a works chronology to describe or present an incident that occurred prior to the main time frame of a works action
A character who contrast and parallels the main character(s) in a play/story
A metrical unit of stressed and unstressed syllables.
Hints of what is to come in the action of a play/story
The wall between the box theater setting and the audience
the physical movement of a character during a play( can include facial expressions and movements)
A figure of speech involving exaggeration
an unstressed syllable then a stressed syllable ex; to-DAY
A concrete representation of a sense, impression, feeling, or an idea
the pattern of related comparative aspects of language particularly of images
A contrast or discrepancy between what is said and what is meant or between what happens and what is expected to happen in life and in literature.
Writer means exactly what their words denote
A comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word such as like or as.
The measured pattern of rhythmic accents in poems.
A figure of speech in which a closely related term is substituted for an object or idea. An example: "We have always remained loyal to the crown."
A speech by a single character without another character's response.
The voice and implied speaker of a fictional work, to be distinguished from the actual living author
The use of words to imitate the sounds they describe. Words such as buzz and crack are onomatopoetic.
A humorous, mocking imitation of a literary work, sometimes sarcastic, but often playful and even respectful in its playful imitation.
A quality of a play's action that stimulates the audience to feel pity for a character. Pathos is always an aspect of tragedy, and may be present in comedy as well.
The endowment of inanimate objects or abstract concepts with animate or living qualities
The unified structure of incidents in a literary work.
Point of view
The angle of vision from which a story is narrated. A work's point of view can be: first person, in which the narrator is a character or an observer, respectively; objective, in which the narrator knows or appears to know no more than the reader; omniscient, in which the narrator knows everything about the characters; and limited omniscient, which allows the narrator to know some things about the characters but not everything.
Articles or objects that appear on stage during a play.
The main character of a literary work
A four-line stanza in a poem, the first four lines and the second four lines in a Petrachan sonnet. A Shakespearean sonnet contains three quatrains followed by a couplet.
The point at which a character understands his or her situation as it really is
he sorting out or unraveling of a plot at the end of a play, novel, or story.
The point at which the action of the plot turns in an unexpected direction for the protagonist.
A set of conflicts and crises that constitute the part of a play's or story's plot leading up to the climax
A literary work that criticizes human misconduct and ridicules vices, stupidities, and follies
The time and place of a literary work that establish its context
A figure of speech involving a comparison between unlike things using like, as, or as though. An example: "My love is like a red, red rose.
A speech in a play that is meant to be heard by the audience but not by other characters on the stage. If there are no other characters present, the soliloquy represents the character thinking aloud.
A playwright's descriptive or interpretive comments that provide readers (and actors) with information about the dialogue, setting, and action of a play
The spectacle a play presents in performance, including the position of actors on stage, the scenic background, the props and costumes, and the lighting and sound effects.
A division or unit of a poem that is repeated in the same form--either with similar or identical patterns or rhyme and meter, or with variations from one stanza to another
The way an author chooses words, arranges them in sentences or in lines of dialogue or verse, and develops ideas and actions with description, imagery, and other literary techniques.
What a story or play is about; to be distinguished from plot and theme.
A subsidiary or subordinate or parallel plot in a play or story that coexists with the main plot
An object or action in a literary work that means more than itself, that stands for something beyond itself
A figure of speech in which a part is substituted for the whole. An example: "Lend me a hand."
The grammatical order of words in a sentence or line of verse or dialogue. The organization of words and phrases and clauses in sentences of prose, verse, and dialogue. In the following example, normal syntax (subject, verb, object order) is inverted: "Whose woods these are I think I know."
The idea of a literary work abstracted from its details of language, character, and action, and cast in the form of a generalization.
The implied attitude of a writer toward the subject and characters of a work.
A type of drama in which the characters experience reversals of fortune, usually for the worse. In tragedy, catastrophe and suffering await many of the characters, especially the hero.
A weakness or limitation of character, resulting in the fall of the tragic hero. (hamartia)
A privileged, exalted character of high repute, who, by virtue of a tragic flaw and fate, suffers a fall from glory into suffering.
A figure of speech in which a writer or speaker says less than what he or she means; the opposite of exaggeration.
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