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Final Exam Review
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parts of plot
2. Rising action
3. Climax or turning point
4. Falling action
5. Conclusion or resolution
(1) broadly and commonly, a topic explored in literary work; (2) more narrowly and properly, the insight about a topic communicated in a work
the time and place of the action in a work of fiction, poetry, or drama
the main character of a narrative. The protagonist is not necessarily heroic, just the main character. The protagonist can be male or female, young or old, rich or poor, etc. The protagonist may also be an animal. The protagonist is not necessarily the author of the work--most often, the author is NOT the protagonist (or any character) in the work.
the character, force, or situation that opposes the protagonist.
a person, place, thing, or event that figuratively represents or stands for something else, Often the thing or idea represented is more abstract and general, and the symbol is more concrete and particular
choice of words. Diction is often described as either informal or colloquial if it resembles everyday speech, or as formal if it is instead lofty, impersonal and dignified.
a situation or statement characterized by a significant difference between what is expected or understood and what actually or is meant. When this occurs in a tragedy, is sometimes called tragic irony
dramatic situation (who is involved)
is a situation, in a narrative or dramatic work, in which people (or "people") are involved in conflicts that solicit the audience's empathetic involvement in their predicament.
(1) usually, words spoken by characters in a literary work, especially as opposed to words that come directly from the narrator in a work of fiction; (2) more rarely, a literary work that consists mainly or entirely of the speech of two or more characters.
the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds through a sequence of words.
in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible (e.g., penitence, reticence ).
a figure of speech that involves treating something nonhuman, such as abstraction, as if it were a person by endowing it with humanlike qualities, as in "Death entered the room"
a brief, often implicit abd indirect reference within a literary text or any imaginary or historical person, place, or thing
rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical, as in eyes, light; years, yours.
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in "she is like a rose."
a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in "A mighty fortress is our God."
the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break.
Prosody. a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment, of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to one of certain definite schemes, being in the strict or Italian form divided into a major group of 8 lines (the octave) followed by a minor group of 6 lines (the sestet), and in a common English form into 3 quatrains followed by a couplet.
a pair of successive lines of verse, especially a pair that rhyme and are of the same length.
unrhymed verse, especially the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective verse.
an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers present (often used as a device in drama to disclose a character's innermost thoughts):
chorus (in Greek Theater)
a large organized group of singers, especially one that performs together with an orchestra or opera company.
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
What is the primary source of a literary analysis?
What should literary analysis include?
Thesis and textual evidence which supports the thesis
The thesis of a literary analysis should do what?
tells your reader what to expect
In what tense should literary analysis be written?
From what point of view (1st, 2nd, 3rd) should literary criticism be written?
What is the value/purpose of literary criticism?
is an interpretive process used to weigh the social value of a written idea. Critics have reviewed and debated the value of literary works since before the Italian Renaissance.
What research tool is used to find a collection of scholarly journal articles on a topic?
Acedemic/ Scholarly Journal Articles in Library Databases
What is a parenthetical citation and when is it necessary?
Helps avoid plagiarism and it is necessary when quoting something.
What is the correct MLA source citation format (the one that appears on the works cited page) for a selection from an anthology?
Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Name of Journal, Volume, Issue, Date Pages
What is collaboration in writing and revising?
refers to an activity during which peers or classmates jointly develop a piece of writing, peer feedback or evaluation is an activity during which peers exchange their written work, evaluate it, and give and receive feedback on their texts without the intervention of their instructors.
How do you correctly paraphrase a passage?
Look away and rewrite it on your own.
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