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A short fictional prose narrative that usually makes up about ten to twenty book pages
A long fictional story, whose length is normally somewhere between a hundred and five hundred book pages, and uses all the elements of storytelling
A mid-sized narrative of about fifty pages that is not commonly found
The writer of a book, article, or other text
the voice that is telling the story
A particular type of category of literary work.
Ordinary speech or writing as distinguished from verse or poetry
Events from the narrator's life, characterized by personal comments, observations, and thoughts that reflect on the events
to restate the meaning of a passage or text in different words
A person in a story
Process of revealing the personality of a character in a story
A writer can reveal a character by....
- Letting us hear the character speak
- Describing how he looks or dresses
- Letting us listen to character's inner thoughts & feelings
- Revealing what other people think about a particular character
- Showing us what she or he has done; how they act
- telling us directly what character is like
Point of View
The vantage point from which the author chooses to tell the story
1st Person P.O.V.
One of the character's telling the story using the pronoun "I".
3rd Person P.O.V.
The limited point of view.
The narrator focuses on thoughts and feelings of just one character
3rd Person Omniscient
The all-knowing point of view.
The person telling the story knows all there is to know about the characters and their problems, events, and what they are thinking.
The time and place of a story or and play
The series of related events that makeup a story
The central or dominant idea behind the story.
The way an author chooses and uses words, phrases, and sentences to tell a story.
A writer's or speaker's word choice.
The atmosphere in a literary work or the attitude the author puts in a literary work
A struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces
A struggle or clash between external opposing characters or forces.
This conflict takes place within character's mind; for example, opposing needs or desires
A most exciting part of the story when an outcome is decided one way or the other
Final part of the story usually when the story's problems are solved
the order of words in a passage and their relationship to each other
a situation or statement that seems contradictory in which the significance of a statement or event is changed by its content
A subtle, sometimes humorous perception of inconsistency in which the significance of a statement or event is changed by its content
The audience knows more about a character's situation then the character does, foreseeing an outcome contrary from the character's expectations.
This occurs when there is a contrast between that would seem appropriate and what really happens or what we expect to happen is in fact opposite of what really does happen
A discrepancy between what is said and what is really meant
A direct comparison between two or more seemingly unrelated subjects
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things using explicit words such as like or as
Something that suggests or stands for something else without losing its original identity.
A creative tool used to describe parts of a story or poem to paint a picture for the reader
The use of words to imitate sounds
Figurative language in which a non-human subject is given human characteristics
The use of a part of something to stand for the whole thing
A narrative technique in which characters represent things or abstract ideas that are used to convey a message or teach a lesson
The act of putting people into groups based on race, religion, nationality, physical appearance, social class, or some other easily identifiable characteristic
The use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot
Gross exaggeration of the truth
A stylistic device in which one references an object on circumstances that has occurred or existed in an external context
The prevailing feeling or emotional climate of a literary work, often developed, at least in part, though the use of plot, characters, and the author's deceptions
A figure of speech in which an absent or dead person, an abstract quality, or something inanimate or inhuman is addressed directly
The act of drawing a conclusion that is not actually stated
A fictional tale that explains the actions of Gods or heroes or the causes of natural phenomena
Earthly Origins of Native Americans
Patterns in literature found throughout the world
The transference of stories, songs, etc., from one generation to another
The art of public speaking
A Good Speech Often Includes.....
-The speaker talks directly to the audience in a conversational manner, sometimes asking the audience questions and then providing the answers
-The tone of the speech is often determined by the points the speaker is trying to make
-A speech sometimes contains controversial statements to engage the audience's emotions
Writing in which the author wants to convince readers to agree with the author's original opinions.
A short saying that states a basic truth about life
A simple brief story that teaches a lesson
A short and memorable statement of general principle that impact guidance or advice
An inscription on a tombstone in memory of the one buried there
Using humor to ridicule
The repetition of a grammatical situation
An American literary and philosophical movement of the 19th century where transcendentalists believed that intuition and the individual conscience exceeds experience which guides to truth, then are the senses and logical reason
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