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review of fairy tales (with satire) and literary terms for english exam


a reference (either direct or indirect) to a literary work or a historical figure or event.


author's attitude toward the topic


author's style of writing

fairy tales usually include... (just good ideas to remember for exam :) )

once upon a time-beginning, happily ever after/the end- ending, prince/princess, problem, evil force, someone offers guidance, talking nature, magic- kiss and love, singing, setting-far off land, long ago, transformation, moral/lesson, universal theme, stereotyping

tone of the story: frog prince continued

fun, humerous, silly

Grimm Brothers

Jacob and Wilhelm- from Germany, lived in 1800's


an artistic/literary work that ridicules its subject through the use of techniques such as exaggeration, reversal, incongruity, and/or parody

purpose of satire

to make a comment of criticism about topic being ridiculed


to enlarge, increase, or represent something beyond normal bounds so that it becomes ridiculous and its faults can be seen


to present things that are out of place or absurd in relation to its surroundings


to present the opposite of the normal order (ex. the order of events, hierarchical order)


to imitate the techniques and/or style of some person, place, or thing


to emphasize or connect ideas and to direct attention to the variations


the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words (ex. sweltering summer in Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech)


a comparison without using like or as


a comparison using like or as

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