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Literary Terms English 2nd Trimester IA

Junior Year 02-18-2011
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allusion
a brief reference to an event, person, or story within a work to something outside the work
slant rhyme
the final sounds are similar but not identical
stage direction
indicates where a scene takes place, what is should look like, and how the characters should move and speak
dramatic exposition
conveys critical information about a play's setting, props, characters, and historical or social context
logical fallacy
an idea or argument that appears logical though it is based on a completely faulty premise
irony
involves a contrast between what is stated and what is mean, or between what is expected to happen and what really happens
Gothic Literature
involves the story set in a black or remote place, involves gruesome, horrifying,ghastly, horrible, characters are in psychological or physical torment, a supernatural is present
internal rhyme
a rhyme within a single line of a poem
Narrative Poem
tells a story or narrative in verse
alliteration
the use of a repeated consonant sound usually at the beginning of words
free verse
a structure of poetry that has irregular meter and line length
theme
the central idea or insight into life that a writer strives to convey
extended metaphor
a comparison that is developed throughout the course of a literary work
Puritan Plain Style
characterized by short words, direct statements, and reference to ordinary, everyday objects
apostrophe
a figure pf speech in which a speaker directly addresses an object, person, or a personified object, quantity, or idea.
parallelism
repetition of grammatical structures
personification
a figure of speech where a non-human subject is given human characteristics
point of view
attitudes about the topic or audience
oratory
formal public speaking that is persuasive, emotionally appealing, addresses the needs and concerns of its audience, and involves the use or colorful/rhythmic language
Journey Motif
includes the following easily identifiable components: an event that prompts a young person to the known world, a trip/journey ensues, the end involves a discovery of some sort, traveler returns to the world he knows, changed for the experience
hymn meter
frequently used by Emily Dickinson, the lines alternate between 8 syllables (4 beats) and 6 syllables (3 beats) as in abcb order.
anthropomorphic
attributing human characteristics or qualities to objects, animals, or gods
diction
word choice which adds to the style, theme, and tone of a poem or story.
dialect
way of speaking that is characteristic of a particular region or group of people
tone
the attitude a writer takes toward the reader, a subject, or a character
Hemingway Hero
a reserved, enduring, courageous protagonist that fights against a chaotic, painful world, ultimately dying bravely and alone
rhyme scheme
is a pattern of rhyming within a poem
symbolism
when an object, character, or event represents not only itself but a larger idea
Walt Whitman
often wrote in free verse, his diction is characterized by the use of catalogues or long lists
Emily Dickinson
often wrote in slant rhyme and exact rhyme
The Crucible Act 1 Setting
Paris's Household
The Crucible Act 2 Setting
Proctor's Household
The Crucible Act 3 Setting
Courtroom
The Crucible Act 4 Setting
Salem Jail
The Crucible
written in 1950's by Arthur Miller, touched on 1960's on Salem Witch Trials
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
written in 1880's by Mark Twain, touched on American society during the 1850's
The Old Man and the Sea
written in 1950's by Ernest Hemingway, touched on the city of Havana, Cuba during the 1950's