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Arts and Humanities
Etler 10th Grade Literary Terms
Terms in this set (22)
Message about life a story teaches
Author's attitude about what he is writing about
The feeling in a piece of writing (probably it's sad if the story is in a graveyard; happy if it's a little kid's birthday party)
When a story mentions a famous book, person, place or thing in history
Something in a story that represents something else (like a peace sign symbolizes peace)
Place and time where a story takes place
First Person Point of View
When the narrator (the person telling the story) is telling about something that happened to HIS OR HER OWN SELF
Third person point of view
When the narrator (the person telling the story) is telling about things that happened to SOMEBODY ELSE...but the narrator can only tell what the people in the story did, NOT what they thought or felt.
Third person OMNISCIENT point of view
When the narrator is telling about things that happened to someone else...and the narrator can tell what the people in the story THOUGHT and FELT. Omniscient is like gOd, because Omniscient sees and knows EVERYTHING.
A funny short story, used to make a point or win an argument
The "bad person" in a story--the one who tries to keep the "good person" from reaching their goal
The "good person" in the story--the main character, the one who is trying a reach a goal. The character we readers most get to know.
A true story about the writer's own life
A true story about SOMEONE's life, written by someone else
The emotional meaning of a word. Not what the word really means, but the "feeling" of the word. Like "gringo." It means "white person," but it has an emotional meaning of "yucky person," right?
The words an author chooses to make the writing POP!
Words that make readers see, feel, taste, smell or hear whatever is being described.
A sentence that seems crazy, but actually is a great truth. For example, "Love is blind"
Creative writing, writing that is written so that readers enjoy it, rather than reading it to learn something. (Stories are prose; newspaper articles are not prose)
Words that sound similar, but mean something different. Puns are used to be funny. (Example: Etler comes in the room and Rafael is eating PopTarts. He also smells bad. Etler says, "Rafael! Did you Tart?" Like, I'm asking him did he fart, without saying it. You KNOW you'd laugh your butt off. Anyway, that's a pun.)
When the opposite of what SHOULD happen, happens. Example: the ambulance, which is supposed to save your life, hits you and kills you as you're crossing the street. The ambulance did the opposite of what it's supposed to do. Irony is funny and mean. Irony is God's gift to humanity.)
A sentence that everybody uses, but that only makes sense to the people in a certain culture. For example, if you just moved to the US and someone said, "Do you want to hang out?" You'd be like, "Hang what out where? Hang...clothes to dry on the line outside?" That's an idiom.
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