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This quizlet covers the works of fiction, drama, and poetry. The basic information for 8th grade math.


is writing that tells an imaginary story

Realistic (Fiction)

a story that is not real, but could actually happen

Historical (Fiction)

a short story that is set in an earlier time period, some characterisitcs exist and some are made up

Fairy Tale

involves fairies, wizards, and goblins that lead to a happy ending


stories that deal with the advetures of Gods and Godesses


a story that deals with adventures of a hero, a real person, but is exagerrated because it is passed down orally


story told to illustrate a moral or teach a lesson

Form (Poetry)

the structure or organization of a work of writing

Line (Poetry)

is the core unit of a poem

Stanza (Poetry)

a group of two or more lines that form a unit of a poem

Speaker (Poetry)

the voice that "talks" to the reader, similar to the narrator in fiction

Rhyme (Poetry)

the occurence of similar or identical sounds at the end or two or more words

Rhythum (Poetry)

is a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry

Sound devices (Poetry)

uses of words for their connections to the sense of hearing, can convey meaning and mood of work

Imagery (Poetry)

consists of descriptive words and phrases that re-create sensory expensives for the reader


a written conversation between two or more characters

Comedy (Drama)

is a dramatic work that is light and often humorous in tone, usually ends happily and solvees the main conflict


the way writers creates and develops charaters


the action is often divided into acts and scenes


major divisonof a play, similar to a chapter book

Historical (Drama)

are plays that take place in the past and are based on real events

Tragedy (Drama)

is a dramatic work that presents a downfall of a dignified character

Radio (Drama)

written specifically to be broadcast over the radio

Stage Directions

the instructions to the actors, directors, and stage crew


is a form of lanugage that is spoken in a particular place or group of people


a written conversations between two or more characters


short poem in which an author expressess personal thoughts & feelings


a japenese poem dealing with nature
5-7-5 form. 3 lines


lyric poem, deals with serious themes


poem in which the speaker reflects on death


contains 14 lines, last 2 lines rhyme


a poem that tells a story


tells aout real people, places and events.


technology based literature


is a form of literature meant to be performed


words carefully chosen and arranged to effect

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