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English Short Stories Quiz

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Agile
flexible
Assertion
a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
Cascade
to fall like a waterfall
Chronicle
a record or narrative description of past events
Inconsequential
unimportant
Instigate
to urge on
Predominating
having influence
Prudence
careful
Vestibule
a hallway
Setting
where and when story takes place
Setting of Gift of the Magi
Della and Jim's house in NYC in early 1900's
Setting of the Necklace
Early 1900's at their house and at the party in Paris
Setting of A Piece of String
1800's in Rural, France
Setting of the Most Dangerous Game
On the island
Situational Irony
When you think one thing will happen, but something else happens
Situational Irony in "the gift of the Magi"
We expect that her buying him the chain will make him happy, but instead, he actually sells it
Simile
Comparison between two things using like or as
Metaphor
Comparison between two things using is
Allusion
a reference to something outside of the story
Allusins in "the gift of the magi"
King Solomon, queen of sheeba
Theme
the message of the story
Theme of the gift of the magi
Giving is better than receiving
Theme of a piece of string
Be honest
Themes of the necklace
Don't judge a book by its covor; Be honest
Theme of The most dangerous Game
Reason vs instinct
Rueful
regretful
Disheveled
frowzy, unkempt
Aghast
struck by shock, terror, or amazement
Adulation
excessively flattery or admiration
Pauper
an extremely poor person
Chic
stylish
Dowry
money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
Usurer
one who lends money at interest
Vexation
the act of annoying/irritating someone
Protagonist
the main character who the story revolves around
Protagonist of the necklace
Mathilde
Protagonist of the gift of the magi
Della
Protagonist of a piece of string
Maitre Hauchecome
Protagonsit of Themost dangerous game
Rainsford
Character Sketch
A detailed description of a character using characterization techniques
Direct Characterization
Stated directly by author
Indirect Characterization
Shown through actions and thoughts of character
Direct Characterization of Mathilde
she's poor
Indirect Characterization of Mathilde
She's selfish and greedy
Diction
choice of words
Mood
feeling the story gives the reader
Mood of the necklace
sad; desperate
How you should show setting in a story
Use imagery and hint at time period through characters and events
What you should keep in mind about characters
Limit the number and remember that the most important part about them is their appearance, actions, speech, and thoughts
Dynamic Character
Changes throughout the story
Static Character
Stays the same throughout the story
Stock Character
Characters that we are farmiliar with (the jock/cheerleader)
What's included in a good plot
A conflict, but not too many to overcomplicate it
Five ways to end a story
Open-ended, resolved outcome, monologue, symbolic image, literal image
What should be included in the end of your story
A twist
Realism
focussed on occurences and character instead of plot
Naturalism
focussed on plot instead of character
Dank
dark and moist
Affable
hospitable
Droll
amusingly odd
Ennui
boredom
Cower
to shrink away from in fear