english vocab

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english vocab
2011-10-09 21:29:16
english vocab

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  1. Genre
    • type or class of book
    • ex: nonfiction
  2. verse vs. prose
    • prose:
    • the ordinary form of spoken or written language, withoutmetrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.
    • verse:
    • a succession of metrical feet written, printed, or orallycomposed as one line
  3. fiction vs. nonfiction
    • fiction:
    • made up story
    • nonfiction:
    • true story
  4. audience and purpose
  5. subject vs. topic vs. theme
    • subject:
    • what its about
    • topic:
    • the main subject
    • theme:
    • the main topic
  6. plot
    the plan, scheme, or main story of aliterary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story.
  7. exposition
    the act of expounding, setting forth, or explaining
  8. complication
    a complex combination of elements or things.
  9. climax
    suspension of a story or novel
  10. resolution
    the very end of story
  11. chronological order
    by numbers
  12. flashback and foreshadowing
    • flashback:
    • telling of the past
    • foreshadowing:
    • to show or indicate beforehand
  13. setting
    a place where a matter is shappening
  14. time, place, atmosphere
    • time:
    • when
    • place:
    • where
    • atmosphere:
    • mood
  15. conflict and types of conflict
    • conflict:
    • problem the protagonists faces
    • types:
    • man vs. man, man vs. society, man vs self, man vs nature
  16. protagonist vs antagonist
    • protagonist:
    • the leading character
    • antagonist:
    • a person who is opposed
  17. internal vs. external conflict
    • internal:
    • mav vs self
    • external:
    • man vs world
  18. characterization
    portrayal; description
  19. direct vs. indirect characterization
    • direct:
    • character isrevealed by the use of descriptive adjectives, phrases, orepithets.
    • indirect:
    • character isrevealed through the character's speech, actions, appearance,
  20. flat, round, stock charaters
    • flat:
    • an easily recognized character type
    • round:
    • a character in fiction whose personality, background, motives, andother features are fully delineated by the author.
    • stock:
    • quicklyrecognized and accepted by the reader or viewer and requiring nodevelopment by the writer.
  21. motivation
  22. point of view
    • 1st
    • 2nd
    • 3rd
  23. omniscient pov
    knows all
  24. limited pov
    author knows only main charcter
  25. 1st person
    tells by main character (protagonist)
  26. objective pov
    used for nonfiction
  27. irony
    the use of words to convey a meaning that is the oppositeof its literal meaning
  28. verbal irony
    when someone sas something but meand something different
  29. situational irony
    outcome is contraryto what was expected.
  30. dramatic irony
    isunderstood by the audience but not grasped by the characters inthe play.
  31. amiguity
    vagueness, deceptiveness.
  32. symbolism
    a symbol that stands for something more
  33. allegory
    a symbolical narrative
  34. tone vs mood
    • tone:
    • the authors voice
    • mood:
    • the feeling of the story
  35. denotation vs connotation
    • d:direct meaning or set of meanings of a word orexpression,
    • c: the associated or secondary meaning of a word orexpression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning