Intro to creative writing

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  1. Point of View: First
    • written as if you are the narrator.
    • Ex: I went........
  2. Point of View: Second
    • written as if the reader is telling about you.
    • Ex: You did........
  3. Point of View: third
    • written as if the writer was not involved.
    • Ex: He went to........
  4. Point of View: third Omniscient
    a god-like narrator who knows everything and can share it all with the reader
  5. Point of View: third limited
    a god-like narrator who knows everything about one or two characters and can share it all with the reader
  6. Point of View: third Objective
    narration as if the narrator only knows what is visible to them
  7. Distance
    the amount of space between the reader/author and the characters
  8. perspective
    point of view the author takes
  9. narrative arc
    • story line of a short story.
    • Ex: rising action, climax,falling action, resolution
  10. backstory
    • past events necessary to understand a narrative or its significance
  11. flashback
    A leap into the past within a literay piece of work
  12. dialogue
    the character's talk
  13. direct dialogue
    the spoken words quoted
  14. indirect dialogue
    • the words related in third person.
    • Ex: She said"......"
  15. summarized dialogue
    • reported at a distance
    • Ex:she claimed to have hated taking the kids to the park. 
  16. story
    a series of events arranged so as to reveal their significance usally involving a conflict, crisis, and resolution.  
  17. plot
    a series of events arranged so as to reveal their significance. 
  18. show versus tell
    describe the feeling besides tell what the narrator is seeing
  19. character
    A fictional person
  20. flat character
    a character that are defined by a single idea
  21. stock character
    same as a flat character 
  22. narrator (narrative voice)
    the one who tells the story
  23. voice
    the recognizable style style of a particular writer or character, composed of syntax, vocabulary, attitude and tone. 
  24. setting
    the place and period in which a story or drama takes place
  25. summary
    way of treating time in a fiction. covers a long period of time in a few sentences.
  26. scene
    a way of treating time in a fiction. scence is an in-depth description of an event durring a short spann of time.
  27. subtext
    information hidden between the lines of text
  28. alliteration
    repeated consonants, likely ones with stressed syllables 
  29. assonance
    repeated vowel sounds
  30. diction
    a combination of vocabulary, the words chosen, and syntax, the order in which they are used
  31. free verse
    verse that lacks a regular meter or rhyme scheme
  32. formal poem
    verse written in a predeterminen pattern of rhyme and rhythm.
  33. prose poem
  34. imagery
  35. Consonance
  36. true rhyme
  37. internal rhyme
  38. slant rhyme (off-rhyme/near-rhyme/half rhyme)
  39. Line
    a series of words after which there is a typographical break.
  40. Stanza
  41. Caesura
    A pause in poetry within the line (often indicated with comma or period) 
  42. Enjambment
    The opposite of end-stopped; the phrase and the meaning are carried on to the next line or staza
  43. end-stopped
    The phrase, clause, or sentence punctuation occurs at the end of the poetic line
  44. Denotation
    the most direct or specific meaning of a word
  45. Connotation
    • the complex of meanings and ideas that come to be associated with a word. 
    • Ex: "rose" suggest more than the flower but beauty, fragrance or other things.
  46. Metonymy
    • a figure of speech in which one word or phrase is used as a substitute for another with which it is associated.
    • ex: the pen is mightier than the sword. 
  47. Synecdoche
  48. Personification
    use of wording to give inanimate objects life
  49. Metaphor
    • The comparison of one term with another such that a tension is created between what is alike and what is unlike between the two
    • assumes or states the comparison without acknowledging that it is a comparison
    • Ex: my electric muscles shock the crowd.
  50. Simile
    type of metaphor that acknowledges the comparison thru words like "like" or "as".

  51. Hyperbole
    extreme exaggeration
  52. Oxymoron
    • a figure of speech that combines or juxtaposes two contradictory words.
    • ex:Jumbo shrimp
  53. tone
  54. Fact versus truth
  55. Reflection/Authorial intrusion
  56. Fiction
  57. poetry
  58. personal essay
  59. Memoir
  60. creative Non-fiction (literary non-fiction)
    The essay enlivened through attention to stylistic and dramatic devices, personal voice, and a search for range and resonance.
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Intro to creative writing
2013-04-29 22:22:23
English Intro Creative Writing

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