Creative Writing

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  1. Poetry
    A focus on imagery and language
  2. Poet
    Author of poetry
  3. Persona
    Character or view point of the poem
  4. Prosody
    All the crap you that goes into poetry; the application of the terms
  5. Lyric Poetry
    Rhythm and rhyme trait
  6. Narrative Poetry
    Tells a story (has a beginning, middle, and end)
  7. Doesn't follow a specific pattern; has it's own rhythm.
    Free verse
  8. Not a serious poem
    Light verse
  9. Nostalgia; idealizes nature
  10. Poetry that's meant to be performed
    Spoken Word
  11. Manuscript
    Poem that's not finished
  12. Chapbook
    A short collection of poems that are thematically tied together
  13. Sentence
    In poetry; not required
  14. Line
    A row of text
  15. Line break
    Where the line ends/breaks
  16. End-stop
    The sentence is ending at the end of a line
  17. Enjambment
    The punctuation doesn't end at the end of a line
  18. Stanza
    Lines grouped together
  19. Two lines that are in their own stanza
  20. Has four lines
  21. White space
    Unoccupied; using the space to add to the poem; silence and noise.
  22. Meter
    Pattern; the relationship between stressed and unstressed syllables; the skeleton to poetry
  23. Rhythm
    Beats and accents; speech patterns
  24. Cadence
    Something that is not written in a formal meter
  25. Looking at meter and Rhythm
  26. Stress
    Which syllable takes a harder, more pronounced aspiration
  27. Poetic foot
    Unit of syllables that make up one beat/measure
  28. Iamb
    One unstressed and one stressed
  29. Trochee
    One stressed and one unstressed
  30. Anapest
    2 unstressed and one stressed
  31. Dactyl
    One stressed and 2 unstressed
  32. Spondee
    2 stressed
  33. Pyrrhic
    2 unstressed
  34. Irregular meter
    When it changes the pattern
  35. Rhyme
    two words that have the same last syllable
  36. Rhyme scheme
    the rhyming pattern
  37. End rhyme
    rhyme at the end of a line
  38. Single rhyme
    single-syllable rhyme
  39. Falling rhyme
    • words that sound on an unstressed syllable
    • loose rhyme
  40. Triple Rhyme
    Three-syllable rhyme
  41. Polysyllabic rhyme
    2-7 syllable rhyme
  42. Double rhyme
    2 syllable rhyme
  43. Perfect rhyme
    the words look and sound the same
  44. Slant rhyme
    kind of sounds the same
  45. Sight rhyme
    LOOKS like they should sound the same
  46. Internal rhmye
    rhyme inside a line
  47. Denotation
    dictionary definition
  48. Connotation
    cultural meaning of the word
  49. Assonance
    vowel sounds are similar
  50. Consonance
    same sounding consonants
  51. Alliteration
    words that start with the same letter and sounds
  52. Onomatopoeia
    words that sound the way they are spelled
  53. Euphony
    usage of vowels that make the poem musical
  54. Image
    An impression or any image of something real
  55. Imagery
    the whole sensual experience in dealing with the real world
  56. Cliche
    a word or phrase that becomes empty and overused
  57. Dead metaphor
    creative similarity but are overused and dead specifically in language
  58. Metaphor
    comparison of two dissimilar things in order to draw the two things together
  59. Metonymy
    substitution of the word for the thing
  60. Synecdoche
    using a part of something to explain the whole
  61. Personification
    giving anything the qualities of a human person
  62. Diction
    word choice
  63. Syntax
    sentence structure
  64. Symbol
    an image, object, journey, or real function that stands for something else
  65. Genre
    the classification of the works of art
  66. Fiction
    the literature created of non-factual ideas/ information/story/narrative/plot
  67. Short Story
    • a story that could be read in one sitting
    • between 1000 and 10000 words
  68. Short Short Story
    • a story that can be read while standing
    • minimum 6 words and the most 1400
  69. Play
    a work intended to be performed on stage/observed
  70. Creative Non-Fiction
    • realistic work that utilizes fictional aspects
    • true events using the techniques of fiction
  71. Prose
    • text written in the way we speak
    • elevated speech
  72. True
    • the opposite of fale
    • evokes emotion
  73. Literary
    focusing on language and character development
  74. Manuscipt
    a copy of creative work in progress
  75. Writing
    visual language- not about a final product
  76. Flash Fiction
    • less developed and suggested details
    • not a fully completed story
  77. Literary fiction
  78. focusing on character and language above plot
    Literary Fiction
  79. Genre fiction
    puts plot above characters and language
  80. Fiction
    imaginative writing in prose
  81. selected wants for dramatic purposes/event
  82. Backstory/Exposition
    • what happened before the sory
    • what is relevant now
  83. Dialogue
    develops the characters and moves the story along
  84. Setting
    the time and place of the
  85. Point of View
    • perspective from which the story is told
    • First person: voiced form a single consciousness
    • Second person: voiced form the readers consciousness
    • Third person: voiced from the narrator's consciousness
    • Limited POV: third person voiced in the narrator's consciousness but they are limited in knowledge
    • Omniscient POV: they know everything
  86. Plot
    the arrangement of events by the author for dramatic effect
  87. Chronology
    the order of events
  88. Flashback
    presentation that has happened outside the time
  89. Flash forward
    presentation of something that will happen later in the story
  90. In media res
    in the middle of
  91. Rising action
    a series of events or occurrences that increase tension
  92. Climax
    a choice is made; turning point
  93. Resolution/denouement
    • what happens afterwards
    • conclusion or not
  94. Round character
    a character that makes changes in their life throughout the story by making choices
  95. Flat character
    doesn't make any choices but helps the round character(s) change
  96. Functional character
    just moves the storyline along
  97. Dialogue tag
    he said/she said (who said what)
  98. Ten-minute play
    one page=one minute
  99. Characters
    people/those in the plays
  100. Actor:
    those who play the characters
  101. Doubling
    Actor portrays 2 characters
  102. Blocking
    where the actors are going to move
  103. Monologue
    extended speech to audience, to self, another character
  104. Dialogue
    2 or more characters speaking
  105. Dialect
    how a character speaks; accent, education, background
  106. Reversal
    one is power and another is not and then it is reversed
  107. Effects
    • lighting or sound that adds to the plot
    • moves it forward
  108. Beat
    • Dramatic Pause (pulse)
    • Dramatic tension
  109. Set
    the place where the play takes place
  110. Props
    inanimate objects the actors are using
  111. Stage
    where a performance happens
  112. Onstage
    can be seen
  113. Offstage
    cannot be seen
  114. Producer
    • writes the checks; they make the show happen
    • CEO
  115. Works with the actors, makes decisions with the actors writer
  116. Audience
    the spectators w/o an audience there is no play
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Creative Writing
2014-12-10 19:28:05

All literary terms
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