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Literary terms, Poems, Stories, Ender's Game, Plays
What is the definition of denotation?
Single literal meaning
What is the definition of connotation?
multiple implied meanings
Give an example of Connotation.
This my son was dead and is alive again. (The Prodigal Son)
What are the five "I"s of annotation
1. Intense physical description or emotion
2. Indications of scope or comparison/contrast
3. Important repetition
4. Instance of literary devices
5. Indications of theme or meaning
What are some examples of the five "I"s in "The Prodigal Son"?
1. Intense emotion- the father's response
2. Indicates scope- nobody gave him anything
3. Important repetition- father's welcome
4. Literary device- symbol=image
5. Indicates meaning- father's words to son
An intense description of a sensory experience.
What is the definition of image?
Sight- visual description
sound- auditory description
What is an example of sight imagery?
to bend with apples the mossed-covered cottage-trees
What is a example of sound image?
season of mists and mellow fruitfulness (To Autumn)
What can not be a symbol?
A small player
A reference to something else in the text
What is a Symbol?
A major player
an object or figure
an item that makes sense as itself
an abstract idea that transcends the text
The voice that talks to the reader in the Poem or narrator of a story
group the writer is addressing. Tone, style, and purpose is considered when reaching a particular audience.
What are the four "R"s?
Universal message about life that incorporates truths, honorable behavior, moral standards, ethical principals, emotional standards
Short story with a moral or religious lesson.
multiple ways to understand a story
The repetition of consonant sounds within a line of poetry
The repetition of vowel sounds within a line of poetry
Define flat character.
character about whom little information is provided. Has only one character trait.
Define round character.
Character that is fully described by the author, multiple character traits.
Define dynamic character.
Character whom changes throughout the story
Describe Static Characterization.
A character that stays the same throughout the story
Define dialogue poem.
A poem in which two or more characters have a conversation or dialog
14 line poem rhymed in iambic pentameter; includes a shift of thought
1st and 3rd lines of the first stanza alternate in subsequent stanzas
A character that cause the protagonist to change through some sort of conflict.
The character in a story the endure some sort of change cause by the antagonist.
Describe Plot, Theme, and Character -based stories.
Story which is developed by the use of either Plot (The Most Dangerous Game), Theme (Appointment with Love), or Character respectively
Meter that consists of unstressed and stressed syllables
Meter that consists of stressed and unstressed syllables
pentameter is five feet per unit
Hexameter is six feet per unit
Way of life in which one renounces the pleasure of life to achieve a higher spiritual life. (The Priest)
Lifestyle in which one takes part in material pleasures. (Tartar)
What are the elements of a Plot Diagram?
Rising Action Falling Action
Intro; Catalyst Climax; Resolution
Brief reference to a person, event, or place. Reference to another work of Art. Causal reference to a famous historical or literary event.
Attitude the writer takes to a subject or character; i.e. humorous, sarcastic, ironic,
Story that has a sad ending.
Story with a happy ending.
The time and place in a fiction.
The use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in the story.
A character that contrasts a second character, therefore highlighting the first characters qualities.
What are the three type of conflicts.
Man vs Man, Man vs Himself, Man vs Society
Category that places like works together.
Interrupting action that shows an event that happened at an earlier time which is necessary for better understanding.
Describe The Jungian Shadow
An unconscious or repressed weakness which acts as the shadow; emphasizes instinct, irrationality; the goal is to embrace the shadow as part of yourself
Small story that occurs in a story aside from the main plot.
Rule by persuasion, agreement.
Describe direct domination.
rule by force.
Discuss Hero's Journey.
initiation of hero-child
withdrawal from family
trail and quest
Describe situational ethics.
Situation in which it is okay to break the law or go against was is consider right for the better good
The idea that pleasure of the mind, body, and soul is the sole good in life.
The idea that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value.
The theory that reality is essentially mental or spiritual.
Define Dramatic Irony
Irony in which the reader know but the character does not know
Specific item used to develop character or scene
Commentary in a play used to highlight key ideas
Collection of props; stage setup for a play