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stories that represent the deepest wishes and fears of human beings. Old myths were passed on orally from generation to generation.
Purposes of Mythology
explain the creation of the world
explain natural phenomenons
give story form to ancient religions
to teach moral lesson
express the deepest fears and hopes of the human raice
explain how something came to be
a brief story told to make a point
lesson about the right way to behave
difference between what you say and what you mean or between what’s supposed to happen and what actually happens
passed down by word or mouth
features repeated on stories throughout the world
fantastic transformation or change from one shape or form to another
a prohibition of something
describes a person in 13 lines. There is a specific formula to use when writing a bio-poem.
poetry in which the first letter of each line, when read vertically, spell out a word. The word is usually the subject of the poem.
an ancient Japanese form with no rhyme. Haiku often deal with nature. This type has three lines with a fixed number of syllables:
another Japanese form that depends on the number of lines and syllables instead of rhyme:
7 syllables, rhymes with line 4
shortest art form. They use devices associated with poetry-rhyme, rhythm, and metaphors. They provide vivid imagery to teach a moral lesson.
poem that forms a visible picture on the page. The shape usually reflects the subject of the poem.
poetry without rules of form, rhyme, rhythm, or mete
tell stories and are usually long. Epics and ballads are narrative poems. They have a setting, characters, a conflict, climax, and resolution.
rhyming poems of four lines. Poets use letters to express the rhyme pattern or scheme. The four types of quatrain rhyme are: AABB, ABAB, ABBA, and ABCB.
poems of 14 lines that begin with three quatrain and end with a couplet. The couplet usually contains a surprise ending. William Shakespeare is one of the most famous sonnet writers in history.
musical quality produced by the repettion of stressed and unstressed syllables
a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as
compare 2 unlike things in which one thing becomes another
human qualities given to an animal or thing
the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it
repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables
something that represents something else
the repetition of the same or very similar consonant sounds in words that are close together
mental images; especially: the products of imagination (using words that appeal to the senses)
1st part of essay in which you will introduce the topic includes eye-catching sentence, thesis statement, background info, and topic sentences
2nd part of essay in which you explain each of your topics mentioned in the introduction using supporting details
last part of your essay in which you summarize what your main point , leave message to reader, restate thesis statement
expression of your opinion on a certain topic
where and when does a story take place
person or animal present in a novel, play, or movie
a disagreement or conflict in a story
most intense, exciting, or important point of story
when all knots are tied and the story ends
things that happen in the story that make it harder for the characters to get what they want
point of view-
perspective in which a story is told
what messages the author teaches you in the story ( lesson of life)
the category a novel falls into
how does the story make you feel
the emotion the author is writing the story in