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English Exam Review - English Exam Review Literary Terms...

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English Exam Review Literary Terms Connotation- emotional overtones that have become attached to a word or phrase Motif- recurring theme or image in literature Symbolism- has both literal and figurative meaning Direct Characterization- info about a character that is explicitly stated Theme-the main idea of the piece First person narrator – a narrator with a limited point of view who uses “I” Dynamic character- changing character in story Foil- a character paired with another to highlight their differences Indirect characterization- subtle info revealed about a character that isn’t directly stated Denotation- the literal meaning of a word or the dictionary definition Allusion- a reference to history, literature, or culture Omniscient narrator- an all-knowing narrator Irony – when the unexpected happens Static character-a character that doesn’t change Commonly confused words: Farther- Farther shows a relation to physical distance. If you can replace the word farther with "more miles" then you have done it correctly. Further- Further relates to metaphorical distance or depth. It is a time, degree, or quantity. It is also another way of saying "additional". Advice- Advice is a noun, which means an opinion that someone offers you about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation. Advise- Advise is a verb, which means to give information and suggest types of action. Who’s- Who's is asking 'who is'. Whose-Whose is asking or talking about who something belongs to. The Great Gatsby by: F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Nick Carraway - The novel’s narrator, Nick is a young man from Minnesota who, after being educated at Yale and fighting in World War I, goes to New York City to learn the bond business. Honest, tolerant, and inclined to reserve judgment, Nick often serves as a confidant for those with troubling secrets. After moving to West Egg, a fictional area of Long Island that is home to the newly rich, Nick quickly befriends his next-door neighbor, the mysterious Jay Gatsby. As Daisy Buchanan’s cousin, he facilitates the rekindling of the romance between her and Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is told entirely through Nick’s eyes; his thoughts and perceptions shape and color the story. Read an in-depth analysis of Nick Carraway. Jay Gatsby - The title character and protagonist of the novel, Gatsby is a fabulously wealthy young man living in a Gothic mansion in West Egg. He is famous for the lavish parties he throws every Saturday night, but no one knows where he comes from, what he does, or how he made his fortune. As the novel progresses, Nick learns that Gatsby was born James Gatz on a farm in North Dakota; working for a millionaire made him dedicate his life to the achievement of wealth. When he met Daisy while training to be an officer in Louisville,
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