Vocab short stories Flashcards

vocabulary
Terms Definitions
coerced
forced
streckt
stretches
imprudent
unwise
imperative
extremely important
Orientation
Daniel Orozco
solicitously
expressing concern
Affable
(adj) Friendly.
Flat Character
Simple
accost
to confront boldly
agacharse
to bend down
mad
insane, mentally ill
iniquity
wickedness, gross injustice
poe
married first cousin
Deplorably
Bewail, mourn aloud
brazen
loud and harsh (adj.)
repressed
kept down; held back
declasse
lowered in social status
inconsequential
adj. of no importance
dynamic
usual protagonist
change/ experiences an epiphany
tiring house
open=study; closed=changing room
A Sound of Thunder
Ray Bradbury
cowered
drew back in fear; cringed
conflict
a struggle of opposing forces
climax
moment of the greatest tension
uncouth
crude, awkward, clumsy, or ungraceful
Deporting
kicked out of a country
Teemed
v. to abound or swarm
maudlin
tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental:
ventriloquist
someone who speaks through a puppet
Philip Roth
The Conversion of the Jews
falling action
action which follows the climax
Native boys
• Character: Represents freedom, independence, athletic
Dad
sweet, kind, hardworking, loves his son, considerate
Central conflict
rep. sniper vs. enemy sniper
Once In A Lifetime by...
Jhumpa Lahiri
author of thank you mam
Langston Hughs
heap
a pile or large amouont of something
internal conflict
a conflict inside of a character
resilient
able to bounce back into one's original shape or situation; elastic
James Thurber
Secret life of Walter Mitty author
oppertunist
acton or judgment in accordence with this policy
Asperity
(n.) roughness of manner or temper; harshness
Tone
someone pitch and emotion in his voice
STOCK CHARACTER
A character type that appears repeatedly in a particular literary genre, one which has certain conventional attributes or attitudes.
providence
the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth.
propensity
a habit to act in a particular way
IKWTCBS Theme
Don't let your environment hold you back
cynically
with disbelief as to the sincerity of people's intentions or actions
Bob
Who is the theif in After 20 Years?
tangible
adj. capable of being touched or felt; having actual form and substance
atrocity
n. an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury
Clock
makes people think of the Red Death (how much time i have left)
apprehension
noun: the act or power of perceiving or comprehending; suspicion or fear especially of future evil
in what is each detail important and must involve conflict
plot
imagery
words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the five senses Ex. Dust of snow
Dramatic Irony
a plot device in which the audience's or reader's knowledge of events or individuals surpasses that of the characters
3rd person omniscient
type of narrator that knows every thought and feeling of every character in the story
gesture
n. A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.
DYNAMIC CHARACTER
one who changes in some important way as a result of the story's action.
point of view
the vantage point from which the story is told, who is narrating the story
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Joyce Carol Oates
first person detached
a character but tells the story from a later time
What is Situational Irony?
A contrast between what we expect and reality. (oocurs when there is a contrast between what would seem appropiate and what really happens or when there is a contradiction between what we expect to happen and what really does take plate.)
main characters of Pipa's Story are...
Mother, Pipa, Lao Fu, Meilan, Wen, dead Father
What does Mrs. Sommers originally want to do with the money she finds in "A Pair of Silk Stockings"?
she originally wants to use the money for her kids to buy them new clothes. she wants to be practical.
feigned
pretended
doggedness
persistence;stubborness
Interlopers
Saki
madriguera
rabbits den
la barriga
belly
ascetic
severe; stern
overwrought
very agitated
Fervently
Very hot
devious
winding, twisting (adj.)
unredressed
not set right
Chivalric Romance
courtly love
array
order of arrangement
slosh
splash in water
chaos
state of complete disorder/confusion
debt
money owed to someone
Emily
A Rose for Emily
Action
showing the characters actions
condone
to forgive or overlook
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Birth Mark
Flambeaux
Lighted torches for burials
putrid
offensive to the senses; disgusted
"The Most Dangerous Game"
Richard Connell
irony
contrast between appearance and reality
disciplinarian
someone who enforces strict discipline
exorbitant
adj. much too high; excessive
circumscribing
v. restrict (something) within limits
Monsieur Loisel
-Mathilde's husband.
-Monsieur Loisel is content with the small pleasures of his life but does his best to appease Mathilde's demands and assuage her complaints.
crimson
to make or become crimson.
swoon
to faint/lose consciousness; to enter into a state of hysterical rapture or ecstasy
menacing
representing or posing a threat to
partisan
an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
plot
stories sequence of incidents arranged in a dramatic order
consonance
The close repetition of consonant sounds before and after different vowels -- slip, slop; sometimes the repetition of this sound at the end of words -- mid, wed. Compare Assonance.
scythe
an edge tool for cutting grass
blunt
having a broad or rounded end
Gesticulation
A deliberate, vigorous motion or gesture
assiduous
constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive:
Litany
(n): a usually lengthy recitation or enumeration; a sizable series or set Synonyms: prayer, recitation, enumeration Antonyms: none
Turmoil in a blue beige bedroom
Judie Angell
The Monkey's Paw
Main Character: Mr.White; Mrs.White; Herbert
Setting: middle of nowhere, beastly pathway; bog; torrent road
Conflict: wishes they make chnage their lives
Irony/ Foreshadowing: It has caused enough mischief already; dont blame me for what happens
Mr.White says hes satisfied and then wishes for more
Theme: Be grateful for what you have
moan
a sound made when experiencing pain, fear, or sadness
Prose Non-fiction
consists of news reports, feature articles, essays, editorials, textbooks, historical and biographical works etc. The goal of nonfiction prose is to present truths and conclusion about the factual world of history, science, and current events.
Mme. Loisel
PARISIAN WOMAN, cares only for MONETARY VALUE, UNSATISFIED with life
scarlet ibis
story examins theme of jealousy between siblings
Who is the author of The Interlopers?
Saki
metaphor
a comparison without using like or as
resolute
firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
Who is the "boy" in our first story?
Rudi
Symbolism
An object of some sort that represents something else
equality
when everyone has the same rights and are not treated differently based on race, religion, abilities, disabilities; equal opportunities; when people have the same amount of authority as others
The Smuggler (Conflicts)
Man vs. Society, man vs. man
facade
the front of a building, the outer appearance
calibration
noun: a set of graduations to indicate values or positions
cull
control the size of a herd by removal, select from a group
Which of all the five stories has RELIGIOUS themes as its most central purpose
The RIver
mystery
a story that invloves a crime or other eventthat remains unsolved until the very end
external conflict
a problem a character has with an outside force
First Person Minor
A minor character who "happens to be there".
limited point of view
the narrator knows/tells only what one character sees, thinks, and feels
OBJECTIVE POINT OF VIEW
a narrator who is totally impersonal and objective tells the story, with no comment on any characters or events.
The Most Dangerous Game (Overview)
Rainsford figues out that Zaroff hunts humans. Game between the two, but Rainsford wins.
what is foreshadowing
the authors use of hints or clues to foretell what will happen later in the story
what is satire
the use of humor or biting wit to poke fun at the beliefs or practices of other people
A White Heron, Sarah Orne Jewett
A small child from the city lives with her aunt and discovers freedom through nature and a bird (coming of age)
sullen
gloomy
self-possessed
composed;calm
paradox
contradictory
receding
moving back
dibujar
to draw
beleaguered
surrounded; besieged
somnolent
sleepy, drowsy
Solemn
Ceremonial, serious
sagacity
keen; sound judgemental(N)
stifling
oppressively close; suffocating
Breton Lais
unusual punishment
incessantly
without interruption; continuously
dilapidated
shabby; falling apart
flay
to whip or lash
despair
a loss of hope
Joy/ Hulga
Good Country People
palpable
easily felt or touched
immolation
a death or destruction
setting comprises
when and where
Waned
to grow gradually less
subliminal
below the level os consciousness
deplorable
deserving censure or contempt; wretched
specify
to make known or identify
consequently
adv. as a result; therefore
flounced
v. move with exaggerated motions
Decorous
Dignity in maners and conduct
fiction
something feigned, invented, or imagined; a made-up story:
unmediated
having no intervening persons, agents, conditions
agonized
experienced great discomfort, pain, or stress
Believable
able to accept; logically makes sense
proclivity
natural of habitual inclination or tendency
characters in the interlopers
Ulrich von Gradwitz
institution
an organization devoted to the promotion of a particular cause or program
Apt
suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn
relentless
that does not relent; unyieldingly severe, strict, or harsh; unrelenting:
Edgar Allen Poe
author of "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Protagonist in "Boys & Girls"
the little girl
subsided
settled down; became less active or intense
Drama
literature designed for stage or film presentation for the benefit and delight of an audience. The essence of drama is the development of character and situation through speech and action.
Amiability
(n) having a pleasant or friendly disposition; good natured
reconciliation
a settlement of a controversy or disagreement
Protagonist
The most important character of the story
static character
a character that remains the same
depreciate
to reduce the purchasing value of (money).
predominating
to be the stronger or leading element or force
verbal irony
you say something but mean the opposite
The Lady or the Tiger (Themes)
Jealousy is bad
theme
the main idea or central message an author wants to convey to the reader.
"How it Feels to be Colored Me"
Zora Hurston
Short Story Structure includes..?
Introduction, The Rising Action (including conflict), the Climax, and the conclusion.
Perverse
turned away from what is right or good; improper
sanity
the state of being sane; soundness of mind.
foreshadow
the use of clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in the plot
episodic plot
on that stretches over weeks or even longer periods and this consists of isolated scenes connected by a thin tissue of transitional devices
brevity
n. the quality of being brief in time; shortness
person vs. self
when a character struggles inside and has a hard time deciding what to do (internal conflict)
Symbol
an object in a story that is itself AND stands for an idea or abstract quality
Leo Tolstoy
author of How Much Land Does a Man Need?
16. Dynamic Character:
a character who undergoes some kind of change because of the action in the plot
A town called rosewood
the story of Rosewood Florida where a white woman accused a black man of attack and rape. The sheriff of the town formed a posse and burned the Rosewood. Rosewood had been an ideal town for the AA. all the AA were forced to live in the swamps until they could escape. The sheriff killed men whop had nothing to do with the beating. in the end the woman lied about her attack that was commited by her boyfriend.
what is a malapropism
the substitution of one word with a similar sounding word with a very different meaning to be funny
what are three kinds of fictional characters
type or stock character, individual character, and developing character
What is the resolution of the story?
Mariana will get her letter but Juan was fired
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