Literary and Grammar Terms Flashcards

Terms Definitions
an estimation of one's speech
a swap, like a "cranberry bog"
The main idea of the story
Literary Terms:What is Conflict?
Literary Terms:What is Conflict?Conflict/Plot is the struggle found in fiction. Conflict/Plot may be internal or external and is best seen in (1) Man in conflict with another Man: (2) Man in conflict in Nature; (3) Man in conflict with self. (4) Man in conflict with Society fiction is based on conflict and this conflict is presented in a structured format called PLOT.
Literary Terms:What is Characterization?
Literary Terms:What is Characterization?Characterization is the method used by a writer to develop a character. The method includes (1) showing the character's appearance, (2) displaying the character's actions, (3) revealing the character's thoughts, (4) letting the character speak, and (5) getting the reactions of others.
a word that describes a verb, an adjective or another adverb
Adverb Clause
a subordinate clause that modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb
EX Before I went to bed
Literary Terms:What is Symbolism?
Literary Terms:What is Symbolism?A person, place or object which has a meaning in itself but suggests other meanings as well. Things, characters and actions can be symbols. Anything that suggests a meaning beyond the obvious.Some symbols are conventional, generally meaning the same thing to all readers. For example: bright sunshine symbolizes goodness and water is a symbolic cleanser.
Literary Terms:What is Analogy?
Literary Terms:What is Analogy?Analogy is the comparison of two pairs which have the same relationship. The key is to ascertain the relationship between the first so you can choose the correct second pair. Part to whole, opposites, results of are types of relationships you should find.Example:hot is to cold as fire is to ice OR hot:cold::fire:ice
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
Grammar - Prepositions.Prepositions that begin with O, P or S.
Grammar - Prepositions - Prepositions that begin with O, P or S.of off
regarding since
Literary Terms:What are Minor Characters
Literary Terms:What are Minor CharactersAlmost always flat or two-dimensional characters. They have only one or two striking qualities. Their predominant quality is not balanced by an opposite quality. They are usually all good or all bad. Such characters can be interesting or amusing in their own right, but they lack depth. Flat characters are sometimes referred to as STATIC characters because they do not change in the course of the story.
Literary Terms:What is a Simile?
Literary Terms:What is a Simile?A figure of speech which involves a direct comparison between two unlike things, usually with the words like or as. Example: The muscles on his brawny arms are strong as iron bands.
Literary Terms:What is first person point of view?
Literary Terms:What is first person point of view?The narrator is a character in the story who can reveal only personal thoughts and feelings and what he or she sees and is told by other characters. He can’t tell us thoughts of other characters.
Literary Terms:What is a motif?
Literary Terms:What is a motif?A motif is a recurrent thematic element in an artistic or literary work or a dominant theme or central idea.
Literary Terms:What is Man versus Society Conflict?
Literary Terms:What is Man versus Society Conflict?The values and customs by which everyone else lives are being challenged. The character may come to an untimely end as a result of his or her own convictions. The character may, on the other hand, bring others around to a sympathetic point of view, or it may be decided that society was right after all.
Grammar - Verbs.List 9 Linking Verbs.
Grammar - Verbs - List 9 Linking Verbs.

Grammar : Latin CaseWhat is does Accusative case mean?
Grammar : Latin CaseWhat is does Accusative case mean?Accusative = Direct ObjectGive it to MEGive it to YOUGive it to HIMGive it to HER
Literary Terms:What is Man versus Self Conflict?
Literary Terms:What is Man versus Self Conflict?Internal conflict. Not all conflict involves other people. Sometimes people are their own worst enemies. An internal conflict is a good test of a character’s values. Does he give in to temptation or rise above it? Does he demand the most from himself or settle for something less? Does he even bother to struggle? The internal conflicts of a character and how they are resolved are good clues to the character’s inner strength.Often, more than one kind of conflict is taking place at the same time. In every case, however, the existence of conflict enhances the reader’s understanding of a character and creates the suspense and interest that make you want to continue reading.
Grammar - Modifiers.What is an adjective.
Grammar - Modifiers - What is an adjective.An adjective is a part of speech that describes a noun
Grammar - Verbs.Describe the verb characteristic "Mood".
Grammar - Verbs - Describe the verb characteristic "Mood".Mood indicates if the verb is stating a fact (indicative), making a command (imperative), or stating a hypothetical action (subjunctive).
Grammar - Verbs.What is an intransitive linking verb?.
Grammar - Verbs - What is an intransitive linking verb?.An Intransitive linking verb does not transit or move the action to an object. Instead it links a predicate adjective or predicate noun back to the subject in order to describe or rename the subject.
Grammar - Verbs.What is a verb.
Grammar - Verbs - What is a verb.A verb is a part of speech that is an action or a state of being
Grammar - Verbs.Helping Verbs
3 begin with d.
Grammar - Verbs - Helping Verbs
3 begin with d.

Literary Terms What is an Allegory?
Literary Terms What is an Allegory? Allegory is a form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative, are equated with the meanings that lie outside the narrative itself. The underlying meaning has moral, social, religious, or political significance, and characters are often personifications of abstract ideas as charity, greed, or envy. Thus an allegory is a story with two meanings, a literal meaning and a symbolic meaning.
Grammar - Noun.What is a noun.
Grammar - Noun - What is a noun.A noun is a part of speech that is a person, place, thing, or idea
Latin - Verbs.What does the Principal Part "Present Tense Indicative" mean in Latin Grammar? .
Latin - Verbs - What does the Principal Part "Present Tense Indicative" mean in Latin Grammar? .Present Indicative uses the 1st Person Singular form : I love, I walk, I singPresent tense means it is happening right nowIndicative is showing the "mood" by indicating that this is stating a fact
Literary Terms:What are the 3 types of Irony?
Literary Terms:What are the 3 types of Irony?Irony is the contrast between what is expected or what appears to be and what actually is.Verbal IronyThe contrast between what is said and what is actually meant.Irony of SituationThis refers to a happening that is the opposite of what is expected or intended.Dramatic IronyThis occurs when the audience or reader knows more than the characters know.
Grammar - Verbs.What is a transitive active verb?.
Grammar - Verbs - What is a transitive active verb?.A transitive active verb moves the action of the subject to the object.
Grammar - Verbs.What are the 5 principle parts of verbs?.
Grammar - Verbs - What are the 5 principle parts of verbs?.Verbs change their form, how they are spelled, based on their meaning. Some verbs have all five forms and some may only have a few.
Base or Stem
(is, are, run, do, sleep)2nd:
ImperfectHappened in the past but not clear when it ended.
(walked, talked, was, were, ran)
Perfect Participle or Past Participle or Preterite
Indicates completed action
(have walked, shall have walked, slept, having walked)
Progressive Participle or Past imperfectOngoing action
(walking, sleeping, writing)

3rd Person Singular
stem + sShe walks, he talks
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