S.S short stories Flashcards

Terms Definitions
pasmado
astonish
interloper
intruder
teeming
swarming; overflowing
Starfish story
folklore
incredulous
doubtful; disbelieving
fain
gladly, willingly
manifested
v.) appeared
imbibed
having drunk alcohol
debacle
breakdown or collapse
vital
necessary to life
Scandal in Bohemia
Doyle
rattlesnake hunt
reflective essay
foraging
searching for food
distinguish
to recognize as different
ser justo
to be fair
poise
self-assurance; composure; equilibrium a state of balance
despotism
unlimited power or authority
careen
v. to rush carelessly
sublime
v.) splended, wonderful, inspiring
vivacious
full of light and spirit
A Rose For Emily.
William Faulkner.
ecstasy
extreme delight, joy, or happiness
Fabliau
undermines serious romance (ie. chivalric romance)
insolence
contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior
tableau
a vivid or graphic description
personification
giving human traits (quality, feelings, action, or characteristics) to animals, ideas, or inanimate objects; imaginary creatures having human personalities, intelligence, and emotions
ComfortedAaron's grandmother, who was just a little girl of eight at the time, had wept over the goat all day and all night and could not be __________.
consoled
edict
An official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority.
May I Have Your Autograph
Marjorie Sharmat
Short Happy Life of Francis McComber
Hemmingway
depreciate
lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
Ardent
Adj. characterized by warmth of feeling typically expressed in eager zealous support or activity
"A White Heron"- author
Sarah Orne Jewett
Climax
the turning point of the story
Brazen
- marked by exaggerated fearlessness or boldness
allusion
brief reference to a presumably familiar person or thing
quarry
the object of the hunt, the prey
ineffable
(adj) incapable of being expressed in words, indescribable
Flat character
"one dimensional", Limited amount of info, Limited purpose in the story
Dystopia/Dystopian Fiction
the opposite of Utopian fiction: creation of a nightmare world, as Dystopia, as in a novel
static character
stay the same throughtout the story
affable
adj. friendly, pleasant, and easy to talk to
precipitous
steep; sheer...At the edge of the cliff, you will face a ____ drop.
15th writing tip:
15. Have a strong ending!
venerable
adj: deserving to be treated with reverential respect or with admiring deference
dismay
sudden or complete loss of courage; utter disheartenment.
scruples
feelings of doubt or guilt about a suggested action
irony
a contrast between what appears to be and what is
pacifist
someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
Dynamic Character
a character that changes in an important way in the course of a story
epithet
A word or phrase used to characterize a person or thing; sometimes used in conjunction with the object or person, at other times used in place of the name or thing; for instance, Jack the Ripper, or rosy-fingered dawn.
The bride groom
Author: Alexander Puskin
Theme: no one is who they seem/ what comes around goes around
Characters:
-Natasha
-Parents
-The bridegroom
Atmoshpere
the general mood, feeling or spirit of a story, generated by setting and affected by the choice of words and subject matter
author of the git of the maji
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common mythological allusions
when romeo met juliet, he was immediately struck by cupids arrow
the wrestler had the strength of hercules
the businessman seemed to have the midas touch
15. Static Character:
a character who does not change throughout the work; the reader's knowledge of that character also does not grow
cosmopolite
n. a person who is cosmopolitan in his or her ideas, life, etc.; citizen of the world
delirious
adj. in a state of wild excitement or ecstasy
limited omniscent
narrator focuses on the view of only one character, usually the protagonist, can reveal the inner thoughts and feelings of this one character but presents the other characters from the outside only.
Sweet Potato Pie (Theme)
Don't be ashamed of who you are
8th writing tip:
8. Develop the element(s) of the story well.
point of view
the way in which a story is narrated; first person, third person limited, third person omniscient
3rd person limited
knows only what is seen or heard at the time ( witness)
"In the living room, the voice-clock sang Tick-tock, seven o'clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o'clock as if it were afraid that nobody would"
The author personifies the house giving it thoughts and emotions
what are changes made to a literary work in order to suit a new medium, such as a movie or a play
dramatic license, charactesr might be combined, evens that occurred months apart might happen on the same day, events characters are added or deleted.
How does the narrator convince us that the sea rats in this story are of the worst possible sort?
He tells of the two terrior dogs on a Dutch ship that were eaten by sea rats
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