Short Stories 9 Flashcards

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profoundly
deeply
intrepid
fearless
impact
strong effect
malicious
hateful; spiteful
Desiree's Baby
Chopin
narrative
the story
paraphernalia
equipment; gear
The Smuggler
Victor Canning
Bernard Malamud
The Mourners
madonna
the virgin mary
Most Dangerous Game
Whitney
succor
help, relief, aid
Rainer Maria Rilke
Gazelle
tremulous
shaking or quivering slightly
pensively
(adjective) thoughtfully, thinking deeply or seriously
droll
amusingly odd or comical
Prosaic
Adj. dull, unimaginative, ordinary
ascetic
practicing strict self denial
Limpid
adj. clear transparent, undisterbed
Ray Bradbury
Author of "The Pedestrian"
human condition
the unavoidable situations/experiences we all share as human beings, the totality of the experience of being human and living human lives
talisman
charm, object with magical power
elaborate
detailed; careful; thorough 2. complicated
Indolent
Adj. averse to activity,effort,or movement; habitually lazy
pulverize
to demolish or crush completely
precariously
unsteadily; in an unstable manner
Founder
to get stuck; break down
You Need to Go Upstairs
Rumer Godden
presume
to take upon oneself without permission, authority, dare
la mala racha
bad spell; bad luck
preclude
keep from happening or arising prevent
In Another Country - setting
war/ milan
emphatically
uttered with or marked by emphasis
Hades
n. The god ruling the underworld
TENSION
a sense of heightened involvement, uncertainty, and interest an audience experiences as the climax of the action approaches.
Conflict
the struggle between two opposing forces; the main character’s problem.
symbolism
something that stands for itself and something beyond itself
UPM Main characters
Doug Spalding and Ralph Underhill
defiant
boldly resistant of an opposing force or authority
wince
to shrink as in pain or distress
static character
a character who doesn't change throughout a story
sagacious
adj. having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment
Setting
Time and place a story happens.-more than one setting
can conclude years,hours,specific days,minutes...
Situational irony
an incongruence between what is expected and what occurs
Snatched
To reach for ; or grab suddenly.
paranoia (noun)
an irrational fear of danger or misfortune
aquiver
in a state of trepidation or vibrant agitation; trembling
dramatic irony
a contrast between what a character thinks is true and what the audience or reader knows is true
reference
(n.) a remark that calls attention to something or someone
protagonist
the chief character in a work, there can be more than one, they aren't necessarily the "good guy"
blanched
adj. to bleach, deprive of color, turn white
impel
drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
clerics
members of the clergy, such as priests or ministers
mood
atmosphere or feeling of a work of literature
paradox
something that has or seems to have a contradictory qualities
Jonathan Edwards
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Apprehension
N. the act or power of perceiving or comprehending; suspicion or fear especially of future evil
Doug Hansen
Mail man from Seattle, failed to climb year before (D)
Who is the author of The Scarlett Ibis?
James Hurst
Symbolic Action
an action that can say more than words can express
helen on 86th street
said goodbye to father (troy); heard swan's wings
metaphor
a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in "A mighty fortress is our God."
man vs nature
when a person has a problem with an element of nature (hurricanes , rainstorms or the bitter cold.)
first person point of view
the narrator is a character in the story (ex: I, me)
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Mark Twain
A person will bet on anything, but when his frog is beat due to trickery, he finally loses.
conflict and tyoe of to build a fire
a man is walking throught the yukon, runs out of food, and can't buid a fire man vs. nature
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