English Honors: Short Stories Flashcards

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prescience
foreknowledge
brougham
light carriage
sanctuary
William Faulkner
crestfallen
Sad and disappointed
Ernest Hemingway
Soldier's Home
family loyalty
barn burning
THE HAMLET
William Faulkner
absalom, absalom!
William Faulkner
William Faulkner
Barn Burning
stamina
enduring strength and energy
insolent
marked by casual disrespect
maudlin
effusively or insincerely emotional
imperative
requiring attention or action
Richard Wright
Almos a Man
light in august
William Faulkner
dreams versus reality
Pauls CAse
rising action
introduces complications, builds suspense, is when plot "thickens"
derisive
to express contempt or ridicule
elude
escape, either physically or mentally
exposition
introduces characters and setting, supplies background, sets tone
enigma
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
personal brand of irony
Ring Lardner
wrote simply and truthfully
Willa Cather
father and son relationship
barn burning
Ring Lardner
The Golden Honey Moon
A Farewell to Arms
Ernest Hemmingway
affable
Friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to
haggard
Looking exhausted and unwell, esp. from fatigue, worry, or suffering
tangible
perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch
zealous
marked by active interest and enthusiasm
languid
displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed
conjecture
reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
Attempted passage into manhood
ALMOS A MAN
(1909-1960) Black american novelist best known in this country and abroad.
Richard Wright
Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Oldman & the Sea
Ernest Hemmingway
superb era for colloquial speech
Ring Lardner
eldest of 12 children
 
 
Ernest J. Gaines
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bernice Bobs Her hair
first developed as a journalist
Ring Lardner
Ernest J Gaines
The Sky is Gray
Born in Viriginia in 1873
Willa Cather
Born in Oak Park Illinois
Ernest Hemmingway
amenity
A desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place; The pleasantness of a place or a person
dumbfounded
as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise
vellum
fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb
brusque
Abrupt or offhand in speech or manner
intimate
someone to whom private matters are confided
invalid
someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
climax
turning point of the story, moment when suspense reaches it's peak, results in change for main character, sometimes occurs at the end of story without being followed by falling action
disarming
(of manner or behavior) Having the effect of allaying suspicion or hostility, esp. through charm
(1876-1941) grew up in Clyde Ohio
Sherwood Anderson
home schooled spent free time outdoors
Willa Cather
(1897-1962) Born in Albany , Mississippi
William Faulkner
The Beautiful and the Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald
said one's strongest emoetions and one's most vivid mental pictures are acquired before one is fifteen
Willa Cather
influenced the writing of Ralph ellison, and james baldwin
Richard Wright
conflict with family and community
Almos a Man
Influenced strongly by her familys pioneer farming existence
Willa Cather
guinea
a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings
lynch
(of a mob) Kill (someone), esp. by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial
The Gold-Bug
by Edgar Allen Poe (very famous American poet, one of the foremost early short stories writer, created the archetype for the detective story), setting is 1800s around October on Sullivan's Island near Charleston, SC, the narrator, William Legrand, and Jupiter are looking for Captain Kidd's treasure, theme is "There is no problem created by the human mind that another equally determined human mind couldn't solve", protagonist overcame his conflict
said "only thing worth writing about was the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself"
William Faulkner
cycle of stories Wines Burg Ohio (1919)
Sherwood Anderson
central themes involve the tension of being black in a white society.
Richard Wright
born in natchaz mississippi, the son of a share cropper, entirely self educated.
Richard Wright
when to school at University of Nebraska. Then moved to pittsburgh
Willa Cather
wrote about people who were confused and looking for answers
Sherwood Anderson
facing or running away from problems
Almos a Man
cur
An aggressive dog or one that is in poor condition, esp. a mongrel
The Collected Stories of Katerine Anna Porter
Katerine Anna Porter
read widely on his own, but strongly influenced by writers who stressed the importance of a person's environment
Richard Wright
painful process of learning about one's self
I am a fool
Roots remained in Nebraska of this she had to write
Willa Cather
Had a series of menial jobs throughout the Depression
Richard Wright
major characters are often women whose ideailstic values are challenged by life's brutality
Katerine Anna Porter
left both his family and his job in 1912 at the age of 36 to embark on a literary career in Chicago
Sherwood Anderson
Books of Richard Wright
Almos a Man, Native Son, Black Boy
had kind of humor that makes us smile at people rather than laugh at them
Sherwood Anderson
Educated at home and in small Southern convent schools
Katerine Anna Porter
comming to terms with one's past
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
A Scandal in Bohemia
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (wrote first successful detective story series), setting is March 1888 in London, England, Sherlock Holmes and Watson are trying to retrieve a photograph from Irene Adler for the King of Bohemia, theme is "Women can be as intelligent, talented, and cunning as men", protagonist did NOT overcome his conflict
Santa Claus is a White Man
by John Henrik Clarke (professor of African-American history), setting is mid-December, 1930s in LA, a group of boys and a Santa Claus are threatening to lynch the black Randolph Johnson, theme is "The loss of intolerance through a harrowing experience with racism proves the unfair, irrational hatred of racial prejudice", tragedy, external human vs. human conflict
Books of William Faulkner
Barn Burning, The sound of Fury, As I lay Dying, Sanctuary, Light in August, Absalom- Absalom, The Hamlet
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