English short stories 3 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
reiterated
repeated
insult
Beleidigung
zeal
Eifer
vermillion
scarlet red
to purchase
kaufen
repugnant
distastefull, offensive
sheath
an unbelted dress
to shrug
Achseln zucken
vex
verb
to disturb; annoy
anathema
(n,adj) a hated/loathed/despised person or thing
Pucheon
Cask holding 84 gallons
Toni Cade Bambara
Raymond's Run
oblivious
unmindful; unconscious; unaware (usually fol. by of or to):
elusive
hard to express or define
discern
to detect with the senses
A White Heron
Sarah Orne Jewitt
vital
of or pertaining to life:
Botched
(adj) spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness
foil
contrasts with the protagonist in terms of traits, attitudes, action, etc.
finesse
subtly skillful handling of a situation
fetid
having a bad smell, stinking, putred
thrashing
to beat soundly in punishment; flog.
Compadres
(noun) a friend, companion, or close associate
theme
central message of a story that readers can apply to life
Angela's ashes
traces the overwhelming influence of poverty and religion on the people of ireland
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Ambrose Bierce
beleagured
v, to trouble, harass, or pressure severely
sheepish
embarrassed or bashful, as by having done something wrong or foolish.
Falling action
the action(s) that take place after the climax
event occurs that violates the expectations of the characters, reader, or audience
Irony of situation
vestibule
a large entrance or reception room or area
Inciting incident
An incident that causes the conflict in a story
The hero or good guy in a story
Protagonist
Man vs. man
external struggle between two or more individuals
to dread doing s.th.
große Angst haben etw. zu tun
point of view
a specified or stated manner of consideration or appraisal; standpoint
Example of irony
Madame Loizel spends 10 years to pay off a necklace she lost and the necklace was actually a fake
Embark
to go or put on board [of a ship or aircraft]
What was the irony of the story?
The prince's money couldnt save himself from death
The drummer boy of shiloh plot
this story is about a boy who is a drummer boy in the army. He feels like he does not help at all and he does is get in the way but the general convinvces him that he helps a lot
disposition
personality
entirely
völlig
empire
Reich
apprehensive
scared; fearful
to utter
äußern
swoon
to faint
wistful
showing pensive sadness
lustrous
having luster; shining
galled
irritate or vex
cognize
(n) awareness, realization, knowledge
salver
a plate for serving
effaced
rubbed out - verb
pauper
a very poor person
grunts
low-level soldier especially used during the Vietnam war
Two types of conflict
internel, external
James Weldon Johnson
Lynching in Tennessee
perturbation
mental disquiet, disturbance, or agitation.
Resolution
moral-lesson learned lesson-a good way of living personal connection-something you identify with universal truth- big ideas that cross cultures
symbol
any object, person, place, or experience that means more than what it is
prodigy
a person with and exceptional talent
Deduction
n: reduction, subtractionn: a logical conclusion
Obliterate
to destroy utterly, to erase or obscure
sublimate
the product of vaporization of a solid
precariously
likely to fall, likely to cause someone to fall
flashback
an interruption of the action to present events that took place at an earlier time.
Sarcasm
n: hash or bitter irony, mean-spirited humor
lethargic
of, pertaining to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish.
brevity
the quality of being brief in time; shortness
genre
a type of literary work; i.e. novel, short story, poem, play
inert
having no power to move or act; lifeless
DYNAMIC character
[DIES] Seems to live, *Grow* and breathe.
Person says one thing while meaning another
Verbal irony
sustenance
the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
james joyce
grew up in poverty but recieved great education in jesuit schools
Attitudes towards the lottery
Mr. Summers--> developed a routine; Old Man Warner--> for the lottery, doesn't want to change tradition; Mr. Mrs. Adams--> not want it anymore, talk about the other towns who don't do it anymore; Villagers--> agree with it. All they ever knew
Vita burns letters to Athena.
What is the climax in Helen
what is a flat character?
a character that has few personality traits
Rules of the game conflicts also the type
person vs. person~mother showed off~misused her daughter for her own good~not being supportive
She is going to a party and wants to look acceptable, but does not have the money to buy jewels of her own.
Why does Madam Loisel borrow the jewels?
stolid
unemotional
serene
calm,peaceful
lucid
clear minded
exotic
excitingly strange
sleek suppleness
smooth flexibility
The Open Window
Saki
immolation
death or destruction
wine
what is the amontillado
encore
repeated or additional performance
Author of The Veldt
Ray Bradbury
montressor
narrator of Cask of Amontillado
leslie norris
a flight of geese
The Ransom of Red Chief
O. Henry
regally
done in a royal splendid way
abscond
to go away suddenly and secretly
Setting of The Veldt
Inside the HappyLife home
mesmerizing
holding one's attention in an almost hypnotic manner
Author of The Lady, or the Tiger?
Franck Stockton
veneer
to cover with a thin layer of material
Jabez Wilson
A London pawnbroker who has red fiery hair and is the victim of the Red Headed League scam planned against him.
intuitive
based on what seems to be true without conscious reasoning; instinctive
The Lover
He is the lover of the princess which has to go to trial, after the king finds out about the relationship that he had with the king's daughter.
Old Man Warner
He is the oldest man in the village and has participated seventy-seven times in the lottery. He supports the lottery and calls the people that do not a "pack of crazy fools." When Tessie wins the lottery he is at the front motivating people to stone her.
whether or not their prey feels fear
What were Whitney and Rainsford discussing before Rainsford falls overboard?
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