Vocabulary Test 7 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
literally
exactly
prolepsis
flash forward
Mint Snowball
Nye
static character
remain unchanged
argument
sentences opposing eachother
hopelessness
theme of The Raven
Obscuring
hiding from view; concealing
My Furthest Back Person
Personal
atheistic
rejecting any belief in gods
Improvise
Verb: to create without preparation
RESOLUTION
The outcome of a story
purpose
a reason for doing something
surge
to move suddenly in a wave
analogy
a comparison of something unfamiliar with something that is better known
formal essay
a highly organized throughly researched writing that is serious in tone and usually reflects the writers feelings and personality
census
an official count of a population
language
what is being said? How? Why?
Indirect
Author shows us with action, description, thoughts, dialouge, flaws
Chronological order
An organizational pattern used in writing when the author relates events in the order in which they occur(usually from beginning to end)
Expository Essay
Gives information, discusses ideas, or explains a process.
monologue
a speech a character delivers to another character
Opinion
A statement that expresses a person't belief or attitude
Tragedy
a work of literature, especially a play, that results in a catastrophe for the main character; the cause of a tragedy is usually a tragic flaw, or weakness, in the hero's character
omniscient narrator
A narrator with unlimited awareness, understanding, and insight of characters, setting, background, and all other elements of the story
bibliography
list of resources used by an author
Falling Action
The logical result of the climax.
Symbolic
serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
characterization
the techniques an author uses to develop the personality of a character
Motif
It is a term for an often-repeated character, incident, idea or image in literature that is used to convey themes.
autobiography
Story of a person's life written by that person
revolution
the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
essay
a brief work of nonfiction that deals with a single subject
man v. nature
The leading character struggles with forces of nature
scene
a scene presents an episode of the play's plot and typically occurs at a single place and time.
Dynamic character
a character who changes in some important way
Inferring
to draw a conclusion or to predict based on evidence from the texts
Imperialism
A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries poitically, socially, and economically.
epiphany
term popularized by James Joyce for "a moment of spiritual insight into life or into the character's own circumstances"
Expository
an essay whose purpose is to inform an audience or explain something to them
reference
a book to which one can refer for information
involved narrator
narrator who is a character in the story
Conflict
The problem or obstacle in the way of what the character wants.
Narrative Essay
When the writer tells a story, often in order to make a point or express a person's opinion.
flat or static character
usually has only one outstanding trait or feature; such a character stays the same throughout the story
innocent narrator
narrator that is pure and has a sense of innocnce
Point of Veiw
the outlook from which the events in a work are told.
a novel is much more long and complex and a short story revolves around one single idea
what is the difference bettewen a short story and a novel
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