Fiction Exam Flashcards

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sequestered
secluded
machiavelli
the prince
assiduously
constantly, tirelessly
ornate
having fancy decorations
Structural Patterns
-orginization
-chronological order
-cause & effect
-order of importance
Theme
A message of life
Coronas del Ritz
Maltese Falcon
Narrative Essay
Tells a true story.
Willa Cather - 1905
Paul's Case
Amalgam
a mixture of diverse elements
percolated
seep into, penetrate, trickle down
Implicit vs. explicit
Unconscious vs conscious
Symbol
Anything that stands for something else
Stephen Crane - 1898
The Open Boat
Foreshadowing
An indication of events to come
flashback
break in book,play,film, to insert what previosely taken place
characterization
the process of reaveling the personality in a story
Hybridity
the product of cultural mixing, especially new, transcultural forms that emerge between indigenous and colonial cultures in the contact zone brought about by colonization
supporting details
(yellows and reds) examples, evidence, elaboration
essay
a non-fction work that addresses a specific subject
Expository essay
Gives information, discusses ideas, or explains a process
archetype
an original model on which something is patterned
incidental symbols
are not usually considered symbolic but may be in a particular poem, or symbolic acts, a situation or response that seems of greater than literal import. "Ministers Veil"
Epiphany
A moment of sudden realization about an important truth
Abstract
Concepts or ideas, existing only in someone's mind.
Inference
Logical guess or conclusion based on evidense
static character
remains essentially the same person from beginning of the story to the end
Parody
A humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing
Description
piece of writing that appeals to as many senses as possible, allowing the audience to appreciate the subject fully
Biography
The story of a life from another person's point of view
Interior monologue
a narrative technique that records a character's internal flow of thoughts, memories, and ideas; a longish passage of uninterrupted thought
minimalists
and econoy with word that focus in surface desription
AUDIENCE
A group of readers who reads a particular piece of writing.
exposition
explains and infors (what is it and how does it work?)
protagonist
central character in a story, play or novel
pie graphs
shows how facts and figures relate to each other by presenting them as portions of a circle
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
utopian theory
the idea of a perfect society being founded Topical allusion- allusion to a present situation Symbol- an object representing an idea particular to the story Parable- a story founded on moral principles Vocabulary: (the ones who walk away from the omelas)
Direct characterization
the writer tells us directly what a character's personality is like
reader - response theory
a critical theory approach that primarily values the viewpoint and perspective of the reader
point of view
the perspective from which the writer tells the story (1st, 2nd, 3rd person; omniscient, limited omniscient)
autobiography
a person's own account of his or her own life
Cause and effect analysis
The system of figuring out why something happened and the results it had.
person vs. nature
a character has a problem with some natural happeningn; ex. an avalanche, a hurricane, etc.
person vs. the supernatural
a character has a struggle with an other worly entity such as a vampire, monster, or god
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