Fiction Terms Quiz Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Elusive
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noisome
foul smelling
wrath
extreme anger
Non Fiction
reference book
Tyrant
Harsh, unjust ruler.
denotation
a word's dictionary definition
Ludicrous
broadly or extravagantly humorous
myth
a traditional or legendary story
Bias
A mental leaning, inclination, prejudice, or bent
discourse
telling of events in literature
Repression
(psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
Dialogue
Conversation between characters in a literary work.
conviction
an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
Simile
comparison between two related objects with "like/as"
chapter
a major division of the novel
climax
turning point, action reaches peak, outcome of conflict decidied, results in change of characters or solution to problem
Hubris
overweening pride or insolence that results in the misfortune of the protagonist of a tragedy
Jeopardize
Put in danger or at risk.
editorial omniscient nararator
narrator passes judgment on character's thoughts
Structure
The organizaton or arragement of the various elments of a literary work
integration
incorporating a racial group into a community`
Characterization
Method author uses to reveal the personality of a character in a literary work
primary source
written by people who where there
theme
central message or insight into life revealed through the literary work. not a condensed summary of the plot. may be stated directly or implied
Diction
The choice or arrangement of specific words and types of words to tell a story.
incoherent
unable to think or express your thoughts in a clear or orderly manner
Opinion
A statement that expresses a person's belief or attitude.
Point of View
The outlook of a story
conflict
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
biography
the story of a life from another person's perspective
secondary source
peresons information but got it from some one else idnt see it happen
Dramatic situation
The conflict in which some character is involved
The Writing Process
1. Choose a subject
2. Brainstorm
3. Outline and rough draft
4. Clean up rough draft
5. Peer reading
6. Revise the draft
7. Proof the final paper
Always Already
1. Causes and effects in someone's life appear reversed
2. No first instance of a character's behavior
3. Nature means something within the narrative beyond his past and development.
Exposition
Method of writing whose purpose is to explain or inform, to define, or to clarify an idea. Dictionary and encyclopedia articles, as well as newspaper reports, use exposition.
sterotyping
one assumes that all members of a culture or ethnic group act alike
journal writing
a way of recording events as they happen
MOOD
the feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage
deductive reasoning
a pattern of though that proceeds from the known to the unknown, from the general to the specific, or from a premise to a logical conclusion
omniscient narrator
a narrator that knows all and sees all
The reasons the characters act the way they do.
Character motives
rhetorical question
asking a question where the answer is obvious and doesn't need to be directly answered
setting
The time and place of the action in a story
Indirect Characterization
a writer allows us to exercise our own judgment by putting clues together to infer what a character is like, through how he appears, speaks, thinks, feels, relates to other characters, or acts
Epilogue
a short passage added at the end of a story
1st person point of view
The narrator is a character in the story. ( I, me, my, we, our )
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