Vershall L.A. 10-Short Stories- Matching Flashcards

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Terms Definitions
Third person omniscient
If the narrator is "all-knowing" and NOT a character in the story, the point of view is described as
basic situation, complications, climax, resolution
Place the parts of the plot in the correct order
man vs. himself
Which of the following is NOT an example of external conflict?
indirect characterization
When the author shows us what a character is like through that character's speech, appearance, thoughts, or actions, this is called
dynamic
The reader only sees one side of this type of character's personality
antagonist
The character or force that comes into conflict with the protagonist is called
static
This type of character does NOT undergo any type of internal change
round
The reader sees many different sides of this type of character's personality
protagonist
The main character who sets the action of the plot into motion is called
provide conflict, reveal characters and provide atmosphere and mood
An author might use the setting to
third person limited
If the story is told from one character's perspective using the pronoun "he", the point of view can be described as
first person
When the story is torld from one character's perspective using the pronoun "I", the point of view can be described as
third person omniscient
If the narrator is "all-knowing" and NOT a character in the story, the point of view is described as
situation irony
When the reader expects something to happen, but the opposite actually occurs
verbal irony
When a character says one thing but obviously means the exact opposite
dramatic irony
When the reader knows something that the character in the story does not know
Questions about "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket."
Questions about "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket."
Tom vs. his ambition
The main conflict is
Tom
The protagonist is
an apartment building in New York City
The setting can be described as
indirect characterization
"He kissed her then and, for an instant... he was tempted to go with her; it was not actually true that he had to work tonight, though he very much wanted to." This quote is an example of the author's use of
Tom watches the paper fly out the window a second time
The resolution occurs when
Question to "The Monkey's Paw."
Question to "The Monkey's Paw."
suspense
The knocking on the door, Mrs. White's struggle to reach the bolt, and Mr. White's searching for the monkey's paw are all used by the author to create
man vs. fate
The main conflict is
foreshadowing
"If you keep it, don't blame me for what happens. Pitch it on the fire again, like a sensible man." This quote is an example of the author's use of
internal conflict
Mr. White's deciding whether to with on the monkey's paw or not is an example of
Do not toy with fate
A possible theme for this story could be
Questions to "Leiningen Versus the Ants"
Questions to "Leiningen Versus the Ants"
The reader learns that Leiningen is still alive
The resolution occurs when
the ants
The antagonist(s) is/are
third person limited
As the reader focuses on the character of Leiningen, the point of view can best be described as
direct characterization
"Yes, Leiningen had always known how to grapple with life." This quote is an example of the author's use of
complications
The ants crawling over the drowned bodies and using leaves as rafts to cross the water are examples of
Questions to "There Will Come Soft Rains"
Questions to "There Will Come Soft Rains"
Allendale, California in the year 2026 and a house in the suburbs after a nuclear war
The setting is
symbol
The house could represent many things: technology, routine, humanity, etc. This is an example of the
the tree crashes into the kitchen
Nature interferes with the routine of the house when
nature will endure
The theme of the poem "There will Come Soft Rains," which is read aloud by a voice in the study, is
Questions to "The Masque of the Red Death"
Questions to "The Masque of the Red Death"
Prince Prospero
Which of the following symbols best represents selfishness?
the masked figure
Which of the following symbols best represents death?
direct characterization
"The prince was a bold and robust man." This quote is an example of the author's use of
black
The author best creates a certain mood or atmosphere in his description of which room"
the characters and setting are inerconnected symbols
This story is considered an allegory because
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