Lit Short Stories Test Flashcards

dynamic character
Terms Definitions
occupied
filled;taken
feeble
weak
adore
love
coquettish
flirtatious
infimiries
illnesses
placidly
peacefully
oppressive
overwhelming
pot-au-feu
stew
sufficient
enough
display
to show
fragile
easily broken
bog
swampy area
engulfed
swallowed up
furtively
secret, steathily
parsimony
frugality, stinginess
interminably
never ending
doze
to sleep lightly
succession
one after another
avaricious
greed for money
depart
to go away;to leave
irony
a contrast or contradiction
mendicancy
the act of begging
former
the first one listed
breastwork
same as a parapet
pout
a lip pushed out unhappily
interfere
get in the way of
auditory imagery
appeals to your hearing
salon
room in a fancy house
paraphernalia
articles or pieces of equipment
broach
to start a discussion of
self-possesed
having control of own emotions
style
the author's characteristic way of writting
symbolism
something concrete that stands for something abstract; something that stands for itself or something other than itself
climax
the greatest point in emotional intensity or suspense
disdain
to reagard as beneath one's dignity
concussion
the sound of a gun blasting
mutilate
to alter so as to make imperfect
alliteration
the repetition of the same constinat sounds in the beginnig of a couple of words
rising action
the conflict or problem is established
direct characterization
the author directly states the personality a character shows
exposisition
the characters are introduced and the setting is established. the beginning of the story
indirect characterization
shows the character acting and talking, physical appearence, characters thoughts, revealing what other characters think of them
flat character
when a character demonstrates only one aspect of personality
static character
a character who's personality remains unchanged
romance
a tale full of imagination and adventure
who was the author of the love powder
o'henry
who was the author of dear amanda
linnah gary
situational irony
a contrast between what is expected and what happens
dynamic character
experiences a change in personality or attitude
climax
the turning point of the story. seals the fate of the characters
theme
the basic idea or meaning of a litteray work, may have more than one or no themes
protagonist
the main character in a work of fiction
indirect character
a writer's method of revealing the character indirectly...phys. description, what the character thinks, or what the others think
remorse
a feeling of distress arising from a sense of guilt from past wrong doings
What is the mood in the story the cog
Dissapointment
Who was the author of The monkeys paw
w.w jacobs
man vs. himself
a character in struggle with him/her self
dynamic character
a character who is changed in some important way by the events of the story
usurer
one who lends money at a high interest rate
directly stated theme
the author tells you what the theme is
narrative hook
the point in the novel in which the author catches your attention by showing a problem
antimassacar
lace cover on the back and sides of a chair
What is the setting of the story dear amanda
Dim attic room
first person point of view
told by an inside narrator, told by one of the characters in their own words
Who were the main characters in the story the love powder
mickey shack, chunk mcgowan, rosy riddle, mr. riddle
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