Short Stories 2 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
unrivaled
uncontested
circumcision
Beschneidung
Evanesced
faded away
zenith
highest point
defiant
boldly resisting
teeming
swarming or overflowing
Defense of Posey
Sydney
lottery author
shirley jackson
implore
to beg;earnestly ask for
resolution
the conflict is resolved
depreciate
to lower value of
conflict
struggle between two things
Tenacity
(noun) stuborn persistence and determination
Mother
Who does Vita live with?
coquettish
woman who flirts - adjective
greatest celebrity write with adventures at war, in the jungle and at sea
hemmingay
catapulting
ancient military machiene used for launching stones
foreshadowing
suttle hints to what will happen
ignominious
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame
Effect
The repercussions of actions, often referred to consequences in a story
imperious
domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing:
orderly
a male hospital attendant who has general non-medical duties
flashback
goes back to an earlier time period
themes
central ideas abstract, take form of statement
poignant
keenly distressing to the feelings - adjective
Context clues
Clues surrounding words that give hints to the meaning of the word they are surrounding.
Facts revealed by the author, writer, or speaker,
Details
Theme
A central idea. This idea is usually abstract, and lies at the "heart" of the story.
attendant
a person who attends or waits on another
invocation
an incantation used to invoke a deity or the supernatural
"The Drunkard"-humor/sad
Larry acting as a stereotypical drunk. yelling at the lady's. a little boy being drunk... little kid gets drunk with father. Father is more important about his pride when safety of Larry. sad position for Larry to be in, to stop his fathers drinking
Guy de Maupassant
Who is the author of the necklace?
The Handsomest Drown Man in the World
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Short Story
A short work of prose that encompasses nearly all elements of a normal story, yet shorter.
a very old man with enormous wings: what kind of conflict is the main conflict?
human vs. human
p.o.v of "everyday use"
1st person; unreliable because she is the only one interpreting the events. Mama is the narrator .
External, Character vs. Character, The Republican and the Free State snipers try to kill each other for their own political beliefs.
What is the conflict in the Sniper?
Describe the Ending of the Painted Door.
Ann thinks she is imagining John but he actually came back. In the morning they find John's body with paint on his hands.
emancipated
freed
Ascetic
self-denial
foeman
enemy
solidity
firm, strong
vexed
disturbed; annoyed
Absurdity
ridiculousness; foolishness
Equestrian
horse rider
accosted
to confront boldly
commotion
noisy confusion; disturbance
Composure
calmness of mind
catacomb
underground burial place
Meagre
Having little flesh
paltry
adj. small or meager
a summer's reading
Bernard malamud
figures of speech
vivid description
Toque
a small brimless woman's hat
speckled
having a pattern of dots
exuberantly
full of enthusiasm or joy
Impunity
sense of right and wrong
retribution
the act of taking revenge
Joan Aiken
Author of The Third Wish
External conflict
person v.s. person
person v.s. environment
person v.s. God
personification
Assign human qualities to non-human, inanimate objects. Authors use this to talk about human issues in a safe way.
trowel
a tool used by brick layers
Suspence
The author withholds importent info. To make the reader anticpate what will happen.
Symbol
anything that stands for or represents something else
rising action
Events leading up to the climax.
Mary Hood
author of "How Far She Went"
Climax
the highly charge moment when suspense is greatest, when we finally discover how the conflict is going to work out
White Heroin
Sylvia- confronted with choice of animals or hunter. Man- white, charming.
Hunter comes into house for heroin. Between loyalty to a hunter and protecting nature.
Woods- early 1900s.
Innocence- Initiation-
Not to sacrifice values for the life and choices. Dont tarnish the beauty of nature.
gauntlet
n. two parallel lines of people who deliver punishment by striking with clubs or other weapons a person forced to run between them
Characterization
the act of creating and developing a character
palpable
(adj) able to be touched or felt, tangible
Plot
A sequence of events linked by cause and affect.
The Necklace
Setting: Paris in the 1800's Theme: selfishness and selflessness will only lead to demise. Point of View: 3rd person omniscient Protagonist/antagonist: No antagonist persay but matilda and husband. Matilda V. Self.
succession
a following of one thing after another in time
succinctly
adv. in a way that is briefly and clearly expressed
reticence
(n) tending not to talk or give out information
Carmichael
in "How I Met My Husband" the mailman whom Edie eventually married
connoisseurship
love of or taste for fine objects of art
"The Outcasts of Poker Flat" Which of the following is an important element that furthers the story's plot?
a sudden storm
objective third person
the point of view of "Hills Like White Elephants"
a happy / tragic ending
ein Happy - End / ein tragisches Ende
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" When the author tells what happens to Crane after his disappearance, Irving is
making fun of lawyers and politicians
"The Devil and Daniel Webster" What are the original terms of Stone's contract with the devil?
7 years of good luck and then the devil can take his soul
stealth
sly
audacity
boldness
ardent
enthusiastic
overwrought
agitated, anxious
introspective
looking inward
Presumptuous
overconfident; arrogant
leonine
lion like
Iodine
a topical antiseptic
foundered
broke down; failed
Prone
lying face downward
Teenage Wasteland
Teenage Wasteland
conical
shaped like a cone
gnarled
covered with knots; twisted
the monkey's paw
W.W. Jacobs
prosaic
commonplace and dull (adj)
Temerity
full hearty disregard for hostility
catalyst
something that increases something else without changing
jauntily
a light and carefree way
motley
a costume of a gesture
obstinate
resistant to guidance or discipline
synchronizing
v. to match the timing of
tone
the writer's or speaker's attitude toward the subject of a story, toward a character, or toward the audience (the readers).
Bougainvillaea
any of several shrubs or vines
denouement
the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
metaphor
A comparison between two or more seemingly different things by saying one thing IS the other.
true
True or False. "Hills Like White Elephants" does not have a plot.
Characters
the people or animals in a story.
maundering
to talk in a rambling, foolish way
leer
v. look or gaze in an unpleasant, malicious, or lascivious way
simile
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
Penury
(n) a cramping and oppressive lack of resources (as money); severe poverty
Setting
The imaginary place and time of the action.
Crisis
A moment of intense conflict the main crisis of a story is the climax.
calibrated
v. to mark with a standard scale of readings
prink
(v) to dress or arrange in a careful manner, to primp
"The Cop and the Anthem" Soapy wants to spend the winter
in jail
capered
v. skip or dance about in a lively or playful way
"The Masque of the Red Death" What mood or atmosphere dominates the story's concluding paragraph?
Darkness and death
"The Lady or the Tiger?" takes place in...
an unnamed ancient country
an exiting rising action
the part of a story where the conflict is developed ; eine aufregende steigende Handlung
"The Masque of the Red Death" Who is dead at the end of the story?
The prince and his guests
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