Short Stories Quiz Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Insolent
rude
fervent
passionate
adornments
decoration
Forestall
to delay
regressive
opposing progress
serene
calm peaceful
ardent
passionate (adj)
Apocryphal
of questionable authorship
epiphany
a sudden realization
Shirley Jackson
The Lottery
setting
time and place
Sibilant
producing a hissing sound
infirmity
physical or mental weakness
The New Dress
Virginia Woolf
round character
fully developed character
Cynthia Rylant
Author of Papa's Parrot
subordinate
lower in rank or position
A Rose For Emily
William Faulkner
cosmopolite
a refined, sophisticated, well traveled person (n)
des seaux d'eau
buckets of water
pummel
v. to strike repeatedly, typically with the fists
inebriate
(v) to intoxicate or excite somebody
ethnicity
a racial national or cultural heritage
procured
v. obtain (something), esp. with care or effort
bulbous
(adj) resembling a bulb especially in roundness
procure
to obtain through special effort; to bring about
"The Devil and Daniel Webster" This story makes an allusion to a famous
speech
True
True or False: a writer weaves together the elements of character, setting, plot, and theme
Parapet
low wall on the edge of a roof
conflagration
n. an extensive fire that destroys a great deal of land or property
irony
the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; or, incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens
symbolism
A symbol is something that stands for or represents something else. Objects, people, and situations can all be symbolic.
point of view
relationship of narrator to the story
the teller of the story
What is a narrator?
Scythe
a curved blade connected to the top of a long handle
a short exposition
the beginning of a story that introduces the characters, the theme and the setting ) eine kurze Exposition
short story
A piece of fictional writing that can be read in one sitting.
surprise endings
an ending that makes sense but could not have been predicted
to arouse the readers interest
to make somebody become interestes, expect something etc. ) die Interesse des Lesers wecken
lifelike, motivated, consistent in their behaviour
3 characteristics of a convincing character
"The Devil and Daniel Webster" Which of the following best describes a theme of the story?
There is hope for humanity
"The Outcasts of Poker Flat" The citizens of Poker Flat
use lawless methods to establish order
"The Outcasts of Poker Flat" Which familiar stock character do the Duchess and Mother Shipton represent?
Bad characters who are good at heart
canasto/a
basket
scruples
morals
caul
membrane
incorruptible
honest (adj)
las vacunas
vaccinations
-ject-
to throw
"The Necklace"
conformity
venomous
spiteful; malignant:
profoundly
deeply and intensely
Madame Valmonde
Desiree's Baby
amenities
comforts and conveniences
Aaron's Gift
Myron Levoy
Harrison Bergeron
Kurt Vonnegut
lapse
to drift or fall
paroxysm
sudden outburst of emotion/action
Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Independence
The Scarlet Ibis (Theme)
acceptance
Death Speaks
W. Somerset Maugham
solicitously
in a concerned manner
expendable
able to be replaced
3rd person omniscient
narrator is all-knowing
an unexpected denouement
eine unerwartete Auflösung
traversed
moved over, across, or through
The Smuggler (Written By)
Victor Canning
black boy
theme-prehudice and tolerance
main topic-racist mindsets,sticking up for yourself
imminent
likely to happen soon....Clouds gathered and rain was ____.
MacLeish
wrote about heaven and earth
tone
the expression, attitude, and emotion of the author and/or narrator
Insolently
boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior
The dog that bit people
james thurber
intuitive
obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
marauders
people who roamin search of loot
I Go Back to May 1937
Olds
in the arms..
maldoma somé 1st person
Popular Mechanics
Author:Raymond Carver
Theme: Make sure to always handle problems responsibly
Characters:
-Baby
-Mother/Wife
-Father/wife
hastily
in a hurried or hasty manner
hostility
a hostile state, condition, or attitude; enmity; antagonism; unfriendliness.
Complication
Trouble or obstacle that prevents the solution
Frank Stockton
author of Lady or the Tiger?
atmosphere
the general emotional effect of a story or a scene from a story
resolution
the final unraveling or solution of the plot
characterization
the creation of imaginary persons so that they seem lifelike.
elisendra:
wife and motheer of child, charged admission to see the man with wings
implacable
not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
antagonist
the complete opposite of the central character
Indirect characterization
The author reveals a character's personality indirectly, through the character's words and actions
resign
to submit (oneself, one's mind, etc.) without resistance.
theme
the underlying meaning or message of a work of literature
The red headed league: sherlock Holmes
detective in london
virtuoso
a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field
In Another Country - catagory
ironic.... machines dont fix
falter
to hesitate from lack of courage or confidence
biographical
look at author and life-> find itself in book
problem: assume everything in story is related to author's real life
Dynamic Character
A CHARACTER WHO IS DEVELOPING AND LEARNING
CONVENTIONAL SYMBOLS
symbols that have been invested with meaning by a group (religious symbols such as a cross or Star of David; national symbols, such as a flag or an eagle; or group symbols, such as a skull and crossbones for pirates or the scale of justice for lawyers).
a surprise / open ending
ein überaschendes / offenes Ende
Piano
What does the mom want the daughter to play??(Two Kinds)
first person
narrator speaks as "I" and only tells what the character thinks
Man vs Man
Man or women against one person. EXC-UFC
Falling action
the action that's the result of the climax
starfish story tt
theme : just because you cant change the wold doesnt mean you can make any difference
tone:simple
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
writes about how women were treated in the early 1900's, all based on the rest cure, writes about women's rights
3rd person limited
narrator has no part in story, but zooms in on the thoughts and feelings of one character
She had no clothes, no jewels, nothing. And these were the only things she loved; she felt that she was made for them. She had longed so eagerly to charm, to be desired, to be wildly attractive and sought after.
The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant
Mercution sharply contrasts Romeo. He is happy, light, and humorous. Romeo is serious about love and lovesick.
Why is Mercution considered as Romeo's foil?
What is Margot's biggest "crime?"
She came from earth just a few years ago
basic plot and climax of stop the sun
climax-when he asks his father about the warplot- terry's father has some illness that terry doesn't understand
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