Short stories Review Flashcards

Terms Definitions
martial
warlike
prospects
expectations
stifled
smothered
lechera
milk woman
audacity
boldness, nerve
impudent
rude, disrespectful
Sixteen
Jessamyn West
parapet
barricade; fortress
Pretense
false showing; pretending
laborious
requiring much work
Imperial Message
Franz Kafka
hospitable
adj. welcoming, cordial
blighted
damaged or spoiled
aspect
facial expression; countenance:
prismatic
(adj) highly colored, brilliant
repose
peace, calm, rest, death
profound
of the greatest intensity
infinitesimal
indeffinitely or exceedingly small
Suzy and Leah
journal entries
theme
the authors underlying message
vouch
declare to be true; affirm
pious
religious; showing reference to God
characterization of "the scarlet ibis"
doodle-dynamic
brother-round
'The Confidence Man'
by George Garrett
instigate
v. to stir up; provoke
imprudent
adj. lacking discretion; incautious; rash
Narrator
The person telling the story
taut
tightly drawn; tense; not slack.
nostalgia
a bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past
placid
serenely free of interruption or disturbance; calm
inevitably
adv. impossible to avoid or prevent
duly
in a suitable and proper way
Joan Aiken
Who wrote "Searching for Summer"
crying
to proclaim publicly, advertisement of goods by yelling out
aghast
filled with fear, horror, or amazment
tone
emotional attitude toward the reader or subject implied by a literary work; ironic, serious, playful, etc.
ominous
portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious:
Motivation
Why characters behave a certain way. You can track motivation with because sentences.
Antagonist
Character that goes against the main character.
Edgar Allan Poe
"The Pit and the Pendulum"
Impunity
N. exemption from punishment, harm or loss
Retaliate
to pay back an injury in kind
The Cask of Amontillado
the narrator, montresor
montresor seeks revenge of fortunado
Meditation
the act of deep thinking or reflection
DIDACTIC
form of fiction or nonfiction that teaches a specific lesson or moral or provides a model of correct behavior or thinking.
characters
a person represented in a drama, story, etc.
fortnight
the space of fourteen days and nights; two weeks
protagonist in the story of an hour
mrs mallord
situational irony
what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected or appropriate
appropriation
n. the set aside for a specific purpose
gesticulation
n. the use of gestures, esp. dramatic ones, instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words
flat character
a character who embodies a single quality and who does not develop in the course of a story
remorse
noun: distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongs; regret
subside
to sink to a low or lower level.
By what the character does
How chacter is develped 3.
Types of conflict
Person vs .... nature, self, person, society, fate, machine, supernatural, (and more)
Short story
a work of fiction with few characters. it moves through a plot.
Dynamic Charactor
experiences a change as a result of events.
SETTING
The time and place in which a story unfolds.
Man vs Man
When a character has a confict with another character.
Carry Your Own Skis
Author: Lian Dolan
Story about being independent
You can only be yourself
What is the theme of Two Kinds?
what fictional character has one set of traits
a type or stock character
setting of stop the sun
a long time after the vietnam war, present time, suburb
name childhood times and adult hood times:
child: lives at home, says shes ganna miss her mom. Adult:stays home alone, gives up her life for her family.
pulórer
pulover
precluded
prevented
Benediction
a blessing
una gallina
hen
futile
useless; pointless
promiscuous
adj. random
Levy
to raise
Delphin Slade
Roman Fever
Character
the stories actors
The Circuit
Francisco Jinenez
Grave
Katherine Anne Porter
chronicle
a record of events
lavish
showy; more than enough
disdainfully
showing scorn or contempt
Rising Action
Introduces the conflict
archaic (SMU)
old fashioned, old
pauper
a very poor person
Guy de Maupassant
The Necklace
caprice
a sudden desire; a whim
a suspensful climax
ein spannender Höhepunkt
brazen
unrestrained by convention or propriety
The Lottery (Exposition)
June 26, Pennsylvania
suspense
feeling anxious about the outcome
"Thank You M'am"
Mrs. Jones, Roger
Pipa's Story by...
Lan Samantha Chang
Ventriloquist
someone who speaks through a puppet
main character / protagonist
Hauptfigur / Protagonist
imperious
able to deal authoritatively with affairs
mood
how a story makes you feel
provincial
belonging or peculiar to some particular province; local
Conflict
The struggle between two opposing forces.
Static Character
does not change, remains fixed
acute
sharp or severe in effect; intense:
succor
help given to someone in distress; relief
usurers
people who lend money at excessive interest rates
foreshadowing
a hint of what is to come
medley
an assortment or a mixture, especially of musical pieces
foibles
a minor weakness or failing of character
Venerable
worthy of respect by virtue of age
Flashback
insertion of earlier events into a story
preclude
to prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of; make impossible:
3rd person
an outside narrator focuses on the thoughts and feelings of one character in the story
recluse
a person who lives apart from society and often religious meditation
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - theme
defiance
gift of the magi
theme-love and selflessness
main topic-married couple giving up all they have for each other on christmas
commercial/ formula fiction
follows formula, always have happy endings, predictable, entertainment, escape for the reader, purpose is to sell, love conqures all, plot is MOST important
Pulverize
v. to reduce to a dust or powder
vicissitude
a change or variation occurring in the course of something.
linger
to be slow in parting or in quitting something; to remain existent although often waning in strength
Romance World
a fictional world that is far from ironic and one that is more entertaining than true
what type of story is Young Goodman Brown?
an allegory
Present tense
a verb tense that expresses actions or words at the current time
The test tt
Theme: reality is when you feel your actions have a consequence
Tone: serious
Diana Moon Glampers
she is the Handicapper General, she is in charge of who gets what handicap, she comes up with all the sounds that they have to listen to if you wear a radio transmitter in your ear, kills Harrison Bergeron
Literary devices in Mother in Mannville
situational irony, she thinks its horrible that his mom has left him and then she does the same. Symbol, skates represent moms love
what are the four methods of characterizatoin
describes physical traits and personality, describes the charactesr speech and behavior, gives th eopinions and reactions of other characters toward this character, and reveals the characters own thoughts and feelings
the six rows of pompons
his father told him to burn them since there were bugs crawling on them and he showed him wrong became successful and spent his money he earned
conflict and type of stop the sun
man vs. himself and man vs. manterry doesn't understand his fathers illness, and his father is battleing with a hard illness
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