Short Stories Vocab 3 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
connoisseur
expert
morose
sullen
precarious
dangerous
Subjugate
to enslave
defray
to pay
Eveline
James Joyce
repast
meal (n)
Perpetuity
lasting for eternity
quail
a game bird
Tickets Please
D.H. Lawrence
proffered
offered (adj, v)
Sylvan
pertaining to forest regions
haggard
looking exhausted or unwell
Simultaneously
at the same time
Can Animals Think?
Eugene Linden
Beleaguered
to surround with armed forces
tabula rasa
clean or blank slate
intricate
arranged in a complex way
sagacity
keen and farsighted in understanding
à la campagne
in the country
daguerreotype
n. an early type of photograph
prodigy
a young person with exceptional talent
accentuate
to stress, single out as important
Conflict
a character's physical and mental struggles
Deputation
the act of appointing as an agent
valor
great courage in the face of danger
indolence
inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
James Thurber
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
the message of a story
What is theme?
Foreshadowing
Hints or suggestion of events that have not yet happend. Foreshadowing prepares the reader for the climax and for any changes that might happen to the characters.
atrocity
n. an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury
plot
the sequence of events in a literary work (skeleton of the story)
who was the author of Paul's Case?
Willa Cather
Crisis
A moment of intense conflict. The main crisis of a story is the climax.
A Good Man is Hard to Find
Flannery O'Conner
Condescension
an act of showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority
falling action
the part of the story where the suspense is reduced ; fallende Handlung
Who was the author of A Doll's House?
Katherine Mansfield
The Most Dangerous Game
Setting: the Caribbean sea Theme: Hunting/killing is cruel Point of View: 3rd person omniscient Protagonist/antagonist: p= Rainsford A= Zarrof Rainsford V. Zaroff, Rainsford v. Himself
a confusing plot
the events that form that form the main story of a book, film or play ; eine verwirrende Handlung
the plan of action, the arrangement of events in a story
What is plot?
"The Lady or the Tiger?" The youth's decision in choosing a door confirms that he
Trusted the princess completely
Loretta and Mrs. Peebles
two key minor characters in "How I Met My Husband"
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" What can we infer about Ichabod's conversation with Katrina after the party?
He proposes but she rejects him
opulence
abundance
vorschlag
suggestion
sublime
splendid
placid
calm, controlled
TBTRASM Exposition
Connecticut
imperative
absolutely necessary
rapid
uncontrollable; fantical
Dynamic Character
Changes
johhny tremain
historical fiction
sobresaltar
to stand out
Kurt Vonnegut
"Harrison Bergeron"
dissolute
lacking restraint, indulgent
symmetry
a balanced arrangement
Parapet
Breastwork; a wall
acute
having a sharp point(adj.)
presumptuous
overconfident; assuming too much
insinuatingly
hinting; suggesting indirectly; implying
dispel
v. to scatter, driveway
setting
place/ time/ social enviroment
Czar, Kaiser, Qaysar
Caesar inspires
genially (adv)
in a friendly matter
impunity
freedom from punishment or harm
James Russell Lowell
The First Snowfall
fervent
strong or warm feeling, intense
absolve
to relieve of a requirement
Premonition
negative forseeing of the future
Toadying
v. to flatter by pleasing
carte blanche
unconditional authority; full discretionary power.
presentable
in proper order for being seen
satire
writing that ridicules something in order to bring about change
frame story
a story within a story
The Nun's Priest's Tale
Chanticleer, Pertelote, Fox
climax
the story's most emotional or suspensful part
The Lottery
Shirley Jackson- Anonymous Narration: No Character P.O.V
the style is influenced by
the purpose
perverse
determinedly going against what is right; wayward or difficult to get along with.
setting of thnk you mam
a city
whiskey
a type of alcohol used for drinking
The murders in the rue morgue: Orangutan
murderer
termination
the end of something; limit or edge
senile
decline of physical strength or mental function
what does light in stories usually represent?
hope
Muster
(v.) to assemble (troops, a ship's crew, etc.), as for battle, display, inspection, orders, or discharge
How much land does a man need
Tolstoy
FATE
The all but inevitable course of events. The irresistible power or agency that determines the future, whether in general or of an individual. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed natural order to the universe.
recess
a secluded or inner area or part:
impervious
Not allowing fluid to pass through, or unable to be affected by
plunged
(verb) threw oneself into a place or situation
concussion
injury to the brain caused by a blow
Interplanetary
What kind of zoo does Professor Hago have?
invalid
adj. too ill to live a normal life
allegory
a form of extended metaphor in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative are connected with meanings that lie outside the narrative itself. It represents a concrete image of something else. The characters, events, and setting may be historical or fictitious. They represent meanings outside of the action of the story
heresy
n. an action or opinion contrary to what is generally though of as right
what are pathos
a quality in literature that stimulates pity, sorrow or tenderness in the reader woward a character who suffers undeserved grief
the initiation
the character must overcome a test of his or her abilities or beliefs which can influence the rest of his or her life
Main Character
A character that a story is mainly focused on
Edgar Allan Poe
Who wrote "The Pit and The Pendulum"
careen
to tilt or sway while moving, as if out of control
INDIRECT CHARACTERIZATION
the author reveals to the reader what the character is like by describing how the character looks and dresses, by letting the reader hear what the character says, by revealing the character's private thoughts and feelings, by revealing the characters effect on other people (showing how other characters feel or behave toward the character) or by showing the character in action.
an effective short story
manages to recount an incident that strikes a common chord in everyone who reads it, gives the reader an opportunity to stand in another person's shoes and share his/her experiences, empathy
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
charaters: him and wife
plot: daydreams ;admiration bestowed on Mitty in the fantasies contrasts with much less pleasant interactions with real people
Who actually holds the title to the land in the Interlopers?
Ulrich von Gradwitz
Climax in "The Pedestrian"
Meade is ordered to get inside the robot car where he finds out that the car is a robot.
What is Verbal Irony?
a writer or speaker says one thing but really means something complelty differenti.e. if you call a clumsy basket ball player "the next Michael Jordan" you are using verbal irony
what is the protagonist's motivation of Through the Tunnel?
he tries to impress the other boys
Plot for a Mother in Mannville
a lady hired an orphan to chop wood for her, they became friends and he tells her of his mom, she finds out she was fake, and abandons the boy
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