Short Stories Vocab 4 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
anapest
unstressed-unstressed-stressed
rawboned
skinny
spectators
onlookers
admonition
A warning
dawn
raymond barrir
doggedness
Persistence; stubbornness
palaver
insincere flattery
Louise Erdrich
Fleur
gesticulation
dramatic gestures, emphasis
Exotic
unusual or different
savored
Enjoyed with appreciation
The Yellow Wallpaper
Gilman
barrio boy
reflective/personal essay
reiterate
v. to repeat
edible
Able to be eaten
acercarse a
to get closer
Posion monsters
'krait', harry, racism
sufficient
as much as needed
"The Most Dangerous Game"
survival
Cowering
to cry in fear
inevitable
impossible to avoid or prevent:certain
result
showing a firm purpose; determined
Colonel Satoris Snopes/ Sarty
Barn Burning
The Wife's Tale
Knight, Hag, Queen
garish
crudely or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate
Snyagouge
where Jews go to worship
Conversion of the jews
Philip Roth
tried to persuadeAnd Aaron, miserable, argued with his mother and pleaded and cried and _____.
coaxed
agilely
Able to move quickly and easily
Symbol
A concrete object representing an abstract idea
The Necklace
Main Characters: Mme.Loisel; M.Loisel; Mme.Forestier
Setting: France
Conflict: Mme.Loisel wants to be wealthy; Mme.Loisel loses the necklace
Irony/Foreshadowing: Mme.Forestier lent Mme.Loisel the necklace. Mme.Forestier didnt open the case. Mme.Forestier was moved emotionally
Theme: Be grateful for what you have
discreet
Showing tact, respect, and restraint in speech or behavior.
Deplorable
Adj. deserving censure or contempt; wretched
William Melvin Kelley
A visit to Grandmother
Gnarled
(adj.) knobby, rough, twisted, or mangled
Madame Forestier
-Mathilde's wealthy friend.
-Madame Forestier treats Mathilde kindly, but Mathilde is bitterly jealous of Madame Forestier's wealth, and the kindness pains her.
-Madame Forestier lends Mathilde the necklace for the party and does not inspect it when Mathilde returns it.
suspense
uncertainty or anxiety readers feel about what will happen next in the story
retaliate
to pay back an injury in kind
naive
showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement
Allusion
Literary reference to a famous person, place, historical event, piece of literature or the Bible
foil
anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
A Rose for Emily - catagory
southern gothic
fetter
v. to restrain with chains or shackles
depreciate
reduce in value.....Items that do not ____ are good investments.
mood
emotions the reader gets from reading the story
condone
verb: to regard or treat (something bad or blameworthy) as acceptable, forgivable, or harmless
hideous
horrible or frightful to the senses; repulsive; very ugly:
Conflict
The reason the story grows in tension and suspense. Struggle between 2 opposing forces
disdain
a feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy or inferior
succession
a group of people or things arranged or following in order
Antagonist
the character or force that comes into a conflict with the protagonist
Flashback
When the order of a narrative is interrupted and a character goes back earlier time.
duplicate
a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
Esoteric
intended for or understood by only a few
Connie's mother
Does not like Connie; she thinks that Connie admires herself too much.
Utopia/Utopian Fiction
the creation of an ideal world, as Utopia, as in a novel
24. Foreshadowing:
dialogue or events that hint at events that will occur later in the plot
Man Vs. Man
Which is a man/women against another (Animal Vs. Animal)
cosmopolite
n. a person who is cosmopolitan in his or her ideas, life, etc.; citizen of the world
What his fate will be.
What does Hector's wife fear concerning her son?
Sweet Potato Pie (Overview)
Buddy goes sees his older brother Charley who is a cab driver. After eating some pie, Charley drops Buddy of at his hotel. Charley does not allow Buddy to carry the paper bag because, Charley does not want Buddy to seem unsofisticated
flat character
a character that has only 1 or 2 traits in the story
a game of catch tt
theme: letting people bother you gives them control
tone:silly
THIRD PERSON POINT OF VIEW
an unknown narrator, tells the story, but this narrator zooms in to focus on the thoughts and feelings of only one character.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
walter mitty day dreams all the time
what is third person objective
a point of veiw where the narrator is an outsider who can report only what he sees and hears, least info, reporter like
why is the main characte left home ? where di they go?
her family went to a barbaque at an aunts house, and she did nt want to go.
progenie
offspring
languor
weakness
impartial
fair
Infuse
put into
llorones
cry babies
succor
aid, help
debauch
v. corrupt
Dissentient
Not Agreeing
Harry
Snows of Kilamanjaro
Denotation
a dictionary meaning
plateau (FA)
no progress
blandishments
cajoling, flattering compliments.
adulation
excessive praise or flattery
riveted
fastened or made firm
Antagonist in "The Bet"
Lawyer
O. Henry
After 20 Years
limpid (BB)
crystal, clear, calm
palpable
easily felt or touched
Richard Connell
Most Dangerous Game
furtive
secret and sly or sordid
an ambigious title
eine mehrdeutige Überschrift
uncanny
strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
India
Where does Rikki-Tikki-Tavi take place?
"The Scarlet Ibis"
Doodle, the narrator
Shooting an Elephant by...
George Orwell
Author of "The Open Window"
Saki
distinguish
to recognize as distinct or different
to create suspense / tension
Spannung erzeugen
convultion
a complication or intricacy of form
improvident
neglecting to provide for future needs
Tone
The aurthor's attitude toward the entire piece of literature.
First person
Point of view one person
Kate Chopin
The Story of an Hour
tedious
marked by tedium; long and tiresome:
marauders
people who roam in search of loot
apple of one's eye
the favorite of someone
Emily Dickinson
The Soul selects her own Society
chaste
pure and simple in design or style
Babetts feast
Martine (very beautiful) --> Loren's Loewenhielm Phillipa (has a very beautiful voice) -->Achille Papin, their father the Dean
Characters
the people or animals in a story
condolence
expression of sympathy with a grieving person.
Fallible
Capable of making an error or mistake
Setting
where and when the story takes place
critical
of decisive importance with respect to the outcome; crucial:
verbal irony
contrast between what speaker says and what is meant, not a lie
plot
sequence of events in which each event results from a previous event and causes next
falter
move hesitatingly, as if about to give way. wave into action, purpose intent etc
Babbit's after dinner speech - setting
a dinner party
convulsively
of the nature of or characterized by convolsins or spams
round character
more to him than meets the eye
someting going on in head/ mind
indirect characterization
not revealing exactly what a character is like, reading must make inferences, characters talking about another character
STEREOTYPE
a fixed idea or conception of a character or an idea which does not allow for any individuality, often based on religious, social, or racial prejudices.
espy
to see at a distance; catch sight of.
discern
to detect with the eyes or with senses other than vision; to recognize or identify as seperate and distinct
what event inspires the conflict of "pauls case"/
teh industrial revolution
internal conflict
a conflict that takes place inside of a person
Theme
The main idea or meaning of a text. Often, this is an insight about human life revealed in a literary work
The sniper tt
Theme: in was everyone you kill is your brother
Tone: serious
Flat, Round, Dynamic, and Static
What are the four character types?
Omniscient Third person
Author acts as if they stand outside of the story, "all-knowing"
Literary devices in the Neclace
symbolism- necklace is fake just like her.
what is the antagonist
the chief rival or opponent of the protagonist (must be person)
Which of the fllowing sentences contains an example of a conflict
At the campsite that night, the family was threatened by a hungry bear
conflict and type of gift of the maji
man vs. himselfthey self their pride and joy for each other out of love
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