Short Story Test Flashcards

Terms Definitions
swoon
faint
august
stern
Indolently
Lazily; idly
unmediated
strait up
Shirley Jackson
Charles
amenities
comforts and conveniences
Utopia
Sir Thomas More
Open WIndow author
saki
Rueful
feeling sorrow or regret
round
fully developed or complex
curios
objects prized for rarity
Morose
adj: gloomy, sad, depressed
Pandemonium
(noun) wildly noisy; chaotic scene
Liam O' Flaherty
Author of Sniper
chafed
irritation and annoyed - verb
main character henpecked by wife
thurber
prolonged
drawn out or made longer spatially
complications
raising action, main character gets involved, different events happen
secular
not connected with religious or spiritual matters
Characters
The participants, often people or animals, in a story
incorrigible
not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform:
skewed
distorted or slanted in a particuar direction; unbalanced
protagonist
the character that the reader relates to
Rifling
To rob a person in through manner
simile
comparing two unlike things using like or as
Resolution
Actions resulting from the actions of the climax and rising actions
Quality about the writing that makes reader or aud
Suspense
Fiction
A literary work that is made up, created in someone's mind, and/or not based entirely on truth.
Elements of fiction
Plot, characters, setting, point of view, style, theme
Surprise Ending
a resolution that was difficult to predict
Dynamic Character
Develops, grows and changes over the course of a story. 
developing (dynamic) character
undergoes some distant change. They have an EPIPHANY
Twice
How many times is the term "The sound of thunder" used?
foreshadowing
clues about what is going to happen as the story unfolds.
Plot
The action or sequence of events in a story
what is a protagonist?
the main character that you root for
third-person limited p.o.v
3rd person; only knows what they know and see happening- one character
Her father to come back.
What does Vita want more than anything else?
What is Holmes' "three pipe problem"
It means that he has three pipes to figure everything out.
motley
colorful
colleague
peer
vehemently
forcefully
Box
to pack
reverie
a daydream
Eugenia Collier
Marigolds
avaricious
greedy (adj)
Resolute
characterized by firmness
bland
boring or plain
Haunted House
Virgina Woolf
rubicund
red, reddish (adj)
Mote
a very small particle
boudoir
a lady's private room
Conviction
strong belief or opinion
Lady or the Tiger?
Stockton
Harry Tillian
Protagonist of Papa's Parrot
trivial
of little value or importance
Hills Like White Elephants
Ernest Hemingway
Czar
a male monarch or emperor
faire des rénovations
to fix up
catacomb
n. an underground cemetery consisting of a subterranean gallery with recesses for tombs, as constructed by the ancient Romans
dissolute
lax or not sufficient in morals
perfunctory
acting routinely with little interest or care
fusillade
discharge or outpouring of something (n)
Margot
Protagonist of All Summer in a Day
redemption
compensating for the faults or bad aspects of something
exorbitant
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
persona
narrator or character created by and author to tell a story
False
True or False: Short Stories are real
Bulgy
a protuberant or swollen part or place
puce
adj. of a dark read or purple-brown color
genre
a major category or type of literature quite often fiction. e.g. romance or adventure.
round character
A complex or many-sided character in their personality.
Edie
the protagonist in "How I Met My Husband"
True
True of False: A short story is largely a product of the writer's imagination
Pockmarked
a mark, pit, depressed scar, caused by smallpox or acne
a round character
havin several traits and beharing like in real life ; eine mehrdimensionale Figur
Climax
(third part of a story) key scene of story- that tense of exciting or terrifying moment when our emotional involvement is greatest.
to create suspense
a feeling of excitement or anxity when you dont know what will happen next ; Spannung erzeugen
stories of plot
the events of the story are more important than characters
"The Outcasts of Poker Flat" One of the "outcasts," John Oakhurst is characterized as a gambler who
Hides his good side
"The Cop and the Anthem" Near the end of the story Soapy resolves to
look for a job
"The Cop and the Anthem" Which crime does Soapy NOT commit?
He does not steal a wallet
sagacity
wisdom
stealth
secrecy
Connoisseurship
Expert Knowledge
John Updike
Separating
wary
cautious; watchful
vindictive
seeking revenge
Cathedral
Raymond Carver
The Leap
Louise Erdich
UPM Author
Ray Bradbury
condone
to overlook; forgive
disenchanted
disappointed or disillusioned
The Bridgegroom
Alexander Pushkin
Kate Chopin
The Storm
voracious
exceedingly eager or avid
ser boba
to be silly
great gatsby
f. scott fitzgerald
To His Coy Mistress
Marvell
imminent
adj. about to occur
Convicition
certainty; a strong belief
termination
an end, limit, or edge
carriage
a four-wheeled passenger vehicle, pulled by horses
impel
force someone to do something
grotesque
fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
manifestation
outward or perceptible indication; materialization
importunities
troublesomely urgent request or demand
exquisite
Something that is___(adj.)___ is extremely beautiful or pleasant, especially in a delicate way.
characterization
tells readers about character descrives character..
ethereal
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
spasmodic
pertaining to or having characteristic of spasm
blandly
in a mild and soothing manner
conflict
the problem or problems characters face in a literary work
Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Walter Mitty
cobalt (PN)
silver white magnetic metallic element
lucid
capable of thinking and expressing one's self in a clear and consistent manner
Short Story
A short fictional prose narrative
metaphor
a suggested or implied comparison between two things
mercenary
professional solider paid to fight for an army, somebody who works or serves only for personal profit
Sykes
The lazy and unfaithful husband of Delia.
antagonist in a rose for emily
her father
The Lady and the Tiger author
Frank Stockton
uncanny
adj. so remarkable as to seem supernatural
uncongenial
adj. not pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one's own
Antagonist
Person or force going against the protagonist.
vigor
noun: active bodily or mental strength or force
haggard
having a gaunt, wasted, or exhausted appearance, as from prolonged suffering, exertion, or anxiety; worn:
theme
a main idea in a work of literature
malevolent
wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
denouement
final part of a plot. returns the characters to another stable situation
Patrick Maloney
Wife is Mary Maloney, Police Officer, tells wife he is leaving her and she hits him on the back of the head with a piece of Lamb meat and he dies
Sandy Hill Pitman
Husband created MTV, was basically carried up the mountain
Stream of Consciousness
stream of all characters random thoughts/feelings
Mason
a craftsman who works with stone or brick
What is a novel?
novel: long invented prose narrative
1st person
one of the characters tells the story using I
buoyant
tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
18. Round Character
: these characters are more complex than flat or stock characters, and often display the inconsistencies and internal conflicts found in most real people. They are more fully developed, and therefore are harder to summarize.
Type of conflict. Georg's refusal to accept the wine flask.
Man vs. man
third-person narrative
the narrator ises "he" and "she" and is an outside observer of the story.
pun
the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words.
August 23
When does the zoo come to Chicago in Zoo?
Ways to fix a run on:
putting "and" in between.
putting periods.
putting a semicolon.
point of view
the way in which a story is told (first-person, second-person, third-person omniscient, or third-person limited)
What is the resolution of the Interlopers?
wolves come and attack them
Plot of Leiningen versus the Ants
Leiningen had to defend his plantation from army ants who have come to attack. He gets his men and they have a moat. The ants build bridges and they burn them and increase water flow. He douses himself in gas and runs to the dam and risks his life. He gets knocked down, and gets up out of will to live. He is thin and bitten but survives.
main characters of the lady and the tiger
a man, the princess, the king
conflict and type of thank you mam
a boy trys to steal from a lady but she basically kidnaps him cleans him up and teaches him a lessonman vs man or man vs himself
tieso
stiff
dex
steroid
precipitous
very steep
cultivated
refined, educated
implore
to beg
lugubrious
mournful, dismal
Calculating
Crafty, cunning
TBTRASM Author
W.D. Wetherell
careen
to rush carelessly
covert
concealed; secret; disguised
Columbus Dying
Vassar Miller
Where was Margot born?
Earth
el peinado
the hair style
myraid
in very great numbers
internal conflict
person vs him/herself
deplorable
adj. deeply regrettable; unfortunate
Vagrant
Continually changing and unrestrained
gamut
an entire range or seies
Story Of An Hour.
Kate Chopin.
desultory
without direction or purpose; random
No One's A Mystery
Elizabeth Tallent
fleecy
like the wool covering sheep
screenplay
a script for a movie
external conflict
happens outside the character
irony
a contrast between expectation and reality
ruse
action or device used to confuse
rakishly
With a careless, casual look; dashing
Heathen
N. an uncivilized or irreligious person
Adj. uncivilized
"7 ages of life"- author
William Shakespeare
A Walk to the Jetty
Annie John
How to Become a Writer
Lorrie Moore
Palpable
Capable of being touched or felt; tangible; easily perceptible.
antagonist in the pit and the pendulum
inquisitors
vice
immoral or evil habit or practice; immoral conduct
Themes for the Cask of Amontillado
fate. revenge.
preclude
v. to make impossible, especially by taking action in advance; prevent
Man vs. Nature
Man/women agianst, animal, storm, fire, ghost, death, or disease
forestall
to prevent, hinder, or thwart by action in advance:
dexterous
skillful in the use of hands or body
rising action
advancing movement toward an event or moment when something decisive is about to happen
cynicism
an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
External Conflict
a conflict caused by something outside of the character.
Mama
hardworking, big, does work that a man would normally do-there is no husband around to do it
Anatouli Boukreev
believed that people shouldnt climb if not able to
"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"
Gabriel Márquez
Situational Irony
Occers when the contrast between what appears to be and what actually is exists; or acontrast between what is expected and what actually happens exist.
setting of the lottery
june 27th, summer, village, past
common religious allusions
forecast ofrain, rain, rain- time to build those arks
turn the other cheek, they had tasted the forbidden fruit
verbal irony
when something is said that is the opposite of what is meant
2. Protagonist:
the main character of a narrative who engages the reader's empathy and interest
trowel
n. a small hand-held tool with a flat, pointed blade, used to apply and spread mortar or plaster
quest
a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something
Dramatic Irony
occurs when the reader knows more than the character. The words or acts of the character carry a meaning which is unperceived by the character but understood by the reader.
The Sniper (Overview)
Two snipers fight each other. In the end Sniper one kills sniper two. When Sniper One goes to see who his opponent was, it turned out it was his "brother" (real, or a fellow troop)
Sentence Run On:
Two or more sentences run together or only seperated by a comma.
Regret ("The Bet")
What the banker feels at the end of "The Bet."
there's many different forms; doesn't have to be written: can be sung; can be spontaneous or memorized
tough to find definition for poetry
Given the events that took place shortly before the beginning of "There Will Come Soft Rains," the automated house may represent the
dangers of technology that runs itself
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
what is the definition of a short story
a short story is a short piece of prose fiction which deals with a single important incident in the lives of the character
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