Six Short Stories Quiz Flashcards

Terms Definitions
philosopher
scholar;thinker
glen
valley
demand
strong request
talisman
magic charm
The Interlopers
Saki
subdued
quiet; inhibited
Fleur
Louise Edrich
Impose
Take Advantage of
external action
äußere Handlung
imminent
About to occur
Cultivated
Adj. refined, educated
briskly
quick and active
suspense
uncertainty and interest
oppressive
heavy, hard to endure
MDG Author
Edgar Allen Poe
Raymond's Run author
Toni Bambara
exhilarate
to enliven; invigorate; stimulate
Irony
twist in the story
Endeavored
Attempted strived or tired
candid
honest or direct, photographed/filmed w/o the subject knowing
Solicitous
Expressing earnest concern or attention; apprehensive.
O. Henry
Ransom Of Red Chief
lodge
to become embedded or stuck
Richard Connell
The Most Dangerous Game
obstinately
firmly adhering to one's opinion
disposition
usual frame of mind; temperament
epiphany
a sudden insight or realization
Making History With Vitamin C
Jay Burreson
Symbolism
When an object represents something other than its leteral meaning.
Majorie Kinnan Rawlings
A Moth In Manville
discordant
having a disagreeable or cashing sound; not in harmony
Clare
Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket
Plainswoman Setting
American midwest during westward expansion. Also train on their way there.
common themes
here/now- far away/ different time
does it stand the test of time?
Poison
By: Roald Dahl
Characters: Harry Pope, Timber Woods, Doctor Ganderbai
Plot: Harry thinks there is a krait on him, calls the Doctor. He's really racist towards him
Theme: Racism is poison.
exposition
an author's introduction to the characters, setting, and situation at the beginning of the story
gamut
the entire range or series of something
juxtaposition
placing 2 contrasting things next to each other to emphasize the contrast
adamant
very determined and not influenced by appeals to reconsider
compounded
to make something more extreme or intense by adding to it
The Scarlet Ibis (Point of View)
1st person
itinerant
traveling from place to place to perform work or duty
amenity
n. something that adds to one's comfort or convenience
stratagem
a method that is formulated and executed to achieve a specific goal; originally referred to as a trick devised to deceive the enemy,
reconciliation
the process of making consistent or compatible
celestial
pertaining to the sky or visible heaven.
checkmate
the winning move in the game of chess
superimposed
put or stacked on top of something else
fete
n - an abundance or large quantity, celebration, elaborate party
sketch
a short report that gives only basic details about sth; a simple picture that is drawn quicklly
Theme:
the central, unifying idea of a work of literature
Women
they love Esteban and they dress him up and care for him (protagonists)
time of setting
may be historical, past, present, future; it may be specifc in the year, date, time of day
asylum
Leonard is taken to an... in the Pedestrian
omniscient
narrator can see, know and tell all of the characters of a story.
theme
the central idea or insight of a work of literature; most are implied rather than directly stated
giddiness
n - having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger, dizzy
Discern
V. to detect with the eyes or with senses other than vision; to recognize or identify as separate and distinct
succinctly
adv. in a way that is briefly and clearly expressed
stoolie
a person acting as a deco or informer, such as one who is a spy for the police; sometimes referred to as a "stool pigeon".
retort
to reply to, usually in a sharp or retaliatory way; reply in kind to.
3rd person omniscient
all knowing narrator can get into the heads of all the characters as much as he or she likes
third person point of view
the narrator only knows the protagonist's thoughts and feelings. "I" is not used by the narrator
the six rows of pompons
nephew tatsuo grew pompons to learn responsibility
3rd person limited (point of view)
limited view, just from one character's view point
Thank You M'am
The story of a boy, who appears to be homeless, and is and wondering the streets. He tries to steal an old lady's purse, to get 10 dollars to buy himself some blue suade shoes. She takes him back to her home, gives him a stern talking to, and ends up giving him the ten dollars. Characters- Roger, Old lady. Literary Terms- protagonist- Roger, Antagonist- the old lady.
Meaning of the title Sound of Thunder?
thunder is a result from lightning which stands for consequences
who is the narrator is "my friend Lucy"?
a young girl who lives in texas with her grandmother and is very mischevious and fun
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