Concepts of Literature Chapter 10 notes:
ode - lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatment, elevated in style,
sometimes uses elaborate stanza structure.
omniscient point of view - aka unlimited focus, perspective that can be seen from on
Concepts of Literature Chapter 3 notes:
protagonist - the main character of the story
Antagonist - the bad guy or adversary in a story
Style - the way authors use language to create an effect through word choice, sentence
length and comparisons
Concepts of Literature Chapter 5 notes:
Anecdote - brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of literature.
Antagonist - any force that is in opposition to the main character (protagonist).
Antithesis - juxtaposition of sharply contrasting ideas
Concepts of Literature Chapter 14 notes:
voice - acknowledged or unacknowledged source of the words of the story
Allegory - a prose or poetic narrative in which the characters, behavior, or setting
demonstrate multiple levels of meaning and significance.
Concepts of Literature Chapter 4 notes:
climax - the turning point in a story
Resolution - the outcome of the problem in a story
Theme - the central idea that the author communicates
plot diagram sequence - exposition, rising action, climax, falling actio
Concepts of Literature Chapter 2 notes:
Author's purpose 1. to entertain
2. to inform
3. to persuade
4. to teach a lesson
Setting TELL where and when a story takes place
characterization - how an author deve
Concepts of Literature Chapter 12:
satire - literary work that holds up human failings to ridicule and censure.
Scansion - analysis of verse to show its meter.
Setting - the time and place of the action in a story, poem, or play.
Shakespearean sonnet - ak
Concepts of Literature Chapter 11:
personification - treating an abstraction or nonhuman object as if it were a person.
Petrarchan sonnet - aka Italian sonnet, sonnet form that divides the poem into one
section of eight lines, octave, and a second section
Concepts of Literature Chapter 9 notes:
litote - figure of speech that emphasizes its subject by conscious understatement.
loose sentence - grammatically complete sentence that states its main idea first.
Lyric - originally designated poems meant to be su
Concepts of Literature Chapter 8 notes:
flashback - retrospection, where an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronology
of the narrative.
free verse - poetry that is characterized by varying line lengths, lack of traditional meter,
Concepts of Literature Chapter 6 notes:
caesura - pause in a line of verse, indicated by natural speech patterns rather than due to
specific metrical patterns.
Caricature depiction in which a character's characteristics or features are so deliberately
Concepts of Literature Chapter 7 notes:
diction - specific word choice an author uses to persuade or convey tone, purpose, or
dramatic monologue - monologue set in a specific situation and spoken to an imaginary
Elegy - a poem lament upo
Concepts of Literature Chapter 13 notes:
symbolism - a person, place, or thing in a literary work that designates itself and at the
same time figuratively represents something else.
Synecdoche - a part used to signify a whole
Syntax - way words are put to
Concepts of Literature Chapter 16 notes:
Meter - a generally regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
Colloquial - ordinary language , the vernacular.
Conceit - a comparison of two unlikely things that is drawn out within a piece of
Concepts of Literature Chapter 20 notes:
Turning Point - the third part of a plot structure; the point at which the action stops rising
and begins falling or reversing (climax)
Villanelle - a verse form consisting of 19 lines and divided into 6 stanzas- f
Concepts of Literature Chapter 19 notes:
Personification - Treating an abstraction or nonhuman object as if it were a person by
endowing it with human qualities.
Petrarchan Sonnet - Also called Italian Sonnet: a sonnet form that divides the poem into
Concepts of Literature Chapter 15 notes:
in medias res - 'in the midst of things" refers to opening a story in the middle of the
action, necessitating filling in past details by expostion or flashback
Irony the use of words to convey the opposite of their
Concepts of Literature Chapter 17 notes:
anapestic - a metrical foot in poetry that consists of two unstressed syllables followed by
Anaphora - the regular repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of
successive phrases or claus
Concepts of Literature Chapter 18 notes:
Style - a distinctive manner of expression; each author's style is expressed through his or
her diction, rhythm, imagery, and so on.
Symbolism - a person, place, thing, event, or pattern in a literary work that des
ANALYZING AND INTERPRETTING LITERATURE NOTES:
PROSE what we write and speak in our everyday intercourse
-fiction or non-fiction
LANGUAGE is PHONIC
-whether written or spoken has rythmm and balance
SATIRE is a MODE
-not a genre