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48 Cards in this Set

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Ben Franklin
Founding Father. Poor Richard's Almanac. Silence Do Good Letters
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Female abolitionist writer. Main character a metaphor for African-Americans
Anne Bradstreet
Puritan, who wrote about family
Phyllis Wheatley
First black woman poet published in America
Edgar Allen Poe
Father of short story. Inspired the Sherlock Holmes series. Goldbug, Black Cat. Gothing horror. Wrote the raven, and the philosophy of composition
Jonathan Edwards
Fire and brimstone puritanical preacher. Sinner in the hand of an angry god. Series on grace
Frederick Douglass
Freed slave that wrote a narrative of his life
Louisa May Alcott
Daughter of an abolitionist, wrote Little Women
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Transcendental poet and essayist. Iconic of the American spirit. Established an American voice in Self Reliance
Thomas Paine
Founding father, pamphlet, Common Sense
Washington Irving
Humorous romances, sleepy hollow and rip van winkle.
Sara Kimble Knight
Female Puritan, journal of travels give us a diferent picture other than the dark stereotype. Wrote A Travel Diary.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Romantic writer, of the Birthmark and The Scarlet Letter, look at New England life.
Henry David Thoreau
Transcendentalist rebel. Left humans and went to the woods, wrote Walden Pond and Civil Disobedience
Herman Melville
Dark romantic writer. Fiction of boyhood experiences on vessels. Wrote Moby Dick and Bartleby, and Omoo.
Frame narrative
a story within a story
clashing of two opposing characters or forces or ideas. Or within a character
the event or situation that introduces conflict into the story
the highest point of the story
the unraveling, falling action, all the action after the climax
Direct Characterization
the narrator tells us....directly stated by the narrative voice and gives information about the character
Indirect Characterization
How they act, what they saw, how they do things, how they interact - what all these things tell us. We have to infer
one person, but can still be in contact with other people. Still in the context of the play...conversation
one speech, not directed towards anyone else, aside form the main action
one speech, not directed towards anyone else, aside form the main action
character changes (round, many different characteristics)
doesnt change (flat, one characteristic)
Point of view
the perspective/vantage point from which the story is told
1st person
I phrases
3rd person omniscient
knows future, thoughts of the characters, all-knowing
3rd person limited
tells from one character's point of view. only one
narrative voice, not the author's voice
Unreliable narrator
misleads you. Crazy, or the writer is ignorant. Or purposely to make a point
Dramatic irony
the audience knows something that the characters don't. Oppsites are happeneing, irony.
time, place, culture, etc.
word choice
sentence structure
a story within a story that has no effect on the main plot. Introduced for thematic reasons only
words that create pictures
Parallel structure
repetition of grammatical structure
Reference to a historical, mythical, biblical, or other figure
object which represents something outside itself
Story which has a representation of something outside of the box. A deeper story, with more meaning
a tale told in action by actors
Lesson of a piece
Story in which God or gods act
extended prose narrative