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imply
a hint - not directly stated by the author
infer
isn't directly stated - educated guess
setting
where it takes place - when it takes place
novella
a story shorter than a novel but longer than a short story
point of view
perspective from which the story is told
dialect
the way people speak
indirect characterization
getting to know a character through implications throughout the story
direct characterization
the author directly describes the character
conflict
opposition
1)Man vs Man
2)Man vs Nature
3)Man vs self
4)Man vs technology
Internal conflict
character debating with himself or herself -emotional battle
external
opposition between characters
foreshadow
an instance that leads you to understand what might happen later
theme
bigger message of the story
symbolism
letting characters or objects represent abstract ideas
Transcendentalism
a literary, religious, and philosophical movement that saught spiritual individuality
Naturalism
lives are shaped by forces we cannot control - we still endure
Realism
ordinary people are faced with the harsh realities of everyday life
1st Person Point of View
I, me
2nd Person Point of View
You
3rd Person Point of View
He, She, It, They
Limited (POV)
reader doesn't know everything going on
Omnicient (POV)
all-knowing
Objective (POV)
detached observer
Regionalism
areas defining speech and dialogue
Colloguialism
areas defining speech and dialogue
satire
humor for effect
Verbal Irony
what is said is different from what the reader knows to be true
Dramatic Irony
readers know something that the character doesn't
Situational Irony
what is done is different than what is expected
Internal Rhyme
words in the same line rhyme

[put the RAG in the BAG]
External Rhyme
last word in each line rhymes

[if you were GAY]
[that'd be OKAY]
[and i will SAY]
[i love you ANYWAY]
True Rhyme
Voels / consonants are the same

[flag / stag]
Slant Rhyme
similar spelling - does not sound the same

[look at the falling RAIN]
[i hope to see this AGAIN]
Epitaph
detail span of one's life on their tombstone
Imagist Poetry
simple image, concrete idea, don't dwell on abstract
Juxtaposition
comparing 2 characters to each other -highlighting characteristics of each
Color Symbolism
broadly used to represent attitudes, themes, and morals
American Dream
Dexter's Dream (from Winter Dreams) is unrealistic
typography
type specific to meaning of piece
Personification
giving unhuman things human qualities
apostrophe
reference to dead/inanimate
parallelism
begin with idea -> end with idea
Physiological time
the order in which certain events come to mind
Chronological time
the order in which something occured
Stream-of-Consciousness Writing
writing exactly what comes to mind as it comes to mind
autobiography
a documentary of someone's life written by that person
imagery
using the 5 senses to describe things and connect reader
grotesque
a character is exaggerated to a point of dislike by the reader
Civil Disobedience
passive protesting -> no violence
onomatopoeia
pronunciation of word is directly from spelling (comic books)