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novel
a long work of prose fiction
ordinary people
plot
a series of events that makes up the action.
ordinary people, story of a young boy's recovery by his attempted suicide after brother's death.
satire
writing that holds something to ridicule by combing humour and criticism.
huck finn
social satire
involves mocking of human behaviour and social interaction to make a point.
theme
the themes about life, truth or humanity that the author presents.
Pupose
what the author aims to achieve.
tone
the author's attitude towards the subject, audience, characters.
everybody loves raymond,
sleepy hollow
characterization
means by which the personalities of the characters are developed/
holden is a sad, lonely kid
flat
one-dimensional, you know the character
beth, ms watson
round
well-developed character, we know faults or virtues of them.
static
never changing
dynamic
changes, develops, grows.
foil
character that provides a striking contrast to another thereby highlighting the characteristics of each.
vernacular
the native as opposed to the literary language; the way the natives speak.
local colour
special atmosphere of a particular areas created through the dialects and description of customs, characters and their environment.
oral tradition
songs, stories...
free verse
poetry without regular rhythm, meter, or stanza.
Hymns
poem intended to be sung.
Extended metaphor
implied comparison in which one thing is presented point by point as if it were another.
parallel structure
technique that gives equal weight ti 2 or more ideas by expressing htme in the same grammatical form.
refrain
linie repeated in a piece (can sometimes be more than one line).
oration
formal public speaking often characterized by a blend of argument and emotion.
eulogy
public speech or written tribute praising the virtues, or achievement of a person, especially one who had recently died.
rhetorical question
question designed to produce an effect, usually emotional, and not an answer.
dialect
the manner of speaking of a particular individual, group, or a region.
dialogue
conversation between characters or speakers.
idiom
an expression peculiar to a language with a meaning different from its grammatical or practical usage.
rhythm
pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables and other sounds that provide variety.
foreshadowing
dropping of hints to what will happen later.
allusion
reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
hyperbole
an obvious and extravagant exaggeration not meant to be taken literally.
verisimilitude
appearnace of truth ir reality in a work of fiction.
repetition
repeating key words or ideas to emphasize them.
alliteration
repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning og words.
symbol
something that has own meaningm but represents an idea as well.
ist person
story told by participant who refers to self as, "I".
3rd person
story told by observer (who may have a minor role), and can also tell what other characters feel or are thinking.
romana clef
Work of fiction based on real people.
epigraph
the quotation on a title pafge of a book.
conflict
struggle between two opposing forces.
Name the types of conflicts.
* man v. self
* man v. man
* man v. society
* man v. nature
* man v. supernatural
* man v. fate
affect
a person's appearance.
ruffled
shaken; irritated, discompposure, or agitation.
persona non grata
an unwelcomed or disliked person.
crisis
a small peak of dramtic tension within a chapter.
in media res
in the middle of things, that's how things start.
luck
by chance, or randomness something happens.
tableau
living photograph. People frozen in different positions in a frozen moment of time.
motif
reoccuring idea or image.
thesis
central idea of an essay; the idea the author wants to communicate to the reader.
genre
type or kind.
lyric poetry
primarily expresses poet's emotions and thoufhts on a subject.
narrative poetry
tells a story.
oral tradition
songs, storiesm tales, and myths of a people handed down by word of mouth from one generation to another.
rhyme
repetition of vowel sounds and accented in succeeding syllables.
enjambent
reading poetry to the completion of an idea.
stanza
a group of lines forming a unit of poetry.
motif
recurring idea or image.
universal theme
one that crosses cultural and time barriers.
myth
objects or events, in the natural works as resulting from the action of some supernatural force or entity.
personification
giving human qualilities to objects, animals, and ideas.
analogy
comparison between two thins to show similarities.
apostrophe
direct address of an inanimate object, idea, or absent person.
indicated by capitalized "O!"
Caesura
planned pause in a line of speech.
foot
basic unit of meter.