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autobiagraphy
author's acount or story on his or her own life
biography
narrative of someone written by another person.
connotation
set of assosiations that a word calls to mind.
denotation
exact meaning of a word, dictionary.
didatic
literature instructs or presents a moral or religious statement
essay
piece of writing written pros, nonfiction, expresses individual's point of view
exposition
a paper that contains all information
ex. indescent exposure
memoir
an author's account of his life or some part of it. He speaks of the times he witnessed as well as himself.
narrative
a story, the succession of events that make up the stroy.
precis
consise summary or response to another piece of writing.
rhetoric
using words effectively, art or persuading, using things like diction, tone, and pronounciation (writing and speaking)
cliche
a phrase or expressioin that has lost its force and has become stale because of continual use, "busy as bee" "clinging like a vine"
consistant character
fully developed, acts the same
developing character
grows and changes in the course of the novel
flat character
less important character
motivated character
some one with goals, ex. mattie
plausible character
believable, makes sense
round character
lots of different aspects, more than one side
static
never changes, not fully developed, minor character
episode
within chapters, or across a couple chapters.
escape literature
a kind of lit. that takes you away from reality.
Fantasy
lit. that takes you away from reality to a magical place. unusual, unreal places and characters.
Fiction
literary work invented lit. work invented by the imagination, esp a prose narrative. A distinction in prose works is made between fiction and nonfiction.
Foil
a character that is like another character or opposite less important character
motivation
the causes for a character's actions
novel
extended prose fiction, made up of a nukber of episodes, focuses on the development of characters
novella
a short novel, 100 pages or less. narrator knows everything that needs to be known and can move at wil among characters.
paradox
when two thigns exsist that seem to contradict eachother
pathos
what the author makes you feel when you feel sentimental about characters.
satire
points out an error that people are making,create come humor, but educate.
stream of consciousness
variation of first person , try to immitata people's thoughts
subplot
smaller, quicker plots
ex. Taylor working at the burger derby
alliteration
words that are together empathizing the same consonant sound that it begins with
allusion
author says something that makes you think of something else
ballad
a song or poem that tells a story in short stanzas and in simple words
consonance
a poetic rhyming device in which there is a close repetition of identical consonant sounds before and after different words."flip-flop"
convention
unrealistic device that the public agrees to tolerate, grows to accept as normal, a
diction
the choice and arrangement or words, important element of style,
epic
extended narrative poem, exalted in style and heroic in theme.
figurative language
expression, such as a metaphor or simile, used to create vivied dramatic effect not to be taken literally
foot
a group of syllables forming a metrical unit
free verse
poetry without regular meter, rhyme, or stanzaic forms.
hyperbole
exaggerated statement
iambic pentameter
5 feet, de don de don de don de don de don.
shakespere
imagery
sensory content of litrary work, provided ny the writer through figurative language and concrete detail
lyric
short poem, writer expresses emotion
metaphor
comparing something to something else, not using like or as
meter
pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in aline of poetry.
onomotopoeia
a word that imitates a sound
oxymoron
qn opposite "Jumbo Shrimp" "Criminal law"
pacing
speed that author moves along with the actionof his story
personification
giving human characteristics to non-human things
poem/poetry
lit composistion in verse, especially one expressing deep feeling or noble though in imaginative.
rhyme
repetition of identical or similar stressed sounds. Not always essential, but popular
rhythm
the sense of movement attributable to the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a lone of prose or poetry
stanza
division of poetry named for the number of lines it contains, couplet, triplet..
scansion
process of figuring out poem's metrical pattern... stressed and unstressed sylables marked
simile
comparisin of two unlike things inwhich a word of comparison(like/as) is used
stressed/unstressed
relative force given to a word or syllable in spoken language, which is the basis for the patterns of meter in poetry
tone
writer's attitude toward his subject, as the reader infers it.