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Premise
a propsition upon which a argument is based
commiseration
teh feeling of sorrow or pity
sympathy
supposition
the act of guessing and assuption
Ambiguous
1 having multiple interprition
2 doubtful or unclear
adamant
firm in purpous or opinion
unyealding stubon
derison
the act of mocking
commendatory
express approcval and praise
obtuse
lacking quickness in perception or intalect
Irony
when the literal meaning is diffrent than the intended meaning
satire
a literary work that uses irony, hyperbole, parody, and wit to ridicule an idea or belief
allegory
a story that can be read on 2 levels literal and figurative- every chariters and place represnets something else
protagonist
the leading charactor in a literay work (hero)
antagonist
the opponent to the protagonist fo hero
hyperbole
an exagerated staement used as a figure of speach (i have a thousand pencils)
forshadowing
when early events hints at someting to come
hamartia
mistaken choice; tragic characteristics of being too human
Hubris
excessive pride; type of tragic flaw
Tragic flaw
a character trait or quality that leads to the hero's downfall
motif
a reoccurring pattern within a stary, either visual or thematic
dionysian
referring to greek god dionysus, the quality of human nature that is wild, disordaly, spontainious and savage
appollonian
refuring to the greek god apollo, the quality of human nature that is civil orderly ridgid and stable
Theme
the key idea of a story
simile
a mettaphor using like or as
metaphor
when two diffrent things are compaired
monomyth
a pattern that every story fallows. loss journy test return
historic metaphor
another patter that prequently occurs in stories, when events or time periods in a story represents events or time periods in history
ontogentic metaphor
a metaphor that frequently appears in stories when a character metaphorically goes through diffrent stages of the human life cycle
nostalgia
longing for the past
ovidianism
nostalgia, modern society is corrupt, progress as regress,
genre
a catagory or type of litary composition: novel, short story... some genres however are more specific: mystery novel, fantisy
stoicism
the philosophy of indiffrence to one's surroundings finding tranquility no matter what occurs
mood
the emotional response a work creates. ex) to build a fire- hopeless, bleak _____
setting
where and when a story takes place
syntax
the way in which word are put togetherto form a sentence
tone
the writers attitude twards a suject can be bitter, nostalgic, cynical, ironic, reverent...
7 conficts
man VS. ____
man, god, nature, science, macine, self, society
dicton
a writers choice and use of words
symbol
something that represents something else
connotation
the suggested, inplied meaning of a word or idea
denotaion
the dictionary deffinition of a word
persona
an alternate personality on author or chariter takes on
garden of eden
Genesis
4 ages
ovid
crushed petunias
tennessee williams
other side of the hedge
EM Forster
daedalus and icarus
ovid
musee des beaux arts
wh auden
deer in the works
kurt vonnegut Jr.
the lottery
shirley jackson
to biuld a fire
Jack London
Sound of thunder
ray bradbury
A&P
jhon Updike
Landscape with the fall of icurus
William carlos williams
to a friend whos work has come to triumph
anne sexton
the wayfinder
Robert coover
Night
elie Wiesel
Anthem
ayn Rand
urbane
polite refined and often elegant in manner
civil cosmopolitan cultured
lark
a carefree or spirited adventure
Prank andventure antic
demeanor
the way in which a person behaves
deportmentair bearing mannor
din
a jumble of loud dicordent sounds
clamor tumalt
jaunty
having a buoyant or self confident air
airy buoyant
benign
of a kind and gentle dispotion
amiable benevolent graciou favorable
judicious
having or exhibiting sound judgment prudent sagacious astute sensible
intangable
incapable of being percived by the sences
Pall
1 a covering for a coffin
2 any covering
appendage
something added or attached to a more improtant entity
attachment limb
reiterate
to say or do something again or repeatedly
minipulate
1 to operate or control by skilled use of hands
2 to influenceor manaeg in a shrewd way
menover mold manage influence
apathy
lack of intrest or concern
monotonous
tidous, rpetitive or lacking in variety
methodical
marked by order or sysematic habits and or behaveior
protrude
to push outward
profuse
lavishly extravegant
repremand
offical or sharp rebruke
porfuntory
done mearly out of self pity
boisterous
rough noisaly exuberant
jovial
marry and genial
intermanable
endless, tidiouly long
annihlate
to distroy compleatly
infetisimal
immensily small
caverness
huge
bisect
to cut in to
undulate
to move in a smoth manor
parchment
sheep or goat skin used like paper
Relative pronoun
Who Whoever Whom Whomever What That whose
Subordinate conjunction
After, Although, As, As long as, As if
Coordinating conjunction
But Or Yet So For And nor
boysfan
10 preps
Aboard
About
Above
Across
After
Against
Along
Amid
Among
Around
Prepositional Phrase
A group of words that begin w/ preposition
Participle phrase
Single, double, adverb, its, prep phrase
Subordinate/dependent-
can’t stand by itself as a sentence, needs a subordinate conjunction or a relative pronoun, requires a main clause to be a complete sentence, it leaves you asking, and so.
Main/ independent clause
can stand by itself as a sentence
Appositive
Renames a subject