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Jaunty
carefree, lively, easy
haggard
thin and pale as a result of worrying or suffering
unassuming
modest, humble
aloof
withdraw, standing apart from others
finesse
delicate skill, tact and cleverness
forthright
frank, direct, straightforward
ostracize
alienate, banish
premonition
forewarning
retentive
able to hold or keep
indiscriminate
random
frivolous
of little importance
peruse
to read through carefully
promontory
high point of land extending into water
staid
serious and dignified, quiet or subdued in in manner
perturb
to trouble, make uneasy
audacious
bold, adventurous, recklessly daring
banter
to exchange playful remarks, tease
avowed
openly declared, without shame
glut
provide more than is needed or wanted
vie
to compete, strive for victory
enterprising
energetic, willing and able to start something new
oblique
slanting or sloping
venerate
to regard with reverence
wanton
reckless, heartless, unjustifiable
churlish
lakcing manners, sensitivity, rude
plaudits
applause
preclude
make impossible, prevent, shut out
vigil
a watch, especially at night
inciting force
incident that starts teh conflict
denouement
incident in which the protagonist loses his struggle
innocent narrator
narrator who is too naive, and audience sees more than narrator
third person limited narrator
narrator is an outside who sees into the mind of only one character in the story
literary fiction
non formulaic, intelligent and serious fiction
in medias res
in the middle of things, refers to a story starting in the middle, and using flashbacks to reveal things before
stream of consciousness
narrator that presents the private thoughts of a character without commentary or interpretation
unreliable narrator
a narrator who is untrustworthy, difficult to believe
editorial omniscient narrator
narrator who is all knowing that intrudes on the narration to evaluate a character
impartial omniscient narrator
narrator appears to be neutral, but is all knowing
flat and round characters
flat only has one or two personal traits, round has many personal traits
stock and static characters
stock = stereotyped character
static = a character who doesn't change
theme
controlling idea or central insight unifying generalization about life
colloquialism
speech that is informal or specific to a geographical area
local color
hints or references to a particular region
atmosphere
mood or feeling surrounding the events of a story
dialect
regional language distinguished by PRONOUNCIATION, GRAMMAR OR VOCAB
locale
place where specific events occur
dramatic irony
discrepancy between what a character says or thinks and what the reader knows
situational irony
discrepancy between appearance and reality or between expectation and fulfillment, or between actual situation and what would seem to be true
sentimentality
unmerited or contrived tender feeling, seek to elicit tears through over simplification, falsification, or reality
editorialize
biased writing that instructs how a reader what to think about an event
poeticize
writing that is intended to sway the reader's feelings
figurative language
language meant to be understodd in non-literal ways
free independent style
technique by which a third person narrator presents the thoughts of a character without saying "he thought" or "she understood"
voice
tone
rhythm
control of patterns or flows, any element that conveys movement, suspense and fufillment
spatial order
describes how things are phsyically related to each other
generalization
general principle or conclusion which is drawn from looking at all details
objective truth
authors present situations or events without giving their own opinion
subjective truth
authors incorporate personal opinions or experiences
A&P
John Updike
The Destructors
Graham Green
In a Grove
Ryunosuke Akutagawa
The Three Spinsters
Brothers Grimm
A Rose for Emily
William Faulkner
The Masque of Red Death
Edgar Allen Poe
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Katerine Anne Porter
Tell Tale Heart
Edgar Allen Poe
Everday Use
Alice Walker
Miss Brill
Katherine Mansfield
Hunters in the Snow
Tobias Wolff
The Lesson
Toni Cade Bambara
A Worn Path
Eudora Welty
The Open Boat
Stephan Crane
To Build a Fire
Jack London
The Storm
Kate Chopin
Barn Burning
William Faulkner
Six Feet of the Country
Nadine Gordimer
The Drunkard
Frank O'Connor
A Piece of String
Guy de Maupassant
You're Ugly, Too
Lorrie Moore
The Guest
Albert Camus
The Whore of Mensa
Woody Allen
A Clean, Well-lighted Place
Ernest Hemingway
Araby
James Joyce
Dry September
William Faulkner
The Dead
James Joyce
A Very Old man with Enormous Wings
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Chrysanthemums
John Steinbeeck
The Ambivalance of Abortion
Linda Bird Francke
Graduation
Maya Angelou
Death and Justice
Edward Koch
The Death Penalty
David Bruck
Why I Quit Watching Television
P.J. O'Rouke
Sports and teh American Dream
Jeffry Schrank