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Realism, Naturalism, Vocab. SCT 1. By: Marissa, Tamy, Emely and Alexis. Realism:. 1840-1914 Realism- nature seen by animals who have no significance. (toads, fish, worms, etc.) Developed at the end of the Civil War, stressed reality rather than imagination.

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Realism, Naturalism,

Vocab. SCT 1


Marissa, Tamy, Emely and Alexis


  • 1840-1914

  • Realism- nature seen by animals who have no significance. (toads, fish, worms, etc.)

  • Developed at the end of the Civil War, stressed reality rather than imagination.

  • Steered away from Romanticism, one of the 4 major movements.


  • More pessimistic than Realism.

  • Naturalist writers believed in strong forces: Nature, Fate, and Heredity.

  • Inspired by hardship

  • Naturalism was a movement that was an extension of Realism.

  • Naturalist stories depicted real people in real situations, larger forces would shape an individual’s destiny.

Naturalism 2:

  • Naturalist Characters:

  • -Little or no education

  • -Lives were ruled by the force of heredity, instinct, passion, or environment

  • -Character has a down-fall

  • Naturalist Characteristics:

  • -Themes: 1. Survival (Man vs. Nature or Man vs. Self)

  • 2. Nature as a force on the lives of human beings.

  • 3. Violence

Naturalist Stories:

Literature of


  • Along the lines of naturalism, social problems that people would force to deal with.

  • Women and Freed slaves started expressing their discontent with the way things are.

  • Address this in writing.

Vocabulary SCT 1:

  • Allusion- n. indirect reference.

  • -Ex: He alluded towards Shakespeare in his story.

  • Archetype- n. original model, base

  • -Ex: His essay was the archetype for future essays.

  • Connotation- n. emotional appeal, imply more than just definition.

  • -Ex: Her connotation towards dogs is sad because of her dead dog.

  • Denotation- n. literal, definition.

  • -Ex: The denotation of denotation is literal.

  • Diction- n. choice of words.

  • - Ex: Tamy's diction was phenomenal.

Vocabulary SCT 1:

  • Frame Story- n. story inside a story.

  • -Ex: He had a frame story in his novel.

  • Imagery- n. description that appeal to 1 of the 5 senses.

  • -Ex: He used imagery to describe the setting.

  • Irony- n. opposite of what you expect.

  • -Ex: It was ironic that he hated the color pink and was wearing pink.

  • Paradox- n. contradicts itself, but still holds truth.

  • -Ex: A paradox sentence is, “Spend money to make money”.

  • Parallelism- n. similar grammatically structure.

  • -Ex: A parallelism sentence is, “Give me liberty or

  • give me death.


  • When did Realism develop?

  • How many other movements were there?

  • What did Realism steer away from?

  • Define Frame Story.

  • Name two Naturalist stories.


  • Was Naturalism more optimistic or pessimistic than Realism?

  • Define Connotation.

  • What strong forces did Naturalist writers believe in?

  • Define Paradox.

  • Name some themes of Naturalism stories.



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