Literature Final Exam Study Guide . Salma Olivares #24 May 4,2011. Prose:. Is an unpoetic language . Poetry:. the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts . Novels:.
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Salma Olivares #24
Is an unpoetic language
the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts.
a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually
organization of action and scenes.
a fictional prose narrative that is longer and more complex than
a short story; a short
a piece of prose
fiction, usually under
the branch of literature comprising works of narrative
Prose dealing with or
offering opinions or
conjectures upon fact sand reality, Including biography, history, and the essay
(opposed to fiction and
distinguished from poetry and drama).
a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a
story involving conflict or contrast of character, especially one intended
to be acted on the stage; a play.
Develop in every culture, reflecting the history and beliefs of the people who create it. Is part of an oral tradition in which stories are told, revised, and retold as they are passed from one generation to the next. It explains important events in the history of a people or the natural world.
Is a sequence of events linked by cause and effect.
It is a problem.
the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or
change his point of view in the matter.
the surroundings or
environment of anything.
The subject of the story.
an account of a person's life written
or otherwise recorded by that person.
A written account of another
presents a subject in detail, apart from criticism, argument, or development; i.e., the writer elucidates a subject by analyzing it.
a short literary composition on a particular
theme or subject, usually in prose and
speculative, or interpretative.
Expressing a quality of
the word it modifies.
of, pertaining to, or coming as from a
particular person; individual; private: a personal opinion.
able, fitted, or intended to persuade: a very
anything used to give information in the text format. The can be anything, but it will give the person information about something.
between characters in a novel, drama, etc.
an instruction written into the script of a
play, indicating stage
actions, movements of
portrayal; description: the actor's characterization
of a politician.
a poem that tells a story
and has a plot.
a short poem of song
of a clearly defined area, as distinguished
from color or
material; configuration: a triangular form.
long in proportion
to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc.,
on a surface: a
line down the middle of the
an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or
rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.
movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat,
accent, or the like.
Identity in sound of some part,
end, of words or lines of verse.
also known as musical devices, are elements of literature and poetry that emphasize sound.
the commencement of two or more
stressed syllables of a word group either with the same
consonant sound or sound group (consonantal alliteration), as in from stem to stern, or with a vowel
sound that may differ
from syllable to syllable (vocalic
alliteration), as in each to all.
the formation of a word, as cuckoo or boom, by imitation of a sound made
by or associated
with its referent.
speech or writing that departs from literal meaning
in order to achieve a special effect or meaning, speech
or writing employing figures of speech.
a nonhistorical or unverifiable story
handed down by
earlier times and
popularly acceptedas historical.
a tale or legend originating and traditional among a
people or folk, especially
one forming part of the oraltradition of the common
a traditional or legendary story, usually
concerning some being or hero or event,
with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or
demigods and explains some practice,
rite, or phenomenon of nature.
a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate
objects as characters;
apologue: the fable of the tortoise and the
expressing or conveying truths or counsel as to right conduct, as
a speaker or a literary work; moralizing: a
Is a technique authour's use to portray a character.
a distinctive but not
necessarily invariable feature exhibited by all individuals of a group and capable of being
described or measured
a person who speaks.
a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may
be based: the
the heart and a
Summarizing is briefly stating the main points of a piece of writing.
a struggle which takes place in the protagonist's mind and through which the character reaches a
new understanding or dynamic change.
the form of a word
after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem".
a short, obscure historical
or biographical account.
a gift, testimonial,
compliment, or the like, given as due or in acknowledgment of
gratitude or esteem.
any sound considered with
reference to its quality, pitch,
strength, source, etc.
an expression whose meaning is not
predictable from the usual meanings
of its constituent elements, as kick the bucket or hang one's head, or from
the general grammatical rules of a
language, as the table round for the round table, and that is not a
constituent of a larger expression of like
the method of character development in which the author
simply tells what the character is
the writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thoughts, words, and actions, along with how other characters respond to that character, including what they think and say about him.
Include elements of traditional fairy tales, including mysterious and fantastic events, magic and wishes, and animals with unusual abilities.
the act of repeating; repeated
action, performance, production,
Come from common word origins and related things.
distinctive, sometimes picturesque characteristics or peculiarities
of a place or period as represented in literature or drama, or as
observed in reality.
include the literal meaning, what the words actually say and deeper meanings, meaning for author.
a similarity between like
features of two things, on
based: the analogy between the heart and a pump.
a figure of speech in which
two unlike things are
explicitly compared, as in
“she is like a rose.” Comparemetaphor.
a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied
to something to which it is
not literally applicable in
orderto suggest a
what the word are actually saying.
is a form of nonfiction writing intended to make the reader laugh.
detailed imagery of significant environmental events which are visible in remotely-sensed data.
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