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LITERARY DEVICES ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. BILDUNGSROMAN. A novel which chronicles the physical, emotional, and psychological development of a young protagonist through to adulthood Examples: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Twain (debatable) David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

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bildungsroman
BILDUNGSROMAN
  • A novel which chronicles the physical, emotional, and psychological development of a young protagonist through to adulthood
  • Examples:
    • Adventures of Huckleberry

Finn, Twain (debatable)

    • David Copperfield,

Charles Dickens

    • The Kite Runner, Hosseini
    • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,

Smith

colloquialism
COLLOQUIALISM
  • A conversational expression or spoken, informal level of speech
  • Example from modern-day language:
    • "I think country gets dumped on across the board by the Grammys."(Toby Keith)
    • She was recently dumped by her fiance.
  • Example from Huck Finn:
    • “You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but that ain’t no matter.”
dialect
DIALECT
  • The particular variety of language spoken in a definite place by a distinct group of people
    • Dialects vary in pronunciation, vocabulary, use of colloquialisms, and sentence structure
    • Dialects are used to establish setting and provide local color
    • Examples:
      • South: "Y'all"North: "You guys"South: "Fixin' to"North: "About to"South: "Howdy"North: "Hey"South: "Twixt"North: "Between“

http://robertspage.com/dialects.html]

episodic
EPISODIC
  • Narrative fiction which is structured around a series of loosely linked vignettes, each of which contains a conflict, climax, and conclusion
irony
IRONY
  • A contrast or tension between what is expected and what occurs
    • Situational Irony – When a character or reader expects one thing to happen, but the opposite occurs
    • Verbal Irony – When a character means the opposite of what is said (i.e. sarcasm)
      • ML: Kids, we have a pop quiz today!
      • KIDS: Oh, great.
    • Dramatic Irony – When there is a

contrast between what a character

knows and what a reader knows

local color
LOCAL COLOR
  • The use of characters and details unique to a particular geographic area.
    • Created by the use of customs, clothing, manners, attitudes, scenery, or landscape
    • Local color stories were extremely popular after the Civil War
      • Examples: Mark Twain – Mississippi River, Bret Harte – The Wild West
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MOOD
  • Atmosphere; the feeling created in the reader by a literary work
    • Not to be confused with tone, which reflects the feelings of the writer
    • CREEPY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBGGAjMg9vw
na ve narrator
NAÏVE NARRATOR
  • A first-person narrator who, though not always, is often young and possesses traits of innocence, openness, candor, and a lack of sophistication
picaresque
PICARESQUE
  • A satirical, episodic novel that presents the life story of:
    • A triumphant rascal
    • Of low social status
    • Making a living through his wits
point of view
POINT OF VIEW
  • The perspective or vantage point from which a story is told:
    • First Person: I saw her from across the hallway and my heart stopped. I liked that girl.
    • Second Person: You saw her from across the hallway and your heart stopped. You liked that girl.
    • Third Person Limited: He saw her from across the hallway and his heart stopped. He liked that girl. She smiled at him. What could that beautiful smile mean? Did she like him, too?
    • Third Person Omniscient: He saw her from across the hallway and his heart stopped. He liked that girl. She saw him and smiled. She liked him, too.
realism
REALISM
  • An accurate and detailed portrayal of real life
  • The literary movement of Realism developed in the latter half of the 19th century
    • Based on careful observations about contemporary life
    • Usually portrays something unapologetically, “warts and all”
    • EMBRACES: Objectivity and honesty
    • REJECTS: Sentimentality and idealism

of the previous Romantic movement

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romanticism
ROMANTICISM
  • A literary and artistic movement of the first half of the nineteenth century which arose in reaction against eighteenth century Rationalism
  • Values
    • Imagination
    • Emotion over reason
    • Individuality
    • The exotic
    • Nature
  • American Romantics: Poe, Thoreau, Emerson, Dickinson, Hawthorne
  • http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=FFF65663-256C-40C3-961A-283E35A8BF5A&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
satire
SATIRE
  • A literary technique in which ideas, customs, behaviors, or institutions are ridiculed for the purpose of improving society
  • Satire uses:
    • Irony
    • Sarcasm
    • Exaggeration
    • Caricature
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TONE
  • The attitude a writer takes toward a subject. The language and details used help to create tone.
  • Examples:
    • Playful
    • Serious
    • Bitter
    • Angry
    • Detached
literary devices in modern reality
Literary Devices in Modern Reality
  • http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/the-californians/1396627/