Prose Flashcards

Prose Literary Terms

Connotation All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests Denotation The dictionary definition of a word Metaphor a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as Simile a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with ‘like’ or ‘as’) Allusion a brief […]

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AP Lit Terms (Prose)

Allegory A narrative or description having a second or symbolic meaning beneath the surface one Allusion A reference, explicit or implicit, to something in previous literature or history Anecdote A short account of an interesting or humorous incident Artistic unity That condition of a successful literary work whereby all its elements work together for the […]

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English Literature Prose fiction

fiction Imaginative literature, or imaginative work, usually in prose. prose the ordinary form of written or spoken language. short story A work of prose fiction shorter than the short novel. Edgar Allan Poe short story writter Guy de Maupassant French master of the short story form O`Henry American short story writter novella A short prose […]

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Prose vs. Verse

Prose Ordinary language used in speech or writing; text extends to the end of each line without line breaks (except for paragraphing) and does not generally use regular meter or rhyme. Verse Lines that use a regular metrical/rhythmic pattern (can be rhymed or unrhymed) Free Verse Poetic lines organized without a regular metrical/rhythmic pattern (maybe […]

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Elements of Prose Literature:Short Story

Plot a series of events in a narrative that is carefully constructed by the author for artistic purpose; a series of related incidents that build upon one another as the story develops, meant to entertain the reader simple narrative account like a police report, in several ways. A simple narrative account is just a chronological […]

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Forms of Prose – Literary Terms

prose everything we read that isn’t poetry fiction a prose account that is made up rather than true – false nonfiction a prose writing that deals with real people, events, and places without changing any facts – true short story a short work of fiction in which a few characters move through a series of […]

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Common prose (fiction) language techniques

simile The writer compares two things using like or as. My teacher is like a witch. metaphor An image which compares two things without using like or as. My teacher is a witch. personification A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or abilities. The sun smiled down […]

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TRANSLATIONS AND PROSE

During the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras English prose style began to develop Several Biblical translations were written during the period culminating in the King James Version in 1611 First attempts at novellas essays were also made contrition remorse for sins / guilt petition a formal request / plea pithy full of meaning / force THE […]

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Julius Caesar Critical

Anachronism a thing belonging to period other than that in which it exists Complication a series of difficulties, forming central action in the narrative Personification when an inanimate object is given human like characteristics Aside when a character speaks and it is meant to be heart by only the audience and not the characters Blank […]

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Poetry & Prose Set

Alliteration The repetition of the same consonant in groups of words. Allusion A reference to a person, place, an event from literature, history, religion, mythology, etc. Figure of Speech A comparison from one thing to another. It is not literally true. Free Verse Poetry without rhymes in it. Hyperbole Obvious and intentional exagerration. Imagery Writing […]

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Prose Translation 1

потребность want, necessity, need половое влечание sexual desire целые ночи whole nights (all night, multiple times) всеядно omnivorously тьюремное заключение imprisonment сочувственный sympathetic (compassionate) добрый sympathetic (kind) благожелательный sympathetic (kindly disposed) австрийский austrian директор тьюрмы prison director тьюремный комендант prison director (with European flair) удвоить double побужденный impelled, induced, prompted объязанный obliged, having, owing собственность […]

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Prose and Poetry Terms

Plot a sequence of events in a narrative that is carefully constructed by the author for artistic purpose Simple narrative account a chronological description of real events exposition background information on the characters, setting, and other events necessary for understanding the story are given complication the conflict is developed, suspense is created, and foreshadowing may […]

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Unit 6: Structure and Meaning in Prose and Poetry

anecdote A short, entertaining story bandwagon An appeal to join the “winning side.” bar graph A graph used to show change in relationship at set points in time. chronological In order by time sequence. couplet Two lines of poetry whose end rhyme binds them together as a unit. deductive A method of logic which moves […]

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Prose/poetry test

couplet 2 line stanza triplet 3 line stanza quatrain 4 line stanza quintet 5 line stanza septet 7 line stanza sestet 6 line stanza octave 8 line stanza perfect rhyme the repetition of accented vowel sound and all succeeding sounds in important words perfect rhyme old-cold, vane-reign, order-recorder, court-report imperfect rhyme that have any kind […]

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Prose Fiction Exam #2

Narrator told in their point of view Who is the most important speaker in prose fiction and why? Point of view Relationship between narrator and the story first person major first person minor third person observer third person omniscient 4 general types of narrators Flat and static round and dynamic 2 Types of characters Flat […]

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Prose Fiction Terminology : English 10

Plot Events of a story or series of action taking place in a story Introduction Reader meets characters, settings, and initiating conflict / incident Rising Action Longest part of the story, series of steps that lead to the climax Climax Reader finds out what happens to the conflict or how it is resolved Falling Action […]

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IB English Literary Terms for Prose Fiction

Fable A very short story told in prose or poetry that teaches a practical lesson about how to succeed in life. Farce A type of comedy in which ridiculous and often stereotyped characters are involved in silly, far-fetched situations. Figure of thought (or Tropes) Words or phrases used in ways that effect an obvious change […]

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Prose: Fiction and Nonfiction Terms

Allusion A reference to another event, person, place, or work of literature – usually implied rather than explicit and often provides another layer of meaning to what is being said Ambiguity Use of language where the meaning is unclear or has two or more possible interpretations or meanings Ambivalence Indicates more than one possible attitude […]

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AP Literature: Prose Focus

antihero a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine) archetype A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth and is thought to appeal in a universal way to the unconscious and to evoke a response flashback a transition (in literary or theatrical […]

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Prose Writing Techniques

personification giving human characteristics to something nonhuman. Example: justice is blind metaphor comparison, or writing/speaking about one thing as if it were another thing. Example: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” extended metaphor a comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or […]

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Literary Terms: Prose

ABSTRACT Refers to language that describes concepts rather than concrete images ALLEGORY story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand for other people or events or for abstract ideas or qualities. EXAMPLE: Animal Farm; Dante’s Inferno; Lord of the Flies ALLITERATION repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are […]

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