Prose Flashcards

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Literary Analysis Functions of Prose, Rhyme, Verse in Shakespeare

11 functions of prose 1. when verse would seem bizarre 2. in serious letters 3. in proclamations 4. speeches of characters pretending or actually mad 5. cynical commentary 6. reducing flowery speech to common sense terms 7. rational and emotional are contrasted 8. simple exposition, transitions or contrast 9. scenes of everyday life 10. low […]

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Prose Fiction Terminology – 10 English

Plot The events of the story or the series of actions that take place in the story are referred to as the plot. Basically, the plot is what happens in the story. Traditionally, it is divided into five parts. Introduction The reader meets the characters and discovers the setting. Reader interest is aroused here. The […]

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Conventions of Prose other than fiction

What two factors will determine the register and tone Date of publication/delivery, context define register word choice 6 types of register archaic, technical, formal, informal, colloquial, slang rhetorical triangle ethos, pathos, logos ethos authority, appearance, articulateness pathos emotional connection with audience logos argument with credibility rhetorical triangle 2 message, audience, communicator define syntax word choice […]

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Prose Fiction Terms

conflict a problem faced by the main character internal conflict problem or struggle within one character external conflict problem or struggle between two outside forces setting the time and place in which a story takes place characterization the method used by a writer to develop a character direct characterization author directly describes a character indirect […]

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Prose – Prose Flashcard

The phrase starched and ironed her face(line 1) is best interpreted to mean that Janie erected a fascade appropriate to a formal occasion THe phrase rollicking with the springtime across the world evokes Janie’s attitude toward her own future The phrase asking lonesomeness some questions presents an example of personification Janie had hated her grandmother […]

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Prose Fiction Vocabulary

adage A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language. allegory A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underlying symbolic, metaphorical, or possibly ethical meaning. Usually characters represent values beyond themselves. alliteration the repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group of words […]

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Literature Concepts: Prose

plot the sequence of events in a story exposition introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation rising action the series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax climax the decisive moment in a novel or play falling action events after the climax, leading to the resolution resolution the final unraveling or […]

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AICE Literature Prose Test

allegory a work that functions on a symbolic level. allusion A reference contained in a work. antagonist the force or character that opposes the main character, the protagonist. character One who carries out the action of the plot in literature. Major, minor, static, and dynamic are types of characters. climax The turning point of action […]

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Prose – Prose Test Questions

Belles-lettres Writing that is not meant to be informative or educational and covers a variety of genres including poetry and prose Literature A body of written works of a language or a culture. It can be divided into the categories of classical, contemporary, didactic and dystopian Classical Literature Was written from approximately 1200 BC to […]

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Prose and Drama Literary Terms

Act a major unit of action in a drama or play. Each act can be further divided into smaller sections called scenes. Allegory a story in which people, things and actions represent an idea about life; allegories often have a strong moral or lesson. Anecdote a brief account of an interesting incident or event that […]

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Poetry vs. Prose Quiz

Poetry language sung, chanted, spoken, or written according to some recurrence that emphasizes the relationship of words according to sound as well as meaning. Prose the form of written language or everyday speech that is not organized according to the formal patterns of verse. Narrative Poetry the class of poems that tell stories. Ballard Form […]

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