Test Answers on Prose Flashcards

Forms of Prose – Literary Terms

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

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Prose: Fiction and Nonfiction Terms

question Allusion answer 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 question Ambiguity answer Use of language where the meaning is unclear or has two or more possible interpretations or meanings question Ambivalence answer […]

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AP Lit Terms (Prose)

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

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Prose vs. Verse

question Prose answer 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. question Verse answer Lines that use a regular metrical/rhythmic pattern (can be rhymed or unrhymed) question Free Verse answer Poetic lines organized […]

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Conventions of Prose other than fiction

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

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Literary Terms: Prose

question ABSTRACT answer Refers to language that describes concepts rather than concrete images question ALLEGORY answer 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 question ALLITERATION answer repetition of the same or similar […]

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Literary Analysis Functions of Prose, Rhyme, Verse in Shakespeare

question 11 functions of prose answer 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 […]

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Prose Fiction Terms

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

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Prose – Prose Flashcard

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

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Prose – Prose Test Questions

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

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Prose and Drama Literary Terms

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

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TYPES OF PROSE FICTION

question animal stories answer imaginary story with animals as main characters question fairy tale answer make-believe story to entertain children question fiction answer any story from the imagination about people, places, things, or ideas question fiction adventure answer imaginary story about bold and difficult undertakings question historical fiction answer imaginary story about real people and/or […]

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Prose – Prose Answers

question Prose answer refers to any writing that is composed of complete sentences organized by a grammatical structure. Most of what you read for school (textbooks, articles, scientific studies, etc) is prose. The written text is usually organized into paragraphs, and, in the case of longer works, chapters. Prose is generally divided into two categories […]

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Unit 4 Forms of Prose Literary Terms

question Parody answer A work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule. As comedy, parody distorts or exaggerates distinctive features of the original. As ridicule, it mimics the work by repeating and borrowing words, phrases, or characteristics in order to illuminate weaknesses in the […]

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Prose Fiction Techniques

question action answer the events that happen in a story question allusion answer reference to a historical event or another literary work question alliteration answer repetition of the first consonant sound in a line of prose or verse question antagonist answer character of force that opposes the protagonist in the story question apostrophe answer direct […]

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Collection 1 Forms of prose

question Prose answer Natural flow of speech and writing. question Prose is divided in two groups answer Fiction and nonfiction question Fiction answer Written stories about people and events that are not real. question Nonfiction answer Writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people. question Some types of fiction answer Short story, […]

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Glossary of Terms for the Analysis of Prose

question Allegory answer The device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning. {symbolic elements} question Alliteration answer The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words (as in “she sells sea shells”). {repetition of sounds} question Allusion answer A direct […]

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World Lit: Prose

question In prose, the ____ tells the topic answer plot; plot = cause and effect question Herodotus – when? answer 484-425 BC question What is the significance of Herodotus’ time frame? answer it was the beginning of democracy question Herodotus – where? answer Turkey/Greece question What is Herodotus frequently referred to as? Why? answer the […]

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