SOS: English II – Unit 6: The Short Story

Discern
To see; to understand

Periodical
Magazine or other publication issued on a regular schedule

Prospective
Possible in the future

Anthology
Collection of poems, stories, etc.

Critique
Written evaluation of a literary or artistic effort

Trite
No longer fresh or original; overused

Recapitulate
Review, restate, summarize

Intrigue
A secret or underhanded plot or scheme

Copyright
Right to publish and sell a literary or artistic work

A critic may comment on all elements of a story.
True

A simile is a literary device.
True

A plot is an example of the theme in action.
True

The reviewer’s opinion should never enter into a review.
False

The reviewer’s personal reaction will affect the recommendation he makes to the reader.
True

It is impossible for any critic to not be influenced by his own beliefs, values, and prejudice.
True

The process of writing is called _____.
Drafting

Before writing, it is important to organize your ideas in a process called _____.
Outlining

To check spelling, grammar, and sense that in their work, careful writers utilize a process called _____.
Proofreading

The process of rewriting for clarity is called _____.
Revising