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intro to short story

intro to short story tiz

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short stories-egyptians entertainment, recording
short stories- greek and romans religious ideas, myths
short stories- biblical one god and how he wants us to behave
short stories- middle ages fables, epics, not talking about gods
short stories- now/ who started them edgar allan poe, nathaniel hawthorne
characteristics of a modern short story between 500 and 1500 words,2-60 pages, slice of life, reveals a character without it developing, one to three main characters, ironic ending
plot events in a story
conflicts when two opposing forces meet, two kinds
internal conflict a conflict within a person
external conflict a conflict where the forces can be seen
antagonist a person who tries to stop a protagonist
protagonist who the reader wants to prevail
theme a lesson in a story
how to find theme find internal conflict, what was decided, what happened
setting time and place that a story takes place
mood feeling, atmosphere
foreshadowing connected to irony, hints
symbols something that has a meaning of its own but also represents something else
figurative language creating a picture in a reader's mind, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, alliteration, personification
simile an indirect comparison, figurative language
metaphor direct comparison, figurative language
personification giving human characteristics to inhuman objects, figurative language
hyperbole an exaggeration meant to create an image, figurative language
alliteration two or more words near eachother that begin with the same sound, figurative language
direct character description gives facts about the character
indirect character description describes the character's actions
point of view the way in which a reader is presented with the materials of a story
first person told from a character's perspective, narrator uses "i", ask yourself "do i trust the narrator?"
third person writer isn't in a story, objective, limited omniscient, omniscient
third person objective only reporting on what is seen and heard, movie camera perspective, no opinions, reader only knows feelings that are expressed out loud
third person limited omniscient reports on thoughts and feelings of one or two main characters, the reader "reads the minds" of these characters, this POV manipulates the reader's thoughts
third person omniscient narrator reports on the thoughts and feelings of all the main characters, God-like perspective, still able to manipulate the reader b/c some characters' feelings are reported on more than others
irony the opposite of what you would expect
Created by: horseybop on 2008-09-23



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