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Literature LCC WGU 4

Literature-Notes Chapter 4

Allegory a form of extened metaphor in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative are equated with meanings that lie outside the narrative itself
Apprenticeship Novel it recounts the yourth and young adulthood of a sensitive protagonist who is attempting to learn the nature of the world, discover its meaning and pattern, and acquire a philosophy of life and "the art of living."
Epistolary Novel a novel in which the narrative is carried forward by letters written by one or more of the characters. it has the merit of giving the author an opporunity to present the feelings and reactions without the intrusion of the author
Epic Novel
Historical Novel a novel that reconstructs a past age
Fable a brief tale told to point a moral
Novel is used in its broadest sense to designate any exteded fictional narrative almost always in prose.
Novella a tale or short story
Nonfiction Novel a classification in which a historical event is described in away that exploits some of the devices of fiction, including a nonlinear time sequence and access to inner states of mind and feeling not commonly presented in historical writing.
Parable An illustrative story tecahing a lesson
Picaresque Novel a chronicle, usually autobiographical, presenting the life story of a rascal of low degree engaged in menial tasks and making his living more through his wits than his industry.
Short Story is a relatively brief fictional narrative in prose. it may range in lenght from 500 words up to 15,000 words.
Tale a relatively simple narrative
Plot refers to what types of events happen
characters actor in its events
Prosody the knowledge of petic rhythm and the rhymes that often accompany it
Quantitative (Meter) meaured acoording to the length of each vowel and consonant combination
Meter to measure
Syllabic (Meter) measured accoding to the number of units in each word
Accentual (Meter) measured according to the number of accented syllables only (as in free or open form verse)
Accentual-syllabic (Meter) measured according to the number of stressed and unstressed syllables combined (as in most formal, or closed verse)
scansion the act of scanning a line of poetry
foot each unit of stressed and unstressed syllables in accentual-syllabic verse
Ellision the dropping of letters and syllables (usually marked by an apostrophe)
concrete diction used to describe material things
abstract diction used to describe phenomena such as emotions or philosophical concept that cannot be perceived directly by the five senses (ex "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain" Emily Dickinson's)
depth of narration the degree to which the narration enters into the minds and motivations of its characters
setting the when and where of a story
indirect free disourse refers to a third-person narration that reproduces the inner thought sna perceptions of a charater or character primarily as narration than than through dialogue
internal monologue when rendered in the first person, these innter thougt and perceptions
stream of consciousness when closer to a representation of unformed thought processes
style we refere to the way a text brings its patterns and associations together into a cohesive whole
figurative meanings imagery and literary devices, they help us to interpret those characters and events
cliche when a symbol becomes so fixed in meaning that that it ceases to function figuratively and has only a literal meaning
symbolism figurative meaning is often referred as this
denouement french word meaning unknotting
foils in some plays an important function of the secondary characters is to help to develop the principal characters usually by contrast-such charaters are referred as this
types secondary characters will be used as this... their role defined in terms of their occupation or role in the plot
staging a play refers to the different aspects the director and theatrical company must consider in translating the text of a play onto the stage; the physical space of the theater itself
proscenium arch the conventional 19th century theater had this which divides the space of the stage from the space of the audience as if it were a fourth wall or a movie screen
wings sides of the stage that would allow the actors to enter and exit the stage as if entering and leaving
diegetic belonging to the world of the play as when it accompanies the performance of a song by one of the characters
nondiegetic played as bacground for the action on stage
catharsis a combination of relief that we are not the ones who are suffering and pleasure in the knowledge we have gained from the experience
dramatic irony in which a character is unaware of the irony of his actions or words
verbal irony in whcih a character makes consciously ironic statements
Greek tragey is structured as a series of intimate scenes between a small number of characters, usually two (religious and ritualistic context)
ode dancing and singing of the chorus dividing two parts
Elizabethan tragedy is a wholly secular product offered fo a night's entertainment to whomever could afford a ticket
realist drama was developed in the 18th-19th century incorporated many element and conventions of the tragedy but adapted them to the characters and events of the middle-class and later the poor
slapstick a man slips on a banana peel
farce in which characters are trapped in ridiculous situations
satire a humourous and oftent vicious attack on a particular convention or social institution
romantic comedy in which a pair of lovers undergoes a series of trials and tribulations before being reunited to live happily ever after.
still image visual image whose meaning is sel-contained
sequential images when a number of still images are placed together in some sort of meaningful relationship with each other
temporal space the time that passes from one frame to the next
scenes individual shots combine to form specific ______ defined with reference to the theater as a sequence of actions occurring in an unbroken stretch fo time in a single locale.
interactive images imagew without a fixed order and whose structure and meaning are often at least partly determined through choices taken by the viewer
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