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Literary Elements “The Black Cat”
When a speaker says one thing but means another (similar to sarcasm) When a literal meaning is contrary to its intended effect
Listener or audience understand words or actions that the speaker or character does not Adds suspense or humor
Senator Palpatine = Evil 4,5,6 (old Star Wars)1,2,3 (new Star Wars)
When the result of an action is contrary to the desired or expected effect
Symbol Something that on the surface is its literal self but which also has another meaning or even several meanings. A symbol may be said to embody an idea.
Universal Symbols Embody universally recognizable meanings wherever used
Constructed Symbols Are given symbolic meaning by the way an author uses them in a literary work
Mood The emotional quality or atmosphere of a story –Can suggest a specific emotion or quality of setting –Created by descriptive language, figures of speech, word choice
Suspense A feeling of curiosity, uncertainty, or even dread about what is going to happen next –Writers increase suspense by giving readers clues as to what might happen.
Foreshadowing Author’s use of clues to prepare readers for events that will happen later in the story
Theme 1: Surprise Endings “The Gift of the Magi” “The Lady, or the Tiger”
Theme 1: Trust and Betrayal Everyday Use The False Gems.
Vocab and Lit Terms. Amiably: in a friendly, good-natured way Grimace: a twisting of the face Presumptuous: too forward; bold Doggedly: stubbornly;
IRONY AND FORESHADOWING Pokrinchak. Foreshadowing An author’s use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story. Not all.
Literary Terms Review Study Guide Basic Situation/Exposition An author’s introduction of the characters, setting, and conflict at the beginning of a.
Literary Terms in Short Stories: Part II Along with: Figurative Language in Short Stories.
Literary Terms. Plot: The sequence of events in a story Exposition Inciting incident Rising action Climax Falling action Resolution.
LITERARY TERMS. Plot The story line Setting When and where the story takes place.
Short Story Literary Terms English. Essential Question What literary devices are used for analyzing short stories?
Short Story Unit A. The theme in a story is its underlying message, or 'big idea.' what critical belief about life is the author trying to convey in the.
Character A person or other creature in a literary work Dynamic Character – one who changes in the story Static Character – remains the same throughout.
Literary Terms English I. Genre A form or type of literary work. A form or type of literary work. –Short story –Novel –Lyric –Narrative –Non-fiction –Autobiography.
The Most Dangerous Game Literary Analysis and Response Writing.
Short Story Literary Elements. What is a short story? A short story is a brief work of fiction.
LITERARY TERMS Know them, use them, LOVE them!. CHARACTERIZATION The method a writer uses to reveal the personality of a character. The method a writer.
Literary Terms (Part Four). Dialect Regional Speech.
Literary Terms Definitions Mrs. Dianne Cline 7 th grade GRC- Literature Oak Mountain Middle School Shelby County.
A figure of speech that compares or equates two or more things that have something in common. It does not use like or as. A. SIMILE B. METAPHOR C. RHYTHM.
For The Crucible. Aside A dramatic convention by which an actor directly addresses the audience but is not supposed to be heard by the other actors on.
Elements of Short Stories What makes up a short story? How should these elements come together? Are there guidelines to follow?
Novels/Short Stories. NOVEL A long fictional story, whose length is normally somewhere between one hundred and five hundred pages Uses the elements of.
Literary Terms Vocabulary #1 ©Mrs. A. Rotker. Literary Terms Vocabulary #1 ©Mrs. A. Rotker.
Literature Terms. Characterization Characterization- How the author creates people for a story. Direct Characterization-A writer can reveal a character’s.
ALLUSION A passing reference to historical or fictional characters, places, or events, or to other works that the writer assumes the reader will recognize.
Elements of Literature Flash card notes. Figurative Language Meaning Poetic or creative language used to create a greater impact on the reader. Figurative.
Literary Terms & Devices For Short Story Unit 2 Level 2.
ELEMENTS OF A SHORT STORY SHORT STORY SHORT ENOUGH TO READ IN ONE SITTING oral tradition - story handed down generation to generation parables - stories.
LITERARY ANALYSIS VOCABULARY Definitions (You will be quizzed on these!)
The use in a literary work of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur. This technique helps to create suspense, keeping readers wondering what.
“All Summer in a Day” Introduction to Literary Elements Literature & Composition.
“The Gift of the Magi” O. Henry. Allusion A reference in one work of literature to a historical event, person, or another work of literature, often used.
Setting (element) The setting of a story is the time and place in which it occurs. Elements of setting may include the physical, psychological, cultural,
Theme, Irony, Ambiguity, and Symbols. Theme—the central idea, or insight, about life or human behavior that a story reveals Living a simple life leads.
ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE. Allusion An indirect reference to another literary work or to a famous person, place or event.
Literary Terms AND DEFINITIONS. Short Story and novel A short story is a piece of fiction 15,000 words or less A novel is a piece of fiction 50,000.
Sophomore English “The Monkey’s Paw” Irony, Tone, Symbolism & Foreshadowing.
Short story terms A fond review. Plot Diagram Exposition The beginning of a story that introduces characters, setting, tone, and any important background.
The Tell-Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe Mood and Tone Notes.
Literary Terms. Fiction: A type of writing based on imagination. Non-Fiction: A type of writing that is based on facts.
Literary Elements. Allusion The reference to a well-known work of literature, famous person or historical event.
Literary Terms Flashcards. This occurs when the reader/ audience knows something that the character(s) in the story do not know.
` Characterization The manner in which an author presents a character by using the character’s actions, dialogue, description, or how other characters.
DICTION. WORD CHOICE DENOTATION DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF A WORD.
Figures of Speech, Irony, Imagery & Dialect. FIGURES OF SPEECH Imagery is created when a writer uses different figures of speech in his or her writing.
Romeo & Juliet LITERARY ELEMENTS. Answers to “ Do Now” 1. Early 1500’s in Verona, Italy 2. Telling Romeo to forget about Rosaline 3. They were having.
Short Story Unit Notes Short Stories The short story emerged in the nineteenth century as a new, distinct literary form. A short story is a brief work.
What You Need to Know. About 6,000 words long (shorter than a novel or a novella) Features one or more characters who become involved in a conflict.
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